All posts by Tom Janus

Student of Life, Equality Advocate

Dustin Lance Black Hits Back…

dlb-tReading this morning, I ran across a surprising, and also bothersome story about Dustin Lance Black, being dis-invited to be commencement speaker at his alma mater, Pasadena City College.  This is a man whom I admire and look up to for all his accomplishments and most certainly his personal involvement for LBGT rights and marriage equality, yet, gets told by Board President Anthony Fellow “We’ll be on the radio and on television. We just don’t want to give PCC a bad name.”

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Saturday Cartoons | Not always taken lightly

I was just going thru my files this morning, ya know, the kind of morning just slowly waking up, having coffee and not too worried about anything in particular.  However, I did run across these, and the question is, funny or something to get fired up about?

By Ryan Grant Long
By Ryan Grant Long

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Fraternities and Sororities Take a Stand Against Homophobia

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While I attended the University, I was familiar with the GSA and attended some of their meetings, which I found for the most part to be quite useful, unlike high school where there was a lot of gossip and one would feel like they were in a safe room (sadly many bullied students needed that) rather than getting an education on how to deal with homophobia and homophobic situations.

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Scanning the Pro Gay Movement

photo credit: Kurotor Asempai
photo credit:
Kurotor Asempai

The bar codes first known use was in 1963, and often represents binary information which would be scanned optically as part of a computer system.  However, for me, the one pictured above has a special meaning.  It reminds me, that over the last one or two years, the LBGT Community has firmly become part of our mainstream society, and the support will continue to grow,  and it will not be reversed.  A good example is that as a Firefox user, I applauded the gay and pro-gay staff and customers who pressured the newly appointed chief executive officer (Brendan Eich) at Mozilla to resign, because he opposed gay marriage.  Then think about the vast number of judges, who have recently recognized Our Community with their pro-gay verdicts or opinions.  The list is getting longer and moving faster, and my mental scanner is clicking on that bar code a lot, simply because I read the following…

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Bisexuality | Complicated or not?

From DeviantArt
From DeviantArt

I’m not entirely sure,  what has caught my attention lately, about the subject of bisexuality.  It’s not that I think about myself as one.  Albeit said, I do recall that somewhere in my mid teens, as I was surveying every hot looking guy in high school, I also dated a girl, which not to my surprise at the time, lasted one date.  Looking back, at the situation, I realized girls weren’t for me, and that I was definitely all in for guys….   Why?  Because I’m Gay.  Now, that I’ve cleared all that up, back to the subject.  After the jump, comes an interesting article from a man who takes a stand to be referred to as a Bisexual…..

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Mirror Boys : A Love Poem by Bryan Borland

Photo credit : Felix Deon at DeviantArt
Photo credit : Felix Deon at DeviantArt

Aside from the fact that it’s a bright sunny day, it’s still pretty chilly, about 35°F outside, which in turn allowed me to browse the internet this morning and find something to share with you, our readers.  That being said, I am somewhat selective in regards to poetry, I often find that I have to be open-minded and willing to absorb  the message coming from the poet.  This morning was just right, and especially so, since Bryan wrote a poem in honor of his husband, and anticipates their future son.

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