The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is probably one of the best films I’ve seen in a very long time. As usual Cumberbatch was compelling in his performance and portrayal of the brilliant, and equally tormented, Alan Turing. Turing was credited with leading the effort of cracking the Nazi secret code machine known as Enigma during War World II. He was also a very closeted gay man.
I’ve been trying to work in more gay flicks in my Netflix rotation as of late. Partly because I want to support and represent but it also gives me more content ideas and inspiration for Queer Landia. This blog post is about Naked As We Came written and directed by Richard Lemay.
Gay and lesbian couples began receiving marriage licenses in Alabama Monday, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny the state’s request for a stay of a federal ruling that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex nuptials. The action cleared the final hurdle for Alabama to become the 37th state – and second in the Deep South after South Carolina – where gay and lesbian couples can legally wed.
Or at least, it should have been the final hurdle.
You know sometimes you just have to stop and appreciate some shit. Lol. I was officing in the Starbucks in the Catro in San Francisco a few months ago and I snapped this shot. What a great way to say “hello” in a big gay way right when you walk in to get some coffee. I had to stop and take a picture and I thought I’d share it with our readers as I reacquaint myself with the online portal of WordPress.com.
Yes. It’s true. Queer Landia is back. After a winter hiatus and hibernation period we’re back. Thanks for all the warm emails and words of support during my sabbatical. I’m not sure what the future holds but it’s clear we were missed and we have much work to do to get our mojo back…