I make no bones about the fact that I’m a liberal Democrat. I also make no bones about the fact that Republicans are a big part of what’s wrong with this country right now. I don’t dislike Republicans simply because the are Republicans. I dislike, and disdain them as a political party, because they are wrong on almost ALL of the issues that are important to democracy and equality. Case in point: Senate Republicans yet again blocked a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act that would help ensure women get the same pay for doing the same job as men.
Club iCandy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA has renewed their annual sponsorship in support of our gay blogs. Club iCandy will be linked on our sponsors page here on QL and remains the major sponsor of the Philly page over at Queer Networks. This is Club iCandy’s second year of sponsorship and we wanted to give them a public shout and thank them for their support.
This month, the GLBT Historical Society will begin a free program series that spotlights how processes of urban renovation that once helped create spaces for queer community and culture now threaten to erase their presence. “The G Spot: Gentrification, Transformation and Queer San Francisco” will bring together historians, activists, residents and visitors to discuss the ways in which history can inform thinking about the place of GLBT people in urban settings today.
Michael Sam was officially signed to the practice squad for the Dallas Cowboys today. This was a great move for Sam and an even better move for the Cowboys. I wished we would have just snagged him off waivers over the weekend but it seems to be working out anyway. You can watch the video of Coach Jason Garrett announcing the move that posted less than an hour ago on the Dallas Cowboys website.
The gay hookup app Grindr has disabled the distance feature amid concerns that a recently published exploit could allow the exact location of users to be determined. Although the feature only listed the distance to another user, but no direction, it became known that it was possible to pinpoint someone’s location using the application. Concern was immediately expressed for users in places where being gay can get you arrested and killed. (One hopes the 134 users in North Korea are all secret police, and that they will spend their time chasing each other!)
A while back I had the idea of posting a “Top 10″ list on Tuesdays highlighting the most popular blogs over the last 7 days. I can’t remember where I heard or read about this idea but I’m pretty sure I can’t take all the credit because I’m pretty sure I got it from somewhere. At any rate, this has been an idea for a while now and I wanted to give it a try. Click the link below to find out what’s been hot on QL this last week. You might be surprised!
When Sebastian Youngstrum (Ryan Kibby) meets the older, handsome Max Taymer, (Jon Fleming) a forbidden world awakens in the mind of the young man. Both Sebastian’s best-friend, Gina Claremore (Shoniqua Shandai) and Max’s best-friend Natalie (Jaclyn Marfuggi) know something has changed. With a growing feeling of distrust towards both men and a paranoid feeling that someone is stalking Sebastian, Gina and Natalie try to intervene. But it’s too late. Sebastian is in love with Max and will prove to him that they share the same violence of the mind.