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.
I had the chance to steal away to Big D for a week as a part of my sabbatical from QL over the holidays. I know Texas is a big red state and produces some nit wit Republicans but there is actually a thriving gay community in Dallas for sure. The gay district is centered around Throckmorton and Cedar Springs.
So I was having drinks with a friend last night and Josh Hutcherson came up. I had mentioned very casually that I thought he was super sexy and had even done some blogs on him before. My friend then informed me that there were some nudes of him that were leaked floating around the interwebs and I was intrigued!
Fifteen years ago, on the night of October 6, 1998, two men lured Matthew Shepard, a gay freshman at the University of Wyoming, from a bar in Laramie, WY. He was kidnapped and driven to a field where he was tortured and tethered to a fence and left to die. Never regaining consciousness, Matthew succumbed to the severe injuries from the attack and died on October 12, 1998.