So what is new in the gay world?

September 26, 2007

The I heart Brooklyn girls queer femme calendar is out (you can be femme and from brooklyn)

The gay world cup (that is soccer for you sissy non athletic boys) took place. (when the gays play)

A new study says gays have less visibility on TV in the last year, which to me seems super obvious. If you take will and grace off the air, which had enough gay for a life time, there will be a void. (where are the gays?)

There is serious scientific evidence that the Iranian president was wrong when he claimed Iran had no homosexuals, when in reality there was an Iranian in the International Mr. Gay Competition. (E! news can be serious)

This isn’t exactly new but I suggest you check it out. QueerSighted. It is my favorite gay interest blog. It alternates between need to know gay news, political arguments, the latest celebrity trash, gay history, and funny articles/videos. This week, the things that struck my interest included:

-A new online community for nerdy/techy gays, called DoorQ.com, is launching on Halloween. The gay nerd is a truly underserved community. It is somewhat assumed, that gay men are going to be sex obsessed disco boys who care about fashion, sex, and more sex. But in reality I know lots of down to earth nerdy gay boys. (Article)

-There is an interesting debate going back and forth between two contributors over the Hillary Clinton Advocate article. (One of the articles)

-And an article, that I find to be one of the most intelligent and relevant ever to be posted on a gay blog. The article praises the way the African American community approaches civil rights, and in particular the organization of protest over the Jena 6 events. It calls for the gay community to stop wasting its networking abilities on the next circuit party and focus on equality. Jena 6 Example

 


Speed Posting

September 26, 2007

Some things are meant to be quick and painless. Contrary to the popular trend, dating is not one of those things. (Speed Dating Craze) The insane and technologically wondrous maglev trains are supposed to be fast. (Maglev info) What I’ve decided to do is to speed post for today. Since I have a dentist appointment in the morning, an anatomy/med chem/pharmaceutics/infectious disease study fest planned for the afternoon, and it is date night (Wednesday is always date night) posting tomorrow will probably not be up to par. The goal is to post before I go to bed for the night, in approximately 1.5 hours, 5 articles. The topics:

  • Politics
  • Entertainment
  • Medicine
  • Technology
  • Gay News

Odds and Ends

September 24, 2007

Odd things happen every day; the only difference is these just made the news. I present the 5 random stories I came across, in no particular order.

  1. Employees at a German butcher’s shop were surprised to discover a customer had hidden two sex toys in their sausages for transport to Dubai.
  2. An Australian burglar broke into a neighbor’s house and played sex games in the bathroom with a bottle of toilet detergent and a vacuum cleaner. He was sentence to 12 months community service.
  3. A lonely baboon in a private Lithuanian zoo has adopted a chicken he saved from certain death last month and the two have formed a fast friendship, the zoo’s director said Friday. The chicken was meant to be food for another animal, but escaped. This is the cute story of the day.
  4. A Venezuelan man who had been declared dead woke up in the morgue in excruciating pain after medical examiners began their autopsy. Carlos Camejo, 33, was declared dead after a highway accident and taken to the morgue, where examiners began an autopsy only to realize something was amiss when he started bleeding. They quickly sought to stitch up the incision on his face. The person who started the autopsy is the tool bag of the day.
  5. 16,000 words have lost their hyphens in a new edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Some became two words and some were shortened to one. Ice cream, test tube, and hobby horse all lost a hyphen and are now sets of two words. Bumblebee, chickpea, and crybaby are now each officially one word.

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