Posted by SGT. COACH on Tuesday Feb 14, 2012 Under NEWS IS HOT
Oh! Pink Triangle Day is Canada’s only Annual gay Holiday?
Well it is. The fact that You are now saying “What are you talking about??” is a very clear indication of level of observance and awareness of this event. In the late 70′s an national organization of Canada’s lesbians and gays existed called the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Rights Coalition (CLGRC). Delegates from across Canada met once a year to network, pool resources, workshop, rejuvenate each other and plan and coordinate strategies. The 1979 conference was held in Ottawa and those delegates were celebrating the first major legal victory, for the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Rights movement. That victory was the acquittal of the officers of Pink Triangle Press (The Body Politic & Xtra’s parent). Those officers had been charged with obscenity for the publication of an article called “Men Loving Boys Loving Men” which dealt with child sexuality.
CLGRC wanted to commemorate that victory and since the court’s decision had been handed down on February 14th, they decided to declare an Annual Gay Holiday to be held every year on that day. Although the 14th was usually commemorated as Valentine’s Day , the delegates wanted to take this opportunity to challenge what Christopher Isherwood has called the “heterosexual dictatorship” by affirming for ourselves and for the world, the existence, the strength, and the beauty of gay love.
Matt Bomer, who has up till now lived in a glass closet (most industry people knew) regarding his sexuality, made it public at an awards ceremony and in a magazine article last week. Bomer was given the New Generation Arts and Activism Award from the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Saturday. In his award speech, he thanked his partner Simon Halls, and his three kids.
Matt Bomer said: “And I’d really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry. Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment.”
Bomer was also casually outed in an OK Magazine article late last week: “In his spare time, Matt admits that he wants to start a charity of his own. ‘I think it’s important to choose something that’s really close to your heart. It would revolve around kids. If you can give kids a chance because they are what is carrying on our legacy.’ The actor shares three kids with his partner, Simon Halls.”
When asked by Details about rumors about his sexuality in 2010, Bomer answered, “I don’t care about that at all. I’m completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life.”
Plot summary: Numerous gay men in England are being blackmailed, and all of them refuse to go to the police because if they do, they’ll be exposed as homosexuals at a time when homosexuality was still illegal. What the blackmailers don’t count on is Melville Farr, a barrister who’s willing to bring them to justice even if it means exposing his own homosexuality and jeopardizing his career and his marriage.
This film was groundbreaking when it was released; according to IMDb, it was the first film in the English language to use the word “homosexual”. Lead actor Dirk Bogarde – who was gay in real life – risked his career to star in it, much in the same way Melville Farr risks his. Also starring Sylvia Syms, Peter McEnery, and Norman Bird. A must-see for anyone interested in the history of homosexuality in film. Roger Ebert put it in The Great Movies II.
Posted by SGT. COACH on Saturday Feb 11, 2012 Under NEWS IS HOT
LOS ANGELES – Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown.
News of Houston’s death came on the eve of music’s biggest night — the Grammy Awards. It’s a showcase where she once reigned, and her death was sure to case a heavy pall on Sunday’s ceremony. Houston’s longtime mentor Clive Davis was to hold his annual concert and dinner Saturday; it was unclear if it was going to go forward.
At her peak, Houston the golden girl of the music industry. From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world’s best-selling artists. She wowed audiences with effortless, powerful, and peerless vocals that were rooted in the black church but made palatable to the masses with a pop sheen.
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One Backflip A Day From Sam The Cobra – Sam’s New Year’s Resolution was to do one backflip (backflip, gainer, wallflip, etc.) each day of 2011. While more of a mental feat, than a physical one, the variety and locations are as entertaining as the flips. Sam The Cobra Tumblr, Syracuse.com article.
Sam’s NUDE holiday backflip after the jump! Read More