There are toooooooons of picture circulating the web right now from the NYC Pride Parade this weekend- Everytime I start clicking through some galleries, I find myself having flashbacks wanting to party again! The bad news is, flipping through the pictures is extremely distracting and time consuming, and a bit depressing considering myself(and the rest of NY) is back at work today. Boooooooo!
Here are some Cyndi Lauper kisses to brighten up your gloomy Monday!
It’s Wednesday and in my home that means two things. Survivor followed by Modern Family. Tonight at 8 on CBS is Survivor and boy is it getting good. Thankfully the women aren’t versus the men anymore and Colton is gone. Thank goodness! He was the worst representation of both a gay person and human being. He was ousted last week – but not by the tribe – by his appendix was was close to bursting. Well Colton, Karma is a beeatch.
Modern Family is on at 9, but it’s a re-run. I’ll still watch because you pick up something funny every time you watch that show! It is genius and one day, I hope to be a parent just like Phil Dunphy.
Happy Ending follows Modern Family – that show is pretty funny. They have some beautiful women, a Wayans and a really awesome non-stereotypical gay character!
Tonight on Logo from 8-10:30 you can catch the last two episodes of Drag Race and Untucked followed by 1 Girl, 5 Gays. There’s a cute new boy on the show, and its worth watching just for the eye-rolling alone!
Have a great night and email me at MissFurey@wePRIDEny.com if you see any good LGBTQ goings-on on television!
Keywords: nhl playoffs, garden of dreams, beard-a-thon
Hey everyone! I’m taking a moment today to tell you about a really great and fun cause to get involved in! As you may or may not know, we have an awesome brother site www.wePUCKny.com where you can learn all things hockey! Sometimes we share stories, and this is one that I just have to tell you about!
Our awesome reader (and friend) Steph shared this charity with us as her husband is fundraising for them. The New York Rangers beard-a-thon is a contest that happened every year during NHL Playoffs. People can grow a beard (as all the players do until they are eliminated from the playoffs) and ask others to pledge money in support! All of the money goes to the charity of the teams choice, and for the NY Rangers it is The Garden of Dreams. Garden of Dreams is a non-for profit that helps kids (and even adults) with all different types of adversities. From low income to terminal illness, the Rangers fund raise and support everything they do for The Garden of Dreams. The players hangs out with the kids and famed goalie Henrik Lundqvist’s clothing line ‘The Crown Collection’ donates all proceeds to The Garden of Dreams!
This year Steph’s husband is growing a beard and fundraising for Garden of Dreams! This is awesome because it is a great way for the average Joe to use their sports lust for good. So click on over to his page at HERE to support this amazing charity and check out a cute guy with a beard! Best of luck to you Steve – keep us posted on your progress!
How could I not go with the incredible sight of the Empire State Building that will be lit up in celebration of NYC Pride 2012!?!? One of the most famous buildings in the world, The Empire State Building, will be lit up from June 24-26 in celebration of the annual parade. There is something about this building that I just adore, and when its dressed up in pretty colors like this, what’s not to love?
Keywords: marilyn monroe lesbian, lois banner, the passion and the paradox, jane lawrence
A new book by Lois Banner describes Marilyn Monroe’s same-sex affairs in , “Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox.” IN the book, Banner claims that Monroe has relations with many of her female co-stars, such as Marlene Dietrich. She also claims that Marilyn had an affair with a young girl she had known for years, Jane Lawrence. A section of the book has been published in The Guardian, so you can check it out for yourself!
But, maybe Marilyn was a lesbian all along. Now, forgive the use of stereotypes for humor, but lets examine some (stereotypical yet funny) facts…
Marilyn loved Mary Jane, lesbians love Mary Jane…
Check out this pic of Marilyn in a (ahem) sports bra and slacks to lift weights. Can we say ‘Jackie Warner”?
Then there’s the whole ‘lesbians all journal their feelings’ stereotype…
Here’s a pic supporting the idea that lesbians like fruit. I mean, why else would dental dams be made in those random flavors?
And lastly, here is Marilyn in full femme at what appears to be a butch-femme party. Just check out the butch she’s talking to here!
“Pookie, there will always be women in leather flirting with me.” (Bonus points if you can name that line!)
Now I don’t know if Marilyn was a lesbian but it seems like a hot woman like her could have been bi. Who knows, who cares. Either way, its hot to think about!
Keywords: lesbian, phoenix, arizona, sheraton, kicked out
When Kenyata White and Aeimee Diaz went out to dinner for their anniversary to a restaurant where they met, the last thing they expected was to be kicked out! But that is exactly what happend to the couple this past Sunday at the American Kitchen & Wine Bar in Pheonix, Arizona.
The couple were reminisicing, hugging and shared a small kiss. Nothing different from my partner and I. (Truthfully, we are much more affectionate in public and don’t care at all about what others think!) At that point, a manager came over to the couple, told them that they were making other diners uncomfortable and were asked to leave. White says the manager actually said – “There’s thousands of rooms here. You need to go get one”, which elicited tears from Aeimee. That’s when the guy felt bad and told them that if they came back tomorrow, they’d get free drinks. SAY WHAT????!
The incident blew up on Facebook after Diaz posted (rightly so) about the incident. On Tuesday, representatives from The Sheraton Hotel (which owns the restaurant) apologized and met with the couple but no word on the resolution just yet. Good thing Sheraton is stepping up and apologizing at least.
The mayor of Pheonix, Greg Stanton issued a statement saying ”In our city, diversity is our strength and we support our LGBT friends, family and neighbors. We fully expect the Sheraton, which also has committed their support to our LGBT community, to work with Equality Arizona and resolve this issue in a professional way with their staff. Let’s be completely clear — Phoenix is a gay-friendly city and we welcome the LGBT community, not only because it is good business but also because it’s the right thing to do.”
All I know is that Good God forbid someone ever kick my girlfriend and I out of somewhere for being affectionate. I already told her that if that happens, she should hide in the car because I am going to publicly blow up the place.
keywords: video, poem, spoken word, transgender teen, hir, hbo, alysia harris, aysha el shamayleh
Just watch. You will be amazed, brought to tears, and will stand up snapping at the end. I cant put into words the amazing staging and theatrics’s these two amazingly talented young girls put together.
Alysia Harris and Aysha El Shamayleh were just 19 when they performed this piece. After watching and being blown away, a transcript of the video can be read by clicking here. I found a tumblr ran by Alysia - I’m going to try and contact her so she knows we gave her a shout out. Amazing. I’d like to read more of her poetry and see more now please!
Here is a bio on the amazing Aysha and one on Alysia from HBO, where they performed the peice as part of a speical entitled “Brave New Voices”. Here is Alysia’s facebook fan page. Check her out. Amazing.
I don’t know what it is like to be transgendered, but these two young girls who performed this piece about what it is like get the message to you. And, I know this poem is from a few years ago, but I felt like sharing it today. Please watch this, and enjoy “Hir”.