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Thursday, February 14, 2013

"So God Made a Gay Man."

Inspired by the Dodge Ram Super Bowl commercial "God Made a Farmer," gay magazine Crew has produced a touching tribute to the strength of gay men, appropriately titled "So God Made a Gay Man."
Opening with a phrase reminiscent of the book of Genesis, the video declares that on the eighth day, God made a gay man, and said "I need someone with a will strong enough to rustle rejection from those who love him, to repel the abuse from those who condemn him, wish him ill, call him 'fairy,' and 'flamer, and 'freak,' and 'faggot.' And yet, someone forgiving enough to open his arms when they finally understand his heart and soul are no different from their own. So God made a gay man."
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"It seems that there is a trend afoot among many politically self-conscious gay men. From an effort to counter the notion that all gay men are effeminate, they have moved toward the position that all gay men should present an image of red-blooded American masculinity" - The Cult Of Gay Masculinity - www.huffingtonpost.com

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LGBT issues have taken a battering in Russia over the last year, with a number of regions introducing repressive laws against the so-called ‘promotion’ of homosexuality. The changes are part of a wider agenda to split Russian society, whipping up feeling against people ‘not like us’, says Igor Kochetkov.


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LGBT issues have taken a battering in Russia over the last year, with a number of regions introducing repressive laws against the so-called ‘promotion’ of homosexuality. The changes are par...t of a wider agenda to split Russian society, whipping up feeling against people ‘not like us’, says Igor Kochetkov.


Pride, prejudice — just ‘don’t say gay’ in Russia


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"Gay men in particular, who used to frighten the horses with flamboyant displays of sexual outlawry, gender treason and fabulousness, have supposedly dropped their insignia of tribal belonging and joined the mainstream. Gay men, it seems, have become indistinguishable from normal folk. Now, that’s progress for you!" - NYT 

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Daniel Squadron, a New York state senator, responds to a “This Land” column by Dan Barry.

February 5, 2013

Gay Identity in New York

To the Editor:
Re “Sewers, Curfews and a Ban on Gay Bias,” by Dan Barry (“This Land” column, Jan. 29): If Vicco, a small town in Kentucky — and 16 other states and the District of Columbia — can protect its residents from discrimination based on gender identity or expression, there is no reason New York can’t.
Most people would be shocked that in New York State you can lose your job or be evicted from your home because of your gender expression — and in Vicco you can’t.
It’s time for the New York Senate to stop blocking the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, of which I am the sponsor and which would ensure that all New Yorkers are treated with the fairness and dignity everyone deserves.
New York, Jan. 29, 2013
The writer represents Manhattan and Brooklyn in the New York Senate.



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Now here's a question. At what point does grunting, blood-spattered hyper-masculinity become totally homoerotic? Somewhere around 300, methinks.

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Two men meet online for a hook-up, but after an initial confrontation, they fall into conversation and have something they did not expect: a connection.

Director: Nathan Keene
Produced by: Will Faulkner
Written by: Will Faulkner & Nathan Keene
Starring: Taris Tyler, David Kinsman


›› The 2010 IRIS Prize Short Film Festival - Programme 2 of 6. ‹‹
›› on this page: Remember Me in Red | The Queen | Disarm | The Armoire | Tools 4 Fools
the IRIS International Gay and Lesbian Short Film Prize

Born out of the desire to create an annual international short film prize that would recognise, celebrate and promote the gay, lesbian and transgendered moving image, one that would also promote tolerance, acceptance and further understanding of the art of filmmaking itself, the IRIS Prize is now recognised as one of the leading LGBT cinematic events of the year, held right in the heart of Wales.
The 4th edition of the IRIS International Film Festival took place in Cardiff, between the 6th – 9th October, 2010. In an unprecedented move, Peccadillo Pictures thereafter made almost all of the thirty short film nominees available to view online for one month via their Video on Demand service, thereby creating the first ever LGBT short film festival streaming viewing experience.
During this period, UK and Ireland viewers were able to vote for their favourite short film, resulting with Peccadillo Pictures' very own Public Short Film Prize awarded to the best gay and lesbian work with the most votes, together with the offer of a major distribution deal.
The competition as ever featured a mix of styles and narratives, with many a traditional theme no-where to be found. Instead on offer were shorts with a twist in their tale, a poignant political message to be found or stories in which few, if any words were spoken, leaving a moving score to emotionally convey the unspoken feelings of its players.
The following are summary reviews to each of the thirty works aired, listed in the order of the six programmes in which they were VOD presented, with promotional footage featured at the bottom of the page. Enjoy.
›› see also IRIS [ Programme 1 ] [ Programme 3 ] [ Programme 4 ] [ Programme 5 ] [ Programme 6 ]

›› Remember Me in Red ±
a short film by Hector Ceballos
2010 | 15 mins | US
the raw emotions of grief and loss, transgender style.
Remember Me in Red by Hector Ceballos This poignant piece tells the story of transgendered Fidelia; a big girl with a big heart who shocked by the sudden death of her best friend Alma Flora, wishes to do the decent thing and bury her, in her favourite red dress. What Fidelia didn’t anticipate however, was the unexpected arrival of Alma Flora’s disapproving parents, who having disowned their son Alejandro years ago, now wish to do the right thing and oversee the funeral arrangements of their child. Only what’s right in burying a transgendered girl, as a man? Based in the latino communities of Los Angeles, this beautifully rendered work packs an emotional punch by tapping into the raw emotions of grief and loss. In doing so, writer and director Hector Ceballos raises Alma Flora from the dead, surreal style, so as to have her ghostly presence converse with her soul sister Fidelia. The result is a work that speaks volumes about friendship, love and of saying a tearful farewell to a loved one, in the sexuality of their choosing.
starring: Mariana Marroquin / Fidelia, Maria Roman / Alma Flora, Angel Zermen / Flaco,
Tina D'Marco / Mrs Ramos, Mario Z Alvarez / Mr Ramos, Kenya Sandoval / Linda,
Alex Castillo / Eduardo Serra and with Executive Producer
Moises Zamora as the Priest.
official site: remembermeinred.com
Celluloid Sexuality - transgender.
Nudity - strictly from the waist up.
Overall - file under ... 3+ stars.

›› The Queen ±
a short film by Christina Choe
2009 | 7 mins | US
a sweet and tender prom night for the boys.
The Queen by Christina Choe This bilingual piece tells the story of Korean-American loner Bobby; a reclusive high school student who works part-time in the family run dry cleaners. Clearly bored by the business, his attempts to shut shop early for the day are disrupted by a Prom Queen’s desperate plead to have her dress serviced in time for the big night. Only who’s the real prom queen here? Told deliciously tongue-in-cheek fashion and complete with the young girls’ cute boyfriend on hand to add to the gay fantasy element of the piece, here writer and director Christina Choe delights in presenting a mirror ball styled prom night for the boys. Sweet and tender as they come, kind of goes without saying.
starring: Sean Tarjyoto / Bobby, Erika Helen Smith / Prom Queen, Tamir Kapelian /
The Boyfriend and with Kay Choe as Bobby's Mother.
›› check out the promo video.
Celluloid Sexuality - gay.
Nudity - none.
Overall - file under ... 3 stars.

›› Disarm ±
a short film by Nathan Keene
2009 | 17 mins | Australia
just what is a real man meant to be?
Disarm by Nathan Keene Affectionately known as Room 109, this dialogue driven short tells of two online strangers who arrange to meet for a night of man sex. Only when a battle of who’s gonna be on top turns into a kick out styled standoff, raised voices result in two-way conversation of the like that neither of the men has engaged in for quite some time. In short, this is a work in which emotions, rather than bodies, are laid bare, that of a circular piece in which the only fu*kin’ going on, is courtesy of a porn video and the expletive laden narrative. Yet in between all the f’s and c’s lies a meaningful conversation, as talk of boyfriends, relationships and sex, gives rise to the issue of just what is a real man meant to be? That both men worked on perfecting their straight acting personas so as to mask their gay insecurities, one by learning how to fight and the other by hiding a lisp, speaks volumes on homophobia, society itself, if not the need felt by many to cover up anything that is not seen as being manly enough. A telling work from down under.
starring: David Kinsman as The Younger Man and Taris Tyler as The Older Man.
›› check out the promo video.


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Reve, a novelist travels from Amsterdam to Vlissingen to speak; his stories, he says, "lie the truth." A listener, Christine, a seductive beautician, invites him to stay the night. Next day, he sees a photo of her boyfriend, a buff plumber from Köln. He convinces her to bring Herman to town and sets out to seduce him. Gradually, aided by visions and nightmares, he's sure Christine's a murderous witch who's killed three husbands; he or Herman will be the fourth man. Is he mad or prescient?


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Três jovens vigilantes amontoado de la linea prontos para perseguir imigrantes ilegais cruzando a fronteira para o México... Mas eles logo descobrem que há fronteiras no fundo de cada um deles que somente eles, devem atravessar.

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This is the second of two scenes in the movie The War Boys (2009) where the male lead and his best friend have sex (in the first scene earlier in the film, they have an argument that ends with a brief but intense kiss). Although some may refer to this as a sex scene, it is so sweetly tender that it is more appropriately called a love scene...all the more so because it takes place between two long-time best friends who are romantically (and not just physically) attracted to each other. The actors are Benjamin Walker (who plays David, the one lying in bed at the beginning of the scene) and Brian J. Smith (who plays George, the one with the little wooden toy at the beginning of the scene). Brian J. Smith may be familiar to science fiction fans for his work on the Stargate Universe television series. He also appeared in the film Hate Crime (2005), where he played a gay man who is the victim of a brutal hate crime

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Nureyev choreographs & dances Romeo 1/6 Dance of Knights 

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The Prokofiev-Shakespeare ballet Romeo & Juliet, in Rudolf Nureyev's choreography, premiered London 1977. This is Nureyev's video of his 1980 La Scala production with himself as Romeo, Carla Fracci as Juliet, Margot Fonteyn as Lady Capulet and Tiziano Mietto as Tybalt. Conductor Michel Sasson.


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 Gay men in particular, who used to frighten the horses with flamboyant displays of sexual outlawry, gender treason and fabulousness, have supposedly dropped their insignia of tribal belonging and joined the mainstream. Gay men, it seems, have become indistinguishable from normal folk. Now, that’s progress for you!

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The downside to the glorification of masculinity

by Clive Moore
Historians readily acknowledge that settlers in Australia carried ‘cultural baggage’...

with them, which was unpacked and altered to suit the necessities of life in the

antipodes. Historians have given less thought to forms of sexuality packed away in

the immigrants’ ‘cultural bags’ and to the social construction of sexuality which has

occurred as Australian society evolved over two centuries. ‘We are increasingly

aware’, writes Jeffrey Weeks, ‘theoretically, historically, even politically, that

“sexuality” is about flux and change, that what we so readily deem as “sexual” is as

much a product of language and culture as of “nature”’.

1 Studies of Australian

sexuality and gender have taken cognisance of the socially constructed nature of

sexuality, but most have concentrated on women, restoring a sense of their history,

in the process exploring the patriarchal nature of our society. Within most studies

heterosexuality is assumed almost unthinkingly as the norm for females and males.

Male-to-male sexual desire and its role in wider dynamics of power is seldom

addressed as a central issue. When it is, the analysis is usually concerned with

contemporary gay masculinity, often depicted as a post-Stonewall 1970’s creation

with no historical depth. This article deals with contemporary gay self-imaging as

depicted in the gay media, but also attempts to establish links and continuities with

earlier expressions of male-to-male sexual desire.

Australian contemporary gay masculinity and identity may have matured in the

1970s but it was born out of same-sex desires that found expression in European

urban society onwards from the eighteenth century. Transported to the colonies in

the convict era, bolstered by the overwhelming maleness of frontier society, male

same-sex desire found fertile ground in which to develop.

2 A national male ethos

based on rural life and mateship became a dominant cultural theme by the second

half of the nineteenth century, leaving the boundaries very unclear between mateship,

homosocial and homosexual behaviour.


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The New Religion of Antinous the Gay God, based in Hollywood California. Includes articles, Art, and Gay Spirituality.
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The grief of the emperor knew no bounds, causing the most extravagant veneration to be paid to Antinous' memory. Cities were founded in his name, medals struck with his likeness, and cities throughout the east commissioned godlike images of the dead youth for their shrines and sanctuaries.[7] Following the example of Alexander (who sought divine honours for his beloved general, Hephaestion, when he died) Hadrian had Antinous proclaimed a god. Temples were built for his worship in Bithynia, Mantineia in Arcadia, and Athens, festivals celebrated in his honour and oracles delivered in his name. The city of Antinopolis or Antinoe was founded on the site of Hir-wer where he died (Dio Cassius lix.11; Spartianus, "Hadrian"). One of Hadrian's attempts at extravagant remembrance failed, when the proposal to create a constellation of Antinous being lifted to heaven by an eagle (the constellation Aquila) failed of adoption.
After deification, Antinous was associated with and depicted as the Ancient Egyptian god Osiris, associated with the rebirth of the Nile. Antinous was also depicted as the Roman Bacchus, a god related to fertility, cutting vine leaves. Antinous's was the only non-imperial head ever to appear on the coinage.[8] 

The "Lansdowne Antinous" was found at Hadrian's Villa in 1769 (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge)
Worship, or at least acknowledgment, of the idealized Antinous was widespread, although mainly outside the city of Rome. As a result, Antinous is one of the best-preserved faces from the ancient world. Many busts, gems and coins represent Antinous as the ideal type of youthful beauty, often with the attributes of some special god. They include a colossal bust in the Vatican,[9] a bust in the Louvre (the Antinous Mondragone), a bas-relief from the Villa Albani,[10] a statue in the Capitoline museum (the so-called Capitoline Antinous, now accepted to be a portrayal of Hermes), another in Berlin, another in the Lateran and one in the Fitzwilliam Museum; and many more may be seen in museums across Europe.
There are also statues in many archaeological museums in Greece including the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, the archaeological museums of Patras, Chalkis and Delphi. Although these may well be idealised images, they demonstrate what all contemporary writers described as Antinous's extraordinary beauty. Although many of the sculptures are instantly recognizable, some offer significant variation in terms of the suppleness and sensuality of the pose and features versus the rigidity and typical masculinity. In 1998 the remains of the monumental tomb of Antinous, or a temple to him, were discovered at Hadrian's Villa.[11]


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Antinous bust of the Prado museum, Royal collection, Madrid
Antinous (Ancient Greek: Ἀντίνοος, Antinoös) (27 November, c. 111 – before 30 October 130[1]) was a Bithynian youth and a favourite of the Roman emperor Hadrian.[2] He was deified after his death, although his exact status in the Roman pantheon was uncertain.[3]


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Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods

An Exploration into the Religious Significance of Male Homosexuality in World Perspective

By John Dececco, Phd, Ronald Long

Published July 29th 2004 by Routledge – 198 pages

Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods: An Exploration into the Religious Significance of Male Homosexuality in World Perspective is an eye-opening look at the traditions of particular religions and their edicts concerning gay sex. This book examines the origins of holy directives involving homosexuality—whether forbidden, tolerated, or mandatory—and establishes a link between theology, sex roles, and the sensitive issue of masculinity. This text draws a parallel between homosexuality and the idea of religion, suggesting that gay rights can be understood as a freedom of religion issue.
While most readers are familiar with the traditional Islamic, Christian, and Hebrew prohibitions against sex between two males, this book also reveals other historic religions from around the world that neither opposed nor looked down on homosexuality. Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods argues that masculinity is the universal theme that formed historical interpretation—warriors and men of high status could not be sexually receptive or “feminine” and still be called “men.” This intriguing text shows how the modern homophile movements are in effect redefining masculinity to obliterate the stigma of being a sexually receptive man.




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Without question, the media have perpetuated stereotypes of gay men, often portraying them as effeminate. Such a limited depiction illustrates the problematic conflation of gender roles and sexual orientation, raising important questions about the relationship between the two. The articles collected in this volume represent an attempt to understand how contemporary gay men in the United States engage in, contest, and modify controlling notions of masculinity. Peter Nardi, with contributions from leading scholars in the field of gay studies, examines the ways in which gay men develop a sense of masculine identity, with a special emphasis on the every day lives of gay men. These essays consider a great range of issues, from gay masculine identity in business, church, home, and community, to interpersonal relationships of gay men. A fascinating and thought-provoking addition to the Research on Men and Masculinities series, Gay Masculinities is a must read for any scholar of sociology, gender studies, education, anthropology, psychology, or communication