Friday, October 31, 2008

Miami chosen as a finalist for 2014 Gay Games

Miami has been named one of the four finalist cities for the 2014 Gay Games.  From the press release:



Groups from Miami (Florida), Cleveland (Ohio) Boston (Massachusetts), and Washington (D.C.), have submitted letters of intent to bid for the ninth edition of the Gay Games, to be held in 2014, officials announced at the close of the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.


“Fourteen (14) cities worldwide had expressed interest in hosting the 2014 Gay Games,” said Darl Schaaff, co-chair of the Federation's Site Selection Committee. “We are very excited to now have four highly qualified bidders for the 2014 Gay Games who met the 20 October 2008 letter-of-intent deadline.”


Cleveland?  Who wants to go to Cleveland?
The Gay Games is a huge event, drawing tens of thousands of people from all over the world to compete in sporting events, much like the Olympics--with events opened almost entirely co-ed, including male synchronized swimming (pictured).  A few actual gay Olympians compete in each Games; and it's also a major social event as well, attracting as many spectators as athletes.


There are two major organizations that sponsor Olympics-style gay sporting events: OutGames was created to compete with the Gay Games, which may not have been the greatest idea: the last OutGames in Montreal ended up $5.3 million in debt. It's anyone's guess as to whether or not they'll come back from the dead.


A final decision will be made based on community support in each city (including tax breaks, presumably, so this now falls in the lap of the city government).

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Jennifer Hudson's family murdered

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Debate

I counted 23 times that McCain said "my friends" tonight. Need I say more?

Shit. This wasn't meant to be posted here. Oh well. Hope you enjoyed it!

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Who Can We Turn To, Knowing That There is a Spiritual War in the Heavenlies?

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Boycott Bolthouse Farms, says GLBT group


Unbeknownst to South Florida residents, trips to a local Whole Foods, Publix or Winn-Dixie may be funding the anti-gay, ultra-conservative Christian right.

Grass-roots activist organization Californians Against Hate is calling for a nationwide boycott of Bolthouse Farms products for its affiliation with the anti-gay movement, after shareholders donated to the anti-gay Proposition 8 in the state, which will repeal gay marriage if enacted. California legalized gay marriage earlier this year.


Read the story here: Bolthouse Farms boycott [SF Blade]

Michael Brandon: the Monster in jail

We don't usually promote stories about drug addicts, and how "tragic" their lives are, but in the case of adult entertainment superstar Michael Brandon, there is something to be learned: Brandon recently found himself in court (again) charged with selling
crystal, for which he will most likely spend several years in jail.  Brandon has been battling the addiction for many years, and even achieved sobriety at several points in the saga, but he always fell back into using again.  Life, even for a porn star, doesn't always have easy answers.


It should also be noted that crystal meth use is one of the main risk factors in HIV transmission—and it can also cause permanent brain damage.


Brandon, the "Jenna Jameson of gay porn," is a superstar in the adult entertainment field, for reasons involving certain "endowments" he possesses; but his notariety only highlights the depths to which he has fallen, as is detailed in the story. And like Michael's famous endowment, the article about him is long, so beware.  But it's worth the read.


Click here: The Rise and Fall of The Monster [SF Weekly]