Saturday, May 31, 2008

No End in Sight

My friend, Paul Festa has a really interesting article in Nerve this week. It's all about aging and the gay libido. I was honored to be one of Paul's interviewees for the piece (though my name has been changed to protect my innocence).

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Two for Two

Last night was the second MoneyShots @ Jet and if this pace keeps up i'm gonna have to go to the clinic for 'exhaustion'. There was no wet underwear contest this time, because the weekend was fucking Brutal and we were just too tired. But none the less a good time was had by all. I saw long lost friends, danced the two-for-one tango, and even learned about the birds and the bees (bees are scary).

Thursday, May 22, 2008

We Have Ourselves a Winner

Last night was the first HomoChic party, MoneyShot Mondays, and I am in so much fucking pain right now i'm not even sure how i'm able to look at my computer screen. It hurts like i'm being punished for sins against humanity. I'm hungover, but this isn't one of your run of the mill 'gosh that was an awful lot of Jameson last night' hangovers. No, this is what can only be described as an epic hangover. I thought it was going to be a pretty chill night, it being the monday after Bay to Breakers, just a night out with girls. I was wrong in a big way.

I'm not sure how i ended up doing the wet underwear contest.
I guess it might have something to do with the 2-4-1 drinks.
Maybe I was Inspired by the crazy-sexy professional stripper lady.
What ever it was there was Heat in the air.

I need a nap.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hear That Sound? It's Wedding Bells

The California Supreme Court ruled 4-3 today that California's voter-approved ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

It's about fucking time.

I'm on the fence about marriage. Is 'just like straight people' the best we can aspire to? Why would anyone want to assimilate when we can be so much more? But anyone that wants to get married should be able to. So lets all hope that constitutional ban gets voted down or this victory celebration won't last very long.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Jim Neal and the HRC

This post was going to be a blurb. Just a footnote in one of my local fag rags that caught my attention.

"Jim Neal, the former San Francisco resident running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, lost his Democratic primary race Tuesday, May 6 to his opponent, state Senator Kay Hagan.

The openly gay Neal placed second among five candidates, according to unofficial returns Wednesday. He netted 18 percent of the vote, while Hagan easily claimed victory with 60 percent of the ballots cast."

Awesome. Some Homo in North Carolina had the Big Brass Balls to run for the Senate. And against Libby Dole, who has Name recognition and a massive pile of loot to spend on the campaign. Big. Brass. Balls.

But the more i read and researched the more this was leaving a bad (and familiar) taste in my mouth. Firstly the bigwigs in the Democratic Party recruited Hagan to run against Neal who was the early favorite. They thought a woman would be a better challenger to Dole for her Seat. Fair enough.

But what about the Human Rights Campaign? An organization whos stated purpose is to advocate on behalf of the LGBT community and elect "fair-minded" individuals. Who did the HRC endorse? Nobody.

The Human Rights Campaign did not endorse Jim Neal. Even though his opponent is at best soft on gay rights. Even though he TROUNCED her in their one debate on every issues from Iraq, to gay rights.

Why didn't the HRC support Jim Neal? Because the HRC supports the status quo.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Karis. Tranny Super Hero

Lets have three cheers for my sister Karis who is at the center of a groundbreaking comercial that is currently playing in Western Europe.

Congratulations 'Risey! Next Step: WORLD DOMINATION!