Archive for June 2009

Gay History Project Available as New iPhone Application

The Gay History Project is a global interactive project started in 2009 by John Clevesy in an attempt to spread awareness about LGBT historical figures and events. It also features personal stories by Clevesy and any contributors who wish to share their experiences. Users can also contribute new articles about events as they occur to keep the project constantly growing. This is the first and only iPhone app to be solely based on providing LGBT history to its users.

Clevesy says:

I recently learned that my British husband wouldn’t be allowed to apply for a green card because the US Federal Government doesn’t recognize our marriage. Although we have yet to be united, the saddest part is that we aren’t the only ones going through this. Over 30,000 same-sex couples are being kept apart, and even more are denied basic rights. It is because of this that I decided to see what has happened around the world in regards to gay rights. This app includes over 150 LGBT historical events, places, and influential people and a forum in which new stories can be added, allowing the amount of information to grow every day, so people can think more carefully in the future about equality.

As of June 2009, the Gay History Project features over 150 built-in articles about LGBT events and people from around the world. The articles span over four-thousand years of history and are ordered chronologically. They are divided into nine categories: Ancient Times, The Roman Empire, England & America (1000CE – 1800CE), Life in the 1800s, The early 1900s, Social Revolution (1960-1979CE), The eighties, The nineties, and A new millennium. Clevesy’s personal story is also featured in a separate section entitled “Forward.” Each section contains articles relating to the time-period in which the user has selected along with an article that lists additional events that occurred during that timeframe. The sections relating to periods after the 1700s also include color-coded maps which display information about laws regarding homosexuals in various territories around the world.

I don’t own an iPhone (I’m a BlackBerry kinda girl), but it looks like an interesting application for iPhone fanatics in the LGBTQ community.

Daily Tweet Digest

What I Posted on Twitter Yesterday:

  • 15:12 Anybody else excited about Google Voice? tr.im/pLDS #
  • 15:30 House Leaders Plot Gay Rights Agenda – tr.im/pLLP #
  • 15:31 Majority of Texans support same-sex unions – tr.im/pLMs (PDF document) #
  • 15:45 Southern Baptists eject Fort Worth church over gay issues – tr.im/pLTi #
  • 15:47 House Dems urge Obama to halt gay discharges from the military – tr.im/pLTW #
  • 15:55 Michael Jackson has a heart attack? tr.im/pLXQ #
  • 16:01 "Canada’s Next Top Model" contestant comes out before getting sent home by the judges – tr.im/pLZU (via @afterellen) #
  • 16:05 Looking for guest bloggers at SistersTalk. Send email if interested: geniastevens@gmail.com #
  • 16:07 Apparently, it takes awhile for Twitter’s trending topics to catch up with what’s REALLY trending. #
  • 16:32 Anti-gay organization AFA publishes pathetic fluff story about lyin’ cheatin’ Gov. Sanford: tr.im/pMe5 #
  • 16:35 * Church Performs Gay Exorcism on Teenager tr.im/pMgi #
  • 16:35 @Veronique_B I didn’t think that had anything to do with Rebeccah being sent home. I don’t think she’s attractive at all. #
  • 16:38 @thejoshuablog @KarlRove is just mad that Obama’s not payin’ him to lie, lie, lie like Bush did. #
  • 16:42 @Rootsology "They" say things like this happen in 3s. Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, . . . now Michael Jackson? #
  • 16:44 RIP Michael Jackson. TMZ reports MJ had died. #
  • 16:47 @Shawndlite Report on Michael Jackson’s death: tr.im/pMla. Still waiting for CNN or NYT to report it. #
  • 16:54 @mamatales_com Still waiting for other sources to confirm Michael Jackson’s death. Nothing yet. #
  • 17:09 @ButchtasticKyle Same here. Still waiting for additional sources. Watching CNN live right now. #
  • 17:28 CNN just stated that Michael Jackson has died. #
  • 17:30 @mamatales_com First they said he was in a coma, then 30 seconds later they said they just learned he died. #
  • 17:50 Even though CNN & NYT are slow in reporting news lately, no one was willing to accept MJ’s death until one of them confirmed it. #
  • 18:52 Watch episodes of United States of Tara free online: tr.im/pNgw (ad supported) #
  • 19:07 Adding content to www.ireport.com – seems like a great place to promote your work. Anyone using it already? #
  • 21:30 Anyone know a great home remedy that keeps garden snakes out of your home? #
  • 21:37 RT’ing this since it was lost after announcement of MJ’s death: Church Performs Gay Exorcism on Teenager tr.im/pMgi #
  • 21:38 @app103 and @mspachy – My cat just plays with the garden snakes. She thinks they’re toy strings. #
  • 21:40 Loser @PerezHilton claimed Michael Jackson was faking his death: tr.im/pO7h #
  • 21:46 Matthew Shepard Foundation rejects @PerezHilton’s offer to donate BEP lawsuit funds to their organization: tr.im/pO8I #
  • 21:48 RT @mashable: Perez Hilton’s Despicable Michael Jackson Coverage Creates Backlash – bit.ly/URmTz #
  • 22:06 @KasandraR I don’t own a garter, but I do have a garden. And snakes seem to like it a lot. #
  • 22:12 @musingsfromme I saw a story earlier that said Farrah’s son was NOT allowed out of jail while his mom was dying. #
  • 22:14 I suddenly need a glass of wine. It’s been an exhausting day. #
  • 22:19 @KasandraR Is Snake Away pet friendly? I have a couple of cats. One prefers living outside. #
  • 23:29 Lesbian rapper Melange Lavonne has a bone to pick with The Advocate & maybe even the HRC: tr.im/pOCy #
  • 23:35 Did we break Twitter’s trending topics function with all the tweets about MJ and Fawcett? #
  • 23:37 RT: @janewishon – Help @ltdanchoi – he needs letters of support by Monday #DADT #lgbt bit.ly/18C1Ia #P2 #
  • 23:59 I need a distraction from today’s bad news. Looking for tv shows to watch online for free. #
  • 00:03 * Does Lesbian Rapper Melange Lavonne Openly Criticize the HRC and The Advocate on Her New Album? tr.im/pOCy #
  • 00:06 Ok, so I found The L Word online – and I’m watching the last episode for free. #
  • 00:11 Til the very end . . . I HATE, HATE, HATE the L Word’s theme song. #
  • 01:59 A friend sent me a text implying he was going to kill himself. I called the police. A cop came over to see the text message. What a day! #
  • 02:23 The police found my friend. They called me to let me know they’re taking him to the hospital. I’ll check on him tomorrow. #
  • 03:46 Oh hell. I forgot I had ice cream in the freezer. It’s the LAST thing I need at 3:45am. #
  • 04:21 Stop all the rumors about Jeff Goldblum. You’re pissin’ off @KevinSpacey. #
  • 04:26 @docmarkx I have insomnia. I’ve had it for almost 2 weeks – getting about 3 hours of sleep a night. #
  • 04:31 BTW, whoever said the last episode of L Word was a wasted hour . . . I concur. #
  • 04:34 @docmarkx I don’t have any valium, honey, or milk – and my massage girl is home in bed. Heading to bed to try sleeping without all that. #

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