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Cleo Manago, founder and CEO of the Black Men’s Xchange, joins us to discuss the topic of how the Black community is more interested in re-electing President Obama than it is in getting involved in the same-sex marriage battle.
I’m so disgusted with how our local paper, The Beloit Daily News (we all call it the Beloit Daily Snooze), handled this article:
Robbery reported at Beloit tavern
An undisclosed amount of cash was taken during a robbery that occurred at Club Impulse earlier this morning, according to Beloit police reports.
Police responded at 2:40 a.m. to the bar at 132 W. Grand Ave. The bartender said he was robbed and struck in the head by another man with whom the bartender had just engaged in a sexual act in the bathroom.
Capt. William Tyler said this is the second incident to have occurred at Club Impulse in the last couple of weeks that involved a man coming to the bar for a sexual encounter who later got robbed and beaten.
Police are seeking suspects in both incidents.
The Beloit Daily News has never once mentioned the straight girl who came in the bar so drunk that she literally dropped her pants, squatted and pissed on the floor, right in front of the entire bar. She was escorted out by the police.
The Beloit Daily News has never once mentioned the straight rednecks who come in to bar and pick a fight with the bar’s gay patrons, only to be escorted out – again – by the local police.
The Beloit Daily News has never once mentioned the time the bar was robbed and it did NOT involve one man having sex with another in the bathroom.
I thought The BDN (considered an extremely conservative, right-wing piece of shit) was changing its ways when it ran a very gay-friendly front page article about me and my fiancee, Andrea. I guess I was wrong.
Abby Dees joined us to discuss her new book ‘Queer Questions Straight Talk.’ The book contains 108 questions it’s really okay to ask your gay, lesbian or bi loved one when they come out. ‘Queer Questions Straight Talk’ is designed to open up the often awkward dialogue with family members or friends.
This video is almost 3 years old, but it actually fits today’s immigration discussion as if it were created specifically to speak to AZ’s very recent and very blatantly racist immigration bill:
I had a discussion with an exgirlfriend yesterday. After hearing her announce that she was joining the Tea Party, nothing she said surprises me anymore – well, almost nothing. She said:
I am getting sick of all of this immigration crap. Come legally or get the fuck out. Seriously.
I am hopeful that WI will adopt the federal law to state law like AZ and PA and the 13 other states who are going through the legislative process now.
Come legal or stay the fuck home!
And I replied with:
As for illegal immigrants – your ancestors came here and took land from Native Americans. I say fuck every person of European descent who’s running around bitching about people coming here illegally. And I agree with this picture 100% – http://twitpic.com/1k3cvk
Hell, I’d love to own one of those signs. I’d hang up outside my house and dare a motherfucker to say something.
You completely annoy me when you use the words “our country.” It ain’t our country. This country rightfully belongs to the Native Americans.
Of course her response was riddled with crap like, “Why are you bringing up old shit? That’s in the past.” I had to remind her that the crimes of our past will always come back to haunt us. I suggested that she was afraid that white Americans would suffer – at the hands of illegal immigrants – the same horrendous destruction of “their” land and people that Native Americans did.
Wouldn’t that be a bitch?
And now AZ has passed a law banning ethnic studies? What the hell is going on in that state? Any day now I expect to see AZ replace its flag with one that vaguely reminds you of a confederate flag.
She Said, She Said is a podcast featuring lesbian couple Genia and Andrea. Genia is the host of SistersTalk Radio and Andrea is the assistant producer.
In Monday’s segment, we discussed:
*Analysis: Venice 1.01
*Book discussion: My Miserable Lonely Lesbian Pregnancy (by Andrea Askowitz)
*Listener submitted question: How can I tell when my girlfriend is lying to me?
*Parenting: When your teenager sneaks out the house at 1am
*Using WebWatcher to secretly monitor your partner’s web activity
Josh Holland plays the role of Archibald in the hit lesbian web series Anyone But Me. He moved to New York City in 2006 to pursue his dreams of making it in the entertainment industry. A little birdie informs us that Josh was one of the fitness trainers on tour with Madonna.
Josh graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a BS in Mass Communications. His many endeavors include film and television acting, commercial and fashion modeling, fitness modeling, print modeling, and some runway modeling. Some of his proudest accomplishments are booking major commercial campaigns and being able to travel around the world to see new places and experience new things.
Watch Josh act in the hit lesbian web series Anyone But Me.
In case you haven’t read the “official stories” or the gossip, Regent Media, the latest owner of The Advocate–once the national LGBT newsmagazine of record for America (41-years-old exactly!)–is reducing the publication to a 32-page mini-mag, taking it off the newsstands, and packaging it up with its “sister” publication, Out magazine. Subscribers will get a magazine they never wanted (Out) and, of course, the still-free website.
Before you head over to read that HuffPo article, be advised that the author sounds like a jaded former employee takin’ jabs at a publication that supposedly wronged her. The article is full of arrogant comments about Wieder’s accomplishments while she was at The Advocate. She’s saying, “Hey, it’s not my fault The Advocate died, but it sure is nice to see it sinking like the Titanic.” I’ll admit I’m standing next to Judy on the shore, clapping and smiling really big as we watch The Advocate takes its last desperate breath. It was an exclusive (the opposite of inclusive, just in case you didn’t get that) piece of rag that catered to white upperclass gay men and (mostly) white straight celebrities.
After wading through Judy’s article (which actually looks like a cleverly disguised resume), I get the feeling Judy still hasn’t gotten over the fact that she was canned. She’s still using her position at The Advocate as her official title. Well, sorta. Her tagline says she’s “the former (bold emphasis is mine) Editor In Chief of The Advocate.” Would you put that on your business card?
Stranger: Hi, my name is Jane. Who are you?
Me: I’m Genia, the former Marketing and Sales Director at Ford. And I’m Chris’s former wife. And I’m Lisa’s former girlfriend . . . and Barb’s former girlfriend . . . and . . .
Anywho, I’m completely off the subject. So yeah . . . adios The Advocate.
Perry Brass is the author of the new book The Manly Art of Seduction:How to Meet, Talk To, and Become Intimate With Anyone.
Brass is an internationally recognized voice on gender subjects, gay relationships, and the history and literature of the movement towards GLBT equality.
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Matt Skallerud, President of Pink Banana Media, began his career in the gay & lesbian marketplace when he founded GayWired.com in May of 1995. He successfully led GayWired.com into becoming one of the premiere gay websites worldwide, translating that success to LesbiaNation.com and QTMagazine.com (gay travel site). In 2001, he expanded this online reach by launching a company focused on both developing niche-oriented websites for the gay & lesbian community and helping companies large and small reach these gay & lesbian consumers through this expanded network of websites, which included GayMonkey.com, GaySports.com, Navigaytion.com, PrideParenting.com and GayBusinessWorld.com, just to name a few.
Having sold these sites, his focus is now on the latest in advertising and marketing utilizing social networks and tailoring their opportunities to the GLBT community.
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