A Suppa Earl Gae
Morning Gaelickers! Webmaster here reporting from my very own ark. You know people say we, as in the Irish talk more about the weather than any other subject -I have yet to see any evidence of that. Okay I jest. Let’s get down to the headlines making the rounds this morning in cyberspace.
Over on the HuffPo, Dennis Croft talks about My Transition: Finally Living Right by My Soul (VIDEO)
I trained for the military through JROTC and C.A.P. and felt like I was treated equally and not as a girl. I went to university and studied psychology to find out why I did not feel right in the world. I went into the service and found the politics to be too much for me and left. I got married and had kids, trying to live as a woman. I always had to defend myself to others, without provocation, due to how I felt I was perceived. I tried to convince myself I was normal and a woman: “See? I have kids and a husband.” Then I woke up… I knew who I was, but I was afraid of it. Who would accept me? Would I be able to accept myself?
Staying with the Huffington Post, this gave me a laugh
The steamy “Black Swan” love scene between Natalie Portman and co-star Mila Kunis may have been the No. 1 selling point for a fair number of moviegoers not typically interested in a dance-oriented thriller — but not everyone was pleased with the sexy sequence.
Have they not seen Desert Hearts or Kiss Myg? And lest we forget Lip Service? Now those scenes can be called steamy. They must have little to complain about. Or maybe they were complaining about how short the scene was? That’s probably it.
“While the scene is visually discreet, narratively justified and within the 15 guidelines criteria, some correspondents felt it was pornographic in nature,” the report reads, according to the BBC. “That it was a sex scene between two women was an aggravating factor for some who argued that portrayals of homosexual activity should either be restricted to the 18 category, or not shown at all.”
I would LOVE to see the 15 guidelines criteria. No boobies, no enjoying the sex. Fifteen guidelines! Where can one get a copy of these guidelines?
Wonderful news from our neighbours over in France, France Passes Law Against Transgender Discrimination And Harassment
Still, a number of impassioned speeches preceded the important vote, including from Sen. Michelle Miller (Socialist Party):
MILLER: Transgender people have alerted us to high frequency of harassment and assaults they experience, particularly during the transition period that can last several years. It seems necessary to me to complete the law on discrimination and to add recognition of transphobia
Staying with progress, Chile President Signs Anti-Discrimination Law
The law had been approved by the congress in May after seven years of discussion.
Unfortunately over in Texas, they are not quite as progressive
“I didn’t think it was in the best interest of the fort or of Young County,” said Bullock.
I haven’t had a chance to check out the latest episode, be warned, I am a huge Signourey fan so expect gushing and lots of it! Previews were promising, reviews are looking good. Sigourney Weaver is riveting in “Political Animals”
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, this
In a few weeks, Vanessa Redgrave joins the cast as a lesbian Supreme Court Justice, so perhaps the LBGT scale will be balanced by her brilliance and success. Let’s hope so.
Vanessa Redgrave AND Signourey Weaver. Does TV get any better?
The Sun has gotten its panties in a twist. It takes very little in fairness for the poor purists over there.
Literary purists will be horrified by British publishing house Total E-Bound’s adaptation of the timeless favourites – called Clandestine Classics – which will now include raunchy sex scenes and a string of X-rated expletives.
Well these are the people who were so horrified by Black Swan they complained, I can see their heads rotating already at this shocking turn of affairs.
Finally with less than 2 weeks to go to the Olympics, here’s Ireland’s Golden Girl in action sparring
Gaelick will have a post up during the week will a full preview of the athletes heading to the games in London.