It’s hard to believe there was once a period on George Takei’s life where he couldn’t easily acquire a good acting role. We know George now as a Hollywood legend, LGBT activist, and social media personality who first emerged as Sulu on the original Star Trek, but his journey to where he is today was long and bumpy
There is a tendency in the media, and society as a whole to be honest, to forget about or dismiss a celebrity’s sexuality. These people become defined in the media by the relationship they are currently in rather than any statements or declarations they themselves have made.
So further rumours have been sparked surrounding Kstew and the possibility that she may/may not be a lesbian. In an Entertainmentwise report it is alleged that Kristen Stewart is in a relationship with ‘BFF’ Alicia Cargile and yes, they’re both women. Gasp.
In Ireland, north and south, men who have had sex with men (MSM) can never give blood. But this might be changing in the north as it has to get in line with the rest of the UK where it’s ok once you haven’t had sex with another man in a year.
Double standards are known to exist in the corporate world, in the government, in communities and cities everywhere, but its never expected to exist in the church. The church is the place where the world expects there to be grace, love, and equality for all.
The sex education that my generation received in school, while a lot better than my parents’ generation, still left some pretty big gaps. Even now, it’s safe to assume a majority of teenagers aren’t given enough of the facts about sex and relationships in school; and that’s just thinking about Ireland, where fortunately abstinence-only education hasn’t been brought in the way that it has been elsewhere.
With 12 previous CDs under her belt, it’s now becoming a regular thing to see a new one from the now 40-something diminutive Aussie every couple of years. With a highly positive public image, having survived a cancer bout, gone through a couple of difficult relationships and renewed her loyal gay fan base with a return to the iconic Sydney Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras festival (only her sister Danni, can match her number of appearances at the same event), Kylie now returns to her pop roots after a delightful acoustic album a couple of years ago (“Better the devil you know” as a swing number was especially fun).
The United States of America encourages entrepreneurship. The “Land of the Free” is a place where if you have a dream, and a plan, you can see it become reality. People open businesses every hour in America. Those who open businesses are doing it with the intention of providing a service to the public and thus generating revenue from the public purchasing what they are offering.
Persons who are transgender seem to always be the recipient of unwarranted questions and conversations. It is my belief that the lack of training or discussion in workplaces, in communities and in churches has left many persons (cis) wondering about the transgender community and those who have transitioned.
New web-series, Straight Up Gay, follows lesbian Alison and her straight male friend Brenden on the dating scene in New York City. A funny take on the increasingly popular concept of a straight man with a lesbian bestie, both fighting over women.
Legislators in Arizona, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Georgia, and so many other states have tried to force back the hands of time. Instead of considering all people to be equal citizens, some are still focused on judging them.
Could Glee star Lea Michele be making a guest appearance on the next season of HBO’s Looking? As best buds with Jonathon Groff, who stars in the show, Lea has said that she’d love to appear and being gay would be ok.
Two weeks ago, I came across something that sparked my attention whilst travelling through the interwebsz, posted by Tumblr blogger straightallies.
It’s not really a shock to learn the fact that the majority of schools in Ireland are subpar, to say the least, with LGBTQ support and awareness for students. In fact, the Relationships and Sexual Education teachers for my class didn’t even mention sex at all
Man and men are at the centre of the English language. Can we change it? Of course we can! Toodlepip is leading the way.
A recent Red C poll found that 76% of Irish people support same-sex marriage. It also found that
59% do not consider ‘being against same-sex marriage’ homophobic – and herein lies the crux of
something highly unsettling and problematic.
The debate about Barbie’s influence on children’s body image is one that goes back years, but the most recent argument in favour of the doll seems like one of the weakest ones yet; Kim Culmone, vice president of design for Barbie at Mattel, has stated that the proportions of the doll’s body are the way they are to make her easier to dress.