Archive for Gaysville

A Childish Response

// July 6th, 2009 // 206 Comments » // Gaysville

So great to see the fight for marriage equality get started in Australia in earnest. There is a march on Saturday August 1st in all Aus capital cities which I have written on the calendar. Everyone, come along!

Posted via web from emilyjem’s posterous

P.S. Here is another one:

None of us is safe until all of us are safe

// March 11th, 2008 // 127 Comments » // Gaysville

A whole bunch of celebrities have got together in light of the Lawrence King murder and made a lovely PSA against hate crimes. My fave is of course Janet Jackson.

via AfterEllen

UPDATE: Sorry, this video seems to have been deleted. It’s a shame!

Shock Announcement!

// May 7th, 2006 // 136 Comments » // Gaysville

In an unexpected development today, Californian Anglicans voted for a radical departure from tradition:

Heterosexual elected bishop

Yes this is a genuine news headline! Feels a bit like a strange alternate reality…

Chemistry Sux

// May 3rd, 2006 // 350 Comments » // Culture, Gaysville

Ghastly test experience last night. I’ve had too much work on and only did about two hours study for it, and then sure enough it was really hard and tricky. Still I think I will pass, but not with my normal flying colours – alas!

I just got the programme for the OutTakes Film Festival, one of the highlights of the queer year in Wellington. Very excited to see that Loving Annabelle will be screened – forbidden lesbian teacher / student affair in Catholic boarding school – it’s gotta be good.

Religon-Based Bigotry

// April 14th, 2006 // 662 Comments » // Gaysville, Politics

A new Christian group has been formed in the USA to promote the acceptance of gay, lesbian and transgender people. Some multi millionaire is funding advertisements in Christian publications. They have some very powerful print ads.

Faith In America

Good on these guys! I must say that I am guilty sometimes of a negative attitude towards Christianity that’s hard to shake when you are faced with certain fundamentalist attitudes. Great to see someone standing up for moderate, tolerant Christianity!

Here’s a great article about this by Kim Ficera.

Obligatory L Word Post

// February 15th, 2006 // 371 Comments » // Gaysville

The L Word is very good at the moment. I die everytime Bette comes on the screen! She is so hot!! Jennifer Beals is an excellent actress too. (Time to rewatch Flashdance?)

It is very explicit though isn’t it? I remember when we got excited when tv showed two women lying in the same bed talking. Now we have about 10 lesbian sex acts on free-to-air tv every Monday night.

Not that I’m complaining.

Top 10 Reasons Against Gay Marriage

// February 2nd, 2006 // 700 Comments » // Gaysville

1. Being gay is not natural. And as you know Australians have always rejected unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3. Legalising gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because, as you know, a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

4. Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can’t marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed. The sanctity of Britney Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6. Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn’t be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren’t full yet, and the world needs more children.

7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in Australia.

9. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven’t adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

from Alex Day

Dykelings and Straight Girls

// January 20th, 2006 // 523 Comments » // Gaysville

We’ve been watching a British series on DVD called Sugar Rush, which is all about a teen lesbian who is terribly in love with her straight best friend – yes I know! Watching THREE lesbian-themed tv shows at once! I love living in the 21st century…

Anyway, this particular show has brought back lots of memories of being a young teen dykeling, and having tortured crushes on straight girls and all the torment that ensued. I think I finally have some perspective on that time in my life, and have started to see things from the straight girl’s point-of-view.

So for any struggling teen lesbians out there, here is my analysis of the “dykeling-straight best friend” dynamic.

  • dykeling falls for straight girl < --> dykeling develops friendship with straight girl (whichever comes first)
  • secret all-consuming passion on dykeling’s side –> friendly devotion, very supportive friend who would do anything for other
  • straight girl has deep appreciation for this very valued friend, unaware or only subconsciously aware of the other’s true feelings
  • dykeling too scared to tell straight girl of true feelings, fearing loss of friendship / humiliation / exposure as crazy lesbian freak :)
  • this equilbrium can go on for many months or even years – two years is my record! Very very torturous for dykeling
  • finally feelings are exposed deliberately or accidentally
  • straight girl is very surprised, doesn’t want to lose best friend, thinks “maybe it can work”, kisses dykeling
  • dykeling is over the moon! It is all meant to be! Written in the stars! True love!
  • straight girl realises it is not going to work, she is straight and cannot reciprocate
  • straight girl kisses or picks up boy in order to make it very clear that there is no future
  • dykeling is utterly heartbroken and confused
  • friendship is over
  • Yes, that’s the way it seems to pan out.

    Except for those straight girls who turn out to be lesbians after all, like my darling Jan! Even then we didn’t have the “friendship” part, we were only friends for three weeks before we kissed. But then I was out then which makes all the difference.

    So I guess my advice to dykelings of the future is: 1) honesty and 2) out yourself early on, if you can.

    Shortland St Does It Again

    // October 6th, 2005 // 151 Comments » // Culture, Gaysville

    Lesbian activist
    Don’t you know the difference between a straight woman and a lesbian?

    Nurse Maia

    Lesbian activist
    A bottle of vodka!