Atlanta Pride In Pictures 2013

This weekend was the Gay Pride festival in Atlanta - coinciding with National Coming Out Day which falls on October 11th every year. In most of the rest of the country, especially those with the highest gay populations (like NYC and San Francisco, the pride march / parade is typically held the third Sunday in … Continue reading Atlanta Pride In Pictures 2013

Marraige Equality: Trending Today and Influencing Tomorrow, One Facebook Photo At A Time?

Facebook is one of the best platforms for getting a meme out there - especially when you can adopt the symbol for a space-in-time social movement your profile picture and have it speak volumes.   Thanks to Mashable.com for explaining the phenomenon of the day and sharing the love! http://mashable.com/2013/03/26/facebook-red-marriage-equality/ Facebook Turns Red as SCOTUS Marriage … Continue reading Marraige Equality: Trending Today and Influencing Tomorrow, One Facebook Photo At A Time?

Why Can’t We Stay Out Of Jodie Foster’s “Closet”? A Perspective On Celebrity As A Fetish

Let's start by defining the word fetish, lest everyone think we are discussing a different kind of topic. According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary, fetish is defined as: a : an object (as a small stone carving of an animal) believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner; broadly : a … Continue reading Why Can’t We Stay Out Of Jodie Foster’s “Closet”? A Perspective On Celebrity As A Fetish

A Reluctant Fan: The Myth Of Commonality By Way Of Music Affinity

When it comes to music, I am a reluctant fan. Mind you, it's not because I don't enjoy music. Quite the contrary. Music is an essential part of my human experience, as it is for many. However, while I had hoped to hang on to the conception that those who share an affinity towards a … Continue reading A Reluctant Fan: The Myth Of Commonality By Way Of Music Affinity

Flirtation In The Age Of Social Media

I am on a "Fascination" train these days: inspired by this book:  http://www.betterworldbooks.com/9780061714702-id-9780061714702.aspx  and examining my world as a participant observer of my own social context, I found myself on the peaceful outside of a crowded bar last night having a conversation with my "bff" and a pair of adorable young twenty-something lesbians who had … Continue reading Flirtation In The Age Of Social Media

National Coming Out Day: A Modern American Ritual Rooted In Cultural Conflict

October 11th is National Coming Out Day.  Unlike the Gay Pride marches and festivities you see around the country (typically on the last Sunday in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in New York's Greenwich Village that sparked the gay rights movement), National Coming Out day is a more awareness and empathy oriented commemoration. According … Continue reading National Coming Out Day: A Modern American Ritual Rooted In Cultural Conflict

Baby Showers As A “Village” Ritual And The Nuance of An All-Female Village

So, one of our friends and her partner are about to bring a baby girl into this world. It will be a Thanksgiving baby and I have to say there is a whole village of Lesbians in our circle of friends who are so thankful to have a new little human to welcome to the … Continue reading Baby Showers As A “Village” Ritual And The Nuance of An All-Female Village

The Quandry of Gender Bending Cartoons: A Brave Discussion

Are children's cartoons required to have a sexual or gender identity? If so, then there are many more questions to be answered. I would like to thank my friend and guest blogger Eve Kerrigan for having really thought about this one and putting together a really thoughtful piece that she shared with me and gave … Continue reading The Quandry of Gender Bending Cartoons: A Brave Discussion

Why it’s Okay to Be Gay

Have you noticed a turning tide lately? That the "gay" thing (unless you are a religious fundamentalist or just plain scared) is slowly but surely becoming less of a novelty and more of a social matter of course? Sure, our legislation in the U.S. (and even more harshly elsewhere) doesn't entirely reflect that, but it's … Continue reading Why it’s Okay to Be Gay

Lesbians in the Midst…

I figured what better way to start getting a readership base than to write about Lesbians. People LOVE to read about lesbians! That and I have found some of my own lived experiences to be particularly anthropologically fascinating in nature. Yes, it's true. I have a wife and I am a female. That makes me … Continue reading Lesbians in the Midst…