All Blog Posts Tagged 'LGBT' (125)

Texts With Grandmonster (Part 7)

She actually asked the burning question!!!

Added by Kage Alan on February 18, 2017 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Texts With Grandmonster (Part 6)

She can run, but she can't hide...from Wikipedia! 

Added by Kage Alan on February 11, 2017 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

I STAND WITH THEM

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Even though Ivanka Trump and hubbie Jared Kushner apparently convinced Daddy Dearest not to overturn the pro-LGBTQ executive order that was enacted by former president Barack Obama in 2014, I do not stand with Ivanka and Jared. I stand with them.

Even though in his statement, he, whom I call Not My President, said that he was “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” I do not stand with him. I stand with…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on February 8, 2017 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

If we let them massacre the truth, we live in their reality

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

I grew up in their version of reality. 

In the 50s, Communism was evil and Capitalism was good. Free speech was censoring movies, books and TV, and questioning students on college campuses. Queers and trans people were sick and perverted, a threat to truth, justice and the American way. A commie lurked around every corner. 

In Catholic school, sex education was telling us not to…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on February 4, 2017 at 10:32am — 4 Comments

Texts With Grandmonster (Part 5)

I may have gotten the last laugh in today.

Added by Kage Alan on February 4, 2017 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Chinese New Year in Hong Kong After 5 Years

“Don’t go,” Little Brother warned me. “She wants to eat you. Or they’ll find your body floating in the bay.”

The Grandmonster had invited me to Hong Kong for the Chinese New Year this year, and while I’m sure she’d very much enjoy watching the Police finding my body in the bay on the evening news, there was something else afoot. My little brother was immediately concerned, but mostly because I haven’t updated my Trust yet to include giving him all my airline miles in case of my…

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Added by Kage Alan on February 3, 2017 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Texts With Grandmonster (Part 4)

I guess you get what you pay for when you use inferior equipment.

Added by Kage Alan on January 28, 2017 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Texts With Grandmonster (Part 3)

It's official. The Grandmonster has found a way to infiltrate my house and spy on me.

Added by Kage Alan on January 21, 2017 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

I See Where My Sense Of Humor Is Going In 2017

2017, huh? Am holding on to the hope that the odd years match the even numbers in the Star Trek films, and that we’re in for a good twelve months. You have no idea how desperately I’m clinging to that, especially since it hasn’t exactly been the most festive holiday season. We lost some recognizable folks in December. It hit me in an unexpected way because, while I didn’t know them personally, they were a visible part of my life while I was growing up.

I think we tend to hold these…

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Added by Kage Alan on January 5, 2017 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

My Contribution To Holiday Cheer!

Twas the night before Christmas,

and all through the house,

Not a Grandmonster was stirring,

not even her spouse (cause he's dead).

The electronic music playing stockings were hung on the wall with non-permanent hooks and care,

In hopes that St. Amazon would soon be there.

His Majesty was nestled all snug in our bed,

While visions of creating chaos throughout the house made him giggle in his head,

And me with my Fangoria Magazine, and no night…

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Added by Kage Alan on December 24, 2016 at 9:02am — 5 Comments

Noticing The Differences Between Then And Now

I was still in a bit of shock at this time last year. My father had died a month earlier, my mother and I were physically and mentally exhausted, and I had to plan Christmas dinner for her, my husband, and my grandmother. His Majesty had lost his father two years earlier, my grandmother lost her husband a couple years before that, and we were all dealing with our grief. It didn’t exactly make for a happy holiday. Now, another year has gone by.

It seemed as if 2016 was going to ignore…

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Added by Kage Alan on December 22, 2016 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Probably Why I Turned Out To Be A Slightly Mild Pervert

Friends and frenemies have mentioned at some point during my years knowing them that I can be a bit of a pervert. It’s often said with affection, so it never worries me. It occurred to me that it’s even kind of fun. Who doesn’t like to have a little perverted side to share with close friends or people you pretend to like once in a while? It didn’t occur to me, however, to wonder where this side came from. Until today. Well, yesterday when I wrote this.

One need only look back at my…

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Added by Kage Alan on December 8, 2016 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Against Better Judgement, I’m Going To Tell You It’s Real

I tend to roll my eyes while watching films that fall back on or overuse what’s termed potty humor. More specifically, movies that rely on extended scenes of flatulence or someone on the toilet experiencing gastric anomalies beyond comprehension. The only actor who could pull that off in any way was Leslie Nielson. Have you ever watched interviews with him when he had his fart machine in tow? Hilarious! But Nielson was a rarity. An example of a lesser scene might be the first American Pie…

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Added by Kage Alan on December 5, 2016 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

World AIDS Day

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Simeon, at 16 you helped desegregate lunch counters in your hometown of Kinston, North Carolina. You taught me so much about nonviolent struggle. You were my hero.

Saj, I'll never forget how you outsmarted that NJ state trooper who was so eager to bust us. Your words to me that final time I saw you will remain with me forever.

Steven, thanks for the flower in my hair at Philly pride 1972 and for the good times at La Maison…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on December 1, 2016 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

In The Spirit? Not Yet.

If I go on how things have been by this date during the past ten years, I would have all my Christmas cards made out and ready for His Majesty to sign, 95% of my Christmas shopping completed, the house completely decorated, the holiday feasts planned, Christmas music playing, and the holiday spirit. Not this year.

I think I became a huge planner during my father’s time with Alzheimer’s. If I didn’t plan, things didn’t get done, or there was hardship if delays occurred. It was just…

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Added by Kage Alan on November 21, 2016 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

I Will Remember

I remember a time way back in grade school when being called gay meant your peers wanted you to see yourself as being very limp-wristed and feminine. I say they wanted you to see yourself as that not because they actually saw you in that light, but because you were different, and it was the only way they knew to describe that difference. Being gay back then meant, in their minds, as having to conform to the stereotype. I was definitely gay, just not the stereotype, which confused everybody,…

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Added by Kage Alan on November 17, 2016 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

The transformation of vulnerability into power and action

I stopped being afraid once I came out of the closet.

I didn’t stop being afraid the first time that I said, out loud, repeating the words of Audre Lorde: “I am a black woman warrior poet doing my work – come to ask you, are you doing yours?” No, the end of fear was a long process, not an instant.

And I didn’t stop having moments of fear or panic. Those come, sometimes with great force, and often early in the morning, in the darkness, in the silence.

What I…

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Added by SeventhSister on November 10, 2016 at 5:35pm — 6 Comments

Post election manifesto

Speechless.

Scared.

As a working-class, southern Italian faggot I have never felt in more danger.

I hear calls from the mindless mainstream media for the country to heal and unify. I won't heal. I won't unify with those who voted for the monster the mindless mainstream media helped create. This country can never be "healed" as long as racism, sexism, homophobia/transphobia, ageism, ableism, classism, etc. continue to make some…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on November 9, 2016 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

PUT DOWN THE RAINBOW FLAG, DONALD TRUMP

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

You heard me. Put it down. I don’t care if it says “LGBTs for Trump.” An audience member at that Greeley, Colorado rally held it and you took it and paraded around the stage with it. You have no right to touch the rainbow flag.

You’re not pro-queer or pro-trans. You’re not my friend. 

Perhaps it was a Halloween joke. Is that it, Donald? Were you actually mocking my community? That’s easier for me to believe…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on November 1, 2016 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Halloween IS a gay holiday

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Halloween has always been a gay holiday. 

The reason is simple: it was the one day of the year when queers could be ourselves without risking our necks. 

Once upon a time in a universe not that far away and certainly not that long ago, life was a hell of a lot tougher for queer and trans folks than a lot of young people today can ever imagine. Not only weren’t there laws protecting sexual and gender identity…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on October 30, 2016 at 12:34pm — 3 Comments

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