Tag: LGBT

Appealing to Gay Audiences Is Great, Hollywood Reporter, but Can We Lay Off the Word “Stromo?”

[Thursday], on The Hollywood Reporter’s website, there’s an article with the charming headline, “Introducing the Stromo! Why Straight Male Stars are Going Gay(ish).” My feelings about this … conflicted, they are. I completely agree with the author, Teresa Jusino, the label brings a demeaning connotation. It is about the brands and artists expanding their appeal, not lowering themselves to our… Read more →

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Gender Roles in #Disney, reblogged from @johnmorg

Throughout Disney’s history, the creators have stuck to a set structure when it comes to the gender roles of their characters. Females are consistently in need of help and the men are always there to rescue them. Over the years, the evolution of characters has brought both ruin and fame to Disney.

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Throughout Disney’s history, the creators have stuck to a set structure when it comes to the gender roles of their characters. Females are consistently in need of help and the men are always there to rescue them. Over the years, the evolution of characters has brought both ruin and fame to Disney.

Editor’s Note: John Morg requested the embed be taken down, read his work directly here.

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#DumpStoli: Stop Russian Persecution of Queers & Allies

LGBT people are suffering in Russia. According to @cavanshays article in HuffPost:

Anti-gay sentiments across [Russia] have made headlines recently. Just weeks ago, President Vladimir Putin signed into law the so-called “homosexual propaganda” bill, which imposes fines upon people found guilty of sharing information about homosexuality to minors. This week, four Dutch tourists were jailed under this law.

This past Wednesday @fakedansavage declared he was boycotting Stoli Vodka to hurt the country where it would hurt the most, financially.

My local favorite hangout, 501 Eagle, posted an open letter from the CEO of Stolichnaya Vodka to the LGBT community:

Open Letter from SPI Group to the LGBT Community

This letter has been talked about extensively. To say that SPI is isolated from the Russian government is to have blinders on. SPI is a corporation, making profit that trickles up the economic chain to the people that have the strongest economic influence in Russia, yet they are not pushing for change in the country. A letter stating that they really like the LGBT community doesn’t really hold water in my book.

So there is a lot of information swirling around the internet about this, but the oppression is growing in Russia. You can make a statement by avoiding bars/restaurants that serve Russian vodkas. Switch to Absolut from Sweden, or Smirnoff from Britain, but don’t economically empower a state that suppresses and terrorizes LGBT people.

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DJ Knayte – Pride 2012

I had an amazing time at Pride. DJ Knayte, the MC for the main stage, was passing out this mixset CD at Pride. I’ve listened to the entire thing. It’s got the driving house beat, some highlights are Give Me All Your Luvin’ that was very light on the vocals, Avicii’s Levels blended with a mashup worked really well. Infused with a campy pride, this is a great listen, check it out.
  1. A Deeper Love (Vincenzo Callea Luca Vs 42na Remix)- We Love 90 vs Paul & Luke 
  2. Seven Nation Army (Cutmore Extended)- Marcus Collins 
  3. Give Me All Your Luvin’ (Nicky Romero)- Madonna 
  4. I Like That- Richard Vission & Static Revenger 
  5. Turn Me On (Extended)- David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj 
  6. Big In Japan (Club Mix)- Martin Solveig 
  7. What Makes You Beautiful (Dave Aude Extended Mix)- One Direction 
  8. Stronger (7th Heaven Club Mix)- Kelly Clarkson 
  9. Levels (Edson Pride Reconstruction Mix)- Avicii 
  10. Levels That I Used to Know (Mystro Mashup)- Avicii vs Gotye 
  11. Feel So Maybe (Jump Smokers Bootleg Extended Mix)- Carly Rae Jepsen vs Calvin Harris 
  12. If It Wasn’t For Love (Mixin Marc & Tony Svejda)- Deborah Cox