Saturday, December 31, 2011

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 846"

"Tender Moments Grow From Love..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Friday, December 30, 2011

"Unintentionally Gay...?"

"Hmmm... Guys, I wonder if these are too tight to wear to the club tonight?"

"The Things That Love Says..."

Love is an act of endless forgiveness
A tender look which becomes a habit.
~ by Peter Ustinov

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 845"

"To Know Happiness... Seek Love"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 844"

"There's Joy In Holding Your Beloved Close..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"Unintentionally Gay...?"

"Wanna come by my place after the game...?"

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 843"

"The Magic Of Love's Touch..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Things That Love Says..."

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion
I have shudder'd at it.
I shudder no more.
I could be martyr'd for my religion
Love is my religion
And I could die for that.
I could die for you.
~ by John Keats

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"A Song For He Who Knows This Is For Him..."


"Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues"
Everybody's gone away
Said they're moving to L.A.
There's not a soul I know around
Everybody's leavin' town

Some caught a freight, some caught a plane
Find the sunshine leave the rain
They said, "This town'll waste your time"
I guess they're right, it's wastin' mine

Some gotta win, some gotta lose
Good time Charlie's got the blues
Good time Charlie's got the blues

You know my heart keeps telling me
You're not a kid at thirty-three
You play around, you lose your wife
You play too long, you lose your life

I got my pills to ease the pain
Can't find a thing to ease the rain
I'd love to try and settle down
But everybody's leavin' town

Some gotta win, some gotta lose
Good time Charlie's got the blues
Good time Charlie's got the blues

 
*******

For He Who Knows This Is For Him

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 842"

"Even Back Then... We Bravely Hid Our Love In The Open"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Monday, December 26, 2011

"A Love Song..."

Not my usual taste in songs about love, but this ballad speaks to me in that it's about the end of love because sometimes love does die... I remember a time like this.


"We're Out Of Goodbyes"
 
 
You tell me actions, speak louder
But there's something about her words that hurt
Closing up its so late and
I'm the last one, still waiting for you to unlock the door
On our way home I realize
There's some kind of storm brewing in his eyes, only veiled by a thin disguise
And now that I've done my time
I, I need to move on and I need you to try
Cuz we're out of goodbyes, we're out of goodbyes, out of goodbyes

Never asked you to change, but sadly you don't feel the same about me
I wonder does your man, still shudder when you touch his hand, like this man

And on our way home I realize
There is some kind of storm brewing in his eyes,
Only veiled by a thin disguise

Now that I've done my time, I, I need to move on
And I need you to try
Cuz we're out of goodbyes, we're out of goodbyes, we're out of goodbyes

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 841"

"The Comforts Of Home Come From Love..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 840"

"Christmas... A Time For Love"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"Welcome Home and Merry Christmas..."

 
Video courtesy The Virginian-Pilot Newspaper

As she stepped off the ship and onto the dock at Virginia Beach, she kissed her partner, and it was all captured in a beautiful, loving photograph with a cheering crowd watching the whole scene. What makes this unique is that Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta of Placerville (California) and her partner, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell of Los Angeles, are the first gay couple in Navy history to share the "first kiss" moment.

"It's Christmas..."



It's early Christmas morning, and I am up remembering Christmases past... There were many that were like terrible nightmares because I felt alone and afraid in the world.  And there were some where I felt the hope and joy that this holiday symbolizes.  Alas, the latter were far too few in number, but now my life has come to a new and fuller tide of being and I'm hoping for the Christmas of my dreams today.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good day...




"Fear Eats the Soul" 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 839"

"Sharing Love At Christmas..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Imitation of Life..."



CNN reports, "A year after introducing Riverdale’s first gay character, Kevin Keller, Archie Comics is showing his marriage to an African-American physical therapist named Clay Walker. The issue with their wedding, "Life with Archie #16," debuts at comic book stores January 4 and newsstands January 10..."

"The Artist's Corner"

Click to enlarge

"Christmas In The Village"
Acrylic
Rick Chris

"Unintentionally Gay...?"

"Santa, whatcha got in the box...?"

Friday, December 23, 2011

"Unintentionally Gay...?"

"I'm just really 'happy' right now..."

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 838"

"Love Is Revealed In A Touch And A Kiss..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

"This Made Me Smile..."

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, I liked Newt Gingrich... But having come to my senses, I know that he's the last thing this country needs.  This really funny sendup reminds me that one of the things that makes our preposterously broken system so great is that we can poke fun at our political figures, even idiotic homophobes like Newt... "God Bless America"

"Fear Eats the Soul"


H/T: My husband, Ed

"Unintentionally Gay...?"

"Dude, do you think anyone will notice how 'happy' we look...?"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 837"

"Dreams Do Come True..."
 
Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"Unintentionally Gay...?"


I can hear the judges now... "Aren't you two boys taking this Greco-Roman thing a little far."

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 836"

"Families Are Made Of Love.."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"It Can Be Like This..."



H/T Gawker

"Fear Eats the Soul"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 835"

"Because Of Love... We Are A Family"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Truth About Canada..."


Canada is a great nation of tolerant, freedom loving people...  Last week, my husband and I finally got our certified copy of our marriage certificate from the Registrar in Thunder Bay.  I am glad that we were able to cross the river to Windsor and celebrate our love in the Union of Marriage and I look forward to the day when the same thing will be possible for any couple who wants to do the same here in their own country.


"God Bless Canada!"

Monday, December 19, 2011

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 834"

"Truth Is Love... Love Is Truth"

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Artist's Corner"

Click to enlarge

"Winter Evening"
Acrylic

A winter gift from a friend of this blog, the very talented artist, Rick Chris.  His positive and affirming images of same gender loving people are some of my favorite works of contemporary art...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 833"

"The Look Of Love..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"The Things That Love Says..."


"From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven. And when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, their streams of light flow together, and a single brighter light goes forth from their united being."
~ Unknown

"And The Truth Shall Set You Free..."


Once again, a closeted conservative politician has been forced to confront the truth... 

As reported in The Commecial Appeal newspaper, Greg Davis, mayor of Southaven, Mississippi already in the midst of financial scandal, inadvertently outed himself when in an attempt to reduce the debt state auditors say he must repay for unauthorized charges he made to his city credit cards, submitted a receipt for purchases he made on an official trip to Canada from a store named Priape, described on its website as "Canada's premiere gay lifestyle store and sex shop."

I have yet to read of Davis' statements and positions on GLBT issues, but from the following statement, I think it's safe to say they won't be favorable... “While I have performed my job as mayor, in my opinion, as a very conservative, progressive individual — and still continue to be a very conservative individual."

As I have pointed out many times, the lengths to which you will allow internalized self-loathing homophobia to drive you are sometimes beyond belief.  Like many others before him, Davis is married with children, outwardly living a lie while inwardly struggling with the truth of his innate and immutable sexual orientation.

Having once lived in a closet like his, I wish him well on his journey to truth.  The truth does set you free, but the cost of freedom is never free.


"Fear Eats the Soul"  

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 832"

"Love Brings Two Souls Together As One..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Friday, December 16, 2011

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 831"


"Love and Marriage... Happiness"

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

World Cinema Review - Phillipines


“The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros”
''Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros"

Phillipines- 2005
Writen By: Michiko Yamamoto
Director: Auraeus Solito
Starring: Nathan Lopez, Ping Medina and JR Valentin

How do you know when you've been a witness to true cinematic genius and fantastic story telling...? When you find yourself, as I did, shocked, surprised and upset that the end of the film has come and yet your mind is racing towards a thousand possible conclusions.  The writer and the director of this truly amazing film haven't shared their ending with the viewer and it leaves you hungry for a resolution you have to create in your own mind.  Having just had that experience, I realized that "The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros" is perhaps the best coming of age film I've ever seen. 

Set amidst the crushing poverty of the slums of Manila,  young Maxi played by Nathan Lopez is a 12-year-old effeminate gay boy who following his mother's death adopts the role of caregiver to his father and older brothers who are all petty thieves.  Although, Maxi's sexuality is accepted by his family, a chance encounter with a handsome young police officer sets a train of events into motion that will keep you riveted to the screen.

One of the best things about the film is its unvarnished depictions of the tragic and often ironic circumstances that work together to influence Maxi's coming of age and his learning of life's lessons about love, family, and right and wrong.

I don't like to give away the entire plot of the story (a good synopsis is here), but I will share that as all good stories are, this film is also a beautifully tragic love story...

"The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros" easily earns a 5 out of 5 stars rating. It is an excellent film with surprisingly fine performances.  The film has received numerous awards from film festivals around the world and was the Phillipines' 2007 Academy Awards nominee. 

*******
"Fear Eats the Soul"

"The Truth About Love..."

"True passion grows only from love..."

Thursday, December 15, 2011

"It's Not So Funny..."


Over on Gawker, there's a real hoot of a story about vehemently homophobic Rick Perry... Basically, it outlines a new "tell-all" book that purports that Rick Perry has a history of having sex with men.  Now, I have to say, "I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it is true... Time and time again, we find that the most viciously homophobic men turn out to be gay themselves."  Perhaps the truth will come to light... who knows, maybe this is it.


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"Fear Eats the Soul"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 830"

"Real Love, Real Marriage, Real Family... Real Lives"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 829"

"Love Brings Warmth and Happiness To A Home"

 
Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Truth Today... Gay In America"


Video Trailer for Scott Pasfield's photo book, "Gay In America".
For more info visit: www.gayinamerica.us. Published by Welcome Books.
Music: "Monarch" performed by Matt Alber


Read here about this great book that I can't wait to see and read...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"The Truth About Love..."

Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelly

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 828"

"Love Makes A House A Home"
 
 
Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Truth Today..."

He knows... "A life lived in fear is a life half-lived"

Monday, December 12, 2011

"The Artist's Corner"

"First Kiss"
Acrylic on canvas
Yuliang Wu

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 827"

"The Truth Of Love Is Found In A Kiss..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

"This Made Me Smile..."

For my husband, Ed... Who for some reason can't stand Beyonce

"A Love Song..."

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 826"

"There Is Warmth In A Kiss..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"A Love Song..."

Beneath the Lover's Moon

"The Things That Love Says..."

My love, you know you are my best friend.
You know that I'd do anything for you
And my love, let nothing come between us.
My love for you is strong and true.
~ by Sarah McLachlan

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 825"

"The Comfort Of Love..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Friday, December 9, 2011

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 824"

"We Too Find Love At Work..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Truth Today..."

If you live in the United States, here is all the reason you'll ever need to get behind President Obama's reelection campaign...


After watching this insanity, I immediately made a contribution to Obama 2012.  If we don't fight for our rights and support those who are our advocates, we will be doomed to the second-class citizenship that for far too long we've had to endure.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

"The Things That Love Says..."

The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.

~ by Maulana Jalalu'ddin Rumi

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 823"

"It's Just Love..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"The Things That Love Says..."

Let the world stop turning,
Let the sun stop burning,
Let them tell me love's not worth going through.
If it all falls apart,
I will know deep in my heart,
The only dream that mattered had come true
...In this life I was loved by you.
~ by Bette Midler

"The Artist's Corner"

"The Circle of Love"
Acrylic on canvas
Raphael Perez

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