Google Hangout for LGBT-related discussion
Anyone out there either LGBT-identified or queer-identified want to join me in a discussion of LGBT-related experience online and with the media? It’s for my thesis, and it’d be conducted over a Google+ hangout. Please contact me if you’re interested!
(Image: Rainbow flag buttons with the Tumblr logo on them.)
One more reason to come to the meetup tomorrow.
I actually would buy one of these.
everyone is gay: "Is coming out to friends and family via the internet a good idea? Like if I just posted a status on every social... →
-Question submitted by Anonymous
Listen, I told one person in my family and everyone knew within 14 seconds, which is essentially the same thing as posting it on facebook… So, like, you’ll probably be fine.
I think if I were you, I’d talk to the people I’m closest to…
Help with my thesis?
I’m trying to get the word out about a survey for my thesis. I’ve mentioned the thesis on Tumblr before: it’s tentatively being called The internet and social change for people of diverse gender identities and sexual identities. The official page for the project is davidamrock.com/thesis.
Now I’ve posted a 20-question survey online to try and get more info about people of all different gender identities and sexual identities, of as many different ages and backgrounds with in the US as I can. I’m trying to learn more about how people of different gender identities and sexualities feel about the media and about expressing themselves online. If anyone has a minute to fill out the survey, I’d really appreciate it.
Also, since the thesis itself involves cataloguing people’s personal stories, I’m looking for contributors to share stories about their lives. If the idea of this interests you and you’d like to share something, please let me know. My contact info is on that thesis page.
Thanks to all!
It Gets Better video featuring students at Brigham Young University, which is affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and located in Provo, Utah. These students describe the trials of coming to identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual while also a practicing Mormon, and they offer their experiences of reconciling sexuality and faith. It is most definitely a message of hope.
There are no captions or transcript, but the Understanding Same-Gender Attraction group at BYU has a Facebook page.
Both the video and the Facebook page describe the changes, however slow, that have been made to the university’s Honor Code to create a more acceptable environment for lesbian, gay, and bisexual students. No word on students of other gender or sexual identities. (I’m not Mormon and don’t know much about the religion’s traditional treatment of gender and sexuality.)
What up! Thesis business cards. Thesis URL on one side, heart on the other. davidamrock.com/thesis
Why does the Advocate give Michael Lucas a place to spew his irresponsible nonsense?
“While the thought-police replace our language with words that advance their political aims, they’ve also mastered the misappropriation of others. Take the word ‘racist.’ It’s about the worst thing one can be called in our society. And it’s now being applied to those brave enough to speak out against Islamic fundamentalists. Pointing out the obvious — that mainstream Muslim thought is homophobic, and homicidal toward non-believers — is one of the quickest ways I know of to get slapped with the racist label. Never mind the fact that Islam is a religion, not a race. Interestingly, if you criticize Christianity, the worst thing you’ll be called is a ‘liberal.’”
Is it purely because he’s a producer of gay porn? I support pirating all his movies - for those who are into them - I personally don’t think they’re any good.
FYI Mr. Lucas, mainstream USA is homophobic and pretty homicidal itself.
“I Want To Know What It’s Like.” Transcript in the video description at the video’s YouTube page.
According to the project’s Facebook info page, Second Class Citizens will be “[a] documentary about discrimination against citizens of a lesser class,” to be released January 2013.