With a fantastic supporting cast (Lauren Bacall, OutSmart cover girl Lily Tomlin, Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe, and more), Woody Harrelson takes the lead role as Carter Page III, a Tennessee Williams-styled Southern homosexual living in the shadow of his father, a man who played a significant role in uncovering the Watergate scandal. A Washington, DC, socialite, Page’s only foray into politics is his role as confidant, card partner, and platonic escort to the wives of some of the most powerful men in the country.
Archive for May, 2008
I’ll never forget the first time I saw lesbians on TV (if you don’t count Wimbledon). In the early 1980s—years before our goddess Ellen cracked daytime TV’s lavender ceiling—Phil Donahue hosted a panel of unabashed, openly lesbian lesbians on his talk show. The Amazon grapevine buzzed like crazy. We all tuned in.
On March 11, 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced results of a nationwide study that examined the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases in teenage girls. The study looked at 838 girls between the ages of 14 and 19, testing them for four STDs: Human Papilloma Virus, Chlamydia, trichomoniasis, and genital herpes.
I love local government. I absolutely believe it’s the most important level of government because it’s the one that touches people’s lives most directly. Remember: if you have tap water to drink, the toilets flush, your garbage is picked up, and you have a street to drive to work on, there’s probably a local government to thank.
Who’s better for gay equality, Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama? The answer depends on a consideration of three main factors: the issues, actual legislative records, and likely commitment.
The 2008 Democratic Primary is the most contentious nomination battle that I personally have ever witnessed. Candidate loyalty runs deep, and at times the differences between opposing camps have erupted into bitter rhetoric. My personal support is behind Senator Obama, but I have deeply felt admiration for Senator Clinton. Her list of accomplishments from four decades of public service is long and impressive. However, when I think fondly of Hillary Clinton, it’s always the issue of AIDS that first comes to my mind.
Guess what the Extreme Evangelicals are up in arms about this month!
The atrocities of Darfur? Please.