At an exclusive private school, three friends are the outcasts of their class. Constantly in trouble with the school, bullied by other students, and never getting the girls they want, they long to be in with the in-crowd. When a new student, the mysterious and good-looking Luc arrives on campus, they are given the chance to transform their lives.
Archive for January, 2010
Be Sociable, Share! TweetA Fine Finale: Gay author E. Lynn Harris will be missed by Terri Schlichenmeyer The minute you saw that child, you knew who she belonged to. She had the same eyes, same chin, same mannerisms. She wore her hair like her Mama did back in the day; in fact, you could swear [...]
It’s a testament to the timelessness of Hawksley Workman’s music that the reissue of his 2000 disc For Him and the Girls (Isadora) sounds like he could have written and recorded it yesterday or today. The out Canadian singer/songwriter and guitar virtuoso, one of the most riveting live performers I have ever experienced, is simply whetting our appetites for his forthcoming new album, due this year. Songs such as the delectable “No Sissies,” sinister “Tarantulove,” “Sweet Hallelujah” (which lands softly somewhere between fellow Canadians Leonard Cohen and Rufus Wainwright), the exquisite acoustic “Safe and Sound,” and the crazy comfort of “Paper Shoes,” are proof that Workman is one of a kind. While you’re at it, I advise you to also snag Workman’s 2001 masterwork (Last Night We Were) The Delicious Wolves, which contains the irresistible “Jealous of your Cigarette.”
Be Sociable, Share! TweetLike Music to Their Ears. Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has received the 2009 Leading Lights Diversity Award in Arts and Culture from the National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI) for its Song of Houston series. The award marks the first time in NMCI’s 26-year history that this national award has been presented to an [...]
When I look back upon the many gay memories that light the gay corners of my gay mind, a few select recollections always jump to the frontal lobe.
Rita Wanstrom, a pioneer in the Houston fight for LGBT equality, died November 17 from breast cancer and other health issues in Austin, in the company of her son and daughter-in-law. She was 85. Wanstrom, known as “Papa Bear” to her many friends, owned and operated nightclubs for lesbians, including the 1960s-era The Roaring Sixties, located on South Shepherd. A leading activist at a time when gay women were arbitrarily arrested for cross-dressing if they wore fly-front pants, Wanstrom’s efforts were instrumental in having that ordinance repealed. Among her many honors, she served as a grand marshal in Houston’s 1981 Pride Parade.
Richard G. Loy, age 56, died November 16 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, of complications of pneumonia following a fire at his home. Born in Midland, Michigan, on May 29, 1953, Loy moved to Houston in the 1970s and to Louisiana in 2008.
“All you need to do is vote,” Parker explained, regarding the Jan. 2 special election. Parker sought to fill the council seat vacated by Shelia Jackson Lee, who had been elected to her first term as U.S. Representative in the November election.
Happy New Year! Now that 2009 is over, all I can say is, “What a relief!” It was one tough year. Recession, H1N1, an arsonist in the Heights—I could go on and on. 2009 was fraught with hardships, disappointments, and bad news. Not only was 2009 an awful year, but Time magazine recently declared 2000 through 2009 the worst decade ever! Well, they did admit that the 1930s and the Great Depression sucked, as did the first half of the 1940s with World War II. Nevertheless, our recently concluded decade was bad enough to rate amongst the worst decades of all time.
Be Sociable, Share! Tweet MEXICO CITY MOVES TO LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE Lawmakers in Mexico City gave their gay and lesbian residents an early Christmas gift by moving to legalizing same-sex marriages. The bill passed the capital’s assembly, an equivalent to a city council, with a vote of 39–20 on December 21. The move makes Mexico [...]