The Most Articulate Coming Out Ever

Disclaimer:  I’m partial to George Michael.  As if you didn’t know that. Some people say Mr. Michael was outed the day he was arrested leaving a park men’s room in Beverly Hills.  Actually, anyone who listened to GM’s fine music during the 1990s already knew the closet door in question was ajar, not closed.  The 1996 song Jesus to a Child was a tribute piece dedicated to Anselmo Feleppa, who, according to the booklet enclosed with the Older CD, “changed the way that I look at my life.” Prior to April 1998, the London tabloid media harassed George Michael relentlessly on … Continue reading The Most Articulate Coming Out Ever

Saturday Night Live Aces it

I do just fine without a television.  Streaming and DVDs have covered most of it, and I can live without the occasional show I have to miss. (By the way, the long-awaited George Michael documentary, titled Freedom, will air on Showtime in the United States on Saturday, October 21.  I’ll get to see it because I subscribe to Showtime’s online streaming service.  If you’re very interested in this program and you don’t have Showtime, google the info for the streaming service and decide whether you want to sign up.) Obviously, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live from beginning to end, … Continue reading Saturday Night Live Aces it

This is Progress

Gordon Thomson, who played one of at least three Long-Lost-Carrington-Children-Later-Emerged, Adam Carrington, is disappointed with the way a new, Dynasty-based series on CW is being handled. Although it isn’t anything new that someone connected to an older television series is criticizing a reboot, Carli Velocci’s article, posted on The Wrap and reposted on MSN, appeals to a maturing society.  Note that Mr. Thomson also comes out publicly as gay in the article, but the coming out is secondary.  The lead in — and forty percent of the entire article — is focused on what he has to say about the … Continue reading This is Progress

Yes, This Still Happens

People who ignore international news may assume the progress made by the LGBT movement in the West is more far-reaching than it really is. All human rights victories have potential for expanding, though.  When some countries agree that a segment of society must be respected as individuals, there’s pressure for others to use similar common sense. That said, please read this BBC report, posted online yesterday.  A link appears below.  As horrifying as it is, we should appreciate the fact that an international news service finds this serious enough to report. Zanzibar is an island located in the Indian Ocean, … Continue reading Yes, This Still Happens