If you are a San Francisco resident and cool, you’d probably have heard of the fabulous Dolores Park conveniently located between Castro and Mission Dolores neighborhoods. Apart from its usual park-related amenities such as tennis courts and slides, the small park has served as a refugee camp for more than 1600 families made homeless by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and fire and hippie hangout and now as a haven for hipsters and families who flock to the park with a six-pack of PBR and/or picnic baskets on those unwonted sunny days in the bay.
Every weekend you can find muscled gay and stylish lesbian sun worshippers at the park. On some occasions, as if drunk swinging or hula-hooping is not fun enough, you can seek out inconspicuous vendors selling various “herbs-enhanced” baked goods. Continue reading
The gay cure, as we all know, is bullshit. But of course it never stops certain people from promoting it to the LGBT community, especially our youth, in the name of religion or whatever make beliefs that help them sleep at night. And in a world where most of us are
slaves to consumers of Apple products and “there is an app for everything,” there was, until a little over a week ago, a gay cure app that insures “freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus” created by Exodus International whose mission statement is “Mobilizing the Body of Christ to Minister Grace and Truth to a World impacted by Homosexuality.”
Recently I stumbled upon this hilarious and informative Bangable Dudes in History: Dead man porn for your still-beating heart by a blogger named Megan B. She even drew pie charts to show you why those dudes are so bangable for crying out loud! She did an interview with Salon if you want to go deep into her reasoning behind the blog.
Two Chinese dudes in history made her list–first Premier of the People’s Republic of China Zhou Enlai and the Last Emperor of China Puyi–which got me thinking, what other historical/cultural figures in Chinese history in the last century or so one might be hot and bothered by? So without further ado, here is my list of hot ladies and
germs gents in Chinese history. And no I am not drawing any pie charts.
Call her China’s first and most popular drag king. Meng Xiaodong was prominent as a Peking Opera singer who specialized in Sheng (male) roles. Born in Shanghai in 1908, she commanded the opera stage with a suave presence. Some said she was “more of a man than a man.” She was recently portrayed by Zhang Ziyi in Chen Kaige’s Forever Enthralled and, trust me, Zhang did NOT do Meng’s hotness justice.
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"Lost And Delirious"-the quintessential LUG movie
Listen up ladies! Here is another reason your parents would probably tell you why you should go to college: you are less likely to be sleeping with another woman. As The New York Times reported in the article “Study Undercuts View of College as a Place of Same-Sex Experimentation“, a new study by the Centers for Disease Control, based on 13,500 responses, reveals that “almost 10 percent of women ages 22 to 44 with a bachelor’s degree said they had had a same-sex experience, compared with 15 percent of those with no high school diploma. Women with a high school diploma or some college, but no degree, fell in between.”
Say what?! Whatever happened to the
absolute truth wide belief that women generally tend to have their first same-sex experience (and more afterwards if they like it of course!) in upstanding educational establishments? They don’t call it LUG (Lesbian Until Graduation) for no reasons. Continue reading
If you have paid any attention to the news in the past couple of weeks, I am sure you have heard of the breast milk ice cream introduced by an ice cream parlor in London called The Icecreamists. That’s right. The milk pumped from a woman’s breasts is processed and flavored with vanilla and lemon zest. The end product is an ice cream aptly named Baby Gaga (which Lady Gaga is not exactly gaga about but more about that later).
First I’d like to talk about breast milk aka mother milk. Continue reading
On February 21st, 2011, the world shook as god of tween girls Justin Bieber changed his legendary, lesbian-esque hair-do, which apparently cost him 80,000 die-hard fans who signed off as his followers on his Twitter account. But the power of JB prevails as the locks of his golden hair were auctioned off for over $40,000 for charity. Benevolent? Yes. Creepy? You bet.
But I am not here to try to understand why anyone would want to collect the hair of a 17-year-old boy. Continue reading
There was a time when I had watched almost every lesbian film ever released to the public when I was still living in Hong Kong. And by lesbian film I mean its central plot line involves lesbians who are the primary characters in the film, and the major conflict revolves around them. So no Wild Things and Cruel Intentions, even though they feature some of the most popular lesbian moments in mainstream media, do not count.
I did watch them, along with many others with pseudo lesbian characters like Who’s the Woman, Who’s the Man and Swordsman III-The East Is Red from Hong Kong and Heavenly Creatures from New Zealand.
I WoW. Like 12 million other people from around world, I am addicted to the hugely popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft. Some clever people also came up with the name “gaymers”, queers who play video games on a regular basis.
If you don’t know what World of Warcraft is, what is wrong with you? Continue reading
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I am not a fashionable person. Nor am I particularly style-conscious. But my brawny friend and I sometimes quibble about the limited choices when it comes to clothing for our respective gender. He believes that women have a wider variety in clothing and accessories while men are restricted to shirts and trousers. He is undoubtedly straight. But, as he puts it, once in a while he just wants to put on a dress because it is pretty and fun. Alas, he doesn’t think he should considering the scrutiny that will be brought upon him. But he does don a handsome kilt here and there.
I, on the other hand, think men are blessed with the cool gear. It is quite a strenuous task for a woman like me, who prefers a more androgynous approach in her attire, to find a jacket that is not adorned by “princess-cut” shoulders or glitters. Buy a man’s jacket then, you might suggest. No, they mostly don’t come in my size. And don’t even get me started on shoes. That’s why there are sites like FiTTiD Tomboi.
I know that this little debate of ours seems puerile. However, I believe the issue of cross-dressing and androgyny demands more dialogue not just in queer culture but culture in general, particularly when androgyny has slowly seeped its way through mainstream culture.
Meet Andrej Pejic, the most sought-after male model in the fashion world at the moment.
Still from Other Nature: Transgender identity, same-sex marriage and equal rights in Nepal through the lens of sex workers, runaway couples, discharged army cadets, openly-gay politicians, artists and nuns.
Last month Bikash Bista, the director of Nepal’s Central Bureau of Statistics, announced that they are going to include a “third gender” category in their upcoming census in May. Transgender and gender non-conforming Nepalese rejoice and welcome the fact that they are now being recognized by their government.
The rights of transgender Nepalese are also one of the topics discussed in my friend Nani Walker’s documentary Other Nature.