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2 comments | Wednesday, March 11, 2009

From the creators of The DL Chronicles comes a new webseries titled The Outside of Relationships. Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett are not only artistic partners but have been partners in life for over 11 years. Watch as they bring humor and life lessons learned over their decade together to SGL couples who desire long term commitment.

The Outside of Relationships Season 1 Episode 2

Openly gay cast member on BET's College Hill South Beach

There's a new roommate representing the black gay community on the new season of BET's College Hill South Beach and his name is Kyle Washington. Washington is a junior at Florida A&M University and will be the second openly gay black man on College Hill when the show premieres on March 24th. Get into it!

Wilson Cruz talks about the controversy over his and other gay portrayals in “He’s Just Not That Into You”

"Some people had something to say about the fact that I may have been too effeminate or other people in the film may have been too effeminate but I celebrate that fact that we can do that in 2009. I want to see more effeminate men on television and in film. I think there is a lack of that. The more we see effeminate men on screen, the more we can help those young people who are exactly that feel okay about it. And that’s really the whole point of my career.”

Is Homophobia More Prevalent than Racism?"

Do people harbor more negative feelings toward LGBT people than they do toward people of specific races or ethnicities? According to the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology, the answer is yes. But is this a destructive question to ask? I think the answer is yes. Here are the findings of the study.

35 percent of those surveyed revealed negative attitudes toward gay men;

41 percent held prejudicial attitudes toward lesbians;

28 percent held negative attitudes toward Asians;

25 percent held negative attitudes toward Black populations;

18 percent held negative attitudes toward Southeast Asians

Offensive Message on Faux Blood Drive Flyers Directed Towards Gay Men

Straight Boys & Their Back Door: Not Just An Exit?

I was out with a couple of co-workers and after knocking back a few shots, naturally the conversation turned to sex. One of the four dudes present asked if I was down with The 3 Piece Meal. The other ladies and I looked at each other like, “what?” and told him to explain. Basically, he said The 3 Piece Meal is when a lady gives you head, sucks your sac and licks your @ss. Now we were all like, “Hell naw. Men don’t even wash like they’re supposed to.” But when one of the chicks was quiet, we looked at her and she said she’s done it to an ex-boyfriend before. A few of the guys present were all for this. They said they loved for a girl to lick their back door. One dude said a girl tried that on him and it just made him really nervous and ashamed. He went soft and all he could do was stare at the wall. Now us women, sure we like it. But we also have a different code of cleanliness too. Continue reading...

American Idol Needs To Open Closet Door

The closet metaphor most often applies to hidden homosexual identities, and that's certainly a hot button issue for "Idol." The show has drawn its own curtain around apparently gay contestants over the years. So far, Adam Lambert has been as matter-of-fact about his orientation as possible without actually uttering the word "gay" on camera. He's poised, doing his little dance around a major aspect of his private life; he's not the first to have to do so.

Harlem Heights, Baldwin Hills, College Hill ATL -- no gays?

The argument normally is BET is copying MTV's reality shows, which probably isn't too farfetched. MTV has had gay personalities for years -- they originated it with Norman Korpi from the first season of Real World and of course Pedro Zamora from Real World in San Francisco who was HIV positive (imagine if BET did something like that). They've even had two transgender personalities in the last year, which were surprisingly not exploitative. Other reality shows, America's Next Top Model, Project Runway and others are packed with the gays.

Ray Cunningham was the first and only openly gay personality on BET for season three of College Hill.

Is it possible BET couldn't find any openly gay black people on the show?

Chaseology Interviews Openly Gay Rapper Last Offence

On Coming Out:
I came out to my mother when I was 18. I had a fight with my brother about me being gay. I went to my mom, woke her up *laughs*. I told her my brother said he would basically disown me if I was gay and I was like well I’m gay. She was really cool and I stopped being angry. *laughs* Once I told her, I didn’t tell anybody for a while. Then once I moved out the L.A. I told all my friends and then all my cousins first. Then I got tired of saying the words so I just let word spread. *laughs*

My one regret is that I’ve never said the words to my father. I’m not afraid to tell nobody, you know what I mean if he asked me then it would come out easy as pie. I’d be like yeah. But to bring it up and try to talk to him when we already have strained communication as it is not easy. And I must say since I’m older I don’t have as much of a need for people to know. You know, when you’re younger it’s like “I need to come out, everybody needs to know so I can feel better and ladidadida...” But when you get older and you pay your own bills and you got your own life you don’t really give a shit. I don’t hide anything but telling people isn’t an emergency.

Check out Last Offence on Myspace here.


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I go to school with Kyle. He used to be really controversial my freshman year when he dressed in drag and terrorized innocent gay and straight kids lol, but in recent years he has calmed down considerably. One thing I can say about Kyle is that he is one of the most INTELLIGENT gay men I have ever met. The grasp that he has on our schools (FAMU's) history is unrivaled. He is also very talented having created and choreographed for many dance groups on campus. I know/hope he will be a positive role model for FAMU and the LGBT, but don't be surprised if he's a little messy on the show lol. I mean they do have him labeled as "tha instagator"

March 11, 2009 11:33 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

"Do people harbor more negative feelings toward LGBT people than they do toward people of specific races or ethnicities? According to the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology, the answer is yes. But is this a destructive question to ask? I think the answer is yes."

Why is this a destructive question to ask? It's clear to me, that overt expressions of racism are unacceptable if not actually illegal (in the workplace, for example). Homophobia, on the other hand, is perfectly acceptable: in most states, for example, it is not against the law to fire someone for being gay. Of course, people are more willing to express feelings of hatred towards gay people. Society accepts homophobia as the "natural" order of things. Overt displays of racism are not accepted among "nice" people. At least, not in public.

March 11, 2009 6:19 PM


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