Do you have your candy ready for the neighborhood kids when they come to your house? Are you planning to party hardy with your friends? Are you attending a Halloween party? Do you have a costume you’re wearing?
It Gets Better is a project that was started by Dan Savage and this project was started after a string of LGBT youth suicides were reported on the news within the past 2 months. This project consists of videos that are made by many supporters of the LGBT community, including the President of the United States, who send positive messages to any LGBT person who struggles with who they are that “It Gets Better” in life as life goes on. In this video, Jujubee, a former contestant from RuPaul’s Drag Race made a video for the “It Gets Better” project. I hope that many people will be helped with this video.
Drifting Flowers is a movie that was released in 2008 from Director Zero Chou, a Director from Taiwan. This movie is similar to If These Walls Could Talk 2, where there are three acts that compose the story, and in each of the three parts of the movie, there is a central character that is focused on, and how the character’s life ties to the rest of the other characters also focused on throughout the film.
The movie starts with Act 1, where the focus is on a little girl named Meigo, a young girl who starts to feel jealous as her older sister starts a romantic relationship. In Act 2, the focus is on Lily, an elderly lady with Alzheimer’s who drifts between period of lucidity and remembrance of the past with help from an old friend. Act 3 focuses on Chalkie, a.k.a. Diego, who is reconciling her body with her awakening sexuality.
I enjoyed watching this movie, and I hope that more people hear more about this and watch it even if the movie was released back in 2008. I feel that Taiwan has been portrayed well in this movie, and the use of the characters have been played well.
During the first scenes of the movie, I was immediately hooked on the story plot, and I was not expecting the three acts within the whole movie at all. I like how the characters in each act connects to each other in some way.
If you are thinking of watching an Asian LGBT movie, I recommend this one. Happy watching!
Lately, I have been keeping watch about the discriminatory policy called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, and I am very concerned about the progress of this repeal. Yes, I am happy that you are doing something about it, and I am looking forward to the repeal. However, I feel that I am losing hope on this cause because of the slowed, if not lack, of action in repealing this law. I do not mean to bash on you or anything. I am just stating that I sometimes feel like as an LGBT citizen, I am being ignored by your administration.
With those feelings aside, I am still hoping that your administration’s actions will have the best possible results for the fight for equality among the heterosexual and the LGBT commnity.
I will still hope that some day in the future, there will be equality for all where…
LGBT soldiers can serve openly without fear of being discharged while serving their country
Same-sex parents can adopt children instead of being denied because of their sexual orientation
Same-sex couples can marry and celebrate this joyous occasion and be able to celebrate their love with their loved ones
LGBT citizens are free to be who they are without fear of being bullied to death
LGBT citizens will have equal rights like their heterosexual counterparts
Please, President Obama, keep up with the fight for LGBT citizens because we need people like you to help us gain our human rights. You have promised us that you will end DADT “under my watch”. As I continue to be updated with the current LGBT political issues that are important to me, I will keep you accountable for your words President Obama. I hope that the fight for equality will be a victorious one.
I got this from the mail yesterday from the Thomas More Pro Life Law Services organization from Illinois as a campaign to raise funds for the ND88, a group of 88 people who were arrested in University of Notre Dame on the day President Barack Obama was given an honorary degree by the president of the university Fr. Jenkins. They were protesting against abortion.
Here’s how the letter starts:
“As you know, last year America’s leading lukewarm Catholic University – Notre Dame- honored the most pro-abortion president in the history of America….a president who won’t even lift a finger to protect a crying baby who struggles to breathe after surviving an abortion. That’s right. Barack Obama has consistently opposed efforts to protect babies born alive and breathing after an abortion attempt! Yes, it’s fair to say that Obama even supports infanticide!!! Of course, Obama also supports the hideous and gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure.”
I could not bear to read the whole letter the first time because of all the nastiness in the letter towards the LGBT community.
“Fr. Jenkins rolls out the red carpet for “gays” on campus! Believe it or not, just five months after the scandalous Obama appearance, University of Notre Dame paid for five of its “gay” students to attend a homosexual march in Washington, D.C., for “gay marriage”.
Apparently, the sender of this letter also does not like the Vagina Monologues, or as their letter stated “V-Monologues”.
“Fr. Jenkins claims that a Catholic Universtiy should be open to practically all viewpoints. (That’s how he justified giving the green light to the crude play “V-Monologues”, which favorably describes lesbianism, group self-abuse, and the lesbian seduction of a teenage girl).”
My thought was this: “do they really know what the Vagina Monologues promote?” Here is what the Vagina Monologues is all about according to their website:
“The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. In this stunning phenomenon that has swept the nation, Eve Ensler gives us real women’s stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery…It has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement –V-Day– to stop violence against women.” —-The Vagina Monologues
The Vagina Monologues inspired the creation of the grassroots movement called “V-Day” , which according to the movement’s website,
“is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sex slavery”. — V-day.org
So, by criticizing this play, the sender of this letter is opposing any kind of promotion for the awareness to stop violence against women. That does not sound right.
The last few paragraphs of the letter made me laugh, even if it this letter was not written to be laughed at. After all the anti-gay language the person used, the sender is asking for money to help fund their cause. I could not help but laugh in my head about this letter because after being bashed on for 3-4 paragraphs in the letter for being a member of the LGBT community, here is this letter asking me for money to fund their cause.
“We want your money” Photo: All rights reserved.
This letter promotes a good cause, but the way it was delivered was not so good. There was a lot of nastiness in the letter. It could have been promoted in a better and a nicer way than the way it was written. So, when a cause is promoted, is it worth bashing a group of people like the LGBT community in this case?