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sunspots and dying orchids

* inspired by the character, Thomas, in Downton Abbey.

There are no ghosts in
your winter-clothed heart
but real monsters claw at
the fleshy, pink walls,
screaming insults that
reach your ears
all the way from inside.
Thomas, maybe
your mind is a damaged
window because
ten years ago,
some mean private schoolboys
threw a stone
through the rainbow-lace glass.

And maybe your lips are bruised
by ex-lovers
who never bothered staying
past nine,
leaving you alone to burn
your fingers against
a vanilla candle flame.
Thomas, your green
eyes were blinded

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Want to watch an LGBT webisode series?

Hi everyone, I haven't posted on here in QUITE a while, so you may not remember me, but I thought I'd sneak in a shameless plug about the LGBT webisode series I'm starting, SUPPORT GROUP. It's about a group of LGBT college students and the crazy relationships they form both inside and outside of a counseling support group for people of differing sexual orientations.

Our website is http://support-group.weebly.com .

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NCIS, recording stuffs, and GUITARS!!!

So watching NCIS today I found out that the female director DIES in the most recent season!!! I was like, "WTF did they do that for?!?" Especially now that the black guy is in charge b/c he took all of Gibbs' team away, so it's like, "WTF are you gonna do to make it NOT suck?" They're already ruining the series by making an NCIS: Los Angeles...

In other news... we had to re-record the guitar for electronic music... now THAT was stressful. But, whatever, at least it's done now, for the most part.

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Holy Shit Psych Rocks!!! (yes I know my sn sounds the same)

I don't care what anyone says, Psych fuckin rocks!

I thought after watching the 1st 2 episodes that this season would be meh, but it's awesome! I'm watching last week's episode right now. It combines witty misplaced comedy and murder cases XD

Anyone seen it? Let me know what you think :D

*Oh, and I still can't get mysterie boy out of my head... yes i'll call him mysterie boy untill i know/remember his name ;D

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Lesbians on TV this fall

If you're interested in fall TV (and most are) you should check out this link which will direct you to upcoming fall TV shows which have at least one lesbian character. The list is large, from Wanda Sykes having her own late night show, to Shane from the L Word playing in a TV series =)

http://freedomuniversal.webs.com/popculture.htm

Peace,
Chelsea

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Kings

Is anybody watching Kings on NBC is started tonight. It's based on the book of Kings from the Torah/Old Testament.

Spencer Duhm of Survivor Tocantins: Interview

By Jeff Walsh

When I first posted that Spencer Duhm was the openly gay contestant on this season of Survivor, I didn't know that his strategy in the game was to not tell anyone. Each week, I'd watch wondering when it would come up. It never did.

Last night, after 15 days, this 19-year-old University of Florida student was voted off. If you watched the show, it seemed like his weak performance in a physical challenge was the reason, but in this interview, he says more was going on behind the scenes.

Here's what we said:

Hey Spencer. I just watched the show this morning and didn't realize we were going to be talking so soon. It's interesting, because when you were first on the show, I put a notice up on the site that there's a young, gay contestant this season, then as I'm watching the show there was no reference to it, so I figured maybe they're just not using that storyline yet. Until last night, I never realized that no one knew…

It was a conscious decision of mine going into it. I get flak for this, because people say 'Oh, everyone's really accepting…' But I'm thinking, in a social game, people will find any reason to get rid of somebody and I was good friends with all the guys on the tribe, so I don't want some subconscious thing… I mean, I was ona tribe with a bunch of people from the south, and I come from the south, too. I'm not bashing people from the south. It's a known fact that sometimes Southerners can be a little less open-minded to homosexuality, so I first see my tribe and I got people with the belt buckle and the boots and everything, and I'm like, OK, it might not work out in my favor to tell everybody that I'm gay. So if they don't ask me, I'm not going to sit there and offer it up. And they never asked. I felt there was really no upside, and there could be a downside.

Chad Allen: Interview

By Jeff Walsh

Chad Allen has a lot on his plate.

His latest entries to the Donald Strachey gay detective movies, "On The Other Hand, Death" and "Ice Blues," the third and fourth installments, are being released soon.

"Save Me," the movie he produced with Robert Gant and Judith Light, comes to theaters in September.

And, at present, he's finishing up a successful run of a play with Valerie Harper as Talullah Bankhead. But he's no stranger to theater, recently doing Douglas Carter Beane's "Little Dog Laughed," which required him to get naked onstage.

But what's most surprising is that for how long he's been out and doing good work as an actor, activist, and role model, this is his first interview in Oasis. This oversight is officially corrected.

I first remember Chad from his role on "Our House" in 1986 (yeah, yeah, you weren't born yet, I get it) when he was only 12 (and in the business for seven years at that point). He later went on to a regular role on "Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman."

In 1996, when he was 21, photos of him kissing a guy in a hot tub appeared in The Globe tabloid. They were sold to the rag by Allen's then-boyfriend (I'd never heard that tidbit before, but Wikipedia doesn't lie).

He waited until 2001 to officially come out, and has since been very open about his past partying and drug addiction, his spiritual journey, and his new role as: an openly gay activist, an actor doing great work, and and "old fogie" who’s more interested in hanging out at home with his boyfriend and dogs.

I bring up his past both to give context to some of what we talk about in the interview, but mainly because in "Save Me," his character starts as a drug-addicted party boy who cleans up to find love and a better life, which (aside from the ex-gay ministry setting), seems to touch on Allen's own journey, as well.

Chad and I spoke on the phone last week. Here's what we said:

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Quarterlife

http://quarterlife.com/index.php?file=show

so this is a very good tv show and you guys should check it out!!

Todd Herzog, winner of Survivor China: Interview

By Jeff Walsh

Todd Herzog wanted to go on Survivor since he was an overweight 15-year-old in Utah. When he finally turned 21, the now-skinny gay Mormon flight attendant almost made it on the show two seasons ago, but was turned away because the producers felt that he looked too much like hunky Asian hottie Brad Virata?!? But, this time around, Todd made it to Survivor: China, where he made no secret about the fact that he was playing the game and playing to win.

Last night, he took home the million-dollar prize. Possibly the youngest winner of the show, and the first gay winner since daddybear Richard Hatch on the first season, Todd actually founded a Survivor club when he was in high school. He was even voted "most likely to appear on Survivor." So, this wasn't just a passing fancy for him. Online, he has his detractors, to put it mildly. He made no bones about the fact that he would lie and manipulate people to win (but if you don't, you don't win.).

Todd called us up himself Monday after waking up from an afternoon catnap in his apartment in Utah. Well, OK, actually CBS publicity called us and Todd (who was now in New York City, and had yet to sleep from winning the show 17 hours earlier in Los Angeles) spoke to us while still buzzing on the frenzy of the finale, after hours of endless interviews. Here's what we said:

Dante's Cove Second Season: DVD Review

by dykehalo

Dante's Cove Season 2: DVD Review

Dante's Cove Season 2 can be described as a campy soap opera with interesting characters. If you imagine Charmed meets Queer as Folk, The L Word and Buffy the Vampire Slayer you begin to get a picture of what Dante's Cove is. It's a supernatural, dramatic, mystery, thriller, horror show with countless hot, graphic sex scenes and lots of male full-frontal nudity.

I had never viewed a single episode of the first season so the summary at the beginning of the first episode was a thorough yet fast and clear which I found very helpful as well as Jeff's review of Season 1.

Kevin is the "hot young guy" of the show. Everyone wants him but very few can have him. Kevin is living and dating Toby. Toby is Kevin's "Sugar Daddy" buying and paying for everything and never asking for anything in return except love and sex.

Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World : TV Review

By Jeff Walsh

"Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World" is the latest from Q. Allan Brocka, who seems to have his hand in nearly everything good that's gay these days. The show, which will air on LOGO beginning July 10 and comes out on DVD in late August, is pretty much an animated version of Lego, if your Legos went really gay, campy, and had a lot of bitchy things to get off their chests.

The show takes place in West Lahunga Beach where Rick and Steve are DINKing it while trying to sort out their long term relationship issues. They have regular dinners with a lesbian couple, Kirsten and Dana, who are on a quest for Rick's sperm. A third couple in the mix is Chuck and Evan. Chuck is an old HIV+ queen in a wheelchair, whose partner of four years is Evan, a 19-year-old club kid.

George Takei Interview

By Jeff Walsh

One of the breakout shows on television is Heroes, which tells the story of a group of people who discover they have special powers and a role in saving mankind.

One of the storylines involves Hiro Nakamura, played brilliantly by Masi Oka (who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance), a Tokyo programmer that can manipulate the time-space continuum. On the episode airing on NBC this week, the character's father will enter the series, played by Star Trek's Sulu, George Takei.

And he has personal experience as a hero. Takei came out as gay in 2005, in response to a gay marriage bill in California, revealing to the press that he was gay and has been in a relationship for what is now going on 20 years.

This weekend, I got the chance to chat with George from his home in southern California by phone. While I'm not the biggest Star Trek fan, I've certainly seen nearly every Star Trek episode and movie at this point. But, still, as soon as he answered the phone, his unique voice was unmistakable. We had a relaxed, fun chat with a lot of laughs that also touched on a lot of topics, such as his being held in an American interment camp as a Japanese American during World War II, his role on The Howard Stern Show with his signature "Oh my!" tagline, the fight for GLBT equality, and the correct pronunciation of his last name (after I screwed it up). But, our conversation started off discussing Heroes and his latest role.

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