The Wi Spa Incident

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY Last updated on September 5, 2021, with reports that police have made an arrest for indecent exposure in connection to the Wi Spa incident. See Addendum. An incident last month at the Wi Spa in Los Angeles was raised in the comments to my statement yesterday regarding the transgender debate. I see … Continue reading The Wi Spa Incident

A Personal Statement on the Transgender ‘Debate’

◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY I came out in 1975 at Kent State where I soon met the first transgender person I’ve ever known. She was somewhat isolated in the Kent Gay Liberation Front. I recall having to defend her against criticism by others in the group. There was little knowledge or understanding of transgender … Continue reading A Personal Statement on the Transgender ‘Debate’

Pride 2021 Film Festival | Wk 4

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS So many great films and so little time! Welcome to the 4th and final week of my little personal Pride 2021 Film Festival where I've been presenting LGBT short films. I've been posting a selection of films every Saturday this month and encourage you to check out the full series. Even with all … Continue reading Pride 2021 Film Festival | Wk 4

Pride 2021 Film Festival | Wk 3

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS Welcome to Week 3 of my 4-week Pride 2021 Film Festival where I'm presenting LGBT short films. I'm posting a selection of films every Saturday this month. You can watch these on any device, but for full effect I suggest watching on a big screen desktop monitor or connecting to your TV. This … Continue reading Pride 2021 Film Festival | Wk 3

Pride 2021 Film Festival | Wk 2

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS Welcome to Week 2 of my 4-week Pride 2021 Film Festival where I'm presenting LGBT short films. I'm posting a selection of films every Saturday this month. You can watch these on any device, but for full effect I suggest watching on a big screen desktop monitor or connecting to your TV. Understanding … Continue reading Pride 2021 Film Festival | Wk 2

Pride 2021 Film Festival | Wk 1

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS I watch a lot of short films covering both LGBT themes and other subjects. While some people enjoy reading short stories, I find short films have a special quality that feature-length films lack. Every second counts in a short film since there's only a few minutes to set the scene, define the characters … Continue reading Pride 2021 Film Festival | Wk 1

Hal Holbrook’s ‘That Certain Summer’

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎LGBT HISTORY IN VIDEO Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain Hal Holbrook passed away on January 23 [just made public today] at age 95. He was one of my favorites, a giant of an actor who portrayed roles that will be remembered forever. Most notable was his one-man show Mark Twain Tonight which he played … Continue reading Hal Holbrook’s ‘That Certain Summer’

Ryan Phillippe’s Groundbreaking Gay Role

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS I was interested today to see an article in the Advocate about actor Ryan Phillippe. He describes in the article how his religious parents shunned him back in 1992 when he played a struggling gay teenager, Billy Douglas, on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live ("OLTL"). I remember it well! … Continue reading Ryan Phillippe’s Groundbreaking Gay Role