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Caprica Comes Out

Caprica logoAfter six years of Battlestar Galactica, it’s hard to adjust to a different show with a whole new look and feel.  But after the pilot and just two episodes, Caprica is starting to turn into something interesting in its own right.

After a passing comment in last week’s episode that was easy to miss, this week revealed one of the characters as both married and gay.  What makes this different from most American TV with married gay characters is that he’s married to another man…

[SPOILER ALERT Don’t go any further if you don’t want to know who it is…]

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"You’re born naked. The rest is drag." – RuPaul

RuPaul and Mr. CharlesI love drag queens.  My hat is off to any man who has what it takes to tuck, pluck, and don those dresses.

Gender bender films are fun, but nothing brings me sheer joy and kid giggles like a drag queen who owns the stage with a larger-than-life presence.

I was an undergrad at UK the first time I went to a drag show.  Nothing in my life had prepared me for walking into a bar full of sequined gowns, high hair, and even a performer with flaming torches and a boa constrictor…

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2009 National Equality March

rainbow flag at the U.S. CapitolThis year’s National Coming Out Day was marked by the National Equality March in Washington, DC.  I’ve always missed the marches in the past, so this year I decided to go.  What a great time!

It’s easy to forget that there are lots of LGBT folk (and lots of straight allies too!) around the country.  But standing in the crowds as we began to organize before the march, it was inspiring to look around and see all the different people.

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