Scissor Sisters confirmed as the support act on the Lady Gaga tour.
Upcoming same-sex kissing on Glee (do any of you watch Glee? I feel like the last person on earth who hasn't seen it.
Florida Appeals court says ban on gay parents adopting is unconstitutional
Discussion of DADT in the Senate blocked by a filibuster and then failed vote (Guessing the Senate Republicans and a few Democrats took cues from the Defense dept who for some reason wasn't interested in Lady Gaga's performance)
Special note: we shop in a NEX every week that has a gift shop with "Navy Girlfriend" "Navy Boyfriend" "Navy Wife" shirts. I wondered aloud last week if they would be ordered in gender neutral shirt styles or become more available in the men's style. (Currently only Navy Dad and My daughter's in the Navy seem to come in men's shirts)
What else has been in the news lately? What interests you?View Thread
A recent article on the Scientific American blog discusses what developmental psychologists call "prehomosexual ", that is children who exhibit a set of early behavioral indicators that homosexuals seem to have in common.
So fess up, did you play with the toys that "matched" your gender or did your parents worry you might be gay or a lesbian when you were very young?View Thread
I am not sure in my case. I enjoyed going to the neighbor boy's house and playing with his Matchbox cars, trucks, and legos. I coveted his father's train set. I rode my bike like crazy. My favorite toy was a set of wooden blocks. I apparently (according to my mother) refused to take ballet lessons because "those were for girls." I did better in toughskin jeans than any other clothing. (but I had a favorite Winnie the Pooh dress in Kindergarten and First Grade)
On the other hand, I loved brushing my older sister's long hair. I had dolls aplenty and played with them. (admittedly by making them "fly" by tying a string around them and spinning them around. I spent a lot of time getting into my older sister's make up, playing house with my sister, and loved to cook.View Thread
It can happen and you can have a frank talk about it or more than one. You then need to decide what YOU want to do about it. Is it about the sex? The closeness? Are you both burning the candle at both ends? Do you not have enough alone time without kids and family?
There are solutions, workarounds, and of course, paying attention can help.
I would like some of those tips because we have struggled with bed death off and on for years. Lately has been particularly...dead.View Thread
Last weekend I went to Milwaukee Pride. I didn't schedule going-but a singer I love (Melissa Ferrick ) was playing and she is ALWAYS worth seeing-even if it involves a bit of a drive. Yes, I had seen her the night before in Chicago. No, I didn't feel great. Yes, we both felt too old to make like groupies and follow her. Yes, we had responsibilities, errands and chores we should have been doing. Yes, it was forecast to rain. (It didn't)
I have been to Pride celebrations in a number of cities. Atlanta (pretty much how I have envisioned big city pride celebrations), Chicago (disappointing), Gainesville, FL (a nice celebration-in the fall) and a number of other festivals aimed at a GLBT community.
Milwaukee Pride is advertised as having the most diverse line up, the biggest in the (midwest? country? something.) I didn't quite believe it until I got there. It knocked my socks off. Quite large, great vendors, great support booths, great entertainment. Interesting crowd of people. I was glad we had gotten there early enough to enjoy more of what the festival had to offer than just the singer we went to see.
My mother doesn't get Pride celebrations. Why is it important? Doesn't it just make you odd? Why do you need Pride month? Implicit in this is a "isn't it just a place to hook up and why do you need to do that since you are part of a couple" and "Isn't it just a bunch of wild flaunting of sexual behavior?"
No-it is a chance to say "Look-we are your daughters, mothers, sons, neighbors, the person who stands behind you in the checkout" and it is a chance to see-that no, we aren't the only lesbians in a three state area. Yes, there are others with families. Yes, there are some older than you. Some that have better relationships, longer relationships, worse relationships or no relationships.Some look very much like the people you know and see every day. Some do not. It can be overwhelming-to see wow-look at all these people just like me. It can be a bit scary. It can be wonderful. In any case-no matter how good or bad the event is-it is worth showing up-whether you are G, L, B, T, Q or just a supporter of those who are in your life.
What about you? What has been your experience with GLBTQ Pride Festivals, Parades, Events?View Thread
How are you treating your depression outside of therapy? How do you let her help? What is it that you want from her that she isn't providing-has the therapist provided any feedback on how she could help?
Awww...it sounds like you are in a rough spot altogether right now-work, relationship wise, and of course not having the same goals etc.
The important thing is to always choose YOURSELF. Choose healthy relationships. Choose jobs you can be passionate about and enjoy. Choose to get the help you need from the resources that others have mentioned. It can get better- way better.