I WoW. Like 12 million other people from around world, I am addicted to the hugely popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft. Some clever people also came up with the name “gaymers”, queers who play video games on a regular basis.
If you don’t know what World of Warcraft is, what is wrong with you? Continue reading
Posted in Get a Life
Tagged azeroth, gay, gaymer, gaymer.org, kotaku.com, lesbian, Nude Duel Championship, Proudmoore, queer guild, Sara Andrews, sexual orientation, World of Warcraft, wow
I feel like I’m going to be the new Chris Crocker making the Youtube video, “Leave Justin Alone!” Mr. Bieber was accused of being homophobic and anti-abortion in his interview with Rolling Stone magazine. I wanted to do a bit more research on it and get the direct quotes, which I felt were probably read out of context. First of all, listen to this: “Canada’s the best country in the world…We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills.” Go Canada! Being a fellow Canadian myself, I must say you have to read his comments from the perspective of a country that is more culturally and politically advanced.
When asked about being gay, Mr. Bieber said, “It’s everyone’s own decision to do that. It doesn’t affect me and shouldn’t affect anyone else.” Continue reading
Posted in Politics
Tagged abortion, anti-abortion, Canada, Canadian Human Rights Act, gay marriage, homophobic, Justin Bieber, Leave Justin Alone, medical bills, Rolling Stone, sexual orientation
I just discovered this first film about queer women in Indonesia from a friend’s post on Facebook. According to a webpage, it’s “the first film about the world and experiences of queer women in Indonesia. In this interlace short films, nine female filmmakers show us about what it means to be a queer woman in the country with the world largest Muslim population.” The titular character Srikandi is a character in the Mahabharata, the classic Hindu epic, that is frequently used in Indonesian shadow puppet theater. In one version, Srikandi is the female warrior who becomes a man to marry a woman and bear kids by changing gender identity and sexual orientation. The legend reminds me of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. Continue reading
Posted in Sight and Sound
Tagged Children of Srikandi, gender identity, Hindu, Indonesia, Indonesian Shadow Puppet Theater, Jakarta, John Badalu, Mahabharata, Muslim, Oji, Orlando, queer women, queerious, sexual orientation, transgender people, Virginia Woolf, Yogi