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Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:04 pm
by JT325
Nrthwnd wrote:Just so you and others know...
It's World AIDS Day, today.
And now you're aware, too.


Speaking of that (however a little late), did anyone see the Queen/Freddie Mercury movie "Bohemian Rhapsody"? Really a great movie, and I'm usually not into big mainstream movies. I caught some songs switched around in the movie, and later read a long list of moved around "stuff." Biggest of which was how they compiled the last few years stories (AIDS being the big one) into the last (triumphant) part of the movie. Even with the changes, still a great movie. The actors who played the band members were spot-on, especially Brian May.

What a sad day when he died. I had come home for Thanksgiving, and it was all over the news the next day. Freddie Mercury was like a freaking superhero to the kids that grew up listening to him. His death was very sad too, as detailed in the book written by his last boyfriend/husband, Jim Hutton. It's called "Mercury and me," like $5 on kindle.

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:20 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Yes, we saw the movie, loved it, were blown away by everybody's performance.
Including that lead, woah he was amazing! And we felt there was more in the film
about his sexuality than we had been led to believe.... i.e. less about it.

Good film. And I couldn't imagine this on IMAX! That would be OD-ing, indeed! ;)

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:38 pm
by JT325
^Glad to hear you liked it! There are plenty of fans that are upset because of a few re-arrangements and not telling everything. But how much can you show in a 2 hour movie? I almost went to the theater to see it a 2nd time, I still might. This will definitely be a buy it when blu ray comes out.

All the old Queen records are getting a good play on my computer after that movie. If you want to read more personal stuff about Freddie, there are some good books out there. He definitely had a few extremely wild years - in every way... but settled down when Jim moved in.

Here is a must-watch comparison. That dude must have rehearsed for months.

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:39 am
by Jason Maier
Well I've finally realized what I am . . .

I'm asexual (no attraction to men or women). Took me a while to come to this conclusion; when I was younger I knew I wasn't interested in anyone (not even in a playful way) but well; being a kid I had no idea about sexual orientation and such.

I'm just glad I don't have to lie to myself anymore.

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:28 pm
by bert425
Jason Maier wrote:Well I've finally realized what I am . . .

I'm asexual (no attraction to men or women). Took me a while to come to this conclusion; when I was younger I knew I wasn't interested in anyone (not even in a playful way) but well; being a kid I had no idea about sexual orientation and such.

I'm just glad I don't have to lie to myself anymore.


I'm proud of you, Sir.

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:49 pm
by Nrthwnd
Here. I just love this video. And it fits perfectly here! Kind of. =)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GDm-2GhMYs

It all starts just after the 3:00 mark. :lover:

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:49 pm
by Nrthwnd
Just got this, and am totally shocked that I didn't buy it sooner!

I am a Total Streisand Fanboi from decades ago. But all my recordings of her are LPs.
(Not that there's anything wrong with that, heh.)

That said, this is my very first Streisand CD, and wow - she is still magnificent in her singing,
AND what's on her mind, to borrow a song title. You know exactly what and who this
is directed towards, in part. But then she is is glowing with gorgeous covers and orchestrations
on what is good and precious about everybody in the world.

She is still magic in these times. Buy this. Enjoy it. And be surprised by Barbra......still. :smile:

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:09 pm
by Nrthwnd
Ha! They're playing on the radio now, a celebration of Diana Ross'
(actual) birthday date - now - and she's a Diva 75!

Song they're playing is "I'm Coming Out" which was our
gay radio show (also name of show, Coming Out) theme song
for several years on Vancouver Co-Op Radio! Started in 1978.

Lots of things never get old. And are still STYLE. Which Diana IS. :lover:

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:59 pm
by tinaalsgirl
So today I found out that one of my favorite places on earth, Happy Valley Conference Center in Santa Cruz, is flying both a trans flag and a LGBT+ rights/pride flag. Considering Happy Valley has been owned by "The Church" (as we always referred to it) for decades, it's so great seeing support for LGBT+ there; then again, Community of Christ (previously RLDS) has been pretty good about moving forward into modern times with allowing women and gays into the priesthood and what-not. Of course, there are individual branches that are stuck in their ways (a couple of them still go by RLDS), but the official stances of the CoC are gradually getting more supportive, and while I am no longer religious (I left that behind as soon as I was old enough to think for myself), it's good to know that the organization I grew up in is progressing forward.

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:47 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Very nice to read. Awesome! =)

By the way, I believe I had not seen what the Trans Flag looked like, at this time.

So.... I looked it up, and here it is! :smile: