Last week i was joined on The Novus by the lovely and gracious VivvyAnne ForeverMORE to talk about the show she recently co-produced: Work MORE! 7: Daughters of a Riot, which was a celebration of San Francisco’s hidden queer history, via the mediums of drag performance, signing, burlesque, and dance. By all accounts it was an amazing program, and now Vivvy is making her way to L.A.
Last week on the Novus Homo podcast I was joined by legendary HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley, early member of ACT UP, founder of the Treatment Action Group (TAG) and one of the subjects of David France‘s How To Survive A Plague.
Is gay culture dying? It’s a debate that I’m no stranger to, though it isn’t the one I came home after nearly three weeks of traveling expecting to have. Yet that is what I found yesterday on Slate. With the opening salvos being fired enthusiastically by outspoken butch lesbian Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart, who not only argues that gay culture is going the way of the eight-track, she goes one step further by choreographing a little soft-shoe on its grave.
On Monday, R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans, weighed in on the recent controversies swirling around Chick-fil-A after its president, Dan Cathy, admitted that his company gives financial support to anti-gay causes, and decreed that the whole debate was an “empty calorie diversion from equality.” And warned us that an “anti-Chick-fil-A crusade” might play well in the “Democratic Enclaves” (read: godless pits of vice) on the coasts, but in “America’s Heartland” (you know, the real America) queers loudly and visibly standing up for our rights is turning conservatives, moderates, and independents against us.