Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Which Way is Up...?

Ode to a Falwell

The magnatude of Jerry Fallwells death continues to spew forth from his supporter, parishoners, close friends and those orchestrating their power play for all those evangelical votes amassed in the name of Jesus. Falwell, 73 died 5.15.07 and left a trove of controversy and religious barnstroming including the highly visable support for Ronald "mornin in America" Reagan who rode his Moral Majority agenda into the White House. The fire and brimstone rhetoric of his ministry is ripe, as well as, rich with alleged direct ties to God himself. The whipping post was filled with the ususal suspects: the GLBTQ community was responsible for much of the pestilence sired upon the earth, Feminist, ACLU, Teletubbies & Twinkie Winke, Norman Lear, Jim and Tammy Faye, Abortionist and all those sinners who supported them. An era has come and gone. God giveth and taketh away, as we do the civilived thing to offer condolences to his wife and family, despite his full throtle bully pulpit of righteousness and condemnation often unfounded and many times hurtful. Rest in Peace as we move on to deal with the many others molded in his image that are left behind. Ultimately we must gather our collective senses to determine, "Which way is up."

King Passage:Yolanda Denise King, the oldest child of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. died late Tuesday in Santa Monica, California at age 51. Relatives think it might have been a heart problem.
King was an actor, speaker, producer and the founder and head of Higher Ground Productions, billed as a "gateway for inner peace, unity and global transformation." On her company's Web site, King described her mission as encouraging personal growth and positive social change.
She was also an author and advocate for peace and nonviolence, and held memberships in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference — which her father co-founded in 1957 — and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Her death comes more than a year after the death of her mother, Coretta Scott King.
In 2005, King presented the Gavin Newsom Visionary Award at the Fourth Annual Equality Awards & Gala to the California State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for their support of marriage for gays and lesbians. King was known for her support of lesbian and gay civil rights and was a popular speaker at LGBT events.
She was among 187 protestors in 2000 that went to jail to make an impression on the United Methodists and the Archbishop of Canterbury in Cleveland, Ohio in a civil disobedience action seeking equal treatment from religious groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.

The L Word gets jiggy: Filmmaker Amber Sharp ("Triple Minority") has announced the debut of the website for her latest project entitled “Don’t Go.”
“Don’t Go” is a new lesbian series featuring a multicultural cast aimed at filling the void for lesbian women of color on television. (pictured above)
"Don't Go" tells the intimate story of the lives and loves of a group of vibrant individuals living in an apartment complex in Los Angeles. The cast line-up includes Skyler Cooper (“Bone”), out rap artist Melange LaVonne (“Jaden”), lesbian favorite Guinevere Turner (“Melody”) among others.
Set to debut in Los Angeles at the 20th Annual Outest Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian film festival, “Don’t Go” is headed to a city near you soon.
Click here to view trailer and visit their official website.

Editors Note:There are several projects from BSGL producers, writers and directors all over the place,so get your hook up and check them out. If we don't show the necessary support, then these productions will go the way of Noah's Arc. Two Snaps and a Bye..Bye..

PRIDE-R- US: The Mid-south pride festival and parade will be held, June 9 and the Memphis Black Pride, June 14-17 all in the bluff city, Memphis, TN. Don't Forget Capitol Pride, June 3, 2-9 p.m. in the Rivermarket Pavillion, Little Rock AR.

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