“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Queer As Folk: Where Are They Now?

In 2000 I was single and living the big life.  I remember sitting in my living room with my 6 month old Chihuahua Princess and a bowl of popcorn.  We were about to witness "Change" in America before change ever existed.   The most controversial show to ever air on American Television, Queer as Folk, became the talk of the town. Everyone knew about it, Gay or Straight, it didn't matter. 

Other than Star Trek Voyager, I was hooked for the next five seasons as Brian, Justin, Michael, Ted, Lindsay, Melanie, and Emmett threw all of their gay drama in our faces.  And not to mention all the other characters who touched our lives, like Debbie, Vick, Hunter, Ben, and countless others.  

When the show ended in the summer of 2005,  another relationship had met it's end - my 4 year relationship with David Mackey.  But...

My new one with Ryan Lopez started shortly thereafter!!!!!!

I was living in my new apartment alone, because Ryan hadn't moved in with me yet,  And even though a hurricane was in the forecast, it wasn't until the final episode came to an end, that reality finally hit me.

I was hooked on a show that would never come back!!!!

Flash forward 5 years and I'm sitting in mine and Ryan's living room with our friends, Michael and Renee watching the final episode of Queer As Folk, just like it was yesterday.  We started watching the entire series last April and continued through the Summer, Fall and Winter of 2010, finishing the series last week.
Queer As Folk's 10th Anniversary was on December 3rd, 2010 and tonight I'd like to introduce my friends, Michael and Renee to TV Squad, to share and let them know "where are they now."

To see where the cast all are now 
Click HERE for TV Squad Summary

OMG Hilarious! - Planting

OMG Hilarious! - Miss Ultimate Sexy Baby Nevada Pageant

Okay, I can't help it.  This is unbelievably funny!  Tom Hanks was on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Sunday, where he was later featured in a video of a reality show gone wrong.  According to Wikipedia, Toddlers & Tiaras is a reality television series that debuted on TLC in 2009.  The show follows the controversial world of child beauty pageants.  

Well, Tom and his six year-old "daughter", Sophie appear together in a video, "Toddlers & Tiaras with Tom Hanks," and it is hilarious!  Check it out here.

How Many Of You Knew?

I'm writing this post for the countless friends, family, schoolmates, co-workers, and acquaintances I've encountered in my life and will always be remembered in my heart and soul.

Imagine yourself being 16 years old and wanting to do something valuable for your country, but couldn't.  Well that's exactly how Frank Buckles felt when he lied to the United States Army, because he wanted to be a part of the Great War.  

Out of the 5 million Americans who served in the military during World War I, he was the only one left, until a week ago.  Buckles passed away 3 weeks after his 110th birthday at his farm in West Virginia.

"I knew there'd be only one survivor someday. I didn't think it would be me," he stated.

Buckles and two other veterans, a 109 Australian man and a 110 year old British woman were believed to be the only ones left of the 65 million who served.

I conclude that no matter what your political beliefs may be, our military have done an exemplary job of protecting our nation.  We owe them a debt of gratitude and respect; many don't seem to understand how important these men and women really are.

Mr Buckles, Thank you for your undying contribution.

I Quote That - The Person You Love

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