We posted about gay heroes on Friday. It turns out, it was the perfect weekend for such a post with the San Diego Comic Convention bringing out all the comic geeks, including a ton of gay bloggers. Popnography offers a wrap up and Towleroad notes a movie preview at the event.
This year's festivities includes the 20th anniversary of the Gays in Comics panel, according to the San Diego paper.
Because everyone appears to want to get in to the lists, AfterElton.com offers up it's own 10 coolest gay comic characters. Young Avengers makes this list too.
Okay, I'm officially geeked out.
My partner and I recently made a wonderful discovery while surfing the channels of our television. LOGO is a cable channel that appears to be devoted to the LGBT community.
Programming is thought-provoking while also entertaining and funny. Rosie O'Donnell is executive producing one of the comedy shows. It's a lot like SNL or MAD tv.
Time Warner has this cable channel. Someone comment and let us know if Comcast carries it as well in the area.
Celebrate who we are, cuddle with your someone special and watch LOGO.
Well, well, stop me in the street and call me Dorothy!!
The Human Rights Campaign has just announced that August 9 it will co-host a presidential forum with many of the Democratic Presidential Candidates attending and you and I can submit questions for them to answer! Hurry the deadline to submit questions is Wednesday.
LOGO, the cable channel devoted to the LGBT community is a co-host of the event as is gay-friendly MTV.
I find it interesting that they are not calling it a "debate." I was less than amused with the CNN/YouTube "debate." I thought it was more of a question and answer session as candidates were told to "stay on topic" and not challenge one another's answers.
As Joe Solmonese, President of HRC said in his email announcement about this event, "Speak up and let's make our voices heard!"
Wizard has a list of their top five gay superheroes. What is plainly clear is the newness of the characters. Sign of the times I guess. As with Hollywood, the real story is the real-life gays behind the scenes, including top talent like Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (one of my favs) and Phil Jimenez (one of my partner's favs). Thanks, Shane, for the link. I'll post more on this over the weekend.
Looks like SC Pride 2007 is taking shape and will be held on the weekend of September 22-23 in Columbia. The need for volunteers has been sounded and below is some information on who to contact if you want to volunteer for the event.
Volunteers- contact: jmvandiver@pbtcomm. net Michael VanDiver
we need lots of them to set up, sell beverages, bucket brigade, stage help, vendors assistance, break down, parade monitors, EMTs for first aid, Signers for the hearing impaired . . . . .
For more information on the weekend, visit the SC Pride event web site at www.scpride.org
I went a few years ago with my partner and other gay friends and we had a nice, relaxing time meeting people, listening to inspirational speakers, enjoying good music, and just celebrating who we are!
We also attended the one in Savannah and took our dog with us. Again, good food, great people to talk with and some inspirational speakers.