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>People of the Year, Gay Edition

December 3, 2008

>Various “end of year” lists and announcements of “people of the year” are being released. Here’s a few.

The Out 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential GLBT people, names Cheyenne Jackson as its entertainer of the year. Wow.

I’ve recognized Cheyenne’s, uh, talent, before, here. Xanadu is no longer running, but I hope Jackson is in something when we go to New York in 2009. Wow.

Most recently he starred in Broadway’s hilarious surprise hit Xanadu, which closed in September after 513 performances (“That’s 512 more than anyone thought we’d do,” he says).

Wow. (I realize I am repeating myself, but…)

The Advocate included Thomas Beatie and Wanda Sykes among their persons of the year.

Wanda Sykes has long supported gays, and recently we learned that she is one. She let the world know after the passage of Prop 8 in California. Here she is at a rally in Las Vegas after Prop 8 passed (I knew we should have stayed longer), where she talks about her own same sex marriage and the importance of marriage rights across the country, not just in California. Thank you Wanda.

Thomas Beatie has had a baby and is now pregnant again. Reaction to the latest pregnancy was met with a yawn, of sorts, as people have begun to understand a little more about transgender people and the “shock” value of a pregnant man wanes.

Thomas was not the first or only transgender man to have a baby. Here Barbara Walters discusses the subject. This video is part 4 of a 5 part series. The other 4 can be found here .

In Part 5, the Beaties talk about family response to their pregnancy, and make an announcement.

Again, congratulations Thomas and Nancy.

>Cheyenne Jackson

April 3, 2008

>Now I really want to see Xanadu. Cheyenne stars as the leading man… struggling artist Sonny Malone in the Olivia Newton John remembrance. He’s part Native American and 100% handsome. He spoke about his gayness in The Advocate and his story, of coming out to his family at 19, of getting turned on by Popeye and Brutus bondage at 7, and of being in a loving and understanding relationship for 9 years is nothing but sweet and uplifting.

Of course he went through what we all do, whether we come out at 7 or 19 or 40, but of particular merit is the importance that celebrity or well known role models hold for young gay people. One teenager asked for a picture, and later clutched it as he told his parents he was gay “because it gave him strength.” He even loaned the picture to a friend a couple of weeks later when he coming out.

I might even watch the Tony’s this year…well, if he’s nominated.

At least click on the link and read the first of the article. What he says about Popeye will crack you up.

I probably won’t make it to New York to see Xanadu, but I did see this on Thanksgiving Day and did leave the oven unattended for a few minutes:

Here is Cheyenne’s web site Cheyenne Jackson

My other connection (yeah right, like that was one) to Xanadu is:

In Xanadu did Kubla Kahn
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile ground

With walls and towers were girdled round :
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree ;
And here were forests ancient as the hills,
Enfoldingsunny spots of greenery.

The link takes you to the entire poem. I wrote a term paper in high school about Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s drug use and how it influenced his poetry.

Nice pictures (of flowers and such) are due Friday.

Cheyenne Jackson

April 3, 2008

Now I really want to see Xanadu. Cheyenne stars as the leading man… struggling artist Sonny Malone in the Olivia Newton John remembrance. He’s part Native American and 100% handsome. He spoke about his gayness in The Advocate and his story, of coming out to his family at 19, of getting turned on by Popeye and Brutus bondage at 7, and of being in a loving and understanding relationship for 9 years is nothing but sweet and uplifting.

Of course he went through what we all do, whether we come out at 7 or 19 or 40, but of particular merit is the importance that celebrity or well known role models hold for young gay people. One teenager asked for a picture, and later clutched it as he told his parents he was gay “because it gave him strength.” He even loaned the picture to a friend a couple of weeks later when he coming out.

I might even watch the Tony’s this year…well, if he’s nominated.

At least click on the link and read the first of the article. What he says about Popeye will crack you up.

I probably won’t make it to New York to see Xanadu, but I did see this on Thanksgiving Day and did leave the oven unattended for a few minutes:

Here is Cheyenne’s web site Cheyenne Jackson

My other connection (yeah right, like that was one) to Xanadu is:

In Xanadu did Kubla Kahn
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile ground

With walls and towers were girdled round :
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree ;
And here were forests ancient as the hills,
Enfoldingsunny spots of greenery.

The link takes you to the entire poem. I wrote a term paper in high school about Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s drug use and how it influenced his poetry.

Nice pictures (of flowers and such) are due Friday.