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Tag Archive | "Religion"

2nd Annual Unmarriage Until Gay Marriage Ceremony

Friday, February 11, 2011

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For the second year in a row, the Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping will be celebrating this Valentine’s Day weekend with an un-marriage ceremony for straight married couples who support gay marriage at The Bethesda Fountain in NYC’s Central Park on Sunday from 1 – 2pm. The idea is “no marriage [...]

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Best 3-Minute Argument for Gay Marriage Ever

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Passionate, eloquent, convincing, short and to the point — this is a defense of gay marriage made for the Internet. Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa engineering student, spoke out before the Iowa House of Representatives last week against a resolution which would end civil unions in that state by describing his life with [...]

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Naked News: Gagging Over Lady Gaga’s New Perfume

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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Ted Haggard reveals to GQ that he would identify as bisexual if it weren’t for, you know, God. But wait, didn’t God make him bisexual to begin with? Religion is confusing. Ubiquitous James Franco to play porn star Linda Lovelace’s former husband. New research suggests are no differences between heterosexuals and homosexuals or between women [...]

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Genesis Finally Makes Sense

Thursday, November 4, 2010

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Writer/performer/artist Merrill Markoe visited the Creation Museum in Kentucky last year and absorbed all the “proof” there that the world was created just 6,000 years ago and that dinosaurs walked among humans. As if through divine intervention, it suddenly, recently dawned on Markoe how to help the museum make their case. So she created this [...]

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Dream Interpretation: I Left My Gentile Boyf for a Jewish Guy

Monday, November 1, 2010

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image via The Jewish Museum Shop Other people‚Äôs dreams are never interesting‚Ķexcept when they‚Äôre about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri: I’m in a long term relationship and I’m very happy. I’ve had other relationships, but this is [...]

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Comments of the Week: A Debate Over Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better”

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Last week we praised Dan Savage’s YouTube campaign “It Gets Better” to encourage and support gay teens, which sparked a indirect debate between this site and Femmephane: Angelika Says: October 10th, 2010 at 8:05 pm e as much as I agree on the importance of non-bullying and a truly sex-positive life-perspective, I have been feeling [...]

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The Documentary “The Nature of Existence”

Thursday, June 17, 2010

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There’s a new documentary out this summer from the director of TREKKIES¬† called THE NATURE OF EXISTENCE (it opens this tomorrow in NY at The Quad Cinemas), in which various philosophers, history scholars, religious leaders and fanatics from all over the world are asked tough questions about the purpose of human beings on Earth. The [...]

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Confession: Buddhism, the New Tactic of Players

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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photo by Chi King Our contributor Abby Spector, who is majoring in Feminine/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, has a confession to make: Twenty-first century men are stuck between the macho and the metrosexual. They are told to be tough yet sensitive, strong yet vulnerable, careless yet compassionate. The manifestations of this straight man’s limbo differ [...]

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Frontline’s “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan”

Friday, June 4, 2010

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click to watch the Frontline episode We just got around to watching Frontline’s late April report called “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan” — it’s a horrific and mind-blowing look into the world of “bacha bazi,” or “boy play”: …Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi (Behind Taliban Lines) returns to his native land to expose an ancient practice [...]

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What Religions Really Have to Say About Sex

Friday, April 30, 2010

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photo by Burstein! (check out the uncropped version to be truly horrified) Usually when you find “religion” and “sex” in the same sentence (or on the same website), it’s bad news. Either someone’s going to hell or someone’s really pissed off that they’re being shut out or judged or sent to hell. Which is why [...]

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