Tuesday, July 08, 2008

stirring the pot, also known as coffee clutch

a few queer-flavored stories: two current newsie and controversial (ahem) ones; one which should simply be categorized under W.T.F.; and then two entertainment-ish oh-i-hope-she'll-do-an-L-Word-Worthy-sex-scene film updates.

what can i say. there's nothing particularly inspiring chugging around in my head this morning.

go ahead and talk amongst yourselves.

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Heir's adoption of lesbian lover annulled in Maine

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: July 7, 2008

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- An adult adoption involving lesbian partners and a claim to a share of a family fortune built on IBM has been annulled, bouncing the case to Maine's highest court.

At issue is whether it was legal for a judge to allow Olive Watson to adopt Patricia Spado in 1991 in Knox County, where the longtime partners spent several weeks each summer on an island in Penobscot Bay.

Watson was a daughter of Thomas Watson Jr., who took International Business Machines Corp. from punch cards into electronic computing.

The relationship between Spado and Watson ended a year after the adoption was approved, and in 2005 -- after Thomas Watson and his wife had both died -- the adoption was challenged in court by other heirs to the Watson fortune.

After Thomas Watson and his wife died, their grandchildren became eligible for cash payouts and Spado claimed the adoption made her a beneficiary.


[click here for the rest of the may-i-never-be-this-desperate-story.]

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'Pregnant Man' Gives Birth to Girl

By RUSSELL GOLDMAN and KATIE THOMSON
July 3, 2008

Thomas Beatie, the transgender man who made headlines as the so-called "pregnant man," gave birth Sunday to a healthy baby girl, ABC News has learned.

The birth, at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon, was natural, according to a source, who added that reports that Beatie had had a Caesarean section are false.

"She's really cute, really pretty,'' the source told ABC News Thursday afternoon.

[but wait, there's more and i am just not gonna comment on any of it, no way, uh-huh, NOT gonna do it]

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Want a pink slip with that shake?

Gay police in Philippines told not to sway hips — or risk being fired
The Associated Press
updated 9:28 p.m. ET, Thurs., March. 22, 2007

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine police issued a warning to gay officers not sway their hips or display other suggestive behavior while on duty — or they could risk losing their jobs.

"If they sway their hips while marching, or if they engage in lustful conduct, I think that will be a ground for separation," Philippine National Police or PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent Samuel Pagdilao said Thursday.

Pagdilao said the police department does not discriminate against homosexuals, but will not hesitate to fire those who misbehave.

[click here to read more about lustful conduct, Phillipine-style]

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Nicole Kidman to play Dusty Springfield
by Music-News.com - May 2 2008photo by Ros O'Gorman

Nicole Kidman will play Dusty Springfield in a forthcoming biopic.

The Oscar-winning Australian actress will play the 60s pop icon in the movie which will document Dusty's troubled life, which included problems with drugs and alcohol, and mental health issues.

The 'Son of a Preacher Man' singer was also secretly bisexual in a time when it was taboo.
Michael Cunningham, writer of 'The Hours', for which Kidman won her Oscar, is working on the screenplay for the film, and has vowed not to shy away from the controversial aspects of Dusty's life.

Cunningham said: 'Dusty was a great artist who no one knew what to do with. But she is clearly going into history with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.'

[more about my girlfriend's new project HERE]

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Lesbian Smooch For Joss Stone

SINGER JOSS STONE has landed her first major film role — as a lesbian.
March 27, 2008

The 20-year-old star has promised fans a “long, lingering French kiss” with a woman.

It also stars CAROLINE QUENTIN, 47.

Joss said yesterday: “There are things that are going to really push the boundaries — and that excites me.”


[oh, good GAWD, it excites me too Joss. In ways i cannot describe, or at least shouldn't. click here for more info. ]


1 comment:

allison said...

regarding Joss Stone:

please. describe.

i'm certain it would make for some fantastic reading.

allison