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Ram Dass: Talking About Being Gay, Being Soul Friends, and Just Being

Ram Dass: Talking About Being Gay, Being Soul Friends, and Just Being

Dass says, “there is still so much guilt and shame to be found in the gay community.  And there are so many roles that gays get caught in.  I still work with my guilt and shame.  I was standing in line at the adult movie-theater once.  I was in Chicago.  And this hippie came walking by and saw me and recognized me.  He stopped and started a conversation.  As we talked I could see him registering where I was and his brain was scrambling to comprehend that Ram Dass, the spiritual teacher was standing in line at the gay porn theater.  In my mind I was trying to decide whether to be honest and go into the theater or to just walk down the street with him to get a cup of coffee.  I chose to go into the theater.  It took a lot of courage for me to  do that.  My own guilt and shame were so strong.  It was the perfect opportunity for me to Be Here Now!  As for the young gay kids coming out and growing up I say this, ‘Don’t label yourselves.  Allow your minds and your souls to connect with everyone you meet.'”  [Read More – Interview by Alan...

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Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black

You can agree or disagree with his zealous advocacy.  But you must admit this guy has spunk!  It doesn’t hurt that he looks good too.  “Dustin Lance Black is a screenwriter, producer, director and social activist, having won the Academy Award® and two WGA Awards for Best Original Screenplay for MILK, the biopic of the late civil rights activist Harvey Milk starring Sean Penn.  He is also a founding board members of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) . . . .”  [Dustin Lance...

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Lesbian Butch-Femme Photo Project

Lesbian Butch-Femme Photo Project

The Lesbian Butch-Femme Project featured in Huffington Post:  Photographer Wendi Kali shot almost 100 people in 35 cities as part of her new “Butch/Femme Photo Project,” which she’s deemed an exploration of lesbian identity. As The Advocate reports, the project is an effort to archive modern “butch” and “femme” existence. Kali, who is a lesbian, says she initially explored her own identity (which she describes as butch) and couldn’t really relate to what she found.  [Click here to read more]...

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