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Of Angels and Apocalypse: The Cinema of Derek Jarman

AIDS, acid and Tilda Swinton.

Movie Reviews & Stories
The first time I dropped acid was in 1988. That night I watched Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio, a radical retelling of the famed painter’s life, full of homoerotic images and pithy quotes like ...   More
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Byron Beck

Live Blog: Lemons V. Bradbury Press Confab

Byron Beck phones it in from Pioneer Courthouse:
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments today in Lemons v. Bradbury, the lawsuit seeking to revive 2007's failed referendum against Oregon's domestic-partnershi...   More
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 by Byron Beck

Bend, Ore: Forget Men Having Babies, Lawn Chair Balloonist Takes Flight.

Bend, Oregon is fast becoming a hot bed for weird news.
Last week we had Thomas Beatie, who declared himself as the "first man" to have a baby, finally having "his" baby.
Today brings news of a guy who is att...   More
Saturday, July 5, 2008 by Byron Beck

UPDATE to the UPDATE: BBC Interviewed Byron Beck about Pregnant Man

Betwixt talking about dark chocolate and "one eye up the chimney" I was "interviewed" by Nick Wallis on the BBC's LiveFive show. Well, "interviewed" isn't exactly the right word. The 10 minute segment started with Wallis saying "Here is the FREAK story of the day." Ra...   More
Thursday, July 3, 2008 by Byron Beck

In The Gay-tto: Portland Queer Hood Comes In at #1

According to Q Portland our fair city has just been crowned (alongside Atlanta, Georgia) the "Best Gay Ghetto" in the U.S. by the    More
Thursday, July 3, 2008 by Byron Beck

The Memorial Service

Burying a loved one digs up old feelings.

Queer Window
As I captured private family moments with my camera, I realized my task felt familiar. It should. I’d played the role years before.Five summers ago, after the marriage of my partner Juan’s ...   More
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 Byron Beck

Freedom Stings: Opponents of Gay Rights Bill Get (another) Day in Court

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments next week in Lemons v. Bradbury.

The court earlier this year fast-tracked the lawsuit, brought by    More
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 by Byron Beck

Project Portland: Reality Show Winner to Share Skills at Kid's Fashion Camp

Really, does the girl ever stop?

Willamette Week was the first to tell you about Tacee Webb and t   More
Thursday, June 26, 2008 by Byron Beck

Born Funny

Bon mots from a Southern-fried sissyboy.

Queer Window
“Miss? Are you going to clean my room next? No? I need you to clean it now, por favor.” Leslie Jordan is talking to me on the phone at the same time he’s “talking” to a m ...   More
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Byron Beck

Rebirth of a Brand: Nau 2.0 Gets Ready to Blast Off

It's true.

Nau is coming back.

According to Ian Yolles, Head of Marketing for Nau, a deal has been finalized with Santa Barbara-based Horny Toad (they are the folks behind Lizard ...   More
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 by Byron Beck
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