Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Best of the LGBT Desotos



I'm very active in the LGBT community as a writer and editor, and one of my weekly gigs is writing an LGBT column for TheDesoto.com, a charming little B-and-B in South Florida that is a slice of old-time Key West.

Here are my favorite recent columns from The Desoto.

The (Gay) Moms Are Alright

As Ellen DeGeneres famously pointed out after right-wing group One Million Moms boycotted her JC Penney spokesperson position, they only have 40 thousand people on their Facebook page. (I guess 40 Thousand Homophobic Moms With Nothing Better to Do just didn’t sound as catchy.) However, their inaccurate name didn’t stop OMM from getting their proverbial knickers in a twist again just in time for Mother’s Day. Why? because corpo giant JC Penney has taken yet another stand in their support of LGBT families and featured an adorable lesbian family in their most recent catalog...  CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING "The (Gay) Moms Are Alright."

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The Fabulous Beekman Boys are Indeed Fabulous 

When my favorite local and green bookseller Danielle recommended The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentleman Farmers by Josh Kilmer-Purcell, I was intrigued just from her description. “It’s about this couple who leaves the big city and opens a farm. One of the guys used to work for Martha Stewart, I think. You’ll love it.” She took the book from the stand behind the counter and handed it to me. I took it home and then spent the next two days devouring it and laughing hysterically .CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING THE REST.

(Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge have done the unthinkable - built a brand and a life on a farm without killing each other. If I ever moved with  my eventual spouse to a small farmland property, I truly shutter to think what would happen when the first winter came. I'd be bundled in everything I own while poor Spouse would be, say, rebuilding a barn door from scratch or doing something else very useful (and cold) while I shouted encouragement from inside the house. Scenes from the film Baby Boom come into my head - but Josh and Brent conquered the elements and now have time to publish a cookbook and film season three of Planet Green's The Fabulous Beekman Boys.)







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