More On Chelsea Handler Playing Gay Face; Gay Friendly Urban Beaches; Pride Is More Than Partying;

More On Chelsea Handler Playing Gay Face

Here’s an op-ed piece that questions why it’s okay for Chelsea Handler to play gay, but it’s not okay for Scarlett Johansson to play trans. He brings up some very valid points.

This seems like some sort of weird double standard to me. I think that Johansson was rightfully berated to take that role. But then why a week later, are we excited that Handler is going to be gay for pay? Roles for queer people are still few and far between, even on a show like Will & Grace. And while a straight actor, Eric McCormack, was cast as gay lawyer Will Truman way back in 1998, this is 2018. Shouldn’t that role given to Handler be played by a woman who identifies as a lesbian, or at least queer?

Here’s the rest. I agree with him. I’m always amazed by the people who say this is just about acting. This is NOT just about acting. If this were about acting than an actress like Meryl Streep would be able to play black characters. This is about respecting ALL marginalized groups, and not appropriating them. As more people begin to understand this, I think we’ll be seeing less of it in the future. 

Gay Friendly Urban Beaches

To be honest, I’ve been up and down the east coast and I’ve never been to a beach that wasn’t gay friendly. I think they’re talking about beaches that are mostly gay here.

From New York to Berlin, GayCities rounded up some urban beaches where it’s perfectly acceptable to sprawl on a blanket with a picnic and bottle of wine. In each of these places, there’s usually a place where the gays congregate–and more! We even found some locations where it’s ok to strip down completely–for a full sun (or moon) experience.

Here’s the rest.  They list 7 beaches you might want to check out. 

Pride Is More Than Partying

Here’s a nice piece about Pride and some of the important things that can get accomplished. 

By attending my Pride 2018 events over the past few months, you helped raise over $77k for TRUTH (TRans yoUTH), a youth-led partnership between the Transgender Law Center and the GSA Network amplifying the voices of trans and gender non-conforming young people, and creating safe spaces for them to share their struggles, learn empathy, and build public understanding.

You can read this one, here. There are some excellent photos, too. 

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