1 of my favorite 90s film was on 'tcm.' would've given a heads up but i turned on the t.v. and it was 15 minutes in. 'the watermelon woman.' cheryl (played by the film's director and writer cheryl dunye) works in a video store and decides to make a film about an african-american actress from the early days of film known as 'the watermelon woman.' her research leads her down various avenues and impacts her own life. it will make you laugh and it will make you think. it's a really wonderful film.
jaqueline stewart had a great conversation after the film was done with professor treaandrea russworm. i hope you caught it. i understand if you didn't. i'm getting real tired of friday crap from tcm. i won't watch old war movies or cowboy westerns and i'm not the only 1 who feels that way. time and again, tcm has been failing on friday nights. there's especially no need for western movies because they already have many channels covering those.
by the way, my favorite hosts are dave karger, jaqueline stewart and alicia malone - favorite hosts on 'tcm.' i have no use for ben and his out of date nonsense.
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let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'
Critics have long argued that theTimes is falling short in its LGTBQ+ coverage, particularly of trans kids, but the debate around the publication’s standards exploded into public view last week.
Thousands of Times contributors signed onto an open letter, organized by the Freelance Solidarity Project and delivered to leadership on 15 February, which voiced “serious concerns about editorial bias in the newspaper’s reporting on transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people.”
The letter pointed to a recent article referring to a person seeking gender-affirming healthcare with the term “patient zero,” and another instance where a source’s affiliation with an anti-trans hate groups wasn’t mentioned.
The document noted with dismay that coverage by The New York Times has been cited by various GOP officials who are waging attacks on trans youth in court and in legislatures across the country; it argued that the Times was fueling a similar media-political feedback loop that saw previous generations demonise those with HIV/Aids and those who were gay.
He attacks Jaqueline Luqman with lies and then we see his followers throughout the thread -- a bunch of White racists and Indian racists attacking her for her race. And no one's supposed to notice that?
- Daniel Davis Aston, 28
- Kelly Loving, 40
- Ashley Paugh, 35
- Derrick Rump, 38
- Raymond Green Vance, 22
“Last month, a person with an AR-15-style assault rifle entered Club Q—a nightclub that served as a haven for LGBTQI+ people in the Colorado Springs community—and opened fire on unsuspecting bar patrons and staff. The attacker’s depravity robbed us of five innocent lives—Daniel Aston, Raymond Green Vance, Kelly Loving, Ashley Paugh, and Derrick Rump,” said Chairwoman Maloney in her opening statement. “Let us honor them by recommitting to the bold action necessary to ensure that every person in the United States can experience the freedom to live authentically and safely—regardless of who they love or how they identify.”
The great Glenneth, of course, rushed forward to insist that the shooter being non-binary meant that it wasn't homophobia.
It was shocking because you'd think if anyone would be an expert on internalized homophobia, it would be Glenneth.
As we noted then, it was very likely that the shooter was dealing with issues of homophobia -- whether the shooter was non-binary or not.
Detective Rebecca Joines testiftied that Aldrich ran a neo-Nazi website that featured a white supremacist training video glorifying mass shootings, posted an image of a Pride parade with a rifle scope trained on it, and used anti-LGBTQ+ and racist slurs while gaming. Joines said that while those who knew Aldrich were unaware that they identified as nonbinary, Aldrich had told them that their mother, Laura Voepel, was nonbinary and had taken them to gay bars. Aldrich’s defense showed a photo of Aldrich and Voepel at Club Q taken in August 2021.
Joines also testified that there was evidence that Aldrich planned to livestream the shooting.
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Adding to Jody's post, in case anyone needs a reminder, two videos. "Real Love" and "Still A Thrill."