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2010 in review
January 2, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,200 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 23 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 103 posts. There were 6 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb.

The busiest day of the year was March 13th with 56 views. The most popular post that day was LET CONSTANCE MCMILLEN TAKE HER GIRLFRIEND TO THE PROM! .

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for lawrence king, who killed jenny schecter, carl joseph walker-hoover, 11 year old, and suicide due to bullying.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.




11-Year Old Commits Suicide Due to Bullying in School April 2009


Who Killed Jenny Schecter? December 2008


Laurel Holloman Picks Up Bravo A-List Award for TLW Elevator Scene April 2009


Gay Buying Power: A Force To Be Reckoned With August 2008


Bigotry Takes a Hit
August 6, 2010

Another good article on predictable reactions to latest Prop 8 Ruling.

Bigotry Takes a Hit.

Thanks to author Michelle Goldberg

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Bridgeout Reflects on “Majority Rule”
August 6, 2010

Interesting reflection on reaction to the latest Prop 8 Ruling:

Thanks! -MsQueer

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The L Word Season Finale Spoiler
March 2, 2009

see MsQueer’s “End of The L Word Tribute to “6 Wild, Wonderful, and WTF? Years” :


Don’t know how long this will be “viewable” – there was a “part 2” that already got pulled from YouTube….ADD: POSTED IT BELOW – We’ll see how long it stays.)

This clip was titled “Before the credits roll, part 1”

Here’s the commentary from the post:


0:22 – Bette said “Here sweetheart”
At this point Helena already broke up with Dylan
Talice – The day before, Alice told Jamie and Tasha to give it a try (have sex and all)… Alice said that if Tasha doesn´t call her around 5-ish the following day, then they are done. WTF? So why didn´t Tasha called before then, thus the expression on Alice face while hugging Tasha.
Shane accidentally saw Molly while she was buying a gift for Bette and Tina, thus learning about the jacket and the letter. When she got home, she search for it and found it at the attic, tripped on a cloth that covers the Lez Girl´s negative, lead Tina to the attic ..
Song : Have You Seen That Girl
by: Lee Ann Wormack


if disabled, go to YouTube:



HERE’S THE DIALOG FROM THIS CLIP, if you can’t view it:

Nikki is found hiding in the bushes near the pool and police force her out at gunpoint.

An officer brings her into Bette’s living room where the girls are sitting with Officer Duffy (played by the iconic Lucy Lawless). 

When Shane asks Nikki what she’s doing there she starts babbling, “I came to talk to Jenny. I saw what was going on at the dance marathon and I just saw the way she was keeping you as a prisoner and I just wanted to tell her that she had to free you…”

Shane: Nikki, Shut up. SHUT UP!

Cut to outside house, woman approaching scene, officer yells, “Hold it!”

It’s Tasha. She asks: “What’s going on here?”

Officer: “You can’t go in”

She pulls out her ID while saying, “Listen I’m a police officer. Well, I’m in the Academy. OK. What’s going on here, please.”

Cut back to inside of house. Show the door being opened from outside by police officer as Tasha enters into room saying, “Alice.”

Alice: “What are you doing here?”

Tasha, walking toward Alice:  “Come here. Are you okay?” 

Alice rises and goes to her, Tasha takes Alice’s hand then draws her into her and embraces her.  

Tasha: “I’m here. I’m here. I’m not going anywhere.”

Officer Duffy steps forward after watching all this:  “You know, I’m afraid this is going to take a bit longer than we thought.” 

Bette: “Well, we’ll do whatever you need for us to do.”

Kit: “We’ll cooperate with you.”

Tina: “yeah, we’re a very tight knit group.” 

Shane: “and, uh, we take care of each other.” 

Alice: “None of us did anything wrong. We just don’t know what happened out there.”


Helena: “you probably just want us to come down to the station.” 

(that’s where the clip was cut, or continues on “part 2.”  Don’t know how the poster got this, it has the tell-tale marks of raw film from the editor’s station, but “WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED  OUT THERE.” J



This clip was titled “Before the Credits Role, part 2”



In case they disable this one too, it includes a short clip of Jenny saying “thanks” to all her friends on a self-made video. A suicide good-bye note?  Also shows a really sexy “walk-off” by all principle characters/actors –  smiling, happy, and YES, TIBETTE hand-in-hand for the final view! (Well, at least we got one concession from crazy creator Ilene Chaiken!) -MsQueer 🙂

For other videos and posts go to

Vote for who you think “Who dunit?” at

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More About “The L Word ” Season 6
December 9, 2008

View a Cast Commentary released by ShowTime that talks alot buts says nothing.  Ah, but the ladies are sooo very lovely to look at! 🙂


(Video Property of Showtime. I own nothing!)

ShowTime’s TLW homepage is busy releasing new rumors and/or tidbits into the atmosphere complete with “please do not re-post” pleas.  (PLEASE!!!!  Not another painfully obvious marketing ploy!)

(Last update November 26, 2008 as of this writing) at

And Director Rose Troche gives away alittle more in a very nice interview at “eurOut,” which can be read in its entirety at  



🙂 MsQueer

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Anita Bryant’s Home State Scores AGAIN for Gay Adoption
November 29, 2008

Tueday, Novemeber 25th, 2008, Florida Circuit Judge Cindy S. Lederman wrote a 53-page opinion that included the statement, “There is no question, the blanket exclusion of gay applicants defeats Florida’s goal of providing dependent children a permanent family through adoption,”

She further states that “The best interests of children are not preserved by prohibiting homosexual adoption.”

see the full story at

So, Anita, “Save Our Children” has taken on a whole new meaning! Yes, loving, caring LGBT people can save Florida’s and any other state’s neglected children from living lives thinking no one cares. These children can enjoy loving homes with two parents who will look after their best interests and teach them about accepting and respecting others for being part of the Human family.

🙂 MsQueer.


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November 20, 2008

Here’s an update from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund.  This email message from Executive Director Rea Carey begins with,

This past weekend, all across the country, hundreds of thousands of LGBT people and our allies came together to demand the most basic tenet of the American promise – the right to equality and justice for all.” 

Read the rest of this email message here: anger-into-action-weekend4

The Supreme Court of California has already agreed to review the constitutionality of Proposition 8. We will be heard!

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November 20, 2008

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has launched an “Anger Into Action” response to the passing of California’s Proposition 8, as well as other constitutional amendments and state legislation that retracted or denies LGBT rights to marry or to adobt children.

I so appreciated the intelligence of the naming of this campaign when I first saw the email. Finally we are realizing that we have to take the emotion of anger and transform it into position energy and action that will move change forward, otherwise the anger will only fester inside of us and take us down.

This is a significant step forward. We will succeed in creating change with this strategy!


Read the November 11 2008 letter introducing the Anger Into Action Campaign from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: anger-into-action

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Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20, 2008

I received this as an email from the Communty of LGBT Centers. You can find out more about this organization at


The Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors the memory of those murdered because of anti-transgender prejudice, is recognized annually on November 20. CenterLink mourns the loss of those lost to violence and oppression and encourages you to take part in observances in you local area.

In 2007 the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects reported that 16% of their overall reports were anti-transgender motivated, and that 231 transgender women filed reports of violence. Attacks against transgender men went up 65%. According to the International Transgender Day of Remembrance website, there have been 14 known transgender people murdered during 2008 in the U.S. alone. As murders of transgender people are often underreported, or the identity of transgender murder victims are misreported, there is no way to know accurate numbers.

Local events may vary, so be sure to check with a local LGBT Center, Gay-Straight Alliance or other support group likely to be participating. Click on the links below for more information on observances at local community centers.

Tucson, AZ

L A Gay & Lesbian Center
Los Angeles, CA

Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center
San Jose, CA

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

Ferndale, MI

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
New York, NY

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Terry Stone

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Anita Bryant’s Home State “Scores One” for Gay Adoption
September 20, 2008

Florida and Mississippi have laws forbidding Gays to adopt children. However, the Miami Herald online reported on September 9, 2008:

“A Monroe Circuit Court judge has ruled Florida’s 31-year-old gay adoption ban ‘unconstitutional’ in an order that allows an openly gay Key West foster parent to adopt a teenage boy he has raised since 2001.”

“Declaring the adoption to be in the boy’s ‘best interest,’ Circuit Judge David J. Audlin Jr. said the Florida law forbidding gay people from adopting children is contrary to the state Constitution because it singles out a group for punishment.”

Because the particulars of this case involve adoption by someone who was already a guardian, it may not qualify as a precedent-setting ruling to open the way for gay adoption in the state of Florida. Nevertheless, it is a victory to be celebrated, and Curcuit Judge David J. Audlin Jr. is to be applauded for his ruling.

Most of the comments to the online story were positive, with only one complaining about a “left-wing judge” ruining the country.

(see for complete story)

As we move forward in our quest for equal rights under the laws of this country (United States) we are constantly reminded that more and more of the populace at large have become more accepting of us as LGBT people in the community.

I celebrate this tiny victory today. A toast to claiming new ground! Orange juice, anyone? 🙂                          -MsQueer


P.S. If the “Anita Bryant” reference has you baffled (proving you were most likely born after 1970) see my addendum giving a little background information in the first response by MsQueer.

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