News: Smell of Beckhams, Provincetown Art, Ghana

road.jpg NOCO: Provincetown “arts district” is named. Gallery owner: “I would rather be in the heart of something than on the edge of something else. There’s the old Provincetown thing going on here. This is where artists live and breathe. There is real meat in NOCO.”

Smell_usroad.jpg Posh and Becks to the world: Smell us.

road.jpg “Invisible” gays in Ghana struggle to fight AIDS: “We try to tell them that the menace is out there, that right now the menace is in Ghana.” Peer counselors have sold 18,000 condoms and 500 tubes of lubrication but they’re battling another force at the same time — the police, who are using carrying condoms as grounds for a prostitution arrest. “If a member is arrested for selling condoms or lubrication, we don’t have the means to represent that person in court. We don’t even have enough funds to operate.”

road.jpg Madonna touts “Kabbalah fluid” to clean up UK radioactive waste: “The pop superstar is a keen follower of the Jewish spiritual movement which believes that water can receive magic healing powers through ‘meditations and the consciousness of sharing’.” Best of luck with that.

road.jpg GLAAD study: Too few gay characters on TV.

road.jpg Gay man on the lam faces over three years in prison for infecting his partner with HIV. Judge: “His conduct was callous because he took no steps to prevent his partner being in such jeopardy. It was also cruel because of the risk the defendant exposed him to is likely to affect the quality of his life and even the length of it. I am aware of the impact this has had on the victim.”


  1. Randy says

    NOCO? SOCO? Loco?!?!? Seriously I lurve Ptown but what is up with some of the people there…. the entire charming place is an arts district, not this clump of buildings that some feisty queen waved her magic wand over and magically declared an acronymized ode-to-himself… not cute :(

    And that quote “There is real meat in NOCO.” made me CRINGE. Could you imagine his pursed lips clamping down when he uttered that. ICK.

  2. Leland says

    Dear GLAAD: Please kill yourselves. The organization, that is. Your job, which you started failing at years ago, is not simply to report on the lack of LGBT characters but TO MAKE MORE HAPPEN! Not only do you NOT do that but the networks which once actively sought gay input now virtually ignore you. They wouldn’t even give you a pre-broadcast copy of the 2004 “20/20″ smear of Mattew Shepard by Sleaze Vargas; you didn’t even write about the dubious conclusions presented by the recent “60 Minutes” piece on sexual orientation etiology or expose its main talking head for his homophobic agenda & unethical research history [thanks, instead to NGLTF]. Most recently, MSNBC did nothing more than smile fuck you in response to your complaints about the verbal homo-bashing by Don Imus and Chris Matthews about “Brokeback Mountain,” and, two weeks ago, Ann Coulter’s saying that Bill Clinton could be gay because gays fear and are hostile to women, then called Al Gore a “fag.” Your “director of national news,” Cindi Creager, claimed Matthews challenged her on this language, when I’ve read transcripts that show no such thing. She also bragged that, “I’ve had discussions with producers of the show. I’ve got a commitment they will work toward fair, accurate and inclusive programming in the future. We felt they gave Coulter a pass, but when the LGBT community voiced its concerns we felt they took them seriously.” Jesus, Mary, & Josephina, woman, what ARE you smoking? Who the fuck cares if they took you “seriously”? What are they going to DO? Tell Coulter, et al., that they will no more be allowed to use “fag” than they would “nigger”? Unfuckinglikely.

    For the past several years, GLAAD’s reports haved served, first, to document their failure as an organization. Yet, people keep sending them money, going to their silly banquets, and speaking of them as if they still had any consequence, which they do not. Would these same people keep giving their money to a brokerage firm when year after year its reports show losses? Not to mention, when that same firm publicly endorsed another company whose profits go to work against them? Think GLAAD. Think their whore’s deal with Coors. But think.

  3. says

    altho ptown might be a great place for an artist to hunker down, the number of quality galleries there is less than minimal… certainly not enough to begin naming art districts… c’mon, it’s a fishing village.

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