The month of October is here. Fall with the cool crisp mornings, Breast Cancer Awareness, and LGBT History month. So many people have helped to pave the way to make life in 2015 what it is. As far back as the 1900s you will find many different people from all walks of life who have risked everything for the LGBT community. Let’s take a look at some of our history makers.
Tatas, headlights, boobs, bosoms, chesticles, knockers, or my favorite, “The Girls” – there are literally hundreds of slang names for breasts. (Trust me, I googled it just to be sure.) No matter what you call breasts, it’s time to give them some attention because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
On September 25, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the U.S.’s largest LGBT rights group, announced that Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote address at the 19th annual HRC National Dinner on October 3, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
I remember it like it was yesterday: There I was the day of my 21st birthday, standing in line at The Hippo awaiting my very first club experience. Choosing Hippo as my “first” was a no-brainer really – where else could a young, queer girl go in Baltimore City to have a great time, feel completely accepted and free to be herself, without judgment? It was cold that night and I could feel the wind ripping through my tiny leather jacket and low-rise jeans, but I waited patiently. Once inside my worries and cares quickly evaporated and all I felt was the vibe… the music was booming and the crowed was moving, dancing hard, and so was I. I met so many awesome people that night, many of which are still in my life today.
Some of the most frequent comments that modern home buyers have, as we look together at homes built between 1850 and 1950, is how little storage space they contain. It shows in very real terms how our lives differ from those of our ancestors: we have a lot more stuff! More clothes, shoes, etc., and we store them differently. Clothes in most of our homes are not hung on hooks, as they were in ages past, but on hangers in deep closets – some closets are rooms unto themselves. Rooms are generally smaller in homes built in the 1800s and before, with lower ceilings in some cases, to keep them warmer in winter: only in the early 1900s had central heating systems evolved to the point where they could keep a modern-style room comfortable.
Often, I hear people say some version of: “Well, that is how Mary Sue is, just accept it.” Or, when one is talking about one’s self: “That is how I am.” Basically what they mean is that you better accept whatever you may be complaining about because even if you don’t like it, they are not going to change one iota.
Hollywood has had a love-hate relationship with movies about or set on Mars. The 1950s and 60s saw hit films like War of the Worlds, Invaders from Mars and Robinson Crusoe on Mars (and even the campy Mars Needs Women), but Mars hasn’t been such a good luck charm at the box office of late with duds like Mars Attacks (which has developed a cult following), Ghosts of Mars, and Red Planet. Disney was so worried about the M-word that they removed the “of Mars” from John Carter’s title.
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