Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Keeper?

Sometimes I consider taking this blog down and just using my one. That one seems to fulfill my needs just fine. I dont generally feel much motivation to post on my "gay blog." I feel pretty comfortable posting anything on the other blog even though it has a wider readership including family and straight/mormon friends, which this one doesnt.

Plus I'm not sure that I like all my old posts on this blog anyways.

Yeah I dunno

Friday, March 20, 2009


The Mormons say they are pro-family, not anti-gay. Couldnt supporters of same-sex marriage say they are pro-liberty and not anti-mormon?

Saturday, March 7, 2009


I am in the library right now writing a sizable paper about Susan Glaspell's one-act play "Trifles." This play, published in 1915, has a heavy feminist message.

One of the points I decided to make in my paper is that the real message of the play is one of female empowerment, and not simply female victimization. It is showing how women really do hold power, more than they-or anyone else-realizes.

I think the gay community today could benefit from taking this stance in a more direct way. Instead of feeling so victimized by our society, by our families, by our religions, I think an effort should be made to do something a little different.

We need to show people why homosexuals in society hold some sway. Why we are valuable, what we have to offer, how we can help lift those around us and continue onwards and upwards.

It isn't that there isn't any of this going on now, for there is, or that all the rhetoric I hear is of people who (however justifiably so) are wounded by their situation in life, but I think our appeal to sentiment may be running out. Showing people our hurts and our wounds and appealing to sympathy and pity may have its place, certainly, in motivating some people to action. In the end though, I think we should try to motivate people to act not because of pity, but because they see the real, deep, true and intrinsic powers and contributions that homosexuals have to offer.

Just a thought. Hopefully that came out all right. I'm just brainstorming here and I have a paper to work on so I didn't even go back and re-read this :/

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Alias: Tommy

So I went to the Moho gathering at Scott's house on Saturday. It was rather funny because many fellow bloggers were there and when we were introduced many of them asked "What is your blogger alias?" and I answered "Uh, Tommy"

I find the practice of fake alias's fascinating. (Though I understand why people choose to use them)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sir Ian McKellen

During the Christmas break, I had quite a bit of glorious time in which I got to do whatever I felt like. Over the course of two days, I watched the Lord of the Rings trilogy (extended editions of course).

I really love those movies (sometimes to the point that they become my drug), but I was thinking about something interesting during them.

It was in middle school that I found of Sir Ian McKellen was gay. I probably just read about it online or something, but I was in such a strange mental state (you know—the whole shame/self hate phase *rolls eyes*) that I could hardly bring myself to even think about the films even back then. Every time I would think about the Lord of the Rings the homosexuality of Gandalf’s actor would inevitably pop into my head. It thoroughly ruined the movies. I told my best friend about it too one day and he was incredibly angry at me for telling him because it had the same effect on him (hmm…).

Of course, I got over it after a couple of months and could put that aside and once again enjoy the pleasure that LOTR is for me.

This is the first time I have watched the movies in a while and I was surprised by how different things were for me. I had largely forgotten about the phase I had gone through before when I learned of Ian McKellen’s homosexuality.

As I watched, I was really impressed by Ian’s ability as an actor. Just as it shouldn’t, his sexual orientation doesn’t matter to me at all any more and wasn’t a factor in my judgments of him.

So I now have this overwhelming respect for the man and how good of a job I think he did in the movies. In fact, I have to admit that I find his prowess as an actor and other life accomplishments and integrity as a person to be very attractive (in a platonic sort of way of course).

The point is Sir Ian McKellen is super cool and I’m shocked and ashamed (in a way) to remember the paradigms of life I held in middle school. Though I don’t suppose I can hold it against myself too much.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Gay Scriptures

According to Spencer Kimball, these scriptures all prove homosexuality wrong, or can be applied to the issue at least.

leviticus 20:13,15; romans 1:26-28; matthew 19:12; ezekiel 18:21-23; 2 nephi 33:3-5; moses 4:4; d&c 1:31-32; 2 nephi 9:31-34; 2 peter 2:17; revelation 20:12; 2 nephi 15:19-21; 2 nephi 20:33; acts 5:3-4; psalm 107:17; deuteronomy 23:17; matthew 18:8-9; 1 nephi 3:7; 2 nephi 9:40; d&c 58:42-43; matthew 11:28-30; moroni 7:12-14; jeremiah 2:13; d&c 62:3; 2 nephi 15:15; job 38; genesis 4; abraham 5:18; d&c 104:5-6; 1 corinthians 6:9; john 8:11; 2 nephi 9:40; alma 12:34; revelation 3:20-21; d&c 1:33; 2 nephi 9:38-39; 2 nephi 27:3; ezekiel 8:12; 2 nephi 20:15; alma 5:17-21; d&c 132:52; d&c 42:22; revelation 3:4-5; revelation 7:13-15; alma 3:27; 2 nephi 9:20-28; 2 nephi 10:23; mosiah 16:11-12; alma 3:26-27; d&c 19:15-18; james 1:13-15; alma 41:5-10; matthew 12:30; d&c 18:6; revelation 2:17; revelation 3:17-19; 2 nephi 20:3; 2 nephi 9:29; 2 nephi 2:27; ether 2:15; 2 nephi 20:27; psalm 1:7; 1 corinthians 7:23; d&c 18:11; helaman 13:38; revelation 3:12; jeremiah 50:6; 2 nephi 26:22; 2 nephi 9:31-38,40; mosiah 26:35-36; moroni 9:4

Monday, December 29, 2008

Secondary Blog

I just wanted to let you all know about my 2nd blog which can be found at:

I am going to have that blog be one that is not pointed or anything. Just a Tommy blog where I talk about whatever and can post the link on Facebook and send it to family so they can keep up with me and whatnot. I will still post on this one about things I don't want everyone I know to be able to read.

So I am not going anywhere, just expanding my blogging horizons.