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January 19, 2006

Brokeback Mountain Wins Four Globes

In my ongoing fixation on the cultural ramifications of Brokeback Mountain...

On Monday, the film won four Golden Globes:
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE
BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE

Next week Oscar nominations are annouced. I would be surprised if the film doesn't garner at least as many nominations (seven) as for the globes. In the coming weeks leading up to Oscar season I expect more and more press coverage on the film.

The question is whether or not there will be any attention paid to the roles of the children of both men. Look out for stories that feature "real Brokeback Mountain" or similar personal interest stories, assuming they haven't begun already.

In the coming days and weeks I will post reflections on the film (and other films this year) from queerspawn. If you would like to add your voice, please contribute.

January 03, 2006

"yesterday dad told me he was gay"

Like many of us I travelled back to see my family for the holidays. This year was about change and new traditions as my brother spent his first holiday season away from home (in Miami, no less) and for the first time my parents lived more than 15 mins away from one another.

While digging through my packed up boxes at my Mom's house I discovered my journal from (gasp!) over 16 years ago. I would like to share with you the first page (bad spelling and all):

"9/5/89

Kate 9 years

Yesterday dad told me he was gay. Wich was a suprise. He's getting a new condo and live there sometimes. He said "Its an Advenure" well it sure is. today in school (Oh by the way I'm scared) I got teased by my friends. I traded a Fruit Roll-up for candy and she left the wraper for me. So life is tuff. But we live. So things will be better tomorow. (Oh yeh My dads real proud of me for beeing good about it. So off I go to the worlds weirdest Adventure. By now)"

January 01, 2006

happy new year!

Welcome to 2006.

Since launching on Nov 7th we've had a slew of visitors (830 to be exact) and five submitted "queerspawn" definitions."queerspawn"

What's to come in 2006?
? Weekly columns
? Site redesign
? More definitions
? Photos
and more...

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