"This website is designed as a social mirror to show the prevalence of casual homophobia in our society. Words and phrases like 'faggot,' 'dyke,' 'no homo,' and 'so gay' are used casually in everyday language, despite promoting the continued alienation, isolation and - in some tragic cases - suicide of sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) youth.
We no longer tolerate racist language, we're getting better at dealing with sexist language, but sadly we're still not actively addressing homophobic and transphobic language in our society.
Let's put an end to casual homophobia. Speak out when you see or hear homophobic or transphobic language from friends, at school,
in the locker room, at work or online. Use #NoHomophobes to show your support. And visit one of our resource websites to get more involved."
"'Pink Flamingos was an antihippie movie made for hippies who would be punks in two years. It's a pothead movie. I wrote it on pot.' - John Waters"
(Jeff Jackson, DreamlandNews)
Fig.1 John Waters (1972). trailer for "Pink Flamingos".
"A map collection depicting various national stereotypes in Europe and the world taken from the Mapping Stereotypes project by Yanko Tsvetkov."
(Yanko Tsvetkov, 2011)
Fig.1 Yanko Tsvetkov. "The World According to USA"
Fig.2 Yanko Tsvetkov. "Europe According to Gay Men"
Fig.3 Yanko Tsvetkov. "Hitchhiker's Guide to The Arab Spring"
"A new iPhone app called Grindr seems to be becoming very popular. It's free, and locates you using the GPS, then shows you the 25 nearest users. You can browse their profiles (pretty basic details, picture and short note), chat to them, send pics and your location (link to iPhone Maps app)"
(zerocrop2000, 03/05/2009 )
"A wonderfully camp and lusty production filmed in staged sets. In the 19th century New Zealand town of Hope elegant and attractive Dorothea has a sister, Rose, addicted to opium and her boyfiend/supplier. Dorothea hires a handsome immigrant, Lawrence, to lure Rose away from this relationship. But Dorothea and Lawrence grow attracted to each other. Dorothea already has a 'suitor' in Anne, who sensing a rival, pushes her into a marriage of convenience. A vivid and gay melodrama."
Fig.1 Main, S. and P. Wells (1993). Desperate Remedies. Aotearoa New Zealand, NZ Film.
[I was one of the crew members on this film shortly after graduating from Art School (Canterbury, New Zealand). The experience provided valuable insight into the workings of the Aotearoa film industry.]