twitterbg2 3NOH8 co-founder Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley gave a whole new meaning to duct tape on the mouth (we'll let you decide what the old meaning was :)

We spoke with Adam at his LA Pride booth.

For more information about NOH8, and to seem some great NOH8 photos, visit their web site.

 

The Los Angeles Bisexual Task force was scheduled to meet with the West Hollywood City Council Thursday, July 14th to request that they create a Bisexual Advisory Board for the city as they have done for Gays and Lesbians and Transexuals.  We have not yet heard what the outcome was, though initial responses are that it was positive.

We spoke with Robert Ozn, Chair of the Task Force at their LA Pride booth last month and he tells us why the Board is important to the community.  Robert feels that bisexuals have been "completely erased" by the city of West Hollywood by not having a Board representing bisexuals and not having any bisexuals on any of their existing Boards. 

For more information, visit the LA Bi Center's web site or facebook page.

payamghassemlouMany of us gay people (gay here refers to entire LGBT community) are acknowledging a need for a more meaningful way of living to avoid a motionless and purposeless existence. Lack of depth and meaning has caused many gay people to experience feelings of boredom and emptiness. Such feelings have forced many to look for something outside of themselves in order to feel content. Some indulge in drug use, excessive drinking, or brief romantic affairs, while others might engage in excessive shopping, traveling, or overeating in order to cope with their negative emotional states. Even though such activities might feel pleasurable and provide a momentary sense of euphoria, they do not lead to a real experience of vitality and aliveness. There is a different kind of intoxication that involves the experience of the soul. Such experience is beyond the ego’s need for cheap thrills. By embracing what is inherently sacred about our gayness, we can start to live a soulful life.

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Outfest, the Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, kicks off this Thursday with their opening night Gala at the Orpheum Theatre and continues for 2 weekends up until the closing night Gala on Sunday, July 17th at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Outfest, originally known as The Gay and Lesbian Media Coalition of Los Angeles, was started in 1981 by a group of UCLA film students who wanted to screen LGBT films on campus. UCLA's administration was not thrilled about the idea of using campus funds for such an event, but with the help of out UCLA Film & Archives Director Robert Rosen, the festival was born.

Today Outfest is so much more than the film festival, which will showcase 162 films from 19 countries. Watch the video below to see a taste of what's in store for the festival and then read on to see why Outfest is so much more.

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