Categories: "Gay" or "Marriage"

Gay Geek Dinner

Categories: Gay, Day to day

The first Gay Geek Dinner was held last night. I had an enjoyable time and got to meet new people. After a few late cancels and several no-shows we ended up with eight people in the end, which worked well for chatting together. Two Shows Daily

We met up at Mighty Mighty, with it's great ambience. Something I hadn't thought about was how strangers could meet each other in what eventually was a busy bar, but we managed. (Maybe that's what happened to the no-shows?)

The Google t-shirts, discounts cards for Moo, and Armageddon swag was well received.

When time came for dinner, i.e. a few people asked when were we eating, we moved on to Southern Cross. Food geeks would love the way steaks are served, on a sizzling hot stone.
Steak, Southern Cross style

One has to slice the steak up into small pieces to cook.
Steak, Southern Cross style

As we finished eating the live music that started playing wasn't to our tastes so wandered back to Mighty Mighty for an after dinner drink, losing three diners in the process.

The evening finished with hot chocolate at Ernesto, being waved at by friendly cops stopped at a red light.

All-in-all an enjoyable evening for the first Gay Geek Dinner, meeting people with similar interests.

By Brian Logan   Sat 19-Apr-2008

Gay Geek Dinner in Wellington, April 2008

Categories: Announcements, Gay, Geek

Event: A Dinner for Gay Geeks (and partners and friends).

Date: Friday 18 April.
Time: re-dinner drinks from 6pm, Dinner around 7:30pm
Place: Pre-dinner drinks at Mighty Mighty, Cuba St. Dinner somewhere nearby. Suggestions welcome.

The date is the Friday before Armageddon. Any out-of-town gay pulp culture geeks here for the expo are most welcome.

Spread the word and please suggest locations for dinner.

RSVP: Contact me to let me know if you may be coming.
GayGeekDinner@shadowfoot.com
twitter.com/Shadowfoot. Details also on Facebook and Upcoming.

Loot: Google Open Source and Moo have sent stuff for me to give out.

By Brian Logan   Mon 24-Mar-2008

YouTube - Its a football thing

Categories: Gay, Entertainment, Television

Link: http://www.youtube.com/w/Its-a-football-thing?v=rNiUkN4GssI&search=MadTV

YouTube is great. This one is includes scented candles for the post-Brokeback football fan.

By Brian Logan   Thu 02-Feb-2006

Lasting Marriage

Categories: News, Gay, Marriage

Link: http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,15535904%255E401,00.html

Looking at Pope Benny's comments, it seems that lasting marriages require the following sacrifices:

  • Get married young, as it's the only way you're allowed sex
  • Stay married, even though you made a mistake in the person you married. Divorce is not acceptable.
  • Have lots of kids, whether or not you can afford to bring them up. Artificial contraceptive is not acceptable.
  • Marry someone you are not attracted to. Marrying someone you love could be called fake marriage.

Maybe he'd prefer to see people join the priesthood and sublimate their sexual desires.

Pope blasts gays, divorce in first speech

POPE Benedict, in his first clear pronouncement on gay marriages since his election, has condemned same-sex unions as fake and expressions of "anarchic freedom" that threatened the future of the family.

The Pope, who was elected in April, also condemned divorce, artificial birth control, trial marriages and free-style unions, saying all of these practises were dangerous for the family.
"Today's various forms of dissolution of marriage, free unions, trial marriages as well as the pseudo-matrimonies between people of the same sex are instead expressions of anarchic freedom which falsely tries to pass itself off as the true liberation of man," he said.

The Pope spoke to families at Rome's St John's Cathedral on an issue that has become highly controversial around the world, particularly in Europe and the US.

In April, parliament in traditionally Catholic Spain gave initial approval to a law legalising gay marriage. It is widely expected to be approved by the Senate and to become law.

But just last week, California's assembly killed off a bill that would have allowed gay marriage in the most populous US state.

The Pope, who as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger headed the Vatican's doctrinal department for more than two decades, said "pseudo freedoms" such as gay marriages were based on what he called the "banalisation of the human body" and of man himself.

By Brian Logan   Tue 07-Jun-2005

Lesbian marriage is legal

Categories: Marriage

If marriage is restricted to be between one man and one woman, and the word man includes woman, then lesbians can get married in places where gay men can't.

By Brian Logan   Tue 16-Nov-2004 1 comment »

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