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…Perhaps we were only mildly entertained. Regardless, please enjoy these Reviews, Responses, Works of Fiction, and Retellings brought to you by one who hopes to someday join the ranks of those who have written something worth reading.
(Kaylia Metcalfe)


Also, don't forget to visit Kaylia's Official Website where you can get information about Kaylia's upcoming events, and learn more about her free lance writing and other publications.

Gentlemen, Start Your Pandering!

Presidential Hopeful TPaw.

The newest potential candidate for the Republican Presidential Ticket: Tim Pawlenty.

Let’s play a game. I’ll give you a few facts, you guess which one I false. Ready?

He is going on Rush Limbaugh’s show to talk about his plans for healthcare.
He opposes the repeal of DOMA
He is Pro-Life
He was, and still is, a supporter of George W. Bush.
His nickname is TPaw.

Sadly, they are all true. Even the TPaw thing.

If you thought we had a bit more time before the “Election Season” was upon us, think again.

Sweet!

I just added the Facebook "Like" thing to my blog posts!~ YAY!

Computer Games, the “Straight Male Gamer” , and Gay Romance.





In case you missed it…

Apparently a Straight Male Gamer got his boxers in a bunch over the fact that the game Dragon Age 2 was so gay inclusive that it gave gay romance options.  Speaking as the self titled “voice” of the Straight Male Gamer he started a forum to complain about how he was being treated unfairly.

Sadly, his homophobia isn’t that uncommon… Happily the makers of Dragon Age 2 had the response of “get over it” and then proceeded to out this complainer as the bigot that he is and schooled him in a forum post that 
ought to go down in the history books. His well phrased comeback contains this gem:

And the person who says that the only way to please them is to restrict options for others is, if you ask me, the one who deserves it least. 

Awesome!

To read the whole thing, click here.

Happy Mother’s Day!

For my mom...

Roses are red, But sometimes they’re not
You know that your girls, love you a lot

We can’t always talk, we don’t always call
But you’re still the best mom, the best mom of all.

So thanks for the birthing, the sweat, and the tears,
The continued support, the calming of fears

Thanks for the being there, and the kisses and hugs
Thanks for the discipline, and the showing of love

Thanks for the lessons, the leading, the faith
Thank you for everything, Have a Great Mother’s Day!

Local Event: Fresno Celebrates Heroes!

My latest article over at GayFresno!


Next Wednesday at Fresno State the Central California Alliance and the Bulldog Pride Fund will host "Celebrating Local Heroes"  Featuring Robin McGehee (GetEQUAL), Matthew Mazzei (The Rainbow Delegation), and Andrew McIntosh (former NCAA athlete, current Fresno State grad student), the evening promises to be educational and a rallying point for activists and community members.

More though than simply a “preaching to the choir” opportunity, this event will showcase the variety of differences in our community. We can’t forget, we are an eclectic bunch that holds ground on all points of the “activist” spectrum. From grassroots, to streamlined established organizations… From quiet support, to loud demands for equality, our community has it all.  Next week’s celebration is a way for us to honor that diversity through some of the people who embody it. We are all headed to the same goal, but celebrating the different ways in which we get there is not only essential to our eventual arrival but also key in helping keep the momentum going by capturing the imagination and creative spark of the entire community.

Visit GayFresno to read the rest!


What does it mean to be an ally?

My latest post for GayFresno is up! Here's the teaser.




Last week I attended the Fresno City College Pride Celebration.  Unsurprisingly, I heard a lot of talk about equality, about the need for change, about hate crime statues, about the overcoming of challenges. All those things were great to talk about, but one thing really resonated with me: the call for our allies to step up their game.
Logo for GSAFE http://www.gsafeweb.org/  

First, let me set the stage. The president of the Veteran’s club was the first on the microphone. “Happy Pride Day!” he called out. The audience cheered and a few hecklers off to the left started doing what hecklers do. Upon his mention of the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the hecklers booed and then jeered even louder. To his credit, he managed to finish his speech, but by then most of the audience’s attention had moved to the side of the stage.  A rather loud altercation took place, and ultimately campus security had to diffuse the situation by removing some of the more vocal harassers.


For the rest of the article, including a video I made, click on over to GayFresno