nenya_kanadka: Reality has a homoerotic bias (@ homoerotic bias)
So after writing 1900 words defending the het ship in a movie from 1945, it's now my third very non-het anniversary. :D

Happy birthday, my love. You've been my wife for three years and my sweetheart for seven, and they have been the best years of my life. I love you, and I hope you like the cake.

(It's three layers, two chocolate and one white, and will have buttercream frosting + strawberries between layers, and chocolate + strawberries on top. If it turns out anything like last year's, it will be delicious and amazing. We'll probably make it last until Mucca's first 34th birthday on Saturday, too.)

nenya_kanadka: Wonder Woman poster (kneeling with sword) (Professor Internet)
In order from most to least involved:

[community profile] femslashex|[ profile] femslashex is live! This is the latest version of the yearly femslash fall ficathons like last year's [community profile] femslash12|[ profile] femslash12. Nominations open Sept. 3, and feel free to go and discuss possible fandoms and pairings here.

[ profile] femslash_today is also running Fireworks13, their semi-annual femslash porn battle, this week only (through Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013).

[personal profile] cosmic_llin is also running a Women Guest and Recurring Characters of Star Trek Comment Fanwork Fest at her journal, for all those Star Trek women we love who aren't in the main credits. Not necessarily femslash, but certainly female-focused. There doesn't seem to be a deadline for this one.

nenya_kanadka: Wonder Woman poster (kneeling with sword) (Professor Internet)
According to [personal profile] muccamukk, anyway.

Me on the left, Mucca on the right; rainbow nails for me, rainbow beaded bracelet (from my big sister [ profile] nepenti) for Mucca. First night of the Island Music Fest, ie queers and hippies and music and kd bloody lang, y'all. To which we went instead of Pride this year, because it was that awesome.



Jul. 29th, 2012 10:01 pm
nenya_kanadka: Wonder Woman poster (kneeling with sword) (Jack Layton quote)
Sweet Yavanna on garlic toast, this woman's voice. I could soak in it for hours. *loops song again*

kd lang - The Air That I Breathe - lyrics

Brought to you by the Committee For Catching Up On Culture What One Missed By Living Under A Rock In The Nineties.

*falls over*
nenya_kanadka: Wonder Woman poster (kneeling with sword) (Sisko smile)
I am reliably informed that three things make a post.

1) This month, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the USA released a first draft of an official liturgy for the blessing of a same-sex marriage. The section in the report is called "I Will Bless You, and You Will Be A Blessing"; the entire Report can be found here in PDF format (discussion on the same-sex liturgy starts on p. 184, actual proposed service p. 241).

Some excerpts from The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant:

opening comments )

some of the collects )

vows )

Blessing of the rings has an option for:
If the two have previously given and worn rings as a symbol of their commitment, the rings may be blessed on the hands of the couple.

which I like because it acknowledges the complex social and legal status of a lot of gay couples.

blessings )

The whole thing is pretty damn explicitly Christian (what does one expect, it's the Episcopal Church!) which makes my agnostic-in-self-defense side twitch a bit after a while. But at the same time, it is an explicitly Christian blessing of queer relationships. It kind of blows my mind in that respect. To hear all these blessings, to hear same-sex love equated with the love of Christ for the church, to be held up as an example of faithfulness and good true things...that just curls up around my heart and makes me go "Ohhh," with happiness.

There's also the fact that the several years I spent in the Episcopal church were the happiest I've ever been in a church, and just the rhythm of the liturgy takes me back to that time and reminds me of the wonderful people I met there and the sense of love that our tiny church exuded from the walls. Also, the liturgy is really pretty. :D

I also wouldn't be surprised if a lot of different-sex couples use these rites at some point.

Other things:

2) Ode To Joy flashmob: fifty-something musicians (bass, cello, violin, horns, and at the end vocals) perform gloriously in a public square. The best part of this is the people in the audience: all the reactions, all the happiness, all the little kids playing conductor. I'm not ashamed to say I sniffled as the crescendo rose towards the end. It's apparently also in support of some bank or other, but I really don't care. It's gorgeous.

3) Just Another Princess Movie: a review of Brave, about the surprising ways in which it isn't Just Another One. I love her point about how she as a female viewer sees things in it that her male friends didn't, because she's hyper-aware of the tropes for female characters. This review syncs pretty well with my response to the movie and why I walked out of the theatre glowing gently on the inside. Fair warning: spoileriffic review.

Bonus things (a trilogy in five parts):

4) Sally Ride was gay. Holy crap. :D :D :D Sally Fucking Ride.

5) This picture of kd lang from the cover of "Drag." You guys, I am so sad I lived under a rock in my teen years. (I got to see her live at a music fest a couple of weeks ago. OMG, such stage presence, so much charm. *flailyhands*)
nenya_kanadka: Wonder Woman poster (kneeling with sword) (Madame Vastra/Jenny)
I'm sure everyone's seen this already, but my sweetie just forwarded it to me again and it's adorable, so here you go. I'm fine through most of it, but choke the hell up at the end.

("It's Time", an Australian pro-equal-marriage TV ad)

Also, have a Heritage Minute: Canada, July 20, 2005, the day same-sex marriage passed nationally in Canada. (Also ironically the day my antigay self left for the US, only to come back three and a half years later as a confirmed bisexual hoping to date girls.)

Now I want lesbian versions! :D Has anyone seen anything like this for girls?