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Monday 08 November 2010


Proclamations of the Red Queen

Entries from 2009 June

27th June 2009

Jesus the Zombie Slayer!!!

Posted by: Craig Young

I’m in two minds about this wickedly funny graphic novel. Jesus Hates Zombies is set in a universe where there’s been a zombie apocalypse, and God gets pissed off, sending down his only begotten you-know-what, Jaisus H. down to deal to the unrighteous and soulless. Thing is, because of rampant atheism, he’s been amped down […]

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Tags: Religion

27th June 2009

Ireland: Civil Partnerships Introduced

Posted by: Craig Young

Today, Ireland passed its civil partnerships law, stopping short of same-sex civil marriage, but otherwise equalising rights and obligations related to same-sex couples and cohabiting straight couples in areas like inheritance, maintenance obligations, shared housing and so on.
Kieran Rose of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network hailed it as an ‘historic civil rights’ reform.
According […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

26th June 2009

Review: Christos Tsiolkas: The Slap (2008)

Posted by: Craig Young

 Christos Tsiolkas: The Slap: North Sydney: Allen and Unwin: 2008.
Why does Australia have so many talented, highly creative LGBT authors? When I heard that Christos Tsiolkas, Melbourne-based gay second-generation son of Greek immigrants had won the Commonwealth Writers Prize 2009 for South East Asia and the South Pacific, I pondered this, not for the first […]

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Tags: General

26th June 2009

Over-Exorcised? A Guide to Pentecostalism for the Perplexed and Puzzled

Posted by: Craig Young

In today’s GayNZ.com international news column, a hapless sixteen year old had ‘gay demons’ casted out of him. What’s going on here? Here’s some background on the origins and strange antics of this subcategory of fundamentalist Christian, and why they think legless devils apparently inhabit us…
Firstly, what are Pentecostals? Arthur Parham founded the Bethel Bible […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

25th June 2009

Greek, and Very Active!

Posted by: Craig Young

I covered Pete Pittaros’ story in a recent Health/HIV article on callboys, with the opinion that perhaps “Greek Boy Pete” and his American counterpart, Luke, were selling themselves short. Now, I’ve had a look at the trailer of the movie about a year of his life in the escort industry, and I’m not sure what […]

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Tags: Politics

25th June 2009

Pharmac and Protease Inhibitors: A Critical Perspective

Posted by: Craig Young

[Reprint: I thought this deserved a second airing to tie in with Jay’s article on yet more regulatory holdups with new ARV drugs for PLWAs. It was originally published in 2005-C.]
Generally, the Clark administration and our community enjoy a close and convivial relationship with one another, but there is a thorn in that rose garden. […]

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Tags: General

19th June 2009

Review: John Marks: Reason to Believe (2008)

Posted by: Craig Young

 John Marks: Reason to Believe: HarperPerennial: New York: 2008.
This book is about the United States and its fundamentalist and evangelical communities. As an ex-fundamentalist myself, I read it with considerable interest.
Apart from fundamentalist Nelson and Mount Roskill in Auckland, New Zealand has no real ‘Bible belt” of our own on the same scale as the […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

19th June 2009

Fiction: Kyrie

Posted by: Craig Young

This is another dark one- this time, about Lucas the Queerwolf’s lesbian vampire mate, Kyrie…
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1609, Marseilles.
The smell of smoke and roasted human fat threatened to gag her as she tried not to cry. In her broken hands she held a corn dolly, repeatedly stabbing down on it with a loose splinter of wood, wishing it […]

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Tags: General

18th June 2009

Kitty Porn: A Feline Purrspective!!!

Posted by: Craig Young

Greetings, puny humans. I, Nut, owner of the human known as Craig (but whom I refer to as Miseryguts) have decided to provide a feline-centred blog just this once.
When I heard about the existence of something called “Kitty Porn,” my moggish mind boggled. Naughty humans! Bad humans! But then, I realised that it consisted of […]

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Tags: Religion

18th June 2009

Saw Off Their Balls! A Tribute to Virginie Despentes

Posted by: Craig Young

“If you don’t control artificially or strongly that everyone is accepting the heterosexual rules, then you have an explosion of cross gendering, male interfucking, dyke culture and gender fucking….heterosexuality as we know it is so plain boring, dumb, dull and artificial, it has to be imposed on people, otherwise they don’t take it.”
“I am writing […]

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Tags: Politics