A Sad Day: René Auberjonois: June 1, 1940 – December 8, 2019

René Auberjonois, Actor featured in Star Trek, Benson and Altman films, dies at 79

By Andrew Dalton
Dec. 8, 2019 at 5:34 p.m. CST

René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and his part in the 1970 film M*A*S*H playing Father Mulcahy, died Dec. 8 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79.

The cause was metastatic lung cancer, said his son, Rèmy-Luc Auberjonois.

Mr. Auberjonois worked constantly as a character actor through several periods and forms, from the dynamic theater of the 1960s to the cinema renaissance of the 1970s to Continue reading

GAY PRIDE MONTH, Day Two: Historic New York Gay Bar Stonewall Inn

Today’s Gay Pride for Fifty Years post comes from MSNBC. Enjoy!

Historic New York Gay Bar Stonewall Inn Gains Landmark Status

By Kitty Saba, Caroline Silber and Cristian Santana

Hailed as one of the birthplaces of the modern gay rights movement, Stonewall Inn has solidified its place in history after being granted landmark status in New York City.

….in a unanimous vote by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the city opted to designate the iconic Greenwich Village bar as an individual landmark, marking the first time a structure has been given landmark status due to its importance to the LGBT community.

In the late 1960s, Stonewall Inn provided a social space for gays and lesbians at a time when serving alcohol to the gay community was barred. During the early morning hours of July 28, 1969, the bar found itself at a crossroads between whiskey and history, when patrons refused to vacate the grounds after a police raid. The patrons were joined by friends, strangers and members of the community to protest the treatment by police. Protesters clashed with police on and off for days.  Continue reading

Re-Post: A Rare Bald Eagle Trio—Two Dads and a Mom

I found this article and I just had to share it with you. It’s not MMM, but I loved it all the same. Is it polyamory? You decide. If you prefer, you can find the original article by clicking right HERE.

Starr, Valor II, and Valor I (left to right) sit on their nest in Illinois. Their chicks are lucky to have so much parental care! Photo: Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge

A Rare Bald Eagle Trio—Two Dads and a Mom—Captivates Webcam Fans

Even after their first mate died, the two males remained faithful to each other, and are now raising three eaglets with a new female named Starr.
By Ally Hirschlag — April 11, 2019 — Audubon

In a tall tree situated on the Mississippi River in Fulton, Illinois, three eagles, a female and two males, are looking after three downy eaglets—keeping them warm, feeding them freshly caught catfish, and herding them away from the edge of the nest. The three parents take turns hunting and nest-sitting, often calling to one another for assistance.

Bald Eagles aren’t a rare sight at Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge, but three of them tending to the same nest is, especially when Continue reading

Re-Blog: Bits and Pieces. Dribbles and Drabbles. Of Health—And Husbands—And a HUGE Need for Advice!

March 27th, 2019, I posted the following to Dani Elle Maas’s lovely blog, Love Bytes. After a week, I thought I would re-post it right here. However, I highly recommend her blog, and you can find it by clicking RIGHT HERE!

Until then…here it is!

Bits and Pieces. Dribbles and Drabbles. Of Health—And Husbands—And a HUGE Need for Advice!

Hello Readers! I’m back. And apologies to all, especially Dani for my absence.

Life in the last six months has been…interesting to say the least. Good, bad, and … life. So, I thought I’d share a bit of it…and then I need to ask you for some advice.

In December I had a heart attack. Luckily my husbands got me to the hospital and stents were placed in my heart and the good news is that there was no real damage and I will probably never need open heart surgery. It is something I’ve expected to need since 1998, when I had my first heart attack at thirty-eight. But the myocardial infarction was caused by the stent I was given in ’98 becoming dislodged. Stents have come a long way in twenty years. I really only have the best in store for me now! All blockages taken care of. But despite a month of not having to go to work, and lots of rest, it just didn’t lend itself to writing.

Have I mentioned I have two husbands now? We’re about to celebrate a Continue reading

From Wikipedia: Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is an Academy Award-winning popular song written by Frank Loesser in 1944, which gained wide recognition in 1949 when it was performed in the film “Neptune’s Daughter.”

During the 1940s, whenever Hollywood celebrities attended parties, they were expected to perform. In 1944, Loesser wrote “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” to sing with his wife, Lynn Garland, at their housewarming party in New York City at the Navarro Hotel. They sang the song to indicate to guests that it was time to leave.

Garland has written that after the first performance, “We became instant parlor room stars. We got invited to all the best parties for years on the basis of ‘Baby.’ It was our ticket to caviar and truffles. Parties were built around our being the closing act.”

In 1948, after years of performing the song, Loesser sold it to MGM for the 1949 romantic comedy Neptune’s Daughter. Garland was furious: “I felt as betrayed as if I’d caught him in bed with another woman.”

In the film Neptune’s Daughter the song is first performed by Ricardo Montalbán and Esther Williams, then by Betty Garrett and Red Skelton but with a comic parody twist: this time the man wants to leave and the woman is the host and wants him to stay.

The song won the 1949 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

While the lyrics make no mention of any holiday, it is popularly regarded as a Christmas song owing to its winter theme. The song was released in no fewer than 8 recordings in 1949 and has been covered numerous times since.

I’m just sayin’….

🐻🐻🐻 Today is National HUG a Bear Day!! 🐻🐻🐻

No! Really. It is!

Of course this happened to honor our furry stuffed animal friends that got us through many a rough or tough or sad situation growing up…our teddy bears (or their equivalent).

Through scary nights or hospital stays or life tragedies we had trouble understanding, our teddies always lent an ear and were there to hug no matter what.

And during this time of year where we reflect on all we have to be thankful for, and on this day, National Hg a Bear Day, I am thankful for bears.

The kind l cuddled when Continue reading

Re-Blog: Montreal’s Penis Temple (NSFW!)

Here’s an interesting…piece. What do you think of this one?

Montreal’s Penis Temple Dedicated To Every Member (NSFW)

At the Temple of Priapus, all church members worship members — it’s a prerequisite.

The pagan temple began in San Francisco in the 1970s as a tribute to Priapus, a Greek god of fertility and the son of Dionysus and Aphrodite.

Since then, temples have opened in other cities, including Montreal, where David Francis Cassidy … Continue reading


I found this and had to share it. Boy, has the world changed. People go on and on about how horrible this world has become, but as I have said a million times, you see what you look for. I see stories like this and my heart swells with joy. I could never have done something like what you are going to read here. The world is a better and better place all the time, especially if we have reached a time where two boys this young can know who they are, and express their love….

This Love Story of High School Swimmer and Football Captain will Melt Your Icy Heart

Hunter Sigmund – a swimmer at John Burroughs School, a private prep school in Missouri – appeared to have his shit well and truly together. “But internally, I was a mess,” he informs. Despite getting killer grades, Hunter had zero confidence and constantly tried to act straight around his peers until he ended up isolating himself.

The one day, at a Labor Day party in 2016, Sigmund decided to confide his secret in a classmate. Jake Bain, the head of the football team, had come out earlier that year and while had been met with his own obstacles in coming out, was an ear for Hunter. And thus Hunter took the opportunity to chew it off in a two-hour conversation. One of them D&Ms (deep and meaningfuls), when you’re licked at a party, init.

“After years of trying to suppress my sexuality and the pain associated with my fear of coming out, I felt freed,” Sigmund writes in Outsports. “Being my entire, unfiltered self for a night with Jake gave me a glimpse of the other side. The side that was filled with happiness, support, and love.”

Jake and Hunter then became boyfriends, with Jake turning up to Hunter’s swim-meets to support him. His swim team soon figured out that the two were an item, and offered their acceptance and support too.

When Jake initially came out, he was met with a protest from the tired-ass homophobes at the Westboro church. But the protesters were met with anti-protest protestors, compiled of over 100 students, friends and family who supported him.

Jake and Hunter then went on to go to four dances at their school as a couple.

“We have been the only openly gay couple at Burroughs since I’ve been here, but it isn’t a problem at all at our school. People treat us the same,” wrote Hunter.

“It is nice to be able to go to prom with whoever you want and not have to worry about what other people might think.”

The two now attend colleges in different states, but talk regularly. We certainly hope a little distance doesn’t get in the way of this adorable couple – they’ve overcome a fair bit already!

For the original post, CLICK HERE.

Jimmy Carter says, “Jesus would approve of gay marriage” and Gay Couple Denied a Marriage License

Hey! I’m re-blogging” a couple of articles I thought might interest you. I’ll start bad and end with the good, because that is the way I like it. As ugly as the first article is, someone (a very wonderful someone) rises up and shows that there is love in this world to counter the hate. Love to you from me too!

BG “Ben” Thomas

Both of these were originally published at LGBTQ Nation…   Continue reading