146 posts from March 2009
Nathan Manske has launched an ambitious and ingenious new site called I'm From Driftwood, whose stated purpose is to gather the stories of gay people from every corner of the world. The inspiration was Harvey Milk's iconic "I'm from Woodside, N.Y." sign of yesteryear.
Madonna's in Malawi, (hopefully) finalizing the adoption of Mercy, an orphaned girl of about four. (Yes, the term "orphan" applies to one who has lost not only both but also just one parent; in her case, a father is believed to be alive...somewhere.) People are backing off Madonna commentary as much this go-round, though I've read that the locals are grateful even as foreign interests seem to be appalled at Madonna's lack of understanding that it's better to die a teenager after a miserable life in God-forsaken Malawi than it is to luck out and be adopted by someone with the means to give you a good to unbelievably great life far away.