‘Bedpost Confessions’ tonight at The Kessler

‘Bedpost Confessions’ moves sex talk from the closet into Oak Cliff

What would you do if your friend admitted to  being a prostitute? Or if your sister talked about having sex outside of her marriage with a 21-year-old virgin? Sexual talk outside of the bedroom can still be taboo, even in today’s desensitized world of fast hookups and Showtime melodramas. Bring up intercourse (or something far more intense), and most people will cringe or shy away.

Tonight, it all comes out. The Austin-based stage show Bedpost Confessions features performers talking up their sexual adventures out loud all in good fun. Trying to break away from the taboo of talking about sex, co-founder Sadie Smythe and company bring their show to Dallas. Local writer and Dallas Voice contributor Jenny Block, pictured, gets in on the action which makes perfect sense. As the author of Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage, she’ll have ideal material for the night.

Her thoughts on tonight’s show.

“It’s just sex. It’s supposed to be this happy, fun, sometimes even spiritual experience. It’s all gotten so twisted and tangled when really it should be so simple. Consenting adults doing something that our bodies were built to do. But somewhere along the line, people got confused. Outwardly we are this over-sexed society. But behind closed doors we don’t talk to our kids, we don’t communicate with our partners, and we’re lost when it comes to all things sex. The funny thing is, the fix is an easy one. We have to talk to one another and to our kids and to our partners. We have to strangle the taboo. We could have solved all of the world’s ills by now if we stopped worrying so much about such a natural thing and started putting our brain power to better use.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Block will also be signing copies of her book after the show. Along with Block, Smythe and the other performers, the audience gets to play as they are encouraged to write their sexual confessions to be read aloud. Don’t worry, it’s all anonymous. Read the original article here.

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Outside Yesterday’s RI Marriage Debate

Watch for the NOM supporter predicting a “demographic winter” of depopulation because of same-sex marriage. But it’s very heartening to see so many LGBT supporters turn out in tiny Rhode Island.

Joe. My. God.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I think this was the highlight of the week.




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Santa Ana, CA police shrug when someone hangs noose outside gay civil rights office

I’m not even sure the staff of the office fully get how heinous this was. This isn’t just someone making a possible joke about gay teen suicide. This is a noose hung outside an office dedicated to advancing civil rights. It doesn’t take a history major to get the historical “joke” that’s being played on the office. It’s intimidation of a minority for exercising their constitutional rights, and for striving for additional civil rights. If that’s not an area that should perk up law enforcement, then maybe some at the DOJ needs to give Santa Ana a call. The civil rights implications are clear.

That is, if DOJ can spare someone from their veritable task force devoted to undercutting our entire civil rights agenda in the courts.

It’s hard work channeling 1950s bigots.




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GetEQUAL, DADT Repeal Advocates to Rally Outside White House

Just got word of this, happening at 2pm today on the north side of the White House, near Lafayette Park:

Whitehouse "GetEQUAL, a direct action lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization will hold a rally outside the White House demanding that President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder instruct the Department of Justice to not appeal a ruling late yesterday that the military’s discriminatory 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' law is unconstitutional.  The rally will also focus on urging Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Majority Leader of the United States Senate, to immediately bring up the Defense Authorization Act, which contains language that would start the process of repealing 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.'"

The rally is also sponsored by Iraq Veterans Against War and local DC advocates supporting DADT repeal.


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One Lucky NYC Renter Can Smoke Outside The Window Allen Ginsberg Smoked Out Of

Poet and sometimes naked man Allen Ginsberg's New York apartment, at 437 E. 12th Street, on the fourth floor, where he lived for 21 years beginning in 1975, is available for rent. Or rather, it's being rented; somebody is already lined up to take over the East Village pad. It is a one-bed, one-bath, and costs ,750. Not terribly expensive for the area! "EVERYTHING," notes the listing, "IS BRAND NEW."


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More info on Saturday’s Prop 8 protest in Dallas

If you’re interested in helping out with Saturday’s Prop 8 protest in Dallas but couldn’t make last night’s organizational meeting, there’s plenty of contact info and volunteer opportunities after the jump.

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