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Apr. 12th, 2005

So time is running down on doing an article. It seems that every time I put forth an idea regarding what to write an article on, something quick and easy that I can pull out of me arse in a short amount of time for my first article without having to do eons of research, whomever I am speaking to immediately retorts with "yes, but are they gay friendly?!?"

SO. how in the world can you tell if a musician or band is gay friendly?

guh.

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lordrexfear
Apr. 12th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC)
Bands/Musicians that are NOT Gay Friendly (despite still kicking ass):
Jackyl
Ted Nugent
Frank Sinatra
most heavy metal (yes, even Judas Priest)


if that's what they mean...unless they only want you writing about the following bands and their ilk:
Sleater-Kinney
Tragically Hip
EMF
aubkabob
Apr. 12th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
well, Good Friend Joe said that he had wanted me because of my eclectic tastes in music, because I WOULDN'T write about the same freaking bands that have been written about a trillion times over.

*shrug*
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chasing
Apr. 12th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
can you just default to a gay or gayish band?
aubkabob
Jul. 23rd, 2005 05:23 am (UTC)
i think i'll mainly go with bands that i haven't heard any ANTI gayness towards. my brother and i have the same taste in music, generally, and since he's GAAAY, i'll rely on him as the insider ;)
forestdweller
Apr. 12th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
Well, I'd start by googling the bend and the band member's names witht he words: Gay, lesbian, and the...insults derived and see if thee are any linkups and weather theya re positive or negative. Read up on them in 'zines like tintmixtapes if you can, too.
chibi_faolan
Apr. 12th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
After hanging out on the Indie circuit, I'm tempted to say that a good portion are at least gay-friendly. Are you writing more about big acts, or more along the starving artists line? IF you want to get in touch with some L.A. scenesters, Paulie is a good place to start: http://www.clubltrain.com/

Good luck!
aubkabob
Jul. 21st, 2005 07:09 am (UTC)
fantastic, thank you :)
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dolmadez
Apr. 12th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
I know it's sorta old news, but you can talk about the duo bitch & animal, how/when they broke up, and what they are both doing now.
aubkabob
Aug. 12th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
thanks for the idea :D
aintesduck
Apr. 12th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
> SO. how in the world can you tell if a musician or band is gay friendly?

Have a cute guy pat their ass and see what happens!
a_muse_d
Apr. 12th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
i second that notion!
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aubkabob
Aug. 24th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
hee hee. as i've done so far, i pretty much write whatever i feel like writing, as long as i haven't heard anything stated that they gay bash.
soulresilience
Apr. 12th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
Find out what bands your gay friends like?

I was referred to a band by a former friend...gay friend, but I don't know if they're gay friendly or if they're even someone you want to write about, but the band is Weakerthans. However, I believe they're classified as "Emo."
aubkabob
Jul. 21st, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
fantastic, i shall have to check them out then, thank you :)

i've just been writing on what i know and am familiar with (i lack enough organization in order to actually do something that requires research and such things.), and since none of them has ever said anything to piss off the gay/lesbian community...

i think that overall, that's what it boils down to. no news is good news. generally, if there is gay bashing going on by a musician, you DEFINITELY know about it.
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energon_martini
Apr. 12th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
You can always fall back on Pansy Division...
imnotbob
Apr. 13th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)
SO. how in the world can you tell if a musician or band is gay friendly?

Ask them if they have sex with members of the same sex. If they say yes, you can be almost positive that they are Gay Friendly.
soulresilience
Apr. 13th, 2005 01:35 am (UTC)
perhaps you should inquire about the same species as well?
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dive01265
Apr. 13th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)
I don't really know what gay friendly is anymore. I know that Pansy Division is gay friendly, and maybe some emo and indie rock bands. I don't know.
aubkabob
Apr. 13th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
I don't really, either. Music is music to me, I spose.
handsome_angle
Apr. 13th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
Gay-O-Meter
Check out the groupies behind the building.

peace + love from a faraway place,
mer
aubkabob
Aug. 22nd, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Gay-O-Meter
hee hee, that's a fabulous idea!
belenen
Apr. 15th, 2005 09:01 am (UTC)
I'd define 'gay friendly' as 'not openly anti-gay.' I mean, it's music, at least 70% of the readers aren't gonna care if they've actually made a statement saying, "We think gayness is awesome," as long as they aren't bashing. I'd say pick a band, research to make sure they aren't anti-gay, and then go with it!

If he wants you to be eclectic then he can't limit you to those who have made official pro-gay statements.
aubkabob
Jul. 22nd, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
that's what i was thinking on the whole matter. everyone keeps saying to me "oh, you write for a gay magazine, you MUST do articles on sleater kinney, erasure, and CHER!"

um, no. that's not why i was hired. besides, from reading the magazine, those artists are already beyond covered.
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