The Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies (CLAGS) at City University of New York (CUNY) is looking for a project coordinator for what sounds like a fantastic project. The project is OutHistory.org, a web site devoted to the histories of LGBT folk. Here's the job posting:
Job Description: CLAGS seeks a part-time Project Coordinator for a fledgling project, OutHistory.org, a website on the history of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people. The main task is to work with the Director of CLAGS and the Project Director and to coordinate the development of the website in terms of content, design, development, and maintenance. Responsibilities will include assisting on grant writing, managing correspondence with the project's Advisory Board and Director, working on logistics for the annual advisory board meeting, maintaining communication with the web designers, conducting and coordinating archival work, editing content, and various other logistical and coordination activities. Additional tasks may include working with other CLAGS staff on general office administration. This position is part time (15 – 20 hours per week) at an hourly rate of $15.
Many thanks to Viviane of the Sex Carnival for explaining to me how she acquired for her sidebar the ever-updated list of news items on so many sex-related topics! I've adapted it for use here, and you can see a page devoted to "Sex in the News" if you click on the "New Feature: Sex in the News" item that has magically appeared in your navigation menu on the left. (That's the menu with your name attached or, if you're not logged in, that simply says "Navigation".)
It looks like this:
You can see the list of news topics there near the top under the heading "In the news". (They look like tags.) When you click on one, Google pulls together the most recent stories found using that search term and displays them for you on the page.
From the conference web site :
Sex 2.0 will focus on the intersection of social media, feminism, and sexuality. How is social media enabling people to learn, grow, and connect sexually? How is sexual expression tied to social activism? Does the concept of transparency online offer new opportunities or present new roadblocks — or both? These questions, and many more, will be addressed within a safe, welcoming, sex-positive space.
Respecting the confidentiality and protecting the identities of participants who wish to maintain a degree of anonymity will be a top priority at Sex 2.0.
Note: We will be following the unconference model, which means everyone is a participant rather than a passive attendee. This is YOUR event!
That depends: It will only be a SXSW panel if enough people vote for it, so head over to our SXSW panel picker page and vote! (You'll need to register there to vote, but I promise you it isn't a terrible process, and it's not like you'll have to remember the password for long!)
SXSW (which stands for South By Southwest) is a week-long annual music, film and "emerging technologies" festival that takes place in Austin, TX. The SXSW Interactive festival focuses on the emerging technologies part.
Chandra Marie Schaefer was just sending the groom off to his wedding with one last wild oat to remember (via the AP wire on Lycos, and an article at The Forum in Fargo to which I no longer have access and can’t link). Nathan Ross Blair had apparently carried his bachelor party a bit far, and was reported to police by a friend at about 3:15 AM for flashing a peek above his garters to passing motorists. He was wearing a kilt, and it seems reasonable to assume that the residents of Fargo, ND are now privy to the answer to the age old question of what Scotsmen wear underneath those things.
Ms. Schaefer apparently liked what she saw, as the pair was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and fornication when the police found them near a tree and away from the car where they began their tryst.
Ms. Schaefer pleaded guilty and received a $300 fine and a year of unsupervised probation for her her troubles, while Mr. Blair pleaded not guilty and has a date with the judge on October 16.
No word on whether they will speak to the back-stabbing friend again.
Also no word on whether the bride showed up at the chapel.
From whence came the art:
I'm sleepy and exhiliarated after our "coming out party" last night. It was really amazing to meet so many friends of Sex in the Public Square face-to-face, in one place and at one time! Your enthusiasm for this project was palpable, and I can't wait to see where that energy takes us.
Slowly throughout the day today and tomorrow we'll be getting pictures together, so if you took any you want to share send them along to me at elizabeth at sexinthepublicsquare dot org or drop me a link to your Flickr page or just let me know where to find your shots.
Here are just a few to get you started. They're of our fabulous speakers, who I really can't thank enough for honoring our project by sharing their work. You really did demonstrate all the different kinds of things we want this site to accomplish!
Lux Nightmare's exploration of the pink ghetto...
It was no surprise to me when Bill Clinton said that he "did not have sex with that woman." What does it mean when you say you "had sex" with somebody? The Kinsey Institute has an online survey that is trying to define what that means. Help them out and take the survey.
It looks like the Catholic League is slithering out of the closet again.
The Catholic League is the worst of the worst who represent the Catholic Church. Ideologically, they hail from the bad old days, when everyone named Goldberg or Lieberman had hands that were literally, personally considered to be soaked in the blood of Christ. The League has been an active force in trying to suppress art and expression that they considered to be "anti-Catholic," which is defined extremely broadly. The sheer slavering paranoia of the Catholic League on virtually all fronts of the "culture wars" can be summed up by a single, infamous quote by League President William Donohue from an appearance on Scarborough Country in 2004: