December 30, 2013
Toronto Police just confirmed that my darling Christopher Peloso has been found dead.
We will celebrate his life and we will find comfort somehow in knowing that he has found peace from the depression that has wreaked havoc on his mind.
A son and brother, a husband and father of 3 he will always be remembered for his dedication to others.
We have been greatly aided by the compassion of the Toronto Police service and we will find strength going forward from the legions of people in our extended family who loved him so.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Saturday, December 28, 2013
As an avid cinema lover, it was a great year in film viewing. I haven't shared a list of my favourites in a few years, so I thought I'd do so this year. I saw dozens of films this year either in commercial theatres, at film festivals, or in the comfort of my home.
Below is an exhaustive list starting with my Top Eleven favourites from the year (including a 2012 title that was released in Toronto in 2013), plus other awesome flicks not in my top ten, my list of films I very much want to see as soon as possible, followed by okay films, disappointing films and just plain bad ones.
As a very political gay man, you'll notice a large number of queer or politically-friendly titles near the top of the mix:
**********5. Blue Jasmine (A perfect Woody Allen movie with probably what will be one of his most famous female anti-heroines, played by Cate Blanchett, well on her way to her second Oscar.)
August: Osage County
Monday, December 2, 2013
U.K. diving star and Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley has confirmed what many gay men around the world had hoped.
In a frank, five-minute YouTube video he posted today to his YouTube channel, which has racked up more than a half-million views in its first few hours online, Daley said, "I still fancy girls," but revealed that he’s recently started dating a man.
This is wonderful, wonderful news! Daley is obviously an articulate and amazingly beautiful human being, both inside and out.
This decision to come out so publicly couldn't have been easy. It's great that he's done it at his young age, and in such a public way.
Congrats to him!