Author Examines the Effects of Gay MarriageWhen Gay People Get  Married

by Lori Hahn

According to some in the religious right, if gay marriage were allowed to happen, it would amount to nothing less than the end of the world. Gay marriage does exist though, and a new book takes a look at how it has changed – or not changed — marriage and the world order.

M.V. Lee Badgett recently published her book, When Gay People Get Married, What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage, a work which was researched while living and working in The Netherlands.

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Trentemøller Explores Uncharted Territory Into the Great Wide YonderAnders Trentemøller

Copenhagen-based electronic artist and designer Anders Trentemøller has announced the worldwide release of his eagerly awaited second full-length album, Into The Great Wide Yonder, on his own label, In My Room, on June 7th.

Into the Great Wide Yonder follows Trentemøller's outstanding previous works: his award-winning 2006 debut, The Last Resort, as well as multiple singles, EPs, and remixes, including double-album The Trentemøller Chronicles; and Harbour Boat Trips 01: Copenhagen, Trentemøller's first-ever mix CD. 

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Hey Champ Celebrates New CD with Two Free MP3 DownloadsHey Champ

Though they have recently gained notoriety as electro-pop producers, Hey Champ have consistently been recognized as one of Chicago's premier rock bands, and on July 13th they are going to release their newest CD Star under Townie Records.

But hey, you don’t have wait to hear them, download free MP3’s of their hits Cold Dust Girl and Neverest.

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Ties That Bind Looks at Homophobia Within the FamilyTies That Bind

Reviewed by Buzz Haughton
Sarah Schulman is a much-published novelist and short-story writer. In her new book, Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences, she turns to her first piece of nonfiction, a discussion of the effects of homophobia from members of one’s biological family.

Schulman’s contention is that until homophobia is recognized as a destructive disorder in the same way that rape and domestic violence have come to be recognized in the past thirty years in American society, it will continue to wound gay men and lesbians and to lay waste to innocent lives.

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Sacramento Based Novel is Full of Twists and Local FlavorNaked Dick

Reviewed by Michael Colby
It’s not that often that a murder mystery gets set in Sacramento, and even less so for a gay themed murder mystery. So it is especially gratifying that former Sacramentan Geno Azevedo’s exciting first novel is set practically in our backyard.

Naked Dick: the Cosumnes River Murder follows Tony Felice, a private investigator in San Diego, who is packed and ready to head to Palm Springs for the White Party when a call from his boss forces a change in plans.

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