Monthly Archive: January, 2015

‘You’re Really Nice, but I Don’t Date Black Guys’: Racism or Preference? (VIDEO)

I’m From Driftwood is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit archive for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories. New stories are posted on the site every Wednesday. Nelson Moses Lassiter was excited about coming to… Continue reading

Nearly 6 Million People Traveled To The Vatican To See Pope Francis In 2014

If you need more proof of Pope Francis’ rock star status, look no further than this report from Rome. Faithful Catholics had the chance to see Pope Francis at his Wednesday general audiences,… Continue reading

‘Into the Woods’ and the Dumbing Down of the Movie Musical

When I was about seven years old I starred in a community theater production of A Christmas Carol. Or, rather, played a supporting character–Schoolboy, to be exact–because I was too overweight to get… Continue reading

The FDA Responds to Criticism of ‘Loosening’ Ban on Blood Donations From Gay and Bi Men

On Dec. 30 I organized a protest outside the FDA field office in Philadelphia to raise awareness about their ongoing ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. The ban has been… Continue reading

Filmmakers: Finally, There’s 4K on Your Phone

The ultimate goal for most filmmakers is a multi-million dollar budget, a sizable crew and plenty of cool toys — including a high-end camera. The reality is that most of us want to… Continue reading

Bill Moyers’ Departure from TV Leaves a Huge Hole

This week PBS stations around the country will broadcast the final segment of Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers’ provocative, groundbreaking interview show. Moyers, who came to PBS in 1971, is retiring the show,… Continue reading

Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Sustainability-2014

2014 saw an increased involvement in sustainability by the private sector and other actors in addition to the traditional non-profit organizations and environmentally focused government agencies. Many note-worthy developments were characterized by different… Continue reading

The New Year’s Resolution Every Millennial Should Make In 2015

Over the past few days, publications around the world have been posting their best-of-2014 roundups. Now, news is in transition, caught between days and years, and headlines make predictions about 2015. It will… Continue reading