Tuesday, August 31, 2010


By Mister Curie

I just wanted to say that I was highly impressed with the MoHo community last night as several members of the community showed their love and concern for others through their actions.  When the blog posted suicide note was discovered and broadcast across facebook, a concerted effort was made by people who weren't even sure if they personally knew the blogger to find and protect them in this critical hour of need.  It was amazing to see a variety of modern technologies put into use to improve communication and coordinate efforts to move as quickly as possible. 

This was my first real interaction with the concept of gay suicide.  Hopefully the community we are fostering will help to support people so that suicide does not appear to be the only option available and we will not have to deal as much with the issue.  However, I wonder if it would be worthwhile to create a standardized approach to the situation if something similar happens again so that we can quickly raise the alarm and coordinate efforts to protect each other.  I wonder if the MoHo Map would be an appropriate website to centralize some of these efforts.  What do you think? 

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Beach Vacation

By Mister Curie

We are down at the beach, having a great family vacation.  The beach just happens to be LGBT-friendly, so there are lots of cute same-sex couples walking around, and tons of eye candy.

I've been having fun playing around with a makeover for the beach.  I started wearing a variety of tank tops, bought a beach necklace, and got a tribal henna tattoo on my arm.  I don't look very Mormon anymore.

Madame Curie suspiciously asked if I was trying to look like Brad Rowe.  He is the co-star in the gay beach movie, Shelter.  He significantly added to the eye-candy of the movie and is one of my celebrity crushes.  I think he had an arm tattoo in the movie, but I don't recall him wearing a beach necklace or tank tops regularly in the movie.  So the answer is no, but I can't say I'd be disappointed if I looked a little more like him.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mormon Stories: Bruce Bastian

By Mister Curie

I listened to an excellent podcast over the weekend and wanted to share it with everyone.  John Dehlin interviewed Bruce Bastian, Co-Founder of WordPerfect. That was my first word processing program when my family got our first PC.  There were lots of parallels that I found interesting in the podcast between our lives: born in an Idaho Mormon family, designed marching band shows, gay, married.  Now if I only I could become a multi-millionaire . . .

Here's the Link: