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For today’s Daily Cal column on queer porn, I interviewed Syd Blakovich (also known as Shawn), who is involved in the local porn scene both on and off camera. She performs for and Pink and White Productions and co-produces for Pink and White too. In her free time, she also trains in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai and mixed martial arts.

Her most recent full-length porn, “Champion,” came out in December, so I thought it fitting to talk to her about what’s going on in the world of porn.

Christine Borden: So what exactly is queer porn?

Syd Blakovich: Big question. Queer for me is kind of like an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of genders and sexualities. read more »

Gay or Straight, Say No to 8! You like it? We just came up with that right now. Proposition 8 is titled “Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry Act.” Wow. It’s like the writer of this act didn’t believe in the cause him/herself. To soften the blow, the proposition is sometimes known affectionately as “The Californian Marriage Protection Act.” Is there something we missed? Whose marriage does this act protect?

Google just blogged about their stance against Prop. 8. Google argues:

” … we should not eliminate anyone’s fundamental rights, whatever their sexuality, to marry the person they love.”

Touching. It almost doesn’t seem right for a company to take a stance on such a personal issue, but apparently this particular proposition hit a little too close to home. Just how close? We’re dying to know. In the meantime, we think Google should decorate their logo on their start page with rainbows and queer wedding cake toppers.

Image Source: whorange under Creative Commons
Our position on California’s No on 8 campaign [Google blog]

Image by Mr. Wright

In case you missed it, we’ve pulled together snaps of Pride weekend in a scrapbook, if you will. Next time you’ll know better than the sit on your duff at home. Above, some pinky dykes on bikes start us off on our queer journey.

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