The World's New Gay State

New Website Launched from Amsterdam

Posted in Uncategorized by thegaystateblog on January 4, 2010

In preparation for the re-release of the internationally acclaimed best seller, The Gay State: The Quest For An Independent Gay Nation-State And What It Means To Conservatives And The World’s Religions, we have launched a website that will offer additional resources and data streams for the readers and followers who are spread out on five continents.

I am currently in Amsterdam and I find I spend more and more of my time these days in Europe.  So, when the domain was purchased we chose the URL www.TheGayState.EU.  However, many Americans are still not up to speed with the .EU designation so we have also acquired www.TheGayState.com.  There are several other designations that we also purchased and have forwarded to the main website just to make ourselves easier to find.

To all of you who go to the website, please take some time to look around.  We view it as a work in progress.  Rather than waiting and having some big showy roll out, you can be along for the ride as we improve it in stages and I’m sure through several generations.

One area that I am a proponent of, is our Gay State Gift Shop and the Gay State Bookstore.  On one hand, any retail sales will generate some revenue to further our work.  We expect you’ll find products that you will enjoy owning, otherwise we wouldn’t carry it.  When it comes to literature, we have many favorites within our Gay universe.  We hope to carry all of the books of Andrew Sullivan for instance, who is one of my personal favorites (though I strongly disagree with some of his views.)  I have long enjoyed his work going back to before Virtually Normal.  My agent accuses me of having a “man crush” on him but I repeatedly tell her it is merely a healthy dose of professional respect.  We also hope to sell the works of Andrew Holleran, including the classic Dancer Of The Dance.  We have a global readership that is only growing; members of our organization who might be exposed to these great minds for the first time.  Oh, and Louis Crompton’s Homosexuality and Civilization; another favorite and one of the best books on Gay history that I’ve ever read.  I also utilized Mr. Crompton’s work in this most recent edition of The Gay State.  We have earmarked dozens of authors that we would like to showcase, so stay tuned as that should be up and running by late winter, 2010.

Today (or now yesterday – Sunday) was the closing ceremony on our Salon Retreat in Amsterdam.  We had a closing dinner and celebrated over an Indonesian Rice Table on the Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square) in central Amsterdam.  It was after 2am when we returned to the apartment.  Now as I finish this the sun will be rising within the hour. 

After a 12 noon brunch, some of the delegates will be departing via Schipol.  I dread the heightened security.  As a topic of conversation over dinner, we addressed the ongoing security issues.  We encounter our own threats so it is an issue we monitor.  It is not lost on me, nor should it be lost on you that many of those countries that officially sentence us to prison for our Homosexuality and even sentence us to death for being who we are, are themselves, official Muslim states.  I dare say that we as a people, deplore the actions of these terrorist-breeding cesspools of intolerance and do so more than any other group on Earth.

In closing, let me wish you all a healthy, peaceful and prosperous new year.  And as always, don’t be shy about dropping us a note via the Contact Us page.  We always promise to protect your identity and spare you from dreaded third party spam.

 Welterusten uit Amsterdam!

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