Sunday, December 30, 2018

OUTspoken’s Top Blog Posts for 2018



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The end of the year means another list somewhere, and this blog is no exception. Since Steve Charing OUTspoken is a mix of LGBT, Politics and the Arts, the top 5 posts for 2018 according to page views are listed within the categories below. You may click on the title of each to access the full post.



LGBTQ

1.     The Pride of Howard County (October)  
A survey taken of Howard County candidates on their perspectives on LGBTQ issues.

The official kickoff event to publicize the first ever Pride celebration in Howard County.


Then County Executive Allan H. Kittleman appointed Andrew Howard to be the county’s first ever LGBTQ liaison.

Nearly two thousand Pride celebrants attended to first team-sanctioned Pride Night.

Chicago Cubs newly acquired second baseman was dismissive of accusations of his homophobic comments a few years ago setting off another round of controversy.



Politics

Adam Rippon, the first openly gay athlete to compete for the U.S.in the Winter Olympics, was right to snub Vice President Mike Pence’s alleged request for a meeting during the competition in Pyeongchang.

A tongue-in-cheek open letter to President Trump urging him to be interviewed by the Special Counsel.

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When it Comes tothe Military, Trump is AWOL (November) 
Trump’s avoidance of military service plus his numerous displays of disrespect to service members is unprecedented.

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Democrats were urged to associate Republicans with the unpopular Trump as often as they can in the upcoming elections.

5.     There He Goes Again (July) 
Trump once again found a distraction from his horrendous performance in Helsinki by reverting back to the NFL on players kneeling during the national anthem.

Arts

Received most page views for any theatre review on this blog. Popular show being brought back this season.  “… the polished, colorfully costumed, well-staged production at Toby’s is flawless with a high-spirited, talented cast performing their hearts out.”

“[Young Frankenstein is]a comedy about a monster but it’s also a monster comedy.”


All male dance revue. “[Ten Hairy Legs] combines athleticism, emotion, energy, technical mastery, ingenuity and range in a power-packed one-hour performance.

“Leave your worries at home for a few hours and enjoy a talented cast giving their all in this wild adventure in New York, New York, a helluva town.”

“The joy and warmth exhibited by these performers tell the audience they are truly having a great time onstage.”


Blasts from the Past

In addition to those popular posts from 2018 (above), below are several posts from previous years still garnering many views in 2018.








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