Rugged Rugby

Story and photo by John Chambrone

UntitledffandabachTAMPA—When we think of rugby, we think of it as a hetero sport. That is so not the case when it comes to New York City’s Gotham Knights. In his documentary film, With You!, director Yaniv Dabach wanted to show the world that the Knights may be a gay rugby team, but they aren’t a bunch of screaming queens. Granted, they have had a history of losing every game by a large number of points, but that doesn’t discourage them from giving it their all.

The Knights were formed in 2000. 9/11’s United flight 93 hero Mark Bingham was instrumental in the early stages of the team’s formation. Camaraderie was a big part of why the team formed to begin with. The guys who joined the team were looking for a new way to hang out with their fellow gay men in a non-bar/non-sexual manner. “With You!” documents the team’s 2003 season. During the hour-long look into the lives of these players, you see how much this team means to each of them, why they joined, and how it has changed them.

During the Q & A following the film, Dabach spoke proudly about his debut film. After serving time in the Israeli National Army as a medic for Special Forces, Dabach followed his dreams and moved to New York City to pursue a career in film. First step was attending the School of Visual Arts. “I made the film while I was in school.” He got involved in the project because he is a former player on the team. The rugged film maker quit playing due to an injury. Dabach admitted to having a lot of fun showing his film around the country at gay film festivals, and that audiences have been very receptive. Tampa was his fourth festival. “Tampa is great! It is a really fun city.” Dabach called the experiences at film festivals “invaluable.” Many people think that once you are done with filming and editing, your work is done. That is not the case. Once you have the final product, you have to have it marketed, distributed and a whole lot more. Dabach plans on doing some fiction work once this project is over.

Joining Dabach in Tampa was With You!, producer Josh Koffman. Koffman co-produced the 2004 documentary, “Tying the Knot,” the Lois Marrero story. Tampa Bay residents will recall the death of police officer Lois Marrero and her partner’s subsequent court battle for partner benefits. “We wanted to change some hearts and minds in a practical way. This is really a good test case to show. They were a long term stable loving couple where a public employee was killed in the line of duty and her partner had to fight tooth and nail to get those benefits — and in the end didn’t get them.” Koffman thought that film would be a noble cause and called it a labor of love to co-produce.

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Coming Out of the Wiccan Closet

Teri Gurnell knows what it feels like to
live a closeted existence and be denied rights. Gurnell is a Wiccan
High Priestess and owner of the Dragon Den pagan supply store.
As with the gay community, pagans live in fear of losing jobs or
custody of their children, and are even denied by the military the
right to put their religious symbols, such as the pentacle, on a
loved one’s tombstone.
“God is God, no matter how you look at it. People just take
different roads to get there. All religions have basic tenants —
you don’t do harm and you don’t behave in an inappropriate
manner,” says Gurnell.
According to Wicca: A Legacy of Persecution, “Wicca” is an
Old English word meaning wise, and the Wiccan religion is an
Earth-oriented nature religion with roots dating back to pre-
Christianity. It celebrates the life force, encourages spiritual
growth and includes seasonal rites to attune oneself to beauty,
magick, love of Mother Nature and the earth goddess.
Gurnell says the persecution of pagans began when masculine
ideals and male gods began to rise and challenge the Mother
Goddess. Families began to be traced through male lineage and
men took over the chief places in the priesthood. The old ways
of the common people came into conflict with a new religion
that was popularized by rulers and the upper class: Christianity.
In an effort to convert people to the new way, many old ways
were adapted and incorporated into Christianity. For example,
although Biblical evidence shows that Jesus was born in late
summer or autumn, the Church of Rome, in the fourth century,
declared December 25 as the date of his birth. This date falls very
close to the old pagan celebration of the winter solstice, Yule, the
birth of the sun. Eggs and hares, fertility symbols of the Vernal
(Spring) Equinox, which pagans celebrate as the return of the
Sun, became the Easter eggs and bunnies of Christians’ Easter
celebration, the day of the Christ’s resurrection.
When Christians felt their ways weren’t catching on fast
enough, life became much harder for those still practicing the
old religions. Christian leaders began to demonize witches and
other pagans as devil worshippers and savages. Those who still
followed the old ways were forced to go underground in order
to survive. Even though the blatant persecution of pagans ended
in the 18th century, the stereotype of the witch as a worshipper
of Satan still remains. Not until this century did the U.S. Supreme
Court recognized Wicca as a valid religion.
“We are finally being recognized in hospitals, so when asked
our religion we can choose Wiccan or Pagan,” said Gurnell.
Gurnell formed the Coven of The Dragon Moon eleven years
ago when she started practicing the craft as a solitary practitioner.
She is self-taught and formed her own denomination of
Wicca. Now that she has trained at least three high priestesses or
high priests and they, in turn, have trained at least one student
for a term of a year and a day, her denomination, or tradition, can
be named. On Samhain (Oct. 31) her tradition was formally
named as the Wyvern Moon Tradition.
Pagans consider themselves healers of the earth and believe
it is each person’s responsibility to leave the world a better place
— not to hurt people or animals. Another basic tenant of the
religion is the Threefold Law; everything that you do, good or
evil, is returned to you threefold.
Gurnell’s philosophy is right here right now. “If I screw up,

I have to pay for it now. Everyday I walk this earth I need to watch
my step and try not to step on others.”
The Dragon Den started as an online pagan supply and retail
store nine years ago. On Oct. 13, 2006 Gurnell opened a store
in the USA Flea Market in Port Richey. Candles, books, witch
boards and jewelry are available, and anything else a customer
needs can be ordered and shipped virtually anywhere in the world.
As for the future, Gurnell is optimistic and hopes to see the
day when Pagans can worship openly without fear.
“But if all I see is freedom of religion that too would be
a blessing.” FMI www.thedragonden.com

Teri Gurnell knows what it feels like to
live a closeted existence and be denied rights. Gurnell is a Wiccan
High Priestess and owner of the Dragon Den pagan supply store.
As with the gay community, pagans live in fear of losing jobs or
custody of their children, and are even denied by the military the
right to put their religious symbols, such as the pentacle, on a
loved one’s tombstone.
“God is God, no matter how you look at it. People just take
different roads to get there. All religions have basic tenants —
you don’t do harm and you don’t behave in an inappropriate
manner,” says Gurnell.
According to Wicca: A Legacy of Persecution, “Wicca” is an
Old English word meaning wise, and the Wiccan religion is an
Earth-oriented nature religion with roots dating back to pre-
Christianity. It celebrates the life force, encourages spiritual
growth and includes seasonal rites to attune oneself to beauty,
magick, love of Mother Nature and the earth goddess.
Gurnell says the persecution of pagans began when masculine
ideals and male gods began to rise and challenge the Mother
Goddess. Families began to be traced through male lineage and
men took over the chief places in the priesthood. The old ways
of the common people came into conflict with a new religion
that was popularized by rulers and the upper class: Christianity.
In an effort to convert people to the new way, many old ways
were adapted and incorporated into Christianity. For example,
although Biblical evidence shows that Jesus was born in late
summer or autumn, the Church of Rome, in the fourth century,
declared December 25 as the date of his birth. This date falls very
close to the old pagan celebration of the winter solstice, Yule, the
birth of the sun. Eggs and hares, fertility symbols of the Vernal
(Spring) Equinox, which pagans celebrate as the return of the
Sun, became the Easter eggs and bunnies of Christians’ Easter
celebration, the day of the Christ’s resurrection.
When Christians felt their ways weren’t catching on fast
enough, life became much harder for those still practicing the
old religions. Christian leaders began to demonize witches and
other pagans as devil worshippers and savages. Those who still
followed the old ways were forced to go underground in order
to survive. Even though the blatant persecution of pagans ended
in the 18th century, the stereotype of the witch as a worshipper
of Satan still remains. Not until this century did the U.S. Supreme
Court recognized Wicca as a valid religion.
“We are finally being recognized in hospitals, so when asked
our religion we can choose Wiccan or Pagan,” said Gurnell.
Gurnell formed the Coven of The Dragon Moon eleven years
ago when she started practicing the craft as a solitary practitioner.
She is self-taught and formed her own denomination of
Wicca. Now that she has trained at least three high priestesses or
high priests and they, in turn, have trained at least one student
for a term of a year and a day, her denomination, or tradition, can
be named. On Samhain (Oct. 31) her tradition was formally
named as the Wyvern Moon Tradition.
Pagans consider themselves healers of the earth and believe
it is each person’s responsibility to leave the world a better place
— not to hurt people or animals. Another basic tenant of the
religion is the Threefold Law; everything that you do, good or
evil, is returned to you threefold.
Gurnell’s philosophy is right here right now. “If I screw up,Teri Gurnell knows what it feels like to

live a closeted existence and be denied rights. Gurnell is a Wiccan

High Priestess and owner of the Dragon Den pagan supply store.

As with the gay community, pagans live in fear of losing jobs or

custody of their children, and are even denied by the military the

right to put their religious symbols, such as the pentacle, on a

loved one’s tombstone.

“God is God, no matter how you look at it. People just take

different roads to get there. All religions have basic tenants —

you don’t do harm and you don’t behave in an inappropriate

manner,” says Gurnell.

According to Wicca: A Legacy of Persecution, “Wicca” is an

Old English word meaning wise, and the Wiccan religion is an

Earth-oriented nature religion with roots dating back to pre-

Christianity. It celebrates the life force, encourages spiritual

growth and includes seasonal rites to attune oneself to beauty,

magick, love of Mother Nature and the earth goddess.

Gurnell says the persecution of pagans began when masculine

ideals and male gods began to rise and challenge the Mother

Goddess. Families began to be traced through male lineage and

men took over the chief places in the priesthood. The old ways

of the common people came into conflict with a new religion

that was popularized by rulers and the upper class: Christianity.

In an effort to convert people to the new way, many old ways

were adapted and incorporated into Christianity. For example,

although Biblical evidence shows that Jesus was born in late

summer or autumn, the Church of Rome, in the fourth century,

declared December 25 as the date of his birth. This date falls very

close to the old pagan celebration of the winter solstice, Yule, the

birth of the sun. Eggs and hares, fertility symbols of the Vernal

(Spring) Equinox, which pagans celebrate as the return of the

Sun, became the Easter eggs and bunnies of Christians’ Easter

celebration, the day of the Christ’s resurrection.

When Christians felt their ways weren’t catching on fast

enough, life became much harder for those still practicing the

old religions. Christian leaders began to demonize witches and

other pagans as devil worshippers and savages. Those who still

followed the old ways were forced to go underground in order

to survive. Even though the blatant persecution of pagans ended

in the 18th century, the stereotype of the witch as a worshipper

of Satan still remains. Not until this century did the U.S. Supreme

Court recognized Wicca as a valid religion.

“We are finally being recognized in hospitals, so when asked

our religion we can choose Wiccan or Pagan,” said Gurnell.

Gurnell formed the Coven of The Dragon Moon eleven years

ago when she started practicing the craft as a solitary practitioner.

She is self-taught and formed her own denomination of

Wicca. Now that she has trained at least three high priestesses or

high priests and they, in turn, have trained at least one student

for a term of a year and a day, her denomination, or tradition, can

be named. On Samhain (Oct. 31) her tradition was formally

named as the Wyvern Moon Tradition.

Pagans consider themselves healers of the earth and believe

it is each person’s responsibility to leave the world a better place

— not to hurt people or animals. Another basic tenant of the

religion is the Threefold Law; everything that you do, good or

evil, is returned to you threefold.

Gurnell’s philosophy is right here right now. “If I screw up,

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Alternatives to Sex

Stephen McCauley
Simon & Schuster, 2006
$24 (hardcover); $14 (paperback)
By Keven Renken
For better or worse, Stephen
McCauley will always be known as the
author of The Object of My Affections.
That’s what having your fiction
debut turned into a 1998 big-screen
movie starring Jennfer Aniston will do
to a guy.
But McCauley is more than the
sum of his parts. In five novels starting
in 1988, he has built a career on
chronicling the lives and loves of the
late 20th-century gay everymale. And
even though his work is remarkably
short on the AIDS-related grief that dominates the work of
many of his fellow authors, he nonetheless remains a witty
and often astute observer of human nature.
With Alternatives to Sex, McCauley firmly entrenches us
in the 21st century and casts a clever, Oscar Wilde-esque
eye on the ever-changing relationships between men. Yes,
we’re talking about the internet, and the eminent hookups
made there-on. William Collins, the seeker of the aforementioned
alternatives, is a gay real-estate agent in Boston
who’s closer to fifty than he cares to admit. Online, however,
he assumes the name of Everett and has been engaged for the
past year in a bout of computer dating (a euphemism for brief
sexual encounters) that is clearly going nowhere.
Off-line his life is hardly more fulfilling. His sales figures
are disappointing (“You’re gone, William. . .I can’t find
you,” his boss says at one point) and his tenant, a passiveaggressive
artist with the unlikely name of Kumiko Rothberg,
has only paid rent twice in the past eighteen months. His
good friend Edward, a flight attendant haunted by the
specter of 9/11 – the tragedy replaces AIDS as the pall cast
over everyone’s lives – is a potential boyfriend, but neither
can get past the sarcasm long enough to be sincere with
one another.
Into this maelstrom of an existence enters Charlotte
O’Malley and Samuel Thompson, comfortably well-off, notso
comfortably married, and “not looking aggressively” for
the ideal city apartment. What begins as a simple desire to
score a sale soon begins to fill a void in William’s life, one
that is lacking in proper human connection. This connection,
obviously, should include Edward. What is obvious
isn’t always easy, however, and William has miles to go
before he can accept some kind of commitment in his life.
What remains amazingly fresh about McCauley’s writing
after twenty years is that he manages to take readers in ever
more surprising directions, even if the road he’s traveling
seems to be all too obvious. From the first mention of
Edward, for instance, it’s apparent where this is all headed.
The fact that the area remains grey makes the novel more
a mirror of real life than a fiction with a happy Hollywood
ending. Perhaps this is McCauley’s answer to the cinematic
Affections. Or perhaps he is simply reminding us that life
has no clear resolution of its own and simply goes forward,
lessons learned or not.
It’s a pity that the object of William’s affections is
probably the least interesting person in the book. There are
any number of characters who flirt with cynicism – an often
sodden Charlotte being one of them – but they also have
abundant amounts of charm and insightful interaction with
William. Edward often comes across as simply bitter and
a bit of a nut-job – at one point William has to go retrieve
him after he has something resembling a nervous breakdown
– and the fact that so much time is spent pining over
him almost amounts to skimming material. Likewise, it
must be difficult to keep the tongue planted in the cheek
for so much of one’s career, and in some places McCauley’s
humor seems a little cliché and forced. At one point,
William, commenting on a trick’s nice apartment, says, “On
the whole, I’m much less judgmental about a person’s
sexual interests than I am about his window treatments.”
Nonetheless these are small things in the bigger scheme
of having a very enjoyable read over the course of 289
pages. McCauley has no pretensions to telling the stories
of our lives in the age of the AIDS cocktail – he is not so
much interested in the larger tragedy as in the smaller
portions of sadness that populate are our lives as our hearts
beat, break and heal again. In the meantime he also makes
us smile, and that is in and of itself no small achievement.

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