Gay news, McDonald’s COO bigot, Sesame’s Bert comes out(sort of), heavier penalties on gay hate in Amsterdam, more anti-gay violence in Canada

16 06 2010

The french McDonald’s ad that was so cute and nice about gays has sparkled a lot of media attention. The Chief Operating Officer of McDonald’s USA, the african american Donald Thompson, says such commercials will never run in the US. Why??Because the U.S is a christian county and he himself a good christian man who has his own beliefs in that regard. Aka bigot.

Bert from Sesame Street said on his Twitter that he has the same hair as mr T, except his is a little more (ho)mo and a little less hawk. I dunno if this account was hacked or not, silly but pretty funny anyway.. They are either gay or non-sexual, Bert and Ernie. But no kid cares!! Surprised the right-wing has not attacked them the same way as one of the Teletubbies.

The justice department of Amsterdam is gonna punish anti-gay violence with an extra 50 % on top of the standard law. Anti-gay violence in Amsterdam is on the rise and police wants to use camera’s and fake-gays(police men(out of uniform) walking hand in hand) to find gay bashers. Great ideas!

Just like in Amsterdam, also in Canada anti-gay hate has increased significantly. In 2007 there were 71 incidents and in 2008 double as many. Later probably even more but those date have not been released yet. Gay organizations say this is only 25% of the real numbers because many men do not go to the police after anti-gay crime out of shame. Not surprised, have blogged about a lot of hate in Canada in the last year. Shame of such a great country.





Gay news, Havana/Minsk-pride, big difference conservatives in GB and US, Burial bill likely vetoed in Minnesota, retarded DADT statement

16 05 2010

Gay pride in Havana, Cuba was a huge success, hundreds paraded violent-free in drag and with flags. One of them was the daughter of the president Raul Castro, Mariela a long-time LGBT advocate. The Slavic Pride in Minsk was anything but a success though. The 40 brave participants saw some journalist and TV crew but did not get any further then 300 meters after which riot police arrested the gay men violently. There were also tons of counter-protesters, mostly skinheads who were throwing eggs.

It is interesting that the conservative party in Great Britain, the Tories have eleven openly gay members in parliament and nine in the glass closet. One is a lesbian and 2 are even ministers, the party is proud of that. Compare that to the US where there are zero . U.S has a long way to go in that regard.

A bill that passed the senate in Minnesota giving gays the same end of life rights as straights will likely be vetoes by the Republican governor Tim Pawlenty. According to him the bill in unnecessary and will stoke up the fire on a hot button issue. Unbelievable people believe gays have not the same rights hen it comes to burying their partner.

According to James Inhofe, Oklahoma Senator and Armed Service Committee member soldiers are unwilling to fight for lesbians and gay soldiers also in the line of fire. According to him soldiers are doing it for the man in the next foxhole and if that man is gays they would not want to anymore. How bigoted and foolish. Why does it work OK in Britain, the Netherlands and Israel then???





If you oppose gay marriage you are a bigot!!

6 05 2010

I had discussions with people on my blog about this and the article I read on bigthink.com says it all. Exactly how I feel.

By definition, bigots are people with unshakable baseless prejudices. There is absolutely no reason, besides blind prejudice, to deny gay couples the right to marriage.

You can use religious language to express your belief that gays and lesbians are disgusting second class citizens unworthy of rights that heterosexuals take for granted, but it doesn’t make your position any less bigoted. Logically, there is no reason to put same-sex relationships on a lesser legal footing than opposite sex unions, unless you think there’s something wrong with them.

You can insist you don’t wish gay people any harm. Perhaps not. But there were lots of pro-segregationists who didn’t wish ill upon black people, but still didn’t want to drink out of the same fountains. They too were bigots.

You can point out that discrimination against gays and lesbians is a longstanding tradition, but that doesn’t excuse your bigotry. If anything, it makes it worse. It was one thing to fear what the expansion of gay rights might do when gays and lesbians had no rights. Today we’re decades into gay liberation and none of the dire predictions have come true. For example, children raised by same-sex parents are at least as healthy and well-adjusted as those raised by opposite sex parents—and no more likely to self-identify as gay.

So, if you’re still clinging to those irrational fears in the face of evidence, guess what? That’s bigoted. If, like the voters of California, you voted to break up families in the name of preserving family values, that makes you a hypocrite and a bigot. Deal with it people and own it!!





Prop 8 Trial

23 01 2010

The prop 8 trial has gone on for 2 weeks now and has been very interesting so far. First of all the Supreme Court denied camera’s in the court room as requested by the anti-gay marriage groups. They do not want their bigot faces made public. Many people have critiques that decision and rightly so. To the woman who asked on my blog if being against gay marriage meant you are a bigot I would like to say, if you spent money or energy and time crusading against equal rights for all, then yes you are a bigot. It was also made public that the Mormon church had even more influence in the campaign and has tried to cover-up their involvement. Something most people already knew, but was never official. They had identified a volunteer in every zip code crusading against gay marriage. Then the religious freaks keep saying that they get discriminated and abused as well giving examples of yard signs being taken from their garden, because everyone knows that this is about as bad as being beating or killed for being gay. The pro gay lawyers in the trial had a very interesting homophobe as a witness, mister  Hak-Shing William Tam from a Chinese American evangelical christian group. He said that if same-sex marriage is treated as a civil right then polygamy and incest and pedophilia would be as well. AND NOW COMES THE BEST PART. He believes that because(according to him) in the Netherlands polygamy and incest are also legal now after gay marriage became legal here in 2001!!. Who seriously believes that?? What a buffoon!! He had read that somewhere on the internet so it is true!! And that person is a doctor?? Great from the lawyers to get an idiot like that on the stand.





Gay News; Prince Harry kisses gay man, John Mayer thinks straight guys should go to gay clubs, bigot radio host yells faggot and tries to talk about Holland

16 11 2009

A 21-year old gay man in Britain felt like prince for a day this weekend. In a bar he saw Prince Harry and offered him a free drink for a kiss. Harry then burst out laughing, threw his arms around the gay guy and gave him a kiss. Seems like some of Diana’s pro-gay attitude has rubbed off on her boys. My boyfriend would have loved to be in that guy’s place.

John Mayer showed how evolved he is and to me he is an example for straight men in the world. In an interview he said “if you are a man in life and have never went to a gay bar, you haven’t danced. You can actually go to a gay bar and just have a good time without the whole alpha-male, ego attitude in a straight bar”. Hear, hear Mayer I have taken cousins, my brother, brother-in-law to gay bars and they really enjoyed it as well. In Holland for a straight man to go to a hip gay place is really not an issue anymore. And straight women obviously love it in a gay bar as well, just being able to be sexy and themselves without drunk straight men slobbering all over them..

The radio host of a well-known New Hampshire right-wing radio show called the Gay New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair  Ray Buckley a faggot and basically wished him dead. Lambert, who basically looks like your typical bigot, asked if he was going to Holland and hoped he would not celebrate anymore birthdays and called him a disgrace to humanity. Well, maybe Buckley should go to Holland where saturday in a TV show the following question was asked in a nation-wide poll. Is homosexuality just as normal as heterosexuality??. 81 % of the dutch people think it is. Eat your heart out Lambert, maybe you try to diss Holland, but in fact you are giving us a compliment.

 





Gay news; Alabama prom discrimination, R.I gays not allowed to bury each other, men attempt to burn gay flag

12 11 2009

A lesbian teen wanted to take her girlfriend to her school’s prom. She had personally raised over $200 and even created the theme for the year. Tharptown High School refused to let her bring her date to the prom and after several organizations demanded she as allowed to attend the school decided to cancel the prom all together. Making the girl the scapegoat. What a bunch of bigot assholes.

Rhode Island Governor Don Carcieri vetoes a new law that would allow same-sex couples to make burial decisions for each other. According to him that is a disturbing erosion of the principles surrounding traditional marriage. So even when dead as a gay men you deserve no basic rights according to that asshole.

In Memphis 2 men were arrested after they attempted to set fire on a rainbow flag at the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center. The arrest was not after a fight with the police though and one of the men had to be punched and pepper-sprayed. It’s the second act of vandalism on the center. In september a billboard featuring a gay marine as destroyed on Nation Coming Out day. The crime inspired hundreds to rally in response.

 





Gay News; Prejean still thinks it’s all about her; homeless gay youth in NY, do you have gay hair?

19 09 2009

What is it with bigots using God’s name to say stupid things and make ridiculous decisions. First there was Arizona Governor Jan Brewer who eliminated state domestic partnerships benefits a year after they were introduced. She says God placed her in the role of Governor and she relies on her faith and prayer to make decisions as a Governor. What about separation of church and state. And then Good Old Carrie Prejean who during a speech to some bigots said that during the Miss USA pageant ‘God had a plan for her’. And ‘God chose her for that moment’ She might have ‘lost the crown but God had a bigger crown for her in heaven.’ Barf, barf. God has more important things to do then care about these two nuts.

Some shocking news  I read yesterday is that there is an epidemic of homeless LGBT youth in New York. Every night gay kids have to hustle for money or a place to sleep. There are 200 beds for homeless LGBT youth to sleep in the country and over 1.000 of them already live in New York. Each year the U.S. has between 575.000 and 1.6 million homeless youth. 20-40% of them identify as LGBT. 26% of youth that comes out gets kicked out of their house and nearly 50% have attempted suicide. That’s truly horrific. There should be more places like the Ali Forney Center in NY.

Apparently hair whorls in men can predict their sexuality!. It seems 4 times as many gay men have their whorl on the back of their head go counter-clockwise as the general public. I have to admit mine does as well!! Then again a while back there was a survey that looked at the ring fingers and the index fingers and said that gays have index fingers that are substantially shorter than their ring fingers. I don’t have that. So what am I, bi??? Ich don’t think so, as Bruno would say.