16 12 2009

I finally saw the movie Bruno this weekend, half a year later than the rest of the world. I was gonna go and see it with my sister back in summer, but first I got sick and then she was on vacation and when we both had the time and felt like it, the movie was already not playing anymore in cinemas. I was bummed then, but not so much anymore. What an utter disappointment. Maybe my expectations were too high after loving Borat so much.

The first half an hour of Bruno were just excruciatingly unfunny, only slightly funny was him coming on to presidential candidate Ron Paul and then after being blown off saying even Ru Paul was not into him. The whole skit in the Middle East was terrible though. It had some funny moments later on when you see him interact as Bruno with normal people who believe he is for real. The camping trip with the rednecks where he says they are just like the Sex and the City-girls and later on wants to sleep in one guy’s tent, the swinger party where he keeps touching other guys or the boxing match in the end where all the rednecks go crazy the moment they see two men kissing. My favorite part was him talking to a conversion pastor( cures gays) who says his lips were meant to spread the word of God and Bruno said he thought the guys lips were made for sucking cock. Not great by any means but worth watching at home when nothing is on tv?? yes!

GLBT news

8 08 2009

Gay Miami news anchor Charles Perez(who had his own nationally syndicated talk-show years ago) has been fired after filing a discrimination complaint. He was demoted to the weekend slot because he was becoming too “gay” for mainstream. He was smiling too much and giggling with his co-anchors like girlfriend. This happened a week after an ex of Perez forwarded an email to his bosses where Perez told his shrink he had gender identity issues. Perez thinks that is the reason he got demoted and filed the complaint. His boss is a gay man himself so i dunno what to believe here.

British professional boxer Rob Newbiggin says he was born intersexed and plans to transition to a woman and after that fight as woman professionally. He says he has high levels of oestrogen in his body but has more man characteristics. He started boxing because his step-dad wanted him to butch up. Of course it is fine that he wants to become a woman, but I think it would be unfair if he would actually compete at the ladies, he really really looks like a big manly man. This is totally different from tennis player Sarah Gronert who plays with the ladies but also really looks like a woman.

GLBT news

26 07 2009

A 77-year old gets a Transgender operation. Renee Ramsey is a former green beret specialist in Vietnam and served in the army for 20 years. She always liked dressing up in men’s clothing even during her two marriages and now will become one the oldest transsexual in the world.

A former minister in Gatesville, Texas apparently did not agree with my “gay is the new black”posting. He paid for a huge sign on the main street of town saying “gay rights are not civil rights”. The woman, who is the owner of the sign, told journalists she normally does not put up any negative messages but agrees with this one. According to her she even ┬áreceived death threats. The sign was paid for three days and has since been taken down.

Former boxing champion Mark Leduc was found dead at age 47 in a hotel sauna in Toronto suffering a heat stroke. He was gay in a very homophobic sport and maybe because of that became a great spokes person for the gay world.At the Olympics in Barcelona in 1992 he won a silver medal.