Gay news,U.S district court thinks DOMA unconstitutional, HIV vaccine breakthrough, U.K supreme court/asylum, Helsinki Gay Pride arrests

9 07 2010

A U.S district court in Boston has ruled that section 3 of DOMA is unconstitutional. It is an enormous victory for same-sex marriage. In both Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs Health and Human Services as well as Gill vs Office of Personnel Management, Judge Tauro thinks DOMA violates equal protection principles. Great news!!

U.S government scientists have discovered 3 powerful antibodies against the HIV virus. The strongest neutralizes 91% of all cells!! More than any before. The cells were found in an African-American gay man who had the cells naturally. Researchers screened 25 million of his cells to find 12 that produced antibodies. Unfortunately it will be years before this can be used on people, still very good progress.

The U.K Supreme Court has decided that gay couple who fear retribution in their home countries have a right for asylum in the U.K. The decision involved 2 men from Iraq and 1 from Cameroon. Lord Hope said that to compel a homosexual person to deny their sexuality is to deny them a fundamental right to be who he is. Well said. Lord Roger said that just as male heteros are free to enjoy rugby, beer and talking about woman with their male friends ,gays should be allowed to listen to Kylie ,drink exotic coloured cocktail and talk about boys with their girlfriends. A little ridiculously stereotypical but I guess he meant good.

Last weekend it was Helsinki Gay Pride. Three men decided to ruin the fun and used pepper spray and smoke bombs. Over 30 people were hit by it and also some children. Nobody was injured but the men have been charged with a hate crime and Finnish president Tarja Halonen denounced the attack.





Funny and pathetic anti-gay protest clip

3 07 2010

Yesterday I mentioned the pathetic few protesters in Ireland after the Dail approved of civil partnerships. Same old stories. Sodomites,God,  think of the children.





Man watches porno in McDonalds

2 07 2010

A 38-year-old guy from Wisconsin was arrested because he was masturbating at Micky D’s .He was watching porn in the children’s play area while being surrounded by 15-20 kids. Parents became suspicious when they saw only 1 hand typing and the other was under the table. What a gross freak-show.





Gay news, Malawi president, store for butch lesbians, only in SF!!, ex-gay??!!

22 06 2010

The President from Malawi urges organizations to not focus on gay rights anymore but only on children’s rights. Why help confused people when you can help children he says. Why not both is my reaction. Just because he hates gays does not mean one excludes the other.

Self-described butch lesbian Shaz Riley has launched “the Butch Clothing Company,” a fashion line specifically aimed for Cynthia Nixon’s gf and gals like her who like to look manly. It makes the bust line smaller and reduces the crotch tenting, something that happens to girls like Shaz when they shop at men’s stores. Shaz says they do not wanna be men, but they just do not like wearing female clothing.  I love a butch gal.

http://www.thebutchclothingcompany.co.uk/house-of-butch.html

To fight the oil spill and save the gulf wildlife , the gays in my favorite neighborhood in the world, the Castro in SF have come up with something only they can. Pairs of muscled men only in their underwear wrestled to collect money. Volunteers took turns commenting the matches in hilarious ways and asked for donations from the crowd. Apparently it was quite the spectacle.

This “lady” is seriously trying to convince people she is not gay anymore since God saved her. This must be a parody, but I think it is not.





Gay news, gays skinny/lezzies fat, CBS poll 77% of U.S knows gay people, DADT repeal harmful for children, Repent

10 06 2010

A news study by the American Journal of public health showed that gay men were 50% less likely to be obese than straight men. Lesbian women though are 50% more likely to be obese. Conclusion is that people in sexual relationships with men have more pressure to look thin and attractive then people who have sex with women. Not a surprise here!!

A poll done by CBS showed that 77% of americans say they know someone who is gay or lesbian. In 1992 that was only 42%. 43% of americans see homosexuality as wrong, that used to be 62%. Seems that visibility is a good thing. I bet a lot more than 77% know gays, some just do not know.

According to Rep Ike Skelton, Democrat,MO repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is harmful because it would mean families will be put in the difficult situation of explaining homosexuality to kids. Why?? And why is that bad, you fool.

Repent is “an army of evangelicals” from Texas that go to swinger-clubs, strip bars and gay bars and film the visitors of those places while screaming they are sinners. They also make notes of the license plates and try to scare people into going to “sinful” places. It has already become a national organization. Scary.





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!!





English most difficult language to learn

5 05 2010

A language student from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, did an extensive research about the ability to learn a language in children. She surveyed 600-900 children, ages 7-10 in the way they adapted to a language. That has to do with phonological aspects(how the sound is) and the second aspect is the way in which the students can quickly name visual aspects. Languages that are inconsistent( letters are pronounced different in one word from the other)like English are harder for kids. Finish is the easiest to learn and Dutch is in the middle. It takes English kids 3 yeas to be on the same level than Dutch kids in 1 year. Interesting, I never had huge issues with English as a kid. Should have learned Finish as well then. But that is not of very much use!!