Gay news, DADT-deal, celebrities (Gaga and Jason Mraz)gay witch-hunt in Kenya

25 05 2010

Yesterday the White House and top Democrats made a deal for the repeal of DADT. It is still a little hush-hush and vaguely termed but the overall picture is that soon the congress will be able to vote on repealing the ban on gays in the military(votes in favor or against are too close to call). The change though will not happen until dec 1 and the president would also be required to certify it does not harm military readiness. I first have to see it before I believe it, but it is a step in the right direction. Good day for gays AND for the military.

Lady Gaga loves the fact that people think she has a penis because that makes it even more special that people come to see her and don;t care what she is. Gay culture is at the very essence of who she is and she will fight for the gay community until she dies, Gaga says. Straight singer Jason Mraz explains one of the reasons he is such an ally to the LGBT community. He was beaten up and called a faggot at school himself and when one of his friends came out at the same time he realized how brave that is. Love artists that are so open and honest.

Kenya police had to protect 3 gay men who were about to be lynched by their fellow villagers. People from the village were trying to open the door of the house the gays were living and cops were just in time. A month ago people from Mnarani had sent a petition to the government for the removal of the gays. Poor guys…

A gay man who was beating up terribly in Ontario, Canada last summer has pleaded guilty to assault for doing something back!! The thugs shouted faggot and threw bricks at the gays and after on of the gay men pulled one thug of his friend’s back, he kicked him. He has no money to defend himself in court and just pleaded guilty.He only got a conditional discharge that will disappear as a criminal record in a year but still… How wrong is this??!!





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; GLAAD wants apology South Park, Portugal gay marriage, Larry Johnson fired

10 11 2009

GLAAD (gays and lesbians against defamation)showed it’s ridiculousness once again by demanding an apology from the creators of South Park for using fag hundreds of times in last weeks episode. The characters in South Park decided to change the meaning of the word fag and use it for instance on bikers instead of gays. South Park is making fun of everything and everyone and so not homophobic it’s just stupid from GLAAD to even bring it up.

Portugal will become another country in Europe that might have gay marriage really soon. One of the first plans of new Prime Minister Jose Socrates’ administration will be to approve marriage equality. Most catholic people and countries in southern europe are definitely a lot more open-minded then most christians in the U.S., that’s for sure.

Kansas Chiefs’ Larry Johnson was fired in the aftermath of him using the slur “faggot” to a couple reporters a while ago, something I blogged about previously. He also denied knowing “faggot” was a bad word, not close to as bad as “nigger”. Fans of the club had demanded his firing by petitions. While Johnson being fired was also due to criticizing team management and their head coach, calling faggot was the last straw. He deserved it!!

 

 





anti-gay bigot parade, NFL player, Joe the Plumber and more

28 10 2009

Yesterday I watched the fantastic musical Hairspray in the Netherlands. The dutch version really rivals Broadway and was hilarious. Watching this and so rooting for the right thing, aka equality between white and black to happen, it’s very annoying to read the following two examples in the news.

First the african american NFL player Larry Johnson, a running back for the Kansas Chiefs, who told two reporters to get their faggot asses out of the locker room and later directing similar language to a fan on Twitter. He apologized after pressure from the Kansas Chiefs but only to his team and kids that see him as a role model. Not to gays of course. He has been arrested for beating up girlfriends so he was not much of a role model to begin with.

And then an african american woman who goes biblically nuts at the Washington D.C. marriage equality hearing using God, reproduction, calling gays dogs, using the devil, demons and slavery to make her point against gay marriage.

Of course there are also white bigots. Proof yesterday was the interview with Joe Wurzelbacher aka Joe the Plumber. He was at Joy Behar’s show and she did definitely put him in his place, but what an idiot!. He calls homosexuality wrong, does not want his children to be around gays and says basically all pedophiles and that being gay is a lifestyle choice. When Joy asks him why people would wanna be gays if they are chastised by people like him he act like he has nothing against. The guy is stupid, a homophobe and why is the loser even famous?? People should not even interview him anymore





Gay news; Transgender Virgin Mary; balloon family homophobes, From church to nightclub to mall

19 10 2009

In Spain there is some controversy about an AIDS awareness campaign where a transgender woman/activist named Carla Antonelli is playing the Virgin Mary. I think this is unnecessary and reminds me of the gay nativity in Amsterdam during X-mas last year. A drag queen Maria, a leather Joseph etc. It’s just really disrespectful to religious people and only gathers bad publicity for the gay community. Some things should be left sacred. I sound a lot more holy then normal now, but I am serious about this.

Not only are “balloon boy”s parents irresponsible liars, they are also homophobes. There is a clip on youtube where the young sons sing about the “pussification” of American men and boast that they hate faggots and kill ’em with a bat and throwing rocks at them. Wow, that is really speech you should learn your kids. I think Child Services should pay a long visit to this family.

NYC’s Limelight Nightclub that brought us the “club kids” , death drug dealers, the movie “Party Monster”, but mostly great parties and fantastic music originally was a church before it became THE Club I never went, but would have loved to have gone. A little before my time. Now it is being turned into an upscale mini-mall. It’s gonna be a “high-brow” indoor bazaar with over 60 retail spaces. They already call it Disney World meets Manhattan. Because of its unique background and 19th century stained glass windows depicting Jesus and the Saints it’s a pricy place to have your store!! I used to live really close to the place a few years back and will definitely go back now to do some shopping there in March when it opens.





Gay news; Obama promises gays a lot again, Boyzone member died, Mickey Rourke says faggot again

11 10 2009

Obama again has committed to work for gay equality at the Human Rights Campaigns annual dinner in Washington. He promised a whole lot(nothing new though) but without time lines for doing so. Don’t get me wrong I think Obama is much better for gays then a lot of U.S presidents in the past like Reagan or both Bushes but so far it’s all talk and no action. Do I believe he wants equality for gays, yes. But is it a priority? Not at all!  He was funny though in his speech when he said he was opening for Lady Gaga(who was marching for equality in Washington)

Stephen Gately, a member of the in Europe very popular boyband Boyzone was found dead in his apartment in Mallorca at the age of 33. Gately was one of the first members of boyband to come out of the closet back in 1999 and had two high profile gay relationships. One of them was still going strong at the time of his death. He went out for a few drinks, came back, went to sleep and never woke up. Very sad and strange.

Mickey Rourke is in trouble again for using the slur “faggot”, kind of randomly for the last few years. He says for him it means the same as asshole and has nothing to do with gays. He has more gay friends then anyone he knows and he is not homophobic. GLAAD of course demands an apology but I don’t know if he needs to give one. This guy clearly is not homophobic and I think the gay community should pick it’s battles better sometimes.