Gay News,Hawaii Gov. compares gay marriage to incest, Top Chef judge on Gay Pride float, separate showers if DADT is repealed?

14 07 2010

Linda Lingle, the Governor of Hawaii, who vetoed the civil unions bill of the state last week said on air that if gay marriage is a civil right than close relatives should also be able to get married, because that could be seen as a civil right as well. Lingle said ” First cousins could not get married, or a brother and sister and that sort of thing.” First off comparing gay marriage to incest is super insulting, second first cousins CAN actually get married in Hawaii. What a stupid bitch.

Top Chef Judge Tom Colicchio can be seen on a bear float during LA Gay Pride 2011. He told Andy Cohen during Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live” that he was insulted that no one in the bear community had asked him to be on a float during this years Gay Pride. After the show Bravo got flushed with phone calls and “A Bear’s Life Magazine” set it up. Because of his stocky build Colicchio, who is married with kids,  has been an icon in the bear community for quite sometime. Even though his restaurants have underwhelmed me often, this is pretty cool.

Friday it was made clear that if DADT will be repealed there might be some changes in the living situation of military people. The Pentagon is now heavily denying wanting separate barracks and showers after heavy criticism from the gay community and says there is only talk about maybe some extra shower curtains. Fuck that, how can a president whose father has been subjected to segregation even consider some of these things. Very repulsive.

The U.K. AIDS hospice made famous back in the 80’s by the visit of Princess Diana will be torn down. In 1989 the Princess of Wales was one of the first famous people to touch and hug people living with HIV/AIDS. Incredibly important in breaking the taboos.





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.





Gay news, no civil partnership Hawaii,Kylie wins gay prize, end to EU gay blood ban? Gay Pride Jerusalem, She’s back!!!

7 07 2010

Republican Governor Linda Lingle from Hawaii vetoed a bill yesterday that would have allowed same-sex civil unions in that state. Because Lingle invited Justice Steven Levinson, who back in 1993 found that the law banning gay marriage was unconstitutional, people expected she would sign the bill in favor of the civil unions. She thinks the bill is too similar to marriage though and that is only allowed for twice-divorced bitches like Lingle herself. Bigots were happy.

During Gay Pride in Madrid, Kylie Minogue was awarded a gay prize for her devotion to the gay community. She said it was a great honor and praised Spain for allowing gay marriage. Kylie sure deserves this prize, no big artist has been so supportive on gay issues for so many years. Except maybe for Madonna back in the day. Kylie is a lot more likeable though and that translates better to straight people.

Ministers from Health in several countries from the EU are planning to file a motion that in the EU gays should no longer be denied to donate blood. Just like in the U.S gays that have had sex since 1977 are not allowed to donate. Sweden is the only country that allows gay men to donate blood as long as they did not have sex in the last year. I think the whole rule is ridiculous, the only thing that matters is if people are safe, gay or straight. Definitely in these times.

District police of Jerusalem have changed their minds and granted permission for this year’s parade(end of the month) to terminate at the Knesset building. It is the one-year anniversary of the shootings in Tel Aviv at a gay center and getting to the Knesset is a proper way to symbolize what the parade is about. Full equal rights and an end to violence. Totally agree with that.

She is back. PhatGayKid is now lisping though Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.”





Gay Pride Toronto

6 07 2010

With all the previous bitching and talk about pro-Palestina and anti-Israel groups and what not, it seemed like a pretty normal Pride to me after viewing this clip. Funny, a little raunchy and happy.





Gay news, gay pride float set on fire, Costa Rica, gay beating in Britain, DADT

4 07 2010

A gay pride float built, like every year, by a straight couple from Anchorage, Alaska was set on fire last week. Neighbors claim to have seen someone running from the scene just before the fire. The couple plan to use the ashes and pieces of scorch to make a new float called “Phoenix Rising.”

Costa Rica’s higher court suspended an upcoming vote on same-sex marriage because it might violate the nation’s constitution. Opponents of the referendum have argues that it is unfair to let 93% of people decide the faith of 7%. I agree with that.

A gang of up to 15 men and women have attacked a gay couple in Bradford, UK. The victims needed hospital treatment for head injuries after being struck by makeshift weapons from a skip. The gang chased the men, 21 and 37 and used gay slurs. Fucking savages.

A clip to show what is really going on with DADT, CNN did a good job with this.





Gay news, Castro shooting, first presidential gay marriage, gay domestic violence by former Minnesota Viking

28 06 2010

During Pink Saturday in SF’s Castro a man shot 3 people during the kick-off of the Gay Pride festivities. It happened at the corner of Market and Castro in front of  The Cafe at 11pm. A 19-year old man was killed and a man and woman injured. The suspect, another 19-year old man was taken into custody. I used to walk there everyday, so scary and sad…

Icelandic Prime Minister Sigurdardottir married her partner at the same day gay marriage became legal in Iceland yesterday. They already had a registered partnership since 2002. This makes her next to being the first gay Prime Minister ever also the first head of state  to have a same-sex marriage.

That gays are no different from straight people unfortunately also goes for domestic violence. Former Minnesota Viking and out gay man since 2002, Esara Tuaolo, was arrested last week for domestic assault and 3 misdemeanors. He was released on bail but given a no-contact order with the victim. There are not many high-profile same-sex domestic violence cases on record, so I am curious how this pans out and if it becomes a landmark case.





Gay news, trans man beaten at college, anti-gay pastor caught, gay-friendly Slovenian cafe fire-bombed, Happy Pride NYC

27 06 2010

A 23-year -old trans man named Lance Reyna was beaten and robbed in the bathrooms at a college in Houston. A thug put a knife to his neck and called him gay slurs, then he kicked and punched Reyna while he was on the floor and after that he ripped the wallet from his pants and fled. Police are on the look-out and made a list of suspects.

Reverend Tom Brock is a senior pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and  a loud and outspoken critic of gays. An undercover journalist for gay Lavender Magazine went to a therapy session for men struggling with gay feelings after an anonymous tip and heard the rev, talk about his gay experiences. Later the wrote about this in an article.Some say it is unfair they outed him. I totally disagree, if you are a homophobic pastor or politicians but at the same time have gay sex, you are a hypocrite that should be exposed.

For the third time this year a gay-friendly cafe in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana has been attacked. First this week the place was fire-bombed with Molotov cocktails which  burned the exterior. Friday night the attackers sprayed death to faggots on the walls. Police is extra on the look out but in Eastern Europe as a gay man, police is not your friend.

It is Gay Pride weekend in NY, with the ultimate event, the Pride March today starting at noon. Marshals are army-man Dan Choi, Judy Shephard(mom of Matthew) and high school prom lesbian, Constance McMillan. I love the parade and am bummed I am not in NY this year to see it. Hope everyone enjoys the good weather and has fun!!





Gay news, gay acceptance Netherlands, scouts can discriminate, bullying law passes Senate, bigots at Twin Cities Pride

24 06 2010

The accepting of gay people in the Netherlands still leaves a lot to be desired. According to a SCP poll gays are not excepted well by religious people, lowed educated one and Turkish and Moroccans(surprise, surprise) More than half on gay teens has thought about suicide. I can relate, so did I. Still think overall it is pretty good with the acceptance here, but we are not there yet.

A federal court ruled in Philadelphia , that the Boy Scouts can still discriminate against gays even though that goes against the city’s anti-discrimination law. They cannot be kicked out of a city-owned building and do not even have to pay rent, all because of their First Amendment rights. I do not know the specific details about this case/the U.S law enough to know if the city could even get them out with the First Amendment rules in mind but it is ridiculous that gays are still not allowed at the Boy scouts.

After being 9 years in the making New York finally passed an anti-bullying law though the Senate that now only needs to go to Governor Paterson’s desk for a signature. It passed 58-3, except for 3 Republicans. It is only for public school and applies to events on school grounds and school events and will prohibit harassment and discrimination based on gender, sexuality, color, religion and more. Took forever but great is passed.

Am anti-gay Evangelist couple Johnson is allowed to distribute bibles and anti-gay leaflets at Twin Cities Pride. The organizers paid the city 36.000 for the day and want to decide themselves who can have a booth at the parade and want to ban the Johnson’s trough a court-ruling. The religious law firm ADF filed a complaint and say they should be able to be there and speak their hate. The Johnson’s were banned last year but showed up anyway and got arrested. Here is a clip from last year before the arrest. I dunno about this one, there is Freedom of Speech, but these people are just doing it to hate and cause trouble.





Gay news, Chicago Blackhawks at Pride, Mr Gay UK arrested, U.S army man thinks French dinner is fucking gay, AMA attacks Home Depot

23 06 2010

One of the Chicago Blackhawks(ice hockey), Brent Sobel, his wife and 4 kids will march at Gay Pride in Chicago this sunday with the Stanley Cup!. Sobel says he will be mach in honor of Brendan Burke, the gay son of American coach Brian Burke. Burke died last year right before the Olympics. Great of Sobel!! The Chicago Cubs will have a float for the first time as well.

Mr Gay UK of 2006, Mark Carter, a police man has to go to court for alleged sexual abuse, rape and drugs. He has made 4 rape victims and used illegal steroids as well. Kinda ironic that a hottie like that needs to rape people to get his sex. Probably more a power/drug-thing than.

After General McCrystal called President Obama and  VP Biden the real enemies of the men in Afghanistan, he also said he would rather got punched/beaten than go to a dinner with the french embassy. One of his adjutants called the dinner, “fucking gay,” The dinner was necessary because over 40 french soldiers got killed in Afghanistan already, but apparently for some U.S military people it is all about them. Extreme lack of respect.

The American Family Association(bigots) have attacked Home Depot and launched an email and phone campaign because the fix-it giant hosted a craft workshop for kids at the Southern Maine Pride. They think Home Depot is exposing kids to a dangerous lifestyle and an unhealthy environment and want people to protest. Lunatics!





Gossip, Osbourne’s shut down bigots, Jodie Foster, Joe Jackson, Sean Hayes at Tony’s

14 06 2010

As I previously mentioned, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne were Gay Pride marshals in LA this weekend. While they were on their float they encountered some anti-gay activists and the girls shut them down. Sharon yelled: ” You should be ashamed of yourselves,” though the speakers and Kelly told them her God does love gays. Well done!

Jodie Foster was in the news this week for allegedly attacking a 17-year old guy. According to the guy’s father Jody scratched, pushed and shoved him. She then asked, “Do you even have a mother, you slime ball.” Jody says the guy was a paparazzi because of his huge camera, but according to the dad he is just a kid with a nice camera. LAPD is vetting the case but I think Jodie is telling the truth. Besides, 17 is not a kid anymore.

Joe Jackson, Michael’s despicable dad who looks like a dried out tranny, is at it again. He is now claiming mother Katherine is to blame for Michael’s death. He says he could barely look at Katherine after Michael’s passing because he had warned her to go over to Michael and stay there to help him with his problems. He could not do it because Michael was a mommy’s boy.(Yeah with such a dad who wouldn’t). And because Katherine did not want to intervene with Michael’s privacy he is now death. Katherine’s lawyers are already after Joe. What an asshole that guy is.

Sean Hayes hosted the Tony’s this year and took aim at the infamous article in Newsweek a few weeks ago that said he could not convincingly play a straight men. Watch it for yourselves.