Gay news, outrage Malawi sentence(Madonna/White House, Aussi news(Gay MP and football, gays in military does work, Backstreet boys at gay pride SF

21 05 2010

It seems that everyone is upset with the sentence of the Malawian gay couple yesterday. They got 14 years in jail and hard labour for being in love. First our minister for foreign affairs, christian democrat Maxime Verhagen called it terrible and says Malawi does not get any money from the Netherlands.He also calls for EU sanctions against Malawi. Madonna who is building a school there  also says she is shocked and saddened and thinks Malawi took a giant step backwards. The White House send out a statement strongly condemning it.

An Australian Labor MP(strong family values!) has resigned yesterday after being filmed leaving a gay sex sauna and club. He even used the ministerial car to go there. He is married with 2 children. Why are it always the “family values” guys.

Australian footballer leagues Jason Akermanis had the message for gay players to stay in the closet. He told in a column in the Herald Tribune that AFL footy is not ready for it. Using the showering together as the biggest reason while saying he is not homophobic. Why always she showering. Guys look at each other’s cocks anyway, gay or not. And what man does not look at a women’s tits?? Is that such a big deal?? His own club as well as others have distanced themselves from his comments as have other athletes.

Gays in the military are a non-issue in the Netherlands, Israel, England, Canada and Australia, officers of those countries have told at a DADT hearing. There are even benefits like better retention of qualified soldiers. Gays often do not have children and that is the main reason for many soldiers to leave the army in their 20’s/30’s.

And some light news to end this post. The Backstreet Boys will be performing at this year’s Gay pride in SF on june 27. They must be the most popular male band ever in the world to have performed at Pride. I have never been a fan at all, but good for them.





Gay news, Day against Homophobia/kiss-in/marriage anniv. in Massachusetts, Rekers’ evil past, proud homophobe cut from oil spill team, gay love-story soldier in Iraq

18 05 2010

Yesterday was the international day against homophobia. Around the world activists, groups and others were campaigning for more tolerance. There was a (surprisingly) violent-free demonstration in Kingston, Jamaica and kiss-ins all over the world. It was also the sixth anniversary of gay marriage in Massachusetts. And the world still exists..

The self-hating George Rekers is now just basically known as a joke but he did some pretty evil things in the past. Back in 1974 he already had ex-gay programs in which parents were instructed to “spank away the gay” in their kids. As young as 4 years old the mothers were instructed to look away from the child when it was playing with girly things, until the kid started crying. At home the kids received red chips for feminine behavior and blue chips for masculine. The blue chips meant candy and TV, the red chips meant a spanking. In one instance a kid “manned up” after 2 years and Rekers used this as an example for his theory. At 18 the boy committed suicide…

The Energy Department did not waste any time in dumping Jonathan Katz from the panel to deal with the oil spill. Katz said in an article he is a proud homophobe and blames gay people for the death of other people who contracted AIDS, “they died so the sodomites could feel good about themselves.” Good news, I know his views on homosexuality have nothing to do with the oil spill, but extreme bigots like that do not deserve anything imo.

The brothers Larry and Andy Wachowski, creators of the hit-movie series The Matrix, just finished writing a script about a gay relationship between a U.S soldiers and an Iraqi. Seems very interesting..





Gay news; new Will&Grace, rugby against homophobia

19 08 2009

The murderer of New York transwoman Lateisha Green gets the maximum sentence of 25 years. The murderer 20year old Dwight Delee says he is a young man, no monster and did not mean to kill her. But he did , so I think he deserves every year of his sentence. According to witnesses he used anti-gay slurs before shooting a precious life.

Members of the Australian National Football team are fighting homophobia in a photo campaign. Players are holding signs that say “All gay men are weaklings?? reject stereotypes accept people”. And “Everyone deserves a sporting chance, stand up against homophobia.” It is certainly time for some American team to do a similar thing. “Manly sports” like rugby in Australia and soccer in Europe have done the same, now it’s time for the NFL.

NBC is producing a new sitcom revolving around two male best friends. One is straight and the other one is gay. Former Will& Grace executive producer and co- showrunner Gary Janetti will debut the show. I still love watching old Will& Grace re-runs, so if it is anything like that I will certainly tune in.