Mosque close to Ground Zero

8 06 2010

Yesterday thousands of people protested against a proposed 13 story mosque and Islamic welcoming center in Manhattan, very close to Ground Zero. I do not understand who came up with that idea for a mosque on that place. That is so out of touch with people’s feelings. Seems like there is not respect for family’s that lost someone then. One person said it is like building a crematorium near Auschwitz. In any event, just a ridiculous plan that hopefully will not happen.

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Celebrities, Green Day, Lance Bass, Collin Farrell, Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga

10 04 2010

Lance Bass, GreenDay and Cat Cora will host a gay prom in Mississippi open to everyone but geared towards gay youth that could not bring their dates to prom. Kids like Constance McMillen who could not bring her girlfriend and where the school held a secret prom for the rest of the students that she could not attend. Great that people are doing something about despicable acts like that.

Actor Collin Farrell has been speaking out against anti-gay bullying for a campaign to help youth in Ireland. His gay brother Eamon came home bloody sometimes after school because he was “different” and Collin made a great statement how different in fact is great and it is a disgrace that some kids do not survive their teenage years because of bullying like this. Great guy he is!

Cyndi Lauper’s organization is helping establish Manhattan’s first permanent housing for LGBT youth that are homeless. The True Colors residence will open in Harlem in the Winter of 2011 to help 18-24 year old to get back on their feet. What a fantastic and very important thing.

Lady Gaga loves her fans and that is why she spoke out in favor of a 15-year old student that was wearing a I heart Lady Gay Gay shirt to school that was sent home. She says she is proud of him and that he should just be himself!! Hear, hear





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; Catholics to fast against gay marriage, anti-gay assault in Hell’s Kitchen and justice in Salt Lake City

28 09 2009

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine is encouraging the State’s Catholics to take part in a 40-day prayer and fasting campaign to convince God to stop Gay Marriage. In the Netherlands the Catholic church would not even say things like that anymore for being ridiculed, the one in the U.S. seems as strict and anti-gay as the Vatican. I think that a God that made people gay, would want them to be able to get married.

In the Hell’s Kitchen area of NYC right in front of McCoys bar, a gay man and his friends were attacked in an anti-gay assault. A cigarette was thrown at them and when they turned around a man told them” Keep moving, Faggot”. words were exchanged and then the man threw one gay man against a car, denting it and punched another one a few times on his lip. That this happened in a gay-friendly part of Manhattan is a shock in itself but more so that the NYPD came and did nothing, no arrest not even taken the guy’s information. I knew cops all over the U.S treat gays badly but in Manhattan??

In Salt Lake City a gay man,D.J. Bell has been acquitted of burglary and kidnapping charges in a case jurors called a waste of time. Two kids age 2 and 4 came to their gay neighbors house because their Polynesian family Latu had a rowdy drunken party all night and the kids could not sleep and felt unsafe. When the family later found out that the kids were at the gay couple’s house, they severely beat up the gay couple. The defense team is now looking into filing charges against Bell’s attackers. It’s unbelievable this case even went to court, the Latu family should be going to jail themselves.





Plane crash in New York kills 9

9 08 2009

As if we did not have enough plane crashes in the news lately, another one happened in New York yesterday on the Hudson(again). A helicopter and a small plane crashed against another and killed all the people including 5 Italian tourists. Pieces were found in the river between Manhattan and Hoboken, New Jersey. I saw it on the Internet right before I wanted to go to bed and called my boyfriend in New York who lives at the river to see if he had heard/seen anything. He had not, so ironically I knew about it earlier on the other side of the world then him who lives a few kilometers from the crash. That’s technology for you. A truly sad day again in New York though.





Manhattan far thinner then the rest of the nation

27 07 2009

 

Manhattan

Manhattan

It also has to least fat people from all the New York boroughs. Not a surprise here with all the gays, models and socialites. What did surprise me was that even 42% of Manhattanites are too fat. 67% of the nation is too fat and the cites other boroughs range between 58-62%. For the whole city of New York it seems that the bigger the apartment the smaller the waist. The Netherlands sits at about 40% with a higher chance of obesity for immigrants.