Gay news, Lady Elton/Rush, Cali IRS to recognize gay couples, straight men more accepting of gays, fake gay weddings in NY

6 06 2010

Anti-gay conservative Rush Limbaugh is marrying for the 4th time(Viva Viagra) and none-other-then Elton John is performing at his wedding in Palm Beach. Elton gets a million bucks for it, but still. I thought he had better morals, he does not need that money.

The IRS in California will start to recognize gay couples as a pair for tax purposes. This means that income earned by registered domestic partners will be treated as community property income for federal income taxes. Suppose that 1 partner makes 100K and the other 60K, they used to each file their own. Now they can each report 80K and this new law could reduce federal taxes for some domestic partners. Back in 2006 the IRS was against this law. A small step in the right direction.

Fo the first time in history the percentage of straight people morally accepting gay relationships has gone over 50%. The biggest change is in straight men 18-40 where is has gone up almost 20% in 2 years. Quite stunning. The NY times has 3 theories for this. 1 they know more and more out gay men so it is harder to discriminate. 2 men got more and more at ease with things that are “different” and see it is not a disaster like previously thought.3 Virulent homophobes are being exposed as gay a lot lately and men do not wanna be associated with this. Anti-gay is the old gay. Not cool. I think 1 is the most important.There is still a long way to go though because accepting of gays as an idea is a lot easier than accepting the act of being gay. So it is fine as long as they do not have to think about gay sex.

NY is hoping to get extra money by offering fake gay wedding ceremonies for partners that want to “dignify their partners status with a ceremony similar to real weddings.” Only 2 people showed up friday on the first day. Not a surprise, how can it be with dignity if it does not mean anything. It is almost an insult and copy-catting Las Vegas.





Gossip, Brittany Murphy’s husband dead, Fergie in trouble, Ronan Keating divorced, men lie more than women

24 05 2010

Wow, less than a year after Brittany died now hear husband, scenario-writer Simon Monjack was found dead. Brittany’s mom found him unconscious and called 911. Brittany’s death was caused by a combination of a lung infection, iron deficiency and medication use. Very tragic, also for the mom finding both of them. He probably overdosed.

Fergie, not the singer but the Dutchess of York is in some trouble. She offered an undercover journalist access to her ex-husband Prince Andrew for 500.000 Pounds.She wanted 40.000 up front and a provision of 1% of all the contacts she arranged for him. “You take care of me and I will take care of you,” Sarah Ferguson said. Andrew knew nothing about the deal and the paper calls her shameless and greedy. It is pretty shameless but maybe she is in desperate need of money, who knows.

Ronan Keating, singer of the immensely popular boy band Boyzone and his wife of 12 years Yvonne are breaking up. The former model and mother of his 3 young children saucy  text messages from him to a female dancer on his recent tour and he confessed to an affair. He seems like such a nice and good guy, guess you cannot judge a book by its cover.

Not a big surprise, men lie more than women, a recent survey revealed. Not only do they lie on an average day 3 times opposed to the ladies twice, they are also less guilty about it. The thing men lie most about is alcohol usage.





Gossip, Gaga/Aguilera feud, Boy George not happy, muslim Miss USA

18 05 2010

Since the start of Lady Gaga storming to the top of the charts, 2 years ago, Christina Aguilera has dissed her. First asking if she was a men, then calling Gaga last week a newcomer(after having six number 1’s already) and saying she was “fun” to look at. It has also been really obvious Aguilera has been copying styles of Lady Gaga for basically everything she does lately. Now she wants the feud to be over and be good colleagues, a little late after all the digs. I like both, but Lady Gaga obviously more.

Boy George is not happy about a documentary the BBC did on his life  called “Worried About the Boy,” saying the only good thing was the make-up. He said the TV-movie was poorly written and had no heart. Boy George always criticises everyone and everything so not a surprise. Still think he is fabuloso though.

The whole right-wing media in the US is in a shitstorm after Lebanese immigrant Rima Fakih, a muslim/christian, was named Miss USA yesterday. I can kinda understand the shock about this for some people, but the girl was brought to the US as a baby, lived her NY and went to a catholic school. Her views seem to be pretty open-minded as well, for instance on birth control so I think she has american values. It also proves the US is diverse and she sure is extremely pretty.





Vagina perfume

16 03 2010

Perfumes are supposed to make women more seductive to men but German Guido Lenser goes a bit far. He wants to bring a perfume on the market with the of a vagina. The perfume should be a mixture of urine, sweat and female arousal because that are his favorite smell. After searching for a year and a half, he found the perfect female vagina scent.

How he got the scented vagina into a bottle is a secret, well it will not be anything I am going to buy.





Olympics day 3

16 02 2010

I focus on the speed skating and it was quite the day. But not so much because of the great skating but because of the unprofessionalism of the ice makers and organization. At the 3k ladies there was already a longer delay than normal because one of the ice machines that cleans and prepares the rink was broken, but yesterday it was even more of a disaster. Men had to wait for an hour and 15 minutes extra because 2 Zamboni’s were broken and a third one was dirty and was not sharp. Unbelievable how this can happen at such an important event. Now they will fly in an extra machine from Calgary where the ice is always fantastic. Maybe they should have done this earlier. At least the machines that do not work are environmentally green!!

The 500m men goes in 2 heats and the differences were very small. It was an all asian podium. Korean Mo won, Japan’s Nagashima was second before his fellow country man Kato. Best dutch man on our weakest distance was Jan Smeekens with a 6th place. Canadian great Jeremy Wotherspoon ended on a disappointing 9th place, 2 places before our number 2, Ronald Mulder.