Gay news, Expedia opens gay store, Harvey Milk dayMoscow Pride satanic, Gay blood ban

22 05 2010

Travel site Expedia.com has opened a Gay Travel Store on their website since yesterday on http://www.expedia.com/daily/gaytravel/default.asp. They partner with International Gay&Lesbian Travel Association to help find and identify gay-friendly hotels all over the world. I just had a look and it is pretty cool except for the fact that with hotels in for instance NY or Amsterdam I do not understand why some hotels are listed as gay-friendly and others not…. What qualifies as being gay-friendly? I probably keep (small)luxury hotels of the world as my number 1 but this might be a good alternative.

Today is the first Harvey Milk Day. It is only an official holiday in California but all over the U.S there are parties and events. As most of you know he was the first elected openly gay official in the U.S and was killed shortly after. People that do not know the importance of Harvey, should watch the movie Milk or one of the documentaries made about his life. Celebrations in his beloved Castro neighborhood will be biggest but also in LA, San Diego and NY marches and events for equality will be held. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will kick off a fundraiser in SF on Market Street. Yesterday she promised DADT would be over by the end of the year. Hope she can keep her promise. Below Milk Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black about the importance of Harvey Milk.

For the 5th year in a row Moscow Gay Pride was banned by Mayor Yury Luzhkov. According to him it is satanic and he will do everything to stop the event May 29. Moscow authorities have also blocked the website promoting the pride, GayRussia.Ru. How democratic.

There might come an end to the FDA approved ban on gays giving blood donations. The Department of Health and Human services wants to hear presentations and engage in deliberations on the topic. Since september 1985 men who had sex with men(even once) were not allowed to donate. This change would be about time, there are tons of monogamous gay men who are HIV-negative and can donate.





Gay news; Belgian cardinal bishop insults gays, Moscow mayor calls gays satanic,

26 01 2010

Belgian cardinal bishop Andre Leonard has insulted gays again, first he called homosexuality a mental disorder and now he compared it with having anorexia.” Anorexia does not go well with lust for food and that is not normal but an anorexia patient itself is not abnormal. Same goes for gays”. Does it make any sense to you?? Equaling ¬†gays with a mental disorder like anorexia?? Also he has apparently no clue about anorexia. My mom works at a senior citizen home and they read this story to the 80-year old people there and those catholic old people said,” the church leader are ridiculous and make everyone disliking the church even more” Amen!!

The Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov has called gays “satanic” again. He says there will never be a gay pride in Moscow because it is a satanic act. He also vows to fight against equality and urged hard measure to fight immorality. What an idiot, hope he goes to hell himself.

The Ad against abortion featuring Tim Tebow, that I blogged about last week is getting more and more critique in the media. Many national women’s organizations have written a letter to CBS that is planning to air the ad, saying it is unfair from CBS to give such a coveted spot to an anti-choice, anti-equality and anti-gay organization as Focus on the Family. A pro-gay church ad was refused several years ago by CBS citing they did not want to take positions/sides in controversial issues. So abortion is not one, CBS??