Gay news, Jesse Helms, NY Gender Nondiscrimination Law, U.K politican outed/resigns, Kylie’s clip denied for lesbian kiss

31 05 2010

Recent records show that Jesse Helms, the late senator who was a very active anti-gay politician, had called the FBI because he got death-threats from gays back in the day. It is not surprising gays wanted to hurt him. He was against aids funding back in the 80’s saying it was caused by disgusting human behavior , fought against the civil rights of gays and voted against any pro-gay law. Nothing ever happened to him though, but I hope it did cost him some sleepless nights back when he was alive, he ruined many people’s lives.

The chances of the Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act becoming Law in Ny got a mayor boost this week. They have 32 senators on board now, enough to get a majority. It would add gender identity to the human rights law that protects people against discrimination in employment, credit, housing. About time, it is hard enough to have gender issues as it is to have to worry about housing and jobs.

Britain’s Treasury Minister David Laws was one of the stars of the new coalition but has now become its first casualty. He funneled government money to his boyfriend by getting him a room he rented and was not out as gay. The  self-made millionaire and Liberal Democrat( surprise, not a conservative) is still known by colleagues as an honourable man who not went into politics for financial gain. He does not seem that honourable to me.

MTV Asia is not gonna show the new clip of Kylie Minogue, called “All the lovers” because it features a lesbian kiss. All the nudity in it is fine but 2 girls kissing… Pretty pathetic. A short preview of the clip.






Pedro

24 01 2010

This weekend I watched the movie Pedro about openly HIV-positive and gay icon Pedro Zamora. He captured millions of hearts all over America during his time in MTV’s The Real World San Francisco back in 1994. The movie is from the same screenwriter as Milk, Dustin Lance Black, so destined to be great and it is. I do not often cry during movies but this was one of those movies. It is so inspirational, emotional and well acted. As a bonus the DVD also has 3 episodes from the Real World to give people like me who had not seen the series(only saw Real World Hawaii with the crazy drunk girl) an idea of how it was. The actors are all a little prettier, but definitely look a lot like the real people in the series. I think this movie is a must-see for every one in the gay community and it would not hurt straight people to see it as well.





Gay news; education leads to gay tolerance, Lil Mama, gay&Muslims

3 09 2009

In Florida a study that was done after the passing of the anti-gay marriage Amendment showed that education was 5 times as important then race in support of gay marriage. It found that each additional one percent increase in bachelor’s degrees in a county correlated with one percent increase in support of gay marriage. Meaning education leads to greater tolerance. Not a surprise here, most anti-gay people are just dumb idiots. And now that is even factual.

Rapper and judge of America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV, rapper Lil Mama has issued an apology for grilling a transgender dancer from the fabulous groups Vogue Evolution a bit too much. She told Leiomy ,who was acting like a real bitch/diva behind the scenes that her behavior was unacceptable and is she was gonna become a woman she should behave like a lady. Lil Mama said her comments were never meant to be disrespectful to the transgender community and I totally believe her. I mean I love Vogue Evolution(can’t wait every week to see on YouTube what they have come up with) but Lil Mama was right here in the first place. Some gay groups want an apology for everything. She even said in a previous episode that it takes a transgender woman to bring to femininity of Beyonce. 

At a conference on Islam held in Indonesia, moderate Muslim scholars issued a statement calling homosexuality normal  and created by God. They say there is no reason to reject gays homosexuals under Islam and that the condemnation of homosexuality by Muslims is based on narrow-minded interpretations of the Koran. A small step in the right direction but right away 2 conservative Islamic groups responded by condemning gays. Still a very long if impossible way to go there.





Gossip

10 08 2009

This year on American Idol there will be guest judges to will the void left by Paula Abdul. The first one was Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice. According to reports she tried to be nice and came off cool and icy. I am surprised by that because always when i hear her she seems funny and she was really great on Project Runway as a judge. Paula meanwhile has been tipped as a judge for Dancing with the Stars.

British train wreck Kerry Katona seems to get into more trouble all the time. Her new show on MTV is a flop and after having liposuction last year and looking all slimmed down, now she gained at least 20 pounds back. She is also a rumored pill-popper, alcoholic and druggie. Her marriage is in trouble as well it seems. I read her autobiography once and you have to feel sorry for her. She is bi-polar, had an abusive step dad, a mother that introduced her to speed and other drugs and she was a stripper. The fact that she made it into a successful girl band, was married to a famous boy bander and was able to win “I’m a celebrity get me out of here” is surprisingly enough. Hope she will have some better times again soon.

Another day another person trying to cash in on Michael Jackson’s fame and money. Actor Mark Lester, who was a friend of Jackson, was asked around the time Paris was born to donate sperm for Michael. His daughter and Paris Jackson look a bit alike and that’s why he thinks he might be her dad. I call bullshit on this one.

And Queen Latifah seems to finally be ready to come out of the closet. The world famous actress and singer was spotted at the hottest lesbian party in New York twice in a row accompanied by sizzling ladies. She has so far said that people thinking she is gay does not bother her, but never acknowledged she was a lesbian. I think it would be great for the African American community if she would come out soon.





Bruno versus Eminem

1 06 2009

At yesterday’s MTV movie awards, fictive gay fashion TV-host Bruno, played by Sasha Baron Cohen, flew dressed as an angel with no pants on over the audience and seemed to have some trouble with the cables and came falling down with his face in rapper Eminem’s lap. He and his posse acted all pissed off and left the audience after first pushing Bruno away. I assume it was scripted cause otherwise it would have been too coincidental. Watch the funny clip at Perez Hilton.com