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.

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Gay news, Elton John, Rekers/Attorney General McCollum, kid refused because of lesbian moms

13 05 2010

Elton John is not allowed to sing at a music festival in Egypt may 18 because they do not want people who are gay and anti-religion there. Elton has been critical of the middle east and said people were still unsafe while being out as gay there(true). In Morocco they also wanted him banned. The Islamic Party said he would encourage homosexuality there but the organizers say he is there not because of his sexuality but for his singing qualities. If I would be him I would not even go there in the first place.

George Rekers,( of the rentboy scandal) was paid $120K to testify against gay adoption in Florida back in 2009. The person that recommended him(urged to hire him) in a letter is the Attorney General of the state Bill McCollum. He was paid with tax-payers money and now the people from Florida demand the $120K be paid back, either by McCollum himself or his campaign fund. McCollum is running for Governor now and of course wants this scandal to go away as quick as possible.

The Massachusetts elementary school St Paul has refused to accept a little boy because he has 2 mommies. On of the moms says she is accustomed to discrimination because of her being a lesbian of a certain age but did not expect this against her child. The school said her relationship is against the teachings of the catholic church and teachers would not be prepared to answer question about sexuality. How pity is this, 2 days in a row I have to report about kids being the victim of bigots. Just tell children some kids have 2 moms or 2 dads, done. Kids do not care as long as their parents tell them that it is ok. There might be some teasing but that also happens about kids with red hair and fat kids. You do not forbid those people to get kids either.





Gay news, Gay teen murdered in Scotland, Baltic Pride troubles, Turkish gay movement not forbidden, gay can’t play straight?

10 05 2010

A sixteen-year old gay teen and a friend have been attacked and slashed with a knife in Glasgow while walking home. He died soon after the attack and his friend is still in the hospital. A seventeen-year old male has been arrested. It is believed to have been a homophobic attack.

Baltic Pride in Lithuania that I blogged about this weekend has not gone by peacefully. Six hundred! cops had to use teargas to get the hundreds of anti-gay bigots out-of-the-way. The parade had only 300-500 participants and it shows that maybe in NY and the Netherlands Gay Pride is just a party but in other countries it is still a whole lot more.

In Turkey last friday a court decided that Black Pink Triangle, a gay group, should be allowed to exist there. The governor of Izmir wanted to have it forbidden because it was against good Turkish morals and family tradition. Great thing that even in some Muslim countries the law is on the good side.

Broadway Superstar and TV-actress Kristin Chenoweth(famous from my all-time fav musical Wicked) is playing in the revival of Promises, Promises with Sean Hayes aka Jack from Will and Grace and she fought back against a nasty article in Newsweek about how gay men cannot play straight. According to the article it is easy for straight men to play gay, but people do not believe it the other way around. Chenoweth rightly says how much it means for gay kids to see out/proud actors like Neil Patrick Harris and Cynthia Nixon(Miranda from Sex&theCity) not only succeeding in their work as an actor but also are very believable as straight. A true friend of the LGBT community.





Being called “a girl” by kids

28 04 2010

I laughed so hard when I read the newest blog article of one of my favorite writers Jesse Archer about him baby-sitting the 3 kids of his friends. The article is really funny and you can read it on jesseonthebrink.com.He said it was funny that with young kids gender roles are already so defined. He was called a girl by 4 and 5-year-old girls. I had the same experience yesterday. I took some kids of my nephew’s class to the museum because parents did not have time and even though it was a lot of fun I was called a girl by the 2 Muslim kids( boy and girl) in my car. I dunno if that is because I am so gay or because the role models in their culture are so masculine. The other kids did not say that so…. Still thought it was funny though. Until I was 12 I was never called a girl at school even though I was really girly. Later on at school I was, even though I was not nearly as girly anymore. Maybe kids pick up on that earlier now.





Gay news; Lawmakers thinks gays in military will cause more terror, Pride-house opened in Vancouver, new gay mega club coming to NYC

12 02 2010

Missourri State Senator Gary Nodler, candidate for Congress thinks the repeal od DADT would inspire acts of terrorism because muslims are offended by homosexuality. He thinks it would put the soldiers and America in general at further risk. What a buffoon. Like the terrorist does not wanna harm american soldiers anyway, them being gay makes not a slight bit of difference. Like they love the christian and jewish soldiers!!

The Olympic Pride House, a place to meet, get info and resources and welcome center for the GLBT community during the Winter Olympics was opened yesterday. It is kinda cool gay athletes have a place to go but I think most people just wanna stay with their team mates wether gay or straight then go to a gay house but I might be wrong. The Netherlands has 2 openly lesbian speed skaters, Ireen Wust and Renate Groeneworld, both multiple olympic medal winners and world champions. In the Netherlands skeed skating is as popular as American Football in the U.S and the girls make a lot of money with sponsors but nobody batted an eyelid when they came out. Not a big deal in Holland as it should be.

At West 42nd Street between 10/11 Ave. plans are for The Out NYC, a hospitality and entertainment club geared to the LGBT community. 80.000 square feet of fun. It will have a hotel with 123 guest rooms, a huge dance club, gym, spa and restaurant. It will be the first new gay dance club in 5 years in NYC for the gay community and will cost $ 20 million. Fairly risky in this economy but investing in gays is always a fairly safe bet. That is where the money for extras often is.





Gay News, Carrie Prejean sex-tape, gays thrown out of NY cap, gay candidate smeared as child molester

5 11 2009

Anti-gay bitch Carrie Prejean, the new darling of the christian right whom God was speaking to directly according to many during her famous pageant speech, has a sex tape out so dirty and raunchy TMZ did not wanna publish it on their website!! hahahaha!! During her multi-million dollar lawsuit against  Miss California USA they showed her parts of the XXX-rated tape and she immediately walked away with basically nothing. $100.000 dollar which is a fraction of her lawyers costs. What a wholesome christian girl. What’s next, a Maggie Gallagher sex-tape??, haha.

A gay couple that was hugging in the back of a taxi was thrown of out the taxi in New York by their driver Medhat Mohammed(surprise, surprise) after only to blocks. According to him hugging was not allowed in his taxi and they had to get out. Obviously it has nothing to do with the hugging itself, but with the fact that it where 2 men hugging. The Taxi and Limousine Commission is looking into it to see if it was service refusal. While I think hugging is fine, even if to people are doing a lot more the taxi driver first has to warn them and ask to stop before just throwing them out.

An openly gay Republican candidate for the Annapolis City council was being smeared as a child molester by a group called ” Friends and supporters of Black Annapolis. It also says: ” Keep our sister Classie Hoyle in, keep our African-American Power. Keep us from Sin and Sexual Assault and keep our children safe.” It is being investigates as a hate crime.

 





Gay news; Gay Prides in Rio and Taipeh, anti-gay airline SkyWest/Delta, gays not welcome in Vatican City

3 11 2009

This weekend saw two of the last Gay Prides of the year, in Rio and Taiwan. The people in attendance could not have been more different, 1 million in Rio and 25.000 in Taipeh. In Rio the mayor promised to spent more money then this years 100.000 dollars in Pride for its 15th year anniversary. The revenue for the city is 45 million, so a little more would not hurt!

The airlines SkyWest and Delta are being accused of anti-gay discrimination and might be sued. A man who works for SkyWest and was married to his partner in California during the time it was legal, is pissed because his partner does not get the same free fares as heterosexual spouses. SkyWest has refused comment so far but they better step up to the plate. It’s just absurd that in a job area with so many gay employees there would still be discrimination.

An area where it is not a big surprise that gays are discriminated is Vatican City. But the comments of bishop Janusz Kaleta are even for those standard pretty harsh. He thinks gays should not be allowed in Vatican City. Gays coming there is a provocation and an abuse of the place. Try to go to a mosque when you are not a Muslim(since when is that hard, btw???) he says and it’s unethical. What about gays that are religious, mr Kaleta?? The churches should be happy with everyone they can get their hands on in these times