Gay news, trans man beaten at college, anti-gay pastor caught, gay-friendly Slovenian cafe fire-bombed, Happy Pride NYC

27 06 2010

A 23-year -old trans man named Lance Reyna was beaten and robbed in the bathrooms at a college in Houston. A thug put a knife to his neck and called him gay slurs, then he kicked and punched Reyna while he was on the floor and after that he ripped the wallet from his pants and fled. Police are on the look-out and made a list of suspects.

Reverend Tom Brock is a senior pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and  a loud and outspoken critic of gays. An undercover journalist for gay Lavender Magazine went to a therapy session for men struggling with gay feelings after an anonymous tip and heard the rev, talk about his gay experiences. Later the wrote about this in an article.Some say it is unfair they outed him. I totally disagree, if you are a homophobic pastor or politicians but at the same time have gay sex, you are a hypocrite that should be exposed.

For the third time this year a gay-friendly cafe in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana has been attacked. First this week the place was fire-bombed with Molotov cocktails which  burned the exterior. Friday night the attackers sprayed death to faggots on the walls. Police is extra on the look out but in Eastern Europe as a gay man, police is not your friend.

It is Gay Pride weekend in NY, with the ultimate event, the Pride March today starting at noon. Marshals are army-man Dan Choi, Judy Shephard(mom of Matthew) and high school prom lesbian, Constance McMillan. I love the parade and am bummed I am not in NY this year to see it. Hope everyone enjoys the good weather and has fun!!





Gay news, Ricky M forced out,Johnny Weir questions Lysacek’s girlfriend,attitudes towards gays in different countries

1 04 2010

Rumor has it that Ricky Martin only came out of the closet because his boyfriend ,a fellow Puerto Rican wanted to out him and was being fed up with the hiding. Makes total sense, why else would he come out right now.

Johnny Weir was making the rounds once more at late-night talk shows, this time with E’s Chelsea Handler where he mocked Evan Lysacek’s “straightness”. When talking about rooming with Evan’s ex-girlfriend at the Olympics he made a very telling wink while saying girlfriend. Love me some Johnny.

The attitudes towards homosexuality have been tested with polls asking people “if they think homosexuality is never justifiable,” since the 80’s. Back in 1980 39% of swedes thought is was unjustifiable, now only 4%. In Germany it went from 45% to 11%. Japan from 54% to 24%. U.S not so good, still 35% in 2006. It came from 66% in the early 80’s though so that is a good step in the right direction.