Gay news, Malawi couple free, another reason to out closeted politicians, gays afraid to kiss in public, hate on U.S radio show

30 05 2010

Some great news from Africa yesterday. The president of Malawi Bingu Wa Mutharaki pardoned to gay couple previously sentenced to 14 years in jail after talks with UN leader Ban Ki-moon. He still thought they did something that was a crime against the country’s culture religion and law but out of humanity pardoned them even though he does not agree with what they did. Seems like the foreign pressure did help.

California Senator Roy Ashburn, who recently was outed as gay admitted in an interview that during his career he voted against gay issues out of fear his secret would be revealed. He said with it he denied gays basic rights and was ashamed of it. Another reason closeted politicians need to be outed.

A survey in the U.K showed that 61% of gay men are afraid to show affection in public. They are hesitant to kiss/hold hands ,only 6% of straight couples feel the same. Pretty bad, wonder what that is in the U.S. I never hold hands with my boyfriend in public but do kiss upon seeing him. Not slobbery, just a hello kiss and that should be fine.

A Minnesota christian ministry, tied to tea-bagger favorite, the horrible Michelle Bachman, praised the Muslims for their call to execute gays in the U.S on a radio show. The host Bradlee Dean goes on about gays being predators, destroying lives and God raising an enemy for the U.S to kill the gays. Such loving people.





Dutch gay news, no discrimination gays at school, gaydar explained, hate crimes law in Holland?

30 05 2010

Party Democrats’66 in the Netherlands have come up with a new law that would not allow discrimination against gays at schools. Schools from now on cannot fire or deny a teacher for the sole reason of being gay. So far that only happened at christian schools.

A research team from the University of Leiden(where my sister graduated) have come up with an explanation for a gaydar. They presented 42 people, both gay and straight with photos of outlines of large squares and rectangles. When the men and women were presented with similar question about the shown pictures, straights answered faster and made more mistakes. Gays were slower but had more answers right especially the smaller ones. Gays have higher perceptual skills and are more analytical that allows them to recognize other gays faster. I dunno, I do have a gaydar that works very well, but if it is because of this…

The Green Party in the Netherlands( a party that I normally do not care about, I am not green) have come up with a good new law-idea right before election time. Why not earlier??? They want a hate crimes law that gives harder punishments(with 1/3) against people because of their sexuality, religion, ethnicity, handicap or age. Of course I am against all acts of crime but I do think if it is for one of the above reasons, it should way harder. I have to be honest and say I care most about handicap or sexuality.





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.





If you oppose gay marriage you are a bigot!!

6 05 2010

I had discussions with people on my blog about this and the article I read on bigthink.com says it all. Exactly how I feel.

By definition, bigots are people with unshakable baseless prejudices. There is absolutely no reason, besides blind prejudice, to deny gay couples the right to marriage.

You can use religious language to express your belief that gays and lesbians are disgusting second class citizens unworthy of rights that heterosexuals take for granted, but it doesn’t make your position any less bigoted. Logically, there is no reason to put same-sex relationships on a lesser legal footing than opposite sex unions, unless you think there’s something wrong with them.

You can insist you don’t wish gay people any harm. Perhaps not. But there were lots of pro-segregationists who didn’t wish ill upon black people, but still didn’t want to drink out of the same fountains. They too were bigots.

You can point out that discrimination against gays and lesbians is a longstanding tradition, but that doesn’t excuse your bigotry. If anything, it makes it worse. It was one thing to fear what the expansion of gay rights might do when gays and lesbians had no rights. Today we’re decades into gay liberation and none of the dire predictions have come true. For example, children raised by same-sex parents are at least as healthy and well-adjusted as those raised by opposite sex parents—and no more likely to self-identify as gay.

So, if you’re still clinging to those irrational fears in the face of evidence, guess what? That’s bigoted. If, like the voters of California, you voted to break up families in the name of preserving family values, that makes you a hypocrite and a bigot. Deal with it people and own it!!





Gay news, Amsterdam number 1 in freedom, anti-gay christian leader caught with rentboy, Argentina gay marriage?, Evan Lysacek hurt by gay rumors

5 05 2010

Amsterdam is still the most “free” city under the most progressive ones in the world. Johannesburg , Goa, Bangkok, Rio, Vegas, San Francisco, London, Berlin and Amsterdam were tested on 7 pillars, like sexuality, religion, economy and law. Freedom of press and democracy are good here and the legal soft drugs, prostitution and gay marriage are also big plusses. Johannesburg closed the list.

George Alan Rekers is one of America’s most noted anti-gay activist. The religious leader is firmly against gay adoption and in favor of mental help to turn gays straight and is also one of the founders of the anti-gay Focus on the Family. He went to Europe for 10 days and took an escort who is on the gay site rentboy.com to come with him and was caught at the Miami airport. Rekers said he needed the escort to help him carry his luggage because he just had surgery. Haha. Why he was the one carrying all the luggage at the airport and rented a hooker he does not explain. What a fool.

Argentina’s House of Representatives(deputies) has passed a marriage equality bill today with 129-105 votes. Now it needs to get through the Senate where opposition is strong. Hope it will pass there as well though and then off the marriage for Argentinian gays.

Evan Lysacek explained why he reacted so strong against Johnny Weir last week. He was so upset and hurt about Johnny questioning Evan’s sexuality. Please, Lady. Get over it, you are a figure skater in sequined, rhinestoned Vera Wang costumes….





Why doesn’t Pat Robertson just die and go to hell already

14 01 2010

The religious freak TV-host has done and said many ridiculous things in the past blaming everything bad on gays and everything good on God but now he really has crossed the line. He said yesterday that the terrible earthquake that hit Haiti this week was because Haiti swore a pact to the devil back in the days. When the French were still ruling over them they would serve the devil if they would get them free from the French. According to Robertson the devil did just that and since then they are having bad times over and over. Robertson says they should turn to God and then something good might come out of this earthquake. What an ass, using such a terrible tragedy to promote his God-talk.





Gay news, Mrs. Robinson you are a hypocrite, gay marriage the good and the bad, Axel hotel in New York

11 01 2010

How delicious is the scandal homophobic Northern Ireland’s MP Iris Robinson who is married to the Province protestant unionist first minister?? Back in 2008 her reaction to a gay bashing in Ireland was that gays are an abomination and that they should see therapy to become straight again. Now she is herself knees down in a scandal that made her pull out if politics. She had an affair with a 19-year old boy that she funneled $80.000 in secret loans for him to start a cafe. She also fucked the boy’s father and had an affair with another man. The scandal has the potential to bring the entire government down. She still has no regrets for anything she said about gays. Maybe she comes to her senses in the institution she is currently in for mental problems.

While the heavily catholic Portugal became the 6th country in Europe were gays can get married, equality lost yet another time in the U.S. Like New York, the New Jersey senate voted against it this week. Pretty pathetic but it made at least some African-American religious freaks very happy as I saw on many YouTube clips. It is always baffling to see other minorities jump up and down when they see another minority stripped of their rights. Hallelujah!!

After having very popular hotels in Berlin, Barcelona and Buenos Aires, the hetero-friendly chain Axel will also open a hotel in New York. The site will be Hell’s Kitchen and opens in 2011. They also plan to open hotels in L.A and SF. I have never stayed there but have seen pictures of the chain and it looks very elegant and modern. Most gay hotels are a bit dated and not very chic and I never understood why, because most gays like luxury and have a fair bit of money to spent. I bet it will become a huge success.