Gay news,U.S district court thinks DOMA unconstitutional, HIV vaccine breakthrough, U.K supreme court/asylum, Helsinki Gay Pride arrests

9 07 2010

A U.S district court in Boston has ruled that section 3 of DOMA is unconstitutional. It is an enormous victory for same-sex marriage. In both Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs Health and Human Services as well as Gill vs Office of Personnel Management, Judge Tauro thinks DOMA violates equal protection principles. Great news!!

U.S government scientists have discovered 3 powerful antibodies against the HIV virus. The strongest neutralizes 91% of all cells!! More than any before. The cells were found in an African-American gay man who had the cells naturally. Researchers screened 25 million of his cells to find 12 that produced antibodies. Unfortunately it will be years before this can be used on people, still very good progress.

The U.K Supreme Court has decided that gay couple who fear retribution in their home countries have a right for asylum in the U.K. The decision involved 2 men from Iraq and 1 from Cameroon. Lord Hope said that to compel a homosexual person to deny their sexuality is to deny them a fundamental right to be who he is. Well said. Lord Roger said that just as male heteros are free to enjoy rugby, beer and talking about woman with their male friends ,gays should be allowed to listen to Kylie ,drink exotic coloured cocktail and talk about boys with their girlfriends. A little ridiculously stereotypical but I guess he meant good.

Last weekend it was Helsinki Gay Pride. Three men decided to ruin the fun and used pepper spray and smoke bombs. Over 30 people were hit by it and also some children. Nobody was injured but the men have been charged with a hate crime and Finnish president Tarja Halonen denounced the attack.

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Gay news, drug against lesbianism, Johnny Weir’s closet, homophobic chants in rugby punished

30 06 2010

It is hard to believe this is true , but pediatric oncologist Maria New of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Florida International University is trying to prevent lesbianism in unborn babies by given to pregnant moms an experimental hormone dexamethasone. She also uses it to prevent girls that do not like playing with girl toys and girls that have manly interests in jobs. Crazy right?? The drug is risky and experimental so what woman would take this?? The kind of woman who does, deserves some health problems, she sure already has mental problems!!

Johnny Weir’s closet is about the gayest thing ever.

The British Rugby Football league has issued a 40K pound penalty to the Castleford team because their fans hurled homophobic chants at openly gay rugby star Gareth Thomas. Great news!!

Arch homophobe Ruben Diaz is at it again. The senate member from the Bronx held anti-gay rallies in New York, was against the Gay Games back in the 90’s in NY and has voted down every pro-gay law ever in New York. While he says he has 2 gay brothers that he loves very much, this time he voted against a law that would allow gay couples to file their state income tax returns jointly. Because the democrats needed all their votes, it has been blown off now. Asshole.





Gossip, Chaz Bono, singers/condoms, gay celebs pick hottest guys, Sex&theCity

9 05 2010

This week a judge officially granted Chaz Bono’s(formerly Chastity, the daughter of Cher) petition to become a man. He has already undergone surgery to change his sex organs from female to male in september 2009. Congrats Chaz.

Rapper Ludacris is promoting Trojan’s Magnum condoms which are known for their large size. It is a quick way to make people know what you have down there. Other artists like Kid Rock, Little Wayne and Eminem have referenced to the plus-sized condoms in their music as well. I have a feeling with Eminem it is more wishful thinking.

For gay website AfterElton, a few gay celebrities picked who they think is the hottest man of 2010. Last year’s winner Neil Patrick Harris picked singer Nick Jonas, actors Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Philippe and rugby star David Williams. Former Basketball pro John Amaechi picked actor John Barrowman, Gael Garcia Bernal and Zachary Quinto and musical star and TV actor Cheyenne Jackson picked actors Aleksander Skarsgard, Leiv Schreiber and  designer Zac Posen. No one seems to have a specific type is my conclusion. Out of all I would pick Ryan Reynolds, John Barrowman and David Williams.

It is getting closer and closer to the opening of the new Sex and the City movie and some of the posters have made people laugh out loud because of the ridiculous Photoshop. Both Miranda and Charlotte look fairly normal, Carrie and mostly Samantha though look like dolls. And they want us to believe they are dolls to another in real life as well and the chemistry is still there. The rumors about them not getting along at all are not true according to the ladies. Yes, there is some tension here and there after 90-hour weeks but that is normal. Fight or no fights, I can’ wait for the movie.





Gay news, Austria gay stamp, gay Welsh rugby star, anti-gay day a big fail, Gay pride Slovakia in danger

4 05 2010

The Australian Postal Service has issued the world’s first postage stamp to celebrate gay pride. It is on the occasion of the 15th annual Gay Pride in Vienna. The stamp is worth $0.72 and a bit bland. Just the words Rainbow Parade in German, but still cool it exists.

I reported a while back about the coming out of rugby star Gareth Thomas. He did an interview with SI and talked about how great his team mates were in accepting him and telling him he was still the same and it did not matter. Unfortunately this sunday a small part of the audience during one of his matches was not so gay-friendly. In the match his team on with 19-0 they started chanting homophobic slurs and he was pretty upset. The rugby league has taken action against the “fans”.

Religious Right Wingnuts hosted a 70.000 dollar event at the Lincoln memorial called: ” A cry to God for a nation in distress.” It was lined with Evangelical stars and morons like Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Pete LaBarbera from Americans for truth about homosexuality(probably 2 closet-cases themselves) and originally an idea of Huckabee’s inner circle. Only 300 people attended, haha. And that for 70.000 bucks. I post a small clip, the second speaker brings out the laughs!! Starts around 1 minute into the clip

The leader of the Slovakian National Party told media he is not in favor at all of the first Bratislava Pride in May 2010. He wants to attend it if it goes through and spit on the gays there. The extremely nationalistic SNP is a coalition party of the Government in Slovakia.





Gay news; new Will&Grace, rugby against homophobia

19 08 2009

The murderer of New York transwoman Lateisha Green gets the maximum sentence of 25 years. The murderer 20year old Dwight Delee says he is a young man, no monster and did not mean to kill her. But he did , so I think he deserves every year of his sentence. According to witnesses he used anti-gay slurs before shooting a precious life.

Members of the Australian National Football team are fighting homophobia in a photo campaign. Players are holding signs that say “All gay men are weaklings?? reject stereotypes accept people”. And “Everyone deserves a sporting chance, stand up against homophobia.” It is certainly time for some American team to do a similar thing. “Manly sports” like rugby in Australia and soccer in Europe have done the same, now it’s time for the NFL.

NBC is producing a new sitcom revolving around two male best friends. One is straight and the other one is gay. Former Will& Grace executive producer and co- showrunner Gary Janetti will debut the show. I still love watching old Will& Grace re-runs, so if it is anything like that I will certainly tune in.