Google pays gays extra, Ireland passes civil partnerships bill, AIDS crisis looms again because of recession

2 07 2010

What a great idea!! Internet giant Google will pay their gay employees extra to compensate for a  tax required when receiving domestic partnership health insurance. Something straight couples do not have to do. After a gay guy complained about the fact they had to pay over 1000 dollars extra ,Google Human Resources looked into it and thought it was only fair to give gays some extras.

The Dail(lower legislative chamber) in Ireland yesterday passed a civil partnerships bill. It passed all stages without a vote and now goes to the Irish version of the Senate. Next step might be marriage but this is already great news. There were only a few protesters with the same old complaints saying gay sex is sodomy.

A new AIDS crisis might be looming again in the U.S. Reason is that the people who depend on the government assistance to get their meds, do not get that anymore because of the budget cuts. Without the assistance people have to pay the 12.000 a year themselves and many can’t. Results will be HIV that becomes full-blown AIDS ,more infections and extensive hospital stays for patients. Not good.

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Gay news,GLAAD/the View,GOP Nevada candidate extreme homophobe, evil gay angels, Canadian landlord refuses gays

26 06 2010

GLAAD wants an apology from the View and ABC for lies they spread during an interview. Sherri Shephard and DL Hughley talked about the increase in HIV diagnosis in the african American Community and blamed it mostly on men on the down- low( gay men that are married/have girlfriends and also have unprotected sex with men. Even though this phenomenon exist, the center for disease control(CDC) has debunked it as a myth. Dumb Sherri Shephard does not know shit, talk like this is dangerous. For a change I agree with GLAAD.

The candidate for the Nevada Senate on the Republican side is Tea Party favorite Sharon Angle. The woman is tied to an independent party in the 90’s calling gays sodomites, child molesters, brazen pervert and disease-carrying freaks. Yep, that is someone you want in charge of a state.

A priest in the Dominican Republic wants to tear down the church’s artwork because the angels look gay and evil. The mural was made 12 years ago but according to priest Johnny Duran the church congregation cannot tell if the angels are male or female and they look diabolic. WTF??

In Canada a man has refused a gay couple as tenants because if he would agree, he would be going to hell. The man said he first thought nothing of the 2 men but after hearing from one of their sisters, who also lived in the building, that they were gay he revoked their lease. He says it is a crime against nature and is worried for the sister from the gay man and her son. They are devastated about the men not being able to live close to them . According to the landlord though God is more important than not discriminating. He might not go to hell but should go to a nuthouse.





Gay news, gay acceptance Netherlands, scouts can discriminate, bullying law passes Senate, bigots at Twin Cities Pride

24 06 2010

The accepting of gay people in the Netherlands still leaves a lot to be desired. According to a SCP poll gays are not excepted well by religious people, lowed educated one and Turkish and Moroccans(surprise, surprise) More than half on gay teens has thought about suicide. I can relate, so did I. Still think overall it is pretty good with the acceptance here, but we are not there yet.

A federal court ruled in Philadelphia , that the Boy Scouts can still discriminate against gays even though that goes against the city’s anti-discrimination law. They cannot be kicked out of a city-owned building and do not even have to pay rent, all because of their First Amendment rights. I do not know the specific details about this case/the U.S law enough to know if the city could even get them out with the First Amendment rules in mind but it is ridiculous that gays are still not allowed at the Boy scouts.

After being 9 years in the making New York finally passed an anti-bullying law though the Senate that now only needs to go to Governor Paterson’s desk for a signature. It passed 58-3, except for 3 Republicans. It is only for public school and applies to events on school grounds and school events and will prohibit harassment and discrimination based on gender, sexuality, color, religion and more. Took forever but great is passed.

Am anti-gay Evangelist couple Johnson is allowed to distribute bibles and anti-gay leaflets at Twin Cities Pride. The organizers paid the city 36.000 for the day and want to decide themselves who can have a booth at the parade and want to ban the Johnson’s trough a court-ruling. The religious law firm ADF filed a complaint and say they should be able to be there and speak their hate. The Johnson’s were banned last year but showed up anyway and got arrested. Here is a clip from last year before the arrest. I dunno about this one, there is Freedom of Speech, but these people are just doing it to hate and cause trouble.





Gay news, Malawi couple broken up, GENDA suffers defeat in NY senate, Ted Haggard

9 06 2010

Just 3 weeks after being pardoned by their president one part of the Malawi couple, Steven, previously sentenced to 14 years in jail is engaged to a woman named Dorothy(what’s in a name) He says they never even had sex and it was all a miscommunication. The other one,  Chimbalanga,  says he is still gay and is looking for another boyfriend. I can totally understand Steven trying life with a woman no, it beats years in prison. Chimbalanga is a total hero though for just being himself.

The gender-identity non-discrimination bill known as GENDA, has suffered a nasty and maybe surprising defeat in NY senate committee with 12-11. All Republicans and that asshole Ruben Diaz voted against it. It would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity but conservatives acted like it was just a chance for men to get in women’s bathroom facilities. What a shame, def for New York.

Former mega church pastor Ted Haggard, the one of the gay and meth scandal) has started a new church in Colorado Springs with his wife Gayle. It is all-inclusive even for sinners that are gratefully redeemed. He talked to Joy Behar(love my Joy) about it who made it very clear to him being gay is not a sin. 160 people showed up for his church, at least 1 of them was gay. Or make that 2 with Haggard himself.





Gay news, DADT repeal, anti-gay family sues bus-driver, Zuma critiques Malawi sentence, Glee/fag

28 05 2010

First the Senate Armed Forces Committee voted for the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal compromise with 16-12 and then the Senate also voted for it 234-195. Of course it did not go without right-wing last-minute scare tactics about gay rape and HIV transmission in the Army. Fools. European army leaders actually said another advantage about allowing gays in the military is the fact that many (gay) european soldiers had a hard time  accepting DADT in the U.S and that made it harder for them to co-operate with U.S troops. The people of the U.S were in favor of ending DADT 72 % as well. Now it is off for a final vote by Obama and Congress.

An Indiana family is suing a school bus driver after he stopped the bus and berated a girl for her continuous bashing of Obama and gays. The girl told other students they were going to hell if they supported gay marriage. The bus driver called her a little bigot and according to the parents the girl has never recovered from that incident, now 2 years ago. Maybe he should not have called her that, but then again, he was right. The girl’s parents should be ashamed. I have had a bus-driver in the U.S stop the bus because of me and my girlfriends once. We were talking too hard and he wanted us to be quiet. I have never recovered, maybe I should sue as well, haha.

South African president Zuma has strongly critiqued the sentencing of the gay couple in Malawi for 14 years prison and hard labor. In most African countries there are anti-gay laws but in South Africa gays can marry.The special thing about his comment is that it is very rare for african leader to critique one another.

I have never seen an episode of Glee, but I will definitely try to catch up on it when I ‘m back in the U.S or maybe they show it here in the Netherlands. The Madonna episode must have been great( I did see clips of that) and the Lady Gaga one supposedly was also fabulous. The father of a gay kid had a fantastic thing to say about the word fag in that one. So good that kids in middle-america here this.





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….





Gay news, Hawaii civil unions, 22% U.S do not want gay supreme court member, Lance Bass dates Queer Eye, same-sex citizen sponsorship

1 05 2010

By a vote with 31-20, the Hawaii House approved of a civil unions bill after a motion by House Majority Leader Blake Oshiro. It already passed the Senate in January with 18-7. Gov, Linda Lingle has 45 days to decide if she wants to veto. Religious groups were shocked and unprepared to do any lobbying and are pissed, haha!!

22% of U.S citizens would see it as a strong negative if the next Supreme Court member would be gay. With senior citizens it is even 34(damn oldies!) With Republican it is 44 and White Evangelicals 51.

N’Syncer Lance Bass has dated many hot guys since coming out of the closet, most not famous but others like Reichen Lehmkuhl were a bit. Now he has another celebrity in his hands though, Kyan Douglas, aka the Grooming Guy from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” Lancy picks them well.

The new immigration plan from Capitol Hill includes a provision that would allow U.S citizens and legal residents to sponsor their same-sex partners for residency. It will eliminate discrimination and is a great step forwards and it was about time.It is ridiculous that straight people who make 10 times less than my bf and pay 10 times less taxes are able to sponsor their spouse and we are not.