Gay Pride Parade 1977

21 09 2010





Extreme weather

12 07 2010

Wow, I just experienced somewhat of the most extreme weather I have ever seen in the Netherlands. It has been super hot for days with heat index at around 108 and today around 1 pm all hell broke loose. Thunder/lightning and wind like a tornado. Car windows smashed, big tree branches collapsed, the roof of the train station and of several buildings collapsed and fell 100 meters further on the floor and tons of traffic lights broke in two. For some states in the U.S this might be common, here not so much and apparently we are also not very well prepared. Scary it was for sure.





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.





Gossip, porn star gives free blow jobs for Holland, Real Housewife almost let kids drown

9 07 2010

Porn Star Bobbi Eden, who every week writes a very amusing column in a dutch weekly magazine promised something quite special to her fans. She has 49.000 of them on Twitter and she and some fellow porn stars are giving out free blow jobs if the Netherlands wins the World Cup this coming sunday. That is some patriotic shit.

Real Housewife of Orange County Alexis Bellino and husband Jim(the religious ones) almost let their children drown. Alexis and Jim were off doing other things while the stroller with the 2 toddlers rolled into a pool in Newport Beach at the 4th of July. A lifeguard pulled the stroller out of the water with 1 kid in it and Jim jumped in to save the other one. What great parents!!

Caster Semenya, the South African athlete, who became World Champion on the 800 meters last year is cleared to race again. She has been the subject of gender identity tests for a year and negotiations about her between her lawyers and  the IAAF took 1 months. Pretty ridiculously long imo. Good for her she can run again though.

Whoopi Goldberg will star in the musical Sister Act produced by her and dutch musical giant Joop Van den Ende this summer. First in august it will be in London’s West End and then later in the Netherlands, Germany and the U.S . Should be fun to watch.

Katie Price, aka Jordan, got married for the second time this weekend to pro-wrestler and drag queen Alex Reid ,aka Roxanne. She was married before in a super lavish over-the-top ceremony back in 2o05 to singer Peter Andre. This wedding was more low-key but turned into a chaotic mess when a fight erupted between Jordan’s bodyguards and paparazzi. I like Katie but this marriage is destined to end in a chaotic mess as well.





Gay news, no civil partnership Hawaii,Kylie wins gay prize, end to EU gay blood ban? Gay Pride Jerusalem, She’s back!!!

7 07 2010

Republican Governor Linda Lingle from Hawaii vetoed a bill yesterday that would have allowed same-sex civil unions in that state. Because Lingle invited Justice Steven Levinson, who back in 1993 found that the law banning gay marriage was unconstitutional, people expected she would sign the bill in favor of the civil unions. She thinks the bill is too similar to marriage though and that is only allowed for twice-divorced bitches like Lingle herself. Bigots were happy.

During Gay Pride in Madrid, Kylie Minogue was awarded a gay prize for her devotion to the gay community. She said it was a great honor and praised Spain for allowing gay marriage. Kylie sure deserves this prize, no big artist has been so supportive on gay issues for so many years. Except maybe for Madonna back in the day. Kylie is a lot more likeable though and that translates better to straight people.

Ministers from Health in several countries from the EU are planning to file a motion that in the EU gays should no longer be denied to donate blood. Just like in the U.S gays that have had sex since 1977 are not allowed to donate. Sweden is the only country that allows gay men to donate blood as long as they did not have sex in the last year. I think the whole rule is ridiculous, the only thing that matters is if people are safe, gay or straight. Definitely in these times.

District police of Jerusalem have changed their minds and granted permission for this year’s parade(end of the month) to terminate at the Knesset building. It is the one-year anniversary of the shootings in Tel Aviv at a gay center and getting to the Knesset is a proper way to symbolize what the parade is about. Full equal rights and an end to violence. Totally agree with that.

She is back. PhatGayKid is now lisping though Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.”





Colorado leanest state

6 07 2010

Colorado has the lowest obesity rate of any state in the U.S, it is “only” 19%. Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama and surrounding states had the highest rate. Average is in between 25-30%. Back in 1991 no state was higher than 20!!! U.S is getting fatter and fatter. Most of my in-laws from Colorado are skinny actually so I am not surprised.

Guess not everyone eat bull testicles all the time





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.