Gay rights across the globe

17 08 2010

CNN reports.

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Gay news, Cockring closed, counselors allowed to drop gays, Huckabee thinks gay sex has Ick-factor ,Texas GOP platform

21 06 2010

The Cocking is a big gay disco in Amsterdam and probably my favorite in the whole world. I haven’t been there in years but I used to go there every week(or more) and now it might be closing. They had a drug raid there and arrested multiple people for possession and dealing of drugs, the owner was arrested as well. I know the owner personally and always thought he was a cool and nice man(haven’t seen him in 6 years either and even if there was some drugs in the club?? What is the big deal, there are drugs in every club/disco around the world. Let people decide if they take drugs themselves. Cops could use their time better to arrest real criminals imo.

Update, Cockring is closed indefinite.

There is a debate in Nebraska about a new regulation that would allow counselors(psychologists, therapists) to drop a gay patient due to religious or moral reasons. While I would not want a homophobe counselor I also think it is very bad for people with mental problems to be denied because of their sexuality. They have problems enough as it is . So kinda torn on this issue.

Idiot politician Mick Huckabee was at is again by saying gay sex has an Ick-factor. What does he think the Ick-factor of him having sex is?? He does prefer same-sex over affairs with Nancy Pelosi and Helen Thomas.

The teabagger influenced GOP platform for Texas is calling for quite a few ridiculous calls. They want to make it a felony to perform gay marriages, and oppose legalization of “sodomy” (being gay). They also wanna ban the lottery and required sonograms for women seeking abortion.






Top 10 meat-eating countries(per capita)

31 05 2010

The number 1 is the world’s smallest Island nation called Nauru. These Pacific Islanders do not eat local stuff though but mostly processed fatty meat ,shipped in from neighboring Australia. 78% is obese!!

2 Argentina( not surprise), 3 Australia, 4 Portugal, 5, New Zealand ,6 Austria, 7 Greece(surprised, also lots of fish I thought),  8 Monaco , 9 U.S.( not a surprise) 10, Ireland. I am surprised Germany is not on the list. I gotta say I love my meat as well, in that way I am more American than Dutch.





Gay news, Expedia opens gay store, Harvey Milk dayMoscow Pride satanic, Gay blood ban

22 05 2010

Travel site Expedia.com has opened a Gay Travel Store on their website since yesterday on http://www.expedia.com/daily/gaytravel/default.asp. They partner with International Gay&Lesbian Travel Association to help find and identify gay-friendly hotels all over the world. I just had a look and it is pretty cool except for the fact that with hotels in for instance NY or Amsterdam I do not understand why some hotels are listed as gay-friendly and others not…. What qualifies as being gay-friendly? I probably keep (small)luxury hotels of the world as my number 1 but this might be a good alternative.

Today is the first Harvey Milk Day. It is only an official holiday in California but all over the U.S there are parties and events. As most of you know he was the first elected openly gay official in the U.S and was killed shortly after. People that do not know the importance of Harvey, should watch the movie Milk or one of the documentaries made about his life. Celebrations in his beloved Castro neighborhood will be biggest but also in LA, San Diego and NY marches and events for equality will be held. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will kick off a fundraiser in SF on Market Street. Yesterday she promised DADT would be over by the end of the year. Hope she can keep her promise. Below Milk Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black about the importance of Harvey Milk.

For the 5th year in a row Moscow Gay Pride was banned by Mayor Yury Luzhkov. According to him it is satanic and he will do everything to stop the event May 29. Moscow authorities have also blocked the website promoting the pride, GayRussia.Ru. How democratic.

There might come an end to the FDA approved ban on gays giving blood donations. The Department of Health and Human services wants to hear presentations and engage in deliberations on the topic. Since september 1985 men who had sex with men(even once) were not allowed to donate. This change would be about time, there are tons of monogamous gay men who are HIV-negative and can donate.





Gay news, Day against Homophobia/kiss-in/marriage anniv. in Massachusetts, Rekers’ evil past, proud homophobe cut from oil spill team, gay love-story soldier in Iraq

18 05 2010

Yesterday was the international day against homophobia. Around the world activists, groups and others were campaigning for more tolerance. There was a (surprisingly) violent-free demonstration in Kingston, Jamaica and kiss-ins all over the world. It was also the sixth anniversary of gay marriage in Massachusetts. And the world still exists..

The self-hating George Rekers is now just basically known as a joke but he did some pretty evil things in the past. Back in 1974 he already had ex-gay programs in which parents were instructed to “spank away the gay” in their kids. As young as 4 years old the mothers were instructed to look away from the child when it was playing with girly things, until the kid started crying. At home the kids received red chips for feminine behavior and blue chips for masculine. The blue chips meant candy and TV, the red chips meant a spanking. In one instance a kid “manned up” after 2 years and Rekers used this as an example for his theory. At 18 the boy committed suicide…

The Energy Department did not waste any time in dumping Jonathan Katz from the panel to deal with the oil spill. Katz said in an article he is a proud homophobe and blames gay people for the death of other people who contracted AIDS, “they died so the sodomites could feel good about themselves.” Good news, I know his views on homosexuality have nothing to do with the oil spill, but extreme bigots like that do not deserve anything imo.

The brothers Larry and Andy Wachowski, creators of the hit-movie series The Matrix, just finished writing a script about a gay relationship between a U.S soldiers and an Iraqi. Seems very interesting..





Some very smart americans!!!

2 05 2010

This is just embarrassing.