“According to Leanne Payne’s 1985 classic Crisis in Masculinity
, the main reason men become gay is because they’ve lost touch with their masculinity. This causes a void in their souls, which they then attempt to fill with other men’s dicks. To rectify this situation, I gave my life a full heterosexual makeover
. . .”
Is My Child Becoming Homosexual?
A helpful guide from the kind people at Focus on the Family. "Don’t wait until your daughter’s masculinized behavior or your son’s effeminate preferences get any worse!"
KXLY News 4
Mayor Jim West of Spokane Washington has been accused of sexual abuse of a male child. Mayor West announced in the local Spokesman Review newpaper that he plans on staying on as Mayor.
Poor little Daisy Moshammer...
After a life of leisure, immortalized
on the arm of her famous, eccentric papa
, the little dog's troubles began on the tragic evening of January 13th in Grünwald. Alas, poor little Daisy was fast asleep in bed
when strange man
strangled her beloved fashion icon daddy
to death with a telephone cord. As he was a huge celebrity
in Germany, the country mourned
. "What will become of me without Daddy?"
Daisy whimpered. "I've been carried around so long, I don't even know how to walk anymore..."
When the will was read, Daddy proved he loved her!
But without him to carry her, Daisy's world began to spiral out of control. Suddenly wealthy and thrust into the spotlight alone
without her beloved big-haired father... how will she ever fill the void? Sex? Drugs? Are you kidding? Daddy would've much prefer shopping
Gay cartoon characters, you say? Spongebob
ain't got nothin' on Bugs
First gay Hispanic woman elected as Dallas sheriff
I thought that this was a joke when I first saw the title. I'm way
verklemmt; talk amongst yerselves.
Gays versus God? Looks like there's a race between people who support Christ
and people who support same-sex marriages
. They're both looking for a million signatures. Conincidence? Any bets on who's gonna win?
Gay Princes defeat NC Parents.
Parents object to library book about two gay princes, concerned because being gay "is not part of their beliefs." Presumably books which discuss other things not part of their beliefs could also be an issue. Is this a basic confusion about the purpose of a library, or is any temptation just too much temptation?
Wages of hate - anti-gay attitudes damage the economy
- conversely, Gay-tolerant societies prosper
. Will GOP anti-elitism and the US religious right make the U.S. a 3rd world country? Paul Craig Roberts
argues that we're on the fast track, and a Carnegie Mellon study (title link) shows that culturally repressive attitudes in America are driving away the "Creative" class. Virginia Postrel
defines this class differently (manicurists and stone cutters) but in Richard Florida's "Creative Class War
on Metafilter), "America is no long attracting creative workers from abroad because it is seen as an intolerant society"
. More than artists and programmers are shunning the US - scientists are staying away too
. In the US, meanwhile, a bifurcation - Americans are geographically self-segregating
, choosing to live with those who hold similar beliefs and values.
'Gay' Is Not a Dirty Word.
The ACLU is outing a Louisiana Elementary school which punished a second grader for using the word "gay" when answering a classmate's question about his family. Not only did the teacher freak, sending little Marcus to the principal's office for using a "bad word", but the school made Marcus go to a behavioral clinic the following week and repeatedly write “I will never use the word ‘gay’ in school again.” Great use of a teachable moment for all.
Extra credit assignment (these require Acrobat)
: (Student Behavior Contract) (Behavioral Incident Report)
"They have no business debating the efficacy of gay marriages, any more than they should be debating the pullout of troops from South Korea"
North of Detroit, a county commissioner and avowed Christian Conservative pushed a resolution supporting an amendment to the Michigan state constitution, declaring marriage to be a strictly man-and-woman affair. It passed in Oakland County's Board by a narrow margin. But the county executive, a longtime prominent conservative, won't let it go without a fight, and says that with an urban county seat, Pontiac, they should have better things to do-- like their jobs. Is a county board seat an appropriate forum to push another agenda, or should they be more concerned with fixing roads and economy?
Does such a resolution at such a low level of goverment even mean anything? Meanwhile, some couples are saying heck-with-it and making that trip 'cross the Ambassador Bridge.
British Columbia joins Ontario
as the second province in Canada to allow gay marriage. Not everyone
is happy though.
Walt Disney World's recent designation as a no-fly zone has had an additional consequence
: Christian extremists can no longer harass gay tourists from above.
One of the more interesting Senate races in 2004 is shaping up in Florida, where everyone but the electorate
appears to know that Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Foley is gay. This open secret -- which would help explain how a "dream come true" right-wing politician has a strong gay-rights voting record -- calls into question whether respecting a person's right to "stay in the closet" perpetuates the idea
that homosexuality is abnormal. (Via Eschaton
I am happy
to see that the GOP is expanding
their reach to the more eclectic fringes of society. Although it may freak
some other people out.
There is a conspiracy theory that has been making the rounds on the net for quite
some time now. In it, the actor Elijah Wood (Frodo)
and Dominic Monaghan (Merry)
are a gay couple that have been together since the filming of The Lord of the Rings.
And they want to come out...but contracts and a whole lot of money at stake are keeping
them in. So what do they do? Start testing the waters by infiltrating a gay gossip site
called Data Lounge
. Test the waters. Get media attention brought to them so they can out
themselves as smoothly as possible and not get in trouble. Going on for some time now,
the saga is up to thread 14
and shows no sign of slowing down. There are cryptic posts,
shoutouts through clothing, PR beardings
, sheep, photographs
, insiders and trolls. And
the strangest thing of all is that some of the proof is strangely compelling. Examples of all this
and the "proofs" can be found here.
So after looking at many of the "facts", do you think it possible that two young actors might be
trying to test the waters to come out in a novel fashion? And more importantly this all raises
the question; do you think mainstream America (and the world in general) is ready to accept
young openly gay men in cinema as leading men? Or is it career suicide?
Cutting-Edge Critique of TV or Just a Lot of Guys with No Shirt On?
Exhaustive website of TV shows from the 1950s to the present with discussion of overt gay
content. Also a lot of coverage of hidden homoerotic content that could be viewed as a parody of academic interpretive overreaching. On the other hand, that didn't stop Jerry Falwell from denouncing Tinky Winky's alleged sexual orientation
On September 17, 1998, in response to an armed robbery call, Houston police burst in to the home of John Lawrence
. The police didn’t find a robber (nor would they – the call was deliberately false), but they did find Lawrence having sex with another man, Tyrone Garner. Lawrence and Garner were promptly charged with “engaging in homosexual conduct,” a misdemeanor under Texas law. They paid their fine and began a long legal challenge to Texas’ anti-sodomy law. That challenge has finally reached the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, which today agreed to hear their appeal early next year
. Standing in the way is the Court’s own 1986 decision in Bowers v. Hardwick
, in which it held that anti-sodomy laws are constitutional
. That may be about to change.
Vatican to test if trainee priests are gay
. As if the Catholic Church doesn't have bigger concerns. They seem to be trying to throw dirt onto their own graves. Organized religion is SO last millennium. If a gay person really wanted to be a priest, wouldn't it be simple to "pass" a psychological screening? And what self-respecting gay person would want to be a part of something that seeks to exclude him?
pop perv or mere satire
the price you pay for cottaging I suspect.
Mike Ovitz uncovers a sinister organization!
He claims to be the latest victim of the "gay Mafia." By most accounts, he would also be the first. Is this simple bellyaching from a man who once dominated Hollywood? Or maybe, just maybe, we’re witnessing the birth of a new crime syndicate, and with it, fresh takes on the shopworn mob movies? LA Times link (sigh, registration req.)
Nickelodeon is airing a special tonight on families that have same-sex parents.
The concern of some is that this show: "proves that this network has been co-opted by homosexual activists who are targeting children. Sodomy is not a family value. Nickelodeon has now lost the trust of parents."
My issue with it is that it appears that they are not publicizing the fact that they are showing this to the parents to allow them to decide if their children should watch it or not... I couldn't find anything on their website, except the listing in the schedule
for "Nick News Special Edition" (MORE INSIDE)
Tooling around today, I happened upon small but burgeoning subculture-gay Heavy Metal
fans. Headbanging and Rainbow Pride stickers may seem like an odd combo until you think of the number of openly gay performers in Hard Rock (Roddy Bottum of Faith No More
, Doug Pinnick of King's X
-a gay Christian
metalhead, and of course the great Rob Halford formerly of the legendary Judas Preist
. I dunno whether this is a large trend or merely people coming out of yet another closet, but it's nice to see metal shaking off it's homophobic image.
Is President Bush Gay?
(Answer: No, but he says "fabulous" a lot.) Is Billy Joel washed up? (NYT required)
(Answer: Sounds like it.) Is Star Wars Episode Two any good?
(Answer: Yes, beyond your wildest dreams.)
What fun it must be to be gay and in the military.
Seems like the military can't make up its damn mind about whether or not gay people are ok to serve.
Was tonight's "Will and Grace"
a coming out episode for Rosie O'Donnel? Sure, it was her character that came out---(though, so was Ellen's)---but she seemed a little choked up when she said the line: "Jack, I'm gay." PlanetOut.com
discusses the matter and reports that Rosie will be coming out for real in her soon to be published Biography: "Find Me." Either way, though, whether it was just her character or Rosie speaking through the character, it was a prettty memorable TV moment.
And speaking of unnecessary design groups,
the Queer Design Alliance proposes to educate the masses and show that "gay art" does not equate to erotic art, and that "we are your neighbors, babysitters..." etc. So?
In death, J.D. O'Neal leaves few with fond memories
“Jerry Dow O’Neal II owned The Current News
, a small gay magazine. [...] By last month, when J.D. O’Neal committed suicide to avoid prosecution and shame, hardly anyone in Kansas City considered him a good friend. The 37-year-old white-collar crook and gay-rights opportunist had created enemies throughout the community. [...] ‘It was important for [J.D.] to appear successful.’ [...] ‘I’ll believe he’s dead when I see the body’ ”
Is there some sort of rumor I don't know about?
I mean c'mon now. Garcia's Gay Lover Pick of the Week? Well, the picks have been good, apparently, but still... (Page includes disclaimer that it is not a betting site and that Jeff Garcia is not actually gay, but even the disclaimer sounds pretty tongue in cheek).
on the whole Andrew Sullivan and Michael Signoreli fiasco. Finally, a well written viewpoint about the barebacking incident
that raised the hackles of gay conservatives and liberals alike.
How to become heterosexual.
Dr. Spitzer, "a Jewish, atheist, secular humanist" and psychiatrist, has found that it is possible to change sexual orientation.Question #1
Would it also be possible to make straight people gay?Question #2"...11 percent of men and 37 percent of women reported a complete absence of homosexual indicators"
Homosexual indicators? Such as ..........?
...... oh never mind.......
I'm Totally and Utterly Gobsmacked
Hmm... horses, sheep ... British gay people? Well, it's better than having entrail explode in your mouth
, I guess.
I guess it's their choice.
Because, "they" are forcing you to watch Queer as Folk. It's kinda funny reading stuff like "I wish I had Showtime so I could cancel it." or "I dumped the Disney Channel a few years ago, over their "Gay and Lesbian" week at their park", maybe, it's just sad. [note, free-republic link]
Advertisers Who Hate XY
a letter from the editor of the gay youth magazine about institutional bigotry. and i think it is way out of line. [more inside]
Dr. Lau.. Err..Gore
[When one participant asked Gore about homosexuality -- which the man described as a "sin" -- Gore responded that homosexuality is an abnormality which should be discouraged. "I think it is wrong," Gore explained to the audience. "It is not just another normal optional lifestyle."]
"Gee... I'm kinda thirsty... and I think I gotta pee, too... Lemme see, there's this big hotel's lobby, those five or six restaurants... and this hole-in-the-wall-bar with the entrance you could walk right by and not even know it was there, whose patrons all seem to be men casting admiring glances at each other across the room... Seems OK to me..." Yeah, buddy, I believe your story...
The new weblog/site: take back vermont
covers the the recent gay marriage ruling in Vermont and the flap it has caused for some of the more kooky right wing citizens. Many citizens have go so far as to openly display their bigotry by posting signs in their yards
. The best part about the site? Putting it at the domain of the people that oppose gay marriage, and asking people to deface the signs by adding a ".COM" to them
so they can see a site that asks folks to support the law and all the reasons why it should stand. Simply ingenious.
Pentagon to modify gay policy
They have instituted a policy that attempts to prevent mistreatment or harassment against people who aren't even allowed to say who they are. I'm sure the gay men and women serving our country are sleeping much easier tonight.
Homosexuality is a sin?
I swear to God I never would have thought that the percentage of ignorant homophobes could be this high. I know this topic has been raked over the coals here, but I am sincerely shocked. Can these numbers be right? Do half the people here think that gays will all go to hell?
Boy Scouts: 1 Gay Memebers: 0
Court Says Boy Scouts Can Bar Gays, which is slightly troubling, in that a psuedo-national organization can make rules that go against government policy. I don't see how a scoutmaster being gay has anything to do with teaching kids how to tie knots and go camping though.
so...that must mean everyone here is...ohmigod!
(this is the funniest example of pink journalism i've seen in ages.)
You wanna know what's really
wrong with this country? All them homo dogs!
A concerned Vermont parent wrote an interesting letter to the editor
regarding the gay rights conflict.
A popular highschool student comes out
and recives a lot of support from his fellow students, parents and teachers. Now, is this really SO strange in American that it deserves an article of this lenght? The strangest thing is that it reads like a piece from The Onion
An informed view of prop twenty-two.
This may be a bit belated, but it's astonishing that someone could come up with a comparison like this and actually believe that it had any worth in judgment or persuasion.
Get the petition.
They need one million signatures before April 20 to get it back on the November ballot. If you're in California, print out the petition and start drumming up support today. It's not so often you get a second chance like this. Show the country that California does indeed, rock.
on same-sex marriage at ivillage.com
. I'm always shocked by how many people oppose
it! What's wrong with this country?