Wednesday, April 22, 2015

This Week's Quote

I've often thought the Bible should have a disclaimer in the front saying this is fiction.

Ian McKellen

Source:  The Mammoth Book of Great British Humor

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

This Week's Quote

I recently became vegan because I felt that as a Jewish lesbian, I wasn’t part of a small enough minority.

Carol Leifer

Source:  Wikipedia

Monday, April 13, 2015

No Woman, No Cry

Jamaica is known for sun, beaches, reggae--and homophobia that's stronger than Jamaican rum and ganja combined.

Last week President Obama visited the island nation.  He could've confined himself to state business.  Or to visiting the the Bob Marley museum.  Or to drinking a Red Stripe on the beach in a Speedo.

But he didn't.  At the University of the West Indies in the Jamaican capital of Kingston, Obama  conducted a town hall with young people.  In his opening remarks, he praised a woman in the audience named Angeline Jackson, executive director for Quality of Citizenship Jamaica, a lesbian rights group. Obama said:

"Several years ago, when Angeline was 19, she and a friend were kidnapped, held at gunpoint and sexually assaulted. And as a woman, and as a lesbian, justice and society were not always on her side.  But instead of remaining silent, she chose to speak out and started her own organization to advocate for women like her, and get them treatment and get them justice, and push back against stereotypes, and give them some sense of their own power. And she became a global activist.  But more than anything, she cares about her Jamaica, and making it a place where everybody, no matter their color, or their class, or their sexual orientation, can live in equality and opportunity.  That’s the power of one person, what they can do."

Bob Marley probably wouldn't agree with me, but I'd say Obama's effort to call out anti-LGBT violence in Jamaica was a fine example of Positive Vibration.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

This Week's Quote

My cousin is an agoraphobic homosexual, which makes it kind of hard for him to come out of the closet.

Bill Kelly

Source: Quotegarden.com

Friday, April 3, 2015

Business Isn't So Good

Watch what happens when Indiana's anti-gay law collides with home shopping in the Hoosier State.  Click here for the parody from Funny or Die.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

This Week's Quote

Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration act is gay discrimination, pure and simple. You can frost a dog turd, but it's still a dog turd.

Stephen King

Source: Twitter

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

This Week's Quote

"You have been a wonderful mother.  Which is why Zoe is so afraid you'll want to disown her."
"Disown her?  Don't be ridiculous.  She said she was a lesbian, not a Republican."

Jodi Picoult

Source:  Sing You Home

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Status of the Lesbians

Yesterday two of my friends posted Facebook status updates that reflected how times have changed for us lesbians.  Even better, they made me laugh.

Bernie in New York reported that it was "date night with Cindy after filing married joint return.  She's the 'taxpayer' and I'm the 'spouse'!  Guess who's buying dinner?"

And Kate in Michigan wrote of an experience somewhat less likely to happen now. Years ago she was sitting in a church when the preacher sermonized, "God tells us to love everyone, including prostitutes, money lenders and homosexuals."  Kate's partner whispered, "Can you feel the love?"

"On the way home," Kate added, "I asked her if she'd like a loan." 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

This Week's Quote

All sins are forgiven once you start making a lot of money.

RuPaul

Source:  Goodreads.com

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This Week's Quote

I'm as pure as the driven slush.

Tallulah Bankhead

Source:  Quotationary

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

This Week's Quote

My mother took me to a psychiatrist when I was fifteen because she thought I was a latent homosexual. There was nothing latent about it.

Amanda Bearse

Source:  Allgreatquotes.com