Saturday, January 14, 2017

We Can Dream

from Michael Hansen
from Michael Hansen

"I Am Changing" (My Mind)

One of the original "Dreamgirls" and a favorite of the gay community, Jennifer Holliday agreed to sing at Trump's inauguration.

Say what?  That kind of news "Ain't No Party."

But Holliday has changed her mind.  The woman who rose to fame belting out "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" is telling us she's not going.

In a letter to the LGBT community, Holliday apologized for her "lapse of judgement."  She wrote, "The LGBT Community was mostly responsible for birthing my career and I am deeply indebted to you . . . You have loved me faithfully and unconditionally and for so many years you provided me with work even though my star had long since faded."

In other words, we're all "Family."  And "I Meant You No Harm."  And she definitely will not be "Steppin' to the Bad Side."

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Potty Mouths, One and All

Looks like North Carolina was just a warm-up.  According to Time, legislators in at least six states have filed bathroom-related bills.  Fear of trans folk will make 2017 the year politicians feel it necessary to regulate the necessary, to impose a ban on the can, to stew over the loo.  Pee-yew.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Worst Comes in First

Openly gay and reliably appalling, Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos has won the title of LGBTQ Nation's Person of the Year.  He saw to it, whipping up his followers to vote in the reader-driven poll.  Vice President-elect Mike Pence came in a distant second, apparently uninterested in driving his fans to vote him into the top spot of a gay poll.

"Yiannopoulos made the news throughout 2016 and always for truly awful reasons. He was a queer cheerleader for Donald Trump, whom he called 'Daddy.'  He has harassed and demeaned transgender people repeatedly," noted LGBTQ Nation.

"He was banished from Twitter after gleefully encouraging his followers to harass African-American actress Leslie Jones because he didn’t like the remake of 'Ghostbusters.'  Jones left the social media site temporarily after a torrent of racist and sexist abuse."

Being a conservative provocateur pays off for Yiannopoulos, who landed a $250,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster, infuriating everyone from Jones to the Lambda Literary organization, which called on reviewers and readers "to ignore his book."  

Yiannopoulos told LGBTQ Nation his personal list of accomplishments in 2016 included, "My banishment from Twitter, recently announced book deal (pre-order now!), cross-country college tour, my jawline, and a really cute Siberian fox & sable fur I just snapped up."

And with that last one, Yiannopoulos just cut the number of his lesbian fans in half.  From two to one.