Friday, March 22, 2019

Other Political News

Yes, I know the huge political news of the moment is that Robert Mueller has delivered his report. But I don't want it go unmentioned that today I read CNN is calling Pete Buttigieg "the hottest candidate in the Democratic presidential field."

To read those words about an openly gay presidential candidate? It gave me such an inner glow that for a second there I turned into the world's biggest firefly.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

This Week's Quote

Standing side-by-side in the White House Rose Garden, Bolsonaro said their two countries "stand side by side in their efforts to ensure liberties and respect to traditional family lifestyles, respect to God, our Creator, against the gender ideology or the politically correct attitudes and against fake news."

Thrice-married Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro sucks up yesterday to thrice-married American President Donald Trump, two peas in a hypocritical, homophobic and insufferably macho pod.

Source:  Associated Press

Monday, March 18, 2019

It's a Tough Job . . .

Over the weekend homophobic flyers targeted openly lesbian Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot. Among other things, the flyers claimed that she would give all jobs to gay people.

Which is why I'm applying to be Chicago's Official Deep-Dish Pizza Taster.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Observation

Three years after a crippling stroke, my mother leads a limited life. She's put to bed early, the TV tuned to MSNBC. Mom, like many parents, didn't adjust easily to my being gay. But she came around. Now even she chuckles when I point out that every night she goes to bed with Rachel Maddow.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

This Week's Quote

I'm fun, ruthless, articulate, impatient, maybe a little cavalier. I'm a woman and a feminist. I'm transgender. I'm an actress, a reluctant writer, occasionally a potato-shaped model.

Hari Nef

Source:  Brainyquote

Monday, March 11, 2019

Bama Bits

Consider these two recent pieces of fluff from the Cotton State:

  • After those lethal tornados, President Trump visited Alabama, where he autographed Bibles.  On the front.  As though he wrote the thing.
  • Roy Moore, the notorious homophobe who lost the last Alabama Senate race after multiple accusations of pedophilia, is thinking of running again.  Because a Christian zealot who never made the acquaintance of shame is just what our nation's capital needs.

Alabama has several state slogans, but "Share the Wonder" sums it up best right now.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Switcheroo

The New York Times ran a story today headlined "Transgender Troops Caught Between a Welcoming Military and a Hostile Government."

I'm so old I can remember when it was the other way around.

Granted, that was three years ago.

Sign of the Times

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

This Week's Quote

Activism is setting a goal of something you would like to be different, and figuring out what would have to change to achieve that goal. It's sort of like math.

Rachel Maddow

Source:  Azquotes

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

St. Louis Blues

Last week in St. Louis, over 800 gathered clergy and lay leaders of the United Methodist Church voted to uphold the church's ban on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy.

While most mainline Protestant churches in the U.S. have become gay-friendly over recent years, the Methodists decided to go in a different direction. Backward.

Many American Methodists wanted to welcome gays, but many African Methodists did not. Since almost one-third of the church's membership is in Africa, the future of the United Methodist Church is anyone's guess.

Well, I suppose God knows, but he's being tight-lipped.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Pizza Penalty

After refusing to serve a gay man, a pizzeria in Jerusalem has been ordered to pay a fine.

That'll teach 'em to deny us a piece of the pie.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

This Week's Quote

Researchers have found the world’s largest bee. How long before we’re in a grocery store behind someone and their emotional support bee?

Bette Midler

Source:  Twitter