Wednesday, October 26, 2016

This Week's Quote

I was on this ship with 800 lesbians . . . we can't get off . . . so much drama. "Were you looking at her or her or her or her or her or her or her or her or her or her or her or her? Well were you?"

Margaret Cho


Monday, October 24, 2016

Clinton vs. Trump, Round 3

After the first two presidential debates I wrote about how--and whether--LGBT issues had been addressed in them.  I meant to do the same after the third debate, but this excruciating campaign has enervated me.

I have a reputation to uphold, however, so here's a simple summation.  Clinton--marriage equality still good.  Trump--gay people being pushed off buildings in the Middle East.

He was right about that, but being The Donald, he got most of the facts around it wrong.  See Advocate editor Neal Broverman's editorial for the particulars.

And see me being thrilled there are no more debates.

Monday, October 17, 2016

News Anchor Makes News

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith came out as gay today.  In further surprises, Hillary Clinton is a Democrat.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

They're Baaaack!

After a decade, Will and Grace and Jack and Karen return.  For nine minutes. What brought them out of retirement?  What else?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Trump Said Something Wonderful

Years ago, Donald Trump said he's never had a gay thought in his life.  Thank God.  If he turned out to be one of us I don't think I could go on.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This Week's Quote

"When they go low, you go high." Trump has defined new lows, so I guess Hillary will fly soon.

Amanda Deibert while watching the second presidential debate

Source:  Twitter

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Clinton vs. Trump, Round 2

After Donald Trump threatened to throw Hillary Clinton in prison and called her the devil during the second presidential debate, I was in a state of shock.  His approach to that debate wasn't scorched earth--it was scorched universe.

I'm now sufficiently recovered--just--to look at how LGBT rights fared during that debate.  Unlike the first debate, the subject did come up, albeit in a teeny-weeny way.  When asked about the Supreme Court, Clinton said she wants, among other things, a "Court that will stick with marriage equality."

Trump said he wants to appoint justices exactly like Antonin Scalia.  Which is the same as saying he wants a Supreme Court that will reject marriage equality.  And snarkily.

The other point of LGBT interest was that Anderson Cooper became the first openly gay person to serve as a moderator for a presidential debate in the general election.  That fact might've gotten more attention, but when one of the debaters is the world's biggest media whore, Cooper is lucky anyone remembers he was in the room.