Wednesday, November 25, 2015

This Week's Quote

The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any big meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it then go home and cook, chop, braise and blanch. Then it's gone in 20 minutes and everybody lies around sort of in a sugar coma and then it takes four hours to clean it up.

Ted Allen


Monday, November 23, 2015

A Hive of Activity

In recent weeks a lot of LGBT news has come out of Utah.  No, really.  Take this little quiz to see if you're up to speed on Beehive State doings.

1.  Judge Scott Johansen ordered a married lesbian couple to give up their eight-month-old foster child. The reason he gave, one of the women said, was . . .

a.  . . . he felt like it.
b.  . . . Jesus told him to.
c.  . . . in the research he's read children don't do well in homosexual homes.
d.  . . . in the research he's read children come from grapefruit seeds.

2.  After his ruling created a firestorm and even the Republican governor criticized him, Judge Johansen reversed his decision and took himself . . .

a.  . . . off to the library.
b.  . . . off to Wendy's.
c. . . . off the case.
d. . . . off to Borneo.

3.  The Mormon church decreed that married same-sex couples are apostates, and their children may not be baptized until they're 18.  In angry response, about 1,500 people did what in front of the temple in Salt Lake City?

a.  Mooned it.
b.  Staged a sit-in.
c.  Participated in a mass resignation.
d.  Performed "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream" from "The Book of Mormon."

4.  Salt Lake City elected a new mayor, Jackie Biskupsi.  She is the city's first mayor to be  . . .

a.  . . . blonde.
b.  . . . tall.
c.  . . . openly gay.
d.  . . . half Vulcan.

The answer to each question is "c."  Come back next week when we'll have a quiz on all the gay news out of Liechtenstein.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

This Week's Quote

I was a little concerned about how my parents might be handling what was essentially a fairly massive double gay whammy.  Two kids.  Two queers. What the fuck did we do wrong kind of a thing.  In my mind's eye I saw Betty and Terry barreling out of their retirement bungalow, filling their pockets with rocks and walking into the oily waters of Belfast Lough.

Simon Doonan

Source:  Gay Men Don't Get Fat

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

This Week's Quote

I don't really like being with people my own age for long periods, because all we talk about is our decrepitude, how the world is changing for the worse even though it isn't.

Ian McKellen


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

This Week's Quote

I'm glad I'm not bisexual. I couldn't stand being rejected by men as well as women.

Bernard Manning


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

This Week's Quote

What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.

Angela Davis


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

This Week's Quote

I think animal testing is cruel. They get all nervous and give silly answers.

Stephen Fry


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Academic History Happens

Here in Seattle, the University of Washington has announced that Ana Mari Cauce will be the next president of the university.  Cauce is a Latina lesbian.

Repeat after me:  Oh my God!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

This Week's Quote

Oh, there are homophobes still left. Most of them are running for President, I think.

Vice President Joe Biden at the HRC National Dinner