Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Story of Sodom Meets Marvel Comics


from Friendly Atheist

Taiwan On the Right Track

In their decision that will make Taiwan the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage, justices of the island's Constitutional Court yesterday called sexual orientation an "immutable characteristic that is resistant to change."

Resistant?  I'd call it downright allergic.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This Week's Quote

I knew the full "Judy Garland Carnegie Hall" double album set at age 2. And then my mother wondered why I was gay. I was like, "Are you nuts? You would make me get on the table to sing Judy Garland songs and you're upset?"

Mario Cantone

Source:  Brainyquote.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cap and Frown

Yesterday at Notre Dame's graduation ceremony, students walked out when Vice President Mike Pence began his commencement speech.  They were protesting, among other things, Pence's anti-LGBT record.

I'm a tad surprised the Catholic university invited Pence in the first place, since he long ago ditched Catholicism to become a fundamentalist Christian.  It's like asking Benedict Arnold to speak to the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nation Aggravation

According to reports, Lithuania is the first country to grant asylum to gay and bisexual men fleeing the gay purge in Chechnya.

The United States, by contrast, has denied visas to Chechens running for their lives.  I haven't been this mad at my government since . . . 10 minutes ago.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Bang Goes the Gay Male Reputation

I just clicked on a Facebook link in order to read a story from The Advocate about a bigoted Kentucky judge.  Instead of a written story I got a short narrated video version, followed by another video story about Michael Moore's film at the Cannes Film Festival.

But the narrator pronounced "Cannes" as "Canes."  As in rhymes with "trains."

I assume the narrator is an Advocate employee, which probably means he's gay.  Gotta hand it to The Advocate.  Somehow the LGBT magazine of record found the only gay man in America to whom the world's glitziest film festival is a mystery.

This Week's Quote

In her testimony, Sally Yates said she warned White House officials about Mike Flynn being compromised by the Russians.  Yates also tried to warn Mike Pence, but every time she entered the room he yelled, "Out, temptress!"

Conan O'Brien

Source:  Thoughtco.com

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fun With Stereotypes

My wife Anne and I just returned to Seattle from a week in Vermont.  Our main purpose in being there was to help my elderly mother with her needs, so we had little free time.  But I've promised myself that the next time we're in the Green Mountain State, I'll whisk Anne over to the town of Woodstock just so I can snap a photo of a lesbian walking into The Vermont Flannel Company.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Today's Executive Action

The "religious liberty" executive order President Trump signed today did not, after all, expressly target the LGBT community.  Is this a sign he's decided to embrace us or will he simply attack us farther down the road?

We don't know.  I'm confident Trump doesn't either.