Thursday, January 17, 2019

News to Us

With all the stressful news coming at us daily, have you had the bandwidth to keep up on the week's LGBT stories?  Take this quiz and see.

1.  Actress and gay fave Betty White turned 97.  Which of the following is one of her famous roles?
a.  Lucy Ricardo
b.  Edith Bunker
c.  Sue Ann Nivens
d.  Seven of Nine

2.  Which republic of Russia appears to have launched another purge against LGBT people?
a.  Dagestan
b.  Kalmykia
c.  Chechnya
d.  Vulgaria

3.  Karen Pence, the second lady of the United States, returned to teaching at a private Christian school that does not allow what?
a.  Jeans
b.  Tofu
c.  Gay students
d.  Science

4.  Which openly lesbian, amazingly popular poet passed away?
a.  Audre Lord
b.  Gertrude Stein
c.  Mary Oliver
d.  Sappho

The answer to each question is c.  If you failed the quiz, don't worry.  During this shutdown, your brain might be doing the same.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

This Week's Quote

I'm having a hard time adjusting to Mexicans being the source of all our problems after so many years of being told that gay couples were.

Andy Borowitz

Source:  Facebook

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Elephant in the Room

One of the first things Mike DeWine did today after being sworn in as Ohio's new governor was issue an executive order banning discrimination against LGBTQ state employees.

DeWine is a Republican.  I thought modern Republicans frowned upon shows of decency.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

This Week's Quote

My mother made me a homosexual.  And if you give her some yarn, she'll make you one too.

Quentin Crisp

Source:  The Mammoth Book of Great British Humor

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Foaming at the Mouth

There was only one way I could watch this evening's presidential address:  armed.

I sat near the television, clutching my soft foam shooter, or popper. That's a plastic animal with a small foam ball in its mouth. When you squeeze the animal's belly, the ball shoots out. I'd planned to squeeze only whenever Trump lied. But by the time he went full fearmonger by listing Americans who've been killed by illegal immigrants, I was peppering the screen.

As it happens, my popper is a unicorn. A unicorn that shoots rainbow balls.

It's the little things that keep me going.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Lobbing Boulders

After 49 people were killed at a gay club in Orlando in 2016, Georgia pastor Kenneth Adkins tweeted that gays are "sinners."

Less than a year later Adkins was convicted of child molestation.

Texas pastor Donnie Romero said in a sermon after the Pulse shooting, "These 50 sodomites are all perverts and pedophiles, and they are the scum of the earth, and the earth is a little bit better place now."

Romero was just fired for patronizing prostitutes.

As the Bible says, "Stop casting stones, you great big ignoramuses."

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Poof Go the Poofs

This week, while we in the USA watched Democrats take control of the House, Brazilians also saw a shift in their government. Brazil's new president, the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, chose to target minorities on his first day in office.

Yes, that included gay folks. The Independent reports Bolsonaro issued an executive order that "removed the concerns of the LGBT community from consideration by the new human rights ministry."

A hell of a trick, making the concerns of about 20,000,000 people disappear just like that.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

This Week's Quote

I sometimes think I was born to live up to my name. How could I be anything else but what I am having been named Madonna? I would either have ended up a nun or this.

Madonna

Source:  ThoughtCo.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Operation Sappho

A local TV news reporter realized that women occupy five of the top public service positions in Seattle and King County. So he sat down with Seattle's mayor, police chief and public schools superintendent, along with the University of Washington president and the King County sheriff, to discuss this historic moment.

During the interview, it became clear that four of the five women are openly lesbian.

Okay, that world takeover thing? Alert HQ that we have a beachhead here in the Puget Sound.