In May I stepped away from General Gayety, and I've been pining ever since. So I'm back. In a limited way, mind you, as my time is still very tight. But I just can't keep away from the happy intersection of LGBT matters and humor. Onward.
Earlier this week U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage. Until Feldman's ruling, 21 federal court decisions in a row had gone our way. That's a wining streak Michael Phelps would envy.
Despite my fervent wishes, nobody has yet invented a way to pack more hours into the day. So I've made a difficult decision. I'm putting General Gayety on hiatus so that I can devote more time to a book I'm trying to write. In trying to produce both the blog and the book I've wound up giving each short shrift. It's time to focus on one endeavor, and, well, we'll see what happens.
It'll be a serious challenge for me to stay away from the blog whenever a fundie or a pol blurts a particularly crackpot homophobic declaration. A girl can only stand so much temptation.
But I must be disciplined. Time to stick with one task. If I pull it off, I expect, at this point, to bring General Gayety back. So check in on the blog now and then, and thank you for the time you've spent with me. I'll miss you.
before it all goes out of your head.Pick the correct answer for each question about last week’s LGBT news.
1. Which pro
sports league’s new marketing campaign makes it the first to target the LGBT
National Football League.
National Hockey League.
Women’s National Basketball Association.
d. The League
of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
leaders in the Balkans said recent flooding that left over 50 people dead is
a. the war
crimes committed during the Croatian War of Independence.
b. the war
crimes committed during the Bosnian War.
drag performer Conchita Wurst’s win in the Eurovision song contest.
d. the war
crimes committed during the Kosovo War.
3. Last week
federal judges threw out same-sex marriage bans in the states of:
Dakota and South Dakota.
and Bikini Bottom.
4. In a
White House ceremony, the U.S. Postal Service dedicated a stamp to which LGBT
antigay National Organization for Marriage (NOM) failed to disclose the names of
major donors during the 2009 campaign to repeal Maine’s marriage equality
law.Commissioners in Maine recommended
a. NOM be
banned from the state.
co-founder Maggie Gallagher serve a week in jail.
c. A $50,250
president Brian Brown be required to marry RuPaul.
6. In the
world of TV, this first:gay male main
characters on a prime-time network show got married.The newlyweds of “Modern Family” are named:
a. Will and
b. Ricky and
c. Mitch and
d. Bert and
The answer for every question is “c.”If you chose “d”
several times, you have an interesting mind.
Today U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane ruled that Oregon's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.
We've had such a run of court victories I've lost track of the number. What do you think our staunchest opponents, religious true believers, are thinking these days? Perhaps that God has turned his back on them. Or at least is playing hard to get.