Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pushing Pause

There's so much I'd like to write about just now, ranging from the ghastly wave of homophobic hate crimes in Kenya to Russia's anti-gay madness to whatever has dribbled from Pat Robertson's mouth lately, but I must be strong and back away from the computer.  I'm taking a two-week hiatus for a good reason:  I'm getting hitched.  It's going to be all legal and everything.  But if I don't take a break from General Gayety and attend to wedding details, I'll be wearing sweats down the aisle and the guests will be treated to Spam and Ring Dings.

It's a Deal


Fierce


According to Have A Gay Day, this Calcutta mom is styling in support of her transgender son.  I predict a worldwide run on rainbow saris.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

This Week's Quote

While talking about sex with your parents is difficult for straight teenagers, it's even more trying for gay teenagers.  It takes considerable maturity, when your parents are attempting to tell you the facts of life, to interrupt and inform them of the facts of your life.

Bob Smith

Source:  Mirth of a Nation

My Only Offering on the Royal Birth


From I bet this turkey can get more fans than NOM

The Daily Show: Gays Bully the Bejesus Out of Christians


Friday, July 19, 2013

Question of the Week

Michael lives one-third of a mile from the gay club.  Jose lives three-quarters of a mile from the same club.  Michael walks 3.5 miles per hour, while Jose walks 4.2 miles per hour.  If they both leave their homes at 9:30 p.m., how much hair product will Michael use?

Nagging Suspicion


From Have A Gay Day

Positive Vibrations


It’s hardly surprising that Rep. Michele Bachmann suffers from migraines.  The battles going on in her head between the way the USA is and the way she’d like it to be are fierce enough to set off wildfires, let alone headaches.

And then there’s that article of faith in the LGBT community, that Bachmann’s husband Marcus is deeper in the closet than an old tennis racket.  That, too, will set a spouse low.

A conservative consulting outfit called Strategy Group for Media sought to help the Minnesota Republican with her head.  The firm’s CEO, notes The HuffingtonPost, wanted to send Bachmann a vibrating head massager to alleviate her pain, but the employee tasked with buying it accidentally chose something a lot like a sex toy.

The group managed to intercept the gizmo before it got to Bachmann’s desk.  Apparently the conservative Christian company feared gifting the ultra-conservative congresswoman with such an item would be a mite uncomfortable.

That’s a shame.  I detest the self-aggrandizing proclivity of straight men who say all a woman needs to get over crankiness/stubbornness/lesbianism is a good lay.  But in Bachmann’s case, it sure wouldn’t hurt.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

If the Answer Is Yes, You Worry Me


From Wipe Out Homophobia

Quelle Horreur


From LGBT News

The Queen Is Incensed


Humorist Andy Borowitz of The New Yorker penned the following upon Queen Elizabeth's signing of the same-sex marriage law for England and Wales:


July 17, 2013

Queen Elizabeth Rips Chris Christie on Gay Marriage



LONDON—Moments after approving a new law legalizing gay marriage in England and Wales, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain unleashed a blistering attack on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for “lacking the guts” to do the same.

The British monarch’s brutal evisceration of Gov. Christie stunned observers, who did not know that she was such a close follower of his gay-marriage stance.

“I don’t like to badmouth people,” she said. “But I’m the head of a monarchy that began in the ninth century, and I’m apparently more modern than Chris Christie.”

After shocking observers with her opening salvo, she continued to tear Gov. Christie to shreds.

“Look, I know he has to appeal to the crazy right wingers in his party,” she added. “But the fact is, he’s not as forward-thinking as an eighty-seven-year-old lady who wears a crown on her head. It’s pathetic.”

Asked if she had advice for Gov. Christie, the British monarch said, bluntly, “Just sign the damn bill, Chris.”

Responding to a reporter’s question about the upcoming royal birth, Elizabeth replied, “Tell you the truth? I’m just glad the kid’s not being born in New Jersey.”

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This Week's Quote

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.

Tallulah Bankhead

Source:  About.com

A Nerd, Her Kitten and a Ukulele


Comedian DeAnne Smith gets a lot of help from her friend as she performs a nerdy love song.

Camping It Up


From Have A Gay Day

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Rapture--Again

The New Civil Rights Movement reports that Matthew Hagee, pastor of a San Antonio megachurch, says the demise of DOMA is proof that the Rapture is near.

During his video show recently, Hagee answered a viewer who wanted to know whether the Rapture might be coming soon.  Hagee, the son of prominent televangelist John Hagee, spoke of men's wickedness during the days of Noah and Lot.  Then he cited the Supreme Court's DOMA decision as "something that would have been applauded in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. So when you see these things similar to the days of Noah and similar to the days of Lot, it’s very easy to know that the Rapture of the church is about to occur.”

Well.  I'm getting married in three weeks, and if the individuals baking my wedding cake are spirited away, I'm going to be seriously annoyed.

"Herbicides (Done Made Me Gay)" from Susan Werner

The Latest Exhibit


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pat, Pat, Pat


From Have A Gay Day

A Tale of Two Cities

While perusing the LGBT news on Advocate.com, my eyes fell on a headline about St. Petersburg Pride accompanied by a photo of hyper-buff guys gyrating.  Wow, I thought, they're taking a terrible risk, staging a Pride in Russia when the country recently outlawed them.

Oh.  Wait.  It's St. Petersburg, Florida.  Nobody there will land in a gulag for doing the Speedo-strut.

Deal


From Wipe Out Homophobia

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Question of the Week

If you were to create a new LGBT comic-book superhero, what name would you choose and what kind of superpower would he or she have?

Friday, July 5, 2013

Understood


No Bandwagon


From Have A Gay Day

Celebrating the Fourth

Anne and I went to our friend Lin's Fourth of July party last night.  Every year Lin treats a varying bunch of lesbians to barbecue, cake and her killer view of the Seattle fireworks.  This year's cake, with a flag of red, white and blue frosting, celebrated freedom.  Only when I got close did I see whose freedom it celebrated.  Apologies for being unable to rotate the photo for easier viewing.




"Freedom From Doma."  Wonderful.  At first glance, though, some thought the cake said "Freedom From Donna."  In a lesbian gathering where one woman is named Donna, this can cause confusion.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

When Did North Carolina Become South Carolina?


From Political Humor

Robin Adjusts His Plumage


It Would've Worked


From Have A Gay Day

The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

In taking her DOMA-destroying case to the U.S. Supreme Court, Edie Windsor made history, she made a difference and she made . . . money.

According to CNN, Windsor will get back the $638,000 in tax payments she had to fork over on the estate of her late wife, Thea Spyer.  She'll also get interest.

A pivotal moment in LGBT history AND a payday.  No wonder that little blond dynamo smiles so much.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

This Week's Quote

You got paid ten dollars an hour [for posing nude].  It was a dollar fifty at Burger King.  I kept saying, "It's for Art."

Madonna

Source:  Women's Wicked Wit

And the Winner for Cutest Pride-Goer Is . . .

EqualityMaine posted this photo of a tiny participant in last Sunday's Pride in the city of Bangor.  Adorableness overload.


Gay vs. Black = Hysterical