Friday, August 30, 2013

Question of the Week

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will officiate at a same-sex wedding tomorrow, becoming the first Supreme Court member to do so.  What gift do you think Justice Antonin Scalia would like to bestow on the happy male couple?

Get Yours Now!

  
From Seattle Gay News

Thursday, August 29, 2013

And They're Off


From Have A Gay Day

Sound Advice


On the other hand, this scene is from an episode about a parallel universe, so maybe he's straight.  And she's gay.  Don't I wish.

From George Takei

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pat Robertson Sees Sparkles

Never die, Pat Robertson.  Things aren't dull when you're around.

Yesterday on his "700 Club" the subject of AIDS came up, and Robertson claimed that gays try to pass it on to others.  "I think people in the gay community, they want to get people.  They'll have a ring, and you shake hands, and the ring has a little thing where you cut your finger."  This, he said, is "the equivalent of murder."

Of course.  If we're going to murder people, we'll certainly to do it with jewelry.

Should you wish to listen to him make that claim, you can't.  Apparently CBN edited out that bit from the archived broadcast on its website.  However, CBN's official transcript is complete, an oversight by somebody.  You'd think by now the network would have an exhaustive protocol in place for those times when Robertson enters another universe on the air.

Robertson defended himself in a statement to the "Atlantic Wire," saying years ago in San Francisco security officers warned him AIDS activists "were deliberately trying to infect people like me" through the creative use of bling.

"I regret that my remarks had been misunderstood, but this often happens because people do not listen to the context of remarks which are being said," Robertson added.  I see no way that his remarks--specifically that gays want to "get people"--could be understood in any other way than as paranoid vitriol.

Unless the glare from my ring of death has made me senseless.


One Will Do


From LGBT News

50 Years Later, He's Getting His Due


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

All Clear Now?


From LGBT News

This Week's Quote

To me, the term "sexual freedom" meant freedom from having to have sex.  And then along came Good Vibrations.  And was I surprised!  Now I am a regular Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Jane Wagner

Source:  The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Monday, August 26, 2013

Bring On the Thin Mints


From Have A Gay Day

Hold Everything


Watch a Broadway Dream Come True

Oh, please let this this be for real.  According to MSN, bodacious Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth was performing her hits before a packed house at the Hollywood Bowl when she picked someone out of the audience to sing a duet with her.  She chose Sarah Horn, who, it turned out, makes her living as a voice instructor.  Watch the duo nail "For Good," the finale of "Wicked," and feel the jubilation all around.

It better not unfold that Horn was a plant, 'cause this video is what dreams are made of.


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Question of the Week

If a twink is a young gay man, what is a Twinkie?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Puzzler


From LGBT Equality World Wide

I Mean Really

Another rogue issuing of same-sex marriage licenses has broken out.  In New Mexico, Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins said he believes state marriage laws are gender-neutral, so gay couples are receiving marriage licenses today in the city of Las Cruces, the county seat.

It's about time, New Mexico.   How can a state with the nickname Land of Enchantment not marry gays?

Apparently I'm Jimmy Carter and a Cupcake


From Have A Gay Day

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Question of the Week

Which do you think is really gay, Popeye, Bluto or Olive Oyl?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Instant Colbert Classic: The Gay Mayor in Appalachia


Funny and touching and tramples stereotypes of all sorts.

From Russia With Loathing


Not a day goes by without a new development in the Russia-hates-gays story.  Consider just some of the happenings from this week:

--We learned that television anchor Anton Krasovsky, who had covered Russia’s draconian anti-gay propaganda laws, made an impromptu decision to come out on the air.  He was fired faster than you can say “Nyet.”
 
--American TV host Andy Cohen, who has co-hosted the Miss Universe pageant the last two years, announced he’s skipping this year’s pageant in Moscow because he doesn’t “feel right as a gay man stepping foot into Russia.”

I’m deeply pleased Cohen took this public stand.  Even though I’m as interested in the Miss Universe pageant as I am in the study of newt livers.

--There continues to be disagreement within the American LGBT community whether boycotting Russian vodka is the proper course of action.  Or whether Russian vodka is made in Russia.  Or whether capers are preferable to olives in a vodka martini.

--The track and field world championships are currently taking place in Moscow, and American Nick Symmonds dedicated his silver medal in the 800-meters to his gay friends at home, and two Swedish athletes sported rainbow fingernails.  But Russia’s gold-medal winner in the pole vault, Yelena Isinbayeva, staunchly defended her country’s new laws.

Isinbayeva is a darling of Russia, and will serve as “mayor” of one of the Sochi Olympic villages.  If it’s the one where out and flamboyant American figure skater Johnny Weir lives, it’ll be the Battle of Stalingrad all over again.

--Scott Blackmun heads the United States Olympic Committee, and he told a Russian media outlet that athletes often compete in countries with laws different from their own, some of which they like, and some they don’t.  He said, “It’s our strong desire that our athletes comply with the laws of every nation that we visit. This law is no different.”

It’s my strong desire that Blackmun remove his head from his nether regions, because this law is indeed different.  This law helped create the venom and violence Russian gays are enduring now, and LGBT athletes and fans from around the world are headed for a maelstrom in Sochi.

How gay athletes are going to concentrate on their sports in Sochi I don’t know.  But this super-charged atmosphere might suit the outrageous Johnny Weir beautifully.  I’m going to place a bet on him to win gold.  Or at least attention.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Gangway

You've probably seen that picture going around the blogosphere of a sailor on one knee proposing to his boyfriend.  Jerrel Revels had just served six months aboard a submarine, the USS New Mexico, and upon returning to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., the first thing he did was propose to Dylan Kirchner.

If I'd just spent six months under water I'd be so addled I'd propose to a potted plant.

When Debt Is Worth It


From Political Humor

Giving New Meaning to the Kiss and Cry Area


From George Takei

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This Week's Quote

People are wrong when they say opera is not what it used to be.  It is what it used to be.  That is what's wrong with it.

Noel Coward

Source:  The Mammoth Book of Great British Humor

Many Drag Queens Rolled Into One


Vocal impressionist Christina Bianco covers "Total Eclipse of the Heart"--as diva after diva.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Animal Kingdom


From I bet this turkey can get more fans than NOM

And It Goes With Everything


From Have A Gay Day

Get Festive

Courtesy of International Business Times:  "The International Day of the Female Orgasm -- or Día Internacional del Orgasmo Femenino -- is a Brazilian holiday celebrated each year on August 8."

Feeling in the holiday mood?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hadn't Thought of It That Way


Singing About Sexting


When LGBT ally Kristin Chenoweth played Glinda in the original Broadway production of "Wicked," she made the song "Popular" famous.  Recently on "The Tonight Show" she performed a retooled version of the song.  Broadway buffs will eat up this parody of NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner's shenanigans.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

This Week's Quote

I think it's a mother's duty to embarrass their children.

Cher

Source:  Women's Wicked Wit

Next Stop, Car Wash?


From Political Loudmouth

I'm Baaaack

The deed is done.  I'm a married woman, with a ring on my finger.  And extra weight on my hips, thanks to wedding-related feasting.  So now I'm returning to the blog.  Somebody alert the media.