Saturday, March 29, 2014

Question of the Week

As of March 29, same-sex marriage is legal in England and Wales.  Name a Brit you'd like to propose to.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Quick and Dirty

On Monday the Christian global aid organization World Vision announced that it would begin hiring married same-sex Christians.

On Wednesday World Vision reversed that decision.

I say we sue 'em for whiplash.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

This Week's Quote

I don't want to say Fred Phelps is softening as death approaches, but his minions' signs now read, "God Strongly Dislikes The Bicurious."

Nathan Rabin

Source:  Break.com

Friday, March 21, 2014

Phelps: To Revel or Not To Revel?

In the days leading up to and immediately after the death of Fred Phelps, I've been struck by how many prominent gay people have chosen not to express unbridled glee.  When word came down that Phelps was near death, George Takei wrote on Facebook, "I take no solace or joy in this man's passing. We will not dance upon his grave, nor stand vigil at his funeral holding 'God Hates Freds' signs, tempting as it may be.

"He was a tormented soul, who tormented so many. Hate never wins out in the end. It instead goes always to its lonely, dusty end."


Not only classy, but downright poetic.

When some people suggested picketing Fred's funeral, Donna Red Wing, head of the gay rights group One Iowa, demurred. “We can become just like our enemies, or we can do better,” she told the Des Moines Register. “I hope we do better.”

I'm not sure I can.

It's not like I want to crack open a bottle of champagne.  But a nice microbrew wouldn't go amiss.

I know, I know, speaking ill of the dead just isn't done.  And LGBT leaders know they mustn't sound petty.  Taking the high road is politically necessary and socially admirable.

For hours after I heard Phelps had passed, I couldn't get "Ding Dong!  The Witch Is Dead" out of my mind.  Hate oozed out of that man, directly at us.  My wife called him an "emotional terrorist."

But even she said when she heard of his death she felt "a combination of  relief and pity."  She added, "I feel more like weeping that he was on the planet than rejoicing that he is gone."

I'm surrounded by high-mindedness.  Clearly I need to keep any desire to revel in his death to myself.   Even my microbrew is starting to feel unseemly.

Jubilation in the Mitten State


The Reception


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Obituary

Fred Phelps has died at the age of 84.  We'll never see his like again.  We hope.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Emphatic No in Bucharest

According to Pink News, a bill that would have legalized same-sex civil partnerships in Romania was unanimously rejected by a parliamentary committee.  Meaning civil unions in Romania are as likely as Béla Károlyi hosting a tea dance.

Worth a Shot


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This Week's Quote

My profound physical reaction to Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music" hinted to me that I did have a few of my own favorite things.

Kate Clinton

Source:  Don't Get Me Started

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Question of the Week

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann recently accused the gay community of bullying the American people.  What planet do you think she's from?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Reality Show I'd Actually Watch


Now Everyone Will Know


Speaking before the California Democratic Party last weekend, Houston Mayor Annise Parker said, "I've been a lesbian activist for 40 years. And it's hard to break a habit... I have been saying for 40 years [that] there is no such thing as a gay agenda. But I'm here to tell you that that is not true. There is a gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender agenda, and I'm going to tell you what it is.

"We want to be able to go to school in safety. We want to be able to serve our country honorably. We want to be able to work at jobs we love so that we can pay taxes to the country that sustains us, and we want to protect the relationships and families that nurture us. That is the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender agenda."

Blabbermouth.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This Week's Quote

Not all gays respond to the same stuff. Would Alexander the Great have loved Auntie Mame?

Bruce Bawer

Source:  Goodreads.com
As we all know, every LGBT person on earth gathers once a week for secret Gay Agenda Steering Committee meetings, where we talk strategy and hatch evil plans to break up opposite-gender marriages, topple Christianity, and force every man, woman, and child to undergo mandatory monthly mani-pedis.
Read more at http://www.bilerico.com/2014/03/houston_mayor_annise_parker_reveals_the_gay_agenda.php#dUPwTi4DZqEhKrdc.99
As we all know, every LGBT person on earth gathers once a week for secret Gay Agenda Steering Committee meetings, where we talk strategy and hatch evil plans to break up opposite-gender marriages, topple Christianity, and force every man, woman, and child to undergo mandatory monthly mani-pedis.
Read more at http://www.bilerico.com/2014/03/houston_mayor_annise_parker_reveals_the_gay_agenda.php#dUPwTi4DZqEhKrdc.99
As we all know, every LGBT person on earth gathers once a week for secret Gay Agenda Steering Committee meetings, where we talk strategy and hatch evil plans to break up opposite-gender marriages, topple Christianity, and force every man, woman, and child to undergo mandatory monthly mani-pedis.
Read more at http://www.bilerico.com/2014/03/houston_mayor_annise_parker_reveals_the_gay_agenda.php#dUPwTi4DZqEhKrdc.99
As we all know, every LGBT person on earth gathers once a week for secret Gay Agenda Steering Committee meetings, where we talk strategy and hatch evil plans to break up opposite-gender marriages, topple Christianity, and force every man, woman, and child to undergo mandatory monthly mani-pedis.
Read more at http://www.bilerico.com/2014/03/houston_mayor_annise_parker_reveals_the_gay_agenda.php#dUPwTi4DZqEhKrdc.99

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Lesbian Off to the Games

The Pac-12 women's basketball tournament is being held here in Seattle right now.  That means this hoopaholic is spending her time at Key Arena, not online, so this is the day's only post.

For the record, I'm not wearing flannel or driving to the arena in a Subaru.  And if my car should get a flat tire en route, my solution will not be to change it.  My solution will be to panic.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Telling Their Truth in Red States

Ariz. state Sen. Steve Gallardo came out today.  "I'm gay, I'm a Latino, and I'm a senator," the Phoenix Democrat told reporters. "And it's okay."

Last month Djuan Trent, a former Miss Kentucky, came out in a heartfelt blog post.  "I am queer," the African-American beauty queen declared.

People of color in positions of influence coming out in conservative bastions. Much more of this and it'll be Valium all around at the Family Research Council.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Question of the Week

Do you feel peer pressure to watch the Oscars tomorrow?