Wednesday, March 30, 2016

This Week's Quote

I pounded on my car and screamed, "They misspelled it!  They misspelled it!" For some reason, that offended me more than anything else.

Elaine Noble, after finding "Lesbean" scratched on her car

Source:  The Book of Gay & Lesbian Quotations

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Thin Blue Line


Andy Borowitz of newyorker.com goes satirical on North Carolina's new anti-trans law:


North Carolina Governor Swears in Historic First Class of Bathroom-Enforcement Cadets

RALEIGH--In a historic ceremony at the state capitol, on Friday, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory swore in a thousand officers charged with enforcing the state’s new public-bathroom regulations.

Speaking to the newly graduated bathroom-enforcement cadets, McCrory impressed upon them the gravity of their responsibility. “You are the thin blue line charged with protecting the gender sanctity of North Carolina’s bathrooms,” he said. “Be careful out there.”

McCrory told reporters that the thousand officers are only “the first wave” of a bathroom-patrol force that will eventually swell to over fifty thousand. “This is job creation at its finest,” he said.

In addition to “making North Carolina proud of its bathrooms again,” McCrory said, the state’s new law should boost tourism, as visitors from around the world clamor to watch North Carolina’s unique bathroom-enforcement program in action.

“Ever since we passed this law, my phone has been ringing off the hook,” the governor said. “People can’t believe what we’re doing in North Carolina.”

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Peeps at Pride




Check out a PFLAG chapter's submission to the Carroll Arts Center's (Westminster, Md.) annual PEEPshow.  I bet this diorama of the Baltimore Pride Parade was a peep-ular entry.

Friday, March 25, 2016

A Little Too Over the Rainbow

I think I'm seeing the world through lavender-colored glasses.  I received an email with the subject line "Tell Republicans to Give Judge Garland a Fair Hearing."  I read it as "Tell Republicans to Give Judy Garland a Fair Hearing."

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

This Week's Quote

Never sweep.  After four years the dirt gets no worse.

Quentin Crisp

Source:  The Mammoth Book of Great British Humor

Friday, March 18, 2016

Gordon One and Done

That was fast.

Last night Derrick Gordon of Seton Hall became the first openly gay player to play in the NCAA men's basketball Tournament.  But Gordon and his Pirates didn't live to see another game, falling to Gonzaga.

If you're sad at his quick exit, it might help to know that Gordon made a second piece of history.  He's the first player in NCAA history to go to the Big Dance with three different teams, namely Western Kentucky, the University of Massachusetts and Seton Hall.

Gay men do like to travel.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Any Port in a Storm


A March Madness First

When Derrick Gordon takes the floor tonight for Seton Hall, he'll be the first openly gay player to play in the NCAA Tournament.

Gordon doesn't seem to feel the pressure of making history.  Me, I'd forget where the foul line is.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This Week's Quote

I can't be everything to everyone.  Send me your specs.

Mo Rocca

Source:  Brainyquote.com

Friday, March 11, 2016

Hillary's No Good, Very Bad Day

Earlier today Hillary Clinton, attending Nancy Reagan's funeral, said to MSNBC,  “It may be hard for your viewers to remember how difficult it was for people to talk about HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. And because of both President and Mrs. Reagan, in particular, Mrs. Reagan, we started a national conversation when before no one would talk about it, no one wanted to do anything about it, and that too is something that really appreciated, with her very effective, low-key advocacy, but it penetrated the public conscience and people began to say ‘Hey, we have to do something about this too.’”

Gay social media exploded like a pimple.

Social custom dictates that you say nice things about a person at her funeral. It doesn't dictate that you take a trip to Fantasyland.

My Facebook feed oozed with disbelief and anger from gay men.  Now, some said, they'd sooner vote for a Hershey's Kiss than Hillary.

Back in January the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) endorsed Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, which probably gave Bernie Sanders a good chuckle today.  HRC president Chad Griffin set Clinton straight by tweeting, "While I respect her advocacy on issues like stem cell & Parkinson's research, Nancy Reagan was, sadly, no hero in the fight against HIV/AIDS."

No indeed.  And neither was her husband, Mr. I-will-not-mention-AIDS.

About two hours after the MSNBC interview aired Clinton tweeted, “While the Reagans were strong advocates for stem cell research and finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, I misspoke about their record on HIV and AIDS.  For that, I’m sorry.”

Contrite and quick.  Will it be enough to win back irate gay voters?

I have a suggestion for her.  She could go before an LGBT audience and lampoon herself.  She could say, "I remember, back in the '60s, listening to Abraham Lincoln on the radio as he honored Dolly Madison for swimming the English Channel.  Heady days."

Thursday, March 10, 2016

NFL Coach Gets Inappropriate


The first thing an Atlanta Falcons assistant coach asked draft prospect Eli Apple was, "So do you like men?"

Apple is a cornerback, but he must've felt a strong urge to punt.

Um, Thanks?


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

This Week's Quote

If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.

Tallulah Bankhead

Source:  Quotationary

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Trumped


Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane) and Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick) are back. This time, instead of producing a musical that's sure to flop, they're looking to produce a political campaign that's certain to fail.  But where will they find "the worst candidate in history"? Where indeed?  

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

This Week's Quote

How many times do I have to flush before you go away?

Stephen Fry

Source:  The Mammoth Book of Great British Humor