Kathryn Lounsbery has created a musical response to Rush Limbaugh's recent claim that President Obama is sending lesbians to the heartland to become farmers and mess with red states. Beware--she's at-tractor-ed to you!
The University of Vermont women's basketball team has canceled its Dec. 28 game at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It's not that the Catamounts feared a likely throttling from the much stronger Tar Heels. This decision, according to a statement from the UVM athletic department, "was made as a result of concerns over the HB2 law, which prevents transgender people from using government-run bathrooms based on their gender identity.
"We strive very hard to create an inclusive climate for our students and staff in which they all can feel safe, respected, and valued. It would be hard to fulfill these obligations while competing in a state with this law, which is contrary to our values as an athletic department and university."
UVM has staked out the moral high ground AND avoided getting squashed like a bug. I call that a win-win.
A short news quiz for you. Hell, I'll make it even easier and tell you the answer to all three questions is "d." It's too hot to think hard.
1. Which of these did NOT happen at the recently concluded Rio Olympics?
a. A Brazilian rugby player said yes when her girlfriend proposed on the field.
b. The British field hockey team that featured a married lesbian couple won the gold medal.
c. A straight editor for The Daily Beast wrote about using Grindr to land dates, and in the process might've outed male athletes from murderously homophobic nations.
d. Carmen Miranda returned from the dead to win silver in synchronized samba.
2. Last week conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh railed against what he claimed is an Obama administration plot to "attack rural states" by . . .
a. . . . canceling soybean subsidies.
b. . . . banning church suppers.
c. . . . outlawing NASCAR.
d. . . . paying lesbians to become farmers.
3. After a lesbian couple's home in Natick, Mass., was egged and their Pride flag stolen, their neighbors decided to do what?
a. Egg their car, as well.
b. Ignore it.
c. Send them a basket of fruit.
d. Hang Pride flags from houses all over the neighborhood.
In fact, if Trump is claiming that he would bar people from the U.S. if they don’t support LGBTQ equality and support the persecution of LGBTQ people, he may have to bar quite a few of his party colleagues.
Russell Roybal, deputy executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force
In Bud Light's new ad Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen declare, "Beer should have labels, not people! We don’t care, we'll sell you beer. We’ll sell you a beer any day of the week."
I assume Anheuser-Buschdid the math, estimating how many customers it might lose versus how many it might gain by taking a stand in the trans-furor. The company could lose a fair number in the short term, as that segment of America that fears both transgender people and craft beer switches to Coors Light.
But with millennials' broader attitude about things like gender, Anheuser-Busch is positioning itself for a happy, hoppy future.
I looked at the photo of Donald Trump speaking to a crowd in Florida, and someone sitting behind him caught my eye. Whoa . . . is it . . . my God, it is! Mark Foley, the former Florida congressman and renowned closet case who resigned in 2006 over the salacious messages he sent male teenagers.
This is a fella who, while the House was voting on a war appropriations bill, stepped away to have online sex with an 18-year-old former page. Foley managed to embarrass both gays and Republicans.
Since he was about as classy as the current Republican nominee for president, I guess it makes sense that the disgraced congressman would be at a Trump rally, sitting near The Donald. They're two peas in a disturbed pod.
Apparently Foley owes Trump. The alleged pedophile told MSNBC, "He's been a friend of mine for 30 years and [was] one of my biggest contributors."
The two of them should just run off together far, far away. They might not be happy, but a lot of us would be ecstatic.
While I was on vacation and mostly unable to keep up with LGBT news, I did notice that two natives of Delaware made a positive stir. Vice President Joe Biden officiated at the wedding of two men, and WNBA star Elena Delle Donne came out as a lesbian. Let's acknowledge the contributions of these two, um, Delawareites? Delawarers? Delawarriors?
I looked it up. The correct term is Delawareans. And for the record, the state beverage of Delaware is milk. A healthy bunch, those Delawareans.
I've read that this photo was taken in Brighton, England. I've also read that the image was probably photoshopped and the sign actually said "Delays Expected." Either way, I'd call this one accurate sign.