Friday, June 30, 2017

Germany Takes Down the Wall

Lawmakers in Germany voted today to legalize same-sex marriage.  Germany was actually one of the first countries in Europe to legalize same-sex partnerships back in 2001, but it took until now to approve the whole enchilada.

Forgive me.  The whole schnitzel.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pastor Disaster

Pastor John MacArthur of the Grace Community Church in Los Angeles claimed earlier this month that there are no gay people.  There are just people who choose to sin.

May the pastor be lifted to heaven by Sylvester on one side and George Michael on the other. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This Week's Quote

I Love Boys of Every Color Except Orange

Sign held by a guy at San Francisco Pride

Source:  Huffpost

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Reliable Ally

Yesterday Vice President Mike Pence spoke to Focus on the Family, on the occasion of the virulently anti-gay organization's 40th anniversary.

Pence told the gathering of conservative Christians, "I promise you, Focus on the Family, you have an unwavering ally in President Donald Trump."

Down in hell, Satan thought, "So do I."

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sunday Traffic Jam

I read today that this cool June we've been experiencing in Seattle is about to end, and that Sunday, the day of Pride, could see temperatures in the mid-90s.

My mind instantly turned to the International Fountain at the Seattle Center, where the post-parade party is held.   With heat like that, the fountain will be so loaded with lesbians in sports bras and twinks in designer briefs that children may have to kick some knees just to get near the nozzles.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

This Week's Quote

We're here, we're queer, get that Cheeto out of here!

Chant during the Equality March in Washington

Source:  The Associated Press

Friday, June 16, 2017

Wonder Women

I went to see "Wonder Woman" last night.  My favorite scenes were early in the movie, when the Amazon warriors are training.  This suggests that a) I'm a lesbian, or b) I'm a lesbian.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Not in a Rush

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Congress this week that he hasn't raised the issue of gay persecution in Chechnya during any of his meetings with Russian officials.  Tillerson said the matter is "on our pending list. We did not make our way through all of the issues in the meetings we’ve had."

But I'm sure the gay purge is a priority for him.  He'll get to it right after he asks the best way to make borscht.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

This Week's Quote

I want to get the hell out of here before Bette Midler thanks anyone else.

Tony Awards host Kevin Spacey near show's end

Source: The Washington Post

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Anniversaries

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was . . . yesterday.

Monday, June 12th, marked the first anniversary of the Pulse massacre. Mourners gathered in Orlando and around the country yesterday to remember the 49 LGBTA souls lost and 58 wounded a year ago.  Their crime?  Dancing. Dancing while gay.

Pulse was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.  As much as gays like to make a splash, we would prefer not to be the holders of this record.

Pulse was the worst of times.  But it's important to remember that yesterday was also the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia decision, when the Supreme Court struck down laws banning interracial marriage.  An expansion of civil rights generally, Loving v. Virginia helped lead to Obergefell v. Hodges specifically, so for the American LGBT community, June 12th has a silver lining.

Or a rainbow lining.  Take your pick.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Today's Winning Politician


This photo appeared today on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Facebook page, captioned "I don't march in the Boston Pride Parade.  I dance."

If she doesn't have it already, I hereby nominate the senator for honorary lesbian status.

For the record, I too have marched in the Boston Pride Parade.  And danced. And tripped. 

Let's Make a Deal


from Bisexual.org

Friday, June 9, 2017

West Hollywood Confessions



In a nod, of sorts, to Pride month, Jimmy Kimmel asks denizens of West Hollywood, L.A.'s gay ghetto, the straightest thing they've ever done.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Washington, D(azed) C(onfused)

President Trump hasn't issued a Pride proclamation for the month of June, and he hasn't hosted a Pride reception at the White House.  Yet he claimed during the campaign that he would be a "friend" to the gay community.

I'm confused.  Perhaps Sen. McCain could explain it to me.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

This Week's Quote

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that while schools receiving federal funds must abide by federal civil rights laws, the department will not enter decrees on things like LGBT discrimination. Coincidentally, LGBT is also how Betsy DeVos thinks you spell discrimination.

Seth Meyers

Source:  Newsmax.com

Friday, June 2, 2017

Trump This Week

On the last day of May, President Trump issued five different proclamations recognizing June as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, African-American Music Appreciation Month, National Homeownership Month, Great Outdoors Month and National Ocean Month.

Notice what's missing?

Instead of declaring June LGBT Pride month, as President Obama did every year of his presidency, Trump has been utterly silent.  He dissed every queer person in America, and the next day he dissed every nation and the earth itself by pulling the U.S. out of the Paris accord.

The only way I could dislike him more is if he launched an attack against Syrian refugees using baby seals as ammunition.