Thursday, November 30, 2017

Canada Envy

This week Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood in the House of Commons and formally apologized to Canada's LGBT community for past offenses.

This week American President Donald Trump offended Native Americans at a ceremony to honor them, and tweeted inflammatory anti-Muslim videos.

Last one to the border is a rotten Republican.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

This Week's Quote

The big problem with Pence is the vast empty space between his ears and the articulation of thoughts formed in that space. His biblical bromides make Ned Flanders of "The Simpsons" sound like Voltaire.

Timothy Egan

Source:  The New York Times

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

This Week's Quote

The question is not whether Roy Moore should be elected to the Senate. The question is why he is free to roam among us.

Andy Borowitz

Source:  Facebook

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Uncovering the Obvious

A new study finds that gay men and straight women are attracted to men with muscles and money.

This required a study?

Monday, November 20, 2017

Tillerson and TDOR

Here's a surprise.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a statement marking today as Transgender Day of Remembrance.  "Transgender persons should not be subjected to violence or discrimination," wrote Tillerson.

Grand words, but baffling, as Tillerson is a cog in the administration that's sought to discriminate against transgender people in a variety of ways.

Maybe Tillerson is looking for a different way to needle Trump, something more subtle than calling him a "moron." 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

There Goes Another One

Ohio State Rep. Wes Goodman, a family-values champion, resigned this week after admitting to inappropriate conduct in his office with another man.

A warrior for the anti-gay principle of "religious liberty," Goodman, who's married to a woman, describes himself on his Twitter page as "Christian. American. Conservative. Republican."

He needs to change that to "Hypocrite. Outed. Unemployed. Putz."

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Familiar Holier-Than-Thou Story

Roy Moore, the Republican candidate in Alabama for the U.S. Senate, is so far out there on the Christian conservative scale that he first lost his position as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the court building.  Later he lost the same job after telling probate judges in Alabama to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing marriage equality.

Moore is such a zealot he believes Christianity should supersede public laws.  So now you tell me that this good Christian is accused of forcing a 14-year-old girl into a sexual encounter when he was 32?  And three other women say he pursued them when they were teens?

I'm shocked.  Next you'll tell me Alabama is conservative.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

This Week's Quote

Hey Donald J. Trump this is just the beginning. Once you’re ousted as President you’ll be escorted from the White House by transgender troops.

Andy Borowitz

Source:  Facebook

There's No Being Unaware Now

Danica Roem in Virginia.  Andrea Jenkins in Minneapolis.  Lisa Middleton in Palm Springs.  Tyler Titus in Erie, Pa.  And apparently, Stephe Koontz in Doraville, Ga.

Each of these transgender individuals won political races yesterday.  I'd say that's really going all out to mark the fact that November is Transgender Awareness Month.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Making History

A year ago America elected Donald Trump president, and since that moment life has been a challenge for most minority groups.  Transgender folks have taken some of the hardest hits, so today's Election Day news is that much more meaningful.

Danica Roem has captured a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, making her the first openly transgender person ever elected to a state legislature.

Huge congratulations to this brave pioneer, and gratitude to Virginia voters.  I doubt Trump is concerned by Roem's victory, but Jeff Sessions might be having a Pepto-Bismol night.

The Gang's All Here

Monday, November 6, 2017

Flying South

Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein have both checked into The Meadows, a pricey rehabilitation facility in Arizona.  When James Toback shows up, group therapy will look like an Oscar party.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Hoop Headway

In the early days of the WNBA, the league was so apprehensive about its lesbian players and fans that it even put out a press release listing all the players who were married or engaged to men.

This morning the WNBA's Facebook feed featured a bunch of photos from yesterday's wedding of All-Star Elena Delle Donne to Amanda Clifton.

Where lesbians are concerned, the league has gone from boxing them out to posting them up—on Facebook.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

This Week's Quote

Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out.

Billy Eichner

Source:  Twitter