Wednesday, April 25, 2018

This Week's Quote

How long does it take me to have my hair done? I don't know—I'm never there.

Dolly Parton

Source:  Wit

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Proud Mickey

At Disneyland and Disney World, you can now buy rainbow Mickey Mouse ears.

These rainbow ears will undoubtedly show up at Prides this June.  So it might be handy to know that a group of mice is called a mischief.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

This Week's Quote

If the world were a logical place, men would ride side-saddle.

Rita Mae Brown

Source:  The Book of Gay & Lesbian Quotations

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Rainbow Connection

Guess what "spring's brightest craze" is, according to Parade magazine?  Rainbows!

The magazine declares, "You'll want to follow this trend to the end."

And they say we recruit.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

This Week's Quote

Trump’s behavior with women is so immoral that at this point the only people who will stand by him are evangelical Christians.

Andy Borowitz

Source:  Facebook

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Let's Ponder

Yesterday Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth became the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.

I'm sure there's a reason this is such a rare event, but I can't quite put my finger on it . . .

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sage Advice

PinkNews reported on an exchange that took place yesterday at a Wisconsin medical school.

In class, the discussion turned to LGBT patients, and a student asked, "What if we don't feel comfortable treating someone following that lifestyle?"

"Find a different career," replied the professor.

And with that, the students saw their first burn victim.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

This Week's Quote

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Source: The Independent

Monday, April 2, 2018

Masturbation Perturbation

An internet pastor has warned men against masturbating because it's "sex with a man."

Dave Daubenmire said that if a guy is being honest, "masturbation is homosexuality.  You're having sex with a man. You get it? You're putting images of a woman in your mind, but you're having sex with a man. It's where the devil will take us if we give him free range in our minds."

That means a woman who masturbates must be having sex with a woman.  Or half a cantaloupe.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Priorities

I had every intention of writing a political post yesterday evening.  But the Women's Final Four was on.  Sometimes a lesbian has to do what a lesbian has to do.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

This Week's Quote

Actress Cynthia Nixon today announced her bid to run for New York governor, and she debuted her campaign slogan, "Nixon 2018: No Relation."

Seth Meyers

Source:  Newsmax

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Chills

The lead story in my newspaper this morning carried one of the most frightening headlines I've ever seen:  "Trump Turns to Fox News for Staff."

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A Lesbian Looks at Astrology

I just came across an old Chinese horoscope guide.  I was born under the sign of the rabbit, so the guide advised me to marry a boar, a ram or a dog.  The guide also told me to "forget mating with a cock."

That's a deal I can make.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

This Week's Quote

It is not true that life is one damn thing after another; it's one damn thing over and over.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Source:  Modern American Wit & Wisdom

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Pluck of the Irish

Vice President Mike Pence was in Savannah on Saturday, marching in the largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the South.  He laid eyes on many a protester, whose signs included "Erin Go Home, Brah!"

Apparently these mischievous protesting leprechauns made sure that every picture of Pence had a Pride flag in the background. That proves it:  Rainbows lead to gold.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

This Week's Quote

A mother and a little boy were walking along, and I could tell the minute the recognition hit the little boy. As he walked by holding his mother's hand, he said in a real loud voice, "Look, Mother. There goes an old Gomer Pyle."

Jim Nabors

Source:  Brainyquote

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Dr. Melvyn

A Toronto psychiatrist who specializes in gay conversion therapy has been found guilty of sexually abusing two of his male patients. Dr. Melvyn Iscove was described by the committee that decided his case as having a "special interest in the treatment of patients with problems related to homosexuality."

In other words, Step into my parlor said the self-loathing spider to the anguished flies . . .

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Fantasyland

An Imam in Uzbekistan recently claimed that if you fantasize about strangers during sex you will have a homosexual baby.

Rahmatulloh Saifutdinov preached that some Uzbek women are fantasizing about "handsome Turkish soap opera actors" while having sex with their husbands, which could lead to the woman becoming pregnant with a gay baby boy.

Men, he added, "are not allowed to imagine another beautiful woman when they are having sexual intercourse with their wives, because this may lead to the birth of a lesbian child."

If people believe him, there'll be nobody having sex in Uzbekistan anymore.  Except the gays.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

This Week's Quote

In fact, of the nine best picture nominees only two made more than $100 million. But that's not the point. We don't make films like "Call Me by Your Name" for money. We make them to upset Mike Pence.

Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel

Source:  CNN

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Response to Roy

Roy Moore is asking people to send him money.  The peerless homophobe faces big legal fees as a result of a lawsuit brought by the woman who says he molested her when she was 14 and he was 32.

I've responded to Moore's request.  At this very moment my thoughts and prayers are winging their way to Alabama.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

This Week's Quote

I'm here today because I hated everything else.

Wanda Sykes

Source:  BrainyQuote

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

America's Guardians

President Trump says he would've rushed into a Florida high school to save the students and teachers from a gunman with an assault weapon, so I say we take him up on that. He should resign the presidency, pick a school and stand outside it.

And Vice President Pence should do the same with a gay bar.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Olympian Achievements

The Winter Olympics concluded yesterday, and I know some Americans are upset that the U.S. brought home the fewest medals in 20 years.

Personally, I'm still reveling in the great moments. That women's hockey final was one of the most dramatic games I've seen in any sport. And because I come from an area that produces many winter athletes, I was thrilled to see American women take cross-country gold for the first time, even as I know much of America thinks cross country is only slightly more exciting than ironing.

But the best part of the Games for me was the clear presence of gay Americans. Openly gay Olympians Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy both criticized our vice president for his homophobia. Rippon was honest and sassy in interviews; Kenworthy kissed his boyfriend on live TV, and the world saw it.

And then there was Johnny Weir, the figure skater turned commentator, whose dramatic outfits, make-up, ever-changing hairstyles and snark earned him a gold medal in meeting and surpassing a gay stereotype. His in-your-face fabulousness must've worked for NBC, since they assigned him not just the skating but the closing ceremonies as well.

The Pyeongchang Games are over, but the Rippon/Kenworthy/Weir effect will ripple on. Just ask Mike Pence.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Florida Fear

I just read how survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre met with survivors of the Parkland high school shooting.

I'm not one to get nostalgic for the good old days, but there's no denying that when people used to speak of being united by terror in Florida they meant hurtling down Space Mountain with a friend.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

This Week's Quote

She’ll do what she has to do. She’s not the worst wing woman.

Sam Greisman tweeting about his mother, Sally Field, trying to set him up with Adam Rippon

Source:  Boston Globe

Monday, February 19, 2018

Fail to the Chief

It's Presidents' Day.  Damn but it's hard for me to honor the current occupant of the White House, since I think he's a lying, divisive, narcissistic, adulterous, uncaring, erratic, delusional, incompetent, dangerous, opportunistic, racist, misogynistic, shallow, manipulative, transphobic, ignorant, corrupt, xenophobic, self-serving, bullying and traitorous embarrassment of a president.

Otherwise he's just swell.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Reaching Olympic Heights

Openly gay Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy broke his thumb during practice. He still plans to compete, he tweeted yesterday, "but it does prevent me from shaking Pence's hand so . . . silver linings!"

He went to Pyeongchang a world-class freestyler, he'll leave a world-class shade-thrower.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lush Harvest

I just spotted a bumper sticker I've never seen before:  "Resistance is fertile."

Certainly there's no one who spreads manure like Donald Trump.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

This Week's Quote

But I think right now the Olympics are about Olympic competition and the athletes involved.  I don't want to distract from their Olympic experience, and I don't want my Olympic experience to be about Mike Pence. Um, you know I want it to be about my amazing skating and, um, being America's sweetheart.

Adam Rippon

Source:  CNN

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Pair Spin

Regarding this alleged spat between openly gay figure skater Adam Rippon and Vice President Mike Pence, I give it a high score for execution and artistry, but Mike Pence gets a deduction for being Mike Pence.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

This Week's Quote

In South Korea, the Winter Olympics start Thursday. Vice President Mike Pence will be there for opening ceremonies but is leaving after that so he doesn't have to see the biathlon—he believes that athlons should be between one man and one woman.

Jimmy Kimmel

Source:  Newsmax

Monday, February 5, 2018

Copacetic Commercials

Several ads during yesterday's Super Bowl stressed that American diversity is a good thing. Regarding the LGBT part of the diversity equation, Kraft showed gay couples, T-Mobile said to love who you want, and Coke referred to "them" while showing a non-binary person.

I was so surprised I blurted "Them," and showered myself in guacamole.

I have no idea if that was the first mainstream television ad to use the gender-neutral pronoun, but geez, it ran during the Super Bowl. A zillion people saw it. Even if most of the zillion were too drunk or in too deep a carb coma to grasp what they were seeing, they still saw it.

These inclusive ads were a thumb to the nose to President Divisive and his base. In the age of Trump, America is not the inclusive nation of those ads. But it might be in the future. If the Eagles can beat the Patriots, anything can happen.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

This Week's Quote

Senator Chuck Schumer, the leader of his chamber’s Democratic minority, said that negotiating with Trump was like negotiating with Jell-O. Food-wise, he gave the president the benefit of the doubt. Trump is squishier, and far less innocuous. Negotiating with him must be like negotiating with sour cream.

Frank Bruni

Source:  The New York Times

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Color Me Angry

A friend and I were talking this morning about the handful of Democratic Congressmen who are choosing to boycott Trump's State of the Union speech tonight. She asked me if I were in Congress what I would do to register displeasure with our president.

I said I'd wear a rainbow armband, in protest of all the hurt he's caused the LGBT community in one year. She liked that idea, and said I'd need to wear a black armband, too, to protest his racism.

I realized I'd have to wear a green armband as well, to acknowledge his trashing of the planet. And a red, white and blue armband to represent the hurt he's put on American institutions. In fact, I thought, with so much to protest where Trump is concerned, I'd walk into the House of Representatives looking like a piƱata.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Onward Christian Soldiers

Yesterday the U.S. Senate confirmed renowned homophobe Sam Brownback as ambassador for international religious freedom. Equally renowned homophobe Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote.

Brownback was an evangelical Christian who converted to Catholicism. Pence was a Catholic who converted to evangelical Christianity.

I sure wish in the process they had just cancelled each other out.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

This Week's Quote

Hundreds of thousands of women across the country this weekend participated in the second Women’s March to protest President Trump’s policies. [shows photo of crowd holding signs]. And what better way to attack Trump than with exercise and reading.

Seth Meyers

Source:  Newsmax

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Golden Rule 2.0


Before heading out for the Women's March 2.0 this morning, my sister Kim and brother-in-law Paul and I paused for this photo. Kim had made signs last night after searching the internet for slogan suggestions, and I'm here to tell you she hit the jackpot. Lots of people wanted to take a picture of the sign she's holding in this photo.  I guess many in Seattle like a good pun. Certainly many in Seattle strongly prefer the Golden Rule to the Tangerine Twit.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Not Healthy

The Department of Health and Human Services has something new:  the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division. Its purpose is to protect doctors, nurses and other health-care workers who refuse to provide services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.

Oh, goody. Now those who dislike LGBT people or oppose abortion have a shiny new license to discriminate.

Trump's minions at HHS have just made us feel a lot less safe. May they be plagued with genital warts and goiters.