Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This Week's Quote

Just because I said that's what I want doesn't mean that I'm ready for it.

Harvey Fierstein

Source:  The Big Little Book of Jewish Wit & Wisdom

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

This Week's Quote

I really don't think I need buns of steel. I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon.

Ellen DeGeneres

Source:  Azquotes

Monday, May 21, 2018

Love and Basketball

Yesterday evening, at the first game of the season for the WNBA's Seattle Storm, I sat next to a woman who said she no longer has season tickets. She explained that she used to be one of eight lesbians, four couples, who went to games regularly together. But three of the four couples split up.

She added that one of the women, whose then-partner was away, brought the woman with whom she was having an affair to the game instead.

Sometimes there's more drama in the seats than on the court.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Punishment

A school district in Oregon is accused of forcing an LGBTQ student to read Bible passages as a form of punishment.

I don't know which passages the student was forced to read, so I'm going to guess they were from the Christian homophobe's favorite book of the Bible, Leviticus.

If so, I'm confident the student took the passages deeply to heart, and will never again lust after shellfish.

Help! Help!


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

This Week's Quote

My dad bought a self-help book on how to cope with having a gay child. My mum worried that my life would be really difficult. She had a sliding scale. I said to her, "Mum, I've got something to tell you," and she went, "You're pregnant." Then she said, "You're on heroin," and then it was like, "Oh my God, you're gay" – and I was like, "Yeah!" Being gay: one below being on heroin.

Zoe Lyons

Source:  The Independent

Monday, May 14, 2018

Leap of Faith

In his commencement address at a private Christian college in Michigan on Saturday, Vice President Pence insisted that religious faith is growing in America.

I think he's misinterpreting the fact that every time his boss opens his mouth most of America blurts, "Jesus Christ!"

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

This Week's Quote

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Margaret Mead

Source:  Goodreads
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Preparations

I received a press release whose subject line read "Anus Tightening, Penis Enlargements and Scrotum Lifting: How To Get Ready For Pride 2018."

I'll be lucky if I shave my legs.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

This Week's Quote

People who supported a pedophile in Alabama, a sexual predator in the White House, a VP who jokes about hanging gays, apparently draw the line when Michelle Wolf jokes about eye shadow. And they call us snowflakes.

Dana Goldberg

Source:  Twitter

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Razzle Dazzle

There's being out of the closet, and then there's cleaning the closet.  One company here in Seattle does both.

The other day a straight friend of mine showed me a slick oversized postcard she received in the mail.  It was for a company called Dazzle.  Three times on the postcard Dazzle declared itself "The Gayest Cleaning Company in America!"

How do you fact-check that claim?  Consult the Glitter Business Bureau?

Dazzle listed six reasons to choose it, reasons aimed at the average liberal Seattleite, like Dazzle uses natural cleaning products, its employees receive paid time off and the company is carbon neutral.  The final reason, though, was "We're so gay, but you don't have to be!"

That one might test the average liberal Seattleite.  At least a bit.  But using gayness as a selling point to a mass, mostly straight audience, is a sign of progress.  So, for taking the risk, I salute Dazzle the cleaning company by raising my toilet brush high.