Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This Week's Quote

Trump didn't divide America. He just doused us with gasoline and fanned the flames.

DaShanne Stokes

Source:  Goodreads

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Reactions

In a press release, the National LGBTQ Task Force criticized today's Supreme Court decision upholding President Trump's travel ban against mainly Muslim countries. The Task Force condemned the ruling as an "outright attack on freedom and liberty for Muslims. In addition, it jeopardizes the lives of LGBTQ people who may be fleeing hostile governments."

Trump celebrated the decision by issuing a coin to his penis.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Hoop Star and the Soccer Star

I've been waiting for this.

Since Seattle Storm star Sue Bird came out last summer and said she was dating Seattle Reign star Megan Rapinoe, I knew the mainstream Seattle media would have to get around to acknowledging the Emerald City is home to a fairy-tale Sapphic couple. 

Today's the day.  It's Pride day in Seattle, and today Bird and Rapinoe got a three-page story in the sports section of The Seattle Times, under the rainbow-lettered headline "Pride & Joy."  The paper announced, "Meet Seattle sports' newest power couple."

Reporter Stefanie Loh wrote, "Bird and Rapinoe are A-listers within their respective realms, and news that they were dating vaulted them toward the Ellen DeGeneres/Portia DeRossi stratosphere of iconography within the LGBTQ community."

Now you know, straight Seattleites—those girls got vaulted.

Pleased as I am to see this story, I'm holding out hope for an additional one.  I await the day the Times will have cause to run a story about two other athletes dating in Seattle:  a Seahawk and a Mariner.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This Week's Quote

It seems to me that politicians ought to use the same words as other people.

Barney Frank

Source:  Brainyquote

What a Week—and It's Only Wednesday

On Monday the White House aggressively defended its appalling policy of separating children and parents at the southwest border.  On Tuesday the U.S. withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council, a move expected to harm human rights—including LGBT rights—around the globe.

Donald Trump is to human rights what Lucy was to grapes.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Firing Blanks

The Advocate reports that today a federal court again refused to let President Trump's ban on transgender troops go into effect.

Judging by his recent salute of a North Korean general, Trump himself appears ready to join the military.

The question is whose.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

This Week's Quote

In New York City, an Uber driver kicked a lesbian couple out of his car after they kissed. The real story here is that Mike Pence drives for Uber.

Conan O'Brien

Source:  Newsmax

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Trump Swoons in June

Just like last year, President Trump has refused to recognize Pride month.

I'm sorely tempted to say I refuse to recognize him.

But I can't, because he's officially the leader of my country, and in that capacity is doing mind-boggling damage to people, the planet and human decency.

No, I can't say I refuse to recognize Trump.  I actually recognize the hell out of him, see him for what he is.

A man as shallow as a kiddie pool.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

He's a Tool

I've written before about the ways I fit the lesbian stereotype, and the ways I don't.  Hardware stores fall solidly in the latter category.  I don't know a hacksaw from a jackdaw, and what's more, I don't want to.

But this morning I read about Amyx Hardware in Tennessee.  Owner Jeff Amyx put up a "No Gays Allowed" sign in 2015 after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, and this week he put it up again, this time to indicate his delight over the Court's Masterpiece ruling, which he views as a "great win" for Christianity.

If I lived anywhere near Washburn, Tenn., I'd shelve my disinterest in hardware, and walk into that store with the "No Gays Allowed" sign.  I wouldn't stage a sit-in.  I'd ask Jeff Amyx to explain every product in the store to me.  Then I'd prolong his pain by asking the kind of question I excel at, like, "What if someone put a pox on this epoxy?"

He'd get out of the hardware business in no time.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Unorthodox

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, formerly the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, once said "homosexuals are completely evil."  This week his grandson is marrying a man.

The pleasure I take in such stories is probably wrong in every faith.