Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Not to many years ago the LGBTs were screaming that the Gay ATM was closed as they threw their idol Barack Obama under the bus for not acting quickly enough, or not at all on LGBT issues.
My my how quickly they forget.
Well of course all is forgiven what with upending DADT and POTUS coming out in support of gay marriage.
Amazing how the LGBT Elite can be as fickle about throwing their money around as they are in selecting which color tie to wear.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
That afternoon/night back in my room I was given two units of blood.
Not once did I think or worry about the blood what with the testing for a variety of things including HIV.
In the US gay men are still barred from donating blood.
But Canada has just lifted its ban but with a catch.
You need to have not had sex with another man for five years.
Now how they will enforce this rule is beyond me.
Will Big Brother now monitor gays through all seeing eyes and keep tabs on their sex lives ?
And what about women ?
They can contract AIDS/HIV as easily as men can but no one talks about banning them from donating blood.
Gay and bisexual men continue to be the scapegoats in polluting the much needed donated blood supply.
As I wrote I didn't give it a thought when I needed the blood, nor would I have if gay and bisexual men were allowed to donate. Obviously I needed the blood .... end of conversation.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage passing here and there.
An NBA player coming out, more and more in support and acceptance of LGBTs and then the curtain is pulled back to show that homophobia is still with us and becoming more brutal and deadly.
Trans being killed in Brazil, two incidents of gay bashing in New York City and the brutal murder of a gay man in Russia.
Just when we were kidding ourselves into a comfort zone of acceptability the stark reality of what still is smacks us aside the head and we realize there is still danger in being who and what we are.
Should we retreat back into the closet, of course not we have come to far for that.
But we need to be made more aware and that is where the LGBT press needs to stand up and take accountability. We need more coverage of hate crimes, not less. Bloggers and the LGBT press instead of covering over and over ad nauseum what politicos and the likes of NOM are saying needs to be replaced with bringing to the forefront the crimes against us. The Gay Mafia needs to go after and press authorities to bring justice for those who have been affected rather than silly campaigns against media for the improper use of descriptions or a tongue-in-cheek slight.
It's fine to have these "feel good" stories on websites but it's more important to report, or at the very least, cut/paste articles of violence against LGBTs both here and around the world.
To not do so lulls us into a venerable comfort zone instead of reporting the shocking truth no matter how scarce in this day and age. But then it may not be as scarce as the LGBT press would have us believe with their tinsel choice of articles.
You want to be labeled as "press" then do your job. Report the ugly truth not just the tantalizing body shots to get reader counts and ad clicks up.
You have accepted the job of being journalists, then do it, and not just by cut/paste. Make phone calls, get out on the streets and get answers to questions. Anyone can sit anywhere as this blogger does and highlight a news event. But I'm not paid to do so as I'm a casual writer of opinion.
If you are not up to the task then fold your tents and shutdown your websites.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Watching it once was enough for me so no constant watching reruns as I do other TV shows.
Needless to say it's been a long time since I've listened to the complete Cheers song until this afternoon when I posted it in a comment on a fellow FBer ... and aghast what did I hear which I had forgotten all these years.
"and your husband wants to be a girl".
WHAT !?! OMFG !! GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY !! and let me clutch my low hanging pearls .. and they do too thank you very large.
I know I'm sometimes slow on the uptake but I don't ever remember the TGers nor GLAAD raise a stink (as in bullshit) over that line in the song even though it wasn't part of the intro to the show.
Of course if the show were trying to get on the air today there would be all kinds of uproar and outrage.
Perhaps one of you readers should notify them about this affront to all ladies with a bit more between their legs and the Gay Mafia so they can do one of their silly protests.
After all the show is in syndication and don't forget about de homo episode where Norm gets lip assaulted by two queers.
Ah the good old days of TV ... when nary a peep was raised and no one clutched their pearls when things were done in good fun ... and most people had a sense of humor very much unlike today.
If the show was filmed today the set would have to include a gender neutral restroom.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The decomposed body of Carl Acoff was identified through DNA obtained from relatives.
Acoff's half naked stabbed body was found in a retention pond with rope tied to the back, a metal pipe and a piece of concrete.
Pretty straight forward piece of reporting, right ... well not really. It seems Acoff self-identified as a transwoman and oh how de shit has hit the fan.
Not only are the Ts and now GLAAD in an uproar over the reports filed by The Plain Dealer (and also a local FOX-TV affiliate) because of identifying Acoff as male but also including Acoff's previous run-ins with the local police.
You can read about this great journalistic offense at Pam's House Blend.
While this is certainly a tragic event regardless of the victim's sexual identity and hopefully the killer(s) will be caught post-haste and perhaps not the best of reporting with sensationalism usually reserved for the media enterprises of Rupert Murdoch, the outrage has gone over-the-top even for GLAAD and the Ts.
One of the "solutions" offered by the copy/paste writer at PHB is both the newspaper and TV station should hire a transgender editor or journalist. Oh I'm sure they'll run right out and hire one.
Autumn Sandeen who left a one word comment on the piece, "despicable", would be more than happy to leave sunny and warm San Diego and move to the Buckeye State I would dare say.
Amazing, one word, quite a change for Sandeen's usual "nod me off to sleep" writings.
As far as the newspaper is concerned ... welcome to the War Of The Cis.
You're about to be reamed and I ain't talking about paper.