Current TV will be releasing a documentary on the Kill the Gays Bill in Uganda. The preview is rather scary. Queers in the midst of that angry crowd would be literally ripped limb from limb. Mob mentality is fucking scary shit.
|Sean Paul Lockhart by Jody Wheeler|
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that most of the commenters on the Advocate article debate whether Brent Corrigan's background in bareback porn (anal intercourse sans condoms) or his recent anger at Yale University are important. Stupid me, I was just wondering if the ads would be effective. The cool thing is, D.C. bars and clubs are giving out packets containing condoms and lube in connection with the ads. The Advocate gives you a link from XTube (a porn version of YouTube)...but if you want to see it, just go to FUK !T's website (NSFW) and see it from the source. That way you won't get scary popups... I didn't know boobs could get soooo big!!!
Speaking of safe sex, women are barebacking at higher rates than gay men. Surprise!
And, speaking of big breasts, Boobquake, a Facebook event I randomly found, did not succeed in increasing the amount of earthquakes this past Monday. Blogger Jen McCreight started the day as a joke to counter an Iranian cleric who said that immodest women cause earthquakes. I love magical thinking!
The Supreme Court is debating whether to release names from a petition to remove domestic partnerships benefits from same-gender couples in Washington State. Will free speech or governmental transparency win out? Some see signing a petition as being private just like voting. However, as a former signature-gatherer myself, petitions should be public. Their whole purpose is to publicly show one's support for a measure. It is important for government transparency. I think the Supreme Court will rule to keep the signatures private just because it has more anti-equality justices than pro-equality ones. We already know how they ruled disallowing video feeds of the Prop 8 case. Because, right-wing fundamentalists get harassed all the time by those nasty gays. I mean, just the other day a trans activist was attacked. And this lesbian in Alberta. And this NJ guy. A Google search did not bring up any hate crimes against Christians or conservatives. Well, except for Ann Coulter's allegation that a Canadian University hate crimed her when they cancelled her lecture. As always, feel free to prove me wrong. Check out 365gay.com. I like this article from Edge better. [EDIT] The Advocate reports that things are looking more optimistic on the Supreme Court's ruling.
Here's an interesting question posted by Ted McLaughlin on Best of Blogs: What if the teabaggers weren't white? The Teabaggers have spit on Senators. They've used racist and homophobic epithets towards elected officials. Check some of their signs at Blue Ridge Muse. Let's be honest. If gays were in the streets spitting on Senators and waving guns, America would panic. The gay agenda would have finally achieved it's goal - a queer army. An army to draft our children into a lifestyle of sin. An army to pound itself hard and fast into your very own...doctor's office. "Do you want Barney Frank doing your colonoscopy?" (Thanks, Wonkette).
Look at my stream-of-consciousness go! Speaking of white people, what about Arizona's new immigration law? It's not racial profiling, but police are allowed to request your papers if they think you look like an immigrant... I'm not a rocket scientist (yet), but isn't the popular image of an illegal immigrant that of a Hispanic person? Thus, Hispanic people will need to keep their "papers" on them.
And thus, Alabama.
No one who is reading this is listening to NPR at the same time (but if you are, I love you: will you marry me? Sorry current boyfriend who will remain nameless). But I'm listening while I write. It makes me substantially less productive and more prone to random thoughts.
Anywho, Alabama. NPR turned me on to this statement by Republican gubernatorial (aka governor) candidate Tim James. He said, "This is Alabama. We speak English." The ad says that anyone moving to Alabama should just learn English. Does anyone realize how hard it is to learn a second language as an adult? I challenge those who tell immigrants to just learn English to see how fast they can learn a new language. My fingers are too tired from typing (so much work!), but...in brief (I know, I never write anything briefly)...without interruptions now...in brief, is this not blatantly racist? Is James not just asking people to get their patriotism on and go discriminate against some dirty immigrants?
And, speaking of fly-over states...Oklahoma, wtf?! Now, women will find it more difficult to get an abortion...even in the case of rape or incest. Anyone ever read The Story of Jane? It's a great book to illustrate how legal abortion saves women's lives. And how abortion will happen whether it's illegal or not. You should read it.
I liked this post from The Advocate questioning whether the hospital visitation rights that Obama recently granted to same-gender couples is not the blessing that we thought it was. From my work with same-gender marriage rights in NJ, I know that queers not being able to visit their loved one on their deathbed is a HUGE way to get people to think critically about whether marriage rights are important. Now, that tactic will be useless. I disagree with the commentator, but it's an intriguing argument.
In other news, President Obama says that, although he disagrees with puppets on religious grounds, he will advocate for their rights...when he gets around to it.
(No Strings Attached...a parody on Don't Ask, Don't Tell, c/o The Advocate.) Hopefully, this video won't post all wonky like my last ones.