Wednesday, April 28, 2010

National Opinion Day: Featuring Brent Corrigan and DC Fuk!t

I've decided that today is National Opinion Day. Therefore, this entry will mostly be opinion and not fact. Because my entire blog is based on irrefutable facts. Just like my in-depth, non-biased analysis into the complexities of straight men getting boinked.

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
Brent Corrigan, famed pornstar, is appearing in a PSA about wearing condoms. The ad graphically illustrates proper condom putting-on and taking-off procedures. "Brent's Oral Exam" includes Brent Corrigan (a.k.a. Sean Paul Lockhart) and Matthew Rush.

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 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'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!), brief (I know, I never write anything briefly)...without interruptions 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.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Check out my article on the recent Riders Against Gender Exclusion (RAGE) rally in protest of SEPTA's transphobic monthly pass policy.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Random Queer Thoughts

So, as you can see, it's been awhile since I last posted. I have been very busy doing nothing. It's rather tiring, in fact. And by nothing, I mean that I am writing a book, gardening, reading, spending time with my family, and playing video games. I have applied to a bajillion places, and I just got a job with a local coffee shop. My number one job will contact me in a week or two for their verdict...and if it's a nay, I'll be stuck in South Jersey for awhile longer. Such is life.

I have been keeping up with the news...alas, it is more depressing than my current state. I've included a video at the bottom of this post that help you remember how to smile.

Surprisingly, the Vatican is blaming gays for incidences of pedophilia among the clergy. Even the priests who prey on girls. Kinda like how the Westboro Baptist Church blamed Hurricane Katrina on the gays. Anywho, leaders of the Catholic Church are saying that priests' vows of celibacy are not to blame. Rather, the gay inclinations of priests is blame-worthy. I imagine that pedophilia, much like rape, is more about power than sexual desire. After my imaginings, I found that is a possible cause. I was unable to find a reputable study (i.e. one not done by a political think-tank of some sort) that said that male pedophiles are gay. In fact, 50% of male pedophiles are married...however, we all know that marriage proves little.

Speaking of marriage, Mike Huckabee wants you to know that gays are like drug users. Activists who are pushing for civil unions are lying to the American people because queers really want marriage rights... Yeah, well if the American people are dumb enough to believe that we'll stop at civil unions, then it's not really lying. I'm not responsible for unrealistic assertions of a stupid public. If they read a newspaper, they'd know that marriage is what it's about in the end.

"Children are not puppies," Huckabee said, referring to adoptions by queer parents. Damn right they're not. Good job, Mike. Here's a gold star. (There are studies that prove that gay and lesbian parents are just as good as straight parents. So, Mike, it's not that we're experimenting with natural inclinations. We've done our experimenting, thank you very much, and proven that we can raise healthy kids.)

Speaking of marriage, dirty gay sex is one major reason we're not winning. It's true. In my most humbliest of experiencez, straight men are afraid of being boinked. You know, the guy who is okay with gay men just as long as someone doesn't hit on him? Men are the sexual's got to be disconcerting when they realize that someone can pursue them like they pursue women. And of course, every gay man is interested in every straight man. I told someone once, "Don't be so self-centered. No gay guy would hit on you."

People are just afraid of butt sex. Remember NH's Rep. Nancy Elliott (R)? The one who said, "We're talking about taking the penis of one man and putting into the rectum of another man and wriggling it around in excrement. And you have to think: I'm not sure. Would I allow that to be done to me?" Not that her vagina didn't shed it's walls in a mess of blood and tissue for much of her life. But hey, that's normal sex, right?

Don't die in Africa. If you're gay, you might have your body dug up, spat on, and placed on your parent's doorstep. I revise that. Just don't get buried in Senegal.

The feminist in me was pissed to read this piece. It's on the most emailed list of the New York Times and discusses the pros and cons of women shaving their bodies. The piece leans towards women doing whatever they want. Under the article appeared an ad for laser hair removal.

I do have one piece of good news. I was listening to National Public Radio and was absolutely fascinated by an interview with a "recovering skinhead." Like most prejudicial attitudes, spending honest time with other racial/ethnic groups helped Frank Meeink, our recovererererer, get rid of his discriminatory actions, i.e. beating people. I was shocked by how little I hear of people going from extremes of prejudice to a passion for equal rights. Now, IDK what he thinks of the gays, but the fact that Meeink was able to leave his neo-Nazi ideals behind him is pretty awesome. Prison actually helped the guy...which surprises me to no end. I think our prison system is crappy...well, that's a topic for another day.

[EDIT 01.20.12 16:34] Removed broken video link.