Month: August 2016

Male Full Frontal Nudity: World Naked Bike Ride: Male Full Frontal Nudity On TV; Male Stars Who Have Gone Full Frontal

Male Full Frontal Nudity: World Naked Bike Ride

In posting about male full frontal nudity in films and TV…or lack of it…I don’t think I’ve ever posted about the World Naked Bike Ride Event. It’s not as highly publicized as you would imagine, and that’s interesting in itself.

Saturday, June 11 was “World Naked Bike Ride” day in San Francisco. As the title implies, it doesn’t happen only in San Francisco — it’s a global event, with rides in over 70 cities around the world.

You can check this out here. It’s uncensored but I think it’s SFW. And there’s really nothing sexual about it.

The web site, Zomblog, is actually a really good site, too.

Here’s a youtube link for the naked bike ride in New Orleans. And…if you go to wiki commons and check out World Naked Bike Ride there you’ll find tons of photos.

Male Full Frontal Nudity On TV

Here’s something about the history of male full frontal nudity on TV, in the UK. And I think it asks at least one important question I’ve been wondering about for a long time.

Sam Burnett, of television watchdog Mediawatch UK, said: “Never before have programme-makers shown such blatant contempt for basic standards, with record levels of explicit nudity serving no particular purpose. It’s not even like the programme was any good to compensate.” 

But why is that, while female nudity on television scarcely raises an eyebrow, full-frontal male nudity still has us recoiling in horror?

The double standard, once again. You can check this out here

Male Stars Who Have Gone Full Frontal

Here’s a web site that mentions male stars who have done full frontal that I’ve never seen before. I had to dig a little to find it. And these are all fairly mainstream movies with strong story lines.

In “Gone Girl” (2014), Ben Affleck shows almost all in a shower scene. “The penis is in there!” Affleck told MTV. “It’s IMAX penis! You’ve gotta pay 15 bucks to see it in 3D. … It’s better in 3D.” 

You can check that out here. This one is SFW. There are 30 different actors mentioned.

I think it’s interesting that I can’t find one single film where James Franco did full frontal. He’s done everything else.

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Homophobic Creeping Landlord; Donald Trump LGBTQ Swag; Men's Locker Room Strip Tease: Caught In the Act

Homophobic Creeping Landlord

When I saw this article I had to check it out. I’m a landlord and I’m always curious about articles like this. Mostly, my tenants have been good, but I’ve had tenants from hell. The most recent one, last year, locked himself out of the apartment at 2 in the morning and instead of calling me and asking me to let him in he decided to break the door down. I’m not joking. He just broke the door down, split it beyond repair, and didn’t even say anything until I had to go there and check on something. When I found out about it and I asked him what happened he told me the truth and said he would “glue” the door back together. Well, that’s not how that works. You can’t glue a door back together. I had to replace a perfectly good door, it was costly, and he wound up moving out. And this is a tenant I gave special permission to keep a puppy after he moved in. That bothered me even more because I found out he was leaving this adorable little puppy alone for hours and hours at a time.

However, what allegedly happened to this gay couple sounds more disturbing.

Crappy landlords. We’ve all had one or two over the course of our adult lives. It’s just the reality of being a renter. But chances are you’ve never had one quite like Olly McLellan and Scott Cole’s.

The couple just went public with their landlord horror story, which includes no shortage of nasty notes, passive aggressive parking insults, illegal trespassing, trash dumps, and harassment all garnished with a healthy serving of homophobia.

You can check this one out here.  

Donald Trump LGBTQ Swag

I think we all know by now I always remain objective on this blog when it comes to politics. It’s not my job to preach to anyone, and I wouldn’t insult you that way. I assume you’re coming here to read about books, pop culture, or gay issues, and you’re not interested in my politics. The truth is I find it difficult to get really excited about either Trump or Clinton.

There are, however, LGBTQ people supporting Trump, and Trump has released a line of swag that ranges from T-shirts to pins just for them.

Dying to show off your LGBTQ pride for Donald Trump?

No? Oh. Well, then you probably don’t care that the reality-TV-star-turned-Republican-nominee-for-President just released his very first piece of LGBTQ swag on his official campaign website.

It’s a rainbow colored t-shirt that says “LGBTQ For Trump” and looks as though it were designed by a very non-LGBTQ graphic design intern who may or may not (probably not) receive college credit for their free labor.

You can check that out here.

There are 34 comments you may or may not find entertaining.

Men’s Locker Room Strip Tease: Caught In the Act

Some dude with a lumberjack beard decided to do a strip tease in a locker room, video it on his phone, and he wound up getting caught in the act.

You’ve just finished a particularly intense leg day at the gym, and upon entering the locker room, the unique scent of man-sweat, mildew and cheap shampoo suddenly inspires movement.

No, not the squats or presses of your previous hour’s (or 30 minutes if you’re us) hard work — a different sort of movement. Expression. Finesses. The power of dance compels you!

You can check this out here. There’s a video of him getting caught in the act. It’s not his best moment…but his adorable expression makes it worth watching. 

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Homophobic Creeping Landlord; Donald Trump LGBTQ Swag; Men’s Locker Room Strip Tease: Caught In the Act

Homophobic Creeping Landlord

When I saw this article I had to check it out. I’m a landlord and I’m always curious about articles like this. Mostly, my tenants have been good, but I’ve had tenants from hell. The most recent one, last year, locked himself out of the apartment at 2 in the morning and instead of calling me and asking me to let him in he decided to break the door down. I’m not joking. He just broke the door down, split it beyond repair, and didn’t even say anything until I had to go there and check on something. When I found out about it and I asked him what happened he told me the truth and said he would “glue” the door back together. Well, that’s not how that works. You can’t glue a door back together. I had to replace a perfectly good door, it was costly, and he wound up moving out. And this is a tenant I gave special permission to keep a puppy after he moved in. That bothered me even more because I found out he was leaving this adorable little puppy alone for hours and hours at a time.

However, what allegedly happened to this gay couple sounds more disturbing.

Crappy landlords. We’ve all had one or two over the course of our adult lives. It’s just the reality of being a renter. But chances are you’ve never had one quite like Olly McLellan and Scott Cole’s.

The couple just went public with their landlord horror story, which includes no shortage of nasty notes, passive aggressive parking insults, illegal trespassing, trash dumps, and harassment all garnished with a healthy serving of homophobia.

You can check this one out here.  

Donald Trump LGBTQ Swag

I think we all know by now I always remain objective on this blog when it comes to politics. It’s not my job to preach to anyone, and I wouldn’t insult you that way. I assume you’re coming here to read about books, pop culture, or gay issues, and you’re not interested in my politics. The truth is I find it difficult to get really excited about either Trump or Clinton.

There are, however, LGBTQ people supporting Trump, and Trump has released a line of swag that ranges from T-shirts to pins just for them.

Dying to show off your LGBTQ pride for Donald Trump?

No? Oh. Well, then you probably don’t care that the reality-TV-star-turned-Republican-nominee-for-President just released his very first piece of LGBTQ swag on his official campaign website.

It’s a rainbow colored t-shirt that says “LGBTQ For Trump” and looks as though it were designed by a very non-LGBTQ graphic design intern who may or may not (probably not) receive college credit for their free labor.

You can check that out here.

There are 34 comments you may or may not find entertaining.

Men’s Locker Room Strip Tease: Caught In the Act

Some dude with a lumberjack beard decided to do a strip tease in a locker room, video it on his phone, and he wound up getting caught in the act.

You’ve just finished a particularly intense leg day at the gym, and upon entering the locker room, the unique scent of man-sweat, mildew and cheap shampoo suddenly inspires movement.

No, not the squats or presses of your previous hour’s (or 30 minutes if you’re us) hard work — a different sort of movement. Expression. Finesses. The power of dance compels you!

You can check this out here. There’s a video of him getting caught in the act. It’s not his best moment…but his adorable expression makes it worth watching. 

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Bea Arthur's LGBT Youth Homeless Center; Penis News: Anthony Weiner, Again; Owen Smith's Alleged 29 Inch Penis and Twitter Exaggerations

Bea Arthur’s LGBT Youth Homeless Center

This news about Bea Arthur has been trending all week, and rightly so.

When actress Bea Arthur died, she bequeathed $300,000 to New York City‘s Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth. The Golden Girls and Maude star, a long-time supporter of the LGBT community, will continue to be a friend when a new 18 bed shelter opens in February of 2017. 

You can read more about it here. I remember reading an article while I was in Provincetown back in the 90s about how she supported the LGBT community.

Penis News: Anthony Weiner, Again

Anthony Weiner is making news again for sexting another woman… this time while babysitting his son.

Anthony Weiner, the ex-Congressman husband of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, sexted penis photos from his bed while babysitting their 4-year-old son. Huma responded by announcing her separation from Weiner after six years of marriage.

You can check that out here. It’s really too sad to comment on. According to the article, he did delete his Twitter account after this new sext scandal broke. There are photos.

Owen Smith’s Alleged 29 Inch Penis and Twitter Exaggerations

From what I can gather, Owen Smith is a politician in the UK. It gets a little confusing and I don’t want to say anything that’s not true. There are far to many things going around these days that are untrue as it is…thanks to social media. 

Owen Smith’s campaign has denied an eyebrow-raising claim that he joked about having a 29-inch penis.

The remark was made last night at the Labour leadership challenger’s rally in Hull – but he insists it was misinterpreted.

You can check this out here, where there are tweets about it. Smith says he was only joking about having a 29 inch inseam, not a 29 inch penis. He’s five feet six inches tall. That would make sense for a guy who is five feet six inches tall, because why on earth would anyone joke about having a 29 inch penis?  

In my opinion, what bothers me most about this article (and others like it) is the possibility that someone tweeted and allegedly lied about it without knowing the facts, and then getting the truth completely wrong. And I see this daily on Twitter, and I block people for it daily, too.

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Bea Arthur’s LGBT Youth Homeless Center; Penis News: Anthony Weiner, Again; Owen Smith’s Alleged 29 Inch Penis and Twitter Exaggerations

Bea Arthur’s LGBT Youth Homeless Center

This news about Bea Arthur has been trending all week, and rightly so.

When actress Bea Arthur died, she bequeathed $300,000 to New York City‘s Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth. The Golden Girls and Maude star, a long-time supporter of the LGBT community, will continue to be a friend when a new 18 bed shelter opens in February of 2017. 

You can read more about it here. I remember reading an article while I was in Provincetown back in the 90s about how she supported the LGBT community.

Penis News: Anthony Weiner, Again

Anthony Weiner is making news again for sexting another woman… this time while babysitting his son.

Anthony Weiner, the ex-Congressman husband of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, sexted penis photos from his bed while babysitting their 4-year-old son. Huma responded by announcing her separation from Weiner after six years of marriage.

You can check that out here. It’s really too sad to comment on. According to the article, he did delete his Twitter account after this new sext scandal broke. There are photos.

Owen Smith’s Alleged 29 Inch Penis and Twitter Exaggerations

From what I can gather, Owen Smith is a politician in the UK. It gets a little confusing and I don’t want to say anything that’s not true. There are far to many things going around these days that are untrue as it is…thanks to social media. 

Owen Smith’s campaign has denied an eyebrow-raising claim that he joked about having a 29-inch penis.

The remark was made last night at the Labour leadership challenger’s rally in Hull – but he insists it was misinterpreted.

You can check this out here, where there are tweets about it. Smith says he was only joking about having a 29 inch inseam, not a 29 inch penis. He’s five feet six inches tall. That would make sense for a guy who is five feet six inches tall, because why on earth would anyone joke about having a 29 inch penis?  

In my opinion, what bothers me most about this article (and others like it) is the possibility that someone tweeted and allegedly lied about it without knowing the facts, and then getting the truth completely wrong. And I see this daily on Twitter, and I block people for it daily, too.

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Brandon Cloud: "My Mid-Life Crisis"; Confessions From Gay Teachers; Sleazy, Dirty Face Licking Photos In Gay Bars

Brandon Cloud: “My Mid Life Crisis”

One of the reasons why I like Twitter so much has to do with the people I meet there. I met Brandon Cloud on Twitter and started following his tweets because they were smart and funny…and sometimes a little snarky. However, until yesterday, I didn’t know much about him. When I noticed he’d written a post for HuffPo, I went over and checked it out.

In general, it’s a post about making life changes and taking a different path. I know that sounds cliche, but this one is really different than others. He didn’t just pack up and move to Wilton Manors, FL or Palm Springs, CA. He did something we all wonder about sometimes. If you read between the lines, the post goes far deeper than what’s on the surface, which is interesting because it’s not always easy to pull that off in non-fiction. It’s a delicate balance that requires restraint.

I wish I could share an excerpt with you, but for some reason I can’t, and I don’t understand why. Maybe this is something new with HuffPo. I don’t go there very often these days and maybe they’ve changed things so you can’t share. That’s even more reason to check this out. I don’t link to HuffPo very often and when I do it’s because I really liked what I read there, and I think you’ll like it, too.

In any event, here’s the link and there are photos. 

You won’t be disappointed. 

Confessions From Gay Teachers

Of course there have been gay teachers since the beginning of time, but until recently teaching was one of those discreet professions where you rarely saw an openly gay teacher. I’ve known many gay teachers and I could tell stories. Even though things have changed in the last decade or so, not all gay teachers are openly gay, and with good reason.

This article is one of those meme things where gay teachers speak candidly. Here’s one I thought was excellent:

I’m a gay teacher and I’m terrified my students or their parents will hate me if I come out. BUT this year I’m not hiding.

You can check out the rest here.

Sleazy, Dirty Face Licking Photos In Gay Bars

The article I’m linking to now is sort of a rant. I don’t want to get into reviewing articles, but it’s one of those high drama, “internety,” ranty pieces, with a “WTF,” cheesy words like “uglify,” and a few good examples of why you should never use exclamation points too often. Evidently, the person who wrote it doesn’t like it when people stick out their tongues or lick faces on camera, especially not in bars.

You’re probably thinking: Do people really do that? The answer is: YES. They do! ALL the time. And we have galleries and galleries of images to prove it. The world over, people who would normally be attractive are voluntarily choosing to uglify themselves by extending their tongues as far out of their mouths as they possibly can.

Actually, that’s not what I’m thinking.  I’m thinking/wondering if people really care about this at all.

He even brings in a “licensed marriage and family therapist,” to comment.

You can check all this out, here.  There are photos, and you truly do not want to miss the comments with THIS one.

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Brandon Cloud: "My Mid-Life Crisis"; Confessions From Gay Teachers; Sleazy, Dirty Face Licking Photos In Gay Bars

Brandon Cloud: “My Mid Life Crisis”

One of the reasons why I like Twitter so much has to do with the people I meet there. I met Brandon Cloud on Twitter and started following his tweets because they were smart and funny…and sometimes a little snarky. However, until yesterday, I didn’t know much about him. When I noticed he’d written a post for HuffPo, I went over and checked it out.

In general, it’s a post about making life changes and taking a different path. I know that sounds cliche, but this one is really different than others. He didn’t just pack up and move to Wilton Manors, FL or Palm Springs, CA. He did something we all wonder about sometimes. If you read between the lines, the post goes far deeper than what’s on the surface, which is interesting because it’s not always easy to pull that off in non-fiction. It’s a delicate balance that requires restraint.

I wish I could share an excerpt with you, but for some reason I can’t, and I don’t understand why. Maybe this is something new with HuffPo. I don’t go there very often these days and maybe they’ve changed things so you can’t share. That’s even more reason to check this out. I don’t link to HuffPo very often and when I do it’s because I really liked what I read there, and I think you’ll like it, too.

In any event, here’s the link and there are photos. 

You won’t be disappointed. 

Confessions From Gay Teachers

Of course there have been gay teachers since the beginning of time, but until recently teaching was one of those discreet professions where you rarely saw an openly gay teacher. I’ve known many gay teachers and I could tell stories. Even though things have changed in the last decade or so, not all gay teachers are openly gay, and with good reason.

This article is one of those meme things where gay teachers speak candidly. Here’s one I thought was excellent:

I’m a gay teacher and I’m terrified my students or their parents will hate me if I come out. BUT this year I’m not hiding.

You can check out the rest here.

Sleazy, Dirty Face Licking Photos In Gay Bars

The article I’m linking to now is sort of a rant. I don’t want to get into reviewing articles, but it’s one of those high drama, “internety,” ranty pieces, with a “WTF,” cheesy words like “uglify,” and a few good examples of why you should never use exclamation points too often. Evidently, the person who wrote it doesn’t like it when people stick out their tongues or lick faces on camera, especially not in bars.

You’re probably thinking: Do people really do that? The answer is: YES. They do! ALL the time. And we have galleries and galleries of images to prove it. The world over, people who would normally be attractive are voluntarily choosing to uglify themselves by extending their tongues as far out of their mouths as they possibly can.

Actually, that’s not what I’m thinking.  I’m thinking/wondering if people really care about this at all.

He even brings in a “licensed marriage and family therapist,” to comment.

You can check all this out, here.  There are photos, and you truly do not want to miss the comments with THIS one.

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Maine Governor, "Anti–Gay Slur," and THAT Word; Colton Haynes To Be Honored By HRC; Egyptian Police Entrap Gay Men With Grindr

Maine Governor, “Anti-Gay Slur,” and THAT Word

This article is really confusing me. I’m gay and I didn’t know the word “cocksucker” was an “anti-gay slur.” First, gay men are not the only people who do THAT. Second, and I know this will come as a surprise to some of you, but a lot of gay men don’t do THAT, ever. Being gay, once again, is not all about sex. I know gay men who are asexual. So maybe THAT word is an “Anti-gay slur” when one straight guy says it to another straight guy? 

In any event, the Governor of Maine, Paul LePage, left a scathing voice mail, with several pejoratives, because he was allegedly called a racist and he was defending himself.

 ‘Mr. Gattine, this is Governor Paul Richard LePage,’ the recording started. ‘I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you cocksucker. I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I’m a racist. I’ve spent my life helping black people and you little son-of-a-bitch, socialist cocksucker. You … I need you to, just friggin. I want you to record this and make it public because I am after you. Thank you.’

There are plenty of “anti-gay slurs” in this world, I’ve heard them all…because I’m gay. I just don’t see one here. In fact, I didn’t see any references to gay people at all in these quotes. 

You can check this out here.  

Colton Haynes To Be Honored By HRC

On a more positive note, The Human Rights Campaign has decided to honor the wonderful Colton Haynes for helping to break barriers and providing inspiration to others through his visibility.

‘By simply being open about who he is, Haynes is helping to break down barriers and tear down closet doors,’ Griffin added.

Haynes, 28, came out publicly earlier this year and has been candid about his difficult journey to self-acceptance. He has been dealing with anxiety issues since the fifth grade and his condition was exacerbated by feeling he had to stay closeted to have a successful career as an actor.

Here’s the rest. I think what Haynes is doing is fantastic. And no one deserves the award more than he does.

Egyptian Police Entrap Gay Men With Grindr

This kind of police entrapment might be new to hook up and dating apps, but it’s not new to gay men. Long before Grindr ever came along, the police were (and still are in some places) entrapping gay men in public rest rooms, state parks, and other places where some gay men are known to cruise… sometimes. The big difference here is that when this happens in Egypt, the penalties are far stronger than the usual disorderly conduct charge here in the US.

Police in Egypt are said to be luring gay men on hookup app Grindr and arresting them, even though it’s legal to be gay.

Reports from local media suggest the police are using features of the app, namely location and profile pictures, to identify them.

The men are then charged with ‘inciting debauchery’. According to the Jerusalem Post, 11 men were sentenced for up to 12 years in prison for this charge, in April.

You can check out the rest here.   

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Maine Governor, “Anti-Gay Slur,” and THAT Word

This article is really confusing me. I’m gay and I didn’t know the word “cocksucker” was an “anti-gay slur.” First, gay men are not the only people who do THAT. Second, and I know this will come as a surprise to some of you, but a lot of gay men don’t do THAT, ever. Being gay, once again, is not all about sex. I know gay men who are asexual. So maybe THAT word is an “Anti-gay slur” when one straight guy says it to another straight guy? 

In any event, the Governor of Maine, Paul LePage, left a scathing voice mail, with several pejoratives, because he was allegedly called a racist and he was defending himself.

 ‘Mr. Gattine, this is Governor Paul Richard LePage,’ the recording started. ‘I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you cocksucker. I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I’m a racist. I’ve spent my life helping black people and you little son-of-a-bitch, socialist cocksucker. You … I need you to, just friggin. I want you to record this and make it public because I am after you. Thank you.’

There are plenty of “anti-gay slurs” in this world, I’ve heard them all…because I’m gay. I just don’t see one here. In fact, I didn’t see any references to gay people at all in these quotes. 

You can check this out here.  

Colton Haynes To Be Honored By HRC

On a more positive note, The Human Rights Campaign has decided to honor the wonderful Colton Haynes for helping to break barriers and providing inspiration to others through his visibility.

‘By simply being open about who he is, Haynes is helping to break down barriers and tear down closet doors,’ Griffin added.

Haynes, 28, came out publicly earlier this year and has been candid about his difficult journey to self-acceptance. He has been dealing with anxiety issues since the fifth grade and his condition was exacerbated by feeling he had to stay closeted to have a successful career as an actor.

Here’s the rest. I think what Haynes is doing is fantastic. And no one deserves the award more than he does.

Egyptian Police Entrap Gay Men With Grindr

This kind of police entrapment might be new to hook up and dating apps, but it’s not new to gay men. Long before Grindr ever came along, the police were (and still are in some places) entrapping gay men in public rest rooms, state parks, and other places where some gay men are known to cruise… sometimes. The big difference here is that when this happens in Egypt, the penalties are far stronger than the usual disorderly conduct charge here in the US.

Police in Egypt are said to be luring gay men on hookup app Grindr and arresting them, even though it’s legal to be gay.

Reports from local media suggest the police are using features of the app, namely location and profile pictures, to identify them.

The men are then charged with ‘inciting debauchery’. According to the Jerusalem Post, 11 men were sentenced for up to 12 years in prison for this charge, in April.

You can check out the rest here.   

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Being A Gay Handsome Fraternity Brother; Your Most Homophobic Experience In School With A Teacher; Rush Limbaugh and Lesbian Farmers

Being A Gay Handsome Fraternity Brother

Here’s one from the Reddit files again. It’s about what it’s like to be an openly gay fraternity brother and interacting with straight guys all the time. The gay frat guys respond to questions candidly. 

One time I came to a meeting with huge hickeys across my neck, and a couple of guys were doing the normal joshing (“what happened there?” “Looks like someone had a good night!”) And my response was “You should see the other guy!” They loved it.”

You can read the rest here. Some of the responses might surprise you. 

Your Most Homophobic Experience In School With A Teacher

I can honestly say that I never experienced homophobia from a teacher in school. And I went to a strict Catholic school where everyone was fair game. But I never had a teacher or a nun act homophobic toward me. Evidently, not everyone can say the same.

Again, it’s another Reddit thread where LGBT people respond to questions about whether or not they experienced homophobia from a teacher in school. Some replies are painful.

A teacher of mine, with whom i was close with, saw me crying over something (i dont really remember) in the first grade and said something along the lines of “what are you crying for? You dont want to look gay”
This single line had me repress my feelings and made me an asshole to everyone i meet.

Here’s more

I do remember one experience that didn’t happen directly to me. One of the nuns overheard one of the students refer to another student as a “fag.” The nun pulled him aside, told him never to use that word again, and then she proceeded to tell the entire class about how all people are different and sometimes words can hurt and damage people. And she never wanted to hear that word again. I never forgot that.

Rush Limbaugh and Lesbian Farmers

Normally, I wouldn’t post about something like this because I think people like Rush Limbaugh do what they do to get attention…and I don’t like giving it to them. But this one sounded so outrageous even I couldn’t help but check it out.

Far-right US radio host Rush Limbaugh says he believes President Obama wants to take over Republican strongholds with the help of ‘lesbians and transgender hillbillies’. 

‘What the point of this is, folks, it’s not about lesbian farmers,’ Limbaugh said.

‘What they’re trying to do is convince lesbians to become farmers.’ 

All this stupidity came about because of an event sponsored by the  US Department of Agriculture that’s trying to bring together LGBTI people from rural communities.

You can read more here.

I have another story. I’ll keep it short.

When I was a kid growing up in NJ, we had neighbors who were two women. One worked as an executive secretary and the other a school teacher. Although they lived discreetly in the same home, and nothing was ever mentioned aloud in those days, most people suspected they were lesbians. They were very active in the community, too. At the time they were in their 50s, and when they decided to retire they moved to rural Pennsylvania, bought a farm together, and started a small business that focused on crafts and country folk art. They wound up selling that same business twenty years later for 5 million dollars. They employed hundreds of people.

Point of story: Lesbians don’t need Rush Limbaugh or his stupid opinions.

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