Day: October 6, 2018

When They Call Lindsey Graham Gay; Gay Couple Audition For The Voice; NYC LGBT Icon Ms Columbia Found Dead

When They Call Lindsey Graham Gay

This has been happening a lot lately with straight people, and if you google it you’ll find all kinds of articles. They’ve been joking about Lindsey Graham being gay. But it could be anyone.

There’s a problem with this way of thinking, and someone should tell them we don’t appreciate it.

It’s a form of gay shaming. They use gay as a pejorative, with lame jokes, at our expense. And they’re sending out the wrong message to the world.

Kate McKinnon impersonated Sen. Lindsey Graham — and in doing so, included jokes that referenced longstanding rumors about his sexual orientation.

Here’s a link where you can read the rest. There’s nothing wrong with having strong political opinions and calling out politicians you don’t like, but don’t gay shame. You wouldn’t want anyone straight shaming you. And we could.

Gay Couple Audition For The Voice

This is one of the most uplifting news items I’ve seen all week.

A gay couple, Adam and Jerome, recently auditioned for The Voice.

Armed with tight microphone choreography and smooth harmony, the couple sailed through their blind audition on The Voice with a cover of The Spinners’ “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love”.

Here’s more. There’s a video, too. They’re excellent.

NYC LGBT Icon Ms Columbia Found Dead

I’ve heard of her, but I never actually saw her in person.

The beloved figure from Jackson Heights, Queens was found dead in the waters near Jacob Riis Park on Wednesday, 3 October.
Police say no foul play is suspected, though the cause of death is yet to be determined.
You can read more, here. There’s some interesting back story about how she came to the US, and why she came. 



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Bette Midler’s Racist Tweet; 12-Man Out In Public Gay Sex Scene In Public Restroom Leaves Grocer Stunned; Matthew Shepard Legacy

Bette Midler’s Racist Tweet

I saw this myself last night on Twitter. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and I had to keep re-reading it to see if it was real. At first I thought it might be a parody account.

Unfortunately, it was Bette Midler.

Awful.

I’m not going to post her tweet here. It still bothers me to see it. It’s the kind of thing that never gets better. But you can read more about it at this link. There are also shots of tweets in reply to her original tweet.

12-Man Out In Public Gay Sex Scene In Public Restroom Leaves Grocer Stunned

I don’t know what to say about this one. A young guy went into a public restroom with his 6 year old nephew and stumbled upon a real life gay public sex scene.

The incident happened in an area called The Mound, an artificial hill in central Edinburgh. The 32-year-old grocer, who was with his six-year-old nephew, walked into the restroom and saw one man “crouched down at another’s groin” while another ten or so guys watched and pleasured themselves.

All I can say is not all gay people do this.

Here’s the link.

Matthew Shepard Legacy

Here’s a story about Matthew Shepard, and what happened to him in 1998. It’s a very thorough article that gets into the entire story. It’s worth re-reading.

The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act added crimes motivated by the victim’s gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability to the federal hate crime law.

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