RuPaul To Host the Most Hetero TV Show Ever: Saturday Night Live
For years SNL has been talked about for being homophobic in that passive aggressive way where anything gay is simply ignored. There are other examples of homophobia and SNL with a simple google search. For one thing, they have praised and applauded Alec Baldwin, a man who made notoriously anti-gay remarks in public a few years ago. Frankly, I never found SNL entertaining because it’s always been geared toward a straight mainstream audience and I couldn’t relate to it.
With that said, they seem to be trying to change their image, and it only took about 45 years. Next month RuPaul will actually be hosting SNL and the news is just starting to make headlines. Of course I think that’s wonderful, and I hope it brings more attention to RuPaul’s Netflix series, AJ and the Queen. I’ve posted about how much a love that series several times and I hope more people check it out.
You can read more about this, here. I have no idea if RuPaul will be performing in drag, or as themselves.
Gay Panic Defense Banned In New Jersey
This is good to read. For anyone who doesn’t know, the gay panic defense is something twisted straight people have used in the past in order to justify a hate crime against someone gay. Wiki gives a good example in more detail.
The ‘gay panic’ defense – by which someone accused of a murder could claim the sexuality or gender identity of their victim was partly to blame for their actions – has been made illegal in New Jersey.
I only live a mile from the New Jersey state line and I spend a lot of time there. So of course I think this is wonderful. This gay panic defense nonsense they’ve been getting away with for years should be banned everywhere.
Here’s a link to more. They go into more detail about what exactly this all means.
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