Category: 2014

Big Brother 16 Homophobic & Racist; 14 Loving Moments World Pride; Jonah Sweeet of Delancey Street by Ryan Field

Big Brother 16 Homophobic & Racist

Last summer I posted about the vicious racism some Big Brother house guests showed during the season. Before that, I posted about homophobic comments made by another Big Brother contestant, Jeff Schroeder. At least the house guests last summer were called on their racism. Jeff Schroeder to this day has never been questioned or confronted once about his homophobic rant about a Harry Potter character being gay. And once again, there’s a new contestant on Big Brother 16, Caleb Reynolds, who has allegedly left both homophobic and racist posts on Instagram. He is a self-proclaimed “metrosexual” even though I don’t know anyone who even uses that word anymore. I’m quoting below, verbatim, so be prepared to read one of the most offensive racist comments I’ve ever seen about gays and the President of the US.

Caleb Reynolds, a self-described ‘metrosexual cowboy’ from Kentucky, reportedly wrote on Instagram after the 2012 reelection of US President Barack Obama: ‘You believe in murder? You agree with fags? I guess so but I don’t agree with murdering a innocent baby which he clearly doesn’t mind. Nothin has changed in these last four years. Your just a democrat that wants that Muslim monkey in office. I’m done with you, your dismissed.’

As usual, someone deleted the post, but not before someone else was smart enough to get screen shots.

You can read more here.

If this is, in fact, true, they should cut him from the show for those comments. I’m starting to wonder about the whole Big Brother vetting process. Did they know about this ahead of time and put him on just to create controversy? Or are they just idiots?

Either way, it’s a dangerous game. People will get tired of this and they will stop watching. There are plenty of people out there who are not homophobic or racist who deserve a chance at a half a million dollars.

14 Loving Moments World Pride

In a more positive article, there’s a list of 14 loving moments from World Pride. This year it was hosted in Canada.

Hosted in Toronto, the city attracted hundreds of thousands of attendees to the main festivities at the weekend.

Downtown was transformed with rainbow colors, and if that wasn’t enough, a double rainbow shined down from the sky in the early evening.

You can check them out here.

It looks as if the entire city…even police cars…were adorned in rainbows.

Jonah Sweet of Delancey Street
By Ryan Field

Gay Easter Parade; Obama Picks Gay Bishop; White House Easter Egg Roll

Gay Easter Parade

This is one of the reasons why when Tony and I “discuss” moving to a warmer climate I’m usually all for the west coast or New Orleans. He’s usually for Florida, and that’s never going to happen. I like being near a large city with a little culture. I’m very close to New York here. On the west coast I would have LA or San Francisco, depending. New Orleans is filled with culture and I’d love it.

In any event, this is about the Gay Easter Parade in New Orleans.

The final fundraiser for this year’s 15th Gay Easter Parade is up next. The parade minus expenses benefits the reason for the Easter Season, Food For Friends program of the NO/AIDS Task Force. Sponsored by Ambush Mag, the parade has raised over $171,101 for charity the past 12 years.

You can read more here. There’s a lot to go over.

 Obama Picks Gay Bishop

This year President Obama chose a gay Episcopal bishop to close the Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House. Openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson was just as surprised as everyone else when he found out.

The bishop, 66, retired from his New Hampshire diocese in 2013. He now spends time helping out the Washington Center for American Progress on gay rights issues, Newsmax reported.

Even though he’s gay, Mr. Robinson once thought marriage should be defined as between a man and a woman, Newsmax said. But he later changed his mind and began an open gay relationship with Peace Corps worker, Mark Andrew. The two made it legal in a civil union ceremony in 2008, Newsmax reported.

You can read more here.

White House Easter Egg Roll

In keeping with all things Easter related, this next article talks about a gay Florida couple with a child who were invited to this year’s Easter Egg Roll at the White House. They are also plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Florida’s ban on gay marriage. 

“Melanie and I have worked so hard to build and protect our family, but nothing can come close to matching the protections that marriage provides,” Vanessa Alenier said in a statement distributed by Equality Florida. “Our family is in need of those protections just like other families. We want our son to understand that his family is secure and just as respected as any other family part of our community here in Florida.”

More here.

Photo of Gay Easter Parade is here.