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Alec Baldwin Blames GLAAD; Authors Off the Shelf; 25 Questions Bisexuals Get

Alec Baldwin Blames GLAAD

I know the whole Alec Baldwin thing is getting tired, but according to this article Alec Baldwin blames GLAAD’s spokesperson, Rich Ferraro, for ending his short-lived TV show that I think was some kind of talk show. Don’t quote me on that.

Taking on the role of victim, Baldwin said this:

… You’ve got the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy — (GLAAD spokesman) Rich Ferraro and (journalist) Andrew Sullivan — they’re out there, they’ve got you,’ Baldwin tells Gothamist. ‘Rich Ferraro, this is probably one of his greatest triumphs. They killed my show. And I have to take some responsibility for that myself.’

He also claims TMZ had something to do with it.

Ferraro disabused Baldwin’s rant once again. He thinks Baldwin should be thinking in a more positive way in the sense that Baldwin should be more focused on educating people about how damaging the word fag, or any gay slur, can be.

You can read more here… My own comment is that I do think we’ve become a little too politically correct. But in some cases we can’t go backward. Gay slurs like fag sting, and they sting hard. And if you’re in the public eye, and you’re one of the few privileged in a country like the US where wealth is no longer balanced, have the good sense to watch what you say.

Authors Off the Shelf

Authors Off the Shelf is a book pubbed by the owners of lazybeagleentertainment.com where a long list of authors collaborated to create a collection of pieces for charities they strongly believe in. It’s sort of an anthology with everything from novelettes to essays. At a glance, I see many names I often see on social media, including a few authors I’ve read several times. But more important, all proceeds from Authors Off the Shelf will be divided up four ways and distributed to four different charities.

 All 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this book will be going directly to these four charities. None of the authors, Lazy Beagle Entertainment, Rondal or Patrick will receive any profit. (Unfortunately we can’t stop the companies selling the book from receiving a profit when they sell the book.) You may also donate directly to these charities by accessing their websites.

You can read more here. And you’ll find links to where you can purchase the book, and the charities are listed with more links. The book is also being sold at most retail web sites I mention here all the time, including allromanceebooks.com. I’ll be purchasing my copy over the weekend. This is great timing for the Thanksgiving weekend.

25 Questions Bisexuals Get

I’ve always found bisexuals fascinating. Before I met Tony I always seemed to draw bisexual men to me without even trying to do this. It’s not like I actively went out looking for bisexual men. They always seemed to pick me out of the crowd, and one thing I do remember is they weren’t shy. Some of the questions below are interesting, and some are dumb. But I would imagine a lot of people are curious about bisexuals, so no question is really that dumb when you think about it.

#19 is amusing:

19) ‘Can I watch you have a threesome? No, seriously. Can I watch you have a threesome? Please. I’ll pay.’ (Georgia Stoke)

The assumption so many people make about bisexuals really being gay but not willing to admit it is something that’s always bothered me. What’s so hard to understand about being attracted to both sexes? But, in the same respect, the other thing that bothers me about bisexuals is that some of the ones I’ve met seem to think that because they are bisexual it gives them a free pass to not be monogamous. I’m not saying all, so please don’t get the wrong impression. I’m sure there are bisexuals out there who are in monogamous relationships/marriages, with either men or women, and they are living happy healthy lives. But with some of the bisexual men I’ve met I’ve found they are usually married to women and they often fool around with men on the side. In some cases they had open marriages and the wives knew all about it. No problem there. But in other cases they weren’t in open relationships and everything they did with men was on the down low. In other words, many of the bisexual men I’ve known seem to think that because they are attracted to both sexes they deserve to have sex with both sexes all they want. Kind of like having that proverbial cake and eating it, too. And that’s not how it works for me. If you’re a bisexual man and you’re either married to a man or a woman, stick with that one husband or wife just like the rest of us.  

Transgender Murder Documentary; Anderson Cooper on Alec Baldwin; Minister Convicted for Gay Marriage

Transgender Murder Documentary

Last night we watched an HBO documentary for the first time titled, Valentine Rd. It covers the murder of transgender teen, Larry King, and the events leading up to his death. I’d been following the story for a while and I new most of the basics, but what I didn’t know was how the jury reacted when it came time to hand down a verdict to the teen who murdered Larry King in cold blood. According to the facts, it was pre-meditated, the intent to kill was obvious, and the DA presented a case that seemed about as solid as they get. And yet the way in which the jury interpreted the law, and the murder of a transgender, made me wonder how could it be possible to get that many stupid people together in one group at the same time.

In February 2008, 15-year-old openly gay eighth-grader Larry King flirtatiously approached classmate Brandon McInerney and asked him to be his valentine. A few days later Larry was dead, shot twice in the back of the head by Brandon.

The film, which airs tonight at 9 ET/PT . on HBO, chronicles the Oxnard, Calif., murder, which has been described as the most prominent gay bias crime since the murder of Matthew Shepard a decade earlier. The case brought widespread media attention to issues of teen gender expression and sexual identity, as well as gun violence at schools.

From what I gathered according to this documentary, the jury members felt sorry for the murderer because transgender Larry King embarrassed him in front of all his straight male peers. Larry King was open about being transgender and even wore high heels and make up to school. Straight boys found that uncomfortable at best. Most of the people on the jury associated with the trial who seemed so supportive of the murderer were women.

You can read more here.

Anderson Cooper on Alec Baldwin

I posted about Alec Baldwin’s most recent gay slurs yesterday, and this is a follow up to a few more things Anderson Cooper had to say about it.

Speaking to a panel on Monday’s “AC360 Later,” Cooper laid into Baldwin, calling him a liar for saying that he was unaware that “c-ksucking” could be used in a homophobic way.

“For him to say, I was informed of this afterward, I mean come on!” he said.

He later added that he didn’t understand why Baldwin was getting a “pass” for his comments.
“If Alec Baldwin had yelled the n-word to that photographer, or yelled some anti-Jewish slur, it would be over!” he said.

If you don’t think Anderson Cooper is right, all you have to do is reflect on what Paula Deen said last summer. And she did that years and years ago and not even in the same vicious context with which Baldwin made his remarks.

I don’t think people are actually getting it yet.

Read more here.

Minister Convicted for Gay Marriage

I saw this on the news last night on TV, and the tone with which the local anchor man read it sounded like complete disgust…as if he couldn’t even believe something like this would happen. And this anchor man is usually objective expressionless about everything.

A United Methodist pastor was convicted Monday of breaking church law by officiating his son’s same-sex wedding and could be defrocked after a high-profile trial that has rekindled debate over the denomination’s policy on gay marriage.

The Methodist church put the Rev. Frank Schaefer on trial in southeastern Pennsylvania, accusing him of breaking his pastoral vows by presiding over the 2007 ceremony in Massachusetts.
 
You can read more here. I’m not all that surprised.
 
 
 
 

Fakery in Trad Publishing Again? Alec Baldwin’s New Gay Slur

Fakery in Trad Publishing Again?

It’s becoming an ongoing deal to read something about a non-fic book picked up by a traditional publisher that turns out to be questionable at best, a complete lie at worst. It happened with James Frey, it happened with pen namer Margaret B. Jones, and to a certain extent it even happened with fiction Fifty Shades of Grey because it was never really disclosed on a grand scale that 50 Shades started out as fanfic of Twilight with a totally different title. Online book bloggers had to do it before the mainstream press even caught on to it. And to this day you can stun people by telling them this about 50 Shades. Now there’s another allegedly fake from Simon & Schuster written by Dylan Davies where his claims about what happened in Benghazi were allegedly inaccurate.

If you haven’t heard, all this broke when CBS’s 60 Minutes aired a piece about Davies and his account of the attacks turned out to be contradictory and questionable. 60 Minutes has since apologized. And now Davies is in hiding, Simon & Schuster canceled his upcoming book, and a lot of people are wondering what happened.

However, Davies issued a statement to S&S and he’s still standing by his story and I think it’s important to make that clear, especially after he received a threatening letter about his family.

 “Due to this threat I will not discuss the book with anyone under any circumstances for the foreseeable future, I am not prepared to put my family in danger. I stand by my story however I understand that it continues to be rubbished, which I expected.”

You can read more here where there are other links.

What I’m wondering is why S&S would even take on a book like this if they didn’t know for certain it was credible? But more important, if it is credible as Davies still states, why don’t they know this at S&S and why would they cancel publication?

Alec Baldwin’s New Gay Slur

I posted about Alec Baldwin using gay slurs last summer, here. And now he’s at it again.

In a video posted on TMZ, Alec Baldwin goes after two paparazzi he says are too close to his wife and child, calling one what sounds like “c**ksucking f*g.”

My question is this: why do we even care what Baldwin says, does, or thinks? I know it’s amusing to watch these public meltdowns and see Baldwin turn himself into a circus clown in a macabre way, but seriously, does anyone truly care anymore?

I’ve passed on at least three things with Baldwin’s name attached to them so far since his last tirade. The associations with his gay slurs make anything he acts in too disturbing to watch. And when you compare what the other creepy Baldwin brother does to gays it makes it even worse. These people are carrying the creep flag in one hand and the freak flag in the other.