Video of Chelsea Gay Bashing
This amazes me. I know Chelsea, I have friends in Chelsea, and my own brother lives in Chelsea. I spent Mother’s Day last year in Chelsea when my mom had cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering. For all intents and purposes, it’s one of the few places in the US where gay people usually feel completely safe. Think WeHo on the other coast.
You’d never expect for this kind of thing to go down in the very gay-friendly (if not gay dominant) Chelsea neighborhood in New York City, but at 11:10 pm on Tuesday, May 6th, a gay couple was viciously attacked inside of Dallas BBQ.
Jonathan Snipes, 32, says that he and his boyfriend, Ethan York-Adams, 25, were targeted specifically because they’re gay.
They were bashed over the head with a wooden chair, thrown to the ground and repeatedly kicked by two men shouting anti-gay slurs.
I’ve been noticing something interesting in the gay community lately. We’re not so willing to take it anymore. There’s a hashtag on Twitter that says #thatssostraight, in reply to whenever someone tweets “that’s so gay.” So you never really know who you’re fucking with nowadays 🙂
As for those of you who think everything is so wonderful now for gays, maybe this will give you something to really think about.
Chris Hemsworth’s Fake Penis
You know how all the gay presses are talking about the trailer for the remake of Vacation because there’s a scene where Chris Hemsworth shows off this huge penis in a pair of gray underwear? Well I think it’s safe to say they are all promotional advertorials and this is all parody. Hollywood knows better than anyone how to attract and pander to gays.
Of course I could be wrong, but I have never once seen a straight actor who was THAT well endowed show it off in quite that way. There are, indeed, some straight male actors who take more selfies before nine in the morning each day than most of us take in a lifetime, but rarely will you ever see penis like that exposed so openly.
OK, so they’re remaking Vacation and Chevy Chase Wally World blah blah, can’t wait it’s gonna be a hoot.
But let’s talk about what’s really important — Chris Hemsworth at the end of this trailer giving us a hell of a lot more than an angry inch.
Yes. There you go. The “angry inch.” Advertorial at its best.
You can view the trailer here. Actually, I probably will see this movie because it does look funny. But in spite of this advertorial, not because of it.
Don’t forget about the comments.
Presumed Top, Andy Cohen
The only reason I’m posting about this right now is because I’m hoping to show people how ridiculous it is. This is not the way it works in the gay world. I’m not even sure this is an advertorial, but it should be if it isn’t. It has that cheesy advertorial quality…even though Andy Cohen is far more ham than cheese.
And then there’s this:
Am I the only one who thinks Queerty’s obsession with “he’s a top”, “he’s a bottom”, is more than a little strange? Isn’t it enough to say (if Queerty has to gossip) “Andy Cohen and Lance Bass hooked up”?
The interesting thing about the comment section is that it seems to be mostly gay men leaving opinions. And it’s only interesting because I’m certain that segment with Andy Cohen was not geared toward gay men, but toward a heteronormative audience who find gay people “amusing.”
Don’t Insult the Amish
I have only one link to this part of this post. It’s to a previous post I wrote a while back about Amish culture and thoughts from a gay Amish man. Since the time I posted that guest post, I’ve remained in constant contact with the author, to the point where we e-mail each other at least four times a week. It’s a friendship I didn’t expect, but one that I treasure and handle with absolute discretion. We talk about everything from the more serious aspects of gay culture, to normal family issues we’re both dealing with, to how the “English” always misrepresent Amish people in such insulting ways.
One issue my Amish friend has is with Amish romance. He tells me that Amish people laugh when they hear about Amish romance, or they get insulted when someone who is “English” tries to appropriate their culture in a frivolous way. Mostly, because it’s never done well. It’s always twisted and dramatized for the sake of exploitation and monetary gain.
Of course there are other issues we discuss, but the main point I’m trying to make is that I knew very little about Amish culture until I met this person. And what I’ve learned in the past few years is that there are several different communities of Amish people, some more conservative than others. Although I can’t go into detail about anything we discuss because it would be a violation of confidence, there are Amish people who have access to technology at certain times and they use it wisely.
So the only thing you really need to know is that you don’t know everything about Amish culture, and when you think you do you’re probably insulting someone who is Amish. I’m still learning, and still trying not to insult Amish people with posts like this.