Fox News Greg Gutfeld on Gay Marriage

UK Student Union Bans Gay Men In Drag; Fox News Greg Gutfeld on Gay Marriage; Caitlyn Jenner on Vanity Fair

UK Student Union Bans Gay Men In Drag

I’ve posted on this topic before but I had no idea it would ever go this far. There has been some controversy about gay men “acting” like black women when they are in drag. For many it seems this is another form of cultural appropriation. 

On Twitter, they announced: ‘Some delegates are requesting that we move to jazz hands rather than clapping as it’s triggering anxiety. Please be mindful!’

A later motion passed was 503: ‘Dear White Gay Men: Stop Approprirating [sic] Black Women’.
Put forward by the NUS LGBT Committee, they believe the appropriation of black women by white gay men is prevalent within the LGBTI scene and community.

‘This may be manifested in the emulation of the mannerisms, language (particularly AAVE- African American Vernacular English) and phrases that can be attributed to black women. White gay men may often assert that they are “strong black women” or have an “inner black woman”,’ they said.

‘White gay men are the dominant demographic within the LGBT community, and they benefit from both white privilege and male privilege.’

The comments are interesting. I really don’t know how to comment on this one. I’ve seen deaf people insulted because people coming from places of privilege appropriate them for monetary gain, twisting deaf culture into something that doesn’t exist. I’ve seen the cultural appropriation of gay men in both aggressive and passive aggressive ways, and in some cases I’m still a little confused about that. What I do think is that this is a topic that’s going to be up for debate for a very long time. So be careful before you comment too quickly on this one.

You can read the rest here. 

Just one of them was ensuring everyone at the conference understood that some behaviors were damaging.
On Twitter, they announced: ‘Some delegates are requesting that we move to jazz hands rather than clapping as it’s triggering anxiety. Please be mindful!’
A later motion passed was 503: ‘Dear White Gay Men: Stop Approprirating [sic] Black Women’.
– See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uk-students-union-passes-policy-stop-white-gay-men-acting-black-women250315#sthash.oUSmQZwM.dpuf
Just one of them was ensuring everyone at the conference understood that some behaviors were damaging.
On Twitter, they announced: ‘Some delegates are requesting that we move to jazz hands rather than clapping as it’s triggering anxiety. Please be mindful!’
A later motion passed was 503: ‘Dear White Gay Men: Stop Approprirating [sic] Black Women’.
– See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uk-students-union-passes-policy-stop-white-gay-men-acting-black-women250315#sthash.oUSmQZwM.dpuf

Fox News Greg Gutfeld on Gay Marriage

One thing I find particularly interesting is the way so many think that Fox news is against them and other news outlets like CNN are in their corner. The first and most important thing to remember is that all of these “news” outlets are putting a spin on everything and what they do is designed to create controversy just for the sake of ratings and clickbait…at your emotional expense. For me, Rachel Maddow is no different than Megyn Kelly, except for the fact that Megyn probably has a cuter purse. Both are laughing all the way to the proverbial bank. They are entertainers. You either get that or you don’t. Sometimes I wish I didn’t get it. My life would be so much easier.

In any event, Greg Gutfeld at Fox News…yes the news you hate so much it makes you lose sleep…came out with some interesting comments on gay marriage. And I have no doubt he did this to get attention and brand himself as unique.

Arguing that conservatives need to use homosexual marriage “against the left,” Gutfeld said: “Gay marriage, in my opinion, is a conservative idea. The left generally hates traditions. It’s all about breaking with traditions, and in this case it’s embracing a tradition, one that stabilizes a community, one that is valuable for families. Why would you exclude that from a group of people who are born that way?”
You can read the rest here. I have no doubt we’ll be seeing more of this in the future, just as we’ll be seeing and hearing from people in the LGBT community who are fiscally conservative and liberal on other social issues.

 Caitlyn Jenner on Vanity Fair

 
I think this is the first photo shoot of Caitlyn Jenner, since she transitioned from male to female, formerly known as Bruce Jenner. For some reason or other she seems to be getting far more attention than any other trans person I’ve ever seen. In other words, she’s not the first to do this in the public eye. She’s the first to get this much media coverage for doing it.

The magazine hits news stands on June 9th, but it would appear that Caitlyn Jenner is already well on her way to feeling free.

As part of an in-depth profile on her transition from Bruce to Caitlyn, she tells Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Buzz Bissinger, “If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life.’”

You can see photos and read more here. I’m amazed at how great she looks. The cover, of course, is well photo shopped…to the point of parody. In all honesty, if I were on a magazine cover mine would be too. However, there’s a video that’s far more interesting.

I think I’m going to make a point of posting more about some of the more prominent transgender people that didn’t get as much attention as Jenner. I’m actually kind of curious about it myself. 

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