Gay hate crimes

Gay YouTube Star Crying Wolf In WeHo; Alexander Skarsgard Says Gay Sex Is Incredible; #HeterosexualPrideDay

Gay YouTube Star Crying Wolf In WeHo

This week we read the sad tale of an innocent young gay male…who is also a YouTube star…who was allegedly beaten in WeHo. At the time, it was an alleged hate crime. There was one gruesome photo of this guy’s bruised, battered face.

Then, it was reported that the information might not have been correct. They were investigating to see what the real story was.

And now, according to this article, the claims were a hoax. Allegedly, the YouTube star, Calum McSwiggan, wasn’t beaten and it wasn’t a hate crime. His injuries were self-inflicted. His friend even claims McSwiggan was crying wolf.

Not surprisingly, McSwiggan has taken to Facebook to write his own interminable take on the situation, in which he says he was “high from having an amazing time at VidCon” before things took a dark turn.

You can read his whole statement here at this link. It’s very long.

Alexander Skarsgard Says Gay Sex Is Incredible

Of course Skarsgard is promoting a new movie. In doing so, he claims that he’s kind of/sort of had incredible gay sex. On TV, that is.

If you’re a gay man, like me, it’s kind of hard to describe. There’s one quote where Skarsgard talks about his gay sex scenes in True Blood, and how he had to deal with another straight male actor who was doing the scene with him…who was nervous because he’d never kissed a guy before. Interesting, because I wouldn’t feel that way if I were going to kiss a woman in a sex scene.

This is what transpired…verbatim, according to Skarsgard.

 I just said, ‘Look at the scene. It’s this nemesis and he comes in and then it gets seductive and you think they’re gonna make love and it gets into that and then suddenly my character stabs him in the back and he explodes. In two minutes, look at this emotional rollercoaster we’re taking the audience on. If we commit to this, it’s going to be an amazing scene and we’re going to be very happy with it forever. If we hold back, that’s when it gets awkward.’

Then, in this article, Skarsgard tells other straight male actors who are playing gay to “just dive in.”

At least he didn’t say, “hold your nose.” 

I know you all loved True Blood. I loved it, too. I never missed an episode. But just imagine how it would sound if Skarsgard had made these comments about having a sex scene with someone from any other minority. And this happens time and again, whenever a straight male actor plays gay and there’s a kiss or even a hint of sex involved.

You can read more of this here.

#HeterosexualPrideDay on Twitter

When I saw this #HeterosexualPrideDay thing trending on Twitter yesterday morning I went right over to see what it was all about.

It all began when someone decided to mock Gay Pride by creating the hashtag #HeterosexualPrideDay. Pretty soon, straight men (and a few straight women) joined the chorus by tweeting about just how secure they are in their heterosexuality.

The sarcastic Tweets continued all day, and I tweeted several of my own. Here’s one:

10h10 hours ago

Friends of mine were together for fifty-six years, but were never able to legally marry. They died that way.

You can read more about this here. 

Unabated

The Arrangement  
 
 

Kim Davis Is Free; First Gay Police Wedding; Father of Gay Student Beaten Speaks Out

Kim Davis Is Free

Kim Davis was released from jail yesterday and Gov. Mike Huckabee was there by her side supporting her. I also read she’ll be returning to work by Friday and no one knows how she’s going to deal with issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. From what I gather to be true, the people in her office are not required to follow her orders on the matter any longer.

“Thank you all so much. I love you all so very much,” she told the crowd. “I just want to give God the glory. His people have rallied, and you are a strong people! We serve a living God who knows exactly where each and every one of us is at. Keep on pressing. Don’t let down. Because He is here and He is worthy.” The He she’s referring to is GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, who came to town to troll for votes introduce the woman whose homophobia he bizarrely compared to Lincoln’s fight against slavery. We’re not sure we’d call him “worthy,” Kimbo. 

I also believe it to be true that Huckabee wasn’t trolling for votes. He was there because he hates the concept of gay marriage and because he’s such a religious zealot he can’t help himself.  Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to understand the way government works…or he’s interpreting it to work a certain way, according to his biased religious beliefs. And that’s where it gets dangerous. Because if Kim Davis’ civil rights were being violated in any way the very people she’s fighting would be the first ones to support her. For example, if another county clerk who belongs to a religion that doesn’t believe in divorce denied Kim Davis a marriage license for her next husband…because she’s been divorced several times…people who believe in equality would be supporting her. That’s what equal rights are about. As for her religious convictions, she should keep them confined to church, not government…or seek emotional counseling by a qualified professional.

You can read the rest here. 

First Gay Police Wedding

I think this is more about the first public gay police wedding in the world. I find it hard to believe no other gay cop has gotten married before this.

In any event, it’s nice to see.

Two gay policemen tied the knot in Spain over the weekend and the whole world is celebrating with them.

The couple, who are being referred to as Chema and Jonathan by Spanish media, were married in Jerez de la Frontera on September 5 while dressed in their full police uniforms, in what many believe is a world first.

More here, and the article goes on to mention they’re hoping this might inspire others who are still in the closet. And trust me they are there. I’ve been going back and forth with a guy who e-mails me that I’ve never even met all week hoping to help get him through the nightmare of a closeted life he’s living. There’s really nothing I can do but listen. You can’t draw conclusions for people. They have to draw those conclusions for themselves.

Father of Gay Student Beaten Speaks Out

The father of a gay student in North Dakota who was allegedly beaten by some guys in a fraternity is now talking about it publicly. The police are still investigating the incident.

“To have four guys jump you, strip you of your clothes and your dignity, and then whip you with a belt like an animal — if that’s not a hate crime I don’t know what a hate crime is,” he told Nicole Johnson of local NBC affiliate KVLY.

“You’re going to run across people who are homophobic anywhere you go. At least there are some good people around that campus that night who were willing to step up,” he continued.

What does he want for those accused?

“What do I want to see happen? I’m a parent — you don’t want to know what I want to see happen to them.”

I’m with the father on that one. Beat the hell out of them so they never do this to another single gay person again.  You can read more here.  

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