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Making Gay "Whoopie"; Looking Cancellation Painful; Russian Gay Propaganda Laws

Making Gay “Whoopie”

At first I thought this might be about Whoopi Goldberg. I honestly didn’t know WTF “whoopie” was.  I’m not the only one either. I tweeted something about it and a few other people didn’t know either.

Then I thought maybe it’s the Amish cookie.

As it turns out it has nothing to do with either of those. But it’s Monday, it’s summer, many of us are working hard, and it’s good stupid clickbait from none other than that will make you smile.

It’s another one of those meme collections that Queerty is becoming known for. And, “Whoopie” means hooking up…having sex. Here’s what one says:

In college I had sex with a teammate on the field in the middle of the night. We stuck the condom over a drinking fountain after. Sorry to whoever found that. 

And there you go. You’re welcome.

The strangest place I ever made “whoopie” was in an empty school bus in the parking lot of a gay bar in New Jersey.

More fun and games here. 

Looking Cancellation Painful 

It seems that when HBO’s “Looking” was canceled it was painful to the gay president of HBO. It was painful for a lot of us. I didn’t think Looking was perfect at first, however, I always thought the one most important thing about it was that it represented a big segment of the gay community that’s never really had a voice. It was honest and for once the gay guy was not turned into the clown and court jester.

I thought the show, creatively, was really doing something that I hadn’t seen on any other show, particularly dealing with gay lives. As a gay man, in particular, I was very proud that there was a show that felt like it was dealing very honestly and openly with gay men and their lives, without putting them into a comedic mode.”

You can read more here. 

There are about 40 comments that I didn’t bother to read. Looking is over now and I don’t care what the people who didn’t like it have to say. I’m starting to think that the ultimate problem with all gay content in the future is that now with gay marriage legal everywhere, and that one common goal to fight for gone, gay men are so diverse it’s not going to be possible to put together any content that everyone loves. And that’s not such a bad thing after all.

Russian Gay Propaganda Laws

This falls under the category of I told you so for me. Whenever I think of the gay people from the US who went to the Russian Olympics most recently I still cringe a little at their lack of support and their need to get attention. It’s not something I could have done.

And here’s another reason why. Thanks to the gay propaganda laws in Russia a young gay man was fined for having an LGBT gay youth web site.

Elena Klimova, founder of Deti-404 (Children-404) – an online support group for LGBT teenagers in Russia – was fined 50,000 roubles (US$850) after a court in Nizhny Tagil ruled that the site was guilty of distributing ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors,’ the Guardian reported.

The name is a reference to the internet error page ‘404 – Page Not Found’.
Klimova, who is journalist, became notable in Russia after publishing a series of articles about a minor’s homosexuality.

You can read the rest here. He’s a bright, courageous young man.  And I’m going to come back to this in the future next time I hear about Robbie Roberts going to Russia for some other sport. He’s already started making excuses ahead of time. 

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