Gus Kenworthy Wins Top Jock
If nothing else you can’t say I’m not consistent. Yesterday I posted that I hoped Gus Kenworthy would win Queerty’s top jock of the year award, and he did.
In a move that made gay hearts flutter everywhere, Gus Kenworthy, an Olympic freeskiing champion who garnered worldwide fame when he helped find homes for stray dogs while competing in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, told the world his truth in an ESPN magazine interview. “In skiing, there’s such an alpha male thing about pulling the hottest chicks,” Gus told the mag. “I know hooking up with hot girls doesn’t sound like the worst thing in the world. But I literally would sleep with a girl and then cry about it afterward. I’m like, ‘What am I doing? I don’t know what I’m doing.’ I don’t want to make skiing less cool. I hear the snowboarders call us ‘skier fags.’ And it’s frustrating because I’m literally going to live up to that stereotype.” Perhaps, but gay fans everywhere think he snagged the best prize of all.
I can’t help but wonder what else he had to deal with in that kind of environment.
You can read about the rest of the winners here, among them are Tim Cook…and of course Kim Davis and her Mother Hubbard dresses won Biggest Douche. There’s only one winner I’m not too sure about because I don’t think he really did much for gay rights until the last moment, when that moment suited him, but he seems to be popular with the masses so there’s that.
You can also vote for person of the year. I’m still going with Gus Kenworthy. And not just because he’s adorable. I really do think it was hell for him living in that kind of environment…and he survived it. Which proves we’re a lot tougher than they think we are.
Caitlyn Jenner Voting Republican
It seems that Caitlyn Jenner isn’t getting the praise that she was getting in the beginning when she announced she was a transgender woman. Remember all that happy cry stuff about be yourself and be true? And it’s partly because Caitlyn votes Republican.
This, however, is another one of those memes from comedian Sam Kalidi that’s meant to be funny.
We’ve asked online comedian, voice actor and chest hair model Sam Kalidi to create a new meme each week for Queerty readers. This week he ponders the consequences of Caitlyn Jenner’s announcement that she plans to vote Republican in 2016, following a denied request to attend the recent Democratic debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Sam looks forward to all your hate mail. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and at your local glory hole.
There are over 200 comments so far. You might not want to miss them.
Bristol Palin on Starbucks Cups
I didn’t get into anything about the Starbucks cups here at all because I think the whole damn thing is stupid. And this gem of a quote from Bristol Palin just proves my point.
They’ve obviously picked up on the fact that gays in America are filthy rich and they want their share of their wealth.And I don’t care that there’s a Starbucks on every corner of every major city on every continent on the planet. In fact, that’s exactly what makes them the perfect tool to spread the notion that gay people are alright. And as always, they’re targeting the youngest population with their cups and propaganda. On one hand, you have Starbucks poisoning kids around the world with its so-called coffees, and on the other, they are now celebrating the gay culture as something completely normal. Just goes to show how powerful the U.S. gay lobby really is. The message they’re relaying to the youth is, ‘If you want to be cool, be seen with a Starbucks cup of coffee in town. But if you want to be cooler, be seen with our new gayish-red cups and show your support to the LGBT community.’ The entire company just sickens me for a number of reasons.”
Here’s the source. Someone should tell Ms. Palin that if Starbucks was catering to gays with money and good taste they wouldn’t have chosen that ugly red cup. It would be taupe, or pale gray. Or maybe that nice tasteful color from the Martha Stewart collection they call “Fortune Cookie.” But it most definitely would NOT be garish hooker red. I don’t allow red in my house.
Haven’t these people ever heard of Billy Baldwin?!?