Saturday, February 19, 2011

20% of People Don't Know Bareback Sex Can Spread HIV

All the work we did trying to educate gay and bisexual men about safer sex seems to have been for nothing, and that pisses me off.  I read a recent poll in the UK where one in five people did not k ow AIDS/HIV could be transmitted through bareback sex.  Though I haven't seen the figures here, I would hazard to guess it's even higher.

Furthermore only one in 10 adults could identify all the ways AIDS could be transmitted.  That's just sad.

AIDS could have been eradicated in a generation if people listened to the Safer-Sex message, but I guess human beings are just too damned stupid, or perhaps it's because the frigging fundamentalists don't want accurate information about condoms out there, and so the real message gets muddled in a fog of misinformation.

Either way, it's disturbing.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Leaked Memos Show US Awareness of Growing Uganda Homophobia

The march toward violence against LGBT people in Uganda is documented in leaked cables on Wikileaks.  The US Embassy in Uganda noted the worsening climate for human rights.  Memos show that embassy staff noted anti-gay hatred being used to scapegoat homosexuals for the country's "socio-political failings".

This anger eventually ended in the death of David Kato, a gay rights activist in Uganda.  Still the US government funnels $500 million in foreign aid to Uganda.  Why?  Ask your Congressperson that question!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

CPAC Invited GOProud Back - If They Don't Advocate Gay Rights Issues

Now, if you ever wondered just how deep the amount of self-loathing the GOProud folks have, you will soon know.  Seems CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) who uninvited the allegedly LGBT Republican group has now changed their position.  Now they will welcome the GOPround folks if they will leave their "gay issues" at the door.

To quote CPAC Chairman Al Cardenas:
"It's got nothing to do with your orientation. It's got to do with the principles that you advocate. There are a number of gays in America who don't advocate gays in the military issue or gay marriage. And so they'll fit within the tent of what we stand for...It's not that easy. It's complicated. But we'll do our best to be inclusive while at the same time adhering to the principles that Ronald Reagan dreamed about and we've been following."
 So it basically comes down to the whole "straight acting" thing. Sure you can be gay or lesbian or whatever, as long as you stay quiet and don't actually ask for equal rights.  Imagine asking a black Republican to forgo any mention of Civil Rights or minority issues?  Oh yes, that would be Michael Steel or Alan Keys!

If GOProud accepts the re-invitation, I vote we take away their "gay cards".

Ouch! Australian Co-Anchor Belittles Co-Host

Sometimes a line is just too good to let go. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Coming to Broadway

Preview clip posted on YouTube.  I am ordering tickets for next fall now! Thanks to Towleroad for finding this

Glenn Beck Conspiracy Theory Generator - Almost Like The Real Thing!

Ever vigilant, Joe My God found this great gadget which generates Glenn Beck style blackboards full of nutty ideas.  I wondered where Glenn got that crap?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

No GOProud at Next Year's CPAC

There is a surprise! Not really.

GOProud, the allegedly gay Republican organization whose involvement with the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conference stirred up so much anger among the right-wing they are politely being asked to not come back.  GOProud's presence atthe conference was enough to make a few very large participants stay away.  Those include, Heritage Foundation, Concerned Women for America, Media Research Center and the hate group, Family Research Council.

Apparently the CPAC cannot afford to alienate these major players in their activities, so the gays get thrown under the Republican bus.  Again, I have to wonder why the hell a group who is plainly not welcome and whose very existence goes against some of the GOP platform planks calls itself Republican?  The degree of self-loathing of the GOProud folks is apparently limitless.  For example, GOProud volunteer Matt Hissey is quoted as saying, "I don't really like gay people."  Nice!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lady Gaga at Grammys - Fabulous!

OK I officially renewed my Gay Card.  Lady Gaga at the Grammy's was amazing!