Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cheney Gets a "New" Heart

I make light of this, but it is serious. The 71 year old Dick Cheney just underwent a heart transplant. He is resting in recovery after the operation. Perhaps now he will have a conscience transplant and he might be a nice guy to know.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Kevin Smith Defends Gay Brother on Piers Morgan

Kevin Smith has directed a few really funny movies and always seemed like a nice guy, and now I really believe that after this clip from Piers Morgan's show.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

European Court Of Human Rights Finds That Same-Sex Marriage Is Not A Human Right

This is absolutely stunning in it's prejudice and short sightedness.  Ruling against same-sex marriage the court used as it's basis, "if gay couples are allowed to marry, any church that offers weddings will be guilty of discrimination if it declines to marry same-sex couples."

Once again the sticky subject of marriage being a religious institution gets in the way.  When will governments get out of the marriage business and start conducting civil unions for everyone for legal reasons and let churches do the marrying part? 

That was a rhetorical question, of course.  So far, only a few governments have understood the distinction between religious institutions and civil ones. Until then LGBT people will be officially treated as second-class citizens in Europe and most of the rest of the world.  This must be appealed.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Chow Down at Chick-fil-A (Video Parody)

Great drag parody. So appropriate.

Happy Birthday Bayard Rustin

The man who organized the great March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Dr. King gave his momentous speech, was gay.  Bayard Rustin was a pioneer for civil rights and an openly gay man at a time when being gay was anathema.

Today marks his 100th birthday, (Rustin died in 1987)and I believe it is a day both African Americans and LGBT Americans should celebrate.  The city of New Orleans has already done just that by declaring today LGBT Civil Rights Equality Awareness Day,

So, if you don't know much about Rustin, take some time to do a little reading and learn more about the man behind the scenes of one of the great social justice movements in American history.