Ruby Krebs stepped up to run for City Council of San Antonio’s District 1 seat. Krebs is the first transgendered candidate to run for City Council in San Antonio. Krebs political career started when she was volunteering for the Hillary Clinton campaign and she now serves as Chair for Precint 4001.
Benny & Rafi Fine (http://www.TheFineBrothers.com), one of the most popular internet filmmakers of all time, have released the first of five episodes in a web series against Proposition 8, which overturned same sex couple’s marriage rights and is currently back in the California courts. The series, entitled “Prop 8: The Web Series”, puts an irreverent comedic spin on the controversial proposition. Each episode presents various rights from the California Constitution, and presents a “What if?” scenario of what it would be like if those rights were taken away. Known for their sometimes controversial brand of satire, the Fine Brothers hold nothing back in making a bold statement for equality for all.
A group of “homosexuals” apparently “stormed” the National Assembly in protest of a bill seeking to prohibit same-gender marriages in Nigeria. The argument made by the bill is that the charter on Human Rights signed by the U.N. (but not the USA) granted them the freedom of sexual orientation – which the proposed ban would infringe upon.
I’ve been trying to find a way to infuse truth into the statement, “Marijuana Cures Homosexuality.” The problem is, I haven’t hired the Anti-Gay Agenda’s advertising firm. What is it about their rhetoric that makes statements like, “homosexuals are the biggest threat to America” (uttered by Chris Buttars) so believable? Finally, I figured it out. God makes it believable.
Many will remember Jerry Lewis’ comment on his telethon raising funds for the MDA in 2007. But in case you don’t, here are his words: “Oh, your family has come to see you. You remember Bart, your older son. Jesse, the illiterate faggot.”
This week has resulted in my being startled by very vocal, racist remarks. On Monday, a very dear friend of mine was the victim of such vocal racism. While riding in an elevator with an older woman and a young girl, my friend was called a “gook.” This term was not used in anger against my friend, but was sharp and jarring none-the-less. The older lady in the elevator turned to the young girl and matter of factly stated (while pointing at my friend), “That is a gook.” Out of shock, my friend did not respond. She told me it was the first time in her life she can recall someone using that term in her presence to reference her directly.
Three men, two brothers and a cousin, shouted anti-gay slurs at patrons of Robert’s Lafitte and pelted them with rocks. One man, Marc Bosaw, required 12 staples to close the wounds. Another man was hit in the jaw by a rock.
The California Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments on the efforts to overturn Proposition 8 on March 5, 2009 beginning at 9:00 A.M. Pacific. Yes! on Equality will be providing LIVE video feed of the oral arguments between 9AM – Noon PST.