Author: jaysays

Stupid Things People Say About Gays: They are termites, like Nazis and Teabaggers

Dan Ramos, the Chair of Bexar County Democrats, representing the Democratic party in the City of San Antonio, Texas, and surrounding areas, recently went on a racist and homophobic tirade:

“[Gays] are all connected to the gay Democratic Party, the so-called Stonewall Democrats. Just like termites they managed to get some of their people in key positions. … I liken them to the Tea Party — the Tea Party and the f—ing Nazi Party — because they’re 90 percent white, blue-eyed, and Anglo, and I don’t give a f— who knows that. Just like the blacks … they’re American, but you can’t get your way just because you’re black.”


March 13, 2011 1

A Sad Bullying Irony in My Facebook Feed

Two headlines appeared in my Facebook feed one right after the other tonight, in what can only be described as a sad irony if I use the word “irony” as liberally as most.


March 9, 2011 1

Speaker Boehner’s Office has Petitioners Arrested Violating 1st Amendment of Constitution

Today, five activists from GetEQUAL Ohio, a direct action LGBT rights group associated with the national organization, GetEQUAL, were arrested while attempting to deliver a petition to Speaker of the House John Boehner at his office in Columbus.

The petition, which urged the Speaker to focus on job creation rather than using tax payer money to defend the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), contained over 33,000 signatures.


March 9, 2011 10

HRC on the Record, Part 1: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Diversity.

It’s no secret that I’ve been critical of some of the decisions made by the Human Rights Campaign (“HRC”) and comments made by their spokespeople, but what should also be apparent is, like any organization, the HRC was developed with people power. Like me, all of those people are fallible. Mistakes can and do happen. It took me a long time to recognize that for myself. Sometimes, I speak for me, sometimes I speak for an organization – at no time is my speech necessarily correct.


March 9, 2011 0

Director of Equality Texas Defends Removal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity from Anti-Bullying Bill

Texas has been spinning over a proposed “Anti-Bullying Bill” which was introduced in both the House and Senate. The bill, which original provided for punishment of the bully rather than the victim and required the schools to report the type of bullying and “cause” of bullying (including sexual orientation and gender identity) only had a marginal chance of passing in a venue as conservative as Texas; however, it brought together many advocacy organizations and the momentum of LGBT activists was growing at an astounding rate.


March 1, 2011 1

Your Representative’s View on DOMA – Mike Ross, Democrat, Arkansas.

From Arkansas Representative, Mike Ross, Democrat:

“…please know that I support the belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. In 1997, I joined my colleagues in the Arkansas State Legislature to enact two state laws that prohibit recognition of same-sex marriages in our state”


February 28, 2011 1

Houston Mayor’s “Bittersweet” Valentine – Freedom to Marry Day Events

In an open letter, City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker wrote:

“All across this country people will be sharing Valentines Day with the ones they love. It is a bittersweet observation in the LGBT community, where we yearn for that day when we’ll have the right to marry the ones we love.”


February 11, 2011 0

The American Dream, Yes We Can — “You Can’t”: a Poem in Video

When I was a child, patriotism rested in the hope that I can be whatever I choose to be. I could become anything I dreamed of becoming. I could live as I wished to live because I was in the land of the free and the home of the brave. In those sentiments, I found the American Drea


February 10, 2011 0

Glee’s Chris Colfer wins Golden Globe and Delivers Anti-Bullying Message

I’m an admitted Gleek, in spite of the ups and downs with the show.  I’m thrilled to see more positive messages than we’ve seen from say, “Queer as Folk.”   Tonight, Chris Colfer [Kurt], won a Golden Globe.  His short acceptance speech was dedicated in part to “All the amazing kids… who are constantly told ‘no’…
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January 16, 2011 0

National Organization for Protection of Marriage to Request Ban on Obese Marriages.

The National Organization for Protection of Marriage has begun soliciting signatures to convince legislators in all 50 states to ban obese people from marrying. Maggie Gaylaher, the Founder of the group, notes that obesity is the leading cause of heart disease, diabetes and other ailments and thus premature death. “Children deserve a mother and a…
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January 15, 2011 2