When I was a child, I was taught that certain words were bad, that you don’t use them. For example, I was taught that the word “shit” was a bad word; therefore, I was barred from saying it and instead had to say, “dodo.”
I haven’t done a “Stupid Things People Say About Gays” in a while. Lots has been happening, but there’s certainly no shortage of stupid things people are saying. Here’s the latest from the AFA (American [heterosexual only] Family Association):
Congress is set to give legally protected status to 30 sexual orientations, including incest. Because of pressure from homosexual groups, Congress has refused to define what is meant by sexual orientation in H.R. 1913, the “Hate Crimes” bill. This means that the 30 different sexual orientations will be federally protected classes.
If you missed Closet Talk last night you missed a great story from MJ (as well as some technical distractions from yours truly at the beginning of the show). MJ eloquently told her story of life before and after the closet, weaving us through her fears and feelings of loneliness but always leading us right back to where we should be, hopeful.
During the April 20, 2009 Twitter Town Hall Meeting for LGBTQ activists and allies, an interesting debate was raised, essentially asking, should LGBTQ activists put all their resources toward one right at a time such as Marriage Equality or Employment Non-Discrimination, or continue to pour our resources into all aspects of Civil Rights?
According to Mike (name changed to protect the innocent), a 17 year old senior at Grandfield High School, Ms. Taylor had been teaching The Laramie Project for about a month without incident. In fact, prior to teaching the story, Ms. Taylor was required to obtain approval for the play, and approval was given.
The Iowa Supreme Court has advised that it will release its ruling on the “gay-marriage” ban this Friday, April 3, 2009. Oral Arguments were presented to the court in December. The case, is Varnum v. Brien and will be released on the Iowa Supreme Court website by 8:30 a.m.
As the Kansas City-based chorus prepares for their Saturday performance of “And Justice For All” to honor the fight and fighters for civil equality (i.e. women’s suffrage, the stonewall riots and Martin Luther King, Jr.), the “top leaders” of the state’s senate denies a resolution honoring the group.
ABC News recently aired filmed “What Would You Do?” In it, ABC hired two openly gay male actors, one heterosexual couple and one “gay basher” to go to a local sports bar. The heterosexual couple and homosexual couple agreed to show affection toward one another and gauge the crowds reaction.