Thursday, June 30, 2005

A Reason for Katie to be Perky

The Today Show has announced that its annual "Today Throws a Wedding" event will now include same-sex couples. Wouldn't that be exciting? Homemakers planning a gay wedding...Talk about role reversal!

Katie: Now all you viewers, get ready to vote on the wedding. We need to figure out who is the top or bottom and who is going to wear the dress.


GLAAD is so happy...

Sugar Daddy Joe

This week's HRC weekly message from our ever-so lispy host, President Joe Solmonese (is he getting balder?), is all about the interns. And it is fascinating to see these young twinks and gals in action. Show how they:
-Deliver mail;
-Interact in the vast cubicle terrain of HRC HQ;
-Answer phones and put their vast telemarketing schemes to work;
-Help each other with that difficult spreadsheet adding; and
-Try not to laugh while HRC's director tries to, well, direct.

Thanks for this one sugar daddy Joe. Good use of that new media center!

See interns in the wild...

Representing Evangelicals

Before ABC announced its decision, the Family Research Council said it was worried evangelicals would be made to appear judgmental and foolish.

ABC has decided to pull the plug on a reality show that put white conservatives in a position to pick their new neighbors. The catch: All the potential new neighbors are not white and conservative. One family is black, one gay, one hispanic, etc.

GLAAD was concerned that early episodes of the show may present bigotry as an acceptable form of expression. Tony Perkins feared that it may show evagelicals as as "judgmental and foolish." Evangelicals foolish? Maybe not. Judgmental? How absurd. By the way, you're all going to Hell and see you after the Rapture!

ABC is scared of gays and Tony...

World Equality and Freedom at Home

We were not the first, but I am sure we will not be the last. After us will come many other countries, driven, ladies and gentlemen, by two unstoppable forces: freedom and equality.
-Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero on passage of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage

By Graham N. Murphy (a poliboi)

This morning I woke up to some incredible news. Same-sex marriage is now legal in Spain. Just hours ago, the Spanish Parliament passed a law that legalized same-sex marriage. This momentous occasion for lesbian and gay people throughout the world comes on the heels of a historic vote in the Canadian Parliament in favor of a bill that could legalize same-sex marriage in that country.

As July 4th approaches, a day that brought independence and freedom to the United States of America, it is interesting to consider how far the LGBT movement for equality has come in America in comparison to the same movement in other countries. Undeniably, the American movement for equality has made some progress. At the local and state level the movement for equality is further along than at the federal level. Many states have laws protecting lesbian and gay people from discrimination and a small minority of states have laws that provide some basic rights for lesbian and gay couples. However, while full equality for LGBT people is ringing forth from other countries around the world, bigotry and hatred continue to ring forth from America's Liberty Bell.

In America, the political climate is certainly much different than the one that exists in both Spain and Canada. While the majority of the people in those countries support equal rights for lesbian and gay people (62% of Spaniards support same-sex marriage), America's movement for equality is still struggling to combat societal homophobia. Earlier this year, the new President of the Human Rights Campaign embarked on a journey to reintroduce the LGBT community to parts of the country where support of LGBT people is limited. While how successful the journey was in improving the way LGBT people are viewed in America's heartland is in question, the mere fact that the journey took place is a remarkable statement on how far the movement for equality needs to still go in America.

If the American LGBT community still needs to prove its value, worth and right to dignity and respect from the American people, then it has a long way to go before it ever should expect to be where Spain and Canada are today. Which begs a vitally important question: What have we, the American LGBT community, been doing all this time?

For far too long, we have neglected our obligation as a movement for equality. While we have been spending our time in America's legislatures trying to pass laws, we have not spent enough time with the American people. While hatred is spread against LGBT people across the country in churches and through some of the media, we have not done enough to tell our stories and make our moral case for equal rights to all Americans. The churches and media that spread hate are winning the battle for LGBT rights, because they have an army of supporters that are loud and that politicians will listen too. Our power as a community will continue to dwindle as long as we do not become louder through the power of our own voices and our allies.

I have faith that our community's message of love and equality is more compelling than hate and division. The basic problem is that we have not found our voice and we do not know how to tell our stories in a way that the majority of people will hear us and open up their hearts to what we have to say. Once we learn how to change hearts and minds we can begin the true fight for equality in America.

July 4th provides not only an opportunity to celebrate the profound values America was founded on, but for many of us it also provides an opportunity to speak with friends and family about what freedom truly means. Freedom to love. Freedom to live. Freedom to be. And we will all be truly free when we all find a voice that opens up hearts to our cause for equality.

Someone Teach me Spanish...Gracias!

Today the Parliament in Spain passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. That makes four countries that have same-sex marriage or are on the road to legalizing it.

Once again America is behind the times. While equality is ringing forth around the world, bigotry and hatred continue to ring forth from America's Liberty Bell. I guess this is what happens when you live in a theocracy.

The Great Gay Boat to Spain Takes Off Today...

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

UCC is for Me

The United Church of Christ's President has endorsed same-sex marriages. A resolution in favor of same-sex marriages will be voted on at UCC's annual meeting this weekend.

Canada really is starting to change things in North America. Clearly!

UCC is so Gay...

God Bless...Canada?

Yay! Maple leaves all around. Rub yourself down in some sweet, sweet syrup. Canada's House of Commons passed a favorable same-sex marriage bill. Let's pack our bags, get on the bus, and move on up! And here we've been making fun of our lovable neighbors to the North all this time.

Oh, Canada...

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Snuff Film at 11

A brief look down at the list of top stories leaves us saying, "Ewwwwwooo, gross":

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Gay T-Ball Player

How could this have happened? Someone get the Department of Homeland Security on the line. Could someone get Karl Rove? Rove, please, now!

In a humiliating display at the White House T-Ball Game, it appears that one of the players is gay and the evidence is more than clear:

Fred Hickman of ESPN was the play-by-play announcer and filled the time between batters by talking about their favorite things. One player, Hickman said, loves "SpongeBob SquarePants" and wants to be an FBI agent when he grows up.

A worshiper of the most insidious of all gay icons allowed to play on the field???!!! Luckily Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings was there to demand that funding be slashed for future T-ball games. Someone is going to be fired for this one.

T-ball Gone Terribly Wrong...

Blame Canada (Anti-Gay Americans Looking for Scapegoats)

Yummy Maple Syrup. Celine Dion. Washington Nationals. And now...GAY MARRIAGE! Yes, Canada will be the first to import Gay Marriage to North America. Tonight, at 8 PM EST, while Bush is out revving up the "don't ask, don't tell" crowd, Canada's Parliament will be approving ass-fucking with rings. Get out the champagne!

The Great Gay Caravan to Canada Takes Off...

Wicked Witch of the West

Poor, poor Jim West. Once a rabid anti-gay activist and dignified Mayor of Spokane, now a troll lurking for twinks to prey on. Has he learned nothing about being an older gay politician? Don't go looking for some ass discretely. Take your cue from Congressman Frank, and slap some young boi ass in broad daylight in view of the cameras. That's how you boost a young gay politician's career for free. Not through unpaid internships offered on If you master Frank's approach you may even get some good publicity and your palms sweaty. If only you had recalled this pearl of wisdom, you wouldn't be in the jam you're in now.

Where is a freelance Blade photographer when you need one?

Total Recall of West...

Tigger and Piglet Dead

Winnie the Pooh is madly depressed. Friends Tigger and Piglet died this weekend. Pooh was about to take anti-depressants to cope with the pain when long-time friend Tom Cruise unexpectedly admitted he was gay and proposed to Pooh. Now Pooh is on a healthy regiment of science-fiction and Katie Holmes devouring. Scrumptious!

Remembering Tigger...

Increased Thoughts of Suicide, That's All

The Tennessee Department of Children's Services has determined that allegations of abuse at an ex-gay camp for youth are unfounded. Well, that is just terrific.

So, apparently cult-like activity involving the brainwashing of normal youth that inflicts emotional and psychological harm is not considered abuse in the State of Tennessee. Wait, isn't this the same state that elects Doctors to the US Senate that believe they can diagnose the health and mental state of individuals based on old video tapes?

Yes, a lot of faith should certainly be put into the findings of the State of Tennessee.

Read more about the suicide watch...

Monday, June 27, 2005

Where Have We Been?

So things have been a bit hectic for the polibois. Here's what's been going on:

-We moved in together (mistake?)
-One of us got a promotion that has them crunching numbers for the DoD
-We have been shopping for furniture

Phew. Well, things are mellowing out now. So, we will be back to bitching on this blog. Promise. Luck you!