Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bradley Cooper No Tongue; #Spirit Day; NOM Against Gays in Russia

Bradley Cooper No Tongue



This article is a little dated, but I keep google alerts for certain topics and this one popped up with something else and I thought it was interesting. Evidently, in a kiss scene from Sex in the City with Sarah Jessica Parker, Cooper was told no tongue kissing because SJP doesn't do that.

"And then right before we shot the scene, this guy came up and I think he said, 'SJP does no tongue. No tongue, man'. And I was like, 'Who's SJP?' So she kisses me, then straddles me in the front of the car and all I kept thinking about was keeping my tongue as far back in my mouth as possible. It was nightmare. But she wasn't -- she was great," he said.

This might be one of the fundamental differences between gay men and most (not all) straight women...at least with regard to kissing Bradley Cooper. It reminded me of an old Designing Women rerun I saw once where the character "Mary Joe" claimed that kissing, especially tongue kissing, was even more personal to her than actual sex. Of course that's paraphrased. But WTF? I never forgot that comment, and to this day still can't figure it out.

#Spirit Day

On October 17th we're being asked to wear purple, or go purple online in some capacity or another to support Spirit Day, which is a day set aside to stand against bullying.

Getting involved is easy: Wear purple or go purple online on October 17th and help create a world in which LGBT youth are celebrated and accepted for who they are.

You can find out more about it here.

The Hot in Cleveland cast is going purple that day, including Betty White. There's a video with the link above.

Bullying gay youth...and gay adults...is still a serious issue all over the place, including online. Too bad there isn't a day set aside for bullying gay fiction. There seem to be a lot of censorship issues coming up lately. I've been dealing with a few issues myself on Smashwords.

NOM in Russia

NOM (National Organization for Marriage...they believe marriage is between one man and one woman, not gay marriage) president, David Brown, was in Russia allegedly trying to push legislation that's geared toward keeping interested foreign couples from adopting children in Russia. 

Now, Brown is coming under fire by Fred Karger, President of Rights Equal Rights, who claims that Brown's actions to help pass this legislation with Russian officials violates The Logan Act, a federal statute that states that it is a crime for a U.S. citizen to confer with foreign governments against the interest of the United States or without authorization of the American government.

I'm sure everyone who knows about gay people knows Fred Karger made gay history in the past general election by being the first gay man to run for President of the United States, and he did this on the Republican ticket. If not, I posted about it here many times.

Since then, Karger has been working tirelessly to expose many of the alleged illegal dealings associated with NOM, like this issue in Russia.

Karger wrote this in a letter:

The presentations by NOM’s Brian Brown were apparently very effective. Five days later, the Duma passed a ban on the adoption of Russian children by same-sex couples and by single people living in countries that allow marriage equality.

Immediately after Mr. Brown’s meetings and testimony in the Russian capital, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a severe crackdown on LGBT rights, affecting all LGBT visitors to Russia to include Americans.

If Mr. Brown did travel to Moscow with French religious leaders with the express intention of furthering discrimination against LGBT Russians and all LGBT travelers to Russia, this could be in direct conflict with current United States laws.

The saddest part of all is that so many children will be denied good homes, with good families.

Photo above is in the public domain.  




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