Pope, Gay Teen, Pancreatic Cancer
This article strikes home for Tony and me because we both went through twelve years of Catholic school, and Tony's mom passed away in 2002 after suffering through a battle with pancreatic cancer. So when I read the Pope was honoring a gay teen prodigy for coming up with a cost-effective method that can detect pancreatic cancer in early stages, I wanted to know more about it. Anyone familiar with pancreatic cancers knows that by the time it's diagnosed the cancer has most likely spread too far to treat aggressively. For most who are diagnosed, there's usually a six month mortality rate. Detecting it sooner rather than later is a huge thing.
Jack Andraka, a 16-year-old teen from Maryland, is one of the most brilliant minds of his generation.
He was awarded the Vatican’s International Giuseppe Sciacca Award for his work.
But while he was won several accolades for his ground-breaking science, this award is special.
You can read more here.
This new Pope seems to be different than others before him.
Alec Baldwin's Gay Hairdresser
Alec Baldwin goes berserk sometimes.
When Alec Baldwin goes berserk he often shouts pejoratives about gay men.
Alec Baldwin recently went berserk and called a photographer a cock-sucking fag.
Alec Baldwin is now a bigger dick because he's been seen showing off his gay hairdresser since he made the gay slurs. It reminds me of the social media poster who rants on Facebook about nothing in particular and then posts a photo of a basket of kittens.
To prove it, the former 30 Rock star brought out his gay hairdresser to vouch for him in front of a group of reporters this morning in New York City.
'Am I a homophobe?' Baldwin asked the man, who was not identified.
'Yes, bigtime,' the hairdresser jokingly replied.
Some gay men will do anything for a buck.
Russia Anti-Gay Law
If you thought the fight against Russia's anti-gay law was finished, think again. As we get closer to the Olympics equal rights groups are now adding more pressure. And this time they are targeting corporate sponsors...money.
"It's taken months for the sponsors to formulate lawyerly responses that say nothing," said Minky Worden, director of global initiatives at Human Rights Watch. "We're going to work hard between now and Sochi to not let them off the hook."
The focus of the protests is a law passed with near unanimous support by Russian lawmakers and signed by President Vladimir Putin in June. It bans the "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" and imposes fines for providing information about the gay community to minors.
You can read more here. What I don't think corporate sponsors realize is that we don't forget. I'm not just talking about LGBT people now, I'm talking about anyone who knows someone LGBT or is related to someone LGBT. While some things eventually do blow over, other things last for many years to come. And if a corporation sponsors something anti-gay in the most basic sense, it's kind of like Alec Baldwin making all his gay slurs. Baldwin can lie, twist, spin, bring out all the gays he wants and hug them in Times Square, but what's done is done and he'll always be the guy who slammed gays.