Saturday, April 26, 2014

Trans Teacher in Texas; Fist of Awesome Gay Bear; Johnny Weir Again

Trans Teacher in Texas

Last week a posted about a trans substitute teacher in Texas who was fired because a parent complained about her. This article mentions she's been allowed back, but with a few very discriminatory stipulations, one of which is they won't allow her around children.

She agreed this week to accept a full-time position outside the classroom that will last through the end of the school year.

'I said I’m willing to do whatever because I really need a paycheck,' Klug tells Lone Star Q. 'It doesn’t make me very happy, but I think it should placate them [the parents] somewhat.'

You can't blame her for taking the job. She needs the money. At least I can never fault anyone for doing whatever they have to do to make a living, especially in times like this where most people are making barely enough to survive and people like Hillary Clinton are making two hundred thousand dollars plus for each speech they give on the topic of income inequality.

In any event, you can read more here. It's very disturbing.

Fist of Awesome Bay Bear

I don't play video games much, but the title of the game, "Fist of Awesome," sounds so familiar to me. But I just can't place it. In any event, there's a video game out called "Fist of Awesome" and the creator of the game says that he intended the main character in the game to be a gay bear. And he did this for some very important reasons.

‘When I started making Fist of Awesome I always intended for the main character, Tim Burr, to be gay,’ Hunt said.

‘It wasn't something that affects the gameplay in anyway, it was just something the player would discover at the very end of the game. For a game that sells itself pretty hard on the whole beards and bears thing, ending the game with the understanding that Tim was a 'bear' all along somehow seemed appropriate.’

You can read more here.

He also says it's his way of creating equality in games. Bravo!!


Johnny Weir Again

The divorce battle continues with Johnny Weir and husband, Victor Voronov. And this time Voronov is talking about Weir's behavior...trust me, you won't be shocked.

'What he’d done to me is unforgiveable. Morally irrepressible,' he says. 'The most conniving behavior I’ve ever seen anybody do. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that I love him.'

Ugh!!

You can read more here if your stomach can take it. And here are a few previous posts about Weir and why he thought it was more important to support the Russian Olympics than it was to support equality.

These people never seem to go away.

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