This isn't a rant. It's not even a commentary. It's just an observation.
Daniel Radcliff is best known for Harry Potter. But he's also known for playing gay and profiting from gay content.
He makes it clear he has a girlfriend and talks about why he makes this clear. Evidently, when a lot of these celebrities Google themselves (and they all do it) search engines lead people to all kinds of misinformation, including gay speculation. Daniel Radcliffe has tried googling himself and being gay has been associated with his name...along with negatives like alcoholic.
In his own words:
'When I first did that, I got really annoyed for about half a minute, until I tried a few other people’s names and I found out [gay] comes up after almost everyone if they’re a man, and even some women – Florence Welch had it, and I was like, really?'
He got annoyed? Because gay came up with his name? Could it be the shame that has always been associated with being gay? As I said, this isn't a rant or a commentary...just an observation.
'I’m pleased my girlfriend (Erin Darke) comes up before alcoholic or gay,' Radcliffe says.
Yes, he's pleased. But make no mistake, Radcliff claims to be an LGBTI supporter, he doesn't let these things bother him anymore...when people think he's gay. I guess we should be happy for him. But I find that difficult because I don't understand how someone who claims to support gay people gets frustrated when someone thinks he is gay.
Side note: When I googled Radcliff's name I came up with Wikipedia, IMDb, and a host of other publications that speak of his acting credits and his career. Maybe my search engine is different than his. Or maybe it's because I only bothered to do a simple search. In any event, the important thing to remember here is that Daniel Radcliff has a girlfriend.
I hope this posts helps him promote that fact that he's NOT gay, and that he does, indeed, have a girlfriend.
You can read more here.
Six Anti-Gay Rants
Here's a list of some of the most recent anti-gay rants that have been going around.
This one is from someone I don't think anyone's ever heard of until now...
Michelle Duggar, a Z-list reality star from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, is making robocalls against a nondiscrimination measure in Fayetteville, Ark., claiming that transgender people are “males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female.” (Proof that the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree, oldest son Josh works for the homophobic Family Research Council.)
You can read the rest here. They all fall into the category of the most ridiculous, but they're amusing all the same. And, at least we know where these people stand. They aren't supporting us with one action and kicking us in the ass with another...like Daniel Radcliff who, in case you haven't heard, has a girlfriend.
AT&T Anti Gay Donation
Yesterday I posted about Facebook's donation to an anti-gay politician. They only donated $10,000, where AT&T donated $125,000. It's amazing when you think about it, because they're both claiming they are NOT anti-gay themselves. They're just helping out the enemy.
In an e-mail to Long Star Q, AT&T spokesman Marty Richter insisted that, despite the company’s $125,000 in donations to a politician who is actively working against the equal rights of LGBT people, AT&T loves the gays. Richter went so far as to tout the company for being a “leader” in equality.
“Diversity and inclusion are part of AT&T’s culture and operations, and we’re proud to be recognized as a leader in this area,” he said. “[E]very year since 2004 we’ve received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for our fair treatment of our LGBTQ employees, including protection against discrimination, parity of health care benefits for domestic partners and other criteria.”
The most interesting part about this is that they think we'll understand and forgive them for supporting anti-gay politicians. I'm not even political and I'm planning to switch to someone else now.
It's shabby...but at least, in case you still haven't heard, Daniel Radcliff has a girlfriend.
You can read more here.
Hot Cop of Castro
I've posted about the Hot Cop of Castro a few times, but I don't know if he has a girlfriend like Daniel Radcliff. His name is Chris Kohrs. In some ways he actually inspired me to write Cage James, a recent release I have out. Now it seems he's taken the ice bucket challenge and he turned it into an event of sorts.
The hunky San Francisco cop sat shirtless on a stage at The Cafe in the Castro on Monday (18 August) where he was doused with ice cold water before a cheering crowd that had paid between $5 and $30 to watch
He's helping to raise money for ODMF, The Officer Down Memorial Fund, which is an organization that helps family members who've lost officers killed in the line of duty.
You can read more here. There's a photo of Kohrs at the link. It's nice to see him using his newly found celebrity to do something positive.
Photo Attribution Here...and... don't forget that Daniel Radcliff has a girlfriend.
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