Friday, April 30, 2021

NYC Guy Punches 24 Year Old While Shouting Anti-Gay Remarks at Him, Openly Gay Pilot Leaves Navy After Harassment, Ryan Field Books

NYC Guy Punches 24 Year Old While Shouting Anti-Gay Remarks at Him

Here's proof that gay people can suffer homophobia and hate anywhere in the world, even in New York City. 

Police are looking for a man who punched a 24-year-old and hurled homophobic slurs at him at a New York City drug store over the weekend.

Here's the rest. There's also a video of the incident. This looks like gay hate to me. I just wish we would all start fighting back. Just club assholes like that with baseball bats. I would do it. They would think twice before they even looked at us the wrong way.  Beat the hell out of them. 

Openly Gay Pilot Leaves Navy After Harassment

This story is about a Navy pilot, Lt. Adam Adamski, who is openly gay. He claims that everything was fine for almost 6 years. Unfortunately, the article shows there's still a lot of hate and discrimination in the military.

“So, when I walked in the room, I knew something wasn’t right,” Adamski said. “The TV had been moved, like on a pivot to face the doorway. And I saw my dress whites draped over and around the TV and there was hard-core gay porn playing.”

Here's more. There's also a video with this one, too. 



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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Two Gay Men Set on Fire, Ryan Field Books

 Two Gay Men Set on Fire 

Here’s another horrible story on the global front. This is what they do to gay men and we never see the media cover it. It happened in Latvia this time. 

One of the victims, identified as Artis, told the local Tukums Independent News their homophobic neighbor set ablaze his roommate, identified as Normund, just outside their front door in the early morning hours of April

Here’s the rest. They mention how the state fire agency and local paper tried to cover it up. 85% of his body was burned.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Gay Weatherman Fired For Political Post, Ryan Field Books

Gay Weatherman Fired for Political Post 

The details right now are sketchy with this one so I can’t comment. But one of the things I always notice about the weather people I follow on social media is that they never get political. No one wants to hear the weather people talking about politics. It doesn’t matter what kind of politics it is. We’re not interested. 

Sundgaard shared a post on his Facebook that called the protestors “white nationalist Nazi sympathizer gun fetishist miscreants.” A far-right news outlet reported on Sundgaard’s post, and former Republican congressman Jason Lewis shared it. Sundgaard took down the post but was still fired.

Here’s more. They always take down the posts. I guess they don’t know about screenshots. I've been saying this for years. Whatever you put on the Internet, stays on the Internet. It never goes away. Don't be that guy. Of course, you can have your opinions but think first. 


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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Gay and Bi Teens Coming Out More To Parents Now, William and Mary Names Building After Gay Historian, Ryan Field Books

 Gay and Bi Teens Coming Out More To Parents Now

I've been seeing a lot more of this happen myself lately. I think kids nowadays are more comfortable with being gay and bi now that there's less stigma and shame involved. And I just hope it continues. 

A new study shows that there is a record-breaking number of kids coming out to their parents. 

"This study is encouraging in that it shows that many teens, including those under 18 years old, are comfortable with their sexuality," said Moskowitz, an assistant professor of medical social sciences at Northwestern University's Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing

Here's more. They also warn that many are still facing the same issues and stigmas we all faced in the past. But at least it's progress. And for those of you who think it's too soon for kids to come out and say they are gay or bi, mind your own business. I knew at 3 years old I was gay and so do most kids. We just never say anything about it. But we do know. 

William and Mary Names Building After Gay Historian

Here's another uplifting post about the college of William and Mary recognizing gay history. I hope we start to see more of this coming, too. 

The College of William & Mary, which was founded in 1693 in colonial Williamsburg, Va., announced on April 23 that it has renamed one of its major academic buildings after the late gay historian John E. Boswell.

Here's the link to more. This is very significant. There's so little gay history mentioned anywhere. 

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Glenn Close On Playing Trans Characters, Ryan Field Books

Glenn Close On Playing Trans Characters

Let me begin this by saying that I have always despised blackface. I knew it was wrong when I was a kid, I've known it was wrong all my life, and no one had to tell me that it was wrong. I just knew. I come from a long line of people who wouldn't even think of doing blackface. My own mom and dad would have cringed at just the thought of blackface and so would my grandparents. And this way of thinking covers everyone with me, including what's been termed as "yellowface." That's when a straight white person pretends to be Asian. I find all of it just despicable. 

With that said, Glenn Close was trending this weekend because apparently she did something "funny-ha-ha" at that annual Oscar Show and Twitter was fawning all over her, as Twitter tends to do when there's nothing else worth talking about. I'm not even sure WTF she did, and I don't really care. Seeing her trend again made me remember the fact that she once played a trans character. And it was written about in more than one place. She said this in an interview back in 2018.

'Acting is a craft. I personally think that anyone should be able to play anyone,' Close, 71, said in a HFPA podcast, according to THR.com.

Here's more. Well, that's what they all say. But does that mean she believes it's okay for her to play a black character? I'm just curious. Would she play a famous black character from history? She did say that anyone should be able to play anyone. Those are her words, not mine.  One thing is for certain, I doubt we'll be seeing an apology any time soon, though.

Her problem is that she forgets one important factor here: just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do it. 

 

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Were Gay People Truly All Offended By Andrew Yang's Recent Remarks? Ryan Field Books

Were Gay People Truly All Offended by Andrew Yang's Recent Remarks?

Maybe it's just me and maybe I look at these things differently, but I wasn't offended by Andrew Yang's remarks and I still actually like Andrew Yang. In fact, it takes a lot more to offend me than something like this. But from what I saw on Twitter the day all this went down, you would have thought Andrew Yang killed a kitten. 

To Harris Doran, a club member and filmmaker, Mr. Yang’s insistence on referring to members as “your community” particularly stung.

“He kept calling us ‘Your community,’ like we were aliens,” Mr. Doran said.

Here's more. I'm not saying his remarks weren't a little ridiculous. I'm just saying I wasn't offended by them. I stopped getting that offended a long time ago. He can't help himself because this is what he's been taught to believe is right. He thinks he's just being an ally like so many others. I also hate the double standards. Debra Messing and Bette Midler say similar things and they get free passes. I see things like this happen daily and if I got offended by everything I saw I wouldn't be much good for anything. 

So, while some gay people may have been offended by Yang's remarks, not all gay people were offended. I wasn't offended. I asked Tony and he wasn't offended. And then I asked several more gay friends and they weren't offended. I trust my own instincts. 


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Saturday, April 24, 2021

A Rise In Business Owners Refusing Gay Customers, Ryan Field Books

 A Rise In Business Owners Refusing Gay Customers

As a former small business owner, I always thought that when you own a business and when you are open to the public in general you should never discriminate against anyone. I know it's not something I would do. And it's really not a matter of free speech for me. Your race, your religion, or how you identify is not my concern. I'm only there to serve you in a fair and honest manner. It's a matter of human rights...a basic matter. You don't have to be too smart to understand this either. 

With that said, there seems to be a rise in hetero business owners refusing to accommodate openly gay customers. I say openly gay on purpose because these dumb heteros who own these businesses don't even realize that half of us still haven't even come out of the closet and that we are already their customers. They just don't know it yet. 

When they got there, they saw a sign on the door that listed 10 things customers should have with them if they want the business to e-file their tax return. But the last item on the list stopped them from opening the door. It read, “Homosexual marriage not recognized.”

Here's more to read.  


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