Entries from April 2022

  • April 2022
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    This Week's Quote

    The contrast in (Magic) Johnson’s public support for LGBTQ causes and personal misgivings about his son’s sexuality shows that people are complex. As Johnson said, he grew up in the heteronormative world of male team sports. His son was supposed to shoot hoops, not wear scarves around the house.

    Alex Reimer

    Source:  Outsports

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    Tammy Faye's Disturbed Ex

    On his daily show, televangelist and felon Jim Bakker mentioned Florida's Don't Say Gay law, and went on to claim that, when it comes to controversial social issues, preachers aren't "going to be able to preach much longer, because they'll shoot us in the pulpit. They will kill us in our pulpits. You don't believe me? They're already doing it."

    I missed the memo. I went to church today and didn't give my minister so much as a noogie.

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    Soap Up

    While on the elliptical machine at the gym yesterday afternoon, I noticed that the offerings on the bank of televisions far in front of me included a soap opera.

    I couldn't hear the show or read the captions, but this is what seemed to happen:  As a straight couple, about to be married, stood in front of seated guests, a middle-aged man in a designer outfit made a grand, self-absorbed entrance. He, apparently, was to marry a man in a subdued tux who also stood in front of the guests. A woman, presumably having been jilted by one of the gay men, rose from her seat to object, but wound up giving her blessing. Then everything calmed down—until a drag queen crashed, and made what must've been an accusatory speech full of revelations, judging by the guilty look on the face of the gay fashion plate. The drag queen finished stealing the spotlight by handing her purse to someone to hold, namely the completely ignored bride-to-be.

    It feels like just yesterday that a single same-sex kiss on a soap opera was national news. I have no idea when soaps turned into "La Cage aux Folles."

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    Ron DeSantis wants to punish Disney for opposing his "Don't Say Gay" bill, even though Disney is the largest taxpayer in central Florida. I guess if things go South, the state will just have to rely more on taxes Trump sends over from Mar-a-lago. Ha. Haha. HaHAhahahahaaHAAAAAAA!
     
    Bette Midler
     
    Source: Twitter
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    Alley Cats

    I got an email from the local chapter of the Human Rights Campaign inviting me to participate in a bowling fundraiser. The event is billed as "HRC Seattle's 18th Annual Bowling for Equality:  No Time to Spare."

    Now I can't help wondering whether it's called that every year, or did the chapter set itself the task of coming up with a different bowling pun annually?

    I hope not. All I can think of is "Keep Your Mind Out of the Gutter."

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    The Howling

    I read today that animal shelters are overwhelmed with surrendered pandemic pups.

    Stop it, people. Surely you realize there aren't enough lesbians in America to fix this problem?

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    This Week's Quote

    Life is short, keep your dreams big and your hair bigger.

    Dolly Parton

    Source: Twitter

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    Foul on Me?

    I need you to tell me if I'm being too sensitive.

    It feels like something has shifted in women's basketball. Over the last couple of years, I've noticed an affinity, especially among Black college players, for wearing false eyelashes on the court. During the NCAA tournament, Champion repeatedly ran an ad featuring empowered and sensual young female athletes, the leader of whom didn't have nails so much as lacquered talons. Yesterday during the WNBA draft, the announcers gushed over players being fashion plates.

    It's enough to make a curmudgeonly lesbian suspicious. And nauseous.

    Is homophobia at the root of this push to feminize players? Are young athletes feeling the need to scream they're not dykes? Or is there just a whole lot of self-expression going on, and I'm too jaundiced to see it?

    Help me. I've jumped to a conclusion and I can't get down.

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    Making History

    On Thursday the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. It was a historic day, as she became the first Black woman elevated to the highest court in the land.

    It was historic for another reason, too. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, because he wasn't wearing a tie, had to cast his "no" vote against Jackson from the Senate cloakroom.

    It's official. Lindsey Graham was really in the closet.

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    Violently Illogical

    PinkNews reports that two men have been given life sentences for raping a lesbian teenager in South Africa.

    One of the men, while raping her, asked her to be his girlfriend.

    The only response I can think of is, "Naturally. And if you beat my head in with a hammer, I'll want to have your children."

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