Entries from October 2022

  • October 2022
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    This Week's Quote

    If you had any doubt about me, when I open my mouth 50 yards of purple chiffon come out.

    Leslie Jordan

    Source:  Los Angeles Times

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    The Farce Marches On

    A Moscow appeals court today upheld WNBA star Brittney Griner's long-even-by-Russian-standards sentence for bringing medicinal hashish oil into the country. Since the Kremlin has refused to do a deal until the legal formalities were completed, we can fervently hope that now the time has come at last for Russia and the U.S. to swap prisoners.

    Griner has played basketball against the best in the world. Never could she have imagined that her fiercest opponent would be a pasty, balding 70-year-old who can't go left.

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    American Offerings

    Earlier this month, a 19-year-old killed two people outside an LGBTQ bar in Bratislava, Slovakia's capital city. In a screed against queers, Jews and others, the alleged gunman noted that he was inspired by the Buffalo supermarket shooter.

    Swell. Of all the things America has given the world, this European found inspiration in a white supremacist's murderous rampage on Blacks.

    Couldn't he have become enthusiastic over a different American export? Like basketball? Or video games? Or Cheese Whiz?

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    This Week's Quote

    There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.

    Gore Vidal

    Source:  Brainyquote

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    Friday Night Lights

    When the Princeton football team hosts Brown this Friday night, the New Jersey Gay Men's Choir will sing the national anthem. Princeton players will sport Pride stickers on their helmets. Mason Darrow, class of '17, who came out as gay while playing at Princeton, will serve as an honorary captain.

    I expect the players will handle this official Pride Night with grace, but I also think there will be an excess of manly grunts.

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    Trying Times

    As if the specter of nuclear Armageddon wasn't enough, CNN just ran a headline guaranteed to petrify many a lesbian:  "High Levels of Toxic Chemical Found in Sports Bras."

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    This Week's Quote

    She [Angela Lansbury] made you love her whether she was a controlling stage mother, a murder obsessed writer, a human-meat baking cannibal or a soothing teapot.

    Rob Watson

    Source:  Los Angeles Blade

  • Branching Out

    On this National Coming Out Day, I'm . . . coming out.

    Oh, you General Gayety readers know perfectly well I'm a lesbian. Coming out to you on that score would be redundant.

    I'm copping to being a person with mental illness. And I decided to tell the entire planet. I've just released a humorous memoir called "Fun With Fred:  Life With OCD and Hoarding." It's available, of course, on Amazon. If you like what you read here, you might well get a kick out of the book.

    This is it for my confessions. I promise that on Oct. 11 of next year, I won't have a blessed word to say.

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    Rejoice, Dammit!

    Two historic and positive events happened on the planet last week.

    And I simply won't allow you to miss them.

    In Brazil, which last year was the most dangerous country in the world for transgender people, two trans women were elected to Congress. Meanwhile, Slovenia became the first country in eastern Europe to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption.

    Between war, plague, inflation, natural disaster and so on, it's tempting to believe there's nothing but bad news out there. That's why it's critical to hold up the good news. 

    So celebrate, or I'll slap you.

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    8th of October

    Today is International Lesbian Day.

    How do I order one?

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    They Made History

    It's LGBTQ History Month, and I happened to stumble on something appropriate the other day.

    A booklet put out by the Democratic Party on the history of its conventions noted that at the 1972 convention in Miami Beach, "for the first time, conventioneers heard from two openly gay delegates:  Madeline Davis of Buffalo, New York, and Jim Foster of San Francisco."

    Madeline and Jim, you had guts. You deserve a 21-toaster salute.

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    This Week's Quote

    The new designation should be LGBTQECJBSAI, meaning Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Except Caitlyn Jenner Because She's An Idiot.

    Paul Rudnick

    Source: Twitter

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