Humor about all things LGBTQ

  • May 2020
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    This Week's Quote

    It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain.

    Francis Maude

    Source: Azquotes

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    Revelation on a Monday

    Today President Trump revealed that he's been taking hydroxychloroquine to protect himself against the coronavirus.

    "I've taken it for about a week and a half now. And I'm still here," Trump said.

    There's your proof that it doesn't work.

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    His Opportunity

    Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. This would be the perfect day for President Trump to issue a firm, supportive statement about the need for LGBTQ rights around the world.

    Instead I expect him to blame Obama for hangnails.

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    Okay Then

    Here in the state of Washington this week, workers at a state health department warehouse expected a federal shipment of 68,000 nasal swabs for coronavirus testing. Instead workers received 22,000 Q-tips.

    At least we'll die with clean ears.

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    A Shot at a Shot

    Today President Donald Trump said a vaccine for the coronavirus will be available by the end of the year. Scientists are, to put it mildly, skeptical.

    Well, who needs scientists? We have at the helm an "extremely stable genius" with a "natural ability" for science. Lucky us! If the president gets started this weekend whipping up a potion in the White House bathtub, by Labor Day he should have enough to inject us all with an edifying mix of bleach, Lysol, chloroquine and covfefe.

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    It feels like there's been a lot of death in my world over the last month. Some folks have died from the coronavirus, some from other causes.

    Because of these losses, and my exasperation with the narcissistic gerbil running the country, I want to retreat.

    I want to go back. Not to the closet. To the womb.

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    This Week's Quote

    LORD CAVERSHAM: Why don't you propose to that pretty Miss Chiltern?

    LORD GORING: I am of a very nervous disposition, especially in the morning.

    LORD CAVERSHAM: I don't suppose there is the smallest chance of her accepting you.

    LORD GORING: I don't know how the betting stands today.

    Oscar Wilde

    Source: An Ideal Husband

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    A Hail Mary

    My Facebook feed this evening included an ad for a book arguing that every Catholic must vote for Donald Trump in 2020.

    So much for targeted advertising. I'm not Catholic, and when it comes to voting for Trump, I'd sooner vote for a communion wafer.

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    The Rainbow Connection

    At the suggestion of an Istanbul art museum, children in Turkey have been drawing rainbows and putting them in windows as a hopeful display during the coronavirus crisis. Now there are reports that Turkish education officials want to forbid children from participating in the project, because it's an LGBTQ plot to turn them gay.

    I understand the fear that drawing a rainbow will make a child gay. In fact, remembering now how my elementary-school art teacher compelled me to draw a deer, I get so mad I stamp my hoof.

  • January 2018
  • The Scoop

    Welcome to General Gayety, the humor blog about everything LGBTQ.  I'm Leslie Robinson, your genial curmudgeon of a host.


    GG began as a humor column I wrote for LGBTQ publications from Seattle to Dallas to Philadelphia.  The posts I write for this blog tend to be short but frequent.  Or at least my idea of frequent.


    I also include memes and videos and whatever else feels funny, appropriate and unlikely to land me in copyright trouble.


    Each Wednesday you'll find This Week's Quote, amusing words with a queer connection.  Now and then you'll stumble on The GG Question, your chance to weigh in on matters serious and not so much.


    Go right ahead and peruse.  Read about Franklin Graham, lesbian mayors, PFLAG, Pete Buttigieg, transgender soldiers, coming out, Donald Trump, rainbow cookies, Bayard Rustin, gay football players and Wonder Woman. 


    Despite all my impulses, I promise to limit posts about the WNBA.

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