Humor about all things LGBTQ

  • June 2021
  • Photo: Facebook

    Bread and Circuses

    Warning: I'm about to use so many baking references you might want to toss your cookies.

    Last week, a bakery called Confections in Lufkin, Texas, posted a photo of rainbow heart cookies to its Facebook page, along with the sentiments, “More LOVE. Less hate. Happy Pride to all our LGBTQ friends! All lovers of cookies and happiness are welcome here."

    It took no time at all for tempers to rise. (I warned you.)

    Confections reported the next day on Facebook that it had lost a lot of followers over the post, and a dough-head of a customer had cancelled an order of five dozen cookies.

    “My heart is heavy," wrote one of the owners. "Honestly I never thought a post that literally said more love less hate would result in this kind of backlash to a very small business that is struggling to stay afloat and spread a little cheer through baked goods."

    Yes, the pronounced reaction did take the cake. Though I can't imagine any queer person was surprised.

    Confections announced it would sell the canceled order as individually wrapped cookies, on the theory that half a loaf is better than none.

    The next day, well, Lufkin proved that it's not a cookie-cutter Texas town. Confections opened to a line of supporters that lasted until it had sold out of every single thing.

    The icing on the cake? "The last several people in our shop put money on their credit card for us to donate because there was nothing left to purchase.” The money will go to local animal rescues, so even cats and dogs got a piece of the pie.

    On that memorable June 4th, the goods sold like hotcakes and the bakery found itself rolling in the dough. Confections had an actual pie-in-the-sky experience.

    And I'll now shut my cake hole.

  • Photo: Facebook

    This Week's Quote

    The owners of Chick-fil-A have donated to viciously anti-LGBTQ causes; Burger King has now given sizable amounts to pro-LGBTQ organizations. I won't be happy until Ronald McDonald marries Colonel Sanders.

    Paul Rudnick

    Source: Twitter

  • Image by Cheryl Holt from Pixabay

    Play Ball

    I've been enjoying the NCAA softball championship, with its dramatic games and compelling storylines.

    I find myself wondering: When did so many straight girls start playing softball, and does headquarters know about this?

  • Image by Birgit_H from Pixabay

    All in the Family

    I took a walk today, the first Saturday in June, and passed by a sizable high school just outside of Seattle. I noticed the flagpole flew the American flag, the POW/MIA flag, the Washington state flag and the Pride flag.

    Crowded, messy, clashing, overproduced . . . and beautiful.

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    A Pride Eve Story

    In Washington state, about 100 miles west of Spokane, is Moses Lake, where you can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and watching karma be delivered on a platter.

    At least that was the case over Memorial Day weekend, according to a person named Robbie, who was one of four people on a boat sporting Pride flags. Another boat carrying three people sped toward them; a woman yelled something unintelligible and flipped her middle finger. Then the boat circled Robbie's at least six times.

    “At this point I could clearly hear the words ‘gays’ and ‘flags’ being shouted from their boat,” said Robbie.

    I first read "flags" as "fags." Force of habit, I suppose.

    Noticing that Robbie's brother was filming, the boat's driver tried to hide his face, then sped off in a macho cloud of smoke.

    Seconds later, Robbie's group heard a loud bang and saw black smoke and flames.

    “Help us! We’re burning!” shouted the woman with the twitchy middle finger. Robbie and friends pulled them all aboard, raced away and called 911.

    The driver sure couldn't hide his face at that point. Perhaps to hide their embarrassment at this turn of events, the passengers behaved boorishly, shouting over their rescuers and vaping without asking permission. They transferred to a friend's boat and never said thank you, noted Robbie.

    Well, look at it from their point of view. Queer-bashing on water or on land is supposed to end in a triumphant sense of superiority. It isn't supposed to end with needing life-saving help from your victims. There's real humiliation when you think you're James Bond in a boat, only to discover you belong to McHale's Navy.

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    This Week's Quote

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month.  I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community, to celebrate the great diversity of the American people, and to wave their flags of pride high.

    Presidential proclamation

    Source: the White House

  • May 2021
  • Image by GraphicMama-team from Pixabay

    This Week's Quote

    Remember when those pesky tourists wanted to hang Mike Pence?

    Dana Goldberg

    Source: Twitter

  • Photo: Facebook

    Cereal Angst

    PinkNews has a story about right-wing groups incensed over Kellogg's new rainbow breakfast cereal, called "Together with Pride," whose sales will directly benefit GLAAD.

    “Kellogg’s isn’t endorsing ‘pride,’ but a radical agenda that targets children and families,” blustered the Ruth Institute. By funding GLAAD, fumed 2nd Vote, Kellogg's is supporting the Equality Act, "an unprecedented attack on freedom of expression."

    But it was the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property that caught my attention by claiming the “pro-homosexual agenda is rearing its ugly head in your children’s cereal."

    That's concerning. In my day, you found a plastic toy in children's cereal, not an ugly head.

  • Photo: Facebook

    Brick by Brick

    In time for Pride, Lego has introduced its first ever LGBTQ-themed offering. The 346-piece set, called "Everyone is Awesome," contains 11 figures, each in a different rainbow color.

    Before you ask, yes, they do hurt when you step on them.

  • Photo: Wikipedia

    This Week's Quote

    I'm here today because I hated everything else.

    Wanda Sykes

    Source: Brainyquote

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