Humor about all things LGBTQ

  • August 2021
  • Image by Юлия Каряка from Pixabay 

    This Week's Quote

    It doesn't matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street and frighten the horses.

    Daphne Fielding

    Source:  Goodreads

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    Beyond Scary

    The Taliban has retaken Afghanistan. While it's impossible to say what's going to happen in the days ahead, professional women have reason to be very nervous.

    And LGBTQ people? They have reason to develop accents overnight and pass themselves off as Belgian diplomats.

  • Image by Lynn Greyling from Pixabay 

    From Russia With No Love

    While the Olympics were unfolding, Russians fumed on state-run TV over the presence of openly gay and transgender athletes in Tokyo. One male talk show host wore a wig and mocked transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard before calling trans folks "psychopaths."  On another talk show, a guest who's a member of the Russian parliament, said he was "disgusted" by gay and transgender people. Pointing to an image of Hubbard, he declared, "We stand opposed to all this smut and perversion, strongly opposed."

    I'd like to know the Russian word for "irony," since all this moral indignation comes from the country that was officially banned from the Tokyo Games due to its penchant for stuffing its athletes with performance-enhancing drugs.

    Russia:  home of state-sponsored doping and state-sponsored dopes.

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    This Week's Quote

    I once had a large gay following, but I ducked into an alleyway and lost him.

    Emo Philips

    Source:  Brainyquote

  • Photo:  Facebook

    Part of the Olympic Tapestry

    We've entered a new era.  The NBC announcers for the Olympic women's basketball competition spoke freely about Diana Taurasi's wife and son, and how nervous Breanna Stewart was proposing to her girlfriend.  During the men's diving, the announcers highlighted Tom Daley's husband and son, and the fact that Jordan Windle was raised by a single gay man.

    Human-interest stories have always been a facet of Olympic coverage. I was pleased to see that this included the reality of gay lives, and I award NBC a bronze medal for its efforts.

    I award NBC a gold medal for choosing skater Johnny Weir to co-host the closing ceremonies. I assume the network picked Weir to appeal to a younger audience, but it was a risky choice, what with his singular designer outfit, mile-high pompadour and mammoth Olympic-rings hair clip. Weir is undeniably more of a flamer than the Olympic cauldron.

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    Breakfast Routine

    The finish of the gold-medal women's soccer game this morning was riveting.

    These Olympics will end soon. How can I be expected to return to eating granola without a side of high drama?


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    Good lord, we may finally, actually, really see #Donald's taxes. So many questions may be answered! How much does he owe creditors? Did he get money from Russia? Has he ever paid more than $60 for a suit?
     
    Bette Midler
     
    Source: Twitter 
  • July 2021
  • Photo:  Wikipedia

    God's Mysterious Ways

    The LGBTQ community just received a gift.

    Of the many individuals renowned for battling queer rights over the years, Anita Bryant stands out for the virulence of her attack, her Christian smugness and the fact that she was a whole lot better-looking than Jerry Falwell.

    When Florida's Miami-Dade County banned employment and housing discrimination against gays in 1977, Bryant formed Save Our Children, famously reasoning that "Homosexuals cannot reproduce, so they must recruit."

    The beauty queen and singer, who called gays "human garbage," flogged fears of kids being indoctrinated and molested. "Before I yield to this insidious attack on God and His laws, I will lead such a crusade to stop it as this country has not seen before," said Joan of Arc with a bouffant.

    This week, Anita Bryant's granddaughter announced her engagement to a woman.

    Bryant turned many people off religion, but hearing she has a lesbian granddaughter might bring them back again.

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    This Week's Quote

    Imagine being any Repub candidate asking themselves, "Am I racist enough? Did I remember to deny the election results? Was I hateful enough towards women? Have I covered myself with shame and disgust? Am I Ted Cruz with a sprinkling of JD Vance topped off with Nikki Haley?"

    Paul Rudnick

    Source: Twitter

  • Photo:  Facebook

    Ballpark Figures

    The U.S. Olympic softball team plays for the gold on Wednesday against Japan. It's probably a good thing the opponent isn't Mexico.

    American catcher Amanda Chidester, you see, is engaged to Mexican shortstop Anissa Urtez.

    I can imagine Chidester sliding into second and taking her fiancee out. To which Urtez might later respond, "If I ever see your spikes again, you're doing the dishes for the next 60 years."

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    Marching to a Different Drummer

    Outsports has alerted me to something extra to look for when I watch the Tokyo Olympics' opening ceremonies later today:  six out LGBTQ flag bearers.

    Argentina, Cyprus, Finland, Ireland, the U.S. and Venezuela chose queer athletes to lead their teams into the stadium.

    I wonder what Howard Cosell would say?

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