Entries from LGBTQ icons

  • September 2022
  • August 2022








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    Dame Olivia

    Olivia Newton-John died today. The singer and actress was 73.

    She was also an LGBTQ icon, and it's a given that gay men are now crying and hiccuping "Hopelessly Devoted To You" from Ogunquit to West Hollywood.

  • July 2022









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    This Week's Quote

    I think that the longer I look good, the better gay men feel.


    Source:  BrainyQuote

  • May 2022
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    "Ellen" Ends

    After 19 seasons, the final episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" aired today. DeGeneres spoke of how attitudes toward LGBTQ people have changed in that period.

    "Twenty years ago when we were trying to sell the show, no one thought that this would work," said the out lesbian. "Not because it was a different kind of show, but because I was different."

    She recalled, "When we started the show, I couldn't say 'gay' on the show."

    Over in Tallahassee, Gov. Ron DeSantis observed, "That was such a fine tradition we nostalgia-loving Floridians decided to resurrect it."

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    Vaid and Jean-Pierre

    Urvashi Vaid, one of the most potent leaders for LGBTQ rights we've ever had, died on Saturday. Among her many accomplishments, Vaid, who immigrated to the U.S. from India as a child, inspired other South Asian gays to be their whole selves.

    Karine Jean-Pierre, of Haitian extraction, said on Monday during her first briefing as the new White House press secretary, "I am a Black, gay, immigrant woman. The first of all three of those to hold this position."

    These two striking immigrant success stories settle it for me:  Lady Liberty is a lesbian.

  • April 2022
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    This Week's Quote

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

    Dolly Parton

    Source: Twitter

  • January 2022
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    A Golden Opportunity

    In honor of Betty White's 100th birthday yesterday, a TV station in Orlando posted an unusual weather map

    Rose, N.Y., was expecting snow. Dorothy, Ark., would likely reach a high of 54 degrees. Blanche, Tenn., would be lucky to top 50 degrees. And Sophia, W.Va., would barely be above freezing.

    If you don't get it, you'll never be allowed to live in Gay, Ga.










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    Losing Betty

    I've been genuinely surprised at the national outpouring of grief over the death of Betty White, who passed on the last day of 2021, just weeks before her 100th birthday. Somewhere along the way she became the whole country's decent but saucy grandma.

    I knew the queer community would grieve her loss, in part because she supported us. "I don't care who anybody sleeps with," White told Parade magazine in 2010. "If a couple has been together all that time—and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones—I think it's fine if they want to get married. I don't know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don't worry about other people so much."

    I have it on good authority that God has placed her in charge of a new advocacy group, Mensches for the Protection of Animals and the Reverence of Cheesecake.

  • December 2021









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    This Week's Quote

    Anyone who has struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.

    James Baldwin

    Source:  Oprah Daily

  • November 2021
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    Curtain Down

    Legendary lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim, who was gay, died today at the age of 91. He made Broadway history capturing all facets of the human heart, yet Sondheim himself didn't fall in love until he was 60.

    It's the kind of irony he might've written a show around. Or at least a song, and called it "A Funny Thing Happened Sunday in the Park with a Little Gypsy Company."

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    Some Turnaround

    LGBTQ political icon Harvey Milk served in the Navy in the 1950s, until he received a less than honorable discharge for being gay.  On Saturday, the Navy launched and christened the USNS Harvey Milk.

    There hasn't been such a remarkable about-face since Corporal Klinger executed one in heels and a dress.

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