I like this guy. It makes sense, I like Indians and I like comedians. Although some of his other videos are really tired material. Also sometimes he likes to be gross just to be gross. Check him out, this is on gay Indians.
After reading this article on QueerSighted, I thought I’d share with you.
Article: They Are Adorable: A Gay Wedding and The New York Times
First, a clip from Sex and the City that is on the link, but encase you don’t click the article:
But what struck me is the prevalence of gay and lesbian wedding/union announcements. I mean I see them on the Times website, but the Times is coming from uber-liberal New York, so it is to be expected. But recently I have seen announcements in the papers sitting on my table. The Bucks County Courier Times (although it may have been an article not exactly an announcement) and the Philadelphia Inquirer. So I looked up just how common they are and what started the trend. I was unsurprised to find out GLAAD was largely behind the push for newspapers to publish inclusive announcements. The campaign GLAAD ran to encourage newspapers to adopt inclusive policies was called Announcing Equality and here is the website.
As of January, GLAAD reported that 883 newspapers—nearly 60 percent of all daily newspapers in the United States—now accept wedding and/or commitment ceremony announcements for gay and lesbian couples. That number has increased nearly 584 percent since it was first measured in 2002.
Among the Announcing Equality campaign’s other successes:
- All of the nation’s top 50 media markets and 99 of the top 100 are home to at least one newspaper with an inclusive announcement policy.
- An estimated 75 percent of all U.S. newspaper readers read a paper that accepts wedding announcements from same-sex couples.
- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have newspapers that print same-sex union announcements. (In 2004, Mississippi was the lone holdout.)
- 319 U.S. daily newspapers have printed at least one same-sex union announcement.
I think thats great. I personally don’t know if I would make an announcement, in fact I probably wouldn’t. But I know I would have liked to have seen them when I was growing up.
It is times like these where I wish I had two gay dads.
Kinderen voor Kinderen is a Dutch children’s choir that is maintained by public broadcasting. They release one album every year of songs that kids submitted and then professionals edited/developed. It is extremely popular. They have taken on some pretty serious topics.
In a battle between the queers and Ja Rule.
Ja Rule told Complex Magazine that gays are pretty much evil and to blame for America’s problems. He wants to shift the blame society puts on rap onto the gays.
“And if it is, then we need to go step to Paramount, and fucking MGM, and all of these other motherfuckers that’s making all of these movies and we need to go step to MTV and Viacom, and lets talk about all these fucking shows that they have on MTV that is promoting homosexuality, that my kids can’t watch this shit,” he continued. “Dating shows that’s showing two guys or two girls in mid-afternoon. Let’s talk about shit like that! If that’s not fucking up America, I don’t know what is.”
GLAAD responded with a statement.
“No fair-minded person can look at JaRule’s interview with Complex Magazine and believe for one second that his children could be more harmed by what they might see on television than by the vulgarity and prejudice that comes out of their father’s mouth.”
Ja Rule received tons of negative press from both mainstream media and even within the hip hop community. What one may personally feel about homosexuality in regard to their morals and faith is up to them, but most people don’t want a rapper telling them what is right and wrong. He raps about killing people, drug dealing, and degrading women. After the negative press, he responded by claiming he was taken out of context and that he is fine with gay people. In the classic response, he basically says “I know gay people, so I must be tolerant”.
“I was taken out of context. My statement was more about where our mind state is as a people. We’re focused on the wrong things — like, our country is at war right now.”
How would you react if one of your kids told you that he or she was gay?
“That’s their own preference. I’m going to love them regardless. I have relatives that are homosexuals and, you know, they come over for Christmas, hang out. It’s something that starts with us. That’s why my album is named ‘The Mirror’ — because everybody has to look at themselves and take it upon themselves to educate. It’s my responsibility to educate my children — not the TV. I think a visual is more influential than audio, but that goes without being said. You know, that’s the world we live in and people are tight in the collar about a lot of issues. It is what it is.”
Rather than bring you the serious or national gay news, I thought this lazy sunday would be better served with some soft news.
I think his story is great and the author is a Penn graduate. “Rusty is the personification of the little boy inside every grown gay man”
Clinton on Ellen:
I also find it funny when sites are able to come out with lists of gay favored products. I think it is interesting that totally innocuous items that have little to no bearing on sexual orientation can tend to be liked by entire groups of people. I once saw a list of the gayest cell phones. These cars do match there categories and many are sweet cars.
Apparently you all like some good ole gay videos. After the popularity of my last video post (i can see the hits, so i know your there even if you don’t comment) I’ve decided to post a few more favorites. and if anyone has some suggestions. I placed in parthesis any necessary warnings.
I love Charles Firth:
Be Gay (bad language):
If Larry Craig was gay (cheesy singing):
Yeah, yeah I know there is no reason to believe Peter Pace is a homosexual, but that isn’t stopping me from thinking it. For the second time, he has felt it necessary to verbal degrade the brave men and women who service our country, by implying their sexual identify affects them as soldiers.
March 12: “I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that [the U.S. military] should not condone immoral acts…I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is okay to be immoral in any way…As an individual, I would not want [acceptance of gay behavior] to be our policy.” He went on to say he did support the official “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
March 17: “In expressing my support for the current policy, I also offered some personal opinions about moral conduct. I should have focused more on my support of the policy and less on my personal moral views.”
September 26: “We should respect those who want to serve the nation but not through the law of the land, condone activity that, in my upbringing, is counter to God’s law.”
“I would be very willing and able and supportive” to changes to the policy “to continue to allow the homosexual community to contribute to the nation without condoning what I believe to be activity — whether it to be heterosexual or homosexual — that in my upbringing is not right”
Why he feels he is in the position to make these judgments about soldier’s private life, or why he feels compelled to share his personal judgments in a public forum is beyond me. Hopefully his replacement will be a little more mindful of separate of church and state.