Dear Elisabeth Hasselbeck,
I have to say, you truly enlightened me last week when you opened your trap on “The View” and said that women who turn gay later in life do so because they can’t get a man. You said, “I’ll tell you what’s happening. Older men are going for younger women and leaving the women with no one.” Keep reading »
“The fact that Perez Hilton calls me ‘Saman’ — it’s the most homophobic thing ever. The perpetuation of [the idea that I’m] the man in the relationship! OK, yeah, my hair is short and I’m a DJ. But I’m a girl, I’m not a dude. I’m pretty feminine at the end of the day.”
– Samantha Ronson, one time girlfriend of Lindsay Lohan, on being called “SaMANtha” by that big idiot, openly gay blogger Perez Hilton. Speaking of being gay, Sam doesn’t actually identify as a lesbian, telling The Times UK, “I’m not gay! I’m an equal-opportunity player! I still go back and forth,” but that setting the record straight on her sexuality was the least of her concerns. [AfterEllen.com] Keep reading »
I recently made a gay joke, and I should know better. Actually, I made two, and one of the jokes backfired. For guys, the term “gay” is an adjective that means “not masculine.” Chamomile tea? Gay. “Wicked: The Musical”? Gay. Capri pants? Gay. In the new bombshell Rolling Stone article about General Blabber and his knitting circle of kvetching combat hens, one of his aides refers to a diplomatic meeting with the French as “gay,” as if the talks were to be conducted with mimes wearing pink berets. I’ll kindly remind that while the French can be over-intellectualizing flowers, they did manage to invent the fist execution machine, write the blueprint for the modern military dictator, and ran a colonialist, mercenary army. Not to mention, inspire the first cartoon skunk rapist.
“That’s so gay” is an insult, a pop cultural punch-line, and a casual, socially acceptable form of prejudice. Prejudice is fear on the offense. It will never cease to amaze me how even the beefiest, baldest, baseball-cap wearing frat-beast is utterly terrified, and convinced, that every gay man in a half-mile radius has a zombie hunger for his junk. To be fair, it’s terror, and just a little bit of vanity … that traditionally feminine vice. Keep reading »
When I heard actor Sean Hayes
was going to host last night’s Tony Awards
, I wondered whether he would address that homophobic Newsweek article
, which claimed that gay actors are incapable of playing straight characters convincingly. Oh, he addressed it. Check out the clip above, in which Hayes plants an extremely
passionate kiss on his “Promises, Promises” co-star Kristin Chenoweth
. Boing! Keep reading »
A recent Newsweek article called “Straight Jacket,” about how gay actors can’t pull off straight roles, is causing mega-nega-buzz on the interwebs. Kristin Chenowith was the first to blast the piece, defending her “Promises, Promises” co-star Sean Hayes, who the article refers to as “the big pink elephant in the room.” Now producer Ryan Murphy and the entire cast of “Glee” are calling for a Newsweek boycott until the publication apologizes for the piece. In it, the writer calls Jonathan Groff (who plays Lea Michele’s new love interest on the show) “your average theater queen.”
This all got me wondering—is Ramin Setoodeh’s article really that offensive or are people just being overly sensitive? Sometimes quotes can be taken out of context. So I sat down for a careful read of “Straight Jacket” and wanted so badly to be able to say that people were getting their panties in a wad about nothing. But seriously, this article is so freaking out of line. Keep reading »
A lesbian teacher at a Catholic high school in Vancouver was told not to come to work because the school claims parents were concerned about her influence on students, a gay rights group in Canada has alleged. Lisa Reimer, a music teacher, told Little Flower Academy she was gay in December 2009 when she asked for parental leave because her partner was pregnant. Somehow, parents of students at the school were then told that Reimer is a lesbian; soon after, the school asked Reimer to fulfill the rest of her year-long contract from home and have no contact with students.
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Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based church famous for their “God Hates Fags” demonstrations outside the funerals for dead soldiers, has announced it will picket lesbian student Constance McMillen‘s graduation. McMillen made headlines earlier this year when she fought Itawamba Agricultural High School’s ban against same-sex couples at prom. A judge ruled McMillen’s rights had been violated; as a final “eff you” from her high school, it organized a fake “decoy prom” that she and her girlfriend were sent to with a few other students while the rest of their class partied elsewhere.
Unfortunately, life continues to be difficult for poor Constance. Keep reading »