Monthly Archives: November 2011
Roses are red, violets are blue. If you’re gay here in Russia, you’re worse than a Jew.
Wealthy business owners- I mean- Political leaders in St. Petersburg proposed a bill that would silence any form of “gay propaganda.” This includes publicly declaring that you’re gay, bi, transgender, or even… lesbian. Say it isn’t so!
So according to Prim Minister Putin and President Medvedev, if you were a “Born This Way,” SHHH! No speak!
“We are perplexed by the American side’s attempts to interfere in the legislative process in Russia, especially publicly,” says Konstantin Dolgov. Russia’s Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights and- yeah whatever, he has money. Blah blah- moving on.
AMERICA: So, say if I were to have a foursome… and only one of our.. players was female, so to speak… would that be considered gay?
St. PETERSBURG: Hmmm… how big would you say the breasts?
AMERICA: Average. Still pretty good. Seen bigger.
St. PETERSBURG: Hmmm… and did you a happen to touch the breasts?
AMERICA: Just once, yeah.
St. PETERSBURG: Hmmm…
AMERICA: …I had my eyes closed the whole time…
St. PETERSBURG: …We’ll let this one a slide.
If the bill passes, which I sincerely hope it doesn’t, the fine of these “acts of indiscretion” will be from 1,000 rubles ($32) to 3,000 rubles ($100) for promoting pedophilia, which totally rides in the same boat as homosexuality. Lets hope they don’t rock it.
Lets give the officials in St. Petersburg a round of applause for gradually becoming the laughing stock of the world, because this joke made my day.
But it still saddens me that one of the biggest threats in our world is, and always will be, a moron with a pen.
So 193 people have logged on to Queer Landia this month alone searching ‘Richard Madden’. In the last 90 days, 234 have logged on using that search criteria and over the course of 2011, 286 have found us searching for the Game of Thrones star. I’ve read some articles and check out a pretty extensive photo spread at Queerty and I have to admit: I don’t think he’s that good-looking!?
Hey there readers! I came across this infographic while scouring the webs, and I thought I’d share it with everyone. If you don’t know too much about a subject, it can be easy to say something wrong and accidentally insult whoever you’re talking to. So here’s a good guide of what not to say or ask your transgender friends.
Remember the Zachary Huston? He’s the Ohio student who was attacked and then a video featuring his beating found it’s way on Facebook. Good now that you remember, we have some good news for you. The attacker was 15 year-old Levi Sever, and he plead guilty to the assault charges. Sever was sentenced to 90 days in Juvenile Hall and mandatory counseling for whatever crazy rational told him to beat up a gay kid.
I’m glad to see some justice done.
Tomorrow, December 1st many of us will be wearing a Red Ribbon, not in celebration of the season, but rather in honor of a friend or family member. This is the day that has been designated as World Aids Day; a day to remember those whose lives have been lost to the disease. More importantly though, this is an opportunity to celebrate the lives of those individuals who continue to live their lives in the face of the disease.