I was just going thru my files this morning, ya know, the kind of morning just slowly waking up, having coffee and not too worried about anything in particular. However, I did run across these, and the question is, funny or something to get fired up about?
Amidst a series of violent anti-gay attacks, The Central Station, Moscow’s largest LGBT club, has closed their doors for good, reports Gay Star News. The club was the victim of what seemed to be an attack campaign, suffering over 20 attacks including poison gas, gunshots outside the venue, and even having their roof taken dismantled and property stolen.
On his VK page (the Russian equivalent of Facebook), Central Station’s CEO Andrei Lischinsky said he’s tired of ‘fighting’ and will let the place go.
Because he said that he was more interested in interviewing Vladimir Putin than commentating on the games, some took that to mean he would avoid talking about anti-gay law on air. Now he assures us, that is not the case. Via HuffPo:
That comment, Costas said Tuesday, was misinterpreted by some to suggest that he would avoid discussion of the widely condemned law banning gay “propaganda.”
“If Putin doesn’t drag his butt into the studio, then we’ll talk about it without him,” Costas said during an Olympics press preview. “But if he shows up, we’d rather talk to him. Wouldn’t you rather hear it from the horse’s mouth? I would. That’s what I was trying to say.”
If you haven’t heard Uganda finally passed their anti-gay law, making being gay punishable by life in prison. Much of the civilized world has been in an uproar over this, and now we have powerful billionaires like Richard Branson calling to boycott Uganda until things change. He posted the following statement on his website.
“Ugandan MPs have passed a new law making homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment. The law also means people who do not report gay people can be sent to prison.
I have been courted by various people and government officials to do business in Uganda. I was seriously considering it.
However, the dreadful witch hunt against the gay community and lifetime sentences means it would be against my conscience to support this country. Continue reading →
Lockheed Martin spokesman Gordon Johndroe said the company decided it will not support nonprofit organizations that do not align with its corporate policies or commitment to diversity. The company did not disclose how much it has contributed to the Boy Scouts.
If you’re like me, it’s most likely (unless you live under a rock), that you’ve heard some form of homophobic banter coming from either relatives, classmates, fellow workers, and especially far-right anti-gay religions, often affiliated with anti-gay so-called christian organizations, regarding gays getting or wanting to get married. It seems like it will never end. So, in a form of a strike back, Joe Rogan had a few words to say…
New York’s Cardinal Dolan gives his spin again on Meet the Press this Sunday, and I couldn’t help myself, but I just felt a need to point it out, since, as I’ve posted before, he’s not my favorite LBGT advocate. The interesting eye-rolling part of the upcoming interview is near the end.