Last Friday MSNBC host Martin Bashir spoke a harsh truth about Sarah Palin in response to her remarks comparing the national debt to slavery. It’s well-known Sara Palin is just one small thump to the head from being institutionalized, and Bashir took the bait. Bashir said she could never understand the atrocities of slavery without experiencing them herself, and went on to reference a slave owner who made his slaves literally eat shit as a punishment.
Last month Ron McCoy and his partner Chris Bowers were ordered to sit in the back of the bus for holding hands. They had flown in from Portland, OR to Albuquerque to attend the local Pride Festival. It has now taken over a month, and for the incident to become national news before, Standard Parking, the company that owns the shuttle to finally apologize for the incident. Here’s the statement below.
“We sincerely apologize to Mr. Bowers and Mr. McCoy for any disrespectful treatment they received in New Mexico. Standard Parking respects the equal rights of all customers, and we do not condone or tolerate discrimination of any kind against any of our customers or employees, whether relating to sexual orientation, gender, age, race, nationality or religion.
Well keeping the the promise he made after his apology, Culliver tweeted this photo and “Great time at LGBTQ the Q is for (question)” from the Los Angeles Trevor Project offices when he is getting educated about the struggles of LGBTQ youth.
True to his word, Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s newly re-elected President, apologized to the LGBT community for using homophobic language a second time during his victory speech.
It all started last year, July 28th, when Correa read a reader’s comment on El Commercio’s Facebook page repeatedly calling the president a fag: “The fag thought that faggotry was part of the Olympic games and thought he could bring a gold medal in homosexuality – which is his strength… Degenerate fag.” (As you can tell, this reader was quite articulate.)
Correa later responded to the comment in kind: “If anyone knows this gentleman let me know. And I’ll invite him and only him to tell me these vicious things face to face. To see who’s the real fag.”
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has posted a letter of apology on the front page of their website:
To our customers,
At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.
Carson Daly must not have known what a Bear is in the gay community, otherwise I doubt he would have joked gay people couldn’t take down the crazed JetBlue pilot.
However Alice Hoagland, mother of the openly gay 9/11 hero
, gave a wonderful response in an interview with TMZ.
“Yes, my gay son was known in our family for bringing me flowers on my birthday and Mother’s Day. He also was known for careening down the rugby pitch, and, on the morning of September 11, 2001, for charging unarmed down the aisle of a doomed Boeing 757 to face knife-wielding Islamist thugs in a hijacked cockpit.”
Canada, our friendly neighbor, has a some good things going for it, gay marriage, good healthcare, and maple syrup. But recently the National Post ran an ad that was transphobic and greatly offensive. The first few lines are “PLEASE don’t confuse me! I’m a girl. Don’t teach me to question if I’m a boy, transexual, transgender, intersexed, or two-spirited.”
“Earlier this week the National Post ran an advertisement that has caused some controversy. The ad, bought by the Institute for Canadian Values, argued against aspects of the Ontario school curriculum that include instruction about certain aspects of human sexuality. Specifically, it objected to teaching young children — those between junior kindergarten and Grade 3 — about transsexual/transgender/intersexed/two-spirited issues.