Friday, June 2
by Sue on Fri 02 Jun 2006 07:49 AM EDT
Edith Bell of Highland Park has got it right:
Yet both our federal and state legislative bodies are compelled to whip Americans into a puritanical frenzy over anti-gay marriage amendments. There's no sense in unwhipping (dewhipping?) them.
What we need are constructive solutions to the real problems -- a health insurance plan, a withdrawal plan, etc. Edith names our great fear:
I heard Mr. Casey speak with John McIntire last week I wanted him to do well and was pleased when he worked up some passion on particular issues. If only he could do that across the board. I was listening for his solutions. He said he'll be issuing policies over the coming months.
In the meantime, keep in mind that protecting marriage from marauding homosexuals is not a priority for Pennsylvanians. No matter what Darryl Metcalfe spews out his hateful little mouth.
Good job, Edith.
by Sue on Fri 02 Jun 2006 07:35 AM EDT
I woke up with one of those sinus headaches slightly reminiscent of a hangover without the fun memories. Another crappy Friday to muddle through. I'm scrolling through the online edition of the Post-Gazette and I stumble into the return of my all-time favorite columnist - Mr. Tony Norman. PLUS, he even makes a gay joke about himself.
"But here we are again, dear readers, stumbling into each other's arms for yet another awkward dance of indeterminate years. Oh, how I've missed your early morning coffee breath, your sighs of agreement and your belligerent howls of skepticism."
Thursday, June 1
by Sue on Thu 01 Jun 2006 09:35 PM EDT
From 365gay comes the tidbit that lawyers for Jennifer Harris, the former player suing Penn State coach Rene Portland for harassment and discrimination, have expanded the scope of the lawsuit. This move comes after Portland made public statements degrading Harris and dismissing her athletic accomplishments.
The Tribune Review reports that the NCLR has also filed a formal complaint with Penn State's Affirmative Action Office.
Of course he won't do anything. He didn't really mean he would fire the winningest women's coach ever at PSU. He meant that he would slap her on the other wrist after checking to make sure she didn't violate the real discrimination policy (aka other minority protected classes).
If Portland were to be fired, she could probably have a nice second career as a housemother for the Duke Lacrosse team.
Wednesday, May 31
by Sue on Wed 31 May 2006 04:54 PM EDT
From the Erie Gay News:
Now here's something very cool In addition to celebrating gay pride, these fine folks up in the Northwestern regions also use Pride to generate support for hunger programs.
by Sue on Wed 31 May 2006 07:11 AM EDT
Marriage may be safe in Ohio, but unmarried women aren't. This past week, an appellate court overturned the conviction of an Ohio man convicted of domestic violence (a fourth degree felony) because he was not married to his victim. The court found that the domestic violence sentence violates the constitutional amendment designed to protect marriage from activist judges and homos.
The prosecutors can opt to file a lesser charge and may appeal to the state Supreme Court.
Hopefully, all the homo-haters appreciate the sacrifice their heterosexual, unmarried compatriates must make for their peace of mind.
Tuesday, May 30
by Sue on Tue 30 May 2006 11:02 PM EDT
One of Pittsburgh's most creative political bloggers put up a nugget this morning about former KDKA talk radio personality Mike Pintek using the word "homo" while hosting a program on PCNC. Pintek was discussing the use of South Park restrooms for sexual encounters among gay men.
According to Maria:
Now I am no fan of Mike Pintek. And while I didn't see the show, I'm fairly certain Pintek was pressing all the gay panic buttons -- we are sexual freaks, we like to have sex near children's areas (playgrounds, daycare, etc), blah, blah, friggin blah. Actually, I should say "gay men" not "we" because I don't think there have been many crackdowns on lesbians getting it on in the public toilets of Allegheny County. If lesbians listed their hookup sites on the internet, there would be a line of straight men three miles long outside those venues.
But I digress ... so yes, Mike Pintek is pretty much a bona fide idiot. And I've expressed my thoughts on the public sex spankings.
But the word "homo" is a favorite of mine. And I go outside the tribe all the time on this usage when I'm talking queer turkey with John McIntire on KDKA -- we homo everything. And he pushes all sorts of boundaries; last weekend, a woman complained about the phrase "carpet muncher" in a bit he aired. She's going to launch a hunger strike or withhold sex from her husband or something like that ... whatever.
Pintek was not being satirical. He was being a fucking dickwad. So good for Maria for calling him out.
by Sue on Tue 30 May 2006 10:16 PM EDT
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, check this out:
Steel Queer N'At BlowOUT Show
at Pittsburgh Eagle
Doors open at 8:30, Show starts at 9pm.
Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door.
ADVANCE TICKETS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT.
Tickets are available at A Pleasant Present and A Big Idea, or send us a message for more information.
This is a 21+ show.
Showcasing the best queer art Pittsburgh has to offer, it'll be a night of sexy burlesque, fresh musical performances, some of the region's hottest spoken word artists, and much more, topped off with a headlining performance by Sonji Woodruff (myspace/sonjimusic). The show's lineup performances by The Sweet Jezebels, Thrive, Joey Edgar, Colelea, Lakisha Wolf, Cathryn Calhoun, Grit of the Grass, ISIS da Genius, The Butch Kings, Yah Lioness, Sonji Woodruff, and more, plus surprises and giveaways.
by Sue on Tue 30 May 2006 10:12 PM EDT
These Russian gays are quite an intense bunch. After facing brutality at the hands of the skinheads, the Russian Orthodox faithful and the police, they plan to rally again next year.
So the gays remain courageous under fire while the religious faithful turn violent? How is this a sign of Russian moral superiority a la Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov?
Shows what he knows. Here in America our religious thugs don't need to team up with skinheads b/c they are already in bed with the political powers that be.
Monday, May 29
by Sue on Mon 29 May 2006 10:03 AM EDT
Our homo-bigot friends at the American Family Association have taken their gay hate campaign up a notch by setting up a website dedicated to boycotting Ford. Because Ford hates freedom and is out to destroy the fabric of American families by selling cars to homosexuals.
h/t to Feministing
by Sue on Mon 29 May 2006 09:08 AM EDT
From the New York Daily News.
Bloomberg recently took a stand against the Bush White House by advocating for stronger gun control laws as well as lambasting the wingnuts for their anti-stem cell research, pro-intelligent design stance.
Click here to listen to the address.
This terrifies Pennsylvania wingnuts who recognize that banning gay marriage is ultimately unconstitutional and tremble as the interstate marriage recognition issue inexorably inches toward the Supreme Court. Hence, the desperate scramble to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution.
If marriage is legalized in NY, we may go there to wed. That would be nice.