Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Bits'n'Pieces

Ru Is Maad At Glaad
It seems that Logo shows, RuPaul's Drag Race and The A-List were omitted from the GLAAD [Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation] Media Award nominations for Outstanding Reality Program, and this, um, oversight has the drag diva and the A-listers up in arms.
Now, I can see the Drag Race being in there, but the A-List? Honey? No. No.

And there are conflicting reports as to why both highly popular Logo shows didn't get a nomination. it's one of two things: GLAAD doesn't think either show offers a true representation of the LGBT community--Hell A-List, I'm talking to you--or that Logo didn’t submit the shows for nominations.

Another Republican Offspring Comes Out For Marriage Equality
Isn't it funny that most Republicans are against marriage equality and yet, nearly every day it seems, one of their children comes out in favor of it?
The times they are a'changing.
Now, the daughter of the, and I use the term loosely, Republican president who endorsed passage of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage has spoken out in support of marriage equality.

"I am Barbara Bush, and I am a New Yorker for marriage equality," announced  the 29-year-old daughter of President George W. Bush said in a video for the Human Rights Campaign. "New York is about fairness and equality. And everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love."
Now, Barbara Bush, and her mother, Laura, have spoken out in favor of equality. Laura said, on Larry King Live, “When couples are committed to each other and love each other” they should have “the same sort of rights that everyone has.”
Now, if they can just get W to admit he fucked that whole thing up.

Illinois Is Now Home To Civil Unions
Illinois Governor, Pat Quinn, signed civil union legislation yesterday, giving gay and lesbian couples most of the state-level rights and responsibilities of marriage. as he signed the new law Quinn said, “We’re a government of the people, by the people, for the people, and it shall not perish from the earth.”
This is a big step in some ways, and yet just another battle in others.
Civil unions will not give gay and lesbian couples all the state rights afforded heterosexual couples, and gives them none of the federal rights afforded heterosexual marriages.
And, I worry that when LGBT Illinois pushes for marriage equality, if the right wing won't fight back with the argument that the LGBT community asked for civil unions, got them, and now they want to change it up again.
It's nice to have that recognition, but I hold out hope that, one day, we have all the same recognitions, everywhere, as heterosexual couples.

Stupid Republican...I know, It Is Redundant
Bobby Franklin, a Republican in Georgia's House of Representatives, has introduced a bill to eliminate driver's licenses, arguing that the documents are an unnecessary infringement on personal freedom.

Oh yes he did.
He said, "One of your inalienable rights is the right to travel, the right to move about without needing your papers. You shouldn't have to have permission from the state to exercise a right that has been inalienably given to you from your creator."
The right to drive a car is a gift from god.
Oh yes he did.
And when asked by a local news affiliate how we will "keep with who’s who and who’s on the roads and who’s not supposed to be on the roads” Franklin responded with, "Why do you need to know who’s who?”
And don't even ask him what will happen when driver's licenses are a thing of the past about keeping twelve-year-olds from driving because he says they do it now anyway.
Seriously, Georgia, do you need another fucktard in government?

4 comments:

Cubby said...

Yay! No more pesky driver's licenses! Let's eliminate no-fly lists too, and metal detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs for that matter. God said, "Thou shalt not regulate travel!" right there in the Constitution when he wrote it. Or something.

Robbie said...

Bobby Franklin is the same asshat who wants Georgians to pay their state taxes in gold, too. He's scum, but not as vile as Steve King or any of those bastards in both Carolinas who have come out against us 'mos.

froggy said...

Fresh off of Drag Queens in Spaaaace! we too think it was a dragic mistake.

twunty mcslore said...

When I recapped the first season of Drag Race, you would not believe some of the hate from non-drag queen gays in the comments. It was UNREAL the way it was construed as an embarrassment and a gutter pass-time by the more mainstream embracing members of the LGBT community. Definitely the minority, but still. I was shocked.