Thursday, May 28, 2009

defenders of marriage

A must watch. Now that mob rule is starri decisis according to the California Supreme Court, here's a peek into the future. As the best protest sign I saw says, "You may not be gay but you may be next".

A great short from LA activist filmmaker Keith Hartman:

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

won't back down

On this dark day, when the supposed "justices" of the California Supreme Court uphold the people's supreme right of bigotry against their fellow citizens and our "tireless supporter" in the white house is silent, here is an outpouring of love and support for all of California's LGBT citizens, from all over the US, courtesy of HRC.

Tonight, marches in support of our rights are taking place all over the country. Our BIG Thanks to each and every one of you. We will not back down. We love our beautiful and diverse state, and we will reclaim it in the name of equality for all.

(Hat tip to Rev. Susan Russell)

Friday, May 22, 2009

happy birthday harvey

On this seventy-ninth anniversary of the birth of Harvey Milk, I cannot help but wonder how things would have been different had he not been taken from us.

What would his continued guidance have meant to us all? What would he have been able to accomplish, both personally and politically, had he been given the time?

In his own words, spoken at his memorial by Anne Kronenberg:

I can be killed with ease.
I can be cut right down.
But I cannot fall back into my closet.
I have grown.
I am not myself.
I am too many.
I am all of us.

Happy Birthday Harvey. Your spirit lives in us today and always.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

white night fright

As the deadline looms for the California Supreme Court to release its decision on the legality of Proposition 8, people are watching intently. So intently, in fact, that seemingly minor actions are being scrutinized as a sign.

Yesterday, barriers were unloaded in the Castro and in front of Government buildings in downtown San Francisco, which many speculated were a sign that a ruling was imminent. Has this been true, the ruling would have come on the thirtieth anniversary of the White Night Riots.

For the uninititated, the White Night Riots were an act of civil disobedience by a community outraged by the miscarriage of justice when former Supervisor Dan White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter for the premeditated double murder of George Moscone and Harvey Milk. City hall was attacked, people rioted in the streets, police cars were set ablaze. The police responded in a facsist matter and attacked the community in return. Not their finest hour.

All in all, probably not a fortuitous anniversary to release a decision which may very well uphold bigotry codified into law in the Golden State. So when no announcement was forthcoming, world leaked out that there was to have been an announcement tomorrow, but Mayor Gavin Newsom asked that it be delayed. His office has since denied the story.

But that does not make it untrue, especially considering the likely outcome.

Will we have Civil Rights soon? I'll let you know as soon as I hear.

Friday, May 15, 2009

jon stewart rocks

Yes, I am avoiding putting pixel to paper. Sometimes too much is going on to actually write about it. And I am deeply, startlingly disappponted in Barack Obama and his silence of LGBT issues since January. He described himself as a tireless advocate of LGBT citizens, a motionless advocate would be far more accurate. But I can't articulate it as well as Jon Stewart, so I will let him take control today:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c
Moral Kombat
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Saturday, May 9, 2009

smoking crack

Much fun with John Stewart, at the expense of ex-felon four time married ex-DC Mayor Marion Barry guest starring as a moral compass.

A What?????

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

listen don't listen

A little fun from the Huffington Post-

The Republican Party got its little self all charged up with the idea of a Listening Tour to try and find ideas to become somewhat relevant again. Until Party Chairman Rush Limbaugh decided it was a bad idea. Watch the fun and see Minority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) do what they all do- suck up to Rush and pretend that they didn't just radically change positions because Rush said so.


Monday, May 4, 2009

the topless truth

Bible beating bigoted Bimbo Carrie Prejean, attempting to set herself up as a victim of her Christian beliefs:

"By having to answer that question in front of a national audience, God was testing my character and faith. I'm glad I stayed true to myself."

“It did cost me my crown. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I said what I feel. I stated an opinion that was true to myself and that’s all I can do. It is a very touchy subject and he is a homosexual and I see where he (Perez Hilton) was coming from and I see the audience would’ve wanted me to be more politically correct. But I was raised in a way that you can never compromise your beliefs and your opinions for anything.”

Now here she is as a topless tart, courtesy of The Dirty:

Any further questions?

Thanks to our inimitable Joe for this one