Make America Gay Again

This is brilliant. Cheers to whoever these neighbors are!!

The residents who live next door to the Colorado home where Vice President Mike Pence is staying with his family for the Christmas holiday posted a rainbow “Make America Gay Again” banner. They placed the banner on a pillar that is at the end of both homes’ driveways, according to the Aspen Times.

“You couldn’t miss it,” Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Buglione said of the sign that was reportedly hung by the daughters of the couple who live in the home. The people who live next door apparently were a bit apprehensive about hanging the banner in front of the law enforcement and Secret Service officers that were stationed there. “He was real sheepish and thought he might be confronted by the Secret Service or deputies who’d tell him he couldn’t do it,” Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said. “When they said, ‘We’re not here to control your free speech rights,’ they came out with chili and began feeding them.”

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Formula 1 Driver Yells at Nephew on Instagram

It’s one thing for you to disagree with how your sibling is raising her/his child. It’s one thing for you to disagree with allowing one gender to wear the clothes of another. But it is Super Assholey of you to yell at a child and then post it on the Internet for millions to watch AND IT NEVER FUCKING GOES AWAY. Lewis Hamilton is the ultimate lowlife asshole scum.

Lewis Hamilton, the reigning Formula One World Champion, has yelled at a small child, mocking him for wearing a princess dress.

Hamilton, 32, took issue with his nephew’s Christmas present – to such an extent that he shouted at him on camera.

And then he uploaded the video to his 5.7 million Instagram followers.

Because when you loudly mock a child for dressing up in a costume which just so happens to go against gender norms, you want the whole world to see – apparently.

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I Cried Today

I cried today
and at first I didn’t know why.
Then I realized
Christianity destroys families.
It forces a man to hate his own
flesh and blood until it’s too late.
It forces a man to lose a daughter
to suicide and rob him of the chance to change.
Although I should condemn this man
for being so full of hate,
instead I feel sorry.
He looked lost.
He looked scared.
He realized in his heart it was too late.
He couldn’t bring his daughter back.
He couldn’t love her the way he should’ve.
He could only do the right thing
and stand up to a man that hates
people like his daughter and call them
perverts.
Now all I want to do is reach out to him.

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Queer Eye is Back!

I loved watching this show. ‘The L Word,’ not so much. Go figure. Anyway, Netflix is rebooting the show with a new Fab Five.

“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” is back!

The reality TV series, which ran from 2003 from 2007, returns in a hotly anticipated “reimagining” early next year. Netflix released the first photo of the new Fab Five last week ahead of the show’s February 2018 premiere.

The men leading the makeovers are: Antoni Porowski (food & wine), Bobby Berk (interior design), Karamo Brown (culture), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) and Tan France (fashion).

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This is Me

I know there are plenty of people out there in the world who just love musicals – as I do. I love old and new. Every now and then one comes along with a message that seems to speak to one particular group of individuals and I strongly feel that the movie musical The Greatest Showman (Dec. 20th) does just that. It takes inspiration from the life of P. T. Barnum, one of the early pioneers of circuses in the 1800s. In reality, Barnum began his journey as a circus owner, late in life, probably fifties or sixties, but he did reach out to people who looked different from “normal” society: the midget, the bearded lady, the Siamese twins, and gave them a real place in the world. Today, I have found most of the soundtrack released on YouTube by Atlantic Records. If you’re a musical buff, the songs were written by Paul & Pasek of La La Land fame and, in fact, were working on the songs for this film before La La Land.

One of the songs that’s stuck out to me is one that is typically played during the first trailer that was released, This is Me. It is performed by Keala Settle who plays the Bearded Lady. These are some of the lyrics to that beautiful song that speak to me:

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am proof
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
Look out ’cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

MP Voted Yes for Same-Sex Marriage After Son Died

This is one of many emotionally charged stories from Australia about their YES vote for same-sex marriage. I’m sure this woman’s son is looking down on her and knows what she did and that she did it for him. Love wins!

After more than a decade of debate, 13 million votes and $122m spent, Australia finally enshrined in law the right of all its citizens to marry the person they love.

MPs of opposing parties broke into spontaneous celebration – singing, cheering, even crying as the law was passed.

The public gallery serenaded politicians with a very unparliamentary rendition of ‘I am Australian’ without censure from the speaker.

These were not usual scenes for any parliament, let alone Australia’s notoriously rowdy chamber, as same-sex marriage was voted through almost unanimously.

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Mom Rants Against Gay Photographer

Once again, the ignorance astounds me. I sincerely hope that either or both of this woman’s children turn out to be gay.

People unfortunately go through a lot of mental gymnastics to justify beliefs they have that aren’t exactly sound.

Unfortunately, some people’s minds will never be changed on an issue, something that 21-year-old Alabama photographer, Faith Grace, discovered the hard way after a pregnant woman who was interested in getting some maternity photos taken messaged her.

At first, everything seemed cool, but after the mom started looking at Grace’s social media accounts, she noticed something that troubled her: the young photographer was rocking an LGBT pride flag in her posts.

Apparently, the mother couldn’t bear the thought of having her pictures taken by someone with a different sexual orientation than her, so not only did she decline to do business with Grace, she sent her a text message letting her know that she specifically didn’t hire the young woman because she’s gay.

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Child Dumped due to Transgender Blood Transfusion

On the one hand, this story is heart breaking because the parents are so ignorant and it’s the child who is paying. On the other hand, it’s heart warming because this woman has a child she might not otherwise have been able to have.

A child in India was abandoned by its parents after they discovered that her blood donor was a transgender woman.

Rekha (not her real name) saved the anaemic baby’s life with a blood transfusion, but later found the baby outside her house with a handwritten note attached.

The parents had deserted the child as they were worried she would become “one of them” – meaning a trans person – because a trans woman’s blood was running through her veins.

So Rekha decided to adopt and raise the baby herself.

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PA State Lawmaker Proclaims Straightness

What a douchebag!! Just because someone touches you on the arm does not mean that he (or she) suddenly thinks you’re gay. If you have to stop a meeting to proclaim to one and all that you’re a heterosexual, perhaps you’re not. We’ve seen lots of evidence that the most vocal haters are the ones deepest in the closet.

A meeting of Pennsylvania state legislators that was supposed to be about a land-use bill went wildly offtrack Tuesday when a conservative lawmaker felt the need to loudly proclaim his heterosexuality.

Everything seemed business as usual until Rep. Matt Bradford lightly touched Rep. Daryl Metcalfe on the arm during Tuesday’s discussion. Metcalfe responded by interjecting, “Look, I’m a heterosexual. I have a wife, I love my wife, I don’t like men — as you might. But stop touching me all the time.”

“Keep your hands to yourself,” Metcalfe continued, as Bradford began to laugh. “If you want to touch somebody, you have people on your side of the aisle who might like it. I don’t.”

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