All these ignorant straight folk just don’t get it.
The Boston Red Sox did a totally cool thing Thursday night for their LGBT Pride night vs. the Detroit Tigers when they painted the team’s logo in rainbow colors as a decal on the pitching mound prior to the game.
This is not the first such night the Red Sox have had honoring their LGBT fans, and the team celebrated on Instagram and Twitter.
This led to a surprising backlash from some fans who — in their comments on the team’s Instagram page — showed why such nights are necessary. I say surprising because these such nights have become so routine and non-controversial that 24 of the 30 MLB teams have similar events this year.
My how the tables do turn. I’m sure gay Republicans aren’t the only ones who will be stuck in this position. When any young adult suddenly needs insurance for something he desperately needs because a wreck happened or because she’s found out that she’s got a debilitating disease that she would’ve known about if only she’d sought out doctor’s care before now. Either case, this ass deserves to be called out.
There’s a lot of debate going on about healthcare right now. The question that skeptics always ask is, “Why should I pay for someone else’s healthcare?” The answer is because that’s how insurance works.
Still, many people ask that question, including one twitter user who goes by Sassy Gay Republican. However another twitter user, Billy Armagh, noticed the Sassy Gay Republican singing a different tune when he was the one in need of healthcare.
Sometimes the best response to ignorant drivel from asshats like this one is humor and Twitter users give it to him in spades. If Skittles’ slogan is ‘Taste the rainbow,’ the slogan for the LGBT community should be ‘Steal the rainbow.’
Cultural appropriation is still a genuinely difficult and hurtful part of society, and one that we’re in the process of challenging.
And that includes people who use it incorrectly to support hateful statements.
Take, for instance, Christian radio host Bryan Fischer, who yesterday tweeted that “LGBTs stole the rainbow from god,” adding that it was the “worst example of cultural appropriation ever”.
He then quoted a Bible verse in which God – after wiping out almost all humans in a global flood – shines a rainbow down as a promise not to end the world again.
“Give it back,” he ends, plaintively and pointlessly.
I wasn’t going to post this, but then I learned through the Facebook page Lizzy the Lezzy that this brilliant woman is actually transgender. To me, that makes it even more epic than ever. She let loose with both barrels and hit our Fearless Leader right between the eyes, where he’ll just ignore it. But, as my BFF pointed out, other countries need to see and understand that not all of us accept what’s going on.
Danielle Muscato who defines herself as an “atheist, civil rights activist, musician and trans woman” launched a twitter tirade against Donald Trump after his ironic tweet about Saturday Night Live’s latest skit.
Someone got their toga in a knot over American Airlines’ rainbow logo. Oh dear.
The ‘story‘ is laid out in words and screen captures on Buzzfeed.
Maybe at some point people will realize that while there is Freedom of Speech in this country, it is not without consequences. Spreading hate is not without consequences either.
The source of this story has a screen capture of the original Tweets. See link below.
Following the historic coming out of Division I college football player Michael Sam, the social media backlash was both predictable and horrifying. However, one college athlete is now experiencing the repercussions of what can happen when you choose to be homophobic on Twitter.
Kent State wrestler Sam Wheeler has reportedly been suspended from the university’s team after taking to Twitter to voice his feelings about Sam’s decision to publicly come out.
Through Wheeler’s Twitter account has since been deleted, Outrage DC managed to take a screen capture of the initial statements.
While I love BuzzFeed.com, a lot of their stories are told through photos and animated gifs. So, I’m only going to share the intro and you can follow the link to the story and see the pics and read the guy’s tweet.
Michael Dougras, a senior at Salem High School, won the Virginia AA state high school championship as a Junior last year.
He’ll be going back to defend his title this year as a senior.