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SO GAY! – LGBT Weekly News Roundup 1/30/2022

SO GAY! – LGBT Weekly News Roundup 1/30/2022

Kenneth in the 212′s Thursday Ad Watch bring you a plumber you wouldn’t mind paying a high hourly rate for.

The Randy Report takes “What News Anchor Has Perfect Response For Anti-Trans Viewer” for $500.” after a viewer attack’s trans Jeopardy! champ Amy Schneider. Newsman  who had 40 consecutive wins on Jeopardy.

Matt Rettenmund of Boy Culture looks at the dark past of San Francisco’s gay serial killer The Doodler and how SFPD has been searching for him since 1975.

The OutFront looks at International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022, and asks the age old question: “Will We Ever Learn?”

The Bitch is Back: Joe My God reports on Michelle “Crazy Eyes” Bachman’s return to the Fox Propaganda Channel to strangely bash Typhoid Sarah Palin and her eating out at the trough while being unwaxed.

3 feet of snow? SNOW PROBLEM! BosGuy gives you a round-up of things for these hearty Boston Boyz to get up to after their snowball fights are over.

Mediate looks at a brainwashed teen who complains that His High School Allows Confederate Flags But Not ‘Let’s Go Brandon Tee Shirts!

The Advocate reports on Florida Senate Bill Would Ban Books With LGBT+ Characters.

TWEET OF THE WEEK – The Divine Miss M!

SO GAY! – LGBT Weekly News Roundup 1/15/2022

MoMA Acquires Rainbow Flag - artnet News

Kenneth in the 212 remembers the late great Ronnie Spector and “Dangerous”.

That witty and handsome BosGuy it turns out can also tease your brain.

JoeMyGod breaks the bad news about upcoming coronavirus variants. Maybe coming soon to a theatre, restaurant, airport, school, and so on and so on near you.

The Randy Report covers the story of a high school senior in NY who is raising his voice after being told he couldn’t mention being gay in the school newspaper due to a school policy that apparently doesn’t exist.

Matt Rettumund of Boy Culture brings you Twinks To Watch Out For: 2022 Edition!

A unique LGBT Youth Homeless Shelter in Philly is helping our lost youth. But for how much longer is anybody’s guess? – The Patch

The Advocate reports on the death (murder) of Jorge Diaz-Johnston, a gay activist who won a landmark court case in Miami-Dade County against the state’s ban on same-sex marriages. He was 54.

A law that bans so-called conversion therapy in Canada took effect on Jan. 7. Oh to live in a civilized country – The Washington Blade

The OutFront takes on the challenging and ever evolving legacy of January 6, 2021.

TWITTER PHOTO OF THE WEEK Revenge for Snowflake

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‘Walking Dead’ Star Norman Reedus: I play Daryl Dixon like he’s a ‘prison gay’‏

 

After years of Back2stonewall.com’s pointing out the the lack of LGBT characters and story-lines on AMC’s the Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus who plays the shit-kicking redneck character of Daryl Dixon on the hit AMC zombie show did a lengthy Q&A this month in GQ magazine where he said that he portrays his character like he’s  a”prison gay.”

“I remember Frank Darabont, after the first season, we were at a party in L.A. He said, ‘I’ve got an idea for Daryl. He’s gay. Would you be interested in that?’ I was like, ‘Let me hear you out.’ He said, ‘Well, he’s prison gay. Like, you’ll catch him looking at a member of the same sex, but if you mention it to him, he’ll just stab you and be like, What the f***? He will never admit it.’ I was like, ‘That’ll blow minds — let’s do that.’ And he said, ‘I knew I hired you for a reason.'”

Now of course this comes after creator Robert Kirkman is addressed the rumors about Daryl’s sexuality in the letter column to “The Walking Dead” #130 last April.

“All I can say is that it’s been discussed. We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing… we’ll tackle it in the show.”

And while TWD Executive producer Scott Gimple has added a lesbian character (Tara) and has said that there will be a gay character by the end of the fifth season, (this after much blowback from this website) the chances of it actually being Daryl are slight at best especially considering the shows reluctance in the past to include gay story-lines and characters.  If we had to venture a guess though we’d wager that at the end of the season will find the introduction of the character arfirst encountered in Issue 67 of Image Comics’ The Walking Dead named Aaron from the Alexandria Safe-Zone which happens to be on the way to Washington, D.C.

Either way if the constant badgering from this website has anything to do with any gay characters being added we’ll take it.  But “prison gay”? C’mon Norman and Frank you can be less offensive and do better than that.  But we’ll forgive you if Daryl drops the soap and does indeed turn out to be the first zombie apocalypse ass-kicking gay redneck in television history!

Yeeeeeeehaaaaw!

Back2Stonewall’s Sunday Tea Dance Playlist: Eartha Kitt “Where Is My Man” (1983)

Where is My Man was Eartha Kitt’s first recording released in the United States after her ostracism and self-imposed exile to Paris following her outspoken objection to the Vietnam War at a White House function in 1968, and it became her biggest-selling single in 30 years.

In the United Kingdom, Where Is My Man reached the Top 40 on the UK Singles Chart, where it peaked at #36.  This was her first UK Hit single in 28 years, the previous chart entry, “Under The Bridges of Paris” dating from 1955. The single was also a hit in dance clubs around the world peaking at #5 in Sweden and #22 in Netherlands. In the US, the song made the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at #7 and remaining on the survey for 14 weeks

 

Back2Stonewall Chosen As Finalist For BEST LGBT WEBLOG @ 2013 Bloggie Awards – VOTE NOW!

Bloggie Finalist - Back2Stonewall.

The 2013 Weblog Awards, or the Bloggies as most call it is the original and the longest running Weblog Awards on the internet and has this year by popular vote chosen  Back2Stonewall as one of its Top 5 finalist in the Best LGBT Weblog category.

Other finalist this year include:  Everyone Is Gay, Travels of Adam , Queerty  (A professional paid website?) and the  It Gets Better Project  (which is really a noble and wonderful campaign and cause but its not a blog.  Go figure)

It really is an honor to just be recognized and nominated (Although I really, really, really want to win) and I am grateful for everyone out there who voted to nominated this site in the first round of voting. 

I’d also like to give a heartfelt shout-out to the awesome Roy McKenzie, Sly Mettit, Tim Franco, John Becker, Bret Carbone and  #TeamMinion on Twitter and everyone else who has contributed and helped this blog survive and grow over the past few years. Back2Stonewall is a labor of love, passion and even anger for the fight for our equality and recognition and  I could have never done it without you. – I really love you guys.

Best of luck to all who were nominated  (Although I did mention that I really wanted to win though right?)

So…………

Now HIT THIS LINK and VOTE for Back2Stonewall!

VOTING CLOSES MARCH 17th.

And remember…

We’re Here, We’re Queer, F@#king Deal With It!

 

LAST DAY! – NOMINATE Back2Stonewall.com for Best LGBT WebBlog at the 2013 BLOGGIES! – LAST CHANCE!

 

Since Back2Stonewall.com is always snubbed and will NEVER be nominated or receive an award from GLAAD or the HRC for obvious reasons, we’ve decided to set our sights just a bit higher and try for this years Best LGBT WebBlog Award at the 2013 Bloggies that honors the best and most under-appreciated blogs on the Internet.

The nomination process is pretty simple.

1.  Go to http://2013.bloggi.es/

2.  Read the Rules.

3.  Nominate Back2Stonewall.com in the Best LGBT Weblog category (and The Best Kept Secret Weblog  and WebBlog of the Year category if you are really feeling generous) by typing our name Back2Stonewall under NOMINEE and our web address www.Back2Stonewall.com under URL

Bloggie instructions

4. Then nominate at least TWO other Weblogs under at least TWO different categories or a total of at least 3 unique nominations. –   I would suggust The Political Carnival under Best Weblog About Politicshttp://thepoliticalcarnival.net/  and Daily Beauty under Best Canadian WebBlog http://dalybeauty.ca/

5. Fill out the form at the end  HIT SUBMIT

Lets show them that there’s an LGBT Weblog out there thats not afraid to shoot from the hip and tell it like it really is!

VOTE! – RETWEET! – FREEP THIS POST! – PIMP ME!

HURRY –  Nominations close Sunday, January 27th, 2013 

LISTEN To “Gay Rights Warrior” Will Kohler of Back2Stonewall on the AlterNet News Radio Show!

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Thats me!

I appeared on the AlterNet News radio show this weekend hosted by the awesome Joshua Holland and discuss  President Obama’s mention of Stonewall and Tony Perkins, Bryan Brownshirt , Buster Wilson aand the whole “hate gang” and their ridiculous anti-gay meme “Gays have all the rights as everyone else.”  (Buster???   Really?)

Also on the show is Eric Boehlert of Media Matters who has a good laugh at the GOP’s bizarre freakout over Obama’s inaugural speech, and to discuss his recent piece, ” Are Conservatives Rethinking Fox News’ Endless Outrage Model?” and AlterNet’s own Steve Rosenfeld who discusses this week’s court ruling that Obama’s recess appointments to the National labor Relations Board were unconstitutional, and the new Republican plan to gerrymander the Electoral College.

It’s a great show and  I recommend listening to the whole thing. (But if you only have time for me I come on right at the 30:00 minute mark.)

ENJOY!

CLICK HERE to stream the audio!

 

Back2Stonewall.com Is Going To Netroots Nation 2011! WOWZA!

Back2Stonewall.com will be joining thousands of other progressive blogger, journalists, advocates and activists at Netroots Nation 2011 from June 16th – 19th in Minneapolis. MN.  (Watch out Michelle Bachmann and Bradlee Dean here I come!)

Netroots Nation’s Agenda is about focusing on building a long-term capacity within the progressive movement, pushing the practice of online and offline organizing forward and changing the debate on policies by use of includes panels, hands-on training sessions, caucuses (including LGBT) and strategy sessions, film screenings and tons of social events

On June 15th, there will be an LGBT Pre-Convention where LGBT bloggers from across America and also outside the country will meet to discuss strategy, politics and what we can do to further the LGBT Equality cause.

I will be posting, live tweeting, and shooting video from both Netroots Nation and the LGBT Pre-Con

You can follow me on Twitter at @Back2Stonewall_  and I’ll be using the hashtags #NN11LGBT

I hope to meet some interesting people this week and learn some things that can help not only this site but also our fight for Equality.

And as usual I will hold no punches and tell it as it is from the Convention.  The good, the bad, and the ugly because hey that’s just the way I am. So expect plenty of information, dirt and snark!

Posting for the next two days might be sporadic.  I am leaving today via bus. (I can’t stand to fly) Greyhound does state that the bus does have Wi-Fi but we’ll see but I will be tweeting throughout the trip via phone so make sure that you go to Twitter NOW and follow me @Back2Stonewall_ .  I’m sure it’s going to be a hulluva ride!

Wish me luck!

The Great Google – Blogger Crash of 2011 Is OVER! – Back2Stonewall.com IS BACK!

Well it seems that the Great Google – Blogger Crash of 2011 is over (we hope).
In case you missed on the fun, ALL Google Blogs around the word were unable to publish for about 24 hours and have lost a days worth of posting.  But thems the breaks kids and there’s no use crying over lost posts so here’s a quick recap of some of what you might have missed.
  1. *Margaret Gallagher Srivastav is STILL A BITCH!
  2. *Tony Perkins is STILL a KKK connected asshole.
  3. *Peter LaBarbera is still an undercover S&M closet queen who owns assless chaps
  4. *The GOP/Republican Party is fucking insane.
  5. *Sarah Palin is a Cylon (With a major malfunction)
  6. *And last but not least……  Rick “Man on Dog” Santorum is STILL having that “frothy” internet problem.Thanks for hanging in there everybody……
I’ll be updating the blog and posting again in a bit. And this weekend Back2Stonewall.com will be making a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

NOW if only I could get into TWITTER.

Back2Stonewall’s Saturday Night Movie: "Boot Camp" (1996) – Gay Short Film

Boot Camp (1996)
Writer/Director: John Matthews (
Cast:  Matthew Solari (Novice), John Cantwell (Master)
“Not While We’re Dancing, Dear” (Lyrics: John Matthews; Music: Marco Martinez Galarce)

Sooooooooooo  Freakin Funny!!!