The Beary handsome, hairy, and hung Joe Jervis of the extremely popular blog Joe.My.God has been in San Francisco for the past week and at the ” Remember The Party” party San Francisco’s legendary Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence cannonized Joe as one of their saints.
Joe My God:
“As Sisters we strive to uphold our vows to our community; to promulgate universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt. While the pathway of a Sister isn’t for everyone, we recognize special individuals living the calling in their own lives through their devotion to public service, social activism, and spiritual enlightenment. In recognition of their actions we give the honorific of Sainthood within the Order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The Sisters could not minister to the community without the exemplary support and collaboration with our Saints and in this humble way we thank them for their continued embodiment of service, action and joy.”
All hail and kneel before Saint Joe My Gawd! (No problem there!)
Congratulations Joe! (Peter LaBarbera’s going to go apeshit! Tee hee Tee Hee!)
The Democratic National Convention being held this week in Charlotte, N.C is is expected to bring over 35,000 convention delegates, journalists , and bloggers and among them will be many big names in the LGBT community known for their work in national and regional politics and in the media. (Although Back2Stonewall.com won’t be there unfortunately)
Openly LGBT delegates, politicians and others have been invited North Carolina’s openly gay Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, Charlotte’s openly lesbian City Councilwoman LaWana Mayfield and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, a favorite of local LGBT voters.
Other big names include several openly LGBT politicians. Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank is a member of the convention’s Platform Committee. Rhode Island’s openly gay Congressman David Cicilline will also attend, as will Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat in that state.. New Jersey trans activist and Democratic National Committee executive Babs Siperstein. New York’s delegation will include openly gay State Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, openly lesbian labor leader and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and trans activist Melissa Sklarz.
Amongst the LGBT blogger crowd the humpy and hirsute Joe Jervis of Joe My God, will be attending as well as Jeremy Hopper of Good As You, and Bil Browing of The Bilerico Project and many more. And as for entertainment you don;t get much gayer then the Scissor Sisters performing at a private, invitation-only concert at The Fillmore at Uptown’s NC Music Factory.
The 2012 Democratic National Convention has all the makings to knock the annual White Party off the list as the number 1 gay circuit party event.
And we are not there.
But hey, I get to cover The Scarefest Horror and Paranormal Convention and meet Clive Barker, and the Muscle Wolf Productions crew in Lexington, KY at the end of the month and they don’t.
I bet they are so jealous.
President Obama will hold a White House Gay Pride Reception on June 22. Invitations for the event were mailed last week, they say: “The President requests the pleasure of your company at a reception in celebration of LGBT Pride Month to be held at The White House.”
Well there must be some oversight because iafter a week I still haven’t recieved mine! I wonder if it’s lost in the mail?
I am sure that Joe Solomese, President of the Human Rights Campaign is picking out a $700 Dolce Gabina suit as we speak and Rea Carey Executive Director of The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and her girlfriend are out shopping for matching Birkenstocks and laughing at the memories of the movie night they shared together at The White House with Barack and Michelle two days after we lost gay marriage in Maine. And Jarret Barrios of GLAAD has already gotten his invitation and is sitting down with his son Javier and a copy of Emily Post teaching the proper protocal for kissing ass. But where is MY invitation and others like me, bloggers, activist, and the “non-elite” LGBT’s who are in the trenches day in and day out fighting for our rights without making 6 figure salaries and kissing ass?
So President Obama how about an invite. Hell, I don;t even care if you invite me. How about inviting bloggers Pam Spaulding, Louise Maine, Mike Petrelis, Joe Jervis, or Andy Towle? Or activist Andy Thayer from the Gay Liberation Network or Robin McGehee from Get Equal? They are REAL LGBT Americans who care about our rights and our future and who aren’t afraid to stand up, fight, and report the truth. The REAL fierce advocates of the LGBT Community
So, Mr. President we are all waiting for our invitations. Are you willing to “man-up” and send them and convince us that you have the LGBT communities best interest at heart or will this once again just be a photo-op coctail party for the gay elite who make nice salaries and benefit from our inequality? The same “gay elite” that we as a community don’t even want to represent us anymore but like herpes can’t seem to get rid of.
I’ll wait for the mailman everyday for my invitation.
But alas, I am sure that like having equal rights I will be waiting forever.