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Study Shows Only 6% of the LGBT Community Identifies as "Queer"

LGBT Website Survey Finds That 93% Of Gay Men Polled Don’t Want To Be Labeled “QUEER”

A recent survey done by the website The Gay UK has found that 60% of those polled find using the term “Queer” to describe members of the LGBT community is offensive and inappropriate.

The poll which was done in July 2017 asked over 200 people whether they thought queer as an umbrella term for the LGBT+ community was acceptable and sixty percent did not. Some commented that the word was “deeply offensive”, particularly to men who identified as gay.

The word queer is still used as a slur against many people in the community, particularly gay and bisexual men, and although some may refer to themselves in this way, the website says it’s probably best not to use language that causes offence to others.

Only seven percent of the gay men surveyed thought that the term “queer” was acceptable

Case in point: John Kichi, a 66-year-old writer and marketing expert in Sewickley, Pa., recalled how decades ago he was thrown out of an apartment and later lost a prestigious job because he was gay.

So when he began an online application for a job at Colorado College recently, he was shocked by a question that asked applicants to check one of five genders: “not disclosed,” “male,” “female,” “transgender” — or “queer.”

 “It would be like if they put down for race: ‘white,’ ‘Latino,’ ‘black’ and then the ‘N’ word,'” Kichi told ABCNews.com. “Every one of my gay friends is appalled by this.

 “I think queer harkens back to a time when being gay was a documented medical abnormality,” he said. “Queer is also not a gender, and if you want to list sexual orientation, that’s even more egregious.

While certain direct action groups began in the late 1980’s like Queer Nation used the word in the militant vernacular. Lately many QPOC (LGBT people of color), and millennial have begun to reclaim queer in response the ever widening LGBTQ!A+ umbrella without any thoughts or concern to those in the LGBT community that were harassed and harmed in the past and many  who still are in the present by the word “queer”.

 With PRIDE month coming fast everyone should be proud of who they are. Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender.

I am a proud gay man. 

Proud of the word “queer”? 

 Not so much.

 How do you feel about the queer?  Sound off in the comments below.

 

 

Texas School Official Posts KKK “White Christmas” Image on Facebook: “I’m Not Racist!” – Video

White Christmas

 

 

Chris Harris, an elected member of the Hooks Independent School Board, ss facing disciplinary action after posting a racist  image of a Ku Klux Klan member in a white robe and hood with the caption, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.” on his Facebook page.

Harris said he realized the post was inappropriate and offensive, but he insisted he was not racist.

The school board is scheduled to meet Dec. 15, and members will likely vote on whether Harris should be removed if he has not resigned by then.

“Insists he’s not a racist.”

If the hood fits……..

 

WE WIN! – Universal Studios Cancels Homophobic Bill & Ted Halloween Show

Bill and Ted Orlando

Universal Studios Hollywood which has historically been considered an LGBT-friendly company has crossed the bad taste and sensitivity line with the premiere of their annual Halloween event titled “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure.”  which included a gay limp wristed lisping Superman and a segment in which he gets gay bashed by another character.

After much public outrage from the LGBT communit and push-back Universal Studios has decided to cancel the show.

A statement on the Universal Halloween Horror Nights webpage now reads:

After thoughtful consideration, Universal Studios Hollywood has made the decision to discontinue production of the Halloween Horror Nights’ “Bill & Ted” show for the remainder of its limited run.

Of course GLAAD is trying to take responsibility because you know the thousands of enraged phone calls and emails from us had nothing to do with it.

 

 

 

 

Universal Studios Hollywood Presents Bill & Ted’s Offensive Halloween Homophobic Adventure – Video

Bill and Ted Orlando

Universal Studios Hollywood which has historically been considered an LGBT-friendly company has crossed the bad taste and sensitivity line with the premiere of their annual Halloween event titled “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure.” The show is reportedly supposed to be a twist on the plot line for “The Wizard of Oz,”using the “most excellent” dudes Bill & Ted who get sucked into the land of Oz (by Cory Monteith’s ghost UGH) and must kill a number of witches in order to return home. For some reason, Superman joins the two (???) on their witch-hunting quest — that is, until a witch sprinkles the Man of Steel with fairy dust that turns him gay.

“After becoming gay, Superman’s voice and posture changes. His lips purse, his toes point inward, and his wrists become limp. His new voice sounds like a homophobic uncle doing a drunken impression of Richard Simmons, complete with lisps and frequent use of the word ‘faaaaaaabulous!’

“…Then, because Superman is now gay, he minces over to Bill and Ted, blows kisses at them, and slaps Ted on the ass. As he does this, Bill and Ted say “awwww dude!” with disgusted voices. After a few more attempts at molesting Bill and Ted, Superman ends up aboard the Starship Enterprise, where he runs into Superman villain General Zod.

“Also aboard the Starship Enterprise, the gang runs into George Takei. Because George Takei is gay too, he and Superman share an instant mutual attraction. ‘Who’s your friend?’ asks George, in the same lisping, gay-minstrel voice that Superman uses. Before Bill and/or Ted can answer, Superman interrupts by yelling ‘Hey daddy!’ to George…

“George and Superman disappear to have sex. ‘Time to boldly go where no man has gone before!’ says George, as they exit the stage.”

But the WORST and most offensive part of the show is when “General Zod tells Superman to get on his knees. Because Superman is now gay, he assumes this is an invitation to give Zod oral sex. “Finally!” he squeals. and the disgusted Zod gay-bashes him.

THIS IS BULLSHIT AND HAS GOT TO STOP.  OUR SEXUALITY IS NOT A JOKE

And for anyone out there who says its just “comedy”  It’s not!  Its stereotyping for a cheap laugh and just as bad as black-faced minstrel shows in the mid 1800’s.

Universal Studios should be ashamed.  And they should be called on it.  Which reminds me.

Where the hell is GLAAD?  AGAIN?

 

 

GLAAD Bans Writer Bret Easton Ellis From Media Awards For Offensive Tweets

GLAAD MEDIA AWARD TICKET

American Psycho, author, Bret Easton Ellis who is openly gay was banned from the GLAAD Media Awards (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Saturday in Los Angeles because of some of Twitter account.

Ellis had planned to attend the starfucker-studded event in Los Angeles with a female friend.  When he learned about his troubles.

Ellis tweeted, “As a gay man in a domestic partnership who plans to get married I’m sad to hear I’ve been banned by GLAAD from attending tomorrow’s event. GLAAD is supposedly ‘furious’ about my tweets. And I’m guessing not the ones concerning my boyfriend or how sexy I think (Girls star) Adam Driver is.”  After GLAAD banned me they told the friend who was bringing me to the event to WARN “Bret not to go public or TWEET about this decision.”

In response to Ellis, GLAAD vice president of communications Rich Ferraro told The Hollywood Reporter, “GLAAD spoke with the guest who was planning to bring Bret about some of Bret’s recent remarks, which the gay community responded negatively to. We also asked for a time to sit down with Bret. They decided to replace Bret with a different guest and there has been no response to the offer of a meeting. We hope his tweets don’t overshadow the high-profile allies and everyday LGBT people (honoured at the ceremony). We hope his tweets don’t overshadow the high-profile allies and everyday LGBT people who will be onstage tonight advocating for equality in the Boy Scouts, marriage and across the U.S.”

Now don;t get me wrong I am NOT defending Ellis and/or his tweets in any way.  In my opinion Ellis is kinda a douchebag and in the past I have done my fair share of complaining about his tweets.  BUT for Rich Ferraro and GLAAD to come out with a statement saying that the gay community has “responded negatively to” Ellis’s insane tweets on the very same night that they honor Bill Clinton the man who not only signed DOMA and DADT into law, used that fact in his re-election campaign, and has not once apologized for doing it with an “Advocate for Change Award is beyond ironic especially  because I wonder what the gay community has “responded negatively to” Bill Clinton, DOMA and DADT or to hack writer Bret Easton Ellis’ crazy tweets.

And let’s let cat out of the bag here.  Of course GLAAD wanting to sit down with Ellis and “talk”.  It’s their modus operandi.  They talk with a celebrity who has said something offensive, have them do a PSA for GLAAD for free and then all is forgiven.  And in the case of Bret “rehearsing is for fags.” Ratner  you do the PSA and not even a year later GLAAD will give you a “Straight Ally of the Year” Award.

So really in the end whats more offensive?  A gay hack writers tweets?  Or one of our leading gay rights organizations giving the man who signed both DOMA and DADT into law and never apologized for it an award?

Please feel free to leave your comments below.

Louis C.K. Implies That Gay Men Are Pedophiles In His Latest HBO Special

Louis CK

Louis C.K.‘s new comedy special, Oh My God, premiered on HBO Saturday night with one joke totally backfiring as C.K using a stereo typical gay effete voice implied that pedophiles are gay .

C.K.’s “humor” turned to the offensive when describing his New York City apartment building, C.K. reflected on the fountain in the courtyard that features “marble boys pissing”:

What is it with fountains? Like, all fountain-sculptors are pedophiles, basically. You can’t get a fountain-made without — ‘Can you make me a fountain?’ [Response in stereotypical gay male’s, sexually aroused voice:] ‘Yes, I’ll get started right away! Aaaaggh… AAGGGH, yes!!! YES!!! It’s fi-nished!’ And [the commissioned fountain] is just little boys pissing on the face of a Greek god that looks like him a lot? [again in stereotypical gay male’s, sexually aroused voice, while mimicking standing under the fountain’s boy]: ‘Ahhh, piss on me forever!!!’

To make matters worse C.K. used the  stereotypical gay male’s voice to the joke preceding this one in which he spilled some water on his shirt while taking a quick swig, mincingly saying: “Oh sh*t. G*d damn it! Idiot. This isn’t a gay voice by the way. It’s NOT! Shut UP!” But it was.

Look. Some things aren’t funny and just plain wrong and the fact that fact that C.K. himself has advocated for gay marriage, and spoken of the need to address homophobia, makes his remarks all the more disturbing.

But to C.K. obviously addressing homophobia stops when making crass unfunny jokes on the stage.  In 2011 when comedian Tracy Morgan joked that he would stab his son if he were gay, Louis C.K. was the first to  came to Morgan’s defense

These types of jokes are unacceptable and used to to get a laugh from uneducated idiots by lazy comedians.  Just as racial jokes are.   If C.K thinks they are okay perhaps he should go get a real job and  go tell those jokes at work, and then we’ll see  how long he’ll last.

GLAAD. Hellooooooo?  Where is the outrage over this?  Or is HBO a donor?

You can watch the video clip of C.K.’s HBO Saturday and the gay pedophilia joke over at Mediate.com

 

FX’s Sons of Anarchy Uses Negative Transgender Stereotype For Comic Relief – Video

On last nights Season 5 premiere of FX’s Son’s of Anarchy the show created by Kurt Sutter about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club hit a series low by using an offensive stereotype “transgender” character stereotype for comic relief.

Via tvovermind.com

Okay I just can’t contain myself anymore.  The BEST part of this episode  was the surprise appearance of Justified’s Walton Goggins, who appears  as a partially transexual hooker named Venus Van Dam.  He/She is all woman  from the waist up, and all man from the waist down.  Venus is hired by the  Sons to setup a local insurance agent who holds the political clout to make or  break Jacob Hale’s dream project, Charming Heights.  Jax drugs the agent  and brings Venus in to stage some compromising pictures.

Now I’m usually pretty laid back about “characterizations” on television but this is just the straw that breaks the camels back.

Besides the fact that Walter Groggin’s isn’t even a good-looking man to begin with.  The character was such a grossly over blown caricature and a  negative depiction of a transgender individual, not to mention that the whole “blackmail him because he’s with a transsexual” storyline which is nothing more than throwback to the 60’s “blackmail him because he’s gay and its disgusting” meme that quite frankly I find it I bad taste, highly offensive and it really pisses me off.

Year after year we get told that there are more LGBT characters on television but so many of them are stereotypes used for a cheap laughs and comic relief at the expense of our community and  its time for that to stop.

Theres a real need for this type of LGBT exploitation to be kicked to the curb.  It’s not a win for us to have characters like Venus Van Damn and Micheal Urie’s character from “Partner’s” on television without any other serious LGBT character representation of our community on television to counter it. And I for one am quiet frankly sick of being uses as a laughline.

Son’s of Anarchy did nothing less than throw a very vulnerable section of the LGBT community under the bus for a cheap laugh.  They should be ashamed of themselves. And we should be saying something about it.

Excuse the quality of the clips below. It’s all that’s available at the moment.

 

Carson Daly: Gays Too Weak To Stop Crazy Jet Blue Pilot – 9/11 Gay Hero Mark Bingham’s Mom Fires Back!

Yesterday Carson Daly while appearing on a L.A. radio he was joking (badly) about the recent JetBlue flight where the pilot who had a breakdown mid-air and had to be restrained by passengers as he ranted about Sept. 11 and yelled, “Guys, push it to full throttle.”

TMZ reports what Daly said:

 “Most of the people were on their way to some sort of security conference in Las Vegas … it was like a bunch of dudes and well trained dudes … thank god.” He laughingly continued, “With my luck, it would be like … ‘this is the flight going to [the gay pride parade] in San Francisco … I mean, that would be my colleagues.” Then, changing his voice to sound like a gay stereotype, Carson said, “Uh, we’re headed down to Vegas for the floral convention.”

Daly immediately apologized via Twitter but and later apologized to the LGBT community in a statement delivered to GLAAD by saying:

“We live in a time where gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals find courage every day to overcome adversity, stand up to bullying and find equality. I’m truly saddened that my words today suggested otherwise. I’ve long been a supporter of Gay and Lesbian rights, and I’m saddened that my comments, however unintentional, offended anyone, specifically members of the LGBT community. The fact that I have hurt anyone is devastating. I’m not that guy. I’m proud to be an ally of the LGBT community and will continue to fight with them.”

But that did not stop Alice Hoagland, the mother of openly gay 9/11 hero Mark Bingham from speaking her mind about the incident:

“Yes, my gay son was known in our family for bringing me flowers on my birthday and Mother’s Day. He also was known for careening down the rugby pitch, and, on the morning of September 11, 2001, for charging unarmed down the aisle of a doomed Boeing 757 to face knife-wielding Islamist thugs in a hijacked cockpit.”

She adds, “No one among his pick-up team of fellow passengers was asking ‘Are you straight? Are you gay?’ No one doubted that a guy who weighed 220 and stood 6’4” tall – who could run over a charging opponent on the field, and ran with the bulls in Pamplona earlier that summer – would be an asset to a desperate group trying to overcome a threat onboard an airliner.”

“The world has its share of strong, heroic gay men. Gay men in sports uniforms and military uniforms have been winning America’s games and fighting America’s battles for a long time: quietly, humbly, and in the face of vicious bigotry.” “I hope you and I may have an opportunity to talk sometime. I prefer to believe you didn’t mean to offend. Good luck to you.”

Beautifully said, Mom…your son is a hero.

And Carlson Daly is a hack douchebag.  Pure and simple.