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Gay History – December 1st: World AIDS Day, Alvin Ailey, Puritan Sex Panic and Pat Robertson Goes Crazy Again.

World AIDS Day

 

December 1st:

1642The General Court of Connecticut adopted a list of 12 capital crimes, including “man lying with man.” The law was based on the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s Body of Liberties of 1641 the first legal code established by European colonists in New England

1901El Universal, a Mexican newspaper, reported that police raided a party attended by single women. The article implied that the women were lesbians.

1975 – Feminist writer Jill Johnston wrote an essay “Are Lesbians Gay?” in which she explained why she believed it was absurd for lesbians to align themselves with the gay movement. And thus began the fracturing and compartmentalizing of our community. 

1976 – In Florida, Willard Allen was released from a mental hospital 26 years after he was ordered by a judge to be held there for having sex with another man. His doctors had been recommending his release for almost 20 years.

1980 – The American Journal of Psychiatry published an article recommending religion as a cure for homosexuality.

1981  The Worldwide Church of God (now Grace Communion International) published “The Plain Truth,” which speculated that the illnesses being diagnosed in gay men were God’s penalty for promiscuity.

1982The US House of Representatives voted to provide $2.6 million in funding to the Centers for Disease Control to fight AIDS.  The amount of money that was mere peanuts considering the severity of the disease.

1986 – After being convicted of sodomy, a Georgia man was fined $1,000, sentenced to 10 years probation, and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.

1988 – The first World AIDS Day was sponsored by the World Health Organization.  World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.  Between 1981 and 2007 alone AIDS had killed more than 25 million people and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide were living with HIV making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history.  

World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987  by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Bunn and Netter took their idea to Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now known as UNAIDS). Dr. Mann liked the concept, approved it, and agreed with the recommendation that the first observance of World AIDS Day should be December 1st.

Get tested and play safe or take PReP.  AIDS is not over yet.  The responsibility is your own.

1989 – African-American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey died of complications from AIDS. Ailey, an African-American choreographer and activist founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. and is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th century concert dance. His company gained the nickname “Cultural Ambassador to the World” because of its extensive international touring. Alvin Ailey’s choreographic masterpiece Revelations is believed to be the best known and most often seen modern dance performance.

1997  The National Black Lesbian Gay Leadership Forum participated in a meeting with President Clinton to encourage greater inclusion of African American gays and lesbians in the President’s Initiative on Race.

1998 – Officials in Miami Florida voted 7-6 to pass a law prohibiting discrimination against gays and lesbians in employment and housing. Anita Bryant was not happy.

1999 – On the 700 Club, televangelist Pat Robertson denounced Canada’s leaders because a commercial printer who refused to print stationary for the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Archives lost a suit charging that he violated Canadian law. He urged Canadian viewers to “throw out those crazies who are now running the country.” He implied that a pastor who said that incest and child molestation are wrong could be imprisoned for holding such beliefs. .

2004Project Runway debuts on Bravo and introduces viewers to avuncular judge Tim Gunn and his catchphrase, “Make it work!” The popular reality series includes many openly lesbian and gay contestestants and judges and most recently on this seasons Project Runway All Stars its first transsexual contestant

2012 – West Point’s military chapel hosts its first same-sex wedding.

Tim Gunn Blows The Lid Off The Project Runway "GRETCHENGATE" Winner Disaster – Gretchen "Needed The Money"

Well the lid is being blown off the Project Runway finale where  the Wicked Wretchen of Oregon Gretchen won even though there were three times she SHOULD have been voted off this season because all her outfits could go with Birkenstocks.

Turns out Micheal Koors and Nina Garcia decided to vote for Gretchen over the UBER talented Mondo because Gretchen.

After HOURS of deliberation Tim and Heidi both went with Mondo while Michael and Nina stood on the dark side and Jessica Simpson played with her hair

Nina and Micheal dug thier heels in and refuse to budge.  Tim says that he ultimately understood their choice since poor broke Gretchen really needs the money and Mondo will skip along the rainbow of success anyways.

So next time that you disagree with Nina and Micheal during the runway shows now you know that YOU are probably right and they are just all fucked up. 

Tim Gunn is right.  The judges ARE a bunch of crack smokers.  Perhaps it’s time to rotate Nina and Micheal out next season/

What’s Too Gay Today? – Sons Of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnan Stripped, Sweaty, and Buff, Katy Perry CENSORED!, Wachoskis Gay Iraq War Soilder Romance, and Tim Gunn Gets Catty!

Sesame Street censors Katy Perry over cleavage: “in light of the feedback we’ve received on the Katy Perry music video which was released on You Tube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers.”  Which is ironic considering they’ve just recently eaten at the “All-You-Can-Eat” Booby Buffet.

*  More details on the Wachoskis’ forthcoming futuristic gay Iraq war romance. “They rut like dogs!  WOOF!

*  NAACP’s Ben Jealous will speak at the at New York Lesbian and Gay Community center on Wednesday  “The NAACP is opposed to discrimination in all its forms. We recognize that many of our members are also members of the LGBT community, and just as the LGBT community counts on us to stand with it for basic civil rights protections, so we count on the LGBT community to stand with us in our unified struggle for the broader civil rights agenda.”   Jealous, who is helping to lead a march for jobs and justice in Washington next month, will ask the LGBT Commnunity to attend the rally.  Gee Ben, where has the NAACP been during DADT and Prop 8?  NOW you are reaching out?  Just saying…..

*  Tim Gunn got catty over last week’s Project Runway challenge and on Lifetime itself.  And who can blame him really (Jackie O Sportswear Challange?  Pleeeease/)  Tim went off on his Facebook Vlog and suddenly after a few days it disappeared.  Sources say Lifetime made him pull it but Gunn said Lifetime had nothing to do with it. I did it completely on my own,”  […] Gunn says he’s not sure now if he’ll be posting any more “Runway” critiques on his Facebook page. “I’m debating it,” he said. “I don’t want to hurt anyone, and at the same time I want to be able to talk matter-of-factly.  You can watch Gunn’s bitchfest here It’s awesome!  Love you Tim!

*  FX’s “Sons Of Anarchy”Charlie Hunnam strips down for Men’s Fitness.  Sweaty never looked so good! Nathan Maloney from the UK’s (MUCH SUPERIOR) “Queer As Folk” has really grown up.