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GLAAD Issues Statement Over Lionsgate’s ENDERS GAME Response, Does Not Join Boycott

GLAAD meh

It may have taken 2 weeks but  GLAAD, formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (they changed it because it was too gay ) has finally written about GeekOuts and the  LGBT Communities boycott against the upcoming sci-fi movie Ender’s Game which is written and being produced by the virulent homophobic and National Organization board member Orson Scott Card.

Yesterday Lionsgate finally released a statement over the boycott which read:

“As proud longtime supporters of the LGBT community, champions of films ranging from Gods and Monsters to The Perks of Being a Wallflower and a company that is proud to have recognized same-sex unions and domestic partnerships within its employee benefits policies for many years, we obviously do not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card and those of the National Organization for Marriage.  However, they are completely irrelevant to a discussion of Ender’s Game. The simple fact is that neither the underlying book nor the film itself reflect these views in any way, shape or form. On the contrary, the film not only transports viewers to an entertaining and action-filled world, but it does so with positive and inspiring characters who ultimately deliver an ennobling and life-affirming message. Lionsgate will continue its longstanding commitment to the LGBT community by exploring new ways we can support LGBT causes and, as part of this ongoing process, will host a benefit premiere for Ender’s Game.”

(Host a benefit of Ender’s Game.  Are you fucking kidding me?)

Well after Lionsgate finally chimed int GLAAD finally broke it’s silence of the boycott by responding to LG’s statement..

“Lionsgate is right to repudiate Orson Scott Card and the National Organization for Marriage’s divisive and anti-LGBT tactics that make NOM a toxic organization, with which no fair-minded company or individual would align. At a time when well-funded activist organizations like NOM inflict harm on countless American families, corporate America and the entertainment industry are increasingly supporting efforts lead by the LGBT community to work against their anti-LGBT agenda.”Rich Ferraro

That all.  No standing up and officially supporting the boycott of course.  Just props to Lionsgate for “repudiating” it.

Whats absolutely amazing about Ferraro’s statement is he compliments them for saying something against the National Organiztion for Marriage but nothing about Cards profits that will come from the film to further thier cause while adding that  “the entertainment industry are increasingly supporting efforts lead by the LGBT community to work against their anti-LGBT agenda.”

So  Rich how  is Lionsgate doing this with Ender’s Game does their damage control statement actually help anyone?

By making a statement when Card stands to make millions that he will put back into the anti-LGBT civil rights effort?  By throwing a benefit that might make a few thousand dollars that I am sure which that  GLAAD has already been on the phone to them  so they could benefit from it despite the fact that they have done nothing.

And while GLAAD would not “officially” stand with the boycott it did provide a link to the Geek’s Out petition but it did also add that they had checked the “script” and found nothing homophobic about it.   Which was their way of  not getting involved and perhaps pissing off Lionsgate or the LGBT community.

Well I for one am pissed off that pnce again GLAAD will not make a stand.

Maybe.  Just maybe.  If GLAAD would finally step up to the plate and show some fight instead of playing its passive aggressive game of playing both sides against the middle as to not upset anyone in hopes of getting sponsorship’s and donations down the line they might be in a better financial shape and less irrelevant than they are today.

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Jared "Give Obama A Break" Polis and Hubby Expecting A Child.

Openly gay Democratic Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado, who recently appeared at Netroots Nation and touted President Obama’s accomplishments and told the audience to “give him a break” has announced that he and his longtime partner say they’re expecting to be parents in September.
 
The couple declined to say whether they’re adopting or having a child through a surrogate pregnancy.
 
Congratulation’s Jared.  Luckily if you are adopting you live in a state that allows it.  But it’s going to be kind of awkward when you have to explain to the child that Daddy is a Washington politician and a second class citizen.

Sunday Rant: Our Bi-Racial President Believes in LGBT Equality, The Repeal of DOMA (Suppossedly) But Not In Gay Marriage. (WTF?)

Our President Barack Obama is some piece of work.  A child of a Bi-racial couple who might never had been born if not for the landmark Loving v. Virgina case, and a man who has had to at least a few times felt the sting of disctimination and what it feels like to be a second class citizen before bullshitting his way into the Oval Office.  This man has the audacity to say that he supports LGBT Equality and the Repeal of DOMA but not gay marriage.

Obama’s week in review and his “opinions and reactions” after the wonderful Prop 8 overturn? 

Well on Wednesday following the ruling that struck down California’s gay marriage ban, known as Proposition 8, the White House issued a statement in support of the decision. A very weak statemnent.

“The president has spoken out in opposition to Proposition 8 because it is divisive and discriminatory. He will continue to promote equality for LGBT Americans,”

 Thats it. Two whole sentences.

The next day Politico repoted through a source that the President DOES NOT believe in same-sex marriage, only civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.  “He supports repealing the Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA],” the aide added, referring to the law that defines marriage as a heterosexual union for federal agencies.

The next day, White House adviser David Axelrod appeared on MSNBC to reiterate the president’s confusing position on gay unions.  Axelrod said the president opposed Proposition 8 because he felt it was “mean-spirited,” but emphasized that he supports recognizing gay and lesbian couples with civil unions, not marriage

Now lets get this straight.  He DOESN’T support same sex marriage, BUT DOES support only letting gays and lesbian couples civil unions, BUT ALSO suppoert repealing the Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA] which is a major stumbling block to gay marriage.

You can’t have it both ways Obama.  You are either for us, or against us and from where we sit it seems that fopr the past few years that you are againt but throw some “crumbs” and cocktail parties now and again to appease those Gay Inc. assholes who really aren’t in control of us anymore.

As an african american and product of a bi-racial couple you should be ashamed at yourself for dancing around this issue as if you can appease BOTH sides.

Well guess what.  YOU CAN’T/  We won;t accept it.  What you are doing just looks spineless, wishy-washy and as hard as you mihgjt like to try to play the middle all you are doing is screwing yourself and the Democratic Party.  The RIGHT will not bend.  And we won’t.  So unless you plan on doing a 360 and becoming a Republican all you are doing is alienating the progessive base that helped get you elected. Because and listen to me on this, NO ONE will vote for you .

The Democrats and you yourself may think that you have us over a barrel because whats the other choice, a Republican?  BIG SHIT.  At least with them we will get nothing.  With your balless non-leadership along with Democrats not knowing how to control thier own has royally screed us and the chance we had to make this country great again.  Health Care – compromise  – flop.  Budget –  compormise –  flop.  Stimulus – compromise – flop.  All for trying to bend to the Right  to be bi-partisan and they didn’t vote for it anyway with all the changes. 

I for one will not allow you to compromise on my rights!

As for the LGBT Community all we get grandiose promises that never materialize and are played along. DADT comprimised and screws, ENDA disappeared from radar, DOMA you say that you don’t support it but you allow the DOJ to defend it.   Dealing with you, Mr. President and the Democratic Party on LGBT Issues is like “fucking and never being allowed to cum” to put it bluntly.  We are teased, we are lied to, we are not supported and we are not a prioirty. 

Well you know what Barack?  YOU BETTER make us a priority.  Because one thing is for certain.  You WILL HAVE TO explain your stance on gay marriage and equality as the Prop 8 case gets closer to the Supreme Court.  And YOU WILL have to explain yourself not only us but those who are straight allies and the Progessives in 2012 if you run for re-election.  And you better believe that without us you WILL NOT WIN. 

There is no getting away from this Obama and the Democratic Party. 

Man up and grow some balls while there’s still time.  Or else many of you will be without jobs by the end of the next two years.  And your legacy will be having the chance to fix our country and put it back on the path to sanity and civility but were too spineless to do so.

RANT OVER