Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has said that September’s EuroPride parade in Belgrade will not go ahead would be “postponed or cancelled. Vucic’s announcement comes after thousands of marched in protest organized by the Serbian orthodox church against the event earlier this month.
Vucic in s statement blamed the cancellation on “recent tensions with its former province Kosovo”, as well as issues around energy and food. “Simply, at some point, you can’t handle everything,” he said. “In an another time, a happier one [the event could take place].”
Modesto, California city officials on Friday denied an application by the National Straight Pride Coalition shutting down the event that was set for Aug. 24.
Don Grundmann, a chiropractor and leader of the National Straight Pride Coalition who planed the anti-gay, racist event estimated that 500 people would attend said his group supports heterosexuality, Christianity and white contributions to Western civilization.
Opponents argued the rally would promote hatred of LGBTQ people and minorities.
“They are dressing up their homophobic agenda as a celebration, which mocks everything that pride is about,” he said.
City spokesman Thomas Reeves says the permit request was denied over safety concerns, because the group lost its liability insurance and the parks department determined the event wasn’t consistent with park use.
Earlier in the week at a city council meeting Grundmann, tried to make a case for holding the event and made a gaffe so bad that the entire audience broke out laughing.
“We’re a peaceful group, we wanted to have a meeting, celebration of life. We’re attacked as racists,” Grundmann said. Then he declared, “We’re a totally peaceful racist group!”
We think of the Will & Grace’ reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis – 51 is not enough, 53 is too many,” added executive producers Max Mutchnick, David Kohan and James Burrows. “That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of ‘Will & Grace.’
“In 2016, Bob Greenblatt came to us with the idea of doing a 10-episode reboot of ‘Will & Grace.’ They say you can’t go home again, but we did. And now, three seasons and 52 episodes later, we’re even more proud of something we never thought we’d get a chance to do again. We have had a once-in-a-lifetime experience twice. And for that, we owe a double debt of gratitude to NBC, this show’s supportive and caring home since day one.”
NBC has coldly shoved a stake into the heart of the GLBT friendly supernatural drama “Midnight, Texas.
A Universal Television, “Midnight, Texas” revolves around supernatural activity in a fictional Texas town. It was based on the book series by “True Blood” author Charlaine Harris.
The series bowed in 2017 and is set to wrap its nine-episode second season on Dec. 28.
When the first season premiered on Tuesdays in July 2017 with 3.6 million viewers, it became NBC’s No. 1 drama in the key 18-49 demographic.
When moved to a Friday timeslot, one of the worst days of the week for television viewing, the second season has seen ratings hover around 2 million viewers, though the Dec. 21 airing pulled in a season high of 2.6 million viewers that will grow with delayed viewing factored in.
Midnight Texas’ story revolves around gypsy psychic Manfred Bernardo who is told by the ghost of his grandmother to seek out refuge in the town of Midnight There, he finds a community that can help him. Full of diverse characters both straight and LGBT—including a vampire, a witch, a fallen angel, a half-demon and a werecreature—Midnight faces numerous threats from the outside world as it welcomes the newcomer and they all become family.
According to Deadline.com, “Midnight, Texas” is reportedly being shopped to other networks by Universal Television.
Hulu currently has the streaming rights and Netflix has since purchased Albuquerque Studio.
Next season will be the last season of HBO’s True Blood as the network has decided to stake it and give it the true death after the end of its ten episode, seventh season story arch next summer.
“True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO. Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey. Alan passed the baton to Brian Buckner, who led our fantastic writers and crew in crafting a spectacular sixth season, and he will lead us through the seventh and final season of this amazing show. Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show.”
“True Blood” averaged 4.1 million viewers total this season during its season finale. Down over 2 million viewers from it’s Season 5 finale’s combined ratings of 6.3 million viewers.
I BLAME THE FREAKIN FAIRIES! Well that and the fact that Alan Ball and the writers refused season after season to kill off any of the many main characters.
It’s been a very bad week in television for gays and theater fans who watch NBC shows.
NBC has made two of its final cuts canceling cancelling Broadway musical drama Smash and Ryan Murphy’s comedy The New Normal.
The fat lady sang Smash last years NBC’s new darling, in Season 2, going sub-1.0 in the ratings and when NBC banished it to Saturdays, where it practically died and ratings sank below a 0.5 and was trashed by critics. Smash didn’t just get canceled, it got yanked off the stage by a cane.
The New Normal while starting off strong the sat teetering on the edge of the ratings cancellation threshold , but its connection to creator Ryan Murphy was enough to give it more hope. The comedy about two gay dads played byDavid Bartha and the adorable Andrew Rannells who have a child via a surrogate and building a new type of family drew some criticism, some of it reasonable and some it not, but in the end the show just never took off as NBC had hoped. But in the end even the writers saw it coming and they gave to the show a real ending before the ax fell.
The New Normal and Smash join Hannibal, Up All Night, Whitney, Guys With Kids, Go On, 1600 Penn, and Deception as recent additions to NBC’s 2012-2013 graveyard
There maybe a little integrity and sensitivity left on television after all as the Discovery Channel says it has not renewed “American Guns,” won’t air reruns from its past two seasons and will no longer feature Tea Party lunatic and gun advocate Ted Nugent and has kicked his crazy ass to the curb.
E! News reported that the network did not say whether the decision to cancel the show was directly connected to last week’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn but “American Guns” who wrapped its second season Sept. 5. The ratings hit for Discovery.
Raw Story website reported Tuesday a Discovery Channel representative confirmed Nugent will not be featured in future programs.
After Friday’s devastating massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the spokesperson said that Nugent would definitely not be returning to the Discovery Channel.
Nugent and his allies at the National Rifle Association (NRA) repeatedly claimed that his hour-long Discovery Channel special was actually a planned “series.” The Detroit native and tea party lunatic told Armed America Radio listeners in October to “expect that there will be at least a dozen shows a year.” The channel’s spokesperson confirmed that this was never actually in the works.
Last April Nugent went on record stating: I’ll tell you this right now, if Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,”
Little did he know it was actually the unemployment line he was talking about. Which are “entitlements” of course and as a card-carrying Tea Party member he doesn’t believe in. But will be the first in line when it comes to applying and getting them.
“As much as I will miss the illustrious and fabulous life of an ‘A-list reality star,’ being public, being subject to the small but progressive, loud and proud, ‘gay hate and take down other gays’ judgment machine, and being the target of gossip from the flawless corps of amazingly accomplished, secure, sassy, role model bloggers — and don’t forget the very brave commenters on those blog stories; all winners — of the gay media hate-o-sphere… the dignity department of my soul tells me that it’s time for a new direction. I will, of course, also miss having the few worst moments of my life put on screen each week, with all 900 recorded hours of my best, positive, happy, benevolent, successful, charitable, fun, and loving moments vanishing, hidden as if they didn’t exist, and swiftly deleted from any sort of public view whatsoever.” – A-List: New York reality whore star Reichen Lehmkuhl, speaking to Gay.net.’s Brandon Voss who must have been really having a slooow news day or a nice payoff from his agent.
Oh cry for us RΞICHΞN™, (Seriously? Trademarked?). Your life is SO HARD. It’s SO ROUGH.Wah wah wah. You fucking signed up for that piece of bullshit show that did more for anti-gay propaganda than the Family Research Council ever could, so what the hell did you expect?!?
“The dignity department of my soul”
Oh Bitch PLEASE!.
Your “Dignity Department” closed up after being busted in a CAM4 jackoff session and deciding that it would be a good idea to tell your friends AND YOUR MOTHER about it on-camera for a paycheck.
Now take your trademarked name and go toddle off to obscurity. We’ll see you in gay porn, as a power bottom in about 6 months.
In an interview with Mike Signorile for SiriusXM OutQ and HuffPost Gay Voices RuPaul has become the voice of reason in an interview which I am sure is going to ruffle a few trans-activists feathers.
RuPaul talked about her reality show in which drag queens face off and weighed in on other matters, including the the latest trans controversies including the now canceled ABC sitcom, “Work It,”(canceled for low rating and that it was a piece of crap, not because of the “controversy”) in which two straight men dress in drag in order to get jobs and which has been criticized by GLAAD the HRC and gay and transgender activists for mocking transgender women. Even though it had absolutely NOTHING to do with any trans characters. (Drag is the new blackface obviously to trans-activists) RuPaul is imploring the activists to calm down and :
“Don’t take life so seriously… Everybody’s offended by something. And it really goes back to the ego — egoic mind and the ego-based world that we live in, where everybody is, their identify is everything. And this is what drag is about — you are not who you think are, you’re born naked, and the rest is drag. It’s all a facade — you’re much more than what you think you are. So this idea of people feeling they’re not being represented — I remember on [the ’70s sitcom] “Good Times,” when black activists got upset with the fact that J.J., the lead character, didn’t represent what young black men in our culture — in fact the two leads of the TV show quit the show because they felt J.J., the Jimmy Walker character, didn’t represent. Well, the truth is, kids, this is a sitcom, this is a comedy — sitcom. If you want representation, you do it yourself. It starts on a personal level. If you want to change the world, change your mind. Your mind. Not anyone else’s mind. Your mind.
And as for the word “tranny” becoming the new “n-word” RuPaul weighed in like this:
It’s ridiculous! It’s ridiculous! Words — it goes back to grade school: Sticks and stones, you know the rest. The thing is you have to look at the ego, you have to follow the money, and the payoff. And the payoff is that the ego wants attention no matter what. It will try to get it wherever the hell it can, whether it’s positive or negative. So you have to ignore it basically — you have to starve it out. And unfortunately in our culture one person can write a letter to the network and they shut something down. It’s unfortunate. But I love the word “tranny.”
And no one has ever said the word “tranny” in a derogatory sense. In fact, you have to go to the intent of the person saying it. Of course Lance Bass, his intent would never be to be derogatory. Never. So, you know, that’s really ridiculous. And I hate the fact that he’s apologized. I wish he would have said, “F-you, you tranny jerk!”
In the ACT UP age we called ourselves queers because we earned the right, we took the word back. But in reality, once you go even deeper, you know, you have to come from intent. And black folks call themselves the n-word all the time. It’s because the intent is coming from a place of love. If the intent is coming from a place of hatred, that’s different. But you can’t legislate intent. You can’t — there’s no way to do it. So, the truth is, you have to fix that individually on a one by one basis. If somebody calls you a green martian, would you be offended by it? No, you wouldn’t be. Why? Because you know you’re not a green martian. But if you’re offended by someone calling you a “tranny,” it was only because you believe you are a “tranny!” [laughter.] So then, the solution is: Change your mind about yourself being a “tranny.”
And thats NOT all she wrote!
Head on over to HuffPo Gay Voices to read the entire RuPaul interview. (The come back to Back2Stonewall.com of course and leave a comment!)
The Freedom Jamboree which called itself the national Tea Party Convention that was suppossed to happen Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 in Kansas City, Kansas has been cancelled citing low registration.
The Jamboree which was suppossed to be headlined by Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) which was suppossed to draw thousands of Tea Party members had only raised about $10,000 and only 62 tea party groups had committed to attending, well under the 350 that was estimated would be needed to break even
The jamboree is the second national tea party event to be canceled because of low registration numbers. Last year, the Tennessee-based Tea Party Nation nixed plans to host a gathering in Las Vegas. At the time, the group blamed summer travel plans and the heat for driving attendees away.