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Professor Resigns from School of the Art Institute of Chicago After Social Justice Warriors Go Wild

A Chicago art professor resigned from his post earlier this month after a group of Social Justice Warrior students continually accused him of “racism”, “transphobia” and “homophobia.”

Michael Bonesteel has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as an adjunct for 14 years and is an internationally recognized expert on the 20th-century Chicago artist Henry Darger.

On Dec. 12, when Bonesteel was leading a discussion about Chicago artist Henry Darger, whose artwork often depicted young girls with male genitalia. He mentioned the popular theory that Darger’s work might be the result of childhood sexual abuse — an idea that apparently frustrated one transgender student.

“The student said there was no proof that Darger was sexually abused, and therefore, I was wrong in proposing the theory,” Bonesteel said, noting that he agreed there is no definitive proof, but pointing out that it is a common theory among art scholars.

On the advice of a diversity counselor, Mr. Bonesteel wrote an apology for his “insensitivity” and posted it to a school website, attaching a research article with background on the theory he proposed.

Two days later, the second problem cropped up in a class called “Comic Book: Golden Age to Comics Code when a student went off on a “long diatribe about perceived anti-Semitic attitudes” of Gerard Jones, the author of a book assigned to the class. The student proceeded to complain about the institute’s treatment of transgender and minority students and then accused Bonesteel specifically of “racism and homophobia.”

The student also complained about the lack of a trigger warning during a discussion about an implied rape in “Batman: The Killing Joke,” a comic book by Alan Moore.

“When I said the word ‘rape,’ the complaining student yelled, ‘Hey, where’s the trigger warning?’ 

In response to a complaint over that incident, the dean of faculty determined “it is more likely than not that your conduct in relation to this student constituted harassment based on gender-identity in violation of the School’s Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation.”

Months later, a second student from the comic book class filed a complaint against Mr. Bonesteel on the basis of having been “troubled by the incident.”

The administration later told Bonesteel that he would no longer be allowed to teach courses on comics or set the curricula for his classes on outsider art. The school also reduced his teaching hours for the next academic year to the point where he would be ineligible for benefits.

In his resignation letter, the longtime art scholar, who called the institute a “toxic environment,” wrote that he believed the entire situation to be “an abuse of Title IX protections.”

Institute spokesperson Bree Witt said that she unable to discuss personnel matters but asserted that it is “simply not the case” that the institute “infringed on academic freedom” with regard to Bonesteel, adding that such behavior would be “anathema to our pedagogy”.

The Walking Dead Casts Kickass GAY Comic Favorite Paul “Jesus” Monroe For Season 6

Paul Jesus Monro

AMC’s The Walking Dead will introduce another key comic book character in season 6, that of Paul (Jesus) Monroe.

The character was first introduced in issue 91 of the comics. He is a resident at the Alexandria Safe-Zone who moved to the community from another group called the Hilltop Colony. The character is a rare logical man and skilled adviser with a strong sense of morals and values who is well-adapted to the new world.

He’s also a kickass and GAY!

  • Paul has displayed exceptional skills in close-quarters combat; it has not been elaborated if Paul has had previous military, law enforcement, or martial arts training before the undead apocalypse began. He has also shown to be an excellent escape artist twice, as he managed to single-handedly untie ropes that bound his limbs.

Tom Payne (Waterloo Road, Luck)  has been tasked with the job of bringing Jesus to the small screen.

In the comic  the character is introduced as the main core of survivors start to venture outside of Alexandria, bumping into him on his way back to the Hilltop Colony – another community of survivors.  serves as a go-between for Rick and the Hilltop, and provides key intel on the series’ biggest bad to date; the leader of The Saviors, Negan. Speaking of that baseball bat-loving psycho, further rumors suggest that a new casting call is out for an actor to tackle the villainous role.

The Walking Dead Season Six will premiere on AMC on October 11, 2015.


One Million Moms vs. FOX TV’s Humpy “Lucifer” (My money’s on Lucifer. Bwahahahahahaha!) TRAILER



One Million Moms (aka 3 old biddies with a computer) are in a tizzy over the upcoming television series on FOX TV “Lucifer” a loose adaptation of the comic book character created by Neil Gaiman for the comic book series The Sandman and its spin off comic book series Lucifer written by Mike Carey, both published by DC Comics

Via email:

FOX has plans in 2016 to air “Lucifer,” a new series which will glorify Satan as a caring, likable person in human flesh. The series will focus on Lucifer portrayed as a good guy, “who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell.” He resigns his throne, abandons his kingdom and retires to Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel, has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to the underworld. Previews of the pilot episode depict graphic acts of violence, a nightclub featuring scantily-clad women and a demon. TAKE ACTION: Sign the petition to FOX Network, urging them to drop plans to air “Lucifer.”

The rather hot and humpy Lucifer Morningstar also runs his own nightclub called Lux (The Hellfire Ckub was taken I guess) and is played by the Welsh  actor Tom Ellis best known for playing Dr. Oliver Cousins in the BBC soap opera EastEnders



Iconic Comic Character ARCHIE To Die Saving Gay Best Friend Kevin Keller From Assasination


Mashable has the story

Archie Andrews the famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s installment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. Andrews’ death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals.

“The way in which Archie dies is everything that you would expect of Archie,” said Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics publisher and co-CEO. ” He dies heroically. He dies selflessly. He dies in the manner that epitomizes not only the best of Riverdale but the best of all of us. It’s what Archie has come to represent over the past almost 75 years.”

Keller’s character first joined Veronica Lodge, Betty Cooper, Jughead Jones and Reggie Mantle in the Archie Comics spin-off “Veronica” in 2010. He later appeared in his own solo title. In “Life with Archie,” Keller is a married military veteran and newly elected senator who’s pushing for more gun control in Riverdale after his husband was involved in a shooting.

Well done Archie Comics!

Archie saving a gay, gun-control-pushing senator! The only way this could be any better is it turns out Archie was an illegal immigrant.

NOTE:  Breitbart.com has  just picked up the story.. It’s getting comments faster than you can say “libruls r runing Merica’.

Dan Parent Creator of The Archie’s Kevin Keller: “I’m NOT Going To Go See Ender’s Game”

Kevin Keller

As much as Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment would like you to believe that the Orson Scott Card debacle and the upcoming boycott of  Ender’s Game over his hateful and dangerous anti-gay rhetoric was just limited to the Ender’s Game panel at San Diego Comic-Con it was not.

It was the talk of Comic-Con and the issue was brought up in other panels as well — most notably at the  spotlight panel on Kevin Keller the gay character from the Archie comics. When a fan asked Keller’s creator Dan Parent was asked whether or not  his character would support the boycott,  Parent responded by saying he wasn’t sure what Kevin would do, but he personally was not going to see the movie.

There is something that did happen at the Ender’s Game panel that has not been reported widely. As Robert Orci, Summit Entertainment, and Lionsgate continued  to distance the film from the Card  (who was purposely not invited as not to make it worse) at one point, in response to an audience question Orci tried to play down the size of the LGBT backlash, the real issue with Card as Producer, and the theme of the movie stating: “I would hate to see the efforts of all the people who made this movie thwarted for the less than 1% of the people behind the movie, particularly because the message of the book and the movie is tolerance, compassion and empathy.”

Of course that only happens after Ender violently destroys a  different species called “buggers” due to his ignorance, hate and blind allegiance.

Sound familiar?

H/T to Patrick Yacco of Geek’s Out


Clark Kent Is For Marriage Equality, So Everyone Else Should Be Too


If you’re somehow inexplicably on the fence about allowing marriage equality and looking for another reason to see why same sex marriage should already be allowed then maybe the legendary Clark Kent, aka SUPERMAN can show you the error of your ways. Okay maybe it isn’t exactly Superman but it is at least the ultra smooth and sexy man that played Superman in the televised series of Lois & Clark, Dean Cain, that feels this shouldn’t even be an issue for our society anymore. Here’s more:

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a same-sex marriage supporter!

Actor Dean Cain, who is best known for playing the “Man of Steel” on “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” spoke out in defense of marriage equality during a HuffPost Live appearance.

“If anybody wants to get married, go ahead,” the 46-year-old actor, who will next be seen in the VH1 series “Hit The Floor,” said. On a more serious note, he added, “I have a lot of gay friends … I can’t understand why it’s an issue. For me, it’s a non-issue.”

Cain, who played a gay character opposite Zach Braff and Andrew Keegan in 2000’s “The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy,” is a registered Republican whoreportedly backed Rick Perry and eventually Mitt Romney in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

Cain’s words had us soaring along with his famous character’s red cape until that last sentence. it makes his words and statement questionable. I can’t help but wonder if he felt so much support for gay rights and same sex marriage that he could vote for the candidate(s) that were more than willing to take away our rights as citizens.

Someone who embodied such a pragmatic and diplomatic hero like Superman for many years forgot that lesson that Kal-El’s parents wanted him to learn here on earth, that each person deserves to be treated equally and have the same rights. Maybe I’m just having a hard time separating the man from the fictional character. Still, it’s great that Cain feels that we deserve to have the same rights as everyone else. Though hopefully in the future, he’ll support politicians that embody that ideal as well.



COMICS – Is Judge Dredd Gay and Coming Out?


The latest edition of the comic 2000 AD is titled Closet and deals with the issue of a teenager coming out.

The first page teaser has been released on the internet and  shows Judge Dredd – a judge/policeman from the future – kissing the youth in a gay club

Dredd is a Street Judge in the American metropolis Mega-City One, with the power to enforce law and impose an instant sentence, including even execution.

But is Judge Dredd really GAY?

A spokesman has been quoted saying that “”Dredd has always been satirical, while touching on serious issues. This is another example of that.”

Writer Rob Williams said Dredd’s sexuality – whatever it is – was buried beneath his love for the law.

He said: “Although, can you imagine what would happen if that repression ever fell away, just for an instant? Sure, Dredd could be gay. But Dredd’s feeling are so deeply hidden, he is extremely unlikely to ever let them show.”

Some of the Dredd’s more homophobic fans have been  so hostile to the idea they have threatened to burn the comic. But that doesn;t bother Williams.

As long as you stay true to the character throughout – which I think ‘Closet’ does – you can deal with all sorts of issues in a story.”

And if they push people’s buttons, fine.

“I’d rather a story be provocative than just, ‘and they have a fight’.

Plus, putting Dredd in a gay club filled with men dressed as him is a pretty funny image. It’s worth it for that alone.”

Well whatever happens, if Dredd is gay or not the strip, illustrated by CLiNT magazine’s Mike Dowling, will be available on Wednesday and then we’ll find out.

Judge Dreed Is GAY

MWHAHAHA!!! – The Rise Of The Gay Villain

If, like me, you have a profuse fascination with all things comicbook, movies, or videogame storytelling and have always wanted to see more gay characters in these stories. I mean I can clearly remember how I loved the not so subtle hints from Final Fantasy’s Kuja and how his elusive sexuality was an accent of his persona rather than the contributing reason of his villainous ways. But seeing a well developed gay characters like that are rare in general and even more so as a villain.

But are we beginning to see more diverse characters in our geek world? well we may be seeing changes in that department. With characters like Dexter and Skyfall show rich development as their sexuality is just that. We have to reiterate that often because when we look back as an examination into how gay villains were once perceived it was quite different:

“In the early days of LGBT characters on screen, it was often the case that a character’s sexual orientation or gender identity was directly tied to their villainous nature as things like lecherous prison guards, blackmailers, or even psychotic killers. Though that’s almost never the case now, it’s still something writers and directors should be conscious of. What this also highlights, however, is that there are still too few LGBT protagonists and leads in popular media, particularly in genre film and television. Where is the gay equivalent to James Bond?”

No there is still no character that has been made a true lead, either protagonist or antagonist that can be compared to the level of Bond. But characters like Fring from Sons Of Anarchy are seen as progress. And it can be argued that immaculately written character Omar from HBO’s The Wire is a sign of changing times:

As played by Michael K. Williams, Omar holds up drug dealers for a living, sometimes with a pretty younger man by his side. Like Sirko and perhaps Fring, he longs to avenge a lover’s death, which makes him more sympathetic than the usual bad guy motivated by greed.

Omar’s homosexuality, in other words, brings out the best in him. And it does nothing to make him less of a man. Even as his enemies denounce him as a “cocksucker,” they fear him as much as they fear anyone.

Is this enough? Of course not. We need to be cognizant of how LGBT characters are portrayed even more than ever as we are at  the precipice of change, It’s necessary to question today because of past misconceptions of gay being weaker or less than in the past just as racial and ethnic minorities must do as well.  We want to see representation everywhere.

MARVEL Comics Gets Gayer! – Gay Romantic Couple To Be Prominent Characters In “Young Avengers”

Marvel comics is putting renewed focus on its Avengers comics series and past spin-offs like the Young Avengers, about a teen of young superheroes who haven’t  quite reached the level of Captain America or Iron Man.

In the new Young Avengers #1  which hits  stores on  January 23,  Wiccan and Hulkling, one of mainstream comics’ most prominent (and cutest)  gay couples that were actually a part of an earlier Young Avengers series that ended some years  back will be re-introduced and will be  the new series.

Young Avenger’s writer Kieron Gillen states that Wiccan will make a big mistake that threatens his relationship with the  shapeshifting Hulkling in upcoming issues and they will be the “core romantic couple of Young Avengers.”

So awesome!

H/T – Dan Avery – Queerty



Great Cesars Ghost! Clark Kent (Superman) Quits The Daily Planet!

After growing more and more disgusted with the Daily Planet’ slow drift into corporatized mediocrity and sensationalism in Metropolis  ace crime reporter Clark Kent (aka Superman for those of you have been dead for the past 70 years)  will leave his job at The Daily Planet, and will take to the Internet and to the airwaves and start reporting the unvarnished truth.

From Entertainment Weekly:

Clark has a Jerry Maguire moment, standing up in the middle of the Planetoffices and complaining that the lofty journalistic standards of yesteryear have faded into an industry built on infotainment directed at the lowest common denominator. “This is really what happens when a 27-year-old guy is behind a desk and he has to take instruction from a larger conglomerate with concerns that aren’t really his own,” says Superman writer Scott Lobdell .

“Superman is arguably the most powerful person on the planet, but how long can he sit at his desk with someone breathing down his neck and treating him like the least important person in the world?” asks Lobdell rhetorically, and if you listen closely you can hear a chorus of unemployed 27-year-olds answering: “Wait, so he’s quitting in an era of mass unemployment because his boss doesn’t validate him often enough?” Kent will be joined in his exodus from print journalism by Cat Grant, blonde entertainment reporter and perpetual sixth place finisher in the neverending contest to win Clark Kent’s affections (after Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Wonder Woman, Lori Lemaris, and Lyla Lerrol.)

Part of Kent’s speech involves an emotional exhortation to his Planet colleagues to stand up for Truth, Justice, and “and yeah — I’m not ashamed to say it — the American way.” Lobdell explains that Kent won’t seek employment at another media conglomerate; instead, “He is more likely to start the next Huffington Post or the next Drudge Report,” which I guess means he’s going to found a website called something like “The Kent Review” — built on aggregation, exactly as H.L. Mencken would have wanted.

Clark Kent not working at the Daily Planet?!  Craziness!

But whats even crazier is referencing Clark starting something like The Drudge Report. We all know what a bastion of “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” that is.

Does this mean that Clark Kent is a closet-case like Matt Drudge?