“Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” by Ryan Murphy is the No. 1 show on Netflix. but after online backlash Netflix decided to remove its LGBTQ tag from the “shockumentary” series.
Portrayed by Evan Peters in the series, Jeffrey Dahmer raped, murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys in Wisconsin between 1978 and 1991, according to People, many of whom he lured home from gay nightclubs. He engaged in cannibalism or necrophilia with some of the bodies.
“I feel like it fetishizes this whole horrible moment in Milwaukee history. It shouldn’t be looked at that way, it just feels completely wrong,” drag performer B.J. Daniels told WISN. “I know a lot of my friends, and a lot of people who lived through this period, will not be watching it. They will not be putting money into somebody’s pocket that is literally disturbing the graves of victims.”
Netflix also tagged the Dahmer series with “Ominous” and Dark,” earlier this year Netflix released Conversations With A Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes about the prolific serial killer who murdered 33 boys in Chicago which is also tagged “Ominous” and Dark, but was not tagged LGBTQ
Last May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that food assistance programs that receive funding from the Food and Nutrition Service were ordered to “investigate allegations of discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation” and to update their policies to specifically prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
Of course Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is challenging the federal Food and Nutrition Service’s new policy.
Paxton claims the guidance issued by the USDA is “unlawful” because states were not consulted and did not have an opportunity to provide feedback, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act. They also argue that the USDA is misinterpreting the Supreme Court case Bostock v. Clayton County, which extended sexual discrimination in the workplace to include discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
“[It] will inevitably result in regulatory chaos that threatens essential nutritional services to some of the most vulnerable citizens,” Paxton’s office said in a press release.
Tuesday’s lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of Tennessee Knoxville Division
Working with One Magical Weekend (They Gay Days Circuit Party around Disney, ) The KindRED Pride Foundation which wanted to expand on the traditional Gay Days and ask that all LGBTQ visitors wear RED t-shirts to identify each other are BOTH going ahead with this years Gay Day’s and sending out emails telling attendees to ignore all calls for boycott despite the fact that the Walt Disney Company threw the states LGBTQ kids under the bus and helped set gay rights back more than 30 years in Florida.\
BOTH groups should be utterly embarrassed and ashamed to be holding such an event after Disney turned it’s back on our community. But it seems greed trumps civil rights to the money hungry vapid queens who run Gay Days and those gays who have too much money, have no empathy, and no respect for others or themselves.
Iran’s supreme court has upheld death sentences for adultery against a 27-year-old and his 33-year-old lover maleafter the man’s father-in-law denied them clemency, a reformist newspaper reported Saturday.
Details are sketchy but it seems that one of them was marries and while the wife DID testify and presented video evidence in court to her husbands homosexuality but pleaded to the courts to spare the pair the death penalty,
Iranian law allows that if a victim’s family forgives the accused in a capital crime, the convict can be either pardoned or given a jail sentence. But her father demanded death sentence still be imposed and the court found in his favor, the paper added.
According to human rights group Amnesty International, Iran carried out 246 executions last year.
The Prom, which just opened on Broadway in October, is not based on any one true story — but inspired by LGBT youth across the country that have to fight teachers, parents, and school boards just to bring the date the want to at the glitzy rite of passage. So the show is basically like Footloose or Hairspray for 2018. When a girl wants to bring her girlfriend to prom and faces blowback from small-minded adults, she calls in backup from the Great White Way. Minds are changed, and plenty of shenanigans ensue along the way as well.
Honestly, it’s revolutionary enough that the Macy’s parade chose to feature a Broadway musical that’s not based on a cartoon or a revival of an old classic that will make your grandparents loudly say “they just don’t make musicals like that anymore.” The fact that The Prom started the parade off with a cheerful message proclaiming that love is love (is love is love is love) was pretty incredible.
Many new-sites ate claiming that this was the “first LGBTQ kiss” in the parades history. But in fact it was the first LESBIAN kiss. NOT LGBTQ. But lets be honest a lesbian (or female bisexual) kiss by two characters is deemed far more acceptable and has been aired on national television since LA Law in 1991 and has less of the middle america “ick factor” than two gay men kissing.
Congrats to Macy’s for the inclusion but gay men kiss also.
In some much needed and somewhat lighter news, music icon Sir Elton John recently expressed gratitude to rap mogul Jay Z after his comments in favor of marriage equality. In what seems to be an emphatically warm response, Sir Elton explained “Jay-Z, who`s probably the most respected African-American artist, came out and said not only is it wrong to not have gay marriage, but any discrimination in life is wrong. It was an incredibly moving statement. I phoned him up in England and said, `You have no idea what you`ve just said, how powerful this is`,”
I cannot express enough how someone as influential as Jay-Z showing support as there is need for LGTBQ youth to see someone that inspires them also accepts them. I believe statements like this will also encourage other artists from all ethnic backgrounds to become more vocal in support for marriage equality. Numbers are important and this is a great step forward. With that, I believe more awareness, that just like any other race, ethnic minorities vary in their opinions just like everyone else.
Elton elaborated saying “The African-American society were a little apprehensive about this all along, and when you get someone who is a role model like Jay-Z to come out and say this, I take my hat off to him and I respect him so much for doing that. When I next see him I`m going to give him the biggest hug,” While i agree it is fantastic to hear moore ethnic minorities speaking out in support of marriage equality, i do find that this a bit problematic. African Americans have been vocal and shown support and for some this isn’t a new view. Icons like Oprah has been pro=gay for many years.
I definitely don’t have issue with Sir Elton’s sentiment rather this common belief that African Americans along with other minorities are only vocal in their supoport of same sex marriage by President Obama”s historical evolution on the subject. So look forward of more on this subject from me in the very near future and feel free to ask questions on this subject you’d like answers to.
Let’s put some things in perspective. There’s a difference between free speech and hate speech. Yes, our First Amendment right in this country gives us the right to speak freely on our differing opinions without the fear of persecution. But let’s be honest, in some cases there are consequences to the words we use to express how we feel. If someone threatens another citizen of this country with physical harm, they can be criminally charged with that perceived threat. But what if the motivation of the threat comes from hate because of circumstances or something innate like gender, race, or sexuality?
There are laws that protect against race and gender but it’s not always the case with sexuality. What happens when someone is bullied to the point in harming themselves or others? Or when it potentially provokes others that support that particular sentiment and leads their actions? These actions directed towards someone because of race, sexuality, gender, and even ability. There’s a difference between free speech and hate speech.
While most states in the US have hate crime laws but they vary. Barely 1/3 of the states in our country have laws that protect from discrimation and harassment at the workplace of LGBTQ people. So I can not only be fired from a job because I’m gay but also be harassed and bullied because of my sexuality as well. Am I supposed to just endure this type of hate speech at work? These words of actions can affect every aspect of my life but words are just words? Not in this context.
Despite what some conservative zealots would have you believe, saying of words never hurting is a lie. Words do hurt. Tired of denouncers of homosexuality failing to realize how much bullying can affect gay’s likelihood of committing suicide How is it Christian or Godlike to not care about another human being whose sexuality does not affect their life? Words are powerful enough to build civilization or destroy it. And this is not about taking rights away from anyone or amending those rights in anyway. But there is a a great need for the laws that govern us to protect all of the citizens in this country.
The point is that yes you can say whatever you wish and even though they may not have legal ramifications you damn well better believe that they’re just as powerful and do cause harm. This shouldn’t be a debate about free speech. This is not about taking rights away but ensuring everyone is protected by laws that affect us. Laws, that while protecting one citizen have the potential to be unjust for others. And all should have the moral compass to be mindful of how our words affects others.
Maybe it’s the love everyone hippy mindset of mine, but I don’t want to see anyone hurting. The pain inflicted on the gay community; the threats, the bullying, the “Appreciation Day” are nothing more then expressions of hate. Words are actions too,and our laws should protect everyone.
In the How More Perfect Can He Possibly Be Entertainment News, Heroes and StarTrek star Zachary Quinto, who last year quietly and discreetly came out, has in recent days been using social media to spark advocacy and encourage voters specifically LGBTQ to make sure our voices are heard this November in the upcoming presidential election.
He passionately stated on twitter today that “if you are LGBT or love someone who is this election will define the future. it is our job to stand up against organized discrimination.” Quinto went on to say “romney intends to be the first president in history to actually draft legislation denying civil rights to americans. this CANNOT stand!” Admittedly, I imagined Quinto reciting the famous lines from Gandalf which makes him even more geekchic, and hot as hell.
This is activism at it’s most savvy and resourceful as Social Media like facebook and twitter were definitely a determinant in the huge Democratic Party win in 2008. And two days ago, Zach has been more assertive asking moose enthusiast Sarah Palin after she showed her support for those cluckers Chick-Fil-A “are you kidding me with those sunglasses in a chick-fil-a picture?! i can’t believe you still take yourself seriously”
Quinto in his spare time has been volunteering to help for the re-election of President Obama by helping campaigning efforts in Orlando, Fl. He’s also taken a more active role in calling his fans to stand up for equal right by telling a weary fan to “TURN YOUR FEAR INTO ACTION”. Do you see why I swoon for this man so much?!?! To see these gems of wisdom from the geek Adonis and more follow him on twitter at @ZacharyQuinto.