And BBC News.
And Huffington Post...
I could go on, but I think you get the picture. Continue reading
But it's all smoke and mirrors to me now... "Sex isn't really over . I'm just not motivated by it any more, and I used to be motivated by it purely. I think that happens to a man; it's part of a midlife crisis.
But it's been quite nice, in a way, because I do lots of other things instead. Since it stopped, that major driving force, I've felt much calmer." Rupert Everett interviewed in The Observer. Even though he's an annoying posh gay, I have a begrudging respect for Rupert's ability to annoy even more annoying posh gaybores.
Though, disappointingly, he doesn't say anything very controversial here. Continue reading
Famously and so vocally opposed to homophobic bullying, Perez thinks torturing a suspect in contravention of international law is just fine and dandy.
Why have all these right-wing/reactionary gay goons come crawling out the woodwork this last fortnight? Continue reading
That's right, fellow watersports fans - tomorrow begins something called the FINA/MIDEA Diving World Series 2013 in Edinburgh. It's pretty important, apparently. Our Tom is competing.
And so is Chris Mears. Sadly not together, though. Here is the schedule.
It's on Sky Sports, and may be streamed online.
I can't figure that bit out.
Enjoy! Continue reading
Hommen staged its biggest protest so far outside Paris busy Saint-Lazare train station on Tuesday evening. A group of shirtless, masked men waved the tricolour and chanted outside the major rail hub in the French capital, to both applause and booing from passersby. Their torsos painted with messages such as Freedom , Protect Kids , and Free Speech , some chanted Democracy!
while others were symbolically gagged by a suited man bearing a Fran ois Hollande mask. At our first event, there were 20 of us. On Tuesday April 3rd at Saint-Lazare, there were 30, said Henri.
Our goal is to oppose gay marriage. The French people have expressed themselves with historic demonstrations against it, and the government s only response has been violence, he said, referring to the use of tear gas at protestors during a rally in the capital last month... TheLocal.com, Paris.
I have no idea if this is a joke or not - I'm happy either way, to be honest.
PS Thanks to @spitzenprodukte.
All were united in grief. LGBTory - the Conservative Party's gay group - lightened the somewhat funereal mood with their fantabulosa Disco Float. They blew whistles and danced to top hits by Lady Gaga - ironically this was also what colleagues called Thatcher during her final years.
Leading gay commentator Joseph Patrick McGormless of Pink News told Fagburn; "Maggie was a gay icon - I saw this on the internet so it must be true. Admittedly she was a divisive figure for the gay community, some only talk about Section 28 and her not giving a fuck about all those faggots dying of Aids, but we should also remember that at least she didn't round queers up and put them in concentration camps like Hitler did. This was very progressive thinking at the time." McGormless points out that many leading "gay icons" were invited to Thatcher's funeral service; including Joan Collins, Michael Portillo, Jeremy Clarkson, Christopher Biggins and Henry Kissinger.
Tris Retard-Smithers, editor of Gay Stupid News, choked back the tears and added; "She was the gay people's Prime Minister and princess, all rolled into one. We've just run this totally true story I saw in The Sun about how Freddie Mercury once smuggled Thatcher into the Vauxhall Tavern disguised as a male model - brilliant. That shows she was a total fag hag!" The funeral also had its own "Pippa Middleton's arse moment" for excited right-wing gays, when they caught sight of her grandson, Michael Thatcher.
Within seconds #topfuneraltottyahoy began trending on Twitter. @ruggerbugger78 tweeted "Phwoar! Wouldn't mind destroying his manufacturing base!!!" Sadly for the gayers, after exhaustive research on the internet it doesn't look like he's a big gay, unlike, say, James Middleton. Oh, and some gay killjoys also came to protest, but we haven't much space left to write about them.
Soz. Continue reading
ENGLAND: Growing Up Gay On A Tough Scottish Estate, One Writer Explains How He Was Rescued From Hell By A VERY Unlikely Heroine Margaret Thatcher…
Opposition to Section 28 galvanised a new generation of activists who joined with long-time campaigners for equality. Stonewall UK was founded, to repeal Section 28 and pluck older rotten anti-gay legislation from the constitutional tree. This has taken two decades to achieve.
Pathetically, in her dotage, Baroness Thatcher was led by her supporters into the House of Lords to vote against Section 28's repeal: her final contribution to UK politics. She dies too early to oppose Parliament's inevitable acceptance of same gender marriage. Thatcher misjudged the future when, according to her deputy chief whip, she "threw a piece of red meat (Section 28) to her right-wing wolves".
Some of these beasts survive her, albeit de-fanged. When, to take a recent example, a disgraced cardinal delivers anti-gay diatribes, the spirit of social Thatcherism is revealed as barren, hypocritical and now pointless. From Ian McKellen's website.
And here's Serena writing in the Independent in 2000; "The only good thing I can think to say about Section 28 is that it finally encouraged me to come out.
A bit late in the day, but it remains the best thing I ever did..." "Maggie Maggie Maggie!
Out Out Out!" etc etc. Continue reading