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I don’t usually blog about my weekend, but this past weekend was so nice I feel obligated to do so.
On Friday, I did an interview with Suzanne Sheridan – a member of the spiritual band Exit 43. Suzanne’s message was so empowering and uplifting – even if you’re not a religious person – that it set the mood for the entire weekend.
Saturday, my partner and I spent the day in Madison, WI at the gay pride celebration on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. That was a lot of fun! We spent quite a bit of time hanging out with lesbian comedian Vickie Shaw. I had an opportunity to interview her. You can hear the interview here. I also interviewed queer hip-hop duo God-Des and She. They were so much fun to talk to. I recorded about 20 minutes of their live performance. So, if you’re a God-Des and She fan, you can hear that performance here. Their energy was amazing and the crowd absolutely loved them.
On Sunday, I spent the evening with my closest friends celebrating my 37th birthday (coming up on Tuesday, August 18). Lots of food. Lots of booze. Lots of love. We met at our local gay bar for Karaoke (since we’re all Karaoke addicts) and spent the evening singing all of our favorite songs. The most touching part of the evening was when my friend Russell (who was unaware that we were all meeting to celebrate my birthday) suddenly whipped up yellow carnations as a birthday gift. He’s an older man (67 years old) and he’s just the sweetest person you’d ever meet. You can view pictures of my birthday celebration here.
Hopefully, all future birthday celebrations will be just as nice as this one.
I’ve already tackled what I consider white gay male priviledge, but I think Monica over at TransGriot has a viewpoint worth mentioning. Monica points to a Feb. 26 blog post at A.E.Brain that has her spittin’ nails.
A.E.Brain calls out a gay white male who will remind you of that racist and sexist straight white dude who makes you roll your eyes everytime he opens his mouth:
At the risk of sounding controversial, I visit Queerty because I am a gay white male. I have no interest in ‘women issues’. While I’m not opposed to sporadic and infrequent [bold emphasis is mine] attention to lesbians, I do not want this blog devoting any more time to their cause….Simply because I am gay does not mean I care about lesbians, bisexuals or transgender persons.
Holy shit! Imagine that. A white guy who doesn’t give a shit about anything unless it directly relates to him. Who woulda thunk it, right?
I know lots of gay white males who feel the same way about lesbian and/or women’s issues, but they haven’t been brave enough to voice that opinion to the masses. For them, life is about dick: seein’ dick, touchin’ dick, suckin’ dick, doin’ dick and promotin’ dick. That’s it. There’s no room in their tiny brains for anything else.
I don’t even know why some people try and group us together as one cause – GLBT – because we are not. I can see some purpose to grouping G + L and even Bs together, but not Ts. I am quite comfortable being male, and I hate being associated with crossdressers. I find Ts offensive and do not want to extend any rights to them [bold emphasis is mine]. Transgender persons should fight their own battles, because at the moment they’re hindering the rights of gays, lesbians and bisexuals everywhere.
What.the.fuck? This guy has some serious self-hatin’ going on. He kinda reminds me of Black people who are ashamed of being Black and they hate anything that’s commonly associated with Black culture. What a shame that this gay white male hates transgender people so much that he wants to exclude them from any LGBTQ equality movement. Does he really believe transgender people are the reason homosexuals don’t have equal rights?
I’ll tell ya what’s really hindering full equality for the LGBTQ community: anti-gay homophobic lawmakers and dumbass homosexuals who spend too much time in “it’s all about me” mode.
Thank gawd every gay white male in the world isn’t a completely self-centered moron, or the fight for LGBTQ equality would be screwed.
While reading Bush’s “War” on Terror Comes to a Sudden End, I was distracted by a satirical piece in the Onion:
Network news cameras covering Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony Tuesday captured Hillary Clinton silently moving her lips along with each word of the minute-long presidential oath of office. [source]
People A lot of white women keep asking me why I dislike H. Clinton so much. I can tell ya it didn’t always used to be that way. In 2004, I launched a pro-Hillary campaign that included contributing to the blog Blogs for Hillary. Between 2004 and 2006, I watched everything she did. She became my new research project. I was obsessed with learning everything about her.
And that, my dear readers, was the problem. The more I learned about her, the less I wanted to see her become POTUS. I’m really annoyed that a lot of large LGBT organizations know H. Clinton helped Barr draft DOMA, yet they haven’t said a word. Not one word. Instead, these organizations have encouraged a cult-like devotion to a woman who has never had anyone’s best interest in mind except her own. The same LGBT organizations that led the charge against Warren because he supported the passing of Prop 8 have remained silent about H. Clinton’s involvement in DOMA – a federal law that I would consider far worse than Prop 8. And the fact that H. Clinton has insisted that some parts of DOMA should remain intact makes me wonder if large LGBT organizations have some kind of financial allegiance that dictates they remain silent.
Yes, some people will argue that H. Clinton said whatever she thought she needed to say in her attempt to secure the Democratic party nomination. I will agree. H. Clinton always does what’s best for Hillary.