“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”
Sara: College class of 2012 (English major, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor), looking for work/applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.
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This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: Earlier this month, a North Carolina pastor suggested rounding up gays and lesbians and starving them to death.
Just yesterday, an audio file of a Kansas pastor saying the government should kill gays made the rounds.
Now, we are confronted with perhaps the most egregious homophobic offense in recent weeks — a youngster at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg, Indiana,belted out “Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven,” and the congregation rewarded him with a standing ovation.
From a hearing in Lincoln, NE regarding an LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance. Thanks to Towleroad for putting this up.
Do not multitask while watching this or your brain will melt. Focus on the task at hand, which is watching the guy directly behind this clearly insane woman crack up at the bizarre things coming out of her mouth. This woman is the human version of @horse_ebooks — if @horse_ebooks had questionable views about homosexuality.
You guys. WyWatch from Wyoming made it to Nebraska.
You guys can keep them.
I. Do. Not. Know. Where. To. Start. With. Whatever. This. Is.
(trigger warning for homophobia, i guess, although this is so unbelievably ridiculous that it’s hard to get offended by it)
SHE STARTS HER SPEECH WITH: “Winter Wipeout TV show had broken bones and manslaughter every minute. Winter Wipeout show is produced in Holland by gays, bis and orgiers. Why do gays like to see people perishing? P-E-N-I-S goes into the anus to rupture intestines. The more a man does this, the more likely he will be a fatality or a homicider.”
And that’s only the first 40 seconds. Some greatest hits from the next five minutes:
“Only gays go to Gender Studies”
“Whitney Houston was found without clothes in a bathtub” (…and?)
“Lesbians and gays rarely live past 40 because it is common for them to do away with their partner, or they self-inflict”
“Anus licking causes sepsis. If not given antibiotics within half an hour, they perish.”
“A high percent of gay men who work in schools molest boys, mostly because they don’t have AIDS yet”
“To avoid going gay like Hillary Clinton did, college students need single rooms and single-gender dorms” (yeah, there are no gays at women’s colleges)
“80% of those who did treason by the year 2000 were gays”
“Jesus was celibate, and he was kissed by Judas, a homo”
“Wedding dresses are for women, not for men”
I… I have no response to any of this. Citation needed, lady. Citation very desperately needed.
I cannot bring myself to actually watch this, but with regards to her point about Gender Studies…HOW DID SHE KNOW?
This semester, as a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, I was in the capstone seminar, which consisted of six women (five students and the professor).
But instead of having serious discussions about our purported topic, affect, IT WAS JUST ONE BIG LESBIAN ORGY FOR THREE HOURS A WEEK.
no one ever thinks they’re ‘against homosexuals’, they just ‘don’t want to see this right now’ or ‘want to point out this ship isn’t canon’ or ‘don’t want to look at it in public’ or ‘don’t want to explain it to their kids’ and what it all adds up to is
“please be invisible, you are not quite human and don’t deserve to be seen.”" — http://jumpingjacktrash.tumblr.com/ (via noneortheother)
23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards
I officially… Come here please..
Twilight Lovers (1994) by Tina Fiveash
Inspired by ‘Girl’s Own’ annuals and the Australian Women’s Weekly magazine from the 1950s, Stories for Girls is a tongue-in-cheek attempt to recreate missing lesbian photographic history from an era where homosexuality was a criminal offense, and lesbians were forced to remain in the closet and keep their relationships hidden from society.
Doctor: Are you sexually active?
Doctor: Is there any chance you could be pregnant?
Doctor: Are you taking birth control pills?
Doctor: Do you use condoms?
Doctor (beginning to look concerned): Is there a medical reason you can’t become pregnant?
Me: Not that I’m aware of.
Doctor (looking even more concerned, now speaking in a condescending tone): Then how do you know there’s no chance of pregnancy?
Me: Last I checked, my female partner would have a hard time pulling that off.
Haha, my Gender and Sexuality Studies professor related a similar situation to us a few semesters ago. She said that in response to questions about whether she might be pregnant, she’d tell a doctor that she wasn’t but that she and her girlfriend were sure trying.
It’s a time-honored tradition at Navy homecomings – one lucky sailor is chosen to be first off the ship for the long-awaited kiss with a loved one.
Today, for the first time, the happily reunited couple was gay.
The dock landing ship Oak Hill has been gone for nearly three months, training with military allies in Central America.
As the homecoming drew near, the crew and ship’s family readiness group sold $1 raffle tickets for the first kiss. Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta bought 50 - which is actually fewer than many people buy, she said, so she was surprised Monday to find out she’d won.
Her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, was waiting when she crossed the brow.
They kissed. The crowd cheered. And with that, another vestige of the policy that forced gays to serve in secrecy vanished.
By Corinne Reilly
© December 21, 2011