Thursday, July 30, 2009


I don't know yet who said this, but it's too wonderful not to preserve and share:

All the works of science cannot equal the wisdom and
ignorant scribblings of desert wandering iron age animal
sacrificing genocidal bigots who believed every animal
species in the world lived within walking distance of
Noah’s house.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Our REAL "Fierce Advocate" -- It's Not Barack Obama!

Julian Bond, president of the NAACP, speaks passionately about gay marriage rights.

I am tremendously moved by this speech from Julian Bond, one of the great civil rights pioneers of our time. If anyone, black or white, yellow, red, green or blue, thinks that gay rights are not civil rights, let Julian Bond set them straight on that matter.

Barack Obama, who has claimed to be a "fierce advocate" for our rights and our causes, needs to take a lesson from a true civil rights leader.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Hate-Folks at AFA Don't Like Us! Waaaaugh!


Another load of bullshit from the twisted fucks at the so-called "American Family Association." Narrated by conservative Christian talk show host Janet Parshall, Silencing the Christians promises to "reveal the truth about the radical homosexual agenda and its impact on the family, the nation and religious freedom." The film criticizes efforts to allow gay people to serve in the military, to teach school children that homosexuality is acceptable and to pass laws preventing employers from discriminating against gay people.

This clip is just the first part of this one-hour hate screed, which AFA has paid a handful of television stations to air. If you're interested in the rest, it's available in seven parts on

Tuesday, July 14, 2009



Joseph Biedermann, a 30-year old Chicago man with a previous history of trouble and violence, has been acquitted of murdering his neighbor, Terrance Hauser, 38. Beidermannn, who claimed that Hauser tried to rape him, stabbed Hauser with a seven-inch dagger 61 times. A jury of 12 no-doubt straight people found Biedermann not guilty of first-degree murder on Friday.

Joseph Biedermann claimed that he and Hauser had both gone to a bar and gotten drunk. Biedermann then went home with Hauser and passed out on the couch. He claimed that he woke up to find Hauser, who he said was armed with a sword and a dagger, attempting to rape him. He wrestled with Hauser and got control of the knife, he said.

According to an NPR report, Beidermann then made his way home. His girlfriend insisted he shower to wash away the blood while she took care of his clothes. When police investigated, they reported no sign of any struggle at all in Terrance Hauser's home.

Now, setting aside any attempts at reportage, let's just call this what it is - and that is homophobic BULLSHIT. I don't use the word "homophobic" often, but nothing else can rationally explain the jury's decision. Stabbed sixty-one times? That's not self-defense -- that's butchery. This verdict shames the jury, the Cook County Court System, and all of Chicago.

I don't even care that this pathetic cockroach was defended by Sam Adam Jr., the same attorney who defended R&B singer R. Kelly against child pornography charges or that he's currently defending Rod Blagovitch against coruption charges. What was this ignorant JURY thinking?

Stabbed sixty-one times.

Found innocent.

Stabbed sixty-one times.

Found innocent.

By a jury of Beidermann's peers, maybe. Not by a jury of our peers.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Chad Gibson, the young man injured during the raid on the Rainbow Lounge in Fort Worth on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, is out of the hospital and speaking out. Watch part of his interview with Fort Worth's Channel 8 News.

In further developments, the TABC has admitted that Gibson's injuries occurred "while Gibson was in custody," that is, while he was already handcuffed. Bot the TABC and the Fort Worth Police Departments are conducting Internal Investigations. The mayor of Fort Worth has asked the Federal Justice Department to monitor those investigations, as well.

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Saturday, July 4, 2009


On June 28, 2009, slightly after one o'clock in the morning, agents of the Texas Alcohol Beverages Commission and Fort Worth police raided a gay bar called The Rainbow Room. This event took place precisely on the anniversary of a similar raid on the Stonewall Inn, which led to the Stonewall Riots and the birth of the modern gay movement. See eyewitness testimony regarding the raid on the Rainbow Room.

While police and TABC agents described the raid as "routine," witnesses testify that the police, and particularly the TABC agents, were unnecessarily rough with customers and brutal with several. One customer suffered broken ribs; another a broken thumb. A third, Chad Gibson, was beaten and hospitalized with a concussion and skull fracture. Reportedly, while handcuffed, his head was shoved into a wall and, as police forced him to the floor, they slammed his head again into the floor. At the time of this writing, his condition has just been upgraded from "serious" to "fair."

Within two hours of the incident, more than a hundred protestors, and some say as many as two hundred and fifty, appeared on the steps of the Tarrant County Courthouse. Larger protests followed in the days to come. At present, two separate investigations of the event are under way, one by the Fort Worth Police, who have severed their relations with the TABC, and another conducted by the TABC, itself, into the conduct of their officers, who have been placed on administrative desk duty.

One observer described the "routine" incident this way:

"I have been in the bar business for a long, long time and any inspection of my place of business never included heavily armed officers with zip tie hand retraints and two paddy wagons,an EMS crew and a fire truck. There was nothing routine about this at all."

Some activists have called for a boycott of Fort Worth, but I don't support this. Rather, I would hope that the gay community - and particularly the Dallas community - could help to strengthen and reinforce the visibility of the gay community through events and educational seminars, and through other means. The police chief of Fort Worth has called for a special liaison between the gay community and the police force. It's imperative that such an individual be found.

However, the police and the TABC must not be let off the hook for these brutal criminal assaults. These investigations must not be swept under the rug. Feet must be held to the fire. Further, I hope that Chad Gibson and the other individuals will sue the city, the police department and the individual officers for every penny they are worth.


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