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Michael Irvin on the cover of Out Magazine

Before you jump to conclusions he is not coming out of the closet, he does however talk about his gay brother and explains why he is fighting against homophobia.

I think it is a wonderful article and I now have a greater respect for the guy. I was never a Cowboys or an Irvin fan, I thought he was an arrogant, pompous ass on the football field, and a womanizer and cheat when it came to his personal life. He has come a long way and made changes in his life that I think make him a better person. Now he is fighting for what he believes is right.

I applaud and support anyone who has made changes in their life, who wants to make the world a better place, who has the drive and desire to stand up for what he/she thinks is right.

If you can’t get a copy of Out Magazine to read the article you can read it here on their website.


India’s Health Minister Calls Homosexuality ‘Unnatural’ –

“Unfortunately, there is this disease in the world and in this country where men are having sex with other men, which is completely unnatural and shouldn’t happen, but it does,” Ghulam Nabi Azad

via India’s Health Minister Calls Homosexuality ‘Unnatural’ –

This is what bothers me about people, everyone just wants to throw their uninformed and uneducated opinion into the mix. I am not knocking the man for his beliefs, he can believe anything he chooses to believe, but to be a public official and make such a statement at a public forum is wrong.

This statement was made at an HIV/AIDS conference, now how can you be the Minister of Health and not know that HIV/AIDS is primarily spread by heterosexual sex in your country?

“Unprotected sex between heterosexuals is responsible for 87 percent of all new cases transmitted, according to India’s National AIDS Control Program.”

Ignorance can no longer be an excuse…

I have an issue here…

New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie recently said that he would support civil unions for gay couples, but that he could not see himself supporting marriage equality because he believes that “marriage is an institution between one man and one woman.”

via NJ lawmaker: Voting against marriage equality ‘biggest mistake of my career’ – LGBTQ Nation.

Please feel free to read the entire article, I am only taking issue with the quote that I have above. Here is my problem, I don’t think that political policy should be determined based on the personal feelings of the elected official. Equality can not be decided on personal opinion, belief, or the religion of our elected officials.

Imagine, what if the south had won the war? What if Lincoln never made The Emancipation Proclamation, because he believed that we should own slaves, and that not all men were created equal. What if Hitler and his warped beliefs had won the war?  We would have a life of white supremacy, slaves, and concentration camps. Woo ooh for personal beliefs and opinions in government.

I now quote to you part of the United States Constitution…

Article XIV

1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.  No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Please notice the part in bold italics.  The definition of abridge is to reduce, lessen, diminish, curtail, to deprive, or cut off. By not allowing marriage equality our government is going against our Constitutional rights and privileges.  It is right there in black and white, I don’t see why the lawyers and judges are having  such a hard time with this. They either allow it, or throw the Constitution out the window.

Just my two cents…

Gays ‘termites,’ likens Stonewall to Nazi Party

Democratic Party chairman in San Antonio calls gays ‘termites,’ likens Stonewall to Nazi Party.

“I liken them to the Tea Party — the Tea Party and the fucking Nazi Party — because they’re 90 percent white, blue-eyed, and Anglo, and I don’t give a fuck who knows that. Just like the blacks … they’re American, but you can’t get your way just because you’re black.”

Wow, I don’t even know what to say. This is a person that you ‘the people’ elected into office? Hate and bigotry have gone to a whole new level in my opinion. Actually, I think stupidity has risen to an all time high.

I am an American who happens to be a lesbian. Yes I am white, but I am not blue-eyed and I am damn sure not a Nazi. You see unlike you I do not persecute those who are different from me as the Nazi’s did to the Jews and as you as a so called Christian are doing to me. I think you should take a good look in the mirror Mr. Chairman, you are more like a Nazi than I will ever be.

America should really stand up and be proud. What a fucking joke.

Special “Code Of Conduct” For Gay Tourists

Joe. My. God.: SAINT MAARTEN: Pastors Demand Special “Code Of Conduct” For Gay Tourists.

If St. Maarten doesn’t stop this inflow, he added, probably 15 years down the line the island will have to expand its prisons and hospitals because of the gay people.

Really? Are you freaking kidding me? As you all know I live in the Caribbean and yes it is rough being a gay or lesbian in an area that is so defined by Christianity, but people need to open their minds. The Caribbean economy is based on tourism. There are no giant call centers, no big factories that provide jobs and keep the economy going, it is  tourism.

Why would you want to turn away or put restrictions on anyone that is the bread and butter of your economy? Gay tourists for the most part have expendable income because they don’t have the 2.5 kids to feed or the thirty year mortgage payment. We homo’s  SPEND money when we travel and you risk losing that gay dollar if you even entertain something as stupid as this.

I need to just stop because this has me so irritated I can’t even form a coherent sentence.

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