Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Sunday, November 17, 2013
Queer-baiting, for those who do not know, is the practice of television shows and movies putting in a little gay subtext, stirring up interest with queer fans, and then pulling a NO HOMO, MAN on the viewers. If you’ve watched Sherlock, this is a major “subplot” of the first episode, and it continues as a running joke throughout the series. John and Sherlock are mistaken as a gay couple, one of them (usually John) goes, “no way, of course not, we’re not even gay,” and it’s played off as a joke. The mere speculation that a character could be gay is played for laughs, and if you don’t see something wrong there, then there’s something wrong. Rebekah Baily explains ‘Queer-baiting’ on TV and cites examples like Supernatural, Teen Wolf, and Sherlock
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I may have reblogged this before, but I always appreciated how Boy Meets World at least subtly addressed sexuality. Yes, it was comedic, but not in a disrespectful way.  There was the hinting that Cory and Shawn might have a connection more than just being friends, the MULTIPLE episodes where male characters were in drag, Frankie pondering whether he might be gay, Cory bonding with a gay classmate over their breakups in college, and the entire Pennbrook football team revealing they’re gay in one episode.  Probably other examples as well.

Saturday, September 7, 2013 Sunday, August 18, 2013

The irony of FOX News being conservative while FOX also airs shows that feature multiple LGBT characters like GLEE, American Horror Story, etc.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Golden Girls is so much more than a show about four old ladies. It was WAY ahead of its time and addressed issues like marriage equality, LGBT rights, gender identity, interracial marriage, death, disease (including AIDs and CFS), parenting, and more.

Oh, and one of the show’s writers was Tom Whedon- Joss Whedon’s dad.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Wasn’t aware Nate Silver (the statistician who correctly predicted the results of the last two U.S. presidential races down to each individual state) is gay.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013
What scares us most about Russia is the parallels between their recent anti-LGBT ‘propaganda’ laws and the anti-Jewish ‘propaganda’ laws of Nazi Germany that really kicked off the holocaust. As of this year, discussing any type of LGBT issues/rights (including on the internet) is now punishable by fines and/or jail time in Russia. Putin has also banned adoption of Russian-born children to ANY parents living in countries where marriage equality is legal. He’s clearly using LGBT citizens as scapegoats to bolster his political base just as Hitler did, and it’s safe to say that he’ll keep passing more and more anti-LGBT laws until the world collectively wakes up and does something to stop him. LGBT Rights (via lgbt-rights)
Monday, July 29, 2013 Sunday, July 28, 2013
Mr. Putin’s campaign against lesbian, gay and bisexual people is one of distraction, a strategy of demonizing a minority for political gain taken straight from the Nazi playbook. Can we allow this war against human rights to go unanswered? Although Mr. Putin may think he can control his creation, history proves he cannot: his condemnations are permission to commit violence against gays and lesbians. Russia’s Anti-Gay Crackdown
We want an end to the culture wars. We want a truce between science and faith. We want to be known for what we stand for, not what we are against. We want to ask questions that don’t have predetermined answers. We want churches that emphasize an allegiance to the kingdom of God over an allegiance to a single political party or a single nation. We want our LGBT friends to feel truly welcome in our faith communities. We want to be challenged to live lives of holiness, not only when it comes to sex, but also when it comes to living simply, caring for the poor and oppressed, pursuing reconciliation, engaging in creation care and becoming peacemakers. Why millennials are leaving the church
Friday, July 26, 2013

I wish the world would stop ignoring the potential-LGBT holocaust that is unfolding in Russia.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The new anti-LGBT laws in Russia are scarily reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

I realize a lot of people falsely compare things to Nazi Germany, but the “gay propaganda” legislation in Russia right now is eerily similar to the bills Germany passed before they began arresting Jewish people.

The Russian law bans public LGBT demonstrations and discussions (with penalty of fines and jail time), makes it illegal to share information about LGBT people through mass media and the internet, and basically prevents any discussion about LGBT people of any kind in the country.

Things are even worst in some other countries, but Russia is a world power and a developed nation… which makes it even more terrifying.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013