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February 3, 2012 8:00 pm

"What do you guys think about the statements made by Cynthia Nixon about gay being a choice? The gay community is obviously displeased… thoughts?"

everyoneisgay:

-Question submitted by Sarah Factor


“I gave a speech recently, an empowerment speech to a gay audience, and it included the line ‘I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, and gay is better.’ And they tried to get me to change it, because they said it implies that homosexuality can be a choice. And for me, it is a choice. I understand that for many people it’s not, but for me it’s a choice, and you don’t get to define my gayness for me. A certain section of our community is very concerned that it not be seen as a choice, because if it’s a choice, then we could opt out. I say it doesn’t matter if we flew here or we swam here, it matters that we are here and we are one group and let us stop trying to make a litmus test for who is considered gay and who is not.”
   - Cynthia Nixon

Dannielle Says:

First and foremost ‘the gay community’ is NOT displeased, because I am in ‘the gay community’ and I am NOT DISPLEASED, therefore, ‘the gay community’ is not displeased. I absolutely hate how one or two loudmouth idiots get to define how an entire group of people ‘feel.’ It drives me wild. 

What is it with everyone’s obsession over the ‘right way’ to be gay? Honestly, if a girl is too white or too straight, you’re pissed because she’s singing ‘born this way.’ If a woman sings songs about girl and marries a boy, you’re pissed because ‘she’s not gay enough.’ If a lady stands up for herself and the entire idea of being gay IN GENERAL and says ‘yes, i choose to be this way and i fucking love it’ you’re pissed off because she isn’t the right kind of gay??? WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?!

Since when is there a right and wrong way to be and feel? And who’s in charge of deciding these things? And what is the point of finding the tiniest thing to get upset about when you could instead be celebrating the fucking revolution that’s going on? Cynthia Nixon is an openly gay broadway star who was on an emmy-winning TV series that is syndicated so hard you could literally see it on TV at any point during any day, EVERY day since 1998. She’s talking to the NEW YORK TIMES about her choice to be gay, and you’re pissed off? 

Dear Gay People Who Are Upset By This: Calm Down. We are not all the same, we do not have all the same feelings and we will never all think the same way. You should be fighting for equality, not for people to be more like you.

Kristin Says:

I am also part of this ‘gay community’ y’all are speaking of, and I am also NOT displeased by the above comments. I would like to tell you about my feelings on this whole “it’s not a choice” argument, okay?

Yes, we know that for some of us/you/them/whatever this is NOT a choice. This is who you are, and there is no choosing involved. Guess what, though? That is not true for everyone. The way that I identify as ‘gay’ is just as complex as the next guy, but that doesn’t mean I am going to argue that it ‘isn’t my choice.’ Because you know what? If it was my choice, I would fucking choose it. I love dating women, and I love being able to kiss women, and I love the incredible human beings who I have had in my life as partners, and if someone told me to ‘choose,’ I would choose my life.

Now, for me it isn’t quite as black and white as Ms. Nixon describes it above (though I am certain it probably isn’t for her, either), but I completely, one thousand percent understand what she is saying, I do feel that there is an element of choice in my own sexuality, and I stand behind her words. She didn’t say it was YOUR choice, she said it was hers, and anyone who as much as suggests that those words make her any less of anything is working against the fight for equality that we are all putting our efforts toward.

No one is the ‘right’ kind of gay. To those of you who feel angry because you don’t want others to think you could opt out: Do you want to send the message to others that if you could opt out, you would?

Stand up and clap, because Dannielle and Kristin are so awesome!

January 30, 2012 9:32 pm December 7, 2011 8:49 pm
Perry, Santorum Denounce Call for Global Gay Rights

projectqueer:

RICK PERRY SANTORUM X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM
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To Republican presidential aspirant Rick Perry, using U.S. foreign aid to prevent persecution and even execution of LGBT people amounts to “promoting special rights for gays.” To Rick Santorum, another member of the GOP field, it’s promoting an agenda.

Perry issued a statement on his campaign website denouncing the landmark program unveiled by President Obama’s administration today, under which the U.S. will not withhold aid from countries that persecute gays but will assist LGBT rights organizations in those nations in fighting back.

(RELATED: Read our coverage of the speech here)

Click the link above to read the full article.

November 29, 2011 8:22 pm
comingoutjournal:

Article from HuffPost Gay Voices:

Kevin Keller, Gay Archie Character, Gets Married In January IssueThe highly-anticipated gay wedding issue of Archie Comics has finally been revealed.
The January issue’s cover illustration shows Kevin Keller, Riverdale’s first openly gay character who is also an active U.S. military officer, tying the knot with his African-American partner, Clay Walker. ComicsAlliance reported in October that the story of the couple’s meeting, said to take place in a military hospital, “obviously deals with [‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’] but it doesn’t spell it out for the reader,” and may be revealed in flashback, according to Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater.
When the miniseries was announced in 2010, author Dan Parent told the Associated Press, “The world of Riverdale has to reflect contemporary culture and to show it is an accepting, diverse place. And that’s why Kevin is important, to show that everybody is welcome in this all-American town we’ve embraced for over 70 years.” Parent was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for creating the character.
Not surprisingly, the introduction of the fictional character, in addition to his marriage, has drawn both strong praise and harsh criticism. “I think it’s great that the reality of America’s loving couples are being portrayed in as many places as possible,” Evan Wolfson, the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, told Fox News.“We all want to be part of family and community –- that’s what marriage is about.” On the other hand, the Family Research Council’s Peter Spriggs noted, “It’s unfortunate that a comic book series usually seen as depicting innocent, all-American life is now being used to advance the sexual revolution.”

As easily can be understood by the article, Family Research Council seems to be completely unaware of what “family” really means. What is unfortunate is Family Research Council’s comments and criticism.

comingoutjournal:

Article from HuffPost Gay Voices:

Kevin Keller, Gay Archie Character, Gets Married In January Issue

The highly-anticipated gay wedding issue of Archie Comics has finally been revealed.

The January issue’s cover illustration shows Kevin Keller, Riverdale’s first openly gay character who is also an active U.S. military officer, tying the knot with his African-American partner, Clay Walker. ComicsAlliance reported in October that the story of the couple’s meeting, said to take place in a military hospital, “obviously deals with [‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’] but it doesn’t spell it out for the reader,” and may be revealed in flashback, according to Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater.

When the miniseries was announced in 2010, author Dan Parent told the Associated Press, “The world of Riverdale has to reflect contemporary culture and to show it is an accepting, diverse place. And that’s why Kevin is important, to show that everybody is welcome in this all-American town we’ve embraced for over 70 years.” Parent was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for creating the character.

Not surprisingly, the introduction of the fictional character, in addition to his marriage, has drawn both strong praise and harsh criticism. “I think it’s great that the reality of America’s loving couples are being portrayed in as many places as possible,” Evan Wolfson, the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, told Fox News.“We all want to be part of family and community –- that’s what marriage is about.” On the other hand, the Family Research Council’s Peter Spriggs noted, “It’s unfortunate that a comic book series usually seen as depicting innocent, all-American life is now being used to advance the sexual revolution.”

As easily can be understood by the article, Family Research Council seems to be completely unaware of what “family” really means. What is unfortunate is Family Research Council’s comments and criticism.

(via projectqueer)

November 27, 2011 8:58 pm 8:21 pm
projectqueer:

Today in history: Human rights activist Harvey Milk assassinated in San Francisco.

Check out the story and listen to his last words here: http://t.co/gfdyu6o5

projectqueer:

Today in history: Human rights activist Harvey Milk assassinated in San Francisco.

Check out the story and listen to his last words here: http://t.co/gfdyu6o5

November 17, 2011 9:27 pm November 16, 2011 8:17 pm

copper-rose:

A TRANSGENDER FTM ZINE 

I made this zine, as a collection of my comics that i’ve posted on my tumblr over the 2011 year. A 20 page full color zine.

I’m using the profits from the zine to save up for my top surgery : D

MY SHOP: COPPERROSESHOP

Thank you for following my bog and for all the support! ;-; 

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October 27, 2011 10:37 pm October 26, 2011 9:02 pm
Aussie Hockey Star Gus Johnston Comes Out | instinctmagazine.com

projectqueer:

by Jonathan Higbee

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Hockey star Gus Johnston (of Australia’s Victoria team) makes history for the country by coming out in a poignant and piercing video blog titled “The Reality of Homophobia In Sport.”

While looking point-blank into the camera, the athlete says, “My name is Gus Johnston, I’m a writer, art director, filmmaker and a hockey goalkeeper. I’m also a gay man - and that’s something I never thought I would say in such a public forum like this.”

Johnston, who only recently left his position as a goal keeper for the Victorian hockey team, says he regrets coming out after retirement. “I regret immensely that I wasn’t strong enough as a leader, that I didn’t step up when I was playing and share this about myself.”

But his courage is nonetheless worthy of applause, as evident in what Johnston writes in the summary of the video that is quickly going viral: “After many years of competing in hockey at an elite level, I’ve decided to share my story and experience with homophobia in sport. It’s taken me many years to find the strength to share it, but I hope that people find value in hearing it.”

Click on the link above to watch the video.