Mariah Carey loves the gays. And we love Mariah. At her show in Vegas she allowed a gay couple to come on stage and one of the guys proposes to his boyfriend. It's very cute and touching. Go Mariah - u on fire.
And oh by the way, if you have not picked up her latest CD, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, you are missing out.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
President Barack Obama's speech before the Human Right's Campaign. His words continue to make me laugh, make me sad, give me hope and just take me on a emotional roller coaster. There is no denying that when it comes to words he is a master craftsman. I can't help it, I continue to get enthusiasticc everytime I hear him (even though it does seem that his words will never be followed by actioin). But I like many others am getting tired of the rhetoric. I think John StewartI said it best, "You're the President of the United States. If you've got too much on your plate then get a bigger plate."
My friends keep telling me that I should give him time because they feel that he will deliver on his promises. I will continue to be patient. And I'll continue to be a supporter. But as I sit idly by and be patient, more gay soldiers are being kicked out of the military. And they don't have time to be patient. As I sit patiently more of my LGB and T brothers and sisters continue to get fired because there is no employement discrimination that can save their jobs. They don't have the time to be patient. As I sit idly by violence against the gay and trans community continues to rise [and luckily we just received hate crime legislation from the U.S. House of Representatives]. These victims of violence don't have time to wait.
The thing is until you are affected by one of these issues then it just seems okay for us to give Barack Obama time. But some people simply can't wait anymore.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Please check out their site http://www.theblackpartyaz.com/ to learn more about the festivities that await us. They will be flying in some off da chain entertainment. Tori Fixx, one of the premiere figures in Homo Hip Hop, will be in town. Club sensation Nikki Jane will also be in town. The weekend is gearing up to be one filled with hot boys, hot music and hot-ness.
To the Men of Libra - Kevin, Rod, Lamar and Corey, ya'll betta bring it. I know you will. Please visit their webpage to learn details of all the events that are coming up.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I guess in Fame terms he would be what is considered a triple threat. He can sing. He can play the piano. He can act. On all of his CD covers I swear he looks like a model straight out of the pages of GQ. Great face. Lean and statuesque build. And the hair is always perfect.
What brings him into the spotlight at this moment is his appearance on a talent show in the land down under. Apparently he agreed to be a judge on the Australian show Hey Hey It's Saturday. One group of performers decided it would be entertaining to perform in blackface. The group was supposed to be The Jackson 5 and it was supposed to be a tribute to Michael Jackson (it was attempt at humor). Well Connick wasn't laughing and he did not hesitate to inform everyone how offensive this skit would be if it were performed in the U.S. Please check out the video below.
If you watched the entire video then you noticed that Connick is being called a hypocrite because he once performed in black face on Saturday Nite Live. Well I for one think all men have certain redemptive rights and he is allowed to have learned from the mistakes he's made in the past. He seems sincere in his concern for how images of black people are presented. I applaud him for what he did and what he said.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Please take a look at this video. This special needs kid was beaten by a police officer because he didn't have his shirt tucked in. I'm gonna say that a second time. This kid was BEATEN by a POLICE OFFICER because he did have his SHIRT TUCKED IN. What the fuck is the world coming to? The police department and the school would not reply to questions from these reporters. But really what can they say. The video says it all.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Day One of the 2009 Phoenix Rainbow fest is behind me and I made it through it. I say it that way because for some crazy reason I went out there without eating breakfast. I arrived around noon and didn't leave until almost 5:30. And I didn't eat while I was there either. So around 5:00 I started wondering "why do I feel so faint." Then I realized, you big dummy - it's because you haven't eaten anything all day. You body needs fuel. So me and some friends left and grabbed some food at the Hob Knob. It was a great ending to a great day. Please check out some of the pics from the day in the video above.
Now I'm on my way back for day two. I'll start off the day with the AIDS Walk. 2 miles for a good cause and it's great exercise. What's terrific is the AIDS Walk leads right into the Rainbow Fest so the fun starts all over again. More pics to come tonight.
I'll holla . . .
Thursday, October 1, 2009
As we reflect on LGBT history, I thinks it's important to note that it is not just comprised of events and persons long gone. There are people living and breathing and walking the planet right now that are making history as we speak. Pictured above in the far left on the photo are gay Hip Hop artist Tim'm West and Tori Fixx. They're both groundbreaking artists as they both tackle an industry (Hip Hop) which is famous for it's rampant homophobia. Tim'm and Tori have decided to pursue their passion for Hip Hop without hiding in the closet. They (and all other out Hip Hop artists) should be applauded and supported for their endeavors.