Thursday, September 30, 2010

MSNBC deals with the homophobic side of the Rurgers suicide

MSNBC's report considers the possibility that an anti-gay hate crime was behind the suicide of a freshman student:

Heartbreaking

This story is heartbreaking.  A freshman at Rutgers was secretly taped by two other Rutgers students having sex with a man.  They then streamed the video on the Internet for all to see.  The young man then killed himself, jumping off the George Washington Bridge.  One of the students even tweeted that he had taped this young man having sex with another man.

While I'm glad The Today Show has covered this story, they seem to have completely ignored that this happened to two men being intimate, as if this might not had have anything to do with the taping.  I think they need to dig deeper.  It sounds like the fact that this was male/male encounter might very well have been a factor in this crime.  Could this be a hate crime?

This is not a new video, but is always worth another look:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

When the Tea Party takes over the comics, it will look like this...


These were taken from The Boston Globe.  For more cartoons, visit:   Tea Party Cartoons

Monday, September 27, 2010

I'll be reading in Atlanta the weekend of October 15-17.   
More info at http://atlqueerlitfest.blogspot.com/

Just a reminder..

The following countries now allow LGBT service people to serve without questioning.  Why is it that the "home of the free and the brave" isn't on this list?

Albania
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Colombia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Russia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
United Kingdom
Bermuda
Uruguay

Sunday, September 26, 2010

This is the sort of thing that drives me crazy....

This report is the sort of news that drives me crazy.  With all the anger at the Obama administration we get this news about dissatisfaction with the new  health plan.  And it's not because people want it repealed.  One question: where were all of you when Obama was being persecuted for being "socialist" for his health care plan?  Here's part of the report of a recent poll from MSNBC:
President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has divided the nation, and Republicans believe their call for repeal will help them win elections in November. But the picture's not that clear cut.  A new AP poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who think the government should stay out of health care by 2-to-1.
"I was disappointed that it didn't provide universal coverage," said Bronwyn Bleakley, 35, a biology professor from Easton, Mass. 
More than 30 million people would gain coverage in 2019 when the law is fully phased in, but another 20 million or so would remain uninsured. Bleakley, who was uninsured early in her career, views the overhaul as a work in progress. 
The poll found that about four in 10 adults think the new law did not go far enough to change the health care system, regardless of whether they support the law, oppose it or remain neutral. On the other side, about one in five say they oppose the law because they think the federal government should not be involved in health care at all.

Hmmm.  Don't you think your voice of support for a more comprehensive health plan could have helped earlier?

A poster worth reading...