GCB premiers with a whole lot of b.s. Christian rhetoric!
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If you ask me, I think the title stands for “Gay and Christian B.S.”, but instead stands for “Good Christian Belles” – howevet it was orignially titled “Good Christian B*tches”.
Kristen Chenoweth (the nasal screamer of Broadway) had a new show premier last night. While I am not a fan of her voice or height, I do think it is great to see Broadway stars crossover into the mainstream. Her new show, GCB premiered last night and while I didn’t watch the show, sadly, thanks to the news reports coming out (no pun intended!) about the show, it seems I will have to catch up online. (I was too busy watching Debbie Gibson in The Celebrity Apprentice – more on that later!)
What is striking me most about GCB are the articles poppig up on line – half of the articles praise the show as the new Desperate Housewives. The other half are divided up between Chrisitan groups and LGBT groups who find the show offensive, stereotypical and anti-gay.
Now, Chenoweth prides herself on being a Christian and a gay rights advocate – rightfully so – the gay audiences probably fund most of Wicked. However, today she finds herself amid a firestorm, frantically justifying GCB’s plotline of a gay man married to a woman for fear of the church. FOR REALS? Wow – what a way to NOT offer options to Chrisitan’s who identify as gay and are struggling. Chenoweth goes on to hypocritically say …
“The Bible tells us that we’re not supposed to judge, and people shouldn’t judge before seeing the show,”
THEN, she goes on to judge people and encourge judgement of gays by spewing ”I’d say go to church and take a look around the room and see if you see any women who might be married to a man who might be gay,” she said. “I’d say be very careful of judging someone who’s in marriage who is gay because they don’t want to be told they’re going to hell. I think that happens and I think it’s horrible.”
If it is so horrible, why is it a plot line? Will the man eventually leave his wife, further trashing the reputation of gays to Christians? What I think is horrible is being a hypocrite and encouraging others to look around church and judge who may be gay by looking at them. Really Kristen? You can tell someone is in a gay closeted marriage just by looking at them?
Even though Kristen has been a supporter of gay rights – that didn’t stop her from acting Gaga-esque and cashing in on her gay fans, using them as leverage for her career. I mean, get this – in 2005, Chenoweth appeared on “The 700 Club” – a right wing Evangelical Christian talk show that promotes homophobia- to promote her album of contemporary Christian hymns, which “horrified” some of her gay fans, as she told NPR’s “Fresh Air” in 2009.
What’s next Kristen? A fundraiser for Kirk Cameron’s camp for children? A number or two for Rick Santorum’s next event? Aye Dios Mio.
I love Barbie & I super-love her Twitter!
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Thats what I’M sayin’!
So I have a confession and I don’t care how ‘un-feministy’ this makes me, but I love Barbie. I love her. She is cute, fun, has great clothing and an amazing array of jobs! Regardless of what we think of Barbie’s measurements, gender norms and stereotyping, she will always be a cultural icon, and so I love her. So much so that I have a collection of Holiday Barbies dating back almost 20 years hidden in storage! When I was little I totally pretended most of my Barbies were lesbians and I KNOW Barbie was my first crush. For real.
There was even a lesbian Barbie themed calendar that some art students made a few years ago, but Mattel sued them and shut it down. Not before some of the pics were released on line! I hope you don’t find this next picture offensive, as since Barbie doesn’t even have nipples, I figured it wasn’t too much of a big deal!
So when I found out that Barbie was on Twitter, I was super excited and had to follow!
While many of Barbie’s tweets are dumb or border line sexist, some are actually pretty good fashion and style tips like…
So true! Or this gem…
That always happens to me! That’s why I buy ‘em at The Dollar Store! But I have a feeling Barbie doesnt shop there!
And while were at it, check out this awesome addition I want for my car!
I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world!
Sulu and Stern contributor George Takei takes to Twitter and makes an awesome point!
Keywords: twitter poll, george takie, sulu, when did you know you were straight?
One of my favorite gay men, George Takei of Star Trek fame, has taken to his Twitter and Facebook to poll his heterosexual “tweeps” about their own sexality.
Much like the comments that hate groups and crazy zealots speak about homosexuality, Mr. Takei in all his awesome wit has developed this quick poll…
Hysterical! I’m looking forward to how many peolpe take the poll and what the results are, as if they matter!
Whether he’s being hysterical on Twitter or ripping it up on Howard Stern, George Takei is one of my favorite funny people. Thanks for this funny little gem George! Keep on keepin’ on!
Bieber, please don’t go back to that haircut ever again
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I never realized how awful that haircut really looked on Justin Bieber, until he cut it and actually looked like a boy- it was at that point in time that it all clicked for me: Justin Bieber is a boy, well I’ll be damned.
Welp… another valid support argument
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Can I just tell you that pictures posted online of Gay Rights Supporters may quite possibly be some of the most creative and humorous things out there. Creativity, humor, and a bold statement all rolled into one big spoof on Liza Minnelli
…so I really hope all those LGBTQ haters & ‘christians’ get off line!
Keywords: google gay, google supports lgbtq rights, google targets anti-gay countries
Go Google! Just yesterday, July 9th, Google announced its campaign to rally for world-wide support of same-sex marriage and rights. The campaign, called ‘Legalise Love’ was kicked off in London at an LGBTQ conference. (PS – did you know that there is a WORLD PRIDE celebration and it’s in London?! So cool!)
Google’s website states that ‘Legalise Love is our call to decriminalise homosexuality and eliminate homophobia around the world.’ They say some other great stuff too, like…
“at Google, we encourage people to bring their whole selves to work. In all of our 60 offices around the world, we are committed to cultivating a work environment where Googlers can be themselves and thrive. We also want our employees to have the same inclusive experience outside of the office, as they do at work, and for LGBT communities to be safe and to be accepted wherever they are.”
Great! Google is first targeting countries like Singapore and Poland are first, because they criminalize gay people and punish them for simply being. Gays are thrown in jail, punished, tortured and even killed.
“Singapore wants to be a global financial centre and world leader, and we can push them on the fact that being a global centre and a world leader means you have to treat all people the same, irrespective of their sexual orientation,” Google’s head of diversity Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe is reported to have said.
Josh Taylor, from Gen Why? puts it wonderfully by saying that “as a tech giant, Google has the ability to be much more influential in pushing for decriminalisation than foreign governments. Its influence is enormous through its search engine, Gmail, Android and countless other Google services. Countries that would boycott Google for advocating the decriminalisation of homosexuality would face cutting their citizens off from a lot of services that they use each and every day.”
Here’s to hoping this forces global players into rethinking their stance. Or, in the very least, hopefully nutso-conservative Christians will boycott Google like they do Oreo’s and JC Penney. (Why dont they boycott Facebook too? I’m going to have to blog about that!) Way to go Google! We heart you!
And may the best WO-man, win!
Keywords: drag, dragulator, rupaul, drag race, drag queen
Look close – that’s Mizz Taylor Lautner! hahaha
This weekend I discovered the most awesome online playtoy since Limmy’s Xylophone…it is the Logo RuPaul Dragulator! A magical machine (website, really) that transforms you into the drag queen of your dreams. You get to choose your own picture, add hair, lips, eyes (and lashes, of course), an outfit and fierce accessories. I was actually surprised at how tech savvy the whole thing is! It fixes your pics without pixelating them and you can move the makeup and accessories in a lot of different ways. Very fun! I actually dragged out my entire band!
Check me out serving up some Katy Perry Realness. (Wow – that statement is kind of an oxymoron since Katy Perry is actually fake to begin with! Ha!)
Check out these two celebs in drag!
Bobby Flay looks great in a tiara don’t you think? and Rachael Ray, what ravishing hair you have!
Now go and have hours worth of endless fun! Drag you mom, dad, boyfriend/girlfriend or enemy! And get this – there is even a phone app for the dragulator, so you can drag on the go! Check it all out at Logo’s website – here’s the link!