Saturday, July 11, 2009

obsessed with broadcasting

I am trying to find a way to post my live broadcast on somewhere.  Failed on Facebook.  
Trying the blog.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Gadget blogs of everyone gays

Some of our favorite blogs are listed here...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Should we be concerned?

This week has seen a rising tide of scepticism about Barack's conviction to deliver on his election promises to the gays.

John Stewart, usually an active Obama supporter, dared to verbalize that private thought that some of us dared to think but suppressed for fear of being labelled unsupportive of the Great 'Black' Hope (or worse, Republican).

Immediately on the heals of this there was a wonderful article in Atlantic by Andrew Sullivan that brought home the consequence of this delay to gay couples who's marriages are not recognised and who, because of HIV discrimination may have to leave the country.

"Here we are, in the summer of 2009, with gay service members still being fired for the fact of their orientation. Here we are, with marriage rights spreading through the country and world and a president who cannot bring himself even to acknowledge these breakthroughs in civil rights, and having no plan in any distant future to do anything about it at a federal level. Here I am, facing a looming deadline to be forced to leave my American husband for good, and relocate abroad because the HIV travel and immigration ban remains in force and I have slowly run out of options (unlike most non-Americans with HIV who have no options at all)... "

Andrew Sullivan has clearly had some interactions with the Obama team on this topic and concludes:

"...I have a sickeningly familiar feeling in my stomach, and the feeling deepens with every interaction with the Obama team on these issues. They want them to go away. They want us to go away."

Like all Americans we were promised 'change' and 'hope'. On almost ALL other election issues Mr. Obama has acted swiftly and has pushed through sweeping/symbolic actions that demonstrate his commitment to these causes. On gay rights he is being slow and obtuse. He has not pushed through any federal support for gay marriage nor support for gay service men, even when the opportunity afforded itself. I am still optimistic and hopeful that we supported the right man. I want to believe. But, previous regimes have taught us to assess politicians by their actions, not their words and given all the actions President Obama has enacted in his first 100 days he is not looking like a 'Friend of Dorothy'.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

RNC Michael Steele claims Gay Marriage is bad for small business

WTF is right
Michael Steele - RNC Chairman - is an idiot
Apparently claiming that gay marriage is bad for small business.
In fact, I think his argument was that all of a sudden an employer has responsibility for a spouse that they didn't have responsibility for before...surely that is an argument against straight marriage too.

Some good data here from Keith Olbermann.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Logo fail

This logo for the Archdiocesan Youth Commission was created in the early 70's and has been doing the rounds on the internet just recently. Truth is, it's not the logo that failed. It's the organization that failed and because in 2009 we have all heard the story of sex abuse in the Catholic Church, it is impossible to look at this image without that story coming to mind. This is the great power of stories. They shape your perceptions.