What Is Annoying Me in the LGBTQ World Right Now

homonationalism

What is annoying me in the lgbtq world right now, post Supreme Court marriage equality decision:

This conservative stance being publicly embraced to tell the straight white middle and upper classes “we’re just like you!”. No, we are not.

Most of us aren’t able-bodied cis white gay dudes who just needed one more right to be as privileged as straight white dudes. Most of us have a broader vision for what love and family and relationships can be and who is important to our movement. I’d rather celebrate and honor our differences with love and understanding than enforce a sameness that happens to match neatly with capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy.

Animus Not a Legitimate Government Interest?

Oooh, juicy. A federal district court judge struck down DOMA, the federal law that restricts marriage to heterosexuals. Uh oh! Time for the shit storm!

Judge Joseph Tauro wrote:

“This court is soundly convinced that the government’s proffered rationales…are without ‘footing in the realities of the subject…And when the proffered rationales for a law are clearly and manifestly implausible, a reviewing court may infer that animus is the only explicable basis. [Because] animus alone cannot constitute a legitimate government interest, this court finds that DOMA lacks a rational basis to support it.”

Hot Dog Marriage

Spotted by hot tipper Shannon in DC near the Capitol:

Hot Dog MarriageThe sign reads: Marriage Man + Woman

I don’t know anyone else, but I think I just changed my mind about marriage equality!

Shannon sez:

I took this photo in DC, between the capitol and the art gallery. There were a few other stands spread around, but this stand was the closest to us, plus had the most visible hate, thus we were sold on it.

A Lesbian Runs Iceland!

Johanna Sigurdardottir
Minn tími hefur koma!

Iceland just named its first female Prime Minister, and she happens to also be the world’s first (modern) queer head of state!

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir was once a flight stewardess and married to a man. She entered politics after working for a union. She is now Iceland’s longest serving MP, and at 60 married a woman (gay marriage has been legal in Iceland since 1996). She is incredibly well-liked, with a 73% approval rating.

Jóhanna even has her own catch phrase, “My time will come!” (“Minn tími mun koma!”), which she ‘coined’ during her concession speech after losing the election for President of the Social Democratic Party. Her time has indeed come, and then some.

From BBC:

In Iceland itself … the new prime minister’s sexual orientation appears to be causing less excitement than it is abroad.

What is really historic about this new cabinet, says Skuli Helgeson, the general secretary of Ms Sigurardottir’s Social Democratic Alliance, is not the fact that its leader is a lesbian, but that for the first time in Icelandic history it boasts an equal number of men and women.

Gays are “Sexual Jihadists”

Musician and television personality Pat Boone asks us: “Have you not seen the awful similarity between what happened in Mumbai and what’s happening right now in our cities?”

He sees the similarity. “What troubles me so deeply, and should trouble all thinking Americans, is that there is a real, unbroken line between the jihadist savagery in Mumbai and the hedonistic, irresponsible, blindly selfish goals and tactics of our homegrown sexual jihadists.”

You may be asking yourself, what the fuck you talking about, Pat? “I refer to California’s Proposition 8.”

Um, could Pat possibly mean the people who voted to deny equal rights to gays? ‘Cause those people are totally mean-spirited. “Oh, I know the homosexual “rights” demonstrations haven’t reached the same level of violence, but I’m referring to the anger, the vehemence, the total disregard for law and order and the supposed rights of their fellow citizens.”

Oh, he means the people whose civil rights got taken away are the ones who are like the Mumbai attackers. Wow, isn’t this taking advantage of a huge tragedy to propel a weird anti-gay agenda? “Hate is hate, no matter where it erupts. And by its very nature, if it’s not held in check, it will escalate into acts vile, violent and destructive.”

Is that a threat, Pat? “In America, at least the America we’ve known till now, rights are earned and won in a deliberative, legal way – at the polls. ”

Oh, so the voters get to decide who gets to have rights and who doesn’t. Wait a minute, that doesn’t sound right! “Every homosexual citizen has the same, identical rights as any other American.”

Um, like the right to marry the person you love? Because… gays still don’t have that right, Pat. “Slavery was abolished, blacks and women obtained the rights to vote, and these true rights were not obtained by threats and violent demonstrations and civil disruption (though these things did occur, of course), but by due process, congressional deliberations and appropriate ratification”

And a Civil War, but no biggie.

OH. …Is Pat worried gays are going to start a Gay Civil War? “Are you unaware of the raging demonstrations in our streets, in front of our churches and synagogues, even spilling into these places of worship, and many of these riots turning defamatory and violent?”

Ah ha. He believes they already have. I am shocked at the media cover-up that has prevented dispatches from the Gay Civil War from reaching the news stands. Liberal media, you’ve really done it now!

America: Watch out. Sexual jihadists are right now attending terrorist training camps hosted by the Mumbia attackers in order to start the Gay Civil War!

Pat Boone’s article was posted on WordNetDaily, a website I do not link to. Via Pharyngula.