Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Via Out Sports.com
Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson has used three anti-gay slurs in the past 24 hours after he was confronted about using his Twitter account to rip his head coach Todd Haley.
When reporters entered the Chiefs locker room on Monday, Johnson said he was not answering any questions until Thursday. He then uttered this under his breath, according to radio station KCSP and Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star:
“Get your faggot asses out of here.”
Last night, when Johnson got into a Twitter spat with a fan, he called the fan a “fag,” according to Yahoo Sports, which monitored the exchange:
“think bout a clever diss then that wit ur fag pic. Christopher street boy. Is what us east coast cats call u.”
“Christopher street boy” is an obvious reference to gays for the Christopher Street gay pride parade in New York. The fan made mention of Johnson pleading guilty after allegedly spitting in the face of a female bar patron.
Johnson went off on Twitter (his account, once public, is now private) after the Chiefs (1-6) lost to San Diego, 37-7. He wrote that his father had more experience than first-year Chiefs head coach Todd Haley:
“My father played for the coach from “rememeber the titans”. Our coach played golf. My father played for redskins briefley. Our coach. Nuthn”
Johnson has had numerous run-ins with the law:
Johnson has had four arrests for various degrees of battery since being drafted by the Chiefs in 2003. One charge was pled down, with Johnson serving time in a domestic violence diversion program. A second charge was dropped, while two other charges - including the aforementioned spitting incident - were reduced to disturbing the peace. Johnson received probation for a guilty plea in the latter two charges.
“Fag,” “Faggot” and “Christopher street boy.” The NFL (if not the Chiefs) must fine and suspend Larry Johnson or else it condones the use of such language by its players.Update: NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Pro Football Talk that the league is investigating what Johnson said. “We are in the process of getting the facts,” he said.
Oh well. There are plenty of other athletes who are hella sexy and don't have a problem with the gays.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Pretty much every black gay blog I've read has talked about our lack of cohesion/action as black LGBTs. I've responded on threads and blogged about why it seems so hard for us as black gays and lesbians to truly form a cohesive, outspoken community willing to stand up to the homophobia in our communities. Some say this apathy comes from the lack of outreach from mainstream (i.e. white) organizations. Others say it's because the homophobia we grew up with in church and the neighborhood have been drilled into us so deeply that at their core most black gays feel a degree shame over their sexuality. And some believe that most black gays just don't give a damn about marriage equality, hate crimes legislation, DADT, etc.
So my question is, after all the analysis and open threads and editorials have been written, what will it take? What will it take for us as black gays to rise up as an organized force and say 'No More.' No more sitting quietly while being degraded by the pastor. No more hiding our relationships or sexuality out of fear of being accused of "flaunting our lifestyle." No more feeling like we should just go along to get along, accepting whatever table scraps we can get.
I'm honestly at a loss as to what it would take for this to happen. So what do you think? Please leave comments and don't hold back (I have 8 followers so I know somebody reads this blog lol:).
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Gay Sex Scene for True Blood?
True Blood star Stephen Moyer (pictured, left) wants to sink his fangs into fellow actor Alexander Skarsgård.
The 39-year-old fiancée of Anna Paquin would like his vampire character, Bill Compton, to have a sex scene with Eric Northman, the character played by Skarsgård, according toDigital Spy.
“Alex is a good friend of mine and a fantastic actor and I love working with Alex and I don’t get to do it as much as I would love to,” Moyer told the Web site.
“You never know -- whether they’ll stick Eric and Bill in bed together, I don’t know. But here’s hoping,” added Moyer.
Friday, October 9, 2009
I bet Joe Wilson had a seizure when he heard this. President Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
Obama becomes the fourth U.S. president receive the honor, and the second president, besides Woodrow Wilson, to receive it while still in office.
Nobel committee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland reportedly brushed asides questions as to whether Obama might become "mired in a war in Afghanistan as Lyndon B. Johnson had been ensnared in Vietnam," according to the New York Times account.
"We are not awarding the prize for what may happen in the future but for what he has done in the previous year," Jagland said. "We would hope this will enhance what he is trying to do." Jagland, a former prime minister of Norway, stood by the committee's choice under questioning.
"The question we have to ask is who has done the most in the previous year to enhance peace in the world. And who has done more than Barack Obama?" The White House said the president was "humbled to be selected."
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Escobar said he talked to school officials about his appearance before enrolling and was told it wouldn't be a problem. Now the same officials say the teen must dress more masculine or consider being home-schooled. Since he dropped out, 900 fellow students have created a Facebook group called Support Jonathan.
Escobar said if he wouldn't go to school if he could not express himself.
"If I can't express myself, I won't go to school," he said. "I want to get the message out there that because this is who I am, I can't get an education."
All I can say is that this kid has more courage in his painted pinky toe than I had in my entire body when I was 16. It's also a pleasant surprise that he has so much support at school, especially considering said school is in Atlanta. While Escobar's appearance is different from most male students, it's not like he came to school in full-blown drag, face beat to an inch of his life. No one bats an eyelash when girls have short cuts or fades and wear baggy clothes. Guys should be given the same treatment. Watch the news story here.
*A sidenote: His jacket and heels are fabulous lol!