Tuesday Newsgay: Dec. 27
Let's unwrap some news under the Kwanzaa kinara
By Daniel Villareal,
9:30AM, Tue. Dec. 27, 2011
So grab some hot cocoa and let's discuss whether the gay media should call out celebs for saying "tranny," whether the Catholic Church should compare Pride marches to the KKK, and whether a new image of lesbian Naval officers kissing will become a new icon in the post-Don't Ask, Don't Tell age.
CRAZY KOOT IN A BLACK DRESS: After Archbishop Cardinal Francis George of Chicago came under fire for comparing Pride parades to Ku Klux Klan rallies – n that both seek to stop people from going to church… or something – he clarified his remark by once again comparing KKK rallies to Pride parades.
EVEN KOOKIER THAN PREVIOUSLY IMAGINED: Iowa primary frontrunner Ron Paul may have his nearly non-existent GOP Presidential primary campaign troubled by the emergence of the extremely racist, homophobic and paranoid newsletters written and published under his name during the 90s. He has disavowed their content even though he denies reading or writing them.
JUSTICE SERVED?: 17-year-old Brandon McInerney – the young man who shot his openly gay middle school classmate twice in the back of the head during a computer class – has been sentenced to 21 years for second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter – overall, a very sad day for everyone involved.
GAY CELBS LOVE SAYING "TRANNIES" ON TV: Lance Bass pulled a Neil Patrick Harris by saying "trannies" on television last week. Soon after a handful of gay blogs mentioned it, he tweeted an apology and eventually penned a longer apology which also criticized gay media for pouncing on LGBTQA celebrities' accidental slurs rather than highlighting their good works for the queer community.
BRONCOS INDIFFERENT TO LGBT TEEN SUICIDES?: The Denver Broncos refused to follow an online petition asking the football team to make an "It Gets Better" video discouraging LGBT teen suicide. Some think their refusal has to do with the on-field Christian displays and religious fan base following the team's star quarterback Tim Tebow.
LESBIAN NAVAL SMOOCH BECOMES ICONIC: A lesbian Naval couple won an opportunity to kiss on the port of a ship that had just returned from three months in South America; the kiss resulted in an iconic image to rival the one of a straight couple kissing in Times Square at the end of WWII.