I'd like to thank everyone who sent condolences during the loss of my uncle last week. I appreciate the love. Now that it's back to business as usual I'll probably be playing catch up for a couple of days until I get my mojo back. Thanks for living out loud with me. Now let's get into some news.
Out black Dartmouth College runner shares his experiences (Outsports)
Four years ago, I had no sense of what life could be like as an openly gay athlete on the track team at Dartmouth College. I would have never imagined that my teammates and coaches would embrace me; that I would be selected to lead the 100+ member squad in team cheers and rallies before every competition; or that I would come to love myself. Thoughts of being out and proud were always followed by grim images of physical or verbal harassment and frequent bouts of depression, and I was constantly afraid of being driven away from the sport to which I had dedicated many years of my life. Continue reading here...
Thanks Taylor & Bernie
Gay Jamaican Cop Michael Hayden Speaks To Current TV
The amazing Current TV website which hosts mostly amateur user generated videos/documentaries profiles officer Michael Hayden of the Jamaican Constabulary. After coming out Michael was subjected to harassment and physical attacks by fellow police officers and has since been forced into hiding. Current TV journalist Michelle Bromley-McGhie from the U.K. brings us this amazing story.
Remembering Sakia (The Advocate)
Gone but not forgotten. The Advocate remembers slain teenage lesbian Sakia Gunn who was stabbed to death in May 2003 in downtown Newark by Richard McCullough after she rejected his advances and confessed to being a lesbian. Black gay filmmaker Charles Bennett Brack has completed his first independent documentary, Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project on the life of Gunn and the impact her death had on those who loved her.
NFL Players Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage (Outsports/G-A-Y)
Last week this site reported on the efforts of the anti-gay sect effort to use African-Americans to support the ban on gay marriage in California this November through a hideous website called iProtectMarriage. On October 1st San Diego Charger Jacques Cesaire was a featured highlight along with NFL free agent Akbar Gbaja-Biamila at an anti-gay marriage rally sponsored by iprotectmarriage.com where they encouraged everyone in attendance to vote yes on Prop 8.
Loldarian.com affiliate Jeremy over at goodasyou.org has audio of the event. Listen to it here.
*Points of Note*
Around the 34 minute mark, current San Diego Chargers player Jacques Cesaire and current NFL free agent Akbar Gbaja-Biamila come out in support of Prop 8.
-Around 45:25, Christian apologist Sean McDowell compares marriage equality to 9/11
-Around 53:30, professional "ex-gay" Yvette Schneider connects "sexual orientation" with pedophilia, bestiality, incest, etc. Also, beginning around 1:09, she completely misrepresents the current status of research, definitively stating: "There is no scientific proof that people are born gay. Even the gay researchers themselves admit that no one is born gay. Scientists agree that it is a combination of factors that contribute to someone developing homosexual attractions."
Sen. Joe Biden & Gov. Sarah Palin Debate Same -Sex Marriage
Just in case you missed the vice presidential candidates debate whether or not gay and lesbians should be treated equally under the law( it's a damn shame that this topic should even be up for debate) you can check it out below. Also make sure to check out the "very straight" Queen Latifah as moderator Gwen Ifil on Saturday Night Live in a spoof on the VP debate.
Saturday Night Live VP Debate Skit featuring Queen Latifah
Janet Postpones 7 Shows On Rock Witchu Tour Due To "Illness"
Botton Line: Fans are pissed but she's human and prone to illness like everyone else. But don't we at least deserve to know what's really going on with her and if the tour will continue? Has anybody in her camp ever heard of a press release? This is not good.