Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen: Inspired By ISIS Or Gay Self-Loathing Closet Case?

Omar Mateen
A lot more information is coming to light about the Pulse Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen:

Via JoeMyGod: Several of the regular patrons of Pulse say Omar has been a customer on and off for years.

Via TowleRoad: A former classmate of Mateen says he thought he was gay and Mateen asked him out on a date.

Via CBS: Omar's father is anti-gay and says "God will punish those involved in homosexuality."

So, maybe this is more about a self-loathing closet case who's family's extreme religious beliefs made him so unstable, it caused him to do something this horrific!  Maybe his declaration of allegiance to ISIS was a way for him to justify this need to attack what he saw in himself.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Gunmen Kills 50 At Orlando Gay Night Club. Worst Mass Shooting In US History

photo via JoeMyGod
From CNN:

"Fifty people were killed inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and other officials said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
At least 53 more people were injured, Mina said. Police have shot and killed the gunman, he told reporters.
    "'It's appears he was organized and well-prepared," the chief said, adding that the shooter had an assault-type weapon, a handgun and "some type of (other) device on him.'"
    Update Via NBC:
    "NBC's Pete Williams says investigators name Omar Mateen, 29, as the suspected shooter at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning. The shooter was shot and killed by police after opening fire in an Orlando night club that left around 20 people dead."

    Saturday, May 28, 2016

    French Priest Who Wrote Vatican's Anti-Gay Guidelines Accused Of Sex With Male Seminarians

    Monsignor Tony Anatrella
    Seriously! It's official...at least in my mind. If you are vocally homophobic in western society, you might as well take out a full page ad proclaiming that you're a self-loathing closet case. It's glaringly obvious!

    Via TowleRoad:

    "A French priest who has written disparagingly about gay people and acted as a counselor to student and novice priests struggling with their sexuality has been accused of having sex with male clients....

    ...He wrote an article in the Vatican daily, L’Osservatore Romano, stating that homosexuality was “like an incompleteness and a profound immaturity of human sexuality.” He argued that homosexuality is “a problem in the psychic organization” and said that for theological reasons the Catholic Church can only ordain “men mature in their masculine identity.”

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    Report: Saudi Arabia Seeking Death Penalty For Coming Out Online

    US Secretary of State John Kerry with the King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (Photo public domain) - See more at: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/06/26/sexually-stifled-kingdom/#sthash.VPV7yEOn.dpuf


    One of our closest allies in the region is executing people for being gay. We give them billions of dollars. What are we doing?

    Via The Washington Blade:

    A published report indicates that people who come out online in Saudi Arabia could face the death penalty.

    Oraz, a Saudi newspaper, reported on Saturday that prosecutors in the city of Jiddah have proposed the penalty in response to dozens of cases they have prosecuted over the last six months. These include 35 people who received prison sentences for sodomy.

    Okaz reported that Jiddah authorities have prosecuted 50 cases in which men allegedly dressed as women. A doctor who lives in the port city on the Red Sea has been released on bail after officials arrested him for allegedly raising an LGBT Pride flag over his home.

    A gay Saudi man who lives outside the kingdom told the Washington Blade on Monday during a telephone interview the enhanced penalties that Jiddah prosecutors have proposed would apply to the entire country. The man, who operates a Twitter account that publishes LGBT-specific news and other information from Saudi Arabia, said the proposal has caused fear among LGBT people in the country.

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    Roland Emmerich Directs New Film About Stonewall Riots



    The Director of "Stargate" and "Independence is releasing a new film about the Stonewall riots called Stonewall.

    From the youtube clip:

    STONEWALL is a drama about a fictional young man caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine) is forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent’s home and flees to New York. Alone in Greenwich Village, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the local watering hole The Stonewall Inn; however, this shady, mafia-run club is far from a safe-haven. As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, we see a rage begin to build. This emotion runs through Danny and the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens who populate the Stonewall Inn and erupts in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born.


    Saturday, August 1, 2015

    Universal Hunks: Muscular Men From Around The World

    Egyptian Lifter El Sayed Mohammed Nosseir (1905-'77)
    Thanks to Out Magazine for bringing this beautiful book to our attention. An historical look at body builders from 1895-1975. This international pictorial celebrates the male physique. It definitely gets a "hooray!" from me!


    3D stereoview from late 19th century Germany

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    The Daily Shows Nails The Hypocrisy Of "LGBT Persecution Of Christians"



    We're sure going to miss Jon Stewart on The Daily Show! Hopefully the program will continue to produce amazing segments like this one!

    Is it just me, or does the Reverend in this video set off your Gaydar to "super-repressed" too?

    Via TowleRoad:

    In a segment that would have made Samantha Bee proudDaily Show corespondent Jordan Klepper traveled to Eureka Springs, Arkansas to witness the debaucherous aftermath of the town’s vote in May to approve an LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance.
    In the eyes of local pastor Randall Christy, his town has become a lot more gay and a lot less Christian friendly…he just doesn’t know how exactly.