Friday, January 29, 2010

Westboro Baptists take on Gaga...

For those of you are not familiar with the Westboro Baptists, they are the "Christian"-hate group (kind of oxymoronic?) consisting mostly of one family, the Phelps. They are unpopular with most people regardless of any religious affiliation. This is probably due to the fact that they protest the funerals of soldiers who have died in Iraq because they are guilty of "defending a country that is accepting of fags." They are also the people behind the website Find out more about these lunatics here.

Apparently, they also REALLLLLLY hate Lady Gaga.

So...not that anyone really takes the Westboro Baptists all that seriously, but this kind of crap really can't be helpful in the "take us seriously" department...


Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I hate to admit that I check Perez Hilton, but occasionally it happens. Most of what he says is vile and unnecessary, but he does keep up with a lot of queer issues. He recently posted a blog about "Another Pregnant Man!" His post was pretty standard, but the comments were disturbing. Follow this link to read the full post and comment section, but here are a few gems:

Honestly, ignorance very rarely surprises me anymore, but every once in a while I get slapped in the face with just how awful and misinformed people can be. When it comes to racist commenting on sites like youtube, it is basically a given that people wouldn't repeat in real life what they say during anonymous posting. However, I hear transphobic comments made all of the time, including in supposed queer-affirmative spaces. The commenter who was for gay rights but not the rights of trans people especially angered me. I just don't understand why we don't get it yet. Oppressed peoples will continue to be as such until all minorities are free from oppression. Instead of focusing on the differences between us, we should be focusing on the universal experiences of being treated as anything less than what we all are...HUMAN.