Friday, October 15, 2010

Blogging: Follow Me/Add Me/Check Me Out

I am overwhelmed with all of the avenues in which people can--market--themselves on the internet. 

I mean everyday I am learning about new websites, blog sites, and social networking sites.  Since I started blogging I have joined a couple of social networking sites---solely for the purpose of maximizing my followers.  So, I just created a facebook account so that my LGBT friends can add me as a friend (LezBeeHonest).  Then I created a downelink profile about a month or so ago Downelink Profile.  Now I see this damn website called formspring; it allows people to ask you questions. I figure I would join this to get inspiration and ideas for blog topics; in the event that I get some good and original questions.  Oh, and I also created an account with You Tube.  This allows me to find other members of the LGBT Community and see what they are talking about and issues that are important to them.  For me, its all about networking and cultivating ideas.  My whole goal is to be original.  I want to touch on topics that haven't been done before or haven't at least been done to death.  My girlfriend finally checked out my blog and she said that she thought I was off to a good start.  But she also told me that I need to keep my posts short and sweet.  So, I guess I will take her advice and end here.

Until next time...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ban Together

Hello All,

So, I am thinking about my last couple of posts.  I did not intend for my blog to focus so much on current events in the LGBT Community.  I do intend for my blog to be 'Everything Gay', but I just wanted to express my feelings about certain topics that relate to me and people like me.  However, I feel like it is only RIGHT that I address some of the craziness that is going on.  With the upcoming elections, there is a lot of HYSTERIA going on.  So much damn talk about gay this and gay that.  Everyone has an opinion!  It is crazy!!!!

So, I am going to address important issues/current events, as well as my everyday boring life.  I am getting better and better everyday with this whole blogging thing.  I learned a week or two ago how up upload a video to my post---YEEESSSS!


What else.  I think that it is very important for the LGBT Community to ban together and support one another.  I have a channel on you tube ( http://www.youtube.com/user/lezbeehonest )and I will probably start to upload vlogs within the next month or so.  I just upgraded my computer today to get my webcam working.  Anywho....I wanted to shout out some people that I subscribe to on youtube:


Check 'em out!
So, what I want to talk about today is homosexuality at the work place.  I find that some people get so offended when a gay/lesian person mentions his or her spouse/partner.  As I mentioned before, I am a teacher.  I do not teach full-time currently, but I saw so many prejudices and craziness in the schools.  I know that my principal would have come to me, along with so many of the teachers and parents, if I placed a picture of me and my hunnie on my desk. 


However, all of us folks that went to grade school, have seen at least 1 teacher with a family picture on his or her desk.  And of course, these teachers were heterosexual and all was wonderful.  I can only imagine what would be the reaction from the students, teachers, and faculty if a lesbian teacher put a picture of her and her girlfriend on her desk.  

I am no longer a fan of this particular radio station (so I will  not shout them out) but they had a unique discussion topic one day on the radio [this topic has NOTHING to do with why I am no longer a fan].  They had people calling in and saying how uncomfortable they were having to hear about a lesbian's spouse or a gay man's partner at the work place.  They said that they were uncomfortable and they that should not have to be subjected to such conversations.  What the Fuck!?!  So, do heterosexual people think that we homos love to hear about them and their partners?  Do they consider or give 2 fucks if we are uncomfortable about them talking about their family?  People are such hypocrites.  The host of the radio show that I was listening to would FREQUENTLY call his wife on the air and ask her random questions or include her in the show.  He always spoke about his wife.  The main chick on the show always spoke about her older gentleman boyfriend.  So why would it be any different for a gay person?  

I guess we should be ashamed and further closet ourselves to make others happy.  Frankly I was annoyed at the homophobic heterosexual people calling in and saying that they were uncomfortable.  The same damn people that talk about their families 24/7 at work---like someone gives a fuck. 

Let me say this.  People are so freaked out about homosexuality and they say that if everyone was gay then the human race would die off.  That is bullshit, OF COURSE!  I mean, gay people are very generous with their eggs and sperm (lol) and have children all the time.  And NO, gay people are not guaranteed to breed little gay babies.  I mean really!  Check out the stats below:

Male To Female Ratio For Washington, DC/District Of Columbia

  • The male to female ratio is 100:113, and the female to male ratio is 89:100.
  • The male population is 266,591, and the female population is 300,234.
  • There are 33,643 more females than males in Washington; in percentage terms, there are 11.21% more females than males.

So, what do you homophobic, bible pushing people have to say about this information?  If there are app.  33,000 more women in D.C than men, then what do the homophobes suggest?  I feel that if the bible pushers and SOME church goers and homophobics considered these facts, then they would see that God did not intend 1 man for 1 woman.  What do the heterosexuals suggest these 33,000 women do?  How can they explain what God's plan was for these 'leftover' women?  Or do they feel that it would be better for society to see one man walking hand in hand with a woman on each side?  Is that a better model for our younger generations?   Would they make such a big deal about that?



So, I am just frustrated with the whole situation.  I am sick of everybody and their negative opinions on homosexuality.  Do I think that I will have to deal with and hear these comments until I die---of course.  Is it unfortunate?  Yes!  Do I think that there are more important issues to rant and rave about---in a negative manner?  Certainly.  So, I guess we just deal with it.  We can ignore it.  We can overcome the negativity.  We can continue on with our lives and do what we feel is best for us.  

As I said earlier, I just feel like gay folks should be supportive of one another.  If we band together, vote for people that support our goals and causes, and continue to rally and protest against ignorance, then we will hopefully get some equality and a little more support from people that may not be like-minded. 

Until next time...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

No Gays teaching Our Children say Senator Jim DeMint

Senator Jim DeMint spoke out in 2004 that homosexuals should not be allowed 
to teach in classrooms.  What a cunt!  


Anyway, in an interview with Meet the Press, he also expressed that women partaking in premarital sex should, similarly, not be allowed to teach our children.  What a bunch of bullshit.  I guess this fucking guy is free of sin....which, I guess makes him God.  People really trip me out.  And yes, I can get my point across without using profanity, but that is just me.  So.....I love when people throw quotes from the bible and have these strong beliefs about sinners; or better yet OTHER SINNERS.  I can assure you that everyone walking this earth is a sinner.  No one is free of sin.  No one is perfect.  While we all---and not really all---but while most Christians attempt to be God-like, no one will ever be God.  No man or woman, walking and breathing today is free of sin.  So what makes this jerk-off make such a ridiculous statement.  Does he think that he could be a better teacher for today's youth.  Clearly not spewing out all of that prejudice!  Also, what does one's sexuality have to do with his or her ability to effectively teach a damn lesson?  What does one's sexuality have to do with his or her ability to get a degree, pass the Praxis exams, and follow a county-wide curriculum.  This man is something else.  Who does Jim DeMint think would be a better candidate for teaching?  Maybe he thinks that nuns should teach in the public school system.  Maybe he thinks that governors and senators and congress people should teach the children.  I don't really know why being a heterosexual makes one more qualified to teach.  People and their beliefs! 

Anyway, this hits very close to home because I am a certified English teacher.  I went to an accredited University.  I got a Bachelor's Degree in English with a concentration in Education.  I passed 3 Praxis exams that assert my qualification to teach 7-12th graders in the state of Maryland.  Now, does he believe that I will start all of my lectures and classes with a speech on homosexuality and wonderful it is?  Does DeMint believe that I am going to corrupt the children with my homosexuality?  Does he, somehow, believe that sexuality rubs off and all of my students will get infected with the 'gay'?  What is his deal? 

Does that mean that he will also want to get rid of all teachers that eat bologna, pork bacon, pork chops, and all things pork?  Those horrible sinners?  

Since women menstruate 5-10 days per month, causing them to be unclean, as well as everything they touch, does DeMint suggest that we fire all women teachers, administrators, and principals?  Similarly, does he suggest that young ladies stay home from school during their cycles?  

Does he also suggest administering weekly lie-detector tests and firing all those teachers guilty of lying?  Does he suppose that we fire all teachers that use profane language inside and outside of the classroom? 
[See scriptures and verses below]

I take it the new interviews will consist of some of the following questions:

1. Are you married?
2. Are you married to someone of the same sex?
       [Answer: Yes; You do not meet the qualifications for the position]
3. Are you having heterosexual, pre-marital sex?
       [Answer: Yes; You do not meet the qualifications for the position]
4. Are you Christian?
5. Will you uphold all of the values set forth in the bible?
6. Do you attend church every Sunday?
7. Do you say 'Shit', 'Fuck', 'Damn', 'Lord', 'Fucker', 'Ass', or any other profane words; even when watching Sunday night football?
       [Answer: Yes, but only during Football and Soccer season; You do NOT meet the qualifications for the position]

While this sounds extreme, where does it say that you can pick and choose which sins to address and which sins to ignore from the bible?  It has always amazed me that the bible speaks of hundreds of thousands of sins, and yet most people pick and choose which sins should be focused on and addressed; mainly the sins that they do not commit or the sins that they think are of lesser importance.  I could go on and on about the thousands of sins in the bible that people skim right over everyday.  But my point is, I am sure that we could find a hundred sins (according to the bible) that DeMint commits annually, but that doesn't give us the right to say that he does not deserve to be a senator.  Likewise, maybe he should do his research next time, before he goes bumping off at the gums.


Anyway, God bless ignorant ass Jim DeMint.

NOTE: While I am implying that homosexuality is a sin, I am not declaring that being gay damns one to hell.  Just as I would not declare that lying and cursing damns one to hell.  What I am declaring is that a sin is a sin is a sin.  One being (human) cannot declare which sins are higher on the list of sins than another.  One has no right to exclude one group of sinners, while embracing another group of sinners.  We are ALL sinners; every living, breathing person.  We have all committed sin at one point or another in our lives. I am not damned to hell because I am gay.  I have other great merits and qualities that outshine any sins that I commit.  Either way, its God's decision and no one else's. 

** "Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a MALE child: then she shall be unclean SEVEN DAYS; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean. And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying THIRTY THREE days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled. But if she bear a FEMALE child, then she shall be unclean TWO WEEKS, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying SIXTY SIX days.  (From the NIV Bible, Leviticus 12:2-5)" 

*** "And if a woman have an issue (her period/menses), [and] her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even. And every thing that she lieth upon in her separation shall be unclean: every thing also that she sitteth upon shall be unclean. And whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe [himself] in water, and be unclean until the even...And whosoever toucheth those things shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes, and bathe [himself] in water, and be unclean until the even. But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean. And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles, or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And the priest shall offer the one [for] a sin offering, and the other [for] a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for her before the LORD for the issue of her uncleanness.  (From the King James Version Bible, Leviticus 15:19-30)" 

**** Leviticus 11:7-8
"And the swine, though he divided the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
"Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you."

*****  Deuteronomy 14:8
"And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass 

****** Proverbs 6:16-19 says, "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren."

******* In the revelation of God’s law, words as well as actions are assigned moral values. Lying, blasphemy, taking the Lord’s name in vain, and cursing are examples of sinful speech forbidden in the Mosaic Law. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Put Ravi and Wei under the Jail

Okay, I guess it is best that I comment on this situation where these ASSHOLES recorded closeted young man, Tyler Clementi, and outed him to his schoolmates.   Tyler's roommate, Dharun Ravi, recorded Clementi having gay sex and aired it over the internet.  Clementi was obviously mortified and experienced negative reactions, as a direct result of the airing.  He was a Rutger University student and jumped from the George Washington Bridge, to his death.

I honestly cannot imagine how Clementi was feeling when he decided that is was best to die, than to face the humiliation.  I feel for him.  I just think; so many straight people would not know how to deal if their sexual encounters were filmed and aired over the internet, for the whole world to see.  It was a complete invasion of privacy and a bitch move, as far as I am concerned.  Tyler's roommate is pictured below.  Wei also played a major role in outing Clementi.

 
I think that it is very important NOT to protect the perpetrators and not to shield them.  Clementi had no shield from the hateful gestures and verbal attacks from his homophobic peers.  What can I say about these two fuckers?  Ravi and Wei are obviously sad ass bitches that don't have anything better to do with their lives.  Who the fuck do you think you are?  These bastards did not think of how this video would affect this young man.  They did not so much as consider that his life would change for the worse.  These assholes must feel like their lives are so fucking perfect and squeaky clean that they should just start making other people miserable.  I cannot even get my words together.  What can I say about Dharun and Molly?  Two motherfuckers that have no regard for anyone else.  Did they think for a second that anything positive would come from their actions?  Or did they think at all?  They did, however, have time, not to study or call their parents, or join a social group, but to out this young man in the worst way possible.  Dharun seems to me like his ass is a homosexual and possibly got kicks from watching his roommate have gay sex; maybe something that he never had the balls/guts to do.  I really don't know, nor do I care what his motive was.  What he did is completely wrong.  I pray that these two individual do not get off with a slap on the wrist; though if that is the outcome, I surely will NOT be surprised.  

As for suicide, I don't really agree with it.  I cannot say what I would suggest that Clementi do.  But I just think that somewhere, he should have had a support system; people that encouraged him to sell his sexy GAY sex tape for $29.99 on ebay and Amazon.com (Note: I have not seen the video).  He should have had a support group that told him to fuck those miserable bitches Ravi and Wei; who are way more fucked up than any homosexual.  It is sad that gay people are always under so much scrutiny.  He wasn't even safe in his own room.  If you can't be safe there, then where the fuck can you be safe?  A hot ass mess is what I think.  I pray for his soul and I pray that his death is not in vain.  It has already shed some light on the situation of homophobia and gay bashing; while it is not anything new.  Hopefully groups will be formed in his name and laws will be passed that will impose the highest punishment for crimes against gay people.

I wanted to post this because I saw a clip of my love Nicki Minaj, speaking out about Clementi's suicide.  I am a huge fan of Nicki Minaj and I hope that other celebrities use their voice and popularity for good.  I really think that she had some great things to say and I respect her and admire her for taking time out of her schedule to comment.  Check out the video: