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Happy “I’ze Married Now!” Day to All My Black DC Gays and Lesbians

I’m straight, but i’m no hater.  I want to give a congratulations shout out to all of the gay and lesbian folks in Washington, DC who can now get married.  The Washington Post reports that couples lined up beginning at 6 a.m. at the D.C. district courthouse, vying to be among the first same-sex couples to apply for marriage licenses.  Good for them. Whether it’s mixed race couples, couples from different sides of the tracks, or people who get married and everyone knows they shouldn’t…we all deserve to choose who we walk down the isle with.

When we start picking and chosing who gets what rights and who deserves what freedoms, we get onto a slippery slope.  There was a time when African Americans were not free to live where they wanted to live, marry who they loved, or just go have a burger at the local diner just because of the social norms and stereotypes that helped shape American law.  Discrimination was  the law.  Treating one group as lesser than another was the law.  I’m so glad to say that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation when it comes to marriage is no longer the law here in the District.

PS: You better make sure that marriage comes with same-sex divorce too.  I’m just saying.  LOL

Photo: Michael K. Cole & Jamil Smith Cole. The two jumped over the broom Atlanta Georgia in 2009.

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Single Man dances to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)”

This man is dancing the mess out of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”.  I’ve posted the side by side so you can see how well he has her dance moves down.  He is tooo tooo fierce for words!!!  Snap for the Kids!   Snap, snap, snap for the kids, honey!

How is he doing this whole routine in that lil bit of space, I have no idea.  Oh, but the outfit needs to go…do not pass go, do not collect $200.  LOL

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Boycott Hanes Underwear: Racist, Homophobic Ads in India

These Hanes underwear ads are racist and homophobic! I feel like Boycotting Hanes, but I don’t buy Hanes! LOL These ads were distributed under the tag line “Hanes. Because the world gives you enough labels”. They were designed by the Bombay branch of advertising giant McCann Erickson to promote their tagless line.  Notice that the words “HIV Positive” appear on the “nigger” ad.  So “black people have HIV” is now on the list of stereotypes???  Really?  Is this what people in India (the target market for these ads) think of black people?  How many “niggers” are there in India?  Why even bring us into it???  Did they plan to introduce these ads to the UK…USA in the future?  Oh and for all of you who think I missed the point, don’t think I don’t get what they were trying to say with these ads…I get it.  I really do and I think it’s horrible.

nigger hanes ad
usage of drugs, guns, prisons, blue-collar jobs, and angry words

faggot hanes ad
same-sex relations, s&m, sex toys, alcohol and vanity (cosmetics).

paki hanes ad
Paki is a racist name for a person of Pakistani origin, you see references to tanks, bullets, bombs and pigs.

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DC: Greater Mt. Calvary Homosexual Outing Emails

Oh my goodness! Where do I start? Someone sent a letter allegedly outing tons of gay church members at Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church here in DC. Tons of Gay Bloggers have been writing about it since the email were posted by the Washington Blade.

I used to attend Mt. Calvary as a student at Howard in the late 90’s (I feel old tying that) and I have a good friend who still attends. I’m sorry, but there were tons of “known homosexuals” there when I was there. I don’t know why anyone is surprised. The Black Church is many times labeled as homophobic, and there is reason for that. There should be no surprise here…homosexuality is thought of as an abomination by many Christians. But, so are a lot of things people do..out in the open…and everybody in the church knows. There are plenty of known adulterers and lairs in churches…pulpits…all over BlackChurch-dom. I haven’t heard of anyone listing those ranks.

Church is for “sinners”…that’s where church folks should want them to go, because saints are just sinners who’ve accepted Christ. No one is without sin. Now, do I think, for example, that deacons should be sleeping with deacons and having lover’s spats in the church…no. However, that wouldn’t be the most scandalous thing I’ve heard of in a congregation…straight, gay, try-sexual. Dayum…a black women will raise some hell when they can’t find a good black Christian man in the church, huh (see the email, below)???

This whole mess is just out of hand. MediaTakeOut.com and BET.com have reported on it, as well as gay-interest publications here in DC.

“The e-mail, sent in December, identifies about 45 fellow church members as gay. She sent a second e-mail to Owens on Jan. 2 identifying another 62 church members as gay.

“The following people I am asking you to monitor very closely and my prayer is that you will sit them down from their ministries,” she told Owens in the December e-mail. “Because they are ushering in the presence of sin, lies, a spirit of homosexuality and sexual spirits.”

She sent a copy of her e-mails to a Yahoo list group that goes to more than 300 church members, the gay former church member said. The gay former church member redacted all of the names from the copies of the e-mails he sent to the Blade, including the name of the choir member who orchestrated the outings.

He said Owens responded to the first e-mail by calling a meeting of all members of the church’s numerous singing groups. The groups include the Alfred Owens Chorale, the Sanctuary Choir, the Celebration Choir, Voices of Calvary and the Male Chorus, among other groups.

“He said he only wanted to help people who wanted help to not be gay and that he was willing to help anybody change from being gay,” the former church member said.

The former member quoted Owens as telling people attending the meeting, “The Bible says that wheat and tares grow together but there are too many tares. When the tares outnumber the wheat I got to do something.”

According to the former church member, Owens said, “I’m going to meet with all the people mentioned in the e-mail and use my discernment to figure out who needs to be monitored or sat down from what they do …”

“My name was not on the list in any of these e-mails, but I think it is horrible,” the former church member said. “We give, pay tithes, dues and whatever, and this is how we are treated,” he said. “This is discrimination, humiliation and just mean.” – Washington Blade

You wanna read the email don’t you??? Well…here you go (Source: Marlon B) Continue reading

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Obama Bin Laden and other Obama news

MTV News | “Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama has added a gay minister to the lineup for his three-day concert series in South Carolina after coming under fire from gay activists for including a gospel singer who has said he believes homosexuality is a choice, AP reports. The Rev. Andy Sidden, who is openly gay, has been invited to the Sunday event in Columbia after Obama reportedly discussed his inclusion with Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, which supports gay rights. Solmonese thanked Obama in a statement but said he was disappointed the series will still include Grammy-winning gospel star Donnie McClurkin, whose assertions that homosexuality is a choice led to calls for Obama to cancel the singer’s performance. After saying on Monday that he thought sexual preference “is a matter of choice,” McClurkin told the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday that his ideals and his ministry were being severely misconstrued. “I don’t believe that even from a religious point of view that Jesus ever discriminated toward anyone, nor do I,” McClurkin said. “Most of the things that were said were totally out of context, and then other things weren’t true.” McClurkin lived as a gay man for 20 years and now says he is straight. He said his ministry is open to those who say they no longer want to live as a gay person, but he added that “there’s never been a statement made by me about curing homosexuality. People are using that in order to incite anger and to twist my whole platform on it. There’s no crusade for curing it or to convert everyone. This is just for those who come to me and ask for change.” …

In other Obama news, in an apparent slip of the tongue, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney accused the senator of urging terrorists to congregate in Iraq, according to The Associated Press. In an appearance in South Carolina on Tuesday, Romney said, “Actually, just look at what Osam — Barack Obama — said just yesterday. Barack Obama, calling on radicals, jihadists of all different types, to come together in Iraq.” Romney apparently was referring to an audiotape aired Monday in which a speaker believed to be Osama bin Laden called for insurgents in Iraq to unite. A Romney spokesperson said, “He misspoke. He was referring to the audiotape of Osama bin Laden and misspoke. It was just a mix-up.” …”

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