Stand By Your Mess

This slam of a supposed Guinness ad on YouTube – it proved to be a fake – reminded me of this authentic Guinness ad.

The Gay Agenda

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News Round-Up

Sam Javanrouh: Yonge street, north of Eglinton

A selection of headlines from the last week or so, give-or-take, that grabbed our attention:

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Zondervan, Thomas Nelson Sued for $70 Million

David Wojnarowicz AIDS Poster Portland Maine

Bradley LaShawn Fowler, 39, of Canton, Mich., is seeking $60 million from Zondervan and another $10 million from Thomas Nelson Publishing in lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Grand Rapids Press reported. Fowler filed his claim against Grand Rapids-based Zondervan Monday, alleging its Bibles’ references to homosexuality as a sin have made him an outcast from his family and contributed to physical discomfort and periods of “demoralization, chaos and bewilderment,” the paper said.

(Link, via Daily Rotten and Joe.My.God.)

Helms is Deadlier Than a Virus Still Dead

Condom-Wrapped Helms House

On September 5, 1991 James Serafini, Peter Staley, Mark Allen, Jason Childers, Garance Franke-Ruta, Derek Link and Sean Strub put a condom on Jesse Helms’ house in Arlington, VA. Rex Wockner filed this story two days later. Here’s Mark Allen remembering in 2006, and here’s Peter Staley, writing yesterday. (Thanks to WFMU’s Beware of the Blog and Towleroad for the links.)

ACT-UP: Storm the NIH (1990

I worked with both Staley and Strub on ACT-UP/NY’s Outreach Committee, and a year before I had called in sick to work, hopped on a bus to DC, and participated in the “Storm the NIH!” action. Human beings are capable of great and noble things: ACT-UP taught me that.

Gay Bloggers Mark Passing of Former NC Senator

Bye Bitch (Jesse Helms)

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
     Clarence Darrow. (via Sadly, No! via Relevant History)

Maya Angelou Reads Craigslist

Maya Angelou Reads Craigslist

Showtime’s Logo Channel totally sucks ass refuses to give a reacharound. Not only does it recycle the same handful of stale shows day in and day out, but it also edits out the naughty bits and bleeps out the bad language. So, right? We were strong enough to deal with AIDS, but if someone says “Ass,” why, it might warp out fragile little brains. And as for “Ass fucking,” well, what would Judy say if she saw you put your penis there?

Having said all that, I came across this clip (or string of clips) from Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show featuring “Maya Angelou” reading from Craigslist. I’m sorry, I know this is so incorrect on so many levels, but I laugh my a** off every time I see it.