Thursday April 29, 2010
Boycott Arizona! That's the battle cry after the state passed a harsh new law cracking down on illegal immigrants.
MyComrade.com joins the fight by urging members of the LGBT community to boycott one of the state's most important products—tacky turquoise jewelry.
Arizona annually produces a huge onslaught of garish bright blue rings, bracelets, belt buckles, earings, bolo ties and other items.
Many of the accessories are purchased by flamboyant gays, especially same-sex square dancers.
For them to curb their turquoise jewelry habit will take considerable effort.
But we must stay united in our activist efforts.
Boycott tacky turquoise jewelry from Arizona now! (Tacky turquoise jewelry from New Mexico is acceptable.)
Wednesday March 10, 2010
By MC Intern VICTORIA BEE
Grassroots campaigning has gotten tres fab!
In the early 90s, drag queen Anna Conda (a.k.a. Glendon Hyde) was a popular fixture of Manhattan's club scene, headlining at such venues as Pyramid and Boy Bar.
Anna on a roll at the Pyramid
She now resides in San Francisco, where she's a nightlife celeb and vocal activist, fighting against Proposition 8 and cuts to AIDS funding.
Her latest venture: running a feisty and legit campaign for District 6 Supervisor (sounds impressive!). The focus of her campaign is gay and homeless rights!
Could this be the beginning of Anna Conda's political career? Is "Empress Anna Conda" on the horizon?
For more information on the campaign or to donate, click here.
Yes we Conda!
Sunday June 28, 2009
HAVE A GAY DAY!
Monday November 17, 2008
Is this really a good idea?
A LGBT protest of sorts is in the works— a “Day Without A Gay” on December 10th, which is International Human Rights Day.
On that day, homosexuals are encouraged to “call in gay” to their jobs so they can instead help various human rights organizations.
Thus, the LGBT community will take a “historic stance against hatred” and prove that “a day without gays would be tragic because it would be a day without love.”
Okay, whatever, sounds rather convoluted… Not quite sure the boss will appreciate the gesture.
“Hi sir, I won’t be coming in today. I’m feeling gay.”
Wednesday November 5, 2008
Americans proved themselves to be so wonderful and tolerant last night…
Let’s check the results:
*Florida voters passed a referendum to ban same-sex marriages
*Arizona voters did the same
*Arkansas voters passed a referendum banning unmarried couples (i.e. homos) from adopting children
In all the hoopla about a changed America, gay people are just as much second-class citizens as they ever were.
Even Obama believes that only straight people should be allowed to get married. Because it says so in the Bible…
Sorry to be such a Downer Debbie, but it’s important to keep the election results in perspective—even as we celebrate.
Saturday August 30, 2008
Oh, fabulous... McCain has picked a social conservative who’s for teaching creationism in the schools, banning abortion, not allowing gay marriage, blah, blah, blah…
But when it comes to naming her offspring, she and her husband Todd are pretty free-spirited.
Their names: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper... and baby son Trig (not pictured).
Great names! So hippie folk-singer.
But we still prefer Malia and Natasha.
Monday July 21, 2008
Dallas performer Ivana Tramp (not to be confused with the Donald’s ex-wife) has been banned from a local gay bar’s popular “Trashy Tuesday” party—as have all trans women.
“Drag queens act like they are divas and think they can’t do no wrong,” says David Moore, a co-owner of Crew’s Inn. “They have stolen money straight off the bar, hassled costumers for drinks and locked themselves in the bathroom with a bunch of guys… I don’t want drag queens in here that are going to misbehave.”
The policy was put into effect last week when Ms. Tramp and one of her trans friends were told to vacate the premises.
“It wasn’t like I was there hammered or begging people to buy me a drink,” said Tramp. “ I felt like it was very embarrassing and degrading.”
She and others plan on picketing the bar tomorrow night to protest the ban.
“You know there are a few bad apples out there, but not all of us are bad, and [Moore] should not treat us that way,” says another local performer, Sierra Nicole Andrews.
“We don’t need our own kind turning against each other saying you can’t come in here because you are transgender. It makes us feel like circus freaks, like we don’t fit in, and that makes me so sad.”
Moore, however, is unrepentant. “They ain’t going to get in,” he says. “It makes them look that much more immature to claim this is discrimination and plan this. They brought this on themselves by behaving the way they do.”
In our humble opinion, Moore sounds like a 100% bona fide jackass.
As for Crews Inn’s patrons… Hopefully they realize that a gay bar (or any bar) that refuses to serve trans people is to be majorly avoided.
Boycott Crews Inn now!
Good luck, Ivana and Sierra! We support you!
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