When you see the term Gender Ideology, alarm bells should ring in your head!
Here we go again. Gender ideology. Gender. Ideology. Do you think you know what it means? It’s currently in vogue in the Americas. Bolsonaro put it back in style in … Continue reading
All the Things One Doesn’t Say Out Loud. De mortuis nihil nisi bonum
“Her mother blackmailed her, her husband Giovanni Battista Meneghini stole from her, and shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis was violent and abandoned her for Jackie Kennedy… …In writing a new biography, … Continue reading
The Magnificent Hannah Gadsby Monologue
” … because I still have shame. You learn from the part of the story you focus on. I need to tell my story properly. Because the closet, for me, … Continue reading
(Translation) Tradução: 40 Anos do Movimento Anti-Gay
Versão original in English: aqui. Em 2005 a SPLC publicou um cronograma da história do movimento anti-gay nos Estados Unidos. Usando aquele trabalho como base criei uma versão alternativa, mais detalhada, … Continue reading
Sexism, Racism, Classism & Homophobia – Here I come!
Or there I went. Down the rabbit hole, just like Alice. This business of one’s past is dangerous stuff. Here I was, safely behind my exceedingly high French walls, but no, … Continue reading
As mid-life crises go (come?)
I’m at 70kg. Which is down from 73, but not quite the 64 I was between the ages of 19 and 37. I’m 5’9 and a half, so I know … Continue reading
A Boy (or more) to be Sacrificed
I watched the men talking on the beach with some degree of suspicion. I simply did not understand what was going on, what they were doing, or why. I’d never … Continue reading
Standards of Real Manhood™
“Segurem suas cabras que meu bode está solto“ That’s a traditional Lusophone saying that means tie up your does because my buck is free. Get it? Keep your females locked up … Continue reading
Illuminated by Gas
About a year after I came out the dust had settled. All financial support from my family had ceased. Many harsh things were said- mostly by me. And at that … Continue reading
Of what we feel – and don’t feel.
After posting that little excerpt from The End of Eddy I ended up reading the English version yesterday. Excellent, although the translation isn’t quite as stylish as the French original; … Continue reading
New & Old
Isn’t that wonderful? I just love de la Simone. This is my 2nd week of microdosing. For a crazy person it’s more art than science. The overall effect is good. … Continue reading
George Michael, pop superstar, dies at 53 | Music | The Guardian
Star who made his name as half of pop group Wham! has died peacefully at home, according to his publicist Source: George Michael, pop superstar, dies at 53 | Music … Continue reading
Religious radicalisation before there was ISIS: Reports of the West’s Enlightenment have been greatly exaggerated.
Catholic seminarians in late 1930’s Pamplona taking up arms for what the church itself called a Crusade. The crusade involved overthrowing the democratically elected 2nd Republic. Catholicism became omnipresent in … Continue reading
Bakers, the KKK and the False Dilemma – Meerkat Musings
Interesting discussion via Darth Timon: “Let me start by saying that I have a measure of respect for anyone who puts their name to their posts and bares their soul … Continue reading
Trump’s VP Pick Mike Pence a Homophobe | Prometheus Unbound
Trump’s likely VP pick is homophobe Mike Pence. Here he is hemming and hawing on whether it should be legal to discriminate against gays and lesbians in Indiana. Lovely man. … Continue reading
The Mask You Live In – Coalition of the Brave. The harm patriarchy inflicts on… men.
Video post. Source: The Mask You Live In – Coalition of the Brave
(Video) Anderson Cooper goes at Florida AG Pam Bondi for her disingenuous LGBT position
The Morning After.The Instrumentalisation of a Massacre.
I watched that scene unfold on Sky News last night in disbelief. That, my friends, is the lens of homophobia. Mark Longhurst completely dismisses the LGBT identity of the victims of … Continue reading
The alleged shooter of Pulse Orlando is named: Omar Mateen
Omar Mir Seddique Mateen has been named as the gunman who killed as many as 20 people and wounded 40 others at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, CBS News … Continue reading
Is it really Christians who are under attack? The story of a prolonged aggression.
In 2005 the SPLC published a timeline of the history of the anti-gay movement in America. Using that as a basis I’ve created an alternate, more detailed, international and up … Continue reading
Hate Speech vs. Free Speech
After a discussion this week with an American blogger regarding free speech, I decided to do a little research. Apparently the US is the only developed nation which does not … Continue reading
From Cardinal Cañizares to Donald Trump to Brexit: The Objective of Othering.
“Social identities are relational; groups typically define themselves in relation to others. This is because identity has little meaning without the “other”. So, by defining itself a group defines others. … Continue reading
Sorry Bigots, Your Facebook Memes Are Wrong – The Daily Beast
Sorry Bigots, Your Facebook Memes Are Wrong by Samantha Allen Anti-trans, Target-boycotting memes are all over social media. And they’re all fake. If you see a viral anti-transgender post circulating … Continue reading
Diary of the Oppressive White Male
I read something appalling yesterday. Of course I understand that when people are young, they see the world in the first person. All that exists, only exists in relation to … Continue reading
The Eight Species of Gaymen. A Non-Scientific Study by The Pink Agendist
In my many years out, I’ve been conducting entirely non-scientific (anti-scientific, even) research to identify and inform society of the many species of gaymen they may come into contact with … Continue reading
Late night internet dangers
I know it’s generally a total no no. But once in a while I do it anyway. The how does the ex look now check. This one looks pretty good. He’s … Continue reading
New York Times Sparks Breitbart Article Scapegoating against LGBT Human Rights Advocacy | Melanie Nathan
NEW YORK TIMES SPARKS BREITBART ARTICLE SCAPEGOATING AGAINST LGBT HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY By Melanie Nathan, December 22, 2015. Who has hurt African LGBT people more? Is that the question? Ask yourself … Continue reading
bad research and the dangers of groupthink | violetwisp
“Recently there was much outrage over the alleged anti-homosexuality law in Uganda, but if you read the actual law it was speaking of forced sexual contact with minors with the intent … Continue reading
UK growth revised downwards. Spanish stocks fall. Oil & gold at record lows.
And there are more floods in Britain. That’s what I get for reading the news every morning. Oh, and a British muslim family was not allowed to board an aeroplane … Continue reading
AMAZING message for everyone #noelsansprejuges
This just came up on television. I’m thoroughly impressed. I could hardly believe it. Vive la France! Even if you don’t understand French, watch it anyway. The message is clear.
So your qualification to speak on this topic is… sexism?
Goodness gracious; the garbage that’s out there is truly, truly appalling. Just when you think you’ve already seen the worst of it, you hear of something called a Milo Yiannopoulos. A promoter … Continue reading
The face that launched 1000 women running across the street
… in fear of being raped. In case you’ve never heard of him, he’s part of the anti-gay & anti-women’s rights Faust/Lopez/Edelman circle. He also happens to be the man … Continue reading
Trying to save her homophobic sinking ship: Katy Faust is at it again
We had a short break from her chronic homophobia, but she’s at it again. After her Australian fiasco, her blog went private, then she simply decided to remove the comments section. … Continue reading
Twitter: What in the world?
I looked at twitter today. I’d never really used it until a few weeks ago. I find it semi-amusing. Five of my new followers, I’m guessing from their picture choice, are … Continue reading
Existentialist Nights. Do you ever ask yourself why?
Some nights I wonder. Everything has always had to be so bombastic. I don’t think I’ll ever be cured of that. It’s become a part of me- that rush. A … Continue reading
Family Values Activist Josh Duggar Had a Paid Ashley Madison Account
“In 2013, conservative reality TV star Josh Duggar—of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting fame—was named the executive director of the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying group in D.C. which … Continue reading
UK: 1 in 2 young people say they are not 100% heterosexual
“Asked to plot themselves on a ‘sexuality scale’, 23% of British people choose something other than 100% heterosexual – and the figure rises to 49% among 18-24 year olds” Fascinating stuff. … Continue reading
The Great Australian Gay Cake Frosting Wars of 2015
Brendan O’Neill said gay marriage represents a grave danger to society because of the cake frosting industry (the Katy Faust bobblehead doll bobbled enthusiastically as he said so.) According to him it … Continue reading
The Sydney Morning Herald sums up Q&A (and Faust’s performance)
Worth reading the whole article, but here’s the best part. Warning: Don’t try drinking anything while reading this, you will spit it out: “Faust comes blessed with an interesting surname … Continue reading
Katy Faust & the Scott Lively Playbook
If you listened to Faust carefully there were some words that stood out. They were telling because they sounded like they were pulled verbatim from this document. That’s a strategy guide by Scott … Continue reading
Thank You, Australia!
I’ve never gotten two of those in a row- and separated by just one comment! The map thingy tells me that in the past 24 hours I’ve had 5 times … Continue reading
Grace Church Seattle: Ryan Faust’s Defence of Katy Faust
When I exposed Katy Faust/Askthebigot’s identity , her husband, the pastor Ryan Faust responded. I noticed he recently deleted it from his page, but I think it’s important his attack … Continue reading
Robert Oscar Lopez, the man who presides Katy Faust’s ICRI
Robert Oscar Lopez is one of them, and the newest name that should go on that list is Katy Faust. For the full HRC report click here.
My Sincere Apologies to the People of Australia for Inflicting Katy Faust Upon You
It’s not every day that one gets blamed on national television for subjecting an entire country to veiled bigotry. Apparently the reason Mrs. Faust got on an aeroplane and flew to … Continue reading
Ideological Poison Part I: Grace Church Seattle & Askthebigot
As promised I’ve been preparing various posts on the internet branch of the anti-gay Grace Church Seattle. If you’re late to the party and want some background, you can find it … Continue reading
Isms and Obias
This is more a question than a post- what responsibility does an individual have in overcoming the isms and obias of the world? I think it’s interesting because people … Continue reading
What you can get in our region
Prices vary tremendously, but in general they’re amazing value compared to major cities or other parts of Europe that have this sort of mild, sunny weather. A couple of blocks down from us … Continue reading
Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Announcing a series on religious hate groups & their methods.
There’s no other way to begin this than with an apology to fellow bloggers VW, CF and RSM. They were right, I was wrong. Here is my public mea-culpa. In the … Continue reading
Religious Methods: thimblerig , sophistry, legerdemain, chicanery
If we look at the current crop of religious anti-human rights websites we find a very amusing recurring argument that goes something like this; They start with the false … Continue reading
Hiding behind the children: the current tactics of the anti-gay brigade
Some of them are appalling individuals. Creators and fomenters of social apartheid. Others are ordinary people, caught up in the storm, parroting the discredited propaganda of old. Propaganda that’s been … Continue reading
El Supremo de México avala el matrimonio homosexual
In a cleanly written opinion: The true objective of marriage is “la protección de la familia como realidad social”. “Como la finalidad del matrimonio no es la procreación, no tiene razón justificada … Continue reading
Arguing religion at face value and why it’s a waste of time
“It is the law of the brothel. This type of marriage will never be anything but an immoral and scandalous concubinage. A form of incest.”— Spokesman for Catholic Bishops (El Pais archive) … Continue reading
A victory for secularism and a lesson to the world
“That generosity the Yes Equality campaign was depending on came through. The decency of the Irish people was not limited to the liberal leafy suburbs of Dublin, nor the solidarity … Continue reading
Irish referendum results to be announced at 4pm
Meanwhile, here’s an outstanding article by David Robert Grimes for The Guardian: “This perhaps isn’t surprising – religious conservatives have a long and ignoble history of distorting research to fit … Continue reading
Back to the nitty gritty: politics and religion
I’ve decided it would be ridiculous, impossible even, for me to maintain a blog that just talks about the more pretty and pleasant aspects of life. So there. I was reading … Continue reading
Roof-work, kitchens and sculleries
Now there’s a good picture for proportion! Doesn’t he look tiny? He’s replaced eight broken roof tiles and repaired cracks on the chimneys. Fortunately the roof is in quite good condition. … Continue reading
Serious Cultural Differences (regarding women)
This has been a very interesting surprise. I don’t think I’ve ever lived in a culture where sexism was so frowned upon. That’s not to say it doesn’t happen, but … Continue reading
In which deeds are signed
At last! Transaction complete, the house was paid for in full Thursday. No more mortgages, hurrah! Thursday was Mike’s birthday, so it was a great day for it to happen. Married on March 2nd, his birthday … Continue reading
In which one is married
This morning at 10am, in total privacy, we were married by the mayor. Our two witnesses were the deputy mayor and a councilman. By 10:30 we were having champagne (yes, … Continue reading
The 20’s & the 50’s
I’ve always found it interesting how in Palladian (or simply symmetrical) structures the scale can be utterly deceptive in photographs- unless there’s a human being in the picture to serve as … Continue reading
Just another mini-update. Of furniture and new homes.
Home alone, as Mike is off to Burgundy to see a double dresser on stretcher legs in Burgundy. Nearly identical to the one above except instead of three drawers it has … Continue reading
No time for fear, but still-
We were invited to dinner last night. It was lovely. Everything was beautiful, everyone amusing, the food was superb. Today the weather was glorious, 18 degrees and sun. Now the moon … Continue reading
Here we go!
Mike has picked up the new car in Barcelona and is now in Alicante having the seats re-upholstered in black leather. He’ll be back Wednesday evening- and then there’s still packing … Continue reading