Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The Culture Wars Are Not QUITE Over Yet


Today, three choice tidbits from the ongoing Culture Wars . . . .

First, a noted enemy of the LGBTQ+ community passed away just last year -- Joseph Nicolosi, creator and promoter of so-called "reparative therapy" or "ex-gay therapy." Our community has long fought against his erroneous and harmful theories, which are really just old-fashioned "repression" and "oppression" dressed up in fancy-schmancy pseudo-scientific bigotry.


I thought the following brilliant tweet very pointedly applied his simplistic solutions to his own situation!



Secondly, there's some notable candidates running in the US midterms!

You loved her on Sex and the City, now hopefully Cynthia Nixon will soon be Governor of New York!


And I heard about this great guy running for Governor of Maryland thanks to Frank at Reluctant Rebel. He's got one of the best and funniest campaign ads I've seen in a long time!




Thirdly, gay wedding cakes! Need I say more?



And here's how straight allies can help!


But *gasp* here's the worst cut of all!


39 comments:

^.^ said...

I was here at 0448hrs … Love, cat.

anne marie in philly said...

xstains are discriminating against gay people...but if WE discriminate against xstains, OMFG! the sky is falling! FUCK THEM!

Mitchell is Moving said...

Brilliant Tweet on Nicolosi. Wish I had thought of that. Also, the gay heart surgeons question should be seriously considered.

Bob Slatten said...

"has he tried not being dead."
Brazilliant!

laurie said...

has he tried not being dead,,, the best of the best, that will stick in my mind for ever I hope!

mxtodis123 said...

When I read about that bakery refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple I was disgusted. Shame on that owner.

Martha said...

"Reparative therapy" UGH...what a horrifying and sadistic practice!

Loved that video of the man running for Governor of Maryland. I wish him success.

And I cannot stand that people hide behind religion to justify their bigotry.

Ol'Buzzard said...

Madaleno for Governor. What state is he running in? I may move there just so I can vote for him.
the Ol'Buzzard

lady M said...

The US has become a seriously fucked up place where it is ok to use the bible to justify any number of human rights abuses.

Joanne Noragon said...

I love all the talk, all the information, the one finger salutes that the current political poisonous vapor has sent out into our lives. It keeps us thinking, talking, hopping, planning. I may miss it when he's gone, but I won't miss all of us.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

these are great! i love that ad!

Kirk said...

May the LGBT community score more victories in the ongoing culture wars.

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

I'd like more cake please...

Susan said...

I love that ad! Love all of these.

Jono said...

Department of Lesbian Affairs. It should be represented in tRump's cabinet. Nicolosi has died? Well, better late than never.

Leeanna Henderson said...

I love Cynthia Nixon's tweet. These are all great!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I LOVE this post.

DEZMOND said...

the list of things I'd like to repair on myself is long long long.... and yet gayness ain't on it! Have you ever wished that you were straight, Debs?

Marie Smith said...

Glad to see that reparative crap called what it is, torture!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ DEZMOND -- Once I figured out I was a lesbian, no, I never once wanted to be straight after that. I love women too much!

e said...

Thanks for a little levity and light, Debra. Things are getting pretty dire down here...

Rain said...

Ha ha ha...that's a great tweet by Cynthia!

Guillaume said...

It is a long, long battle.

Professor Chaos said...

Oh my God, I had not heard of Madaleno before, but I'm getting my checkbook out even as we speak.

I'm usually not a fan of celebrities running for governor ( I was living in California when we elected Arnold) but I am really falling for Cynthia Nixon.

Glad to hear that Joseph Nicolosi has undergone ex-alive therapy.

^.^ said...

… here again at 1659hrs … ya … Love, cat.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I had never seen the ad. Thanks so much. It made my day!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Some question doesn't need to be asked.
Coffee is on

Weekend-Windup said...

I have not heard any bakery man saying that they won't make a cake. It is very bad.

G. B. Miller said...

Not even gonna touch the cake controversy. However, for those here who know very little about New York politics, Cynthia Nixon has a snowball's chance in Hell of getting any traction. Simple reason is that Cuomo is the go-to person for the Gay community and they won't change their allegiance to anyone else.

Adam said...

We got our cake from a supermarket called Ingles. Typically corporations will make any cake as the baker is a slave to the captialistic system.

Elsie Amata said...

Reparative therapy? For realz? It's as bad as the Westboro folks. So sad that some people just don't get it. Love is love.

Elsie

Missy George said...

Great ones ..love the second one!!

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Self hatred is not therapy, yup been there done that!

Fundy Blue said...

The last one made me bust out laughing ~ maybe it's not PC to laugh at it, but I'm so sink of PC. I was disappointed in SCOTUS for avoiding dealing with discrimination against gays. Thank you for hunting down all these images and tweets that are funny and make people think."Reparative therapy" will go down in history as evil.

JACKIESUE said...

oh i love each and everyone of these..

Magic Love Crow said...

I love the campaign ad!!! I have to show mom! Good for Cynthia! I hope she gets in! I love all of these Deb! Thank you!

AntiquityTravelers said...

OMG I love that ad for Madaleno ... that is awesome

dbs said...

Has he tried just not being dead. HA! So clever.

Hula La said...

We are all perfect in the eyes of our creator!!! Those who judge each other, will be the ones to face true justice in the end...by the one and only judge! We are ONE, as it should be!