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This hot Asian girl-on-girl action…
[photo by Bill O'Leary-The Washington Post]
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That’s not actually asking much. Last night, during the NFC Championship shootout/battle royale/best game of the season, it was hard to look at anything else. When Fujita wasn’t putting pressure on Brett Favre, he and Anthony Hargrove were tackling him hard.
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Hak-Shing William Tam, secretary of the Christian Evangelical Group called American Return to God Prayer Movement and official California Prop 8 Backer, testified as a hostile witness yesterday in the lawsuit to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage.
In a piece published today on the galvanizasian of Bay Area Chinese evangelicals in opposition to same-sex marriage, the NYT discussed Tam’s testimony,which was solicited by plaintiff’s attorneys to prove the success in passing Prop 8 was “born of virulent homophobia.” Though Tam refused multiple requests for an interview, the Times highlighted a selection from one of his widely-distributed Web essays, which basically argues that “acceptance” of homosexuality kicks off multiple slippery slopes to mass destruction.
“In a macro environment in which homosexuality is gradually accepted as being normal, child molesting by gays is gradually being viewed as normal in academia. Children who were subjected to sexual abuse only know to socialize with other men through sex. When they grow up, they would do the same to other children by molesting children of the same sex. Therefore, gay people grow in numbers even as most of them do not have children of their own.”
On the stand, his tone did not waver. HuffPo commented on some of his testimony:
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5. Lewiston, Maine
4. Those asshole lobsters
3. Really cold winters
2. Super lame self-referential terms like “Mainers” and “Maine-iacs”
1. November 3, 2009, the day Maine voters rejected a state law that would allow same-sex couples to marry, just six months after the measure was passed by state legislature and signed by the governor.
Um… can somebody say, “EPIC FAIL, YOU DUMBASS MAINE-IACS?”
Here’s a video of Carrie Prejean, the reigning Miss California, near tears at a press conference–while talking about how she was unfairly treated after answering a tough question about (tsk!) gay marriage during this year’s pageant:
And here’s me (or Jen), playing the world’s smallest violin:
Sigh. What a dumb bitch.
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…for reminding me to be grateful for my right to “choose,” uh, “opposite marriage” in this fine, ehrm, “land.”
Vermont joins Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Iowa–which legalized gay marriage last week–in recognizing same-sex unions. New Hampshire and Maine are apparently considering similar moves, and Washington D.C.’s City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the district. Even though equal marriage rights in our state of California are in bad shape right now, this is progress, people.
Of course, not everyone thinks so.
Over the weekend, we received an email from a reader–I should probably say “ex”-reader–who expressed his displeasure over our support of gay marriage.
Now, I could go into how gay marriage rights are civil rights, and banning gay marriage is discrimination, and how civil rights and discrimination affect us all, but most especially minorities and people of color, and, therefore, gay marriage has everything to do with Asian-American “perspectives,” but y’all, I’m just really hung up on one detail.
This poor soul clearly doesn’t know any Gaysians. Like Sulu. Or our hero Margaret Cho. Or the only funny character on Entourage (played by the openly gay Rex Lee). Or the always quietly divine B.D. Wong. Or Esera Tuaolo, who’s only the third former NFL player to come out and is working to defeat homophobia in professional sports. Or any of our countless friends who, orientasian aside, want what everyone else wants in life–to love and be loved.
And a life without Gaysians?
It’s so small. So sad. So pitiable.
Last night, the people (or at least, 64 million of us) spoke–and sent the world a message: America is ready for change. We are ready for progress. Shoot, we’re even ready for a new-and-improved national rhetoric. We want to be hopers, dreamers, teammates, idealists, rational thinkers, good-doers, try-harders, beacons-of-light, wealth-spreaders, planet-huggers, lovers, achievers, Americans. We want this country to reflect opportunity, equality, multiple perspectives, varied backgrounds, different choices, and forward thinking. We want to salute a “President Barack Obama.” Wow. What a mouthful.
Especially when you consider that in that same confusing breath, millions of Californians expressed the desire to discriminate against citizens, deny them fundamental rights, and regress to the mindset that unfair, unequal treatment of gays (at least we’re not being racist!) is perfectly acceptable. At last count (and we should still keep the faith, because roughly three million votes still need to be counted), the decision to pass Proposition 8 in California was leading at 52%, and if the numbers stick, gay marriage will be banned in the state–meanwhile, leaving the validity of legal unions performed over the last six months up to the courts.
So this is what it’s like to feel proud to be an American again. And at the very same time, I am supremely filled with shame as a Californian. If we’re going to be part of the Obama-era of a better mankind, this state sure as hell needs to get its “kind”ness shit together.
I don’t understand how my parents–who are freakin’ GENIUSES–can’t operate their computers, cannot so much as comprehend that the Internet is not a “place,” and email is not a thing that you “go to.” They are voting Obama and could not even dream of joining Facebook to write that fact in their respective status updates. I’d call it their one flaw, but they’d probably disown me, so instead I’ll just say they’re perfect! (Respeck, Moms! Hi!)
How is that the case, yet the also-older,
ignorant half-broken simple Asian minds behind Family Keepers, a Chinese god-fearin’ conservative group, somehow managed to drum enough half-wits to create a whole five minutes of web content in support of Proposition 8? HOW?
We’ll say it yet again: Prop 8 is a disgusting, insecure, unfair resolution to the problems held deep by an ignorant sub-population crippled by fear.
And let us add: Fucktarded propaganda and a completely invalid slippery-slope mentality…
Maybe it’s not always a good thing when Asians get politically involved.
Feel free to tell them so: email@example.com.
The other day, I received a cold call on my cell phone from Jim, a phone bank operator working with the campaign supporting Proposition 8, the
fucktarded, bigoted backwards ban on gay marriage. He left a message asking me to support the fundamentals of “traditional marriage.”
After listening to his voicemail, I used the callback feature to hit him back on his cell phone.
“HI JIM,” I said. “This is Diana. You called me earlier regarding Prop 8?”
“Yes, I did! I want–”
I continued: “I don’t know how you got my fucking phone number, but I don’t ever want you to call me again. Whatever list my name is on, you need to fucking take it off right now. Your cause disgusts me. What you’re doing is not good. Prop 8 is a disgusting, insecure, unfair resolution to the problems held deep by an ignorant sub-population crippled by fear. It’s a fucking disgrace. You should do better with yourself. You’re wasting your time on bigotry and hatred, maybe you should spend some on getting educated. Or just fucking pick your ass all day. I don’t fucking care, you fucking asshole.”* [Click]
I have kept his phone number for future drunk dials. But I do wish I hadn’t lashed out with expletives, and perhaps reached across the gap to try and talk some reason into the stupid prick.
Our lady Margaret Cho–who clearly does better–has taken a much nicer, more-proactive approach to condemning Prop 8:
I suggest taking her advice and talk gently with your friends, family, and neighbors. And try not to use the word “fucking,” unless of course you’re saying something helpful like, “Fucking is fun for everybody, but don’t you think that sex is better for married couples? I think all gay and straight couples have the right to more fucking fun and good sex. Yeah! Can I get a woot woot? And a high-five! Now let’s go vote ‘No!’”
* This transcript is not 100% accurate. I’ve corrected grammar, aggrandized some words, and omitted some expletives to make myself sound smarter and more articulate. But this is half my gosh-darned blog, so I can do whatever the heck I want.
Filed under: Cold Calls, Don't Be An Asshole, Drunk Dials, Expletives, Fucking, Ignorant Fools, Margaret Cho, Proposition 8, PSAs, Same-Sex Marriage, Stupid Campaigns, Stupid Pricks, Tempers, VOTE NO ON PROP 8
California began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today for the first time since the state Supreme Court legalized gay marriage last month, and one of our favorite gaysians arrived early at the West Hollywood Park auditorium to get his:
Takei was THE FIRST person in West Hollywood this morning (which is sayin’ somethin’) to pay $70 for his marriage license. Cuz y’all know we love being first, especially when it comes to firsts.
Thanks, Jazzy J!
A Historical Timeline of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Progress, 1860-2008:
1860. German activist Karl Heinrich Ulrichs “pioneers” the LGBT rights movement, by coming out publicly and writing books about boy-boy and girl-girl lurve as well as gender variance. He fancies himself “a female psyche in a male body,” which makes him kinda DISGRASIAN’s 19th century soul sista!
1898. German doctor and scribe Magnus Hirschfeld forms the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee to combat the “Paragraph 175″ Law, which makes sex between men illegal.
1940s. The homophile (focused on love more than sex) movement begins with groups in the Netherlands and Denmark, and continue throughout the 1950s and 1960s with groups in Sweden, Norway, the United States, France, Britain and elsewhere. ONE, Inc. is the first public homosexual organization in the United States.
1969. After the Stonewall riots, in which a group of transgender, lesbian and gay male patrons at a New York bar resist a police raid, the Gay Liberation movement rallies and fluorishes. Organizations like the Gay Liberation Front and Gay Activists’ Alliance are born, bringing together hundreds of people that are loud, proud, queer, here, and damned sure to make people used to it.
1990. Queer Nation is founded by AIDS activists from the group ACT UP. Outraged at growing anti-gay and lesbian violence on the streets and prejudice in the media, they start using confrontational tactics and slogans to show that they are a formidable foe.
2004. Massachusetts recognizes gay marriage as legal. Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, and New York create unions for same-sex partnerships that aren’t marriages, explicitly defined as offering all the rights and responsibilities of marriage under state (though not federal) law to same-sex couples. Maine, Hawaii, District of Clumbia, Oregon, and Washington create legal unions for same-sex couples that offer varying subsets of the rights and responsibilities of marriage under the laws of those jurisdictions.
2008. The Caliornia Supreme Court rules that excluding same-sex couples from marriage is unconstitutional. Effectively, gay marriage becomes legal in California. DISGRASIAN drinks multiple glasses of rose champagne to celebrate!
2008. Reality star Tila Tequila takes credit for the good news in California: ““It is because of me. I definitely think (my show) has helped the movement… Before it came out, everyone was still a little apprehensive about (same sex relationships), then they realized, ‘Wow, everyone is really into this stuff, and it is fine.’ The next thing you know, (gay marriage) is legal.”