THE WEEK ACCORDING TO GARÇON STUPIDE

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*"We will look back in 10, 20, 30 years and be amazed that gays and lesbians did not have the same rights as everyone else." Brendon Ayanbadejo, a pro-footballer, voices his support for the right for gays and lesbians to marry.

*Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
continues to deny that he's sleeping with Eddie Murphy, and in this interview, persistently reiterates that he isn't gay (following last week's developments). Trouble is, the interviewer doesn't suggest anyone thinks he is.

*Spanish matador Joselito Ortega has sparked controversy with his plans to advertise a club-scene energy drink called Gay Up on his cape. Like a red rag to a bull, that.

*
Should gay sports stars come out of the closet?

*This one hasn't. The closeted Major League Baseball player behind A Gay Athlete's Life announces his retirement (due to injury).

*Sport, sport, sport... Here's
another one for you: a school sports teacher has been suspended following the discovery of his photoshoot for gay porn site Englishlads.com. Well, he is just a PE teacher, you can't expect too much in the way of brain power.

*"The sexual orientation of adoptive parents does not have an impact on the emotional development of their children." A new study finds gay parents are
just as good as straight ones.

*"I am no longer opposed to [gay marriage]. I think if people want to make commitments that last a lifetime, they ought to be able to do it. I have long favored the right of gay couples to adopt children."
Bill Clinton admits he was wrong. I wonder if we'll get these kind of U-turns from Dubya?
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*And this is the man they're calling the father of Proposition 8: Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, a Catholic.

*"Blacks in [Washington D.C.] overall oppose same-sex marriage while whites support it,"
writes Robert McCartney for The Washington Post. "Why is that so? And should African Americans, who battled so long for civil rights for themselves, be natural allies of gay people seeking such rights today?"

*
Are we less concerned about fighting AIDS because it's become an issue for... Blacks? Activist and National Equality March organizer Cleve Jones on the changing face of AIDS.

*Wednesday was
Celebrate Bisexuality Day. Did you?

*A Chicago gay bar popular with cross-dressers now requires patrons to show valid photo I.D. that matches their "gender presentation". Drag queen? Your driving license best show you in a frock.

*Where is Kevin Britt Jr.? The 23-year-old (right) from Maryland
has been missing since Sunday.

*Buju Banton's concert dates continue to fall like dominoes. A show scheduled for tonight at The Hat Factory in Virginia
was cancelled following protests. We've been hearing how Banton's shows have been getting pulled for the last few weeks.

*Peter Tatchell has called on the Government to cut aid to Jamaica. The Jamaican reaction is nonchalant. More on this, plus reaction, at Gay Jamaica Watch.

*Corve DaCosta talks about
Jamaican Journalism: Bleeding to mediocrity.

*
The Christians hate gays in Jamaica. So what are gay Jamaicans doing praying to Jesus?

*The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association is planning to protest when Pope Benedict XVI visits Blighty. GALHA secretary David Christmas says: "The idea that he should be feted and lauded as some kind of hero is a direct insult to all of those people whose lives have been blighted by his extreme doctrinal positions." In the Pope's last Christmas message, he declared that saving humanity from homosexual behaviour was as important as saving the rainforest from destruction. Maybe Lady Gaga could burn a picture of him on television.

*Why a federal appeals court ruling protecting demonstrations by the Westboro Baptist Church is a good thing for us.

*"[T]hat matter is very sensitive, very touchy. As a Muslim, I am not in favor of it... it is not accepted by the majority of countries. My opinion is not in favor of this matter at all. I think it's not really acceptable by our religion, our tradition. It is not acceptable in the majority of the world. And there are some countries that allow that, thinking it is a kind of democracy... I think it is not."
So speaks new UN President Ali Abdussalam Treki, of Libya. He's talking about a UN resolution that calls for the universal decriminalization of being gay.
IRAN HANGING
*The extent to which gay hate is sweeping across the Islamic world is laid bare in this excellent article at Spiegel Online. (Pictured: Two boys, both under the age of 18, face execution in Iran in 2005, accused of raping boys.)

*But it's not just Muslims that are out to get us: well over a third of New Zealanders think homosexuality is morally wrong.

*Speak Spanish? (Shut up,
Sanya.) Yes? You won't have any trouble reading this poster then (left). It's started popping up in Mexico City gay bars. The sign reads, "ATTENTION: In our community, there are more murders each day. Today's hook-up could be your murderer. Be careful of who you invite to your home." It's part of a campaign to raise awareness about homophobic crimes in the city.

*Here's something I bet you didn't know. "All pornography is homosexual pornography." Yes, even Playboy. It's all gay.

*You'll remember the
ongoing case of Joseph Rocha, which has popped up several times in The Week According To... The U.S. Navy is investigating the handling of the case, and Rocha's harassment, hazing and abuse at the hands of fellow soldiers.

*Another update, this time in the case of gay bashing victim Dwan Prince (left, with his mother Valerie Prinez). His attacker, Steven Pomie, has received a nine year sentence. The really disturbing aspect of this case is that Prince claims he's gone straight, and wrote to Pomie in prison taking the blame for the attack. Oh and he's found God, which might have something to do with it.

*The rise of the homo-hypocrites.

*I remember a colleague at work once remarking on a certain common trait amongst the people on my Facebook friend's list. Not a problem - I'm out at work. But not everyone is, and researchers have
discovered that your sexual orientation can be found despite Facebook's discretion and privacy settings.

*Don't criminalise young sex, Peter Tatchell writes for The Guardian. Like it or not, people under the age of 16 have sex – the current law of consent doesn't protect them, it persecutes them.

*
Coming out in middle school.

*Tyson ain't interested in pretty boys like Will Smith - power turns him on. That's why
he wants Obama.

*The Big Picture: Flooding in the Southeast (
30 pictures).

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*WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE! (In 2012, to be exact.)

*
The Worst Tattoo Ever. Mandatory amputation is too lenient.

*Would you want to fly in
this airplane? It's the future, apparently.

*Forget walking in a straight line. Try this first instead.

*How not to
enlarge your penis.

*A New Jersey cop who put his penis in the mouths of several baby cows has had charges of animal cruelty
dropped. "If the cow had the cognitive ability to form thought and speak, would it say, 'Where's the milk? I'm not getting any milk,'" Judge James J. Morley ruled. Love to have seen this one on The Practice. Helen Gamble would have had a... er, field day.

*Gay vulture couple split up at Jerusalem zoo, then become fathers.

*Why spend your surplus cash helping another
human being in need, when you can fork out hundreds of dollars for a canine DNA test?

*Grizzly bears are starving in Canada,
numbers dwindle.

*Time to
let the giant Panda go? One conservationist thinks so.

*There's little good to be said of Robert Mugabe, but... Okay, so he's amassed a
10,000-acre farm of land seized from white-owned businesses. Kinda hard to feel much sympathy for his victims.

*WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!
Climate change may trigger earthquakes and volcanoes.

*Over-population: The population delusion.

*Over-population:
Enough of us now.

*Over-population:
The real problem with overpopulation.

*Over-population:
Technology will save us.

*Or technology will be our downfall, because
immortality is only 20 years away, according to boffins. Who gets to live forever?

*This is Courier, Microsoft's astonishing take on the tablet. Looks incredible.

*The man whose
face has been rebuilt using parts of his ribs, hips and wrist.

*Alcohol
increases your chances of survival if you suffer head injuries.

*Bad news if you, like me, struggle with sleep: a lack of sleep is linked to Alzheimer's disease.

*
Chemicals in breast milk linked to testicular cancer.

*Okay, so you don't sleep, and your mama breast fed you. It's not looking good so far. Were you smacked as a child? It might explain why you have a
lower IQ than those adults who weren't smacked as children.

*How to store your condoms stylishly (above right). Because their storage is really a widespread problem.

*The AIDS Vaccine:
HIV breakthrough as scientists discover new vaccine to prevent infection.

*The AIDS Vaccine:
Maybe it's not such a big deal after all.

*The AIDS Vaccine:
Five damaging Aids myths.

*The AIDS Vaccine:
Is PrEP the HIV Wonder Drug that Works Wonders?

*The History and Promises Behind The Wizard of Oz.

*Does anyone think the Fame re-make doesn't suck? Less than glowing reviews here, here, here and here.

*And is the movie's
gay character gay or not? The studio says he is, the actor says he isn't.

*
Movies saved by the soundtrack.

*
Newsreader fails: the 30 most baffling onscreen errors.

*Introducing
The Puma Index.
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Issue 28 of The Week According To Garçon Stupide
was built from articles collated during the week
20-25 September 2009.



The Week According To Garçon Stupide has moved forward a day, and now covers the period Saturday-Friday, instead of Sunday-Saturday.

POSTSCRIPT
"You know, we might just as well not have bothered to come.
The whole thing's been ridiculous."

7 comments:

Eric Arvin said...

That photo of the two boys about to be hung still breaks my heart.

.::STELLA*DELLA::. said...

GOSH ILOVE THIS..CANT WAIT TIL NEXT WEEK!

Mike said...

Loved the articles on overpopulation. I'm one of those people that believes overpopulation is the root of all the earth's problems (or almost all).

What shocks me most is that it took approximately 12000 YEARS for the earth's population to get to 3.3 billion (around 1965), then in the NEXT 45 YEARS the population DOUBLES.

An additional 3.3 BILLION people arrived on this planet in 45 short years.

This statistic alone amazes me. Why all these people?

thegayte-keeper said...

Brendon just upped himself in my book...

I sure hope that they find Kevin Britt Jr...

Tyson and Floyd....uh-huh...

you just continue to amaze me by giving us all this news on a weekly basis...THANKS!!!

Theology Now said...

I think Brendon Ayanbadejo is right - but I also fear that there will be some re-writing of history. I wouldn't be at all surprised if Christians conveniently forget their part in the repression of LGBT people just as they have forgotten their part in slavery. Slavery existed within Christianity for over 18 centuries, fully sanctioned by the bible. Slaves owned by the Church of England on its sugar plantations in the Caribbean had the word "society" branded on their chests with red-hot irons. The Anglican Church actively justified slavery during the long campaign by William Wilberforce and others to urge parliament to abolish the despicable trade, yet we are constantly told that Christians brought the slave trade to an end.

The Best of Men said...

It is shameful that Pope Nazinger has been invited to the UK. He has the power to overturn his church's ridiculous ban on the use of condoms but earlier this year he declared that their use would not help in Africa’s fight against HIV/AIDS. In condemning the use of condoms, the Pope demonstrates that the Vatican is not only out of touch with reality, but has no respect for the sanctity of human life and effectively endorses ethnic genocide by disease.

corvedacosta said...

Love this post. Was broken seeing the images coming out of Georgia.
Thanks

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