THE WEEK ACCORDING TO GARÇON STUPIDE

WORLD
OUTSIDE
MY
WINDOW

Aching for a side of beef? Oguchi Onyewu's got the goods.

• National Equality March draws tens of thousands.

• National Equality March:
pictures and videos.

• National Equality March:
more pictures.

Gay rights in the disunited states.

Peter Tatchell: What is stopping the President from striking down this ban?

• Joseph Rocha:
I didn't tell. It didn't matter. "For 12 hours a day in 112-degree heat with 85 percent humidity, we searched vehicles for explosives and responded to any threats. I loved the job, but there wasn't a day that went by when I wasn't completely miserable. Shop talk in the unit revolved around sex, either the prostitute-filled parties of days past or the escapades my comrades looked forward to. They interpreted my silence and total lack of interest as an admission of homosexuality. My higher-ups seemed to think that gave them the right to bind me to chairs, ridicule me, hose me down and lock me in a feces-filled dog kennel. I can't say for certain when the abuse started or when it stopped. Now, several years removed from those days in Bahrain, it blends together in my mind as a 28-month nightmare."

• Judge in Proposition 8 legal challenge asks lawyer for anti-gay Protect Marriage side, "What is the harm to the procreation purpose you outlined of allowing same-sex couples to get married?"

Anti-gay 'Traditional Marriage' advocates in Maine want all children watching their new ad to know about gay sex.

• "And most of the people that come and watch the gay Halloween parade, where all those excesses are on display, those are straight families, and they think it's funny. But what people don't think is so funny is when two middle-aged lawyers who are married to each other move in next door to you and your wife and they have adopted a Korean girl and they want to send her to school with your children and they want to socialize with you and share a drink over the backyard fence. That creeps people out, especially Christians. So, I don't think gay marriage is a conservative issue. I think it's a radical issue." Edmund White talks to Salon.com.

• Orlando: Come Out With Pride
draws 50,000 (above right).

• The gay guys who're more homophobic than straight guys. You know the type...

• "How would you feel about your tax dollars going to pay some black fag in New York to take pictures of other black fags?" Chicago teacher David Burk shapes young minds. One of his students takes offence and complains; the teacher later receives a warning letter. Yes, you heard right: a warning.

• New York City prostitution sting "part of a plan to close adult entertainment venues that cater to a gay clientele."

Shareholders ask Walt Disney to include "ex-Gays" in company's non-discrimination policies.

• Why have vampires "overwhelmed pop culture"? I frequently wonder myself - the genre leaves me cold (although I've recently discovered True Blood). It's because "
young straight women want to have sex with gay men".

• And whilst we're on the subject, True Blood "
connects vampirism to homosexuality explicitly".

• Buju Banton
meets with San Francisco gay activists...

• ...but don't get too excited. He later
says, "There is no end to the war between me and faggot."

• Maybe she had the hump about the pepper gas sprayed at a concert on Tuesday.

Cancel Buju Banton is keeping tabs on the tour with a full list of canceled shows (and those that have been rescheduled).

• Gay sex club will turn Gloucester into "Sodom and Gomorrah". Some people have all the luck.

• The Conservative MP responsible for creating
Section 28, David Wilshire, has been forced to stand down following revelations that he stole taxpayer money. Wilshire has opposed every piece of pro-LGBT legislation.

• Is this the earliest use of the word 'gay' in reference to homosexuality?

• Peter Tatchell:
We are making huge strides in the battle against homophobia.

• Irish schools get a guide - Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students in Post-Primary Schools – Guidance for Principals and School Leaders - to help teachers learn about the issues facing LGBT youth.

• Lord Waheed Alli, a
gay success story.

Gay people deterred from teaching due to homophobia.

How class background affects male sex workers.

• JO over a train set, kick them around a bit, and crab meat too. Not for me, really - anyone interested? The ad is
here.

"I've hit my boyfriend. I've plonked him on the head." With a meat cleaver.

• Plastic-face X Factor judge Dannii Minogue generates nearly
4,000 complaints following her "joke" about Danyl Johnson's sexuality.
video
• Ian Baynham, victim of a homophobic attack in Trafalgar Square, dies.

• Three teenagers - two 17-year-old females and one 18-year-old male - have been arrested in connection with the murder.

• A vigil
will be held between 2000-2200hrs on Trafalgar Square, Friday, 30th October.

• Stephen Gately: columnist Jan Moir uses his death to "slam the gay 'lifestyle' and the 'happy-ever-after myth of civil partnerships'."

• Stephen Gately:
Twitter and Facebook outrage over Jan Moir's Stephen Gately article.

• Stephen Gately: Why there was nothing 'human' about Jan Moir's column on the death of Stephen Gately, Charlie Brooker writes. "It's like gazing through a horrid little window into an awesome universe of pure blockheaded spite. Spiralling galaxies of ignorance roll majestically against a backdrop of what looks like dark prejudice, dotted hither and thither with winking stars of snide innuendo."

• Stephen Gately: Alastair Campbell writes of the Moir's newspaper:
it's the media equivalent of dogshit.

• Stephen Gately: Derren Brown says,
"No use just being cross. Complain where it matters."

• Stephen Gately: Stephen Fry
weighs in with, "I gather a repulsive nobody writing in a paper no one of any decency would be seen dead with has written something loathesome and inhumane."

• Stephen Gately: the repulsive nobody herself
responds.

• Stephen Gately:
No marching or shouting but Stephen Gately was a gay rights hero.

• Russian singers and writers call for an end to discrimination against the LGBT community.

• Remember last week's news about the Muslim football team, Bebel, who refused to play against Paris Foot Gay?
"Bebel director Zahir Belgharbi insisted there had been 'a misunderstanding' and sent out a statement through club lawyer Benedicte Puybasset indicating they were indeed ready 'to play the match'."

• But it's too little too late. Bebel have now been "
excluded from the Leisure Football Commission for making discriminatory comments and refusing a match."

• The Superior Justice Tribunal of Galicia brands the acquittal of Jacobo Piñeiro Rial "defective, absurd, illogical and arbitrary" and orders a new trial. Piñeiro spent an afternoon in a gay bar, before going home with a gay bartender, whereafter he stabbed the bartender and his partner 57 times. The jury accepted Piñeiro's gay panic defense. Andrés Duque
writes for Blabbeando, "Piñeiro told police that he had been particularly disgusted by the fact that a black Brazilian man made sexual advances, using some of the vilest racist terms possible."

• The Italian couple who didn't get that their holiday was a gay cruise. Left, one of the images used to advertise the Revuelta cruise.

• "I make no apology in saying decisively and emphatically that the government of Jamaica remains irrevocably opposed to the recognition, legitimization or acceptance of same-sex marriages or same-sex unions."
Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding shows the poison seeps from the top all the way down.

• International human rights groups unite to challenge Uganda's new
anti-gay laws.

• South African
house of ill repute has "boys in chains, naked days and African sex".

• Australian immigration officials
conspire to humiliate refugee Bangladeshi couple.

India's first old age home for gay men.

• Iran
executes another man for homosexual acts.

• Swedish sixth graders file a
gender discrimination complaint against Toys"R"Us. The complaint was upheld.

• The warship
built from pieces of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers.

• Barack Obama:
Top 10 unfulfilled pledges.

• Barack Obama: fourth grader
asks, "Why do people hate you?

• Barack Obama: Andy Towle
writes, "Elsewhere, Glenn Beck put some Vicks under his eyes and got weepy and nostalgic for the good old days — lost America (back when, you know, Black guys were just football players and not the President)."

• Barack Obama:
Joe Biden - the worrying rise of Barack Obama's Mr Wrong.

• Barack Obama: Fox News
'waging war against Barack Obama'.

• Remind me, what year is it again? I could have sworn it was 2009, not 1909:
US mixed race couple denied marriage licence. "I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way," justice of the peace Keith Bardwell said. "I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else."

• Meanwhile in Pennsylvania, a father tries for a booty call
with his daughter. On Facebook. Hw wrote to her, "Not many other fathers and daughters are this brave, so not many of them are so lucky to experience all these pleasures." Actually, that's not true - lots and lots of heterosexual men are trying to have sex with their underage offspring.

• Imitation is the best form of flattery (like certain blogs who suddenly decided to brand their male model photo spreads LENSED). Introducing Shanghai Pentagonal Mart. Looks like...

• Stephen Fry has
something to say about Chinese and Japanese eating habits.

• The Big Picture: China, as seen by Elizabeth Dalziel (
38 pictures).
china
Love jihad: Muslim fundamentalists use boy hunks as bait.

• God is
not the Creator after all! OMG!

• Jehovah's Witness Watchtower magazine warns
against higher education. "See that teacher dude — he's trying to corrupt the young man by daring to suggest that he goes to university — oh the perversion!"

• In Rio de Janeiro? Check out the Spirit of Brazil exhibit at Centro Cultural Justiça Federal, where dozens of photographers will "exhibit one photo that to them captures the spirit of Brazil". It runs until 15th November. Left, Murillo Meirelles' entry.

• Louis Smith's qualifying performance (
video) on Tuesday was "devastatingly absorbing stuff". Just like the boy himself.

• London 2012 pictograms ("to many designers... one of those dream projects") launched.

• Metropolitan Police officers
accused of racially abusing teenagers. "He said something like 'you're fucking here robbing people, while British soldiers are getting killed in Iraq'."

• But does the whistleblower
have a grudge?

Buy a gold bar off the shelf at Harrods. A snip at £250,000.

50 most annoying things about the internet.

The // is the least of the web's problems. I hadn't realised it was one to begin with.

• Polaroid camera: it's back.

• Giant TVs: California set to
ban 'em.

Air Multiplier: but does it work?

• Is your living room stuck in a
technology time warp?

• "Well, that's
one way of solving your energy crisis."

• Global warming
cooling.

Are you good at masturbating? Then here's how to stay fit...

• A
sexual tsunami!

Thai HIV vaccine: was it all hype?

• Eating chocolate
blunts pain.

• Stephen Gately:
what is fluid on the lungs?

• Animal pictures of the week (
28 pictures). Above right, and below, vet Nguyen Viet Hai plays with a moon bear in Hanoi, Vietnam. Lucky bear.
animal pictures of the week
• Cows have psychological needs that must be met.

• City of Stockholm is a
bunny boiler.

100 Facts About Pandas. Now that's my kinda
book.

Albino animals!
world animal day 2
• The Big Picture: World Animal Day 2009 (41 pictures). This is a particularly stunning set of pictures, above and below.
world animal day
• Does Dizzee Rascal like money?

• Stephen Gately: who is Georgi Dochev?

• Stephen Gately:
10 other mysterious celebrity deaths.

• Stephen Gately:
a life in pictures.

• Stephen Gately: funeral,
in pictures.

• Stephen Gately: proud to be Gaelic.

True Blood: is a
gay sex scene on the cards? And if so can it be a threeway featuring Jason Stackhouse, Lafayette Reynolds and Eggs?

• This week's Gays of our Lives with Anthony D. Langford, with everything gay in soap. Left, Ravi in Hollyoaks (there's a series of sexy snaps from his barechested street fight with delicious Calvin Valentine here).

Queer As Folk's former supertwink Randy Harrison to
play Andy Warhol "Pop!"

• Remember Footballer's Wives bisexual sex fiend, Conrad Gates? The actor who played him, Ben Price, is to play Nick Tilsley in Coronation Street.

• And another bisexual of yesteryear, This Life's Ferdy Garcia, is recalled, with actor Ramon Tikaram
cast in EastEnders.

• Clarke Peters (Lester Freamon in The Wire) will star in a new Doctor Who spin-off.

Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place... Now Dallas is set for a
re-launch.

• And the BBC is bringing back Upstairs, Downstairs.

• The emergency exit man
has a life too.

Furniture II (left), a collection of furniture by Atelier Van Lieshout.

PARCS (right), a collection of modular furniture by London designers PearsonLloyd.

• Leather toys.

Slit Court (left), in Japan.

41 Cooper Square (right), New York.

• This fireplace is the most beautiful object in the world.
Apparently.

• Plastic boy slut is back! And it's a dream come true - Cristiano Ronaldo replaces Beckham at Armani. I cannot WAIT to see the pictures.


This edition of
The Week According To Garçon Stupide
was built from articles collated during the week
10th-16th October 2009.



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

6 comments:

Eric Arvin said...

I was raised a Jehovah's Witness. I should sue them for all the damn therapy I've had to go through...lol....Hmmm...that's not a bad idea!

Seriously, it's a bigoted mess of a religion.

corvedacosta said...

Obama is so childish sometimes. Fighting Fox News is a failed war. He will never win the media unless he has a network. OOPS he has CNN and MS NBC

.::RoCkii*BoXxE::. said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOVES IT!

Dusty Boot said...

As always, it's very entertaining and insightful!

thegayte-keeper said...

God didn't create the world after all...LOVED IT!!!

Taylor Siluwe said...

Yes. That cult is dangerous to individual thought. They've long decried higher education, though resently claim to have changed this policy (which is bull, as you can see). Higher education and all sources of information (the internet) not produced by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (a billion dollar publishing empire) are all frowned upon - lest their 6 million global leemings/slaves/faithful wake up from their beautiful dream that the earth will one day be a paradise where lions only eat Mangos.

*sigh* Religion sucks the big one.

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