*"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 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?
*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.
*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).

flood southeast

*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.

Climate change may trigger earthquakes and volcanoes.

*Over-population: The population delusion.

Enough of us now.

The real problem with overpopulation.

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.

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.

The Puma Index.
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.

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





BACK IN JULY, our new occasional feature, "Forum Or Against 'Em", a light-hearted look at the brain-sapping, deranged and frequently hilarious world of internet forums, made its debut. That first excursion was a journey through a thread on entitled, "I Have Sex With My Twin Brother". Today, we'll see what the great and good of really think about race. The thread is "Just Because Somebody Isn't Attracted To A Certain Race". Enjoy. Or not, after the jump... JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY ISN'T ATTRACTED TO A CERTAIN RACE _affiliate_: THAT DOESN'T MAKE THEM RACIST. IT'S CALLED A PREFRENCE. IT GETS ON MY NERUES. ON @DAM4@DAM WHEN I TELL A WHITE GUY. IM NOT INTERESTED. THEN THEY SAY. IM RACIST. PFFT. yet_and_still: I can't help it if some races give me gas. danjerousone: I failed my summer challenge to get it wit more white boys than black summer I'mma do one from every continent swishersosweet: REMEMBER NO WHITE BOYS AFTER LABOR DAY me-and-who: YEAH YOU RITE YOU SO SEXY THATS WHY THEY ALL WANT YOU BLACK WHITE LATINO IT DOESNT MATTER csg2fly0: Depends on the reason. If a white man says he doesn't date black men because they're all ignorant, loud, and uneducated, then yea....he's racist. If a black man doesn't white men because he doesn't find them physically attractive, then probably not racist (even though I can't imagine how one can find an entire group of people, especially that big, to be unattractive). all_a_dream: That's the damn truth, but it is so many overly sensitive ass punks on here, who love to run admin and whine, he's a racist, he said he don't like me because I'm white, or s***t like that. aekid08: I knew this topic was going to have black on white undertones in it. Anyway, white guys are sexy. j_starr: i just dont get how a person can say they're not attracted to a WHOLE RACE ? certain features would be understandable, but it makes you sound prejudice when you automatically rule it out. personally i can be attracted to ANY race...there are beautiful people of every race...not just blacks, or just whites. if you dont agree, maybe you need to get off bgc and get out more. the internet is not the only place to meet people musiqprodigy07: If the sole reason that u wouldn't date that person is DUE to their race then yes you are racist. I understand that certain people have a certain preference for this and that but wen u wont give somebody a chance due to the fact that their white/latino/black/etc. Than you are being RACIST. Now wen u wont date somebody due 2 how they act then that's different but if it's due to race, then your being racist. blackboy504: Fellas, nothing is wrong with preferring your own race FIRST. I'm not racist but a black dude catches my attention first. It's only natural! bineemeanz1: IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE REASON "WHY". WHY AREN'T YOU ATTRACTED TO WHITE MEN? THAT'S THE QUESTION YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF. KNOW IT OR NOT, RACISM CAN OCCUR ON THE SUBCONSCIOUS LEVEL (THAT IS, YOU CAN DO SOME THINGS THAT ARE RACIST AND NOT REALIZE YOU ARE DOING THEM, LIKE IF YOU EVER SIT NEXT TO A WHITE GIRL ON A BUS AND SHE PULLS HER BAG CLOSER TO HER). IF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN ATTRACTED TO A WHITE DUDE, THEN YOU SHOULD BE GOOD. BUT IF THEY ALL MAKE YOU SQUIRM, WELL, MAYBE YOU SHOULD JUST CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN IT COMES. LOLZ. scorpiom78: i think most black r hypocrites when it comes to that department.....if you a black man an du not fond of white ppl its ok ppl will give u a tap on the back and say "just preference" BUT IF U A BLACK MAN and u don;t date othe rBLACK MAN its all hell " OMG U SELL OUT!!...YOU HAVE don;t like yurself....blah blah blah".....retraded goldensunshine: ITS ALSO FUNNY HOW MANY WHITE GUYS ON M@NHUNT ARE QUICK TO CALL U A "NIGG3R" IN AN ARGUMENT WHEN U TURN THEM DOWN. WHEN THAT HAPPENED TO ME I WAS LIKE," WOW I DIDNT THINK GAY MEN WERE RACIST TOO" ! LOL blackmajik09: I feel you, bruh... A lotta people on BGC got all swole up when I told 'em not only would I not f***k a white boy, but WHY, I wouldn't f***k a white boy. But it's kinda funny 'cause it shows how much homos equate sex with racial identity and self-worth.... rac⋅ism   /ˈreɪsɪzəm/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [rey-siz-uhm:e56d45b8dc:e09e1367ec:54e3f7ca19] Show IPA Use racism in a Sentence See web results for racism See images of racism –noun 1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others. 2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination. 3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. Now, for those of you who think I am a racist.... How does my choosing not to have sex with white people equate to me saying, 1) I believe that white people are inferior and that black people should rule over them. 2.) I am a policy, system of government that fosters such a doctrine, or 3.) That I hate white people or am intolerant of them? Am I discriminating? Yes. But no more than you all who prefer tall guys over short guys, or athletic guys over thick guys. Everyone's so quick to call it when race is involved, but unless you're 100% equal opportunity, you're guilty of discrimination. Preferences are part of our inherent right to choose, and our body is something that we should share with others at our discretion... What offends me is this notion of "white privilege" where some white people feel that they are entitled to black men, or that black men should be grateful to be the object of their lust. lusitano: Off course it doesn´t make you racist. It is when someone turns around and says we smell like goat cheese etc, they are stepping the line... marquis-de-sade: ...cuz u don't? chuckie_27601: More like a wet, dirty dishrag genesis_x: yall are so silly... on the real tip This is a representative sample of the comments displayed on the forum. Some drawn out debates between individuals have been omitted. Comments and pictures are already in the public domain and have been reproduced here for the purpose of review.

...out of time


Now, that's my idea of a strapline.

Generally speaking, the LGBT community has a pretty poor record when it comes to its history, it seems to me. Harvey Milk, Tom of Finland, Langston Hughes, Bayard Rustin, Albert L. Gordon... So, maybe you know the names, but how much do you really know about who they were and what they did - for Us?

Don't worry though, this isn't a history lecture, we're here to look at ALL THE SAD YOUNG MEN! At Gay On The Range, Ryan Richardson has assembled a collection of gay pulp paperback adult novels from the 1950s and 1960s that "portray a fantasy world full of clichés and misguidedness and absurdities."

It's a strange little time capsule of forgotten cultural artefacts, "a glimpse into a handful of publishers pushing the boundaries of acceptability in the quest for further fistfuls of dollars."

I wonder what these lost literary classics were like, and what happened to the men who read them?

There's plenty more where this came from at
Gay On The Range, and a few more DEPRAVED! gems after the jump...
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