Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sean Penn Plays Gay Rights Activist HARVEY MILK


Who was Harvey Milk?

If you live in the Bay Area, see the film in San Francisco
at the Castro Theater where it all happened in the Castro district.
In spite of the Castro's past and recent anti-black history, I will be there
in honor of this man's fight for gay rights and for my friend Matthew Riutta who worked so hard on this film.


Thursday, November 20, 2008


Dubai United Arab Emerits (UAE) is the New York of the Middle East...but wealthier and more extravagant. It has become a hot spot for the rich and famous to include hollywood celebrities and music moguls. The metropolis of the Middle East is taking architechtural design into the 21st century and beyond. And while Dubai certainly has its sites set on designing a futuristic city for the world's rich and famous, it's laws and social policies are as ancient as the Koran.

A July 2008, Huffington Post article stated that police in the Gulf tourist hub of Dubai said that they detained 17 foreign men for allegedly being gay and wearing women's clothing in malls and other public places.

Police spokesman Zuhair Horoun said the men were either visiting or working in Dubai. He says they were detained but would not elaborate.

Dubai's Gulf News reported that police detained "40 cross-dressing tourists." The discrepancy in the numbers couldn't immediately be explained.

The paper quotes Dubai's police chief as saying the arrests are part of a campaign against "transvestites."
Despite Dubai's Western outlook, homosexuality is illegal in the Muslim city-state.

FAGGOT - XEM Van Adams

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wanda Sykes Is Gay

Comedian Wanda Sykes says the passage of a same-sex marriage ban in California has led her to become more outspoken about being gay. "You know, I don't really talk about my sexual orientation. I didn't feel like I had to. I was just living my life, not necessarily in the closet, but I was living my life," Sykes told a crowd at a gay rights rally in Las Vegas on Saturday.

"Everybody that knows me personally they know I'm gay. But that's the way people should be able to live their lives," she said. Sykes, who is known for her feisty and blunt style, said the passage of California's Proposition 8 made her feel like she was "attacked." "Now, I gotta get in their face," she said. "I'm proud to be a woman. I'm proud to be a black woman, and I'm proud to be gay."

Sykes' appearance at the Las Vegas rally surprised organizers. She was in town performing at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
I know that I am so disappointed that they passed it. If gays and lesbians love each other don’t they have a right to get married? Wanda Sykes being moved about the whole situation has decided to go public and announce she is gay.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


SCARED STRAIGHT INTO VOTING FOR 8: Are African Americans the most homophobic people in America?

African American voters in California voted overwhelmingly for Prop 8, writing anti-gay discrimination into California’s constitution and banning same-sex marriage.

Seventy percent (70%) of African American voters approved Prop 8, according to exit polls, compared to 53% of Latino voters, 49% of white voters, 49% of Asian voters.

How is it that one of California's smallest minorities (6%) and arguably the most discriminated group in America, "African Americans", could vote to legally discriminate against anyone knowing what we as a people have been through in this country?

It is amazing how the oppressed become the oppressors. So many black church ministers in America have gone rogue (which is nothing new) and launched all out attacks on groups and individuals that don't fit in with their religious views. From Reverend Wright to Pastor Manning, these are just two examples of how everything that is preached in the pulpit isn't about loving your fellow man or uniting and helping the community.

Am I stating that all black churches or black people are bad people? Am I saying that black people are weak and not a strong people? Of course not! What I am stating is that many (if not most) black preachers perpetuate hateful rhetoric against gay people in America and prey on the fears of their church members. (see my blog entry GOD Hates Fags)

Why do people believe that the rights of the minority should be up for popular vote anyway?
Imagine if slavery would have been left up to the vote of the people, black people would still be slaves!

I think that Black people are afraid. As a matter of fact, I believe that black people are the most fearful group in American history. Our ancestors were conditioned by the slave master to be afraid. Christianity was twisted and distorted and used to enslave our ancestors by creating a culture of fear that has been handed down through the generations.

Black churches have (in the name of Jesus) convinced us that if we don't walk right, talk right, dress right, have sex right or vote right, we will go to straight to hell.

Black churches have adopted the same practices handed down from our slave handlers using the bible as a way to keep black people in check and to whip us into submission.
Another manifestation of our fear is self loathing. We see it in statistics about our health, black on black crime, prison incarceration rates and substance abuse, etc.

As a people, many of us are simply embarrassed. So many of us (African Americans) will do whatever it takes to prevent any additional social "strikes" against us. Many of us will even deny others their rights if we believe our chances of getting into heaven will increase.

Many heterosexual black women (who tend to be well represented within black churches) are also afraid that their chances of finding a husband is essentially in jeopardy and that by voting for Prop 8 they will somehow stop the perceived exodus of black men to the gay side and secure a man for themselves.
I believe that if civil rights for certain groups (other than heterosexual black people) were left up to the black majority, there would be a new form of legalized slavery in America, especially in regards to the LGBT community. Denying gay people their rights is a direct insult to everyone that ever fought for civil rights and democracy in America and around the world.

And although the Mormon Church (white folks) played a huge role in raising the money to ensure the success of Prop 8, many black churches in California jumped right on the band wagon by encouraging their members to Vote Yes on the measure.

Barack Obama's experience with Reverend Wright proves my point that Black Churches cancel out the good that they do by preaching hateful and divisive messages from the pulpit and encouraging their congregations to follow suit.

When Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech in Grant Park, he made it clear that America is a multi-fabric cloth that includes gay people. And that their is no room in a progressive America for discrimination of any kind.

Obama is clear that anyone who is against this vision of equality for all is indeed against the very ideals that will heal America and move our nation forward.

I urge black people regardless of your sexual orientation to go out and support your brothers and sisters who are "gay" and stop the oppressive behaviors that have been programmed into the black collective psyche. Can't you see that you are killing your people?

The concepts espoused by Barack Obama, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X are not just for black people, they are words for all oppressed people seeking equality.

Gay and lesbian people in America will have equal rights and it will happen in my lifetime.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Unemployment Climbs To 5 Year High

WASHINGTON — The nation's unemployment rate bolted above the psychologically important 6 percent level last month for the first time in five years _ and it's likely to go even higher in the months ahead, possibly throwing the economy into a tailspin as Americans pick a new president.

A blizzard of pink slips propelled the jobless rate from 5.7 percent in July to 6.1 percent in August, the Labor Department reported Friday. Such a sharp increase is usually a strong recession warning, and it dashed investors' hopes for a late-year recovery.

Worried about the economy and their own business prospects, employers cut payrolls by 84,000 in August, marking the eighth straight month of losses.

So far this year, a staggering 605,000 jobs have vanished _ slightly less than the population of Alaska. The economy needs to generate more than 100,000 new jobs a month for employment to remain stable.

Richard Yamarone, economist at Argus Research, feared that the jobless rate would cause consumers and businesses to "move from a moderately concerned stage to outright fear" and reduce their spending even more.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Can you feel a brand new day?

Song from the movie THE WIZ

joes blog


Why is the state that is home to "Hotlanta" and considered home of America's black mecca and so many black LGBT people, a red state?

Why did Obama lose in Georgia?

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Video That Inspired Many....Will He Prevail?

Related links 1 2 3 4 5 6

California Democratic Voter Cheat Sheet

California Democratic Voter Cheat Sheet
Vote Monday if you can!
Please Print And Use To Vote


President & Vice President of The United States - Barack Obama / Joe Biden
CALIFORNIA United States Representative - Barbara Lee (member of congress)

State Senator - Loni Hancock (California Assemblywoman)Member of The State Assembly - Sandre R. Swanson (Assembly Member 16th District)Judicial - No recommendation


Prop 1A - (no recommendation)
Prop 2 - YES
Prop 3 - YESProp 4- NO
Prop 5 - NO
Prop 6 - NO
Prop 7 - YES
Prop 8-NO
Prop 9- NO
Prop 10 - YESProp 11- NOProp 12 - (no recommendation)


Oakland City Council - Rebecca Kaplan
N - YES (school)
OO - YES (youth)