Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SF Pink Triangle Fire An Arson, Investigators Say


(6/29/2009) San Francisco fire officials said Monday that the weekend burning of "The Pink Triangle," a large fabric triangle, spread on the Twin Peaks hillside during the city's gay pride celebration each year, was arson.
"Officially it is an intentionally set fire," said fire department spokeswoman Lt. Mindy Talmadge."There is an active criminal investigation," she added, but said no arrests had been made as of Monday evening.

Talmadge declined to indicate how the fire was believed to have been set, citing the ongoing investigation.The early Sunday morning fire was reported around 5 a.m. near Christmas Tree Point Road.It burned about 25 to 30 feet of the massive Pink Triangle before being extinguished about a half-hour later.

The triangle, which has been displayed during the Pride Parade in San Francisco each year since 1995, pays tribute to the gay victims of the Holocaust and others who have suffered discrimination.

Monday, June 29, 2009

My Grand Marshall Album From SF Pride 2009

Waving to the over 1 million people who attended SF Pride 09
Great workout!

San Francisco City Hall recognizing the Grand Marshalls

Me with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome

Me with my friend and veteran Deputy DA Paul Henderson who is head
of Admin under San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris.

Me and Ongina of Ru Paul's DRAG RACE

Me and two of my fellow gay military service members
Lt Dan Choi & gay Iraqi war veteran and
California congressional candidate Anthony Woods

Me moving a crowd of thousands @ The Hip Hop Stage!

My Grand Marshall Jeep


Actor Darryl Stephens & California Senator Mark Leno

Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshall Bill Beasley

Alvin, thanks to you and your wonderful friend for holding the clubrimshot.com banner
high and taught!....Did I tell you two looked like twins?


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Census to count gay couples

It has been widely reported in the last few days that "the White House said" it was going to start counting same-sex married couples in the U.S. census. Although it's hard to pin down just exactly who in the White House said exactly what, the news is apparently true and it's a big deal to many in the LGBT community. Numbers count in Washington – they justify programs, illustrate the need for certain bills, and give a sense of size for a particular voting bloc. And they can counter a general tendency toward simply ignoring the existence of gays. Complete story here>>>

'Charlie's Angel' Farrah Fawcett dies at 62

LOS ANGELES – Farrah Fawcett, whose luxurious tresses and blinding smile helped redefine sex appeal in the 1970s as one of TV's "Charlie's Angels," died Thursday after battling cancer. She was 62.

The pop icon, who in the 1980s set aside the fantasy girl image to tackle serious roles, died Thursday shortly before 9:30 a.m. PDT in a Santa Monica hospital, spokesman Paul Bloch said.
She burst on the scene in 1976 as one-third of the crime-fighting trio in TV's "Charlie's Angels." A poster of her in a clingy swimsuit sold in the millions.

She left the show after one season but had a flop on the big screen with "Somebody Killed Her Husband." She turned to more serious roles in the 1980s and 1990s, winning praise playing an abused wife in "The Burning Bed."

Transformers’ Racist “Little Black Sambots”

Kevin Clark at The Urban Daily saw this movie and said he was disturbed by the Sambots, robot Sambos who epitomized negative stereotypes of African Americans. Here’s his review.
From UGO.com

One should expect explosions and cleavage in a Michael Bay film, but should one expect the perpetuation of racial stereotypes?

If you snoop around movie sites today, you’ll find references to Mudflap and Skids, twin Autobots from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen who bear more than a passing resemblance to minstrel show depictions of African Americans. CHUD.com aptly dubbed them Little Black Sambots. The wider story is that Mudflap and Skids are just the tip of the insensitive iceberg in Bay’s newest film. Here is a list of what you can expect when you go to see the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Mudflap and Skidz - the aforementioned “from da hood” Autobots with gold teeth, poor grammar, the inability to read (or speak with inside voices) and, final sigh, actual simian features. The voice work (by Spongebob Squarepants’ Tom Kenny) is more of the Howard Stern/Amos & Andy style as opposed to the Chris Rock “daaaaaamn!” variety.
Source>>> also, see video clip below.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Africans Crowd The Bottom of The Life Expectancy List

According to the CIA's world fact book, more people of African Descent around the world and particularly in Africa live shorter lives when compared to other ethnic groups.

In some African nations the life expectancy is only 31 years. While Asian nations fare far better with life expectancy well into the 80's.

It is also a known fact that the U.S. spends more on health care than any other country but according to the CIA world fact book (out of 224 nations) it ranks only 50 (78.11 years) in life expectancy.

And according to the Census Bureau and domestic numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics, Black Americans have an average life expectancy of 73.3 years, five years shorter than white Americans. Black American males have a life expectancy of 69.8 years, slightly longer than the averages for Iran and Syria and slightly shorter than in Nicaragua and Morocco.

Black Church Exorcism Caught On Tape

Years ago (circa 1989), I was invited to a church by a straight "friend" who told the pastor before I arrived that I am gay and was unexpectedly subjected to a similiar situation where I was ambushed by the pastor and his disciples of hate and I eventually and literally, had to twist the pastors arm to escape.

I just remember walking to my car with tears in my eyes. It was years before I went into a church again and even to this day, when I am in church, I often cry when I think of how humiliated I felt about what happened to me on that day.
See my posting "GOD HATES FAGS" by clicking here.

Beyonce Makes Forbes Top 3 Earning Musicians List

You'll have to forgive Madonna, Celine Dion, and Beyonce Knowles if that question shows up on their full, rich lips today, as the three superstar entertainers have given new meaning to the term "well-(high)heeled."

Forbes has just released its list of the top-earning musicians of the last 12 months (June '08-June '09), and according to the business mag's data, which estimates total income generated by recording sales, song publishing, concert tours, and endorsement deals, the top three slots in all of musicdom's money-making this past year go to the three aforementioned divas, with estimated hauls of $110 million (Madonna), $100 million (Dion), and $87 million (Knowles).


Join me this Saturday and Sunday as I produce two Grand, Grand Marshall Parties for SF Pride. One on Saturday in Oakland at the Vibe Lounge with a free reception from 8pm-9:30pm and the other on Sunday, directly after the pride festival at 6pm in San Francisco at Pink Diamonds Strip Club. Click here for SF Pride stage and party info. Plus check out these two arial videos of the two cities by the Bay!

For those unfamiliar with the Bay Area, Oakland is about 15 minutes from San Francisco by car or subway and both easily seen across the Bay from one another...kind of like Manhattan and Brooklyn. Enjoy!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Same Sex Partners To Get Federal Benefits

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, under growing criticism for not seeking to end the ban on openly gay men and women in the military, is extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.

Obama plans to announce his decision on Wednesday in the Oval Office, a White House official said Tuesday. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the president hadn't yet signed the presidential memorandum.
The official said Obama would release more details on Wednesday.
Complete story here>>>

Monday, June 8, 2009

Is Whitney Back?

( New York, NY – June 4, 2009) Whitney Houston’s new album will be released worldwide September 1, 2009 on Arista Records. This is Whitney’s 7th studio album. Since her 1985 self-titled debut, she has built an illustrious career that has generated over 170 million combined worldwide sales of albums, singles and videos. Cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as music’s “most awarded female artist of all time,” with an unsurpassed tally of 411 awards, inclusive of 6 Grammy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, 23 American Music Awards and 16 Billboard Music Awards…Houston remains a singular force in music today.

Click here for more information and be sure to visit http://www.whitneyhouston.com/ regularly for up-to-date album information, exclusive photos and breaking news!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Make Me A Super Model Finale Disappoints....Me

At long last, it's time to deliver the results. Shockingly, Jonathan is eliminated first followed by my favorite Sandhurst. In the end, it's Branden who walks away with the title and don't think that coming into this as the underdog did anything to diminish that ego of his. Oh no. He still wants the ladies to call him. Sandhurst, you were robbed!
Call me....

Tiger Woods Dubai Golf Course Delayed

LONDON, England -- (CNN) -- The construction of the first golf course designed by Tiger Woods, currently being built on the outskirts of Dubai, has been hit by delays.

The "Tiger Woods Dubai" was seen as the Emirate's crowning glory in its bid to become a hub for golf development, after attracting other marquee-name designers including Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Greg Norman to the area.

But CNN has exclusively learned that the official opening of Woods' 18 holes on the Al Ruwaya course, due to be ready by September, will now not take place until at least April.
It is understood that just six holes will be opened in September, three of which were fully grassed in May before the heat of summer, where temperatures often reach 45 degrees Celsius.
The $1 billion project being built by construction company Tatweer includes 197 "palaces, mansions and villas" over an area of 55 million square feet and was launched in 2006 to much fanfare.

Phase one of the project, which includes the golf course, an academy and driving range was due to be completed in the last quarter of this year. The second phase, which includes 360,000 square feet boutique hotel and the gated village is scheduled to be completed by the second or third quarter of 2010.

A spokesperson for the course denied there were any delays. "In terms of the timeline to club opening, we will announce our specific timeline and opening closer to the opening date in conjunction with IMG and Tiger Woods," said the spokesperson.
It is another blow for the Emirate where other projects have been subject to difficulties in recent times. Developers such as Leisurecorp, the company behind the $20 million "Race to Dubai" event have been blighted by falling land prices.

Real estate consultancy Colliers International recently reported property prices in Dubai had plunged 41 percent during the first three months of 2009.
Colliers said prices had fallen as global finance has dried up and job opportunities in Dubai have declined.