Thursday, 21 July 2016

RIP - Garry Marshall

A true giant and icon of the industry.

Please be upstanding, a legend has departed the stage.

D
xox

Sunday, 17 July 2016

So Hot Saturday - Heimdall aka Idris Elba

Played brilliantly by the all round fabulousness that is Idris Elba.

Enjoy your Saturday everyone!

D
xx



Saturday, 16 July 2016

Friday, 15 July 2016

Gay Black Man Found Hanging From A Tree In Atlanta

What the hell?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

RIP London Jermaine

 
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The identity of the gay black man found hanging from a tree in Georgia has been revealed.
Michael George Smith Jr, known to friends as London Jermaine, who was just 22 years old, was discovered hanged from a tree in Piedmont Park last week.
Atlanta police and the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed it was a suicide. Many on social media feared it was a ‘modern day lynching’.
There were no defensive wounds on Smith’s body, police said, and no signs of a struggle. Police found a shoe print on a garbage can, next to the tree, that matched Smith’s shoes. There were also marks from where he had climbed the tree.
Minutes before his body was found, Smith wrote his Facebook: ‘I see y’all in the next Life… Deadass. Father forgive me.’
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A Georgia Tech student, he said his family were deeply opposed to his sexuality.
On 17 June, he posted a screen capture of a conversation in which a sibling told him: ‘God doesn’t born gay people. You make yourself gay.’
Smith said: ‘My mother is teaching my siblings to dispise Gays.. I’m done with Life. I’m Hurt To The Core.’
A few days earlier, he write: ‘Being Gay in America is Hard. Being Black in America is Hard. Imagine being both #NoH8.’
As Project Q Atlanta reports, Smith went to a hospital to be treated for food poisoning. A day later, he said he was undergoing a CT scan.
‘Please No To Have Colon Cancer…I thought I was free of everything.’
Friends have gone on Facebook to pay tribute:
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2 Cents Worth Thursday - Gay Republicans

So there have been a few posts/tweets/news pieces on how Gay Republicans are outraged and furious at the RNC's policy platform, details of which were released on Tuesday.  Here's my response....


HOW CAN YOU BE SURPRISED?!


Firstly - to me the idea of a Gay Republican is a complete anathema.  Its like an anti-Semitic Jew.  Which of course leads one to the next synergistic thought of how hard must Gay Republicans hate themselves to ally with a party that has always - currently does - and probably will for decades HATE with a fervor the ENTIRE LGBT community, regardless of if they choose to vote Republican.

Secondly - Dear Gay Republicans.  The Republicans only added the inclusion of electricity to their policy jacket over the last 20 years.  What on EARTH are you thinking when you decry that they don't like you?  Roe v Wade was decided in 1973 - 43 years ago - and they STILL hate women for their right to choose.  Women are considered second class citizens by Republicans and you think you're going to get equal footing when vagina loving middle class White Men don't think much of women???
Thirdly - How broken and damaged must you be to ally with a Political Party that believes YOU and YOUR PARTNER/HUSBAND are an affront to their beliefs?  Are you secretly a member of Opus Dei who flagellates themselves in the dark of night whilst crying as you realize you must be the abomination that they say you are?

Fourth and by no means least - WAKE.  UP.  It is time to tell your Daddy "I'm a big boy now" and stand on you OWN two feet and make adult decisions like the rest of us do.  Be informed.  Be an individual.  Be a man.  Be resolute.  Be all of these things as they will make you both whole and healthy.  Currently, you appear as emotional cripples with Daddy issues so large they make the Statue of Liberty resemble Cindy Brady.

There are times when I look at people and I genuinely wonder if they were dropped on the head as children, because it is the ONLY reason I can come up with why people would suit up with the Haters.

That's my 2 Cents Worth.

Blessings always.
Damien
xox

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Monday, 11 July 2016

Black Lives Matter

Because right now they are the ones in crisis.

I will never know fear during a traffic stop - should I have one.
I will not have to have a "talk" with family members about how to behave with police.
I will never be automatically labelled as "thug".
I will always be a priority for police, not a target.
I will always have the upper hand socially because of my skin being white.
I will be thought of as a white man even before being referred to as a gay man.
I will choose to either be part of the problem or the solution.

I choose to be part of the solution.

I will pull up my friends and family if they say racist discourse.
I will take the time and effort to educate myself on white privilege.
I will recognize that even as a gay man, I still benefit from privilege as sexuality can be hidden.
I will never be a bystander to racism, I will intervene.
I will cherish my friends of color.
I will defend my friends of color.
I will never allow my friends of color to feel uncomfortable around me or others.

Black Lives Matter.

Black Lives are being extinguished right now and White America needs to step up to be part of the solution.

D
x

Sunday, 10 July 2016

So Hot Saturday - Joseph Gatt

I have no words.  This man does things for me in all the right and wrong places ;-)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Blessings
Damien
xox

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