Friday, 3 July 2015

Holly Woodlawn: Bring Holly Home

Holly Woodlawn, the beloved, iconic transgender LBGT pioneer and Warhol superstar is very ill. 

She is currently in the hospital in Los Angeles in a private room. The hospital has asked that we not give out the name because they are already fielding many phonecalls about Holly and are not set up to handle it. Holly cannot speak on the telephone now and her condition is dire. She is undergoing investigative measures to determine exactly the nature of the lesions discovered on her brain and lungs. There are also other physical conditions challenging her recovery. Holly's has made it clear that she wants to return home, surrounded by friends and if she must die, she doesn't want to die in a nursing home.

We who love Holly, hope to raise enough funds to continue her care and hopefully bring Holly home with 24 hour nursing care , after she recuperates in a nursing home. Currently, we have no means to achieve these goals, which also include provisions for her funeral and to secure her last resting place. Holly gave visibility long before it was comfortable to do so and also gave thousands of people both hope and pleasure.

Please contribute and help us bring Holly home and please, please share this widely.

Gofundme.

With a cruel irony, Warhol's One Dollar Bill (Silver Certificate) sold for £20 million at Sotheby's yesterday.

Maybe the seller and buyer could donate some money?


Full disclosure: Posted earlier today but bumped up cause I hate seeing GSN at the top of the page.

Gay Star News: Adorable!

Kids + gay marriage + will warm your heart + adorable = GSN BINGO!

Cause sentimental crap makes their world go round.

The sad thing is I think they've no idea what a gay cliché machine they are.


There's also something of a classic Gay Star News 'news' story today.

They've finally cottoned on that the 'Relentlessy gay garden' story may - just possibly - be a hoax.

Poor GSN, always the last to know...

No apologies for running a totally credulous news story about this last month.

Even though anyone with an IQ higher than a labrador's could see it stank.

Queerty did the same thing a week ago.

But GSN oblivious to this, only ran their story after Mail Online had picked up on Queerty's story two days ago!

Again, if all the gay news media is doing is re-running stories they've seen in the straight press - and GSN's is a clear copy of the Mail's - then there is no point to the gay news media.

Facebook Rainbows: Take Down Your Flags

It’s now easy, popular and politically expedient to raise the rainbow flag for marriage equality, since 60 percent of Americans support it. But being an LGBT person is still difficult. In some states, it’s still legal to be fired or evicted for being gay. And the gay marriage ruling won’t end the crises of homelessness, harassment and suicide suffered by LGBT people. A record number of LGBT people, especially trans women of color, are being killed and HIV rates are still astronomically high among gay and bisexual men.

Covering your profile picture in rainbow colors doesn’t change any of those truths. Some have argued that this kind of “slacktivism” promotes awareness, motivates people to take action and could subtly persuade opponents of same-sex marriage to change their views. But a 2014 study suggested that people who make these token displays of support often do it simply to boost their own public images without making any real sacrifice to benefit the cause...


The co-opting of symbols and movements is not unique to Facebook’s rainbow-flag campaign. Throughout history, the powerful have taken credit for social progress they did not participate in, or, in some cases, actively fought against...

Facebook did not invent co-opting, but it allowed it to happen en masse this week. It gave an unprecedented number of people the power to claim understanding of a struggle they do not actually know. When millions of people cloak themselves in a symbol without understanding what it means, they dilute that symbol’s power.


Peter Moskowitz, Washington Post.

PS The 26 million people who've put up a rainbow flag online will be thrilled to know Facebook is using them to spy on you.

PPS Radical Faeries and trans activists against Facebook's ban on adopted names.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

BBC Radio 4: Chemsex

Being a modern multi-media kinda guy I've been livetweeting during this Radio 4 shock doc. >>>

Might not calm down enough from hearing about the FULL ABJECT HORROR OF THIS SORDID GAY DRUGS DEATH CULT for a bit, but will try and write something like a proper review soon. x

PS Mobeen Azhar summarizes his programme in an article for Attitude online.

There's also a 10 minute report on the Victoria Derbyshire Programme on iPlayer (1.20 in).

You also might find this of interest; Sigma Research's The Chemsex Study: Drug Use In Sexual Settings Among Gay and Bisexual Men In Lambeth, Sothwark & Lewisham.

It's a serious and thorough piece of research, and not more of the dodgy and sensationalist narco-hysteria about gay men and drugs that the straight and gay media like to fixate on.

Hillary Clinton: Thank You Ma'am!

Back in 2009 (four years before the current presidential hopeful formally endorsed marriage equality), then-Secretary of State Clinton expressed concern over purported torture of gay men in Iraq in one of many released conversations from 2009 with her adviser Cheryl Mills, reports the Washington Blade.

“So sad and terrible," wrote Clinton of the alleged antigay brutality in Iraq. "We should ask Chris Hill to raise this w govt. If we ever get Posner confirmed we should emphasize LGBT human rights.” ...


And that, unbelievably, is the story.

Yup, Clinton once sent a private email saying she thought reports of gay men in Iraq being tortured and murdered was 'sad and terrible', this was in the chaos unleashed in the wake of a criminal war she'd always supported.

One wonders what sadness she felt over the countless gay men that must have died as 'collateral damage'.

And what would she do about it?

Send in the rainbow-coloured drones?

And this - apparently - shows she has 'always' supported LGBT rights, even though she was speaking out against equal marriage at the time.

The gay media's fawning over this appalling woman is sickening.

Here's a quick corrective, Codepink's Medea Benjamin on Hillary The Hawk.

Her election campaign looks like being political pinkwashing defined.

I doubt her own press office could think they'd get away with trying to push such utter bilge.

The above epic exercise in point-missing puffery was regurgitated by both of our own pink stenographers to power, Pink News (New emails reveal Hillary Clinton thought Iraq's treatment of gays was 'sad and terrible'), and Gay Star News, who gave it the exact same crass spin as the Advocate... 

You cannot hope to bribe or twist,
the homosexual journalist.

But seeing what the man will do 
unbribed, 
there's really no occasion to.

Humbert Wolfe, 1930, adapted.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

USA Today: Kids In America

A little girl stands up to an anti-gay preacher at a rally held in Ohio after the US declared same-sex marriages legal.

This video is AWESOME! and ADORABLE!

The Mail Online says so.

If only we could get cute 7 year-old kids to fight all our battles for us.

And look at this little screamer at New York Pride!


He's also ADORABLE! and AWESOME!

You go 'girl'! etc etc

Best forget that when Westboro Baptist Church drag their children along to demos we think it's APPALLING, eh?

PS Kids say the funniest things... about gay marriage. Hahaha! Aww... etc etc.

John Waters: Is It Porn Or Is It ART?

A mood of nostalgia permeates the exhibition. I ask him to explain an image of a crab. “There’s no such thing as crabs any more because young people don’t have pubic hair any more. So where did they all go? They’re extinct! So I had to bring them back.” He stands back from the image to get a better view. “It’d take a brave collector to hang that above their couch. I’d rather have crabs than bedbugs. You can get rid of crabs in a day.”

Waters is not just nostalgic for being hated then, but nostalgic for old school STDs. Another piece called Poultry consists of covers of old gay porn novels with the word “chicken” in the title and depicting young, nubile gay men in various states of rudery. Each book is from Waters’ extensive collection. “I guess nobody says chicken any more in that context,” says Waters wistfully. “Now the gay slang is twink.”


And then there’s the stroller I stumbled across when I entered the show. The restraining straps look like they’re from a bondage fetishist’s closet, and the seat is decorated with the names of gay clubs including The Toilet and Blow Buddies, the latter with its striking logo of a penis in mid-ejaculation. If only, I think, the gallery had a gift shop, this baby buggy would be a top seller.

This stroller, too, is nostalgic. “Those are all real places that existed in the 60s and 70s. But today in those neighbourhoods, like the Castro district in San Francisco, you see gay couples with strollers with kids. Who’d ever have thought it would happen?” Blow Buddies, I’m happy to relate, still thrives in San Francisco. “So I’m just putting them both together to celebrate the gay world and show things change and become even more confusing.” ...


The Guardian

The interview is titled John Waters: I want to be despised.

Must be frustrating then that these days he seems universally adored.

The exhibition Beverly Hills John is at Sprüth Magers, London.

Gay Star News: Hello, I Must Be Going

Gay Star News - the worst gay website in the world - has 'had an upgrade'.

Much loved by thousands among the burgeoning gay-idiot community who adore their reprinted press releases, days-old 'news', right-wing goonery, heteronormativity, public displays of corporate annilingus, illiteracy and sentimental hokum, GSN reveal their thrilling new direction by starting a new section, Gay Star Homes.

As Gay Star News has nothing but utter contempt for their readers, this is basically just an excuse to publish even more advertorial, mainly by the estate agents Knight Frank.

Unjoy!

Norman Lamb MP: Addresses The Burning Issues Of The Day

...Should they should have gay characters in Peppa Pig, or is there a limit?

If you impose arbitrary limits, you’re saying that actually at heart, it’s not equatable. It should absolutely not be out of bounds, which it appears to be at the moment.

It is inconsistent with the philosophy that has led to the legislation. That’s the principle point. So, we have to be clear and consistent.

If we’re not, it still tells that teenager, who is struggling to come to terms with her sexuality, that there is something not quite normal about how they feel. And that puts unfair strain on that individual which we should not be prepared to tolerate.


Actual question and answer with the Lib Dem leadership candidate in a Pink News interview.

He sounds like a light-hearted and fun kinda guy, doesn't he?

PS Mail Online readers were somewhat vexed by this gay piggies and the kiddies conundrum.


Update: Thursday's Metro - I think the 'Which kids' TV characters are gay?' thing might be getting a bit old now...

Tweet Of The Month Award: June 2015


Artist Paul Coombs came out as the man behind the 'ISIS Dildo Flag' on Sunday June 28th.

Well done to any media who claimed reporting this was somehow an 'EXCLUSIVE!'


Paul writes about the whole unintended media hoo-ha and the original thinking behind his project on Guardian online.

I spent the morning of London’s Pride parade hand-stitching dildos onto a flag.

I’d been using the sex-toy motif in my work before I made a flag of Isis out of them and brought it to the march. Previously, I’ve attached dildos onto postcards from each country where homosexuality is still illegal to point out that the laws of these places regards its gay residents as mere sex objects.

The decision to make the flag was a simple one: a sense of outrage at Isis’s brutal advance across North Africa, Libya, Syria and Iraq. Medieval ideologies and barbarism were being spread and recorded through that most modern of expressions, social media, with that flag ever-present. It has become a potent symbol of brutality, fear and sexual oppression. If I wanted to try and stimulate a dialogue about the ridiculousness of this ideology, the flag was key...

Daily Express: Bingo!

A politician has expressed an opinion on something.

BUT WE KNOW HE IS SECRETLY PLANNING TO MAKE GAY MARRIAGE COMPULSORY FOR EVERYONE!!!

In other Express End Times News; UFOs, More EU pointy-headed bureaucrats, the Falklands, ISIS, Muslims, Statins, cancer, house prices, the weather...

PS A lively and illuminating philosophical debate in the comments section ensues.

Conclusion: Homosexuals are wrong coz Bible.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Queerty: Suckers

This is stunning in its mendacity, audacity and cluelessness.

Queerty gloss over the fact that they originally ran this without questioning it.

It was left to several of their readers to point out that there were several gaping holes in her sob story.

There is something seriously wrong when this happens, as it does repeatedly.

Just as there is when the gay media can only pick up a story after it's run by a non-gay source.

When this becomes standard you have to wonder what is the point of a gay press.

Even if the bizarre 'relentlessly gay' note from a neighbour was real, why was her first course of action to ask complete strangers for money?

All gay media I saw proved similarly credulous, thus failing Fagburn's first law of journalism...

Always ask is this true?

But they hardly ever do.

If you are literally incapable of even thinking this - if you aspire to nothing beyond being yet another rainbow-coloured fart machine - then maybe it's time to close down your laptop for good?

PS Here's Fagburn's original post on why this story should have set alarm bells ringing. Edit: And another 'cry homophobia' hoax breaks; Utah man carves 'Die Fag' into his own arm, reports hate crime, fesses up. You couldn't make it up! Except he did

Luka Magnotta: Relationship Goals

Will convicted killer Luka Magnotta find love in a hopeless place?

The Canadian one-time porn star who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties has now joined a matchmaking website for inmates.

Magnotta’s profile was posted Sunday on Canadian Inmates Connect Inc., a dating forum that tries to link up lonesome jailbirds — some behind bars for violent offenses like first-degree murder — with potential companions on the outside.

The profile features two photos of the former stripper and prostitute in an unbuttoned white dress shirt.

He was convicted in December of first-degree murder for the 2012 killing and dismemberment of university student Jun Lin in Montreal in a case that horrified Canadians and made international headlines.

In his romantic plea, Magnotta describes himself as a 33-year-old single white male, 5 feet 11 inches, weighing 175lbs with dark hair and blue eyes, who is interested in men.

Based on his profile, Magnotta is seeking a boyfriend between the ages of 28-38 who is 'white and in shape. '

'One who is loyal, preferably educated, financially and emotionally stable for a long term committed relationship,’ the convicted murderer writes. ‘If you think you could be my prince charming, send me a detailed letter with at least 2 photos.

‘Only those I deem compatible will receive a response,’ the pouty inmate concludes...


Daily Mail.

Off to the post office...


Jailbait baby!

Independent Voices: Over The Rainbow

Here's what one user had to say on PG Tips' Facebook page, where its monkey puppet mascot wore rainbow glasses and a rainbow neckerchief and held a rainbow mug in front of a rainbow flag:

'You shouldn't be using the character of monkey, normally associated with pg tea for political purposes…thus is no place to be promoting gays. It is a lifestyle choice, it shouldn't be imposed on the rest of us by using popukar characters.' (sic)


[Edit: The pro and anti Facebook page comments are both wonderfully woefully thick!].

While I wildly disagree with the user's ideology and esoteric approach to spelling, they did hit on a key point about brands piggybacking on political events as if it is the same thing as leeching off national holidays.

The decision of these brands to 'go rainbow' was probably varyingly motivated by everything from sincere pride to shrewd, calculated marketing strategy. For the likes of Facebook and Twitter, with shared goals of bringing people together, it made sense, for others it was problematic and disingenuous, with United Airlines adopting a 'gay friendly' Facebook cover photo despite one of its managers previously been accused of calling customers "faggots" and Uber offering a rainbow promo code in spite of the fact one of its drivers once allegedly ejected a gay couple from a car for kissing on the backseat.

For some it simply made no sense. What does it mean for the PG Tips monkey to support marriage equality? In light of previous scandals with B&Bs, it's easy to see that Airbnb declaring itself in-line with the LGBT community can be helpful to customers, but what has mid-priced tea got to do with anything? Is it with great relief this morning that thousands of Britons awake safe in the knowledge that their cup isn't going to shout bigoted slurs at them?

What does Charmin toilet roll think about gay rights? What is Mr. Muscle's view on the death sentence? So help me god I'm washing my household surfaces with ditch water until they let me know.


This made a refreshing change from The Independent's usual happy-clappy patronising 'Hooray for the gays!' drivel where they feign getting over-excited about any rainbow-coloured corporate hooey. 

Here's today's most gushing example of pointless pink guff...


Though hilariously later today they ran this piece about why it really matters...


Facebook has denied that it was tracking people for an experiment or test, and that any information gathered would not be used for serving ads, but did not seem to say that it wasn’t tracking which people were using the tool.

“This was not an experiment or test, but rather something that enables people to show their support of the LGBTQ community on Facebook,” it told numerous news sources. “We aren’t going to use this as a way to target ads and the point of this tool is not to get information about people.”


And if you believe that...

Update: And on Wednesday lucky Independent readers were treated to a history of the rainbow flag. Wooh!

Nicky Morgan: How Thick?

The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has said that children who hold homophobic views should be considered at greater risk of becoming radicalised.

Speaking as schools in England and Wales were issued with a guide on how to spot pupils in danger of radicalisation, Ms Morgan said attacking core British values or being extremely intolerant of homosexuality were examples of behaviour that could raise the alarm.

Ms Morgan, who twice voted against gay marriage in 2013 before being made minister for Equalities the following year, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Radicalisation or the risk of children being drawn into non-violent extremism is a very real threat in this country." ...

Asked to come up with an example of behaviour that might be a cause for concern, she said: "Sadly, Isis are extremely intolerant of homosexuality."


This simpleton is in charge of the nation's education.

I'll just leave that awhile to sink in...

PS Government policy will seal the mouths of Muslim pupils, Owen Jones.

According to the education secretary, Nicky Morgan, homophobia could be investigated as a sign of extremism. As a gay man, I want homophobia to be taken seriously, and think children should be educated about prejudice as early as is feasible. But negative views about LGBT people will not be confronted if children shut down any discussion out of fear of being labelled a potential terrorist. Morgan herself originally opposed and voted against equal marriage: could those much younger than her come under suspicion if they are Muslims?

Twitterspat Of The Day: Owen Jones Vs Rob Lowe

Obviously Fagburn is with our Owen on the Grexit thingy.

Though Behind The Candleabra was ever so good.

Seems OJ only likes Rob's early work, when he was young and hot...

PS Pls follow Owen Jones on Twitter. Wish I could, but she blocked me. :(

PPS The last word?


PPPS Technically this happened yesterday, so don't write in.

Pride Of Place: Stately Homos Of England

Raid on fancy dress ball, Temperance Hall, Manchester, 1880.
We are teaming up with Leeds Beckett University and experts nationwide to explore and celebrate the relationship between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) history and the country's historic buildings and spaces.

The project aims to show that LGBTQ heritage is a fundamental and fascinating part of our national heritage. It will also improve knowledge of, and access to, this history through images, archive materials and stories that focus on the huge range of places and spaces lived, loved, worked and played in by LGBTQ people through the centuries.

The researchers will work with community groups, LGBTQ advisory groups and the general public, using crowd-sourcing as a technique for people across England to name important 'queer' buildings and places.

Plot your own LGBTQ heritage places on our interactive map and see what buildings and landscapes others are remembering...


Through the Generations
Ten LGBTQ buildings with a fascinating past.

My Pride of Place
We asked celebrities and campaigners to tell us what their Pride of Place is.

Lady Gaga: How Thick?

Gaga shared a photo on Instagram Sunday from the balcony of her Chicago apartment overlooking what appears to be a huge gathering of people down below.

“Watching over Chicago Pride from my apartment and smiling so big,” the “Born This Way” singer, 29, wrote. “So many happy people. Happy pride!”

In the image, Gaga goes shirtless, instead bearing the words “Gay Pride” across her chest and stomach.

The issue? The singer wasn’t anywhere near the city’s pride parade. The gathering was in fact the Chicago Mariachi and Folklórico Festival.

The event, honoring the Mexican folk music, was held at the recognizable Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park.

The parade, however, took over the city’s Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods...

People.

Magic Mike XXL: 'A Shrine To Channing Tatum'

The bonds between the male performers give it the soap-operatic feel of an XY-chromosome Steel Magnolias. As such, it may be either the gayest straight film ever made, or the straightest gay one. And it doesn't care either way. When the team – now simply dubbed 'Resurrection' – get on stage to strut their stuff, they do so with equal, backslapping oomph whether it’s a drag-revue bar, where they’re queening it up with Carmen Miranda-style fruit hats, or in the nominally hetero context of the all-clapping, all-screaming, all-female finale. The name of the game, the gold somewhere over their rainbow, is a “tsunami of dollar bills”...

Tim Robey gets a bit hot and bothered reviewing Magic Mike XXL for the Daily Telegraph.

Somewhat unusually, our Tim begins by reviewing the 'teaser trailer', which he seemed rather taken with, watch it here.

PS Here's Magic Mike - The Honest Trailer for the LOLZ!

Und! Here's the great J Bryan Lowder on the fillum's 'perfectly sculpted gay pandering'.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Meme Of The Week: Norway Police Summer Uniform

This pic went viral over the weekend.

Phwoar! Hot cops!! I'm getting the next flight!!! Sure they're not OF FINLAND?? Arrest me officer and assault me with your nightstick!!! etc etc.

Sorry homo fetishists of state power, it was soon revealed to have been rather heavily Photoshopped from this more humdrum reality...

Pride: Owen Jones' Verdict

The LGBT movement was once about protest and struggle, winning many of the rights people have today. But, says Owen Jones, it's become a convenient way for dodgy corporations to 'pinkwash' their reputations – and there's a complacency that all the battles have been won. Is it time to put the politics back into LGBT?

#makesyouthink

PS No irony that the Guardian are telling big business about the benefits of backing gay rights. Sponsored content etc... Maybe Owen could give a Guardian Masterclass?


Putting On The Dish: A Short Film In Your Actual Polari

Putting on the Dish from Brian and Karl on Vimeo.

This amused me.

Thanks to Brian & Karl. x

PS I've asked them if they can do a subtitled version for the youngsters.

The Advocate: What Is Point?

The landscape for American LGBT activists changed forever on Friday. Now that we have marriage equality secured nationwide, some organizations carrying that banner are closing up shop.

"Freedom to Marry was created as a campaign to drive a needed strategy to attain a specific big goal. And today we achieved our goal," Freedom to Marry president and founder Evan Wolfson told The Advocate Friday. Over the next several months, the campaign he's helmed for more than a decade will "have a smart, strategic wind-down, to capture the lessons learned" and apply them moving forward.

"The work of this campaign is over," adds Wolfson, an out attorney who argued one of the country's first same-sex marriage cases, out of Hawaii in the 1990s. "But the work of this movement is far from over."

While the closure of some organizations with a singular focus seems a happy inevitability in our new reality, some of us inside the movement are facing more existential questions. As part of a movement that has been laser-focused on marriage equality for so long, what is the role of the nation's longest-running LGBT publication once that hard-fought victory is won? ...



Spoiler alert: They decide that it still is, cause there's other things to write about than gaymarriage!

Hot Cop: Good Cop/Bad Cop

Towleroad.
All gay media have been drooling over this video of a 'hot cop' dancing at New York Pride.

Coz the hired goons of the state are our sexy fun friends.

Hope he didn't go and arrest a Latina trans migrant worker straight after.

Or shoot an unarmed black man.

PS How the fuck did Pride become all about the police? Why do queens think this validates them?

Turkish Pride: Every Cloud...


Police in Turkey have been left red-faced after their attempts to block a Pride parade helped to celebrate the occasion.

The officers were using water cannon to clear the peaceful parade in Istanbul when the water droplets caught the sunlight and branched across the sky in a rainbow.

Pride across the world uses a rainbow as its representative colours, on flags and more, giving a clear association with the LGBT community...



Most of the Western media were baffled as to why they were attacked - usually settling for 'Dunno, something about Ramadan?'

But a reporter for AFP News said; 'Police took action against the crowd when demonstrators began shouting slogans accusing the social conservative President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of "fascism".'

PS Barclays - sponsor of Pride In London. Investor in Raytheon and General Dynamics, makers of arms and 'civil defense' stuff. Big in Turkey...

Update: Please see Paul Canning's blogpost on this; New LGBT Muslim Heroes.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Pride: Masked Balls

Textbook stuff from The Observer's photogallery on the straight media's visual cliches when 'representing' pride events.

The above is ideal for the online front page - or the print edition; because most importantly the participant (or 'reveller'!) should ideally be disguised. Though assuming someone on the parade might not be out is a just little bit out-dated, and rather goes against the whole point of gay pride.

A man in drag is usually the go-to gay for this - and they're so funny and colourful and fabulous, aren't they? Well, I guess they are to some straight people, though to most gay men they just make you think of being stuck in a really naff bar on a Tuesday night.

Anyway, this glittery bloke wearing a SODDING RAINBOW MASK is a double-whammy!

There's lots of drag, concealed faces and rainbows in the Telegraph's gallery, though I tip my pink cowboy hat to the picture editor who slipped this one in.


PS Oops! Most British newspapers used the same set of photos as both the above did from Getty Images - here's Mail Online. And The Independent. The Mirror. The Sun. Oh, and BBC News and Channel 4 News.

They all loved this one - make of this what thou will.


There are a few other things in the Sunday papers about Pride and gaymarriage etc, but I'm all fagged out to be honest. x

Stonewall: A Lesson From History

The Stonewall Riots began on the morning of June 28th 1969.

That was quite a long time ago, which means it's okay to celebrate it as an empty icon.

It's even fetishised now by those who would have condemned it at the time.

History allows people to laud past events we no longer have to take sides over - at least in any meaningful sense.

See also Pride - The Movie.

Ivan Massow Watch: Hello!?

The nursery is painted pristine white and a simple cream-coloured cot sits waiting in a corner. ‘I suppose it really should be blue, now we know it’s a boy,’ says the anxious father-to-be. ‘But I’ve left all that up to the mother.’

He has dutifully attended hospital scans and antenatal classes and plans to be in the delivery room for the birth of his first child next month.

Nothing extraordinary here, you might think. But this is hardly your typical expectant dad. This is Ivan Massow, multi-millionaire gay political activist and prospective Tory candidate for Mayor of London next year...


From a predictably positively glowing at-home-with profile in The Mail On Sunday.

Ivan Massow - the smug grinning twatface of heteronormative gay conformity today.

Note how his main pitch to be mayor is; ‘I’m not your typical politician. I take the Tube.'

ie He is so out of touch he thinks ordinary Londoners will be impressed that he (sometimes) uses the tube.

Mind you, everyone knows he travels everywhere on horseback.

Go on parrot, do your stuff!

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Pride In London: Infiltrated by ISIS!!!

Journalism!

PS Watch her original CNN report on the sinister Islamist dildo flag here - hilarious!

Update: Soon got bored flaccid with this story. The endless tittering on Twitter etc just reminded me what a joyless, sexless infantile culture we inhabit.

And as for certain journalists and media outlets larfing at another journalist fucking up...

Update2: Richard Littlejohn uses this as a springboard to go into a baffling rant about the 'ayatollahs of homosexuality'.

Pride In London: The Day In One Photo

At the start of the march parade a man is wrestled to the ground by police - assisted by Pride stewards - and arrested for shouting at the contingent from Barclays about their company's tax avoidance.

Other stewards and security tried to stop people and media from taking photos.

Barclays were a main sponsor of Pride In London and led the parade today - the spot had been offered to Lesbians And Gays Support The Miners, but they were later pushed further to the back.

* Photo by Jules Mattsson. x

Edit: The Sunday Mirror has mobile phone footage of the end of his 'altercation' with the police [Edit: Oops! Jules Mattsson took it]. He gets a little more, shall we say, 'rowdy' than I thought. Hmm...

Here's a nice picture of a jolly copper showing how much he loves the gays in case there's any confusion...