I believe the commonly used phrase is ‘well jelz’?


 

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Peruvian Authorities: Don’t Justify the Rape of a Teenager Because He is Gay

Can’t even begin to describe how horrific this story is, or how angry it makes me. Please take a look, sign this petition and make a difference.  Every single signature counts.

My lesbianism is an act o…

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My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I’m giving them my share.

Rita Mae Brown

Callie and Arizona

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Callie and Arizona

The kind of relationship displayed by Callie and Arizona on Grey’s Anatomy is what I want for my life. Most obviously, because they are in an open and accepted lesbian relationship, and one day, I’d love to have once of those. I’d love to be able to be with a woman, knowing I had the support of my friends, and that I need not fear abuse from those around me, as a result of such a relationship. And secondly, they just seem to have something amazing, and fun, and even when they run into obstacles, the pair seem to tackle those problems together. ‘Calzona’ just seem so in love, and so strong together, and yes I know its a tv programme and so obviously these relationships are at least a little unrealistic, but honestly, that’s still what I’m aiming for, that kind of relationship is my goal. I would love to find someone as perfect for me, as they are for each other.

Also, I find it pretty cool that Shonda Rhimes (writer of Grey’s Anatomy, for anyone who doesn’t watch it) has not only written a lesbian couple into her show, but actually demonstrates to people the way in which they should treat others who are anywhere on the ‘rainbow’ – just the same as they would anyone else. Although Callie’s parents have major issues with her new found sexuality, her mother in particular, in general, the folk of Seattle Grace Hospital seem pretty accepting of the pair. The fact that they are a gay couple is never an problem, and in actuality, is barely noted by other characters. I just think its amazing, and I love the fact that such a high profile show takes such a positive and inspiring attitude towards homosexuality.

So yeah, no prizes for guessing who my favourite tv couples is….

That’s So Gay

Your friend cancels on you, she says she can’t come out tonight. ‘That’s so gay.’ ¬†Someone makes a cheesy comment, or a stupid one. ‘That’s so gay.’ You get a crappy test mark. ‘That’s so gay.’ ¬†I’m sorry, I didn’t realize that awkward or irritating moments enjoyed having sex with other moments of the same gender. ¬†I wasn’t even aware that moments HAD a gender, and I can’t even begin to imagine how they go about the act. ¬†Can you?

The casual use of the word ‘gay’ in a derogatory manner drives me crazy, it really does. ¬†It’s disrespectful, homophobic and a sure sign of ignorance. The English language is virtually immeasurable and there are a multitude of ¬†words within it which would fit the same context in which ‘gay’ is being used, and in fact, would be more effective in conveying the speaker’s message. Why use it? What’s the point? If the word ‘gay’ has any other meaning other than being an informal reference to homosexuality, it’s happiness. ¬†Maybe I’m a little dim, but wouldn’t that completely contradict what these ignorant people are trying to say?

Moving away from the fact that the word ‘gay’ is being¬†illogically used, there’s also the glaring issue of the stigma around homosexuality that this common phrase is helping to create. ¬†People who are gay, or are on any part of the sexual rainbow really, have it hard enough. ¬†They have to face homophobia and all kinds of discrimination, from an awful lot of people. ¬†And let’s not even get into the hatred radiating from virtually all religious groups. ¬†Do people really need to take the word ‘gay’ and make it a criticism, an insult? And it will become a way of tarring others, of insulting them. Few words are actually created in order to be insults. They become offensive words through society’s treatment of them. ¬†The word ‘spastic’ is a prime example. In my eyes, that’s what is happening to the word ‘gay’. ¬†It’s becoming a derogatory remark, and only adding to the idea that being gay is unacceptable and unnatural. ¬†An idea which is clearly false.

The worst part about this phrase is that, at least in my life, most people don’t even realize that they’re doing it, that they’re offending a substantial group of people. ¬†They say it casually, just off the tip of their tongue, and no one calls them up for it. ¬†To degrade homosexuality is totally acceptable, it appears. One girl actually tried to convince me that she wasn’t homophobic, while happily using the word ‘gay’ as an insult. And as far as I’m concerned, that’s a complete contradiction, because to use that phrase is to be homophobic. But it’s become ingrained into society, and because of that, it seems to be okay. ¬†Well, its not. ¬†Its no more okay than making a racist comment or joking about rape, and I can guarantee that if anyone did so, they would be torn to shreds by those surrounding them. It may only be a small phrase, a casual reference, but the use of the word ‘gay’ as an insult needs to stop. ¬†It has to, in order for those who are homosexual to be fully accepted into society as equals, with no stigma or prejudice.

‘That’s so gay’. A phrase we should fight to kick the hell out of our¬†vocabulary.

10 Reasons Gay Marriage Is Wrong…Or Not…..(Read description first)

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Before any conclusions are jumped to, I think I should make it clear that this video is not a list of reasons why gay marriage is wrong. Such an atrocity would not make it within fifty feet of this blog. The creator’s intention is to refute the most common arguments made against gay marriage in a jokey, sarcastic kind of way. The video has sparked a flame war in the comments section, and I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts? Are the creator’s intentions clear or is the criticism rained down upon her deserved?