Archive for October 29th, 2010

October 29, 2010

A new feel good video from Katy Perry

Katy Perry has released her new video Firework which is clearly meant to inspire kids who feel different, marginalized or victimized. Enjoy Firework and read more about the video at The New Civil Rights Movement site – complete with lyrics. The song is dedicated by Katy to the It Gets Better Project.

* Hint – keep an eye out for the 2:14 mark

As a side note. Vevo and Katy Perry’s record label if  you want to restrict embedding just say you want to fuck your client. What is the point really? You are getting exposure. Jerks.

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October 29, 2010

Don’t get Andy Towle pissed off with you either…

When Andy Towle of  Towleroad.com uploads a post called  Watch: The Infuriating Iowa Bigot Nitwit Parade Marches On – you just know it is  going to be good. The interviewer in the clip is spot on too.

Read it on Towleroad here.

October 29, 2010

Box Turtle Bulletin on teenage suicide

One of my favorite online publications Box Turtle Bulletin has just published a most interesting article titled Suicide, Responsibility and the Teenaged Brain by Rob Tisinai. Given my feelings on the issue of kids being driven to suicide because of bullying and society’s ignorance I think it is a must read.

Anti-gay activists are working hard to duck responsibility for anti-gay bullying and teen suicides. These attempts occasionally veer into sheer lunacy, as when they claim gay teens are in despair because society is too accepting of homosexuality. But there’s one dodge I find particularly offensive. From the comments on NOM’s Facebook page:

The only people responsible for the suicides are the people that comitted them.

Nobody forces anyone to take his own life; ergo, only those who commit suicide are responsible.

Each person is responsible 4 their own actions. U make believe u r gay. God did not make u gay & He does not make u commit sucicide. nor does anyone else

I don’t know if gay is always a choice, or not. But suicide is ALWAYS a choice. The ultimate cop-out.

Read the rest of the article and see a disturbing video of Jimmy Swaggart here.