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once again, I love christina hendricks

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Despite the fact that nearly every man in the world ogles over Christina Hendricks‘ body, some people think that she’s a little too “curvy.”  Fortunately, unlike most women in her town, she knows how to set them straight!  “I’m completely happy with my body, I’m not dropping 35 lbs!” said Hendricks in response to criticism.  Word.  I bet she really wishes at this point people would move onto a different topic than backhanded questions about her body …just a thought.  The important thing is she handles it really well and sets a great example attitude-wise for others.

baz luhrmann expresses interest in directing an episode of ‘glee’

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Director Baz Luhrmann is ready to return to the director’s chair…for an episode of Glee!  Luhrmann has admitted that he’s a Glee fan, and he’s spoken with show creator Ryan Murphy about directing an episode.

Here’s what Luhrmann has said about it:

“I’m a great fan of Glee. I spoke to Ryan. I tried to find a moment to do an (episode) with him. I’d love to do that. I think those kids are phenomenal. Just to do that every week, the discipline.”

More from Baz:

“When I made Moulin Rouge! it was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding, a musical with contemporary tracks, that will never work.”

And more:

“So if I could (direct an episode), I’d love to… I’d like to contribute to that.”

Um, yes please!  This is a project I can see him really sinking his teeth into!  It makes sense!  If you have seen Moulin Rouge or Strictly Ballroom you’d know this guy was put on this planet to create musicals on screen.  The crew over at Glee have all the talent and the resources to make it come to a beautiful fruition.  Mr. Murphy has more than proven to be no dummy when it comes to the right directions for his show, he’ll make it happen.  So, ah, make it happen.  Please and thanks.

11 year old boy gets his arm broken for wanting to be a cheerleader

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

11-year-old male cheerleader Tyler Wilson, is making headlines for being bullied so badly by his classmates that they broke his arm!  His mother, Kristy Wilson, explains:

“The first thing I wanted to make sure of, when he said he was going to join cheerleading, that he understood the possibility was there that he would get teased and made fun of and he was ok dealing with it. I knew that some of the kids where teasing him, and we talked about ways to deal with that. His first reaction was the tell them to shut up and get verbally combative, and I told him you have to let them know it doesn’t bother you… I didn’t find out until we went to the school after he was injured that things were starting to get aggressive before that fight even occurred. When I went to the school, about two days after it happened to discuss Tyler’s story, the principal said there was an incident Monday and the Friday before, that the boy who started the fight had jumped on Tyler’s back and tried to start a fight. I really wish the school would have let me know a lot sooner, so I could have dealt with it sooner.”

The boys responsible for breaking his arm have been charged with assault.  Good!  Completely unacceptable! Those kids – and their parents – should be absolutely ashamed of themselves!  What is with these schools showing more of an interest in covering their ass than protecting their students?!  Yeah, let these cases of bullying blow up into something really dangerous, or worse, deadly.  THEN deal with it on a national level.  That sounds like a great way to handle things.  Assholes.  I’m amazed at how calm his mother is about all of this.  My mom would have escalated the violence level had that happened to me.  Being calm and rational (unlike the offenders) is the best idea though, keep on with that.

And Tyler, you keep doing EXACTLY what you’re doing!  You’ve got the right, mature attitude. Don’t lose that or an activity you love just because of a few ignorant bullies!

13 year old boy from texas kills himself after being bullied too long for being gay

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

An eighth grade boy (eighth grade!!!!) in Texas killed himself last week after years of bullying from his peers over his suspected sexuality.

Asher Brown‘s family claims that he was “bullied to death,” and that although they addressed their concerns with his school, Hamilton Middle School, administration did not intervene.  School district spokeswoman Kelli Durham claims, however, that they received no bullying complaints from the family nor any students.

His mother and stepfather, Amy and David Truong say:

“We want justice. That’s absolutely inaccurate — it’s completely false. I did not hallucinate phone calls to counselors and assistant principals. We have no reason to make this up. … It’s like they’re calling us liars. The people here need to be held responsible and to be stopped. It did happen. There are witnesses everywhere. Our son is just the extreme case of what happens when (someone is) just relentless.”

The bullying of Brown allegedly went on for over two years, and escalated the day before his suicide when he was pushed down a flight of stairs and had his book bag kicked open.

The following morning, Brown revealed to his stepfather that he was indeed gay, and although Truong “didn’t condemn,” that didn’t stop the teen from using a 9mm Beretta to end his life later on during the day. He didn’t leave a note.

Truong says to her son’s bullies:

“I hope you’re happy with what you’ve done. I hope you got what you wanted and you’re just real satisfied with yourself.”

This story leaves a massive pit in my stomach. This is awful …just really really awful and the worst part about this is that it isn’t at all uncommon.  The teen gay suicide rate soars above all others.  My heart truly breaks for this poor family and I send them strength and healing wishes.  I sincerely hope that this teen’s story will force others to stop and think before they put someone else down for something as petty as sexual preference.  It’s A FUCKING PETTY WASTE.  Pardon the lack of eloquence at this point, but this just upsets me beyond logical comprehension!  NOBODY should feel less worthwhile than ANYONE ELSE, especially over that.

Blogger (and loud & proud gay who had a hard time growing up himself) Perez Hilton published these true and inspiring words to other gay kids who might be out there reading the news on his site:

For any young people who feel confused, alone, and picked on over feelings that they probably don’t even have a full grasp on yet, PLEASE try to keep your head held high and stay brave. We PROMISE you that it’s not an easy journey, but you will get there, and be all the better for it in the long run! You will meet people who will LOVE you and ACCEPT you, just as you are, and you will be MILES beyond all of the people who once made you feel like there was something wrong with you.

support the DREAM act!

Monday, September 20th, 2010

PLEASE.

I would like you to CLICK HERE and read a bit about The DREAM Act, if you aren’t familiar with it already.  Then, I ask you (if you’re in agreement with me, of course) to reach out to your Senators today and urge demand that they pass this act today.

You can call your senator at (202) 224-3121 or CLICK HERE to find out how you can reach them online.