Monday, February 22, 2010
Quebec sports commenters at the Olympics are being critized by gay rights group CQQL after wack comments were made about figure skater Johnny Weir on RDS (French subsidiary of CTV Globemedia).
He's got red lipstick. He dresses in a feminine fashion. He tries
to be as feminine as possible on the ice. It brings a bitter image to
the the skating world. It's pretty unfortunate because we might start
thinking every boy who skates will become like him. —Alain Goldberg
The Conseil Quebecois des gais et lesbiennes (www.cqgl.ca) is filing a complaint with the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council for remarks made by sports commentaters Claude Mailhot and Alain Goldberg. This is in light of even after they apologized—the group says it's not good enough. A facebook group was created to denounce what they say are homophobic remarks that may incite violence against queers, which you can view here.
Steve Foster of the CBSC, says: "It's sad, remarks like these. It stops elite athletes
from coming out of the closet because they don't want to be ridiculed on
a public platform." (via the Canadian Press).
Among other quotes:
« On devrait lui faire passer un test de féminité
ou de masculinité.»
— Alain Goldberg
« Il devrait peut-être
être en compétition féminine.»
— Claude Mailhot
« Ce n’est pas
l’image du patinage que j’aime. C’est ce que tout le monde pense. On le
dit à voix basse et, maintenant, on le dit à voix haute.»
May 17 is the international Day against Homophobia (Fondation Emergence). This year's theme will be
homophobia in sports.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
“It's a whole performance not just
drag, it's just not about 'look at me ! Guess my gender!'”
Ian Poe Kerr is not just a drag artist.
He works in IT, too. “I work with a lot of guys, and some of my
coworkers give me their clothing.”
Duke of Drag is putting a special
two-part show on Friday and Saturday, the latter also being a Meow
He's swank, sexy and cool. And
he's doing it for the ladies. “At the time i was single, and i was
trying to figure out ways to meet women.” Did it work?
“I've always been pretty good at
small talk so I'm not sure I met more "ladies" than I would
have otherwise. More importantly, however, I met an absolutely
fabulous super cute woman who is now my girlfriend.”
Ian Poe Kerr will be at the door
greeting people before the show. Come say hi! Sala Rossa, 19, 20 Feb. Doors are at 9:30 pm. More info: Duke of Drag.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Oh the 'lympics! I am a little bit esssite-dddd! I found this vid of our city's last games, in '76. They made this small child superstar sing the theme song. It was gay, but all things from the 70s were. René Simard was part of the quebec dynasty of families who hit the big time with the two kids, him and his sister Nathalie. OMG at the end, the child is so very much expressing his FLAMBOYANCY. IMAGINE HIM SIGNING IT IN INGLISH, WITH THE ACCENT LA.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
HELLO HUMPDAY, HOW ARE YOU. HERE ARE SOME BRIEFS FOR YOU SEXY FOLKS.
MAKING SEXY TIME
The innernets has some interesting sex content this week, on account of the Valentard day. Some of my picks...
Greening vibrators, Travelling with sex toys (airport security epic shy moment but legal.) The Gazette also runs a worthwhile piece on why global attention should not be shifting away from the AIDS crisis. I've also been listening to Dan Savage's podcast and IT'S DOPE. Please listen to the latest, where he fulminated against the WINE-ing and (epic) DINE-ing damage lovers sometimes do on v-day. His point is that it's anti-climactic to a good sex scene with your partner BECAUSE YOU'RE FULL AND BURPY. I agree, bone on an empty stomache!
Look at these silly girls. I heard they make journalism, also.
Also, which is the gayest holiday? Halloween, Valentine's day or maybe is it, like the internet is telling me, Thanksgivings? Or the obvious choice, Easter? PRAISE.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
And now feast your eyes on the lovely Cynthia Phaneuf (I have a sore spot for girls with english and french mashed-up names). She's a skater, clearly, and young sheesh. Born in 1988, she hails from Sorel, QC. The Team Canada athlete is known for her fast, high jumps. She also seems fairly flexible in the leg area. Bonne chance cocotte.