Friday, November 13, 2009

Know your lgbt history - The Boondocks

There are times when I love the Cartoon Network show The Boondocks.

And then there are times when it makes me scratch my head in confusion.

The segments involving rapper Gagstalicious is one of those times.

This rapper has been the subject of two episodes exploring the fact that he tries to be "hardcore" while trying to hide his obvious sexual orientation.

Usually The Boondocks episodes are spot-on when it comes to parody and satire involving race relations and American culture, but in the case of the two episodes involving Gangstalicious, The Boondocks can be seen as a microcosm of how the black community deals with lgbts of color: meandering, confusing, and difficult to come to a satisfactory resolution involving places in the community

From the second episode involving Gangstalicious comes this parody of a rap video.

The only thing of note here, other than the fact that it's so obviously gay (although very few people in the episode get that point - I guess that's the joke), is how misogynistic it is:

Past Know Your LGBT History postings:

Know your lgbt history - Mannequin

Know your lgbt history - The Warriors

Know Your LGBT History - New York Undercover

Know Your LGBT History - Low Down Dirty Shame

Know Your LGBT History - Fortune and Men's Eyes

Know your lgbt history - California Suite

Know your lgbt history - Taxi (Elaine's Strange Triangle)

Know your lgbt history - Come Back Charleston Blue

Know your lgbt history - James Bond goes gay

Know your lgbt history - Windows

Know your lgbt history - To Wong Foo and Priscilla

Know your lgbt history - Blazing Saddles

Know your lgbt history - Sanford and Son

Know your lgbt history - In Living Color

Know your lgbt history - Cleopatra Jones and her lesbian drug lords

Know your lgbt history - Norman, Is That You?

Know your lgbt history - The 'Exotic' Adrian Street

Know your lgbt history - The Choirboys

Know your lgbt history - Eddie Murphy

Know your lgbt history - The Killing of Sister George

Know your lgbt history - Hanna-Barbera cartoons pushes the 'gay agenda

'Know your lgbt history - Cruising

Know your lgbt history - Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones

Know your lgbt history - I Got Da Hook Up

Know your lgbt history - Fright Night

Know your lgbt history - Flowers of Evil

The Jeffersons and the transgender community

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Catholic church gets scolded on threats to abandon D.C.'s poor and other Friday midday news briefs

Catholic officials shouldn't forsake D.C.'s poor in gay marriage fight - Catholic church getting more negative feedback for their threats regarding D.C.'s poor

'Question 1 opponents': The far-right's newest faux monolith - Even though they won the vote in Maine, the anti-gay marriage folks can't stop lying.

Scarborough: Anti-Gay Activists Are Just Like MLK - I intentionally haven't said anything about this YET. But rest assured, as soon I calm down, I got some words!

David Catania Smacks Down Anti-Gay-Marriage Law Prof - David Catania is shaping up to be my new hero. The brother kicks serious ass!

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While Carrie Prejean self-destructs, right-wing plays pitiful defense

Despite how the lgbt community feels about Carrie Prejean, we can all agree that her controversy is blowing up into something better than a plotline on "Desperate Housewives."

In addition to the above interview with her ex-boyfriend (via TMZ) in which he accuses her handlers of attempting to convince him to lie regarding that "sex tape" and her disastrous, just unbelievably bad interview with Larry King comes the news that she pulled out of various appearances, including, according to Jillian Bandes of the conservative Town Hall, an appearance at an invitation-only event at the National Republican Club of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and numerous other radio segments.

In her column, Bandes doesn't even try to defend Prejean and the title of the piece, Carrie Prejean's Disappearing Book Tour, doesn't even help matters.

It's too soon to say whether or not folks on the right have totally abandoned Prejean, but I'm starting to feel a little sorry for her.

This thing is not going away and with her ex-boyfriend getting involved, the crapstorm will be getting thicker for her.

Please bear in mind that I said I feel a little for her. She really has no one to blame for this but herself.

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