Tuesday, July 19, 2016

'Anti-lgbt GOP convention appropriates Freddy Mercury, uses Queen song' & other Tue. midday news briefs

The GOP don't like lgbts, but love our songs

The Moment Donald Trump Made Freddie Mercury Roll Over In His Grave - Ironic, don't you think?   
Anti-LGBT Language Will Stay In the GOP Platform - Yesterday, a prelude to the insanity which followed. 

 Opponents launch effort to repeal transgender rights bill - And Massachusetts reminds us that our work is not done. 

The United Methodist Church Just Elected Its First Openly Gay Bishop - WONDERFUL news! 

Here’s The Real Origin Of The Word ‘Yas’ - Wonderful history and something I identify with in regards to my blogging - trying not to be forgotten when it comes to something I helped to start without sounding like Little Richard.

Melania Trump, Black Twitter would like to have a word with you

Editor's note - This is not necessarily an lgbt issue per se, but it's so campy it would almost be a sin for me not to post about it.

Oh this controversy is good!

The first night of Trump's GOP convention defied expectations and was as awful as one would have expected. The irony, however, is that it would have probably gotten a positive spin had it not been for a certain incident involving the wannabe First Lady, Melania Trump and a plagiarized passage from a Michelle Obama speech at the 2008 Democratic national convention.

Because of this, instead of basking in the spotlight of what would have sure to have been the start of "Melaniamania, Trump's wife is now the symbolism of GOP hypocrisy in that the party bashes Obama for allegedly failing America with a weak presidency, while simultaneously stealing his wife's words. And without a hint of irony.

No matter how Trump and company, especially Melania, spins this in the media, they can't hide from the twitter hashtag, #blacktwitter which, contrary to the claims of some folks, is the REAL place of political incorrectness and "telling it like it is.

Melania, now known as #beckywiththeborrowedspeech, is a popular topic there:

Photo taken from here.