Thursday, September 17, 2015

LGBT Throw Back Thursday - Jesse Helms

I was thinking about the Republican debate last night the notion ran through my mind  - "these suckers aren't anything but cocktail canape. If you wanna talk about an elected official who inspired fury, hate, and love, let's talk Jesse Helms."

A lot of the younger lgbt folks don't remember the five-term Senator from North Carolina and it's just as well. He was a nasty vicious racist, and above all, homophobic. In fact, his homophobia was so extreme, he would make Peter LaBarbera a gay icon. He has a certain place in history via his fight against AIDS funding in the 80s (amongst other things, i.e. the "damn lesbian" comment during the 1993 confirmation hearing of Roberta Achtenberg.)

The following video below is a trailer from Dear Jesse, a documentary which came out in 2007, a year before Helms died. It was created by gay filmmaker Tim Kirkman. Just imagine someone like Helms in the Senate today:

On second thought instead of imagining a senator like Helms in Congress today, check out this adoring testimonial of Helms by Texas Senator Ted Cruz. It certainly gives one something to think about (or have nightmares over) seeing that Cruz is presently running for president.

'GOP candidates stupidly making Kim Davis a campaign issue' & other Thur midday news briefs

GOP presidential candidates make Kim Davis a campaign issue. Please proceed . . .

Mike Huckabee Says Kim Davis Case Shows We Should Ignore The Supreme Court - The saving grace with bombarding us with Kim Davis is that it is steadily a losing issue for the anti-gay right. 

Jeb Bush Agrees With Mike Huckabee: All You Need to Know About GOP Anti-Gay Bigotry for 2016 - Of course the anti-gay right and their supporters do have a history of being extremely tone deaf.  

GOP Candidates Say Jailing Of Kim Davis Is Worse Than Ahmed Mohamed's Arrest - I mean we are talking EXTREEEEMELY tone deaf. 

 How A Survey Is Bringing Hope To The Transgender Community’s Most Vulnerable - Wonderful idea reaping many positives.

 Insurance company reject a man’s application because he takes PrEP - This here is some @%!$
Gay man shuts down younger sister’s homophobic bully with one fantastic Facebook post - "Handle yo' bizness!"