Sunday, 18 December 2011

What's Happening Hot Stuff 18/12/2011

Hello and welcome to this weeks WHHS! So Christmas is fast approaching and our Christmas shopping is just about complete....we even managed to get some food supplies in- our first Christmas is set to include a feast. Our Christmas party is over and the end is at sight at work but that's enough about us....on to the news!
You have to watch this video of a gay couple being told they are going to become grandparents. It has become a viral hit on Youtube a year after being uploaded to the site.
Check it out HERE!
In the video, a young couple surprises the two men by asking what they think it will be like being grandparents, and the parents react with disbelief.
It is unclear what caused the recent surge in popularity for the video, which was recorded just before Christmas 2010, but one father’s particularly excited reaction to the news has proved popular.
One Youtube user said: “Every child should be born into a house with this much love and joy, the world would be a much better place.”
Another added: “I challenge anyone (with a brain, heart or soul) to see such genuine love and tell them it’s wrong.”
It just made us go ARRRRRRHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! As I (Sarah) have un-supportive parents, I always appreciated seeing those lucky enough to experience it.
Stateside the mayor of the fourth-largest city in Mississippi has been forced to come out of the closet after the receipts from his expenses claim included a visit to a gay “lifestyle store and sex shop”Greg Davis, mayor of Southaven, who was divorced from his wife last year, had been subject to a criminal investigation for allegedly misusing $170,000 when receipts revealed he spent $67 at a gay shop in Toronto, Canada. Davis, who has three daughters from his marriage and ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008 promoting “family values”, also spent thousands of dollars at local liquor shops. Davis told the Commercial Appeal: “At this point in my life and in my career, while I have tried to maintain separation between my personal and public life, it is obvious that this can no longer remain the case." We have said that being forced out of the closet is never a good thing but then neither is breaking the law! I promise my expenses from my Sheffield trip include nothing more controversial than a McDonald's.
Mississippi Mayor - who has very little to smile about!
I promise I didn't approach my Maccy's with such vigour.

Sheffield wishes you all kinds of festive wishes.

Femme-visibility has another ambassador, American actress Amber Heard who officially came out at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The actress attended the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) 25th anniversary event on Saturday night with her girlfriend Tasya van Ree. The couple have been together since 2008 and Heard said that she did not want to be “part of the problem” by staying in the closet.
Amber Heard & her girlfriend,
Reading her interview on she says: “I think GLAAD is one of the many reasons that I, as a 24 year old, can come out. I think that organisations like GLAAD make that possible because if it weren’t for opinions being changed, people being influenced, people being engaged to do the right thing, then there would be no prerogative for anyone to come out. Like I said, I can’t be a part of the problem. I hate the idea of a label just as much as anyone else but I’m with who I’m with, I love who I love and I’m if not a better actress than I was yesterday and my personal life should have no effect on that. I personally think that if you deny something or if you hide something you’re inadvertently admitting it’s wrong. I don’t feel like I’m wrong. I don’t feel like millions of people are wrong because they love who they love or they were born how they were born.” 
It's great to see more positive role models speaking out in the media! My favourite point is the last part: 'I don’t feel like millions of people are wrong because they love who they love or they were born how they were born'.
Finally Obama pledges aid and asylum support for overseas gay rights. It is the first US government strategy dedicated to combating rights abuses against gay people abroad. In the memo, issued yesterday, Obama writes: “The struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons is a global challenge, and one that is central to the United States commitment to promoting human rights. Our deep commitment to advancing the human rights of all people is strengthened when we as the United States bring our tools to bear to vigorously advance this goal." With the news from Russia and Ghana it's good to see another gay-friendly announcement from America.
And so I return to the Christmas wrapping- the Christmas tunes are playing and the candles are lit it feels a lot like Christmas.....and seeing Laura's cheeks a glow makes her look even cuter! I really am a lucky lady!
My lovely lady!
Enjoy your final week and the 7 sleeps till Christmas! 
Check out our Christmas card....HERE!!!


  1. Love this post!! :) All things I would post too hehe we're very similar *high 5* That video is just the best!! (& Sarah- W's mum isn't supportive..)

    I just adore Amber Heard... <3

    M x

  2. Haha great minds think alike! Its amazing how similar we seem! (& boo to un-supportive parents!- I thought they were meant to want the best for us....mine seem more interested in what others will think! & sadly I don't see it ever changing). And we'll deffo have to arrange a meet when we are, all in the same country!
    S xo


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