Monday, 7 May 2012

What's Happening Hot Stuff 7th May 2012!!

What a week - or maybe that should be weekend - we have had personally- we started off in Birmingham on Friday where we met up with the wonderful ladies at and spent the day at Cadbury's World - we'll have a post about that later in the week! And then we've just come back from Windsor where we celebrated Megan (from Wegan's) 25th Birthday!

Before diving into the news we came across this video that gave us a few bits of info regarding sexual orientation that we didn't know and thought we'd share:

The rest of the world has had an interesting week too, so to cover it all in one post we thought we'd give you the links so you can read as much or as little as you like - and of course we will give our thoughts on the contents!

In London it has been confirmed that Boris will have another 4 years as Mayor - it's controversial but we're happy it's not Ken - he's creepy! The outcome was announced as voters across the UK took to the polls and results swung back in Labour favour. The change in support had some papers speculating that David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, will retreat over equal marriage - according to this article (HERE) that's not the case - thankfully!

Stateside, US Vice President Joe Biden, an outspoken, lovable 'Uncle' figure (in Laura's opinion) came out in support of gay marriage. This short video clip on 'Meet the Press' shows him explaining a point that we very much support - that gay marriage is a simple proposition - it's about 'who you love and will you be loyal to the person you love?'.  
It also brings up how 'social attitudes are changing' and making it more normal to be gay - he references Will and Grace starting the change, and it is amazing how many top shows now have lead gay characters - our favourite is still Brittany & Santana in Glee as we see ourselves in the characters.

JC Penny is once again hitting headlines because of One-Million-Moms. Are we the only ones who see the irony here?!?! Every time One-Million-Moms comes out against a campaign, it helps promote it - this time they want us to dislike an advert with lesbian Mums with a child. We covered the group's disapproval of Ellen back in February, check it out HERE.

Colorado has also moved a step closer to supporting civil unions- the Washington Post explains what's happening. The proposed measure would not allow couples to marry but it would entitle them to the same rights. Republican Don Beezley explain why he came out in support of the bill For me, it really came down to that basic issue of fairness and doing the right thing.”

Shocking news - 'man up' - beat the gay out of your kids- that's the suggestion of a pastor in North Carolina! If you haven't already read the article it's here BUT be warned the contents are AWFUL! The overriding point is that the pastor thinks that children should 'conform to gender norms' and if they don't they should be FORCED to! One quote that highlights this is   when your daughter starts acting to Butch you reign her in. And you say, “Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God. But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.”Terrible, just terrible!

A Texas rapper makes a gay is OK music video - you may have seen this on our facebook page earlier in the week, but listening to it again we thought it was worth including in in this post:

Annoying - Denmark gay bar ban straight people kissing - because that's the way to get gay people accepted - NOT! Read about it here. We understand that gay bars are environments for gay people to feel safe and they shouldn't be turned into straight bars BUT surely this kind of attitude would mean that straight bars can ban us from kissing and then we start the cycle of 'the same but different' that we are trying to break. When we are out we want to be just like everyone else - we don't want to just hang out with just gay people!

As you may know, we got our 'What's Happening, Hot Stuff??' title from 16 Candles, a film about a girl coming of age, featuring the lovely Molly Ringwold - and lo and behold, in the news this week the actress, now 44, is going to have a lesbian fling with a new female character on ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager, according to gaystarnews.

Right, well, that's it for this week - we're sure there has been far more happening but these are the things that caught our attention!

Have a great week
Sarah & Laura

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