The Scandal of Ken from Glendora and Not Living in Sin Enough

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Meet Ken.  Ken was a hugely popular teacher at St. Lucy’s Priory High School in Glendora, California, USA.   He was clearly valued by the administration as he had been working there for seventeen years and was the head of the English department.  He also taught dance and was trusted with the task of moderating the school yearbook.  He had also been open about his same sex relationship with his colleagues and employers, even introducing his partner to administrators.  Ken, being an upstanding member of the community decided to make an honest man of his boyfriend and, when it became legal in California, they got hitched.

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Enter the upside down logic of the Catholic Church.  While it seems it was perfectly respectable to have an unmarried gay teacher, living in ‘sin’, with his partner, that teacher getting legally married seemed to dissolve that respectability immediately and Ken was fired.  They didn’t even try to sound nice about it. They told him he had been fired because he had gotten married.  Wait a minute. Run that past us again.  He was employable as a gay man living with a partner but not employable as a gay man married to his partner?  Make much sense to you?  Us either.

Great Teacher from School With Useless Administration

But that’s the nature of religion and the power that it has as an excuse, justification and weapon in the oppression of others whenever someone wishes to do so.  It is with this in mind that Act of Gay would like to remind religious people that the world would be a much better place if we saw more of this:

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and less of this:

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Of course there is more as Act of Gay has not even been able to boastfully announce the examples of demonstrations of the power of the gay, so we shall continue.    Every cloud does seem to have a silver lining because an ex student has started a campaign to have Ken reinstated.  He inspired so many students that they have rallied in his support and now have 45,000 signatures on a petition demanding he gets his old job back.  This is what his ex student had to say:

“As a proud alum of St. Lucy’s, I am hurt and saddened by this blatant discrimination against Mr. B. No one should be fired for marrying the person they love.  Along with current and former St. Lucy’s students, I look forward to taking this message, along with 45,000 signatures, directly to my alma mater. It’s the Christian thing to do.”

We must admit that we wish she was doing this because she thought it was the ‘right thing to do’ and didn’t need to involve Jesus, but we still admire her spunky little attitude. (no spunky jokes from the Brits! please)  We also love that other students in the community are coming out in support of marriage.  Oh the irony.  Act of Gay applauds Catholic School Girls for being pro marriage.  All you have to do is stick the word ‘gay’ in that sentence between ‘pro’ and ‘marriage’  and the whole thing goes crazy again.  Maybe that’s why we need to remind everyone that unless saying ‘straight marriage’ becomes the norm to refer to heterosexual marriages, we should just drop the sexuality bit and call them all ‘marriages’ and celebrate and honor them all equally – and then eat cake together.

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Because we’re proud of the spunky students from St. Lucy’s (OK we know we’re pushing it!), we feel that we would bestow the town of Glendora with some of our spunk (can’t help ourselves)  inspired miracles.

How is saving a senior citizen from injury or death?  Would that qualify if Act of Gay really wanted to impress you with miracles?  Well a 71 year old woman crashed her car into an ice cream place and right through the big glass window and escaped unscathed in Glendora.  Isn’t that a surprise?  Act of Gay gets Glendora in it’s radar and suddenly people become almost immortal.  We wonder if this 71 year old lady just happened to be an old student from St. Lucy’s.  An important question we think.

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Not impressed enough yet?  We truly believe that these students and ex students from St. Lucy’s deserve more appreciation in their little town for their huge effort for their teacher.   We start with a word of advice.  When you’re shooting a movie for school that involves fake guns and a play acting robbery in a country where shooting people is very common, you might want to let the police know first. I’m sure everyone is probably thankful that Act of Gay may have just prevented those students from being shot by a trigger happy cop.  We also think that trigger happy cop also owes us some gratitude as it could have turned out very differently.

“One officer got ready to shoot when another intervened.

“When he didn’t drop the gun, one of the officers reached out and pulled the gun out of his hand,” said Capt. Tim Staab of the Glendora Police Department.”

Students Wave Fake Gun Around And Nearly Get Themselves Killed (but Act of Gay may have saved them – just sayin’)

That should have allayed all questions about the power of Act of Gay.  Never mis underestimate (borrowed, we believe from a US President) us.  Finally we leave our Act of Gayers and the people of Glendora with this final offering overflowing with our benevolence.

Could it be a coincidence that a shop celebrating religious harmony has just opened in Glendora?  Definitely.  Could it be a coincidence that Act of Gay is watching Glendora though it’s beady little pink eye?  Perhaps

Forget Your Gods and Love Each other in Glendora

If you won’t listen to us, then listen to St. Lucy.

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“It’s perfectly all right with me,” she replied. “Some of the most gifted people I’ve ever met or read about are homosexual. How can you knock it?”  Lucille Ball

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Mugabe is Shit

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We’re not known for mincing our words or mixing our metaphors (well OK, we do mix metaphors from time to time) and so there will be no holding back when discussing this piece of human detritus, Robert Mugabe.  This is a man who has systematically destroyed his beautiful homeland, through corruption, exploitation, racism, brutality, homophobia and generally by behaving like a totalitarian, greedy piece of shit.

The party he leads is called the Zanu PF and despite ‘winning’ an ‘election’ yet again, they have yet to demonstrate anything representing leadership.  They have though, true to form, behaved like a bunch of idiots.  Here’s one of their more intelligent campaign messages.

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It truly saddens us that this man and his lackeys have brought what was once a tremendous country, prosperous and full of hope into disrepute around the world.  Now, when people hear about the country of Zimbabwe, they think of torture, corruption, devastation and, most recently, homophobia.

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This awful picture, taken last year, when two men were accused of being caught having sex and one was stoned to death, gives just a little bit of insight into what Mugabe’s poison has created for LGBT Zimbabweans.

Thugs Murder Man in Homophobic Attack in Zimbabwe

‘Now the real fear is kicking in,’ said one LGBT Zimbabwean after homophobic leader Robert Mugabe claimed an election victory this week.

‘While [Mugabe] was campaigning for votes, he was castigating us. Before, people knew about homosexuality but didn’t want to talk about it, now they openly condemn us, and the violence is just too much.’

Other LGBT people are saying it’s best for them to keep silent, since self-identifying as homosexual is becoming increasingly dangerous.

GT from Chitungwiza said: ‘In my hometown we have been subject of insults, being forced to go to meetings and chant anti-gay slogans.

‘We are known to be a lesbian couple and the harassment and intimidation is too much. We once reported a physical attack to the police, but the case was silenced. Now we can’t even report the people harassing us as the police are also on their side. So we have resorted to keeping quiet.’

Did We Mention that Mugabe is Shit?

During the recent election campaign, Mugabe compared homosexuals to a variety of animals and then said that if they were locked up in  a house together and didn’t produce any children, they should be beheaded.  Yes, this is the sort of unintelligent shit that comes out of Mugabe’s 89 year old mouth.  Please. Someone.  Put him out of his misery.  No.  Put him out of our misery.  If anyone should have an epitaph on their headstone that says one thing only – ‘SHAME’ – Robert Mugabe would fit that bill.

Mugabe Should be Locked in  a House – for a VERY Long Time

Just in case you’re wondering how this nasty man could have ‘won’ an ‘election’, we thought we’d enlighten you with some experiences from local women.

“At least six women said they left home with their 12 young children after facing intimidation from village heads in Mukumbura district, Mashonaland Central Province soon after the 31 July poll. “

When He’s Not Busy Picking on the Gays, He Intimidates Women and Children

Act of Gay has been somewhat overwhelmed by trying to balance dealing with the shittiness of Mugabe without wanting to wish any more terror upon the people of Zimbabwe, but enough is enough already.  So, Act of Gay is just putting out a little reminder to Mugabe about what is possible and the power that we hold.

Perhaps he noticed the fact that the Zimbabwe stock market plunged following his ‘win’ of the ‘elections’.  That can’t be a coincidence now, can it?    I’m sure it’s really wonderful that Mugabe winning has resulted in:

“Most banks in Zimbabwe have stopped making new loans because of concern about economic policy under the new government, two chief executive officers of lenders said, declining to be identified because they didn’t want to anger the government.”

Winning Means Your Country Suffers – Fuck Off Mugabe

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Act of Gay would like to extend our love, support and encouragement to all the brave LGBT people in Zimbabwe as we know that your future looks uncertain and with the growing aggression from Mugabe and his supporters towards gay Zimbabweans we know that must be a very frightening place to be.

Last year’s Mr. Gay Zimbabwe was forced to pull out of the the Gay World Pageant in Cape Town, South Africa because his family were terrorized by the government and we have no doubt that things are unlikely to get better in the current climate.  Act of Gay, must admit to being very worried about our LGBT brothers and sisters across Africa, where it seems that things continue to get worse but we also are in a constant state of admiration for their courage and honesty.

Mr. Gay Zimbabwe Forced to Withdraw from International Pageant

So, just in case you ever meet Mugabe and are worried you might not recognize him, Act of Gay wanted to make sure that it would be easy for you.  Just print out the picture below, cut it out and carry it with you. When you see someone who looks like that, just walk up to them and say ‘Mugabe, is that you?  You look like shit.’

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Get Fake Gay Married in Curacao

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As Act of Gay readers, you’ll know that not only does Act of Gay love to present fabulous blessings to those who are nice and natural disaster like Acts of Gay to those who are naughty, not in an nice way.  But we have a greater obligation that we have discovered through our journey and that is to improve world geography knowledge among the LGBT community.  Knowledge is Power!

So, today we present you with Curacao.  Curacao is a cute little island off the coast of Venezuela.  It is part of the ‘Kingdom of the Netherlands’.  Netherlands, of course, having nothing to do with your ‘nether’ region, but more to do with Holland!  Oh yes, Holland, who we proudly covered recently in Act of Gay.  Being associated with the very gay friendly Dutch and being a Caribbean island could cause some consternation and confusion and guess what?  By golly, it does.  But before we go there, I must remind you that in our previous coverage of Holland, we discussed the Dutch (Dutch are people from Holland; Holland is the Netherlands and also part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands) journalists  arrested in Russia for spreading homosexuality.  Yes, we know there is no actual law using the term ‘spreading homosexuality’, but we think it fits and we like the word ‘spreading’. So be it.  Anyway, it turns out that one of the journalists that was arrested was from Curacao and that, combined with the encouragement of an intrepid Act of Gay reporter, brought us back to investigating this little island.  But before we move on, we do have to announce that all of those arrested in Russia have been released.

Curacao promotes itself, as a country, being something like an LGBT heaven sack floating on the turquoise waves of justice.  OK, well maybe not, but the country even issued a press release celebrating the success of same sex marriage in the USA.  It went like this.

“The southern Caribbean island of Curaçao, one of the most welcoming Caribbean islands for gay travelers, proudly joins the LGBT community in celebrating the recent decision to overturn the “Defense of Marriage Act”. Curaçao has long welcomed the world’s LGBT community to its tropical paradise, offering a friendly, safe, and inclusive experience for all travelers. The island’s “melting pot” history has led to a progressive ‘live and let live’ philosophy that makes Curaçao the ideal destination for Caribbean commitment ceremonies and honeymoons.”

Celebrate in Gay Paradise?

Wow!  Let’s all move to Curacao quickly. It truly is …..wait a minute.  (sound of brakes screeching).   People from Curacao can’t get married if they have the same bits in their ‘nether’ regions.  Two penises = no marriage in Curacao.  Two vaginas = no marriage in Curacao.  This is just a little bit confusing to us.  The country celebrates equal marriage in another country, while denying its own citizens the same?   Oh no, could it get worse? Please tell it it doesn’t.

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So, let’s recap.  The island markets itself as a gay friendly destination.  It advertises ‘wedding’ packages on the island.  It celebrates the legalization of gay marriage in other countries.  You can’t get married there if you are gay.   Even if your marriage in another country is recognized in Curacao, you still don’t have the same rights as a married couple. Confused much?  We are.

The law, as it stands in Curacao, is that because of its membership to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, it recognizes same sex marriages officiated in Holland (remember, that’s where the Dutch come from), a few islands that are part of the Kingdom and which have recognized gay marriage; Saba, Bonaire and Sint Eustatius and anywhere else gay marriage is legal.  But residents nor tourists nor anyone of the gay or even gayish persuasion can get married in Curacao.    You can, of course, get pretend married if you like though and that’s what seems to be on offer.

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The image above is from a real pretend gay wedding in Curacao.  We love these guys and they are very handsome and it looks like a beautiful location.  We also congratulate them on their real gay marriage in New York!  But we did feel obliged to use their images to illustrate that no matter how wonderful a place looks and how happy they are to take your tourist dollar, a pretend wedding is …well…a pretend wedding.

Curacao seems to be confused by many things such as whether they have oil or not.

Does Curacao Actually Have Any Oil

According to one scientist:

There are no proven, probable, possible, inferred, undiscovered or any other type of reserves of oil or gas that have ever been identified, qualified or quantified. To my knowledge there is no history of any seeps or shows. Therefore statements by some parliamentarians to the effect there is an “over 90 percentage” chance of discovery or “most likely oil and gas in the Curacao territorial waters”, while adding to popular mythology, are without sound technical basis.

We’re somewhat curious as to whether this is the attitude towards gays and gay marriage there as the commonly given reason for not allowing gay marriage is ‘Catholicism’.   So, as long as there are no gay marriages, there are probably no gays?  So, because they have no gays, they have a natural niche perhaps and so they have to advertise for foreign gays to come and get pretend married.  A bit like getting foreign oil companies to come and drill for pretend oil?

Well, we’re pleased to hear that Curacao LGBT people have had enough and have planned their first official Pride Celebration to be held in September this year.  Even more so they are hosting All Caribbean Pride in May, which will welcome gays (most of whom are sadly unwelcome in their own country) from all over the Caribbean.  So, even though gays can only get pretend married in Curacao, the island nation seems to be working positively with pride to remain true to it’s reputation as the Caribbean’s most gay friendly island.  Given the Caribbean’s general attitude to LGBT people, just not beating them up and killing them would make them seem gay friendly.   Credit where credit is due.

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So, we’re going easy on Curacao today. We like the fact that they welcome our money.  We also like the discounts offered, but really, we’d love you to let your LGBT citizens get real married.  In the meantime, here’s a gentle Act of Gay word of warning and advice.

You see how your economy has shrunk in the last year?  Yeah, it’s not wonderful, is it Curacao?  You really want to see your economy grow.

Curacao Has Less Money Than Before

Just imagine what Act of Gay could do to help your economy if you allowed real gay marriages.  All that pink and rainbow money fluttering down from the skies and floating in on cruise ships.  Curacao, just keep that vision in your mind for now, work towards making it a reality and then come back to us. Act of Gay will be happy to send some of our powers your way to make sure that your economy is happy and merry and gay in the future.

Meanwhile, Act of Gay is proud of the LGBT community in Curacao and will be sending lots of Act of Gay powers their way in September for excellent weather, no locusts or pestilence.

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Act of Gay Salutes Gay Heroes and Heroines! – Go Montenegro!

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Take a second and imagine what it must be like to be the first public figure to ever come out of the closet in your country.  The first!  Well, in the tiny but beautiful country of Montenegro, this only happened two years ago!  This very macho part of ex Yugoslavia seemed to live in a state of blissful ignorance about their LGBT people until the emergence of Zdravko Cimbaljevic, an extremely brave man, a hero, who came out to his family and country following a violent homophobic attack against him.

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Despite being disowned by his own father, he’s moved forward to become a human rights leader for LGBT people in Montenegro and was one of the organizers of this week’s first Pride march there.

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Unfortunately, when you live in a country that is heavily steeped in patriarchal tradition, where any traits considered feminine would be something for a man to be ashamed of, this is what a Pride march has to look like.  Despite police protection, the marchers were subjected to a torrent of abuse and violence from ignorant and bigoted protesters.

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This was the picture of intolerance and hate that the brave Montenegrin Pride marchers had to face down.  It has been said many times recently that while equality spreads across some parts of the ‘west’; the USA and Western Europe, other parts of the world seem to be seeing an increase in homophobia and violence.  But for a country like Montenegro, this is not a good idea as they are trying to gain recognition in the European Union and this may prove to be a bitter set back.  You truly can judge a country by how it treats its vulnerable citizens and who wants a country that allows thugs and idiots to attack people expressing themselves freely.

In a classic act of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted and is 10 miles down the road, the Prime Minister of Montenegro said,

that his government “supports protection of human rights for all people without difference.”

The EU Wants You to Be Nice

Because Montenegro clearly has not experienced the power of the gay yet and because some of them appear too stupid to understand what being nice to people means, Act of Gay feels obliged to draw their attention to things that happen to countries that are not nice to their gays.

For example, roads can be easily washed away with a bit of flooding.

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Oh whoopsie.  You wouldn’t want an Act of Gay to make that any worse now would you?

Being Nice Can Prevent Landslides

Now of course Act of Gay could get upset enough to do other things that would make life uncomfortable. As well as landslides, we are always good friends with Mother Nature (as she is actually a naughty little lesbian thing) and we were just discussing the weather in Montenegro.  How would you like a heatwave?   Oh well, blame your nasty homophobes as they are the ones who brought you into the Act of Gay radar.  How about over 105 F or 40C. That hot enough for you?  That might make more men take off their shirts and then, who knows what might happen?

Getting Hot in Montenegro?

Or we could get down and dirty and make sure that the name of Montenegro is not just sullied and embarrassed internationally by dirty rabble throwing stones at people because they are different.  We could point out that Montenegro seems to be associated with international smuggling and well, that won’t make EU citizens likely to support any moves to bring Montenegro into the EU now will it?

Cigarette Smuggling? Really? Anyone for a fag?

Well Montenegro, Act of Gay is giving you some fair warning here.  OK, we’re sending a bit of international humiliation and bad weather your way, but we’d really love you to play nice.  Appreciate your LGBT people.  You have a beautiful country and they just make it even more beautiful.  If you don’t, you’re going to look like a bunch of ass backwards, uneducated and bigoted fools.  Your choice.

Meanwhile, we would like to invite our Act of Gayers to listen to this inspiring interview with Zdravko Cimbaljevic about coming out to his family and country, why and how that has affected  his life.  We salute you Zdravko!

Act of Gay Resurrections and Falling Cows in Brazil – Oh the Pope is There Too

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Act of Gay would like to remind all of our proud Act of Gayers out there that we have been repeatedly told that we are responsible for powerful events that occur around the world. We now own that power and we will not allow the Pope or anyone else to attempt to usurp us in that realm. So, this episode of Act of Gay is dedicate to the Pope, his current scandals, which ironically are of the gayest nature, and his visit to Brazil.

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These fantastic women know what’s going on and they went straight to the Vatican to let them know.  Just in case you don’t know who they are – these are Femen.  You may remember that a while back we covered Homen, a homoerotic homophobic men’s group, well Femen are a homoerotic homo loving women’s group and Act of Gay salute them!

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Just in case you didn’t understand quite how cool these women are, we thought we’d share one more gratuitous image of them because we love them.

Now, back to today’s episode.  After a week of tawdry and homolicious stories emanating from the Vatican, including our favorite about the Pope’s appointee to sort out their highly dubious finances being caught with a rent boy in an elevator, the Pope has just hit Brazil.

All the Closets are Full at the Vatican So Now They are in Elevators

Brazil is a Catholic country, but it’s also a country with lots of queers.  Wonderful, boisterous queers who held a protest upon the Popely arrival.  Not just any old protest but a good ole gay and lesbian kiss in!

Gay Kissing for Christ

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The above image is a graphic representation of what we think the kiss in may have looked like as we have no other images to show you at this point.  We feel it is an excellent representation.  Don’t you?

So the Pope not only has gays running riot around the Vatican and trouble in his bank accounts, but it appears that the queers are revolting.  Can’t imagine why.  Could it have something to do with the ongoing Catholic obsession with gay marriage.

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We think that the Pope should perhaps be focusing on the sins of his own rather than on the sex lives of others.

Investigators in Rome are combing through the 19,000 accounts held by the Vatican’s bank in search of money laundering and other crimes, in a long-delayed attempt to clean up the institution’s tarnished reputation.

Washing Money at the Vatican

As Act of Gay are feeling particularly benevolent towards Brazil and its gorgeous gays, lesbians and transgendered people, let’s look at what we will bequest upon them.

Since the Pope is present and he tries to claim all miracles for himself, we thought we’d show we’re in the same league.  The only way to do that would be…well..we suppose..resurrection.  So gays, let’s give some praise and claim our own little miracle. While the parents of baby Yasmin believe that the miracle of her resurrection was something from God, we’d like to enlighten them that the gays love babies and want them all to survive and live long and happy lives and therefore the power of the gay can, indeed, bring miracles.  If we can be granted the power of tsunamis and hurricanes, we also claim the power of giving life.

Dead  Baby Risen by Miracle – Could be Act of Gay

Act of Gay were also present to prevent a tragic baby killing cow falling incident. Sadly, our miracles normally only extend to babies and animals, so we must admit that we had a minor slip up and an adult was, in fact, killed by a cow falling through his roof. Nevertheless:

 In the second case, the cow just missed falling on top of a baby and a small child that were sleeping. The near-miss was described as a miracle.

Cows Fall Through Roofs in Brazil

Keeping true to our word about helping animals too, (though we do have some regrets about those cows) Act of Gay is proud to announce that we may have been responsible for Boss, the Brazilian drug sniffing dog, locating 6,919 packets of cocaine worth more than half a million US dollars this week.

Boss Saving Crack Babies Through Pawvention

So, today we’ve given you Vatican scandals, falling cows and resurrecting babies.  What more could you ever want from us?  If you have ideas, please do let us know.  While we wait, we’ll leave you with this video of the anti-Pope kiss in that was held in Brazil yesterday. Watch it and support our LGBT – and all the other letters in the alphabet – friends in Brazil. They’ve been invaded by the leader of all haters.  They need our communal Act of Gays.

Going Dutch! Act of Gay loves on Holland

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There’s always been something special, fabulous and very gay about Holland.  Could it be their rainbow inspired tulip fields?

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Could it be that even their marijuana is a little bit queer?

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Maybe it’s because somehow, even their military equipment seems a bit on the fagulous side.

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Could it be that it’s the home of the stupendously talented and never to be forgotten Sugar Lee Hooper?

One thing that has never crossed our mind when thinking of Holland is incredibly bravery in the face of ridiculous oppressive Russian hatred. So today, we are both surprised and a little bit alarmed to hear that four Dutch citizens were arrested and interrogated in Russia under their backwards and bizarre hate laws banning discussing homosexuality with anyone under 18.

Brave Gay Invaders Subvert Russia

While making a documentary about LGBT people in Russia, they have been accused of spreading ‘gay propaganda’.  Propaganda is of course, as we know, completely alien to Russia and they clearly have much to fear from foreigners importing their foreign gay ideas – because there are no fucking gays in Russia.

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We’ve dealt with Russia and it’s stupid oppressive regime in previous episodes of Act of Gay, so instead we’re going to focus on Holland and make sure that some positive Act of Gay is sent their way to thank them for their brave gay warriors.

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First, Act of Gay would like to recognize the collective Dutch amazingness with some great weather.  So get ready our little Dutch friends. Here comes the sunshine!

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Warm & Sunny to You From Act of Gay

But you deserve more than good weather.  Now you’ve got us  thinking. What Act of Gay could we send your way?  Oh, wait a minute!  We know.  Millionaires.  We bless you with Millionaires!

The number of Dutch households with over a million US dollars has increased by 13% in the last year.  If gayness brings tsunamis it’s brought Holland tsunamis of cash.

Holland’s Canals to Fill With Money

As if that weren’t enough.  We just had to take it another step further and we know that now we’ve set another Act of Gay bar, up so high, other countries will be jealous – but we don’t care because you deserve it Holland!  So, what could get better?  Unicorns?  Ok, maybe not unicorns, but how about dolphins? Yes Holland.  Act of Gay is making sure that more dolphins are heading your way.

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Lovely Porpoises Make Us All Happy

Sunshine, dolphins and millionaires. Sounds like a good time will be had by all.  Stay brave you gay Dutch soldiers.  You make us proud.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Romania

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Romania is not a country normally associated with gay activism.  At least by us ignorant little bunnies at Act of Gay.  As worldly as we’d like to regard ourselves, we still find ourselves resorting to classic stereotypes.  When thinking of Romania what comes to our minds are vampires.

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Not wanting to be discriminatory of course, Act of Gay looked into this connection and was able to give a big sigh of political correctness when we discovered that the Romanian Tourism Board are actively encouraging the connection between Dracula and Romania.

Pulling the Stake out of Dracula’s Chest for Tourism

We also think of Romany gypsies when we think of Romania.  Gypsies like these.

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When we think of Romany gypsies, we don’t usually think of gypsies like THIS!

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This is Azis, an out, gay Romany gypsy. Admittedly he is from Bulgaria, but we reckon that’s a moot point given his gypsy fabulousness, which Act of Gay felt obliged to share.  He is a major talent and we can only describe his music as sexy, gay, gypsy folk disco.  Try it, you might like it.  We know we’re huge fans now!

Having been terribly distracted by the gorgeous Azis, we now return to our normal broadcast. The Bucharest soccer (football) team in Romania have been very bad boys, but they’ve been spanked by the gays and for that we are thrilled.  Given that homophobes are usually closeted themselves, we suspect they might be thrilled too.

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We are very proud of Romania’s gay mouthpiece, ACCEPT, for showing the football team what real balls are and for standing up for what’s right against stupid, stupid, stupid homophobic people.

A shareholder of the football team, Mr. Becali, when hearing that a new member of their team being transferred from another club might, just possibly be of the homosexual variety, he said:

“Not even if I had to close [FC Steaua] down would I accept a homosexual on the team…..Maybe he’s not a homosexual…but what if he is?… There’s no room for gays in my family and [FC Steaua] is my family. It would be better to play with a junior rather than someone who was gay. No one can force me to work with anyone. I have rights just as they do and I have rights to work with whomever I choose.

Even if God told me in a dream that it was 100 percent certain that X wasn’t a homosexual I still wouldn’t take him. Too much has been written in the papers about his being a homosexual…He could be the biggest troublemaker, the biggest drinker…but if he’s a homosexual I don’t want to know about him”

Rather than acting like mature and intelligent adults, the football team did not distance themselves from this statement and ACCEPT, took them to court for discrimination.  The case is quite complicated and finally was completed in the European Court of Justice, where the Bucharest football team were found guilty of discrimination.  Congratulations ACCEPT and all the beautiful LGBT people of Romania for fighting your corner so bravely.

Bucharest Football Team Gets Owned by the Gays

As Act of Gay are not just full of gay power but also purveyors of justice, we thought we’d give you a little look into sports in Romania so you can see exactly why this stupid, stupid, stupid homophobia might exist.

Just last month the United European Football Association (UEFA) gave the same Bucharest football team a suspended sentence for cheating.  Not only are they stupid homophobes but they are cheats as well.

Homophobia a Symptom of Other Badness

But wait. It’s not just their football teams either.  Those involved in Romanian sports were caught cheating in gymnastics as well!

Can’t you Win Without Cheating Romania

Act of Gay thinks that it’s time Romania remembers that it’s people were once persecuted too and so they should stop for a minute and think about what they are doing to their LGBT community. While Act of Gay does recognize that Romania has taken many steps in recent years towards some sort of equality, including introducing hate crime laws, this has not stopped terrible incidents of homophobia happening openly, such as during the showing of a gay movie in February during which LGBT viewers were threatened and terrorized by a group of spineless, cowardly bullies and the police stood by and did nothing.  You still have a long way to go Romania.

Idiot Bullies Terrorize Movie Goers 

Act of Gay is watching. Don’t make us feel like we have to re visit you.  Treat your gays right and we’ll stop mentioning the cheating for now.

In the meantime, we celebrate and join hands with our LGBT brothers and sisters Romania.

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Act of Gay becomes Act of Day of Respect for Eric Ohena Lembembe

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Act of Gay would like to mark this day as a day of remembrance for Eric Ohena Lembembe, a brave and bright gay rights activist and journalist from Cameroon.  This weekend Eric was found tortured and murdered in his home in Cameroon following threats from anti – gay extremists.

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Act of Gay often makes light of homophobia around the world, but out of respect for Eric, his family, his loved ones, friends and community, we felt that this was not a day to make light of anything to do with homophobia.  This is a sobering reminder that homophobia, bigotry and discrimination towards human beings on the basis of who they love is wrong and promotes violence.

We extend our condolences to everyone who loved Eric and we hope that his memory will urge others to continue to fight for equality for all.

Hate Kills

Ooh La La – Leash Your Homoerotic Homophobes France

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image from policymic.com

Act of Gay is confused. We are tres confused.  The image above is, apparently, the modern face of French homophobia.  Just in case you’re not sure why we are confused.  Here’s another image of this group of French homophobes to send your brain and other parts into apoplexy.

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The French have always done things their own way and it seems their homophobes definitely want to be different.  Act of Gay can’t imagine that they ever admire one another’s oiled, tanned, muscled bodies or show affection in public places.

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image from policymic.com

Half Naked Hot Men Hate Gays

So, while Act of Gay deals with deep inner conflict about this group, who call themselves ‘Hommen’, a clearly self believed clever play on the French word ‘homme’, which means men in French, we promise to try to maintain our focus.  So, we will instead, turn to our duty as Act of Gay and deal out some sort of punishment that we feel fairly reflects this crime against the LGBT community.  Oh but it’s hard, and by hard, we mean, very difficult you dirty minded readers.

So, if French homophobes want to display their tight, honed, bulging bodies to the world, we believe that it is time that the French got a taste of their own medicine.  Meet the Tour de France mooning man.

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This creative gentleman clearly thought up something completely novel to make sure that he got world wide exposure of his ass. Fame and success at last it seems.  But Act of Gay would like to point out that this is actually an Act of Gay message to all of those Hommen French Homophobes.  Please show us your asses.  Just a little bit.  C’mon.  Play fair.

Moon Over France

For our Act of Gayers who are disappointed with this minimal, pearly white Act of Gay, we have one other morsel up our flamboyant gay sleeves.

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image from sciencedaily.com

We’re not suggesting that this creature, known as a tuber worm, looks any thing like a certain type of dildo.  Well OK, maybe a bit like this one.

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image from letmyou.net

But what it does do is destroy potato crops and apparently it is creeping up into the South of France from the Mediterranean.

Dildo Shaped Worms Will Eat Your Potatoes 

What else could a dildo looking worm be but a message from Act of Gay?  So France, get your homophobes in line and show us their asses, or at least tell them to cover up a bit because the world thinks that they are the most homoerotic homophobes on the planet and that is just too ironic, even for Act of Gay.

Today Act of Gay Salutes USA and Rhymes All The Way

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Well we just wanted to celebrate on behalf of all of our gay and fabulous brothers and sisters in the USA and say ‘Hooray!’. We are feeling very rhymey today but that’s because it’s a Gay Day in the USA!!!!

Fuck you homophobes

Just in case you don’t understand what all that means, let us help you.

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Oh yes we did.  Did you get that you mean American homophobes!

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It’s all about this now!

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And in case you need some help understanding.

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Enough gloating now. It’s time for Act of Gay to present you with the sort of miracle that demonstrates the power of the gays and what happens when you’re good to them.   Well, Gay USA – you’re stock market is taking off in a big way!  Do I hear you say hooray????

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Congratulations America and all our American Queer friends, fans, followers, reporters and everyone else.  Things can only just keep getting better!

American Stock Market Gets a Hard On for the Gays