The Pitt News did a news story montage in December of the big stories of the 00’s. I am proud to say yours truly made the cut.
Last night I was watching the Fox 43 10 o’clock news in Harrisburg, and their was a story about the city council passing a smoking ban on all city owned or leased property. The mayor of Harrisburg, a guy by the name of Reed, thinks the city council is attacking him personally, because he is a smoker. Blah, blah, not too exciting, typical petty local politics, but then Reed ended the segment with:
“A Plague on both their houses!” Yeap, he likened himself to Tybalt, cursing with a foreshadow. Who would have guest he loved the theatre so much. 🙂
In response to the Tacky trysting let’s be very upfront, it is no secret that the fruit loop is a secluded cruising ground. Who really cares what consenting adults do there?
If this was about straight people it would be called “make out mountain,” a place where high school sweet hearts end up after the prom. We all know the scene and we are okay with it, because Wally probably got slapped for being fresh one time. What really happened was Wally wanted to have sex, but we don’t talk about that, so the scene is cute.
You are almost correct in saying gay men do not have to go to the park to have sex. Some men who are there are not gay, but have wives and other significant others. Pittsburgh is not an easy town to be out in. Can you imagine what it is like to be gay and have your entire family living next door? Not easy.
There has been very little progress if we still consider lights-out-under-the-cover-silent sex to be progress. The Queer rights movement was not about assimilating into straight society, but about expanding the sexual revolution as far as it can go.
Well this is strictly rumor, because I have not seen the press release yet, but one of my most trusted comrades told me this story. I have been a member of the Pittsburgh queer community for over four years and I feel like I am very comfortable here. The story I am about to relay makes me sad and angry about the community I have trusted for these years.
My friend AJ went to a Pride Fest organizing committee meeting the other day to offer some help. While he was there the group went over things that had been accomplished. One of these was a press release sent to the local media agencies. It specifically requested the press not to focus on drag queens and/or leathermen. The group then proceeded to talk about how only one drag performance would be allowed this year to try to present a less outrageous front for everyone.
I am working on obtaining a copy of the press release right now, and as I find more information I will post follow up information. I find this entirely unacceptable and I do not support trying to gain strength by shoving some of us back in the closet. We are a community and we need to have pride in all of it.
Today in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is an op/ed by Dennis Roddy. It is titled Happy ‘Death to America Day’. I am not really sure hot to respond to this column, other than; “what?” Myabe it is too early but the narrative that was laid out was utterly, and I kept thinking “what in the hell is Roddy talking about.” Though, that is not really important for the point he is trying to get across. The Point of the story sits in this one sentence:
The larger portion of Iranians seem to favor some form of democratic republic.
The media, it seems, is slowly turning it wheels in order to prepare the public for an utterly insane mission to enter Iran. Good god, I hope Hersh is not right about this.