Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Revolution of #LoveWins!

Madonna celebrates #LoveWins on her Instagram page.

UPDATE///sorry for the delay on this was in my drafts for some reason?

Beyoncé Celebrates #LoveWins

Never Too Late! #LoveWins
Posted by Beyoncé on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"It Is So Ordered..."

...and with those four words, the tireless work of thousands of gay men and women over the past 40 years saw a rainbow-tinted dream come true.

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States delivered their historical announcement that makes same-sex marriage (aka marriage equality) legal in ALL 50 states.

Honestly, I cannot even express the joy in my heart.  I keep tearing up while writing this, and it's already been 5 days!

The timing of the announcement could not have been more perfect; June is commonly known as LGBT Pride Month in countless cities around the globe.  This final weekend being a huge one in major cities everywhere, such as New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Houston, Mexico City, Barcelona, and London.

Allow me to take this moment to wish everyone a Happy Pride wherever you are, and an extra special hug and a squeeze to my American brothers and sisters.  I am so filled with happiness.  If you're celebrating this weekend, this month or at some point over the next couple of months, have a wonderful time.  There is much to celebrate.

 This landmark decision comes on the heels of the Supreme Court of Justice in Mexico which said that "the norms used to ban same-sex marriages...have been declared unconstitutional
in all the states across Mexico.  Right now, there are clerk's offices that could stall weddings by denying or delaying issuing licenses forcing couples to file appeals.  "In this scenario, couples will have to file an appeal for constitutional protection and here’s where the Supreme Court ruling comes into play: all the judges are forced to protect the couples and demand the civil registry to marry them."

...and the hit just keep on coming...

In Lebanon, yes...Lebanon..."LGBTQ rights supporters rejoiced on Thursday with news that homosexuality is no longer illegal in Lebanon.  A court ruling abolished a case against an unnamed transwomanaccused of having a “same sex relationship with a man” – stating that homosexuality can no longer be considered a crime because it is “not unnatural.” Lebanese law only prohibits sexual acts “contradicting the laws of nature.”  Amazing. 

Here's the current map:

Yes, there is much to celebrate, but there is much work to do.
• It is still legal in 29 states to fire someone for being gay/bisexual/pansexual/not straight.
• It is still legal in 32 states to fire someone for being trans.
• It is legal in 29 states to evict someone for being queer.
• It is still purposefully difficult for same-sex couples to adopt children.
• The lack of resources, education, protection and medical services for trans people often forces them into violent situations where sex work is the only way they can make money.

• Queer people (especially minors) are still getting beaten to death and kicked out of their homes.
• Being queer is still illegal in 79 countries.
• Being queer is still punishable by DEATH in 5 countries
• Same-sex marriage is illegal in over 81 countries.
So, we're just beginning...and while same-sex marriage has been legal in Canada for over a decade, I honestly did not think I would ever see something like this for my neighbours to the south.  I raise a glass to all of you, AND to the thousands of men and women who are not alive to see this day.  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Yep, I'm...

...just being Miley?
Earlier today, Paper magazine published a very revealing interview, along with some saucey photos, where she confirms not only the fluidity of her own gender identity, but that she is bisexual. 
"I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn't involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that's legal, I'm down with. Yo, I'm down with any adult -- anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me," she says. "I don't relate to being boy or girl, and I don't have to have my partner relate to boy or girl." She says she's had romantic entanglements with women that were just as serious as the ones (Liam Hemsworth, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Nick Jonas) that ended up in Us Weekly. "I've had that," she admits. "But people never really looked at it, and I never brought it into the spotlight."

She recalls confessing to her mother, at age 14, that she had romantic feelings toward women. "I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant. And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys," she says. "And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn't want me to be judged and she didn't want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has." These days, Cyrus only wants to grant others the same clemency."
The more this girl grows up, the more bad-ass I think she is.  No wonder Madonna loves her so fucking much.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

One Pedophile And Counting: Duggars Bare All?

Looks like Jim Bob Billy Joe Duggar and his coif-challenged wife, Michelle, will sit down in an "exclusive" interview this coming Wednesday on...wait for it... Fox News. 

They will be interviewed by Megyn Kelly, whose politics have been sometimes mysterious, and sometimes obvious.  She has maintained that regardless of which party approaches her, her response has been: "you assume too much."  One thing we know, she's no fan of Karl Rove.

As far as I'm concerned, this will be the interview that "makes or breaks her" politically.  Will she be the "straight news anchor" that will ask the tough questions, or will she cave to the higher ups and let them massage the truth with words like "inexcusable" instead of "illegal."

I honestly don't want to watch, but this is going to be a huge Vagina Clown Car Crash too hard from which to look away.  I think I've seen about 7 -12 minutes of the show TOTAL over the years, and I shake my head every time.  I'm compelled to watch the interview, only to see how they try to use Jesus to explain why this whole scenario is acceptable.

...and then to drag them for their backwards, backwater ideals.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

What Happens In Vegas ~or~ Like A Lamb To The Slaughter

Mariah has begun her 2 year/50 date residency in Vegas.  She has released her "#1 To Infinity" CD to coincide with the event.  Can we just take a minute to look at the artwork vs. a snap from the first show:
On the left, the album cover, on the right, Vegas.
Ummm...Okay... kinda revives THIS parody.  Anyway, I have posted this review in its entirety... THESE ARE NOT MY WORDS (but I a little bit wish they were).

THE EVISCERATION OF MIMI: New York Times Review Tears Mariah Carey’s New Vegas Show to Shreds 

 “You watch the crash because you want to see how it will end.”

It’s been a rough week for Mariah Carey. One day after opening her new mega-show this past Wednesday at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, The New York Times published a review, and let’s just say… it wasn’t pretty:

“Her once-transcendent voice is like decaying manufacturing machinery: It still churns, but the product might be polished or dinged.”

The production, “#1 to Infinity”, takes its name from the concert lineup, a collection of her staggering 18 #1 Billboard hits plus a new original number…

“There’s a new song, too, called “Infinity” – it won’t be No. 19.”

Regardless of your opinion of Mariah’s music, the icy review by writer Jon Caramanica is certainly worth a read, merciless enough to induce winces in fans and jaw-drops in, uh, just about anybody else.
“Whether the decision to undertake this project was born of necessity, hubris or obliviousness, it has put Ms. Carey in a precarious position – she is in decline and trapped in a cage of her own making.”
Most painfully, much of the criticism of “Ms. Carey” focuses on the state of her famously huge vocal range, which most critics agree is the talent that originally set the performer apart from her peers:

“When it came to the notes, though, the struggle was real.“
 Despite the sting she may feel after critiques like this, Mimi’s in it for the long haul. Wednesday’s concert marked the opening of a 50-show scheduled to run over a 2-year residency.

“Maybe the new performance spectacle could resurrect the old vocal spectacle.”

We hope, for the sake of concert-goers, that this will be the case.

That's pretty rough...

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Lisp Review: It's The Wurst

Actually, to be fair, I haven't even listened to it.  Do I need to?  I think not.  So really, this is more of a read than a review.

In fact, I've never even heard a full Conchita Wurst song...I saw her on some show, perhaps Chatty Man, and after about thirty seconds, I knew everything I needed to know. 

Celine Dion washed an egg with Clay Aiken's baby-batter, incubated it under Elton John's toupé and gave birth in some Palm Springs piano bar.

And I mean...just look at some of the JUST know what you're getting:

You Are Unstoppable
Up for Air
Colours of Your Love
Out of Body Experience
Where Have All the Good Men Gone
Rise Like a Phoenix
Other Side of Me


Speaking of "yikes:"

 Bret (Poison) Michaels has released a country album, True Grit.

It's full of rah-rah-America vs Rowdy Cowboy tracks (again, haven't actually listened to it).

Strangely, I think he's got on more make-up than Conchita does.



Sunday, May 10, 2015

Yes, yes...I know...


I've been silent for quite some time...but you haven't see the last of me.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Rebel Hearts Across The Land!

La Reine surprised us all by trumpeting her tour dates (via sockbitch!), when the expected announcement was supposed to coincide with the March 10th full release of Rebel Heart.

The pre-sale starts today (Tuesday March 3)!  Between a doctor's appointment and a full day of work, I'm not really sure how or when I'm going to tap into the goodness!

Think good thoughts, Lispers!

Here are the current announced dates (I'm sure there will be more shows added, just like last year!)

Ask, Believe, Receive!!

The proposed stage set-up!  A cross runway with a heart!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

True Bruise ~or~ Love's Gonna Lift Her Up!

Okay, monsters...every Bitch Diva slips up.  Gaga must've done it about 10 times in her short career.  Bey fell down a flight of stairs, not to mention gettin' her weave tangled in that damn wind machine.  P!nk fell from the rafters.  Britney, Christina and I'm sure Mariah, have all suffered a misstep.

But y'all are acting like it's the First.  Time.  Ever. 

...and so what if it was...the Queen Bitch got up off her damn ass, and fucking CARRIED ON, even though she had the wind knocked out of her.  "There was a backing tape"...Boo-fucking-hoo!  It was SO low, you almost couldn't hear it...she's still fucking SINGING over it!  By the end, she was fully redeemed and SMILING! 

Love's Gonna Lift Her Up!

I Should Be Laughing added a spin on The Queen's Fall that I found myself having a giggle over.  I mean, I'm officially pissed, but still...LOL!

Madonna took a tumble the other night at the Brit Awards after a dancer tried to remove a cape she was wearing. She recovered — and the track  kept playing — and carried on like a trouper, though I wondered if she should re-title some of her songs …

Like A Prayer [That I Don’t Break a Hip]
MedicAlert™ Girl
Take A Fall
True Bruise
La Isla Boniva™
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina 

Okay, that one stays the same.


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