We have a new victim of the “pray the gay away” propaganda machine. Some poor fool’s video has gone viral after declaring he has been cured in a come to Jesus, summer revival, Pentecostal display of and I use the term lightly “rediscovered heterosexuality” (Insert side eye).
Old boy is heard yelling, ““I’m not gay anymore. I’m delivered,” he said. “I don’t like mens anymore. I said I like women. Women, women, women….”
Boy please! Maybe if you keep chanting that you might still believe it but I am not convinced. Maybe it is the over the top antics…maybe it’s the fact that you found a paisley Liberace jacket in 2014 or maybe it was your next statement:
“I would not date a man,” the man continues. “I would not carry a purse. I would not put on makeup. I will love a woman.”
And if you were doing all that you were not just gay you were a drag queen.
I am so over folks thinking you should pray the gay away. You are gay you do not have cancer get over it and embrace who you are and walk in your own truth.
The main character,Chozen, uses his "man on man" experiences while in prison to shape his artistry. His lyrics challenge stereotypes, hyper-masculine personas and misogyny that is synonymous with the world of Hip Hop.
SNL's Bobby Moynihan is set to star in the series as Chozen, the lead character of the show with his nemesis Phantasm being voiced by legendary rapper, Method Man.
I must agree, if folks want to hate on an animated series,which by the way is funny as hell, they should hate on something much more damaging like a decade of the BET awards.
Although the show challenges the hyper-machismo persona of many male rappers it still shies away from the reality of possible Black gay rap artist. But real talk, we have to know that some folks are on the DL when it comes to their sexuality and interest.
The show at least creates an opportunity to challenge conventional norms in a very entertaining manner. The characters in the show are all hilarious.
Rapper, mogul and entrepreneur Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent will mentor a transgender teen in an upcoming six part reality show series called "Dream School" which will appear on the Sundance Channel. WTH?
The show will highlight a program where youth who have dropped out can find a place to turn their lives around.
Now 50 Cent has come under fire for being historically homophobic which he denies.
There was some beef back in the day with Kanye where he all but called Kanye out as being gay.
50 Cent had a song 'Heartless Monster' that had some pretty homophobic lyrics:
"Niggas from the hood ain't supposed to wear no retro shit/I'm-a
tell my lil' niggas to start kickin' ya fuckin' ass/See ya out there wit that
funny shit on/Look him he's a faggot/Kick him/ Kick his fuckin' ass".
Not only does that sound homophobic but it also promotes violence against LGBT folks.
50 Cent also caught heat about three years ago when he tweeted three years ago, a hateful statement about the tragic suicide of gay teen Tyler Clementi, who jumped to his death from a bridge after he was outed, stating:
If you a man and your over 25 and you don’t eat pussy just kill your self damn it. The world will be a better place. Lol.
50 Cent has also admitted publicly that his mother before she died had same sex relationships so maybe he is a bit homophobic because he may thinks it is hitting to close to home.
I have seen 50 Cent on Oprah recently and I was very impressed with how spiritual this dude has become as he has matured and evolved. He seems to be trying to distance himself somewhat from the gangster, thug personna that made him rap royalty.
50 Cent denies being homophobic and explains his position: “I don’t have homophobia. I never did,” Jackson told The Wrap. “When you
actually make music that mirrors the environment, you use the
terminology,” he said. “You use the language. Like if you were making a
painting, and you were painting the American flag, if I told you to do
that, and not use red, not use the harsh terms or the tougher messages,
you would never successfully paint the flag.”
I have always said that as an artist and celebrity you have automony to express yourself any way you want but because you have such a high profile, you cannot cry foul when folks hold you accountable to what you say and do.
It's that same old crap about athletes and rappers claiming I am not a role model but you sale your brand and collateral marketing based on your profile. You cannot sale $200.00 sneakers and then say young folks should not pay attention to what you do and say.
I am not sure where 50 Cent's mind is these days but I need him to pick a character. Mentor to LGBT youth or ganster mysogynistic, homophobic rapper.
It will be interesting to see how 50 Cent mentors and interacts with the transgendered youth, Alan.
I came across a story that immediately caught my attention because it happened in Texas, my home state, and involved a gay teen.
Erica Moore, a suburban mom from Fort Worth, was checking on her kids
when she noticed that her 15-year-old son’s bedroom door was closed.
(We know this mom is old school because old-school moms don’t tolerate
Moore walked in and found her son engaged in oral sex with her
18-year-old male cousin. She lost it and commenced to beating her son
with an electrical cord.
In an interview with AllChristianNews.com, Moore explained her
reaction: “When I walked in I saw my son, it was just disgusting to me,
the way he was looking and my cousin was looking, and my cousin
immediately ran out the door.”
Moore said she was “disgusted” by what she saw.
“They were committing a homosexual act in my house, and we are totally against that,” she said.
Moore, in her own words, was more repulsed by the idea of having a
gay son than she was by the fact that her son was having sex and
disrespecting her home.
I had a similar experience in my youth. I was playing fort with a
cousin -- I don’t remember what we were actually doing – when my mom
raised up the quilt and yanked me out of the fort. She slapped me across
the face and told me not to ever do that again. I distinctly remember
it was not so much disgust I saw in her eyes but absolute fear.
Years later, when I finally came out to my mother, we had another
talk. My mother shared that, since the day I was born, she knew how to
prepare me for a world that was not always so fair to black men. But
later, she said, her suspicions about my sexuality gave rise to new
concerns about how to prepare me for the world as a gay man, since she
had no point of reference.
My mom said she loved me unconditionally but worried that people would judge and even harm me due to my sexuality.
But back to our other Texas mom: Moore, because she whipped her son,
could be facing jail time. Several Christian groups are supporting her
The president of the Texas Southern Christian Leadership Conference
(TSCLC), the Rev. Kyev Tatum, wants the district attorney to drop all
charges against Moore.
“I have known Sister Erica for many years, and she did what we teach
every good God-fearing mother should do when their children disobey
their rules, values and standards,” he said in a statement. “Texas Penal
Code 9.61 gives her the legal rights and the Holy Bible gives her the
religious rights to discipline her child the best way she knows how.”
On one hand, I agree that families should have latitude to discipline
and raise their children, but is it fair to beat a child for being who
There were bigger issues the mother should have focused on. First,
this appears to be a case of incest between relatives. Second, her son
-- who was a minor -- technically was engaging in a sex act with an
What doesn't sit well with me is that this child was beaten because
he was gay. Would Moore have displayed the same outrage had it been a
As for those supporting her actions, when will the majority faith
community realize that, whether they like it or not, gay folks are
members of your congregations, families and communities.
The phrase “spare the rod, spoil the child,” although used in faith
environments, is not an actually Bible verse. Moore may have been guided
by the proverb, but in reaching for the rod she also may have done more
harm than good. The “disgust” she displayed toward her gay son may now
become his primary frame of reference.
I understand Moore’s fear, but I hope for her son’s sake that they
will have another discussion and she will accept and love him
We are always hearing stories of gay bashing and parents turning on their gay children so it is always nice to hear a story that affirms a gay youth especially when it involves their family.
A father wrote a letter to his gay son that is touching the hearts of millions of readers. The father apparently overheard a conversation his son was having that confirmed what the father had known for some time that his son was gay. The father was more than OK with the news.
He wrote the following letter to his son.
“Nate, I overheard your phone conversation with Mike last night about
your plans to come out to me,” it reads. “The only thing I need you to
plan is to bring home OJ and bread after class. We are out, like you
now. I’ve known you were gay since you were six, I’ve loved you since
you were born. -Dad. PS Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute
Organizations like Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have praised the letter as a wonderful example of supporting LGBT family members who would otherwise be ostrasized by other segements of society.
The dad deserves the Father of the Year award. His gay son is one lucky young gay dude....smile
I had to get more on this story, so I went online. According to
reports, the Jackson, Tenn., resident signed over his male pit
bull/American bulldog mix because the dog humped other male dogs.
Well stop the presses. I guess that makes almost any dog gay.
I have heard about parents freaking out when they find out their
child is gay and even going to the extreme of kicking them out of the
house. I have had to mentor several young gay people who endured such
experiences, but what moron tries to put down a dog because he thinks
This might take some of you folks over the edge, especially those who
think being gay is a choice, but Psychology Today reports that animals
can be gay and that dogs will sometimes mount each other to express
dominance, just for play or because they are nervous or excited. I could
make a gay guy comparison here but that would be too easy…lol.
Thankfully, there was such an uproar over the possibility that this
handsome dog would be put down that someone started a Facebook campaign
on its behalf. That’s when a woman named Stephanie Fryns came to its
The Jackson Rabies Control agency said Fryns adopted the dog Thursday
morning. It was scheduled to be euthanized at 1 p.m. that day. Talk
about a close save.
I know I travel in different circles, but I don’t see the problem. We
have always had gay dogs. Our boxer, Trinity, is a fiercely proud
lesbian. What better person to protect our home than a strapping lesbian
boxer with male authority issues?
We have a running monologue about her life as a lesbian: She
frequents The Thirsty Beaver on Central Avenue, which in Trinity’s world
is a lesbian bar. She hangs out most nights with her girl pack Pickles
and Marge, who is a bartender. Trinity has even been known to get into
bar fights and has a weakness for strippers. So needless to say, we are
comfortable with our gay dog and would not have it any other way.
I know none of you would be so callous as to disown your dog because
it was gay, but if you suspect your pooch is a bit more precious than
most, I offer Professor Loc’s Top 5 signs your dog might be gay:
5. Your girl Whippet lifts her legs instead of squatting like a lady.
4. Your Great Dane steals and hoards your daughter’s Barbie dolls instead of socks.
3. Your beagle howls gleefully whenever he hears Barbara Streisand or Cher on the radio.
2. Your Doberman suddenly starts flashing pink toe nail polish.
1. You find a current issue of “Rough Mutts” under your bulldog Bruno’s pet bed.
If you see such signs, do not be alarmed. There are many agencies and
support groups to help you understand your gay pet. Just remember, they
are still your pets and you should love them unconditionally.
We are all familiar with the lyrics, “Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?” Is it the same neighborhood?
I grew up watching “Sesame Street” and the “Electric Company” back in
the day, so like many of you I’ve been a bit concerned about all the
recent media attention around one of its more popular residents -- Elmo
-- or the man that brings Elmo to life, Kevin Clash.
Well, to quickly catch you up: An unidentified young man accused
Clash of an inappropriate sexual relationship that allegedly took place
when the accuser was a minor. This accusation was in the media for days.
Clash made a statement to NBC news acknowledging that he is homosexual
but denied any inappropriate relationship with the accuser.
But right before the phrase “Tickle me Elmo” was about to take on
nefarious tone, the accuser recanted and Clash seemed to be in the
clear. That turn of events was not only good news to Clash but to the
larger LGBT community, because it only fed the stereotype of gay men as
predators. I was personally pulling for Clash and thought that this was
just some young trade trying to stunt him out of some cash.
Clash was barely on his knees again (as a puppeteer, people) when
another accuser, Cecil Singleton, filed a similar suit. Singleton, who
is now a 24-year-old college student, claimed to have had a two-week
relationship with Clash back in 2003, when Singleton was only 15.
That allegation seemed too much for Clash, who resigned and released
this statement: "Personal matters have diverted attention away from the
important work Sesame Street is doing, and I cannot allow it to go on
any longer. I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to
resolving these personal matters privately."
I hate that Clash felt that he had to resign, because as long as he
was working Elmo, we at least knew where his hands were. Anyway, Clash’s
life just became more complicated because yet another lawsuit has been
filed against him.
The latest comes from a Florida man who says he went to New York in
2000, when he was 16, to visit relatives while pursuing modeling
opportunities. He alleges that he met Clash on a gay chat line while
Clash was posing as a 30-year-old man named Craig. A few conversations
later, the lawsuit alleges, the young man went to Clash’s Manhattan
apartment, where Clash allegedly gave the accuser alcohol and engaged in
sexual contact with the accuser. Clash allegedly kept in contact with
the accuser until he finished high school, turned 18 and moved to New
York, where they continued their relationship.
This story in some areas becomes very convoluted. I am not condoning
Clash’s decisions. The reality is that some of these young people look
old for their ages, and Clash might be more appropriately accused of
being an older man with bad judgment than a predator. The jury is still
Regardless of his sexuality, Clash is an adult, and if nothing else
maybe he should stop being a gay cougar chasing young trade and pursue
relationships with folks closer to his own age.
I started this column waxing nostalgic about Sesame Street, but with
Mitt Romney’s Big Bird gaffe and now Elmo’s sex scandal, some of these
children’s characters have been caught up in very adult situations.
Is Sesame Street now in the hood?
Sesame Street to me is like so many urban neighborhoods -- changed
due to urban flight, gentrification and a fickle real estate market.
Yes, the neighborhood surrounding Sesame Street may have changed, but
its long-time residents maintain their integrity and core values.
With change, we learn to adapt. So rather than walking and risking a
potential mugging simply to ask,” Can you tell me how to get to Sesame
Street?” I follow the GPS from the comfort and safety of a cab…smile.
According to USA Today Kevin Clash has resigned as the beloved voice of Sesame Street's Elmo. A law suit was recently filed by Cecil Singleton, who is now a 24 year old college student but claims to have had a two week relationship with Clash in 2003 when he was only 15 years old.
Okay is it just me or are you thinking where are the parents?
Clash did not dispute the allegatiosn but released this statement, "Personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work Sesame Street
is doing, and I cannot allow it to go on any longer. I am deeply sorry
to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters
I hope for Clash's sake and the larger LGBT community these allegations are not true and his name is cleared.
I hate that Clash felt he had to resign because as long as he was working Elmo we at least knew where his hands were and specifically they were not on some young trade.
Kevin Clash the lovable voice behind Sesame Street's character Elmo has been on a rollercoaster ride in the media but his accuser has finally come clean.
Clash admitted to being a gay man and also maintained that his relationship with the accuser was mutual and of age.
So who was this guy?
The young guy who accused the Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash of an inappropriate gay sexual relationship when he was younger and later recanted his story has finally been indentifed after taking Mr. Clash through all this drama.
Recently the Smoking Gun reported that Sheldon Stevens a 24 year old actor and model (why are they always an actor/model) is the man who tried to discredit Mr. Clash.
The LGBT community has drama just like straight celebrities. Same sex, same problems.
Stevens released a statement through his attorney to the New York Times.
The statement said that the previously alleged victim "wants it to be
known that his sexual relationship with [Clash] was an adult consensual