Vitamin Gay

GLBT Related Politics, Music & Art Reviews

top 5 reasons to choose to be gay (by fckh8) September 26, 2011

As you all know i LOVE the fckh8 campaign, i think they do good work and they make it fun, entertaining and totally in your face.  they released a new video staring none other than this years winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race Raja! (who i also love) and its about the top 5 reasons we all CHOOSE to be gay (because like, its totally a choice 😉 don’t ya know)…enjoy this cheeky new video brought to you by the FCKH8 campaign, and don’t forget to facebook & tweet it to your friends to make a donation.

 

 

Photo transition progress update September 23, 2011

the upper body work out is working, i don’t have to strike any of my practiced poses or slouching to hit my bust anymore 😀 you can’t really see my boobs anymore if i’m just standing there in a photo, its GREAT! now i just need heavier weights, all i’m doing currently is maintaining tone, i have tiny 3lb weights, i need some 5 & 10lb weights to lift at this point. In short, I’m really happy w/how i’m looking these days…and the less work my future surgery requires, the less tissue they have to remove etc, the less it will cost 😀 and the faster i will heal (though such a thing is FAR off in my future still at this point).

I don't have to slouch or strike a special pose any more to hide my boobs 😀 HURRAY! the upper body workout is working!

 

Update on the anti-gay church September 22, 2011

apparently talks have been opened up between the communities and they’re reached some sort of agreement or something (i don’t know), and thus the rally has been canceled…this, unfortunately, comes across to me a bit like our community allowing itself to be placated again by a promise of ‘oh we DONT want to convert you, OR encourage people to HATE you, oh no no no, thats not what we’re about’…NO, not at all, its only in your NAME…you call yourself an anti-gay church…i don’t know what that means in YOUR version of the English language but in ours it means HOMOPHOBIC ASSHOLE CONGREGATION, more specifically one that encourages and tries to promote hatred and intimidation toward our community when we have done NOTHING to them. So yeah, i have mixed feelings about the rally having been called off and i’ll keep my ears open and let you know if/when i hear anything else.  Kinda lame if ya ask me (and no, its not that I have issue w/coming to a peaceful solution, the rally would have been peaceful too, its the whole impression that i get that our community is kinda, just FINE with a group moving into town to actively preach hatred and we’re not even really gonna do anything? oooook, color me confused)

 

Dear Anti-Gay church on Belmont- WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT!! September 7, 2011

it was brought to my attention this evening that apparently this whole anti-gay evangelical  movement has moved from the outskirts and the suburbs RIGHT into my neighborhood here in SE and you know what, WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT!!!
there was a protest planned for their opening day which was scheduled for Sept 10th but has been put on hold due to the Belmont street fair being that weekend and the fact that it would have caused a parking fiasco for anyone in attendance to either event.  So as soon as they have their opening day, we’ll be there in force to protest this promotion of hatred & abuse directed at our community, this is 2011 NOT 1950 brothers & sisters, THIS WILL NOT STAND!
I invited those of you who live in PDX to join myself and as many as i can gather to perform a flash mob choreographed to Twisted Sister’s “WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT” because you know what mother fuckers, WERE NOT GONNA TAKE IT! NO WE AINT GONNA TAKE IT, ANY MORE!!!!

You can find me on the event page on Facebook Email me on there to let me know you’d like to be involved and let me know the best way to get ahold of you to let you know when we’ll be meeting for rehearsals, lets show these bitches who they’re messin with!

 

Helicopter Mother Gets TOLD! September 2, 2011

So earlier this week a stay at home catholic mother from the state of Massachusetts had the following to say:

“I am a Catholic stay-at-home mother of seven, and I live in the state of Massachusetts where “gay marriage” has been legal for seven years and it’s just one aspect of the larger secular agenda. Because we have so many little children, it takes a phenomenal effort to go anywhere. We have only filled our truck with gasoline twice this entire summer vacation. We go to Mass and we go two miles up the road to a small outdoor swimming pool. That’s pretty much it.

At the pool this summer there were homosexual couples with children and, while I was polite as my own young daughters doted on the baby with two “mommies”, I also held my breath in anticipation of awkward questions – questions I’m not ready to answer. My young daughters are all under the age of eight and they are not old enough to understand why a baby would have two women calling themselves “mommies”.

When there were two men relaxing at the side of the pool unnaturally close to each other, effeminately rubbing elbows and exchanging doe-eyes, I was again anxiously watching my children hoping they wouldn’t ask questions. They don’t see Daddy do that with anyone but Mommy. We haven’t been back to the pool for a couple of weeks, except once but it rained. The truth is, now I don’t really want to go back.

So what am I harping about?

Today we decided to go to the park. We live near a nice park that is safe, clean and quiet. Two of my daughters were in the sandbox, one on the slide, the other on the swings, and as I lifted the baby out of his stroller I looked up to see four women laughing at a baby boy as he was swinging in one of those bucket baby swings. That seems harmless enough, but I’m so sensitized to the strangeness in my community that I’ve developed this ever-present jumpiness whenever I’m in public. Sure enough, two of the women, so happy to see a baby boy laughing, embraced and remained standing there rubbing each other’s back in a way that was clearly not just friendly affection.

This is my community. I find myself unable to even leave the house anymore without worrying about what in tarnation we are going to encounter. We are responsible citizens. We live by the rules, we pay our taxes, we take care of our things. I’m supposed to be able to influence what goes on in my community, and as a voter I do exercise that right. But I’m outnumbered. I can’t even go to normal places without having to sit silently and tolerate immorality. We all know what would happen if I asked two men or two women to stop displaying, right in front of me and my children, that they live in sodomy.”

The below video is a response by well known Athiest vlogger, Zinnia Jones, who more or less sums up my feelings verbatim, so I’ll let her sum up 🙂 (I, have a LOT of anger towards pushy christian religious types, especially catholics since i was raised as one)

 

A Query September 1, 2011

This week Lets All Be Neurotic (LABN, my web show) continues its commentary/recommendation of Queer Duck in part 3, episodes 9-11…but before that airs on Sat. I have a question:

does ANYONE know WHY Morocco was/is such a popular gay vacation spot? it comes up in one of the episodes but all I get when I query the internet is travel agents etc, not helpful…the Morocco wiki page wasn’t very helpful either.  I’m genuinely curious because there is usually a reason…was there a thriving gay culture there? extremely liberal social attitudes? or is it just the sun & the sand and the food? any thoughts? I’m stumped.