Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Chick-fil-A Scandal

So by now, you have probably heard about Chick-Fil-A.

Chick-Fil-A, for those who are not aware, recently came out openly against gay marriage. Because of this, representatives of the Jim Henson company publicly announced they would no longer supply toys to Chick-Fil-A.

Chick-Fil-A's response:

"We apologize for any inconvenience but as of 7/19/2012 Chick-fil-A has voluntarily recalled all of the Jim Henson's Creature Shop Puppet Kids Meal toys due to a possible safety issue. Please be advised that there have not been any cases in which a child has actually been injured, however there have been some reports of children getting their fingers stuck in the holes of the puppets. We are offering a substitution of a complimentary kids Icedream cone in its place until a replacement toy is available."

Let's see what Leviticus has to say about lying:

Leviticus 19:11 - "Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie to one another."

Pandering To Bigots

I'm posting this here because I feel it pertains to the LBGT community, as well as any other minority group. 

Not so long ago, a church in Mississippi refused to marry a black couple, because... well, because the couple was black. (Full article here.)

The couple planned their ceremony with the pastor months in advance. Yet, when the day approached, the church community refused to allow the wedding to take place. Apparently, that particular church had never hosted a the marriage of a black couple before, and the church community did not want to break that tradition. 

Fearing his congregation would oust him, the pastor gave in. He agreed to marry the couple in another church. The church is now holding meetings to discuss how to handle future requests by black couples who wish to be married there.

My question is: who the hell cares what a bunch of racist bigots think? 

Not all opinions are worthy of being voiced. Not all opinions are worth taking into consideration. ESPECIALLY opinions that are not really opinions, but are in fact racism, sexism, homophobia, or hate. When someone tells you your marriage offends them, you say TOUGH SHIT. 

When you pander to bigots - when you compromise with them, when you take into consideration their demands - you make their opinions seem valid. You make the irrational seem rational. You are encouraging them. 

It seems that the biggest enemy of the oppressed are not bigots themselves, but the normal and otherwise rational folk who are willing to bend to the will of bigots. 

So the next time a bigot wants you to compromise? Tell them to suck it up. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Webcomic: Demon of the Underground

Demon of the Underground is the tale of a boy (possibly from our Earth) trapped in a strange place called the Underground, where four nations wage war - North, South, East, and West. Unable to return to his home, he is forced to choose a side to serve.

Jasper Samsid, king of the East, is impressed by the boy's intelligence and creativity, and takes him in.

This isn't really romance, but the main character is gay, and there's some pretty amusing kisses. Also, Pogo - the main character - has the ability to use telekinesis when he grabs his junk, and, I'll admit, that's some pretty unique stuff right there.

Also, abused women escape from the other nations and form the South sphere, where they create the only nation based upon equality. Whoo!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Superheroes Can't Be Gay

A thoughtful commentary on how the superhero industry panders to its straight white male audience

JK, just a music video using gay stereotypes for giggles

Monday, July 9, 2012

Webcomic/animation: Homestuck

GT: I just... 
GT: This isnt how i pictured it going. 
TT: Pictured what? 
GT: Between him and me. 
GT: There had to be a better way than this! 
TT: This is the only way it can be. 
GT: I guess if it was going to go this way... 
GT: I kinda pictured something different? 
GT: There was stuff i wanted to say. 
GT: To the real him i mean. 

To be clear, that's a fifteen year old boy wearing a skull computer helmet while kissing the severed head of his gay best friend from the future while a dragon flies over an erupting volcano in the background.

This is the most touching romantic climax I've ever seen.

By the way, Homestuck is neither gay nor romance, but you should still read it. It's strange, touching, confusing, and involves a lot of time-traveling hijinks. It's got twelve pansexual aliens, eight confused earth kids, and -- so far -- too many pairings to count. Also, it has Dirk, the gay guy from the future who kicks more ass than Chuck Norris. 

Webcomic: Starfighter

Today I'm here to talk about Starfighter.

I hate Starfighter.

But it's growing on me a little, and a lot of people seem to like it, so I feel obligated to mention it. So. Starfighter. Science fiction yaoi webcomic in which men come in two varieties: super-aggressive assholes and super-intelligent pansies.

Lots of D/S. Some rape? Maybe / sort of? It's difficult to tell if the bottom is consenting or not, and the top makes it pretty clear he doesn't care.

You know how some stories have this top who's intensely dominant? And at first he's an asshole, but then you get to know him better, and it turns out that deep down inside he's secretly this nice guy with a lot of angst. Like Edward Cullen, or Mako from Legend of Korra, or Atros from Teahouse.

This is not that story. This is the story of an asshole, who deep down inside, is an asshole. And I like that.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Webcomic: Devoto

"Last night, I bedded a demon to whom I meant to sell my soul... which still leaves me more adherent than most Catholics I know."

"Devoto: Music in Hell" is a m/m webcomic about the demon (read: fallen angel) of music, who is trapped in Hell. His only escape is when a human summons him to Earth in order to make a deal with him. Devoto's goal is to get out of Hell as long as possible.

Devoto has not been out of Hell in a long, long time.

It's a gorgeous webcomic with stunning artwork and heartfelt dialogue. It follows the story of not only Devoto and his mortal lover, but also Isam and Zima, two angels - one fallen and one not - in love, kept apart by Heaven and Hell.

Despite the obvious talent of the artist, I don't think this webcomic is as well-known as it should be. So click on it! It's great! Give the creator some love!

(Warning: it's extra NSFW. Lots of beautiful man-sex.)

I may as well call this "Gay Webcomics Blog" from now on.