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Patti Stranger Generalizes About LGBT PeoplePatti Stranger is a matchmaker, best known for her show The Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo, centered around her Millionaire's Club where she tries to find each a suitable partner through counseling, mixers and dates.
Since she is trusted by the wealthy to help them find their f*ture mates, it seems logical to assume that she could give advice to the plebe majority on a call-in talk show, right? Apparently not. While on another Bravo program, Watch What Happens Live, one viewer called in asking about open long distance relationships. Patti asked whether he was gay or straight, and when he said "gay" she stated that there is "no curbing the gays" and that monogamy was impossible. The host Andy Cohen tried to challenge her, stating he had previously been in a 3 year monogamous relationship with his last partner, but that evidence did nothing to deter Stranger as she made assumptions about why the broke up (i.e., his success as a TV personality).
A second viewer called in, and she said he should take the fact that she thought he was straight to be a compliment because she didn't find him "Queeny." And from that point the interview just got awkward.
Here are some highlights, with more available at Gawker:
Family Research Council, Congressman Against Don't Ask Don't TellAfter the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell earlier this year, the Family Research Center (a right-wing Christian lobbying organization) released their update from Washington filled with rage and hate towards America's troops.
With lines like, "today became the day when political correctness officially trumps military effectiveness" it's clear that the FRC isn't at all familiar with the effectiveness of the Sacred Band of Thebes and how a 150 homosexual couples were the elite military force of Greece for forty years.
But that's not even the worst of it. According to the FRC, soldiers will suddenly be infected with "HIV-tainted blood" by means of violent sexual assault.
Also, by repealing DADT, soldiers have somehow lost their ability to exercise their religion and free speech; at least that's the message the Family Research Council sends. So, please, send them your money so they can help get Rick Perry elected in 2012!
And in a similar homophobic vein towards Don't Ask Don't Tell, we have Representative Allen West.
Republican Representative from the state of Florida Allen West said in May, with regards to the repeal of DADT, "Unless I’m Michael Jackson, I can’t change my color. But people can change behavior."
Meaning, homosexuals choose to be homosexual and not the other way around, and therefore do not deserve the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts. Sorry, representative but it's always been about choice, even if it's the right to choose which seat you get to have on the bus.
Rep. West also made homophobic headlines this year for firing an intern who had retweeted a pro-gay message, and for calling gay marriage an "oxymoron." Which seems fair, because who do you know that is happy and married?
Adam Carolla Expresses Disgust in LGBT Community, UnapologeticBack in August, there was a little petition going around the net in support of Bert and Ernie (you know, the muppets from Sesame Street) getting married. This was brought up on Adam Carolla's podcast which led to a series of separate homophobic rants. Telling transgendered individuals to shut up and stop as they apparently confuse his libido and the gays, in their quest for equal rights, are ruining his life. He also had some problems with the LGBT initialism suggesting, "It should spell something like 'YUCK.' "
Needless to say, GLAAD was none too happy about this, to which Carolla gave a half-hearted apology via Twitter, "I’m sorry my comments were hurtful. That being said, I’m a comedian, not a politician."
Chris Brown Expresses His Athletic Woes with HomophobiaChris Brown, best known for beating up his then-girlfriend Rihanna, is a multiple offender this year in the gay (and racial) slur category! The first offense occurred on June 22nd this year, after he successfully got out of a ticket for illegally parking. He verbally attacked the camera person from TMZ, believing he might have set up the situation to catch it on film.
Later that month, while participating in a pick up basketball game and the local 24hr Fitness, he started berating his fellow players and teammates. According to an article in Star magazine, when a fellow player didn't pass him the ball, or failed to make a shot successfully, he lashed out by calling him a "f*ggot" with "gay moves." There was reportedly no physical contact, just verbal abuse, because Brown apparently only likes to beat up on girls.
Cee Lo Green's Homophobic Tweet Chalked Up to a "Joke"Certainly not the kind of behavior expected of someone known to sing publicly with muppets and in full feather regalia. Yet, when a critic criticized (like they do) Cee Lo's opening performance for Rihanna in Atlanta this year, he had a few words to say in response.:
"I respect your criticism, but be fair! People enjoyed last night! I’m guessing you’re gay? And my masculinity offended you? Well f—k you!"
If those words are not the epitome of respect, I don't know what else to tell you.
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