Same difference

On the “30 Rock” episode, Tracy Jordan, the character Morgan plays, sparked a protest after making a couple of ridiculous gay-oriented jokes at a club date. A contrite Jordan mistakenly apologizes to the makers of Glad bags, rather than to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, known as GLAAD.

Marginalizing ourselves

“I took a trip out to California last week, where I had some productive bilateral talks with your leader, Lady Gaga. She was wearing 16-inch heels. She was eight feet tall. It was a little intimidating,” President Obama joked to some 3,000 gay rights activists during his keynote address at the annual dinner of the … Continue reading Marginalizing ourselves

Gaymos and Dandy return

Actually, that’s not fair. Amos and Andy were offensive caricatures, no doubt, but were not vain, shallow, materialistic, melodramatic, backstabbing gossips like the offensive caricatures on MTVGay’s “The A List.” Yet the Petty Queer Establishment is silent. They must be busy searching for offensive language in the DVD release of a Ron Howard movie no … Continue reading Gaymos and Dandy return

Contrived contrition

I think most would agree the public apology is played out. First, Anthony Weiner couldn’t shut up about his dick. Now Tracy Morgan is on an apology tour, sponsored by GLAAD, following his recent anti-gay rant. Surely you know the drill. GLAAD will grant absolution in exchange for a series of highly choreographed mea culpas … Continue reading Contrived contrition

Quid pro crock

AT&T is lining up support for its acquisition of T-Mobile from a slew of liberal groups with no obvious interest in telecom deals — except that they’ve received big piles of AT&T’s cash. In recent weeks, the NAACP, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the National Education Association have each issued public statements … Continue reading Quid pro crock

‘Glee’ even more insufferable than I imagined

I’ve avoided “Glee” like chlamydia. As I understand it’s an inspirational musical featuring a slew of nonsensical celebrity cameos. Might as well be a buddy comedy starring Robin Williams and Adam Sandler, directed by Michael Bay. But it’s even worse than I thought. Recently “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy ripped Kings of Leon after the once-interesting … Continue reading ‘Glee’ even more insufferable than I imagined

More hyperbole from the professionally aggrieved

News flash: GLAAD is offended! The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is demanding an apology from SNL over a recent sketch about estrogen replacement theory. Lives are at risk, apparently. This Saturday, on an airing of Saturday Night Live, NBC (a subsidiary of Comcast) broadcast a dangerous and blatantly transphobic segment which they called … Continue reading More hyperbole from the professionally aggrieved

Chick-fil-A may not like me, but I like Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A is the best fast food chain in America. Period. They’re efficient, courteous and consistent. I could care less about their CEO’s politics. The Atlanta-based company has come under fire from gay rights groups for supplying food to an event sponsored by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which has worked to defeat same-sex marriage initiatives. (I … Continue reading Chick-fil-A may not like me, but I like Chick-fil-A

ATLmalcontent charges GLAAD with ‘hurtful, dehumanizing’ language

Did you know GLAAD stands for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation? Just last week the media arm of the Petty Queer Establishment harrumphed that “gay” is a slur and demanded its removal from a new Ron Howard comedy. So why the hypocrisy, GLAAD? And how come your acronym hasn’t expanded? Where’s the “T’ and the … Continue reading ATLmalcontent charges GLAAD with ‘hurtful, dehumanizing’ language

The Petty Queer Establishment vs. Richie Cunningham

GLAAD took time off from planning its next awards ceremony to play national scold, charging director Ron Howard with contributing to anti-gay bullying. In Howard’s new film “The Dilemma,” a character played by Vince Vaughn says “electric cars are gay” then explains that he doesn’t mean “homosexual, gay, but, you know, my parents are chaperoning … Continue reading The Petty Queer Establishment vs. Richie Cunningham

The Petty Queer Establishment strikes again

“It is with great pride that GLAAD honors MTV with our highest mark of excellence in recognition of the network’s commitment to fair and accurate representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community,” said GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios in a statement. If the token gay guy from whatever season’s “The Real World” is “an … Continue reading The Petty Queer Establishment strikes again