Gays and Lesbians Also Need to Say ‘No’ to Dana Beyer

Actually, she’d have to evolve to reach the status of ’embarrassment.’

But why quibble?

Creating Chum

Seen recently on Facebook:

Sue Hyde just said to a group of 250ish that houstons host committee is the best host com ever. And a whole bunch of other great things about houston.

I wonder if she’ll say anything about how she was an active participant in the campaign to bully Olivia Records into committing employment discrimination against a trans woman and, by extension, being a midwife at the birth of the twin festering sores of trans employment policy in Massachusetts and in Gay, Inc.?

And I wonder if she’ll say anything about NGLTF’s worse-than-pathetic record of employing trans people?

…and Then He Threatened to Kill a Reporter on Live Television


A new House Republican has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act as LGBT advocates continue to push for a vote in the Republican-controlled chamber, the Washington Blade has learned.

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), who represents Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn in Congress, elected to co-sponsor the bill Monday, according to sources familiar with the legislation.

I wonder of NY1 reported on Grimm’s ENDA co-sponsorship?

‘Progress’ in New York Was Gays and Lesbians Saying ‘No’ to Christine Quinn

And progress in Maryland will be trans people saying no to ‘retired eye surgeon’ Dana Beyer.

Gender Rights Maryland Executive Director Dana Beyer on Thursday announced she will challenge incumbent state Sen. Rich Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) in the 2014 Democratic primary.

“We are ready for progress,” said Beyer in a statement that announced her candidacy. “For too long, hardworking Marylanders have waited for economic fairness and equal opportunity. We have asked our elected officials to help bring better jobs to our neighborhoods, build stronger schools for our children, fix our roads and infrastructure and make quality health care an affordable reality.”

“We are ready to move forward, and that’s why I’m declaring my candidacy for the Maryland Senate,” continued Beyer.

Yes, and I want the Maryland legislature to undo the political hate crime that it committed against trans people in 2001.

Do I really have confidence in Madaleno?

I can’t have confidence in anyone inside or outside of the legislative process who had any hand – active or passive – in allowing gay marriage to be ramrodded ahead of basic civil equality for trans people, so the answer is ‘no.’

But even a ‘retired eye surgeon’ should have had enough math training to know that zero is not as low as one can go.

With Beyer, zero is just the beginning and the bottom is nowhere in sight.

Yes, we need trans legislators – and we need them in Maryland.

But we do not need Dana Beyer.

Republicans Think You’re Stupid

Exhibit ‘A’:

Republicans Think You're Stupid


Well, if the ‘J’ is ‘Joss’ – as in Whedon…


…the answer apparently is ‘Be a transphobic turd.’

Pic of the Day: Jan. 27, 2014 (Special ‘East Bound and Long’ Edition)

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Headed eastward on the Huey P. Long Bridge – sometime during the summer of 1993.

The Real Real Thing


Pic of the Day: Jan. 26, 2014 (Special ‘Chris Christie’s Summer Home?’ Edition)

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Somewhere near the Tennessee-North Carolina border, Dec. 31, 2013.

D’Souza? Ind’icted? D’oh!

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It couldn’t have happened to a smarmier, more hypocritical piece of slime.  (Okay, I guess it could have happened to Mitt Romney, but the propaganda-mongering liar who made the sub-Willie-Horton-ad, anti-Obama crockumentary to attempt to aid Mittens is something of a start.)

From DKos:

Federal prosecutors in New York indicted conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza on Thursday, on charges that he funnelled contributions to a Senate candidate in 2012 and then reimbursed the donors—a practice that is very, very illegal. D’Souza’s also charged with “causing false statements to be made to the FEC” in connection with these donations, by which the U.S. Attorney’s office means that D’Souza caused the campaign in question to mis-report the money it received (since it didn’t actually belong to the named donors).

So just which campaign is it? Well, last cycle, the only contribution D’Souza appears to have made is $5,000—the legal limit, for the primary and the general election combined—to Republican Wendy [] Long, who ran a hopeless campaign for Senate in New York and got obliterated by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. D’Souza’s wife (or possibly ex-wife) Dixie D’Souza also contributed the same amount on the same day[.]

Of course, it could have been some other campaign, but if it was Long, that would explain why the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (based in Manhattan) is investigating. D’Souza also lives (or at least, recently lived) in New York, where he used to be president of a tiny Christian school called King’s College, before he was forced to step down in 2012 after revelations that he was having an affair with another woman.