“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gay Movies to Watch: Prayers for Bobby

I would suggest to anyone that has a gay child, or knows of a gay child that may be facing the same challenges as Bobby to watch this movie and open your hearts to them, we are people and deserve to be loved UNCONDITIONALLY.

Ryan and I are so glad we bought this DVD... One of the best in our collection.

As Ryan and I watched the movie, PRAYERS FOR BOBBY, tears streamed down our faces. I think this could possibly be the only movie I've ever watched where I've gone through an entire box of tissues from crying for more than an hour.   I can remember countless times growing up as a child where I had thoughts of suicide; how I wanted to just escape from all the hatred and shame that I would have done so by taking my own life.  The only reason I didn't do it was because I knew it would hurt people.  Just watching Bobby, knowing where he walked and where he danced, I have been there; to be so afraid of whom I was due to people’s thoughts and ideas - either from their church, family or friends.

I came out to my parents at the age of 24, and though it was difficult at first and took a little while for their acceptance, their love never wavered.  I remember telling my sister, and she not even flinching….. Thus making her my best friend and the best sister I could ask for. ** I love you Vicky**

I consider my self very fortunate; I have been with my boyfriend, Ryan for 5-1/2 years and my parents continue to support me in whatever decisions I make in life. They treat Ryan as one of the family, as well as his parents treat me as a second son. I feel that the movie really let people know what ignorance can do. I feel that if more people were accepting of their gay children this world would be a much happier place.   Being accepting and loving your child does not mean you have to understand, but just love them for who they are.  It’s not a choice - anyone who lives in this world as a gay individual will tell you.

Why would anyone choose to be this way when we face hatred, disgust, and prejudice every day?  I didn't wake up one morning, and say, “Oh, I think I’ll be gay today”, just to be hurt in the process.

My heart went out to Bobby, because I can relate to how he was feeling. I lost a very dear friend much the same way because his family did not accept nor love him because he was gay. If we as a society can change, then maybe one day we will be treated equally.  We can only hope that the ones who hate us so much can change their views on how they believe.

I don't know what waits for us when we die. I don't know how God will judge us. And I don't know what God will judge about us. But I do know that I was born with the ability to love. I do know that I didn't choose who to love. And I do know that love, no matter what its circumstances are, is NOT a crime.

I seriously want to give Sigourney Weaver and Ryan Kelley both a big hug; they did such a fantastic job in this movie, it truly warms my heart to know that people care, and fight for us.

Thanks to those who had a part in bringing this movie to life. And thank you Mary Griffith for all you've done, I have no doubt that wherever Bobby is right now, he is proud of everything you've accomplished and everything you fight for. Please see the trailer below:

Sleeper Cells

Randy Rainbow on American Idol

It seems like just yesterday when I was watching a You Tube video about Randy Rainbow and his date with Mel Gibson.  LOL, it wasn't true, but we all knew he was making fun of Mel Gibson's crazy rant to his wife over the summer.   He became a popular fixation on the site with his almost believable phone conversations with Dr. Laura, Lindsay Lohan and countless others. I know I posted it on Facebook, but here he is again:

And it really seems like just yesterday he was on American Idol auditioning for Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson. Oh wait, he was!  Check out Randy's audition from just yesterday...

OMG Hilarious!

Foods That Make You Cringe

I was over at, 'This Is Why Your Fat' this morning and couldn't believe the things I saw people eat.  Hence, why the blog is titled as such.  I thought I'd share with you a couple of images I found disgustingly fattening. These are the types of food that will truly keep me motivated to staying healthy.

A BBQ pulled pork sandwich with two homemade glazed donuts for the bun, peach guacamole, roasted tomato salsa, and Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Wiz.
3 tiered grilled cheese birthday cake made by The American.
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- Blade 7184 aka Peter