Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Welcome New Friends From Queerty, The Fly in My Tea, Hopeful Interview with Ryan White's Mom, In The News, The Mighty Woofables

Hey Blogger Friends, it's Tuesday, and I think I have finally recovered from all the walking and sun at Cleveland Pride. A big thank you to friends at Queerty.com for mentioning the post and showing a couple of the pictures I have up. To anyone new to the blog, welcome to the Gay Guru, just a regular ol' gay guy in NE Ohio trying to give a little advice, information, commentary and humor to the GLBT community, and our friends and families. If this is your first time stopping by, you might want to check out my accompanying website, HERE. To get you familiar with this blog, we have MEME Mondays, with fun facts about me and a fun MEME to do yourself, there are "HUMP"day Wednesdays, with always some great eye candy of hot guys, and Fabulous Fridays, where I feature some kewl no gadget or something fun, usually way outta my price range, but on the christmas list nonetheless, and usually feature some "In The News" stuff each day. So Welcome to the Gay Guru daily blog, hope you will stop by often and check the website when you can. The website is updated with new information twice a month.

For two seconds today, I am going to talk about the Herculean Fly, or My Damn Neighbor, I am not sure which. You see, the sun is shining bright here in NE Ohio these past few days and the Gay Guru loves meself some SunTea, brewed outside on the porch. I get home today to discover that either there is a Jeff Goldblum, human like fly with super human strength, or my neighbors were playing around with my tea jug. It's the kewl gallon glass container with yellow daisy's etched in the glass, (I am gay, dont give me any grief over this, jeeeesh,) and has a little plastic spicot? at the bottom and a screw on top with a little flip top to pour from the top as well. You see, the flip top was open on my tea jar and there was a HUGE fly swimming around in my fresh sun brewed, green tea. Until I find out what happened, I am employing the use of a huge manly Texas Fly Swatter I got as a gag gift a few years back, and keeping an eye on my neighbors, LOL.
I got an email from Ryan White's mother, Jeanne White Ginder. I emailed her to let her know we were featuring Ryan as a topic on the current AIDS Awareness page on the website, and asked if she would mind doing an email interview with me to talk about her son and the Ryan White Act that is being considered again in Congress. If you havent heard Ryan's incredible story, about how a young boy with Hemophilia, was so terribly discriminated against due to contracting HIV thru a blood transfusion, and wasn't let into school and all sorts of other prejudices, you need to read his story here. I emailed Mrs Ginder back requesting the email interview and will keep you posted.

In the news today, a Pentagon document classifies homosexuality as a mental disorder, decades after mental health experts abandoned that position. The document outlines retirement or other discharge policies for service members with physical disabilities, and in a section on defects lists homosexuality alongside mental retardation and personality disorders. Critics said the reference underscores the Pentagon's failing policies on gays, and adds to a culture that has created uncertainty and insecurity around the treatment of homosexual service members, leading to anti-gay harassment. Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Jeremy M. Martin said the policy document is under review. "It is disappointing that certain Department of Defense instructions include homosexuality as a 'mental disorder' more than 30 years after the mental health community recognized that such a classification was a mistake," said Rep. Marty Meehan, D-Mass.

And it seems, more and more of the European nation's leaders are getting a clue that has fallen on deaf ears here in the US...The leading contender for the Socialist Party nomination to run for President in 2007 has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. "Opening up marriage to same-sex couples is needed in the name of equality, visibility and respect," Segolene Royal tells the LGBT publication Tetu in this week's edition. She said that if her party forms the next government she will introduce a gay marriage bill. "It is essential that everybody has equal rights and dignities and the chance to express themselves freely." Royal also told the publication that same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt. She becomes the first high ranking politician in France to support both marriage and adoption rights for gay and lesbian couples. In the past Royal has supported limited partner benefits but opposed adoption. Public opinion polls show she has wide support for the nomination but she has been controversial.

And finally, proving that they just dont get it, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising event next week for the national Log Cabin Republicans despite his veto of legislation to allow same-sex marriage and his threatened veto of a bill to mandate the teaching of LGBT history in California schools. "There is a better than 50-50 chance this man will be the governor of California for the next four years, and for the gay community to label somebody based on one veto is shortsighted," Log Cabin national president Patrick Guerrero told the Associated Press. Schwarzenegger has had a rocky relationship with California's gay community.
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Hey babe, sorry ive been away for so long!


Good thing you're working out so much, GG, since it looks like you'll be taking on that HUGE fly! ;) My money's on you to win! And as for 4 more years of Ahhhhnold out here in Cali...BITE YOUR TONGUE!!!! Ewwy, ewwy, ewwy. Then again, who thought voters would be dumb enough to vote GWB again...sigh..

The Gay Guru

welcome back marko, hope all is well.

SoCal thanx, I am taking that fly down darnit, lol, and good luck with aaahnold.


The Pentagon story had me shocked! Why should I be surprised though right? We have such a closed-minded government in power right now.

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