Wednesday, December 29, 2010
CUTE: Gareth Thomas and Ricky Martin comes out. One was a surprise, the other really wasn't but it was very interesting news.
NOT CUTE: NOM's Summer Tour - The Haters went on tour, hoping to win over supporters. But it was a huge waste of money and time. But it was fun to watch on YouTube.
NOT CUTE: Logo's A-List - This was the biggest setback to our cause, EVER. In the midst of us fighting for our rights, LOGO puts this mess on TV. Many gays hated it and others were ashamed to admit they watched it. This show proved that insecurity is a powerful thing.
CUTE & NOT CUTE: Dan Choi - I think of him as a wounded hero. At the beginning of his activism, he was on point. But as the year progressed, he started to lose it. From ranting on Twitter, Hunger Strikes and coming off half crazy on Hardball; Dan was falling apart before our very eyes. Near the end of the year, Dan had a breakdown. Luckily, he's okay, but I hope he takes a break in 2011.
CUTE & NOT CUTE: GetEQUAL - I applaud their in your face style and their fierce boldness, but I felt that all their vigor was used on the wrong folks. Throughout this year, GetEQUAL spent most of their time attacking allies and not our enemies. NOM, AFA, FRC and other Anti-Gay politicians/groups never felt GetEQUAL's fire. I never understood that plan or the point they were making. To be honest, it felt like they were scared of our enemies. Hopefully this year, they will have a better strategy.
NOT CUTE: Blogger Madness - Again, several bloggers went Obama/Dems crazy and spewed out half-truths, lies and misinformation. The ringleader was AmericaBLOG, posting several pieces that were either blown up rumors or flawed posts that were debunked within a couple of hours. It got to the point that many gays FINALLY start questioning their motives. I know I did. But I was happy knowing that most of them are eating crow sandwiches after Obama and Dems delivered the DADT repeal.
CUTE: Prop 8 was found to be UNCONSTITUTIONAL - A great moment for us Californians.
NOT CUTE: Ken Mehlman comes out - The man who help orchestrated Bush 2004 Anti-Gay marriage campaign decided to come out. He wasn't welcomed with open arms.
GAY SUICIDES: We lost too many to bullying and abuse, this cannot continue this coming year.
CUTE/NOT CUTE: Cindy McCain - Yes, she did a NoH8 pic and a pro-Gay video, but later she took it back by siding with her husband.
NOT CUTE: Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza - Many of us watch as this couple faced prison for being out n Malawi. After everything they went through, they broke up and Steven got engaged to a woman.
CUTE: It's Gets Better - The teen suicides brought many of us together to reach out to the overall LGBT community. This is a great project.
CUTE: DADT is repealed!
Posted by viktor kerney at 2:11 AM