Shocking News: Violence Erupts When Gay Activists Attempt To Gain Right To Have Pride Parade In Moscow!!!
By Olivia Katrandjian
Gay Activists Detained While Demanding Right to Hold Parade
About 40 gay activists were detained by police in Moscow today while trying to demand their right to hold a gay pride parade, according to organizers of the march.
Russian authorities have repeatedly denied gays the right to hold protests.
The activists gathered outside the Moscow city council building, where they were accosted by Orthodox Christians before being detained by the police. The Christians attempted to break up the gathering, throwing water, attacking protesters, and grabbing the demonstrators’ rainbow flags.
Gay rights opponent Dmitry Tsarionov spoke to the crowd in front of a sign that read, “Moscow is not Sodom.”
“I will not allow perverts to bring the wrath of God onto our city,” he said, according to The Associated Press. “I want our children to live in a country where a sin that so awfully distorts human nature is not preached in schools.”
Gay activists tried to hold another protest at city hall, but were again detained, including Moscow Gay Pride founder Nikolai Alexeyev, who led the protests.
“It’s sad that Russia has completely turned into a totalitarian state. I was arrested because I opened my mouth in front of a group of journalists,”tweeted Alexeyev today. He also expressed frustration that more members of the gay community did not come out for the march.
“Once more today I was convinced of the bravery of a couple dozen activists and the complete cowardice of all gay partiers. They are the real pederasts,”read another tweet.
He told Interfaks that he was satisfied with the result of the “gay parade.”
“It again seemed to me that the government acted illegally,” he tweeted. He plans to hold another gay pride parade next year, to mark the 20-year anniversary of the 1993 lifting of the law that made being gay a crime.
Alexeyev was the first person fined for spreading “gay propaganda” to minors, which under a new law in St. Petersburg is a crime. Alexeyev stood outside St. Petersburg’s city hall with a sign that read, “homosexuality is not a perversion.”
The law, enacted in March, effectively bans homosexual publications, protests and events, such as parades. The Russian parliament is considering making the law a national one.
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As mentioned in a previous post, X-Men’s Canadian speedster and openly gay character Northstar was expected to marry his boyfriend Kyle Jinadu in the 51st issue of Astonishing X-Men (due out June 20).
Québécois superhero Northstar was one of Marvel’s first openly gay characters, who came out when he was a member of the Canadian superhero team Alpha Flight (No. 106) in 1992.
The proposal took place in issue number 50, which clearly caught Jinadu (who is not a mutant or superhero) by surprise.
Even though both characters are Canadian, the wedding will reportedly take place in New York City, where gay marriage is legal. (With the same-sex marriage debate raging south of the border, they certainly need the representation much more than we do where here, we usually just call gay marriage by what it’s supposed to be called: marriage.)
Since Northstar’s coming out, several other Marvel characters have also come out, including the New Mutant’s Karma, villains Mystique and Destiny, bisexuals Rictor and Shatterstar (who were depicted kissing), teen characters Hulking and Wiccan, Rawhide Kid, and transgender alien Xavin.
Earlier this month, DC Comics also announced that one of its major characters, who was previously perceived to be straight, will come out as gay.
DC already has several minor gay characters, including Obsidian, Pied Piper, and bisexuals Sarah Rainmaker and Icemaiden. One of the more major out-characters is Batwoman, in addition to the superheroes Midnighter and Apollo (published by DC’s Wildstorm imprint), who got married in 2002.
Speculation ran rampant across the web about which character would come out. Would it be Batman, Superman, Flash, Shazam, Plastic Man, or someone else?
Well, Bleeding Cool is reporting that, according to sources, the suspected character is the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott.
However, there hasn’t been any official confirmation yet.
But perhaps Green Lantern’s Achilles heel should have been a tip-off from the beginning: his weakness is wood. (Groan.)
Okay, moving right along, folks. As predicted, those repressed killjoys otherwise known as One Million
Moms Morons are at it again (since they have nothing else to do and obviously lack the capacity for introspection to understand what it is that actually bothers them about the depiction of homosexuality, such as their own closeted sexual orientation).
They’re claiming that these companies are brainwashing children. (But isn’t that what they’ve always done?)
Here’s what they stated on their website:
Can you imagine little boys saying, “I want a boyfriend or husband like X-Men?”
This is ridiculous! Why do adult gay men need comic superheroes as role models? They don’t but do want to indoctrinate impressionable young minds by placing these gay characters on pedestals in a positive light. These companies are heavily influencing our youth by using children’s superheroes to desensitize and brainwash them in thinking that a gay lifestyle choice is normal and desirable. As Christians, we know that homosexuality is a sin (Romans 1:26-27).
Yet for some reason, they don’t state what these comic book companies would stand to gain by doing so. Hmm.
Archie comics featured its first same-sex wedding in Life With Archie , released in January. One Million Moms launched a campaign to get Toys R Us to remove the issue. Instead, readers bought up the issue in droves, with the issue selling out by March.
These gay comic book storylines coincide with Pride Month in North America in June, and arrive just after President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage.
Speculation on John Travolta’s sexual orientation has dogged the actor for years. Is he or isn’t he gay? He has been married to actress Kelly Preston since 1991. Publicly, they have always maintained that their marriage is completely traditional. So why do these rumors persist? Is it mere speculation? Is he living a secret homosexual life? Is he an easy target because of the roles that he has played? I have a somewhat vested interest in this story, because nearly three years ago I left my husband when I discovered he was gay. I have a particular disdain for the “closet” and for anyone perpetuating secrets and lies about their sexual orientation.
John Travolta is far from the only high-profile personality who has dealt with these types of accusations. Others have included Tom Cruise, Ryan Seacrest, George Clooney, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, and even Oprah Winfrey. In the case of Travolta, most of the allegations have been from men seeking monetary gain, although not all of them have sought money, as one man simply went to the press with his story. Then there is Vikki Lizzi, the longtime girlfriend of the now-deceased actor Jeff Conaway. She now claims that years ago Travolta sexually assaulted her partner while he was sleeping. It is difficult to ascertain her reasoning for revealing this accusation now, as her deceased partner cannot corroborate the story. But at the same time, what does she have to gain from telling it? Was she paid for her story, or does she feel it is simply the time to be upfront and set the record straight (or in this case, set the record “gay”) now that multiple accusers have surfaced?
Ultimately, someone’s sexual orientation is his or her own business. Travolta should be free to love and have sex with whomever he wants and not need to broadcast it to the world. However, if he is hiding his true nature and living in the closet, he is setting a horrible example for young gay men and women. Moreover, if he is using a straight spouse as cover, he is sending the message that to survive, you must hide and take others down with you.
If he is using his wife as a sort of prop and she doesn’t know it, then she has my deepest sympathies, although if she entered this marriage with full knowledge that her husband was gay or bisexual and that occasional sexual affairs were part of the bargain, then none of this is our business. Travolta’s religion, Scientology, has had a somewhat uneven history on the subject of homosexuality. The church officially states that it is one of tolerance toward gay people, but the original teachings of L. Ron Hubbard read as very homophobic. But it is not as if John Travolta is condemning the lives of gay people or working to suppress gay rights, like the hypocritical Ted Haggard, who was condemning gay people from the pulpit, only to later acknowledge having had gay affairs.
However, if Travolta is gay and feels the need to hide is sexual orientation in order to have a successful acting career, then that is a tragedy, for his family and for him. The “closet” is a suffocating place to be; it forces a person to constantly lie and live in fear. They must lie to their loved ones, themselves, and their partners. If these accusations about Travolta are true, then I suspect that some of his gay partners might be coming out now due to resentment toward him for getting to have his cake and eat it, too — that is, living the life of a straight man, free of the societal stigma, harassment, bullying, and discrimination that gay people face, while secretly seeking gay sexual encounters. Having personally dealt with a closeted gay husband, this cuts me to the bone. Most people in my position didn’t know the truth until we’d invested years, sometimes decades, into a marriage, and we don’t have multimillion-dollar estates to soften the blow.
With changing attitudes toward homosexuality and greater acceptance of gay people, no one should have to live like this. Other openly gay or bisexual actors like Zachary Quinto, Rupert Everett, Ian McKellen, Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Jane Lynch, and Alan Cumming haven’t hurt their careers by coming out. After all, an actor’s job is to play roles. We all know that Travolta is not the same man who was an assassin for hire in Pulp Fiction, nor is he Edna Turnblad from Hairspray. Plenty of women were swooning when Zachary Quinto portrayed Spock in the last Star Trek movie, even though we suspected he was gay. Travolta’s sex life is his own personal business, but if his marriage is a fraud, then I wish he would come clean. If more gay men were open and proud, we would have much less suffering, and no misled spouses like me. I would never want anyone else to go through what I have gone through. Living life as one half of someone else’s lie is a torture I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.