Friday, March 02, 2012

Know Your LGBT History - Sylvester

The network TV-One has an outstanding television program called "Unsung" which celebrates R&B artists who have not gotten the acclaim they deserve.

Naturally TV-One had to do an episode on one of the greatest singers of all time, Sylvester.

It's probably one of the best documentaries on the life of Sylvester which you will ever see:

Past Know Your LGBT History posts:

'Anti-gay boycott backfires BIG TIME' and other Friday midday news briefs

Archie gay marriage comic sells out in face of boycott call - I do love it when a religious right boycott backfires.

AFER’s Chad Griffin selected as the next president of the Human Rights Campaign - My fellow lgbtq bloggers are extremely pleased with this new pick.

Video: Maggie stumps for Rick, further connects her marriage advocacy to far-right politics - So Maggie Gallagher is now campaigning with Rick Santorum. Where does that leave Romney?

Ken Mehlman: ‘I Am Sorry’ For Helping Bush Exploit Anti-Gay Sentiment, ‘I Wish I Had Spoken Out’ - Awwww thank you Ken. Now cut a BIG check AND get your ass out in the field to change what you helped to create.

Fischer: Like Slavery, America 'Cannot Exist Half-Gay and Half-Straight' - Reading the homophobic Bryan Fischer is good for my high blood pressure. He makes me laugh EVERY time.

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The Family Research Council deserves a media platform . . . with caveats

There is a school of thought floating about in my community that since the Family Research Council is an SPLC-designated hate group, the media shouldn't give its spokespeople a platform to spread the organization's views.

I understand that school of thought, but don't agree totally with it because I think that media should give FRC a platform . . . with caveats.

The first caveat is that interviewers don't act as if FRC spokespeople such as Tony Perkins and Peter Sprigg are "pure as the driven snow" experts. I for one would like to see these two questioned on their ugly comments or the organization's usage of junk science studies.

The second caveat is that more often than not, FRC spokespeople not be given a free and open field to spout their lying rhetoric. I would like to see more debates between their spokespeople and spokespeople from organizations having to do with lgbtq equality.

It's my belief that in a free and open debate, FRC's so-called experts would be revealed to be empty vessels spouting nonsensical talking points having more to do with bias and homophobia than fact.

A perfect example of what I am talking about is this recent debate between Peter Sprigg and Emily Hect McGowan of the Family Equality Council. The two appeared on WUSA-9 to discuss an adoption bill being debated in the Virginia General Assembly.

Personally I think Ms. McGowan mopped up the floor with Sprigg. But what do you think:

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