Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady
Quinn finds himself in a syrupy mess after a 911 tape surfaced this
week claiming he and a group of friends were physically and verbally
harassing gay people at a bar in Columbus, Ohio. The
Browns were quick to come to his defense and issued a release saying
Quinn denies he was involved in any altercation whatsoever. Wait hold a sec Mr.
Quinn, didn't the Columbus police already place you at the scene of
I'm going to take over your bus, drive
it to the Lexus dealership and buy everyone on board a new car or
drive the bus off a high cliff making my escape through an open
window with the only available parachute. Keep reading to find out
Senator John McCain inches closer towards the Republican nomination,
gay Republicans are hoping he will clarify his positions on gay rights
and pitch a “big tent”.
However, Senator Larry Craig is not one of those gay Republicans, as
he is not gay – the Idaho Senator just has a wide stance. It was again that wide stance that got him reprimanded this week by the Senate Ethics Committee.
Here's a picture of me and Donald Trump!
Gay rights and human rights often go
hand in hand, there are 85 countries which outlaw homosexuality
according to the United Nations. This
week Egypt took things a step further by arresting HIV people on the
assumption they had acquired the disease by homosexual means. But in the United States pressure from an impending lawsuit has worked to drop a ban on HIV positive diplomats.
was our own Gay Entertainment Report which brought us news of GLBT
Muslim themed films being screened at the Berlin Film Festival. Of the 3, A Jihad For Love
wins my heart as it moves between 12 Islamic countries interviewing
gays & lesbians. A list of favorites to win Golden Bears can be found here.
Thursday was the dippiest holiday on
the calendar and I found myself working late in my office with a
sickening headache and an iPod Touch playing some soothing Jamie
Cullum, but at the encouragement of a co-worker, after telling me of
his exquisite Valentines plans, I dash to the Double Trouble for a
At Double Trouble it's celebrity drag
queen bingo night and I overhear “BINGO!” as I order my Chocolate
Fluffer Nutter martini from Joel the bartender. Suddenly, the drag
queens on the stage move in unison, their shimmery dresses reflecting
the light from the disco ball back down the isle and upon Vinnie
DeAngelo – it was like a spotlight following his every step.
“Happy Valentines Day,” Vinnie DeAngelo says as he finally
reaches me. I needed a Xanax, a Valium, a Viagra, anything,
hadn't I dreamt this? I breathe in, calming myself and, after a
moment ask, “How've you been?” “Busy, on the road mostly,”
he responds. A young, hardbody, presumably hairless too, walks up to
us and says, “You're Vinnie DeAngelo, aren't you?” “Beat it,
kid,” I mutter but the thin and hairless just talks over me, “My
buddies would just flip to meet you, can I buy you a drink?”
Vinnie DeAngelo looks at me and then says, “Sure, catch you later
Walter” and follows the hardbody up the stairs to the second floor
lounge. I turn to my now empty martini glass and hear, “I'd like
to buy you a drink.” A 60 something cougar is leaning against me,
“But I'd need to know what you're working with first.” “About
an inch,” I respond. “That's a shame,” I hear as I head
towards the exit and then, "BINGO!"
Walter Weeks is a writer for On Top
Magazine and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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