It is shocking to hear of daring crime
heists, but add to the mix that these twin brothers are gay and have
performed in gay porn and the story becomes even more alarming. So
is the story of Keyontyli and Taleon Goffney who have been arrested in
Philadelphia for a rooftop burglary and are suspects in crimes in at
least three other states. Police refer to Taleon as Spider-Man
due to his acrobatic and daring chases.
I'm going to meet up with you at a
Senator Hillary Clinton rally and lift you up high above the crowd on
my shoulders or slap on a “I heart George Bush” sticker on your
back. Keep reading to find out which.
There was good news this week from and
for gay organizations. The
Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund's first-ever political training program
for gays of color is being held in Baltimore from April 24 to 27. The program sets its sights on
electing more gay black officials. Gay
rights and HIV/AIDS groups will benefit from $65 million left to them
from the estate of Ric Weiland, one of the first five people to work at
Foundation of Seattle called it the largest single bequest ever given
to GLBT causes.
Here's a picture of Ben Affleck pitching Axe cologne.
There might be a ruckus over Pope
Benedict's visit to the U.S. in early April. The Pope will likely touch on issues sensitive to Americans, including gay marriage. The
Vatican has opposed gay unions in Spain since their enactment in
If it's television gay coupling you're
looking for, you can stop watching “As The World Turns.” While executives insist they are committed to the love story of Luke and Noah, fans point out they rarely are seen kissing.
was our own Gay Entertainment Report that brought us news of GLBT films
being screened at the 32nd Cleveland International Film Festival.
This week late night chat host Jimmy
Kimmel got his revenge on comedienne girlfriend Sara Silverman with
the release of “I'm f***ing Ben Affleck.” The video spoof does
provide laughs. In the end, though, the body hidden in the trunk is
homophobia guised as sophomoric humor.
“I'm f***ing Ben Affleck” is a
video response to Silverman's original “I'm f***ing Matt Damon.”
In the video Silverman breaks-up with Kimmel after confessing she's
f***ing Matt Damon, “Last week when I was playing Scrabble with you
online, I was f***ing Matt Damon.” The video, posted on the ABC
website and YouTube.com, was a viral hit.
Ben Affleck and a bevy of Hollywood
stars join Kimmel in “I'm f***ing Ben Affleck.” Robin Williams
is funny in a we-are-the-world moment when he uses a sports bottle to
“ejaculate” on himself as he sings, “He's f***ing Ben Affleck!”
What is not funny are the overt
stereotypes used by Kimmel and Affleck. We see a shirtless Kimmel
behind a piano with an animal print scarf, Affleck wearing a glittery
shirt, in the first scene where Brad Pitt delivers a congratulatory
cake on “f***ing Ben Affleck.” Later, the pair wear matching
necklaces and colorful tank tops. In another scene, Kimmel is shown
polishing his toenails as Affleck lovingly looks on. Overall, they
are not themselves, but instead put on the accepted, but demeaning,
campy stereotypes of gay men.
Guess what, “I'm f***ing Ben Affleck”
is homophobic. Should it be that a comedian aired a racist video on
a major network, calls for an immediately apology would be heard.
Yet, Kimmel has received little flack on “I'm f***ing Ben Affleck.”
Walter Weeks is a writer for On Top
Magazine and can be reached at email@example.com.
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