Ricky Martin Brings Homophobic Miss Peru, Cindy Mejia, To Her Senses
In a recent interview, Cindy Mejia, the reigning Miss Peru, indicated she wouldn’t have to worry about having a gay kid because her children will be raised by a mother and father and won’t be molested.
Ay, que estupida!
Speaking with Peru21, Mejia said she wouldn’t have a gay child “because these things happen perhaps because a child grew up without a father, or was molested, or lived with his mother and sisters became effeminate.”
She went on to elaborate that in any case, the man up stairs has her back. “I’m not too keen on the subject. The day I have my children I will entrust them to God completely, will raise them with care with a father and mother and support them completely, because there should always be communication.”
Over the weekend, Ricky Martin took a break from dazzling audiences at Evita to check Miss Thing, tweeting (in Spanish), “What a shame! Such foolish comments. Total ignorance.”
Realizing a shitstorm was a-brewing, Mejia issued an apology, saying that “Due to my lack of knowledge of this topic, I made an error and it won’t happen again. I apologize if these comments contributed to discrimination or violence against the LGBT community. As a representative of Peruvian beauty, I promise to devote myself to fight against homophobia and ‘machismo’.”Oh, beauty queens—is there anything they can’t screw up?
To which Ricky has already responded:
“I have to apologize to anyone, I just said it was painful to say things that are not true, but she said ‘sorry’, so I’m happy with that, every success for her… You know what is the most beautiful of all this? What if I mistake not, she will work with the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons) of Peru. Someone who has the power to call a beauty queen can make a difference, you can educate and that’s great, so a kiss and she’s super, super well. And success in his career “
John Barrowman Has A Problem With Cardinal Keith O’Brien
Pink News UK reports:
John Barrowman has said he ‘has a problem’ with the rhetoric of the leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O’Brien.
The Glasgow-born Torchwood star, who is in a civil partnership, told The Sun marriage was about “being respected and loved by other human beings”.
Though he formerly “didn’t like the word marriage for gays because of the organisation it represented”, he said, “vile rhetoric” had convinced him it was time to “take a stand”. Marriage, he said, was something he would now consider.
He said he would not attack faith in Scotland because “good, loving church people” in the country who “don’t care if you’re gay or not”.
He said it was the UK’s most senior Catholic, who has been fighting against gay marriage equality in Scotland since the government announced it would consult publicly on the issue, that he “has a problem with”.
Cardinal O’Brien has called the “madness” of marriage for gay couples a “grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right”, and said if it were allowed, “further aberrations” would ensue and “society would be degenerating even further than it has already degenerated into immorality”.
Barrowman said today: “I’m giving my opinion but the people who believe in what O’Brien says will stand up and declare I’m wrong, bad and shouldn’t be allowed to.
“I’m not saying that all religious people are like O’Brien because I know great people who are Christian and know gay men and women are here for a purpose and are good people.
“But that specific person, and others, should not be allowed to speak as they do. And if they do, then I and others should be allowed to stand up and tell them they are ignorant bigots.”
Barrowman has spoken out against religious figures before.
When the Bishop of Paisley Philip Tartaglia said equal marriage would cost the SNP government votes, Barrowman said: “That’s not being Christian at all. In fact, I think it’s evil. Being gay is not, as they claim, against the laws of nature. I was born this way. And there’s a reason I was born this way. I didn’t decide to wake up gay one morning.
“If two people love each other enough and want to call what they have a ‘marriage’, regardless of their sex, shouldn’t we let them do that? Otherwise, we’re in the Dark Ages again.”
Song Of The Day: Frank Ocean - Bad Religion
It’s his first public appearance since his coming out.
Song Of The Day: Sam Harris - I Forgive You
This is just brilliant. He’s amazing.
Trailer: Chely Wright’s Documentary “Wish Me Away”
I can’t wait to see the story of this incredibly brave and talented woman.
Critics in New York City (a tough crowd) have nothing but good reviews (Via The Advocate):
Chely Wright’s documentary filmWish Me Away premiered in New York on Friday and critics are warming to the country star’s harrowing coming out story.
The New York Daily News liked the film’s coverage of Wright’s relationship with her family, while The New York Times calls part of the film “heartbreaking.”
“By the end you may not be a fan of her music,” writes theTimes’ Jeannette Catsoulis, “but it’s hard not to root for her rebirth.”
Photo Of The Week: Luke Macfarlane