Thursday, July 04, 2013

America, the beautifully gay

It feels like there’s been an enormous party in the USA for the past week. Since the Supreme Court’s historic rulings, each new milestone in equality has been yet another reason to celebrate (marriage starting again in California, green cards given to same-sex couples, etc.). Hell, it even brought Lady Gaga off the bench (she’s still recovering from hip surgery) to help kick off NYC Pride Weekend festivities. All in all, we’ve got more reasons than ever before to be proud of our country this Fourth of July. Happy birthday, America. Equality looks good on you.

10 comments:

Erin O'Riordan said...

Gaga, no. You and Azealia Banks are the co-Pop Queens of All the Bi Women, but even you cannot change the words of the national anthem.

We're all excited about the impending end of the unjust "one law for straight people, a different law for everybody else," but STILL.

Scamp said...

This dyke tips her hat to Katherine Lee Bates, lesbian and composer of "America the Beautiful."

p.s. Ms Snarker: when will you give us the lesbian subtext report on episode 2 of Rizzoli & Isles? Soon?

Anonymous said...

We are celebrating an empty form in America today. Think back to the struggle of so many just to cast a vote and succeed only to get Dick Cheney, Jr., despite all assurances and appearances. Our voting districts have been gerrymandered in so many places the results are rigged. Your government still allows free speech, but feels no need to listen and if you insist TOO MUCH on being heard, expect the police in riot gear, which they will use to silence you. They were kind enough to leave the ink on the Constitution, they just don't believe in it anymore and certainly don't restrain themselves because of it. So when you raise your beer in celebration of the 4th, realize you're attending a wake.

P.S. The women of Ohio, Texas, and North Carolina (just for starters) have seen even more fundamental Constitutional rights destroyed. Don't worry, you're next.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm a big fan of your blog. I found myself every day checking your updates and dicovering how similar our tastes are. I agree with you in almost everything. Nevertheless I felt obligated to write this comment to you and to all the "americans". When are you going to realize that AMERICA is a continent, not a country? By using that demonym or gentilic you are claming for yourself a name own by all the residents of the continent. I know it's not on porpouse, that it's the way you call yourself, but it's time for the residents of The United States of America to be more conscious, more friendly and care a bit for the brothers and sisters from the other side of the continent.

Anonymous said...

Damn some people are so intense! I for one will be enjoying the 4th and Lady Gaga, thanks Ms. Snarker!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you enjoy Lady Gaga, and happy independence day for you all, by the way. It's not my intention to offend you or disturb you. I'm really happy for your equal rights achievment. But I just think it would be intense for you if you were the opressed and the one left aside. I'm also talking about equality and respect. I wouldn't comment on a blog where I knew I wouldn't be eard and respected. Plus, I think Ms. Snarker's blog is a pretty politically compromised one. That's why I love it!

Anonymous said...

There is no other nation on an American continent using the word as a part of its name, so there really is little chance of confusion. Also, there is colloquial reality. Please enlighten us as to what the CORRECT TERM for residents The United States is.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you. That's the whole point. Language is power. Tha power of discourse, Foucault dixit.

goldringi said...

To the anonymous of 2:19, apparently the general consensus is that the proper name for Americans is 'Columbians', presumably after Washington, D.C..

Aunt Sam said...

If you want to play semantics, 1:03PM, AMERICA is not a continent. North America and South America are continents. If you want friends, try being a little friendlier yourself.