It’s the QUEERS! They’re in it with the Aliens!

They’re building landing strips for gay Martians. I swear to God!

Two celebrities have come out of the closet in the past few days. Firstly, Sheryl Swoopes of the WNBA:

She says she does not expect to lose her lucrative endorsement deals with Nike and other companies. Indeed, one of the reasons Swoopes has come out is that she has signed an endorsement deal with Olivia Cruises and Resorts, the nation’s most prominent lesbian-centered business. Out athletes Martina Navratilova and Rosie Jones are already Olivia spokeswomen.

Sterotypes can be true sometimes, and I will note precisely why she signed an endorsement deal with the “nation’s most prominent lesbian-centered business” before anyone knew she was gay: the WNBA has a large Lesbian fan base. Some franchises embrace that fact (Los Angeles); some fight against it (Utah). And then there’s the suggestion that comes from this:

Most of the players around the league already know I’m gay, and I do feel like there’s a sisterhood among lesbian players. We know we’re not going to get the support from a lot of other people. But the talk about the WNBA being full of lesbians is not true. I mean, there are as many straight women in the league as there are gay.

The WNBA has a lot of lesbian players in it. An open secret, probably even in Utah. Probably akin to that kind of stupid comedy routine I hear on the “All Comedy Radio” station, where a comedianne responds to the news that “High school students who play sports are far less likely to get pregnant” with a “DUH! They’re all Lesbians!” (Nay, though.) (Actually, come to think of it, I have never known a WNBA fan who was not a lesbian… but then again, I’ve only met a couple of bonafide WNBA fans. No… wait. Uh, never mind. I don’t really want to discuss the freaking WNBA!)

I like this statement:

I didn’t always know I was gay. I honestly didn’t. Do I think I was born this way? No. And that’s probably confusing to some, because I know a lot of people believe that you are.

Precisely because the debate about “nurture versus nature” always annoys me… it suggests a total gutting of free will from a complicated equation, and it suggests a genetic defect.

George Takei, who as helmsman Sulu steered the Starship Enterprise through three television seasons and six movies, has come out as a homosexual in the current issue of Frontiers, a biweekly Los Angeles magazine covering the gay and lesbian community.

Takei told The Associated Press on Thursday that his new onstage role as psychologist Martin Dysart in “Equus,” helped inspire him to publicly discuss his sexuality.

Actually what I want to know is: why is “Sulu”, not a Vulcan, giving the Vulcan hand gesture?

The current social and political climate also motivated Takei’s disclosure, he said.

“The world has changed from when I was a young teen feeling ashamed for being gay,” he said. “The issue of gay marriage is now a political issue. That would have been unthinkable when I was young.”

Current social and political slimate? One step forward, one step back. Wasn’t that last election supposedly churned over by a backlash against homosexuality in middle America? (if you look at the soil around any large U.S. city with a big underground homosexual population – Des Moines, Iowa, perfect example. Look at the soil around Des Moines, Stuart. You can’t build on it, you can’t grow anything in it. The government says it’s due to poor farming. But I know what’s really going on, Stuart. I know it’s the queers.) But, nay… he’s right. Time is running against James Dobson… who, eventually, will just be stuck with Kent Hovind hawking mental images of cavemen riding Dinosaurs.

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