Lebanon: A Safer Country for Gays than Others?

Randa:The Diaries of a Transsexual

Randa is an Algerian woman and transsexual whose story is published in the book “Randa: The Diaries of a Transsexual” (مذكرات رندا الترانس) written by journalist Hazem Saghieh.

Check out this CNN.com piece about Randa who compares living in Lebanon versus living in Algeria:

“But in some parts of Beirut I would say I feel 70 percent safe, whereas I never feel more than five percent safe when I’m in Algeria.”

Your average transsexual or gay person can never feel completely safe in Lebanon. Then again…the amount of discrimination LGBTQ people face in Lebanon is still more merciful than that in other countries like Algeria.

But should we be grateful that the discrimination over here is still “better” than other places? That’s sickenin’…

A Night Out in Acid

My friend’s friend goes there to have sex with seven strangers in the parking lot. He blew every single one of them.

Bitches go there to practice the new dance moves they saw in the latest Lady Gaga video.

Trannies go there to party and feel comfortable in their own skin, shaking their derrières for the world to see.

Zuhair goes there to get some pussy. He thinks at least one of those bisexual women would be interested in boning him.

Effeminate boys don their favorite short shorts, climb on the ‘cube’ and dance. They know everyone in the club is lookin at them, talkin about them. [“Can that bitch please stop eyeing my boyfriend?”, “Yiii leik hayde shu mam7oune?”, “Okay, his ass is hotter than my giflfriend’s!”]

My friend goes there cause he just had a big fight with his boyfriend and needs to shake the stress off. He urges us not to tell his boyfriend he went there.

My other friend goes there to show off those abs and chest muscles he’s been workin on for two months. It’d be such a shame to let all this hotness go unnoticed.

Kev, who just broke up with his boyfriend of 9 months, is also there with a new eye candy on his arm. He knows his ex will be there and will be furious when he sees that Kev has “moved on”.

Lina and Fatima go there every Saturday. They’ve been together for 2 years and counting. They go inside, stare into each other’s eyes, hug and kiss all night long like they’re the only ones in the room.

I went to Acid yesterday to sing, dance, and laugh my ass off with my friends.

Everyone goes to Acid, supposedly the first gay nightclub in the Middle East, for a reason.

But you don’t go to Acid to find love.

You don’t go to Acid to build friendships.

You do go to Acid to have a good time, dance, scream, sing, jump around, act crazy, dirty dance with a few friends (or strangers), drink your ass off, run into a High School classmate who you didn’t know was gay, get a couple of numbers, have a one night stand, and of course, gossip at the ‘ugly’ boy next to you cause you know he’s currently dating your ex.


Noticed some “What the fuck are Acid’s cubes?” answers.

Okay so for those of you who donno what they are. They’re…well…CUBES (three dimensional squares) on the right and left sides of the club.

You climb on them if you’re confident enough to dance and get noticed by everyone in the club who’ll be checkin out ur every move, judging you. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?

The cube floor fits 10 people max so if it’s really crowded, don’t dance there, or you’ll get thrown off if you’re drunk enough.

Me and my friends always pay a visit to those cubes whenever “our song!!!” is playin!

You Say Potato. I Say Vodka.

Karen with her drink

Karen Walker’s my favorite character from “Will & Grace”. She’s rude, spoiled, fashionable, egocentric, lazy, and a gold-diggin borderline alcoholic with very low morals.

Here are some classic (and laugh your ass off) quotes:

1.  I’m too tired to slap you. Bash your face against my palm.

2. No one in the world would believe you’re straight. You fell out of the gay tree, hitting every gay branch on the way down. And you landed on a gay guy… and you did him.

3. I forget, what are you these days, gay or straight? Wait, let me do a little test. Okay, there’s a penis and a vagina in a tent. And it’s on fire. Which do you save?

4. Honey, I would suck the alcohol out of a deodorant stick.

5.  Unless you’re served in a frosted glass, never come within four feet of my lips.

6. Husbands come and go but the Chanel slingback is forever.

7. I know what guilt is. It’s one of those touchy-feely words that people throw around that don’t really mean anything. You know, like ‘maternal’ or ‘addiction’.

8. I’m fabulous. I’m an incredible dresser. I’ve got buckets of money. I’m a hoot and a half and I got a killer rack.

9. You’re in a gay club with a nice ass, start shakin’ that money maker!

10. [Looks disgusted lookin’ at Grace] Honey… we talked about this blouse.

11. The kids will be fine. I cracked a window in the limo.

12. It looks like your new sweetie has turned his back on homosexuals. And not in the good way.

Vanessa Carlton: A Proud Bisexual Woman

You might know her best from her first single “A Thousand Miles” back in 2002. [Now that was a cool video in which she is playin the piano in many places]

During the Nashville Pride festival, Vanessa was the headlining entertainer and came out to the audience (and the accordingly to the whole world) when she said:

“I’ve never said this before, but I am a proud bisexual woman.”

Some may say she’s just doing this as a publicity stunt. After all, she did premiere a new song at the festival. But whatever her motive for coming out, it’ll probably encourage closeted gays to be proud of their sexual orientation. Takes some pretty big balls to come out to the whole world.

Is Cameron Diaz Gay?

In a recent Playboy interview, Cameron Diaz gave her two cents on sexuality.

Here’s what she said:

“Sexuality and love can be different things. I can be attracted to a woman sexually, but it doesn’t mean I want to be in love with a woman. If I’m going to be with a woman sexually, it doesn’t mean I’m a lesbian. We put these restraints and definitions on people, but it’s hard to define.”
My thoughts: Straight guys everywhere just got a hard-on.

Cameron Diaz & Lucy Liu

Will & Grace

Will & Grace cast

If you’re not familiar with “Will and Grace”, a show about Will (gay lawyer), Grace (interior designer and Will’s best friend), Karen (a rich socialite who’s never sober), and Jack (a flamboyantly gay struggling actor/singer/dancer/fill in an occupation), you should be.

During its run from 1998 till 2006, the show won 16 Emmys, and made it easier for other “gay-themed” shows to air in the U.S.

I never get bored from watchin this show. Karen has to be my favorite character! She is unruly, disrespectful, obscene, a bad mother, and an unapologetic alcoholic!!

Here’s a classic episode where Jack likes a guy (played by How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris) . But the guy Jack likes is now a straight “ex-gay” man trying to convert Jack to straight. You gotta love Jack & Karen in this one!

Many celebrities have guest-starred on the show: Britney Spears, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Sharon Stone, Glenn Close, Cher, Janet Jackson, and many many more.

Here’s Britney’s cameo appearance on the show (2006). She plays Amber Louise, a conservative Christian & “hardcore lesbian” who becomes Jack’s  sidekick on his talk show.

50 Most Influential Gay People of 2010

This has been “out” for a more than a month but i’d still thought i’d share…

Out Magazine has a complied a list of the 50 most influential gays in the U.S.

Here’s the top ten:

10. Jared Polis: First out gay man to be elected to the House in 2008

9. Tammy Baldwin: First out gay woman elected to the House of Representatives

8. Joe Solmonese: President of the Human Right Campaign since 2005; oversees the largest LGBT group in the U.S., numbering more than 750,000 members

7. Neil Patrick Harris: Actor (Plays Barney on How I Met Your Mother)

Ironically, he plays Barney, the outrageously straight ladies man on How I Met Your Mother

6. Barry Diller: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of InterActiveCorp (Personal wealth: $1.2 billion)

5. Adam Lambert: American Idol runner up and recording artist; first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label in America

For your entertainment

4. Rachel Maddow: American radio personality, television host, and political commentator

3. Anderson Cooper: American journalist, author, and television personality. Currently works as the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°

"I understand why people might be interested. But I just don’t talk about my personal life." - Anderson when asked about his sexuality

2. Barney Frank: Is United States House Representative for Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district since 1981

1. Ellen DeGeneres: Stand-up comedian, actress,  host of  The Ellen DeGeneres Show, judge on American Idol

Ellen, a Gay Pioneer, publicly came out of the closet in 1997