Tag Archives: Orlando

This Is Your Final Warning

As it has done for several years, this weekend the Florida Family Association will fly anti-gay banner planes over the Magic Kingdom.

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HomoQuotable – Pete Werner

“I don’t care if you’re straight or gay, there are some things kids don’t need to see – and trust me, two queens frenching outside Cinderella castle is really high on that list. I can’t help but think of, and feel sorry for – the unsuspecting family who saved for years for a once in a lifetime trip – only …

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Orlando Mayor: I Hope Our City Is The First In Florida To Host A Gay Wedding

“Diversity is our greatest strength and a vibrant, welcoming community attracts the kind of industries and talent our cities need. That’s why we were one of the first cities in Florida to adopt a domestic partner registry, and now we have more than 1,200 couples registered. I hope that one day we are the city that hosts the state’s first …

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UCF Wins Fiesta Bowl

The University of Central Florida, my alma mater, scored a huge upset in last night’s Fiesta Bowl. I don’t report on many sports items, but this one is rather satisfying as UCF’s opponent was the highly-ranked and highly-anti-gay Baylor University, which bans “homosexual acts” by students and which recently offered a course titled “Homosexuality As A Gateway Drug.” Go Knights!

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Evening View – Orlando International

Just arrived from Fort Lauderdale for the Orlando portion of my trip and these people are waiting in line to get in the line to wait in line for security. So…did anybody legalize gay marriage during my 40-minute flight?

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Jagged Metal Krusty-O Not Included

Gizmodo reports: Visitors to Orlando Universal can now quench their thirst and stuff their faces at Moe’s Tavern, Krusty Burger, Cletus’ Chicken Shack, the Frying Dutchman, Luigi’s Pizza, and even finish it all off with one of Lard Lad’s gigantic donuts. For fans of the series, it’s a dream come true, and the only place on earth you’ll be able …

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Orlando And Amsterdam Eliminated As Potential Hosts For Gay Games 2018

The Federation of Gay Games has eliminated the bids of Orlando and Amsterdam to be the host cities of the Gay Games in 2018.  The cities still in the running are London, Paris, and Limerick, Ireland.  Orlando’s bid was endorsed by President Obama earlier this year.  The 2014 Gay Games will be held in Cleveland and Akron.

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FLORIDA: Haters Fly Usual Gay Days “Warning” Banner Over Walt Disney World

The Orlando Sentinel reports on what has become an annual tradition during Gay Days at Disney: The plane appeared to be making loops from as far north as Altamonte Springs to as far south as Belle Isle, but it was hard to tell from the ground. The “warning” is in reponse to “Gay Days” at Walt Disney World, a tradition …

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ORLANDO: Rainbow Merchandise Appears In Disney World Shops For Gay Days

Disney has always rebuffed complaints about Gay Days by pointing out that the events are unofficial and that everybody is welcome to enjoy their parks. The Orlando Sentinel points out that this year rainbow-themed official Disney items have appeared in the parks’ gift shops. Earlier this week, Disney began to sprinkle merchandise throughout its parks with designs including rainbows, symbol …

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OMM Against Disney Gay Days

“Dear Joe, Homosexuals will be celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Gay Day wearing matching Gay Day merchandise, such as T-shirts. There will also be transvestites dressed in drag showing their support for the event. This event is planned with the intent to expose and desensitize children to this lifestyle by same-sex couples holding hands, hugging and kissing. In short, a …

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Obama Backs Orlando For Gay Games

Orlando wants to host the 2018 Gay Games and President Obama seems to think that’s a good idea. Via Lou Chibarro at Washington Blade: “I am pleased to voice my support for the City of Orlando’s bid to host the Gay Games 2018,” the president said in a letter to Orlando 2018, the organization working on the bid. “As President …

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Walt Disney World Gets Gay President

The gayest place on earth now has an openly gay president. Orlando’s Watermark reports: One of Walt Disney World’s first employees now has 66,000 cast members calling him “boss.” In August 1971, George Kalogridis scored a job bussing tables at The Walt Disney Company’s new theme park, set to open that October. Now, as of Feb. 1, Kalogridis is Walt …

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Morning View – Sodo

A few years ago local business leaders began calling the area south of downtown Orlando “Sodo.” There’s now a giant shopping center and an apartment complex that bears the name. I can’t make too much fun of that, after all, Brooklyn now has RAMBO (Right Around Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Manhattan now has MiSo (Midtown South).  And let us not forget …

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Flipper Gets Bitey

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Membership

ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. I also wrote about Barney here. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS Day. Membership  Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas Luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and …

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RNC Delegate Is “Highly Offended” That “Mexican” Is Working At EPCOT

Think Progress reports: During a trip to Epcot at Disneyworld, Pennsylvania delegate Mark Harris and his wife were shocked and offended to find a Mexican employee working at the amusement park’s American pavilion, which showcases the different cultures in the United States. According to the couple’s blog, Harris complained to staff that he was “highly offended” that a “person from …

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The Smuttiest Cities In America

According to TIME: The intrepid researchers at Men’s Health took to the Internet for their research, adding up the number of DVDs purchased, rented, or streamed (courtesy AdultDVDEmpire.com); adult entertainment stores per city (StorErotica.net); rate of porn searches (Google Insights); and percentage of Cinemax-subscribing households (SimplyMap) to get an overall picture of municipal smuttiness. They then collated the information and …

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FLORIDA: HIV-Positive Man Arrested After Alleged Rape At Orlando Gay Hotel

Orlando police say they’ve arrested an HIV-positive man after he allegedly raped a male patron in a hotel room at the famed Parliament House. Kenneth Creuzer, 48, told investigators the door to the man’s room was open, so he walked in and assaulted him as he lay on his stomach, a police report states. Leaving a door ajar and the …

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Orlando Launches Domestic Partners

Posted to Orlando’s official YouTube channel.

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Orlando: Second Gayest?

Yesterday I mentioned that the Advocate, using some unusual calculations, had named Salt Lake as “America’s Gayest City.” But I didn’t even notice that my hometown of Orlando had been named as #2. That’s….interesting.

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