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November 30, 2018

Love & Gay Marriage: The Sinful Hypocrisy Of Chick-Fil-A

Chick-fil-a rainbow logo and Chick-fil-a Chicken Sandwich Deluxe with a two Bridegroom Topper

As we celebrate the success of our ‘rainbow wave’, and the record numbers of gay and lesbian  candidates elected to Congress and state legislatures across the country, it’s dispiriting to hear about the violence and hateful rhetoric directed at the LGBTQ community on a constant basis.

Today I read about another controversy that involves Chick-Fil-A and gay rights, and the ensuing right-wing backlash. I’ve never stepped one foot into a Chick-Fil-A because they hate our community, and doubt I ever will.

November 26, 2018

Gay Rights Champion Confronts Bigotry In NYC Times Square

Citizens for Transparency's NoGays.org billboard in Times Square
At the crossroads to the world in Times Square, Christmas shoppers and New Year's Eve revelers will be greeted by Citizens for Transparency's "No Gays Allowed" billboard. The gay rights champions implore people to STOP Alliance Defending Freedom by visiting NoGays.org.

Gay rights champion Citizens for Transparency shines a light on the gay hating Christian legal beagles who represented the aggrieved baker in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, with a big prominent billboard in Times Square. Laura Ingraham and Fox Snooze aids and abets this dark and sinister organization, by amplifying their message and spreading their insidious brand of anti-LGBT hate.

Washington, D.C. – From the ‘gimme a gay break department’... The lesbian gay bisexual and transgender community is outraged by the verbal attacks and manufactured anger exhibited by a homophobic television entertainer and her guest, the double talking senior counsel for a Christian hate group. (The hypocrisy is stunning)

November 19, 2018

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Candidates Are Winners

LGBT Election Winners 2018
Top Row (left to right) Gov. Kate Brown (D-OR)*, Governor-Elect Jared Polis (D-CO), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)*, Senator-Elect Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)*, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)*, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)*
Bottom Row (left to right) Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)*, Representative-Elect Angie Craig (D-MN), Representative-Elect Sharice Davids (D-KS), Representative-Elect Katie Hill (D-CA), Representative-Elect Chris Pappas (D-NH), Associate Justice Lidia Stiglich*, State Insurance Commissioner-Elect Ricardo Lara (D-CA) 

by Roy Steele

The Rainbow Wave: Midterm Election Results 2018

Colorado elected their first gay governor. The first bisexual woman was elected to the U.S. Senate. A lesbian Native American was elected to Congress for the first time, and California elected their first gay statewide office holder.

August 16, 2018

Epic Battle of the Bottle Blondes: Trump versus Clinton

Visual representation of BATTLE OF THE BOTTLE BLONDES by roy steele

This was my submission to the Election 2016 poetry contest that New York Times  opinion columnist Nicholas Kristof sponsored. I think it's pretty good, though I didn't win.

Feel free to download any of the accompanying artwork. There are several different sizes which are captioned accordingly, and perfect for posting on Instagram or Facebook.

August 9, 2018

Our Gay CEO: Is Apple’s Tim Cook The Best CEO Of All Time

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook a better CEO than everyone.

It’s no secret that a gay man is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the most valuable company by market cap in the world. By any measure, Apple CEO Tim Cook has become “arguably the most effective corporate leader of all time.”

The headline in the August 2, 2018 Wall Street Journal  blared Apple’s Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion. Technology giant hits new milestone that underscores the iPhone maker’s explosive growth.”

July 9, 2018

If Gay People Are Going To Hell, I Can't Wait To Get There

The Gay LGBT LGBTQ Rainbow Flag flying above Castro Street in San Francisco, California.
The Gay LGBTQ rainbow flag is a beacon that flies high above Castro St. in San Francisco, California 

If all gay or LGBTQ people are sexually immoral and consigned to eternal hell, I’m confident I can make the case that hell is the best place to be.

By Roy Steele

WARNING! There are evil people disguised as benevolent and loving Christians working overtime to oppose LGBTQ rights.

I have to begin this news story with a WARNING. We all have to do better, myself included, and pay attention to the subversive right-wing extremists working to legalize discrimination and strip gay people of their dignity and basic human rights.

June 14, 2018

Is Gay Pride and Homosexuality Sinful? Are Christians Right?

A rainbow covered fist raised in the air for LGBTQ civil rights and gay pride. LGBTQ Pride Month June 2018 #GAYPRIDE


The month of June is typically associated with GAY PRIDE and this year is no different. HAPPY PRIDE 2018!

Whether your city or town celebrates GAY LGBT PRIDE in June or another time of year, we all know it’s important for us to participate and support the gay community. GAY LGBT PRIDE isn’t just for lesbian gay bisexual transgender and queer people, it’s for our families, neighbors, friends, supporters, and allies too! GAY PRIDE is a big party to celebrate you, celebrate me and our friends, celebrate our community, city, or town, embrace and have pride in who we are, and everyone is welcome.

March 23, 2018

Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Is Tired and Merely Fun

Donald Trump's bad hair day and the book cover of "Fire and Fury - Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff

BOOK REVIEW: Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House  by Michael Wolff

When you open the dust jacket to Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, the controversial best-selling book about the reality-television star turned president and his first year in office, you will see the claim “With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time.”

March 13, 2018

Anti-Gay Fox News ‘Ingraham Angle’ Has No Handle On Facts

Fox News entertainer Laura Ingraham on "The Ingraham Angle"

I caught Laura Ingraham in a BIG FAT LIE.

  • Invented a fake news story to attack a gay icon and legendary Hollywood superstar.
  • Used vicious innuendo to attack a gay-themed Oscar nominated film and gay men.
  • Falsely asserted that Americans have no interest in independent films.
  • Called Pixar director a phony for saying “marginalized people need to feel like they belong."

  • Donald Trump and Fox News are perfect together. They’re both fact-free zones.  While the current occupant of the White House loves to remind his audiences that he’s new to politics, he ironically claims to know more about politics than anyone else. He once famously remarked “Trust me, I’m, like, a smart person.” I neither trust him or think he's a smart person.

    January 12, 2018

    The Russians helped get him in, How'd He Win, How'd He Win, How'd He Win

    Song Parody Lyrics for "How’d he win, How’d he win, How’d he win"

    How’d he win, How’d he win, How’d he win

    lyrics by Roy Steele

    Sung to the tune from the holiday classic
    Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
    Original Music Written By: Jule Styne

    The commander-in-chief is spiteful,
    The dyed blonde wig looks frightful,
    The Russians helped get him in,
    How’d he win, How’d he win, How’d he win.

    O’ he talks about records breaking,
    He’s new to decision making,
    No substance to all his spin,
    How’d he win, How’d he win, How’d he win.

    His workers are lily white,
    He detests all accountability,
    He embraces the racist alt-right,
    Declaring war on diversity.

    Election night we were crying,
    The man spent ages lying,
    Grab a pussy among his sins,
    How’d he win, How’d he win, How’d he win.

    He brags about records breaking,
    He’s new to decision making,
    No substance to all his spin,
    How’d he win, How’d he win, How’d he win.

    He forgot about every promise,
    He rejects any transparency,
    He is likely the most dishonest,
    Self promotion and grand larceny.

    The commander-in-chief is spiteful,
    The dyed blonde wig looks frightful,
    The Russians helped get him in,
    How’d he win, How’d he win, How’d he win.

    How’d he win, How’d he win, How’d he win.

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