Lesbian.com, June 3, 2012
Lesbians just won’t leave Justin Bieber alone. As if a website dedicated to comparisons between baby dykes and the pop star weren’t already enough, a new parody of Bieber’s “Boyfriend” video surfaced last week.
“Gayfriend” is a two-and-a-half minute lesbian-themed spoof which begins:
“If I was your gay friend / You’d never let me go / We could go to gay bars / Dance to techno/ Ladies leave your purse / I can carry your phone / I got cargo pants on / And they really hold loads”
No word on Bieber’s reaction to the video, but given his affable acceptance of previous lesbian-related comparisons he’s likely on board with the good-natured parody.
Jason Alexander strikes out
Former “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander has apologized for remarks made during an appearance on “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson. In his Friday appearance on the talk show, Alexander had asserted that cricket was a “gay sport.”
“You know how I know it’s really kind of a gay game? It’s the pitch,” Alexander noted in the interview. “It’s the weirdest… It’s not like a manly baseball pitch; it’s a queer British gay pitch.”
Rising to demonstrate a cricket pitch in an effeminate, slow-motion manner, Alexander further cited the white uniforms, wearing of helmets “for no discernable reason,” and odd bat as further evidence of the sport’s “gay” nature.
However, in a statement released via GLAAD Alexander apologized noting, “And the worst part is, I should know better. My daily life is filled with gay men and women, both socially and professionally. I am profoundly aware of the challenges these friends of mine face and I have openly advocated on their behalf. So, I can only apologize and I do. In comedy, timing is everything.”
Eastern Europeans march for gay rights
Demanding more rights in their intolerant Eastern European societies, hundreds of gays, lesbians and their allies marched through the capitals of Poland and Latvia Saturday.
About 2,500 people turned out in Warsaw while another 400 braved rain and hail to march in Riga. The demonstrations are among many gay pride events taking place in June across Europe and elsewhere.
Hostility against homosexuality in the region lingers, a carryover from the communist era, despite a growing sense of openness which has developed since several Eastern European countries joined the European Union in 2004.
Massive police protection was required at both the Warsaw and Riga marches as previous gay pride parades have been marred by violence and heckling from homophobic protesters. This year, however, the opponents were few and calm.