This past week was super gay. Like, the gayest week in a long time. It was up there with gay week at Disney.
MONKEY BUSINESS by Tony Asaro (composer/librettist)
So let's list the big gay bullet points:
PROP 8 was declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL by a federal court setting a monumental precedent in the marriage equality battlefield.
Washington State passes gay marriage bill through both houses of congress. The bill is expected to be signed into law next week by the governor. The debate on the floor led to this moving speech given by Rep. Maureen Walsh (R) which is currently circulating on the Facebook:
Rick Santorum is surging again, shooting ahead in 3 republican primaries: Minnesota, Colorado, and Missouri. Santorum, famous for his hateful comments about gays, women, and anyone non-white and non-christian, is more anti-gay than gay. But he's so obsessed with gay sex, I figure it counts:
Of course, there was the Super Bowl. With the Madonna half-time show, and the world's first "butt touchdown" it was arguably the gayest Super Bowl ever.
Personally, I found both confusing, pointless, and underwhelming.
You sure you're not gay, Hulk?
Gays everywhere are devastated by the announcement of the death of Whitney Houston. R.I.P. Whitney. Even in death, you will remain at the top of my "songs in my head" list.
Ellen responded to the JC Penny Controversy:
But of all the gay related clips that have graced my Facebook page this week, my favorite by far is the pro-gay diatribe given by HOWARD STERN this week. Howard Stern has been called out many times for his immature gay jokes. A search on Google for "Gayest week ever" leads you exclusively to audio clips of his "Backside Boys" routine. And yet, Howard took some time to chime in this week on the anti-gay haters in this country. I found his talk so moving, it garnered him a Howard Stern monkey picture. It's a long clip, and it's got some profanity, but it's definitely worth the listen:
ADDENDUM: A few other things happened that were pretty gay since this post was originally written:
Washington state officially becomes the 7th state to pass a law allowing gay marriage. New Jersey is close behind!
Adele gives birth to 7000 grammys.
And lastly, this happened:
TONY ASARO is a composer/librettist currently working on various musical theatre and opera projects including the award winning Our Country. To learn more about Tony's writing, please visit unrelentingmonkey.com. NEVER STOP SWINGING!