Category Archives: Television

Are you trying to make him gay?

Meet Edward Schweighardt, the flamboyant kid from a recent episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. Eddie loves Project Runway, sewing, and certain fashions from the 1930s and 40s. Not since Ugly Betty‘s Justin have we fallen so much in love with a flamboyant kid on TV. But just a warning: Eddie’s still learning the difference between a good gift and an absolutely horrible gift—forgive his faux pas. [shamelessly copied from Queerty]

Greg – The Flamboyant Kid on Curb Your Enthusiasm

  

My dear Watson…

Sherlock is a great modern interpretation of the stories around the world’s most famous private detective. And while the homophile subtext was rather subtle in the actual episodes, the TV station OCN who is airing them in South Korea seems to be determined to get the idea of a liaison between Holmes & Watson right outta there as you can see in the trailer below ;) More here.

OCN's Sherlock trailer 1

  

The Anti Sissy Therapy

In 1970, a five-year-old boy named Kirk Murphy was subjected to an ex-gay experiment. Under the care of Dr Ivor Lovaas and George Rekers, then a doctoral student, of UCLA, he underwent therapy to eliminate supposed effeminate behaviours. In 1974, Lovaas and Rekers jointly published a paper about the boy they renamed "Kraig," heralding his treatment for "childhood cross-gender problems" a success and claiming he had been transformed from a gender-confused homosexual-in-waiting to a healthy, heterosexual young man.

On the back of this study, Rekers built a career as an anti-gay activist and a supposed expert in childhood sexual development. He co-founded the Family Research Council and championed reparative therapy to turn gay men straight. Last year the State of Florida spent hundreds of thousands of dollars hiring Dr. George Rekers as its star witness in the case against adoption by gays in Florida.

In 2003, Kirk, aged 38 years old and gay, committed suicide.

Watch Anderson Cooper’s report on this sad story: Part 1Part 2Part 3