Friday, April 25, 2008

GAY STUFF: As the World Turns

This is, apparently, the "long awaited" gay kiss on the popular daytime soap As the World Turns (which, btw, is apparently owned by Cincinnati local Proctor & Gamble -- I was not aware... hm).

Does the conversation preceding it seem a bit like the conversation that preceded the highly expected "gay kiss" on Will & Grace's faux gay drama, Along Came You. And for your cultural reference, here it is...

Nine minutes? That's the entire episode???

And you're right, Debra Messing, gay sex is so hot. However, I have to say the kiss was underwhelming and seemed really matter-of-fact on ATWT for the huge blow up it's gotten (ha -- gay, blow up, gay sex... that was a great random string of ideas).

Oh, and apparently there's a lot of quasi-porn on YouTube. You should check it out. HA!

Oh, and in the interests of being fair and balanced, the nutjobs of the world are turning on Proctor and Gamble for allowing this "repulsive" display. I mean, it was kind of weak, and I've had better kisses with women, but I wouldn't call it repulsive. A sample from the Action Alert put out by the American Family Association:

Procter & Gamble promotes explicit open-mouth homosexual kissing

Procter & Gamble has resumed using explicit, open-mouth homosexual kissing in their soap opera, "As the World Turns." P&G decided to include this type of content as a commitment to "diversity." P&G stopped showing such scenes some months ago, but has now decided to again help promote the homosexual agenda which includes homosexual marriage.

Gay activists are hopeful that the P&G effort will desensitize viewers to the homosexual lifestyle and help make the unhealthy and immoral lifestyle more acceptable to society, especially to children and youth.

One of my dearest friends in the world, MXC, is often cited as being the first "openly gay" homosexual that worked at P&G, and he has regaled me with tales of his experiences of the world of corporate America -- he had appeared on the cover of a newspaper kissing another boy, at one point, and the staff was in a twitter the next day over whether or not this was just too much for the staunchly conservative Proctor and God. Although still staunchly conservative and still, apparently, unable to support little events like the annual WALK TO STOP AIDS, they are now the host of one of the most active LGBT employee unions in the city -- GABLE -- or, at least, were last I hear. A quick internet search turns up little on the once active organization, so I wonder if it has gone the way of so many other great organizations in our city.

via the Joe. My. God. blog

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