M&Ms: Candy is Dandy, eh

so we are saying representation does not matter?

or realizing that candy does not have gender and does not have to be sexualized

despite, the candy is dandy and liquor quicker “old saying”

m&m were a way for chocolate rations to be used as date bait: not just saying, eh

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/01/internet-explodes-laughter-mms-announces-new-inclusive-characters/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2eb6898502-20220121_LGBTQ_Nation_Daily_Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-2eb6898502-430855381The internet explodes in laughter as M&Ms announces new “inclusive” characters / LGBTQ NationNo one in all of human history has ever looked at a f–king M&M and said “I don’t feel represented…www.lgbtqnation.com

see also

Six Times M&Ms Made Historyhttps://www.history.com › news › the-wartime-origins-…Jun 2, 2014 — During World War IIM&Ms were exclusively sold to the U.S. military. In March of 1941, Mars was granted a patent for his manufacturing process …Missing: ads ‎| Must include: ads
M&M’s: A Once Military-Exclusive Treat – Retro Planethttps://blog.retroplanet.com › mms
Jun 22, 2012 — Screenshot of an M&M’s ad announcing the candies being exclusive to the US military during WWII. (source: M&M’s official site).


Wait, are those M&Ms lesbians? – PinkNewshttps://www.pinknews.co.uk › 2017/05/30 › wait-are-m…
May 30, 2017 — The official M&M Twitter account shared a picture of the two female characters representing green and brown M&Ms, on a beach holding hands.
The Oh-So-Sweet History of Gay M&M’s – MEL Magazinehttps://melmagazine.com › Recent
Oct 29, 2019 — Mars Inc. refuses to say whether the Green and Brown M&Ms are queer and trans. To Gay Twitter, it hardly matters — they’re two ladies in …

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: they differ greatly, cultural and subcultural readings, representation and meaning.

Heterosexual Sexual Harassment in a candy

CAF-DND Sexual Misconduct Class Actionhttps://www.caf-dndsexualmisconductclassaction.caIn 2016 and 2017 seven former members of the Canadian Armed Forces (the “Representative Plaintiffs”) initiated class action lawsuits (“Heyder and Beattie …‎Contact Us · ‎Documents · ‎Support


Military sexual misconduct class action claims … – Global Newshttps://globalnews.ca › news › military-sexual-miscond…
Nov 8, 2021 — The $900-million class action lawsuit was settled in 2019 and opened to claims from survivors and victims of military sexual misconduct on May …


$900M Canadian Forces Sexual Assault Class Action …https://ca.topclassactions.com › military › 900m-canadi…
Nov 11, 2021 — A $900 million settlement of a class action settlement alleging sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination in the Canadian …

July 22 for LGBTQ2

July 22, 1959

the first Canadian jazz festival opened in Toronto. The festival lasted four days and included performances by over 200 musicians,

July 22, 1969

Aretha Franklin,  is arrested for disorderly conduct – struggling with the breakup of her marriage,- after creating a disturbance in a Detroit parking lot. After posting 50-dollars bail, she ran down a road sign while leaving the police station.

.1979

Little Richard, known as Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke at a revival meeting in North Richmond, CA. He warned the congregation about the evils of rock & roll music.

1985

The album Like a Virgin became the first album by a female artist to reach five million in sales.  (Some websites say that the album hit five million on August 10.  This is incorrect.  According to the official website of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), ‘Like a Virgin’ was certified as a five-million seller on July 22.)

1994

More than 54,000 fans packed Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as Billy Joel and Elton John performed the first of five concerts together.

2021

assaulted

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/07/22/survivorsuk-gay-sexual-assault-rape/Almost half of gay and bi men have been sexually assaulted, troubling research findsAlmost half of gay and bisexual men have been sexually assaulted, rape or sexual violence, according to a new survey from SurvivorsUK.www.pinknews.co.uk

raided

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/07/21/gay-men-arrested-under-md-sodomy-law-in-adult-bookstore-raid/?cf_chl_jschl_tk=pmd_0a5be5b2e3299e02c6bbc7c47d08c6d459bbc0bd-1626968246-0-gqNtZGzNAmKjcnBszQmOGay men arrested under Md. sodomy law in adult bookstore raidAttorney says prosecutors enforcing unconstitutional measurewww.washingtonblade.com

excluded

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/21/1018404859/openly-gay-athletes-in-mens-pro-sports-fewWhy There Few Openly Gay Athletes In Men’s Professional Sports : NPRTwo athletes recently coming out has highlighted the dearth of openly gay players in the world of U.S. men’s professional sports, often dubbed “the last closet” for its lack of LGBTQ representation.www.npr.org

https://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-press/2021/07/21/the-advocate-political-pundits-can-now-be-gay-black-men-who-wear-nail-polish-1528260The Advocate: Political Pundits Can Now Be Gay Black Men Who Wear Nail PolishEugene Daniels spoke with The Advocate’s John Casey about how he got started in journalism, where his interest in politics began and what it’s like to represent a new era and look of political punditry.www.politico.com

lesbians

https://www.buzzfeed.com/joyannjeffrey/savannah-smith-gossip-girl-monet-lesbianSavannah Smith Confirms Gossip Girl Character Is Lesbian“Monet is a very complex character.”www.buzzfeed.com

https://sunnysidepost.com/fundraiser-to-open-new-lesbian-bar-in-astoria-being-held-saturdayFundraiser to Open New Lesbian Bar in Astoria Being Held Saturday | Sunnyside PostJuly 21, 2021 By Michael Dorgan An Astoria resident who is looking to raise money to open a new lesbian bar is holding a fundraising event Saturday.sunnysidepost.com

For reasons unbeknown to myself and many other queer women, Verhoeven, an 83-year-old straight man, felt it his right to take a lesbian love story (a true one at that – the film is based on a book by Judith Brown called Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy) and create a lust-fuelled sexual fantasy that might appease the audience whose opinion matters to him most: other straight men. He’s not the first director to do so – Hollywood is filled to the brim with directors who feel compelled to tell queer female stories through a male lens. Disobedience, Kissing Jessica Stein, Carol, First Girl I Loved – even the recent Ammonite, starring Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet – all feature queer women as the main protagonists, and all are directed by men. That’s not to say these films aren’t good – many have won prestigious awards and are well regarded in their respective genres – but it’s very troubling when a male director enters a lesbian space and attempts to shape it without the correct guidance. It’s a pattern seen far too often in cinema, and one that many queer women are desperate to see shift.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/lesbian-movies-directed-by-menWhy Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta Is ProblematicFollowing controversy surrounding Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven’s new film Benedetta at Cannes Festival, why are lesbian movies still being directed by straight men?www.refinery29.com

who needs articles when there’s headlines?

words and actions across headlines

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/amazon-workers-petition-two-quit-over-anti-lgbtq-book-sales-n1273870Amazon workers petition and two quit over anti-LGBTQ book salesFed up Amazon workers petition and quit over anti-LGBTQ book saleswww.nbcnews.com

see also

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/29/why-workplace-equality-is-key-for-lgbtq-equality.htmlWhy workplace equality is key for LGBTQ equalityIn the United States, the struggle for LGBTQ rights has often revolved around employers and business owners discriminating against LGBTQ people.www.cnbc.com

lesbian space, not women space – words are being lost

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-study-looks-how-toronto-s-lgbtq-spaces-were-impacted-pandemicU of T study looks at how Toronto’s LGBTQ spaces were impacted by the pandemicA University of Toronto study is shining a spotlight on how the city’s LGBTQ community is being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.www.utoronto.ca

representation matters

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/16/1016801763/lgbtq-characters-got-more-movie-screen-time-in-2020-glaad-study-findsNew Study Finds LGBTQ Characters Got More Screen Time In 2020 Movies : NPRThe advocacy group just released its annual film survey, which found the percentage of LGBTQ characters of color also increased. But it still cited issues with lack of transgender representation.www.npr.org

and around the world; lives those words describe

https://www.devex.com/news/opinion-the-humanitarian-sector-is-failing-lgbtq-survivors-of-conflict-100356Opinion: The humanitarian sector is failing LGBTQ survivors of conflictDespite global commitments to inclusion, humanitarian support for queerness and queer activism is failing members of the LGBTQ community in conflict and crisis areas.www.devex.com

https://www.aljazeera.com/podcasts/2021/7/16/the-killing-of-samuel-outrages-spains-lgbtq-communityThe killing of Samuel Luiz outrages Spain’s LGBTQ community | LGBTQ News | Al JazeeraFollowing the death of Samuel Luiz, members of the LGBTQ community in Spain are asking for the law to protect them.www.aljazeera.com

Lest We Forget says laws against demographics is the problem.

and it is an imaginary thing to be bothered that non heteros exist

https://www.rferl.org/a/hungary-orban-lgbt-eu/31361695.htmlHungarian PM Says EU Action On LGBT Rights Amounts To ‘Legal Hooliganism’The legal action launched against Hungary by the European Commission over measures it said discriminated against LGBT people amounts to “legal hooliganism” and is “shameful,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on July 16.www.rferl.org

https://www.rt.com/news/528354-slovenia-eu-lgbt-hungary/Slovenian PM says EU’s ‘imaginary values’ could trigger ‘collapse’ of bloc, amid Hungary LGBT row — RT World NewsSlovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa has condemned the EU’s western states for imposing “imaginary European values” without respecting local cultures. Jansa supports Hungary in its fight against LGBT content in schools and TV.www.rt.com

https://thehill.com/policy/international/europe/563413-euopean-commission-takes-legal-action-against-hungary-poland-forEuopean Commission takes legal action against Hungary, Poland for LGBT policies | TheHillThe European Commission on Thursday announced it will take legal action against Hungary and Poland for recently enacted anti-LGBT policies.thehill.com

a war of words. to war

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/563242-wyoming-bar-sold-t-shirts-bragging-about-shooting-lgbtq-peopleWyoming bar sold t-shirts about shooting LGBT people | TheHillA Wyoming motorcycle bar has reportedly decided to stop the sale of a shirt it carried that bragged about shooting members of the LGBT community, and included use of a homophobic slur, according to the thehill.com

MEANWHILE: why is this so difficult?

Lufthansa Group’s airlines — which include Lufthansa, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines — have historically welcomed travelers on board by referring to them as “ladies and gentlemen.”
In a statement, the airline said that on future flights travelers will be referred to as “guests,” or simply greeted with a cheerful: “Good morning here on board.”

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/lufthansa-gender-neutral-language/index.htmlLufthansa switches to gender-neutral plane greetings | CNN TravelEurope’s largest airline group, Lufthansa, announces plans to move away from greeting travelers as “ladies and gentleman” to gender-neutral welcome language.www.cnn.com

The Gold Standard: GOPs

Grand Old Party or Good Ole Boys.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/08/07/donald-trump-campaign-november-election-weaponise-transgender-rights-lgbt/Trump campaign reportedly considering whether to weaponise transphobia to save the president’s flailing re-election bidConservatives in America are reportedly hoping Donald Trump will weaponise trans rights to revitalise his failing re-election bid.www.pinknews.co.ukS

I want to say this won’t gain him an inch of ground. Those who have such an attitude are already firmly in his camp. He’s lost moderates, not extremists. He might do better to come out somewhat (obviously not fully) supportive of transgender rights, to show he’s not entirely made of hatred and stupidity. He won’t lose any of his lunatic base, who he can still capture with hatred of minorities and “illegals”.

But that said, there a a lot of otherwise reasonable moderates who do get heebie-jeebies at transgender. 😕2 Replies

then I would call them regular conservatives, not “otherwise reasonable” nor “moderates”. in 2020 USA politics there is only the extreme, and both parties have been galloping right for some time

Socially extreme conservatives have punishing fiscal policy because of their hatred but do not disguise their motive, whereas so called moderates, fixate on the finances without admitting it is owing to their biases. The republican party only accepts LGBQ2 who are ethnicity bigots who think that will make them straight enough, and ethnicities who hate LGBTQ2 as if that will make them white enough.

remember when Clarence Thomas was promoted to the Boys Club and whereas Anita Hill joined the ranks of the ignored because his career was too important so his conduct was okay.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/07/26/alaska-lgbt-discrimination-law-ketchikan-florist-gay-wedding/A florist ‘refused’ to make bouquets for a gay wedding, so the town decided to end discrimination once and for allAfter a local florist refused to make bouquets for a gay wedding, Ketchikan, Alaska unanimously passed sweeping non-discrimination laws for LGBT+ people.www.pinknews.co.ukShare (2)Emoji

Quirk Sugarplum6 hours ago

Once again, if you’re religious and are operating a business in the secular domain, then you by default must deal with all customers. If your conscience cannot permit this, that is your right. But if so, then you must trust in your God to provide another life path for you, and leave your business.1 Reply

nina tryggvason Owner5 hours ago

yes. cake is not art in the sense of legal purposes. this is why religion does not make a person good, only delusional. Children are told to not listen to their imaginary friends because look what happens when adults to. eh.

editted to:

yes. cake is not art in the sense of legal purposes of art, which is a creation to comment upon, rather than an item to be consumed to celebrate a live event. there is a line of art and line and this is the battleground issue as the “husband and wife” language to “spouse and spouse” to gender neutralize the oaths, and allow any couple to choose which words they want to represent their particular union depending on the pairing. this is why religion does not make a person good, only delusional about where one’s rights end and another’s begin. Children are told to not listen to their imaginary friends because look what happens when adults to. eh. children are taught to share and then that is how adults behave over things more important than things.

meanwhile in 2020. a victory of inclusion of sorts…

being rendered bland.. I am not sure this was the representation and inclusion we were looking for…

https://heavy.com/entertainment/2020/08/hallmark-wedding-every-weekend-gay-lesbian-movie/Hallmark’s Wedding Every Weekend Has 1st Gay or Lesbian Wedding | Heavy.comHallmark’s new August movie, Wedding Every Weekend, will include the first lesbian or gay wedding on the channel.heavy.comShare (1)Emoji

Quirk Sugarplum6 hours ago

Works for me. 😊

That said, it’s minimal inclusion. One couple out of four, and probably will be the most glossed-over segment. Give us a full-length and wonderfully romantic movie, Hallmark.1 Reply

a bad actually included is better than no inclusion at all… I guess

rights are not subject to mob rule

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bowmanmarsico/2020/07/28/the-march-of-public-opinion-on-lgbt-identity-and-issues/The March Of Public Opinion On LGBT Identity And IssuesIn 1973, when NORC’s General Social Survey first asked people about sexual relations between two adults of the same sex, 76% described them as always or almost always wrong. When NORC last asked the question in 2018, 34% gave that response.www.forbes.com

what about this compared to the hallmark?

from the article:

However, the series, which starts this week is more than just Desperate Housewives in hijabs. The smoking and swearing of the main characters has proved controversial, as has the tackling of issues such as child abuse and domestic violence, as well as same-sex relationships, which are illegal in Pakistan.

“Because we are showing such a diverse range of women, it was important to show the entire spectrum of sexuality. It would have been wrong if they were all straight because not all women in Pakistan are straight,” said Abbasi, who is based in Leeds.

There is also a transgender character. “The reason the women open the detective agency is to level the playing field for everyone who identifies as a woman, so a transgender character who identifies as a woman should be included.”

He added: “The fact that she’s transgender is not addressed on the show and that is deliberate. It’s not that I was overlooking her identity or ashamed of it. It was to show the women coming to the agency were all equal.”

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/aug/08/lesbian-lovers-and-a-boxer-in-a-burqa-a-new-look-for-pakistani-tvLesbian lovers and a boxer in a burqa: a new look for Pakistani TV | Television & radio | The GuardianBritish-Pakistani filmmaker tackles sexual stereotypes in groundbreaking new drama series, Churailswww.theguardian.com

Quirk Sugarplum

Well, that does put things into perspective now, doesn’t it? 🤔

Maybe Pakistan has their own version of the Hallmark channel we can watch…?

nina tryggvason

better than queer baiting, but not by much. this seems more a rare view of heterosexual women with some lgbtq2 characters as a side

Gay for Pay vs Representation

Why Representation Matters: LGBTQ

Representation and Inclusion: Multicultural World

Representation, Death & Taxes

https://thepostmillennial.com/women-athletes-doxxed-by-lgbt-advocacy-site-for-support-of-women-in-sportsWomen athletes doxxed by LGBT advocacy site for support of women in sportsDespite the doxxing, the NCAA is taking a closer look at its own inclusive policies, and much of that must be a result of the 300 women athletes who signed their names to a letter asking them to do just that.thepostmillennial.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/04/07/indonesia-trans-woman-dead-burned-cilincing-north-jakarta/A mob accused a trans woman of stealing. After they couldn’t find anything on her, they burned her aliveA trans woman was beaten and burned alive by gang members who had accused her of theft, according to reports from Cilincing in North Jakarta, Indonesia.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/07/24/free-black-university-melz-owusu-decolonise-uk-curriculum-gofundme-fundraised-donate/Queer Black students are being failed by universities. This non-binary academic has a plan to change thatThe Free Black University plans to “redistribute knowledge” among Black students with the needs of those who are also queer and trans at the very heart.www.pinknews.co.uk

That there is a stigma with LGBTQ2 is the heterosexual disability to cope with others existing.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/08/07/nhs-england-people-plan-lgbt-disabled-coronavirus-steve-russell-jackie-daniel-backlash/‘Absolutely shameful’ NHS England report disturbingly compares being LGBT+ to having a disabilityA major NHS England document drew criticism from healthcare providers after it appeared to characterise being LGBT+ as having a disabiity.www.pinknews.co.uk

TV Representation vs Ellen

wrong choice. wrong direction. the next host needs to have more diversity in one than reverting back to the norm from the first white lesbian host.

https://canoe.com/entertainment/television/james-corden-in-line-to-replace-ellen-degeneres-amid-toxic-workplace-investigation-reportJames Corden in line to replace Ellen DeGeneres amid toxic workplace investigation: Report | CanoeAmerica’s Late Late Show host James Corden could take over Ellen DeGeneres’ hit daytime talk show, according to new reports.Editors at Britain’s The Sun claimed Corden “could be the shock winner after dozens of employees accused the US$50 million-a-year ($67 million) presenter of…canoe.comShareEmoji

@Quirk Sugarplum looking forward to blogging our exchange. Just so you know, I am a Canadian and if there is one thing we know it is the word “Nice” and it is a doubled edged word, like most words. so I was unsurprised when this workplace news story broke. Reply

I started with a very long, boring history of US daytime talk shows where very few find any sort of success at all, and even fewer a lasting success. But I spared you that ramble out of kindness. Also I accidentally deleted it. Anyway, you’re welcome!

(Though I will pedantically mention Rosie O’Donnell was the first such white lesbian host)

I’m reluctant to come off insisting a lesbian be replaced with a lesbian, simply out of lesbian-ness. Though yes, it would be very nice if that were at least a consideration. I don’t watch much TV so I rarely catch Ellen’s show and I know little about Cordon other than he seems an affable goofball. So I really can’t opine on his  appropriateness as replacement strictly on his performance abilities. He may do amazingly well. Though daytime talk is a hugely unpredictable minefield and it seems statistically more likely he would fail. But yeah, it’s frustrating that they’d offer a straight white man the job — especially since he already has his own (I’m told) popular show at night. There are SO many amazingly talented lesser-known men and women of all colors and orientations out there who deserve a shot.

i don;t think it has to be a lesbian. it could be another sexuality but definitely not a Caucasian. I don;t remember Rosie being out when she had her show to start with nor do I remember which year that show started, just that Ellen was an out stand up, then went in the closet, got that sitcom, which was not funny and rebranded it when she came out and then got the talk show.

debuted 1996 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rosie_O’Donnell_ShowThe Rosie O’Donnell Show – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org

debuted 2002. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ellen_DeGeneres_ShowThe Ellen DeGeneres Show – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org

spare me, but deprive potential readers of the blog.. of which there are not really any yet. so that works. lols.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilly_SinghLilly Singh – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/08/03/ellen-degeneres-show-replacement-james-corden-lesbian-page-wanda-sykes-kate-mckinnon/8 iconic lesbians we want to see replace Ellen DeGeneres as the queen of talk shows instead of James CordenWith James Corden tipped to replace Ellen DeGeneres in her eponymous show, here’s our list of eight superior lesbians for the top job.www.pinknews.co.uk

nina tryggvason

@Quirk Sugarplum what’s your choice?

Quirk Sugarplum5 hours ago

Sadly, I’m not terribly familiar with a few of these women. It feels that someone with good comic chops would be a better choice. I really like Wanda Sykes, so I’ll go with her. But I wonder if she’d enjoy “mainstreaming” to a daytime audience. Kate McKinnon is talented and I have a soft spot for her, so she’s a very close second. But I also sort of hate to see those talents (for lack of a better term, no insult intended) wasted on a constraining talk show.

As always, Lily Tomlin — as the reigning Empress of All Things — is always first choice. But she’s generally very selective with her time and I can’t imagine she’d ever want to do such a show. It’s not her style. And if she did, I’d be furious at guests for taking up time she could be talking about her wonderful self.

nina tryggvason 

i lean towards either Samira Wiley or Hayley Kiyoko as fresher and leading the new generation more than Old Guard Queers

it is the abused employees who need the support

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA25QYGAibQPortia de Rossi and Jerry O’Connell #StandWithEllen DeGeneres Despite Recent Workplace AllegationsPortia de Rossi is standing by her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, amid allegations made by current and former employees at the talk show.

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