COMMENTS: The Atlantis Cruise Couple, Dustin Lance Black, And The Day Disco Died

Time for the Queerty Week in Comments, with the most compelling, thought-provoking or just downright bitchy comments that came directly from you, the readers!


“Donna Summer was a staple in my music collection for 35 years in many formats; 8 track tape, 45s, LPs, cassettes, CDs and mp3s… She was in many ways a soundtrack to my life in the ’70s and ’80s. Thanks for all the dancing Ms. Summers…”

Urethra Franklin, dancing the last dance, in BREAKING: Disco Legend Donna Summer Dead At 63


“Why are we so quick to jump down the throats of those in our own community? We applaud heterosexual starlets for coming out in favor of Obama’s recently announced ‘change of heart’ on marriage equality (as if he wasn’t personally supportive all along), but berate men like Dustin Lance Black. I do not get it!

He’s a well-spoken and passionate individual, and if any gay man is expected to speak for us in Hollywood,  I sure as hell am glad it’s him! A series of sex pics have no bearing on that. In fact, I think it’s kind of cool that the man Hollywood runs to for an opinion on gay-anything is one who is undoubtedly sexual.”

DenverBarbie doesn’t get the backlash  against the screenwriter-activist, in EXCLUSIVE: Dustin Lance Black Calls Obama’s Marriage Statement “Brave,” “Possibly Dangerous”

“When will these Republican women realize that ‘fag hag’ is the way to go if you want a following. Women who hate gays are the lowest form of scum. Men have to deal with that BS machismo stuff they’re programmed with as soon as they’re born, but women have been our allies for years. You would think people like Bristol would look at people like Lady Gaga and see the way the gay community creams over her and would want a piece of that fanbase for herself. McCain’s daughter is a Republican and only a few years older than Bristol yet she is a friend to the gays.”

Ty explains the importance of the straight female ally, in Did Bristol Palin Diss Obama’s Marriage Statement To Promote Her Own Reality Show?


“Do you even realize that in some jurisdictions in the U.S., you could have been convicted of a crime that would require you to register as a sex offender? Truthfully, I see y’all as being very lucky.

I’m sure the experience was traumatic and frightening and I doubt you did it with the intention of harming anyone and believe some of it was motivated by ‘shock value.’ But, still, you’ve emerged relatively unscathed, especially when you consider what could have happened. Oh and if you don’t already, keep the blinds at your house closed for Chrissake. I wish the two of you the best and hopefully your next 17 years together are uneventful.”

LaTeesha gives us a piece of her mind, in EXCLUSIVE: Gay Couple Arrested On Atlantis Events Cruise Tell Their Side Of The Story


“As a former high school teacher, proud of my work with all students, I believe she must be removed from the classroom [and] lose her job and benefits. This is inexcusable and immoral and such an individual has no business in the classroom. Good teachers all over are fighting the perception that we do nothing of value, that we are paid too much, and that tenure protects the unfit. This incident only adds support to those allegations. She must be fired.”

A zero-tolerance policy for teachers is what Mikel D McGrew suggests, in PA Teacher Videotapes, Humiliates Gay Student Who Took Trans Date To Prom