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Latinos/Hispanos/Mexicanos: Learning inglés/English?

Begin learning an international language and quickly become “fist-bumping” friends with la cafetería employee, give a flower to someone you don’t even know, get “the girl” and a corporate job where you speak inglés/US-English in a matter of days. It’s all so very realistic!

Hola. ¿Qué tal? Is the language company talked about at this link not doing well financially? Regardless, they have a really bad ad which reeks of desperation currently running on the español television networks en Los Estados Unidos/the US/The Cesspool.

All the actors in this ad are white, including the white Latino. He’s the main character and plays the role of the customer. Just like the español television networks en Los Estados Unidos/in the US which come across as anti-ethnic with white Latinos before their expensive cameras, this language company also comes off as anti-ethnic. Are there no people “of colour” in your world, language company? Or did the television network(s) order the ad with only white Latinos? That wouldn’t surprise me. (Univisión has their token non-white Latino, Tony Dandrades).

This ad is another heterosexual commercial. It would be much more interesting if the main character/the customer were a Queer boy and met or got “the guy.” And with same-gender marriage being legal in many US states, the (español) network still can’t show two Queer boys meeting and beginning a relationship? A gay ad would speak positively to the pro-gay viewers. But instead, this ad is just another heteronormative ad with supposed “straight” people. So predictable and boring.

This language ad wouldn’t be offensive if the actors—other than the main character—were at least bilingual and spoke fluently in both inglés/US-English y español and helped the main character in a friendly way to learn inglés (which is the point of the ad) and spoke fluently back and forth between the two languages in helping him pronounce and learn words in US-English. That would be a very positive and an international ad. But that’s not what we have here, unfortunately.

This ad is very unrealistic. It gives the viewer the impression that if one learns US-English (which can presumably be learned in a matter of days if one believes this ad) that the main character achieves the following:

1. The main character in this ad (the customer) very quickly becomes “fist-bumping” amigos with the salesperson en la cafetería just from ordering coffee and because this customer has learned a few words in US-English (coffee being one of the words). The ad gives the impression that the salesperson in la cafetería has never, ever had any customer that didn’t speak perfect US-English, and the salesperson can’t at all figure out what this customer on his first visit to la cafetería is trying to say in his attempt to order coffee, which is pronounced “café” en español. One would think that someone working en la cafetería would know that, no? How difficult is “café” to understand? I mean really?

2. After bumping into la muchacha on his first trip to la cafetería, the main character (the customer) very quickly gets “the (white) girl” with blond hair because he waits outside la cafetería for her to arrive with an extra coffee he bought for her after learning how to order two coffees in US-English. He and this blond chica quickly become a couple. As you may be concluding about now, this ad is so very realistic because this stuff happens all the time, you know.

3. Then shortly afterwards, this customer (the main character) pursues a corporate job and is ready to tackle the corporate skyscrapers where he looks like he’s dreaming of being a corporate CEO or some other type of (corrupt) corporate basura because that’s what is programmed. One is supposed to desire to be a CEO. How realistic is that?

This language company is trying to promote their English classes to the gullible viewer who only speaks español and who will fall for this stupid and unrealistic ad. And that’s the offensive part of this ad, which is the unspoken part: The viewer can’t possibly achieve any of these things if the viewer only speaks español. The people in the ad are the typical USans in that they’re not able to speak any español. They give blank stares instead.

It’s good and intelligent to learn and be fluent in other international languages. I know someone who is fluent in 4 languages.

I am wondering when the other actors in this tacky ad will begin learning español since they don’t seem able to speak a word of it? It’s the español-only speaker (the main character/customer) having to learn US-English because the people he’s interacting with are illiterate en español and act ignorant. For example, the cashier in la cafetería acts unable to understand that the customer wants café (coffee). Then the customer (the main character with bad acting skills) seems frustrated that he can’t be understood by the cashier. But before that, the customer (main character) had tripped going into la cafetería because he wasn’t looking down watching where he was going, but this obnoxious ad implies he tripped because he could not read the sign on the door of la cafetería saying, “Watch your step.” He wouldn’t need to read the sign on their door if he had been watching where he was going. Duh. Then he bumped into la chica on his way out of la cafetería, whom he later “gets”/hooks up with. They quickly begin the perfunctory hand-holding routine which seems to be mandatory for heterosexuals, he then briefly fucks with her blond hair, and then the viewer sees them soaked from walking in the rain together and then there’s the halting beso/kiss (of course that has to be in there!). That happens all the time, doesn’t it? But when they had their first encounter outside la cafetería, he didn’t know how to say “excuse me” (in English) to her when he bumped into her. Of course there are body-language ways of saying “excuse me” to anyone without saying a word in any language but that’s not what this ad wanted to imply.

Also during the ad, the main character is now able to read a sign in English outside la cafetería saying take a free flower so he takes a flower while waiting for la chica to show up to give her a free coffee and gives this flower to a woman (she’s also white with short reddish hair) he doesn’t even know who is sitting at a table outside la cafetería. The woman has a child sitting at her table and the woman is on her mind-controlling gadget/tablet (the ad’s message to the viewer: you must be on your gadget to be anyone). People walk over to people they don’t know and give them flowers all the time, don’t they? I see that frequently, don’t you? [sarcasm intended] Well naturally, she looks a little surprised by it as if to say (while smiling to him) “why did you do that?” I would be suspicious, surprised by it too and thinking: What do you want? Why did you just give me this flower? What are you up to, muchacho?

There’s loud music playing for the entire length of this ad so one cannot hear the ad’s dialogue (it’s just mouthed) to hear how well or how poorly the main character/customer progresses in learning inglés and to hear if he sounds authentic in his supposed attempt to sound like a first-language speaker.

Along with the ad being anti-ethnic with its all white people cast, it’s also anti-español the way it’s produced and scripted. It implies that español is inferior to English. Nonsense. I find the entire ad offensive.

As I said earlier, the ad promotes the mind-controlling stupidphones and another gadget (smartphones are transforming society into a sea of stupid). They have the customer pull out his stupidphone from his pocket and we see the language company’s graphics all over his screen after he was successful saying the word “coffee.” At his home, he gets on his tablet to continue on with this language service.

The acting in this ad is bad. It doesn’t look natural. It looks forced, phony and tries too hard to convince the Latino/Hispano/Mexicano/Chicano viewer that one can quickly learn inglés (which of course is bull shit) and be just like el muchacho in the ad.

English is a difficult language to learn, and to learn any language well one needs an in-person (human) teacher who is an expert in the language to answer a student’s questions related to pronunciation, grammar and so forth that a student will most assuredly have while learning the language. Learning a language well takes a long time. It’s a lot more complicated than learning vocabulary word. It’s not at all as it’s falsely presented in this bad commercial. Chau.—el barrio rosa

What’s with GLBTQs and corporate sports teams?

More Heteronormative Behaviour

I received this e-mail within the past 24 hours:

Looking at your blog you’ve written a lot about gay-related topics, but I don’t see something related to sports and corporate sports teams. In the 1970s-1980s, my partner and I lived in the Castro. We are back visiting San Francisco although we hardly recognize it because the people have really changed here since we left. We had dinner in the Castro on Wednesday (the 15th of October). We were surprised to see every television we saw on [edited - the two corporate national sports teams game]. Some of the bars were full and gay guys were cheering at the televisions with the sports game and some were in team clothing. Whenever the local team scored a point, the roar of cheering could be heard throughout the Castro. That never happened when we lived here. When did the SF gay community become into sports and such sports jocks? The gay rights movement was opposed to military and sports because both were oppressive and bullying institutions towards gays. It’s strange to see this reversal when little has changed with either in that regard. Gays are still bullied in sports and discriminated against. The same goes for the military. Have you written about this? I’d be interested in reading it since you live here. Thank you.

Hola, yes I know what you mean. It’s sad what my fellow Queers have become here in San Francisco and nationally (meaning here in The Cesspool/Los Estados Unidos/the US).

There have always been a few GLBTQ people with a genuine interest in sports of some kind, although I personally never knew any of them and still don’t. None of my Queer amigos had any interest in sports when I lived in the District of Columbia or here in San Francisco.

Mi amigos and I were talking about this. This is something relatively new. It’s part of the new corporatist Lotomomised Techie San Francisco where bland, dull, cookie-cutter and corporate are “in.” The GLBTQ herd and their supposed newly-found interest in corporate sports teams is just more of that heteronormative “assimilation” nonsense I’ve written about with GLBTQs trying so hard to be like the gotta-watch-the-game “straights.” There’s nothing else going on in people’s pathetic lives but corporate sports teams and an interest in that? The heterosexuals are glued to corporate sports teams and grunting and screaming like loons at their television sets, so it seems that GLBTQs think they must do the same to “fit in,” be accepted, and to seem “normal” (whatever “normal” is supposed to be mean) to the “straights.” Ugh. Sad. They’ve become corporatised sheeple and proud of it.

I and others don’t understand this obsession over watching overpaid men playing with balls, spitting with huffing and puffing grunting. These are wealthy corporate sport$ team$. Is this part of worshiping the wealthy that some shallow and superficial people feel the need to do? As far as the San Francisco teams are concerned, I don’t think any of the players even live in San Francisco. I read the other day that during “the season” their luxury homes are in Berkeley. Yet they have San Francisco’s name attached to their team.

The gay bars are partly to blame for this corporate sports team indoctrination because they have the games playing on their televisions. I guess they think they’re supposed to do that now because that’s “in” in the new San Francisco? Is that to keep up with the obnoxious sports bar on Market Street which bills itself as gay on occasion (flies no GLBTQ flags), but the pushy “straights” seem to want to take it over as they’ve taken over other gay bars in San Francisco?

As some amigos of mine say, “if only people cared as much about something of a substantive nature that really mattered in most people’s lives as they do about corporate sports teams which really have nothing to do with any of our lives, other than to give the sheeple a ‘feel good’ ugly nationalistic-type rush on occasion.” I agree with that.

I also think that some delusional people who are into corporate sports teams somehow think that makes them “athletic” just because they grunt and scream for a team, even though it doesn’t make them athletic or a “jock.”

On jueves/Thursday night (el 16 de octubre de 2014) when the local team placed to be in the US Series (that’s what it should be called), I heard a little bit of yelling and screaming where I was. It was mostly high-pitched female voices. Very annoying.

Mi amigos and I were also talking about this: Why do people get so excited about something that they have nothing to do with? The public doesn’t play “the game.” All they do is to serve as sucker$ by buying expensive overpriced tickets (to make even more dinero for the corporate owners), by screaming at their televisions, drinking beer, getting drunk and acting like idiots, eating unhealthy food at the stadium and in sports bars, paying $100 to gouging parking lots to park their vehicle near the stadium because they’re too good to place their elitist ass on public transportation. Then when their team wins by a small margin (since the score was 3-3 moments ago), then they start yelling and screaming in high-pitched voices while jumping up and down over something they had absolutely nothing to do with.

Back to your question: Why this interest in corporate sports from the GLBTQ populace? I think it’s also because a gay player or two came out or someone in corporate sports finally publicly said the word “gay” and it didn’t sound like a pejorative. That’s all it takes for some of the gullible gay sheeple to immediately start supporting a team (or anything for that matter) and enjoy being used as an ATM machine by buying their outrageously expensive season tickets and expensive sports clothing.

Meanwhile, gay bullying still exists all across the board including in (corporate) sports locker rooms by obnoxious jocks and others. Gracias for your comment. Chau.—el barrio rosa

Related:

The Gay Jock Fad

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Gay Bullying Statistics

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” continues

A Fucking Idiot: Obama hugged and kissed ébola nurses

Hola. ¿Qué tal? What idiot would hug and kiss nurses who have been working with patients with ébola? (This is more of that, “there’s got to be something in the water.”).

I clearly remember how we were all lectured to on how smart this man (messiah Obama) was during his first campaign. His insane gullible believers kept chanting, “He’s a smart guy, he’s a constitutional scholar.” (Question: Have they by chance noticed that their constitutional scholar has continued in and expanded the shredding of the US Constitution—despite his taking a meaningless oath to uphold, protect and defend that document—that George W Bush engaged in? Hmmmmm?)

I looked around for site’s talking about this ébola topic—where messiah Obama hugged and kissed ébola nurses) and very few sites were/are covering it. It almost seems to be a partisan thing where the thick Dembots/Obamabots (yeah those Suckers are still around) don’t want to talk about this (embarrassed by it?) and the Repugs do. I hate that partisan, immature “my team is better than your team” shit. In this case, both teams are basura! The scum of the Earth.

In the comments under the first video I’m embedding here, there are references to “the first Black president.” I’m so sick of hearing that nonsense. This man’s despicable Bush-like record/barbaric policies and his level of stupidity in this instance with ébola nurses have nothing at all to do with his skin-colour orientation. So please stop with that anti-ethnic nonsense. If someone writes something like that in a comment on this site, I’ll delete it.

Both videos below are informative. Check them out. Chau.—el barrio rosa

YourWorldNewsFilms/Black Agenda Report :

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” continues

The Gay Rights’ Movement fought decades for me Hooded Sweatshirts

T-Shirt from DeanJohnsonFineArt.

UPDATED: Yes, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” continues to this day just as some of us thought would be the case. Judging by their personal sex ads, thousands of gay guys with gay shame in the US continue to enforce, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” with their closet-case “discreet,” and “down-low” language and some also using the “I’m straight-looking and straight-acting” heteronormative language. This is especially the case in Manhattan in New York City, but certainly not limited to Manhattan. I’ve also read what has unfortunately happened to the former gay Chelsea barrio in Manhattan having been taken over by neo-hetero redneck homophobes. The trash. And ironically, this is at the same time that same-gender marriage (also known as gay marriage) has become legal in some places in The Cesspool/The US/Los Estados Unidos, including in the state of New York.

Hola. ¿Qué tal? In a recent comment Todd left on pink barrio, he wrote that the Gay Rights’ Movement seems to have come unraveled and that what he sees going on is gays and lesbians trying so hard to be like heterosexuals so that heterosexuals will accept us. (Yes, that’s called being heteronormative…ugh). He pointed out that “straights” accepting him as a gay guy has never been one of his goals, concerns or priorities. (It’s never been one of mine either.) He said that gays and lesbians have lost themselves and the movement. (I agree with that completely.) He asked what happened to the butch dyke look with lesbians in that it seems to have disappeared. Are lesbians now ashamed of that too?

Well Todd, you’re being too polite. The Gay Rights’ Movement hasn’t come “unraveled.” It’s Dead. It’s over. Fin. The End. Although I suspect those corporatist GLBTQ organisations with their bloated executive salaries would disagree with that since they need to keep their cu$hy jobs. As one example, these days some people—including here in San Francisco’s Castro—seem to be ashamed of the Rainbow Flagnow or it has become passé to some. During its tenure, I wasn’t aware of this but oddly the Gay Rights’ Movement presumably only had two goals:

It seems that same-gender marriage in some places was one of the goals. (I never knew that).

The other goal was being able to go around the world (while possibly publicly saying, “I’m gay”) as part of the Imperialistic US Empire Military Industrial Complex killing machine and taking part in killing innocent people of a (mostly) brown-skin orientation. Who would have thought that would be a goal of the (former pro-peace) Gay Rights’ Movement? What the fuck happened? Today, the now-conservative gay populace seem to be gung-ho “rah, rah” pro-military. Loco/a. Or is this because their messiah Obama is in office and being Obamabots they feel they must genuflect to anything Military Industrial Complex as their Orwellian Nobel Peace Prize saviour is bombing the hell out of innocent people in other parts of the world? This group-think is the exact opposite of what the GLBTQs were about and stood for during the (now dead) Gay Rights’ Movement. They’ve done a 180 degree flip. Will it take a corporate parasite with a R (Republican) next to his name en la casa blanca to flip them back around to what they originally stood for?

And from my research, little has changed in the US Military Industrial Complex as far as the GLBTQ populace is concerned. A large percentage of GLBTQs who are in the military remain in the closet in part because they sense it’s still not okay to be out in the conservative military environment. They still hear anti-gay jokes and anti-gay slurs. Well duh, is anyone surprised? Just as I and others had said would remain the case from the beginning. The change in the law effecting the US military and the GLBTQ populace has been mostly purely cosmetic. But most gullible GLBTQs (including GLBTQ corporatist organisations who thrive on using GLBTQ people as ATM machines) fell for it and were—prematurely as usual—jumping up and down celebrating when the law was changed. Why was the law really change? This article gives a better understanding of that.

But again, little has changed from what I’ve read. Also, I would like to point out that marriage and military are both conservative “institutions.”

As for the butch/dyke look Todd asked about, I don’t see that too often unfortunately. The butch/dyke look is part of the former Proudly Radical and Alternative San Francisco of the past. In the New Lobotomised Techie City of San Francisco one sees lesbians who try to look like models. They’re anorexic-looking (they look like they have a food disorder) with long blond hair (out of a bottle?) or long brown hair and often with 8″ heels (which are absolutely wonderful for one’s feet).

Unfortunately, judging by their personal sex ads on the site I call ClosetList, thousands of gay guys have continued the policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” with their closet-case “discreet,” and “down-low” language and some also using the “I’m straight-looking and straight-acting” language.

So the Gay Rights’ Movement worked for this? The Gay Rights’ Movement worked decades so that gay guys could go back in the fucking closet (or never come out) and be “discreet, down low, straight-acting and straight-looking.”

From what I and others see, the GLBTQs have abandoned everyone except conservative white males in their misguided and misdirected attempt to “assimilate” with the (conservative) “straights.” [Translation: "assimilate/assimilation" = go back in the closet with a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" secretive, hush-hush mentality about one's gay sexuality as if it's (now) bad to be gay.]

That’s where we’ve come.

And didn’t these two goals I listed earlier come from the corporatist GLBTQ organisations which serve as ass-eaters for The US Oligarchy, specifically for the misnamed “Democratic” Party Establishment corporate parasites? As far as I’m concerned, this continued “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” secretive gay shame mentality and this “assimilation goal” is fucking nonsense. I can’t stand it! Chau.—el barrio rosa

Related:

Gay Culture is Dead in 2014

Change Gay Pride to Gay Discreet

The “Discreet” Gay Guys

What’s with the “straight-acting” and “straight-appearing” in gay personals?

The Conservative Gay Heteronormative Populace

[Note: I don't like this site at all, but it's the only place to get this article]:
Chelsea: The Death of a Gay Neighborhood, Murdered by Neo-Hetero-Homophobes

Why are heterosexuals so attracted to gay areas and gay bars?

UPDATED: Hola. ¿Qué tal? I’ve written quite a bit about this topic before, but a local resident left a comment on one of my articles and I decided to make his comment a post. He wrote:

“You’ve asked why are heterosexuals so attracted to gay areas and gay bars?

There are two reasons for that:

1. As you say, they’re cheating on someone and they think a gay area is a safe place to go to cheat. Less likely to be spotted in a gay area by a spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend suspecting the person of cheating. Less likely to be caught there.

2. They’re gay and still in the closet and want to discreetly (there’s that word again as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” continues) check out the eye candy in the gay area and fantasize over it, not that there’s not eye candy in heterosexual bars that they could drool over.

I live in Upper Market [Ed. in San Francisco] and observe the same things you’ve seen many times in the Castro. I try to keep these two things in mind because as you say it makes no sense to me that heterosexuals desire to come here because as a gay man I don’t go wandering into heterosexual bars and have had no desire to live in or go to a heterosexual area of the city. That’s why I chose to live in the Castro/Upper Market when I moved to San Francisco. The Castro is not known for great restaurants. Most of them are just meh so it’s not the restaurants that attract heterosexuals. There are hetero bars all over the city where heteros can meet, so it makes no sense to go to a gay bar to meet if you’re heterosexual unless it’s a situation of cheating on someone or being gay and still in the closet and maybe trying to wean oneself out of the closet by going to a gay bar. In the guy’s case, he’s hoping she doesn’t find out he’s gay. Some women are pretty dense when it comes to figuring out that her guy is really gay or she doesn’t want to know. Some even have a baby to “save the marriage.” A major mistake there. A baby should never be used to save a marriage. That often ends in single-parent situations and child support. A marriage should be solidly secure before having a baby.

Thanks for bringing this topic up as several of my friends and I have talked about it many times. It’s most annoying to us as I know it is to you.”

My response: Muchísimas gracias for that. Mi amigo and I were hanging out in The Castro on Sábado/Saturday night and the supposed “straight” couples were pouring in with their required hand-holding behaviour. They’re so predictable with their societal-learned/programmed behaviour. One very young couple looked like they were possibly cheating and/or meeting in person for the first time because they met at Castro/Market and acted as if they had not seen each other’s face before but knew each other to a degree. Was this an online hookup with no exchange of face pics possibly? Then after a couple of minutes of talking they proceeded to cross Castro with him quickly grabbing her hand so they could be in the perfunctory heterosexual hand-in-hand mode. So silly! One thing I’ve learned from watching all the “straight” people coming over here is that they have so many fucked up requirements of what they think they’re supposed to be doing to and with each other! You must do this, you must do that and mostly him doing things for needy her…jesus fucking christ who has the time or patience for all that nonsense?!. Fortunately, gay people don’t have all of these ridiculous and absurd requirements and baggage.

Most of the supposed “straight” couples we saw Saturday night also fit that age category I’ve written about previously: Particularly, the roughly 28-35 year old fucked up in the head gay male closet cases who—in their local personal sex ads on the site I call ClosetList—describe themselves as “discreet” and “down low,” while trying to be heteronormative/ashamed to be gay. They are continuing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” And some of the same muchachos using the language, “straight-acting” and “straight-looking” to describe themselves. There’s lot of gay shame out there, unfortunately. Muchas gracias for your comment. Chau.—el barrio rosa

Related:

“Straights” come to the Castro to cheat

It’s (now) Bad to be Gay?

A Concerted Effort for a Hetero take-over of San Francisco’s Castro

Chauvinism in The Castro (San Francisco)

Change Gay Pride to Gay Discreet

The “Discreet” Gay Guys

Are gays going back in the closet?

Holding Her Hand, GF Away

Why are hetero couples going to gay bars?

The “Discreet” Gay Guys

Closeted Gays moving into San Francisco’s Castro

Sexual Freedom and Revolution

[Note: I don't like this site at all, but it's the only place to get this article]:
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San Francisco’s Politician Cocks is on PrEP? Or a publicity stunt?

PrEP is only for people who are at ongoing substantial risk of HIV infection. See bottom of the page for more details on PrEP/Truvada.

Picture 1268Hola, I saw mi amigo yesterday and he asked me: “Did you hear that ‘The Holy Trinity’ is on PrEP?” I said: Yes I did, can you believe that? Why would he need to be on PrEP? Mi amigo said: Exactly! Who would be that desperate to want to have sex with that piece? I said: Well, some people are asking, “Does he get laid?” One wouldn’t think so. Mi amigo told me that he read that Politician Cocks said that the most awkward thing about revealing that he’s taking PrEP was telling his mother he’s on PrEP. Well if she’s as prudish and conservative as he is—which I would guess she is—that’s understandable, I suppose. But rather than sounding like an adult, Politician Cocks sounded like he’s in high school and having to tell his mother about what he’s doing sexually, at age 44. It also sounds like she too is surprised that he has sex. Who would have ever guessed that the conservative prude—who looks like an undertaker at a funeral home—that authored the San Francisco city-wide nudity ban is on this luxury sex drug PrEP and presumably barebacking since that’s the reason one takes PrEP. Loco. “There must be something in the water” seems to be a recurrent theme these days. But after thinking about this while writing this post, it’s so typical: These days, of course a conservative prude would be barebacking and want to be on PrEP and all the negative consequences with that drug.

Politician Cocks, known as “The Holy Trinity” to some of his rabid conservative believers who seem to see him as their saviour (it’s another “messiah complex” thing going on here) told the corporate media recently that he’s on PrEP, which—cutting through all the bullshit and newspeak provided by AIDS/HIV organisations—is the drug that muchachos who want to bareback take in hopes that they won’t get pozzed. That’s the bottom line. But PrEP is not completely effective. If taken every day, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in high risk people by up to 92%. But PrEP is much less effective if it is not taken every day. And the way that some (if not most) HIV/AIDS organisations promote PrEP, one gets the impression they’re working for the Corporate Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex. Do some of these organisations with their bloated executive salaries get any funding or a kickback from that industry?

Then a day later I saw mi amigo and he said to me (I’m putting this in my own words): You know, the timing of this announcement from Politician Cocks is very curious. It very odd. Is Politician Cocks really on PrEP, or is this a publicity stunt to give this basura more attention which he craves? He’s in his re-election campaign and running mostly unopposed (as far as the corporate media are concerned, which includes the main gay publication in San Francisco which serves as a shill and hack for the conservative San Francisco Oligarchy/the misnamed “Democratic” party Establishment). Why would Politician Cocks announce during a re-election campaign that he’s supposedly on PrEP and that he wants more gay guys on this (toxic) drug? Has he received a campaign contribution (dinero/money) from the pharmaceutical company that makes PrEP and this is his way of “paying them back?” Is that why he wants more people to use PrEP/buy it? If he really cared about gay guys as he pretends, Mr Holier Than Thou would urge gay guys to have safer sex, not take PrEP (bareback/unsafe sex). This muchacho doesn’t give a fuck about gay guys. As some people in San Francisco have said, he’s thrown the gay community under a Google bus and helped to gentrify the GLBTQ populace out of the city. He only thinks about: himself and his conservative political career (and assuming he’s on PrEP) where the next bareback fuck is coming from. Would the San Francisco Oligarchy go along with the lie that their conservative Politician Cocks is on PrEP? Of course they would. Put nothing past them. How can one tell when a politician is lying? When his/her mouth is moving. This corrupt city government is as corrupt as the government at the federal level. Show me a government anywhere that’s not corrupt. Show me a government anywhere that won’t lie to the people and won’t say anything for their conservative corporatist agenda.

Assuming Politician Cocks is on this luxury sex drug PrEP as he claims, he has a monthly co-payment of $15.00 because he’s covered by the San Francisco Oligarchy’s health plan. The list price for PrEP/Truvada is (from what I’ve seen) between $1,000-1,400.00 a month. In general, other health plans that come with high deductibles may “cover” their patients but the patient may not be able to afford the high co-payment for this toxic drug PrEP which is not mandatory to one’s life and is a luxury sex drug so one can bareback, instead of having safer sex.

If this is a publicity stunt on Politician Cock’s part, it hasn’t received much publicity—I’ve heard no one talking about it when I’ve been out and about—although it’s been covered my some major corporatist publications on the west and east coasts of The Cesspool/the US/los Estados Unidos.

As I was telling mi amigo: I’ve never seen Politician Cocks with anyone when I have the misfortune of seeing his face. He’s always alone and usually in his conservative funeral-black suit hunched over and staring down at his stupidphone and fucking with that (even in dark places at night in a major city; not a very intelligent thing to do). Is he trying to line up the next bareback fuck perhaps? Occasionally, I see some of his conservative rabid disciples rushing over to shake his hand and nearly genuflecting to him as if they consider him some celebrity. He loves the attention from his fawning minions—giving them a wide, broad smile as if to say, “I’m working for you rabid conservatives because you’re my base and I know you love what I’m helping to do to make this city conservative”—as they pump up his big head/ego even more so than it already is.

Mi amigo who has some experience in his past with sex workers said that if Politician Cocks is on PrEP that he would guess that he uses escorts/sex workers and pays them in cash. That way he can remain anonymous since he is part of the San Francisco corporatist Oligarchy (corporatist politicians who work for their corporate owners). As I said earlier, he’s one of the conservative corporatist parasites helping to ruin this city before he leaves and (as rumour has it) takes off for Sacramento to help continue to ruin things at the state level. These corporatist politicians are like tornadoes and hurricanes. They come in here from other places—Politician Cocks is from New Jersey—and help ruin the city by changing the city to the way they want it and then they leave. We’re then stuck with their conservative aftermath and (draconian) laws. Meanwhile, they’ve gone to the state level so they can fuck things up there too. Then after they’re done there (termed-out) then off to the federal level to the District of Columbia to really make a mess of things in the cesspool called the US congress (house and senate) or la casa blanca.

Assuming he’s on PrEP, Politician Cocks—who tries to be heteronormative—might be one of those gay guys (he says he’s gay) who writes in their sex ads: You’ll come to my place and the door will be ajar, lights out and music playing or a sex video, you come in, eat my ass out and mount my ass, breed my hole bareback and then leave. No talking, no chit-chat. Just hot bareback sex and we never see each other. Completely anonymous. I’ll be blindfolded. After you breed my hole, you leave and say nothing. NSA (that stands for “no strings attached”) That’s an ad I’ve read many times on the site I call ClosetList. Of course this behaviour (in that ad) is rather stupid especially in a major city because anyone (including someone who’s anti-gay) could respond to such an ad and pretend to want to have sex with this gay boy and that could lead to major problems/trouble.

And are some gay guys lying about being on PrEP? I’m now wondering about that. There’s a sex ad on ClosetList at this time. The muchacho claims to be a bi MWM (married white male) and taking all loads (meaning poz and neg loads) and he claims he’s been on PrEP for 3 years. Unless I’m missing something here, how can he have been on this luxury sex drug for 3 years when PrEP/Truvada did not receive FDA approval until July 2012, which is only about 2 years ago.

I would imagine that most muchachos approach their doctors enquiring about taking PrEP by bullshitting the doctor and saying, “You know doctor, I’ve been thinking, in addition to condoms, I would like more protection to prevent HIV so I’d like to take (unspoken: this toxic drug) PreP, if you would agree to that.” That’s what I’ve read that guys tell their doctor. What they don’t tell their doctors is that they have no intention of using a condom in the first place. Then the doctor is thinking: Hmmmmm, that will give me more office visit$ from this client and I could certainly use that extra income/dinero/money, and then there’s the te$ting required which will generate even more dinero/money, so yes, this is looking very good, so then the doctor responds: “Well yes, we can certainly look at that and you might be a very good candidate for PrEP.” I’ve seen sex personal ads on ClosetList and the guys are quite clear as to their intent: If they mention “Neg + PrEP” in their ads they specifically say they want to BB and that they’re neg (HIV-). One muchacho on ClosetList in San Francisco says in his ad: No condoms, no pulling out, raw BB/bareback sex only. And he has stated in previous ads that he’s on PrEP, but sometimes he omits that from his ad. Then one muchacho in Los Ángeles did say he’s looking for BB, but “wrapped is cool too.” But seeing “wrapped” in an ad is unusual.

Among gay and bisexual muchachos, those who were given PrEP were 44% less likely overall to get HIV than those who were given a placebo pill.

Blood tests are required every three months: In addition to getting regular blood tests done when on PrEP, there are the side effects of the drug, such as upset stomach or loss of appetite. Common Truvada side effects may include: headache, mild dizziness, depressed mood; strange dreams; mild itching or skin rash; or changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist). The very short-term side effects of PrEP include headaches, weight loss and gastrointestinal problems like nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. These side effects usually resolve in the first few weeks or so after starting PrEP. PrEP/Truvada can also worsen kidney health. Some people experience minor reductions in their bone and kidney health, which can be reversible when PrEP is discontinued. But the kidneys seem to be heavily effected (negatively) by PrEP from my research.

One would think that anyone in the San Francisco Oligarchy taking PrEP would cause the insurance rates to go up for the city health plan overall (meaning for everyone else) because of the expense of this drug alone as well as increased doctor visits, the refills and the added attention to an HIV prevention programme. And assuming Politician Cocks is taking PrEP as he says, it’s a luxury sex drug that Politician Cocks takes because he refuses to change his sexual behaviour. Because again, PrEP is for people who are at ongoing substantial risk of HIV infection. To me, that’s extremely irresponsible on his part but I haven’t seen anyone saying this, including his blind-allegiance disciples who think he can do no wrong.

There are other sexual diseases one can get from barebacking, not just HIV, such as:

As a (bareback) bottom:
Chlamydia
Crabs/Scabies
Gonorrhea
Hepatitis B
Herpes
HIV ***
HPV (warts)
Syphilis
Unknown: Hepatitis C

As a (bareback) top:

Chlamydia
Crabs/Scabies
Gonorrhea
Hepatitis B
Herpes
HIV
HPV (warts)
NGU
Syphilis
Unknown: Hepatitis C

“Barebacking carries risks of STD transmission even without ejaculation, such as herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis infections can be transmitted without any cum present. HIV has been isolated from pre-cum and could be transmitted even without full ejaculation. The risk of transmitting HIV without ejaculation is lower than with ejaculation, but there is still some risk involved.” [Source: San Francisco City Clinic]

I agree with mi amigo. I don’t know who would be that desperate to have sex with Politician Cocks in the first place. I would imagine that a paid escort/sex worker would likely say to himself: “Oh, the things I fuck to pay my rent/mortgage.” Chau.—el barrio rosa

Related:

Targeting PrEP to High-Risk Gays Would Lower HIV—For a Huge Price

More info on PrEP/Truvada:

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. The pill (brand name Truvada) contains two medicines (tenofovir and emtricitabine) that are used in combination with other medicines to treat HIV. When someone is exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, these medicines can work to keep the virus from establishing a permanent infection. When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92%. PrEP is much less effective if it is not taken consistently.

Before starting PrEP, ensure the patient is HIV-negative. Although antibody tests help establish a person’s status with a high level of reliability, it’s only as good as the window period for initial HIV infection. Should a patient have recent high-risk activity after an earlier negative antibody result but before they start PrEP, they could still be infected. In this case, it may be wise for them to wait to get another test later and start PrEP based on the second result or to have an HIV RNA test conducted. In a small number of people in PrEP studies, the person was actually infected, but hadn’t produced enough antibodies to test positive. In some of these cases, the person went on to develop drug resistance to the components of Truvada.

PrEP is not just about taking a pill every day. Individuals who decide to take PrEP will need to see their doctors at least every three months for routine care and testing. They’ll need to talk about their current sexual activity, their level of risk, STDs, routine test results and any side effects. This means more doctor visits, refills, co-pays, and extra attention to an overall HIV prevention strategy for people who decide to use PrEP. [Source: PrEP Brochure]

Truvada may increase your risk of certain infections or autoimmune disorders by changing the way your immune system works. Symptoms may occur weeks or months after you start treatment with Truvada. Tell your doctor if you have: signs of a new infection–fever, night sweats, swollen glands, mouth sores, diarrhea, stomach pain, weight loss; chest pain (especially when you breathe), dry cough, wheezing, feeling short of breath; cold sores, sores on your genital or anal area; rapid heart rate, feeling anxious or irritable, weakness or prickly feeling, problems with balance or eye movement; trouble speaking or swallowing, severe lower back pain, loss of bladder or bowel control; or swelling in your neck or throat (enlarged thyroid), menstrual changes, impotence, loss of interest in sex. An HIV test is also required every 3 months during treatment… you may need frequent blood tests. [Source: http://www.drugs.com/truvada.html]

About the flyer from gayshamesf.org on the upper right side of the page:

I’ve provided the flyer here for information and educational purposes. I like the flyer because it tells the truth. Some of the text may be hard to read so here’s what the flyer says:

The flyer reads:

“The Weiner fascist agenda:

* Remove public benches (Ed. at Harvey Milk Plaza)
* Criminalize nudity
* Silence street performers
* Close recycling centers
* Condos, condos, condos !!!
* Close parks
* Amend environmental review for development”

That list doesn’t begin to cover the amount of harm that elitist conservative Politician Cocks has done to this city and to people, including GLBTQ people. The list also omits Prop L/Sit-lie which criminalizes homelessness which Politician Cocks strongly campaigned on and supports. Then he created another version of sit-lie for both the Jane Warner Plaza and the Harvey Milk Plaza.

The “Discreet” Gay Guys in New York City


What does a non-discreet blow job look like? Does one have to get out on a street corner in Manhattan to do one of those?

El 25 de septiembre de 2014. Hola, I updated my original article on this topic at this link. As of this writing, there are over 3,453 men-for-men sex ads on the site I call ClosetList en la Ciudad de Nueva York/in New York City with the word “discreet” as part of the ad. There are 466 ads using the “discrete” spelling of the word. At this rate, I think the system they use on ClosetList should just automatically insert the word “discreet” into everyone’s ad two or three times. Then los muchachos wouldn’t have to type it themselves or copy/paste it into their own ad from someone else’s ad. Or maybe change the category name entirely from “Men seeking Men” to “DISCREET Men seeking Men.” And of course everybody’s ad would be in that category.

I told mi amigo about this and he said, “yeah, it’s just the latest word to use by gay guys to fit in with the sheeple. Everyone has to say they’re discreet because all the other gay ads do. It’s the same as everyone in the corporate media having to overuse the words ‘impact’ and ‘significant’ as often as possible.”

That could be the case. But that’s not often the impression these gay guys give in their ads. They give the impression they’re looking over their shoulder with suspicion or caution as if they’re not sure it’s okay to be gay (It’s (now) Bad to be Gay?), or they’re ashamed of being gay and that they’re still in the closet in Manhattan, of all places. Who would have thought? They’re often in that age group I’ve talked about before: Between roughly 28-32 years old. How did that age group get so fucked up in the head sexually? And this is at the same time—or rather after—that the state of New York has same-gender marriage. If one can’t come out of the closet in Manhattan (the home of Stonewall), you’re not likely to come out anywhere, muchacho.

If one didn’t know any better, one would think that these gay guys living in New York City (all 5 boroughs) think they live in some small hick town with busy-body prying eyes, where people care what they’re doing. Is there anybody in Manhattan that cares what these gay guys are doing (sexually)? I would doubt it. Just as I don’t care what the people in my apartment building or across the street are doing sexually here in San Francisco. For example, some of these guys are looking for “discreet” blow jobs. What does a non-discreet blow job look like? Does one have to get out on a street corner in Manhattan to do one of those?

Some guys claiming to be “bi” say they are cheating on some “GF” (girl friend) they have (or claim to have, the whole thing may be made up and just be part of their fantasy) and they specifically say that they have to be “discreet” because they’re cheating on someone. A lovely person!

I’ve learned a lot about la Ciudad de Nueva York while looking into this. I didn’t know that New York City and especially Manhattan was like a small hick town or had a small, backwater hick town mentality where a gay guy has to be in the fucking closet and be ashamed of being gay and calls himself, “discreet.” And based on this behaviour, clearly much of the now-dead Gay Rights’ Movement of the past decades was a waste of our time. Chau.—el barrio rosa

Related:

It’s (now) Bad to be Gay?

Gay Culture is Dead in 2014

The Discreet Gay Guys

Change Gay Pride to Gay Discreet

The Gay Populace: The (new) Tool of The Right

What was the ultimate goal of the Gay Rights Movement?

The Gay Jock Fad

Closeted Gays moving into San Francisco’s Castro

Are gays going back in the closet?

The Conservative Gay Heteronormative Populace

The Rainbow Flag is now “too gay?”

Holding Her Hand, GF Away

Change Gay Pride to Gay Discreet

Why are hetero couples going to gay bars?

Gay Community being forced out of San Francisco

“Straights” come to the Castro to cheat

The Anti-Gay Agenda in San Francisco

More sanitising of San Francisco’s Castro

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