She Deserves More Than a Break Today

A transgender woman goes into a McDonald’s and has permission to use the bathroom. The manager then threatens to kill her and beats her with a lead pipe. The woman’s friends call the police. The police refuse to file a report and arrest the woman instead.

Is this the Deep South? No, this happened in Manhattan.

Call the Midtown South Precinct at 212-239-9846 if this pisses you off.

Send mail to:

Ralph Alvarez
President and Chief Operating Officer
McDonald’s Corporation
2111 McDonald’s Dr
Oak Brook, IL 60523

(via the Other)

Homophobic World of Warcraft

I have refrained from playing World of Warcraft (and pretty much all video games) because I know that if I ever got involved, I would become so sucked in that I would never be able to accomplish other things. Of course, now that the Blizzard people have demonstrated themselves to be homophobic assholes, I am now officially disinclined to involve myself with anything that Blizzard ever puts out again.

Bonfires of the Vanities

Demonstrating to the world that nihilism begins in India, a mob has destroyed 30,000 ancient manuscripts because Oxford University Press spilled the beans about a Hindu king’s parents. Strangely, a similar book in the United States, Bill O’Reilly’s Who’s Lapping Up for You Now?: My Early Days as a Salamander, has not spawned any mobs or burnings. But there have been a few interview walkouts. (via Bookslut)

Martha Freeman’s The Trouble with Babies is a children’s book with a brief passage referencing two gay fathers. Predictably, the yokels are now damning it, citing the book’s “homosexual agenda.” The book’s been removed from library shelves and sales have dropped off because of this misperception. And the proposed Queer Eye for the Straight Dad spinoff series has been cancelled.