Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mickey Rourke in the ring FOR REAL!

Apparently, Mickey Rourke has decided to take his devotion to his golden globe winning performance as Randy "the Ram" Robinson to a whole new level. This past Monday on WWE Monday Night RAW Chris Jerhico challenged Rourke to a match at Wrestlemania, the Superbowl of professional wrestling. Every year we see a new celebrity come to the Wrestlemania. Last year it was Floyd Mayweather, the lightweight boxer who challenged The Big Show, a 500 pound wrestler. We have seen other celebrity memories from wrestlemanias past such as Donald Trump shaving Vince Mcmahon bald a few years ago.

This tradition is nothing new. At the first Wrestlemanina,Cindy Lauper manages Wendi Richter to victory in the women's match. Muhammad Ali was the referee of the main event which featured Mr. T. And lets not forget that Liberace was the timekeeper!

For years, the WWE has tried to boost ratings with celebrity spectacle, and I think Rourke is an excellent fit. If this match goes well, I think I know who the next celebrity inductee into the WWE hall of fame is going to be.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Making change in the environment

President Obama today signed executive orders which will allow states such as California to set emission standers for automobiles at the state level. This will allow California to pressure the American auto manufacturers to create energy efficient vehicles that are needed if we expect to have an auto industry in the future. It amazes me that President Bush blocked this kind of step forward. Being a republican usually means that you believe in the states rights. But instead, we had a President who was in the pocket of big business. I am happy that this is no longer the case. The pundits are already saying that the honeymoon is over, but if these type of steps produce results, Obama could have the public's favor for many years to come.

Now its up to congress to draft legislation that will begin converting our nation into a green powered country, independent of the terrorist oil that funds those who seek us harm. It is in our national security interest to stop buying oil and start cleaning up the planet. Conservation is also the key to stopping radical climate change which could soon threaten our very existence on Earth. The time is now to act, we have been stalling for too long.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama in action

If you haven't gone to , I recommend you give it a look. You can see how the new administration is already different from the old one. I went and looked up the executive orders that Obama has already released, and I am happy to say that he is starting his term off on the right foot.

He has started to close Gitmo, and stopped the use of torture in our interrogations. He has started us on the path of renewal this country needs. He is giving America a new image for the world to see.

That's a great first step!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Just a few things...

Let me start off by saying how happy I am that Barack Obama was sworn in today. It has been my hope that he would become President for about 2 years now, and to see my dream fulfilled is an amazing feeling. For the first time since I have been politically active, my guy won! It is a rush. But lets talk about what else happened today.

Portland Mayor, Sam Adams admitted an affair with an 18 year old intern named Beau Breedlove. When rumors of the affair came up 2 years ago, the Mayor (then Commissioner) called the attacks a "homophobic slur". Well it turns out that the slurs were in fact the truth. Anyone wondering why he came public yesterday. Because he knew the media would be busy covering the inauguration. Smart move. I still hope he gets punished electorally.

He should understand that LGBT people face enough trouble getting elected without scandal. To some people, just being LGBT is scandal enough. His error in judgement worries me. That being said, maybe another LGBT candidate can run against him in the primary. We can only hope.

And lets all keep Senator Ted Kennedy in our thoughts and prayers today. He is fighting a tough battle, and we should support him for all the tough battles he has fought in the past on behalf of the LGBT community. Every homo in America is in his debt. As a Senator, he has fought for civil equality for over four decades.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Butt Out!

According to the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network, LGBT people are between 50% and 200% more likely to smoke. Not sure why this is, maybe because the bar scene is so big in the gay community. While I normally don't use tobacco, I will have a few cigarettes while I am out at the bar.

Well, maybe 2009 should be the year for the LGBT community to quit!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Say hello to Yes! On Equality

In the wake of the Prop 8 vote, LGBT organizers have started the "Yes! on Equality" movement. This group is trying to get a vote on LGBT marriage in the 2010 election. Make sure you visit their website and contribute any way you can. This is the next fight in the struggle for LGBT equality! Every LGBT person in America should stand up and say YES!

Visit Yes! on Equality @

Friday, January 16, 2009

I know its a miricle, but there's a war going on.

Okay, I understand how amazing the Hudson river plane crash was today, but seriously, do we have to talk about it all day. It dominated the news cycle today. Its a feel good story, I understand, but there are important issues we need to be discussing. We have a war in Iraq, crisis in Gaza, a plummeting economy, and huge unemployment numbers. In addition to all of this, we are still burning foreign oil and destroying our climate, and our infrastructure is crumbling. I don't mean to sound like an alarmist, but we must sound the alarms. We can all have a feel good day on Tuesday when Barack is sworn in, but work must start Wednesday morning. Ready for a feel good moment? Watch Obama at the Iowa Jefferson Jackson dinner over a year ago. Moments like this reassure me in my choice for President.

Thanks Tom Hanks

Super celebrity Tom Hanks decided to stand up for LGBT people, and speak out against Prop 8 at the "Big Love" premiere party Wednesday night. Hanks is one of the producers of Big Love, and some of his comments were critical of the Mormon Church and the role they played in funding "yes on 8" advertising. Here are some quotes from Mr. Hanks.

"The truth is this takes place in Utah, the truth is these people are some bizarre offshoot of the Mormon Church, and the truth is a lot of Mormons gave a lot of money to the church to make Prop-8 happen"

"There are a lot of people who feel that is un-American, and I am one of them. I do not like to see any discrimination codified on any piece of paper... A little bit of light can be shed and people can see who's responsible and that can motivate the next go around of our self correcting constitution and hopefully we can move forward instead of backwards. So lets have faith in not only the American, but Californian constitutional process"

You Go Tom Hanks!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Making Change Happen

With a new president, comes a new agenda. Help Barack create that agenda, and make sure that LGBT equality is high on the list of things to do. Here's how you can help.

1.Go to and register.2. go to the Citizens Briefing Book and search for gay marriage.3. Vote for the #1 result and help the issue of LGBT(Q?) equality reach the desk of the new President.While you are there, feel free to vote on any other issue that tickles your fancy. You can also vote against things too. I went through and voted against all of the anti gay ideas.

Other random thoughts

In addition to helping LGBT activists pursue public office, this blog was also created for my personal use. I wanted an outlet for my thoughts and here we are. Anything pertaining to my personal life is my opinion and mine alone.

So let me introduce myself. I am from Snellville, GA, a suburb of Atlanta. I have lived here since I was seven years old, and in my mind, Snellville will always be my home. I am a die hard Democrat, and supported Barack Obama for president ever since he announced his intentions to run. Needless to say, January 20th will be a great day for me. In addition to being a political buff, I also enjoy Professional Wrestling. I am currently employed at a local pizza parlor, and attend Ashford University online. I am working on my BA in PR and Marketing, and I hope to work in the fast paced world of political campaigns.

Well, that's enough about me for now.

Hello and Welcome

My name is Chase. Welcome to the Milkmen Project blog. Named after Harvey Milk, the milkmen project is dedicated to expanding equality for LGBT citizens across the United States, as well as across the globe. We live in a time where it may be okay to be gay, but it is far from accepted by mainstream society. We have come a long way from the stonewall riots, but there are many barriers left to overcome before we are no longer second class citizens.

So what should we do? The LGBT community should be doing what other minorities have been doing for years, electing their own to represent them. I created this blog (and podcast eventually) to help LGBT citizens have a voice in their government. There are many areas of the country where the LGBT community is a significant percentage of the voting block. This is where we should start. Areas like NYC, Atlanta, and San Francisco. Why not?

Once again, thanks for reading, and welcome to the blog. Check back again for updates soon.