“Head Figure Head” more about journalism than about Gov. Rick Perry’s sex life

Head Figure Head, the new e-book from Glen Maxey, details the author’s arduous and frustrating six-month effort to investigate rumors of Gov. Rick Perry’s gay sex life. Maxey served as executive director of the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas (now Equality Texas) during Perry’s tenure as a state representative, later serving for 12 years as a state representative, spanning Perry’s time as agricultural commissioner, lieutenant governor and governor. Of all the people who’ve attempted to look into the rumors of Perry’s trysts with men, Maxey is perhaps best positioned to get to the truth, and takes great pains to ensure we are aware of that fact.

The book is the narrative of Maxey’s research, assisted by a journalist from a national media outlet. Like almost every character in the book other than Maxey and Perry himself, “the Journalist” is referred to only as a pseudonym. Maxey and the Journalist begin their search for proof in June 2011 as rumors of Perry’s impending presidential bid are widely circulating. Immediately the pair find that almost every gay man in Austin has a friend who has a friend who claims to have slept with Perry. For the next three months they track those leads and come excruciatingly close to breaking the story.

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PHOTOS: Response to ‘The Response’ begins

Riki Miller, Zombie McZee and Britney Miranda.

The responses to “The Response” are under way in Houston. First out of the gate was Friday night’s LGBT Texans Against Hate Rally.  Despite temperatures that had barely come down from the triple digits, Houstonians thronged to Tranquility Park in downtown. Beyond commenting on the temperature, the common theme of most of the speakers was that the American Family Association and Gov. Perry’s rally is not representative of Houston and is not welcomed.

Robert Shipman, president of the Houston Stonewall Young Democrats, said: “I kinda think Rick Perry chose the wrong city!”

He continued “They are the bigots, we are not … we are Houston.”

“I guess we should take comfort in the fact that, except for some of his staffers, [Gov. Perry] couldn’t find enough homegrown bigotry in the state of Texas to put on the event himself,” said Mike Craig, co-chair of Out & Equal Houston. “He had to bus them in from Tupulo, Miss., and Colorado Springs, Colo.” Craig was referring to American Family Association (based in Tupulo) and Focus on the Family (based in Colorado Springs), both co-sponsors of “The Response.”

State Rep.  Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, provided the closing address. He criticized Gov. Perry for using divisive religious rhetoric for political gain. “Being here today I’m proud that we are fighting back against a narrow, theocratic view of the world that we live in and of our country that says that people are not welcomed — that says that people are bad because of who they are. That is not America,” said Coleman. “That is what is dividing our city, our state and our country.”

Stay tuned to Instant Tea for more coverage of the LGBT community’s response to “The Response.” More photos from the LGBT Texans Against Hate Rally below (click to enlarge):

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The Gay Kiss In Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ Is Too Hot For British Television

The music video for "Firework," where Katy Perry's breasts serve as the launching pad for explosions coming out of her ta-tas, was censored on British television for her cleavage and the kiss between two boys. Pixelation stands in where lip locking once did.


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Watch: California Gays Show You Katy Perry’s ‘Peacock’

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Ryan James Yezak and the boys behind 'California Gays' are back, showing off to Katy Perry's 'Peacock'.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP


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Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s gay-baiting: next up – his state has steers, no queers

Gov. Perry was speaking at a barbecue in Temple, Texas, and he asked those in the crowd to make a decision. “Would you rather live in a state like this, or in a state where a man can marry a man?”

– From Michael Jones’s piece at Change.org.

Is this what it’s come down to? The hypocrisy fest is plumb out of control today.

No word on whether he took an empty beer can and crushed it on his forehead afterwards.

The Texas GOP platform made national news earlier this year, when it came to light that the official Republican Party position in the Lone Star state is not only against marriage equality, but in favor of arresting gay people solely because of their sexual orientation. How very …. Uganda of them.

But Gov. Perry’s latest missive isn’t his first foray into gay baiting for votes. Take a look at the script of a robocall that his campaign ran last November, when Gov. Perry was running in a primary election against current Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson.

“With the president making homosexuality a protected class by signing the hate crimes bill, and Congress poised to vote on socialized health care, do you feel it is critical for more people to earnestly pray for our leaders? If yes, press 1. If no, press 2,” the robocall said. I’m guessing it left off the “Press 3 if you’d like to vomit at this type of politics” option.

UPDATE: Thanks to Blender Stewart Price for the below audio of Perry’s numnut remarks.


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‘North Dakota Bois’ Turn Katy Perry’s Candyland Into Cow Tipping Territory

It doesn't have the obvious gay appeal of Ryan James Yezak's "California Gays," but "North Dakota Bois" (that'd be Ammon Miller, Ben Grassel, Karsten Pudwill, Devin Roll, and Kristen Stewart) surprisingly managed to keep the Katy Perry spoof machine fresh. Also, they spelled it "bois." Homos.

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