1) I'm disturbed by the malicious hacking and destruction of the blog host Soapblox which affected, among others, Pam Spaulding and her blog, http://www.pamshouseblend.com/.
2) I'm worrying as I view one particular BBC webpage that demonstrates and encapsulates the scariness that is emerging in Africa. This is not the place I would call the "developing" world, unless ugliness and fear is the mark of development. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7817100.stm . As gay folk emerge from the shadows, the backlash--which I call "queer fear"--is becoming more bold and violent. Unhappily, there is also the eager contingent of preachers who alibi that violence when they refer to gay people in terms that deny us a basic respect.
3) I'm plugging 3 of the blogs I'm following these days: