Monthly Archives: April 2009

Deeeeelicous!!!!

Hey, remember when NOM went all copyright on everybody’s ass because of those Gathering Storm audition tapes? Check out what you see now when you try to play their new clip featuring Perez Hilton aka Mario Lavandeira.BWA HA HA HA. Never thought I’d say THIS, but Perez Hilton FTMFW!

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Q&A With Carrie Prejean At The Washington Press Club

Washington Blade’s Rebecca Armendariz: [Maggie] Gallagher introduced Carrie and was very careful in choosing her words. She said that she understands that the “attacks” on Miss Cali don’t reflect the views of most gay people, and remained civil, and a little emotional, about the need to preserve traditional marriage. I’m sure she’s also really proud of the soundbite she brought ...

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Marriage Bill Begins Journey Through New York Legislature

The New York Assembly has moved openly gay rep Daniel O’Donnell’s marriage equality bill through committee and may vote on the bill as early as next week. Empire State Pride Agenda urges New Yorkers to contact their Assembly rep and request their support.

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White House Shrinks LGBT Rights Commitments List On Official Site

UPDATE II: There have been two important developments in the story. First. Second. Hey, President Obama! Where did that famous list of commitments to LGBT rights go on your website? Within five minutes of Obama’s swearing-in, a heavily detailed list of eight promises to us were posted: repeal DADT, support ENDA, expand adoption rights, etc. There’s no mention of DADT ...

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The Two Best Rebuttals In Yesterday’s House Hate Crimes Debate

Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) rips the GOP position that the hate crimes bill criminalizes thought. “That’s like saying that anti-lynching laws criminalized knot-tying!” Some real zingers there. But DO watch Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) tear into the Repubs who numerous times evoked the “Philadelphia 11”, a group of anti-gay protesters who were arrested in 2004 for preaching at a gay ...

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34 Senate Co-Sponsors Of Hate Crimes Act

A whopping 34 U.S. Senators have already signed on as co-sponsors of Ted Kennedy’s hate crimes bill. This bodes very well. Sen Akaka, Daniel K. [HI], Sen Bayh, Evan [IN], Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM], Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA], Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH], Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA], Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD], Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA], Sen Collins, Susan ...

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Victory For Marriage In Maine Senate

The wins are coming every day now. This just in: The Maine Senate this morning passed a bill that would allow same-sex marriage in Maine. The Senate voted 20-15 in favor of the measure. Supporters say it would end discrimination against gays and lesbians and opponents say the proposal is an attack against the institution of marriage. This morning’s vote ...

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Rep. Foxx Says She’s Getting Death Threats Over Matthew Shepard Remarks

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) says she has gotten death threats since yesterday’s House hate crimes debate during which she called the murder of Matthew Shepard a hoax. Foxx is now backing off her statement. A spokesperson for the congresswoman said Foxx’s office has received hate mail over the past 24 hours, including death threats. Foxx later said her comments didn’t ...

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Tramp Stamp Barbie

Some parents aren’t too pleased about Tattoo Stamper Barbie.

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Kelly McGillis Comes Out

I would have sworn this was old news, but apparently Top Gun and The L Word actress Kelly McGillis never came out officially until now. Fifty-one-year young Kelly McGillis is starting her “life in a whole different phase,” she told rocker and SheWired vlogger Jennifer Corday — ostensibly coming out as a lesbian. Corday, in her Girl Rock video blog, ...

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Bankruptcy For Chrysler

Today the Obama administration will announce that Chrysler will enter into bankruptcy in order to force a debt reduction with their partner Fiat. With the UAW late Wednesday ratifying cost cuts in its contract and cuts in the money due its retiree health-care trust fund, President Barack Obama will announce a Chrysler-Fiat deal and the government’s “surgical” bankruptcy plan later ...

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Daily Grumble

So I couldn’t sleep the other night and this show popped up on my channel guide. “Internal cleansing has swept across America.” Really? Has it? Blech. The pitchman was the most ghoulish looking creature, reminding me of the repulsive Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, who pitched their “life extension” crapola on Merv Griffin every other week for about a decade. ...

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Oh, It’s Broughten

Now that Carrie Prejean has officially signed on with NOM, the Miss California pageant is taking the gloves off. Shanna Moakler, Co-Executive Director of the Miss California Organization, has confirmed the group behind the pageant paid for Miss California Carrie Prejean’s breast implants, weeks before she competed in Miss USA. In a new interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, Shanna ...

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SF Police To Crackdown On Dore Alley Fair

San Francisco police have met with the organizers of the Up Your Alley Fair (better known to some as Dore Alley) to warn they will will not tolerate public sex at this year’s July event. The fair is considered the smaller, more local version of the famed Folsom Street Fair. Via Bay Area Reporter: The stepped up enforcement against lewd ...

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Maine Senate Vote Imminent

Maine’s Senate votes on marriage this morning. Watch the proceedings live here. The Maine Senate is expected to take its first vote today on a bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry in Maine. On Tuesday, the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee voted 11-2-1 in support of the bill. Eleven members of the committee voted ought to pass, two voted ought ...

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The Worst Sin In Advertising…

…is to be boring. NOM’s highly anticipated new ad with Carrie Prejean is just a bunch of recycled old clips. BORING. Nothing parody-worthy in this instantly forgotten message. At least Gathering Storm was memorable.

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ABC Poll Shows Marriage Approval At 49%

A new poll from ABC News shows approval of same-sex marriage to be a record 49% nationwide, even higher than the 42% reported by CBS on Tuesday. Gay marriage, legal in Massachusetts, Connecticut and now Iowa, with Vermont coming aboard in September. At its low, in 2004, just 32 percent of Americans favored gay marriage, with 62 percent opposed. Now ...

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Audio: Howard Stern Tells Listeners To Support Same-Sex Marriage

Yesterday Howard Stern told his typically less-than-progressive audience that they should support marriage equality and then he made fun of anti-gay activists. Audio NSFW.

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Interesting Question

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Olbermann: Rep. Virginia Foxx Is The Worst Person In The World

Olbermann delivers a blistering condemnation of Rep. Virginia Foxx for calling Matthew Shepard’s murder a hoax. And in a two-fer, he leads with a classic rip on dumb bunny Rep. Michelle Bachmann.

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