Monthly Archives: April 2009

Obama: Pass The Hate Crimes Act

Last night President Obama urged Congress to pass the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. “This week, the House of Representatives is expected to consider H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. I urge members on both sides of the aisle to act on this important civil rights issue by passing this legislation to ...

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Hugs For Baldies

A report commissioned by a hair-loss supplement company in the UK says that many balding men need therapy to deal with the situation. Many of those with hair loss reported no emotional problems, but a “significant minority” were found to be at risk of serious psychosocial consequences – including depression, anxiety, lower self-esteem and identity change, according to the report’s ...

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Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Rejects Civil Unions

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s government has formally rejected a call for civil unions for same-sex couples. The Government’s response equated the proposal with same-sex marriage equality, saying the no gay unions policy “reflects the widely held view in the community that marriage is between a man and a woman”. But the Government confirmed it still intends to recognise and ...

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PhoboQuotable – Bishop Thomas Tobin

“Let me explain the “champagne principle.” Not every wine is champagne. Champagne has certain very specific, universally recognized characteristics. If someone were to take a bottle of Chianti, label and sell it as champagne, they’d be arrested for fraud. In the same way, those who seek to redefine marriage – with its specific characteristics – and to usurp the title ...

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Adam Lambert – Feeling Good

Tonight was “rat pack” night on American Idol, in which the contestants were to deliver their takes on Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, etc. I’m not sure what Nina Simone has to do with the rat pack or big band, but Adam Lambert’s take on Feeling Good was typically bombastic and theatrical. His version was more

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(Fake) Bosom Buddies

Carrie Prejean may belong to a church that considers all gay people to be lurking pedophiles, but she didn’t mind rubbing fake titties with famed transsexual Amanda Lepore. “I don’t remember even meeting her,” Lepore tells Usmagazine.com. Lepore adds that “it’s really bad for a Miss USA contestant not to believe in gay marriage. As Miss USA, you have to ...

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Daily Ungrumble

Today’s top outgoing link: Guys With iPhones. In second place: Scare Force One. Ratio between the two: 20-1. I’m turning this into a porn blog, you dirty birds.

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Strong Equality Endorsement In Maine

Last week’s public hearing in Augusta must have had a positive effect because today the Maine Judiciary Committee strongly endorsed a marriage equality bill, sending it on to the state House and Senate by an 11-3 vote. Gov. John Baldacci says he’s still undecided about the bill. Today’s judiciary committee session was interrupted by a lone female protester who was ...

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“Bitch Set Me Up!”….

…said then-DC Mayor Marion Barry in 1990 about the prostitute who led him into a crack cocaine sting, which lead to a six-month stint in a federal prison. Three income tax evasion investigations, a DWI arrest, and four wives later, the current DC Councilman Marion Barry felt no fucking shame in joining the NOM crowd today to lead chants about ...

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42%! Same-Sex Marriage Support Rises 9% Nationwide In ONE MONTH

Call it the Iowa/Vermont effect. Via CBS News: Forty-two percent of Americans now say same sex couples should be allowed to legally marry, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds. That’s up nine points from last month, when 33 percent supported legalizing same sex marriage. Support for same sex marriage is now at its highest point since CBS News ...

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DC’s Anti-Gay Marriage Protest
“Like A Hitler Youth Rally”

At today’s anti-gay marriage rally in DC’s Freedom Plaza, NOM-organized haters turned with arms outstretched to cast the Holy Spirit upon the evil sodomites in the building across the street where DC’s City Council meets. JMG reader Russ sent us the photo and says: “This is a group of demonstrators at Freedom Plaza in DC, today. They were shouting “NO ...

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Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) Switching Parties, Democrats Rejoicing

Moderate Republican Sen. Arlen Specter is switching to the Democratic Party, offering renewed hope of a filibuster-proof voting block for Senate Democrats. In a statement issued about noon as the Capitol was digesting the stunning turn of events, Mr. Specter said he had concluded that his party had moved too far to the right, a fact demonstrated by the migration ...

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Equality & Justice Day Underway In Albany

The Empire State Pride Agenda’s Equality & Justice Day is underway in Albany, where thousands of activists are joining Gov. Patterson, openly gay Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, and other pro-gay pols to lobby the legislature for LGBT rights. (Photo via HRC Back Story)

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Gay Monks Gone Wild

Thailand’s Buddhist rule-maker wants the country’s gay and transgender monks to tone things down and has issued a new set of behavioral guidelines. Phra Maha Wudhijaya Vajiramedhi, a senior monk, told the BBC the guidelines would address issues like smoking, drinking alcohol, walking and going to the toilet properly, which are all detailed in the traditional 75 Dharma principles of ...

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Scare Force One

I clipped the above front pages of NYC papers from the reliable Jen Chung at Gothamist. Embiggen the images to see how each paper reacted.

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Swine Flu Outbreak Fuels Immigrant Haters On Wingnut Radio

Pam Spaulding points us to this Media Matters recap of swine flu quotes from wingnut radio blowhards Michael Savage, Neal Boortz, and Glenn Beck. Savage: “How do you protect yourself? What can you do? I’ll tell you what I’m going to do, and I don’t give a damn if you don’t like what I’m going to say. I’m going to ...

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Gay Marriage=Giving Dog Licenses To Cats

Jeremy at Good As You found this corker from Fort Lauderdale’s Coral Ridge Ministries. I guess we’re the cats in this scenario.

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Crist On A Cross

Florida Gov. Charlie “Closet Case” Crist says he will approve a new state license plate with an image of Jesus and a cross, despite complaints from the ACLU that the plate violates the separation of church and state. Crist: “If people don’t want one they don’t have to buy one. What does it say, in ‘God we Trust’ on every ...

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HomoQuotable – Keith Lewis

“Given the fact that Carrie Prejean’s first act upon returning to California was to headline five services at a church that promotes homosexuality as both unnatural and abnormal, we stand by our concern for her individual image and look forward to a time in the near future when she can put down her personal agenda and assume the responsibilities associated ...

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Knowing Is Worse

Third Avenue, Monday, 8:30pm A homeless man is shouting incomprehensibly…… Girl 1: Dude, the worst part about being crazy? When you don’t know you’re crazy.Girl 2: Uh uh, it’s way way worse to know. Isn’t it?Girl 1: I want my earrings back.

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