Monthly Archives: August 2010

Tweet Of The Day – Lizz Winstead

CBS News’ paid crowd estimation service actually put the attendance at around 87,000.

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Anti-Gay Group Sues To Force Brown & Schwarzenegger To Defend Prop 8

Equality California issued an alert this afternoon that the anti-gay Pacific Justice Institute has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to force Gov. Schwarzenegger and AG Jerry Brown to defend Prop 8. And of course, the lawsuit is being brought on behalf of a Christian pastor. The institute is arguing that as the state’s chief law enforcement officer, Brown does ...

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Sydney Vogue Flash Mob

In Sydney’s historic Queen Victoria Building with drag star Joyce Maynge.

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NYC’s Tap Water Isn’t Kosher

Gizmodo reports that NYC’s famously delicious tap water is full of jillions of microscopic shellfish called copepods, rather alarming news for city’s Orthodox, especially as the High Holy Days approach. As NYC’s water supply is of such high quality that the EPA does not require mechanical filtering, the nation’s “leading kosher certification organization” has issued the following instructions: • Tap ...

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Former McCain Campaign Manager Steve Schmidt Endorses Marriage Equality

The avalanche of prominent Republicans endorsing marriage equality continues today as former McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt jumps on the bandwagon. Schmidt is now listed as a co-sponsor of Ken Mehlman’s AFER fundraiser. “There is a strong conservative case to be made in favor of gay marriage,” former McCain campaign manager and fellow same-sex marriage fundraiser Steve Schmidt told the ...

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Fidel Castro: I Take Responsibility For Cuba’s Persecution Of Gays

Calling it a “great injustice,” today Fidel Castro told a Mexican newspaper that he accepts responsibility for Cuba’s persecution of its gay citizens, thousands of whom were rounded up and placed in internment camps during his regime. Castro said that the revolutionary government’s actions represented “a great injustice – a great injustice! – whoever committed it. If we committed it, ...

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Arcade Fire – We Used To Wait

An interesting gimmick. Arcade Fire’s “We Used To Wait” video uses Google maps and satellite images to personalize the HTML5 video’s imagery, adding an extra tinge to the song’s bittersweet nostalgia. But there are plenty of other surprises (and other browser windows), that makes it less of a video and more of a interaction between you and your childhood. Grab ...

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Margaret Cho On Prop 8 & Religion

Dancing With The Stars contestant Margaret Cho sat down with P-Town dragster Sassy and Marriage Equality New York’s Cathy Marino-Thomas to talk about the religious right and Proposition 8. Margaret: “I just want to kick them in the cunt.”

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Focus On The Family Cites George “Rentboy” Rekers In Anti-Bullying Attack

This morning I noted Focus On The Family’s repulsive attempt to prevent schools from teaching that it’s wrong to beat up gay kids. Over at Alternet blogger Alvin McEwen has discovered that Focus is actually citing Dr. George “Lift My Luggage” Rekers in their anti-gay materials. You read that right. Our “beloved” solicitor of “luggage lifters,” George Rekers. Even after ...

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DNC Warns About Teabaggers

The DNC warns us that unless the Democrats close ranks behind their candidates, many extreme teabaggers stand a good shot of election in November.

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GEORGIA: No Hates Crime Charges For Marines That Beat Gay Man

In June two U.S. Marines were arrested in Savannah, Georgia after viciously beating a gay man they claimed had winked at them. The victim was hospitalized after suffering two seizures at the site of the attack. The case prompted national outrage and a local protest vigil after the men were only charged with misdemeanor assault. On Friday a joint investigation ...

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China Hears First HIV Discrimination Case

For the first time in the nation’s history a Chinese court will hear the case of a man who says he was denied a job because of his HIV status. The man said he had passed written tests and interviews for the teaching post in Anhui province. But he warned down after medical screening revealed his HIV status, China Daily ...

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A Little Good News About Bedbugs

The New York Times reports that while the city remains at DefCon 1 over the bedbug panic, at least we can rest assured that the blood suckers don’t carry any diseases. Bats are sources of rabies, Ebola, SARS and Nipah virus. And other biting bugs are disease carriers — mosquitoes for malaria and West Nile, ticks for Lyme and babesiosis, ...

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Improv Everywhere – Black Tie Beach

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Bean Bear Chair

Judging by the model, the makers of the Bean Bear Chair don’t yet realize their target demo.

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Quote Of The Day – NOM

“An earthquake is beginning: If ‘gay is like black,’ then ‘Christian is like racist.’ The early warning signs are now taking place all over the globe. In New Zealand, Exodus Ministries was just stripped of its tax-exempt status, on the grounds that helping gay people lead Christian lives is not a charity.” – NOM reacts to yesterday’s news that New ...

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Mexico City Invites Gay Honeymooners

Mexico City has launched a new tourism office to lure gay honeymooners from around the world. “We hope that many same-sex couples who get married around the world spend their honeymoons here,” says Alejandro Rojas, the city’s tourism secretary. In July, the city opened an office aimed at catering to gay tourists that officials describe as the first of its ...

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AUSTRALIA: State Of Tasmania Recognizes Gay Marriages From Other Countries

The legislature of the Australian island state of Tasmania has voted to recognize same-sex marriages and civil unions from other jurisdictions. Only three of the 25 Lower House MPs voted against the amendment to the Relationships Act – Liberal members Rene Hidding, Michael Ferguson and Jacqui Petrusma. Attorney-General Lara Giddings says the changes will remove discrimination for same-sex couples in ...

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Hurrican Earl Via Twitternaut

Astronaut Doug Wheelock tweeted this photo of Hurricane Earl from the International Space Station this morning. Follow the NASA astronauts on Twitter here.

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Robyn Covers Bjork

With Bjork looking on from the front row.

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