Monthly Archives: November 2010

President Obama On DADT Survey

“Today’s report confirms that a strong majority of our military men and women and their families-more than two thirds-are prepared to serve alongside Americans who are openly gay and lesbian. This report also confirms that, by every measure-from unit cohesion to recruitment and retention to family readiness-we can transition to a new policy in a responsible manner that ensures our ...

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Maddow On DADT: All Eyes On The GOP

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NYC Slashes Funding For Homeless Youth

On Thanksgiving Eve, the Ali Forney Center received a grim letter from New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development. Due to a combination of City and State budget reductions for FY11 and FY12, DYCD has made the difficult decision to reduce Runaway and Homeless Youth Services funds by $969,407 and $700,000, respectively, beginning this fiscal year. In order ...

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Photo Of The Day

Gothamist reports: “To raise awareness for World AIDS Day, which is tomorrow, December 1, 2010, amfAR ambassadors Liza Minnelli and Cheyenne Jackson, amfAR chairman Kenneth Cole and fashion designer and Project Runway runner-up Mondo Guerra rang the opening bell this morning at the New York Stock Exchange.”

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DADT Survey Reactions

Senators Gillibrand, Udall, and Liebermann “The Pentagon report makes it unambiguously clear that the risk of repeal on military effectiveness is minimal, that any risks can be addressed by implementing the report’s recommendations, and that a clear majority of active duty servicemen and women have no problem with repeal. The military has spoken and now is the time to repeal ...

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The “Gay Partners In Housing” Question

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The “Gays In The Showers” Question

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DADT Survey Graph

You may have to embiggen the images to read the results. The red bars indicate responses which predict no impact should DADT be repealed.

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Complete DADT Survey Results

I’ve uploaded the complete Department of Defense document to my Scribd account. Bloggers, feel free to grab the embed code. It’s quite a long piece, more than 160 pages, plus the appendices.

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Finland Wants Its Troops To Stop Smoking

Wait, Finland has an army? I kid, I kid. (Via – Copyranter)

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WikiLeaks Gets Animated

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HomoQuotable – Kevin Troughton

“For many gay men ‘straight-acting’ is highly attractive, but ‘straight’ is even more so. So if you’re looking for a description of yourself that will have the maximum appeal on your dating profile and can’t use ‘straight’, for obvious reasons, maybe ‘straight-acting’ isn’t so bad. It’s clear and descriptive, and it’s fit for purpose, providing that you can overlook the ...

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Family Research Council Issues Plea To Call Senators On DADT Repeal

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DADT Study Results Are Out

The Washington Post has leaked the results of the hotly-awaited DADT survey, which is not due to be officially released until later this afternoon. According to a survey sent to 400,000 service members, 69 percent of those responding reported that they had served with someone in their unit who they believed to be gay or lesbian. Of those who did, ...

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Kylie Minogue & The PS22 Chorus

Disco pixie Kylie Minogue dropped in on Staten Island’s famed PS22 fifth grade chorus for a couple of numbers during her visit to NYC for the Macy’s Parade.

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Comcast Clamps Down On Netflix

Comcast has just about closed on its deal to acquire NBC-Universal, meaning that they’ll soon have a much greater stake in directing their customers to their own streaming entertainment properties. So it’s not too surprising that they are already charging the competition more to deliver Netflix movies to Comcast customers. Level 3 Communications Inc., an Internet backbone company that supports ...

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MINNESOTA: “Family Values” Group Denied Standing In Marriage Suit

Via a press release from Marry Me Minnesota, we learn of a positive development that took place last week. On November 24th, Minnesota Fourth District Court Judge Mary S. DuFrense denied a motion by the Minnesota Family Council to intervene as defendants against a lawsuit brought by three same same-sex couples and one minor child to strike down Minnesota laws ...

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Kenyan TV Covers Prime Minister’s Call For The Arrest Of All Homosexuals

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Elton John To Headline AFER Fundraiser

Elton John in November 2008: “We’re not married. Let’s get that right. We have a civil partnership. What is wrong with Proposition 8 is that they went for marriage. Marriage is going to put a lot of people off, the word marriage. I don’t want to be married. I’m very happy with a civil partnership.” Despite that position, Elton will ...

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Concerned Women Are Concernstipated About Being Labeled Haters By SPLC

“The SPLC began as a civil rights organization in the 1960s, but has been marginalized by ‘gay rights’ organizations. They no longer simply focus on the noble cause of fighting racism and have, instead, become another tool for the left. This time, the SPLC has taken their liberal propaganda too far. By demonizing traditional family groups that support traditional marriage, ...

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