Monthly Archives: May 2012

John Edwards Found Not Guilty

Not guilty on one count, deadlocked on the five others.

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Feds Shut Down 26 Chinatown Bus Lines

The “Chinese bus” has long been the cheapest and to many, the hippest way to travel between the major cities of the Northeast. But long plagued by shoddy maintenance and not a few accidents, their safety record has been as legendary as the low price. Today the feds, for now, put an end to most of them. Federal transportation officials ...

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2011: Most Anti-LGBT Murders Ever

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects today issued a report containing the grim news that last year more LGBT people were murdered in hate crimes than in any year since the group began keeping records. The 2011 report also highlights a number of disturbing trends concerning the severity of violence experienced by LGBTQH people. This year’s report shows that LGBTQH ...

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I Pizza Slice NY

Gotham’s tabloids reacted with horror this week at the SHOCKING news that Gov. Cuomo has launched a makeover of the state’s iconic “I ♥ NY” campaign, which is considered to be the most successful tourism slogan in the history of everything. Thanks for breaking New York’s heart, Gov. Cuomo. The governor ripped the ♥ out of “I ♥ NY” in ...

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Gays To March In NYC’s Israel Day Parade

This Sunday LGBT groups will march for the first time ever in New York City’s annual Israel Day Parade. When: Sunday June 3rd, 2pm (Line up at 2pm, March begins 3PM) Where: 54th St between 5th Ave and Madison, Section 11 EWho: The entire Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, Queer and Straight Ally Jewish Community The Israel Day Parade is the ...

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One Million Shrews Against Father’s Day

As expected and right on cue. It is obvious that JCP would rather take sides than remain neutral in the culture war. JCP will hear from the other side so they need to hear from us as well. Our persistence will pay off! One day we will answer for our actions or lack of them. We must remain diligent and ...

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Alliance Defense Fund On DOMA Ruling

“Under this rationale, if just one state decided to accept polygamy, the federal government and perhaps other states would be forced to accept it, too. The federal government had the right to step in against polygamy at one time in our nation’s history, and it has the right to step in against this attempt at marriage redefinition as well. The ...

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NY Court Rules “Gay” Is Not Slander

A New York state appeals court ruled today that falsely calling somebody “gay” can longer be considered slander. The court says that although falsely calling someone gay or lesbian has for decades been grounds for slander, that’s no longer the case because being gay is no longer seen by society as negative. The decision Thursday involves the case of a ...

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Gay Military Marriage Proposal

Promoted by CRUSH, an LGBT anti-smoking campaign.

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Rainbow Bus Club

(Via JMG reader Gigi)

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FOTF Outraged Over DOMA Ruling

“Today’s decision from the First Circuit overruling a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was an unfortunate exercise of judicial tampering with the rules by which constitutional cases are decided. The Court began by recognizing that this case would fail under the usual tests that courts apply to these cases, and then proceeded to invent a new test ...

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Doing Good Without God

UC Berkeley has published a series of “generosity” experiments intended to test the “pro-social behaviors” of both atheists and the religious. Unsurprisingly (to the readers of this blog, at least), atheists scored highly in the experiments. “The main take-away from the research is that there may be very different reasons why more and less religious people behave generously, when they ...

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Gay Couple Shown In U.S. Tourism Ad

They’re only on screen for less than a second, but predictably Tony Perkins is furious that a gay couple is shown in a new international ad promoting U.S. tourism. Via Right Wing Watch: In 236 years, America’s never had an international tourism ad. So when Congress passed the Travel Promotion Act, people thought it’d be a great chance to highlight ...

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KANSAS: Pastor Defends Call For Government To Execute All Gays

(Via Andrew Belonksy)

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Headline Of The Day

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INDIANA: Sheriff Denies Claim That “Ain’t No Homos” Church Got Death Threats

It turns out that Pastor “Ain’t No Homos In Heave” Sangl lied to the media when he claimed that his church has gotten death threats. Shocking! The best part is that the truth comes via Fox News: “To my knowledge, there are no death threats at this time,” Decatur County Sheriff Gregory Allen told FoxNews.com. He was responding to a ...

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Happiness Is A New Scratch Box

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BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Overturns Key Provision Of DOMA

Big news! The First Court of Appeals ruled in Boston today that it is unconstitutional to deny federal marriage benefits to same-sex couples. The ruling applies to Section Three of the Defense Of Marriage Act. The appeals court agreed with a lower court judge who ruled in 2010 that the law is unconstitutional because it interferes with the right of ...

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No More Needles?

I’m one of those rare folks who are more fascinated than repelled when a nurse’s needle plunges into my arm. But I have some sturdy butch friends who get the vapors at the prospect of a shot. This is for them, surely. And chalk up another prediction for Gene Roddenberry.

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Concentration Camps, Government Sanctioned Executions, Punching Gay Children, Brainwashing Hatred

NOM manages to ignore ALL the recent anti-gay hate speech, yet find time to scream about some obscure lawmaker who got a nasty email. THEY are the victims, people. Always.

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