Monthly Archives: June 2012

World History In Two Minutes

JMG reader Ray notes that this is the project of a high school student and that he includes LGBT rights in his pictorial history.

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Billboard Of The Day

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NYC’s Con Ed Union Threatens Strike

As the temperature in New York City again teases the triple-digit mark, the local Con Ed union says it may go on strike at midnight tonight. Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers Union of America vows to strike if it can’t reach a deal by midnight, when its current four-year contract expires. Both sides were far apart yesterday on pay, ...

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Manhunt Wants Tom

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LAOS: US Embassy Supports Nation’s First-Ever LGBT Pride Celebration

Laos has held its first-ever LGBT Pride event with the support of the U.S. Embassy. More than 100 people attended the event, which took place on the sports field of the U.S. Embassy. The guests of honor were U.S. Ambassador Karen Stewart and Dr. Bounpheng Philavong, Director of the Center for HIV/AIDS/STI (CHAS) at the Lao Ministry of Health. During ...

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Bus Monitor Bullies Get Suspension

The four seventh grade boys who brutally bullied New York bus monitor Karen Klein have been suspended from school. The school system in the Rochester suburb of Greece says it will suspend the middle school students from their school and from using regular bus transportation for a year for bullying Karen Klein. The students will be transferred to a special ...

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RNC Fires Back

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Obamacare & The End Times

They’re related, of course.

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Supreme Court Gets First DOMA Request

Earlier this month I reported that the House GOP was planning to ask the Supreme Court to rule on the First Circuit Court of Appeal’s overturn of DOMA’s Section 3. Today they did just that. Chris Geidner reports: In a filing obtained by Metro Weekly, BLAG asks the Supreme Court, which must agree to consider the case, to take the ...

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Obama Campaign Goes Risque

I’d say we can call this “spiking the ball.” And Joe Biden’s hot mic gaffe lives on. T-shirts on sale here.

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Beauty And The Beat

Even though it’s by miles the most wildly popular viral video of the week, I’ve resisted posting this “hood take” on Disney produced by openly gay American Idol contestant Todrick Hall. It’s funny, clever, inventive, and musically brilliant. But it takes its humor at the expense of the stereotyped, impoverished black community and that makes me uncomfortable behind the laughs. ...

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GALLUP: Public Split On SCOTUS Ruling

Right down the middle and along party lines. Source.

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Quote Of The Day – Fred Karger

“After 2 ½ years of campaigning as a candidate for President of the United States I am officially ending my historic campaign today June 29, 2012. It’s been one hell of a ride, and I want to thank the thousands of people across this country who volunteered, contributed, opened their homes, came to our events and cheered me on. Special ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Christian Churches Win Right To Hold Services In Public Schools

This battle has been going on for a long time and it appears that the virulently anti-gay Alliance Defense Fund has finally won the right for churches to hold weekend services in New York City’s public schools. The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) won on Friday a permanent injunction in the 17-year legal battle involving the Bronx Household of Faith and ...

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2006 Flashback: Romneycare Is Not A Tax, It’s A Fee Or Assessment

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Matt Alber’s Going To Bear Week

Four shows at the Crown & Anchor. Cute bit in the clip.

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One Million Moms Vs Gay Oreos

What took them so long? Oreo (Kraft Foods) is joining others in supporting Gay Pride. This month is LBGT Pride month and only time will tell if Oreo’s support will continue. The company announced its support for same sex marriage on the Oreo Cookie Facebook page with a picture of a rainbow version of their famous cookie. Oreo’s Facebook thread ...

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The LAPD’s Website Banner

This is real and it’s up right now. (Via Karen Ocamb)

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You May Commence Gossiping

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France Sets Marriage Timetable

As I mentioned two weeks ago, upon the election of President Francois Hollande and the following landslide of Socialists into the national legislature, same-sex marriage was all but guaranteed for France. Today the French government officially set the timetable. “Within a year, people of the same sex will be able to marry and adopt children together,” Dominique Bertinotti, junior minister ...

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