Monthly Archives: April 2013

Pat Robertson Praises ESPN Sportscaster

“Somehow we’ve said if it’s heterosexual fornication, it’s bad; if it’s homosexual fornication — that used to be called an abomination in the Bible — now it’s a protected civil right. And so somebody that says that that kind of conduct is sinful is now being pilloried in the press. He’s telling the truth! This is what the Bible says! ...

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GENDA Passes In NY Assembly AGAIN

Via press release from the Empire State Pride Agenda: For the 6th time, the New York State Assembly has just passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), basic civil rights protections for transgender New Yorkers. Our pro-LGBT assemblymembers deserve our deep gratitude for continuing to make this bill a priority. Now, we need the State Senate to carry out the ...

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Athlete Ally Thanks Jason Collins

Featuring Hudson Taylor and Brendon Ayanbadego.

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Paul Ryan Endorses Gay Adoption

At a Wisconsin town hall meeting, Rep. Paul Ryan said that while he still opposes same-sex marriage, he now supports gay adoption. Rebecca Leber and Zack Ford have the scoop at Think Progress: Confronted by an audience member about his anti-LGBT voting record — Ryan earned a “zero percent” score on gay rights from the Human Rights Campaign — the ...

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AIDS Walk NYC: May 19th

If you’re walking this year, feel free to pitch your donation account in the comments.  Visit AIDS Walk New York for information about participating.  RELATED: Check out my slideshow from AIDS Walk 2012, which featured speeches from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and a galaxy of Broadway, Hollywood and television stars.

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Church Sign Of The Day

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Beni & Sam Sparro – Your Body

Australian gay pop singer Sam Sparro’s Your Body track is back with a new house mix by Stereogamous. Lovely.

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Billboards Of The Day

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Obama On Collins: I Couldn’t Be Prouder

Wingnut sites are losing their shit. Heh.

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Today’s Gay Etiquette Question

From Steven Petrow’s Civil Behavior column in the New York Times comes this question: Dear Civil Behavior: I’ve been helping my daughter plan her wedding to her girlfriend and everything’s been going fine — until now. We’re about to address the invitations. The calligrapher is lined up and time is getting a bit short. Here’s the problem. My daughter insists ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Councilman Slams Queens Park Giveaway To Leader Of Anti-Gay Arab Nation

“I was shocked to read in the New York Times that the Bloomberg Administration is negotiating to give NYC parkland away to Sheik Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, an oil billionaire that helps rule a country where gays or lesbians is a crime punishable by death. This is outrageous. This is also a country where gay and lesbian people could be ...

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Quote Of The Day: Andy Roddick

“Yesterday was an incredible day for athletes everywhere. Jason Collin’s courage and leadership in coming out reminds me of how important it is for an athlete to be able to be true to him or herself. As an Athlete Ally, I want to support every athlete to feel comfortable and confident being themselves and to make sure that all people ...

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Texas Attorney General: Domestic Partner Benefits Violate State Constitution

GOP Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says that any city that offers domestic partner benefits is in violation of the state constitution. Domestic partnerships, as recognized by the local governments, are close enough to the definition of marriage to violate a constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions that 76 percent of Texas voters approved in 2005, the opinion stated. “By creating ...

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Dan Savage On Jason Collins’ Coming Out: This Feels Almost As Big As DADT Repeal

With Athlete Ally founder Hudson Taylor on the panel.

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Taxi Fares Compared By City

USA Today reports on taxi fares around the nation. At USA TODAY’s request, TaxiFareFinder.com calculated estimated one-mile, five-mile and 10-mile fares in the 60 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. Fares in Honolulu, San Jose and San Francisco are among the highest. Fares in Detroit, Dallas and Pittsburgh are among the lowest. The most expensive one-mile estimated fares are $8.01 in San ...

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Jason Collins On Good Morning America

Jason Collins appeared on Good Morning America today. Sitting down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos for his first interview since coming out in a Sports Illustrated editorial published on Monday, Collins admitted that he finds it “kind of mind-boggling” that he became the first active openly gay athlete in major U.S.team sports. “I never set out to be the first,” Collins ...

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Ellen Cheers Jason Collins

“I’m gonna hug your knees so hard.”

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2013 Tony Award Nominees Announced,
Cyndi Lauper Scores Big For Kinky Boots

The 2013 Tony Award nominees were announced in NYC this morning at a press conference hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Sutton Foster. Topping the list with 13 nominations is the Cyndi Lauper-scored Kinky Boots. Notably shut out was Bette Midler and we’ve got dueling gays in the Best Leading Actor In A Play category. Via Broadway.com: Best Musical A ...

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Pet Shop Boys Announce Two NYC Dates, Release First Video From Coming Album

Pet Shop Boys have announced concerts at the Upper West Side’s gorgeous Beacon Theatre on September 16th and 17th.  Tickets go on sale this Friday. RELATED: The Presets and Dragonette will play Terminal 5 on May 8th. Get tickets here. UPDATE: Via Towleroad, there’s the first video from the coming Pet Shop Boys album, Electric, which is due out on ...

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FRC Petitions Pentagon: Don’t Stop Christians From Proselytzing Troops

From a Family Research Council petition to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel: Reports indicate that senior Pentagon officials have recently consulted with radical secularists to formulate a policy that would put military chaplains and other leaders who “promote their personal religious beliefs to their subordinates or to extend preferential treatment for any religion” in danger of court-martial. Our brave troops ...

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