Monthly Archives: February 2014

TEXAS: School District Agrees To Pay Student For Outing Her To Her Mother

A Texas school district will pay $77K to settle a lawsuit brought by a student whose coaches outed her to her mother. According to the lawsuit, on March 2, 2009, an unscheduled, off-campus softball practice was called. When Skye Wyatt, then 16, arrived at the field, then-Kilgore ISD softball coaches Rhonda Fletcher and Cassandra Newell dismissed the rest of the ...

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2Cellos – Thunderstruck

Via Good Morning America: Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, who perform under the name 2CELLOS, are known for their inventive covers of songs such as Guns N’ Roses’s “Welcome To The Jungle” and Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.” The pair’s latest cover, a classical version of “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC, could be the best one yet. “We always try to ...

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Arizona GOP US Sen. Jeff Flake Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Hate Bill

Flake is no ally of the LGBT community and has a 0% rating from the Human Rights Campaign. But to my mind that only makes today’s move only more important as it probably comes from the standpoint of what the bill could mean for Arizona’s economy.  Last year Flake was the target of a recall campaign by the Tea Party, ...

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Bryan Fischer: Michael Sam Will Destroy The NFL Because I Love Black Men

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Six Californias Petition Given Green Light

California has given the green light to a group that will collect petitions that could force a 2016 public vote on a proposal to split the state into six new states. Tim Draper filed a ballot initiative in December stating that because of recent social and economic changes California has become “nearly ungovernable.” The plan aims to settle California’s financial ...

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Michael Sam: See Me As A Football Player, Not As A Gay Football Player

(Tipped by JMG reader Eric)

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Rupert Murdoch Buys $57M Penthouse

Via the New York Daily News: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch lost his Upper East Side penthouse in his divorce, but he’s found an even bigger bachelor pad downtown. Murdoch just plunked down $57.25 million to own the top four floors at One Madison Park, the slender, 60-story glass tower on E. 23rd St., reports The News’ real estate editor Matt ...

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Russia Leads Sochi Medal Count

Expect a lot of chest-thumping from Putin if Russia remains at the top after tomorrow’s final events.

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BRITAIN: King’s Husband Won’t Be Queen

The first headline is from the tabloid Daily Mail.  The Telegraph has a less sensational story: Men are to be banned from becoming Queen or Princess of Wales as part of an unprecedented effort to rewrite more than 700 years of law to prevent unintended consequences of gay marriage. Even a 14th Century act declaring it high treason to have ...

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Meghan McCain Slams AZ Hate Bill

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Bright Light Bright Light & Elton John –
I Wish We Were Leaving

I’ve been posting clips by Welsh gay artist Rod Thomas for seven years and I’ve always thought he was going to be huge. His latest might finally break him through. Via the Guardian: The first single and title track from sophisticated electropop connoisseur Bright Light Bright Light, aka Rod Thomas’, new EP I Wish We Were Leaving wasn’t supposed to ...

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Anderson Cooper Grills Arizona State Rep Over Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

Watch this guy bluster and lie.

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Worst Bet Ever

Canada beat the US in hockey, so we have to keep Justin Bieber.

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Pussy Riot – Putin Will Teach You

This is the video being made when they were beaten by Cossacks on Thursday. With the song and video, Pussy Riot is asking for a boycott of the games, claiming that Putin is restricting human rights. The tune touches on Russia’s new federal law prohibiting “gay propaganda” (“50 billion and a gay-driven rainbow/ Rodnina and Kabaeva will pass you those ...

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Brewer Waffles About Anti-Gay Hate Bill

Above is CNN’s dead-on headline. Here’s what Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer told them tonight: The bill, which the state House of Representatives passed by a 33-27 vote Thursday, now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican and onetime small business owner who vetoed similar legislation last year but has expressed the right of business owners to deny service. “I think ...

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Activists Protest At Arizona Capitol

Things are just getting going outside the Arizona Capitol where hundreds of activists are already making noise. A separate protest is underway in downtown Tucson. I’ll add more photos and video to this post as they come in. Follow the action on Twitter @Bad4AZbiz.  And tune into Anderson Cooper’s AC360 at 8PM Eastern for his live report.

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Major LGBT Orgs Silent On Arizona

As JMG readers know, I get regular, often multiple daily press releases from all of the major LGBT rights groups when there’s big breaking news. Unless I’ve missed something, there has not been one response from any of these organizations in the 24 hours since the Arizona legislature voted to legalize anti-gay discrimination. I’ve gotten zero outraged press releases and ...

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PetSmart Responds To My Tweet

Last night I tweeted the below question to about a dozen major Arizona-based corporations including U-Haul, US Airways, Dial, Best Western, Avnet, Cold Stone Creamery, and PetSmart. Only PetSmart has responded, although their message is boilerplate corpspeak.

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ARIZONA: Gov. Jan Brewer To Decide On Anti-Gay Hate Bill By Next Friday

Isn’t the five-day deadline Tuesday or Thursday? Brewer is in DC today for the Republican Governors Convention. (Tipped by JMG reader Str8 Grandmother)

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NOM To Jan Brewer: Sign The Hate Bill

Details.

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