Monthly Archives: March 2014

OKCupid To Users: Boycott Firefox

As the Mozilla controversy seem to gain even more steam despite several pro-LGBT statements from company officials, dating site OKCupid is asking its six million users to boycott Firefox. Anyone accessing the popular dating site OKCupid with Firefox today is in for a surprise. Instead of the homepage, OKCupid.com is serving Firefox users with a message calling out Mozilla CEO ...

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MICHIGAN: White Supremacists File Brief In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The white supremacist Traditionalist Youth Network has filed an amicus brief with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. Which certainly won’t hurt our cause. “The totality of the history of the Western and American traditions demonstrates quite clearly that same-sex conduct can be penalized,” wrote attorney Kyle Bristow, suggesting that legalized gay ...

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From A British Tabloid

The paper’s Wiki says: Sunday Sport is a British tabloid newspaper, published by Sport Newspapers, which was established in 1986. It prints plainly ludicrous stories, such as a double-decker London bus being found frozen in the Antarctic ice, or a World War II bomber found on the moon. Defenders of the paper pointed out that it was not intended to ...

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Google Maps: Pokemon Challenge

Keep in mind tomorrow’s date. (Tipped by JMG reader Elroy)

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Tweet Of The Day – FLOTUS

You deserve peace of mind. If you or a loved one still needs health insurance, go to http://t.co/CNqHfX7XGs and #GetCoveredNow. -mo — The First Lady (@FLOTUS) March 31, 2014

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INDIANA: Lambda Legal Asks Court To Recognize Marriage Of Terminally Ill Lesbian Married In Massachusetts

Today Lambda Legal asked a federal court to force Indiana to recognize the Massachusetts marriage of a terminally ill lesbian and her wife. Via press release: Every day that Indiana denies Amy, Niki and their two children the protections of marriage is cruel and discriminatory against a family whose time together is precious,” said Paul Castillo, Staff Attorney for Lambda ...

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Muslim Victim Of Boston Marathon Bombing Sues Glenn Beck For Defamation

Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, a Muslim student who was injured in the bombing of the Boston Marathon, has filed a defamation and slander lawsuit against Glenn Beck. The suit claims that Beck repeatedly named the Saudi national as an “active participant” in the attack, even after authorities had cleared him of suspicion. Via Courthouse News: Alharbi describes himself in the ...

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LOUISIANA: Housing Non-Discrimination Bill Fails To Advance Out Of Committee

By a vote of 13-5, the Louisiana House Commerce Committee today killed a bill that would have extended statewide housing discrimination protections to LGBT residents. Three Democrats voted with the majority. Much of the debate around Brossett’s bill hinged on a property owners’ rights to deny housing to anyone they believe would jeopardize the “safety” and “family” oriented-nature of their ...

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Holy Ghost! – Bridge & Tunnel

Brooklyn synthpop duo Holy Ghost! today released the third video from their critically-raved album, Dynamics, which got lots of play due to their first single, Dumb Disco Ideas. Holy Ghost! opened for New Order on their recent tour. (The video’s splash screen may appear blank.)

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Employment Protections Map

Lambda Legal notes: All government employees are protected by the U.S. Constitution against irrational discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, some measure of protection already exists under Title VII based on gender, which has been held to include gender identity and expression. The U.s. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and several courts have interpreted Title VII ...

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First & Last Lines From Noted Gay Novels

Boy Culture blogger Matt Rettenmund has compiled the first and last sentences from nearly 100 well-known gay novels. Andrew Holleran’s Dancer From The Dance, for example, opens and closes this way: First: “Ecstasy, it’s finally spring down here on the Chattahoochee—the azaleas are in bloom, and everyone is dying of cancer. Last: “Go out dancing tonight, my dear, and go ...

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Robertson: Jews Are Too Busy Polishing Diamonds To Work On Their Cars

And Pat Robertson knows a LOT about polishing diamonds.

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College Football Player Comes Out

Outsports reports that NCAA defensive end Mitch Eby came out to his Chapman University teammates earlier this month. Eby first told his two roommates, both also players, then opened up to his head coach, who agreed to allow Eby to address the full team. An excerpt from his speech: “I came up here today to talk to you guys about ...

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Hobby Lobby Founders Meet Pope Francis

(Tipped by JMG reader Str8 Grandmother)

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TODAY: Transgender Day Of Visibility

Via press release: TODAY, March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. The producers of TransMilitary and I are excited to share this new preview of our project, set for release later this year, which will share the lives of transgender service members here in the US and in the UK, where serving openly is allowed.

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BRITAIN: Same-Sex Marriage Opponent Says To Get Over It And Move On

“We’ve made that decision. Parliament made a decision to allow same sex marriage. We’ve done it and I, like all my colleagues across Government, have been involved in the process of making sure that the introduction of same sex marriage is smooth and effective. It’s now in place. The people who have been opposed to this, people who’ve had concerns ...

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Todd Starnes: Nobody Is Boycotting Noah

“My beef is not with the director of Noah. He’s an atheist—he doesn’t know better. My beef is with Christian leaders trying to guilt-trip us into going to see the film. It’s as if we have some sort of moral obligation to throw our good money at a movie that makes a mockery of the Bible. ‘It’s embarrassing to belong ...

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Now Appearing On Chicago Mass Transit

Lambda Legal this week debuted its first-ever mass transit campaign on Chicago’s red line. “This is a celebration campaign,” said Jim Bennett, Regional Director for the Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal. “We’re very happy to have our plaintiff couples as the faces of a campaign on the CTA Red line, a great place to be seen by our community. ...

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Channel 4 Interviews Scott Lively

Britain’s very gay-friendly Channel 4 yesterday broadcast the below interview with Scott Lively. The interviewer confronted Lively about his responsibility for Uganda’s brutal anti-gay crackdown: When I went on to point out that the President Obama is “wholeheartedly” against this legislation, Dr Lively chuckled and said: “I think Obama may as well be a homosexual himself. He is certainly a ...

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BRITAIN: Gay Couples Celebrate Marriage

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