Monthly Archives: January 2015

Whitney Houston’s Daughter Bobbi Kristina Found Unresponsive In Bathtub

Via CNN: Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive Saturday morning in a bathtub full of water in Roswell, Georgia, police in that Atlanta suburb said. Brown “was not breathing” when her husband and a friend found her around 10:25 a.m. at a home in a Roswell subdivision, police spokeswoman Lisa Holland said. “They called 911, started CPR ...

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Harlem Hate Pastor James David Manning: Justin Bieber Is A Transgender Man

In the last few weeks Manning has declared that Starbucks laces their lattes with “sodomite semen” (which can get women pregnant), that former President George H.W. Bush has had “anal sex with 100 men,” that all gay Americans will “become cannibals” by next year, and that Islamists are justified to execute homosexuals. Today he reveals that pop idol Justin Bieber ...

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DELAWARE: Legislature Approves Study To Implement Digital Driver’s Licenses

Several states are looking into digitizing driver’s licenses for display on smartphones and Delaware wants to be the first to implement the system. Via the Washington Post: The Delaware legislature passed a bill last week asking the state’s Division of Motor Vehicles to “study and consider issuing” digital driver’s licenses that could replace the traditional plastic ones. This bill notes ...

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Australian Jewelery Retailer Michael Hill To Air Gay-Inclusive Ad During Super Bowl

Via Stuff New Zealand: Michael Hill International has splashed out big bucks securing an ad slot during the Super Bowl, reaching an audience of millions. The jeweller’s advertisements will play in Canada and Chicago during the NFL Super Bowl XLIX on Monday (NZ time). The company would not disclose what it spent on the project, but 30 second Super Bowl ...

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Bondi: No Marriage Brief To SCOTUS

Via the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Although she continues to defend Florida’s ban on same-sex marriages, Attorney General Pam Bondi will not be filing a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case that is likely to settle the issue of gay marriage in the nation. This week, Bondi told reporters and editors gathered at the Associated Press’ legislative planning session this week ...

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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dear Mary Cheney

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TRAILER: Game Of Thrones Season 5

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IDAHO: Plaintiffs Oppose State’s Demand That SCOTUS Hear Marriage Appeal

The National Center for Lesbian Rights today filed a motion which opposes Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s petition that SCOTUS hear an appeal of his state’s same-sex marriage ruling. Equality Case Files has the motion: The Court has already granted four petitions for writs of certiorari to decide the questions presented in this case. There is no cause to add yet ...

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Mary Cheney: Drag Is Like Blackface

“Why is it socially acceptable – as a form of entertainment – for men to put on dresses, make up and high heels and act out every offensive stereotype of women (bitchy, catty, dumb, slutty, etc.) – but it is not socially acceptable – as a form of entertainment – for a white person to put on blackface and act ...

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Trump: I Scared Romney Out Of The Race

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Liberty Counsel: Repeal The Lemon Test

The Liberty Counsel yesterday filed an amicus brief with the Tenth Circuit Court in which they argue for the overturn of the so-called Lemon Test, an expression that arose from Lemon v Kurzman, the 1971 Supreme Court ruling which grants private citizens standing to complain when the government endorses a specific religion. From the Liberty Counsel’s press release: “Since 1971, ...

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TV Binge-Watching Linked To Depression

This can’t be very surprising. Via Variety: Put down that remote control, binge watchers, and get some fresh air. A new study conducted by the University of Texas at Austin discovered that viewers who gorge on multiple TV episodes in one sitting may be doing so to cope with feelings of depression and loneliness. “Even though some people argue that ...

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Coca-Cola Takes On Internet Haters With Super Bowl Ad Starring Michael Sam

Via AdWeek: If you’ve spent more than three seconds on the Internet, you know it can be a pretty horrible place, swarming with cyberbullies and trolls who’ve turned comment sections into rotting hate-fests and people’s own personal social pages into sources of despair. Coca-Cola hopes to change all that—or at least, steer things in a different direction—with its 2015 Super ...

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Perkins: Gays Are Persecuting Christians With Photos On Their Facebook Pages

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ALABAMA: Governor’s Brief Declares That Same-Sex Marriage “Demeans” Democracy

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley today filed an amicus brief with the Eleventh Circuit Court in support of Attorney General Luther Strange’s petition for a stay on same-sex marriage until SCOTUS makes its ruling. Bentley’s brief declares that it is “demeaning” to democracy to allow same-sex marriages to occur. Via Equality Case Files: On a complicated and controversial issue such as ...

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ALABAMA: NCLR Steps In To Represent Lawyer-Less Couple In Marriage Case

The first couple to win a same-sex marriage suit without a lawyer will not have that problem for their appeal. Just in from the NCLR: Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) asked a federal appeals court to permit same-sex couples in Alabama to begin obtaining marriage licenses when an existing federal court stay expires on February 9. NCLR ...

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Anguish Looms For The Hipster Express

Gothamist has unfortunate news for Billyburg nightlife: Brokelyn reports that the L will not run overnight between 8th Avenue and Bedford Avenue on weeknights from March 24th to May 22nd. Indeed, it will turn into a pumpkin from midnight to 5 a.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, for six weeks. Hope you don’t work in the service industry! And again, there will ...

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Democrats Introduce Bill To Create Special International Envoy On LGBT Rights

Via Reuters: U.S. lawmakers in both houses of Congress introduced on Thursday a bill to protect and promote the rights of the international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The International Human Rights Defense Act, spearheaded by Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Alan Lowenthal of California, both Democrats, would appoint a special envoy within the U.S. Department ...

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BREAKING: Romney Will Not Run In 2016

Via the Associated Press: Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016. Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering a third campaign for the White House, the former Massachusetts governor told members of his staff during a Friday conference call that he is out of race. Romney jumped back into the presidential discussion on ...

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NFL Tackles Domestic Violence

Via Slate: An anti-domestic violence PSA will air during the Super Bowl this Sunday, courtesy of the No More campaign and the National Football League, which donated its internal ad agency to create the spot and, according to the Wall Street Journal, half a minute of air time on NBC, “where ad time costs roughly $4.5 million for 30 seconds.” ...

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