Joe Jervis

Newsweek: The Bible Calls For Marriage Equality

As longtime readers would guess, I’m not too interested in debating where the Bible actually stands on homosexuality, but some of you may want to read what Newsweek’s Lisa Miller says on the subject of the Bible and marriage equality. A small excerpt from her essay: In the Old Testament, the concept of family is fundamental, but examples of what ...

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SNL on Boy George

This really sucked. Seth Myers: “You could spend years, years in an English prison.” Boy George: “That sound alright to me.” Ridiculous stereotyping.

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The Moo-Shays

From the NY Times, an interesting story about transgender people in Oaxaca, Mexico: There, in the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán, the world is not divided simply into gay and straight. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, which they call “muxes” (pronounced MOO-shays) — men who consider themselves women and live in a ...

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At The LGBT Blogger Convention

I’m spending the weekend in Washington DC attending the National LGBT Bloggers Summit, where many gay activism bloggers have gathered to discuss the future of the movement and the role of bloggers in shaping the direction we take. The event is the brainchild of (in)famous outer Mike Rogers (BlogActive, PageOneQ). Several major LGBT activism groups are taking part in the ...

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Huckabee: Yeah, Gay People Get Beaten – But What About The Stryofoam Cross Lady?

Last month former Arkansas governor and failed presidential candidate Mike Huckabee appeared on The View to say that gays had not been beaten up enough to deserve the comparison between the gay rights movement and the black civil rights movement. At a book signing in Lansing, Michigan on Wednesday, Huckabee acknowledged to Todd Heywood of the Michigan Messenger that there ...

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Facebook Oops Of The Week

That’s Barack Obama’s head speechwriter on the left, groping a standee of Hillary Clinton, his new co-worker. Via WaPo: Question No. 58 in the transition team vetting document for the Obama White House asks that applicants: “Please provide the URL address of any websites that feature you in either a personal or professional capacity (e.g. Facebook, My Space, etc.)” Question ...

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HRC Responds To Beckett Fund Ad

The Human Rights Campaign has posted a response to today’s ad by the Beckett Fund in the New York Times. It reads in part: Today, members of the Human Rights Campaign’s Religion Council responded forcefully to a full-page ad in the New York Times that implies there is an organized attempt to foment mob intimidation and violence toward the Church ...

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Ssion – Warm Glove

My pal A.J. Fox has begun music blogging for the NY Press, and this is his first entry. Kansas City’s dance punk collective Ssion, hitting Webster Hall Dec. 17 & 18—has released an unusual new video in support of the single “Warm Glove” off of the album Fool’s Gold. Before the song even starts, the group makes you—or, depending on ...

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Full Page Ad From Beckett Fund In NYT Decries “Bigotry” Of Marriage Protests

As I reported here on Tuesday, today the Beckett Fund published a full page ad in the New York Times decrying the recent protests against the Mormon Church (and others) for their support of Proposition 8. You’ll have to embiggen the image above to read it, but the main quote is: “The violence and intimidation directed at the LDS or ...

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Christians Demand Apology For
Prop 8 – The Musical

The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission wants an apology from actor Jack Black and the other participants in Prop 8 – The Musical, which I posted here on Wednesday. In a short video posted on FunnyorDie.com entitled, “Prop 8 The Musical,” an all star cast of Hollywood celebrities perform a low budget musical farce that defames Christ, mocks Christians and distorts the ...

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Mount Assmore

Copyranter emailed to tip us to this image he found on a gay German travel site. From his guest post on Coilhouse: Mount Assmore! This is truly one of the funniest ads (click here for closer look) I’ve seen in my 20 years in this fucked-up business. It’s for German website queer-travel.de, who for over 12 years, have made “gay ...

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Sen. Caroline Kennedy?

According to ABC News, NY Gov. David Paterson is talking to Caroline Kennedy about filling Hillary Clinton’s seat in the Senate. Another Senator Kennedy? The crazy speculation about Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat may not be so crazy after all. A Democrat who would know tells ABC News that New York governor David Paterson has talked to Caroline Kennedy about taking ...

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The Queen Of The Ring

Via the Sun UK : He’s a gay Lucha Libre wrestler who enters the ring wearing pantyhose and a woman’s bathing suit.Yet grappling fans everywhere, from his home country of Mexico to right here in the UK, can’t get enough of Cassandro. The self-proclaimed ‘Queen of the ring’ is back in Britain as one of 16 stars who will be ...

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Air Force Loses DADT Appeal

The case for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” moved forward yesterday when a federal court refused an appeal from the Air Force. A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reconsider a ruling that raised doubts about the constitutionality of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays in the military, a decision that could give President-elect Barack Obama ...

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The Architect Of Stonewall 2.0

Veteran gay reporter Rex Wockner gives us a glimpse into Amy Balliett, whom he calls the “architect of Stonewall 2.0.” Yes, she practices what she preaches. JoinTheImpact co-founder and co-coordinator Amy Balliett, right, and wife Jessica Trejo were legally married in Los Angeles on Oct. 18 following their Aug. 9 wedding in Seattle. It took me a while to get ...

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Dream Lover

First & 68th, Thursday, 8PM Girl 1: So last night I dreamed I was on Deal Or No Deal.Girl 2: Did you win?Girl 1: No! And when they opened my suitcase, there was a pickle in it.Girl 2: Oh my God, you really miss him.Girl 1: Tell me about it.

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Radar Love

From the Department of Bizarre Gadgets comes the Erectile Quality Monitor: Once you obtain an erection via your stimuli of choice, simply place the head of the penis against the pressure sensor of the device and apply pressure towards the body for a count of 5 seconds or until the penis inflects (bends). At this point a reading will flash ...

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Boy George Found Guilty

Boy George was found guilty in his false imprisonment trial in the UK and may go to jail. Boy George faces jail next month for falsely imprisoning a rent boy at his flat. The openly gay 80s singer was told in court today that custody was ‘the most likely option’ after a jury convicted him of handcuffing Norwegian male escort ...

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NY Senate: Backroom Deal To Install Anti-Gay Sen. Espada As Majority Leader, Gay Marriage Will Not Happen In 2009

In a backroom deal that Democrats are somehow hailing as a breakthrough, anti-gay Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. will become Majority Leader of the New York Senate. One of the “Gang Of Three” dissident Democrats that had threatened to hand the leadership over to the GOP, Espada opposes same-sex marriage and wants to the issue put to voters in a referendum. ...

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Wisconsin: Furor Over Gay Questionnaire

Over at World Net Daily and on Free Republic the wingnuts are going crazy over the claim that a rural high school teacher in Wisconsin gave high school seniors a questionnaire that asked these questions: What do you think caused your heterosexuality? When and how did you decide you were a heterosexual? Is it possible that your heterosexuality is just ...

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