Joe Jervis

Denmark Gets Gay Adoption

Gay couples in Denmark now have the same adoption rights as heterosexuals. In 1999 Denmark became the first country in the world to allow same-sex couples to adopt their partners’ children. Although many European countries already permit gay adoption, the Danish parliament narrowly approved the new law by a 62-53 vote. The measure had been voted down six times in ...

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Fun With The Past Tense

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Mr. Bean Doesn’t Like Hate Speech Laws

In 2008 it became a crime in England and Wales to incite hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation. Under the law, the hateful action must be threatening, not merely insulting or abusive. Now the House of Lords is considering widening that law to cover less than physically threatening speech. Rowan Atkinson, the man most of us know as Mr. ...

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Top Ten Conservative Sites

Here are the top ten knuckle-dragger sites, as ranked by Alexa’s tally of monthly page views. Top ranked World Net Daily claims to have over 50M page views monthly. 1. WorldNetDaily2. News Max.com3. Free Republic4. Townhall.com5. Infowars6. National Review Online7. Heritage Foundation8. The Weekly Standard9. Ann Coulter – Official Site10. Lucianne.com

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My 8th Gothamversary

Today is the 8th anniversary of the day I moved to NYC. Somehow my six years in San Francisco still seems much longer, but time always plays funny tricks on me like that. I definitely regretted moving here for the first couple of years and would log into SFGate every morning just watch their live cam of the fog rolling ...

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West Point Alum Comes Out On Rachel Maddow Show, Also Out: His Audio

Maddow says she’s “trying not to get all conspiratorial” about the audio failure.

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Balloon Clown

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Craig Wins, Ted Eiel Spins

This week’s swag winner is Craig, who iPhoned us his photo from the locker room of his gym upon receiving notification of his win. Craig and a friend will attend Afterhours, DJ Junior Vasquez’ closing set at Black Party XXX (NSFW). Advance tickets for Black Party XXX are available online; tickets for Afterhours are $50 and available at the door ...

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RuPaul – Jealous Of My Boogie

I haven’t blogged about it because it’s so NSFW, but there’s huge fad sweeping Japan in which videos featuring gay porn star Billy Herrington are mashed-up over racing techno beats, with little baby heads popping up over the actors’ naughty bits. Japan is weird, y’all. (Check out my pal Brian O’Brian’s way NSFW post on this phenomenon over at Fleshbot.) ...

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Texas To Consider Bill Allowing Master’s Degrees In Creationism

Hey, if those God-haters at the higher education board won’t let your school grant master’s degrees in creationism, just get your friendly local legislator to pass a law that forces them to do it. State Rep. Leo Berman (R-Tyler) proposed House Bill 2800 when he learned that The Institute for Creation Research (ICR), a private institution that specializes in the ...

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PhoboQuotable – Randy Thomasson

“Democrats in the Washington State Senate have passed a bill to award every single right of marriage to homosexuals. Democrat Governor Christine Gregoire says she will sign it if it reaches her desk. “I don’t think they have the right to redefine marriage for all of us,” said Sen. Janea Holmquist, a Republican from Moses Lake. The Washington bill copies ...

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More Charges Of LDS Campaign Fraud

Californians Against Hate has filed a new complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission, charging that the Mormon Church created the National Organization for Marriage as a “secret front” for their anti-marriage equality activities in at least eight states. According to CAH, the church has not properly disclosed their costs in creating the organization. The Mormon Church appears to have ...

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Guilty Verdict In Murder Of NY Gay Man, Killer Had Called Victim A “Faggot”

A 18 year-old Brooklyn man was found guilty of second-degree murder yesterday for stabbing a 20 year-old gay man to death after calling him a “faggot” and accusing him of coming on to him. Duncan Osborne at Gay City News covered the trial, which nearly ended in a hung jury due to the poor credibility of witnesses. Following a roughly ...

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Merriam-Webster: Where Have YOU People Been? We Did That Six Years Ago

It turns out that the wingnuts are a little behind the curve with all this screaming about Merriam-Webster updating the definition of marriage. According to the company, they made the change in 2003. Actually, it’s kind of mind-blowing that nobody on either side has picked up on that in six years. Yesterday Merriam-Webster responded to all the nasty emails coming ...

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Ted Haggard And Wife To Appear On Divorce Court To Talk About How They Aren’t Divorcing

The Ted Haggard Shameless Publicity Tour rolls on. Former evangelical pastor Ted Haggard and his wife are planning another TV appearance, this time to talk about their marriage. The two are in Los Angeles taping an appearance on the Universal Fox show “Divorce Court,” to be broadcast nationally April 1. The show’s presiding judge, Lynn Toler, is interviewing the couple ...

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MTA Reveals Fare Hike Plan

Gothamist reports the MTA’s proposed fare hikes, which will likely come unless the state grants a huge bailout. -Single rides would go from $2 to $2.50—a 25% hike-7-day unlimited cards would be $31 (now $25)—a 24% hike-14-day unlimited cards would be $59 (now $47)—a 25% hike-30-day unlimited card would be $103 (now $81)—a 27% hike A $22 hike in the ...

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Five Point Oh

Cafe FiGo, 1st Avenue, 8AM Hipster 1: Dude, you have to hear this old-school track my dad emailed me, it fuckin’ rocks! (Hands over iPod, Hipster 2 listens) Hipster 2: Oh, I know this. It’s the theme from Hawaii 5.0

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Maddow Interviews Subway Hero

Last night Rachel Maddow interviewed Off Broadway actor Chad Lindsey, who earlier this week rescued an ill man from the subway tracks in Penn Station. Word is, Chad is family.

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Death Threat Against Gay CT Legislators Results In Arrest

Connecticut police have arrested a man for emailing death threats to two gay state legislators who had proposed laws giving Catholic parishioners more control over church finances. The State Capitol Police Department charged a New Britain man with harassment after he allegedly sent a threatening email to two state legislators. Timothy Kane, 26, of New Britain was charged with Harassment ...

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Amnesty International Calls On Pope To Support Decriminalization Of Gays

As he visits Catholic bishops in Cameroon today, Amnesty International is asking the Pope to support the United Nations resolution calling for the global decriminalization of homosexuality. Cameroon criminalises same-sex relations and the charity has said dozens of young men and women have been jailed or fined for allegedly engaging in homosexual behaviour over the last three years. Tawanda Hondora, ...

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