Joe Jervis

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Layoffs At GLAAD

Citing reduced donations due to the poor economy and the Prop 8 battle, GLAAD has announced staff reductions across all departments. GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano said that he has not seen actual numbers of positions eliminated, but that “the reduction in force touched all departments.” “We looked at the work we’re doing and the mission we have and we ...

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Bragging Rights

Christine “I Was Beaten With A Bible By Murderous Homos” Cloud is being deified all over the wingnut-o-sphere. Sample quotes from Freepers: – “God bless that young lady, a true soldier!”– “CHEERS for the brave evangelical girl!”– “It’s just another daily example of the global Christian persecution.” It therefore pleases me endlessly to see the top result when you Google ...

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Candace Gingrich Talks Prop 8

Candace Gingrich went on Keith Olbermann’s show to discuss the post-Prop 8 landscape, the letter she wrote to her brother, and the recent poll that shows if the vote were held again today, it would fail.

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Ann Coulter: “Mbbmlsfffooog!”

Santa Christ has brought you an early present. Via Page Six: WE HEAR…THAT although we didn’t think it would be possible to silence Ann Coulter, the leggy reaction- ary broke her jaw and the mouth that roared has been wired shut… Did she finally call the wrong dude a faggot? It IS her favorite word.

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Boy George’s Trial Begins

Boy George’s trial for false imprisonment began in the UK yesterday. A Norwegian escort told a court Monday that Boy George manacled him to a bedroom wall and beat him with a metal chain after accusing him of hacking into his computer. The former Culture Club singer is on trial for the false imprisonment of 29-year-old Audun Carlsen. The 47-year-old ...

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Christianists Ramp Up Obama Birth Certificate Attacks

The right-wing just won’t let go of their “Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen” bit of nonsense. Today the Christiantist site World Net Daily is asking their readers to FedEx letters to the Supreme Court demanding they hold a hearing on the subject. They also want letters sent to Republican members of Congress saying, “Please hold congressional hearings to ...

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New Yorker Stands By Prince Story

I never mentioned it here (because..hello…the source was Perez Hilton), but moments after it made the news, a flack for Prince was denying his anti-gay quotes in the New Yorker, saying that the Artist Formerly Known As Interesting had been “grossly misquoted and misinterpreted.” Misinterpreted? “God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, ...

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Oregon Town Shows Support For Their New Transgender Mayor

After the Westboro Baptist Church nutters slithered into Silverton, Oregon yesterday, a supportive crowd of counter-protesters showed up to rally for their newly-elected transgender mayor. The counterprotesters outside City Hall in this Marion County town today significantly outnumbered the protesters who inspired them: three young women and a man from a Kansas church, here to register their disdain with the ...

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Wingnuts Call On Governator To Condemn Marriage Activists

The Liberty Counsel has gathered 12,000 signatures on an “emergency petition” demanding that Arnold Schwarzenegger condemn the “hate-filled” marriage activists in California. Following California’s statewide vote affirming one-man, one-woman marriage, radical homosexual activists have resorted to hostile protests against churches and pro-marriage advocates. These attacks pose a threat to safety and civility across the nation. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has ...

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The Happy Couple Is Registered At Closets-To-Go

The wedding invitations have gone out for Florida Gov. Charlie “Closet Case” Crist and his beard-to-be. Invitations to Gov. Charlie Crist’s upcoming nuptials are in the mail, and the guest list to the Dec. 12 event has become a source of chatter around the state. The cream and pale pink invitations to Crist and fiancee Carole Rome’s ceremony at First ...

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Kenneth Starr May Defend Prop 8

According to Mother Jones, Bill Clinton’s nemesis Kenneth Starr will bat for the haters in the coming Prop 8 case before the California Supreme Court. Overheard last week in DC at a right-wing legal convention: “We’ve all but confirmed that Ken Starr is going to take the case.”–Jordan Lorence, senior counsel, Alliance Defense Fund. The involvement of the former Clinton ...

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UK: Two IDs For Those Transitioning

The British government is about to roll out its voluntary biometric national IDs and folks that are transitioning between genders are eligible to get two cards. The Identity Cards Act became law in March 2006 and the Home Office are rolling out biometric residence permits for foreign nationals in 2008, with the first ID cards to be issued to British ...

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HomoQuotable – David Mixner

“[W]e laughed Brokeback Mountain right out of an Academy Award. Please lets not allow the same thing to happen to Milk this year. “Milk is a movie about our history, our heroes, our struggle and the power of one individual to create change. The movie is a universal story to inspire and give hope to everyone. The movie depicts how ...

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FL Judge Finds Ban On Gay Adoption Unconstitutional

UPDATE: I’ve deleted the previous post in this space with this excellent news. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman Tuesday declared Florida’s 50-year-old ban on gay adoptions unconstitutional — a ruling state lawyers immediately said they would challenge. The ruling sets the stage for Frank Gill, a gay man from North Miami, to adopt two foster children he has raised since ...

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“Legislating Immorality”

The drooling stuffed shirts at National Review continue to channel the rotting corpse of William F. Buckley: Where do they go from here? Gay activists are already using the legal system to try to revoke the tax-exempt status of the Mormon church. If you believe that churches and synagogues, priests and rabbis won’t eventually be sued for their statements on ...

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California To Investigate Mormon Church On Prop 8 Financials

Californians Against Hate is seeing some action on their complaint. California officials are planning to investigate whether the Mormon church gave an accurate accounting of its role in the campaign that succeeded in getting a same-sex marriage ban approved in the state. The action by the California Fair Political Practices Commission came in response to a complaint filed two weeks ...

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Did The Prop 8 Rallies Help?

According to a poll taken by Survey USA, California voters are evenly split on this question: “Will the recent rallies held by ‘No on Prop 8’ protesters ultimately help their cause? Hurt their cause? Or will it not make a difference one way or the other?” Another question asking “Have the protesters changed your opinion on Prop 8?” has 8% ...

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Guest Post – Carl Siciliano
Executive Director, Ali Forney Center

At the Ali Forney Center we work hard to provide a holiday season of joy for the homeless LGBT youth who come to us for help. Many of our kids find this season challenging; it’s getting colder outside, and they really feel the pain of being rejected by their families during a time that so emphasizes family togetherness. We try ...

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Ted Kaufman To Replace Biden In Senate

Uh, who? Edward “Ted” Kaufman, a former aide to Sen. Joe Biden, was named Monday by Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner to fill the Senate seat Biden is leaving for the vice presidency. Kaufman is president of a political and management consulting firm based in Wilmington. Speculation on Biden’s successor had centered in recent weeks on his son, Attorney General ...

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