Joe Jervis

FL Bill Would Ease Gay Adoption Ban

A change may be coming in Florida’s gay adoption law, although wingnut state Sen. Ronda Storms (left) plans to block the bill in committee. A state senator has filed legislation to ease a three-decade old ban on gays adopting children in Florida. Sen. Nan Rich (D) has filed similar bill over the past three years but none has made it ...

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Black Man Asks For Change

From The Onion: According to witnesses, a loud black man approached a crowd of some 4,000 strangers in downtown Chicago Tuesday and made repeated demands for change. “The time for change is now,” said the black guy, yelling at everyone within earshot for 20 straight minutes, practically begging America for change. “The need for change is stronger and more urgent ...

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HomoQuotable – Rita Mae Brown

“The funny thing is, I don’t believe in straight or gay. I really don’t. I think we’re all degrees of bisexual. There may be a few people on the extreme if it’s a bell curve who really truly are gay or really truly are straight. Because nobody had ever said these things and used their real name, I suddenly became ...

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Open Thread Thursday

What’s your darkest secret?

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CA State Sen. Carole Migden Fined $350K

In the largest such judgment against a state politician, California State Senator (and open lesbian) Carole Migden (D-SF) has been fined $350,000 for 89 instances of campaign finance and disclosure violations and for personal use of campaign funds. Migden’s attorney claims that the violations were a result of her 10-year bout with leukemia, saying, “She was battling cancer at the ...

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SNL Does Christian Siriano

They should just rename SNL to The Amy Poehler Show.

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And Robots Shall Rule The Earth

This is Big Dog, a robot from Boston Dynamics, demonstrating his chops on ice, rocks, and snow. Pretty damn impressive. (Via – By The Bayou.)

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Bottoms For Obama

Cuz tops must be for Hillary. That seems right somehow, but I’m not sure why. Of course, with the reputed ratio of bottoms to tops in the world, this can only be good news for Obama. Get your Bottoms For Obama merchandise here. (Via – Dan Savage)

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HomoQuotable – Angelo Pezzote

“If I feed a plant poisoned water, it can’t help but absorb some of the poison. We too internalize society’s heterosexism and homophobia that surrounds us, thus imposing limiting standards on ourselves. Those standards are so prevalent that they become a part of us, running our lives whether we’re aware of them or not — whether we believe them or ...

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Polish Prez Mocks Gay American Wedding

Speaking to a national television audience, the president of Poland played a video of two American men getting married in Canada as he mocked the EU’s rules on same-same unions. A gay man from the United States on Tuesday voiced outrage against Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski for publicly using a video of his marriage to bash the EU’s proposed charter ...

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Hundreds Protest Kern At OK Capitol

The Sally Kern story just goes on and on. About 300 people gathered during the noon hour today at the state Capitol to ask state Rep. Sally Kern to apologize for calling homosexuality the biggest threat to America. The Rev. Jim Shields, a retired United Methodist minister who lives in Kern’s district that covers parts of west Oklahoma City and ...

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Morning View – Herald Square

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Five Years In Iraq

Five fucking years. When U.S. President George W. Bush launched Stealth bombers at Saddam Hussein’s regime on March 19, 2003, five years ago today, roughly 60 per cent of Americans backed the war. Most were convinced Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. Most believed he had ties to Osama bin Laden, their 9/11 nemesis. And most felt sure Iraqi democracy ...

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Death Clock

Via Slog – A clock, by artist Bertrand Planes, that’s been slowed down 61320 times, so that each line represents a year in the average human life. It’s set to 84 years. Tick, tick, tick. I don’t know, maybe a digital countdown of the rest of your lifespan might be more dramatic.

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Arthur C. Clarke, 90

Science fiction legend, the world’s most famous futurologist, and gay man Sir Arthur C. Clarke has died at the age of 90 in Sri Lanka, his adopted home for the last 50 years. I began devouring Clarke’s novels at the age of 12 when a friend pointed out that the spacey lyrics of David Bowie’s 1971 song Oh! You Pretty ...

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The Fantasy Of Faithfulness

The New York Times editorializes on the non-stop “scandal” of philandering heterosexuals: You can accuse the disgraced ex-governor Eliot Spitzer of many things in his decision to flout the law by soliciting the services of a pricey prostitute: hypocrisy, egomania, sophomoric impulsiveness and self-indulgence, delusional ineptitude and boneheadedness. But one trait decidedly not on display in Mr. Spitzer’s splashy act ...

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A Well-Regulated (Queer) Militia…

The Pink Pistols, a group of gay gun owners, were among 68 groups that today filed briefs at the Supreme Court in its hearing to overturn Washington, DC’s ban on handguns. A Washington resident who wants to keep handguns at home for protection is challenging the 32-year-old ban as a violation of his constitutional rights. A federal appeals court in ...

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Longing For Lullabies

New from Kleerup featuring Titiyo (who is Nena Cherry’s sister), Longing For Lullabies is the sort of gorgeous morning music that I’m hoping DJ Joe Gauthreaux will provide for the final portion of this year’s Black Party. Fingers crossed. (Via – Habitat67)

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Obama’s “Race” Speech

In Philadelphia, Barack Obama has just delivered his highly-anticipated speech on race which addresses the swirling Rev. Wright controversy. An excerpt: On one end of the spectrum, we’ve heard the implication that my candidacy is somehow an exercise in affirmative action; that it’s based solely on the desire of wide-eyed liberals to purchase racial reconciliation on the cheap. On the ...

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An Apology From The Maker of “Homosexual Cleansing”

The following message was just left in the comments of yesterday’s post and was also emailed to my YouTube account. To whom it may concern, I would first like to make it very clear that Kraljevic had absolutely nothing to do with the making of this video. They are being unfairly targeted. I am the person who made this video, ...

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