Joe Jervis

Marriage Equality Flag?

Opinions? I like that the field of stars will grow with each victory. Source. Can anybody ID the flag’s creator? The person who pointed me to it on Facebook a couple of days ago has not yet responded about that. UPDATE: The flag is the creation of JMG reader Mark, who writes to explain. The flag is based in the ...

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Shoe Protest Spreads To U.S.

Via press release: Please join CODE PINK: Women for Peace, AfterDowningStreet, and Democrats.com this Wednesday, December 17, 2008, in Washington, D.C., at Lafayette Square Park in front of the White House. We will have with us a large supply of shoes labeled with the names of Iraqis who have died in Bush’s war. We encourage you to bring your old ...

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Colmes To Coulter: YOU Are A Hate Crime

Alan Colmes called Ann Coulter a hate crime herself for continually harping on Barack Obama’s middle name. (Via – Towleroad)

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TIME’s Person Of The Year Selection Causes Millions To Say “Well, Duh”

Seriously, who else could it have been? From the story: [I]f he has shown anything this year, Obama has made it clear that he knows how to write new playbooks and do things in new ways. Which is a compelling quality right now. His arrival on the scene feels like a step into the next century — his genome is ...

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iGross

Via By The Bayou we learn that there’s a new iPhone app that lets you track the menstrual cycles of women in your life so that you know when they’re PMS-ing. Colored lights advise when the women should be avoided, sort of like a Cubicle Homeland Security warning.

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Sarah Palin Talks About Church Fire And Defends “Ex-Gay” Program

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HomoQuotable – Rev. Irene Monroe

“The problem of saying ‘Gay is the new black’ poses the following problems for many African Americans: ● The Marriage Equality movement exploits black suffering and experiences to legitimate its own; ● The Marriage Equality movement’s rallying cry against heterosexist oppression dismisses its own responsibility when it comes to white skin privilege. ● The Marriage Equality movement appropriates the content ...

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Nancy Sutley Named First LGBT Person In Obama’s Cabinet

History was made yesterday. Barack Obama’s selection of Nancy Sutley as chairwoman of the Council on Environmental Quality marks the first prominent, openly gay or lesbian to join his cabinet. The news was widely covered in the gay press and Web sites. “President-elect Obama’s nomination of Nancy Sutley is another step toward full equality for gay Americans,” Chuck Wolfe, president ...

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Final Tally: Prop 8 Won By 600K Votes

California has released the final official vote count for Proposition 8. Final election results show that 599,602 more California voters cast ballots in favor of outlawing same-sex marriage than voted to keep such unions legal. The official tally certified Saturday by Secretary of State Debra Bowen has Proposition 8 passing 52.3 percent to 47.7 percent — the same spread the ...

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Etheridge Takes On Hasselbeck

On The View yesterday, Melissa Etheridge called out Elizabeth Hasselbeck for misleading viewers about the ramifications of marriage equality, then asked Hasselbeck directly for her personal opinion on the issue. Surprisingly, Hasselbeck allowed that “the rights should be equal” but added that the Prop 8 vote should stand.

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MTA’s Latest Folly

The MTA is fighting two battles – a massive budget shortfall and the increasing cost of replacing train windows damaged by so-called scratchiti artists. The latest solution being tested: full window advertisments. The ads both bring in additional revenue and supposedly discourage vandalism of the windows. However the ads are made of some material that only allow riders to see ...

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Letters To Santa Really Do Work

A man in Texas was arrested for child molestation after a 9-year old girl wrote a letter to Santa asking for it to stop. The 9-year-old’s plea to Santa, written as a school assignment, launched the investigation and led to the first charge of continuous sexual abuse last week. On Tuesday, Cantu was accused of abusing the girl’s older sister, ...

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Arizona: Attorneys Protest Adding Sexual Orientation To Anti-Discrimination Oath

Conservatives are protesting a proposed revision to the oath attorneys must swear for inclusion to the Arizona Bar. Via GOP USA: Throwing our constitutional rights of free speech and freedom of association down the drain, the State Bar of Arizona is considering a revision to the attorneys’ oath of office that would silence conservative viewpoints on gay issues. The oath ...

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On Drunkenfreude

Susan Cheever has a great essay up on the NY Times in which she observes that nobody in Gotham seems to get stumbling down drunk at parties anymore. The first two paragraphs: As dessert ended, the woman in the red dress got up and stumbled toward the bathroom. Her husband, whose head had been sinking toward the bûche de Noël, ...

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RuPaul As Both Obamas

RuPaul werks this holiday greeting card as both Obamas. Back when I had roommates and still bothered with a Christmas tree, we always had my RuPaul ornament near the top. (Via – Towleroad)

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Inevitable: Duck Duck Bush – The Game

Go here to play.

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Light Up The Night

The next Join The Impact demonstration takes place this Saturday, December 20th at “commercial centers” around the nation. In NYC, marriage equality advocates with gather at Columbus Circle and march to Times Square. Facebook link here. Find the location in your city here. From the site: WHAT WILL WE BE DOING? Hosting peaceful candlelight vigils We will stay silent unless ...

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Swag Tuesday

The Saint At Large continues their gifties to JMG readers as today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two more tickets to The Christmas Party at Pacha, which takes place this Saturday, December 20th. Pacha is at 618 W. 48th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. The party features DJs Michael Magnan, Eddie Elias, and Jonathan Peters and runs from 10PM to 6:30AM. ...

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Google Suggests…

Last night I was Googling “how to get NYPD press credentials” to find a link for yesterday’s post, and these were the choices offered when I had gotten as far as typing “how to g”. Such a strange mix of suggestions. And where the hell are Dalaran and Northrend? I’m totally sure that I’ve never searched for anything on this ...

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Santacon 2008

Hundreds of San Franciscans got dressed up as Santa Claus this weekend for Santacon 2008, during which they got hammered and crashed a wedding to cheer the bride and groom. Tipped by JMG reader Adam.

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