Tag Archives: John Aravosis

Log Cabin: Dem Rep Must Apologize For Linking Blog That Refers To Gay US House Candidate Carl DeMaio As “Mary”

The Log Cabin Republicans today demanded an apology from Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) for linking to an Americablog post which refers to homocon GOP House candidate Carl DeMaio as “Mary.” The link has since been removed from Peters’ site. Americablog founder John Aravosis responds: Apparently, Lob Cabin isn’t terribly familiar with “the gay lifestyle,” as Carl DeMaio’s friends on the ...

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Schock Makes Instagram Account Private

A few days ago John Aravosis posted an AmericaBlog column titled The 7 Gayest Aaron Schock Instagram Posts Of 2013 in which he needled Schock’s famous sense of fashion and devotion to bodybuilding. That AmericaBlog post was referenced in yesterday’s Facebook piece on Schock by CBS reporter Itay Hod. And JMG reader Michael reports that Schock today made his Instagram ...

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John Aravosis Vs Jennifer Rubin

Americablog founder John Aravosis appeared on CNN to debate convention coverage with wingnut blogger Jennifer Rubin. Things get “a little heated” as Aravosis put it. Watch this.

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John Aravosis Vs. Dennis Prager

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White House On DADT Meeting: Mention Court Cases And The Meeting Is Over

As I noted this morning, today the White House will meet with advocates for the repeal of DADT to strategize the coming lame duck session of Congress. Oh, but one little warning to the attendees: if you bring up any of the DADT court cases, this meeting is SO over. From an email from White House LGBT liaison Brian Bond: ...

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PENTAGON: We Were Only Talking About Adding Shower Curtains

The Pentagon is furiously denying yesterday’s allegation by AmericaBlog’s John Aravosis that they are considering building separate living quarters for gay troops if DADT were to be repealed. According to Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morell, they were only talking about adding showing curtains. Morrell told Hotsheet that the suggestion the survey could lead to segregation is “absurd.” “No one is talking ...

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DADT Controversy: Kathy Griffin Criticized For Calling Congressman A “Big Queen”

Gay heroine Kathy Griffin is in DC to participate in the HRC’s lobby day for the repeal of DADT. But today she’s under fire by some for her remarks to Capitol Hill’s Roll Call. Kathy Griffin might be a D-list diva, but she says House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) is royalty — of a sort. “I’m meeting with this ...

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HRC On AmericaBlog Call To Boycott DNC: Decide For Yourselves

The Human Rights Campaign has responded to yesterday’s call by John Aravois and Joe Sudbay at AmericaBlog for a boycott of LGBT donations to the Democratic National Committee. “Individual donors should always make their own careful assessments of how to spend limited political contributions. We all need to focus on the legislative priorities identified by AmericaBlog and with whatever tactic ...

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AmericaBlog Calls For Gay Donor Boycott Of Democratic National Committee

Under the headline Don’t Ask, Don’t Give, John Aravois and Joe Sudbay of the widely-read AmericaBlog today called for a boycott of LGBT donations to the Democratic party over the failures of the Obama administration and the DNC to properly support and advocate for gay causes. Joe and I are launching today a donor boycott of the DNC. The boycott ...

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HomoQuotable – Joe Solmonese

“But what has he [Obama] done? I’ve written that we have actually covered a good deal of ground so far. But I’m not going to trot out those advances right now because I have something more relevant to say: It’s not January 19, 2017. “That matters for two reasons: first, the accomplishments that we’ve seen thus far are not the ...

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DOJ-DOMA Reactions

Reactions to this morning’s DOJ-DOMA filing… John Aravosis at AmericaBlog: I guess this is a step in the right direction. I don’t want to fail to praise the administration for doing better, but to some degree the only reason this is “good” is because of how “bad” they did on the previous brief. In the end, they’re still defending a ...

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The Mormon Church Has Posthumously Baptized President Obama’s Mother

John Aravosis at Americablog went digging through the Mormon Church’s online records and discovered that the LDS posthumously baptized Barack Obama’s mother during the 2008 presidential campaign. Remember the scandal last November when the LDS was caught posthumously baptizing Holocaust victims even after they said they would stop? Read Aravosis’ first and follow-up posts on this latest revelation.

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White House Restores LGBT Rights Promises On Website (But Changes DADT Wording From “Repeal” To “Change”)

UPDATE: There’s been another change and it’s for the better. Yesterday JMG reader Sean Chapin alerted me to the shrunken list of commitments to LGBT rights on the White House’s official site. What was once an eight-point list of detailed promises including the repeal of DADT, the repeal of DOMA, and other major commitments shrank to these two sentences: President ...

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