Tag Archives: Rex Wockner

This Includes Florida

NOTE: I’ve swapped out the earlier incorrect tweet.

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HomoQuotable – Rex Wockner

“In this age of YouTube and Facething and the Twitter, is it possible to ‘win’ a presidential debate and then turn around and lose the same debate once the stupid stuff you said is replayed and replayed on-demand? It’s all about Big Bird now. And poor Jim Lehrer, he winced. Maybe that’s why Jim was so off his game. Mittens ran over him ...

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Rex Wockner On Sally Ride

“Not every gay or lesbian person wants to be an activist, and when a public figure comes out, he or she can be thrust into that role by the media, which start asking the individual’s opinion on every gay topic of the day. Not every gay or lesbian person even considers his or her sexual orientation one of the most ...

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SAN DIEGO: Fire Damages Gay Bookshop

Rex Wockner reports that last night a fire severely damaged Obelisk, San Diego’s LGBT bookstore. The building housing San Diego’s gay bookstore, Obelisk, was declared off-limits by the city tonight after a fire heavily damaged the structure’s second and third stories this afternoon. The store won’t be allowed to re-open until the building is repaired. From about 30 feet away, ...

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NETHERLANDS: Ten Years Of Marriage

Ten years ago this week, the Netherlands became the world’s first nation to legalize same-sex marriage. Veteran reporter Rex Wockner was in Amsterdam’s City Hall that night and today he reposts this excerpt from his report on the proceedings: Amid an international media frenzy, the weddings took place at City Hall as the law became effective at the stroke of ...

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40 Activists Walk Into A Room….

Pictured above are the journalists, activists, researchers, allies and bloggers that attended this weekend’s Haas Fund-sponsored conference on LGBT youth homelessness, suicide prevention, and immigration equality. All very good people. UPDATE: Via the Windy City Times, here’s everybody’s names (from left to right). Michael Rogers, Eden James, Phil Reese, Andrés Duque, Karen Ocamb, Jeremy Hooper, Jean Albright, Tracy Baim, Ksen ...

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Special DADT Report From Rex Wockner

The below is a special to JMG report on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” from veteran gay reporter Rex Wockner. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Roller Coaster The Obama administration resuscitated the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell gay ban Oct. 20 by convincing the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to temporarily stay an injunction by a federal district judge in Riverside, Calif. ...

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Thousands Celebrate In San Diego

More great videos from Rex Wockner’s coverage in San Diego are here. The chant in the bottom clip got me a little teary.

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Eric McCormack Talks To Rex Wockner

“Will had as much sex on camera as anybody on Friends had on camera. It’s a sitcom. Nobody has sex on camera. Will had lots of dates. Will was dating Patrick Dempsey and he married Taye Diggs. I think that a lot of the rhetoric in the kind of anti-Will & Grace press was misguided and was from people that ...

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LGBT Activists Convene In NYC For Immigration Equality Forum

A large group of noted LGBT activists are in NYC this weekend to attend an immigration equality forum at the Desmond Tutu Center in Manhattan. The event is sponsored by the Four Freedoms Fund of the Public Interest Projects and will feature speakers from the LGBT-focused Immigration Equality group as well as experts from the comprehensive immigration reform movement. Last ...

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Rex Wockner Interviews Me

On his way up to cover the Maine marriage battle last month, gay reporter Rex Wockner swung by my place to interview me about this here website thingy. The interview, just posted on Wockner’s site, is transcribed verbatim, which makes me realize that I clearly have a problem speaking in concise, complete sentences. Hello, run-ons. Also, I seem to have ...

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Maine Needs You!

Rex Wockner reports that Maine’s No On 1 campaign desperately needs phone volunteers to help get out the vote to preserve marriage equality. You can do your part from your home or office on your cell phone or landline. Basically, Karin [of Protect Maine Equality] needs you to get trained fast, then make lots of phone calls to Maine from ...

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Olson/Boies To LGBT Orgs: Get Lost

Two weeks ago I told you that Lambda Legal, the ACLU, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights had reversed course and decided that they did want to join in the Olson/Boies federal marriage lawsuit after all. But still smarting from the way LGBT organizations dissed their proposal, the foundation supporting the superstar lawyers says they’re not interested. But the ...

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HomoQuotable – Steve Hildebrand

“I would encourage gays and straights alike to put pressure on President Obama, on his administration, to call for action — immediate action on the laundry list of items that the gay community deserves for true equality in this country. “What I don’t like is the suggestion by a lot of people that this guy has lied to us and ...

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Wockner: What Is Arnold Smoking?

Rex Wockner goes off on the Governator over his plan to cut state funding for HIV medications. Arnold is smoking something other than fine imported cigars. And the California Legislature is inhaling the second-hand smoke. They’re actually thinking of taking away people’s HIV drugs because the state is broke — way beyond broke, actually. You can learn more here, here ...

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Wockner Interviews Miss California

Veteran gay reporter Rex Wockner interviewed Carrie Prejean, Miss California USA, during which she says that she believes homosexuality is a choice, a “behavior that develops over time.” Prejean forsees a long battle over marriage equality but doesn’t think it’s coming back to California “anytime soon.” Go to Wockner’s blog for photos and a transcript of the interview. (Photo credit ...

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HomoQuotable – Rex Wockner

“Disaster. They constantly interrupted the gay side with aggressive questions, but let Ken Starr go on and on and on. They were obsessed with the fact that the domestic-partnership law gives the same rights as marriage, and they completely ignored the fact that they so eloquently argued that separate isn’t equal in their previous ruling. They seemed enamored of the ...

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San Diego’s Mayor Announces Lesbian Daughter’s Engagement At Eve Of Justice

San Diego’s very gay friendly Mayor Jerry Sanders announced the engagement of his lesbian daughter from the stage of yesterday’s Eve Of Justice rally. “I want to thank each of you for your dedication, and I see you all over the city and I see you marching and I see you talking to people, I see you lobbying, I see ...

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Gays Picket Bill Clinton At Boycotted San Diego Hotel

Rex Wockner reports: About 200 GLBT activists and union activists picketed the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego on Feb. 15 as former President Bill Clinton spoke inside to the International Franchise Association. The protesters were upset that Clinton “crossed a picket line” to speak at the association’s annual convention. Gays have been boycotting the hotel since last summer because owner ...

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No On 8 Says “We Messed Up”

Rex Wockner has posted a recapping of the Equality Summit now going on in California, where leaders of the marriage equality movement there have expressed regret over hiring professional lobbyists to run the No On 8 campaign. An excerpt: More than 400 gay activists gathered at the Los Angeles Convention Center Jan. 24 to organize and strategize to win back ...

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