Monthly Archives: June 2009

NOM Threatens NY GOP Senators

NOM has pledged $500,000 to the defeat of any GOP state senators in New York who support a marriage equality bill. Gay marriage is not high on the list of any voters’ priorities, but again and again we’ve seen politicians respond to political money thrown around by Tim Gill and his friends and ignore the wishes of their own constituents,” …

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Anti-Letterman Rally In Times Square

Socialism and illegal immigration were just some of the completely unrelated topics being shouted about by the crackpots at a protest of David Letterman’s joke about Sarah Palin’s daughter.

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PBS Bans New Religious Shows

PBS will allow its affiliate stations that currently carry a religious show to continue to do so, but has banned all new religious programming. The vote by PBS’s board was a compromise from a proposed ban on all religious programming. Such a ban would have forced a few stations around the country to give up their PBS affiliation if they …

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Maddow On Obama Memorandum

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Morning View – Prince Street Pinkstones

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Open Thread Thursday

What’s your housing situation? Alone? Roommate? Partner? Kids? Parents?

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Where Possible Under Existing Law

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Robert Gibbs On The DOMA Brief

ABC’s Jake Tapper asked White House press secretary Robert Gibbs about the DOMA brief and got a typically Gibbsian response. TAPPER: Does the president stand by the legal brief that the Justice Department filed last week that argued in favor the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act?GIBBS: Well, as you know, that the Justice Department is charged with upholding …

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NGLTF’s Rea Carey On New Fed Benefits

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Christian Group Wants To Burn Gay Book

And what century are we living in again? A group calling itself the Christian Civil Liberties Union filed a claim with the city of Milwaukee seeking the right to burn a public library’s copy of a young-adult book with gay content, according to the American Library Association. The CCLU presented trustees of the West Bend Community Memorial Library with the …

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Obama’s Benefits Memorandum

The White House has released details of the president’s memorandum granting some benefits to gay federal employees. Obama will make the announcement at a 5:30pm news conference today. In an Oval Office event later today, President Barack Obama will sign a Presidential Memorandum on Federal Benefits and Non-Discrimination. The Memorandum follows a review by the Director of the Office of …

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All The Classy Ladies, Put Your Hands Up

I am ashamed to report that after reading a recap of the finale of Real Housewives Of New Jersey in the NY Daily News, I was curious enough to tune in. OMG and WTF! Botoxed, boob-implanted, hair-extensioned, foul-mouthed bimbos gone wild. In front of their kids. In a fancy restaurant. The stuff that camp is fricken’ made of, ya gawdamn …

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GLAAD Announces New President

Today GLAAD announced that they have selected a replacement for outgoing president Neal Giuliano. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and GLAAD’s National Board of Directors today announced that Jarrett T. Barrios, a former State Senator from Massachusetts who now heads a leading health care foundation, will serve as GLAAD’s new President. GLAAD works to achieve full equality …

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Folsom Street East Update

Those perverts at the Folsom Street East fair asked that I post this updated flyer and mention that I’ll again be a “celebrity” judge at the 5:30pm porn star contest. If you recall or were there, the last time I judged the contest…well, let’s just say that no photos were appropriate for this here website thingy. The fair takes place …

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Maine’s Anti-Gays Are Racing The Clock

Everyday Christian is crowing that Maine’s petition drive to repeal same-sex marriage is “off to a fast start.” Anti-gay activists hope to gather the petitions in time for the November election when controversial tax items will be on the ballot, drawing more voters. It’s a tall order, but one that is feasible if early momentum continues, Bob Emrich said. Emrich, …

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PhoboQuotable – Kenneth Hutcherson

“Football is like the army — it’s a battle field. In war you have to trust the guy that’s next to you. Now, if a teammate has different views about what they’re attracted to in the showers it’s going to affect the team. It’ll destroy the oneness. “Men are going to be more comfortable with other heterosexuals. It’s like having …

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Farewell Carrie Prejean

From the clever video remix artist Dan-O-Rama, whose club videos you’ve probably been seeing for years. (Via – Towleroad)

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GLAD Wins DOMA Passport Suit

Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders have won their first DOMA-related suit, in which a married gay person will be allowed to list his or her changed name on their U.S. passport. GLAD filed its lawsuit, Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, in March to challenge section 3 of DOMA on behalf of six married same-sex couples and three men …

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12 House Reps To Cosponsor ENDA

Washington Blade reports that seven Democrats and four Republicans have signed on as cosponsors of Barney Frank’s transgender-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which Frank has announced he will introduce next week. Both other openly gay reps Tammy Baldwin and Jared Polis are cosponsors. The lead GOP cosponsor is Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. In 2007, Frank’s version of ENDA without transgender protection …

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Hate Crimes Highest In Ten Years, Senate Pushes Vote Back Again

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs has issued a report noting that anti-gay hate crimes in 2008 were the highest in ten years. Violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people increased 2% from 2007 to 2008, continuing the trend of a 24% total increase in 2007, according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)’s 2008 Hate Violence …

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