Monthly Archives: June 2009

Maria, Maria, The Guv Luuuvs Your Magnificent Boobies, Mariaaaa!!!

From an email from SC Gov. Mark Sanford to his Argentine mistress, Maria: “You have a particular grace and calm that I adore. You have a level of sophistication that so fitting with your beauty. I could digress and say that you have the ability to give magnificent gentle kisses, or that I love your tan lines or that I …

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Flashback: Gov. Sanford On Gay Marriage

Dan Savage: Sanford was more than five months into his affair when he gave this interview—and you gotta love Joe shoving his tongue up Sanford’s ass at the end of the interview: “We all love you, Mark.” Get in line, Joe. And Sanford—who ditched his four young kids on Father’s Day in favor of his mistress—opposes civil unions for gay …

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NY Senate Adjourns After 5 Minutes, Will This Freak Show Continue Tomorrow?

Via Twitter, I’m hearing that the NY Senate adjourned today’s session five minutes after it started. Five minutes is HARDLY enough time for the Senate’s usual accusations, double-crossing, triple-crossing, secret deals, secret alliances, name calling, lock outs, and temper tantrums. What, oh what, could tomorrow possibly bring? We have NO GOVERNMENT in New York State. UPDATE: Via Unite The Fight: …

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Anti-Gay SC Gov. Mark “Defender Of Marriage” Sanford Busted For Infidelity

The interwebs has been buzzing for days over the mysterious disappearance of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who ditched his security detail and went missing for a week. After claims that he’d been out “hiking the Appalachian Trail” (snork!), the truth comes out. Sanford had been in Buenos Aires visiting his mistress. South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he’s been …

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HomoQuotable – Rep. Jared Polis

“I’m a Democrat and a proud Democrat. Our party’s not perfect but certainly I will help the Democrats however I can. I did an event for Democrats for education reform Monday and if you figure our party has a ways to go on LGBT equality, we have even further to go on education reform where President Obama has been a …

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ENDA Introduced In U.S. House

Finally! HRC’s press release: The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, hailed today the bipartisan reintroduction of an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would create federal protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The lead sponsors of the measure are Representatives Barney Frank (D-MA), IIeana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), …

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Howard Dean Drops Out Of DNC Event

Saying he has a “scheduling conflict,” former DNC chairman Howard Dean has dropped out of tomorrow’s LGBT fundraiser. The list is lengthening. John Aravois at Americablog reacts: It’s interesting that the very heterosexual Howard Dean is willing to take a stronger stand for civil rights than our own gay elected representatives, Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, and Jared Polis. That Howard …

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PhoboQuotable – Sally Kern

“For the first time in America’s history, we have a president who has no understanding of the Biblical worldview and who has even less understanding of the truths of the Bible. This is evident when he says that support for homosexual “marriage” [unions] can be found in the Sermon on the Mount or that certain passages in Romans are just …

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Traditional Value Coalition On Hate Crimes

God’s gentle people at the Traditional Values Coalition have posted this strange bit of breakbeat-infused video mocking hate crimes against LGBT people.

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Serenading The Hoff

America’s Got Talent judge David Hasselhoff was “honored and humbled” when a male contestant sang a love song about him. Cute bit. (Via – Towleroad)

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Barclays Presents: The D Train

Ugh, ugh, ugh. NYC’s cash-strapped MTA has sold the naming rights to downtown Brooklyn’s massive subway station to Barclays Bank. It will now be known as Atlantic-Pacific-Flatbush-Barclays Station, which even more cumbersome than Atlantic-Pacific-Flatbush. If a $4 million deal is approved on Wednesday, the nexus of subway stops at Atlantic Avenue, Pacific Street and Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn will …

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Queens Dem Senator May Flip To Yes

NY Daily News is reporting that Queens Democratic Sen. George Onorato may be ready to flip his vote on marriage equality to “yes.” Onorato’s Queens office has been the subject of a nightly vigil by equality activists. But the same NYDN story also expresses doubt that anything will actually happen in the state Senate today. Now the Senate Democrats are …

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Ex-Gay Preacher Not So Ex-Gay

“Ex-gay” evangelist Matthew C. Manning claims that he was “rescued” from homosexuality in 1989 and that Jeebus cured his HIV in 1994. Despite his producing no proof that he ever had HIV, Pat Robertson hosted Manning on the 700 Club in 2002, where Manning recounted his tale of glorious redemption to a global audience. Since then he has appeared on …

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NY Senate Live Stream

The New York Senate live stream is here. No word yet on when things start.

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Sen. Ruben Diaz Has TWO Gay Brothers (And Loves Liza Minnelli )

How have we missed knowing that NY Sen. Ruben Diaz has two gay brothers? New York Magazine also reports that Diaz is a huge fan of Liza Minnelli and got visibly choked up when she performed the classic paean to drag, What Makes a Man a Man?, while attending a show with “one of his closest friends,” a co-founder of …

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Lt. Col. Fehrenbach: My Squadron Treats Me The Same Since I Came Out

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Marriage Equality Bill #1 On Tomorrow’s NY Senate Agenda, Anti-Gay Sen. Diaz Promises Something “Big”

Marriage equality is finally, after months and months of wrangling, slated to be the very first bill to be voted on in tomorrow’s special session of the NY Senate called by Gov. Paterson. But Sen. Ruben Diaz promises to do something “big” to thwart the vote from happening. Even though the Senate has so far only passed five of the …

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French Prez Wants To Ban Burqas

President Nicolas Sarkozy has joined a coalition of French legislators calling for a ban on the wearing of burqas. “The issue of the burqa is not a religious issue, it is a question of freedom and of women’s dignity,” Sarkozy said. “The burqa is not a religious sign, it is a sign of the subjugation, of the submission of women. …

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Pro-Marriage NYers Now In Majority

Quinnipiac University has released their first poll ever showing a (very slight) majority of New Yorkers in favor of marriage equality. New York State voters support 51 – 41 percent, with 8 percent undecided, a law allowing same-sex couples to marry, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This is the first poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University …

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Saint At Large, today’s Swag Tuesday booty is two tickets to the Love Ball, this Saturday’s massive Pride dance at Times Square’s Nokia Theatre. THE SAINT AT LARGE in association with THE FEDERATION OF BALLROOM HOUSES present Love Ball. Gay Pride Weekend, Saturday, June 27, 2009, 10 pm until dawn, Nokia Theatre Times Square. Music by: Alyson …

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