Monthly Archives: October 2009

Thousands Rally Against Hate Crimes In London’s Trafalgar Square

JMG reader Zefrog took the above photo of last night’s anti-hate crimes rally in London’s Trafalgar Square. Check out his Flickr gallery here. Via BBC News: A vigil for victims of hate crime has taken place in Trafalgar Square just yards away from the scene of an assault which resulted in a gay man’s death. Family and friends and thousands …

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Gavin Newsom Quits CA Governor Race

Citing brutal political fallout for his Joe Jervis Day proclamation earlier this month, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has dropped out of the race for California governor. I kid, I kid, nobody wants him. Newsom is withdrawing from the Democratic primary amid lackluster poll numbers and meager fund-raising receipts. His withdrawal leaves state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown, who is expected …

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Our Solo-Centric Island

New information from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that just over half of Manhattan’s residences are home to just one person, the highest such level in the nation. More than half of all Manhattan residents are living alone — and the number of singles in the city is continuing to rise to historic levels, new Census Bureau data show. That …

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Obama Administration Defends Against Massachusetts DOMA Repeal Suit

Aaaand here we go again. States that allow gay marriage can’t force the federal government to provide benefits to those couples, the Obama administration argued Friday in court papers in a lawsuit by Massachusetts. The Justice Department is at odds with Massachusetts — the first state to allow gay marriage — over a 1996 federal law defining marriage as a …

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Maine Family Policy Council: Gays Are Coming To Kill You In Your Sleep

The Maine Family Policy Council’s Pastor Dallas Henry says that gays are coming to kill Christians. In their sleep. The enemy comes in and becomes “one of us” unless we are discerning. For example, the Homosexual activists have been very clever in appearing as normal families while hiding the diabolical acts they engage in on a regular basis. They have …

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Maine’s Catholic Church Boots Lay Minister For Supporting Marriage Equality

Pamela Beliveau performs storytelling at children’s events across Maine and New England where she has established award-winning child literacy programs. She used to be a lector and Eucharistic Minister for her hometown Catholic Church in Maine, but just got fired by her pastor after he read her letter in support of marriage equality in a local newspaper. Beliveau explained her …

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LAPD To Cut Ties To Boy Scout Group

The Los Angeles Police Department wants to end its relationship with the group that runs its youth Explorer program because its Boy Scouts parent organization denies access to gays. The organization, Learning for Life, was spun off from Boy Scouts of America. A department official told the Police Commission Tuesday that the Boy Scouts policy is “inconsistent” with the city’s …

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November 9th: NYC Anti-Violence Project’s 13th Annual Courage Awards

With the horrendous spate of brutal hate crimes seen recently in New York City, the important work of the NYC Anti-Violence Project has never been more vital. Please consider supporting them by attending Nov. 9th’s 13th Annual Courage Awards fundraiser. The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) will hold its 13th Annual Courage Awards on Monday, November 9, 2009 at …

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London: Thousands Expected At Anti-Bashing Rally In Trafalgar Square

Thousands are expected to attended tonight’s anti-gay bashing rally in London’s Trafalgar Square in a vigil for murder victim Ian Baynham. Up to 10,000 people are expected to take part in a silent candle-lit vigil against Hate-Crime this evening in Trafalgar Square. The event, organised by the facebook group 17-24-30, is being held to commemorate the homophobic murder of Ian …

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PhoboQuotable – Ken Cuccinelli

“Homosexual acts are intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law-based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that. They don’t comport with natural law. I happen to think that it represents (to put it politely; I need my thesaurus to be polite) behavior that is not healthy to an individual and in aggregate is not healthy to …

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The Yes On 1 Song

The Children Of The Corn Singers perform a gospel-tinged (of course) song of support for bigotry in Maine. Nice harmony, terrible ending. (Via – Good As You) UPDATE: JMG reader Avery notes that the Yes, Lord, Yes song was actually popularized by an out gay gospel singer. Irony!

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Orizon?

Hmm. I see some product called Orizon has popped up in my far right ad column* this morning, claiming it “inhibits HIV-virus activity.” Anybody know anything about that? I don’t want any quack treatments promoted on this here website thingy. I’m not saying Orizon is such a product, yet, but maybe somebody out there knows the deal. *Normally I have …

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Broadway Friday

-Open lesbian and GLEE star Jane Lynch will appear at the NYC LGBT Center on November 9th. Stage and screen star Jane Lynch will appear at the first installment of Newsmakers at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (208 West 13th Street) on November 9 at 7pm. The conversation series celebrates important figures in the arts and politics. …

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Today: President Obama To Announce End To HIV Travel Ban

The Advocate’s Kerry Eleveld reports that President Obama is expected to announce the final end to the HIV travel ban during a signing ceremony today for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act. The new regulation eliminates any travel and immigration restrictions that are tied to a person’s HIV status. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) put the …

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