Monthly Archives: October 2009

Morehouse College Bans Cross Dressing

Just weeks after they fired a staffer for writing a homophobic email, Atlanta’s Morehouse College has issued a new dress code banning its all-male student body from wearing women’s clothes. Surprisingly, the college’s gay student group endorsed the change. No dress-wearing is part of a larger dress code launched this week that Morehouse College is calling its “Appropriate Attire Policy.” …

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Bloomberg Heckled Over Term Limits

Overlooked at last week’s debate with City Comptroller Bill Thompson was this little interruption when NYC character Rev. Billy heckled Bloomberg from the audience over term limits.

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Karl Rove Says White House Keeps An Enemies List

As the war between the White House and Fox News heats up, Karl Rove pops up to claim that the Obama Administration is keeping a list of their enemies. Ooh, Nixonian.

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Rhode Island Gov. Carcieri Is “Aggravated” By Marriage Equality Activists

Angered at their governor’s appearance at a fundraiser for anti-gay hate group the Massachusetts Family Institute, where he said that “marriage is not a civil right” and that he was “aggravated” by the issue, marriage equality activists rallied at the Rhode Island state house this weekend. “I think that anger needs to be expressed, because all of us have been …

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CA AG Jerry Brown Vs. Charlie Crist On Health Care Reform

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist thinks his CoverFlorida plan for low cost health insurance could be used nationally. But so far, only 4000 of Florida residents have applied.

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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days… Texas: Pastor Tomas Gonzales sentenced to 15 years for molesting five year-old girl.Uganda: Pastor Obiri Kojo Yeboah arrested for fraud for wearing a hidden electrical device to deceive parishioners into thinking his touch was slaying them in the Lord. Bonus: The Pentacostal Church is outraged at faked miracle healing.New Jersey: Father Michael Fugee removed by …

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Buju Redo: Balloon Boy’s Rap About “Killing The Faggot”

Twitter is lighting up at the moment with the uncovering of this video of the Heene family boys, better known to the world as the “balloon family”, in which they rap about the “pussification” of American men and boast “I hate gay faggots, I (kill? hit?) ’em with a bat.” Or something like that. You judge at the 2:40 mark. …

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Remember The Party 2009

Today I was finally able to sit down and sort through a few hundred photos and put together a slideshow and upload a couple of videos from Sunday’s epic Remember The Party event in San Francisco, where as you can see above, the event’s promoters even tipped my birthday on a banner over the dance floor. What an incredible night! …

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PhoboQuotable – Jan Moir

“Another real sadness about [Irish boy band Boyzone leader singer Stephen] Gately’s death is that it strikes another blow to the happy-ever-after myth of civil partnerships. Gay activists are always calling for tolerance and understanding about same-sex relationships, arguing that they are just the same as heterosexual marriages. Not everyone, they say, is like George Michael. “Of course, in many …

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Marisa Ragonese At Jack Price Rally

Father Tony provides this video of Queens LGBT activist Marisa Ragonese speaking to the crowd at the Jack Price rally yesterday. Watch as Ragonese connects the dots between anti-bullying education and hate crimes.

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Criminal Charges For Balloon Idiot

A local sheriff says charges are coming for the idiot dad behind the balloon stunt, but they will only be misdemeanors.

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Jack Price March & Rally In Queens

This afternoon the Farmboyz and I traveled to the working-class neighborhood of College Point, Queens, far past the end of subway service, to attend the march and rally in support of gay bashing victim Jack Price. We were a bit concerned that the 90+ minute trek from Manhattan might hamper a strong show of support, but were very pleased to …

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Father Of Queens Basher Begs For Mercy

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Max Blumenthal On The Link Between Closet Cases And The Religious Right

It’s a bit of a dry speech, by the usual Blumenthal standards, but well worth watching. “The modern radical right, the most homophobic political movement in American history, has become a sanctuary for repressed gay men.”

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White House Opposes Anti-Gay Ballots In Washington And Maine

After prodding from The Advocate, the White House has issued a statement ostensibly about the anti-gay ballots in Washington state and Maine. In response to an inquiry from The Advocate, the White House issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s position on anti-gay voter referenda in Maine and Washington. “The President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to …

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80’s Flashback

Patrick Cowley, Megatron Man, 1982. I don’t even know how to begin a post about Patrick Cowley, the openly gay and still influential electronic music pioneer who so dominated the soundtrack of my early club life. Everything he released, from his collaborations with Sylvester (Do You Wanna Funk), Paul Parker (Right On Target), and Loverde (Die Hard Lover) to his …

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More Lies From Stand For Marriage

Despite repeated editorials and stories from Maine’s newspapers, including this one about Attorney General Janet Mills, the good Christians at Stand For Marriage continue their brazen campaign of lies, as witnessed by their new ad below. The state’s same-sex marriage law has no bearing on what can be taught in public schools, Attorney General Janet Mills said Thursday. Mills examined …

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Broadway Friday

– Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner will receive the Courage Award from the NYC Anti-Violence Project at an event to be held November 9th. Get tickets here. The evening will include cocktails, a chefs’ tasting, and a program featuring the award presentation. Honorees will also include Clifford Chance US LLP, and Weblog creators Bil Browning, Joe Jervis, Pam Spaulding and …

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Balloon Boy Copies Nation’s Opinion

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Little Boy Asks President Obama: Why Do People Hate You?

A little boy got right to it during Obama’s press conference in New Orleans. “Why do people hate you?”, a fourth-grade boy asked Obama at a town hall event in New Orleans today. “They’re supposed to love you. And God is love.” “That’s what I’m talking about,” replied the President. “First of all, I did get elected president, so not …

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