Monthly Archives: May 2011

Obama Issues Pride Month Proclamation

The White House today issued a proclamation recognizing LGBT Pride Month. Metro Weekly notes that for the first time since Obama took office, the statement makes no mention of recognizing gay relationships. The proclamation begins: The story of America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story of our fathers and sons, our mothers and daughters, and our …

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HomoQuotable – Dan Savage

“The first adult authority figure that I came out to who wasn’t a member of my family: my pediatrician. I’d been seeing him since I was a child and he was still my doctor. After my third or fourth visit about ‘a small skin blemish,’ he asked me what I was really worried about. I remember what I said to …

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AFA’s Poll Of The Day

The American Family Association has posted another of its classic “polls,” this one about the Obama administration’s denouncement of the GOP’s attempt to derail the repeal of DADT.

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FLORIDA: Transgender Student Named High School Prom Queen

Steve Rothaus reports at the Miami Herald: They’ve bullied and taunted her, calling her names and writing on her locker. And now, the seniors at McFatter Technical High School have elected Andrew Viveros their 2011 prom queen. “They called my name and I was in total shock,’’ said Andrew, a 17-year-old who was born male but has publicly presented herself …

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Swag Tuesday

Today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to Zarkana, the new Cirque Du Soleil show opening in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on June 9th. Cirque du Soleil invites you to Zarkana, a beautifully bizarre journey premiering exclusively at Radio City Music Hall. This epic spectacle takes audiences into a fantastical and suspenseful world where highly-acrobatic feats …

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Germany To Shut All Nuclear Plants

Germany has announced plans to close all its nuclear power plants by 2022. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition endorsed a blueprint to shut its nuclear-power plants by 2022, repealing the law she pushed to extend the life of the reactors to become the biggest nation to exit atomic power. The decision in the early morning hours today by coalition leaders …

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Circumcision Ban Attempt Spreads

First San Francisco, now Santa Monica. Performing a circumcision on a boy under age 18 — even for religious reasons — would be illegal under a measure that a San Diego group hopes to place on Santa Monica’s November 2012 ballot. A similar initiative this month from the anti-circumcision group known as MGM Bill garnered enough signatures in San Francisco …

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AUSTRALIA: Christianist Group Forces Removal Of Safer Sex Campaign

An anti-gay Christian group in Brisbane, Australia has forced an outdoor advertising company to yank a just-launched safer sex campaign. The ads featured a fully-clothed gay couple holding an unopened condom. Adshel, the company that provides advertising for Brisbane’s bus shelters; Goa Billboards; and the Advertising Standards Bureau were targeted in an orchestrated campaign by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). …

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Old Navy Launches Gay Pride T-Shirts

Yesterday Old Navy began selling gay pride-themed t-shirts. The T-shirts, which are priced from $7 to $14, bear the rainbow flag, a symbol of gay pride, and different messages, including “Love Proudly” and “Pride 2011.” The retailer says the campaign honors Pride month and is part of its larger flag T-shirt collection. Old Navy is donating 10 percent of the …

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