Monthly Archives: August 2013

NOM: It’s A Hawaii Emergency!

“Governor Abercrombie has announced his intention to call a special session of the legislature in the event that there appear to be enough votes to redefine marriage in Hawaii to make it genderless. We’re urgently asking you to act right now to let your elected officials know that you oppose any such measure, and that they should vote to preserve …

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Open Thread Thursday

How much of your time on the internet is via mobile devices?

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RuPaul Chats With Henry Rollins

Stereogum recaps: Any RuPaul fan worth his or her salt knows that for years his tagline has been “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” But that’s not the only love-related advice he’s proffering. In a recent episode of webseries RuPaul Drives…, in which the drag pioneer gives rides in L.A. to hitchhikers, …

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Quote Of The Day – Francis George

“This is first of all a rational issue before it’s a faith issue. That is, it’s nature that tells us what marriage is, that in marriage, men and women aren’t interchangeable. We didn’t invent marriage. The church didn’t invent marriage. The state didn’t invent marriage. Nature gives us marriage. The Chinese are not Americans, and they’re not Catholic. They know …

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Right Wing Slams MLK Celebration

Hit each headline for the links.

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An American Pamplona In Virginia

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Bill De Blasio Soars In New Poll

Well, maybe there won’t be a runoff after all. If there was any question that Bill de Blasio is the mayoral race’s new front-runner, there isn’t any more. A new poll conducted by Quinnipiac University has the city’s public advocate with 36 percent of the likely Democratic vote, placing him within reaching distance of avoiding a widely-expected runoff election. The …

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RUSSIA: Cops Raid Gallery And Seize Painting Of Putin In Women’s Nightie

The BBC reports: Police in Russia have seized a painting depicting the country’s president Vladimir Putin in women’s underwear from an art gallery in St Petersburg. The portrait features President Putin combing the hair of Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev. Its artist, Konstantin Altunin, has since left the country to seek asylum in France, according to the director of St …

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Coke Responds To Sochi Complaints

Coca-Cola published a press release today in response to criticism over their sponsorship of the Sochi Olympics, which was protested this afternoon in Times Square by Queer Nation. As one of the world’s most inclusive brands, we value and celebrate diversity. We have long been a strong supporter of the LGBT community and have advocated for inclusion and diversity through …

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HomoconQuotable – Robert Oscar Lopez

“Like many women who are sexually assaulted and later become strippers or prostitutes, [former Senator] Scott Brown probably dealt with his sexual trauma by modeling nude ten years after being mauled at a camp. Perhaps he feels that because he dealt with male-male sexual abuse his way, other men should have to figure things out on their own. “He gets …

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Headline Of The Day II

Details. (Tipped by JMG reader David)

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Death Sentence For Nidal Hassan

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Today’s Gay Etiquette Question

From Steven Petrow’s Civil Behavior column in the New York Times comes this question: Q. Dear Civil Behavior: Mike, my partner for 13 years, and I worked with a local attorney to prepare our wills and related documents. Before we could finalize all of our financial affairs, however, Mike was diagnosed with a rare brain virus that strikes some H.I.V./AIDS …

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LIVE: President Obama Speaks At March On Washington 50th Anniversary Tribute

The president is slated to begin around 3pm.

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Headline Of The Day

The company is called Crowds On Demand. Hire them to be your nightclub entourage! Details on the headline are here.

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Homocon Carl Demaio: I Was Not Jerking Off In That City Council Men’s Room

“A lie was told. A lie that is disgusting, humiliating and nothing more than a character assassination attempt and I’m not going to let that stand. I’m speaking out because I have the truth on my side. In politics, you see people make accusations all the time. And, you know, I’ve had people criticize me before and I usually let …

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TEXAS: Christians Pray Against LGBT Rights At San Antonio City Hall

From the San Antonio Express-News: More than 350 black and Latino ministers and members of their flocks rallied against proposed updates to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance Tuesday at City Hall, rejecting comparisons between the nation’s historic struggle for racial equality and current efforts to safeguard rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. “While we love the people involved, we …

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At The Coke Protest In Times Square

My pal Scott Wooledge is live-tweeting photos and I’ll add more to this post as they come in. Unfortunately there’s a thunderstorm rolling in, so give our folks extra snaps for being there.

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Tweet Of The Day – Cory Booker

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NC Woman Charged With Ordering Son To “Beat The Gay” Out Of His Brother

A local NBC affiliate reports: A mother has been accused of having her 12-year-old son beat his brother in order to “beat the gay away,” and she faces a misdemeanor child abuse charge as a result. Police were called to an incident on West Walter Street Saturday, and officers say when they arrived, there were several people yelling and screaming, …

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