Joe Jervis

Today: Washington Gov. Gregoire To Sign “Everything But Marriage” Bill

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire will sign that state’s “everything but marriage” domestic partners bill today. “The bill would give additional spousal rights and benefits to domestic partners, including same-sex couples and unmarried senior heterosexual couples, in various areas of state law.” A referendum to repeal the law is being spearheaded by noted homophobe Gary Randall’s Faith and Freedom Network, who …

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GOP Head Michael Steele: Gay Marriage Will Ruin Small Businesses

GOP head Michael Steele, speaking to the Georgia Republican Convention: “Now all of a sudden I’ve got someone who wasn’t a spouse before, that I had no responsibility for, who is now getting claimed as a spouse that I now have financial responsibility for,” Steele told Republicans at the state convention in traditionally conservative Georgia. “So how do I pay …

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Team Auto-Straddle & Lt. Dan Choi

Lesbian bloggers Auto-Straddle attended yesterday’s anti-gay marriage rally and got some great footage along with an interview with DADT casualty Lt. Dan Choi. Hang on until the end for a hawt kiss between Choi and his handsome BF.

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Third Grader Organizes Marriage Rally

Well, the Freepers are all OVER this one. A Denver third-grader will be front and center at the Colorado State Capitol Saturday pushing for same sex marriage in the state. Ethan McNamee arranged the rally as an independent class project. He was concerned about the issue after hearing about anti-gay remarks on the playground and then learning about a same …

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$111M For MA In 5 Years Of Gay Marriage

Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts and a study released to coincide with the anniversary says that the state has reaped an additional $111M in revenue from gay weddings. The average couple spends $7400 on their nuptials there and one in ten spends more than $20,000. “A second study by the same group …

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Daily Grumble

It’s about 45 in my apartment this morning and the building’s boiler has been shut off for the “summer.”

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Obama Heckled At Notre Dame

Anti-abortion activists have been steaming about President Obama’s invitation to speak at Notre Dame’s commencement and one of them temporarily brought Obama’s speech to a halt yesterday when he began heckling the president from the audience. Outside the hall, king of the wingnuts Alan Keyes was arrested for the second time on school property in as many weeks, along with …

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DJ Taxi

Times Square, Sunday, 8:30pm Outside a tavern….. Tourist 1: Do you want to go in? The music sounds OK.Tourist 2: Ugh. World music. You didn’t get enough of that in the cab?

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Singapore Goes Pink (Dot)

Singapore’s Pink Dot project, the first public show of support for LGBT people in the city-state’s history, was a resounding success. Lovely video.

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Hatred Makes Strange Bedfellows

I thought I heard a shofar being blown at yesterday’s anti-gay marriage rally. “Our accountants will have to do TAXES for married homosexual couples!!!” (Way to hit those stereotypes, Rabbi.) “Next year the perverts will come to you and demand that uncles can marry nephews!” I’d love to annotate this clip with a lie counter. Lie. DING. Lie. DING. Lie. …

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At The Anti-Gay Evangelicals Rally

Even though I knew that today’s AIDS Walk in Central Park would severely diminish our numbers, I’ll confess that I’m disappointed in today’s turnout to oppose Sen. Ruben Diaz’ anti-gay rally outside Gov. Paterson’s office. The haters bused in thousands (many out of state plates on those buses) and one cop told me the mayor’s office had estimated the crowd …

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TODAY: Massive Pro And Anti-Gay Marriage Rallies Set For Manhattan

The NYPD has been advised to prepare for 10,000 – 20,000 Hispanic evangelicals rallying outside Gov. Paterson’s Manhattan office today at 1PM for their self-described anti-gay protest. LGBT folks and our allies are urged to show up too, “not in a fight against our dissenters, but in a gesture of support for Governor Paterson, who has supported us.” Gay organizers …

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OMOH

Troubled Diva points out that the acronym for Russia’s riot police is the mirror image of “homo”, an irony probably not lost on the dozens of gay activists arrested this morning at Moscow Pride. OMOH’s motto: “We know no mercy and do not ask for any.”

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Norway Wins Eurovision

Norway’s entry, the Belarus-born Alexander Rybak, aka “the singing eybrows”, has won the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Insanely cheesy, but very typically Eurovision. UPDATE: After earlier (apparently erroneous) reports that Rybak had refused to pose for a photo with gay fans, Norway’s winner had this to say at the post-ceremony press conference: “Why did they (the Moscow police) spend all …

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Past Eurovision Winners

The Eurovision finals are tonight, so let’s review some winners of years past that should be known to you. Here’s the full list of winners since the contest began in 1956. BELOW: The UK’s 1969 winner, Lulu – Boom Bang-A-Bang. Sweden’s 1974 winner, ABBA – Waterloo. BELOW: The UK’s 1976 winner, Brotherhood Of Man – Save Your Kisses For Me. …

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PhoboQuotable – James Dobson

“I want to tell you up front that we’re not going to ask you to do anything, to make a phone call or to write a letter or anything. There is nothing you can do at this time about what is taking place because there is simply no limit to what the left can do at this time. Anything they …

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Police Break Up Moscow Pride, Peter Tatchell Among Arrested

In an embarrassment for Eurovision organizers, Moscow police are cracking down hard on today’s gay pride parade. Between 20 and 40 activists have been arrested at Slavic Pride in Moscow by anti-riot police, early reports indicate. According to a statement released by Pride organiser Nikolai Alekseev, violence was used to break up the peaceful march, which had been banned by …

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