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WaPo Says Yes To UAFA

Calling it the righting of a “gross unfairness”, today the Washington Post editorialized in favor of the Uniting American Families Act, which would allow the foreign partners of same-sex binational couples the same rights as married heterosexuals. The strain of the status quo on gay and lesbian binational couples should not be discounted. Because their relationships are not legally recognized …

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The Siffy Channel

Ugh. The Sci-Fi Channel is changing its name to SyFy, because you cannot trademark “sci fi”. “We couldn’t own Sci Fi; it’s a genre,” said Bonnie Hammer, the former president of Sci Fi who became the president of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions. “But we can own Syfy.” Another benefit of the new name is that it …

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Life-Size Barbie Cake

This cake was unveiled in Sydney this weekend to honor the 50th anniversary of Barbie. And yes, they really ate her after the ceremony. I wonder where they first stuck the knife? “Skinny bitch, I’ll cut you!” Please note that by Australian law you must include the Opera House in the photo or it didn’t happen. (Via – Cake Wrecks)

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Newark To Launch LGBT Youth Outreach

As every gay New Yorker knows, each weekend the streets of lower Manhattan are flooded with LGBT teenagers escaping their often dangerous situations in northern New Jersey, where there is no safe place for them to be themselves. But finally, Newark is working on making things more welcoming at home. For the past six months, city and school officials have …

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They Won’t Go Down Without A Bite

The poster for an upcoming movie titled Lesbian Vampire Killers has been banned from London’s transit system because the title “might offend lesbians.” Really? Oh! And because linking sexuality and violence is inappropriate for children. Whew. I think. Confused!

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2009 Lambda Literary Noms Announced

The nominations for the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards are out. Our pal Joel Derfner just got a nomination in for his book Swish: My Quest To Become The Gayest Person Ever, which you may recall was a hotly desired swag prize here on JMG last year. Congrats to Joel! Check out the rest of the nominations here.

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No Obama Mask For White 5th Grader

The 5th grade adopted son of a gay couple in Portland, Oregon has been told that he can’t wear an Obama mask during a school talent show. His parents say it’s because their son is white. “I understand the history of blackface and how African Americans were caricatured by it,” said Scott Lechert. “However, we now have a popular biracial …

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Ron Silver Dead At 62

Actor and conservative activist Ron Silver has died of cancer at age 62. “Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him early Sunday morning,” said Robin Bronk, executive director of the Creative Coalition, which Silver helped found. Bronk said Silver was with his family in New York City and he had been fighting esophageal cancer for …

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What’s Anita Bryant Planning?
(And What Is Her Husband Up To?)

JMG reader Douglas In Oklahoma points us to this teaser post by James Miko on a site called Gossip Boy, in which Miko describes having gone undercover at Anita Bryant’s new ministry in Oklahoma City, which she runs with her second husband, Charlie Dry. Miko promises a coming multi-part expose’ on Bryant and Dry, to begin tomorrow. It looks to …

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Israel: Maternity Leave For Gay Couple

For the first time, the Israeli government has granted maternity leave to a gay male couple. The National Insurance Institute authorized Israel’s first-ever “maternity” leave for a male couple on Thursday. Yonatan Gher, director of Jerusalem’s nonprofit Open House Pride and Tolerance organization, has received institute approval of a 64-day leave from work on the occasion of the birth of …

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