Tag Archives: California

HomoQuotable – Michelangelo Signorile

“NOM had a terrible year in which the Supreme Court struck down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act and invalidated Prop 8. Last week alone the group saw Illinois and Hawaii move forward on marriage equality. Its own fundraising appears to have dwindled from the days when NOM would make splashy announcements about big donors. NOM and …

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CA Hate Group Claims It Has Signatures To Force Vote On Trans Student Rights

The anti-gay Capitol Resource Group claims that its coalition has gathered enough petition signatures to force a public vote on repealing the bill that grants rights to transgender students. A coalition of conservative groups called Privacy for all Students submitted 620,000 signatures to get the initiative on the November 2014 ballot, said Frank Schubert, the political strategist handling the signature …

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CALIFORNIA: Oakland Teen Charged With Hate Crime After Setting Transgender City Bus Passenger On Fire

Via the San Jose Mercury-News: A 16-year-old who told police homophobia caused him to light a sleeping teen’s skirt on fire aboard an AC Transit bus Monday night has been charged as an adult and could go to prison for life if convicted, prosecutors announced Thursday. Richard Thomas, an Oakland High School student, on Thursday was charged with aggravated mayhem …

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Afternoon View – Palm Springs Tram

When Dr. Jeff suggested that we check out the Palm Springs Tramway today, I looked at the little old hill behind our hotel and said, “Sure, we’ve got time.” What he did not tell me is that the tram climbs 8516 feet from the Coachella Valley floor and up “North America’s sheerest mountain face.” The tram does this WHILE ROTATING. …

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CA Woman Ticketed For Glassholery

A California woman has gotten the first-ever ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass. Via Dennis Romero at LA Weekly: Google Glass enthusiast Cecilia Abadie says she was ticketed for using the internet-connected device even though, she claims, it wasn’t active when she was driving. The computer scientist posted her California Highway Patrol souvenir for the world to see on …

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UC Pepper Spray Cop Awarded $38K

John Pike, the former University of California Davis cop who earned worldwide infamy for casually pepper-spraying peaceful seated protesters, has been awarded $38,000 for the mental anguish he “suffered” after the incident. The claim “resolves all claims of psychiatric injury specific or due to continuous trauma from applicant’s employment at UC Davis.” The incident that resulted in the $38,055 settlement …

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CALFORNIA: Protect Marriage Sues To Have Donor Names Stricken From Record

Protect Marriage has filed a lawsuit which demands that the names of their donors during the 2008 Prop 8 campaign be stricken from state records. Because the gays have been mean to them. At a hearing Friday before the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, backers of the hotly contested and now-overturned ballot measure, Proposition 8, sought …

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Seen At The California GOP Convention

Exhibit #797 in the GOP’s war on women. Source. (Via Towleroad)

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CALIFORNIA: Governor Signs Bill Allowing Children More Than Two Legal Parents

After vetoing a similar measure last year, California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill which allows children to have more than two legal parents. Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said he authored the measure to address the changes in family structure in California, including situations in which same-sex couples have a child with an opposite-sex biological parent. The law …

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Liberty Counsel: Teaching Kids That LGBT People Get Murdered Is Sexual Assault

“What are your kids studying in school today? Public schools from California to Florida are celebrating LGBT History Month, where they highlight a homosexual or lesbian each day. Today, America’s school children are learning about Edward-turned-Gwen Araujo, who was intimate with men who allegedly beat him when they discovered that he was not a woman. If parents think our school …

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Brawl At California Apple Store

There was a brawl outside a Pasadena Apple store yesterday after a man refused to pay dozens of homeless people the $40 he’d promised each of them for waiting in line for the new iPhone. Two people were already arrested for fighting in the long line outside the Pasadena store before dozens of people hired from a nearby homeless shelter …

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CA Trans Teen Elected Homecoming Queen

Last night the student body of a California high school elected a transgender girl as their homecoming queen. Cassidy Lynn Campbell broke down in tears Friday night when she learned that she had been crowned homecoming queen. The senior at Marina High School in Huntington Beach was born male but told The Times she always felt like a girl. In …

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CALIFORNIA: Pastor Faith-Heals With His Penis, Faces Multiple Felony Sex Charges

A California pastor faces multiple felony sexual assault charges after telling female parishioners that he could heal them. With his penis and tongue, apparently. Jorge Juan Castro, 53, was arrested last Friday on allegations that during his eight years as associate pastor at Las Buenas Nuevas Church in Norwalk, he repeatedly sexually assaulted at least 20 parishioners. He told the …

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Gay Veterans Marry At Senior Living Home

A gay couple together for 20 years has gotten married at their senior living home for veterans in a first for the facility. John Banvard, 95, and 67-year-old Gerard Nadeau, who served in Vietnam, said they wanted to have their ceremony among friends, so they chose to have it at the Veteran’s Home, where they’ve lived for the last three …

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CALIFORNIA: Liberty Counsel Appeals Loss Over Bill That Bans “Ex-Gay” Torture

As expected, the Liberty Counsel has filed an en banc appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court, demanding that the full Court reconsider the slap down given them by a three-judge panel of the same Court in their bid to block California’s ban on the “ex-gay” torture of minors. Mathew Staver, chief counsel of Liberty Counsel, said the minors he represents …

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CA Approves Weddings For Gay Inmates

Inmates in the California prison system are now eligible for same-sex marriages. Michael Stainer, director of the adult institutions division for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, issued a memo on Friday stating that the U.S. Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriages legal again in the state in June also applies to prisoners. But Stainer says gay or bisexual …

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“Luxury” Doomsday Bunker: $65,000

“A Southern California company is building luxury survivalist bunkers complete with wide-screen TVs, plumbing, and bunk-beds. They start at about $65 thousand dollars and that doesn’t include the cost of digging a big enough hole.”

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SAN DIEGO: Carl DeMaio To Continue US House Bid, WON’T Run For Mayor

Contrary to a report published yesterday by Politico, homocon former San Diego City Council member Carl DeMaio will not be running again for mayor and will continue his campaign for the US House. The decision by DeMaio comes after lengthy behind-the-scenes deliberations among Republican power brokers this past weekend in which they urged DeMaio to stay in the congressional race …

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Liberty Counsel Has The “Ex-Gay” Sadz

“The minors we represent do not want to act on same-sex attractions, nor do they want to engage in such behavior. They are greatly benefiting from this counseling. Their grades have gone up, their self-esteem has improved, and their relationships at home are much improved. Legislators and judges in the state of California have essentially barged into the private therapy …

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CALIFORNIA: Appeals Court Upholds Law Banning “Ex-Gay” Torture For Minors

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the attempt to block California’s law that bans “ex-gay” torture for minors. In resolving two separate legal challenges to the new law, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the arguments of a group of therapists and families who sued to block its enforcement. The three-judge panel was unanimous in upholding …

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