Tag Archives: Newsweek

GLAAD Demands Apology From Newsweek Over “Gay Actors Can’t Play Straight” Flap

GLAAD is asking the editors of Newsweek for an apology after running a column by openly gay writer Ramin Setoodeh in which he claimed that gay actors cannot convincingly play straight characters. The creator of the hit Fox show Glee has also called for a boycott of Newsweek. “An actor’s personal life should not be a factor in their believability …

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Joy Behar Takes On Author Of “Gays Can’t Play Straight” Newsweek Article

With Dan Savage, Amanda Bearse, and the author himself.

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Friendly Voices – Kristin Chenoweth

“As someone who’s been proudly advocating for equal rights and supporting GLBT causes for as long as I can remember, I know how much it means to young people struggling with their sexuality to see out & proud actors like Sean Hayes, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris and Cynthia Nixon succeeding in their work without having to keep their sexuality …

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Dan Choi On HRC: I Feel So Betrayed

“When I heard Kathy Griffin was going to be a spokeswoman for Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, I wondered about that. I have great respect for her as an advocate. But if [the Human Rights Campaign] thinks that having a rally at Freedom Plaza with a comedienne is the right approach, I have to wonder. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is not …

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Male-On-Male Sexual Harassment Rises

According to a Newsweek report, reported incidences of workplace male-on-male sexual harassment are on the rise. The story notes that most of the cases don’t arise from flirting gone too far, but from actions meant to sexually humiliate the victim. The EEOC tracks the number of men and women who file claims with the agency, but doesn’t always keep track …

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The Conservative Case For Marriage

Prop 8 lawyer Ted Olson has written a great essay for Newsweek titled The Conservative Case For Marriage. Read the entire thing. Olson’s conclusion: California’s Proposition 8 is particularly vulnerable to constitutional challenge, because that state has now enacted a crazy-quilt of marriage regulation that makes no sense to anyone. California recognizes marriage between men and women, including persons on …

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The Decade In Seven Minutes

Newsweek unspools the major stories of the last ten years. From Y2K, 9/11, and Dubya to Obama, the swine flu and Michael Jackson. RELATED: Calling this last decade “the noughties” (or “the naughties”) never really caught on, did it? What the heck will we call the decade that starts in five weeks? The “teens” don’t get here for three years.

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Newsweek: The Bible Calls For Marriage Equality

As longtime readers would guess, I’m not too interested in debating where the Bible actually stands on homosexuality, but some of you may want to read what Newsweek’s Lisa Miller says on the subject of the Bible and marriage equality. A small excerpt from her essay: In the Old Testament, the concept of family is fundamental, but examples of what …

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This Week In Dumbest Things Ever

Has there been a dumber controversy so far? GOP flacks are complaining about this Newsweek cover because it’s unretouched. ‘This cover is a clear slap in the face at Sarah Palin. Why? Because it’s unretouched. It highlights every imperfection that every human being has. But we’re talking unwanted facial hair, pores, wrinkles. This is a gross slap in the face …

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