Tag Archives: straight allies

Athlete Ally Slams IOC

“When given the choice to stand up and affirm Principle 6 of the Olympic charter, the IOC simply backed down. And so we now head into uncharted territory in Sochi, a place where LGBT people – and others trying to support them – will be subject to persecution because of these heinous laws passed after Sochi was named the host …

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Ben Cohen Wanted A Male Dance Partner

Ben Cohen has told the British press that he had been hoping to be paired with a male partner on Strictly Come Dancing. The ex-England rugby star had hoped to be paired with pro Robin Windsor, but instead got stunning blonde Kristina Rihanoff. Married dad-of-two Ben, 34, who has posed naked for magazines, said: “I’ve no qualms dancing with a …

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Ben Cohen Debuts On Dancing Show

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NEW MEXICO: Dona Ana County Clerk Requests Donations To Defend Marriage Suit Brought By GOP Lawmakers

New Mexico’s Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins is asking for donations to help defend the lawsuit brought against him by state GOP lawmakers.  Ellins was the state’s first county clerk to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses and since he tipped that first domino, seven other county clerks have joined in, bringing marriage equality to a slight majority of New …

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Quote Of The Day – Lynn Ellins

“Let me put it this way, some people have balls, some people don’t, alright? Some of them truly believe that they need direction from on high and they’re not willing to do a constitutional analysis. Some of them are philosophically opposed so they wouldn’t do it unless they were brought to the shed and whacked.” – Dona Ana County Clerk …

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Ben Cohen Confirms Dance Show Casting

Straight ally and uber-hottie Ben Cohen has confirmed his casting for the upcoming season of Britain’s Strictly Come Dancing.

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Ben Cohen On Strictly Come Dancing?

The Metro recaps Ben Cohen’s rumored casting on Strictly Come Dancing, which is Britain’s version of Dancing With The Stars: Who is he: Chiselled member of England’s 2003 Rugby World cup winning squad, better known for his philanthropic work (he is founder of the anti-bullying organisation The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation) since retiring from the game in 2011. Chances of …

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Tweet Of The Day – Cory Booker

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Cory Booker On Rumors That He’s Gay

“People who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that …

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MOSCOW: Swedish High Jumper Told To Paint Over Her Rainbow Fingernails

On Thursday, Swedish high jumper Emma Green Tregaro competed at the World Track & Field finals in Moscow with her fingernails painted in rainbow hues in support of the LGBT community. Her gesture sparked international headlines after she was denounced by the Russian pole vaulting world champion, who later backtracked.  Now comes this: Swedish officials told the 28-year-old her rainbow …

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UTAH: Former NFL Star Steve Young To Keynote Conference For Gay Mormons

NFL Hall Of Fame inductee Steve Young and his wife will keynote the convention of Affirmation, an organization for gay Mormons.  Hank Plante reports at USA Today: Steve and Barbara Young released a statement to the Salt Lake City Tribune confirming they’ll be keynoters at the conference, saying it is “where they hope to lend their voices to the healing …

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Pro Wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

Good As You tips us that six-time WWF champion Steve Austin has endorsed same-sex marriage in a rather hilariously profane string of comments made during an internet radio interview. It’s a big week for wrestling news around here, huh?

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MOSCOW: Swedish Athlete Competes With Fingernails Painted In Rainbow Colors, Draws Condemnation From Russian Pole Vaulting World Champion

At the World Track & Field championships in Moscow, Swedish high jumper Emma Green Tregaro competed today with her fingernails painted in rainbow hues in a gesture of solidarity for the LGBT community, drawing condemnation from Russia pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva. “If we allow to promote and do all this stuff on the street, we are very afraid about our …

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RUSSIA: American Runner Dedicates Silver Medal To Gay Friends At Home

American runner Nick Symmonds yesterday won the silver medal in the 800-meter race at the World Track & Field Championships in Moscow. Speaking to the press afterwards, dedicated his win to his gay friends at home in the United States. “As much as I can speak out about it, I believe that all humans deserve equality as however God made …

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Tweets Of The Day – Lady Gaga

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Tweet Of The Day – Pink

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Henry Rollins On DOMA

“Bad News for the Haters Dept.: You realize that all those obnoxious 16-year-olds you see everywhere, texting their friends who are standing next to them, will be able to vote in the 2016 elections. Do you think you will be able to sell them on your anti-gay/anti-woman/anti-brown/black platform? Do you think they want to end up like you? I bet …

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Macklemore Joins Americans United

LGBT ally and rapper Macklemore, whose singles have topped the Hot 100 for months, is speaking out on behalf of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. RELATED: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Can’t Hold Us is #1 for the fourth consecutive week on Billboard’s latest pop singles chart. Their previous single, Thrift Shop, held the top spot for six …

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NBA Owner Joins Gay Sports Group

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has joined the advisory board of Athlete Ally, the group founded by collegiate wrestler Hudson Taylor to fight homophobia in sports.  Cuban made most of his fortune in 1999 when he sold Broadcast.com to Yahoo for $5.9B.

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