Tag Archives: Washington Blade

Press Secretary Sean Spicer Dodges Question On Rumored Anti-LGBT Executive Order [VIDEO]

At today’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer dodged a question from Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson about reports of an impending anti-LGBT executive order. Johnson: “The LGBT group the Human Rights Campaign has issued a statement citing rumors that the president is about to sign a religious freedom executive order that would undermine LGBT rights. Is this …

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HomoQuotable – Gregory Angelo

“This is really a time of choosing for LGBT advocates on the left. Do you support the left agenda, or do you actually support equal rights for Americans? Those who fall in the latter category are going to be the ones who are going to be come to the table with Republicans and find solutions, ways to pass things, like …

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Super Gay Bet: Blade Vs B.A.R.

From Washington Blade reporter Phil Reese: Editors and publishers of the Washington Blade and the Bay Area Reporter, an LGBT newspaper in San Francisco, announced this week the terms of a bet for their respective teams playing in Sunday’s Super Bowl championship in New Orleans. If the Ravens win, BAR will send the Blade staff a lunch of dungeness crabs …

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Bishop Harry Jackson: I Personally Cursed A Gay Newspaper Into Bankruptcy

“One night I walked past one of those newsstands. As I was walking past it, I looked at that newsstand and they had some article about same-sex marriage and all that blasphemous stuff. And I laid hands on that newsstand and I said, ‘In the name of Jesus, I CURSE THIS PAPER!’ Less than two months, that paper went bankrupt. …

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HomoQuotable – Kevin Naff

“Log Cabin members are not self-loathing closet cases more concerned with their bank accounts than their basic civil rights. They are smart, thoughtful people working thanklessly for change within a party whose leadership disdains them. Withholding a Romney endorsement isn’t an easy decision and would certainly cost Log Cabin access to Romney. But let’s face it: Romney can’t win this …

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Today In Lying Liars Who Lie

Perkins knows well that those names are Maryland public records and that all the Washington Blade did was post a link to the state-provided PDF. But you can bet that the OUTRAGED the money will roll in.

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Washington Blade Publishes Link To List Of Maryland’s Marriage Petition Signers

The Washington Blade writes: The names of some 110,000 Maryland residents who signed a petition to force the state’s new marriage equality law onto the November ballot are now publicly available online. The Washington Blade obtained a database of the names from the Maryland Board of Elections and posted the names here. The list is searchable and includes names, addresses …

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Babeu Speaks To Washington Blade

Beleaguered Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu has told the Washington Blade that his bid for Congress is definitely still on, despite the deportation scandal still percolating locally. A rabid libertarian, Babeu says that he supports the repeal of DOMA because marriage should be a state and not a federal issue. Chris Johnson reports: Babeu said he would “certainly vote to repeal” …

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GOProud Vs Washington Blade

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Morning View – Netroots Boys

The first familiar faces I ran into here in Minneapolis were Washington Blade staffers Chris Johnson and Phil Reese.

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Robert Gibbs Nearly Ends Press Conference Over Obama’s Position On Marriage

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs today nearly cut his press conference short after Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson pressed him about the president’s 1996 support of same-sex marriage, a position Obama later reversed. Gibbs resumed taking questions after other reporters complained. Johnson has been relentless on LGBT issues with Gibbs for the last couple of weeks.

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Washington Blade Returns

Washington DC’s venerable Washington Blade is back to publishing under its original name after six months as DC Agenda. The 40-year-old newspaper — founded as a one-sheet newsletter in October 1969 just months after the Stonewall riots in New York incited the modern gay rights movement — has published weekly editions under the name D.C. Agenda since Nov. 20, four …

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Washington Blade Assets Purchased

The former Washington Blade staffers behind its successor, DC Agenda, have purchased the assets of the demised title. Most importantly, the purchase includes the paper’s irreplaceable archive of the last 40 years of LGBT history and journalism. Brown Naff Pitts Omnimedia, Inc., doing business as DCAgenda, proudly announced today that it acquired the assets of the Washington Blade, the nation’s …

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On The “Death” Of LGBT Print Media

Over on Mediaite, Michael Triplett of the National Gay & Lesbian Journalists Association covers the demise of the Washington Blade and other LGBT print titles and what physical gay newspapers have meant to us. Like other “minority” media, it is easy to underestimate the significance of the LGBT press for the gay community. For many of us, it was the …

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DC Agenda: Replacement For Washington Blade Launches Tomorrow

Talk about quick! Staffers from the just-defunct Washington Blade will launch their new publication, DC Agenda, tomorrow. (With some help from the Gay Men’s Chorus.) Members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. presented the former Washington Blade with a check Wednesday night for a full-page ad in the newspaper’s new print iteration, the D.C. Agenda, which will be …

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The Almost Buyers Of Washington Blade

Cathy Renna reports that a Virginia-based company had bid on the assets of the Washington Blade and were in negotiations for takeover before yesterday’s abrupt closure of the venerable LGBT newspaper. Via email: In response to media inquiries and an apparent information blackout by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Nicholas F. Benton, owner of the Falls Church News-Press, a …

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Publisher Of Washington Blade And Other LGBT Print Titles Shuts Down

This weekend I noticed that the websites of the Washington Blade, Southern Voice, and several other titles published by Window Media had not been updated in a few days. Just now, Southern Voice posted this message to their Facebook fan page: With deepest regret, as editor of SoVo, I have to tell you that we arrived at the office to …

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Barney Frank: DADT Repeal To Be Part Of FY 2011 DOD Funding Bill

Yesterday Rep. Barney Frank says that a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will likely be attached to a fiscal year 2011 Department of Defense funding authorization bill that will be voted on in the spring of next year. Via Washington Blade: “The House will take up and the Senate will take up ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal,” he said. …

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No Evidence Our Soldiers Killed Gay Iraqis

Last month, two gay Iraqis spoke to a group of Washington LGBT activists, claiming they had evidence that American soldiers had taken part in the murders of gay men in Iraq. Yesterday the Washington Blade reported that U.S. Army officials have investigated the claim and found no evidence to support the charges. Additionally, one of the gay Iraqis making the …

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Two Gay Iraqis Accuse U.S. Military Of Joining In Executions

The Washington Blade is reporting that two gay Iraqis claim to have photos of U.S. soldiers preparing to execute gay men in Iraq. The men displayed some of their photos at a Washington fundraising event last week. One of the Iraqis, who goes by the name “Hussam,” showed the audience of about 80 people gruesome images, including shots allegedly of …

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