Video: Fake news calls out fake victims
AG Holder: Whichever way SCOTUS goes, work continues
Attorney General Eric Holder:
"There are, as we all know, two important decisions the Supreme Court must render in the coming days. Through our capable Solicitor General, and backed by the President, we have made our positions clear. Though we hope that the results of these cases are consistent with the core values that serve as the foundation of our great nation, the work that lies before us today will not be completed by favorable opinions.
Especially this morning, we must recommit ourselves to the work that – however the cases are decided – will remain undone. We have traveled far together on the road to true equality and non-discrimination. But we are not yet at the end of our journey. There are still miles to go, children to be treasured, people to be protected, and rights to be ensured. Important, life-changing work remains."
Full remarks, as prepared:
Video: Powerful 'Families Are Forever' trailer (watch and share!)
The full film will premiere this weekend (6/22) at San Francisco's Frameline film festival. Here's hoping it makes its way to the private film festivals that play out in the living rooms across this great (but still too non-accepting) nation.
Republican does what all GOP candidates will eventually do (i.e. accept gays); feels MassResistance's wrath (i.e. tsk-tsking blog post)
Anti-gay group MassResistance is coming out against Republican U.S Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez for showing up and campaigning at Boston's Gay Pride Festival:
It's interesting how these groups are starting to realize the future that's playing out before them. The stranglehold is slowly lessening and their awareness is setting in. While the GOP is still far from a pro-LGBT party, more and more candidates are looking to demography, the future, and some basic inevitabilities, moving them away from discriminatory "culture wars" and into places where pro-equality people congregate. Groups like MassResistance just don't know what to do with themselves!
So what are they doing? Well, since they won't support progressive Democrat Ed Markey either, these social conservatives are vowing to just leave their ballots blank in the upcoming special election to fill Secretary of State John Kerry's vacated seat. They forfeit; the future wins.
NOM versus Jennifer Aniston's three-year-old opinion
Linking to a Brad Wilcox piece that uses the same setup, NOM is now questioning the onetime Rachel Green on the personal parental opinions that the actor voiced nearly three years ago:
When reached for comment, Aniston asked, "NOM? What's that? Isn't that the sound I make when I'm eating corn?"
'Discriminating with the Stars': Reality TV personality to head FRC's Action arm
Regular G-A-Y readers know that I've long taken issue with the way the mainstream media treats the Duggar family. Namely, I've held beef with the way MSM reporters tend to act like the Duggar story that the TLC network has been airing for years is just a homespun tale of family values when, in fact, the family is quite politically active with rabidly anti-LGBT groups. That last part seems to get either completely overlooked or mentioned in passing.
Yeah, well—now there's this:
Josh Duggar, the oldest of the Duggar children from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, has accepted a job at the Family Research Council (FRC), making him an outright anti-gay activist. FRC has been classified as an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and has a long history of attacking the LGBT community and their friends, family and allies.
JOSH DUGGAR TAKES A JOB WITH ANTI-GAY FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL [GLAAD]
FRC is of course one of the most hostile groups working against us. The eldest child and one of the TLC show's most prominent stars is now going to be an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (!) with this, one of America's most vehemently anti-LGBT organizations.
Not only is Josh going to work at FRC, but he's actually going to work on the action side. This kid is going to head up FRC's Political Action Committee! This means that he won't even be able to claim he's just commentating or advocating or something else that sounds sweet and innocent. No, no—this reality TV scion is going to be heading up the wing of FRC that goes against us on the hill, in state legislatures, at the ballot box, etc. He has taken a position that directly seeks to stop (or even rollback) our rights and protections!
Look, it's his life, his career, and his choice. In terms of the gig itself, I say bring it! I'm more than ready to challenge whatever he plans.
But don't even try, TLC network, to position Josh's story as something that should warm the fires within my own heart and home. That ship has sailed. This TLC star is going to be paid to spearhead a quest that seeks to diminish, if not completely extinguish, all that I hold dear within my own marriage, family, and home. Forget carefully edited reality TV—for me and millions of others, this crap just got really real. For real.
FRC back to scanning Google Images for drag queens; ENDA must be back in news
This is the Family Research Council's latest anti-ENDA (Employment Nondiscrimination Act) graphic:
High-minded as always, that FRC.
The person in the image is clearly in full drag regalia and is likely not even transgender. But that of distinction doesn't matter to FRC. They want you to believe that protecting transgender men and women from the collective cruelty that is employment nondiscrimination means that all standards of behavior and dress are then removed from the American businessplace. They want you to believe that ENDA will make it so that all business owners must accept a female impersonator's performance costume as acceptable workplace attire, whatever the job at hand. They want you to think that being trans means being over-the-top and campy at all moments in life, and that when you go to the DMV or bank in a world with ENDA as law, you might have to wait for the worker on the clock to lip-sync for her life before that employee performs the duties of the job. They want you to believe that special passes that no LGBT person is seeking will become everyday occurrences.
Their crude agenda shows us more reason why we must protect LGBT people from nasty discrimination, not less.