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11/30/2005

HRC report: Which companies might think you to be an immoral ass face?

Just in time for socially conscious holiday shopping, the Human Rights Campaign has ranked LGBT-friendly and LGBT-not so much companies in a publication they're calling "Buying for Equality." Coming in with a perfect score of 100 are such companies as...

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Governator reportedly appointing Sapphic chief of staff

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will reportedly replace chief of staff Patricia Clarey with openly-lesbian, openly-Democrat Susan Kennedy (pic.), a longtime gay rights activist. Meaning, of course, that the position will now need to be renamed "chief of staff doesn't interest...

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School in America's oldest city in fight over GSA; Spanish Club's existence remains unchallenged

The National Center for Lesbian Rights has reportedly warned St. Augustine, Florida's Pedro Menendez High School and its principal, Robert Allten, that they have ten days to allow a Gay Straight Alliance to form on campus or face legal action....

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Food purveyor rebuffs anti-gayer

The Christian Civic League of Maine is reporting in their Record online newspaper that Shaws grocery store has contacted outspoken "pro-family" activist Paul Madore and demanded that he remove a recommendation that "people buy their food at Shaws and send...

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Wham!, bam, thank you for the waffle iron: George Michael to get hitched

George Michael (pic.) has joined Elton John as another queer celeb with a last name that sounds like a first name who'll get quasi-hitched in the UK once the sorta-marriages are legalized on Dec. 5. Michael announced that he plans...

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11/29/2005

Wisconsin marriage hearing, you had us at "I pledge alleg..."

According to the AP, Wisconsin gay marriage supporters attending a hearing on the issue today at the state Capitol, concluded their pre-testimony recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by pointedly shouting the last two words in the line, "liberty and...

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To do: Cancel tour of United Arab Emirates

The U.S. Government is condemning the recent arrest of 26 gay men who were nabbed simply because they were queer and in the United Arab Emirates, a nation where homosexuality is illegal. Regarding the mass imprisonment and the authorities' announced...

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Bush protecting sanctity of Musgrave's re-election

President Bush will be in Colorado today to help raise funds for the re-election campaign of US Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave (pic.), a former sponsor of a federal gay marriage ban. Keeping with the spirit of the "I do"-barring duo, we...

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GLAAD advises on trans-centric terms; we advise on pre-movie edicit

Our more respectable cronies at GLAAD are calling on the media to use accurate terminology when referring to the transgender characters in the movies Rent, TransAmerica, and Breakfast on Pluto. It's not "sex change," it's "sexual reassignment surgery." It's not...

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Gay GOPs' right wings ruffled by faux gals

The Log Cabin Republicans of Greater St. Louis have asked for an investigation into a drag show held last month at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, calling the performance "pornographic" and claiming that the female impersonators "mocked heterosexual...

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Attention holiday stigmatizers: Vatican finally releases gay-focused doc

Just in time for ChrismaHanukwanzakah, the long-awaited Vatican document concerning homosexuals within the Catholic priesthood was finally unveiled today. Additionally, just in time for "Christ, they're good looking," the shortly-awaited DVD of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's cinematic eyebrow raiser,...

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Swedish pastor found not guilty; our Swedish meatballs found not tasty

Swedish pastor Ake Green (pic.), who in 2003 called homosexuality a "cancerous tumor on all of society," has been acquitted by Sweden's Supreme Court on charges that his anti-gay sermon incited hatred. Proving once again our theory that if you...

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11/28/2005

Equality California expanding equitable efforts

Responding to the "urgency of threat against LGBT rights" in the Golden State, the queer rights fighters at Equality California have added five new field staff members and announced plans to establish two new regional offices in Southern Cali. Not...

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HRC asks Catholics to step up and say "Oh no you didn't" to Vatican

Joining the "professionally gay" response to the Vatican document banning homosexuals in the Catholic priesthood (scheduled to be officially released tomorrow), the Human Rights Campaign has issued a call to action requesting "fair-minded Catholics to speak out in their local...

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GLAAD to media: Don't let the bullsh*t go unchecked

Responding to last week's apparent leak of a Vatican document addressing the "issue" of gay priests in the Catholic Church, the folks at GLAAD are encouraging the nation's media "to carefully examine the implications" of the doc and to scrutinize...

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A week to go, gay Brits gear up for quasi-nuptials

A week from today, December 5, Britain's same-sex couples above the age of 16 will be granted the opportunity to enter into a civil partnership, affording them most of the same rights as marriage. Some of the differences, however, between...

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Poll: Majority of NH's citizens would like to see an 'Antiquated Hampshire'

A new poll in New Hampshire indicates the 58% of the state's residents support amending their constitution to limit marriage to only man/woman unions. Upon hearing the results, nearby states of "newness," New York And New Jersey, demanded that NH...

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'Pro-family' activist: Pandora wagging her box in Maine

Regarding the recent decision by Maine's citizens to allow a law protecting gay and lesbians against discrimination to stay on the books, the Christian Civil League of Maine's Tim Russell tells Agape Press, "Pandora has been let out of the...

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Westboro and batsh*t crazy celebrate 50 years of commitment

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of that ol' fag-hating, sign-carrying, funeral-picketing, society-condemning band of intolerant gypsies known as the Westboro Baptist Church. Relatedly, we received word that a Georgia man shat into a tin can on November 27, 1955, promptly...

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11/23/2005

Have a nice break, kiddies; regular updates will resume Monday, 11/28. In the meantime, feel free to see what you might have missed. Oh, and if you have holiday shopping needs this long weekend, please keep Target in mind!

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Ohio school that sounds like it should be in Florida, sued by Ohio Rep. who sounds like he won't be invited to our wedding

Ohio State Rep. Tom Brickman Jr. (pic.) has filed a lawsuit against Oxford's Miami University, seeking a cease-insure on the school's policy of offering benefits to the same-sex partners of its employees. Brickman claims that the state's constitutional ban on...

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More Wisconsin lawmakers hop on marriage-bannin' caboose

According to The Capital Times newspaper, a resolution seeking to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage in Wisconsin has gained nine new co-sponsors since first being introduced in 2003, a development which doesn't bode well for the state's marriage-seeking 'mos. According to...

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AA unveils GLBT-friendly travel site; other AA unveils nothing, as they are anonymous

The flighty folks at American Airlines have announced the launch of a new "microsite" specifically targeting the LGBT community, on which gay vacationers can book their airfare, hotel, and rental car to gay-friendly destinations worldwide. Inspired, we plan to launch...

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Buster to send more postcards

According to the Boston Globe, 10 new episodes of the oh so "controversial" PBS program "Postcards for Buster" will be produced for a Fall 2006 premiere, the financing of which can be attributed in a large part to a grant...

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Charlize on rightze for gayze

According to Zap2it.com, Charlize Theron recently told the television show "Extra" that she and beau Stuart Townsend are in no rush to get hitched, though she insinuated that marriage allowance for her queer friends might persuade her to mosey down...

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11/22/2005

Double for nothing: Mass. marriage foes have arseload of sigs

Massachusetts's gay marriage foes today announced that they'll submit 120,000+ petition signatures to clerks on Wednesday, almost double the number needed to get a nuptial-banning measure on the 2008 state ballot. Not to be outdone, we wrote "Screw you, we're...

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Vatican 'mo-focused document leaked; someone needs to clean it up

The Adista News Agency has posted what is believed to be the full text of the long-awaited Vatican document outlining the rules for homosexuals wishing to enter the Catholic priesthood; unsurpisingly, all of the expected stigmatization stipulations seem to be...

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Choosy Republican 'pro-family' pro Knight chooses to not be pro the choice of pro-choice gay Republican pro

Responding to Planned Parenthood's decision to appoint the Log Cabin Republicans' former Political Director, Christopher Barron (pic), to head its GOP outreach efforts, Concerned Women For America's Robert Knight tells Cybercast News Service: "This should be a seamless transition, given...

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'Don't call me a fruit then fire me' proposal back in play in Indy

Openly gay-friendly Indianapolis Councilwoman Jackie Nytes (pic.) has re-introduced a proposal (pdf) that would amend the city's human rights laws to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. A similar effort (also sponsored by Nytes) failed last April in...

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Some residents think it sucks to live on Dicks

According to the L.A. Times, some resident of West Hollywood's Dicks Street want the name changed to Dickson Lane, as they find the euphemistically-named road embarrassing. Though frankly, we find the idea of "Dicks on Lane" SO MUCH more disturbing....

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Focus on the Family finally gets a set of balls

As part of their NYC-based initiatives, the AP reports that the Family Focusers at FOF will be distributing 5,000 stress balls bearing the name of their Troubledwith.com website (which includes homosexuality as something of which to be "troubled") to spectators...

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'Family' folks make accusations; we make Photoshop ridiculousness

Responding to this past weekend's Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference in Seattle, WA, Joe Glover, president of the Family Policy Network, tells Focus on the Family's CitizenLink news site: "This is just another example of homosexual activists wanting to push...

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11/21/2005

Better never than late: Another claims Katrina shat from God's wrath

Northern Ireland lawmaker Maurice Mills (pic.) has become the latest personality to insinuate that Hurricane Katrina was sent to punish gays, saying, in part: “Surely, this is a warning to nations where such wickedness is increasingly promoted and practiced. This...

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Illinois 'Concerned Woman' ups status to 'disturbed lass'

In a piece on Concerned Women for America's website decrying Chicago-area media for not covering a vigil marking the death of Mary Stachowicz (who was allegedly murdered by a gay man, Nicholas Gutierrez, after she told him, according to CWFA,...

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Poll: Smoking for West

New polls coming out of Washington indicate that a majority (60%) will choose to recall beleaguered mayor Jim West in the special "vote by mail" election that's currently underway in Spokane. However, according to our own research, had West only...

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Elder gays to spend latter days in Santa Fe(s)

A gay-focused retirement home called RainbowVision, which will feature, according to the Chicago Tribune, not only "gourmet cooking classes, but also rowdy drag queen shows and gay pride parades," is set to open in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area...

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Religious leaders, both yarmulked and not, stand up for the gays

Yesterday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, around 1,200 people gathered at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, where the Rev. Bruce Robbins (pic.) led his congregation in a sort of "protest" against recent anti-gay decisions and queer-excluding practices of the United Methodist Church....

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'Geography Club' banned; 'Future Homemakers of America' still okay

Due to the complaints of a pair of parents, the queer-themed novel "Geography Club" has been removed from the Junior and Senior High shelves of a Tacoma, Washington-area school district. However, the district's Superintendent, Patti Banks, tells the AP that...

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11/18/2005

Swapped wife's penis drives man to sue

A Haileyville, Oklahoma man is suing producers with the ABC television show "Wife Swap," because instead of trading his spouse with another female like the reality show's title suggests, the tricky crew replaced the fair maiden with a gay man....

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UPDATE: Focus on the Meta Tags

You might remember last week when told you about some gay slurs we stumbled upon while "viewing the source" of Focus on the Family's Troubledwith.com website. Well, kiddies, we're happy to report that the FOFers have now adjusted their "meta...

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Report: M. Ciccone to reinvent gay TV

It is being reported that Madonna's Maverick company is developing a gay soap opera for the Logo network, in which all of the characters will live in the same apartment complex. The show may sound similar to Showtime's late "Queer...

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Planetout to focus on planet's out ladies

Planetout Inc., or as it is now known, "ruler of the free homosexual world," today announced several new initiatives focused on the lesbian market, including a "presenting sponsorship" of the 16th Annual Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs,...

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AFA encourages post-turkey Target avoidance

Due to Target's non-use of the words "Merry Christmas" in operations and advertising, as well as their refusal to allow Salvation Army kettles outside of their stores (a decision thought to be due, in part, to the bell-ringing organization's anti-gay...

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New record for most utterances of words 'Barney Frank' to be set this weekend in Seattle

This weekend in Seattle, around 200 gay and lesbian national and world leaders are expected to gather at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers to discuss policy issues, strategize, and just generally enjoy a weekend of political gay nuttiness. Additionally,...

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Judge: Billboards condemning Staten Island fairies not protected speech

A U.S. District Court judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by Staten Island's Rev. Kristofer Okwedy, in which the pastor claimed that former borough president Guy Molinari violated his First Amendment Rights when he ordered the removal of two Okwedy-financed...

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Report: Mass. GOP protecting sanctity of potential campaign supporters

According to the Boston Globe, Massachusetts's Republican party "has been drafting Republicans to gather signatures for a proposed ban on same-sex marriage and plans to use the petition drive to identify supporters for the 2006 elections." Additionally, the Globe also...

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Ruling: Gay chosen person can sue bell-ringing persons

A Manhattan judge has ruled that a gay, Jewish former Salvation Army employee can proceed with a lawsuit in which he claims that his supervisor at the notoriously anti-gay policied, Christian-based organization harassed and later fired him on the basis...

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11/17/2005

SC Baptists endorse marriage ban; also, the sky is blue

According to Agape Press, the South Carolina Baptist Convention has endorsed a proposed amendment to their state's constitution that would ban same-sex marriage. According to us, "Wooo, shocker. Really, we're like sooooooooooo surprised. A group of Baptists chose to support...

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Mass 'mo marriage foe won't be pissing us off for four more years

Citing a desire to spend more time with his family and pursue other interests, one of Massachusetts's most outspoken opponents of gay marriage, state Representative Philip Travis (pic.), told the Boston Globe that he will not seek reelection in 2006....

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Alabama lawmaker to brutally attack gay hate

Responding to the brutal attack on a gay man committed last month in Montgomery, Alabama state Rep. Alvin Holmes (pic.) has announced that he will attempt to pass a bill amending the state's hate crime laws to include sexual orientation....

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