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01/31/2006

Gregoire signs gay-friendly bill; will gay-unfriendly Bills and Gregs sign to have it bashed?

As expected, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire (pic.) today signed into law a recently passed bill that bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the Evergreen State. However, if local 'mo foe Tim Eyman is successful in obtaining enough...

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Sorry 'TransAmerica,' for we've been selfish d*cks -- please don't chop off our heads

So a few folks have pointed out that despite our tendency to write a new entry every time anyone from Brokeback so much as farts, we have grossly overlooked TransAmerica and the brilliant (and Oscar-nominated) performance from its leading lady,...

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Toasting 'Brokeback' the 'WorldNet' way

From conservative news source, World Net Daily: Though don't think them biased against the flick, as we hear they had 'Race in the LA land,' 'Rape of the Murrow Man,' and 'Face of the Pale Woman' commentaries ready to go...

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Catholic Univ. offers 'Queer Studies' minor; will it lead to a church backlash, major?

Despite the gay-not-so-friendly sentiment that seems to keep flowing from the Vatican's general direction, America's largest Catholic university, Chicago's Depaul, is now offering a 'Queer Studies' minor to its students. Though before they can graduate, we do hear that all...

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GSAs targeted by another state lawmaker; math clubs okay for now

In the Virginia legislature, who you may remember from such recent lawmaking actions as approving a gay marriage ban, Del. Matthew Lohr (pic.) is currently pushing a bill through the House that would allow local school boards to "prohibit school...

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Mountain of nods for 'B'back': lil' 'gay cowboy flick' catches Oscar's eye

This morning in Hollywood, nominations for the 78th annual Academy Awards were announced, and we're happy to report that Brokeback Mountain has snatched eight nods -- Best Actor (Ledger), Supporting Actor (Gyllenhaal), Supporting Actress (Williams), Director (Lee), Adapted Screenplay (Ossana...

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01/30/2006

Out of the closet and into the cabinet: D.C mayor exalts LGBT official

In an encouraging development for the Washington D.C. gay community, the director of the Office of GLBT Affairs, a D.C. post created by mayor Tony Williams (pic.) in 2004, has now been promoted to a cabinet-level position. Mayor Signs Legislation...

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'Pro-fam' lawyer condemns UF policy, forcing us to challenge our own 'no FU's' stance

In an attempt to discredit the University of Florida's decision to extend healthcare benefits to domestic partners (homo or hetero) of a school employee, the America Family Association's Steve Crampton (pic.) presents the following scenario to Agape Press: "So here's...

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Prospect of unlawful gay bullying apparently too progressive, Wash. man seeks to keep "you're fired, fag' legal

Washington's Tim Eyman has announced that he will today file a ballot initiative seeking to have a recently passed anti-gay discrimination bill put to a state referendum. Governor Christine Gregoire is expected to sign the bill into law tomorrow morning,...

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Booze barred from bar; was bias to blame?

The owners of a new gay bar in Jackson, TN, are claiming that they were recently denied a zoning exception that would've allowed them to serve alcohol, primarily because the liquor they were planning to purvey was intended for homosexual...

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01/27/2006

HRC confronts Brownback on 'fruits' label; we get all up in our grocer's face regarding pineapple's Dole sticker

The Human Rights Campaign is calling on U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan) to clarify remarks he made in a recent Rolling Stone interview, in which he apparently referred to Swedish gay citizens as "fruits." We'd have to agree with HRC,...

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Wash senators rinse discrimination, dry debate

In news that will surely not sit well in the Hutcherson household, the Washington state Senate today approved a long-contested bill to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. After one more purely procedural vote in the House, the...

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CWA: Prostitution, homosexuality; tomato, tomahto

Regarding the following passage, which recently ran as part of an editorial in Virginia's Richmond Time-Dispatch... Certain supporters of the amendment are right: Marriage lies under siege. Yet perhaps as great a threat to the institution comes not so much...

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Man's rakin' in bacon via (allegedly) makin' with Aiken; is he fakin'?

Like a tabloid version of Kathy Griffin that lives next to Tic Tacs and eyeglass repair kits, The National Enquirer is attempting to "out" pop star Clay Aiken. The bastion of journalistic integrity is giving its version of validity to...

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MassEquality: Some shadiness be goin' on, 'mo foes

MassEquality, Massachusetts' preeminent gay rights group, is alleging that at least 2,000 people were either tricked into signing or had their John Hancocks forged on a recently certified queer nuptials-denying petition. Relatedly, we are continuing to contend that all of...

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Ford apparently responded to latest "pro-family" threat, failed to CC us, blah, blah, blah

Via an audio chat posted on the Concerned Women for America's website, we've learned for the first time today that executives from the Ford Motor Company have responded to the letter sent by 42 43 44 "pro-family" groups, wherein they...

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01/26/2006

VA gov. says amendment language flawed; we say impetus behind its existence is just as distorted

Despite his opposition to same-sex marriage, Virginia governor Tim Kaine (pic.) is speaking out against the state's proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay nuptials, saying that the language in two of the sentences is flawed and could put other personal,...

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Another gay student, another bias claim

Keeping with today's apparent theme of students alleging that their colleges booted them on the basis of their homo-gaeity, we've now learned of another pupil who's claiming that his school, the Univ. of Bridgeport, ousted him because he likes boys....

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MO senators targeting 'mo - sin, it' orators

Missouri state senators have passed a bill designed to prevent the "fag-hating" folks of Westboro Baptist's notorious funeral protests from an hour prior to an hour following the various memorial services. Meaning, of course, that should the measure be passed...

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Exclusive, Breaking, HUGE News: 'WorldNet' oftentimes more dramatic than the gayest gay we know

WorldNetDaily's take on 5 teachers' refusal to hang gay-friendly posters in their high school classrooms: A holy war? Really, because we could have sworn it was more of a minor incident involving conflicting beliefs about what's acceptable in a public...

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Would you like pretzels, peanuts, or to hear about how I slept with a celebrity?

FROM THE ARTICLE: Well, now, the jig is up for Kenny, thanks to Paula Jackson. The Southwest Airlines flight attendant, age 47, announced to a plane load of people last week that she had been Chesney’s lover for 10 years...

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Collegiate gay claims gayness led to early summer vacation

A former student of Arkansas's John Brown University, Michael Guinn, claims he was ousted from the Christian school last month after administrators learned he was of the homo persuasion, a tidbit to which they were made privy via an anonymous...

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01/25/2006

'Straight Talk Radio:' the misguided gift that keeps on giving

From the website of "ex-gay" radio show "Straight Talk Radio:" Well, they've certainly already revealed the first of the "Effective 10:" No word on what steps 2-10 involve, though we do hear that both of those CDs contain nothing more...

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Because the 'Minuscule Bosom Society' just doesn't have the same ring

The film group Power Up!, an organization with a mission " to promote the visibility and integration of gay women in entertainment, the arts, and all forms of media," have announced that they'll be producing a feature-length feminist comedy to...

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Laura Bushin' ain't easy

From the fag-hating" folks at Westboro Baptist: A scene that (we'd imagine) led Laura Bush to immediately declare, "Yo, quit tryin' to blow my cover, bitches. Whatcha tryin' to do, put a sista outta work? Hows about you be real...

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XXX: Jackman discusses metaphorical nature of 'X-men 3'

Regarding the plot of X3, the upcoming third installment of the X-men film franchise in which the mutants will discover a "cure" for their superpowers, star Hugh Jackman is quoted by the AP as saying: "If you could actually get...

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Rhode Island lawmakers ready 'marriage for Bill/Bill' bills

Rhode Island Senator Rhoda Perry (pic, l.) introduced a bill in the Senate on Tuesday, and Representative Art Handy (pic, r.) plans to introduce a bill in the state House today that, if successful, could eventually legalize gay marriage in...

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Cali teachers say 'no' to gay rights poster; 'Hang in there, kitty' okay for now

Five teachers at San Leandro, California's San Leandro High School are reportedly refusing to follow a school board-mandated policy requiring that they hang a gay rights poster in their classrooms. As folks who post about gay rights, we'd like to...

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For the love of God, take stock in your beliefs

The Rev. Ken Hutcherson (pic.) has expounded on his plans to mess with companies who are supporting a Washington gay rights bill, urging those who subscribe to his homo-unfriendly beliefs to purchase stocks from the queer-supportive companies and then dump...

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01/24/2006

UPDATE: Yes Virginia, there is a marriage-banning clause

A proposed amendment to ban gay marriage in Virginia is just one misguided step away from being put to the state's voters this November. Granted preliminary approval today in the Senate, the measure only has to survive one final Senate...

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FRC makes HHS say RIP to WWW site

Amidst claims from the Family Research Council that it was merely "pro-homosexual propaganda," the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has removed a division website (Google cache) dedicated to preventing substance abuse, youth suicide, and other health issues affecting...

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In which we stand on ceremony regarding Brightbill's 'commitment'

Speaking to the Evening Sun about a proposed effort to amend the Pennsylvania state constitution to ban gay marriage -- which, incidentally, is expected to be introduced at a news conference today -- Senate Majority leader David J. Brightbill (pic.)...

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You've got male4male-centric tunes

Entering the gay music marketplace, a niche that's gone from barren to crowded quite quickly, AOL Music has launched a tuney new site called "G-Sides, Music for the GLBT Community. So far no plans have been announced for an anti-gay...

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A Capitol affair: Wash equality fans rally for rights

1000+ gay rights supporters, many of whom wore "I'm For Equality" buttons and held "Equality for All of God's Children" signs, rallied on the steps of the Washington state capitol yesterday, calling for the Senate to approve a gay rights...

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CWA all like, 'Shunning gays? What? Are you kidding? Us? CRAZY!!!'

Regarding a proposed bill that would require Georgia parents to be notified before their children could join a school club, the Concerned Women for America have mustered the audacity to actually try and convince folks that the measure has absolutely...

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01/23/2006

Just GLAAD to be nominated: Media Awards contenders unveiled

The gay and gay-friendly entertainment and media community are all abuzz with excitement on this late January date, as that magical time of year known as GLAAD Media Awards nominations day has finally arrived. And though our efforts for most...

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Study: British same-sex admissions rise 4 percentage points

A new British study conducted by MORI for The Observer indicates that the number of Brits admitting to having some sort of same-sex sexual contact has risen from 11% in 2002 to a current 15%. Of course now that quasi-marriage...

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In which we take advantage of the order certain stories arrived in our RSS reader

So wait, if Asians are okay with gays, then why are some folks upset with homos enjoying an "egg roll" on Easter? Color us confused. Next thing we know, you'll tell us Mexicans are fine with queers, yet our plans...

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VA church commits gays (in a good way)

In what was meant to serve as both a peaceful protest towards anti-gay marriage initiatives and an opportunity for the duos to simply declare their love, 60 homo and hetero couples yesterday exchanged vows of commitment at the Unitarian Universalist...

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TN ACLU fighting to invalidate TN DISCRIMINATORY BULLSH*T

The ACLU of TN entered oral arguments in a Nashville court on Friday, in which they asserted that a procedural error on the part of the state legislature invalidates a proposed constitutional gay marriage ban, which is currently set to...

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Another day, another honor: PGA honors 'Brokeback'

In what's becoming old, gay cowboy hat for the decorated film, Brokeback Mountain snatched another top prize at this weekend's Producers Guild of America Awards, with Diana Ossana and James Schamaus picking up the Darryl. F. Zanuck producer of the...

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Like a basic cable Jimmy Carter, ANT to serve as televised ambassador

The Viacom-financed homosexuals over at Logo have announced plans for a new series in which omnipresent gay comedian ANT will visit small towns in America and check out the queer scene in the various locales. Meaning, of course, that Mario...

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Homeowners have difficulty keeping 'Gaywood' up

Residents of Alamo, California's Gaywood Road say that the street sign bearing their paved path's moniker has been pulled off of its pole four times in recent memory, leaving the private area's homeowners with the bill to resurrect the wooden...

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01/20/2006

Wash House approves of gay rights bill; Gay Bill approves of right to wash house

By a vote of 60-37, the Washington state House today passed a measure that would outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation throughout the state that bears George's surname. The bill now heads to the state Senate, where, thanks...

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MD judge strikes queer nups ban; 'activist' claims expected within the hour

In a ruling on a 2004 lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of 19 gay men and women, Maryland judge M. Brooke Murdock (pic.) today struck down a 1973 state law banning same-sex marriage. As per usual, the judge...

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BREAKING: 'WorldNet' destroying the sanctity of 'exclusive'

Currently holding the top spot on World Net Daily: Breaking? WND Exclusive? Really? Hmm, we could have sworn we've seen this "controversy" addressed somewhere else... ...oh yea, that's right -- we saw it in every "pro-family" "news source" in existence....

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TX Southern Baptists boot church for not sufficiently shunning 'mos

Due to its support and allowance of a gay-welcoming, gay-affirming, female pastor-featuring group called Eklektos to conduct a worship on its premises, the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention has reportedly "disaffiliated" with Bayton, Texas's Faith Harbour Church. Reacting to the...

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01/19/2006

WWE to embrace the 'B' in GLBT

Reports coming from the world of professional wrestling indicate that the WWE is planning to introduce a bisexual love triangle to their body slammin' fun, in a story line that will give wrestler Orlando Jordan (pic.) both a new male...

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Concerned women, concerned about Allen, raise concerns concerning gays' concern with porn; concerned?

Predictably speaking about the "controversy" of openly gay actor Chad Allen appearing as a lead in a Christian film, the Concerned Women for America's Martha Kleder and Bob Knight today share this lovely interchange: MARTHA KLEDER: And Bob, also, if...

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As if dealing with all of those relatives isn't punishment enough...

Alrighty then...give us a second...S-A-N...almost done...and, we're good: Better safe than sorry. 'Gay Marriage Will Be Punished in Nigeria' [AllAfrica.com]

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