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12/30/2005

'Concerned Woman' Robert Knight gunning for Barbie; Ken all like, 'REALLY? Not me?'

In an ironic criticism from a man who heads an organization whose name would seem to indicate that it's female-specific, The Concerned Women for America's Robert Knight is gunning for the Barbie.com website because, he says, the iconic doll's Internet...

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Coupled gay Brits gain kid-acquiring rights

Continuing on their quest to throughly rub their tolerant and open minds into our still struggling with homophobia faces, England and Wales have granted gay couples the right to adopt under new legislation enacted today. Meaning, of course, that every...

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Gay Rikers unit to close heavily guarded doors

The unit of Rikers Island prison that provides dormitories specifically for gay or transgender inmates will be closing permanently within the next few weeks. Meaning, of course, that the amount of homosexual relations occurring at Rikers will now be reduced...

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'Brokeback' critic heads to 'Fair & Balanced' land

Dave Kupelian (pic.), vice president of World Net Daily and staunch critic of "Brokeback Mountain," will appear on the Fox News program "Dayside" today to discuss his harsh, homophobia-induced condemnations of the flick. No word on who the net will...

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12/29/2005

License plate fun: Not just for prisoners and bored motorists anymore

Openly homo Utah state senator Scott McCoy (pic.) has reportedly had a license plate printed bearing the phrase, "The Gay," a reference to the less-than-welcoming reaction that conservative Sen. Chris Buttars uttered upon hearing that McCoy had been elected to...

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'Blade' cites Pope as '05's head 'phobe

Citing his political agenda against gay marriage, gay priests, and gay [fill in the blank] as reasons, the Washington Blade has named Pope Benedict XVI as their Anti-Gay Person of the Year. Not to be outdone, we have chosen the...

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CCL of Maine looks in crystal ball, puts fear-mongering pen to intolerant paper

Speaking out against the anti-gay discrimination law that went into effect yesterday in the Pine Tree State, the Christian Civic League of Maine issued a press release saying, in part: "In the coming months and years, as the apostles of...

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'Ex-gay' steps up to our challenge

So regular readers may know that we have made a few offers to various "ex-gays" over the past year, asking them to go on "The 700 Club" with us and take a lie-detector test in which we'll both respond to...

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12/28/2005

Do you know the way to anti-gay?

Perhaps indicating that the perpetrator is a fan of the British term for cigarette, the word "fag" was reportedly burned into the lawn and etched into the car of a San Jose man on Christmas morning. Police have reported no...

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'Ex-gay' pioneer now 'ex-living'

Dr. Charles Socarides, a psychiatrist infamous to those in the gay community for his life's work of claiming that homosexuality can be changed, died over the weekend at the age of 83. In lieu of flowers, well-wishers are instead encouraged...

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What are Wildmon's '06 predictions? (hint: he's unlikely to be our flower girl)

Offering an anti-gay "preview of 2006," the American Family Association's Don Wildmon (pic.) tells Family News in Focus: “It’s a very good possibility that in this coming year people will begin to realize what’s really driving the homosexual agenda, what...

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I have a dream that this is a dream

Saying that they are "standing for what he stood for in our fight against racism & sodomy," the anti-gay garment peddlers at NoGayGear.com have announced that they're holding a sale in honor of slain civil rights hero, Martin Luther King...

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GLAAD on potential Wills, Ellens, and 'that gay guy from Real World'ers

Our more respectable, organized, and financed friends at GLAAD are applauding the variety of LGBT characters scheduled to hit TV screens in the upcoming months, when four new network shows and a host of cable and reality programs will bring...

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Falwell to bring his moral superiority and 'poo don't stink' demeanor to Justice Sunday III

The Family Research Council has announced that the Reverend Jerry Falwell will speak at the upcoming Justice Sunday III. No advance word as to what natural disaster, societal ill, or unfortunate situation Falwell will blame the gays in this public...

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Westboro cheers for dead soldiers, while we jeer their lack of proofreading

In a recap of one of their recent protests, the "fag-hating" folks at Westboro Baptist reminisce about a pro-IED (Improvised Explosive Device) cheer that they joyously chanted: And we think we speak for everyone when we say: UN-F***ING-BELIEVABLE. "What does...

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Liza with a 'Z' to perform with a 'P' at inauguration with an 'I' of Bloomberg with a 'B'

It's been announced that queer icon Liza Minnelli will sing "New York, New York" at NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg's Jan. 1 inauguration, and that TV icon Barbara Walters will deliver the welcoming remarks. Meaning, of course, that those in attendance...

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'Don't fire me because I'm a boy and I like boys' law goes into effect in Maine

A state law protecting homo-gays from discrimination (which Maine voters allowed this November) goes into effect today in the Pine Tree State. With this new measure on the books, we are extremely hopeful that our live Maine lobsters will now...

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KKK to rally rally rally in Iowa Iowa Iowa

Des Moines' WHO TV is reporting that the Ku Klux Klan is planning to hold an anti-gay marriage rally next month in the Iowa city, BYOBC (Bring Your Own Burning Cross). Be sure to stay tuned in the coming weeks,...

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ProtectMarriage.com to take MatrimonialSafeguardingHiatus.net

The anti-gay group ProtectMarriage.com has temporarily stopped fighting to add a marriage ban to the California constitution, leaving the nuptial thieves at VoteYesMarriage.com as the only domain name-based equality fighters striving to place a matrimony-barring measure on the Golden State's...

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12/23/2005

Barrowman and fellow man to seal deal

Scottish-born actor John Barrowman (pic.), a regular of the West End and Broadway stage, has announced that he'll join Elton in the UK gay union fun and seal the deal with his partner of ten years. Unlike the Rocket Man,...

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12/22/2005

Though we bet it'll 'bottom' for the Christian Film Association...

And here we always thought that Oscar Bets was the top in the relationship. A versatile film, that one. Gay romance 'Brokeback Mountain' tops Oscar bets [Reuters]

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No pre-nup signed, David Furnish's fortune now vulnerable in unlikely event of divorce

It has been reported that Sir Elton John did not have David Furnish sign a pre-nup before the duo got hitched yesterday, with the wealthy pop giant being quoted as saying: “If I had asked David to sign a pre-nup...

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Los Angeles PD joins Chicago Gay Games for some bi-city fun

Those athletic homosexuals at the Gay Games have announced that those tanned law enforcers at the LAPD have signed on as official sponsors of the 2006 Olympic-style soiree (July 15-22 in Chicago). While in the "City of Broad Shoulders," the...

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Single -- Australian for queer

Responding to the legalization of gay civil partnerships in the UK, Australian Prime Minister John Howard reinforced his opposition to such a concept yesterday, saying, "...I believe very strongly that marriage is exclusively a union for life of a man...

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Two can play this ridiculous letter morphing game, CWA

On their website, the Concerned Women For America have launched a new animated GIF image that starts with their name: and then morphs into this anti-"Happy Holidays" statement: Not to be outdone in this so-called "utilizing one's initials to make...

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Two Ring Circus: The Gayest Show on Earth

Regarding the possibility that gay marriage could be legalized in Washington as soon as today and proclamations from the state's LGBT activists that, if allowed, they hope to start hitching couples ASAP, Focus on the Family's Glenn Stanton (pic.) says,...

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Though gay unions will remain banned, vows of Alabama's church/state marriage to be renewed under Moore's watch

In an email sent to potential supporters of Roy Moore's campaign to become Alabama's governor, Kayla Moore (pic., with hubby), the ousted chief justice's wife, reportedly writes that her husband is opposed by people who want to promote gay marriage...

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12/21/2005

Report: Majority of Mass. petition signers likely crossed selves before putting Bic to bigoted paper

In an email posted to readers of the "Mass Faith-In-Action Team" Yahoo! Group, Larry Cirignano (pic.), president of CatholicVote.org, claims that of the 120,000+ queer marriage ban-seeking signatures recently certified by the Massachusetts Secretary of State, over 70k came from...

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Because we miss it so much, more on the Ford saga

Regarding Ford's decision to once again advertise in gay publications and recommit themselves to LGBT equality, Concerned Women For America's Robert Knight (pic.) has the following to say: "You've entered the culture war on the wrong side. This is hurting...

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'Tis the season for 'fag-hating'

Tired of the same old Christmas tunes? Think "Rudolph" and the "Little Drummer Boy" are totally played out? Well don't fret my new holiday song-desiring friends, as the "fag-haters" at Westboro Baptist Church have filled this musical void by rewriting...

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Proposed Mass. queer nups ban deemed kosher

The ballot initiative seeking to ban gay marriage in Massachusetts has been officially certified by Secretary of State William Galvin. The matrimony-banning measure now heads to the state legislature, where it must be approved by both the House and Senate...

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12/20/2005

Things no gay man should ever say #32: 'No need for a condom, I'm on the pill'

Disturbing reports have been surfacing the past couple of days, indicating that the AIDS drug tenofovir is being taken by some HIV-negative gay men before engaging in unprotected sex, in hopes that the pill will be enough to prevent them...

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Disallowing Dorothy's friends to announce gathering ruffles gay feathers

According to the Washington Blade, a gay couple is upset with Royal Caribbean cruise lines because the boat-based business denied their request to put a notice for a "Friends of Dorothy" meeting in the ship's newsletter. However, the company claims...

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'W' named top villain by PNO/Gay.com members

Members of Planetout.com and Gay.com have chosen President George W. Bush as "Villain of the Year," followed by Pope Benedict in second place. Former Spokane mayor James West took the bronze, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was in the 4th...

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St Joseph-based mourners free to grieve in Westboro-less peace

The city council of St. Joseph, Missouri, has passed an ordinance banning the Westboro Baptist Church from protesting at funerals in the area. So far there's been no response from Westboro, though we're sure "God will be hating" the fair...

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'More money than God' quite enough, Elton turns down multi-million $ payday

Elton John and David Furnish have reportedly turned down the $10 million dollars being offered by an undisclosed American TV company for the exclusive right to air the couple's Dec. 21 civil partnership. The duo cite a desire for privacy...

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AFA ripping 'The Book of Daniel' to shreds

The folks at the American Family Association are encouraging their followers to write NBC executives to protest the yet-to-air show "The Book of Daniel," because they say the hour-long drama "mocks Christianity." Among the AFA's points of contention with the...

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December Indy Council more queer-friendly than their April incarnation

Righting their earlier wrong, the Indianapolis City-County Council voted 15-14 Monday in favor of a proposal banning discrimination against the city's LGBT population. Changing the "nay" vote that they cast last April were Lance Langsford, Patrice Abdullah, Ron Gibson, (who...

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12/19/2005

HRC to honor Ang Lee for directing certain film (hint: it's not 'Hulk')

The Human Rights Campaign has announced that they will be honoring Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee with an HRC Equality Award, when the queer rights fighters gather for their Greater New York Gala Dinner on February 11. Relatedly, three of...

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Clinton to send Elton pre-wedding well wishes; after all, they do have a '-ton' in common -- ha, ha, ha, ha.... ha....... ha.......... ha.......... ugh

Former President Bill Clinton (pic., in crayon) has reportedly taped a video message to be played tonight at Elton John's pre-wedding "hen party." In what is perhaps an indication that he'd like to hear even more "Candle in the Wind"...

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One man's 'negative element' is another's 'everyday life'

From Focus on the Family's review of the new movie, The Family Stone: Damn you, well-adjusted homosexual couples! You're always ruining films with your "We're not diseased perverts" rhetoric and your "Look, we have the same needs and goals as...

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HRC: '05 wasn't so sh*tty

According to the Human Rights Campaign, 2005 was a record year for GLBT state legislative victories, with more state-level anti-discrimination bills passing this year than in any previous twelve-month session, fifteen states refusing to amend their constitution to ban queer...

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MTV to direct cameras towards Westboro?

Rumor has it that MTV crews may be filming a Florida-area protest being held today by the fag-haters at Westboro Baptist Church. Meaning, of course, that Bunim/Murray Productions must have TOTALLY run out of ideas for their venerable reality franchise:...

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I hope you don't mind, I hope you don't mind, that I put down in words, How not wonderful homophobia is while it's in the world

With only a couple of days to go until he sashays down the aisle, Elton John is speaking out against the rampant homophobia that still plagues many of the world's nations. The pop eccentric tells The Observer, "Throughout history, gay...

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First U.K. queer couple walks down aisle; society still intact

A lesbian couple, Grainne Close and Shannon Sickels, have become the first queer duo to get quasi-hitched under Britain's new law allowing for same-sex sorta marriages. The civil partnership law went into effect today in Northern Ireland, will be implemented...

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12/16/2005

They Say/ We Say

Regarding Walgreens and Wells Fargo's support for the LGBT community: Regarding this Apache Junction resident's attempt at telling us, "Yea, I know you guys think you're helping the world become a better place and all, but really you're helping us...

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'Mad' props for Dobson's cartoon witch hunt

James Dobson's insinuations that Spongebob Squarepants possibly utilizes his boxy nether regions for trysts with his own gender, has earned the Focus on the Family leader's animated "outing" campaign a coveted spot on Mad magazine's "20 Dumbest People, Events, and...

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Fort Lauderdale PD seeking a few good gays

In an attempt to add "diversity to the ranks," the Fort Lauderdale police department is said to be actively recruiting gays and lesbians to join their squad. Not to be outdone, we hear Fort Lauderdale's burglars, car thieves, and bank...

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5 years later, 1st civil-unioned couple goes the way of Brad and Jen

The first couple to get civil-unioned in the United States, Carolyn Conrad and Kathleen Peterson (seen here in happier days), have announced that they are splitting up. The ladies were quasi-hitched in Vermont on July 1, 2000, just moments after...

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12/15/2005

Oh 'WorldNet,' you're so deliciously busted

Below you will see two World Net Daily polls. The one on the top we captured this morning at 9:50 AM. The one on the bottom we capped at 11:43 PM. Notice anything fishy about the "Yes I'm curious to...

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