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04/28/2006

Alliteratively named actress heads to alphabetically named series

Superb actress Marlee Matlin will reportedly join the cast of "The L Word" next season, playing a potential interest for Jennifer Beals' character, Bette Porter. Response option #1: Uhm...well, she does read lips. Response option #2: Well...she's good with her...

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115 and counting: Another lawmaker seeks to let gay soldiers live their truth

Saying the military's gay soldier-banning policy is "...a political invention that does not serve the real needs of our armed forces and should be repealed," Congresswoman Susan Davis (pic.) today became the 115h co-sponsor of a bill to nullify "Don't...

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Does your spicy tuna roll find you immoral?

The Washington Blade is reporting that True World Foods, a company that provides sushi-grade seafood to 6,000 restaurants across the nation, is founded by members of the Unification Church, a religious sect that was itself founded by man who says...

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Report: Joy Behar to soon feel less alone

It has been announced that uber-celesbian Rosie O'Donnell will be replacing Meredith Viera on that venerable lady chat fest known as "The View." No word on how her new co-host Star Jones -- who, in a recent interview with NY...

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So in paraphrasing: Day when gays and their allies revolt at society's cruelty more likely than people think

While speaking at a seminar yesterday, the president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Richard Land (pic.), reportedly said of a federal gay marriage-banning amendment, “I think that there’s a far better chance there’s going to be...

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04/27/2006

We're just saying we wouldn't miss his clout, that's all

From a Google News search: From a brain that's tired of having this man call our every fart the work of Satan: Is Falwell's Influence Fading? [ABC News]

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The Republican cheese who stood alone to practice non-comformity elsewhere

Washington Senator Bill Finkbeiner (pic.), the lone Republican in the state Senate to vote in favor of a recently-passed gay rights bill, has announced he will not seek re-election. We hear there will be a going away soiree when his...

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Coulter says Gore 'seemed kind of gay'; fitting, as this gay often sees her words as 'kind of gory'

In her column yesterday on gas prices and related issues, conservative columnist Ann Coulter said of former Veep and environmental champion Al Gore: Al Gore defended the gas tax, vowing that it was "absolutely not coming out" of the energy...

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Protecting the sanctity of Minnesota's creative class

In a letter to Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a group of more than 50 executives in creative-type fields such as PR, advertising, and marketing recently warned that a constitutional gay marriage ban in Minnesota could drive talented employees out of the...

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Breaking: We agree with an 'ex-gay' about marriage amendment

In a short little blurb on Agape Press, professional "former 'mo" Stephen Bennett (pic.) says of this summer's vote on a so-called federal marriage amendment, "I just find that it's tragic that we have to even be wasting time or...

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What's #1 for gays to read while they're doing #2?

In a recently released study of gay and lesbian consumers, Consumer Reports made the magazine top ten list for both gay men and lesbians (#4 and #8, respectively). Never ones to ignore the media consumption habits of our peeps, we'd...

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Rabbi pushes for gay rights at Falwell's school; how do you think that went for him?

When Rabbi Eric Yoffie (pic.), president of the Union for Reform Judaism, defended gay rights and gay marriage yesterday in an address to students of Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, the crowd reportedly responded with "murmurs, hisses and scattered boos." Coincidentally,...

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SBC to consider 'eduction devoid of outside thought' measure

Two years after a similar measure failed, the Southern Baptist Convention is once again mulling a resolution that would urge members of the denomination to pull their children from public schools. The proposal, co-sponsored by SBC members Bruce Shorrt and...

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04/26/2006

To do: Befriend Tim Gill

Multi-millionaire businessman and longtime gay activist Tim Gill (pic.) has reportedly put up $1.5 million for a batch of television ads that promote domestic partnerships and LGBT equality in his home state of Colorado. Which would TOTALLY make our planned...

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Nabbed again: Equality Riders arrested at West Point

Activists challenge ``don't ask, don't tell'' policy at West Point [AP via Newsday] EARLIER: Equality Ride rolls along and...well, you know the drill [4/12] Another Equality Ride stop, another trespassing citation [4/11] Oral action gets gay activists nabbed...again [3/21] Photos:...

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Partly cloudy with occasional thunderstorms: GLSEN surveys school climate

A new survey from GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) found that 75.4 % of students hear derogatory remarks such as "faggot" or "dyke" frequently or often at school, and 89.2% reported hearing "that's so gay" or "you're...

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NC group sums up gay pride as 'public lewdness and obscenity, but does so 'tolerantly'

In a press release announcing that his organization will pointedly hold a "Not Ashamed Charlotte" Christian rally in the same park at the same time that the North Carolina city's gay pride festival is usually held, Michael L. Brown of...

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Deserved of less than a penny for her thoughts: Bank of America shareholder seeks 'sexual orientation' elimination

At their annual meeting in Charlotte today, Bank of America shareholders will consider a proposal requesting that the company "amend its written equal employment opportunity policy to explicitly exclude reference to sexual orientation." You know, because it's just harming the...

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04/25/2006

Mormons sign on to marriage-banning amendment; we're too tired to do anything more creative than have some fun with misspellings

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has joined a multi-faith religious coalition in signing a petition that calls for a federal amendment to define marriage as one dude, one chick. A decision that shocked Salt Lake Tribune staffers...

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Scribbled-on bullet hole taints appearance of Minn. Sen's daily mail

Satveer Chaudhary (pic), one of the three Minnesota senators targeted in a local anti-gay marriage group's recent ad campaign, has reportedly received a death threat via his mailbox, seemingly because he didn't support an amendment to ban gay marriage. A...

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No DP just off the L.I.E.: Nassau nixes partner registry

Failing to follow in the recent footsteps of neighboring Suffolk County, the legislature of Long Island, NY's Nassau County has voted against creating a domestic partner registry for unmarried couples. Meaning the Mets weren't the only local folks who bat...

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Sponsorships Ahoy!: Krafty folks reject anti-Gay Games measure

At the annual Kraft Stockholders Meeting today, a proposal requesting that the company pull their support for the 2006 Gay Games "received less than 1% of the vote and was rejected." Meaning, of course, that participants of this summer's Games...

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FRC calls Shepard's televised tale 'fiction'; weird, as for Lifetime, we find it too tragically short

While chastising Judge Stephen Reinhardt for recently ruling that a high school student's anti-gay T-shirt violated other teens' rights, the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins (pic.) today says in his latest "Washington Update": Reinhardt substantiates his claim that homosexuals are...

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Equality Riders head to West Point; ill-mannered, Cali-bound Midwesterners head west, point

The folks with the Soulforce Equality Ride [who grace this month's Advocate cover (pic.)] will tomorrow pull their acceptance-encouraging bus up to the gates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where they will hold a demonstration outside. Due...

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Survey: More gays desire Mother's/Father's Day presents than ever before

According to the AP, this year's version of an annual Syracuse Univ. survey shows that 2/3 of lesbians and 1/3 of gay men in the U.S. plan to add children to their families in the near future, up from the...

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04/24/2006

Gay is fowl: 'Queer Duck' film to be released in July

A film version of "Queer Duck," the shorts that used to run on Showtime after "Queer As Folk," will reportedly be released on video on July 18. Look for "pro-flock" activists to immediately cry 'fowl' over its attack on the...

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Mass anti-gays protecting virile masculinity of ballet

It may have won Tony Awards for Best Director and Choreographer, as well as an Olivier Award (London's equivalent of the Tony) for "Best New Dance Production," but the Massachusetts 'mo foes at the Mass Resistance aren't buying into the...

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NY groups file court-friendly briefs; boxers remain judicial system foes

In fourteen "friend-of-the-court briefs," groups such as the American Psychological Association, National Organization of Women, the Child Welfare Fund, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as well as 200ish religious organizations, congregations, and clergy...

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'Pro-fams' study 'risk' in schools; a 'clue' that they still think they have a 'monopoly' on moral values

Responding to this week's Day of Silence events, a coalition of "pro-family" groups have released spewed out something called the "Risk Audit Project," a 100-question survey for parents to fill out and score "the extent of the 'homosexual agenda" in...

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Williams: 'Birdcage' role not fully researched

In an interview with GQ magazine, hairy actor Robin Williams responds to those who have claimed over the years that he is gay by saying, "I'm a big fan of the puss. Always addicted to puss. Came from one." To...

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SMU student knocks gay 'flamboyancy;' we didn't know 'gay flam' could float

A recent column in the Daily Campus, the newspaper of Southern Methodist University, is causing a stir at the Dallas school due to the writer's criticism of the LGBT community for its "flamboyancy." And girl, let me tell you something:...

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Students refrain from being noisy to support boy who likes boys, he

This week in schools across the nation, students will participate in the Day of Silence, a quiet event designed to bring awareness to the all too prevalent problem of anti-gay harassment and bullying in America's educational environs. The main affair...

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04/21/2006

Brussels sprouts: Belgium approves same-sex adoption

Making them the fourth European Union member state to do so, lawmakers in Belgium have passed a measure that allows same-sex couples to jointly adopt kiddies. So now Belgium has legal same-sex marriage; legal same-sex adoption; and (arguably) the most...

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'Brokeback' yanker meets with those who made it a hit

Larry Miller (pic.), the Utah theater owner who gained national attention this January when he pulled Brokeback Mountain, met with around 30 University of Utah students, faculty, and administrators yesterday. And though it's unlikely the meeting -- which was said...

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Oh, Jesus: AFA defends homo-shaming shirt as 'Christian message'

From the American Family Association (highlighting our own): Oh yes, "Our School Embraced What God Has Condemned" and "Homosexuality is Shameful" -- those passages are from the Book of Judge Others Via Garments, yes? Keep casting those stones, AFA. Ninth...

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Mckellen tells 'Mag' sex scene would've been 'neto'

Actor Ian McKellen tells the UK's Empire magazine that he wanted his X-men character, Magneto, to have a gay sex scene in the upcoming X-Men: The Last Stand. He says of Magneto: "He hasn't been given a love line, which...

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OK Senate shelves book-segregating bill

In a blow to the concept of legislating morality, the Oklahoma Senate has decided against hearing a bill that would've forced state libraries to segregate homo-themed children and young adult books to a special section or lose their funding. The...

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04/20/2006

Misspelling is America's terror

A screen cap from a recent "Hannity & Colmes" episode that featured an appearance by Westboro Baptist's Shirley Phelps-Roper: Eeeek -- isn't shoddy captioning the first sign of the Apocalypse? ::sigh:: Maybe we really are doomed.

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Apparently bored with just altering the meaning of "defense," MN group turns editing skills to Sen. photos

Minnesotans in Defense of Marriage, a Gopher State group that apparently thinks "defense" is a synonym for "support of the homo-excluding state," has released a series of newspaper ads that feature images of Senators who voted against a proposed constitutional...

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Warning: SF to possibly collapse under the weight of its own gayness

Bertrand Delanoë (pic.), the openly gay mayor of Paris, is in San Francisco today meeting with mayor Gavin Newsom, who gained worldwide attention in '04 for marrying same-sex couples. Or as the scenario is described in right-wing circles: "Honey, I...

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It's not easy being 'King & King'

For the second time in as many years, a children's book has brought controversy to Lexington, Massachusetts' Estabrook Elementary School. And just like last year, when parent David Parker objected to a homo-themed book (We Are Family) being read to...

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Breaking: likely Presidential candidate appears to be playing both sides; oh, and it's also Thursday

The stumping habits of Rudy Giuliani (pic.) are raising some eyebrows among those who know the former NY mayor to be a pro-gay, pro-choice moderate. In upcoming days, "America's mayor" will reportedly campaign for Iowa gubernatorial candidate Jim Nussle, who...

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04/19/2006

::sigh:: Why can't boldy writing discrimination into a state Constitution ever be easy?

Fans and foes of Virginia's proposed gay marriage ban are currently embroiled in debate regarding the wording being used in an explanation of the gay-unfriendly amendment. However, we can't help but think that if they'd only go with our suggested...

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Gay Methodists methodically request respect

In what is quite the gutsy move considering the church's ban on "self-avowed, practicing homosexual" clergy, 75 LGBT United Methodist ministers have reportedly sent a letter to church leaders urging the higher-ups to re-evalute the UMC's policy on sexual orientation....

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Viral video site infected with mutant strain

Always ones to jump on a new trend, the "fag-hating" folks at Westboro Baptist have now posted a series of videos with titles like "Your Pastor is A Whore," "USA = Fag Nation," and "Fag Pimp Bush" to that popular...

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PB County official sorry for his 'species'

Tom Lynch (pic.), Palm Beach County's school board chairman, has apologized for recent comments wherein he referred to gay people as a "protected species." Once we're done with our morning feeding at the wildlife preserve, we'll decide whether or not...

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Rosie's sketchy show picked up by Logo

The Logo network has reportedly picked up six half-hour episodes of celesbian Rosie O'Donnell's new TV project, a sketch comedy show to be tersely, literally titled, "Big Gay Show." Meaning, of course, that "Elephantine Homo Program" was already taken. The...

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Student ousted b/c he didn't want Sue, won't sue

Jason Johnson, the University of Cumberlands student who was recently expelled for being gay, has reportedly reached an agreement with the school that'll allow him to send in course work so that he won't receive "F's". Those grading Johnson's work...

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04/18/2006

Melissa & Tammy Lynn expecting twins; your move, Portia & Ellen

Melissa Etheridge and partner Tammy Lynn Michaels have announced that Michaels is pregnant with twins, a concept which seems to have confused at least one AP headline writer: Version 1 Version 2 Though we don't blame the AP writer for...

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Drama, clubs: Lambda Legal files GSA-seeking suit

Citing the First Amendment and the Equal Access Act -- which states that secondary schools that receive federal funds and allow non-curricular student groups to meet on campus are prohibited from discriminating against any group based on its viewpoint --...

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