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  • Marching for right to bare breasts, women faced with sea of cameras (Portland, Maine)

    04/04/2010 12:18:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 106 replies · 6,015+ views
    Maine Sunday Telegraph ^ | April 4, 2009 | Edward D. Murphy
    About two dozen women took a walk down Congress Street topless Saturday, attracting a large crowd as they tried to preach that partial female nudity is not worthy of attracting a crowd. The point of the march was that a topless woman out in public should attract no more attention than a man walking around without a shirt on, said Ty MacDowell, 20, of Westbrook, who organized Saturday's event and promoted it on Facebook. But as the event got under way in Longfellow Square, the marchers were soon outnumbered by scores of onlookers -- mostly young men eagerly snapping...
  • Angie Jackson live-tweets her abortion to 'demystify' procedure, receives death threats

    02/26/2010 10:27:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies · 1,287+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 25, 2010 | Patty Lee
    Angie Jackson has taken micro-blogging to a whole new level. In an attempt to “demystify” abortion, the 27-year-old shared her experience on Twitter, YouTube and her personal blog. “I’m doing this so other women know, ‘Hey, it’s not nearly as terrifying as I had myself worked up thinking it was.’ It’s just not that bad,” Jackson said on her YouTube video. Her ordeal began on February 13, when she discovered that her IUD, a contraceptive device placed in the uterus, failed. Jackson, a mother of a four-year-old son with special needs, decided to terminate the pregnancy. "I had made...
  • Marc Christian MacGinnis dies at 56; Rock Hudson's ex-lover

    12/05/2009 12:02:16 PM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies · 2,892+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 5,, 2009 | Elaine Woo
    He won a multimillion-dollar settlement in 1991 from the actor's estate after convincing a jury that Hudson had knowingly exposed him to AIDS. Marc Christian MacGinnis, who won a multimillion-dollar settlement in 1991 from the estate of his ex-lover, actor Rock Hudson, after convincing a jury Hudson had knowingly exposed him to AIDS, has died. He was 56. Known as Marc Christian, he died of pulmonary problems June 2 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. The details were confirmed Friday by his sister, Susan Dahl, who said she did not publicly announce his death earlier because of...
  • Gay leaders blame TV ads, Obama for loss in Maine

    11/04/2009 3:29:27 PM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies · 2,370+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 4, 2009 | Lisa Leff and David Crary
    Stunned and angry, national gay rights leaders Wednesday blamed scare-mongering ads — and President Barack Obama's lack of engagement — for a bitter election setback in Maine that could alter the dynamics for both sides in the gay-marriage debate. Conservatives, in contrast, celebrated Maine voters' rejection of a law that would have allowed gay couples to wed, depicting it as a warning shot that should deter politicians in other states from pushing for same-sex marriage. "Every time the citizens have voted on marriage, they have always sided with natural marriage," said Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, a Florida-based Christian...
  • Recruiter uses slur at high school -- (Durango, Co) HS students offended by comment

    11/04/2009 12:16:10 PM PST · by Zakeet · 76 replies · 4,016+ views
    Durango (Co) Herald Times ^ | November 4, 2009 | Chuck Slothower
    An Army recruiter used a gay slur and an expletive during military-supervised testing at Durango High School last week, an incident that has raised parents' ire. DHS students who overheard the comment confronted the man, whose identity was not released, and notified school personnel. Juniors and seniors were required to attend a testing session Thursday that was overseen by recruiters from the U.S. Army Denver Recruiting Battalion, or to do an alternative project as part of a career day. More than 500 students took the test. During the military aptitude test, several students overheard the soldier use the expletive and...
  • Gay athletes don’t fit in what is perceived as a homophobic NFL

    10/31/2009 6:02:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 104 replies · 6,166+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | October 30, 2009 | Randy Covitz
    Athletes have heard the ugly words on practice fields for most of their lives. They hear them in the streets and at neighborhood hangouts. But when Chiefs running back Larry Johnson used an antigay slur on his Twitter account and in the locker room this week, he struck a nerve that makes professional sports leagues wince. The NFL, like other pro sports leagues, is perceived as homophobic. Of the more than 20,000 athletes who have played in the NFL, less than a handful have identified themselves as gay — David Kopay was the first in 1975, followed by Roy...
  • William and Mary students elect transgender homecoming queen

    10/25/2009 1:51:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 89 replies · 4,781+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2009
    Students at the College of William and Mary have elected a transgender homecoming queen. Jessee Vasold took the field Saturday at halftime of the Williamsburg school's football game against James Madison. The junior and other members of the homecoming court were introduced to the crowd and posed for pictures. Vasold identifies as "genderqueer," a term for those who don't adhere to either strictly male or strictly female gender roles.
  • Elton John wants to adopt Ukrainian toddler

    09/13/2009 4:10:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies · 1,376+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 13, 2009 | Gregory Katz
    Look out, Madonna and Angelina Jolie — pop star Elton John may be joining the ranks of A-list celebrities with adopted children. John and longtime partner David Furnish are interested in trying to adopt a Ukrainian toddler named Lev they met during an orphanage tour there. The singer told reporters in Ukraine on Saturday that Furnish has long wanted to adopt a child but that he was reluctant until he met Lev at an orphanage where many of the children's parents have died from AIDS. "David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said 'no' because I...
  • Kennedy remembered as champion of gay rights

    08/27/2009 10:09:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies · 915+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 27, 2009 | Denise Lavoie
    For decades, Edward Kennedy was considered the most powerful voice in the Senate for gay rights as a strong supporter of HIV/AIDS funding, hate crimes legislation and same-sex marriage. His death struck a blow to gay rights advocates, who say they've lost a key ally. "Having somebody in the Senate who was never afraid to stand up and say, 'This is the right thing to do' lifted all of our spirits and made all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people know that there was hope," said Chuck Wolfe, president of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, a political action committee.
  • Oklahoma abortion law overturned (Required women to view ultrasound of baby before killing it)

    08/19/2009 3:35:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies · 2,277+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 19, 2009
    An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday overturned a state law that required women seeking an abortion to receive an ultrasound and a doctor's description of the fetus. Oklahoma County District Judge Vicki Robertson said the law violated constitutional requirements that a legislative measure deal only with one subject. She did not rule on the validity of the ultrasound provisions. Her ruling also overturned provisions in the law that allowed doctors and other healthcare providers to refuse to take part in an abortion for moral or religious reasons, required certain signs to be placed in clinics where abortions are performed, and prohibited...
  • L.A. Episcopal leaders nominate 2 openly gay, lesbian priests as bishops

    08/02/2009 5:13:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies · 2,397+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 2, 2009 | Duke Helfand
    Episcopal Church leaders in Los Angeles today nominated an openly gay priest and an openly lesbian priest as bishops, becoming one of the first dioceses in the national church to test a controversial new policy that lifted a de facto ban on gays and lesbians in the ordained hierarchy. The nominations of the Rev. John L. Kirkley of San Francisco and the Rev. Canon Mary Douglas Glasspool of a Baltimore-based diocese are likely to further inflame theological conservatives in the U.S. church and their global partners in the Anglican Communion, who have repeatedly warned about the repercussions of such action....
  • (Gay) Pride Party Takes Over SF

    06/27/2009 8:41:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 1,154+ views
    San Francisco celebrates diversity with the 39th annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade & Festival this weekend. Dozens of pride-related events take place throughout the Bay Area during the week to entertain the thousands of celebrants making the pilgrimage to San Francisco, but the big weekend party at Civic Center Plaza has been known to draw vast crowds in the hundreds of thousands. This year's event theme keeps the recent struggle for the legalization of same-sex marriage at the forefront of the celebration, drawing the theme concept “In Order to Form a More Perfect Union” from the Preamble to...
  • Harvard to Inaugurate Gay Studies Chair (Freeper Comments Upset Gays Alert)

    06/06/2009 6:59:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies · 1,428+ views
    (Boston) Edge ^ | June 3, 2009 | Kilian Melloy
    Yale may have turned a similar departmental chair down, but longtime football rival Harvard University is set to proceed with the establishment of a chair for visiting scholars of GLBT studies. [Snip] Other critics had little use for either history or theory. At conservative chat site Free Republic.com, the academic issues took a back seat to but the sexual stereotypes that flew thick and fast. The site’s enlightened discourse followed a parenthetical exclamation of, "Ha!" after the NY Times headline, which read, "Harvard to Endow Chair in Gay Studies," as well as a photo of an upside-down stool accompanied...
  • Really Talented Performer Wins American Idol; Liberals Blame Christians

    05/25/2009 6:23:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 142 replies · 4,360+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 22, 2009 | S.E. Cupp
    This week Kris Allen, who during the American Idol season prompted unabashed praise from Simon Cowell and the rest of the judges, was voted America’s favorite over Adam Lambert, his theatrical and inconsistent competitor. Because Adam Lambert is, according to many, gay, the liberal media is blaming Christians for the tough loss. There are even rumblings that this “election” was rigged. Reminiscent of Bush/Gore 2000, anyone? Liberals are once again falling back on the only explanation they can ever muster when an anointed protégé or pet cause du jour loses: blame the backwards, hickish, intolerant Christian masses. Yes, the...
  • California high court to rule on gay marriage ban

    05/22/2009 11:49:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies · 2,337+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 22, 2009 | Peter Henderson
    California's supreme court announced on Friday that it will rule next week on whether to uphold a ban on same-sex marriages that critics say violates civil rights in the most populous U.S. state. The ruling will also decide the fate of about 18,000 same-sex couples who were married last summer before California voters outlawed the practice through passage of the Proposition 8 constitutional amendment in the November, 2008 election. The ruling in the so-called Prop 8 case will be issued on Tuesday, the court said on its website. [Snip] The supreme court justices in a ruling last spring declared same-sex...
  • What makes you think it's natural to be heterosexual?

    04/27/2009 10:19:00 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 107 replies · 3,135+ views
    (London) Daily Mail ^ | April 26, 2009 | Johnathan Petre
    A senior teacher has been suspended from his £50,000-a-year job after he complained that a training day for staff was used to promote gay rights. Kwabena Peat, 54, was one of several Christian staff who walked out of the compulsory session at a North London school after an invited speaker questioned why people thought heterosexuality was natural. The presentation was given by Sue Sanders, a co-founder of the Schools Out organisation which campaigns for gay equality in education. According to Mr Peat, Ms Sanders, herself a lesbian, said that staff who did not accept that being gay was normal had...
  • Perez Hilton: The Foul Face of ‘Gay’ Activism

    04/24/2009 8:31:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies · 2,295+ views
    CNS News ^ | April 24, 2009 | J. Matt Barber
    Warning: This article contains graphic but accurate material that may be offensive to some readers.You may have heard. During Sunday’s Miss USA pageant openly “gay” activist and pageant judge Perez Hilton – the self-styled “Queen of Media” – ambushed Carrie Prejean – the openly Christian Miss California – with a politically loaded question on so-called “same-sex marriage.” Prejean’s candid answer – as both Hilton and Miss USA organizer Donald Trump later admitted – likely cost her the crown. From the moment she opened her mouth, Prejean has given liberals a clinic in class. Hilton, on the other hand (a.k.a. Mario...
  • Miss California's Competitors From Gay Marriage States Say She Needed to Be PC

    04/23/2009 9:47:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies · 2,763+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 23, 2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Meowww. The claws are coming out. The Miss USA contestants from the four states that allow same-sex marriage say Miss California should have been more politically correct and socially aware when she was asked for her thoughts on the issue during the nationally televised pageant on Sunday. Miss Massachusetts Alison Cronin told FOXNews.com she was "shocked" when Carrie Prejean, 21, told Miss USA judge and celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton that she believes marriage should be "between a man and a woman." Hilton's question — “Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every...
  • A Gay-Marriage Solution: End Marriage [for Everyone]?

    03/16/2009 9:03:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies · 1,233+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | March 16, 2009 | Michael A. Lindenberger
    When a Jewish boy turns 13, he heads to a temple for a deeply meaningful rite of passage, his bar mitzvah. When a Catholic girl reaches about the same age, she stands in front of the local bishop, who touches her forehead with holy oil as she is confirmed into a 2,000-year-old faith tradition. But missing altogether in each of those cases - and in countless others of equal religious importance - is any role at all for government. There is no baptism certificate issued by the local courthouse, and no federal tax benefits attached to the confessional booth,...
  • Activists to Prod Obama, Congress to Overturn 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    03/12/2009 1:01:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies · 858+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2009 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    President Obama says he wants to reverse "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the Clinton-era policy that prevents openly gay men and women from serving in the military. But so far the White House has been noncommittal about how and when he will try to make that happen. In an effort to prod the president and Congress to act, activists -- gay, straight, military and civilian -- will converge on Capitol Hill Friday to rally behind an effort in the House to overturn the policy, which has been a continuing source of controversy since it became law 15 years ago. "The repeal,...
  • LA Fertility Claims It Screens for Cosmetic Characteristics (Designer Baby Alert)

    03/04/2009 12:41:04 PM PST · by Zakeet · 3 replies · 295+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 4, 2009
    Want a baby with blonde hair and green eyes? Get your wallet out. A Los Angeles fertility clinic is offering a new service that would allow couples to choose their baby's physical traits, including eye and hair color. The LA Fertility Institutes said it has already received half a dozen requests for the service and expects the first designer baby to be born next year. "I would not say this is a dangerous road," Dr. Jeff Steinberg, the director of the clinic said. "It's an uncharted road." [Snip] In a recent U.S. survey of 999 people who sought genetic counseling,...
  • (Portland Oregon mayor) Adams says to expect decision 'within days'(over gay scandal)

    01/23/2009 7:02:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies · 843+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | January 22, 2009 | James Mayer and Anna Griffin
    Portland Mayor Sam Adams remained out of the public eye as City Hall work went on without him Thursday, but he said Portlanders should expect a decision "within days" about whether he'll resign or fight for his job. He spent the day on "discussions of a personal nature" with people such as his pastor and his mentor, former Mayor Vera Katz. "It's important I learn the lessons that need to be learned, regardless of what I decide," Adams said. "That's what I'm talking to folks about right now. Clearly, tell the truth no matter what is one of those. These...
  • Uproar over 'morality'

    03/18/2007 8:47:01 AM PDT · by James W. Fannin · 7 replies · 443+ views
    Pittsburgh Live ^ | 3/16/2007 | Pat Buchanan
    "You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you," said Leon Trotsky. And that is surely true of the culture war. Before an editorial board of the Chicago Tribune, Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, not only endorsed presidential policy by which active homosexuals are discharged from the service, he declared that policy to be right morally.