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  • Firefighters take part in gay pride parade

    06/14/2008 12:32:57 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 30 replies · 334+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | 6.14.08 | Regina Dennis
    A new color graces the gay pride rainbow flag: fire engine red. Members of the Austin Fire Department Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Friends will take part in the Austin Pride Parade today, riding on a fire truck and marking the organization's second appearance in the annual event that celebrates the gay community in Austin. Lt. Jan Wesson, who leads the group, said it received great support last year from attendees, who named the truck "Best Vehicle." "That was just the highlight of my career," said Wesson, who has served in the Fire Department for 24 years and came out...
  • Ann Fisher commentary: Gay-rights foes will be minority before long

    05/28/2008 6:38:36 PM PDT · by Comparative Advantage · 38 replies · 351+ views
    The Columbus (OH) Dispatch ^ | Wednesday, May 28, 2008 | Ann Fisher
    A state lawmaker from New Albany backed a bill this year that would give employment and housing protection to Ohio's gays and transsexuals. That took some courage because the Senate leaders of his party, the Republicans, have no patience for the legislation. And similar bills never have received much attention in Ohio, let alone on-the-record hearings. But Sen. David Goodman said his active endorsement of Senate Bill 305 was a no-brainer after a conversation in March with his father, a prominent Harvard-trained lawyer. That day, he reminded his son why Jewish law firms first opened in Columbus: No one else...
  • 'Totally Inappropriate': Gay Photos in Albuquerque HS Yearbook Anger Parents

    05/24/2008 10:13:34 PM PDT · by Westlander · 55 replies · 389+ views
    KRQE TV ^ | 5-24-2008 | KRQE TV
    This Clovis High School yearbook is out and is raising eyebrows with pictures and quotes from gay couples who attend the school.
  • DNC sponsors event honoring sadomasochism

    02/07/2008 11:55:13 AM PST · by Sopater · 17 replies · 326+ views
    One News Now ^ | 2/7/2008 10:00:00 AM | Jeff Johnson
    The 20th annual meeting of the nation's second most powerful homosexual activist group is welcoming some new participants -- and a very recognizable sponsor. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is holding its annual "Creating Change" conference in Detroit this week. Its sponsors claim to have trained more than 30,000 activists since 1988. Peter LaBarbera with Americans for Truth About Homosexuality has reported on the event in the past. "It's essentially a grassroots training conference for homosexual, bisexual, transgender -- and now, it turns out -- sadomasochistic activists," says LaBarbera. The event originally focused on homosexuals, but has expanded...
  • Md. Marriage Bill Gets New Sponsors (GAY MARRIAGE BILL ON FRIDAY)

    01/24/2008 11:21:47 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 7 replies · 363+ views
    The Southern Voice (WARNING-GAY SITE) ^ | Jan 23, 4:13 PM | JOSHUA LYNSEN
    Two state senators, including one who is openly gay, will lead efforts to pass the Religious Freedom & Civil Marriage Protection Act in Maryland. Sens. Rich Madaleno and Jamie Raskin, two Democrats from Montgomery County, were to be named as lead sponsors on the bill when it’s introduced. The bill was expected to hit the Maryland General Assembly no later than Friday. “We’re up to 40 co-sponsors in the House and nine in the Senate,” said Carrie Evans, policy director at Equality Maryland. “We’re trying to pick up one more to make it a nice, even 50 for Friday.” Written...
  • Row erupts in Australia over 'gay' Jesus play: report

    01/21/2008 10:01:59 AM PST · by Alouette · 10 replies · 86+ views
    AFP ^ | Jan. 21, 2008
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian church leaders have condemned a play shortly to open in Sydney depicting Jesus as a gay man who is seduced by Judas, a report said Sunday. The play, named Corpus Christi, is due to open next month as part of the city's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Sydney's Sun-Herald newspaper reported. A senior Sydney churchman called the play "historical nonsense". "It is deliberately, not innocently, offensive and they're obviously having a laugh about it," Robert Forsyth, Anglican bishop of South Sydney, was quoted saying. Apart from the relations between Jesus and Judas, the play also...
  • Heath Ledger Says To Expect A Very Different Joker

    04/03/2007 11:27:24 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 131 replies · 2,511+ views
    Entertainmentwise ^ | today | James Luxford
    Heath Ledger has discussed his new role as the Joker in the next Batman instalment, revealing he had a “different take” on the famous villain. Speaking to US magazine Newsweek regarding about his recent casting as The Joker (played previously by Jack Nicholson) in the forthcoming Batman movie ‘The Dark Knight’. Ledger told the magazine: “I've been bouncing around like a lunatic for four months. I definitely have a different take on him, but I've yet to do a proper makeup run. It's on the agenda”. When asked if he’d been practising his laugh, Ledger simply replied “I’d be lying...
  • Same-sex marriage backers go to TV - New ads ask viewers to 'open hearts and minds' on the issue.

    10/08/2007 7:59:28 AM PDT · by SmithL · 73 replies · 1,025+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/8/7 | Jim Sanders
    Frustrated in efforts to legalize same-sex marriage through legislation or litigation, proponents will launch a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign this week to "open hearts and minds" in Sacramento and other major cities. The 60-second ads will run in the capital, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs as part of a monthslong campaign to prod families to openly discuss same-sex marriage. "The long-term goal is to have the majority of Californians support the freedom to marry -- to change the climate here," said Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, which is coordinating the campaign. Benjamin Lopez, spokesman for...
  • NYT Asks: Where Are All the Gay Superheroes?

    09/07/2007 10:26:53 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 246 replies · 3,918+ views ^ | 9/7/2007 | Clay Waters
    On Monday, New York Times Arts writer George Gene Gustines profiled gay novelist Perry Moore, a fervent supporter of gay rights -- for fictional comic book characters. "Novelist's Superhero Is Out to Right Wrongs" began: "Perry Moore has the sinewy physique and golden looks of a California surfer, but get him talking about comics, and he can out-geek the biggest fanatic. He also has the fervor of an activist when discussing the dearth -- and occasional shoddy treatment -- of gay superheroes in mainstream comic books." Now there's a vital cause we can all rally behind! "It is an issue...
  • BBC Schedules Week of Pro-Gay Programs to Commemorate 1957 Sodomy Legalization

    08/31/2007 7:08:31 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 10 replies · 505+ views ^ | August 31, 2007 | Meg Jalsevac
    BBC Schedules Week of Pro-Gay Programs to Commemorate 1957 Sodomy Legalization By Meg Jalsevac BRITAIN, August 31, 2007 ( - In conjunction with the beginning of the LBGT History Month in the UK, the BBC has scheduled a week long roster of pro-homosexual television for its viewers.  The programming was scheduled in the first week of September to also coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of the Wolfenden Report which legalized homosexuality in Britain in 1957. The week long extravaganza of gay-themed TV has been officially named the 'Hidden Lives Series'.  The programming will range from movies with...
  • Not even baseball safe from 'gay' promotions

    07/01/2007 5:53:47 PM PDT · by Phil Magnan · 55 replies · 2,611+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 07/01/07 | Bob Unruh
    Not even baseball safe from 'gay' promotions Afternoon at the park to feature 'pride' singers, free caps for kids -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 1, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2007 Not even an afternoon at a baseball game apparently is going to be safe for parents who want to protect their children from advocates for homosexuality, with the San Diego Padres' confirmation their July 8 game will simultaneously offer free caps to attract children, and a formal recognition of the area's homosexual organization. "San Diego Pride supporters and volunteers will be recognized for organizing the group event...
  • SCREENED OUT: Gay Images In Film (Turner Classic Movies Barf Alert)

    05/30/2007 2:19:50 PM PDT · by holidayidol · 21 replies · 1,342+ views
    Screened Out: Gay Images in Films - Mondays & Wednesdays in JuneA 44-Movie Festival that examines gay sexuality in the cinema from the silent era up to the films that challenged Hollywood's rigid CodeAt a time when the rights of gays and lesbians are being hotly debated, TCM offers a look at the treatment of homosexuals in American movies as inspired by the Richard Barrios book Screened Out: Playing Gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall. Our festival covers roughly the same territory as the book, with the range marked by two TCM premieres: the silent comedy Algie, the Miner...
  • Snickers (dustup)

    02/06/2007 2:41:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 127 replies · 3,127+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 6, 2007 | Daniel Rubin
    We need to go back for one more bite of that Snickers Super Bowl ad. Monday a blogstorm kicked up over the ad that showed two mechanics fighting over a Snickers bar and inadvertently kissing, with the largest gay civil rights group calling on the Mars Inc., the candy company, to pull several alternative endings and related material from its Web site. And before the day was done, the material had been pulled, as were plans to show one of the alternate endings during the Daytona 500 telecast. Here was Ameriblog's mid-day headline: "Snickers Superbowl Web site promotes violence against...
  • Gift wrapping by Lesbian Support Services at Ithaca Barnes and Noble

    12/21/2006 4:57:27 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies · 1,112+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | 12/21/06 | Briefly in Tompkins
    Martin-Lyon Lesbian Support Services, a new non-profit group, will be gift wrapping at Barnes and Noble Booksellers on Meadow Street from noon to 5 p.m. today and Friday, Dec. 21 and 22. For more information, visit
  • Wal-Mart, Ford and the 'Gay' Agenda : Seeking Media Approval

    12/12/2006 1:22:19 PM PST · by Mr Radical · 13 replies · 574+ views
    Mr Radical and Mr Right ^ | 11 December 2006 | Mr Right
    Wal-Mart, Ford and the 'Gay' Agenda : Seeking Media ApprovalWe have drawn attention in previous articles to an intriguing policy recently adopted by the ailing Ford Motor Company. For some reason, despite its plummeting sales, expensive large-scale lay-offs, management turmoil and tanking stock price, the Company has given high priority to funding and campaigning for same-sex marriage and indulging in general largesse to the so-called 'Gay Community'.  The American Family Association (AFA), a powerful Christian watchdog group mounted a campaign to persuade Ford to remain neutral in what is a controversial and very political issue. Ford's response has been to...
  • OAS Treaty Would Grant Human-Rights Protection to Sexual Orientation - "same-sex revolution."

    12/11/2006 9:25:00 PM PST · by XR7 · 7 replies · 719+ views
    Citizenlink ^ | 12/11/06 | Pete Winn
    Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) begin work this week on a treaty that would make sexual orientation "an inalienable right" worthy of human-rights protection. "The document before the OAS this week mentions sexual orientation 15 times," according to Thomas Jacobson, Focus on the Family Action's representative to the United Nations. "In addition, it contains terms like 'hate crimes' and veiled pro-abortion language." He said the nation behind the proposed language -- Brazil -- first tried to get the U.N. to go along in 2003. "They failed in that attempt," Jacobson said. "They pushed again in 2004, and...
  • Daniel Craig Wants To Do Gay Scene In Next 007

    12/05/2006 4:45:35 PM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies · 1,061+ views
    AHN ^ | December 5, 2006 6:25 a.m. EST | Maira Oliveira - All Headline News Reporter
    Daniel Craig wants to please his entire audience by making his James Bond character look the other way - even if it's just for one scene. Daniel thinks it would be a great idea to add a gay scene in the next James Bond movie. The actor - who currently plays 007 in the box office smash "Casino Royale" - says he wants to add a twist to his secret spy character and make him more "unpredictable."
  • Ellen DeGeneres Tapped to Host Oscars

    09/07/2006 6:59:59 PM PDT · by wjersey · 25 replies · 1,203+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | 9/7/2006 | Staff
    Ellen DeGeneres has been tapped to host next year's Oscars, the Academy of Motions Pictures Arts and Sciences said Thursday. It will be the comedian and TV talker's first time hosting the Oscars show and first appearance on the award show. She has hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast twice and co-hosted it once, and hosted the Grammys twice. "Ellen DeGeneres was born to host the Academy Awards," said producer Laura Ziskin in a statement. "I can already tell she is going to set the bar very high for herself and therefore for all of us involved in putting on...
  • N.J. conservatives plotting moves if gay marriage is allowed

    08/17/2006 2:23:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 1,156+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 08.13.06 | GEOFF MULVIHILL
    (AP) — As they await a New Jersey Supreme Court decision on gay marriage in the Garden State, social conservatives say they are prepared to take the fight to the ballot box if they lose in the legal arena. "If we get to an imminent threat, if we get to the point where marriage is going to be decided by the court, shouldn't we get to weigh in an issue of such magnitude?" said Len Deo, president of the New Jersey Family Policy Council. Like advocates for gay marriage, New Jersey's conservative lobbyists and lawmakers are gearing up for a...
  • Quinceanera (Propagandistic "Anglo" effort to impose progressive sexual values on a Mexican...)

    08/13/2006 10:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 704+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 8/14/2006 | James Bowman
    A rather propagandistic "Anglo" effort to impose progressive sexual values on a "judgmental" Mexican-American community. Quinceanera by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland is an Anglo take on Mexican-American culture in Los Angeles which approaches its subject with an easy sentimentality that spoils, I think, what might otherwise have been an interesting glimpse into contemporary Chicano life. As Glatzer and Westmoreland see it, all that is needed by their picturesque and sympathetic Mexicans is a wholesome lesson in socially and sexually progressive values from Anglos like themselves. Once they have understood how old-fashioned and out-of-date their attitude towards sex are, then...
  • (Homosexual) Resource center opens at UCSD

    05/06/2006 10:17:31 AM PDT · by gwb2OO4 · 42 replies · 1,089+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 6, 2006 | Eleanor Yang
    Step onto a college campus these days and you might hear the remark, “That's so gay.” For many students, the words seem like a harmless way to poke fun at something. But for University of California San Diego senior Peper Anan, it's a personal attack on her sexual identity. Anan, who considers herself bisexual, says she hears the sentence about once a month and always tries to educate the person about how offensive it is. It's this sort of comment that she hopes will disappear with the creation of UCSD's first permanent Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center. The center...
  • Notre Dame OKs Homosexual Film Festivals

    04/19/2006 1:02:42 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 27 replies · 1,132+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 04-19-06 | TFP Student Action
    TFP Student Action launches Pray for Notre Dame. Join thousands of concerned students and parents in prayer and reparation. So many students and parents had trusted Notre Dame’s new president, Fr. John I. Jenkins, would restore moral order on campus by stopping two blatant anti-Catholic events from occurring year after year: “Queer Film Festival” and “V-Monologues.” However, hopes that Notre Dame would ban immoral events were shattered on April 5, when Fr. Jenkins issued a statement allowing pro-homosexual film festivals or events to continue at Our Lady’s university. Fr. Jenkins said, “[I] see no reason to prohibit performances of 'The...
  • CWA Outraged by Major Networks’ Lawsuits Against FCC

    04/18/2006 7:12:38 AM PDT · by bulldozer · 18 replies · 1,214+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 04/18/06 | Stacey Holliday
    Washington, D.C. — Concerned Women for America (CWA) expressed its strong dismay at the multibillion-dollar broadcast industry’s latest attempt to abuse the public airwaves. After repeatedly offending the public with indecent broadcasts, four major broadcasters filed what CWA believes are frivolous lawsuits challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) recent rulings. A license to broadcast doesn’t give anyone – not even super-rich Big-Media conglomerates – the right to broadcast indecent language between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The four major broadcasters want the courts to approve the indiscriminate use of words for excretory and explicit sexual conduct. “All four broadcast networks...
  • Action Alert: Boycott Their Brew - Starbucks Continues To Be Leading Financier of Homosexual Agenda

    04/10/2006 10:33:20 AM PDT · by James Hartline · 3 replies · 771+ views
    The James Hartline Report ^ | April 9, 2006 | James Hartline
    JHROnline -Action Center- A James Hartline Report Action Alert April 9, 2006 Starbucks Is In Love With Brokeback Mountain: Company Continues To Be Leading Financier of Gay Agenda! Take Action Now! Boycott Their Brew! (JHRonlineActionAlert) Without question, one of the largest corporate promoters of the anti-family, radical homosexual agenda, continues to be coffee giant Starbucks. The time has now come for Christians everywhere, who seek to save America from being redesigned by the morally bankrupt and socialistic minds of pro-gay corporations like Ford ( and Starbucks, to take decisive action. Christians must finally come to terms with the severity...
  • Urge Arnold VETO AB606, which would make every CA school a trans-bi-homosexual school..or else!

    03/03/2006 7:00:03 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 45 replies · 2,509+ views
    save ^ | march 3 06 | save
    AB606 would give inappropriate, draconian power to the California Superintendent of Public Instruction to unilaterally withhold state funds from school districts that don’t promote transsexuality, bisexuality, and homosexuality according to his arbitrary “standards.” Because two-thirds of a school districts’ funds come from the state, AB 606 would interrupt and destroy the academic learning of millions of California schoolchildren. AB 606 attacks local control by removing the time-honored authority of school boards to select appropriate curriculum related to sexual matters. For example, all schools would be required to define “gender” as “a person's gender identity and gender related appearance and behavior...
  • A question the media fears to ask

    02/26/2006 8:22:05 PM PST · by SmithL · 27 replies · 1,389+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/26/6 | Eric Hegedus
    Journalists should be willing to come right out and say, 'Are you gay?' and print the answer. Five years ago, in New York magazine, writer Maer Roshan opined about the concept of "outing" and the closet that has at various times shielded the personal lives of celebrities such as Rosie O'Donnell, Nathan Lane, Ellen DeGeneres and countless others. He wrote: "Journalists play along in the sincere belief that they are protecting gay people, but in doing so they serve the interests of a few individuals at the expense of the larger community. By dancing around the sexuality of gay public...

    02/26/2006 3:12:56 PM PST · by carolgr · 36 replies · 1,228+ views
    The definition of an American icon has changed over the last fifty years. For Valentines Day country singer icon Willie Nelson debuted his groundbreaking “gay cowboy song” on the “anti-family” Howard Sterns satellite radio program. Nelson also sang in the recent gay movie “Brokeback Mountain”. This 71-year-old braided balladeer’s new “gay” music holds the promise of further polluting America’s airwaves. Likewise, Sony’s new recording label called “Music With a Twist” features artists who practice homosexuality. The label is connected to MTV’s gay TV network. At one time country music meant mom, home and apple pie. Men were men and “the...
  • Mayoral Candidate's Signs Urge Voters To 'Vote Gay'

    02/20/2006 11:03:28 PM PST · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 979+ views
    NBC 6 South Florida ^ | February 20, 2006
    A Wilton Manors mayoral candidate has posted somewhat controversial campaign signs in an effort to attract gay voters. The signs for candidate Seth Solomon say, "Vote! Gay! Vote!" and they're drawing a lot of attention. "I think it's wrong to be putting anything prejudicial on signs, and discriminatory," said Melissa Vojtik, vice president of the Dolphin Democratic Club, a gay and lesbian political group, which supports incumbent Mayor Scott Newton. NBC 6's Nick Bogert reported that Wilton Manors' gay voter population is substantial, perhaps 30 or 40 percent. Solomon said he hoped the signs would prompt coverage of his low-budget...
  • AOL strikes wrong chord (How, exactly, does a CD become gay?)

    02/16/2006 1:34:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 626+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 15, 2006 | Jim Farber
    Does music have a sexual orientation? Apparently America OnLine thinks so. Call up their massively popular site, scroll through their "musical styles" choices, and right below "soundtracks" and just above "classic rock" you'll find a heretofore undiscovered genre known as "gay and lesbian" music. If nothing else, this begs some intriguing questions about your CD collection: How, exactly, would a CD become gay? To this gay man, the absurdity of the question begs the most blinkered suppositions: Was the CD abused by an LP when it was young? Did it lack a proper stereo system to guide it while...
  • NBC Cancels Seris About Dysfunctional Christian Family

    01/25/2006 6:39:38 AM PST · by Cindy_Cin · 15 replies · 597+ views
    CNS News ^ | January 25, 2006 | Susan Jones
    - A conservative advocacy group is taking some of the credit for NBC's decision to cancel its new television series, "The Book of Daniel." The American Family Association (AFA) called for a boycott of the "anti-Christian program," even before the first episode aired. In a message to its supporters on Tuesday, the AFA welcomed news that the program has been canceled. "Your efforts, combined with those of hundreds of thousands of other AFA Online supporters, had an impact." NBC said it dropped the Friday night show three weeks after the first episode aired because of low ratings.
  • New York Declares Itself First Gay City

    01/05/2006 6:28:55 PM PST · by writer33 · 155 replies · 1,317+ views ^ | 1/05/2006 | Chris Davis
    New York—In a brash, yet diverse move, New York has declared itself the first gay city in the United States, electing Wednesday, its first woman and first openly gay leader, a position widely regarded as the second-most powerful seat in city government. Christine Quinn wept several times during a passionate speech to the 51-member council, thanking her father and her partner, Kim Catullo, who looked on from the audience, making New York the most diverse city in America. “Let me say that I am incredibly proud that in the most diverse city in the world, diversity is seen as a...
  • Tell Your Local NBC Station To Refuse 'The Book of Daniel'

    12/28/2005 8:22:14 AM PST · by ferri · 87 replies · 2,728+ views
    American Family Association ^ | December 28, 2005 | Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
    New NBC Drama Show Mocks Christianity Email NBC Chairman Bob Wright over NBC's latest show, "The Book of Daniel." NBC is touting the network's mid-season replacement series "The Book of Daniel" with language that implies it is a serious drama about Christian people and Christian faith. The main character is Daniel Webster, a drug-addicted Episcopal priest whose wife depends heavily on her mid-day martinis. Webster regularly sees and talks with a very unconventional white-robed, bearded Jesus. The Webster family is rounded out by a 23-year-old homosexual Republican son, a 16-year-old daughter who is a drug dealer, and a 16-year-old adopted...
  • Michael Medved on Now Discussing "Brokeback Mountain" and the Gay War on Marriage

    12/14/2005 2:10:55 PM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 96 replies · 3,406+ views
    Michael Medved Show KRLA 870
    Michael says Paula Zahn found a gay cowboy to interview for her show and that there's a gay rodeo league or something. He says the movie ads hide the fact that the film is anti-marriage. It breaks up two marriages with kids and yet is described as "a wonderful love story."
  • Cowboy romance 'Brokeback' faces challenge [HAHAHAHAH!!!!!]

    12/09/2005 4:28:35 AM PST · by jjm2111 · 145 replies · 3,872+ views
    "Reuters" via Yahoooooo!!!! ^ | Thu Dec 8, 2:56 PM | Bob Tourtellotte
    OS ANGELES (Reuters) - It has wowed film festivals, won rave reviews and sparked Oscar buzz, but when "Brokeback Mountain," a.k.a. the gay cowboy movie, begins playing to general audiences on Friday, it faces its toughest challenge yet -- wooing mainstream America. [snip] ...Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, risk alienating fans and sending their stars plummeting if, after watching the pair have sex on screen, audiences cannot see them any other way than gay. Winning over middle America is important for the roughly $12.5 million movie because its backer, art house specialist Focus Features, wants a big box office and...
  • Cowboy romance "Brokeback" faces challenge

    12/07/2005 1:52:30 PM PST · by Millee · 40 replies · 1,282+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/7/05 | Bob Tourtellotte
    It has wowed film festivals, won rave reviews and sparked Oscar buzz, but when "Brokeback Mountain," a.k.a. the gay cowboy movie, begins playing to general audiences on Friday, it faces its toughest challenge yet -- wooing mainstream America. Two of Hollywood's hottest leading men, Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, risk alienating fans and sending their stars plummeting if, after watching the pair have sex on screen, audiences cannot see them any other way than gay. Winning over middle America is important for the roughly $12.5 million movie because its backer, art house specialist Focus Features, wants a big box office...
  • Parents upset over sex booklet in schools [6th graders given # to abortion clinics, gay hotline]

    11/16/2005 8:33:35 PM PST · by Diago · 97 replies · 3,192+ views
    Sun Newspaper ^ | Thursday, November 10, 2005 | By R. DAVID HEILEMAN
    Some parents upset over sex booklet in schools Thursday, November 10, 2005By R. DAVID HEILEMANThe Sun Star STRONGSVILLE _ An informational booklet that describes the symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases and contains phone numbers for Planned Parenthood and confidential reproductive health services has raised protests after it was placed in students' lockers throughout the district. City resident Theresa Fleming said her 11-year-old son, a sixth-grader at Kinsner Elementary School, was among those who received a copy of the booklet, Youth Pages, A Guide for Cuyahoga County Teens published by United Way's 211 First Call For Help. She said the...
  • North of border, gay marriage spurs social revolution

    11/07/2005 4:17:17 PM PST · by Daralundy · 34 replies · 1,132+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | November 6, 2006 | Katherine Kersten
    A proposal to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman in Minnesota's Constitution is one of the biggest issues our state will face in the next legislative session. Some people argue that same-sex marriage wouldn't change anybody else's marriage but merely expand the institution to provide equal rights for all. Canada made same-sex marriage the law of the land in June. What's happened there in recent months suggests a different story. Bishop Frederick Henry of the Catholic Diocese of Calgary, Alberta, has been at the forefront of Canada's battle over marriage. On Thursday, he will address...
  • BEWARE- Misleading Info Spreading about Prop. 2 [Tx. marriage amendment]

    10/25/2005 8:52:09 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 17 replies · 914+ views
    Free Market Foundation (via e-mail) | October 24, 2005
       "Protecting Freedoms, Strengthening Families" Weekly Issues Alert    Special AlertOctober 24, 2005 BEWARE - Misleading Information Spreading about Prop. 2 Political Advertising Campaign, "Save Texas Marriage," Is a Fraud! Special Message from Free Market Foundation President Kelly Shackelford, Esq."Deceptive phone calls are now going out telling people to vote NO because of a supposed flaw in the legislation of Prop. 2.  There must be a lot of them because we are getting calls from a number of supporters who are confused.  The calls from "Save Texas Marriage" are so deceptive that they are even ending the call saying "God Bless You."  One of...
  • Parents Cast Fight as Sexual vs. Religious Tolerance: People angry at schools' 'gay agenda.'

    10/20/2005 9:48:30 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 183 replies · 2,947+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/20/5 | Stephanie Simon
    Lexington, Mass. — David and Tonia Parker are asking their neighbors in this liberal town for one consideration: Tolerance. The Parkers believe homosexuality is immoral. So they were appalled when their son brought a picture book home from kindergarten that showed families with same-sex parents. To ensure his "spiritual safety," they demanded the right to pull him out of class whenever homosexuality was discussed. To deny them that right, they say, would be intolerant of their faith. School administrators offer a different take on tolerance. They say it's their job to expose children to the world's diversity. Supt. Paul B....
  • Time Magazine, School Event Expose Massive Cultural Campaign to Promote Homosexuality to Kids

    10/09/2005 10:45:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 147 replies · 3,957+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | October 7, 2005 | Robert Knight and Benjamin Frichtl
    A TIME magazine cover story and a recent pro-homosexual school event should leave no doubt that homosexual activists are recruiting kids into homosexual sex and a “gay” identity, using “tolerance” as a ruse. The TIME October 10 piece, “The Battle Over Gay Teens,” which includes not a single reference to the extremely dangerous medical consequences of homosexual behavior, especially for boys, includes these details: • A cocktail party in Manhattan with billionaire liquor magnate Edgar Bronfman, Sr. and Clinton political strategist David Mixner was held in May to raise money for the Point Foundation, a scholarship program to turn “gay”...
  • Same-Sex Marriage to “Usher in Era of Intolerance and Discrimination Never Seen Before” Calg. Bishop

    09/29/2005 1:52:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies · 1,230+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 29, 2005
    CALGARY, September 29, 2005 ( – Calgary’s Bishop Fred Henry has come out swinging again, this time warning that the normalization of same-sex “marriage” will “usher in an era of intolerance and discrimination the likes of which we have rarely seen before.”In a pastoral letter published in the Calgary Sun on September 11, Bishop Henry warned that “Same-sex marriage proponents use the language of openness, tolerance and diversity, yet the foreseeable effect of their success will be to usher in an era of intolerance and discrimination the likes of which we have rarely seen before.”He warned that same-sex “marriage” and...
  • 'Gay cowboy movie' shatters stereotypes

    09/12/2005 1:35:16 PM PDT · by Millee · 57 replies · 1,546+ views ^ | Paul Clinton
    Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger weren't drawn to "Brokeback Mountain," the story of two cowboys involved in a homosexual relationship, by the movie's risky subject matter or the controversy it may raise. In fact, said Gyllenhaal, those aspects of the script worked against his decision to do the film. "I read the story and heard about it as 'the gay cowboy movie' and I immediately responded against that," he said at a press conference for the film at the Toronto Film Festival Saturday. "[But] as soon as I heard [director] Ang [Lee] was attached, I knew it would be a...
  • Falwell: Basic rights for all homosexuals

    08/26/2005 3:41:24 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 206 replies · 3,499+ views
    Lynchburg News & Advance ^ | 8/26/05 | Ron Brown
    The Rev. Jerry Falwell said Thursday he supports basic civil rights for homosexuals, including equal opportunities to serve as public school teachers. “I have always believed that all Americans should have basic human rights,” Falwell said. “I’ve made it clear that I don’t consider the right to fair housing or employment a conservative or liberal value. Those are American values.” Falwell’s comments Thursday were similar to remarks he made earlier this month on the MSNBC television show, “The Situation.” Those comments earned him praise from the Human Rights Campaign, a nationally prominent group that works for lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
  • Broadway's 'Dr. Sex' celebrates Kinsey: New play glorifies controversial father of sexual revolution

    08/16/2005 5:42:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 633+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8/16/15 | WorldNetDaily
    Not long after an affirming treatment by Hollywood, the life of the "father of the sexual revolution," Alfred Kinsey, is about to be feted on Broadway. The musical "Dr. Sex" is scheduled to run Aug. 26 to Oct. 30 at the Peter Norton Space in New York City, according to Production notes call "Dr. Sex" the "cleanest show about sex in the history of musical comedy." The movie "explores the loving relationship between Dr. Alfred Kinsey, his wife, Clara ... and their handsome boyfriend (and lab assistant), Wally Matthews." Brian Noonan of "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Les...
  • 5 Year Old's Father JAILED for STRAIGHT opt-out stance in MA-LIVE (vanity, my title)

    08/10/2005 11:27:10 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 52 replies · 2,538+ views
    self ^ | 8/10/05 | self
    Live right now on Webcast: (11-12am PST) David Parker did not want his child indoctrinated with pro-homosexuality material on a taxpayer-supported school campus. He was arrested and jailed during a peaceful visit to arrange an opt-out option for his five-year old child. He is being interviewed by Janet Folger, of Faith to Action. Folger is formerly with The incident happened at Esterbrook Elementary School Lexington MA Folger has written a book, The Criminalization of Christianity. People, especially residents of Massachusetts, are being urged to contact the school.... 781 861 2550 Superintendant's Office
  • Gay Rights Battlefields Spread to Public Schools

    06/08/2005 8:23:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 89 replies · 1,390+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 9, 2005 | MICHAEL JANOFSKY
    Emboldened by the political right's growing influence on public policy, opponents of school activities aimed at educating students about homosexuality or promoting acceptance of gays and lesbians are mounting challenges to such programs, at individual schools, at statehouses and in Congress. Chief among the targets are sex education programs that include discussions of homosexuality, and after-school clubs that bring gay and straight students together, two initiatives that gained assent in numerous schools over the last decade. In many cases, the opponents have been successful. In Montgomery County, Md., for example, parents went to court to block a health education course...
  • U.S. Judge Rejects Nebraska Gay-Marriage Ban

    05/12/2005 3:30:21 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 70 replies · 1,963+ views
    AP ^ | 5/12/05 | Kevin O'Hanlon
    A federal judge Thursday struck down Nebraska's ban on gay marriage, saying the measure interferes not only with the rights of gay couples but also with those of foster parents, adopted children and people in a host of other living arrangements. The constitutional amendment, which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, was passed overwhelmingly by the voters in November 2000. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon said the ban "imposes significant burdens on both the expressive and intimate associational rights" of gays "and creates a significant barrier to the plaintiffs' right to petition or to participate...
  • Monday Photo Caption Time

    05/02/2005 9:07:54 AM PDT · by meandog · 88 replies · 2,938+ views
    05-02-05 | N/A
    Okay, it's Monday...time to get the week started with some good captions. A good place to begin is the 40th Anniversity of the Equality Forum that took place in Philly yesterday. For those who don't know, Equality Forum celebrates the gay and lesbian lifestyle...
  • Let Cookie Monster be Cookie Monster

    04/22/2005 3:32:30 AM PDT · by The Great Yazoo · 88 replies · 3,554+ views ^ | April 22, 2005 | Jonah Goldberg
    The producers of "Sesame Street" have decided that Cookie Monster is gay. Hold the phone. I'm kidding. But try to hold onto your reaction for a moment because what they've really done to Cookie Monster is worse - they've taken away his reason for being. Since my copy of "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius is in storage, let me explain by paraphrasing Hannibal Lecter's famous dialogue with Clarice Starling in "Silence of the Lambs." Imagine Lecter isn't a superhuman cannibalistic serial killer and that, instead of being a doe-eyed feminist naif in the FBI, Ms. Starling is a doe-eyed feminist naif...
  • (Rainbow) Flag stirs flap at Howell High

    12/23/2004 12:27:36 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 91 replies · 3,028+ views
    Ann Arbor News ^ | 12-23-04 | STEPHENIE KOEHN
    Flag stirs flap at Howell High Controversy centered over meaning of Diversity Club message Thursday, December 23, 2004 BY STEPHENIE KOEHN News Staff Reporter What is the meaning of a rainbow? For many who see one during or after a rainstorm, it's a harbinger of good luck or at least a warm and fuzzy feeling. In the form of a flag hanging at Howell High School, however, it has created a controversy between those who see it as an expression of diversity and those who see it as supporting homosexuality. Confusion over the meaning of the flag, said Howell High...