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  • UW-Madison ‘gaydar’ study raises questions, like, why?

    09/15/2015 7:25:41 AM PDT · by Sopater · 9 replies ^ | 9/15/15 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — Among the path-blazing research that University of Wisconsin-Madison administration is ardently defending these days is a study that has supposedly debunked the power of “Gaydar.” Two questions jump out: Why do we need a study on Gaydar — the purported ability to infer whether people are gay or straight based on their appearance — and how much money were taxpayers forced to fork over for such “research?”The answer to the second question, at least according to UW-Madison, is very little. Which raises again the broad question: What kind of psychological research are we getting from our institutions of higher education? Photo...
  • New study finds that your ‘gaydar’ is terrible [Thoughtcrime]

    09/08/2015 10:23:53 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/8/2015 | Rachel Feltman
    A new study suggests that 'gaydar' -- the sixth sense by which many insist they can just tell that someone they meet isn't heterosexual -- is bad in two big ways. For starters, it doesn't work. But more importantly, the concept of gaydar may be pretty harmful. It may -- big surprise here, guys -- just be an excuse to revel in harmful stereotypes about LGBTQ people. In a paper published in the Journal of Sex Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison psychologist William Cox argues that gaydar just isn't really a thing. "Imagine that 100 percent of gay men wear pink...
  • Gaydar ISN'T real: Scientists slam the phrase as ‘stereotyping’ - use could lead to aggression

    09/04/2015 2:40:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/03/15 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Gaydar ISN'T real: Scientists slam the phrase as ‘stereotyping’ and say its use could lead to aggression We've all heard people say they have a 'gaydar'. It is the alleged ability to know whether someone is gay or straight based on their appearance. The phrase Gaydar got a scientific boost from a 2008 study that concluded people could accurately guess someone's sexual orientation based on photographs of their faces. But a new study challenges what it calls the 'the gaydar myth', saying it isn't accurate and is actually a harmful form of stereotyping.
  • Brian Schweitzer says his 'gaydar' goes off when he sees Eric Cantor

    06/19/2014 2:52:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer chose an interesting path and offered puzzling critiques since he tossed his name in the hat for a potential presidential run in 2016. But comments the Democrat made about Rep. Eric Cantor and Sen. Dianne Feinstein in a lengthy profile published by National Journal have probably knocked him off that path. In the piece, Schweitzer shared his perceptions on Cantor's sexuality while discussing the Virginia Republican's shocking loss last week against an unknown primary candidate. “If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would...
  • Brian Schweitzer: Eric Cantor Set off my "Gaydar"

    06/19/2014 12:07:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is many things, but circumspect is apparently not one of them. Schweitzer, a Democrat who's said he's mulling a presidential bid in 2016, offered a colorful appraisal of Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the soon-to-be former House majority leader who was defeated in a primary election last week. "Don't hold this against me, but I'm going to blurt it out. How do I say in the South, they are a little effeminate," Schweitzer told National Journal's Marin Cogan in an interview the night of the election. "They just have effeminate mannerisms. If you were just...
  • EXCLUSIVE BREAKING ANALYSIS: Obama Still Can’t Throw a Baseball Correctly (VANITY)

    05/20/2014 4:48:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Obama’s lack of basic motor skills was on display Monday evening at a Little League game in Washington, D.C. He looked like he was trying to shot put a hacky sack, or something. The Little Leaguers were not impressed, the Associated Press reports: Shocked parents reached for their smartphones to snap a quick photo, but not all of their kids were as impressed. Some held back, unsure of who Obama was, as their parents tried to lure them back onto the infield to join the president. “Daddy, let’s just play,” said one young boy, pulling his father by the hand.
  • Earwax may reveal clues about a person’s identity and habits [Even if you're homosexual]

    02/14/2014 12:57:20 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    WNYW-TV ^ | 2/14/14
    It turns out clues about a person’s identity and ethnicity can come from a surprising source: earwax. Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia decided to analyze earwax as a possible source of personal information based on previous studies in which researchers analyzed underarm odor to unlock clues about a person’s identity. "Our previous research has shown that underarm odors can convey a great deal of information about an individual, including personal identity, gender, sexual orientation and health status," study author George Preti, an organic chemist at Monell, said in a press release. "We think it possible that...
  • Retailers welcome the new male consumer. He’s hooked on designer sneakers, fashion and grooming...

    12/27/2013 6:20:27 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 56 replies
    Maclean's ^ | December 26, 2013 | Anne Kingston
    Andrew Grella is enthusing about the benefit of eyeliner for men—and it has nothing to do with mimicking “guyliner” pioneers David Bowie and Russell Brand. The 22-year-old founder of ManUp, a Mississauga, Ont.-based line of men’s cosmetics, skincare and fragrances, recommends men dust the $20 “Eye Chalk” lightly on the lower lid. “It makes the white of the eye pop,” he says. “If you’re wearing it properly, no one will know.” Grella, who incorporated ManUp in 2010 while studying commerce at Ryerson University, is on the vanguard of a retail moment, one focused on the rise of a new male...
  • MSNBC anchor: ‘So many people consider President Obama to be the first gay president’

    12/16/2013 7:55:38 PM PST · by bkopto · 97 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 16, 2013 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC host Thomas Roberts said Monday that “many people consider President Obama to be the first gay president.” Roberts was speaking to Shawn Gaylord of Human Rights First, a group fighting discrimination against homosexuals and other sexual minorities. The organization is pushing the White House to defy Russia’s harsh anti-gay laws by sending openly gay delegates to next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “It’s not about asking for special protection,” Roberts claimed. “It’s about asking and seeking equal respect. We do know as we look at the larger picture here, Shawn, that LGBT rights is just one of the...
  • Should We Be Allowed to Choose the Sexual Orientation of Our Children?

    10/20/2013 3:50:56 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 57 replies
    PS MAg (Pacific Standard) ^ | October 17, 2013 | Alice Dreger
    [Imagine a prenatal test that, like the one for trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome), could show a predisposition to gayness.] In a New York magazine piece, “The Science of Gaydar,” writer David France looks at the growing scientific evidence for innate differences between gay and straight people. France ends by gazing toward the future, and asks the question, “What if prenatal tests were able to show a predisposition to gayness?” Well, France reports, “[Northwestern University psychological professor] Michael Bailey, for one, isn’t troubled by the moral implications any more than he would oppose fetal screens for potential birth defects, though...
  • LIVE THREAD: WH Press Briefing – June 10, 2013 (1:00 ish pm EDT)

    06/10/2013 9:50:39 AM PDT · by don-o · 37 replies
    The White House ^ | Jay CarneyJune 10, 2013
    Over / under Appropriate / inappropriate: 30 Any reference to investigations: 50 Ask somebody else: 25Odds “Mistakes were made” 200:1 Carney is confronted on his bald faced lies about WH role in sanitizing Benghazi talking points: 8:1Benghazi Emails Directly Contradict White House Claims WH Live Stream
  • Claim: Obama hid 'gay life' to become president

    09/11/2012 9:16:16 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 79 replies
    WND ^ | September 11, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A prominent member of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House. “It was preposterous to the people I knew then to think Obama was going to keep his gay life secret,” said Kevin DuJan, who was a gossip columnist in Chicago for various blogs when Obama was living in the city as a community organizer and later a state senator. WND also spoke with a member of the...
  • Kal Penn is to Barack Obama what Marilyn Monroe was to John F. Kennedy

    09/06/2012 12:21:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | 9/5/2012 | Kevin DuJan
    ....Some day, twenty years or so form now, you’re going to just accept as similar fact that actor Kal Penn and President Obama had a romantic relationship that began on the 2008 campaign trail and continued when Obama asked Penn to move to Washington so they could be close to one another and the two could have sex more frequently. Future biographies of President Obama must contain entire chapters devoted to how Penn’s presence in the White House affected and strained Obama’s relationship with longtime “body man” Reggie Love, who friends and acquaintances since his days playing basketball at Duke...
  • Barack’s nuts for Beckham - US President wears David's pants

    07/20/2012 6:34:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    The Sun ^ | July 20, 2012 | STEPHEN MOYES
    BARACK Obama wears David Beckham’s tight-fitting boxers, The Sun can reveal. Becks sent the US president a box of around 50 pairs after learning Obama AND wife Michelle were big fans of his underwear range. The footie ace — who models the pants he designed himself — found out the Obamas were fans after meeting them in Washington earlier this year. A source close to the White House said yesterday: “David promised to send a box of his undies to the President — and Michelle has insisted that her husband wears them!” Becks, 37 — whose briefs are part of...
  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Are Divorcing

    06/29/2012 10:17:08 AM PDT · by TSgt · 137 replies
    People ^ | Friday June 29, 2012 01:00 PM EDT | By J.D. Heyman
    After five years of marriage, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," says Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."
  • The Science of ‘Gaydar’

    06/03/2012 5:05:21 PM PDT · by Theoria · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 June 2012 | JOSHUA A. TABAK and VIVIAN ZAYAS
    “GAYDAR” colloquially refers to the ability to accurately glean others’ sexual orientation from mere observation. But does gaydar really exist? If so, how does it work? Our research, published recently in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE, shows that gaydar is indeed real and that its accuracy is driven by sensitivity to individual facial features as well as the spatial relationships among facial features. We conducted experiments in which participants viewed facial photographs of men and women and then categorized each face as gay or straight. The photographs were seen very briefly, for 50 milliseconds, which was long enough for participants...
  • Barack Obama teases David Beckham for his underwear career (Gaydar Alert)

    05/16/2012 8:47:18 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/16/2012 | Raf Sanchez
    The former England captain his LA Galaxy team mates were lauded at the White House after winning the Major League Soccer Cup, America's equivalent of the Premiership. Turning to the 37-year-old Beckham, Mr Obama described him as "young up-and-comer". To laughter from his team mates, the President said: "I have to say I gave David Beckham a hard time, and told him half the team could be his kids. We're getting old, David.'' But he conceded that the footballer was "holding up better than me" and said it was a " a rare man who can be that tough on...
  • Sandra Fluke’s Boyfriend, Adam “Cutie Pants” Mutterperl, And His Radical Socialist Family

    03/15/2012 2:45:20 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 56 replies
    The Graph ^ | 3-13-2012 | Brooks Bayne
    Sandra Fluke’s Boyfriend, Adam “Cutie Pants” Mutterperl, And His Radical Socialist Family March 13, 2012 (Filed under: “Never mind, media, we’ll do your damned job, losers.”) Behold! Sandra Fluke's boyfriend, Adam Mutterperl!Recently, it was reported that Sandra Fluke is connected to none other than 1%’er, William (Bill) Mutterperl, through her boyfriend. However, it wasn’t reported who her boyfriend is. Everyone, meet Sandra’s boyfriend, wannabe producer, and amateur stand-up comic, Adam "Cutie Pants" Mutterperl... Cutie pants? This guy the epitome of what everyone thought Sandra Fluke’s boyfriend would be. Maybe Adam could produce a biopic titled, “Beta Males and the Progressive...
  • Gaydar for Android (Version 1.0.1 free download)

    01/28/2012 4:37:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    CNET ^ | 1/28/12
    Gaydar for Android **SNIP** From QSoft Consulting Limited: Discreetly take pictures to judge whether a person is straight, metrosexual, or gay! Picture is automatically saved to your phone so you can view it at any time! The most accurate Gaydar on Android! Recent changes:Version 1.0.1 features larger "Straight", "Metro" and "Gay" graphics.
  • Angry Dude in Elmo Shirt Goes Ballistic on KRON 4 Reporter (A Must See Video)

    11/09/2011 12:29:21 PM PST · by bkopto · 17 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Nov 5, 2011 | Erin Sherbert
    Roberts recently filmed a mouthy man in an Elmo shirt (it kinda suits him) as he was getting ticketed by a police officer. The man loses his composure when he realizes Roberts is filming him for his segment. He goes off on him, calling Roberts a "fat ass" and telling him his fat, lazy ass can only afford food.
  • Psychologists find link between ovulation and women's ability to identify heterosexual men

    06/22/2011 7:59:54 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 24 replies · 1+ views
    University of Toronto ^ | 22-Jun-2011 | Professor Rule
    TORONTO, ON – A new study by psychologists at the University of Toronto and Tufts University shows that a woman can more accurately identify a man's sexual orientation when looking at his face, when she is closest to her time of peak ovulation. Further, having romantic thoughts or a mating goal heightens a woman's ability to discriminate between straight and gay men. "This effect is not apparent when a woman is judging another female's orientation," says Professor Nicholas Rule of the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, lead author of a new study published in Psychological Science. "This...
  • Straight or Gay? Vowels in Speech May Give it Away

    05/21/2011 8:01:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 96 replies
    U.S. News and World Report Health ^ | May 20, 2011 | HealthDay
    FRIDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- For the average listener, the vowel sounds in an unfamiliar voice quickly give away the speaker's sexual orientation, a new study finds."I'm not sure what exactly the listeners are responding to in the vowel," study lead author Erik C. Tracy, a cognitive psychologist at Ohio State University, said in a news release from the American Institute of Physics. "Other researchers have done various acoustic analyses to understand why gay and heterosexual men produce vowels differently. Whatever this difference is, it seems that listeners are using it to make this sexual orientation decision." When hearing...
  • Obama Is Back on Everyone’s Gaydar

    03/01/2011 12:55:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | March 1, 2011 | Stephen Blackwell
    The pink tide has turned in Obama’s favor. After months of challenging interactions with his gay base, which included heckling from gay protestors at events and a drop in contributions from the community, Obama is back on track with LGBT voters. The reversal, which took successfully repealing DADT and an administrative abandonment of the Defense of Marriage Act, which he ruled unconstitutional, has put Obama back on the gay radar as a positive force for the community. As a bisexual man who doesn’t hook up with guys, and having a brother who is gay, I have the good fortune of...
  • The Art of War and DADT

    12/23/2010 3:19:53 AM PST · by Scanian · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2010 | Kevin Jackson
    Hollywood is allowed to discriminate based on anything. "Sorry, but you're too black." "You're good, but you're too fat." "I like you, but you aren't pretty enough." Hollywood can pick whomever they want, for whatever reason and with no repercussions. Discrimination for the sake of art. But the military, the people who protect the nation, can't choose whom they want now that gays got their win with the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Now they can be openly gay. What exactly is openly gay, anyway? Gays are individuals and not defined by their sexuality -- at least not the...
  • With Wife and Daughters Away, Obama Has His Boys Over (Actual ABC News Headline)

    08/07/2010 3:08:13 PM PDT · by kristinn · 151 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Saturday, August 7, 2010 | Tahman Bradley
    The article itself is three short paragraphs that note Obama is playing golf with "his boys" today and will hold a barbeque at the White House tomorrow.This comment at ABC caught my attention, however:I used to support President Barack Hussein Obama, I really did, but with all due respect, are you kidding me? Golfing again? Gulf spill ("bad bad Tony Hayward for yachting w/ family!"), Afghan War, skyrocketing ACORN/welfare rolls, skyrocketing unemployment, and "golf w/ the boys"? What is that, 41 golf outings since becoming President? I thought he had a problem with George Bush golfing 41 times in EIGHT...
  • Scott Wren: Recovery Intact, No Double Dip Recession

    05/31/2010 4:01:39 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 982+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 5-31-2010 | Harlan Levy
    Scott Wren: Recovery Intact, No Double Dip Recession by: Harlan Levy May 31, 2010Scott L. Wren is a senior equity strategist in Wells Fargo Advisors Advisory Services Group. Previously he was senior equity strategist with Wachovia Securities and A.G Edwards. He is often quoted in The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. H.L.: Volatility in the stock market in May has made investors bilious. Is an over-sold bounce and a return to rising values ahead in the summer, or will the market resume its lower trajectory? Is there any trend? S.W.: I think we’re going...
  • Gaydar really exists: Scientists prove gay people are more able to pick out fellow homosexuals

    05/27/2010 11:34:51 AM PDT · by Stoat · 59 replies · 1,604+ views
    Gay people really do have an inbuilt radar that helps them seek out like-minded souls, scientists have shown. This sixth sense, or 'gaydar', ensures they pay more attention to detail, allowing them to pluck potential partners out of a crowd. The Dutch researchers looked at whether straight and gay people focus their attention differently when faced with a problem. A total of 42 men and women were shown pictures of outlines of large squares and rectangles, each of which was packed with smaller shapes. Our brains are wired to take in the bigger picture, meaning that if we are...
  • Biden, Gaydars, and Kagan, OH MY!

    05/15/2010 2:14:00 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies · 359+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-14-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Is she or isn't she? Ever since the Wall Street Journal published a photo of Supreme Court Justice in waiting Elena Kagan playing softball everyone has wanted to know which team she bats for. Why is it these kinds of fights only really get picked by the left? Aren't we supposed to be adults here? Why when Democrats are in power must there always be an air of immaturity. (Its like High School Abuse-ical) That said, lets raise the bar a little higher here and lament on the fact that this wouldn't be an issue if gaydars actually existed....
  • Bare-chested Vladimir Putin strikes a macho pose (Gay Icon?)

    08/04/2009 11:42:33 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 116 replies · 4,261+ views
    Timesonline ^ | 4 Aug 09 | Tony Halpi
    Vladimir Putin has buffed up his action-man image and raised the pin-up stakes among world leaders with another set of bare-chested holiday pictures. Photographs were published today showing the Russian Prime Minister stripped to the waist and riding a horse imperiously through rugged terrain during a brief holiday in the Siberian region of Tuva. Wearing only green fatigues, his eyes hidden behind reflective sunglasses, Mr Putin also showed his gentler side as he fed the horse from his hand after the ride. Mr Putin, who will be 57 in October, showed off a set of rippling arm muscles as he...
  • Why St. Pete Pride grows

    06/27/2009 3:36:18 PM PDT · by ThreePuttinDude · 20 replies · 1,202+ views ^ | Friday, 26 Jun 2009, | Steve Nichols
    Why St. Pete Pride grows Published : Friday, 26 Jun 2009, 7:22 PM EDT Steve Nichols ST. PETERSBURG - Saturday's St. Petersburg Pride Parade is expected to attract its highest attendance ever, making it the largest Pride event in the southeastern United States this year. Last year, an estimated 70,000 to 80,000 people descended on Central Avenue, and organizers expect to top 80,000 this year. The exponential growth has already made the event the largest Pride celebration in Florida, and has come about because of a number of factors. Chief among them is that a drought in Georgia that could...
  • There's Something Queer about That Face

    02/23/2009 4:46:18 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 1,408+ views ^ | Feb. 23, 2009 | Jesse Bering
    Although I've always wanted this particular superhuman power, I've never been very good at detecting other men's sexual orientation. Findings from a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, however, suggest I may be underestimating my gaydar abilities. The January 2008 study investigated people's ability to identify homosexual men from pictures of their faces alone. In an initial experiment, researchers Nicholas Rule and Nalini Ambady from Tufts University perused online dating sites and carefully selected 45 straight male faces and 45 gay male faces. All of these photos were matched for orientation (only faces shown looking forward...
  • Paparazzi Photog Gets a 'Pec-tacular' Obama Shot

    12/24/2008 9:32:05 AM PST · by marthemaria · 33 replies · 2,280+ views
    More than a dozen photographs of a bathing suit-clad President-elect Barack Obama surfaced online Monday showing the shirtless Chicagoan accompanied by his wife, Michelle, and their two young daughters on the white-sand beach in front of their vacation home. Reporters, photographers and television camera operators traveling with the Obamas have been banned by the Secret Service from approaching the oceanfront estate in nearby Kailua where the family is vacationing. But an enterprising paparazzi photographer wearing a Hawaiian shirt apparently strolled along the beach, saw the Obamas, took out his long-lens camera and started shooting. The photographer was less than 200...
  • Was Obama "Pec" Picture staged?

    12/24/2008 6:58:33 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 80 replies · 2,358+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/24/08 | Jennifer Harper
    The shirtless "hot president" photo seen 'round the world: Was it staged, like the Clintons dancing on the beach long ago? Some have voiced their suspicions. Check the link, which recalls that Reagan had his cachet as a lifeguard.
  • Commander in briefs: Obama shows off his waxed chest on holiday in Hawaii

    12/23/2008 12:25:06 PM PST · by dennisw · 80 replies · 3,106+ views ^ | 23rd December 2008
    Barack Obama showed off his impressively muscled tummy and a toned pair of pecs while on holiday in Hawaii. The U.S. president-elect is throwing down something of a challenge by being photographed in his swimming trunks. Several world leaders have tried in recent years to impress the crowds with a topless holiday shoot - with varying degrees of success.   Hawaii photos(If that waxed/shaved look isn't metrosexual nothing is. I'm embarrassed by this dude. He embarrasses America. I can imagine what Muslims leaders and Amedinijad will think of the shaved look)
  • Shirtless Obama Photo Staged?

    12/23/2008 9:05:13 PM PST · by malkee · 134 replies · 6,544+ views
    Washingtn Times ^ | 12-23-08 | Jennifer Harper
    Remember those staged photos of Bill and Hillary Clinton dancing on the beach once upon a time? You have to wonder. The Obama 'pec' photos were taken on a public beach. Some accounts said the photographer had approval to take those shots. All of a sudden, the bad buzz about links between Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Barack Obama was gone for a while, replaced by good buzz about presidential pecs," noted Tim Graham of the Media Research Center. "There's some bathing-suit bias, too. When beauty queen photos of [Alaska Republican Gov.] Sarah Palin surfaced during the presidential campaign, the...
  • Day to 'call in gay' finds few willing to strike

    12/10/2008 6:21:13 PM PST · by SmithL · 39 replies · 1,174+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/10/8 | LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer
    San Francisco (AP) -- A daylong work stoppage during which employees were encouraged to "call in gay" to express support for same-sex marriage drew spotty participation nationwide Wednesday, with some gay rights activists praising the concept but questioning its effect. In San Francisco's gay Castro district, residents and merchants said they endorsed the message behind "Day Without a Gay" but didn't think a work stoppage was practical given the poor economy and the strike's organization. "If we are going to make a huge impact and not be laughed at, then we have to take the time and make the time...
  • BREAKING: Word in Chicago: Patrick Fitzgerald heading RICO investigation of ACORN and BHO campaign

    10/08/2008 11:40:53 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 422 replies · 32,535+ views
    Tonight we talked to someone who works in the federal courts here in Chicago. The buzz in those corridors is that federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has been leading a team of FBI investigators in 10 states working on a RICO case. Today, it was announced that ACORN is being investigated in 10 states. That’s one Hell of a coincidence. We asked why Fitzgerald would be involved in this, because he’s the prosecutor on the Tony Rezko case and we aren’t aware of ACORN being investigated in Illinois. We were told that ACORN was investigated in Illinois years ago, and it...
  • Hillary Clinton Reveals Her 'Gay' Strategy For Presidential Run (YouTube Video Also

    11/12/2007 6:20:02 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 35 replies · 268+ views
    Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) recently appeared before the Human Rights Campaign to present a keynote speech on her support of the homosexual/bisexual/transgender agenda and her efforts to defeat any attempts by Congress to pass a constitutional amendment that will ban same-sex marriage. HRC President Joe Solomese introduced Clinton and revealed their long-term relationship in fighting against the pro-family movement. Solomese describes numerous meetings with Clinton as they strategized togethor about how to defeat any constitutional amendment on marriage... ... Clinton told her homosexual activist audience that they will have a close "partnership ... when I am President." Watch her comments...
  • Philadelphia Posts Gay-Welcoming Street Markers in Center City [You couldn't make this up]

    11/10/2007 10:18:41 AM PST · by the tongue · 48 replies · 116+ views
    KYW Radio ^ | 11/10/07 | John McDevitt
    Philadelphia Posts Gay-Welcoming Street Markers in Center City by KYW's John McDevitt A dedication ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon to unveil street signs to define Philadelphia's famed "gayborhood." Singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," a group of about 100 gathered at the corner of 13th and Locust Streets, in the Washington West neighborhood, where one of 36 discreet rainbow signs were unveiled. The sign is the same size as the Locust Street sign and fastened directly beneath it. Tami Sortman is president of the Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus: "Philadelphia four years ago started a gay-friendly campaign here to bring gay travelers...
  • Romney Accidentally Advertises On

    11/07/2007 1:19:42 PM PST · by felisberto · 44 replies · 143+ views
    It's a tough call which accidental placement of Mitt Romney's online campaign ads, as reported by the New York Times, is funnier: The irony of the same-sex marriage-opposing former governor unintentionally urging readers of to "Join Team Mitt!" is pretty strong. But in the end we're going to have to go with the Mormon family man, desperate for Americans not to perceive his religion as some kind of weird cult, advertising on In case you're not familiar, that's where users can write their own plots about their favorite fictional characters or read the work of others "including pornographic...
  • Fairy Tales: Radar outs closeted childhood icons (Dumbledore is Gay Alert)

    10/24/2007 2:21:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 57 replies · 57+ views
    Radar ^ | 10/22/2007 | Neel Shah and Paige Ferrari
    Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling's revelation that Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, is actually a gay wizard has shocked many Potter fans, but hardcore readers have always been attuned to his latent homosexuality. For starters, Dumbledore is repeatedly described by Rowling as having a "twinkle" in his blue eyes—coincidentally, the same eye color as bathroom patrolman and fellow friend of Dorothy Sen. Larry Craig. Dumbledore is also a flamboyant dresser, fond of flowing, colorful robes, and expresses a particular zest for decorating the Great Hall before feasts. His weapon of choice—fire—is literally flaming, and...
  • (SICK) Airline Comes Out With Gay-Themed Flight - Trip Will Feature Drag Queens, Pink Cocktails...

    09/15/2007 10:45:22 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies · 2,091+ views
    msnbc ^ | Sept 14, 2007 | AP
    Airline comes out with gay-themed flight Trip will feature drag queens, pink cocktails, cabaret performed by crew The Associated Press Updated: 4:42 p.m. PT Sept 14, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO - Air New Zealand is delving into the gay and lesbian market with a special themed flight that will feature drag queens, pink cocktails and a cabaret performed by the flight crew. The destination for the airline's one-time "Pink Flight," scheduled to depart San Francisco International Airport on Feb. 26, is the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia, one of the world's most well-attended gay events, said Jodi Williams,...
  • Gay Or Straight? Body Type And Motion Reveals Sexual Orientation, Study Suggests

    09/12/2007 2:10:02 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 177 replies · 4,639+ views
    An individual's body motion and body type can offer subtle cues about their sexual orientation, but casual observers seem better able to read those cues in gay men than in lesbians, according to a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. "We already know that men and women are built differently and walk differently from each other and that casual observers use this information as clues in making a range of social judgments," said lead author Kerri Johnson, UCLA assistant professor of communication studies. "Now we've found that casual observers can use gait and body shape to...
  • Vanity

    09/09/2007 7:21:11 PM PDT · by 2harddrive · 102 replies · 1,633+ views
    Has anyone noticed that the Persian King Xerxes in the movie "300" looks gay, or at best bisexual? Or thought that this film, though good, looksa like a pro-Irag war justification?
  • Tapping Into The Secrets Of the Stall

    08/30/2007 9:32:45 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 70 replies · 2,583+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2007 | Lynne Duke and DeNeen L. Brown
    Consider the bathroom stall, that utilitarian public enclosure of cold steel and drab hue. It can be a world of untold secrets, codes and signals as invitations to partake. Like foot-tapping: Who knew? Let us peer in, shall we? Let us peer into the stall as intently as Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) allegedly did in a bathroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in June, when his searching blue eyes were visible to an undercover cop, who would later title his police report on Craig's arrest "Lewd Conduct" and write that police had made "numerous arrests regarding sexual activity in...
  • (Turner Classic Movies) TCM Shines Spotlight On Movies With Gay Themes

    06/20/2007 7:25:52 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies · 1,740+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 18, 2007 | MIKE McDANIEL
    TCM shines spotlight on movies with gay themes Series focuses on changing views in film history By MIKE McDANIEL Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Unless you're good at spotting innuendo or your gaydar is working overtime, images of gay and lesbians in films have been comparatively few over the years. But as author and historian Richard Barrios sees it, gay themes and characters can be traced to more films than you think. Throughout June, Barrios and Turner Classic Movies have been spotlighting movies with gay themes. As the Monday and Wednesday night series has pointed out, before the Production Code of...
  • The Science of Gaydar

    06/19/2007 12:18:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies · 7,561+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | July? 2007 | David France
    Richard Lippa, a psychologist from California State University at Fullerton, is one of the leading cataloguers of the many ways in which gay people are different. I caught up with him a few weeks ago at a booth at the Long Beach Pride Festival in Southern California, where he was researching another hypothesis -- that the hair-whorl patterns on gay heads are more likely to go counterclockwise. If true, it will be one more clue to our biological uniqueness... "We assume that whatever causes people to be right-handed or left-handed is also causing hair whorl. The theory we're testing is...
  • Gaydar founder death fall probed

    02/13/2007 12:03:41 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies · 1,718+ views
    BBC ^ | 02/12/2007
    The co-founder of the Gaydar brand has been found dead outside his south London apartment. Gary Frisch, who launched the online dating website in 1999, was found lying injured on the ground outside his Commodore House flat on Saturday. Police are investigating whether the 38-year-old, from South Africa, fell or jumped from his eighth floor balcony. A Wandsworth CID spokeswoman said the death was "unexplained". The death is not being treated as suspicious. 'Highly regarded' Prior to launching Gaydar, Mr Frisch co-founded IT consultancy firm QSoft, after moving to the UK from South Africa in 1997. In a statement, QSoft's...
  • Leggings [For Men] Are the New Must-Have - (double barf alert)

    01/19/2007 12:19:52 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 96 replies · 3,997+ views
    yahoo ^ | January 19, 2007 | Godfrey Deeny
    Now I know there are many out there who will think I have lost it when I write that a key, new must-have for men this coming fall will be a pair of leggings to be worn outside, not just in, the house, but that was the big message at the debut Marni men's runway show this morning in Milan. Leggings made of microfiber cotton and wool, shown in violet, forest green and Milan fog gray, all of them with stirrup straps, except of course for a couple of them cut above the knee, accompanied half the looks in this...
  • Batwoman Named in New York Times (New DC Comics Heroine "a Buxom Lipstick Lesbian")

    05/28/2006 3:33:03 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 76 replies · 10,121+ views
    Newsarama ^ | 05/28/2006 | Matt Brady
    Hinted and teased about for months, Sunday’s New York Times (already being delivered in the New York area) confirms that DC is brining back a staple of its Silver Age: Batwoman. The article, entitled "Straight (and Not) Out of the Comics: At DC and Marvel Comics, new heroes are gay, black, Asian and Hispanic. Get used to it," is a full- page feature on page 25 of the Sunday Arts & Leisure section on Marvel and DC’s emphasis on increasing the diversity of their respective character libraries over the past months to year-plus. NYT writer George Gene Gustines covers, among...