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  • President Obama Is Ending Black America's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy (Obama is the Messiah!)

    05/18/2012 7:20:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 17, 2012 | Aisha C. Moodie-Mills
    Since President Obama declared his support for marriage equality last week, many politicos (including myself) have speculated about whether black voters, who are divided on the issue, will abandon him. The consensus among gay rights supporters and foes alike is a resounding "no." Sure, some black clergy are outraged, but even they admit this issue is no deal breaker. And the ongoing debate over an unlikely black backlash eclipses what promises to be the most profound impact of the president's "evolution." President Obama has single-handedly dismantled the "don't ask, don't tell" policy within the black church -- that silent disdain...
  • Obama Comes Out: The Numbers Game

    05/17/2012 5:59:32 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 17 replies
    Afro ^ | 5/16/12 | Sean Yoes
    When President Obama announced to Robin Roberts of ABC News that his position on marriage equality had finally “evolved” to the point that he now supports it, Obama made history, again. “At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told Roberts making him the first sitting American president to occupy that position. I heard a quote bandied about the day of his somewhat anticlimactic revelation to Roberts attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “The...
  • Obama campaign: New York Times poll is 'biased'

    05/15/2012 7:13:32 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    May 15, 2012 9:44am 1 Comment Obama campaign: New York Times poll is 'biased' byCharlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer Share on emailShare on printFollow on Twitter: Obama campaign deputy manager Stephanie Cutter dismissed today's CBS/New York Times poll showing that 67 percent of people believed Obama made his decision on gay marriage for political reasons. Only 24 percent said that Obama did it “mostly because he thinks it is right.” Host Chuck Todd asked Cutter about the poll, admitting that the methodology of the poll was different, because it was a callback poll. "Put those caveats aside thats a lot...
  • Cyndi Lauper on the True Colors of Politics

    05/15/2012 6:23:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Yahoo/ABC ^ | May 14, 2012 | Jake Tapper, Reena Ninan, Richard Coolidge, & Sherisse Pham
    Whether it was a flip-flop, or an evolution, or a change of view, President Obama is the first sitting president to endorse same-sex marriage. Coincidentally, the same week the president announced this change, Cyndi Lauper, one of the biggest activists for gay and lesbian rights in the entertainment community was in town. Lauper came to D.C. to receive an award for her work to end LGBT -- lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender -- youth homelessness. Hearing the president's support for same-sex marriage, she said, felt extraordinary. "I've never been so proud of a president before, I'm so proud to be...
  • Newsweek: Obama ‘The First Gay President’ of the United States

    05/13/2012 10:06:56 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 13 May 2012 | Jeff Poor
    If Time is going to feature a woman breastfeeding on its cover to foment attention for its magazine, Newsweek apparently isn’t going to sit still and allow Time to get all the attention. On this week’s issue of Tina Brown’s Newsweek magazine, President Barack Obama is adorned with a rainbow halo, with the headline “The First Gay President,” an obvious play off commentary that former President Bill Clinton was “the first black president.” The cover promotes the story by Andrew Sullivan, who admitted on his Daily Beast blog and on this weekend’s “The Chris Matthews Show” that the announcement was...
  • Gay unions a 'risk to kids', say doctors [AU]

    05/13/2012 6:10:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | May 13, 2012 | Brigid O'Connell
    Victoria's deputy chief psychiatrist joined forces with doctors lobbying the Federal Government to ban same-sex marriage. Twenty-two Victorian GPs, anaesthetists, obstetricians, palliative care specialists and psychiatrists, including Prof Kuravilla George, have joined 150 colleagues interstate to argue gay marriage poses a health risk to society. In a letter to the Senate's inquiry into marriage equality, the group wrote that it was "important for the future health of our nation" to retain the definition of marriage as being between a man and woman. "We submit the evidence is clear that children who grow up in a family with a mother and...
  • Black Pastor Likens Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance To al-Qaeda Attack (God bless him)

    05/12/2012 7:53:45 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 50 replies
    newsone ^ | May 11, 2012 | D.L. Chandler
    Some prominent Black pastors have become staunchly critical of President Barack Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, with some who formerly backed and celebrated his ascent now turning their backs. A Texas pastor who once led the Southern Baptist Convention in introducing a resolution that recognized Obama’s historic achievement has voiced his displeasure with the president’s support and approval of gays, reports the Associated Baptist Press. A Texas pastor who once led the Southern Baptist Convention in introducing a resolution that recognized Obama’s historic achievement has voiced his displeasure with the president’s support and approval of gays, reports the Associated Baptist...
  • Democrats Make Gay Marriage a Major Political Issue

    05/12/2012 11:11:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    President Obama announced that his thinking has evolved to the point where he now supports the idea that persons of the same sex are entitled to marry one another. “Look, Jesus spent his career in the company of men,” Obama pointed out. “He never married. I think we have a pretty good indication that it was only the prejudice of the religious and secular authorities that prevented him hooking up with one of the Apostles—perhaps the mysterious ‘beloved apostle.’ I say it’s time that prejudice and repression of gays come to an end.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) said...
  • HETEROS R US Site (vanity)

    05/10/2012 2:21:35 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 7 replies
    VetsCoR ^ | May, 10, 2012 | A Navy Vet
    After Obambi coming out for gay marriage, and Pelosi saying her Catholic Faith allows her to "not discriminate" against the gay/lesbian/bi/trans community, I'm done. Along with TV, movies, print, education institutions, parades, et al, that promote the GLBT life styles, I am fed up. We are way beyond them wanting tolerance. Now we are being indoctrinated to accept such as a normal lifestyle and possibly change our desires to their perverted proclivities.
  • Same-sex marriage debate: Many of Obama’s top fundraisers are gay

    05/09/2012 12:16:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2012 | By Dan Eggen
    The controversy that has erupted this week over President Obama's stance on same-sex marriage has cast a spotlight on the importance of the gay community to his re-election fundraising efforts. Many of Obama’s key financial supporters are gay, including finance director Rufus Gifford and Democratic National Committe treasurer Andrew Tobias, and the campaign has held a steady series of fundraisers focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender donors. A review of Obama’s top bundlers--those who have brought in $500,000 or more for the campaign--shows that about one in six publicly identify themselves as gay. His overall list of bundlers also...
  • Obama 'disappointed' with NC ban on gay marriage

    05/08/2012 8:26:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | May 8, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's campaign says he's "disappointed" with North Carolina's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Obama campaign spokesman Cameron French said in a Tuesday statement that the ban on same-sex unions is "divisive and discriminatory." French says same-sex couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples. North Carolinians overwhelming voted Tuesday to amend their state constitution, strengthening a state law that already outlawed same-sex unions.
  • Family: Disband FAMU band to stop hazing [Homosexual Band Member Murdered at Black University]

    05/04/2012 2:31:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/3/12
    There was no single blow, stomp or strike to Robert Champion's bruised and battered body that killed him as he was pummeled by fellow Florida A&M University marching band members during a hazing ritual aboard a charter bus last fall. Instead, his death was caused by multiple blows from many individuals. That inability to pinpoint which blow ultimately caused the 26-year-old drum major's death led authorities to charge 13 defendants Wednesday with hazing rather than more serious counts like manslaughter or second-degree murder.
  • Russia targets gay ‘propaganda’

    04/27/2012 9:26:41 PM PDT · by klpt · 7 replies
    Thestar ^ | Apr 18 2012 | Michael Birnbaum
    ST. PETERSBURG—The anti-Western rhetoric that dominated Russia’s recent elections has a new focus, with gays targeted as symbols of Western permissiveness in a wave of laws being adopted across the country. Here in St. Petersburg, a city that prides itself as the most European in Russia, the lawmaker behind a new local ban on gay “propaganda” has said that he is defending traditional Russian values against an onslaught from the West. Gay activists — two of whom were the first to go on trial this week on charges of violating the new law — counter that the rules will legitimize...
  • Obama site touts 40 accomplishments for gays

    04/26/2012 7:41:24 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    bpnews.net/ ^ | April 24 2012 | Michael Foust
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Perhaps trying to send a message to gay activists who want him to do more, President Obama's re-election website has posted a timeline of 40 specific accomplishments his administration has made for the gay community -- a timeline that no doubt will be referenced both by his supporters and opponents in the coming months. The rainbow-colored timeline begins in June 2009, when he ordered the federal government to extend some benefits to the partners of gay federal employees, and ends in March of this year, when he announced his opposition to a North Carolina constitutional amendment that...
  • United States: between Gayland and Mohammedland

    04/04/2012 10:26:07 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 3 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    United States: between Gayland and Mohammedland Largest Protestant nation in the world doesn’t know if it wants to be Sodom or Saudi Arabia By Julio Severo In American schools, Islam is becoming compulsory subject in many places. In Colorado, students were forced to sing the song “Zikr”, written by A. R. Rahman, one passage of which says: “There is no other truth but Allah.” In 1963, the Supreme Court ruled that Bible reading in schools was unconstitutional, banning the Christian sacred book in classrooms where most students were from Christian homes. Today American students are forced to sing that Allah...
  • Russian bill would impose fines for gay "propaganda"

    04/03/2012 4:31:10 PM PDT · by klpt · 7 replies
    reuters ^ | Mar 29, 2012 | Steve Gutterman
    Russian lawmakers have submitted a bill that would impose fines for spreading gay "propaganda" among minors, setting up a tolerance test for the Kremlin-controlled parliament ahead of Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president. The bill echoes local laws whose adoption in cities including St. Petersburg has drawn an outcry from human rights and gay activists, who say they could be used to clamp down on the gay community. It would impose fines of up to 5,000 roubles ($170) on individuals and up to 500,000 roubles ($17,000) on companies for spreading "propaganda of homosexualism" among minors. Critics say that while ostensibly targeting...
  • The Case for Gay Acceptance in the Catholic Church (Mega Hurl Kennedy alert)

    03/28/2012 12:51:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 28, 2012 | Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
    On St. Patrick's Day I had the pleasure of speaking to about 350 Catholics who gathered together to attend a conference put on by New Ways Ministry, which is an effort to support the LGBT community in the Catholic Church. The women and men I spoke to included nuns and priests, children who had come out and parents who wanted to be supportive. Two female priests gave me special blessing and I left the meeting inspired by the devotion of those who attended. New Ways Ministry has a critical mission, since changing the Church will help those who suffer from...
  • MARXIST ALEC BALDWIN REVEALS HATRED OF GAYS ON TWITTER

    03/18/2012 5:40:59 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 10 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | March 18, 2012 | Matthew Burke
    Marxist Alec Baldwin, a major supporter of Obama, has revealed just another example of the hateful, intolerant, and closed-minded Left. In this "tweet", Alec Baldwin attempts to ridicule Senator Jim Inhofe, by saying that, "We need to have Inhofe retire to a solar-powered gay bar."...
  • Gays Can't Play the Catholic Game

    03/13/2012 7:44:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    RealCleaReligion ^ | 03/13/2012 | Jeffey Weiss
    March 13, 2012Gays Can't Play the Catholic GameBy Jeffrey Weiss A couple of recent stories involving Catholics and Catholic authorities leaves me reaching for sports analogies.Imagine a soccer coach watching his team play. Suddenly someone comes up, asks to play, but demands to be allowed to carry the ball like an American footballer. What should the coach do? Why would the player not simply find a football team to play for? Now imagine the superintendent of that soccer league. Suddenly, one team has a new coach -- a former football coach. The superintendent decrees that the team be expelled from...
  • Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT community for slight

    03/09/2012 7:51:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer sent an apology letter to a lesbian and gay advocacy group on campus for his plans to use lavender football jerseys as a form of punishment to players in practice according to 10TV.com and the OSU campus newspaper, The Lantern. The lavender jersey would be given to a player caught "loafing" - or a moment of deceleration - for the second time during a conditioning drill. The concept was created by Ohio State strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti. The school will now use a different color.
  • Anti-Gay Law Stirs Fears in Russia

    03/01/2012 12:19:52 PM PST · by klpt · 6 replies · 5+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 29, 2012 | MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
    St. Petersburg’s legislature passed a law on Wednesday aimed at eliminating what its backers called “propaganda” of homosexuality among minors, prompting fears among gay rights groups of an impending crackdown on their activities as other cities vowed to look into adopting similar measures. The law, which follows similar legislation passed elsewhere recently, appears to be a reaction to increasingly vocal efforts by gay rights groups, particularly in St. Petersburg and Moscow, to attract attention to the issue. Vitaly V. Milonov, the law’s principal drafter and an outspoken proponent of Russia’s Orthodox Church, who has referred to gay people as “perverts,”...
  • It was their FIRST KISS: Gay marines in homecoming clinch reveal they fell in love online...

    02/29/2012 8:22:48 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-29-2012 | Laura Cox
    The gay marine whose homecoming kiss with his boyfriend went viral yesterday has revealed that their passionate embrace was the couple's first ever. Sgt Brandon Morgan, of Oakdale, California, told Khon2.com how a four year friendship with Windward Oahu artist Dalan Wells turned to long-distance love while he was serving with the US Marines in Afghanistan. He said: 'We couldn't talk, I can barely talk now, his hands went numb, my legs were shaking, our first kiss after just knowing how we felt about each other'
  • Military gay group growing, aiming for more rights

    02/20/2012 9:19:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    An association of gays in the military has more than doubled its membership since last year, is setting up more on-base chapters, and plans to hold its next national conference at a Defense Department resort at Walt Disney World. The expansion of the group OutServe in the five months since the repeal of the Pentagon’s ban on open gays shows how a steady stream of service members are coming out of the closet and are becoming better organized to achieve demands for more benefits. ~snip~ Elaine Donnelly, who heads the Center for Military Readiness and worked to keep the ban,...
  • Starbucks Endorses Gay Marriage (An official memo!)

    01/26/2012 11:21:31 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 31 replies · 2+ views
    dailymeal.com ^ | 1/25/12 | by Jessica Chou, Editor
    Starbucks has joined the fight for gay marriage, as Washington state edges closer to becoming the seventh state to approve marriage equality. Executive vice president of Partner Resources at Starbucks sent an email to business partners yesterday afternoon with the subject, "RE: A Message From Kalen Holmes: Starbucks Supports Marriage Equality." "Starbucks is proud to join other leading Northwest employers in support of Washington State legislation recognizing marriage equality for same-sex couples," Holmes wrote.
  • 'doing my duty as a Muslim,' says father who handed out leaflets saying gay people should be hanged

    01/16/2012 8:35:50 PM PST · by americanophile · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th January 2012 | By Lucy Buckland
    A father has told a court he was only doing his duty as a Muslim by handing out leaflets calling for gay people to be executed. Kabir Ahmed, 28, said he handed a leaflet called Death Penalty? to a policeman and stuffed them through letterboxes across Derby because he was spreading the word of God as taught by Islam. He said: 'My intention was to do my duty as a Muslim, to inform people of God’s word and to give the message on what God says about homosexuality.' Married Ahmed, who has a nine-month-old daughter, is on trial with four...
  • The 'gayest' city in America is...

    01/10/2012 8:01:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies · 1+ views
    sun-sentinel ^ | January 10, 2012
    The Advocate, an LGBT magazine, has released a list of what it says are the "gayest" cities in the U.S. The equation breakdown used is a bit different from what you may have expected. The magazine takes into account such parameters as LGBT bookstores and "International Mr. Leather competition semifinalists" among the nine criteria used to compile the list.
  • Gingrich’s Sister Endorses Obama

    12/13/2011 10:32:47 AM PST · by John Semmens · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Candace Gingrich-Jones, the homosexual-rights activist half-sister of GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, came out strongly against his candidacy because of his position on gay rights. “My brother is out of step with history on this issue,” she said. “Since a main thrust of his campaign is based on his knowledge of history this has got to be a red flag for voters. Do they want to elect someone who will try to block the inevitable tide? Or do they want someone who will go with the flow?” The person who will “go with the flow” according to Gingrich-Jones is President...
  • Rick Perry Says Human Rights for Gays ‘Not in America’s Interests’

    12/06/2011 1:41:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 123 replies
    ABC ^ | December 6, 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said today that using foreign aid to combat human rights abuses against homosexuals in foreign countries is “not in America’s interests” and attacked President Obama’s decision to require U.S. agencies operating abroad to promote equal rights for gays as part of the administration’s “war on traditional American values.” “Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights. This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop,” Perry said in the statement. “Promoting special rights for...
  • Santorum promises to ban abortion, discharge gay soldiers and abolish the 9th circuit

    11/05/2011 11:36:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 4, 2011
    Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a Republican presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Las Vegas. Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum laid out an ambitious social policy agenda on Friday during the first in a series of three policy speeches he will deliver over the coming weeks. The program Santorum outlined, the Des Moines Register reports, would include reinstating “don’t ask, don’t tell,” pursuing a constitutional ban on abortion, enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act and abolishing the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has traditionally been liberal-minded. While other presidential...
  • Avery PTO (St. Louis Suburb School Ends Sponsorship of Cubs Scouts due to "social justice")

    10/31/2011 12:25:53 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 25 replies
    Boy Scout/Cub Scout Charter Discussion Bob Casey—Pack 303, Britt Kennedy-Troop 303, Brad Schnell, PTO liaison, and Joe Mueller from the Greater St. Louis area council represented the Boy Scouts and answered questions. PTO members checked in at the door and received a blue card to be exchanged for a written ballot. The voting process was explained. Issues: Executive Committee role in supervising scouting activity and concerns if this is the role of the PTO. Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts are the only organizations that the PTO charters. Issues were brought to the Exec Council this summer and the PTO Exec council did...
  • Why Did Mitt Romney Keep the Boy Scouts From Volunteering at the Olympics?

    10/27/2011 9:17:06 PM PDT · by ccwman · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Reach Upward ^ | FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008 | Scott Hinrichs
    Remember the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah? Of course, that was what helped put Mitt Romney on the map nationally and internationally. Financially, the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) was deep in the hole. Then the bribery scandal surrounding the bid hit the news in a big way. The foundering committee turned to Mitt Romney, a guy with a great track record in turning around failing businesses. Romney came in and made everything better than even the most optimistic had hoped. The games went well (except for the ice skating scandal) and made money. Romney, who had previously failed in...
  • We've got to do something about "homophobia": a proposal [vanity]

    10/17/2011 8:20:21 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 26 replies
    Ever since liberals drug-tripped their way into thinking that marriage is a right, we've been bombarded with insipid comparisons between gay rights and the civil rights movement. Realistically, democrats started the gay rights movement during the civil rights movement when they had a raunchy love affair with Jim Crow.© (That's pretty clever, if I do say so myself. Kind of want to copyright that. ETA: Done.) This has given rise to a new gold standard in liberal insults: homophobia. Some clever little person realized that a few very vocal anti-gay people turned out to be fruity themselves. An energy-saving light...
  • US Military Quote of the Decade . . .

    10/12/2011 6:38:47 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 12, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "When I joined the military it was illegal to be homosexual, then it became optional... And now it's legal. I'm getting out before Obama makes it mandatory." -Gunny Sgt Harry Berres, USMC ______________________________________________________ More news, views, and right-wing humor at Reaganite Republican
  • VIDEO (From "The View"): Herman Cain: Being Gay Is A Choice - "Show Me The Science It's Not"

    10/05/2011 9:07:04 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 87 replies
    YouTube, "The View" ^ | 10/4/11 | Herman Cain
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  • End of gay adoption ban spurs start of 100 new families in South Florida

    10/02/2011 8:32:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | October 2, 2011 | Georgia East
    Like so many parents, Jessie and Cooper Odell spend their days helping their 8-year-old with homework, taking him to the park, playing football or attending church on Sundays. But their journey to becoming a typical family was anything but routine. "Until recently I always felt like I had to look over my back,'' said Jessie Odell, 39, a Palm Beach event planner who has cared for the boy since July and is finally able to adopt him. "God has finally given us what we've been fighting for.''
  • Tulsa Equality Center Celebrates End Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    09/21/2011 10:13:26 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 12 replies
    TULSA, Oklahoma -- Openly gay men and women don't have to hide their sexual orientation if they want to enlist in the military. The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in place since 1993 was repealed at midnight. Today, the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center hit the ground running and invited military recruiters for the very first time. The director of Oklahomans for Equality says It's an historic day and they wanted to celebrate. He says this is the only gay community center in the country to invite military recruiters to their facilities. Misty McConahy has served in the Oklahoma National...
  • Obama Hails End of U.S. Military Restrictions on Gays ("Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ends today)

    09/20/2011 1:41:43 PM PDT · by lbryce · 127 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 20, 2011 | Staff
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday hailed the end of the policy banning gays from serving openly in the armed forces, as the Pentagon vowed "zero tolerance" for harassment of homosexuals in the military. "Today, the discriminatory law known as 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is finally and formally repealed," Obama said in a statement. "As of today, patriotic Americans in uniform will no longer have to lie about who they are in order to serve the country they love." The repeal went into effect on Tuesday, ushering in a new era in the armed forces. The law had allowed gay men...
  • Repeal of Ban on Gay Military Service Becomes Official

    09/20/2011 3:23:32 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 24 replies
    After years of debate and months of final preparations, the military can no longer prevent gays from serving openly in its ranks. Repeal of a 1993 law that allowed gays to serve only so long as they kept their sexual orientation private took effect Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. EDT.
  • Lawsuit alleges sexual discrimination at Rainbow PUSH

    09/16/2011 9:57:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 16, 2011 | Cynthia Dizikes and Dawn Rhodes
    A former Rainbow PUSH employee who filed a sexual discrimination complaint against the organization and Rev. Jesse Jackson with the Illinois Department of Human Rights in 2010 has now filed a lawsuit making similar allegations. Tommy Bennett, of Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, alleges in the lawsuit that co-workers at Rainbow PUSH mocked and harassed him because he is gay when he worked for the civil rights group from 2007-2009. Bennett’s lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, names Jackson and Rainbow PUSH as defendants.
  • Suns’ Chief Executive Quits, Calling Decision Personal

    09/10/2011 4:55:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 9, 2011 | Howard Beck
    Rick Welts is resigning as the president and chief executive of the Phoenix Suns, only four months after becoming the most prominent sports executive to publicly say that he is gay.
  • Proposed rules should address problem of nudity

    09/08/2011 9:04:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/8/11 | C.W. Nevius
    San Francisco -- Supervisor Scott Wiener's proposed legislation about the nude guys in the Castro is already a success. That is, assuming his intention was to make kooky San Francisco a national joke while doing nothing about the core problem. Wiener has come up with a plan to compel the nudies to put something under their bottoms when they sit in public chairs and cover up in restaurants. "What I am proposing is noncontroversial," he said. "Rather than try to hit one out of the park and take on the broader issue of public nudity, I am proposing a modest...
  • Gay Military Magazine Coming to US Bases

    09/03/2011 2:50:53 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 86 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 02 Sep 2011 | N/A
    WASHINGTON — US officials have approved the distribution of a gay-themed magazine at Army and Air Force bases for the first time, coinciding with the end of a ban on openly gay troops, according to activists. OutServe Magazine, which caters to gay members of the armed forces, said it would deliver a special "repeal issue" on September 20, the day the prohibition against openly gay US service members is due to officially end. The upcoming edition will feature photos and biographies of nearly 100 service members who will be openly acknowledging their sexual orientation, the magazine said on its website...
  • The Wedding Bell Blues: What Better Way to Keep a Story Quiet than to Write a Column About It

    09/01/2011 7:47:57 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 6 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | September 1, 2011 | Daniel J. Kelley
    According to a gushing Carol Marin column, State Representative Deborah Mell (D-40th) “quietly made Illinois history last week” by marrying a woman in Iowa. Judging by Marin’s tone, this must have been the equivalent of Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Quietly making history? Really? If a same sex marriage conducted in Davenport is splashed across the front page of a daily Chicago metropolitan newspaper, does it make a sound?
  • Report: APA wants to destigmatize pedophilia

    08/22/2011 6:23:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    One News Now ^ | August 19, 2011 | Charlie Butts
    Several well-known researchers recently made unexpected arguments on pedophilia at an academic conference in Baltimore. Liberty Counsel Action's Matt Barber attended the conference and says he felt he was on a different planet, as the presenting professionals aimed to remove pedophilia from the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). That would mean that pedophilia would no longer be considered a mental disorder. "The entire focus of the event was on the victimhood of the pedophile," Barber accounts. There was "very little concern for the children who are the victims of these individuals when they...
  • Our Gay-Marriage Experiment (Polls show that more Americans favor it now than 15 years ago)

    08/22/2011 7:36:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 08/22/2011 | Michael Barone
    One of the few issues on which opinion has moved left over the last few years is same-sex marriage. In 1996, Gallup found that Americans opposed it by a 68 percent to 27 percent margin. Last May, Gallup found Americans in favor by 53 percent to 45 percent. That’s a huge change in 15 years. Other polls have shown similar movement. Pew Research reported last week that 45 percent favored same-sex marriage and 46 percent were opposed — a dead heat. Pew polls in 2008 and 2009 found only 35 percent to 40 percent in favor. This is an issue...
  • Three join GOP fight for marriage equality (Same Sex marriage "leaders")

    08/19/2011 5:56:17 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 8 replies
    IOWA INDEPENDENT ^ | 8-18-11 | Lynda Waddington
    Three city council members have been appointed to the advisory board of Iowa Republicans for Freedom, a GOP advocacy group aiming to promote and protect civil marriage for gays and lesbians in Iowa. Jeff Angelo, chairman of the organization, announced Thursday that Jason Gordon of Davenport, Craig Patterson of Grimes and Matt Walsh of Council Bluffs have been appointed.
  • 'Deco Drive' anchor Louis Aguirre caught with pants down? (Miami Media's Anthony Weiner?)

    08/19/2011 5:42:31 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 6 replies
    Miami Hurled Gay News Section ^ | 8/18/11 | S Rothaus
    WSVN-Fox 7’s Louis Aguirre, co-anchor of the popular entertainment show Deco Drive, is posting Facebook photos of his travelsin Berlin and Prague. Meanwhile, someone has posted five photos – purporting to be Aguirre –including two shots of a man’s genitals.
  • Allen West: Gays Shouldn’t Change Their ‘Choice’ Any More Than I Should Stop Eating Ice Cream

    08/12/2011 8:04:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    MEDIAITE ^ | 08/12/2011 | Frances Martel
    Rep. Allen West has made a bold statement in the defense of LGBT rights, sort of. The Tea Party-backed Republican Congressman known for some controversial views explained local paper South Florida Sun-Sentinel that he believed that “everyone has the same basic rights,” but “people can change their sexual behavior” like any other behavior, not that he wanted them to do that. “I can’t change my skin color,” he explained to an off-camera interviewer, “[but] people can change their sexual behavior– I’ve seen people do that.” He explained that, growing up in Georgia, he had a “very different perspective on human...
  • Group Pushes To ‘Let Bert And Ernie Get Married’ On Sesame Street (InfinityBarfAlert!!)

    08/10/2011 8:08:42 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 42 replies
    CBS Los Angeles via Drudge ^ | August 10, 2011 1:57 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Will the Children’s Television Workshop give way to same-sex puppet love? An online campaign is calling for the producers of TV’s “Sesame Street” to allow characters Bert and Ernie to get married in an attempt to “put an end to the bullying and suicides of LGBT youth”, according to the group’s Facebook page. The petition letter adds that “[w]e are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful by allowing Bert & Ernie to marry”, suggesting that the show “even add a transgender character to the show…in a tasteful way”.
  • Ann Coulter joins Board of Gay Conservative Group GOProud

    08/09/2011 10:10:05 PM PDT · by hout8475 · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Towleroad.com ^ | 08/09/2011
    Pundit Ann Coulter has joined gay conservative group GOProud as Honorary Chair of its Advisory Council, the group announced today: Coulter’s official title will be “Honorary Chair and Gay Icon.” “Ann Coulter is a brilliant and fearless leader of the conservative movement, we are honored to have her as part of GOProud’s leadership,” said Christopher Barron, Chairman of GOProud’s Board. “Ann helped put our organization on the map. Politics is full of the meek, the compromising and the apologists – Ann, like GOProud, is the exact opposite of all of those things. We need more Ann Coulters.” “I am honored...