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  • Homosexual War on Normalcy Spreading (Target: California)

    01/29/2011 1:37:01 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | January 28th, 2011 | Bob Ellis
    A few days ago I wrote about the homosexual activist’s witch hunt against normalcy. I pointed out that the latest threshold of insanity is being pushed in the textbooks in Great Britain where activists would indoctrinate children to accept homosexuality not only in health class but in math and science class.In that article I reminded readers how liberals in America continually look to socialist Europe and demand that the United States follow in those footsteps (to ruin). I said it would only be a matter of time before Leftists pushed it here. Little did I know that it was already...
  • Officer won't sign order for troop indoctrination

    12/25/2010 4:20:55 AM PST · by plsjr · 145 replies · 3+ views
    WND ^ | 25 December 2010 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    President Obama's repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is already damaging the U.S. military. An Army lieutenant colonel has asked to be relieved of command rather than order his troops to go through pro-homosexual indoctrination following the repeal of the policy, which required homosexuals to keep silent about their sexual preference. Currently the commander of a battalion-sized unit in the Army National Guard, the officer also has threatened to resign his commission rather than undergo "behavior modification" training intended to counter his religious convictions about homosexuality.
  • Homosexual Protesters "Threaten" to Surround St. Paul Cathedral

    10/30/2010 1:37:01 PM PDT · by 0beron · 9 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/29/2010 | Tancred This photo was taken a few years ago and some of the people have aged. Let's see what this year's vital movement to make sexual deviance a priority in the lives of Catholics. They'll be there at 1130 am in time to disrupt the twelve o'clock Mass. They are most likely angry about the DVD campaign. It's very possible that no one will show up, but just in case, Archbishop Nienstedt is unlikely to give them Holy Communion since he refused to do so when he was at St. John's Abbey at Collegeville and confronted by the same kinds...
  • Catholic Caucus: Abp Nienstedt Denies Communion to Same-Sex 'Marriage' Advocates

    10/06/2010 11:11:00 PM PDT · by topher · 1 replies ^ | October 6, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Wednesday October 6, 2010 Abp Nienstedt Denies Communion to Same-Sex 'Marriage' Advocates By Kathleen GilbertST. PAUL, Minnesota, October 6, 2010 ( - The Archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis has denied communion to members of a group that included three nuns and a priest, who wore symbols expressing their opposition to Catholic Church teaching on marriage and homosexuality.The group expressed frustration after Archbishop John C. Nienstedt withheld the sacrament from them because they wore rainbow buttons and sashes signaling their support for same-sex "marriage" and homosexuality. The archbishop, who was celebrating his first student Mass at St. John's on September 26,...
  • Target apologizes for $150,000 MN Forward donation

    08/05/2010 6:54:58 PM PDT · by gore_sux · 20 replies
    Minneapolis "Red" Star Tribune ^ | 8/5/2010 | Staff and wire reports
    In a significant reversal, Target Corp. is apologizing for a political donation to a conservative group that angered some employees and sparked talk of a customer boycott.
  • How to Fight the Gay Agenda: Pro-Family Group Organizes Three-Day Conference

    07/28/2010 10:28:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 28, 2010 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The pro-family organization Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) has scheduled a three-day conference on fighting the homosexual political agenda in the United States.The Americans for Truth Academy will be "probably one of the most comprehensive pro-family conferences on homosexuality ever to occur in the United States," according to Peter LaBarbera, the organization's founder and president.LaBarbera told LifeSiteNews (LSN) that he decided to organize the conference to counteract the large number of similar events held by homosexualist activists."I have a little Irish blood but I'm also Italian, and when political correctness and the thought police tell you what not to do...
  • Idaho GOP Approves Far-Right Platform: Repeal 17th Amendment, Buy Gold And Silver

    06/29/2010 6:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 29, 2010 | Eric Kleefeld
    Idaho Republicans held their convention over the past weekend, approving a platform containing some mighty interesting parts of the Tea Party platform -- from state nullification of federal laws, to protecting the institution of marriage from transgendered people, to to a Glenn-Beckesque embrace of gold and silver money. State Rep. Marv Hagedorn (R) told the Associated Press that the push to go further right was a product of disgust with the current status quo from the Obama administration. "It does reflect a change," said Hagedorn. "But it's not a change in our party, it's a change in the White House."...
  • 10-Year-Old Boy Used as Grand Marshal of Arkansas Homosexual Fest (Graphic Alert!)

    06/26/2010 3:39:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | June 26, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, June 25, 2010 ( - A 10-year-old boy is being used as Grand Marshal of an Arkansas homosexual pride parade this weekend. The move has attracted opposition from pro-family leaders, who have decried the movement's exposure of the boy to the lewd festival of sexual deviancy as "a form of child abuse." The boy, Will Phillips, attracted national media attention last year after he refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance at school, saying that homosexuals are refused "liberty and justice" because the government defines marriage as between a man and a woman.Phillips, who later accepted a Gay...
  • 'Gay'-pride parade features 10-year-old grand marshal

    06/24/2010 7:39:35 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 74 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 24, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    A 10-year-old boy has been named grand marshal for a gay pride parade this weekend – prompting a family advocacy group to call the decision "child abuse" and urge the local mayor to withdraw city support for the event. The American Family Association spoke out against Will Phillips' scheduled participation Saturday in the Northwest Arkansas Pride parade in Fayetteville, Ark. "It's shameful that adults would abuse a brain-washed child in this way," AFA President Tim Wildmon wrote in a press release. "He's obviously just parroting the nonsense he's been told by manipulative adults. For gay activists to trot out this...
  • Obama administration makes blitz of statements to advance LGBT ‘agenda’

    06/24/2010 5:42:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 1+ views
    cna ^ | June 24, 2009
    President Obama speaks at the LGBT Pride Month reception in the East Room. Credit: White House. Washington D.C., Jun 24, 2010 / 03:07 am (CNA).- President Obama and leaders in his administration have made many statements to mark “LGBT Pride Month,” calling for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and the passage of anti-discrimination laws to advance the LGBT “agenda” in the U.S. and overseas. They characterized opponents as foes of progress.On Tuesday President Obama spoke at Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) Pride Month Reception in the East Room of the White House. He noted his...
  • Seniors Across America to Host Local Meetings, Participate in Health Care Tele-Town Hall Meeting...

    06/07/2010 10:38:51 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 88+ views ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 07, 2010 Seniors Across America to Host Local Meetings, Participate in Health Care Tele-Town Hall Meeting with President Obama Senior Obama Administration Officials to Attend Local Meetings WASHINGTON—On Tuesday morning, senior citizens across the country will gather at a series of local meetings to participate via phone in a national tele-town hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act with President Barack Obama. Additionally, more than a dozen senior Obama Administration officials will...
  • Is The Mainstream Media Prepared To Discuss The Kagan Lesbian Rumors?

    05/11/2010 2:56:45 PM PDT · by bt579 · 45 replies · 1,137+ views ^ | Michael Triplett
    With the White House announcement that Elena Kagan has been nominated to the Supreme Court, it won’t be long until the chattering classes again begin to discuss her (lack of a) personal life and the lesbian rumors. Perhaps more importantly, why should it matter whether Kagan is a lesbian or not? It was less than a month ago that the White House went ballistic over a conservative blogger at CBS passing along the story–allegedly picked up from gay and progressive blogs–that Kagan was a lesbian. The blog was pulled, the White House defended Kagan’s heterosexuality, and the rumor appeared to...
  • Do you want men dressed as women teaching your kids?

    04/19/2010 5:02:07 PM PDT · by Irisshlass · 61 replies · 1,304+ views
    Traditiona Values Coalition ^ | April 19, 2010 | Traditional Values Coalition
    Obama and Democrats in Congress are trying to make that happen on April 21st. President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats are quietly rushing through legislation (H.R. 3017 & S. 1584) that would actually bring cross-dressing teachers into your child’s classroom. Under the so-called, Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), your children will be trapped in classes taught by drag queens and transgender activists. Students will be indoctrinated that “alternative lifestyles” are no different than traditional lifestyles. Young children will be forced to learn about bizarre sexual fetishes – and you will have no say in the matter. It is already happening in...
  • N.Y. Courts May End Civil Unions Performed Elsewhere, Appeals Panel Says

    03/19/2010 1:28:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 399+ views ^ | March 19, 2010 | Vesselin Mitev
    A New York court has the power to decide whether a civil union entered into outside the state should be dissolved, an Albany appeals panel ruled Thursday. Citing the state's "clear commitment to respect, uphold and protect parties to same-sex relationships," a five-judge panel of the Appellate Division, 3rd Department, reversed a lower court that had dismissed for lack of jurisdiction a complaint by a woman seeking to end the civil union she entered into with her former partner in Vermont. "The narrow issue before us is whether Supreme Court has subject matter jurisdiction to entertain an action ... seeking...
  • Gay 'Marriage' Activists Forcing Pro-Family Views out of California Therapist Association

    03/16/2010 10:20:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 366+ views
    Life Site ^ | March 15, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    SAN DIEGO, California, March 15, 2010 ( – Abandoning its long-held neutrality on the marriage debate, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) has slowly come to disavow pro-family views and sexual orientation therapy as "homophobic." Instead it now warmly supports homosexuality as a "normal and positive" variant of sexuality - all thanks to pressure by gay activists who have openly vowed to transform the organization from within. The disturbing result of the activists' tactics, says one anonymous CAMFT intern, is that pro-family therapists in California are becoming increasingly afraid to speak up in favor of natural marriage...
  • In response to Mississippi schoolboard, Humanists pledge $20,000 for LGBT friendly prom.

    03/14/2010 5:45:27 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 22 replies · 1,214+ views ^ | March 13, 2010 | Tucker Phelps
    As most people have already heard, a Mississippi school has canceled its Senior Prom in response to a lawsuit brought by the ACLU on behalf Constance McMillen, a young girl who was barred from attending the school dance because her choice of date is also female. The chain of events are pretty simple. Back in December Constance inquired about the possibility of bringing her girlfriend to the upcoming event and was told it was against school policy. According to her the rule is meant to prevent non-coupled students from purchasing tickets at a discount price; guest tickets are only $10....
  • (Dissident Group of) Catholics Organize to Promote Gay Marriage

    02/25/2010 12:40:16 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 358+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | February 24, 2010 | Deal W. Hudson
    Those wondering why Francis Cardinal George suddenly announced his condemnation of New Ways Ministry on February 5 should take note of a meeting held a few days earlier in Washington, D.C. During the last weekend of January, a group of Catholics, lay and religious, met in Washington to launch "Catholics for Equality" (CFE).New Ways Ministry, a homosexuality advocacy group, had long been considered controversial even before Cardinal George -- President of the USCCB -- publicly stated, "It has no approval or recognition from the Catholic Church, and they cannot speak on behalf of the Catholic faithful in the United...
  • Obama to Call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal, Adviser Says

    01/27/2010 5:28:57 PM PST · by Steelfish · 23 replies · 827+ views
    CNN ^ | January 27, 2010 | Laurie Ure
    Obama to Call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal, Adviser Says By Laurie Ure, CNN Pentagon Producer January 28, 2010 In 2008, more than 100 retired generals and admirals called for a DADT repeal. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has called for a review of the policy. During the 2008 presidential election, then-candidate Barack Obama promised to end the DADT policy. Obama, as president, has been criticized by GLB groups for not pushing harder to get the law repealed. Military statistics indicate that from 1997 to 2008 -- over 10,500 service members have been discharged under the law. Servicemembers...
  • Gay mayor-elect: Victory shows Houston's diversity

    12/13/2009 2:06:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 98 replies · 2,794+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | December 13, 2009 | Associated Press
    HOUSTON – The first openly gay person to be elected mayor of Houston says she hopes her victory in Saturday's election will change how the world views the city. Houston is the nation's fourth-largest city and the biggest to elect an openly gay mayor. Mayor-elect Annise Parker spoke Sunday at a press conference after defeating former city attorney Gene Locke with 53.6 percent of the vote in the hotly contested runoff election.
  • Notre Dame criticized for funding student travel to D.C. homosexual march

    10/18/2009 4:05:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 746+ views
    cna ^ | October 17, 2009
    Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2009 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- The University of Notre Dame’s Student Activities Office is facing criticism for allowing a group of five students to use student activities funds to travel to a national homosexual political demonstration that advocated for same-sex “marriage” and related issues.The Office approved Notre Dame’s Progressive Student Alliance (PSA) request to use PSA funding to travel to Washington, D.C. for the National Equality March on the weekend of Oct. 9-11, the Notre Dame Observer reports.The March, organized by the group Equality Across America, says on its website that the march was for ...
  • Video: Gay activists in Maine lie about Catholic support for homosexual marriage

    10/13/2009 4:20:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 644+ views
    American Papist ^ | October 13, 2009 | Thomas Peters
    CatholicVoteAction brings to our attention a duplicitous tactic being employed by homosexual activists in the lead-up to Maine's Nov. 4th marriage vote: Calls on Maine Group to Pull ‘Catholic’ Gay-Marriage Ad Homosexual advocates have released a shameless new ad featuring a grandmother and two gay men urging Maine voters this November to approve ‘same-sex’ marriage. The grandmother in the new commercial speaks about her Catholic faith and the importance of the institution of marriage, but then urges voters to support ‘same-sex’ marriage. Here is the video: Link Look at how subtly this ad works: "I've been a Catholic...
  • Wuerl Writes to Gay & Lesbian Catholics

    10/08/2009 9:49:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 1,006+ views
    nc register ^ | October 8, 2009 | Michael Sean Winters
    Washington’s Archbishop Donald Wuerl has published a letter in his diocesan newspaper, and sent a copy of the statement to all pastors for them to use, stating that his opposition to same-sex union is not rooted in anti-gay prejudices. “Our support for marriage is not meant to discriminate against any individual or family,” Archbishop Wuerl wrote. “The Catechism of the Catholic Church upholds the dignity of every person and condemns any form of unjust discrimination (2358).”The statement articulates the Church’s teaching on the traditional marriage but goes on to say: “For our parishioners who are homosexual, I recognize that the...
  • Obama to Deliver Homosexual Keynote Address

    10/07/2009 1:12:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 80 replies · 2,172+ views
    The New American ^ | 2009-10-06 | Rebecca Terrell
    President Barak Obama is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at a dinner sponsored by Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a homosexual civil rights organization, on Saturday, October 10. HRC calls itself the "nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization" in the country. This weekend's event, the 13th Annual National Dinner for HRC, will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. HRC expects more than 3,000 attendees. Also on the program line-up is the presentation of the Edward M. Kennedy National Leadership Award, a newly created distinction named in honor of the...
  • California Catholic high school denies it registered for homosexual curriculum

    09/24/2009 6:24:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 568+ views
    cna ^ | September 24, 2009
    Belmont, Calif., Sep 24, 2009 / 03:38 am (CNA).- Notre Dame High school in Belmont, California has responded to reports it had been registered to show films and use school materials produced by a homosexual activist group. The school says it has not shown such films, has not used related materials and has also requested it be removed from the group’s website and database.Youth in Motion, a partnership between the Gay-Straight Alliance Network and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media group Frameline, claimed on its website that over 200 California high schools and middle schools had signed up...
  • Over 200 California schools have signed up for homosexual curriculum

    09/18/2009 10:22:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 2,041+ views
    cna ^ | September 18, 2009
    Pacific Justice Institute president Brad Dacus San Francisco, Calif., Sep 18, 2009 / 06:12 am (CNA).- A homosexual activist group is claiming that groups at dozens of high schools and middle schools in California, including at least one Catholic school, have signed up to show and discuss its explicit films. The films include one in which a boy “comes out” by wearing his mother’s bikini.Another film uses Native American spirituality to depict lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people as being “two-spirit” people.Parts of the discussion materials encourage students to question whether religious and cultural celebrations such as bar...
  • Appalled by ‘The’ Psychological Association

    09/04/2009 10:11:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 1,489+ views
    nc register ^ | September 4, 2009 | Father Benedict Groeschel
    As a member of the American Psychological Association for 36 years, I am filled with indignation at the recent statement of the APA that deems it “inappropriate” for therapists to treat homosexual clients. Such therapy is called reparative therapy and has as its goal the establishment of a heterosexual orientation in place of a homosexual one. This statement of the APA has been issued despite the fact that there are a number of outstanding members of that organization, including two past presidents, who have strongly supported reparative treatment.Issued in August, “Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation” advises treatments that “increase...
  • President to Catholic Press: On Homosexual Rights

    07/03/2009 4:37:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 885+ views
    ncr ^ | July 3, 2009 | Tim Drake
    In response to a question about statements made by those affiliated with the president’s administration, President Obama offered his position on homosexual rights with regard to the Church. “For the gay and lesbian community in this country, I think it’s clear that they feel victimized in fairly powerful ways and they’re often hurt by not just certain teachings of the Catholic Church, but the Christian faith generally,” said the president. “And as a Christian, I’m constantly wrestling with my faith and my solicitude and regard and concern for gays and lesbians.” “To the extent that I weighed into these debates,...
  • Romoeroticism

    06/29/2009 1:48:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 741+ views
    ic ^ | June 29, 2009 | Eve Tushnet
    This year, just like last year, Gay Pride weekend coincided with the feast of Corpus Christi.   Washington, D.C.'s Pride parade was fairly restrained: It featured a cornucopia of Episcopalians, and all the marchers went out of their way to sweetly drape beads over the little elementary-school girls standing in front of me. There were Affirming Baptists; as the parade passed by me, a knot of gay men to my right joked -- in that gay way that is never really joking all the way down -- that maybe they could be Baptists again now. There were strollers, lots...
  • Kids attend prom from 'sexual hell'(Gay Marriage in Massachusetts brings consequences)

    06/13/2009 10:06:52 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 142 replies · 4,308+ views ^ | June 12, 2009 | By Chelsea Schilling
    Family advocates are outraged by a prom held at Boston City Hall that was open to children apparently as young as 12 featuring crossdressers, homosexual heavy petting, suspected drug use and a leather-clad doorman who teaches sexual bondage classes. Children from middle schools and high schools across Massachusetts on May 9 attended a Youth Pride Day event ending with a prom inside of Boston City Hall sponsored by the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth, or BAGLY, a group seated on the Massachusetts Commission for GLBT Youth. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino issued a proclamation welcoming homosexual and transgender...
  • Gay People Don't Need Marriage

    04/30/2009 3:04:12 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 11 replies · 927+ views ^ | 04/30/2009 | Mark Simpson
    It's secularism that has given gay people rights. And in civil partnerships, we have a secular institution fit for their celebration. The question: Is gay marriage a religious issue? Who would have guessed the dainty opinions of a Miss America candidate would have been taken so seriously by gays and liberals? Miss California, a practising Christian, was last week denounced by Miss America gay judge Perez Hilton on his blog as "a dumb bitch" and unworthy of the Miss America crown because she gave the "wrong" answer to his chippy question about gay marriage. Like most Americans – including the...
  • Pope protesters, supporters clash in France

    03/23/2009 6:42:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 807+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 22, 2009
    PARIS (Reuters) - Far-right youths clashed with left-wing activists who had gathered outside Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Sunday to protest against Pope Benedict's opposition to condoms, a police source said. About 30 ecologists and Communists threw condoms on the ground outside the cathedral, where worshippers were leaving Sunday mass. One person was injured and three were arrested after clashes between the protesters and about 20 youths who the police source said were associated with the far-right and who were carrying placards saying "Leave my Pope alone". Benedict said in Africa on Tuesday that the use of condoms was complicating...
  • U.N. commission meeting promotes radicalism, criticizes Catholicism

    03/09/2009 12:13:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 487+ views
    CNA ^ | March 9, 2009
    New York City, N.Y., Mar 8, 2009 / 09:36 pm (CNA).- Representatives of several countries and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) met at the United Nations this week for the annual Commission on the Status of Women. Purportedly intended to discuss relations between men and women and care for HIV/AIDS victims, the event was instead used to criticize the Catholic Church and to promote radical ideas on abortion, homosexual rights and sex education.According to the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), radical feminist NGOs criticized the Catholic Church’s strong pro-life stance at several events.At the Center for Reproductive Rights event...
  • Why Connecticut Legislators Can Challenge the Bishops

    03/09/2009 10:33:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies · 2,246+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | March 9, 2009 | Deal Hudson
    Why would a state legislature even consider such a bill as #1098, completely stripping bishops and priests of their executive control over dioceses and parishes?  Why are they not remotely afraid of the consequences of such an unconstitutional overstepping of power?  Answer: Because these legislators have no fear of the bishops.  Specifically, they do not fear the electoral consequences, the loss of Catholic votes.  The Connecticut legislators who introduced this don't think they will lose any Catholic support taking on the authority of the Catholic Church.  What the feminists failed to do -- "reform" the Catholic Church -- the gay...
  • The U.N.’s Destructive Code

    02/03/2009 1:46:25 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 378+ views
    NCR ^ | February 3, 2009 | Tom McFeely
    Archbishop Celestine Migliore, the Holy SeeÂ’s Permanent Observer of the Holy See at the United Nations, says the Vatican had no choice about not endorsing two recent U.N. documents. Why? Because abortion and homosexual activists had seeded these documents with code language intended to promote their agendas in a dishonest and destructive way. The insertion of such code language into U.N. documents by the delegations of Western countries, working in close collaboration with the international abortion and homosexual rights lobbies, is a common ploy. Their hope is that by doing this, these documents subsequently will be interpreted by national and...
  • Nancy Sutley to Head White House Council on Environmental Quality

    12/10/2008 9:30:03 AM PST · by thetru · 17 replies · 899+ views ^ | December 10, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Nancy Sutley to Head White House Council on Environmental Quality December 10, 2008 10:46 AM Democratic sources tell ABC News that President-elect Barack Obama will name Nancy Sutley, Los Angeles's deputy mayor for energy and environment, to chair his White House's Council on Environmental Quality. The CEQ advises the President and Vice President on national and international environmental policy matters and works to ensure that federal agencies operate efficiently and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa turned to Sutley to help him in his goal to transform L.A. into “the greenest big city...
  • Obama administration reveals plans to advance gay agenda

    11/24/2008 1:09:15 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies · 1,367+ views
    CNA ^ | November 23, 2008
    President-elect Barack Obama Washington DC, Nov 23, 2008 / 07:48 pm (CNA).- Citing what they call America’s “promise of equality,” the Obama administration plans to push for homosexual rights by including protections of sexual orientation, “gender identity” and “gender expression” as civil rights. His office proposes expanding hate crimes statues and the adoption rights of homosexuals while supporting full civil unions for “LGBT couples” to give them “legal rights and privileges equal to those of married couples.”The proposals are announced under the Civil Rights section of their agenda presented at, the web site of the Obama campaign’s self-described...
  • The Ugly Backlash Over Prop. 8 (The Liberal Media Will Never Get It Alert)

    11/22/2008 12:34:35 AM PST · by goldstategop · 40 replies · 2,274+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/21/2008 | John Diaz
    A supporter of Proposition 8, fed up with what he believed was the gay community's and "liberal media's" refusal to accept the voters' verdict, fired off a letter to the editor. "Please show respect for democracy," he wrote, in a letter we published. What he encountered instead was an utter lack of respect for free speech. Within hours, the intimidation game was on. Because his real name and city were listed - a condition for publication of letters to The Chronicle - opponents of Prop. 8 used Internet search engines to find the letter writer's small business, his Web site...
  • UH is the first school in Texas to offer a minor concentration in GLBT studies

    10/20/2008 10:12:07 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 46 replies · 729+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 19, 2008 | JEANNIE KEVER
    Lessons in diversity Melanie Pang has participated in educational events and political theater as a leader in a University of Houston campus group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. Next spring, she'll move that interest into the academic arena. Pang plans to be among the first students enrolled when the university begins offering a minor concentration in GLBT studies, the only college in Texas to do so. "We thought it was necessary to recognize the scholarly importance of GLBT people and their contributions," said Guillermo De Los Reyes, assistant professor of Latin American studies and director of the new...
  • Gay calendar challenges Spain's Catholic Church (gay men embracing on altar wearing dog collars)

    10/17/2008 5:56:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 1,335+ views
    Telegraph ^ | October 17, 2008 | Fiona Govan
    The 2009 calendar includes images of gay men embracing on a church altar wearing nothing but dog collars, a transsexual crucifixion, and a naked angel striking a provocative pose in a cemetery.Other pictures show naked men within military scenes, including one gay model wearing only chains photographed in front of an army tank.Albert Marchena, 29, a private in the Spanish Air Force made headlines when in June 2006 he married a fellow private in the first same sex civil ceremony between military men in Spain. The couple have since split up but Mr Marchena says he is determined to continue...
  • WaMu: The last press release: WaMu Recognized as Top Diverse Employer—Again

    09/29/2008 8:18:53 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 18 replies · 667+ views
    WaMu web site ^ | 9/224/2008 | Kate Stouffer
    WaMu Recognized as Top Diverse Employer—Again Washington Mutual, Inc., September 24, 2008 Washington Mutual, Inc. (NYSE:WM), one of the nation’s leading banks for consumers and small businesses, has once again been recognized as a top employer by Hispanic Business magazine and the Human Rights Campaign. Hispanic Business magazine recently ranked WaMu sixth in its annual Diversity Elite list, which names the top 60 companies for Hispanics. The company was honored specifically for its efforts to recruit Hispanic employees, reach out to Hispanic consumers and support Hispanic communities and organizations. The Human Rights Campaign, the largest national gay, lesbian, bisexual and...
  • United Church of Christ endorses gay marriage (2005 - Obama's Denomination)

    09/13/2008 3:33:46 PM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies · 993+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July. 4, 2005 | AP
    ATLANTA - The United Church of Christ’s rule-making body voted overwhelmingly Monday to approve a resolution that endorses same-sex marriage, making it the largest Christian denomination to do so. Roughly 80 percent of the members of the church’s General Synod voted to approve the resolution. They debated for about an hour before voting. Traditionally strong in New England, the liberal denomination of 1.3 million members has long been supportive of gays and lesbians. In the early 1970s, the UCC became the first major Christian body to ordain an openly gay minister. Twenty years ago, it declared itself to be “open...
  • in loco parentis [Catholic Caucus]

    08/28/2008 1:58:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 170+ views
    Off The Record ^ | August 28, 2008 | Diogenes
    An article in Georgetown University's newspaper The Hoya welcomes the new director of its Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) Resource Center and does some end zone celebration for our benefit. Georgetown, you may remember, is a university in the Jesuit Tradition.   You'll be edified by the following details:Jack Harrison (SFS '09), co-chair of GU Pride, also said he hopes to work closely with the new director in developing programming for the year. … Harrison said GU Pride is looking to launch efforts this year to make the campus more "trans-friendly" by working to provide bathrooms and better housing options for...
  • California high court set to rule on gay marriage (plans to issue decision Thursday, May 15th)

    05/14/2008 12:23:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 125+ views
    The California Supreme Court says it plans to issue its long-awaited decision on whether to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday. The high court announced the pending opinion on its Web site Wednesday morning. Justices heard oral arguments in a series of cases brought by gay and lesbian couples, the city of San Francisco and two gay rights advocacy groups in early March. The court has been asked to decide whether the state's one man-one woman marriage laws violate the civil rights of same-sex couples. If it rules in favor of the plaintiffs, California could become the second state after Massachusetts...
  • NY must recognize homosexual 'marriages'

    05/09/2008 7:11:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies · 1,695+ views
    One News Now ^ | May 9, 2008 | Jeff Johnson
    The State of New York has been ordered to recognize homosexual "marriages" performed in U.S. states and foreign countries where the practice is legal. New York's highest court – the Court of Appeals – refused to review a lower-court ruling that ordered recognition of so-called foreign "same-sex marriages" performed outside the State of New York. Such unions must now be honored in New York if they were created legally -- for example, in Massachusetts or Canada. Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality says activist judges are now forcing homosexual marriage on New York citizens. "[T]his is a very...
  • Philippines cardinal bars cross-dressers from Marian processions

    05/06/2008 1:53:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 61+ views
    CNA ^ | May 6, 2008
    Manila, May 6, 2008 / 04:03 am (CNA).- Archbishop of Manila Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales has forbidden cross-dressing homosexuals from dressing up as female saints in religious processions, calling the actions an “insult to the Blessed Mother.” Every May, Catholics throughout the Philippines hold a “Santacruzan” flower festival in honor of the Virgin Mary.Speaking to the church-run Radio Veritas on Monday, Cardinal Rosales said the cross-dressing was “horrendous” and “defeats the real purpose” of the procession.  He said that the Catholic faithful should keep religious festivals sacred and solemn at all times."Gays should not be allowed to participate in Santacruzan since...
  • Petition drive seeks employer discrimination protection for GLBT community

    04/05/2008 2:37:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 110+ views
    PHOENIX — A state legislator started a petition drive Friday to forbid all employers from discriminating against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals. Existing law prohibits discrimination based on a number of factors, including sex. The initiative by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, would define that term to also include gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. Sinema needs 153,365 signatures by July 3 to put the issue on the November ballot. The legislator, who describes herself as bisexual, said she intends to start gathering signatures immediately
  • Sex-change law questions arise after man says he's pregnant

    03/27/2008 3:19:21 PM PDT · by XR7 · 41 replies · 1,604+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 3/27/08 | DON COLBURN
    Thousands of Oregonians a year change their names. But the case of a Bend resident who says he is legally male and five months pregnant has highlighted the much smaller numbers who legally change their sex. That option exists in Oregon, as in most states, for transsexuals who switch genders. "Oregon's law is very typical," said Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco. The crux of the decades-old law is one sentence. The same court with jurisdiction over legal name changes "may order a legal change of sex and enter a judgment indicating...
  • Transgender Executive: 'Just a Different Person Now Than I Was Then'

    03/06/2008 4:33:03 PM PST · by XR7 · 36 replies · 1,582+ views
    ABC Nightline ^ | 3/6/08 | NEAL KARLINSKY and ALYSSA LITOFF
    Just one year ago, Megan Wallent's co-workers at Microsoft knew her as Michael. Then, in an e-mail sent to his entire staff, he announced that he no longer considered himself a male. The long-time executive, in charge of the Internet Explorer division for Microsoft, underwent major feminization surgery and legally changed his gender. Wallent's wife, like his co-workers, had no idea that this guy's guy was conflicted about his gender identity. ABC's Neal Karlinksy has the story from Seattle. Read more here and view a slideshow of the transition from Michael to Megan.
  • Transgender candidate runs for Republican endorsement in Brainerd (MN)

    01/29/2008 5:21:55 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 52 replies · 131+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 1/29/08 | Larry Oakes
    You could call Chrissy Nakonsky a candidate of change. Until about five years ago, Nakonsky, who recently announced she's running for the Minnesota Legislature and will seek the Republican endorsement in her Brainerd-area district, was known as Jeff Nakonsky. Nakonsky said the 2006 reelection of the state's only openly gay Republican legislator, Sen. Paul Koering of nearby Fort Ripley, gives her hope that Brainerd-area voters won't deny her a legislative seat because of her gender change. "If people vote for or against me, it should be because of my values," Nakonsky said. While there are about 400 openly gay or...
  • Crossing Over (transgendered)

    12/28/2007 9:48:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 386+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 28, 2007 | NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY
    "What will prevent the 250-pound linebacker from deciding he wants to share the locker room with the cheerleaders?" Deconstructionist professors have been trying for years to convince us that gender is a social construct. Now, it seems, politicians and even employers are doing their best to put this theory into practice--2007 may go down in history as the year of the transgendered person. Take the announcement in October that, under a state law that takes effect in January, schools in California not only can't discriminate by sex but also can't take into account "a person's gender identity and gender related...