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  • Openly Gay Kicker Alan Gendreau Working Toward Cracking An NFL Roster

    04/24/2013 1:13:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 4/23/13
    Alan Gendreau is just another ex-college football player trying to get onto a National Football League roster. Except for one thing: He’s openly gay. Gendreau kicked for Middle Tennessee State from 2008-2011, and he did so exceptionally well. The all-time leading scorer in Sun Belt Conference history, the Apopka, Fla., native amassed 295 points in his career at Murfreesboro. The 23-year-old, who has been openly gay since he was 15 years old, wasn’t drafted last year and never caught on with an organization. He’s not about to let his dream die, however. In fact, the former college star thinks he’s...
  • Gay Celebrities: Who Is Out? [Pics in URL]

    11/23/2012 11:18:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 23, 2012
    Gay Celebrities: Who Is Out? Once it was considered a potentially career-ending acknowledgment, but a growing number of celebrities have come out with relatively little fanfare. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Anderson Cooper, 2012 Until July, Anderson Cooper had never publicly confirmed he was gay, but he'd never denied it, either. Cooper's sexual orientation has long been an open secret, but it took an Entertainment Weekly cover story about gay celebrities to prompt the newsman to finally come out. Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan, another openly gay newsman, wrote to Cooper asking...
  • Chick-fil-A Vandal Manny Castro Probed by Police

    08/04/2012 12:43:54 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 62 replies
    A gay Los Angeles artist who's admitted to vandalizing a local Chick-fil-A eatery is being investigated by the police. Artist Manny Castro was so perturbed by CEO Dan Cathy's comment about gay marriage, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Castro Thursday scrawled the words "Tastes Like Hate" in huge lettering on the side of the Torrance restaurant. To his credit, the artist came forward to identify himself as the unknown vandal, but he should at least be forced to pay restitution for the cleanup. Why should the owner foot the bill? This week's Chick-fil-A hoopla has shown...
  • Troops march in San Diego gay parade - in uniform

    07/21/2012 5:18:25 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 100 replies
    Albany Times-Union ^ | July 21, 2012 | AP
    Navy Senior Chief Dwayne Beebe, center, embraces Jonathan Franqui, right, after proposing to him during the gay pride parade Saturday, July 21, 2012, in San Diego. SAN DIEGO (AP) — Some of the loudest cheers Saturday at San Diego's gay pride parade were for active-duty troops marching in military dress, the first time that U.S. service members participated in such an event while in full uniform. Dozens of soldiers, sailors, and Marines marched alongside an old Army truck decorated with a "Freedom to Serve" banner and a rainbow flag. They were joined by dozens more military personnel in civilian...
  • U.S women’s soccer national team player Megan Rapinoe: “I am gay”

    U.S. women’s soccer player Megan Rapinoe, a midfielder who helped lead the national team to the finals of last summer’s World Cup and will play in this summer’s London Olympics, confirmed to Out Magazine that she is gay.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown proclaims June 2012 LGBT Pride Month

    06/03/2012 4:36:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies ^ | June 3, 2012
    As San Francisco and other Bay Area cities prepare for gay pride celebrations this month, Gov. Jerry Brown issued a proclamation Saturday declaring June 2012 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. In a statement issued Saturday, the governor called June 28, 1969 a “historic turning point” — a day when LGBT citizens in New York City resisted police harassment stemming from discriminatory laws during the Stonewall Riots. He noted that “California has been a leader in advancing the rights of its LGBT citizens”, including a San Francisco federal appeals court’s February ruling that found Prop 8, California’s ban on...
  • NHL stars use PSA to combat homophobia

    03/04/2012 7:20:01 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 4, 2012
    TORONTO (AP) -- Some of the NHL's biggest stars are featured in a public service announcement promoting equality within the sport, regardless of sexual orientation. Rick Nash, Duncan Keith, Corey Perry, Dion Phaneuf and Henrik Lundqvist are among the players who participated in the spot that debuted on NBC during Sunday afternoon's broadcast of the New York Rangers' 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins.
  • 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 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'
  • Gay Marine’s homecoming kiss goes viral

    02/27/2012 10:23:44 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 91 replies · 9+ views ^ | February 27, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    "Five months after the military's ban on openly gay service expired, a photo of a young gay Marine's homecoming kiss has gone viral".
  • Gay-Fearing Righties Swing, Miss -- Big Boycott Flops [retread zot]

    02/08/2011 10:51:15 AM PST · by falkayn · 88 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/4/11 | Chris Rovzar
    When the Conservative Political Action Conference launches on February 10, the mood will be uncharacteristically flamboyant. Not only because the gay caucus GOProud will be prominently participating, but because the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, the Family Research Council, and other "values" organizations won't be. Together, they've mounted a CPAC boycott, an effort to strip the newish homosexual element from the conservative coalition and part of a larger bid to forcibly remarry social and fiscal conservatives. The bet was that distaste for gay people themselves—as opposed to lightning rods like gay marriage or adoption, which aren't included in GOProud's platform—is...
  • Meet Apple's New Boss, The Most Powerful Gay Man in Silicon Valley

    01/21/2011 1:38:33 PM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 53 replies ^ | Jan 20, 2011 | Ryan Tate
    It looks increasingly like Steve Jobs' reign at Apple is over. If the CEO doesn't return from his third, indefinite medical leave, COO Tim Cook will succeed him, marking a new era not only for Apple but for gay progress. (snip) Cook, a famously quiet and collected person, will find his backstory, both personal and professional, the topic of increasing interest and discussion in the tech community. That new attention is a good thing for a man with a reputation as fearsomely good as Cook's. Cook's rise to his position—he is one of the most powerful corporate executives in the...
  • Supreme Court declines appeal of D.C. gay marriage law

    01/18/2011 3:21:24 PM PST · by trumandogz · 3 replies
    CSM ^ | 1.18.11
    The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up a case seeking to force the Washington, D.C., government to hold a referendum on the city’s gay marriage law. The high court declined to hear an appeal filed on behalf of opponents of a March 2010 law that made the District of Columbia the sixth jurisdiction in the United States authorizing gay and lesbian couples to marry.
  • Gay Marriage Challenge Rejected By Supreme Court

    01/18/2011 8:42:20 AM PST · by scottjewell · 1 replies
    DCist ^ | 1-18-2011 | Aarron Morrisey
    Last week, we noted that the Supreme Court was preparing to release a decision on the petition filed by Bishop Harry Jackson requesting that the District's gay marriage law be suspended pending the completion of a citywide referendum on the issue. The Court ruled today, turning away Jackson yet again. The Court, who conferenced on the case, Jackson v. the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, last Friday, did not comment on the decision according to the Associated Press. Jackson had filed the petition last October, a reaction to a February ban by the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics...
  • Air Force court martials Kansas airman in sex case

    01/18/2011 2:27:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1/18/11 | ROXANA HEGEMAN
    A Kansas airman accused of disobeying orders requiring him to tell his sexual partners that he is HIV positive faces assault charges at a military hearing following allegations that he indulged in unprotected sex with multiple women at swingers' parties. Court martial proceedings against Tech. Sgt. David Gutierrez begin Tuesday at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita where he is stationed with the 22nd Maintenance Operations Squadron. He has been under arrest at the base since Aug. 9. The Air Force has charged him with violating military law by having unprotected sex with at least 10 people without telling them...
  • NBC: Navy relieves officer over lewd videos

    01/04/2011 10:18:59 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies
    NORFOLK, Va. — The Navy officer who aired lewd videos for crew of an aircraft carrier was temporarily relieved of his command on Tuesday, NBC News has learned. A Navy announcement was expected during a news conference set for 2 p.m. ET. Capt. Owen Honors commands the USS Enterprise, currently stationed in Norfolk, Va., and hosted the videos while he was second in command aboard the aircraft carrier. Honors was relieved while the Navy investigates the incident. Made in 2006 and 2007, the videos just came to light over the weekend and show the crew got an eyeful on shipboard...
  • GOP has a generational problem (Zot)

    01/04/2011 5:38:53 AM PST · by TiAhr-02L · 97 replies
    <p>In the Republican Party, the fracture over issues concerning homosexual individuals revealed itself more clearly in the vote for repeal of the 17-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" policy that prevented gays from serving openly in the military.</p> <p>Of the eight Republican senators who voted for repeal, five are among the youngest in the upper chamber - and they're not all moderates.</p>
  • Findlay grad proud to help end 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    01/03/2011 8:55:42 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 19 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | January 03, 2011 | JC REINDL
    snip With the repeal expected to be in effect by late February, Ms. Miller said she is busy filling out her application to transfer back to West Point. If granted readmission, Ms. Miller would rejoin the academy this fall as a junior. "My intention the entire time has been to help the military, not to provide disruption, but to provide an example of why this policy needs to go," said the 2008 Findlay graduate, who wasn't open about her sexuality in high school. "All too often people leave silently, and you don't see the toll that the policy has on...
  • 'Inhumane' treatment for US soldier(Manning)in WikiLeaks (Waaaambulance Alert)

    12/24/2010 7:07:26 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/24/2010 | Yahoo News
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Months of "inhumane" solitary confinement are taking a toll on the US Army private suspected of passing secret government files to WikiLeaks, one of his supporters said after paying him a visit. "It has become obvious to me that (Bradley) Manning's physical and mental well-being are deteriorating," David House wrote on the blog Firedoglake, recounting a visit to the military brig where the accused soldier is being held. "It's become increasingly clear that the severe, inhumane conditions of his detention are wearing on Manning," he wrote. Held at a military brig in Virginia at the Quantico...
  • Gay troops unleash emotions at end of long fight (Kick the RINOs out of the GOP!)

    12/19/2010 7:28:10 AM PST · by tobyhill · 46 replies · 2+ views
    washington post ^ | 12/19/2010 | By Ernesto Londono
    The gay Army lieutenant's heart had been racing all night. Shuffling between meetings at his outpost in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday night, the 27-year-old officer kept popping his head into the main office to catch a glimpse of Fox News's coverage of the Senate debate that led to a vote lifting the ban on gay men and lesbians serving in the military openly. "Don't cry," a 21-year-old specialist, one of the lieutenant's confidants, told his boss jokingly when news broke that 65 senators had voted to repeal "don't ask, don't tell." "I'm completely numb," was all the lieutenant could mutter....
  • Marine commandant concluded DADT repeal may risk lives

    12/15/2010 7:25:25 AM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 22 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 14 December 2010 | Kevin Baron
    Marine commandant concluded DADT repeal may risk lives By Kevin Baron Stars and Stripes Published: December 14, 2010 ARLINGTON, Va. — The nation’s top Marine Corps officer said he could not endorse a change in the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that could cause distractions or endanger the lives of Marines in combat. Ultimately, the voices of forward-fighting combat Marines who worried about unit cohesion in the Pentagon’s survey swayed Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos, leading him to recommend that Congress not repeal the law banning openly gay Americans from military service. “Mistakes and inattention or distractions cost Marines...
  • Mullen fires back at McCain’s ‘don’t ask’ repeal criticism

    12/02/2010 12:52:46 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 56 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Dec 2, 2010 | By Liz Goodwin
    In Senate hearings Thursday, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen shot back at Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for implying that Mullen is not in charge of troops and is thus not qualified to say that the military should end its ban on openly gay service.
  • Mullen: Troops Who Balk at Change in Gay Service Policy Can Find Other Work

    12/02/2010 9:41:33 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 170 replies · 6+ views ^ | December 02, 2010
    Military members who have a problem with a change in policy to allow gays to serve openly may find themselves looking for a new job, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned Thursday. Mullen told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that the military is based on meritocracy, "what you do, not who you are." He said if Congress changes the don't ask, don't tell policy then the U.S. military will comply.

    12/01/2010 2:58:28 PM PST · by Syncro · 94 replies · 2+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | December 1, 2010 | Ann Coulter
    BRADLEY MANNING: POSTER BOY FOR 'DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL' by Ann CoulterDecember 1, 2010The two biggest stories this week are WikiLeaks' continued publication of classified government documents, which did untold damage to America's national security interests, and the Democrats' fanatical determination to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" and allow gays to serve openly in the military. The mole who allegedly gave WikiLeaks the mountains of secret documents is Pfc. Bradley Manning, Army intelligence analyst and angry gay. We've heard 1 billion times about the Army translator who just wanted to serve his country, but was cashiered because of whom he loved. I'll see...
  • Pentagon study: Gays could serve with no harm

    11/30/2010 7:42:38 AM PST · by YankeeReb · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 30, 2010 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon study that argues that gay troops could serve openly without hurting the military's ability to fight is expected to re-ignite debate this month on Capitol Hill over repealing the 17-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Officials familiar with the 10-month study's results have said a clear majority of respondents don't care if gays serve openly, with 70 percent predicting that lifting the ban would have positive, mixed or no results. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the findings hadn't been released. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm....
  • Bradley Manning (Wikileaker) is gay former soldier.

    11/29/2010 6:40:47 PM PST · by Paddy Irish · 53 replies · 2+ views
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  • How 250,000 US embassy cables were leaked

    11/29/2010 8:24:00 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 122 replies · 2+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | 11/28/2010 | David Leigh
    It was childishly easy, according to the published chatlog of a conversation Manning had with a fellow-hacker. "I would come in with music on a CD-RW labelled with something like 'Lady Gaga' … erase the music … then write a compressed split file. No one suspected a thing ... [I] listened and lip-synched to Lady Gaga's Telephone while exfiltrating possibly the largest data spillage in American history." He said that he "had unprecedented access to classified networks 14 hours a day 7 days a week for 8+ months".
  • How 250,000 US embassy cables were leaked

    11/28/2010 5:07:33 PM PST · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 131 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 11/28/2010 | David Leigh
    An innocuous-looking memory stick, no longer than a couple of fingernails, came into the hands of a Guardian reporter earlier this year. The device is so small it will hang easily on a keyring. But its contents will send shockwaves through the world's chancelleries and deliver what one official described as "an epic blow" to US diplomacy. ... The US military believes it knows where the leak originated. A soldier, Bradley Manning, 22, has been held in solitary confinement for the last seven months and is facing a court martial in the new year. The former intelligence analyst is charged...
  • A lesbian landmark goes `all-welcome'

    11/26/2010 6:30:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/25/2010 | Cammy Clark
    Guests lounge around the pool at Pearl's Rainbow, soaking up the sunshine and tropical vibes typical of a Southernmost guesthouse. Not a man is in sight -- and that's the way these vacationers like it. But over this Thanksgiving weekend, Key West's only lesbian-exclusive resort is going ``all welcome.'' The decision was made public about the same time Pearl's Rainbow was honored in October by Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine, as the guesthouse that had the greatest impact on lesbian culture over the past 20 years. Pearl's Rainbow's lesbian owner, Heather Carruthers, said it was a business decision based on...
  • Marines Defy the Washington-Political-Media Complex

    11/16/2010 1:59:24 AM PST · by John R. Guardiano · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/15/2010 | John R. Guardiano
    God bless Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos. Despite incredible pressure from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, and the entire Washington-political-media complex, Amos is courageously standing up for his Marines. The man refuses to buckle and bow to the pressure. The Chairman, the Secretary of Defense and the political-media complex all want to bully the Marines into accepting open homosexuality within their ranks. They simply cannot fathom why anyone would object to this “enlightened — [and politically correct] — view.” Of course, there are very good reasons — rooted in human nature,...
  • Teacher Ejects Student For Anti-Gay Talk, Gets Suspended

    11/16/2010 4:39:39 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 67 replies · 2+ views
    AP via the Pittsburgh Channel ^ | November 15, 2010 | Jeff Karoub
    DETROIT -- Michigan high school teacher Jay McDowell says he didn't like where the discussion was going after a student told his classmates he didn't "accept gays." So McDowell kicked the boy out of class for a day. In return, the teacher was suspended for a day without pay for violating the student's free speech rights.
  • US Navy Sexual Health & Responsibility Program (SHARP) (How the Navy chooses to promote safe sex)

    11/12/2010 2:31:51 PM PST · by sebastianbock · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Purpose: Promote and protect the sexual health of the Department of the Navy (DoN) population to support mission readiness and accomplishment, minimize avoidable health care costs and personnel losses, prevent morbidity and mortality, and support quality of life. Definition: Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination
  • Same-sex marriage supporters denied communion (Rainbow Sash - St Paul)

    10/31/2010 2:24:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    St. Paul, Minn. — Church officials denied communion Sunday to a small group of Catholics who wore rainbow sashes to mass at the St. Paul Cathedral. The sashes were meant to send a statement of support for same-sex marriage. The protest has been an annual event for a decade. Each year organizers ask the archbishop in a letter for permission to participate in the eucharist while wearing a rainbow sash. A St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese spokesman said it would be sacrilege to give the eucharist to people who are using communion to make a political statement. "There's no question that they're...
  • Gay Veteran Dan Choi, Ousted Under 'Don't Ask,' Tries to Re-Enlist in Army

    10/19/2010 5:44:49 PM PDT · by ozguy · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 19, 2010 | LUIS MARTINEZ
    Iraq War veteran and former Army Lt. Dan Choi was discharged from the National Guard in July after outing himself as a gay man, in violation of "don't ask, don't tell." But with the controversial military policy no longer in effect after a federal judge issued an injunction, Choi headed to a Times Square military recruitment center in New York Tuesday to re-enlist. "Today is a great day we can all celebrate," he said after filling out the paperwork. "I'm very excited to be in service to this country."
  • Military accepting openly gay recruits; judge unlikely to stay order

    10/19/2010 2:16:24 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 24 replies
    Virgibian-Pilot ^ | Oct. 19, 2010 | ANNE FLAHERTY and JULIE WATSON
    The military is accepting openly gay recruits for the first time in the nation's history, even as it tries in the courts to slow the movement to abolish its "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Some gay activist groups were planning to send people to enlist at recruiting stations to test the Pentagon's Tuesday announcement. Meanwhile, a federal judge in California whose ruling last week brought the 17-year policy the closest yet to being overturned was likely to reject the government's latest effort to halt her order telling the military to stop enforcing the law. [snip] Pentagon spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said...
  • Pentagon instructing recruiters to accept gay applicants

    10/19/2010 2:26:35 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | October 19, 2010 | Ed O'Keefe
    The Pentagon is instructing military recruiters to accept the applications of gays and lesbians who wish to join the military, but must inform potential recruits that a moratorium on "don't ask, don't tell" could be lifted at any moment. The guidance issued to military recruits is consistent with the Defense Department's plans to abide by a federal judge's injunction on the 17-year ban on gays in the military. The Pentagon advised senior military leaders late last week not to ask service members or military applicants about their sexual orientation, to treat the rank and file with dignity and respect and...
  • Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka welcome fraternal twins

    10/16/2010 5:32:13 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 74 replies · 9+ views
    Examiner ^ | 10/16/2010
    Neil Patrick Harris, star of "How I Met Your Mother" and "Doogie, Howser, M.D." has become the proud father of twins with his partner David Burtka. Harris welcomed a baby boy and a baby girl on October 12, 2010. Neil Patrick Harris used Twitter to send a message to his followers about how babies Gideon Scott and Harper Grace are doing at home. The message Harris sent on Friday, October 15, 2010: "All of us are happy, healthy tired, and a little pukey." No stranger to Twitter, a previous post from the star of television and Broadway sent a Tweet...
  • Poised to win (Chicago Cubs' lesbian owner)

    10/16/2010 8:18:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Tribune Newspapers ^ | October 17, 2010 | Rex W. Huppke
    Laura Ricketts walks through the empty stands at Wrigley Field hours before an evening game begins, stepping at a measured pace, calmly and confidently, and greeting every Cubs employee she passes with a friendly, "Hello." If the simple act of moving from one place to another could define a person, this stroll from the field to the owner's box is Laura in a nutshell. She is unassuming in a way that belies her status — co-owner of one of the nation's most storied sports franchises and the historic field they play on; one of four siblings in a family of...
  • So Is She Gay?

    05/10/2010 10:31:35 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 95 replies · 2,396+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | May 10, 2010 | Andrew Sullivan
    It is no more of an empirical question than whether she is Jewish. We know she is Jewish, and it is a fact simply and rightly put in the public square. If she were to hide her Jewishness, it would seem rightly odd, bizarre, anachronistic, even arguably self-critical or self-loathing. And yet we have been told by many that she is gay ... and no one will ask directly if this is true and no one in the administration will tell us definitively. In a word, this is preposterous - a function of liberal cowardice and conservative discomfort. It should...
  • Jennifer Knapp Returns to Christian Music Scene, Confirms Her Sexuality (Yes, she says she's gay)

    04/17/2010 11:26:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies · 2,660+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2010 | Josh Kimball
    Award-winning Christian music artist Jennifer Knapp has returned from a seven-year hiatus with a bang. Aside from touring with provocative singer-songwriter Derek Webb and preparing for the release of a new album, Knapp is confirming what some had for years suspected – she’s gay. In interviews with The Advocate, Reuters, and Christianity Today – all published Tuesday – Knapp spoke openly about her sexuality while making it clear that she is not a pro-gay activist or even a self-described lesbian despite being in an eight-year relationship with a woman. “I'm just a normal human being who's dealing with normal everyday...
  • Maine man gets 10 years in fatal sex game shooting

    03/28/2010 12:22:06 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 47 replies · 1,888+ views
    PORTLAND, Maine — A 51-year-old farmer from rural Maine wept in court and expressed remorse Friday as he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally shooting a friend in the head during a drug-fueled party in a "sex dungeon" of a suburban home. Bruce Davidson apologized for causing the death of Fred Wilson, a 50-year-old computer technician who was killed when Davidson shot him with a .44-caliber revolver during a night of sexual play at Wilson's home in South Portland.
  • Serving America: Ending don't ask don't tell will draw well-qualified people into military careers

    02/06/2010 10:14:08 AM PST · by Comparative Advantage · 46 replies · 872+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Saturday, February 6, 2010 | Editorial
    Tuesday's unequivocal statement by the Pentagon's top two officials that openly gay men and women shouldn't be barred from serving in the nation's military should be the beginning of the end of an outdated policy. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that repealing the Clinton-era "don't ask, don't tell" policy is "the right thing to do" because the policy forces service members to lie about themselves or abandon their careers. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said ending the prohibition is inevitable, because attitudes toward gays have changed among the public...
  • Confirmed: Obama to call for repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” tonight

    01/27/2010 4:40:48 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 1,655+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Jan. 27, 2010 | Allahpundit
    As I said on Monday when I wrote about this, the politics of it are a no-brainer. And getting to be more so every day: If you believe Michael Barone, the Dems are now staring not at a 1994 wave but possibly a 1974 wave, when congressional Republicans were obliterated by the deep blue tide that washed in after Watergate. If they don’t repeal this soon, they may not have the votes to try again for a long time. Even if you disagree with rescinding the policy, take comfort in knowing that the roll call in the House and Senate...
  • Lesbian U.S. soldier wins bid for asylum

    11/22/2009 5:26:32 AM PST · by Salman · 77 replies · 2,125+ views
    Canwest News Service (Canada) ^ | November 20, 2009 | Janice Tibbetts
    OTTAWA — A lesbian soldier who deserted the U.S. army won a key court victory Friday when a judge ordered the refugee board to reconsider her failed asylum claim and take into account compelling evidence that she was persecuted and that her sexual orientation could mean stiffer punishment for going AWOL. Federal Court Justice Yves de Montigny's order for the board to consider a gay U.S. soldier as a credible refugee candidate is believed to be a first, said a spokesman for the U.S. military. "I have never heard of anybody attempting to do that before," said army spokesman Lt.-Col....

    11/16/2009 11:09:24 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 34 replies · 2,086+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | November 16, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Out of the Closet; Into the Church Homo McGreevey Finds Higher Calling What does a gay governor do after he resigns from political office in disgrace? He becomes an Episcopalian and enters the priesthood. Jim McGreevey, the former New Jersey love gov, has gone from Turnpike truck stops to All Saints Church in Hoboken, where he is known as “Father Jim.” Last Sunday, the ex governor administered the sacrament of baptism to a bevy of babies, blessed the Eucharist, and carried the cross during the processional. In 2004, Mr. McGreevey resigned as Governor of New Jersey after revealing...
  • Ex-NJ Gov McGreevey training to become priest (Episcopal)

    11/15/2009 4:17:42 PM PST · by Justaham · 23 replies · 955+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 11-15-09 | ANGELA MONTEFINISE
    "Gay American" Jim McGreevey is spending his Sunday mornings with a new man -- Jesus. The former New Jersey love gov has gone from Turnpike rest stops to the church rostrum as part of his training to become an Episcopal priest, working each weekend at All Saints Church in Hoboken. McGreevey -- who resigned from office in disgrace in 2004 -- isn't far enough along in his seminary studies to actually give sermons, but he assists the Rev. Geoffrey Curtiss at three Masses on Sunday and participates in parish programs, donation drives and activities.
  • Martinez native accused of dressing up as hero (stolen valor)

    11/12/2009 5:19:30 PM PST · by Drango · 10 replies · 724+ views
    SF , Chronicle ^ | 11/12/09 | Henry K. Lee
    Steven Douglas Burton was a member of the marching band at Alhambra High School in Martinez, where he struggled to fit in and wasn't known for being athletic. So when he showed up at his 20-year reunion with a buzz cut and dressed in a crisp Marine Corps uniform, fellow members of the class of 1988 were more than a bit surprised. ~snip
  • 'American Idol': Ellen DeGeneres replaces Paula Abdul as fourth judge

    09/10/2009 6:58:58 AM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 115 replies · 4,119+ views
    Zap2it ^ | September 9, 2009 | Andrea Reiher
    Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named as the fourth "American Idol" judge. FOX announced this evening that Ellen will be joining Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson on the "American Idol" judging panel in the wake of Paula Abdul's departure. She will join the panel after the initial auditions, so I'm hoping that means she is there for Hollywood Week. DeGeneres had this to say: "I'm thrilled to be the new judge on American Idol. I've watched since the beginning, and I've always been a huge fan. So getting this job is a dream come true, and think...
  • Deputy accused of sexual abuse was fighter for gay rights (gay cop targeted immigrants)

    08/05/2009 5:24:16 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 1,440+ views ^ | 7:38 PM EDT, August 4, 2009 | By Ihosvani Rodriguez Juan Ortega and Joel Marino
    FORT LAUDERDALE - To the South Florida gay community, Jonathan Bleiweiss was a pioneering, openly gay Broward sheriff's deputy who fought discrimination within that agency earlier in his career. But court documents released Tuesday portray Bleiweiss, 29, as a manipulative sex offender who preyed on illegal immigrants too scared to contact authorities. He would act like a jilted lover when the men would not return his calls or text messages, according to those records, based on victims' accounts. Bleiweiss, arrested Monday, faces 14 charges, among them three counts of sexual battery by a person in authority, four counts of battery...
  • Gay rights activists call for nationwide kissing demonstration

    07/25/2009 4:23:11 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 23 replies · 789+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 07/25/2009 | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY — Gay rights activists are organizing a nationwide string of kissing demonstrations in response to the treatment of gay couples in Utah and Texas who tangled with security guards or police after kissing in public. The Great Nationwide Kiss-In is scheduled for Aug. 15. Events are planned for at least seven cities, including Boston, New York, Houston, Portland, Ore., and three California cities — Irvine, San Diego and San Francisco. A Web page and Facebook page promoting the demonstrations says more events are in the works. A pair of bloggers, David Badash, of New York, and David...
  • LA Times Lesbian Reporter Covers Her Own Gay Wedding

    06/16/2009 8:58:56 PM PDT · by OCAngel · 52 replies · 1,434+ views
    Coastline Pilot (LA Times) ^ | 6-12-09 | Cindy Frazier
    By Cindy Frazier Updated: Friday, June 12, 2009 12:02 AM PDT There are No comments posted. haron and I went on vacation to the East Coast a couple of weeks ago and came back a married couple. Well, we are married in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Iowa, that is. Not in California — yet. But that’s OK, it’ll come back around in our home state. And if not, then the federal government will make our marriage legal in all 50 states before too many years pass. Or not. Our Connecticut marriage is safe and solid....