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  • 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...
  • Rabbi Levin: cardinal Dolan/ USCCB Confront Homosexualist Romney Now!

    04/26/2012 5:23:51 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 23 replies
    RabbiLevin.com ^ | 4/26/'12 | Rabbi Yehuda Levin
    There are five videos by Rabbi Levin on this page asking religious activists not to back Romney. Please go to the link to see them.
  • Bollywood Actress Kidnapped And Beheaded By Actors

    04/18/2012 7:03:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 17, 2012 | Dean Nelson
    Bollywood Actress Kidnapped And Beheaded By Actors Young Bollywood actress Meenakshi Thapar was allegedly kidnapped and beheaded by two struggling actors in attempt to extort Ł20,000 from her family. By Dean Nelson 17 Apr 2012 Meenakshi Thapar, 26, who had appeared in the Indian horror film 404 last year, met the two aspiring actors who allegedly later killed her on the set of her latest film, Heroine. Amit Jaiswal, 36, and his lover Preeti Surin, allegedly decided to kidnap Ms Thapar after listening to her boast about her family’s wealth and status in Dehra Dun, in the Himalayan foothills of...
  • Homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs, says Iranian cleric

    04/18/2012 5:03:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 18, 2012 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    An influential Iranian cleric who is entitled to issue juristic rulings according to the Sharia law, has condemned western lawmakers involved in the decriminalisation of homosexuality, saying those politicians are lower than animals. Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli, an Islamic scholar based in Iran's holy city of Qom, said in a speech among his followers that homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs, according to the news website Khabaronline. "If a society commits a new sin, it will face a new punishment," he said while interpreting Qur'anic verses about prophet Lot whose tribe Isalmic scholars say was punished by God for sodomy....
  • NC Democratic Party executive director resigns (Male on Male sexual harassment)

    04/15/2012 3:24:36 PM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    news & observer ^ | Apr 15, 2012 | John Frank
    RALEIGH The executive director of the N.C. Democratic Party resigned Sunday as calls for his ouster mounted amid questions regarding a secret agreement to pay a former staffer to keep quiet about sexual harassment allegations. Jay Parmley, who served a year at the helm of the party, denied harassing any employee and blamed right-wing blogs for "spreading a false and misleading story" about the incident. "Even though I have not done anything wrong, it is clear to me that I need to move on," Parmley wrote in his resignation letter. Party Chairman David Parker accepted his resignation but avoided any...
  • Coverage of undercover sting, arrests of gay men draws protest

    04/11/2012 10:42:51 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 39 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 9, 2012 | James Rainey
    A Los Angeles gay rights organization has protested the decision by Manhattan Beach police to release -- and many local media to publish -- the names and photos of 18 men arrested in an undercover sex sting at a public restroom. Leaders of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center charged that last week’s release of the mug shots, names and birthdates of the men could lead to public humiliation and more severe consequences. The social service agency said one of the arrestees had reported to them that a fellow suspect attempted suicide after the results of the sting were made...
  • 'They treated us inhumanely': Gay man thrown off Caribbean cruise for 'having sex on deck in port'

    03/25/2012 4:04:35 AM PDT · by Stoat · 49 replies · 4+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | JILL REILLY and LAURA COX
    A Southern Californian man thrown off a Caribbean gay cruise earlier this week has said that that he and his partner were taunted, humiliated and subjected to inhumane treatment when they were arrested for indecent exposure.Dennis Jay Mayer, 53, of Palm Springs said he has no doubt they were arrested in Dominica because they were gay. Police said it was because they were seen having sex in public on the balcony of their ship cabin. Mayer said they were not having sex, but were ‘partially clothed’. (edit) The pastor of Dominica's Trinity Baptist Church, Randy Rodney, praised the police for their...
  • Gay marriage is not a 'human right': European ruling torpedoes (Cons-Lib UK) Coalition stance

    03/21/2012 8:28:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2012 | Steve Doughty
    Same-sex marriages are not a human right, European judges have ruled. Their decision shreds the claim by ministers that gay marriage is a universal human right and that same-sex couples have a right to marry because their mutual commitment is just as strong as that of husbands and wives. The ruling was made by judges of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg following a case involving a lesbian couple in a civil partnership who complained the French courts would not allow them to adopt a child as a couple.
  • What’s the Problem with Same-Sex Marriage? (An Honest Look at Homosexual “Marriage”)

    03/18/2012 10:13:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 2+ views
    Courageous Priest ^ | March 18, 2012 | BISHOP THOMAS J. TOBIN
    Bishop Thomas Tobin's Five Problems with Homosexual “Marriage” It’s a sure sign of spring, as predictable as the Red Sox at spring training, the swallows returning to Capistrano, and the flowing of green beer on St. Patrick’s Day. I’m referring of course to the public re-appearance of the determined proponents of homosexual marriage.It seems that each year at this time the left-leaning columnists, the organized advocates, and the lobbyists at the State House awaken from their hibernation to take-up their perennial campaign to redefine marriage in Rhode Island and impose their personal preferences upon the citizenry of our State.The public...
  • Gay marriage: Eight centuries of law obliterated overnight (U.K.)

    03/13/2012 5:54:11 PM PDT · by Stoat · 38 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | March 13, 2012 | Daniel Brennan
    Most people thought they knew what marriage meant, namely the union of a man and a woman. In 2004, when the Civil Partnership Act was passed to provide legal protections for homosexual partnerships, Parliament was led to believe by the government of the day that this did not affect the established institution of marriage. But barely eight years later, political fashion has changed. More recently, though, familiar words such as “husband and wife” and “mother and father” are disappearing from the statute books in the small minority of countries that have begun the experiment in social engineering.(edit) In Canada,...
  • Is Snowe’s Retirement a Blow to LGBT-Friendly Republicans?

    03/04/2012 2:44:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Edge ^ | March 2, 2012 | Michael K. Lavers, National News Editor
    Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe’s announcement on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election after more than three decades on Capitol Hill certainly sent shockwaves across Washington, D.C. What does it exactly mean to LGBT-friendly Republicans? Snowe is among the six Republicans in the U.S. Senate who voted for a bill that repealed the military’s ban on openly gay and lesbian servicemembers. She is also a co-sponsor of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The vast majority of her Republican colleagues were obviously unwilling to meet her in the middle on these issues. "As I enter a new chapter, I see a...
  • Ron Paul Super PAC Secretly Funded By Gay Billionaire Peter Thiel

    02/29/2012 1:41:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1+ views
    On Top ^ | February 29, 2012 | Staff
    Ron Paul's super PAC is secretly funded by San Francisco gay billionaire Peter Thiel, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and invested early in Facebook, has given $2.6 million to Endorse Liberty, the super PAC which has released several ads attacking Paul rivals Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, without ever meeting Paul. The German-born Thiel is a 44-year-old conservative Christian who has previously supported gay rights causes and artificial intelligence research. “He has great insight,” Jimmy LaSalvia, the executive director of gay GOP group GOProud, told the paper. “He also is inquisitive, and most of...
  • Bill Clinton and Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    02/27/2012 3:35:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 3+ views
    Bill Clinton and Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize A total of 231 nominees are up for the Nobel Peace Prize this year, the Nobel Institute said on Monday, with Bill Clinton, Helmut Kohl, the EU and US soldier and WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning known to be on the list. 10:36AM GMT 27 Feb 2012 "As always, there are the usual 'nominees' and some newcomers, some famous and some unknowns, hailing from the four corners of the world," the head of the Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad, told AFP. With 188 individuals and 43 organisations, the number of candidates comes...
  • [Homosexual] Hair Stylist Refuses to Cut Anti-Gay Governor's Hair (Susana Martinez, R-NM)

    02/22/2012 2:12:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 2+ views
    SheWired ^ | February 22, 2012 | Staff
    It's been a long-running joke (though seldom enforced) among LGBT folks, particularly gay men who work in the creative-service spaces: If you discriminate against the gay community, we will refuse to cater/plan/decorate your weddings, design and make your dresses, or make you look pretty for your next big event. Now, it seems, one gay hair stylist hasn't just made that joke, he's lived up to his word. Antonio Darden (left) styled Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico (right) on three separate occasions. Martinez is a Republican who got Sarah Palin's endorsement in 2010, and though she may believe that the...
  • Chris Matthews Sneers: 'If You're Really Anti-Gay, You Become Catholic Now'

    02/21/2012 7:49:12 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 02/20 | Scott Whitlock
    Chris Matthews appeared at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C., Monday, for a President's Day panel and sneered that Catholics are attracting bigots. While talking about Richard Nixon, the so-called Southern Strategy and racism, the Hardball host berated, "If you're really anti-gay, you become a Catholic now." At a question and answer session after the event, I confronted him about the quote and asked him if he wished to "expand or apologize."  He spat back, "I'm saying that some people who are bigoted against gay people have changed religions. Yes. You got it right." [MP3 audio here.] Matthews added, "I think...
  • New Democratic Litmus Test: Obama likely last Dem to win nomination w/out backing same-sex marriage

    02/20/2012 11:49:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 18, 2012 | Reid Wilson
    Perhaps no flip flop in his career has caused Mitt Romney more grief among conservatives than his evolution on abortion, from a pro-choice gubernatorial candidate to a pro-life presidential contender. His struggle to convince activists of his conservative bona fides underscores the fact that toeing the pro-life line is a requirement for a Republican presidential candidate. It is a litmus test in the most political sense of the phrase. After decades of avoiding what was once a toxic issue, Democrats are on the verge of establishing a new litmus test, one that will demonstrate just how quickly and dramatically the...
  • Romney Ariz. campaign advisor quits after announcing he's gay (Sheriff Paul Babeu)

    02/18/2012 6:30:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CBS News' Political Hotsheet ^ | February 18, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    An Arizona co-chair of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign resigned after announcing that he is gay. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was forced to come out after allegations that he dated a Mexican immigrant and hosted a pornographic online profile. The Romney campaign said they received a call from Babeu and accepted his resignation. "Sheriff Babeu has stepped down from his volunteer position with the campaign so he can focus on the allegations against him. We support his decision," spokesperson Ryan Williams said. Arizona is holding its primary on February 28, and all four candidates will be in the state Wednesday...
  • Letter: Palin’s GOP too far-right for me

    02/13/2012 8:02:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 13, 2012 | Rob Sarnowski
    Did you ever think that perhaps “conservat­ive enough” by Sarah Palin’s standards might be too far right for the rest of us Republican­s and independen­ts? Most of us are not wealthy and are neither racist nor homophobic. We are not all evangelica­l Christians. We are merely commonsense people, most of whom have faith in God, but respect people who do not share our faith (we pray for them rather than judge them); we believe strongly in fiscal restraint, less government intrusion in our lives, a fair taxation system and an agenda that is not only without discrimination but also includes...
  • Roland Martin’s Tweet About David Beckham Ad Angers GLAAD

    02/06/2012 10:07:03 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 34 replies
    The Raw Story ^ | February 6,2012 | Lyneka Little
    Roland Martin’s call to attack men that liked a David Beckham ad has prompted the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to demand that CNN fire the commentator. It all started with a tweet Martin sent after Beckham’s commercial aired during the Super Bowl : “If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!”
  • Raped teen killer needs $1.8m to escape sword(Child raping saudi)

    01/19/2012 5:56:59 PM PST · by bayouranger · 17 replies
    emirates247.com ^ | 1-19-12 | Staff (No pun intended)
    Saudi boy faces death after killing man who raped him A teenage Saudi boy is facing execution unless he pays seven million Saudi riyals ($1.8 million) to the family of a friend who he murdered after the victim raped him, a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on Thursday. A criminal court in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah sentenced the unnamed boy to death for stabbing his elder friend after the victim raped him at his house nearly nine months ago. The boy told court that he was at the victim’s home when he was asked to take...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Family says former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has died — AP

    01/22/2012 7:34:30 AM PST · by Perdogg · 225 replies · 1+ views
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  • The 'Gay Diet' [Sushi?]

    01/10/2012 9:22:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The 'Gay Diet' If 'man food' is meat and 'girl food' is salad, what's 'gay food'? Simon Doonan has just written a new book called Gay Men Don't Get Fat. Doonan is less famous here than he is in the States: he's a Reading-born, highly successful window dresser for Barneys, a style columnist for the New York Post and elsewhere, and is married to the designer Jonathan Adler. His title alludes, of course, to the mid-noughties bestseller French Women Don't Get Fat, which did more to raise awareness of the French paradox among the general public than any book before...
  • Cardinal George's Troubling Apology

    01/09/2012 8:40:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    With all due respect to Cardinal Francis George, I think his apology is misguided and his reasoning troubling: During a recent TV interview, speaking about this year's Gay Pride Parade, I used an analogy that is inflammatory.I am personally distressed that what I said has been taken to mean that I believe all gays and lesbians*are like members of the Klan. I do not believe that; it is obviously not true. Many people have friends and family members who are gay or lesbian, as have I. We love them; they are part of our lives, part of who we are....
  • Happy Gay Year

    01/02/2012 7:15:23 AM PST · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 1/21/2011 | Ray Peach
    In a piece of shameless propaganda, two female sailors were photographed kissing on a dock in front of a U.S. Navy Ship. The headlines read, “Two women share historic kiss at US Navy ship's return. For the first time since the repeal of ‘don't ask, don't tell,’ a same sex couple takes part in a traditional public embrace. A Navy tradition caught up with the repeal of the US military's ‘don't ask, don't tell’ rule on Wednesday when two women sailors became the first to share the coveted ‘first kiss’ on the pier after one of them returned from 80...
  • American Bishop Gene Robinson condemns Rick Perry’s anti-gay promotion

    12/27/2011 9:00:00 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 39 replies
    ATV Today ^ | Dec. 16 2011 | Ian Westhead
    The USA’s first openly gay Episcopal bishop, Gene Robinson, has responded to presidential hopeful Rick Perry's anti-gay TV promotion suggesting that "it must break God's heart to see religion used in a political campaign like this." Bishop Robinson of the Episcopal Church showed his distaste in a TV interview with MSNBC and also by writing an opinion piece in the Washington Post newspaper. Perry had stated in his commercial that “You don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t...
  • Women sailors share first gay kiss in US Navy

    12/22/2011 7:02:32 AM PST · by IbJensen · 240 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/22/2011 | AP Staff
    A Lesbian couple have become the first to share in the US Navy tradition of the 'first kiss' since the repeal of the American military's "don't ask, don't tell" rule. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta (L) kisses her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach Photo: AP)Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta of Placerville, California, descended from the USS Oak Hill amphibious landing ship and shared a quick kiss in the rain with her partner, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell of Los Angeles. Gaeta, 23, wore...
  • Homosexual Coaches

    12/21/2011 9:45:05 PM PST · by Iamchief · 49 replies
    Dec 21, 2011 | Iamchief
    Has the unveiling of perverse homosexual behavior among male college coaches shed light on a deeper systemic problem with America? Are we seeing the tip of an immoral and sick iceberg; which, if it continues to drift, may tear a hole in our ship?
  • Want to Work for the Feds? Tell Them You’re a Homosexual

    12/13/2011 9:32:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    America - Where Are You? ^ | December 13, 2011
    In keeping with President Obama’s drive to push the homosexual agenda down America’s throat, the federal government is now taking active strides to implement Presidential Executive Order 13583 (Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce) enacted by his majesty Obama 1st back in August. Once again bypassing Congress by wielding his dictatorial powers, Obama ordered all federal hiring agencies to “promote the Federal workplace as a model of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion.” Part of the Executive Order called for the establishment of policies to not only hire people from different diversities, but...
  • Lady Gaga Goes to the White House for Anti-Bullying Campaign

    12/06/2011 5:39:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    E! Online ^ | December 6, 2011 | Josh Grossberg
    Lady Gaga has kept her promise to one of her little Monsters who committed suicide after being tormented by years of bullying. The "Born This Way" singer and sometime political activist is paying a visit to the White House today to confer with top administration officials about an anti-bullying campaign she's putting her star power behind. So did Gaga meet President Obama? Alas no, the commander-in-chief wasn't there to greet her, as he was in Kansas this afternoon giving a speech on the economy. But Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, did supposedly sit down in the West Wing with Obama...
  • Gay couple accused of abusing two of their nine adopted sons (Connecticut)

    12/01/2011 2:46:22 PM PST · by Stoat · 63 replies
    A gay couple who adopted nine boys have been accused of sexually assaulting two of the children.But another adopted son of George Harasz and Doug Wirth insists his two fathers are innocent, and says his siblings have a disorder in which troubled foster children lash out at adults who try to connect with them.  Married 'fathers' Harasz and Wirth, who say they consider caring for hard-to-place children a personal challenge, adopted three sets of siblings, all boys, since 2000. George's two biological children and their mother also live at the large Victorian home in Glastonbury, Connecticut.       Accused: George Harasz,...
  • Proud to Apply to Harvard (application will ask students if they are "queer")

    11/21/2011 7:27:31 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 32 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | November 21, 2011
    In January, the Common Application decided not to include a question about college applicant’s sexual orientation or gender identity in its widely used application. Last week, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 told The Crimson that despite that decision, Harvard College is considering giving applicants that option on its supplement in order to show prospective students that the College is a welcoming space for them. If it does, Harvard will join Elmhurst College, which was the first college in the country to pose such a question this year. Peer institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania...
  • Gay Porn Company Shoots New Film on Location at Occupy Oakland

    11/19/2011 4:52:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    SFist ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Dalton
    This one's bound to catch the attention of the anti-Occupy sect: porn company Dirty Boy Video, which (we're guessing) specializes in videos of boys who are dirty, used a tent at in the middle of Frank Ogawa Plaza as the set for a recent video shoot. As Le Fag reports, along with the promotional stills: "this video could be a nice historical document in years to come, should the movement prove more than a flash in the pan." Obviously, there's a trailer, which is obviously Not Safe for Work or public Wi-Fi, of the "hipster twink themed" piece of performance...
  • Shorter University in Georgia: Gays Need Not Apply

    11/01/2011 12:19:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 2+ views
    International Business Times ^ | November 1, 2011 | Staff
    Shorter University in Rome, Ga., is requiring its employees to certify that they are not gay as a condition of employment. All 200 employees of the Baptist university, located about 65 miles northwest of Atlanta, received a "personal lifestyle statement" last Wednesday, which they must sign or risk being fired. Employees must pledge to be "active members of a local church" and to abstain from, among other things, drug use, premarital sex and homosexual behavior. "I reject as acceptable all sexual activity not in agreement with the Bible, including, but not limited to, premarital sex, adultery and homosexuality," the statement...
  • Physics vs. Phys Ed: Regardless of Need, Schools Pay the Same

    11/01/2011 10:03:35 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/1/2011 | Tom Gantert
    There are 19 gym teachers in the Farmington School District who make more than $85,000 a year each. The average gym teacher's salary in Farmington is $75,035. By comparison, the science teachers in that district make $68,483 per year on average. That’s not unusual in Michigan schools, according to Freedom of Information Act requests received from around the state. In the Woodhaven-Brownstown district, 18.5 (FTE) science teachers average some $58,400 per year in salary, while 12 gym teachers averaged nearly $76,700. In Harrison, science teachers earned $49,000 on average while gym teachers averaged $62,000. This is not unusual, because school...
  • Lesbian student is crowned high school's homecoming KING!

    10/30/2011 9:50:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 30, 2011
    A lesbian student has been crowned homecoming king at a Californian high school. During a pep rally at Patrick Henry High School in San Diego on Friday, the announcement was made about senior Rebeca Arellano. Rebeca's girlfriend and fellow student, Haileigh Adams, was nominated to be homecoming queen.
  • Single-issue sob story: Real truth emerges over couple getting boot from Tim Hortons

    10/29/2011 8:07:55 AM PDT · by Clive · 36 replies
    QMI Agency via Sun Media via Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-10-29 | Michael Coren
    Another story from the most important community in the history of the world. Gay people, of course. In Blenheim, Ont., a typical small Canadian town, a lesbian couple, Riley Duckworth and Patricia Pattenden, were reportedly ordered to leave a Tim Hortons because there were complaints they were acting in a way that was offensive to the families who were present. If they did not do so, they were apparently told, the cops would be called. The media went into direct action, there was a Facebook site established and calls to boycott the Tim Hortons. The news coverage of this was,...
  • DADT gone, but unequal treatment of gays still here [Now, it starts]

    09/21/2011 3:01:12 PM PDT · by fwdude · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/20/2011 | Laurence Watts
    (CNN) -- In the very early hours of this morning, "don't ask, don't tell" ceased to be U.S. policy. As a result, today is the first day I can write about being the partner of a gay military serviceman without fear that he will lose his job. ... The battle has only been half won. Gay servicemen or servicewomen can no longer be discharged simply for being gay, but they are still treated inequitably. Only by using their newly won free speech can they hope to reap the same benefits as their straight colleagues.
  • Lesbians Flee Amsterdam for Bible Belt

    10/26/2011 5:35:32 PM PDT · by MeNeFrego · 56 replies
    Radio Netherlands Worldwide ^ | 10/05/2011 | Myrtille van Bommel
    The dream is slowly dissolving. The Netherlands was once the promised land for homosexuals. In 2001, this resulted in the first legal same-sex marriages in the world. Now more and more couples are being persecuted by their neighbours. Robin and Sam (not their real names) no longer dare to walk hand in hand in Amsterdam. They have decided to move to the Veluwe region in the east of the Netherlands. The first time they were confronted with aggressive behaviour was seven years ago. They hadn't been together very long and, like many couples in love, they were walking hand in...
  • Hey Lady Gaga, Kids Have a Time-Tested Answer for Bullies: Punch Them in the Mouth

    09/27/2011 10:13:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/27/2011 | John Hawkins
    The sad case of Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old gay kid who committed suicide after being bullied, has inspired Lady Gaga to try to get involved in the situation. She’s insisting that bullying be made illegal. Since she’s a spoiled pop star suggesting an idea that’s about as sensible as wearing a meat suit, she probably won’t have much luck with it. And she certainly shouldn’t.That being said, I have more empathy for Jamey Rodemeyer and other kids like him because I was bullied in high school and can tell you that it’s a horrible experience. Not only are you afraid...
  • Controversial Therapy for Pre-Teen Transgender Patient ...(More Loonytoons my title)

    10/17/2011 9:13:06 AM PDT · by beachn4fun
    FoxNews ^ | 17Oct2011 | not beachn4fun
    A lesbian couple in California who say their 11-year-old son Tommy may actually be a girl named Tammy are giving their child hormone blockers that delay the onset of puberty -- so that he can have more time to decide exactly who he, or she, is. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/17/controversial-therapy-for-young-transgender-patients-raises-questions/#ixzz1b3WSK0a1
  • California schools scrambling to add lessons on LGBT Americans

    10/16/2011 6:34:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 16, 2011 | By Teresa Watanabe
    At Wonderland Avenue Elementary School in Laurel Canyon, there are lesson plans on diverse families — including those with two mommies or daddies — books on homosexual authors in the library and a principal who is openly gay. But even at this school, teachers and administrators are flummoxed about how to carry out a new law requiring California public schools to teach all students — from kindergartners to 12th graders — about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in history classes. "At this point, I wouldn't even know where to begin," Principal Don Wilson said. Educators across the state don't...
  • So many U.S. manufacturing jobs, so few skilled workers

    10/12/2011 5:08:06 PM PDT · by decimon · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 12, 2011 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturers are failing to fill thousands of vacant jobs, surprising when 14 million people are searching for work. Technology giant Siemens Corp., the U.S. arm of Germany's Siemens AG , has over 3,000 jobs open all over the country. More than half require science, technology, engineering and math-related skills. Other companies report job vacancies that range from six to 200, with some positions open for at least nine months. Manufacturing is hurt by a dearth of skilled workers. "What we have been saying for quite a while is that even though there is a high unemployment...
  • 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
  • The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show,Uniting the Races with Truth,Instead of Dividing Them with Lies

    10/11/2011 9:16:29 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | October 12, 2011 | abigail2
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  • Preferential treatment given to homosexuals in admission at Dartmouth

    10/11/2011 10:24:07 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    The Dartmouth ^ | October 10, 2011 | Roger Lott
    Although Dartmouth already has an unusually strong LGBT community, the College practices extensive admissions outreach efforts by relying on gay students to recruit gay applicants and striving to attract admitted students who indicate interest in the LGBT community. While it is natural to want to make applicants aware of resources available through the LGBT community, the College does not need to go out of its way to seek more gay students. In 2006, The Boston Globe estimated that at least 200 of the roughly 4,100 undergraduates at Dartmouth were gay or lesbian. This proportion, which totals approximately 4.8 percent of...
  • Occupy Wall Street: The scene on the ground (using McDonalds restrooms, hunt for Starbucks)

    10/05/2011 1:10:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/05/11 | Brian Montopoli
    Occupy Wall Street: The scene on the groundBy Brian Montopoli October 5, 2011 2:55 PM **SNIP** Meanwhile, groggy demonstrators found their way to the makeshift kitchen in the middle of the park, where food donated by sympathizers - much of it vegan - was being given out. After nearly three weeks of the "occupation" -- which began as a relatively small protest in response to a call from anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters -- a semi-functioning society has sprung up. Barred by police from using megaphones, protesters created a structure whereby whoever is speaking says his piece, and then the rest of...
  • California prevents ban on male circumcision

    10/02/2011 8:56:47 PM PDT · by hattend · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Oct 2 2011 | Mary Slosson
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown announced on Sunday that he signed a bill preventing local authorities from banning the practice of male circumcision. The bill, which takes effect immediately, comes in the wake of an effort by a San Francisco group opposed to male circumcision to enforce a city-wide ban of the practice in a November ballot measure. That effort was struck down in late July by a California judge who said it would infringe on religious freedom. The measure was removed from the November ballot. The measure, which garnered 12,000 signatures of support, would have made...
  • 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.''
  • Cheney backs end of 'don't ask, don't tell' policy

    10/02/2011 11:17:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | October 2, 2011 | Staff
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday he supports the Obama administration's decision to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military -- a move that was staunchly opposed by most top Republicans. "I think the decision that's been made with respect to allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a good one" Cheney told CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union." "It's the right thing to do." The policy, first enacted during the Clinton administration, was officially repealed on September 20. Over 14,000 people were kicked out...
  • President Obama Calls Lady Gaga ‘A Little Intimidating’

    10/02/2011 11:08:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 2, 2011 | Devin Dwyer
    It was a fleeting encounter, lasting only two minutes. But for the Leader of the Free World, meeting the Queen of Pop was apparently an “intimidating” affair. “She was wearing 16-inch heels. She was eight feet tall. It was a little intimidating,” President Obama said of pop superstar Lady Gaga in an address Saturday at the annual Human Rights Campaign gala in Washington, D.C. The two met for the first time in person last week at a fundraiser for Obama’s re-election campaign held at the California home of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and her husband David Goldberg. Gaga reportedly wore a...