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  • St Petersburg lawmakers consider fines for “gay propaganda”

    11/16/2011 8:11:16 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 13 replies
    Pink News ^ | November 14, 2011 | Stephen Gray
    Crime · Europe · Law · Russian · World St Petersburg lawmakers consider fines for “gay propaganda” by Stephen Gray for 14 November 2011, 11:40am The city of St Petersburg was the imperial capital of Russia Legislators for the Russian city of St Petersburg are considering new laws designed to prohibit gay “propaganda”. The draft law introduces fines for what it terms the “propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism, to minors” and “propaganda of paedophilia”. Fines range from a minimum of 1,000 roubles (Ł20) for an individual to 50,000 (Ł1,000) for a business. Polina Savchenko, General manager of...
  • Lesbian couple mulls action against Christian wedding cake baker

    11/16/2011 2:07:21 PM PST · by NYer · 70 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 16, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    Victoria Childress DES MOINES, Iowa, November 15, 2011 ( - An Iowa baker who politely declined to provide a wedding cake for two lesbians based on her Christian values may face legal action from the couple. Same-sex “marriage” was legalized in Iowa in 2009 by the state Supreme Court, and a 2007 state civil rights act disallows discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation in matters of employment, education, housing, and public accommodation. On Tuesday KCCI 8 Des Moines interviewed Trina Vodraska and Janelle Sievers, who said they were “shocked” when a local wedding cake business owner declined to provide the...
  • Tammy Bruce : Cain’s Reaction to Scandal Shows He’s Not Ready for Prime Time

    11/02/2011 8:00:30 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 74 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 01, 2011 | Tammy Bruce
    It’s been fascinating to watch both the Herman Cain camp and the Republican establishment react to the sexual harassment allegations brought to light about Herman Cain by Politico. While it is still too soon to determine what exactly did happen years ago when Cain headed the National Restaurant Association (NRA), two things are clear — Cain is still winging it (and not well), and the Republican establishment has been expertly conditioned by the left when it comes to kneejerk accusations of “racism.” In politics, the reaction to a controversy is very often more enlightening and important than the details of...
  • San Diego school picks lesbian homecoming king

    10/31/2011 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 11 replies
    AP ^ | October 31, 2011 | AP
    A San Diego school district superintendent is praising a high school for choosing a lesbian couple to be homecoming king and queen but says he's sad that the school has received hate mail and calls since. Superintendent Bill Kowba said Monday that some of the hate emails and calls that Patrick Henry High School received were from people who are not residents of San Diego. Kowba says San Diego Unified School District rejects intolerance and he supports the decision made by students.
  • Horror of South Africa's 'corrective rape'

    10/30/2011 9:35:20 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/28/2011 | Nkepile Mabuse,
    ... It is called "corrective rape" - where men force themselves on lesbians, believing it will change their sexual orientation. The extent of the problem is hard to know as South African police do not compile corrective rape statistics separately from other rape cases. But human rights groups in the country -- where gay rights are constitutionally protected -- are outraged.
  • Jenna Lyons, You and J. Crew Wanted Your Son to Stop Being Such a Boy

    10/26/2011 8:41:34 PM PDT · by I still care · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 26, 2011 | Dr Keith Ablow
    Last spring, I told you that Jenna Lyons, J. Crew’s president and creative director, wasn’t just having a little, harmless fun with her son Beckett when she published a photograph of herself painting his toenails hot pink in a J. Crew catalogue—a catalogue distributed to millions of people. The quote accompanying the image of Beckett read, “Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.” I said Lyons was making a cultural statement about masculinity no longer being important to boys—that she was, essentially, uncomfortable with his...
  • Kathy Bates: I Want Obama ‘To Stand Up On His Hind Legs And Fight These Rat Bastards’

    10/23/2011 11:08:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    BreitbartTV ^ | 10/23/11 | Staff
  • Ann Coulter: 'OCCUPY WALL STREET' (HEARTS) WALL STREET (Love Soros/Hate Fox News)

    10/19/2011 2:30:27 PM PDT · by Syncro · 26 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Oct 19, 2011 | Ann Coulter
         'OCCUPY WALL STREET' (HEARTS) WALL STREET October 19, 2011The worst thing about Occupy Wall Street is that it's ruining a good cause: hating Wall Street. Just when opposing Wall Street was gaining momentum, these brain-dead zombies are forcing us to choose between thieving bankers and them. If the Flea Party were really concerned about the greedy "Wall Street 1 Percent," shifting money around to make themselves richer and everyone else poorer, their No. 1 target should be George Soros. Of course, we don't know exactly how much money Soros has, since he keeps all his money in offshore...
  • Student clubs in Kennewick face restrictions

    10/11/2011 11:21:36 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | Aug. 18, 2011 | Von Lunen
    Since last fall, the school board had grappled with how to better provide for "gay-straight alliances"… to provide safety from harassment bullying (or expressing reservation) to gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender?. the new rule would make community service clubs such as the Key Club inoperative.
  • 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...
  • 'I am a girl': The plight of Tammy, the adopted son of two lesbians who started sex change aged 8

    09/29/2011 2:20:02 PM PDT · by Stoat · 111 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 29, 2011 | John Stevens
    'I am a girl': The plight of Tammy, the adopted son of two lesbians who started sex change aged 8 because he has always maintained he is a girl   'As soon as we let him put on a dress his personality changed to a very happy little girl thrilled to be alive'A boy who started the process of changing sex at age eight has told how he always knew he was meant to be a girl. Thomas Lobel, who now calls himself Tammy, is undergoing controversial hormone blocking treatment in Berkeley, California to stop him going through puberty...
  • 'L-Word' star kisses girl, gets escorted off plane

    09/27/2011 8:05:12 AM PDT · by rjsclassics · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/27/2011 | TRACIE CONE
    A lesbian actress who starred in "The L-Word" said she kissed a girl — and got escorted off of a Southwest Airlines flight on Monday for doing it. Leisha Hailey took to Twitter to call for a boycott of the carrier after a flight attendant told them other passengers had complained after witnessing the affection. Her first tweet said: "I have been discriminated against." She later added, "Since when is showing affection to someone you love illegal?" Southwest Airlines Co. responded on its website that Hailey was approached "based solely on behavior and not gender." The airline's four-sentence response said...
  • Woman Accused of Stealing Hearse With Body Inside

    09/26/2011 12:34:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KTLA ^ | September 21, 2011
    A 23-year old woman is accused of stealing a hearse containing the body of an 85-year-old woman. Police say the hearse's driver left the vehicle's door open and the engine running outside a funeral home Tuesday while he went to unlock the door to the building. After he stepped away, police say Angela Dehart jumped into the hearse and took off. Sign up for KTLA 5 Breaking News Email Alerts She reportedly told investigators she and her girlfriend were arguing in another car and she got angry and decided to leave in the hearse. Police found the hearse and the...
  • Lesbian Steals Hearse With a Stiff Inside and Heads Toward Beaver

    09/21/2011 3:15:30 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 37 replies
    SEPTEMBER 21--Meet Angela DeHart. The West Virginia woman, 23, is facing a pair of felony charges for allegedly stealing a hearse containing a body and driving home in it early yesterday. According to police, the hearse--parked outside the Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Home in Beckley--was swiped shortly after midnight on Tuesday. The driver, cops reported, had briefly left the hearse unattended--with its door open--while he entered the funeral home. The driver, Kenneth Bly, “pulled into the parking lot…in order to unload a corpse” from the 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood hearse, according to a court affidavit. As Bly moved toward the funeral...
  • Lesbian couple suffer honeymoon hell

    09/21/2011 2:32:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 111 replies
    Telegraph ^ | September 21, 2011 | Richard Alleyne
    Having tied the knot in a white wedding, a lesbian couple thought the icing on the cake would be a traditional honeymoon along with other young couples. But the trip turned out to be a nightmare after staff at their resort treated them as if it was not a "real honeymoon" and excluded them from special romantic meals and dances. Gemma Harman, 24, and Tamsin Harper, 36, said it was the "worst two weeks" of their lives and the "homophobic manner" in which they were treated was "disgusting". The couple, from Brighouse, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, decided to go on...
  • [Ann Coulter] AMANDA KNOX: THE NEW MUMIA! (liberals defend the guilty, again)

    09/07/2011 1:42:59 PM PDT · by RonDog · 97 replies ^ | September 7, 2011 | Ann Coulter
    AMANDA KNOX: THE NEW MUMIA! September 7, 2011Despite liberals' desperate need for Europeans to like them, the American media have enraged the entire nation of Italy with their bald-faced lies about a heinous murder in Perugia committed by a fresh-faced American girl, Amanda Knox. The facts aren't elusive: In December 2009, the Italian court released a 400-plus page report detailing the mountains of evidence that led the judges and jury to conclude that Knox, along with her Italian beau, Raffaele Sollecito, and a petty thief of her acquaintance, Rudy Guede, had murdered Knox's English roommate, Meredith Kercher, on the...
  • Lesbian shows jury photograph of gay rights tattoo on her buttock

    08/17/2011 12:37:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 17, 2011 | Rob Cooper
    A lesbian accused of a homophobic attack showed a jury a picture of a gay rights tattoo on her bottom to prove she was not guilty. Lauren Proverbs, 21, said she would never have attacked Gina Landon who was out with a girlfriend because of her sexuality, adding she had once been in a gay relationship herself.
  • Officers: Commissioner Jung Smelled of Alcohol, Struggled with Police

    08/03/2011 4:18:14 PM PDT · by redreno · 12 replies ^ | 12:46 AM Aug 3, 2011 | Joe Harrington
    Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung smelled of alcohol, struggled with police officers and shouted profanity, according to officers' statements released Tuesday. The narratives stem from an incident last month.
  • Teacher gets prison for classroom touching, phone sex

    08/02/2011 7:35:03 PM PDT · by bkopto · 30 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | June 22, 2011 | Craig Kapitan
    A former eighth-grade math teacher at Stevenson Middle School was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to improperly touching a female student in her classroom and to engaging in phone sex with the teen even after her initial arrest. Nora Lynn Martinez, 30, agreed to the sentences for online solicitation of a minor and indecency with a child by contact as part of a plea with prosecutors. In addition, she agreed to permanently surrender her teaching certificate and to have no more contact with the student. Martinez was arrested in January for the indecency charge after...
  • Gay couple asked to reverse shirt at Dollywood

    07/27/2011 6:44:22 PM PDT · by feralcat · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 27, 2011 | Kristin M. Hall
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lesbian couple is asking for changes at Dollywood after an employee asked one of the women to turn her T-shirt reading "marriage is so gay" inside-out to avoid offending others on a recent visit to the Tennessee theme park complex. Olivier Odom and Jennifer Tipton said Tuesday they want the park to be more inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families after Odom was asked to reverse her shirt when they visited Dollywood Splash Country next to the Pigeon Forge amusement park. The story was first reported by WBIR-TV in Knoxville. Dollywood spokesman Pete...
  • Rejection of common law, history and tradition (Law that redefines fatherhood clears CA state leg)

    07/18/2011 1:51:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    CalCatholic ^ | July 18, 2011
    Yet another bill opposed by the state’s Catholic bishops is on its way to the governor for his signature – this one co-sponsored by homosexual advocacy groups that seek to redefine fatherhood in a way that favors children with same-sex parents. The bill, AB 1349, sponsored by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, passed the state Senate by a vote of 23-14 on July 14. It cleared the Assembly 52-22 in May. The measure was co-sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. “AB 1349 is a bill that is intended to redefine fatherhood for children born to...
  • Meet Michele Bachmann's step-sister who is openly gay... and an Obama fan

    07/16/2011 4:57:44 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 82 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/16/11 | Mark Duell
    Michele Bachmann must have had an interesting chat with her openly lesbian stepsister when she came out. The Minnesota Republican, whose anti-gay remarks have got the political world talking, will have had some explaining to do to Helen LaFave. A video of Ms LaFave talking positively about Democrat Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009 with her long-term partner Nia Wronski has emerged.
  • Rachel Maddow Gloats Over The Republican "Surrender" On The Debt Ceiling

    07/13/2011 4:25:13 AM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 12, 2011 | Steven Loeb
    "The Republicans will get nothing from the Democrats or the White House in exchange for the debt ceiling going up."Click:Direct You Tube Link to MSNBC Video
  • The Trial of Pastor Amy DeLong: Methodism and Same-Sex unions

    07/05/2011 11:11:48 PM PDT · by Cronos · 31 replies
    Time ^ | 1 July 2011 | Justin horwath
    The Rev. Amy DeLong, a Methodist pastor from Osceola, Wisconsin, decided to come clean. She brought to the attention of her local bishop that she had officiated over the same-sex union of a lesbian couple... She also told the bishop that she might as well be prosecuted for something else: she is in a lesbian partnership. And so, last week, DeLong, 44, faced a jury of church elders in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. At issue was whether she violated the Book of Discipline, which guides the church's teachings, by blessing the same sex union and for being a "self avowed, practicing...
  • Methodist panel finds gay Osceola, Wis., pastor guilty of marrying lesbians

    06/22/2011 9:04:13 PM PDT · by so_real · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 06/22/2011 09:43:12 PM CDT | Associated Press
    Methodist pastors who have defied a church ban on marrying gays were dealt a setback Wednesday when clergy members hearing a church trial found a colleague from Osceola, Wis., guilty of marrying a lesbian couple in 2009. The 13-person jury of clergy members unanimously convicted the Rev. Amy DeLong. They found the 44-year-old not guilty of a second charge of being a "self-avowed practicing homosexual." That vote was 12-1. After the verdicts were announced in Kaukauna, Wis., church officials heard a second round of testimony to help jurors recommend a penalty that could range from suspension to defrocking. Their decision...
  • Mark Steyn: Why liberals fell for 'Muslim lesbian blogger' hoax

    06/18/2011 10:44:57 AM PDT · by feralcat · 24 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 17, 2011 | Mark Steyn
    Last week was a great week for lesbians coming out of the closet – coming out, that is, as middle-aged heterosexual men. On Sunday, Amina Arraf, the young vivacious Syrian lesbian activist whose inspiring blog "A Gay Girl In Damascus" had captured hearts around the world, was revealed to be, in humdrum reality, one Tom MacMaster, a 40-year-old college student from Georgia. The following day, Paula Brooks, the lesbian activist and founder of the website LezGetReal, was revealed to be one Bill Graber, a 58-year-old construction worker from Ohio. In their capacity as leading lesbians in the Sapphic blogosphere, "Miss...
  • When It Comes to Scandal, Girls Won’t Be Boys (NY Times: Women Politicians don't have sex scandals)

    06/13/2011 7:16:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/13/2011 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    WASHINGTON — There was a collective rolling of the eyes and a distinct sense of “Here we go again” among the women of the House of Representatives last week when yet another male politician, Representative Anthony D. Weiner, confessed his “terrible mistakes” and declared himself “deeply sorry for the pain” he had caused in sexual escapades so adolescent as to almost seem laughable. “I’m telling you,” said Representative Candice Miller, a Michigan Republican, “every time one of these sex scandals goes, we just look at each other, like, ‘What is it with these guys? Don’t they think they’re going to...
  • Police raid Troutdale home in Gladstone murder investigation

    06/08/2011 6:48:53 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 4 replies Portland ^ | 06/07/11 | Kyle Iboshi
    Multiple police sources indicate investigators are taking a close look at Gladstone Sgt. Lynne Benton after the death of her spouse. One suspect is already in custody for the crime. 53-year old Susan Campbell is charged with one count of murder for the killing of Deborah Lee Higbee Benton.
  • Weiner's wife puts on brave face amidst Twitter-photo scandal

    06/04/2011 6:03:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6/4/11 | S.A. MILLER in Washington and DAN MANGAN in New York
    She's standing by her man -- but that act seems to be wearing thin. Rep. Anthony Weiner's humiliated wife sheepishly showed her face at a Washington event yesterday, keeping a stiff upper lip amid the swirling scandal surrounding her husband's tawdry Twitter photo. Huma Abedin, 34, briefly hesitated at the State Department ballroom door before working up the courage to go in -- but she left after just five minutes and steered clear of her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • Investigators: Polk deputy tied naked children to desk, beat them with paddle

    05/28/2011 9:54:28 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 26, 2011 | Jeff Weiner
    A Polk County sheriff's deputy filmed herself strapping naked children to a desk and spanking them with sex toys, then sent the videos to a boyfriend she met on a fetish website, investigators said. On Thursday, 45-year-old Robin Leigh Pagoria was charged with aggravated child abuse, production of child pornography, promotion of child pornography and possession of child pornography. According to an arrest report, the two children, described only as girls between the ages of 10 and 18, described in graphic detail multiple spanking sessions. Investigators say Pagoria cut the legs off one end of the desk she used for...
  • Schools remove filters on gay, lesbian (bisexual, transgender) websites (Virginia)

    05/28/2011 9:56:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Insidenova ^ | 5/27/11 | Keith Walker
    Schools remove filters on gay, lesbian websitesBy Keith Walker Published: May 27, 2011 PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. - Prince William County Public Schools has removed filters that block access to certain websites with content relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender is­sues. In April, the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia sent a letter to the school system asking officials to remove the software blocking the sites. The ACLU learned of the blocking of LGBT sites through its “Don’t Filter Me” initiative, which shows students how to re­port that their school is filtering content. At the time, ACLU spokesman Kent...
  • Study Finds Children Raised in Lesbian Familes More Likely to Identify as “Partly Homosexual”

    05/24/2011 3:57:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    First Things ^ | May 23, 2011 | Joe Carter
    Are children born to and raised by lesbians more likely to engage in same-sex sexual activity? Law professor Eugene Volokh reports on an interesting study that address that question: ThereÂ’s long been something of a debate about this question, and I thought IÂ’d note an interesting and apparently quite credible article touching on it, Nanette K. Gartrell, Henny M. W. Bos & Naomi G. Goldberg, Adolescents of the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study: Sexual Orientation, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Risk Exposure, Archives of Sexual Behavior (2010). (I learned of it because one of the coauthors is affiliated with the...
  • St. Anthony's High School in Long Island bars lesbian student from bringing female date to prom

    05/14/2011 12:10:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Daily News ^ | May 13, 2011 | LARRY MCSHANE
    St. Anthony's High School A Long Island Catholic high school senior barred from bringing her ex-girlfriend to the prom can come by herself, find a male date - or just stay home. Angelina Lange, 17, of Bay Shore, was turned down by St. Anthony's High School administrators when she asked about a same-sex couple attending the annual event. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of the Roman Catholic school, said the decision was nothing personal - just a reflection of the school's religious tenets. "Our Catholic faith specifies that marriage involve a man and a woman, and our policies on dating...
  • 13-yr-old (lesbian) girl is latest victim of 'corrective rape' in South Africa

    05/09/2011 8:41:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/09/11
    13-yr-old girl is latest victim of 'corrective rape' in South AfricaANI – Mon, May 9, 2011 Sydney, May 9 (ANI): A 13-year-old lesbian girl in South Africa has become the latest victim of 'corrective rape' - so called, when men rape a woman to try to 'fix' her homosexual orientation. "The government condemns this senseless and cowardly act of criminality," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted a department of justice spokesman, Tlali Tlali, as saying in a statement. "Gay and lesbian rights are human and constitutional rights which must be protected and respected at all times," he said, promising a police...
  • Comedian, Vancouver restaurant ordered to pay for insults against lesbian

    04/22/2011 5:27:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 4-21-11 | Tiffany Crawford and Andrea Woo
    A Toronto comedian and Vancouver restaurant owner were ordered to pay $22,500 by a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal on Thursday after the standup comic hurled a torrent of sexual insults at a woman and her same-sex partner during a comedy show three years ago. Amateur standup comedian Guy Earle has been ordered to pay $15,000 to Lorna Pardy, 32, who filed the complaint last year after she and her lesbian partner were taunted at Zesty’s Restaurant on Commercial Drive on May 22, 2007. Restaurant owner Salam Ishmail has been ordered to pay her $7,500. Earle told The Vancouver Sun Thursday...
  • Lesbian Insults Get Comics Fined

    04/22/2011 1:10:37 PM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 19 replies · 9+ views
    My Fox New York ^ | 04/22/2011 | Newscore
    NewsCore) - VANCOUVER -- A Canadian comic has been ordered to pay CA$15,000 (US$15,745) to a woman he taunted along with her same-sex partner during a show in a Vancouver restaurant three years ago, the Vancouver Sun reported Thursday.
  • University of Iowa Professor Tells College Republicans to “F” Off

    04/20/2011 9:43:29 AM PDT · by MockTurtle · 264 replies · 1+ views
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 04/20/11 | Craig Robinson
    A University of Iowa professor felt the need to reply to a blast email by the College Republicans on Monday morning. Ellen Lewin, a professor of Anthropology and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies in the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, sent a vulgar response to a College Republican email about the group’s, “Conservative Coming Out Week.” The College Republican email, which was sent to the entire University of Iowa Community, had been approved by a number of university officials before being sent out. Lewin responded to email by writing, “#*@% [F-Word] YOU, REPUBLICANS” from her official university email...
  • Senior girl pushes back, allowed to get dressed up, in tux, for prom

    03/31/2011 9:17:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 81 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2011 | Rex W. Huppke
    A senior at Proviso East High School, Belinda Sanchez hopes to one day become a civil rights attorney. On Thursday, the 18-year-old got her first taste of victory, winning the right to wear a tuxedo to her upcoming senior prom. Sanchez was initially told by the Maywood school's principal, Milton Patch, that she could not wear a tuxedo to her prom and needed to wear a dress. "I was just shocked," Sanchez said.
  • Isolation, chronic disease more common among older gays, lesbians

    03/30/2011 10:48:04 AM PDT · by MeganC · 30 replies
    California Watch ^ | March 30, 2011 | Joanna Lin
    Aging lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in California have higher rates of chronic disease, mental distress and isolation than their heterosexual counterparts, according to a report released yesterday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. An estimated 170,000 adults ages 50 to 70 in California identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual in 2007. Researchers estimate that the national population of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults age 65 and older will double to 3 million by 2030. The report's findings indicate their current and growing health needs, and the unique challenges they face as they age. Based on data from...
  • Anti-Catholic students (including lesbians) protest at university chapel in Madrid

    03/12/2011 2:04:23 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    cna ^ | March 11, 2011
    Madrid, Spain, Mar 11, 2011 / 08:01 pm (CNA).- Some 70 college students stormed into the chapel of Madrid’s Complutense University on March 10, shouting insults against the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI and priests.Several females from the group stood on the altar, undressed from the waist up.Another female student who was in the chapel praying at the time told the Spanish daily ABC that two of the young women on the altar “boasted about their homosexual tendencies.”The group of students stormed into the chapel with a megaphone and pushed the chaplain out of the way. They proceeded to shout...
  • Lesbian Army captain sent home from Afghistan for behaving like a 'lovestruck teenager,'(UK)

    03/03/2011 10:07:02 AM PST · by nmh · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/2/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A lesbian Army captain sent home from Afghanistan after she was accused of an 'inappropriate relationship' with a sergeant was behaving like a 'love struck teenager' and undermining operations, a tribunal heard today. Karen Tait, 29, who is claiming sexual discrimination against the Ministry of Defence and her commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Deborah Poneskis, upset the chain of command with her 'sly and underhand' behaviour, the employment tribunal in central London heard. ... The openly gay soldier, who started a sexual relationship with Sgt Caroline Graham before deployment with 4 Royal Military Police's 160 Provost Company, denies having any intimacy...
  • Lesbian Army captain sent home from Afghanistan for behaving like a 'lovestruck teenager,'

    03/03/2011 10:06:05 AM PST · by robowombat · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 9:32 PM on 2nd March 2011 | By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A lesbian Army captain sent home from Afghanistan after she was accused of an 'inappropriate relationship' with a sergeant was behaving like a 'love struck teenager' and undermining operations, a tribunal heard today. Karen Tait, 29, who is claiming sexual discrimination against the Ministry of Defence and her commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Deborah Poneskis, upset the chain of command with her 'sly and underhand' behaviour, the employment tribunal in central London heard. Claims: Captain Karen Tait at the tribunal. She says her commanding officer objected to her sexuality Cpt Tait, an operations officer with the Royal Military Police, was sent...
  • Tammy Bruce Defends Sarah Palin.

    02/28/2011 8:54:46 AM PST · by Catsrus · 92 replies
    Tammy Bruce takes Gov. Christie to task for his comments about Sarah.
  • Once Again, MTV Exploits America’s Youth

    02/02/2011 9:53:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 2, 2011 | Marybeth Hicks
    Admittedly, the Egyptian uprising, the nullification of Obamacare and the ongoing ramifications of "Snowpocolypse 2011" could render the controversy about an MTV original program insignificant by comparison. After all, MTV is only out to destroy an entire generation. No big deal. Every adult - not just parents - should take the time to learn about the MTV show "Skins," a new "teen drama" that the Parents Television Council (PTC) has deemed "the most dangerous show on TV." Be careful when you go hunting for information about "Skins" lest your spouse conclude you've developed an interest in child pornography. The publicity...
  • Oprah’s Cable Channel Flickers to Life (Boycott Oprah and Her Sponsors)

    01/01/2011 2:25:48 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 72 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/1/11 | BRIAN STELTER
    At precisely 12 o’clock on New Year’s Day, Oprah Winfrey welcomed television viewers to OWN, a cable channel that she has said will espouse her “live your best life” mantra. OWN, short for The Oprah Winfrey Network, flickered to life in about 85 million television households in the United States, replacing the Discovery Health Channel. It is the highest-profile new cable channel in over a decade, and it represents an enormous risk for Ms. Winfrey, who is ending her daytime talk show later in the year. “Happy New Year,” Ms. Winfrey said, “and welcome to OWN.”
  • Pride & Precious

    12/26/2010 9:23:54 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 12 replies · 2+ views
    New York Press ^ | Wednesday, November 4,2009 | Armond White
    SHAME ON TYLER PERRY and Oprah Winfrey for signing on as air-quote executive producers of Precious. After this post-hip-hop freak show wowed Sundance last January, it now slouches toward Oscar ratification thanks to its powerful friends.Winfrey and Perry had no hand in the actual production of Precious, yet the movie must have touched some sore spot in their demagogue psyches. They’ve piggybacked their reps as black success stories hoping to camouflage Precious’ con job—even though it’s more scandalous than their own upliftment trade. Perry and Winfrey naively treat Precious’ exhibition of ghetto tragedy and female disempowerment as if it were...
  • Christian University Caught in Firestorm Over Lesbian Coach

    12/12/2010 8:50:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/10/2010 | Stephanie Samuel
    The president of a Christian university in Nashville responded to outcry over the departure of a lesbian coach. Bob Fisher, president of Belmont University, refused to address the specific case of Lisa Howe, the school’s former women’s soccer coach, but stressed on Wednesday that sexual orientation is not considered in employment and student admission decisions. “The Belmont family, like any large family, comprises a rich and diverse mix of people. Within our student community there are many gay and lesbian students as well as gay and lesbian faculty and staff,” he said in a statement Wednesday. “In the ten years...
  • "I'm Not a Lesbian" Says Tearful Oprah Winfrey

    12/08/2010 12:00:14 PM PST · by inflorida · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 8, 2010
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A tearful Oprah Winfrey has denied she is a lesbian, saying that constant rumors about her close relationship with a female friend were irritating "because it means that somebody must think I am lying." The influential TV talk host addressed the nature of her 20-year relationship with Gayle King in an emotional interview with journalist Barbara Walters that will be broadcast on ABC television on Thursday."She is the mother I never had. She is the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don't know a better person," Winfrey said of King,...
  • John McCain questions Pentagon ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ report (Senate Hearing)

    12/02/2010 8:17:01 AM PST · by Racehorse · 10 replies ^ | 2 December 2010 | Gordon Lubold
    Sen. John McCain, one of the strongest opponents of repealing the ban on allowing gay and lesbian service members from serving openly, said he is open to changing the law – just not now. At the outset of the first of two high-profile Senate hearings on repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law Thursday, McCain (R-Ariz.) said it “may be premature” to make a change at this time, as he questioned the quality of the Pentagon study that recommends the force would be amenable to repeal. McCain’s support is critical to the Obama administration’s hope to pass the legislation.
  • The TSA Should Have to Screen All Its Agents for Their Sexual Orientation

    11/19/2010 8:34:36 AM PST · by Stayfree · 32 replies
    Vanity | Nov. 19, 2010 | Stayfree
    Now that TSA has passed this new rule that you either submit to a pornographic image of your body or to a pat down means that now TSA will have to re-screen all of its agents to determine their sexual orientation. After the TSA determines whether each of its agents is heterosexual, gay men, lesbian or bisexual, then it must also require that all passengers declare their sexual orientation so that heterosexual passengers can only be searched by heterosexual TSA agents and gay male passengers can only be searched by TSA agents who are gay males and lesbian passengers can...