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  • Former Black Diamond Officer, Husband Say Chief Used Gay Slurs

    02/21/2014 10:39:49 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    k=KIRO ^ | David Ham
    Scott Oak and his husband, Jamie Smith, said they heard Black Diamond Police Chief Jamey Kiblinger use the word "fag" repeatedly. "Cops can talk rough, and I understand things like that, but she used it to personally attack me," said Oak, who was a Black Diamond police officer. He left in 2012. His husband said that he heard Kiblinger use the slur in front of them at a work-related party back in 2011. "When she said that, other officers looked around, and she looked around and she put her hand over her mouth like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ She knew she...
  • An Obamacare supporter recounts his misadventures dealing with HealthCare.gov

    01/14/2014 4:12:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 144 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 14, 2014 | Steve Frieez
    As we hoisted champagne flutes in the first seconds of 2014, my partner and I toasted all the usual things people do as they look ahead to the coming year. Health. Happiness. Love. Optimism. Hope. To that traditional list, we added one more: Obamacare. My husband, Miles, was enrolled in what appeared to be an excellent, affordable plan at the stroke of midnight. Celebration seemed in order. It had been a tough slog, of course. We’d worried the GOP would succeed in defunding it or undermining it in some other way that would put affordable coverage further out of our...
  • L.A. gay couple to marry on Rose Parade float

    12/24/2013 7:28:35 AM PST · by unixfox · 146 replies
    Pasadena Star News ^ | 12/17/2013 | Sarah Favo
    PASADENA >> In a Tournament of Roses first, two Los Angeles men will celebrate their gay marriage on a Rose Parade float as it goes down Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day. The wedding of Danny Leclair, 45, and Aubrey Loots, 42, will take place atop a giant wedding cake-shaped float sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, according to a press release. It is the third float sponsored by the foundation. Full Article Here L.A. gay couple to marry on Rose Parade float
  • Homosexual Activists to Disrupt Olympics in Russia

    09/11/2013 6:40:25 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 28 replies
    American Clarion ^ | September 11, 2013 | Gina Miller
    Thanks to the reporting of Brian Camenker and his pro-family organization, MassResistance, Russian authorities have been warned that radical American and Canadian homosexual activists intend to disrupt the winter Olympics in Russia. MassResistance attended the national homosexual journalists’ meeting in Boston late last month and recorded an activist announcing plans, with specifics omitted in order to avoid tipping off the Russians. From the MassResistance report: Homosexual activists in the U.S. are working with media groups, “out LGBT athletes,” and both the US and Canadian Olympic hockey teams in a secret plan to smuggle rainbow flags, homosexual propaganda, etc. into Russia....
  • Obamas name openly gay man as social secretary

    02/25/2011 1:16:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 83 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/25/11 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The White House on Friday named Jeremy Bernard to serve as social secretary to President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama, the first male and first openly gay person to hold the position. The high profile job, traditionally filled by a woman, will put Bernard in ultimate charge of dispensing sumptuous White House hospitality at events from state dinners to holiday parties, concerts and tours of the presidential mansion. "Jeremy shares our vision for the White House as the People's House, one that celebrates our history and culture in dynamic and inclusive ways," Obama said in...
  • Gingrich: Obama Sparks 'Constitutional Crisis,' Raises Impeachment Specter

    02/25/2011 1:36:45 PM PST · by Red Badger · 178 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 2-25-2011 | By Jim Meyers and Ashley Martella
    In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV Friday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said President Barack Obama’s decision not to fully enforce the Defense of Marriage law has sparked a constitutional crisis as he has directly violated his constitutional duties by arbitrarily suspending a law. Gingrich for the first time raised the specter of Obama’s removal from office, noting that, if a “President Sarah Palin” had taken a similar action, there would have been immediate calls for her impeachment. Obama Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday that the administration will not defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act...
  • Hotel Owner Sparks Anger By Putting Up Sign Declaring 'Poofters Welcome'

    02/12/2011 6:13:43 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/12/11
    A hotel owner has caused uproar in his village after putting up a sign outside the building saying 'Poofters welcome here'. Mike Saqui meant the sign to be a pointed reference to the case where a Cornish B&B owner refused to let in gay couples. But many in his village in Hampshire's New Forest were left outraged and he was given a strong talking to by the police. Mr Saqui wrote the message on the sandwich board outside his Penny Farthing Hotel, on a main road in Hampshire's New Forest.  [ ... ]
  • Palin defends GOProud participation at CPAC (misleading headline)

    02/07/2011 7:21:00 AM PST · by pissant · 262 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/7/11 | Morrisey
    No great surprise here, really; Palin has quietly backed the end of DADT and expressed support for conservative gays and lesbians in the past. Speaking here with David Brody from the Christian Broadcast Network and excerpted by Breitbart TV, Palin doesn’t endorse GOProud but does defend their attendance at CPAC, and argues that the value of events such as CPAC is to debate the issues and provide as much information as possible to attendees:
  • LPGA in Lockstep Caves to Radical Homosexual Agenda

    12/07/2010 6:10:09 AM PST · by scottfactor · 24 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 12/07/2010 | Gina Miller
    The world is wickedly insane, and America is not far behind. I have watched for years as inch by inch our country has marched steadily toward immorality that would shock the Americans of only 60 years ago. Things that would never have been accepted in the mainstream then are ho-hum routine today, and the rallying cry of the immoral left is, “We must move into the 21st century like the rest of the world!” I’ll never buy that tripe, because I know that the foundation of truth and morality will never change, no matter what all the forces of hell...
  • President Obama turns a N.J. man into a 'Celebrity Magnet'

    09/23/2010 2:28:03 PM PDT · by newjerseynewsroom · 46 replies
    Northjersey.com ^ | 9/19/10 | Willimam Lamb
    FRANKLIN LAKES — The way Tom Murro tells it, a chance encounter with President Obama on a Martha's Vineyard golf course last summer had a transformative effect on him. Among Tom Murro's high-profile run-ins: President Obama, Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman and Kathie Lee Gifford. Suddenly, the Franklin Lakes father of two became the "Celebrity Magnet," known for an uncanny ability to attract, rub elbows and be photographed with some of the world's most famous people. Last April, Murro folded the mortgage company he had run for two decades and took to chronicling his exploits and conquests online at celebritymagnet.com. "Some...
  • Young gay men fuelling HIV epidemic, study warns.

    09/06/2010 9:01:49 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 76 replies
    Guardian ^ | 7 sep 2010 | Sarah Boseley
    Researchers say that rising rates of syphilis along HIV among young gay men suggests risky sexual behaviour was to blame.. Public messages and campaigns about the dangers of unsafe sex do not appear to be getting through to men who have sex with men, the researchers say – particularly the young ones.
  • Fashion: More men seek out high heels

    05/22/2010 12:26:27 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 46 replies · 1,672+ views
    upi ^ | May 22, 2010
    LONDON, - High-heeled shoes for men appear to be making a comeback, British shoe purveyors say. The London department store Selfridges reports sales are good for boots that combine pointed toes with a Cuban heel, The Times of London says. Sam Lobban, a Selfridges buyer, calls the style "flamboyant, but in an edgy, cool way." "Heeled boots are the epitome of this and seem a natural turn for our customer -- rock'n'roll twinned with elegance," he said. James Taylor & Sons reports its customers want the extra inches a "man heel" provides without any obvious fashion statement. Owner Peter Schweiger...
  • Scottish Gay Rights Activists Found Guilty of Pedophilia Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

    11/03/2009 1:51:11 PM PST · by GonzoII · 26 replies · 1,391+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | EDINBURGH, Scotland, November 3, 2009 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Tuesday November 3, 2009 Scottish Gay Rights Activists Found Guilty of Pedophilia Sentenced to Life Imprisonment By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiEDINBURGH, Scotland, November 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An influential gay rights activist and youth group leader, and another homosexualist activist, have been jailed for life for their involvement in the largest pedophile ring ever uncovered in Scotland.James Rennie, one time co-coordinator of the homosexual rights group LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Youth Scotland and a former teacher, and Neil Strachan, the former secretary of a Celtic boys club and campaigner on homosexual issues, were convicted in May on charges including sex attacks...
  • Gays in the Military

    08/16/2009 7:57:54 PM PDT · by TomTGradeczek · 38 replies · 2,102+ views
    08/17/09 | TomTGradeczek
    A Comment about Gays in the US Military and Don't Ask, Don't Tell
  • Americans planning to start a civil war in the Church of England

    08/07/2009 11:49:14 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 7 replies · 603+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | August 7, 2009 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    Could the American Church be about to start planting churches in England? That’s the intriguing possibility raised by one of its most influential clerics, who has indicated that this might be the only option given that Rowan Williams has sided with the conservatives. Geoffrey Hoare, the Eton-educated vicar of All Saints Atlanta, one of the largest churches in TEC, has asked colleagues to consider how they could begin “seeking partners throughout the world” if effectively evicted from the Anglican Communion. Given the Archbishop’s comments last week, which were much bolder and firmer than many expected, it looks as though the...
  • For now, US Anglicans give in to Archbishop

    09/25/2007 7:01:37 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 13 replies · 215+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | Last Updated: 2:39am BST 26/09/2007 | By Jonathan Petre in New Orleans
    Liberal American bishops threw the Archbishop of Canterbury a lifeline in his efforts to avert Anglican schism by agreeing to halt appointments of gay bishops and same-sex blessings, at least temporarily. The compromise will, however, fail to appease many conservative leaders as it offers no guarantee that the American Church will maintain the moratoriums for more than a couple of years. It also falls far short of agreeing to provide an independent safe haven for American conservatives who have rejected the authority of their own liberal bishops. advertisement One conservative insider said it represented "two fingers to the Communion." Liberals,...
  • Jerry Lewis apologises for anti-gay slur

    09/04/2007 10:24:22 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 106 replies · 2,613+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 5 September 2007
    US comedian Jerry Lewis apologised today for his use of an anti-gay slur during the weekend broadcast of his annual Labor Day Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The controversial remark came yesterday in the 18th hour of the live national telecast, when a visibly weary Lewis, 81, was joking on stage, pretending to introduce members of someone's family as he mugged for the camera. "Oh, your family has come to see you. You remember Bart, your oldest son, Jesse, the illiterate fag ...," Lewis said, as he apparently caught himself and ceased the gag in mid-sentence, turning on his...
  • Giuliani, Romney, McCain camps denounce Coulter’s attack on Edwards

    03/03/2007 2:29:00 PM PST · by MovementConservative · 632 replies · 7,038+ views
    Hotair ^ | 5:12 pm on March 3, 2007
    Conservative author Jennifer Rubin wondered this morning whether any Republican candidates would have the decency to do a little Sistah Souljah-ing here: It is not “caving” into political correctness to distance and indeed condemn such remarks as unworthy of a political event like CPAC… Excommunication is not being suggested, just a public rebuke. By clearly stating her comments are beyond the bounds of civil discourse and her presence not a welcome addition to a mature political party, the Republicans could do themselves a world of good. How often does a party have the opportunity to display some measure of dignity,...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit by Milwaukee Gay Arts Center

    12/19/2006 7:22:45 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 3 replies · 446+ views
    WBAY ^ | 12-19-06
    MILWAUKEE A federal judge threw out a civil rights lawsuit the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center filed after police shut down its production of "Naked Boys Singing." The police department's vice squad shut down the nude musical revue in August 2005 because its organizers didn't have a license. But the city later determined the center didn't need the license because it's a nonprofit group, and the show resumed performances in October 2005. The center was seeking more than 600-thousand dollars in damages, alleging violations of free speech and due process. But U-S District Judge Charles Clevert dismissed the suit this week....
  • Britain's Cameron Supports 'Gay Marriage'

    10/04/2006 9:36:03 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 37 replies · 1,006+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5 October 2006
    Britain's Conservative Party leader David Cameron, in an effort to "modernize" his party, has embraced gay marriage as a key issue facing the next generation. Cameron hopes to "bury old taboos" of past British generations, according to a report in The Times (U.K.). Among those taboos are gay marriage, single parenting and new house building. Cameron, who is campaigning to replace outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair in the upcoming U.K. election, has targeted "female-friendly" issues, much like Blair did a decade ago, to broaden his party's base and secure more votes, according to various news reports. In a speech to...
  • Hillary Attacks GOP on 'Gay Marriage' Debate

    06/05/2006 9:10:29 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 53 replies · 1,048+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6 June 2006
    Sen. Hillary Clinton said the discussion of gay marriage in Congress this week is a priority of the "political machine of the White House and the Republican majority" but her constituents put other concerns first. "When I travel around and speak with people whom I'm representing, they worry about everything from terrorism to gas prices to the cost of health care to energy independence," Clinton said Monday at a fundraising luncheon. "There's a long list. What we're going to do this week is not on the list. It is unfortunately on the list of the political machine of the White...
  • EU to Force Poland, Malta, Italy to Recognize Gay “Marriages”

    05/02/2006 6:53:47 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 54 replies · 1,087+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3 May 2006 | Hilary White
    BRUSSELS, May 2, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Union continues to favour the homosexual movement’s program at the expense of national sovereignty and religious rights. A new law coming into effect today effectively orders the countries of the Union to “facilitate” homosexual partners who have “married” in their home countries and want to live or travel in countries where their unions are not legally recognized. The law is intended to allow EU citizens to move around the Union as freely as they do within their own countries. The directive means that citizens within the EU will no longer be obliged...
  • Silly Little Fairy?

    05/01/2006 5:47:54 PM PDT · by cicero's_son · 82 replies · 12,145+ views
    Advertising Age ^ | Apr. 17, 2006 | Bob Garfield
    Is This Dodge 'Fairy' Commercial Actually Hate Speech in Disguise? Bod Garfield's Ad Review: Watch the Video By Bob Garfield Published: April 17, 2006 Faggot. Queer. Fairy. These are synonyms, epithets one and all disparaging gays -- or, more often, heterosexual men deemed insufficiently masculine. Let's call that Fact No. 1. The 'Fairy' spot was created for Dodge by BBDO, Detroit. ALSO: Comment on this review in the 'Your Opinion' section below. Macho brand Fact No. 2: Dodge is marketing its new Caliber subcompact as a tough little car, as opposed to sissy little Civics, Corollas and the like. This...
  • Belgium approves gay adoption

    04/20/2006 5:41:25 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 13 replies · 992+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 21 April 2006
    BELGIUM has voted into law a controversial bill allowing homosexual couples to adopt children, Belga news agency reported. The upper house of parliament, the Senate, today approved the bill by a razor-thin 34 votes to 33, with two abstentions. The vote in the lower house of parliament in December 2005 had also been narrow, at 77 votes to 62, with seven abstentions. Homosexual couples in Belgium won the right to marry in June 2003 and more than 5000 people have taken advantage of that law since it came into force. Now that the new law has been definitively approved, they...
  • Gay parents crash White House party

    04/17/2006 4:11:15 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 147 replies · 3,111+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 18 April 2006
    US President George W. Bush and his wife Laura launched the annual White House Easter egg party today while managing to avoid any awkward moments with dozens of gay couples and their children who attended the outdoor event. The Easter Egg Roll is a traditional all-American event held on the White House lawn each year since 1878, where kids push an egg with a giant wooden spoon, often with the proud president and his wife looking on. But gay groups joined the queue for tickets - which were given out to families on a first-come, first served basis at the...
  • Britain's Conservatives winning greater share of gay vote: poll

    04/17/2006 11:50:18 AM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 359+ views
    Britain's Conservatives winning greater share of gay vote: poll LONDON (AFP) - The election of David Cameron as leader of Britain's main opposition Conservative Party has delivered it a significant boost among the gay community, according to a survey. The poll for website PinkNews.co.uk suggested that 29.7 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) voters in England said they would back the Tories under Cameron in the forthcoming local elections on May 4. That figure compares with just 19.2 percent who voted for the party under its previous leader, Michael Howard, at the 2005 general election. Prime Minister Tony...
  • Gay parents head to Easter event

    04/17/2006 4:07:08 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 139 replies · 2,672+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 17 April 2006 | Joseph Curl
    Dozens of homosexual parents who spent the night outside the White House on Friday will attend this morning's Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, and they will be joined by President Bush and first lady Laura Bush. The homosexual parents plan no overt protest at the children's event -- no chants, no signs. But they will be wearing rainbow-colored leis to push their message that homosexual parents are equally as capable as any of raising children. "I don't think this is a protest," said Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of the Family Pride Coalition. "Showing up, participating fully in an...
  • Virginia Governor Kaine Refuses to Sign Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage

    04/11/2006 6:53:02 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 136 replies · 3,228+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12 April 2006 | Gudrun Schultz
    RICHMOND, Virginia, April 11, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Governor Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia refused to sign a proposed constitutional amendment yesterday that would ban same-sex marriage in the state, and said he will vote against the bill when it comes before Virginians in November. Although Gov. Kaine said he opposed same-sex marriage, he said the proposed bill could have consequences for all unmarried couples, heterosexual as well as homosexual, the Washington Post reported today. The Virginia state constitution already identifies marriage as between a man and a woman, but supporters of the amendment say the law needs to be clarified...
  • EWTN Catholic Network Being "Cautious" With Programming on Homosexuality in Canada and Europe

    04/03/2006 7:05:11 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 581+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4 April 2006 | John-Henry Westen
    IRONDALE, AL, April 3, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Two days ago, LifeSiteNews was forwarded a firestorm of emails from faithful Catholics in Canada regarding the world's largest Catholic media network - Eternal Word Television Network - not airing programs on homosexuality in Canada and Europe. The emails referred to an exchange between a Canadian viewer of the network and a producer at the network. In response to questioning about a show on homosexuality not being aired in Canada, as was scheduled and aired in the United States, Amalia C. Zea, the producer of the popular program Life on the Rock responded,...
  • Playboy to go gay in Britain

    04/03/2006 4:56:15 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 41 replies · 1,128+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4 April 2006
    PLAYBOY, the US-based adult publisher and broadcaster, is considering using Britain as a testing ground for moving into the gay market for the first time, it was reported today. Playboy wants to launch a new gay brand to boost revenues, the Times said. Chief-executive Christine Hefner said: "We've extended the Playboy brand to women, and where there is a meaningful gay market, launching under a different brand is something we are very comfortable doing. "In the UK, our television people are very interested, and I wouldn't be surprised if we launched something this year, given the importance of the market...
  • FReep this poll! Save Aussie families! (Remember RULE 1!!!)

    03/29/2006 3:30:58 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 389+ views
    The Age ^ | 30 March 2006
    Gay marriage Should same-sex marriages be recognised throughout Australia?
  • San Francisco Pols Attack First Amendment

    03/26/2006 7:44:28 PM PST · by Unam Sanctam · 29 replies · 720+ views
    Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on a unanimous vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors condemning the Catholic Church for opposing gay adoptions: “In a non-binding resolution, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors lashed out at the Catholic Church because it disagrees with the Church’s teachings on marriage and sexuality. The board, which has long shown its affinity for the radical gay agenda, has now demonstrated that it has nothing but contempt for the First Amendment provisions on religious liberty and the establishment of religion. If they had it their way, the government would dictate the teachings...
  • Was There a 'Brokeback' Backlash?

    03/06/2006 5:35:10 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 870+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7 March 2006
    NEW YORK -- We chatted about it, joked about it, argued about it, spoofed it. "Brokeback Mountain" was everywhere in our popular culture - yet it lost the big Oscar it was supposed to win. Was there a "Brokeback Backlash," or was "Crash" just the worthy contender that came on strong in the final Best Picture stretch? There were as many theories being offered up Monday as there are "Brokeback" parodies on the Internet. One theory was that, despite the hoopla, the endless late-night monologues and the clever imitations, people (Academy voters, that is) didn't really love the soulful saga...
  • Mardi Gras crowds gather (Poofters on Parade!!!)

    03/04/2006 2:56:27 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 10 replies · 580+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4 March 2006 | Amy Fallon
    AN expected crowd of 500,000 people have been gathering roadside at the route for this year's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney. They can expect to see Kate Moss dancers snorting `cocaine', a spoof of gay-cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain and `friends' of the apparently gay-friendly Dick Cheney. And of course there will be the essential lampoon of Prime Minister John Howard. The parade is the culmination of a month of festivities celebrating gay pride and thousands are set to march – or to feature in the 120 floats – with this year's event having a fairytale theme. Captain...
  • 'Brokeback' blasted by animal activists

    03/02/2006 3:36:29 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 581+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3 March 2006
    "Brokeback Mountain," the controversial film about homosexual cowboys in love, allegedly had a lack of loving concern for the animals featured in the film. The American Humane Association has fired off a letter to the movie's director, Ang Lee, expressing dismay over reports animal care and protection guidelines were violated during production of the Oscar-nominated film, claiming it sends "a dangerous message" that the public condones animal endangerment for the sake of entertainment. "The excessively rough handling of the sheep and horses leaves viewers questioning whether anyone was looking out for the safety of those animals," wrote Marie Belew Wheatley,...
  • At Least 16 U.S. States Working to Ban Gay and Lesbian Adoptions

    02/23/2006 3:20:39 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 42 replies · 1,122+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 24 February 2006 | Gudrun Schultz
    UNITED STATES, February 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) –Efforts to prevent gay adoption are moving into the center of the U.S. political scene, in what has been described as a “second front “ in the country’s culture wars. A significant number of states are working to introduce legislation banning gay adoption, or to amend existing laws. In at least 16 states, laws or the promise of legislation prohibiting adoption by gay or lesbian couples are prominent in the political landscape, with the question set to become a campaign issue for the next federal election. For the states of Georgia, Kentucky and Ohio,...
  • Rain pours on Heath's BAFTA night

    02/19/2006 8:49:05 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 1 replies · 164+ views
    The Age ^ | 20 February 2006
    Gay cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain took four awards including best picture today at the British Academy Film Awards, a result that may presage the Oscars in two weeks' time. But the movie's Australian star Heath Ledger, again missed out on the best-actor prize to by Philip Seymour Hoffman for his depiction of troubled writer Truman Capote in Capote. Brokeback Mountain beat a strong best-picture shortlist that included literary biopic Capote, LA story Crash, 1950s drama Good Night, and Good Luck and British favourite The Constant Gardener. The Constant Gardener, a spy thriller and love story that went into the ceremony...
  • "Brokeback Mountain" star of UK film awards

    02/19/2006 6:16:37 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 17 replies · 345+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 02/19/06 | Paul Majendie
    "Brokeback Mountain," already a hot favorite for next month's Hollywood Oscars, was the big star of the night at the British Film Academy awards on Sunday, scooping four BAFTAs.The gay cowboy love story won the coveted Best Film Award, Ang Lee was picked as Best Director, Jake Gyllenhaal was chosen as Best Supporting Actor and it also won the Best Adapted Screenplay statuette."I didn't have a specific message. I wasn't trying to push any political issues. We are dealing here with love," Lee told Reuters Television before accepting his award.Gyllenhaal, flabbergasted by his triumph, shook his head in astonishment and...
  • Gay Muslim Film Could Spark Protests

    02/15/2006 3:31:35 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 65 replies · 1,580+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 16 February 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    A new documentary exploring the lives of gay Muslims could soon set off another round of violent protests in the Middle East. The film’s producer, Sandi Dubowski, has promised to submit his movie to all the major film festivals of the Muslim and Western worlds. And even if it is rejected, he told Variety magazine, "We’ll find ways of screening it in every Muslim nation, even if it’s underground.” The film, titled "In the Name of Allah,” will give viewers a glimpse of the Muslim world from a gay, lesbian, and transgender perspective. Dubowski said it was important for understanding...
  • Democrats kill proposed gay 'marriage' ban

    02/04/2006 1:27:32 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 10 replies · 985+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4 February 2006 | S.A. Miller
    ANNAPOLIS -- Maryland House Democrats yesterday killed a proposed ban on homosexual "marriage," likely preventing any such proposal from getting on the November ballot. "It doesn't look good for additional action," said Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, Southern Maryland Republican and minority whip. "The Democrats want to keep this from the citizenry in an election year." In a 78-61 vote, the Democratic-controlled House of Delegates rejected a bill for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman. Nineteen Democrats and 42 Republicans voted for the proposed amendment. One Republican -- Delegate Jean Cryor of Montgomery...
  • Frank Criticizes Condi on Gay U.N. Positions

    02/02/2006 7:26:01 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 47 replies · 1,270+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 3 February 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Democratic Rep. Barney Frank has criticized Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for her role in the rejection of two international gay civil rights groups by a United Nations body. Last month, the U.N. Economic and Social Council, a think tank made up of nongovernmental agencies from around the world, voted not to admit the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Danish Association of Gays and Lesbians. According to 365Gay.com, their application to join other nongovernmental agencies on the council was rejected without a hearing after the United States voted with some of the world's most repressive regimes, including Iran,...
  • Church imperilled by gays: archbishop

    02/02/2006 5:10:47 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 105 replies · 1,709+ views
    The Age ^ | 3 February 2006 | Barney Zwartz
    HOMOSEXUALITY is a life and death issue for the church, the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, has told an audience of evangelical Christians in England. In an attack on liberals, Dr Jensen told Anglican Mainstream members that the Bible said homosexuality was a matter of life and death, therefore "we would be cowards if we do not make clear this is an issue of life and death". Dr Jensen, who returned to Australia yesterday, said that accepting homosexuality compromised the holiness of the church, "calling holy what God called sin". Homosexuality has been a deeply divisive issue for the...
  • Former PM sued over "gay" slur (How would Dems cope?)

    01/27/2006 6:04:33 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 451+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 28 January 2006
    FORMER Malaysian deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim has launched a lawsuit against one-time prime minister Mahathir Mohamad for accusing him of being a homosexual. "We have filed a defamation suit against Tun Mahathir today. Anwar has a very good case and we remain confident," said his counsel Sankara Nair. "We reiterate that our client is neither a homosexual nor a sodomiser." Mr Anwar said he had intended to "move on with my life" after being acquitted in 2004 of the sodomy charges which triggered his sacking and imprisonment in 1998. But Mr Mahathir remains "defiant in repeating his allegations. I am...
  • French Parliamentarian Fined Thousands of Euros for 'Homophobia'

    01/27/2006 3:37:50 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 67 replies · 1,781+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 27 January 2006 | John-Henry Westen
    LILLE, France, January 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A court in Lille handed down its sentence on a French Parliamentarian Tuesday, fining him 3000 Euros and forcing him to pay an additional 6000 Euros to be split between three homosexual activist groups who brought the charges against the MP. Christian Vanneste, a member of the UMP representing the Lille region was found guilty in December on charges of violating a French law barring "hate speech" against homosexuals. However, Vanneste in the remarks upon which the charges were based and in his defence, was clear that he was not speaking against homosexual...
  • Reviewing movies I haven't seen

    01/18/2006 9:41:10 AM PST · by Brian Allen · 70 replies · 2,143+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Wednesday Jan 18 2006 | Burt Prelutsky
    It’s been 48 years since I last reviewed a movie without first seeing it. Back then, a fellow UCLA student, Shirley Mae Follmer, and I were competing to be the film critic for the Daily Bruin. One night, passes were supposed to be left for each of us at a press screening. However, she arrived ahead of me, and she had either brought a guest along or there had simply been a glitch somewhere along the line. In any case, they wouldn’t let me in. All I knew was the title of the movie and the name of the star,...
  • Gays' 'blood war' slammed

    01/15/2006 2:29:21 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 28 replies · 976+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 16 January 2006
    South Africa's blood supply service today slammed gays who gave blood this week without revealing their sexual status to protest the policy of turning away donations by homosexuals. Some 120 members of the Johannesburg-based Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GLA) on Friday donated blood at clinics in response to a statement by the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) asking gays not to do so. The group's members lied about their sexual status on an admission form and only after donating blood told the SANBS that 65 per cent of them had engaged in high-risk sexual behaviour and were unsure of...
  • Brokeback Mountain snub

    01/13/2006 3:04:40 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 46 replies · 1,568+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 January 2006
    IT'S cowboy country all right, but parts of north and central Queensland won't be seeing the controversial cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain. The film - banned in two cinemas in the US because of its tale of gay cowboy love - won't be seen in Townsville - home of NRL grand finalists the Cowboys. Nor, also due to its "limited release" status, will it be hitting the screens further south in Rockhampton. But the snub of two major Queensland cities has angered gay activists, who say much of its community could relate to the gay character played by Australian actor Heath...
  • Sony launches gay music label

    01/10/2006 8:09:24 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 86 replies · 1,928+ views
    Sony Music has launched the first major music label dedicated to nurturing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artists. The label, Music with a Twist, is a joint venture with Wilderness Media & Entertainment, the company led by Matt Farber, who has founded MTV's new gay and lesbian channel LOGO. "It's an idea whose time has come," Mr Farber said. "Only now are media and entertainment brands being created for the gay and lesbian audience following the success of brands for other minorities," he said. Mr Farber says the success of brands dedicated to the African American and Hispanic audiences has...
  • Ill. bans gay, trans discrimination (*Hurl Alert*)

    01/03/2006 5:08:00 PM PST · by festus · 14 replies · 538+ views
    Southern Voice ^ | 12/31/2005 | AP via SoutherVoice
    Tim Pierce hopes he never has to depend on a new state anti-discrimination law protecting gays and lesbians. But if he does, he's glad the protection is there. The 39-year-old university instructor and his partner live in Oswego — a town about 40 miles west of Chicago and one of several in the state that didn't have laws protecting gays and lesbians. That is, until now. On Sunday, a state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity will become a reality, nearly a year after Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed it into law and more than three decades...
  • Muslims To Be Excluded from Germany Because of Views on Homosexuality

    01/03/2006 5:01:42 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 114 replies · 2,369+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 4 January 2006 | Gudrun Schultz
    BADEN-WURTENBERG, Germany, January 3, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A German state is targeting potential Muslim immigrants with a test to determine their “loyalty” to German social policy on homosexuality, among other issues. The southern state of Baden-Wurttemberg now requires all Muslims requesting citizenship to undergo an extensive test designed to reveal their views on such issues as gay rights, women’s equality, topless beaches, and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 against the United States. The test is designed to weed out those applicants who express views that go against Germany’s social policies. This is believed to be the first use...