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  • Police: Wal-Mart Santa arrested for exposing self to boy

    12/15/2005 6:43:57 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 32 replies · 1,031+ views
    Times Herald ^ | December 13, 2005
    Newburgh - A Wal-Mart Santa Claus was arrested Monday for allegedly exposing himself to a 15-year-old boy and attempting to have the boy engage in oral sex with him at his home on Dec. 9, according to a City of Newburgh police press release. Ransford George Perry, 57, of Newburgh, has acted as an advocate for numerous children around Newburgh through a business called the Association Against Biased Educators. He is also a promoter for "talented children," and a Santa Claus at the Wal-Mart on Route 300 in the Town of Newburgh, police said. Perry was acting as an advocate...
  • Nickelodeon staffer accused of molestation

    12/18/2005 5:19:11 AM PST · by baystaterebel · 13 replies · 748+ views
    BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A Nickelodeon production assistant has been arrested for allegedly fondling a 14-year-old boy at the TV network's Burbank, Calif., studio. Los Angeles County prosecutors charged Ezell Channel Friday with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child, the Burbank Leader reported Saturday. The victim's mother filed a police complaint Tuesday after she found Channel's name on the "Megan's Law" Internet list of convicted child molesters, police said. Police told the newspaper Channel's job at the children's network did not put him in regular contact with minors. However, police said the alleged...
  • The Straight Side of Brokeback Mountain (Alert: Studio Issues 'Hetero Friendly' Ads to Fool Viewers)

    12/14/2005 9:03:24 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 198 replies · 6,068+ views
    Oscarbeat ^ | 12.23.05 | Steve Pond
    It's certainly one of the most favorably reviewed movies of the year, and a major player in the best picture race at the Oscars.But 'Brokeback Mountain' isn't the easiest sell to audiences unaccustomed to films that deal frankly with same sex relationships: even at a recent screening in Los Angeles' liberal Westside, some moviegoers broke into inappropriate (but no doubt tension relieving) laughter at a scene in which the wife of taciturn cowboy (Heath Ledger) catches her husband in a passionate embrace with Jack Twist. (Jake Gyllenhall)Perhaps to remind viewers (and voters) that there is more to director Ang Lee's...
  • Texas Voters Approve Ban on Gay Marriage

    11/08/2005 6:16:27 PM PST · by AlaninSA · 145 replies · 5,197+ views
    AP ^ | 11/08/05 | David Crary
    Texas voters Tuesday overwhelming approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, making their state the 19th to take that step. In Maine, however, a proposal to repeal a new gay-rights law was trailing in early returns. The contest in Texas was decided quickly _ the ban was receiving more than 74 percent of the votes in early returns. Like every other state except Massachusetts, Texas didn't permit same-sex marriages previously, but the constitutional amendment was touted as an extra guard against future court rulings. The campaign had been enlivened over the past week because of a controversial tactic by the...
  • Texans Gear Up to Decide on Gay Marriage

    11/03/2005 10:26:42 AM PST · by texas_mrs · 166 replies · 1,650+ views ^ | Nov 03, 2005 | Kelley Shannon
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages in Texas have a message for you: The proposition could mean trouble for marriage between a man and woman. With telephone calls, e-mails and Internet postings, gay rights activists and others opposed to Proposition 2 are spreading that idea as part of their longshot battle to derail the measure in Tuesday's election. The tactic has supporters of the same-sex marriage ban crying foul. It has opponents boasting that they may have a chance at defeating the measure _ in Texas, of all places, the conservative home state...
  • Michigan's Same-Sex Couples Suffer Setback Over Benefits

    11/01/2005 5:54:53 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 14 replies · 512+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | November 1, 2005 | AP
    Michigan's Same-Sex Couples Suffer Setback Over Benefits Couples Could Lose Right To Share Health InsurancePOSTED: 7:57 am EST November 1, 2005 LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Court of Appeals on Monday halted a ruling that allows governments and public universities to provide health insurance to the partners of gay workers. The appeals court granted Republican Attorney General Mike Cox's request to delay a lower court's decision until the higher court decides the issue. The court also sped up the timetable for hearing the appeal. Ingham County Circuit Judge Joyce Draganchuk ruled last month that public-sector employers can offer domestic partner...
  • The End of Gay Culture

    10/15/2005 5:17:38 PM PDT · by Torie · 99 replies · 3,451+ views
    The New Republic ^ | October 13, 2005 | Andrew Sullivan
    ASSIMILATION AND ITS MEANING. The End of Gay Culture Andrew Sullivan For ... two decades, I have spent much of every summer in the small resort of Provincetown, at the tip of CapeCod. It has long attracted artists, writers, the offbeat, and the bohemian; and, for many years now, it has been to gay America what Oak Bluffs in Martha's Vineyard is to black America: a place where a separate identity essentially defines a separate place. No one bats an eye if two men walk down the street holding hands, or if a lesbian couple pecks each other on the...
  • Floating Between Two Genders (UW Madison Students, Of Course!)

    10/10/2005 4:07:58 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 53 replies · 1,419+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal via AP Wire ^ | October 9, 2005 | Paula Dohnal
    (Gender bending, expressing non-traditional gender identities, isn't new, but it's increasing.) Like many female UW- Madison students, Dite Bray and her friends walk past the fraternity houses on Langdon Street wondering if the men inside will notice them. Unlike most of the other students, it's not because they're looking for dates. "I've walked around town in drag before," Bray said. "I'm frightened, because I'm walking down Langdon Street and we have fake facial hair stuck to our faces. I wouldn't do that by myself, but in a group it's OK." Bray, 24, is one of the growing number of young...
  • Return to ZOT video problem

    09/14/2005 8:34:11 PM PDT · by cantthinofascreenname95543 · 37 replies · 1,195+ views
    today | me
    because when i play the game all the characters don't talk or anything.How do i fix it in xp.
  • Respect For All Project and the NEA [Tsunami sized barf alert]

    08/16/2005 10:27:28 AM PDT · by upchuck · 6 replies · 480+ views
    email | Aug 16, 2005 | NEA
    The Respect For All Project and the National Education Association have teamed up in an exciting partnership to create safe learning environments for all students, using the RFAP films Let's Get Real, That's a Family! and It's Elementary. The Training Program on School Safety and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Education, designed by the NEA and RFAP, will train 30 association members from across the country to conduct trainings to increase awareness of LGBT issues among teachers. The NEA estimates that the program will reach at least 5,000 educators during the 2005-2006 school year. The NEA's Health Information...
  • Real-life lesson when he returns to teach as a she Sex change at Mendham school

    08/02/2005 1:41:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 62 replies · 1,623+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 08.02.05 | JOHN WIHBEY
    A teacher at Mountain View Middle School in Mendham Borough left his classroom in June as a man, and plans to return to school next month as a woman. Some parents and teachers have accepted teacher Kerri McCaffrey's decision to embrace his feminine identity and undergo gender reassignment surgery. A few others have concerns about whether middle school-age children should have to deal with such issues. McCaffrey said she can't imagine why she wouldn't come back to school. "I just want to be Kerri McCaffrey, a great teacher like I've always been," said the 41-year-old language arts teacher. "I'm a...
  • Now in the Boston area. . .[promotion of homosexual activity on public billboard]

    07/27/2005 12:31:16 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 50 replies · 1,681+ views
    This is what the homosexual movement (and the sign company, ClearChannel) thinks of the American Flag. This advertises a pornographic homosexual website for "hooking up." But it's more than that. We warned you: Legally sanctioned gay "marriage" is the green light to push this in your face -- in the schools, government, businesses, and the public square. This is also about desensitizing you and your family to homosexuality. When will you and your children drive by this in your neighborhood? This is just the beginning. The sign company (making money thru social decay): Clear Channel Communications Stoneham, Massachusetts (Regional Office)...
  • Canada Legalizes Gay Marriage

    07/20/2005 3:18:09 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 154 replies · 5,045+ views
    KRON 4 TV ^ | July 20, 2005 | AP Staff Writer
    Canada Legalizes Gay Marriage Posted: July 20, 2005 at 3:10 p.m. Updated: July 20, 2005 at 3:15 p.m. TORONTO (AP) -- Canada legalized gay marriage Wednesday, becoming the world's fourth nation to grant full legal rights to same-sex couples. Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin signed the legislation making it law, hours after it was approved by the Senate late Tuesday night despite strong opposition from Conservatives and religious leaders. The bill grants same-sex couples legal rights equal to those in traditional unions between a man and a woman, something already legal in eight of Canada's 10 provinces and in...
  • ABC Pulls 'Neighborhood' (Right Bashing) Reality Series

    06/30/2005 6:53:00 AM PDT · by Tatze · 27 replies · 1,414+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 06.29.2005 | Lynn Elber
    ABC Pulls 'Neighborhood' Reality Series By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press Wednesday, June 29, 2005; 9:40 PM LOS ANGELES -- "Welcome to the Neighborhood," an ABC reality series that pushes hot buttons of racism and anti-homosexuality, was pulled by the network before its debut. ... In a statement Wednesday, ABC acknowledged the delicate nature of the series in which families asked to pick a new neighbor are made to expose and overcome their biases. ... The six-episode show, which was to debut July 10, follows three families in Austin, Texas, who are given the chance to choose a new neighbor...
  • Spain Legalizes Same-Sex Marriages

    06/30/2005 2:08:08 AM PDT · by Arnold Zephel · 16 replies · 853+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 30, 2005 | MAR ROMAN
    Parliament legalized gay marriage Thursday, defying conservatives and clergy who opposed making traditionally Roman Catholic Spain the third nation to allow same-sex unions. Gay activists cheered the vote and blew kisses to lawmakers. The measure passed the 350-seat Congress of Deputies by a vote of 187-147 with four abstentions. The bill also lets gay couples adopt children and inherit each others' property. The bill is now law. The Senate, where conservatives hold the largest number of seats, rejected the bill last week. But it is an advisory body and final say on legislation rests with the Congress of Deputies. After...
  • Church Leader Endorses Gay Marriage

    06/28/2005 9:53:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 334+ views
    AP ^ | 6/28/5 | ERRIN HAINES
    ATLANTA -- With a possible historic vote looming on a measure supporting same-sex marriage, the head of the United Church of Christ on Tuesday publicly endorsed the resolution for the first time. The Rev. John H. Thomas said Tuesday that the church's General Synod "should affirm the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender persons" to have marriages "equal in name, privileges and responsibilities to married heterosexual couples." "I believe our local churches, as they are able, should move toward the development of marriage equality policies," Thomas added during a speech at Emory University. That remark drew a lengthy standing ovation...
  • Canada Poised to Become Third Country to Legalize Gay Marriage

    06/28/2005 12:06:02 PM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 35 replies · 2,056+ views
    AP ^ | Jun 28, 2005 | Beth Duff-Brown
    TORONTO (AP) - Canada is set to become the third country to legalize gay marriage, with Parliament likely to pass landmark legislation Tuesday despite strong opposition from Conservatives and religious leaders. Although gay marriage already is legal in seven provinces, the bill would grant all same-sex couples in Canada the same legal rights as those in traditional heterosexual unions. The Netherlands and Belgium already allow gay marriage. The legislation, drafted by Prime Minister Paul Martin's minority government, needs at least 155 members of the House of Commons to gain a majority of the 308-seat House. While some of his Liberal...
  • Breaking News in Canada: Same-sex marriage bill passes in Commons

    06/28/2005 7:19:43 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 98 replies · 3,479+ views ^ | 06/28/05 | News Staff
    Same-sex marriage bill passes in Commons News Staff Canada will become the third country in the world to officially sanction same-sex marriage. In a 158 to 133 vote, the House of Commons adopted Bill C-38 -- the controversial legislation legalizing same-sex marriage from coast to coast -- on its third and final reading Tuesday night. The Liberals had the support of almost all New Democrat and Bloc Quebecois MPs for the vote. The bill will become official once it receives approval in the Senate. An earlier Conservative motion to send the bill back to committee was voted down 158...
  • Make yourself perfectly queer

    06/23/2005 12:42:21 PM PDT · by toddlintown · 37 replies · 1,237+ views Tribune ^ | June 23, 2005 | Chris LaMorte
    Gee, just as we were done with the metrosexual thing, a new cultural buzz phrase hit the press this week: "gay vague." You know, the whole is-he-or-isn't-he? debate. Mary, please. Right now, we're all being as gay as possible. How gay? That's right: Totally, totally gay. But no matter where you stand on the Kinsey scale, at least one of these Chicago Gay Pride parties will get your motor running.
  • 'Gay Days'? The reality of gender-disorientation pathology - (strong arguments!)

    06/04/2005 9:43:30 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 209 replies · 3,407+ views
    This week, many an unsuspecting American family will travel to Walt Disney World, where they will find themselves at the epicenter of a recurring cultural earthquake. There, at America's favorite family destination, hordes of homosexuals will congregate at Pleasure Island for an annual exercise in societal entropy. "Gay Days at Disney" they call it -- though it is anything but. "Gay" in the current vernacular is, of course, the term used by the fashionably PC to describe homosexuals. In dictionaries just a couple of decades ago, however, this same adjective meant "happy" or "a state of high spirits." A century...