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  • Joy in the Castro as Penn wins Oscar for 'Milk'

    02/23/2009 7:48:39 AM PST · by SmithL · 68 replies · 3,933+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/23/9 | Tyche Hendricks, Chronicle Staff Writer
    San Francisco -- Hundreds of people who watched the Academy Awards from San Francisco's Castro Theatre on Sunday night gave polite applause to "Slumdog Millionaire" - which won best picture and seven other awards - but roared with foot-stomping standing ovations for "Milk" when it took the prizes for best original screenplay and best actor. "You commie, homo-loving sons of guns," Sean Penn told the academy upon accepting the best actor award for his portrayal of the slain San Francisco Supervisor and gay rights leader Harvey Milk. "I did not expect this, and I want it to be very clear...
  • Male Prostitution Class at College - Lawmakers Saying No

    02/19/2009 10:28:48 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 28 replies · 967+ views
    NMA-TV ^ | 19 Feb 09 | CNN
    Two Georgia lawmakers are trying to make a stand against some of the insane things being taught in college classrooms. A class on male prostitution? Yep. One on orla sex? Yep. Gay sexuality? Of course, that could make a whole department.../nWe should support these two state lawmakers for speaking out about this perversion (pun intended) of education.
  • Federal Judge Rules Denial Of Health Coverage To Same-Sex Spouse Unconstitutional

    02/05/2009 10:26:13 PM PST · by Steelfish · 63 replies · 1,234+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 5, 2009
    Federal judge rules denial of health coverage to same-sex spouse unconstitutional 10:54 AM, February 5, 2009. A federal judge has deemed unconstitutional the government’s denial of healthcare coverage and other benefits to the same-sex spouse of a Los Angeles public defender, calling into question the validity of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Reinhardt said the federal government’s refusal to grant spousal benefits to Tony Sears, the husband of deputy federal public defender Brad Levenson, amounted to unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex and sexual orientation. “Because there is no rational...
  • ‘Boycott Campbell’s. Make Your Own Heterosexual Soup (vanity)

    01/10/2009 5:07:59 PM PST · by metmom · 128 replies · 1,963+ views
    Free Republic | Saturday, January 10, 2009
    In light of Campbell's decision to support the homosexual agenda by continuing to spend its advertising dollars in pro-homosexual publications, here is an opportunity to share your favorite soup recipes for those who do not wish to support Campbells any more.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-19-08 (DUmmies Enraged Over Choice of Rick Warren to Deliver Invocation)

    12/19/2008 5:01:37 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 78 replies · 1,628+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 19, 2008 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    WAAAAH! Why can't we have everything exactly our way? WAAAAH! Barack Obama chose someone to deliver the invocation at his inaugural that we don't like! WAAAH! Even though nobody remembers what is said at the invocation we are going to soil our diapers over this! Yes, the DUmmies are throwing a conniption fit over Obama's choice of Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inaugural next month and it is FUn to see them go over the edge as you can read in this THREAD titled, "Rick Warren? OK then, f*ck you too, Mr. Obama." So let us...
  • The New Hollywood Blacklist

    12/05/2008 7:29:22 AM PST · by dbz77 · 27 replies · 1,173+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 5, 2008 | Brent Bozell III
    Hollywood can still mount a soapbox and recall the dark days when people lost their jobs in show business for daring to take an unpopular political position that was outside the mainstream. Whenever they're criticized, they proclaim, "McCarthyism," accuse their critics of "blacklisting," and condemn the deplorable "intolerance." Hollywood has yet to accept, perhaps even to understand, that it is the entertainment industry that excels at this slanderous behavior. After California voters narrowly approved Proposition 8, which amended the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman, it was revealed that Scott Eckern, the artistic director...
  • Obama keeping promises made to homosexual groups (It's <i>really</i> smart to keep this one!)

    12/01/2008 11:41:42 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies · 1,016+ views
    One News Now ^ | 12/1/2008 | Jim Brown
    President-elect Barack Obama is moving swiftly to appoint homosexual activists to positions within his administration. Politico.com reports that 10 national homosexual organizations are working with the Obama transition team to get more openly homosexual people appointed to the incoming administration. Obama's transition team has also reportedly named at least seven openly homosexual people to transition panels assigned to review federal departments and agencies. Three of the seven homosexuals on transition panels have held high-level positions in the Clinton administration. Matt Barber, director of cultural affairs with Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action, says Obama is keeping his promises to the...
  • Activists Target Mormons for Gay-Marriage Ban's Success in California

    12/01/2008 10:28:15 AM PST · by Stoat · 28 replies · 1,102+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2008
    In the nearly four weeks since Election Day, gay activists and thousands of their supporters have rallied outside Mormon temples around the country, protesting the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' support for California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to make same-sex marriage illegal in the Golden State.There have been calls to boycott the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah; some activists have called for a boycott of the entire state of Utah. Protesters have defaced some church buildings, and in Arapaho County, Colo., the Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible hate crime — the torching...
  • (Video)Gay Activist Attacks Christian Woman, Christine Cloud Speaks Out

    11/20/2008 8:03:12 PM PST · by Jay777 · 19 replies · 1,180+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 20 Nov 08 | John Stephenson
    The gay activists opposing Proposition 8 in California sure know how to sway the public…NOT! This is probably why they want to force their way of life on others through the courts. They can shut their mouth about tolerence, cuz they have nothing but hate. This poor girl, Christine Cloud, was singing “Amazing Grace” when one of the gay activists took her Bible from her and smacked her in the head with it! Thankfully the police saw this and responded! Please take a listen to this girl's story.
  • Prop 8 Protests Against Mormons, Other Churches Gets Ugly (Gay Activists At A Mass Call Jesus A Homo

    11/14/2008 7:25:12 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 255 replies · 4,681+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 11/12/2008 | Joe Murray
    Although a week has passed since California voters overturned that state's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, the state has felt numerous aftershocks as gay rights activists have mounted large-scale protests directed at supporters of Prop 8, specifically the Mormon church. ... Demonstrations outside Mormon temples were reported over the weekend throughout California and more are anticipated nationwide. The Mormon church, however, is not the only Prop 8 supporter coming under criticism for its role in the controversial election, as Catholics and Evangelical churches have seen protests, as well. An estimated 10,000 gay-rights protesters gathered in San Diego, Calif. outside...
  • Judge Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages

    11/12/2008 7:05:27 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 55 replies · 3,777+ views
    Judge Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages BY DANIELA ALTIMARI | The Hartford Courant 9:54 AM EST, November 12, 2008 NEW HAVEN - A 4-year legal battle for same-sex marriage came to an end this morning in a New Haven courtroom when Superior Copurt Judge Jonathan E. Silbert signed an order. The state Supreme Court last month, in a 4-3 decision, ruled that preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying violates the state constitution. Today's brief hearing was a formality that was needed before gay couples could start receiving marriage licenses. Immediately after the court proceeding, one of the plaintiff couples,...
  • Obama offers 'open door' to gender-confused

    11/11/2008 2:45:43 PM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies · 691+ views
    One News NoW ^ | 11/11/2008 | Jim Brown
    Peter LaBarberaA conservative activist is expressing alarm over president-elect Barack Obama's plan to expand a Clinton-era executive order that provides special protections for federal employees based on their sexual behavior. The Obama-Biden transition team has included both "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" in its non-discrimination policy for applicants for employment in the incoming Obama administration. President Bush, much to the chagrin of many social conservatives, did not overturn Bill Clinton's executive order prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. However, the Clinton order does not address so-called gender identity. Word of Obama's planned executive order has excited his allies...
  • Video Shows Prop 8 Protesters Terrorizing Cross-Carrying Elderly Woman and Reporter

    11/10/2008 5:07:48 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 76 replies · 745+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | November 10, 2008 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Video footage from KPSP CBS 2 Palm Spring News shows Proposition 8 protesters surrounding an elderly woman and the reporter trying to interview her, shouting and blocking the camera's view of the woman, ultimately forcing the two to flee from the encircling crowd. Phyllis Burgess, a supporter of true marriage, had been assaulted earlier as she displayed a large cross in front of the protesters. Video footage shows the anti-marriage crowd pushing Burgess, slapping the cross out of her hand and stomping on it as they surround her. When reporter Kimberly Chang attempted to interview Burgess shortly thereafter, she grew...
  • Ellen buys $100,000 TV time to support gay marriage (BARF Alert)

    10/18/2008 11:12:28 PM PDT · by DrHannibalLecter · 19 replies · 905+ views
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Ellen DeGeneres has bought $100,000 of television airtime to urge Californians to vote to save the right to gay marriage in a November ballot, campaign organizers said on Friday
  • California Stand for Marriage - Open Air Rally - October 19, 2008

    10/16/2008 7:18:18 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 586+ views
    Stand for Marriage - Open Air Rally Restore Marriage ... Protect Children Sunday October 19 , 2008 Sponsered by Chinese Church Alliance Location: Veterans Memorial Park in Cupertino (21267 Stevens Creek Blvd... across the street from De Anza College) Poster Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • How 25 Years of Gay Activism in Hollywood Has Paid Off

    10/11/2008 2:07:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 78 replies · 2,242+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | 10/8/08 | Robert Knight
    If you’re noticing your TV screen turning pink, it’s not just your imagination. The new broadcast TV season includes 22 series featuring a total of 35 openly gay characters, according to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). GLAAD, which rides herd over all Hollywood scripts dealing with homosexuality, says the number of series with homosexual characters is a record. These series are on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and the CW networks. The total figure does not include shows on cable, like The L Word on Showtime, or MTV’s all-gay LOGO network. A new Eye on Culture report from...
  • Gay-Porn Kingpin Linked To Obama (major bundler of contributions for campaign)

    10/10/2008 10:14:42 AM PDT · by dead · 43 replies · 1,579+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 10, 2008 | Dick Johnson
    ONE of the "bundlers" who has raised $50,000 to $100,000 for the Barack Obama presidential campaign is Terrence Bean, who once controlled the biggest producer of gay porn in America. Bean, the first gay on Sen. Obama's National Finance Committee, is the sole trustee of the Charles M. Holmes Foundation, which owned Falcon Studios, Jock Studios and Mustang Studios, the producers of about $10 million worth of all-male pornography a year. Chuck Holmes, who founded Falcon in 1972, died of AIDS in 2000. San Francisco's new gay and lesbian community center was named after Holmes two years later, thanks to...
  • Decision to teach kids to be 'gay' allowed to stand.

    10/09/2008 5:22:05 AM PDT · by kindred · 96 replies · 4,277+ views
    WND ^ | 10/08/08 | Bob Unruh
    A federal court decision approving mandatory public school instruction for children as young as kindergarten in how to be homosexual is being allowed to stand, drawing a description of "despicable" from the parent who unsuccessfully challenged his school district's "gay" advocacy agenda. The U.S. Supreme Court without comment has refused to intervene in a case prompted by the actions of officials at Estabrook Elementary school in Lexington, Mass., who not only were teaching homosexuality to young children, but specifically refused to allow Christian parents to opt their children out of the indoctrination. The case on which WND has reported previously...
  • AdWatch: Pro-Prop. 8 pitch starts with Newsom comments

    10/06/2008 1:04:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 814+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/6/8 | Aurelio Rojas
    Supporters of Proposition 8, which would ban same-sex marriage in California, are running their first television ad.The commercial features San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom making a celebratory speech. The state Supreme Court had just invalidated a law overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2000 that declared "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." Following is a text of the ad and an analysis by Aurelio Rojas of The Bee's Capitol Bureau: The ad Newsom: This door's wide open now. It's going to happen whether you like it or not.Narrator: Four judges ignored 4 million...
  • Anti-Homosexual Marriage Protesters Take Their Message to Hollywood Blvd. in LA

    10/02/2008 10:33:21 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 32 replies · 1,271+ views
    Lunch hour on Figueroa Street, downtown Los Angeles: Stepping onto the sidewalk, he said: "Let me see that sign." The sign held by TFP volunteer Mr. Thomas Schneider read "God's marriage = 1 man, 1 woman = children." ...Just then another businessman turned to Mr. Schneider and chimed in: "You're 120% percent correct!.." ...[A] pro-homosexual woman attempted to stop our campaign. "You should really stop what you're doing and leave. If violence breaks out," she told me, "you will be responsible for it. You are inciting people to acts of hate and violence." Her face muscles and hands quivered and...
  • Gay Democrats Respond to Palin Accusations on Sexual Orientation

    10/01/2008 9:52:55 AM PDT · by steve-b · 49 replies · 1,119+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | 10/1/08
    Today, the National Stonewall Democrats issued the following statement in response by accusations from Governor Sarah Palin that sexual orientation is a choice: "John McCain chose a poor running mate, but he did not choose his sexual orientation. This is another example of why we need a pro-equality President like Barack Obama in the White House. For Governor Palin to suggest that individuals randomly choose their sexual orientation based on nothing but a whim is wrong and it repeats the talking points of the anti-gay special interests which continue to control the McCain/Palin campaign and the Republican Party."...
  • Harvey Milk Day Dies With Governor's Veto (Schwarzenegger)

    09/30/2008 11:35:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 1,790+ views
    On Top Magazine ^ | September 30, 2008
    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a proposed Harvey Milk Day. The measure would have set aside the birthday of the slain gay activist/politician in his memory and encourage public schools to commemorate and educate about the history of California's first openly gay politician. Schwarzenegger's veto came on the last day possible to kill the legislation introduced by openly gay Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and passed by lawmakers. In his veto message issued Tuesday, the governor explained his reasons for vetoing the measure. “I respect the author's intent to designate May 22nd as 'Harvey Milk Day' and a day...
  • Male kid lockups ordered to gender-bend clothes regulations (NY)

    06/20/2008 8:08:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 40 replies · 639+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 06.17.08 | KENNETH LOVETT
    The state has quietly ordered male-only juvenile detention centers to keep bras and panties in stock for transgendered delinquents - angering many jail staffers.   Each facility must stock a dozen bra and panties of each size in case it is requested, employees said and agency officials confirmed.  Girls' centers also must stock men's underwear.Two longtime employees of the agency ripped the policy, saying they fear it promotes an alternative lifestyle in order to accommodate a miniscule population.   "People are appalled," one employee said. "The vast majority of kids in here don't fit the category and want nothing to do with...
  • Obama makes gay ad buys in Ohio, Texas

    03/02/2008 2:24:53 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 76 replies · 314+ views
    gay.com ^ | 3/2/08
    The Obama campaign is lavishing some of its cash advantage on the LGBT community with targeted ad buys in Ohio and Texas leading up to the critical March 4 primaries in both states (Rhode Island and Vermont also vote that day). According to Eric Stern, a member of the Obama LGBT steering committee, the campaign has just completed an ad buy with queer newspapers in the four largest LGBT markets of those two states -- Columbus, Cleveland, Dallas and Houston.
  • ACLU: Sex in Restroom Stalls Is Private

    01/16/2008 5:05:44 AM PST · by IronKros · 77 replies · 763+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/16/2008 | Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - In an effort to help Sen. Larry Craig, the American Civil Liberties Union is arguing that people who have sex in public bathrooms have an expectation of privacy. Craig, of Idaho, is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to let him withdraw his guilty plea to disorderly conduct stemming from a bathroom sex sting at the Minneapolis airport. The ACLU filed a brief Tuesday supporting Craig. It cited a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling 38 years ago that found that people who have sex in closed stalls in public restrooms "have a reasonable expectation of privacy." That...
  • Make Your Yuletide Gay

    12/20/2001 6:58:17 AM PST · by Clemenza · 43 replies · 727+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/20/01 | John Derbyshire
    Make Your Yuletide Gay An olive branch. Mr. Derbyshire is also an NR contributing editor December 20, 2001 9:15 a.m. At the beginning of Robert Aldrich's 1962 movie Sodom and Gomorrah, Anouk Aimee sets out to deliver a message to the Elamites. Halfway across the desert she encounters a stranger, who helpfully warns her: "Watch out for Sodomite patrols!" Where is that guy when I need him? In Tuesday's column, which was about ballet, I passed a comment on the movie Billy Elliot, expressing the opinion that it was "not bad, if you ignored the ingredient of homosexual propaganda ...
  • California Senate OKs 'Gay' Marriage

    09/09/2007 2:24:37 PM PDT · by kellynla · 45 replies · 908+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | September 8, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    The California Senate has approved a plan to replace "man and woman" in state references to marriage with "two persons," establishing a same-sex marriage procedure in the state that just seven years ago voted to limit marriage to one man and one woman. The 22-15 vote came on homosexual Assemblyman Mark Leno's proposal to open marriage to any pair in the state, not just those couples made up of a man and a woman. All Republicans opposed AB43, while all but three Democratic senators supported it. The bill now goes to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for his signature or veto. He...
  • T.O. (Toronto) announces campaign to attract gay tourists (in an obscene way)

    06/16/2007 7:50:27 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 43 replies · 1,427+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | 06/16/07 | John Musselman
    T.O. announces campaign to attract gay tourists toronto.ctv.ca Tourism Toronto said Friday that it plans to launch an advertising campaign aimed at making the city a top destination for gay travellers from the U.S. The campaign will focus on four major cities - New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It will include ads in gay restaurants, bars and local publications, as well as event sponsorships and other promotional activities. "Toronto has things to offer all year round--we've got a number of festivals outside of Pride that we can market," said Bruce MacDonald of the Canadian Gay & Lesbian...
  • What’s Pink, Green? Senator (Hillary) Clinton Hauling Gay Cash

    03/15/2007 10:01:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,338+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | March 19, 2007 | Jason Horowitz
    Speaking for the second time this month in front of a predominantly gay audience, Hillary Clinton assured the crowd at a Gay Men’s Health Crisis dinner at Chelsea Piers that help was on the way. She guaranteed her support of their issues “when I’m President,” and pointedly referred to a special AIDS grant she pushed through Congress for the first time “since the end of the last Clinton administration.” The crowd laughed appreciatively at what was at once a well-worn bit about the Clinton restoration, and an acknowledgement of the influence of the gay fund-raisers and activists who may put...
  • Gay Couples To Get 'Certificates Of Inequality' (CA elected official to distribute documents)

    02/03/2007 3:45:18 PM PST · by Stoat · 42 replies · 1,118+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | February 3, 2007
    Gay Couples To Get 'Certificates Of Inequality'   POSTED: 5:00 pm EST February 3, 2007  WOODLAND, Calif. -- The woman who oversees civil marriage in Yolo County, Calif., is planning to issue "certificate of inequality" to same-sex couples on Valentine's Day. It's her way of protesting California's ban on gay marriage. They will say, "I issue this Certificate of Inequality to you because your choice of marriage partner displeases some people whose displeasure is, apparently, more important than principles of equality." The Sacramento Bee reported that Yolo County Clerk-Recorder Freddie Oakley said she designed the certificates because she is...
  • Rapist preys on men in suburban Houston

    12/26/2006 12:56:01 PM PST · by presidio9 · 68 replies · 2,619+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/26/06 | JOHN PORRETTO
    A rapist who has struck at least five times since April in and around Baytown has not only spread fear in this working-class community but also piqued the interest of those who study the criminal mind. The reason: He preys on other men. That makes him something of a rarity in the world of crime. "It's the least prevalent kind of serial rape, and largely underreported," said Jack Levin, a leading criminologist and director of the Brudnick Center on Violence at Northeastern University in Boston. Levin and other experts say male-on-male rape sometimes stems from sexual encounters gone bad. But...
  • Democrats Find Their Values Issue (Dems Forget Gay Rights For Election Time Alert)

    10/29/2006 7:26:14 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 711+ views
    Don Feder.com ^ | 10/22/2006 | Don Feder
    In the most bizarre twist of a surreal campaign, Republicans could lose control of the House of Representatives due in part to disgraced Congressman Mark Foley's salacious e-mails to under-aged pages. If that happens, the beneficiary will be the party that has uncritically embraced the gay-rights movement -- which in turn embraces other things. Speaking of double standards: In 1983, Massachusetts Congressman Gary Studds (who passed away a few days ago) was found to have had sexual relations with a 16-year-old male page (No cyber-stalking for the Bay State perv.) He was censured by the House, then repeatedly reelected by...
  • T-shirt case taken to Supreme Court

    10/28/2006 5:34:47 AM PDT · by radar101 · 35 replies · 2,180+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | 28 OCT 2006 | Greg Moran
    Lawyers for a former Poway High School student who was pulled out of class for wearing an anti-gay T-shirt have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an early ruling in the case. Papers filed yesterday by the Alliance Defense Fund urged the court to take up an April ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said high school administrators were justified when they removed Tyler Chase Harper from class. In 2004, Harper, then a sophomore, wore a shirt on which he wrote, “I will not accept what God has condemned,” and on the back, “Homosexuality is...
  • Man Says Sex With Kids a Sacred Ritual (A liberal version of religion)

    08/03/2006 3:00:20 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 27 replies · 594+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | 08/3/2006 | Associated Press
    Man Says Sex With Kids a Sacred RitualBy Associated PressAugust 3, 2006, 5:00 AM EDTCLEVELAND -- A man accused of sexually assaulting nine boys with physical or mental disabilities told a judge that having sex with children is a sacred ritual protected by civil rights laws. Phillip Distasio, who said he is the leader of a church called Arcadian Fields Ministries, represented himself at his pretrial hearing Wednesday. He is charged with 74 counts including rape, pandering obscenity to minors and corrupting another with drugs. "I'm a pedophile. I've been a pedophile for 20 years," he said in Cuyahoga County...
  • Ottawa Pride saved from untimely demise (by the rich queers, not the government)

    07/10/2006 8:48:00 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 17 replies · 531+ views
    Capital XTRA! ^ | 07/10/06 | Jefferson Mendoza
    Ottawa Pride saved from untimely demise CAPITAL PRIDE / Not-for-profit fronts $20,000 for struggling Pride fest Jefferson Mendoza / Capital Xtra / Monday, July 10, 2006 A unifying moment for Ottawa's queer community occurred today when it was announced that Capital Xtra -- under the paper's parent company Pink Triangle Press -- will be providing the emergency funding of $20,000 to the Pride Committee Of Ottawa-Gatineau. Representatives from both organizations shook hands at the Human Rights Memorial, just in front of city hall, during the announcement. The 2006 Pride festival will be renamed Capital Pride, not inspired from the paper's...
  • No return to the closet [HYPER MEGA PUKE ALERT]

    07/09/2006 9:26:39 AM PDT · by Alouette · 37 replies · 889+ views
    Idiot Acharonot ^ | July 9, 2006 | Fania Oz-Salzberger
    Rabbi Akiva preferred 'love your neighbor as yourself' over the 'abomination' of homosexual sex To those Orthodox Jews who oppose the Gay Pride parade I write to you as a secular Jew, with a deep respect for you and your beliefs. But only when that respect is mutual. My principles, morals and my way of life are as important to me as Jewish law is to you. I feel no inferiority, need to apologize or discomfort with my "partial" Judaism. My cart is not empty, and my beliefs are well reasoned and crystallized. They are called secular, liberal humanism. I...
  • Being gay 'starts in the womb'

    06/26/2006 8:24:33 PM PDT · by managusta · 89 replies · 2,112+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/27/2006 | Roger Highfield
    Boys with a number of elder brothers are more likely to grow up to be gay than boys with relatively fewer older brothers, younger brothers or sisters of any age - but is not the result of upbringing, says a study published today. For each additional older brother, a boy's chance of being homosexual increases by a third, it says. Prof Anthony Bogaert, at Brock University, in St Catherine's, Canada, says his research provides strong evidence that sexual orientation may be the result of biological processes in the womb. "If you have a biological brother, and you never even lived...
  • Gay Pride Month: Communists stand in solidarity

    06/23/2006 7:40:19 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 45 replies · 834+ views
    The following statement was issued June 21 by the Communist Party USA and Young Communist League in honor of Pride Month. The month of June has been designated as Pride Month in celebration of the struggles and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the United States. This coming weekend marks the anniversary of the uprising that occurred at the Stonewall Inn on June 27, 1969, in New York City. The uprising, in response to bar raids and attacks by the police, was led by working-class gay and transgender people, many of whom were Black or Latino, and...
  • Gay rights rally in Moscow ends violently

    05/27/2006 3:27:41 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 105 replies · 3,729+ views
    "We are conducting a peaceful action. We want to show that we have the same rights as other citizens," Alexeyev told a news conference a few hours before events turned violent. The crowd opposed to gay rights and the rally included women who held up religious icons. They were joined by men in Cossack traditional dress — white sheepskin hats and black-and-red tunics. Police quickly moved in as the first half-dozen rally participants arrived carrying flowers. They were joined by about 100 religious and nationalist extremists who kicked and punched some of the activists. As Volker Beck, a Green member...
  • Gay and Lesbian Catholics Will Enter Catholic Cathedrals Nationally On Pentecost Sunday

    05/23/2006 1:58:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 415 replies · 4,412+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 23, 2006
    CHICAGO, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by the Rainbow Sash Movement (RSM). The RSM will respond to the fear and intolerance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) persons, by many of our Catholic Bishops on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2006. We will be entering, with our straight allies, Catholic Cathedrals across the nation on Pentecost wearing Rainbow Sashes as a sign of identification. Some Bishops have welcomed us in the past, and we are thankful for their welcome.Nationally our Bishops have lobbied against our human rights. Our grief is intensified because many in the GLBT...
  • SJC upholds law barring out-of-state gay couples from marriage

    03/30/2006 8:18:57 AM PST · by dukeman · 34 replies · 2,435+ views
    alliancedefensefund.org ^ | Alliance Defense Fund update quoting Boston Globe | Jonathan Saltzman
    In an eagerly awaited landmark decision, the state's highest court ruled today that Governor Mitt Romney and Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly had the authority to invoke a 1913 state law that Massachusetts used to block out-of-state gay couples from marrying here when same-sex marriage became legal in 2004. The Supreme Judicial Court upheld the 1913 law when it was used to block same sex-couples from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, because gay marriage is prohibited in those states. The court, however, did not rule on the claims of the couples from New York and Rhode Island because state...
  • Spain: Transsexuals can choose jails (based upon their "psycho-social identity")

    03/05/2006 11:14:22 AM PST · by Stoat · 27 replies · 973+ views
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | March 5, 2006
    Transsexuals can choose jails05/03/2006 18:29  - (SA)   Related Articles Transvestites change Thai army Queen does it for transsexuals Transsexuals get Olympic nod    Madrid - Transsexual inmates in Spain soon will be able to serve their sentences in facilities for men or women according to their "psycho-social identity", and not according to their original gender, reported the El Pais newspaper on Sunday. According to the centre-left daily, a directive is about to be published concerning the incarceration of individuals who have undergone a sex change. Transsexuals would be able to ask to serve their sentences in prisons corresponding to their new...
  • At DePaul, queer studies finds a niche

    02/21/2006 10:30:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 837+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 20, 2006 | Jodi S. Cohen
    College student Eric Oliver sits in the classroom's front row, ready to learn about Italian poet Dante and Catholic theologian St. Thomas Aquinas and their views on morality and sin. But this isn't a religion, philosophy or literature class. It's an introductory course in queer studies, and for the next 90 minutes, Oliver and his classmates study the history of same-sex desire, the biology of gender identity and government reactions to homosexual behavior. It is no longer remarkable that the subjects are taught, but on this day, it is notable where the discussion is taking place. The classroom is on...
  • Dad Says His Son 'Damaged' by Homosexual Indoctrination at State-Sponsored Program

    02/09/2006 5:36:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 532 replies · 6,916+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 02.09.04 | Jim Brown
    Two Christian parents say their son was a victim of homosexual indoctrination at the prestigious "Governor's School of North Carolina."The Governor's School of North Carolina describes itself as "program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses." But one North Carolina couple is suffering some after effects of their son's involvement in the program. Jim and Beverly Burrows say after their son attended a Governor's School seminar called "The New Gay Teenager," he began telling them he was unsure of his "sexual orientation."The parents believe the seminar was intentionally scheduled as the last optional...
  • China censors decree gay cowboy film too sensitive

    01/29/2006 9:31:40 PM PST · by jamesm51 · 16 replies · 820+ views
    Scottsman.com News ^ | Jan 30, 2006 | BENJAMIN ROBERTSON
    CENSORS in China have banned the screening of Brokeback Mountain because they object to its homosexual content. The film is directed by the hugely popular Taiwanese director Ang Lee, whose 2000 Oscar-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon helped to raise the profile of Chinese cinema internationally. But a report by the official Xinhua News Agency said that the film's "sensitive topic" of gay love meant that it could not be screened. World Trade Organisation rules require China to screen a minimum of 20 foreign films a year. Gay activists in China have regularly complained of harassment and discrimination. Last month,...
  • AP NewsBreak: Pastor calls for boycott of Microsoft, HP for backing gay rights bill

    01/16/2006 7:26:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,514+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/16/06 | Rachel La Corte - ap
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A pastor on Monday called for a national boycott of Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and other companies that support a gay civil rights bill, saying the corporations have underestimated the power of religious consumers. The Rev. Ken Hutcherson, pastor of Antioch Bible Church in the Seattle suburb of Redmond, said he would formally issue the boycott Thursday on the conservative radio show Focus on the Family. "We're tired of sitting around thinking that morals can be ignored in our country," he said. "This is not a threat, this is a promise. Check out the past presidential election. We...
  • Boycott sought over bill backing gay rights

    01/17/2006 11:46:52 AM PST · by XR7 · 6 replies · 2,491+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 1/17/05 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    The Rev. Ken Hutcherson seeks a boycott of businesses supporting gay civil rights. Legislature 2006 Boycott sought over bill backing gay rightsBy RACHEL LA CORTEThe Associated PressOLYMPIA — A pastor has called for a national boycott of Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and other businesses that have come out in support of a gay civil-rights bill, saying Monday that the companies have underestimated the power of religious consumers. The Rev. Ken Hutcherson, pastor of Antioch Bible Church of Redmond — also home to Microsoft — said he would officially make the call for the boycott Thursday on a national conservative talk-radio show,...
  • Many Straight Guys Say 'No Thanks' to 'Brokeback Mountain'

    01/05/2006 4:21:21 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 330 replies · 7,500+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 1/5/2005 | Dru Sefton
    Many Straight Guys Say 'No Thanks' to 'Brokeback Mountain' BY DRU SEFTON It's true, the movie "Brokeback Mountain" does provoke what one researcher calls "a very strong ick factor" in some straight men. What is it in this story of two cowboy pals in 1960s Wyoming who find themselves in lifelong love -- yet go on to marry women -- that elicits this response from heterosexual males? The answers are as complex as the plot. A psychologist who coined the word "homophobic" said the revulsion is precisely that. A scientist who discovered genetic links to sexuality said he simply does...
  • 'John Wayne made real movies. There ain't no queer in cowboy'

    12/31/2005 7:16:50 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 101 replies · 2,902+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 01/01/06 | Philip Sherwell
    Jim-Bob Zimmerschied is not a happy cowboy. "They've gone and killed John Wayne with this movie," he says angrily, beer in hand. "I've been doing this job all my life and I ain't never met no gay cowboy. It wouldn't be right." The target of Mr Zimmerschied's outburst is Brokeback Mountain, the Hollywood Western-with-a-twist that opens in London this week and is already being tipped for Oscar success. The "gay cowboy flick", as it has been dubbed in America, is directed by Ang Lee and stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as two young ranch hands who begin a long-term...
  • 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...