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  • Manhattan renters close on getaway (log) cabin in West Milford

    11/11/2015 11:53:01 AM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | DONNA ROLANDO
      Jim Alcorn/Special to The Record   When "Something Rotten!" actor Aaron Kaburick and stage manager Patrick Wetzel aren't at Broadway's St. James Theatre or their Manhattan residence, chances are they're enjoying their log cabin on West Milford's Pinecliff Lake. From the neon lights of Broadway and their work on the new musical "Something Rotten!" to the serenity of West Milford's Pinecliff Lake, where the only illumination comes from the stars, two Manhattan renters couldn't come up with a more different setting for their first home.  But that is what Aaron Kaburick and Patrick Wetzel wanted in a getaway home. ...
  • Angie’s List Revenue Grows Less Than Expected ("paid membership fell 27%")

    07/22/2015 5:40:51 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 22, 2015 7:34 a.m. ET | Angela Chen
    Consumer-services marketplace books a loss of $8.3 million Angie’s List Inc. said Wednesday its revenue grew 11%, but it was less than analysts had expected as gross paid membership additions fell 27% for the services marketplace and consumer-review company....
  • Poll to FReep:Do you agree with the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriages?

    06/26/2015 3:20:20 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 41 replies
    Tucson News Now (TV 13) ^ | 6-26-2015 | Tucson News Now (TV 13)
    Do you agree with the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriages? Yes No
  • Poll to FReep: Do you agree with the Supreme Court's ruling that declared gay marriage < snip >

    06/26/2015 2:52:39 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 39 replies
    News 4 Tucson ^ | 6-26-2015 | News 4 Tucson
    Poll Question: Do you agree with the Supreme Court's ruling that declared gay marriage bans nationwide unconstitutional?
  • CDC Official: We’re Seeing ‘Epidemic of Syphilis’ Among Gay Men

    04/25/2015 11:38:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 141 replies
    CNS ^ | April 23, 2015 | Penny Starr
    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official cited an “epidemic” of syphilis among homosexual men during an event Thursday by a lobbying group pushing for an increase in federal funding for sexually transmitted disease prevention from $157 million to $212 million. “We’re also seeing what we are calling pretty much an epidemic of syphilis among men who have sex with men – that really started in the early – 2000, 2002, but we’ve seen a dramatic increase since 2008,” Dr. Gail Bolan, director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, said at a briefing by the National Coalition of STD...
  • Combat troops to get gay sensitivity training

    02/24/2011 9:39:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 92 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | Rowan Scarborough
    American combat troops will get sensitivity training directly on the battlefield about the military’s new policy on gays instead of waiting until they return to home base in the United States, the senior enlisted man in Afghanistan said Thursday. The Pentagon is launching an extensive force-wide program to ease the process of integrating open homosexuals into the ranks, including into close-knit fighting units. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, the top enlisted man in Afghanistan where 100,000 U.S. troops are deployed, said that the sessions on respecting gays’ rights will go right down to the forward operating bases, where troops...
  • LPGA in Lockstep Caves to Radical Homosexual Agenda

    12/07/2010 6:10:09 AM PST · by scottfactor · 24 replies ^ | 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...
  • Patriots, time to demand apology from Mayor Bloomberg

    Bloomberg implies NYC Bomber an Obamacare protester, NBC reports man of Pakistani descent arrested. Imagine my friends Bloomberg coming in Monday with papers on the floor from their fax machines. Don't worry if you don't have a fax machine, I have the info on the bottom telling you how to send a fax without the fax machine. It is time that Tea Party people get respect from these progressives. Also lets flood him with emails and phone calls. All I ask is that you be civil in correspondence with the mayor, no strong language and no threats of violence....
  • 7 Protesters Ousted From Fort Worth City Council Meeting

    07/15/2009 5:21:18 AM PDT · by fwdude · 27 replies · 1,843+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | July 14, 2009 | Deanna Boyd
    7 protesters ousted from Fort Worth City Council meeting By DEANNA BOYD FORT WORTH -- Seven protesters were removed from Tuesday night's City Council meeting after they repeatedly demanded to be moved up on the agenda to speak about last month's police raid at the Rainbow Lounge. "Hear us now! Hear us now!" five men chanted in a hallway outside City Council chambers. The men, believed to be members of Queer LiberAction, a Dallas-based gay rights group, were led out of the building by city marshals. Inside the meeting, the group's founder, Blake Wilkinson, repeatedly interrupted Mayor Mike Moncrief....
  • H.I.V. Found in 22 Actors in Sex Films Since 2004

    06/14/2009 6:14:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies · 2,001+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 12, 2009 | Gardiner Harris
    Health officials in Los Angeles said Friday that 22 actors in adult sex movies had contracted H.I.V. since 2004, when a previous outbreak led to efforts to protect pornography industry employees. The officials accused an industry-supported health clinic of failing to cooperate with state investigations and of failing to protect not only industry workers but their sexual partners as well. “We have an industry that is exposing workers to life-threatening diseases as part of their employment,” said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of public health for Los Angeles County. “That is outrageous and anachronistic. These infections are virtually entirely preventable.” The...
  • Obama team denies it will delay ‘Don’t Ask’ repeal

    11/25/2008 12:44:04 PM PST · by pissant · 39 replies · 930+ views
    Southern Voice ^ | 11/25/08 | staff
    A member of Barack Obama’s transition team is denying media reports that the president-elect has decided to delay efforts to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” until 2010. An Obama transition team spokesperson, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the decision on how to approach repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which prohibits gays from serving openly in the military, would be made after more experts have joined the Obama administration. “These decisions will not be made before the full national security team is in place,” the spokesperson said. The Washington Times reported last week that two people who have...
  • In California, 'Gay Rights' Now Superior to Everyone Else's Rights

    10/06/2008 4:31:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies · 1,040+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 10/6/08 | Campaign for Children and Families
     Contact: Agency Contact, 877-405-4005, Campaign for Children and Families   SACRAMENTO, California, October 6 /Christian Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed three bills squashing moral values and religious freedom. By elevating the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda above the rights of everyone else, Schwarzenegger has confirmed his legacy is being the most anti-family Republican governor in California history.   "There is no gay gene, but religious freedom is a God-given right enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. So it's wrong and unfair to create new laws which make homosexual-bisexual-transsexual 'rights' superior to everyone else's rights," said Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children...
  • 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...
  • SJSU suspends blood drives, citing FDA ban on donations by gay men

    01/31/2008 2:11:45 PM PST · by SmithL · 56 replies · 690+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/31/8 | Dana Hull
    In a move believed to be the first by a college campus in the nation, San Jose State University President Don Kassing has suspended all campus blood drives because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration bars any man who has had sex with another man from donating blood. "The FDA's lifetime blood donor deferral affecting gay men violates our non-discrimination policy," said Kassing in an e-mail sent to faculty, staff and students. The suspension, which is effective immediately, applies to blood drives arranged by employees representing the university as well as blood drives organized by student groups. The FDA's ban...
  • Experts: Credit Romney for homosexual marriage

    07/14/2007 10:30:57 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 258 replies · 1,878+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/14/07 | Bob Unruh
    While former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney claims he did everything possible to throttle homosexual marriage in his state – his campaign now saying he took "every conceivable step within the law to defend traditional marriage" – several constitutional experts say that just isn't so. "What Romney did [was] he exercised illegal legislative authority," Herb Titus said of the governor's actions after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in the Goodridge case in 2003. "He was bound by what? There was no order. There wasn't even any order to the Department of Public Health to do anything." Titus,...
  • Pro-‘Gay’ Bullies Pick Up the Pace

    03/27/2007 6:34:19 AM PDT · by Woodland · 13 replies · 714+ views ^ | 03/27/07 | Matt Barber
    Marine General Peter Pace – decorated war hero and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – continues to find himself fending off a vicious and unfamiliar rapid fire assault from his extreme left-flank. In recent days, the good general has been widely and unjustly vilified by America’s self-appointed thought police as they step up their unified and widespread campaign of homofascist speech enforcement. During a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune, Pace violated one of the cardinal rules of political correctness by noting that, “homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral.” While defending the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell”...
  • Retired Military Officers 'Come Out' and Demand Apology From General Peter Pace

    03/16/2007 6:50:24 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 128 replies · 2,482+ views ^ | 03/16/07 | PRNewswire
    WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of seven high- ranking military veterans today responded to recent remarks by General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who earlier this week called lesbian, gay and bisexual service members "immoral" and re-iterated his support for the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual service members. The officers, who are all lesbian or gay, called on Congress to repeal the law, and demanded that General Pace apologize for his remarks. COL Stewart Bornhoft, USA (Ret.); CAPT Joan E. Darrah, USN (Ret.); CAPT Robert D. Dockendorff, USNR...
  • Why Ann Coulter's Remark Matters

    03/04/2007 9:45:43 AM PST · by A_perfect_lady · 335 replies · 5,107+ views
    My seething mind | 3/4/07 | Myself
    My friends, my sister, and I were hanging out at a gay bar in West Hollywood last night (yes, really) because you can buy $1 draft beers during happy hour, and my little sister can flirt with men who won't actually try to take her home. She just moved out to Hollywood to live with me and, being only 29, she still likes to party. I'm the over-protective type, so I go with her and glower at anyone who gets too close.Because it was a gay bar, all the men I met there were... oh, what's the word... gay, yes,...
  • America's door shut to foreigners with HIV

    07/12/2006 5:04:06 PM PDT · by satchmodog9 · 46 replies · 1,074+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-12-2006 | Bonnie Miller Rubin
    In the early years of AIDS, when many people thought a deadly disease dubbed "the gay cancer" might be transmitted via drinking glasses or doorknobs, Congress added HIV to the list of infections that could prevent a foreign visitor from entering the country. Nearly two decades later, as the international Gay Games begin in Chicago this weekend, the law still bars any HIV-positive foreigner from visiting the U.S., whether it is to play basketball, attend a business meeting or stand up in a family wedding. Though immigration officials have granted a waiver to allow athletes to attend the games--just as...
  • Homosexual Agenda - California Legislation In Process

    06/30/2006 7:49:06 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 54 replies · 1,284+ views
    The following GLBT related legislation is currently in process in the California Legislature.  While some of these bills sound generic in nature, all are being supported by major GLBT activist organizations in California as advancing homosexual rights.  AB 606 - Safe Place to Learn Act Assemblymember Lloyd Levine (D-Van Nuys)Would require school districts to establish and publicize an antidiscrimination and antiharassment policy that prohibits discrimination and harassment as specified under current law, including, but not limited to, actual or perceived gender identity and sexual orientation and provides penalties for school districts found to be in violation of that law, including...
  • 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 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...
  • Seven US soldiers charged in Internet sex scandal

    02/25/2006 7:23:50 PM PST · by voletti · 26 replies · 861+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 2/26/06 | AFP
    WASHINGTON: Seven soldiers from the US Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division have been charged with engaging in sex for money on an Internet website, the army said Friday. Three of the soldiers were charged with pandering, sodomy and “wrongfully engaging in sexual acts with another person while being filmed, with the purpose of broadcasting over the Internet for money”, the army said in a statement. The army gave no further details but the division had previously been reported to be investigating soldiers for engaging in sex on a gay website. The three face possible court-martial while four other soldiers received...
  • 7 U.S. paratroopers charged with having sex on gay porno website (82nd Airborne)

    02/24/2006 8:19:14 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 71 replies · 5,077+ views
    (AP) ^ | February 24, 2006 | (AP)
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The U.S. army has charged seven paratroopers from its elite 82nd Airborne Division with engaging in sex acts in video shown on a homosexual pornographic website, authorities said Friday. Three of the soldiers face courts-martial on charges of sodomy, pandering and engaging in sex acts for money, said a statement released Friday by the military. Four other soldiers, whose names were not released, received non-judicial punishments. The army has recommended all be discharged. The charges do not mention the name of the site but the division has said previously it was investigating allegations soldiers appeared on...
  • Liberals Delude Themselves on Brokeback Mountain's Popularity

    02/20/2006 11:52:55 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 159 replies · 5,299+ views ^ | 2/20/06 | John Leo
    Mickey Kaus at says that the gay-cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain has the same marketing strategy as Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. Both, he says, have been hyped as blue-state movies that are reaching and changing minds in the cities of red America. He calls this the "Heartland Breakout Meme”. ("Meme" refers to a cultural copying unit that hops from brain to brain without much thought or any at all). What Kaus means is that the mainstream media keep reinforcing ideas liberals want to believe, whether they are true or not. But the alleged breakout of Fahrenheit appears to be myth,...
  • Northwest refuses gay couple's award tickets

    02/12/2006 5:39:39 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 43 replies · 2,139+ views
    PlanetOut Network ^ | Sat Feb 11, 8:01 PM ET | Staff
    SUMMARY: Northwest Airlines took heat from the ACLU on Thursday for refusing to honor award tickets that a gay couple in Los Angeles tried to use for a trip to Florida. Northwest Airlines took heat from the ACLU on Thursday for refusing to honor award tickets that a gay couple in Los Angeles tried to use for a trip to Florida. In a letter to Northwest, the legal advocacy group said the airline's action violated California's nondiscrimination laws. Rob Anders, a longtime airline industry employee, won the tickets at a holiday party in December. When he tried to redeem the...
  • Military Investigating 82nd Airborne Over Gay Porn Allegations

    01/27/2006 5:26:28 PM PST · by LouAvul · 18 replies · 1,259+ views
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Army officials are investigating allegations that members of the celebrated 82nd Airborne Division appear on a gay pornography Web site, a spokeswoman said Friday. Authorities at Fort Bragg have begun an inquiry into whether the paratroopers' actions violated the military conduct code. Division spokeswoman Maj. Amy Hannah declined to say how many paratroopers are involved or identify their unit within the division. A defense official speaking on condition of anonymity said up to seven soldiers are involved. Hannah said soldiers questioned will be allowed to seek legal assistance, but she declined to say if any one had...
  • 'Brokeback' breach for repressed men; Film's message -- this could be you

    01/15/2006 8:20:02 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 110 replies · 3,238+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/15/06 | Rod Hagen
    West Hollywood -- I am a gift. A prize. After years of difficult repression, men with a secret seek me out as a reward for their good behavior. I make a living having sex with these closeted married men. I'm an "escort," to use the euphemism, which gives me a unique perspective on a potential, and particular, cultural fallout as "Brokeback Mountain" widens out not just to Britain but to every remaining crumb in America's breadbasket. Much has been made about the "turning point" effect Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee's Oscar-jockeying film could force upon Hollywood. The movie is based...
  • Heath Ledger angry at ban (says private business decision by theatre owners is "akin to racism")

    01/10/2006 4:34:06 PM PST · by presidio9 · 134 replies · 3,119+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | January 11, 2006 | Claire Sutherland and Mark Moor
    HOT Oscar tip Heath Ledger yesterday compared US bans on his gay cowboy film to racism. Critics' Choice Awards Picture Gallery Ledger said he was not surprised a Utah cinema had banned Brokeback Mountain, which depicts a lifelong love affair between two Montana cowboys. "I heard a while ago that West Virginia was going to ban it. But that's a state that was lynching people only 25 years ago, so that's to be expected," Ledger said. "Personally, I don't think the movie is (controversial) but I think maybe the Mormons in Utah do. I think it's hilarious and very immature...
  • 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...
  • 'Sir' Elton's gay partner is no 'Lady'!

    12/23/2005 8:07:07 AM PST · by Dane · 71 replies · 1,856+ views
    'Sir' Elton's gay partner is no 'Lady'! Washington | December 23, 2005 7:11:25 PM IST Sir Elton John and his longtime partner David Furnish may have finally united in a civil ceremony on Dec 21, but the latter will not be referred to as a Lady, even though his partner is a Knight, according to etiquette authority Debrett's. In Britain, it is customary for wives of knights of the realm to take the title of Lady in place of Mrs, but the rule will not extend to gay civil unions, which became legal in the UK this week. "Even though...
  • Gay community outing public figures via blogs

    10/04/2005 3:29:14 PM PDT · by proud_yank · 34 replies · 1,571+ views
    AP Via MSNBC ^ | Oct 3, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK - Though decried by many gay-rights leaders, “outing” — the practice of exposing secretly gay public figures — is expanding into new terrain as Internet bloggers target congressional staffers, political strategists, even black clergy whose sermons and speeches contain anti-gay rhetoric. Few issues are as divisive within the gay community. Numerous gay organizations, such as the Human Rights Campaign and the Log Cabin Republicans, staunchly oppose outing, yet many other activists support it when the targets are public figures — or their aides — who work against gay rights or condemn homosexuality. “It’s not the gay thing that’s...
  • Heath Ledger's 'gay' cowboy beats Clooney's latest

    09/11/2005 12:27:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 163 replies · 5,189+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/11/05 | WorldNetDaily
    "Brokeback Mountain," the story of two homosexual cowboys starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, topped 19 competitors, including George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck" to win the Venice Film Festival's top award yesterday. The film has been called "groundbreaking" by homosexual activists for the amount of "gay" sex that is shown on screen. Mel Gibson fans will remember Heath Ledger as the eldest son in "The Patriot" determined to fight for independence against the British, the innocent but brave fair-haired boy-man who struggles for justice even among his fellow southern colonialists. Gyllenhaal is best known for his role as...
  • Katrina: Now It's Personal (Kim Gandy has lost it!!) The official response to Katrina from NOW

    09/03/2005 8:14:48 PM PDT · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 49 replies · 1,964+ views
    now ^ | 9-2-05 | Kim Gandy
    Katrina: Now It's Personal September 2, 2005 All right. Now it's personal. I'm from Louisiana, as you may know. I lived and worked for 14 years in New Orleans, and spent all of those years as a NOW activist. The flood pictures that have been, well, flooding my TV and newspapers the past few days are almost more than I can bear. Like many of you, I am flooded with emotions - worry, hope, grief, and now, anger. And now they're using government resources to direct cash contributions to Pat Robertson's Operation Blessing, which is one of the top three...
  • Gay cowboy film conquers Venice

    09/02/2005 11:25:09 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 157 replies · 2,968+ views
    Yahoo News/AFP ^ | 9/2/2005 | Yahoo News/AFP
    A groundbreaking movie about forbidden love between two cowboys in the American West, "Brokeback Mountain" by Taiwan-born director Ang Lee, has conquered critics at the 62nd Venice international film festival even before its world premiere. Featuring strong performances by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in the leading roles, the film is a sensitive study of the homosexual relationship between two cowboys who meet while working on a ranch in 1963. "There's never been a homosexual cowboy movie," producer James Schamus told a press conference in Venice Friday. But Lee was quick to explain that the theme of his film was...
  • Forest Service watching trails after (gay) sex sting arrests

    07/02/2005 9:03:37 AM PDT · by bourbon · 75 replies · 2,051+ views
    Biloxi Sun-Herald ^ | 07/01/05 | Robin Fitzgerald
    Authorities say an undercover sting at the Tuxachanie Hiking Trail has scared away men suspected of gathering there for sex. That doesn't mean they won't turn up in another area of the DeSoto National Forest. But if they do, federal law enforcement agencies are on the lookout, said Ron Smith, acting district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service. And so are Harrison County deputies who will continue to check the area. Smith, in a meeting Thursday with Sheriff George H. Payne Jr., credited deputies with a sting in early June that resulted in six men's arrests on charges of indecent...
  • Gays at receiving end of bias claim: Investigation at Castro bar opens dialogue about prejudice

    06/26/2005 8:02:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 907+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/26/5 | Wyatt Buchanan
    They are among the most maligned groups in society, but when it comes to discrimination, many say, gays can give as good as they get. A city investigation of S.F. Badlands, one of the largest and most popular bars in the heart of the Castro neighborhood, has added evidence to that argument. In April, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission found that the bar discriminated against African American customers and job applicants. That finding, which is vigorously disputed by the bar's owner, is elevating the murmurs of racism in the gay community to a national discussion. National gay media have...
  • Calif. panels reject gay marriage ban

    05/10/2005 6:30:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 510+ views
    AP ^ | 5/10/5 | STEVE LAWRENCE
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Two legislative committees on Tuesday rejected a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriages and strip away a long list of rights granted to domestic partners in recent years. The Assembly and Senate Judiciary Committees both rejected an amendment offered by Republican Assemblyman Ray Haynes, who claimed the proposal would strengthen the intent of voters who approved a ballot measure five years ago that prevents the state from recognizing gay marriages performed elsewhere. Other laws bar same-sex marriages from taking place in California. Conservative groups immediately said they would try to gather the nearly 600,000 signatures required...
  • Hundreds protest against group in Colo.

    05/01/2005 6:12:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 825+ views
    AP ^ | 5/1/5 | JUDITH KOHLER
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - About 500 people braved cold temperatures and light snow Sunday to protest a conservative Christian group's campaign against gay rights and same-sex marriage. The protesters gathered in front of the Focus on the Family campus, holding rainbow flags, multicolored balloons and signs reading "God Loves Justice" and "Love Thy Neighbor." An American Indian group played drums and some protesters sang "We Shall Overcome." Focus on the Family, founded and led by James Dobson, has vigorously opposed gay rights and same-sex marriages, urging voters during last year's election to vote for President Bush and in favor of...
  • Students wear anti-gay t-shirts to school

    04/16/2005 8:49:19 AM PDT · by Snickersnee · 31 replies · 2,511+ views
    (South Windsor-WTNH, Apr. 15, 2005 10:55 PM) _ Some students in South Windsor don't agree with gay marriage and they sported t-shirts showing others how they feel. But when they wore those shirts to school, the trouble really started. by News Channel 8's Bob Wilson Because of their religious convictions they believe gay marriage is wrong. So four students at the South Windsor High School wore t-shirts saying "Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve." "We wore them to protest a gay straight alliance rally that they had on Tuesday where they wore signs," said sophomore David Grimaldi. "They had...
  • Student suspended for calling teacher 'gay'

    02/11/2005 2:28:14 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 90 replies · 2,438+ views
    projo ^ | February 9, 2005 | ROB MARGETTA
    SWANSEA -- Case High School sophomore Chris Carreiro says he and his friends often use the word "gay" as a synonym for "stupid" or "lame." "I have to say, I use it a lot," he says. "All my friends do ... I do see where gay people could get offended by it, but there's no ... homosexual thing implied." Carreiro says he never gave the word much thought, until recently. Now, he says, his use of the word has earned him a one-day suspension from school. He claims that when he told a guidance counselor that a teacher was "being...
  • Gay kingdom wants UN recognition

    02/04/2005 6:09:57 PM PST · by Ellesu · 182 replies · 3,059+ views ^ | 02/04/05
    Moves are underway for the creation of an independent GLBT state off the coast of Australia, with plans for the new nation to demand recognition before the United Nations. Gay and lesbian activists formed the “Gay & Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands” in June last year after the Australian government passed legislation banning same-sex marriage and stripping same-sex couples of civil rights. The activists are now working on a submission to present to the United Nations that will bring Australia before the International Court of Justice, in order to compel the country to recognize the new state as...
  • Gay tourists discover Buenos Aires (barf alert)

    01/13/2005 9:44:20 AM PST · by traumer · 91 replies · 1,849+ views
    BBC ^ | 13 January, 2005
    Sweat trickles down the face of a man busking in a steamy town square. Buenos Aires is now relatively cheap to visit A young woman paints the final brushstrokes of a summertime cityscape. Gaggles of children giggle by the lakeside in a gloriously green park. This is Buenos Aires: So pretty, so elegant and so European that it has often been described as the "Paris of South America". Before Argentina's economic crisis struck in 2001, Buenos Aires was probably the most expensive city in South America: $1 bought you one peso. Now it gets you three, allowing visitors to experience...
  • Caption: AIDS is Bush's fault

    07/13/2004 9:37:16 AM PDT · by Guillermo · 35 replies · 1,072+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue, Jul 13, 2004 | Zainal Abd Halim
  • Barney Frank Leads John Kerry Supporters at Gay Pride Parade in New York

    06/27/2004 1:30:32 PM PDT · by nwrep · 19 replies · 1,207+ views
    AP ^ | June 27, 2004 | By KAREN MATTHEWS
    NEW YORK -- Gay pride parade-goers danced down Fifth Avenue and waved rainbow flags Sunday in celebration of a movement that has made huge strides this year with the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. "Even 10 years ago I would have said that's the wrong issue," said Ed Glorius, arms entwined around his partner, Dwight Pollard, whom he married in an unofficial ceremony at a Manhattan restaurant last week. "And now I feel very differently." While Massachusetts became the only U.S. state to legally recognize gay marriages following a ruling by its Supreme Judicial Court last November, gay pride...
  • UCSB Offers New Queer Studies Minor

    05/22/2004 5:43:17 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 49 replies · 232+ views
    UCSB Offers New Queer Studies Minor By Jason La - Staff Writer Wednesday May 19, 2004 A new minor in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer studies was recently added to the academic pool at UCSB. The university officially sanctioned the LGBTQ minor last week, and students can sign up for it immediately. Overseen by the Women's Studies program, the minor's required classes range from women's studies courses to English classes. Erin Pullin, UCSB alumna and assistant to the director of the Resource Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity, was a student organizer who worked to get a LGBTQ...
  • SJ,CA agrees to recognize same-sex marriages."I don't live my life in fear of my God,"Mayor.

    03/10/2004 1:01:02 AM PST · by KQQL · 104 replies · 1,417+ views ^ | 03/10/04 | RACHEL KONRAD
    <p>San Jose became the first city in California to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, although the decision only applies to municipal workers.</p> <p>The city council defied objections from conservatives and voted 8-1 Tuesday to pass a motion that could provide more comprehensive health and retirement benefits to partners and family members of gay and lesbian city workers who get married in San Francisco or other cities that allow same-sex marriages.</p>
  • D.A.: I'll arrest same-sex wedders - Says homosexuals committing frauds

    03/04/2004 8:41:45 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 35 replies · 579+ views
    QUEERLY BELOVEDD.A.: I'll arrest same-sex weddersSays homosexuals purporting to be 'married' committing frauds Posted: March 4, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 A district attorney running for Pennsylvania attorney general is vowing to arrest anyone associated with same-sex weddings. "There should be no Rosie O'Donnell weddings in Pennsylvania, and there won't be if I'm the attorney general," Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor Jr. told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Even though same-sex marriages are currently illegal in the Keystone State and there haven't been any homosexual couples forthcoming to seek a marriage license, Castor issued a letter to the local reigster of wills...
  • Pastor finds FBI unresponsive to homosexual activists' threats (try to steal church sign)

    11/16/2003 8:57:32 AM PST · by steppenwolffe · 27 replies · 178+ views
    bpnews ^ | 11-16-03
    GRAVOIS MILLS, Mo. (BP)--The Federal Bureau of Investigation has refused to investigate threats made by homosexual activists against a Missouri Baptist Convention church in the Lake of the Ozarks area, The Pathway convention newsjournal has learned. Ted Haynes, who has pastored First Baptist Church in Gravois Mills the last eight years, said he was treated rudely by an FBI worker when he attempted to report the threats against his church, obscene phone messages and the defacing of his church's sign along Missouri Highway 5 about eight miles south of Versailles. Jeff Lanza, an FBI spokesman in Kansas City, said it...
  • Poll shows America less tolerant of gays

    07/29/2003 4:17:27 AM PDT · by No Dems 2004 · 62 replies · 306+ views
    <p>In early May, support for legal relations reached a high of 60%-35%.</p> <p>The shift in attitudes occurs as gay issues have been in the news. In recent weeks, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas anti-sodomy law, a Canadian court decision allowed gay couples to marry in Ontario, and Wal-Mart expanded anti-discrimination protection to gay workers.</p>