Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Foster The People - Call It What You Want

Grandparents For Marriage Equality

By George, Clooney’s Got Us

By George, Clooney’s Got Us

Gearing up for the one-night-only L.A. reading of 8, Dustin Lance Black’s Prop. 8 play, George Clooney reaffirms his commitment to marriage equality and opens up about persistent gay rumors, his bromance with Brad Pitt, and the prospect of playing Paul Lynde.

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The gay rumor has followed you for years.

I think it’s funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, “These are lies!” That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community. I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don’t give a shit.

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Bully: Jesse Jackson Releases Statement Urging PG-13 Rating

Bully: Jesse Jackson Releases Statement Urging PG-13 Rating

Reverend Jesse Jackson says children "must be allowed to see [Bully] as it was intended to help raise awareness, increase empathy and change minds" in a press statement released today.
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Chick-fil-A Chased Off Boston's Northeastern University

Chick-fil-A Chased Off Boston's Northeastern University

New York Times to New Hampshire Legislators: Taking Back Marriage Equality Is Unconstitutional

The Challenge to Marriage Equality

Rick Green Warns Separation of Church and State leads to 'Communism' and 'Crime'

Rick Green Warns Separation of Church and State leads to 'Communism' and 'Crime'

‘Spreading Santorum’ protest site dropped from first page of Google search results

‘Spreading Santorum’ protest site dropped from first page of Google search results

Notre Dame LGBT Community: ‘It Needs To Get Better’

Notre Dame LGBT Community: ‘It Needs To Get Better’: Students and staff at the University of Notre Dame have created a video called, “It Needs To Get Better.” They highlight that the administration has rejected proposals to create a gay-straight student alliance fifteen times and urge administrators to adopt non-discrimination policies that protect LGBT members of the community from discrimination. Watch it: Fifteen years...

Colbert Mocks Indiana Legislator Who Opposes Girl Scouts

Colbert Mocks Indiana Legislator Who Opposes Girl Scouts: Indiana state Rep. Bob Morris (R) recently refused to honor the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary because he believes they are a “radicalized organization” that promotes homosexuality and abortion. Last night, Stephen Colbert mocked the lawmaker’s position and the “small amount of web-based research” he did that informs it. Watch it...

Perkins Claims that Gay Rights Advocates 'Want to Silence the Church'

Perkins Claims that Gay Rights Advocates 'Want to Silence the Church'

Lady Gaga to Launch Anti-Bullying Foundation Today

Lady Gaga to Launch Anti-Bullying Foundation Today

City Rejects Protections For LGBT Community After Finding ‘No Compelling Evidence’ Of Discrimination

City Rejects Protections For LGBT Community After Finding ‘No Compelling Evidence’ Of Discrimination: The city council Springfield, Ohio rejected a measure extending anti-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment and public accommodations, after members agreed with a report which found “no compelling evidence of discrimination to substantiate changes.” Springfield would been the first southern city in Ohio to shield members of...

Congressman Challenges Anti-Gay Group For Girl Scouts Cookies During Committee Hearing

Congressman Challenges Anti-Gay Group For Girl Scouts Cookies During Committee Hearing: Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) sought to challenge the Family Research Council’s campaign to link the Girl Scouts to abortion and the “homosexual” agenda, during Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on contraception, but was repeatedly rebuffed by Republicans on the panel. “I love thin mints, Girl Scout cookies, what’s your gripe about Girl Scout cookies,” Johnson...

Brandon Morgan

Customs Announces Transgender Protections For Immigration Detention

Customs Announces Transgender Protections For Immigration Detention: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released new health and safety standards for transgender detainees in immigration detention. They ensure that individuals are placed in facilities by the gender with which they identify and that they have access to hormone therapy and other necessary medical care. The National Center for Transgender Equality points out...

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Sponsor: Students Shouldn’t ‘Be Exposed To Alternative Lifestyles’

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Sponsor: Students Shouldn’t ‘Be Exposed To Alternative Lifestyles’: On Tuesday, Tennessee’s House Education Committee postponed its hearing of the infamous Don’t Say Gay bill — a measure that would prohibit public elementary and middle schools from discussing sexual activity that is not related to “natural human reproduction science” — after Rep. Joey Hensley (R) asked to make additional changes to the legislation. In...

Harry Jackson Embarks on Campaign to Repeal Marriage Equality in Maryland

Harry Jackson Embarks on Campaign to Repeal Marriage Equality in Maryland

Newcombe: School Prayer Would Have Prevented Ohio School Shooting

Newcombe: School Prayer Would Have Prevented Ohio School Shooting 

Klingenschmitt is asking for upwards to $159 to send faxes to Senators to stop Furman and two other nominees from “forcing their anti-Jesus, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual views on the American people.”

Klingenschmitt Raises Money to Block Judicial Nominee who was already Confirmed

Saleem: Muslims putting "In Allah We Trust" on the Dollar

Goodnight, Davy Jones.

Mayors - Why We Support Marriage

Rabidly homophobic Randy Thomasson of the hate group Save California is livid because a Bush appointee ruled parts of DOMA unconstitutional

Read more here.

Another hateful message from the homophobic bigots of Minnesota

Support for gay marriage takes dramatic leap in California, new poll shows

Support for gay marriage takes dramatic leap in California, new poll shows

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Golden State registered voters now favor same-sex unions by 59 percent to 34 percent, a 25-point gap that is the largest margin of support for the issue in the three-plus decades the Field Poll has been asking the question.

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Archbishop of Canterbury rejects marriage equality

G.O.P. Greek Tragedy

G.O.P. Greek Tragedy

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In the old days, the Republican ego had control of the party’s id. The id, sometimes described as a galloping horse or crying baby, “the dark, inaccessible part of our personality ... chaos, a cauldron full of seething excitations,” as Freud called it, was whipped up obliquely by candidates. Nixon had his Southern strategy of using race as a wedge, Bush Senior and Lee Atwater used the Willie Horton attack, and W. and Karl Rove conjured the gay marriage bogyman.

Once elected, those presidents curbed the id with the ego, common sense and reason. But now the G.O.P.’s id is unbridled. The horse has thrown the rider; the dark forces are bubbling. Moderates, women, gays, Hispanics and blacks — even the president — are being hunted in this most dangerous game.

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For many years I've dreamed of visiting St. Petersburg. I have longed to see the Hermitage. It saddens me to learn the city is one of the most backwards homophobic shitholes in the world.

Catholic school fires gay teacher planning wedding

Catholic school fires gay teacher planning wedding

SBNN's Avan Jogia and Josh Hutcherson meet GSA leaders

Scary Santorum


I know that the conventional wisdom is that Obama could more easily beat Santorum than Romney, but I found myself sighing in relief when I heard that Romney had won in Michigan and Arizona. Of course I want Obama to win reelection this fall. But what if he was up against Santorum and something went wrong? Romney might be anti-gay. He might espouse many views that are antithetical to my own. But he just doesn’t seem as crazy as Santorum. Santorum is the guy who put down Protestants of the non-evangelical variety. He’s the guy who claims Obama’s theology is bad. Santorum is the guy who says he would die on a hill fighting against marriage equality and contraception because sex should be about procreation. Santorum is the guy who tells women that they should think of their rape babies as gifts from God. The man is one scary, loony bastard. He is locked up in his own limited and self-serving dogma, and he is completely incapable of looking at the world from someone else’s point of view, much less respecting someone else’s point of view. And if he should become the Republican nominee, that would place him within spitting distance of the presidency. I don’t even want to think about that. It’s bad enough that he’s being taken seriously as a primary candidate.

Students Demand Gay Reparations from Harvard

Students Demand Gay Reparations from Harvard

Harvard students are demanding university officials take responsibility for a 1920s-era secret court that expelled students for being gay or being perceived as such.

The Film "Bully" Threatened With NC-17 Rating, Teen Petitions for PG-13

Bully Threatened With NC-17 Rating, Teen Petitions for PG-13

Daniel von Bargen Actor From Seinfeld, Citizen Cohn Attempts Suicide

Actor From Seinfeld, Citizen Cohn Attempts Suicide

Citibank, Barclays Urged to Condemn Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Bill

Citibank, Barclays Urged to Condemn Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Bill

Priest's Actions Against Lesbian Stir Uproar

Priest's Actions Against Lesbian Stir Uproar 

Maine GOP moderate and supporter of LGBT rights Sen. Olympia Snowe won't seek re-election

Maine GOP Sen. Olympia Snowe won't seek re-election

Marine photo

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tom Daley & Team GB -- Sexy And I Know It (LMFAO Lip Sync)

Wash Day

Country Kitchen

I Want To Be A Bad Girl

Young Winson Churchill

"Be gentle with me." "I will, Ryan. I will."

Affection






































Poseidon Enthroned, late 18th century, by Heinrich Friedrich Fuger






































If this were a gif file, he'd be swinging that crossed leg a bit.

Pucker up, big boy, and maybe somebody 'll kiss ya. Um...or maybe not.

Oh, no, not sculpting! One of these days you’ll be able to replace “sculpting” with “holding hands with the boy next door” and it’ll be generally regarded as just as alarmist and silly.

Yep.

Not America's Most Wanted

Gay Couple in Marine Homecoming Photo Speaks Out: VIDEO

NH Republican Lawmaker: Push To Repeal Marriage Equality Will Create ‘Backlash Against Republicans’

NH Republican Lawmaker: Push To Repeal Marriage Equality Will Create ‘Backlash Against Republicans’: Republicans lawmakers in New Hampshire may soon vote on a measure to repeal the state’s same-sex marriage law, but at least one GOP lawmaker is calling on his party to drop the issue. State Rep. Seth Cohn, who the New York Times describes as a “libertarian Republican” says the push “would in fact harm the...

Santorum Backs Away From JFK ‘Throw Up’ Remark: ‘I Wish I Had That Particular Line Back’

Santorum Backs Away From JFK ‘Throw Up’ Remark: ‘I Wish I Had That Particular Line Back’: Rick Santorum backed away from his claim that President John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech about the separation of church and state makes him want to “throw up” during an appearance on the Laura Ingraham radio show this morning. “I wish I had that particular line back,” Santorum told Ingraham, while insisting that the nation’s religious...

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez: My Gay Hair Stylist ‘Talked Too Much’

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez: My Gay Hair Stylist ‘Talked Too Much’: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) said she would be happy to take her “shoulder length bob” to a new stylist, after Antonio Darden publicly refused to cut her hair in protest of her opposition to marriage equality. “First of all, if reporters would ask me the first question, which would be ‘Is he my...

Washington Gov Gregoire: ‘I Apologize That It Took Me So Long’ To Support Marriage Equality

Washington Gov Gregoire: ‘I Apologize That It Took Me So Long’ To Support Marriage Equality: Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire (D) — who signed a marriage equality bill into law earlier this month — has apologized for not supporting same-sex marriage sooner. In an interview discussing her evolution on the issue, Gregoire says, “I apologize that it took me so long. I feel better about my head and my heart...

Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson Objects To Young People Learning About Sex And Gender

Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson Objects To Young People Learning About Sex And Gender: Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson is very concerned that Michigan’s Muskegon School District will be introducing a new comprehensive sex education program. The new curriculum will teach fourth- and fifth-graders about homosexuality and transgender issues paired with diversity education and anti-bullying advocacy. It also includes assignments they will complete at home with their parents, to help...

Maryland Marriage Equality Opponents File Referendum Paperwork

Maryland Marriage Equality Opponents File Referendum Paperwork: Though Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) won’t sign the marriage equality legislation into law until Thursday at 5 P.M., opponents of the measure have already filed the necessary paperwork to start collecting signatures for a referendum to overturn the bill. They will have until June 30 to collect 56,000 valid signatures in order to successfully...

New Gingrich Tells A Story About A 6 Foot ‘Transvestite’

New Gingrich Tells A Story About A 6 Foot ‘Transvestite’: During an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday, Newt Gingrich was asked to explain what Republicans mean by the phrase “San Francisco values,” which the party often uses to describe Democrats’s support for liberal social policies like same-sex marriage. Gingrich responded by telling a story about his experiences in the city during the...

American Family Association Targets Toys R Us over Gay Couple in Archie Comics

American Family Association Targets Toys R Us over Gay Couple in Archie Comics

Tony Perkins' Definition of Hate: Not Giving $ to FRC

Tony Perkins' Definition of Hate: Not Giving $ to FRC

Religious Right Leaders Warn that Contraception Coverage Policy has 'Many Parallels' with Nazi Germany

Religious Right Leaders Warn that Contraception Coverage Policy has 'Many Parallels' with Nazi Germany

FRC’s Religious Freedom Expert would Force Raped Woman to Give Birth to Rapist’s Child

FRC’s Religious Freedom Expert would Force Raped Woman to Give Birth to Rapist’s Child

Boykin: 'Islam is Evil'

Boykin: 'Islam is Evil'

AFA: Vote to end ‘Evil’ Obama’s ‘all-out war on Christians’

AFA: Vote to end ‘Evil’ Obama’s ‘all-out war on Christians’

Franklin Graham: Political Correctness is 'Persecuting Men and Women of Faith'

Franklin Graham: Political Correctness is 'Persecuting Men and Women of Faith'  

Robertson: Obama wants to 'Diminish' America

Franks: Obama Assaults Catholics While Apologizing To Muslims

Priest Walks Out Of Woman’s Funeral Because Of Her Gay Daughter

Priest Walks Out Of Woman’s Funeral Because Of Her Gay Daughter 

Mega Church Pastor Calls On Houston Mayor Parker To Resign For Promoting Marriage Equality

Mega Church Pastor Calls On Houston Mayor Parker To Resign For Promoting Marriage Equality: The pastor of a 15,000 member mega church in Houston, Texas is calling on Mayor Annise Parker (D) to resign over her promotion of same-sex marriage, the Houston Chronicle reports. In an email to the openly gay lawmaker, Pastor Steve Riggle of Grace Community Church writes, “Respectfully, if you cannot uphold the Texas constitution, then...

Obama Re-Election Co-Chair Sen. Shaheen: Democratic Party Platform Should Include Marriage Equality

Obama Re-Election Co-Chair Sen. Shaheen: Democratic Party Platform Should Include Marriage Equality: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) — a co-chair of President Obama’s re-election campaign — has announced her support for including marriage equality in the Democratic Party’s 2012 platform, creating some awkwardness for the Obama’s re-election campaign. “I’m proud to join Freedom to Marry’s ‘Democrats: Say, I Do’ campaign,” Shaheen said in a statement: Along with the...

Santorum: 'I'll Die' to Stop Same Sex Marriages

Santorum: 'I'll Die' to Stop Same Sex Marriages

Poll: Given Choice Between Romney and Santorum, Most Voters Choose Suicide

Poll: Given Choice Between Romney and Santorum, Most Voters Choose Suicide

This JFK speech makes Rick Santorum want to hurl

This JFK speech makes Rick Santorum want to hurl

Whitewashing Gay History

Whitewashing Gay History

Liberals applaud themselves for championing gay marriage. But there are ghosts at the weddings.

Co­lo­ni­al­ism in Africa helped launch the HIV epidemic a century ago

Co­lo­ni­al­ism in Africa helped launch the HIV epidemic a century ago

Yet another claim that Planned Parenthood "hooks" kids on sex so that they'll eventually become Planned Parenthood customers

National Organization for Marriage Enters Brooklyn State Senate Race

National Organization for Marriage Enters Brooklyn State Senate Race


Free HIV treatment for foreign nationals in England welcomed

Free HIV treatment for foreign nationals in England welcomed

Indian gov't clarifies it accepts gay sex is legal

Monday, February 27, 2012

Will Mitt Romney Denounce Bob Jones Homophobia?



"I'm sure this will be greatly misquoted but it would not be a bad idea to bring the swift justice today that was brought in Israel's day against murder and rape and homosexuality. I guarantee it would solve the problem post-haste if homosexuals were stoned, if murderers were immediately killed as the Bible commands."

--Dr. Bob Jones III

Clownish ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapist Says Bozo Can Make You Gay

Clownish ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapist Says Bozo Can Make You Gay

I have also seen this same intense fascination with neutered or genderless cartoon characters. One father told me that his son, who is now involved in homosexuality and is refusing to consider change, had a boyhood fascination with Bozo the clown. At the time his parents thought it was cute, even if a little strange. But he held onto the obsession until the age of twelve. The truth is, these obsessive interests are boys’ attempts to lose themselves in a fantasy world where they can imagine themselves as something other than male and where the challenges of gender do not exist.

--Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality

Christianists claim a gay hairdresser's refusal to serve NM Gov. because she doesn't support marriage equality is "arrogant".

But they think it's okay for Christianists to discriminate against LGBTs.

And Peter LaBarbera wishes LGBTs would go back in the closet.

Read more here.

O’Malley to Sign Maryland Marriage Bill Thursday

O’Malley to Sign Maryland Marriage Bill Thursday

Liberia Considers Bill Criminalizing Same-Sex Marriages

Liberia Considers Bill Criminalizing Same-Sex Marriages

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to U.K.’s PM on Gay Rights: ‘To Hell With You’

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to U.K.’s PM on Gay Rights: ‘To Hell With You’

Oklahoma state representative Mike Reynolds has introduced a bill that would prevent municipalities from including sexual orientation or gender identity in nondiscrimination policies.

Okla. Legislator Wants to Limit Nondiscrimination Laws

Student Discouraged in Effort to Form GSA

Student Discouraged in Effort to Form GSA

New Details Emerge in Clementi/Ravi Case

New Details Emerge in Clementi/Ravi Case

Mitt Romney Is Still Out Of Touch.mov

Poll: Majority Of Iowans Oppose Banning Marriage Equality

Poll: Majority Of Iowans Oppose Banning Marriage Equality: A new poll shows that 56 percent of Iowa voters oppose a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. This is an increase in opposition from 54 percent last year. It has been almost three years since the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the state’s constitution guarantees marriage equality, and the Iowa Senate has blocked any...

Obama Administration Uses North Carolina’s Anti-Gay Amendment To Rally LGBT Community

Obama Administration Uses North Carolina’s Anti-Gay Amendment To Rally LGBT Community: Speaking at a gay rights fundraiser in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius warned the crowd that a Republican president could undo many of President Obama’s advances for LGBT equality. Stopping short of outright condemning the state’s proposed amendment banning all legal recognition of same-sex couples on behalf of the administration, she...

Nebraska Churches Buy Full-Page Ad To Oppose LGBT-Friendly Nondiscrimination Protections

Nebraska Churches Buy Full-Page Ad To Oppose LGBT-Friendly Nondiscrimination Protections: Via Aksarbent, a coalition of anti-gay churches took out a full-page ad in the Omaha Word Herald on Sunday titled, Heritage Coalition Proclamation on Sexual Preference, in an effort to defeat a local ordinance extending anti-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity within the city of Omaha, Nebraska. The ad states...

NJ Senate President: Christie’s Veto Of Marriage Equality Is ‘An Embarrassment’

NJ Senate President: Christie’s Veto Of Marriage Equality Is ‘An Embarrassment’: New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D) ripped into Gov. Chris Christie (R) for vetoing legislation extending marriage right to gays and lesbians in a piece published on Saturday on the Huffington Post and pledged to “override the veto.” Describing Christie’s decision as “[d]riven by national ambition that would rather seem him be president (or...

Canadian Doctors Billing The Government For ‘Curing’ Homosexuality

Canadian Doctors Billing The Government For ‘Curing’ Homosexuality: Doctors in Alberta, Canada are still billing the province for treating homosexuality as a mental disorder “akin to bestiality and pedophilia, despite assurances from the former health minister in 2010 that the ‘incorrect and unacceptable classification’ would be removed immediately.” The billings are no longer part of the online version of the government’s diagnostic codes...

Groups Pushing For Minnesota’s Inequality Amendment Have Ties To Ex-Gay Movement

Groups Pushing For Minnesota’s Inequality Amendment Have Ties To Ex-Gay Movement: Several of the anti-gay organizations building support for Minnesota’s proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage are also espousing ex-gay therapy and the belief that being gay is a choice that can change, the American Independent’s Andy Birkey reports. One group raising money for the measure — the Pro-Marriage Amendment Forum — is co-founded by...

Supreme Court Refuses To Humor Anti-Gay Group’s Self-Victimization Meme

Supreme Court Refuses To Humor Anti-Gay Group’s Self-Victimization Meme: The Supreme Court has decided not to hear the National Organization for Marriage’s challenge to Maine’s campaign finance laws: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a constitutional challenge to a Maine law that requires those seeking to raise and spend money in state election campaigns to organize as a political action committee for that...

Conservatives Livid at Bush-Appointed Judge who struck down DOMA

Conservatives Livid at Bush-Appointed Judge who struck down DOMA

Linda Harvey Warns that Accepting Homosexuality is a 'Huge Mistake' and a 'Great Evil'

Linda Harvey Warns that Accepting Homosexuality is a 'Huge Mistake' and a 'Great Evil' 

NH Legislator Describes Homosexuality As A ‘Preference’, Will Modify Marriage Repeal Bill

NH Legislator Describes Homosexuality As A ‘Preference’, Will Modify Marriage Repeal Bill: New Hampshire Rep. David Bates (R) — the sponsor of legislation to repeal the state’s marriage equality law — says he’ll propose “a floor amendment to try to win over opponents — one that may remove its “religious liberty” clause if that’s what it takes to pass it,” the Union Leader reports. Currently, HB 437...

Christianists plan to thward efforts to curb anti-gay bullying in schools.

SELF-MADE MAN #1: The Truckstop

SELF-MADE MAN #1: The Truckstop 

Christopher Plummer wins for best supporting actor Oscar for

Brandon Morgan Responds

 
To everyone who has responded in a positive way. My partner and I want to say thank you. Dalan, the giant in the photo, can’t believe how many shares and likes we have gotten on this. We didn’t do this to get famous,or something like that we did this cause after 3 deployments and four years knowing each other, we finally told each other how we felt. As for the haters, let em hate…to quote Kat Williams, everyone needs haters, so let them hate.
 
We are the happiest we have ever been and as for the whole PDA and kissing slash hugging in uniform…it was a homecoming, if the Sergeants Major, Captains, Majors, and Colonels around us didn’t care…then why do you care what these random people have to say? In summation thank you for your love and support. I received a lot of friend requests off this. I don’t just accept requests so if your request was because of this post message me and let me know. Goodnight all, and Semper Fi.”

–Brandon Morgan

Sunday, February 26, 2012

If I walked into my kitchen late one night and found a cute naked boy rooting around in my fridge...well, I'd probably think he was a ghost and faint from fright...but then I'd be most grateful for his company.

Kisses

Love the handbag, Leo. Really complements the Jack Nicholson look you got going there.

Congratulations to Christopher Plummer who won his first Oscar for his portrayal of a gay man who comes out late in life in the film Beginners.

Rick Santorum Tells Two Whoppers

Rick Santorum Tells Two Whoppers

Rick Santorum tried yet again to pretend on Meet the Press today that he doesn't talk about social issues, and in response he got a swift dressing down from moderator David Gregory. But that didn't stop Santorum from telling an even bigger whopper, claiming no proof exists that he wants to impose his own values on other Americans.

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From JMG.

Anti-Gay Marriage Gathering Storm Parody

Santorum: Separation Of Church And State 'Makes Me Want To Throw Up'

Santorum: Separation Of Church And State 'Makes Me Want To Throw Up'

Bob Green, former DJ and ex-husband of Anita Bryant, dies at 80

Bob Green, former DJ and ex-husband of Anita Bryant, dies at 80 

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Mr. Green managed his wife’s rise to stardom as an entertainer and Florida citrus spokeswoman, then followed her into anti-gay activism, which ultimately destroyed their careers — and marriage in 1980. For more than 30 years, Mr. Green lived quietly, alone and resentful.

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[Bryant] told People magazine: "Divorce is against everything I believe in. I wanted to save my marriage, but I decided th...at was not the route to go."
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In 2007, Mr. Green told the Miami Herald that he blamed gay people for the turmoil in his life because "their stated goal was to put [Bryant] out of business and destroy her career. And that’s what they did. It’s unfair."

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dancers

Boys At Play

Nice.

Sisyphus as farm boy.

Grape Nuts

Ghastly Outdated Party

Ghastly Outdated Party 

Artist Spotlight: Andrew Printer

Artist Spotlight: Andrew Printer

And the Oscar for Most Disturbing Depiction Goes to…

And the Oscar for Most Disturbing Depiction Goes to…

If there were an Academy Award for scariest and darkest portrayals of LGBT life, these films would be on the short list.

Homophobe gets called on his hypocricy by a Facebook friend.



From JMG.

Rob McKenna Slips Anti-Gay Talking Points into Washington's Gay Marriage Ballot Language

Rob McKenna Slips Anti-Gay Talking Points into Gay Marriage Ballot Language

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"Gays and lesbians have a right to live as they choose, they don't have the right to redefine marriage for all of us."

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We're not trying to "redefine" anyone's marriage. People define their own marriages. How you think of and characterize your own marriage is your business. Too bad some want that right for themselves but they don't want others to have it.

Santorum: Obama "A Snob" For Wanting Everyone To Go To College

"Hang back a little. Play it cool. We don't want him to know we're following him so we can look at his butt in those tight pants."

Crew

Imagination

They're not even pretending anymore.

I had a cutie pie here in my apartment earlier, and I ate him up.

My pen is huge!

A great novel of the gay life? Really?

Old Friends

Kitty Love


Quote From The Dawn by Nietzsche


From The Dawn by Nietzsche: Thinking evil means making evil. The passions become evil and insidious when they are considered evil and insidious. Thus Christianity has succeeded in turning Eros and Aphrodite--great powers, capable of idealization--into hellish goblins… In themselves the sexual feelings, like those of pity and adoration, are such that one human being thereby gives pleasure to ano...ther human being through his delight; one does not encounter such beneficent arrangements too frequently in nature. And to slander just such a one and to corrupt it through bad conscience! To associate the procreation of man with bad conscience!

In the end this transformation of Eros into a devil wound up as a comedy: gradually the “devil” Eros became more interesting to men than all the angels and saints, thanks to the whispering and secret-mongering of the Church in all erotic matters: this has had the effect, right into our own time, of making the “love story” the only real interest shared by all circles--in an exaggeration which would have been incomprehensible in antiquity and which will yet be laughed at some day.

Almost Too Many Equality Victories to Count! Feb 27 Marriage News Watch

Friday, February 24, 2012

Outtakes from Ellen's JCPenney Commercials!

Family Research Council Clamoring to "Stop Fake Marriage"

Family Research Council Clamoring to "Stop Fake Marriage"

Women Arrested in Cameroon for Homosexuality

Women Arrested in Cameroon for Homosexuality

Days of Our Lives' first gay kiss.

Baltimore Archbishop angry MD lawmakers altered his 'sacred union' views, abilities; fortunately for him, they didn't

Baltimore Archbishop angry MD lawmakers altered his 'sacred union' views, abilities; fortunately for him, they didn't

Indiana "Gay License Plate" For Kids!!!



Much of the focus of Gay-Straight Alliance youth groups is on how to deal with bullies and bigots, including abusive and bigoted family members.  Imagine being a 12-year-old gay kid (I knew when I was 11) and having someone like the man in the video as a father.  You would need outside support.  You would need friends, fellow gay people who understand what you're going through, and staight allies who will let you know that most straight people will accept you.  Gay-Straight Alliance youth groups are needed because of people like the man in the video.

Karen Santorum: Husband's surge 'is God's will'

Karen Santorum: Husband's surge 'is God's will' 

Rutgers Webcam Spying Trial Begins

Matte Nail Polish, Santorum - Brown

Matte Nail Polish, Santorum - Brown

Ugandan President Museveni Warns of 'Promotion of Homosexuality' from Western Countries

Ugandan President Museveni Warns of 'Promotion of Homosexuality' from Western Countries

Satan’s Indoctrination Camps

A list of the supposedly most anti-Christian movies of the year.

Read it here.

Michael Steele: Gay Individuals Should Have ‘Full Privileges And Benefits’

Michael Steele: Gay Individuals Should Have ‘Full Privileges And Benefits’: Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele recently debated MSNBC’s John Heilemann about comparisons between same-sex and interracial marriage, arguing that people who are black have a significantly different experience from those who are gay because of the visibility of their identities. Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher followed up with Steele about this interview, and Steele explained...

Arlen Specter: Santorum Is Too Anti-Gay To Be President

Anti-Gay Advocates Pack Public Hearing On Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Bill, Claim Gays Need Forced Treatment

Anti-Gay Advocates Pack Public Hearing On Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Bill, Claim Gays Need Forced Treatment: The St. Petersburg parliament in Russia held public hearings about the so-called anti-gay propaganda bill today, that supporters claim would ban “propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism” to minors. The measure has already passed two readings and is expected to received a third and final vote on February 29th. Governor Georgiy Poltavchenko will have...

Republican Lawmakers Appeal DOMA Ruling To Ninth Circuit

Republican Lawmakers Appeal DOMA Ruling To Ninth Circuit: A group of congressional Republicans defending the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will appeal this week’s District Court ruling against the law to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Earlier this week, District Judge Jeffrey White, a George W. Bush appointee, found DOMA violated the Constitution’s equal protection clause because it denied benefits...

Anoka-Hennepin Superintendent Confirms Role Of Bullying In Suicides

Anoka-Hennepin Superintendent Confirms Role Of Bullying In Suicides: As recently as three weeks ago, the superintendent of Anoka-Hennepin School District, Dennis Carlson, was still denying that bullying or the school’s anti-LGBT environment had anything to do with the multiple student suicides that took place over the past few years. Now that the district has finally implemented a policy that will allow teachers to respect...

Gingrich: Washington State Enacted Same-Sex Marriage ‘The Right Way’

Gingrich: Washington State Enacted Same-Sex Marriage ‘The Right Way’: Newt Gingrich — an opponent of marriage equality — praised Washington state’s process of enacting same-sex marriage legislation. During a vist to the capital this morning, Gingrich explained that while “he disagrees personally with same-sex marriage,” states that have extended marriage rights legislatively — and will likely put the question on the ballot as a...

Maryland Fox News Affiliate Promotes Petition Overturning Marriage Equality

Maryland Fox News Affiliate Promotes Petition Overturning Marriage Equality: The Washington Blade points out that WBFF-45, Baltimore’s local Fox affiliate, is already promoting a referendum to overturn Maryland’s marriage equality law, which Gov. Martin O’Malley won’t even sign until next Thursday. The website’s header links directly to a site where people can show their support for the effort to collect signatures and advance the...

How to Fix the MPAA Rating System After the ‘Bully’ R-Rating Fiasco

How to Fix the MPAA Rating System After the ‘Bully’ R-Rating Fiasco: After the MPAA refused to change the rating on Bully, a documentary about the impact of vicious anti-gay harassment on teenagers, from an R to a PG-13, Harvey Weinstein, whose company is releasing Bully, has suggested that it might be time for him to depart the MPAA. Weinstein is a showman par excellence, and I...

Franklin Graham Cautions Christians that Voting for Obama would be 'Compromising' their Faith

Franklin Graham Cautions Christians that Voting for Obama would be 'Compromising' their Faith

Another Day, Another David Barton Falsehood

Another Day, Another David Barton Falsehood

Kuhner: Obama Has Embraced 'A Form of Neo-Paganism,' Is Not a 'Real Christian'

Kuhner: Obama Has Embraced 'A Form of Neo-Paganism,' Is Not a 'Real Christian'

Washington Anti-Gay Activist Likens Marriage Equality to Bloodletting

Washington Anti-Gay Activist Likens Marriage Equality to Bloodletting

FRC Furious with Cheney for Supporting Marriage Equality

FRC Furious with Cheney for Supporting Marriage Equality

Look who's talkin'

Brian Brown claims marriage equality activists don't want the Prop 8 trial reviewed by the Supreme Court because they're afraid they'll lose.

I don't know where the hell he's getting his information, but it seems to me most who want Walker's ruling upheld are anxious for the case to go to the Supreme Court and that many were very disappointed when the defenders of Prop 8 went for an en banc review rather than going straight to the Supreme Court. It seems to me that the defenders of Prop 8 are the ones who are trying to keep this case from getting to the Supreme Court.

Read Brian Brown's comments here.

They don't want gay people learning about safer sex because they want those who have gay sex to be punished with illness and death.

Lawsuit claims Obama can't be president because he's 'mulatto'

Lawsuit claims Obama can't be president because he's 'mulatto'

Abstinence-Only Sex Education Bill In Utah Prohibits Teaching Contraception

Abstinence-Only Sex Education Bill In Utah Prohibits Teaching Contraception


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They want teens who have sex before marriage to be punished. It's not about protecting them. It's about making sure they know premarital sex is dirty, according to them, and those who have premarital sex are whores who deserve what they get.

COMING OUT - LIVE

Gov. McDonnell Says Marriage Equality Should Be Left To The States, But Claims Gays Make Inferior Parents

Gov. McDonnell Says Marriage Equality Should Be Left To The States, But Claims Gays Make Inferior Parents: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) said that he respected Maryland’s right to decide the issue of marriage equality, just one day after that state passed legislation same-sex marriage. “The beauty of our regulators under the 10th amendment…is that states are the laboratories are democracy and innovation and they have the freedom to make different choices,”...

Poll finds Irish support for gay marriage at 73%

Poll finds Irish support for gay marriage at 73%

Homophobic, bigoted Republcian lawmakers of Indiana knock pro-LGBT youth license plate.

Indiana Moves Forward on Banning Gay License Plate

Bold Faith TypeHome > Bold Faith Type > Chris Matthews’s Double Standard on Dishonest GuestsChris Matthews’s Double Standard on Dishonest Guests...Franklin Graham should be shunned, according to Matthews, but he has no problem giving Tony Perkins a platform to spread his homophobic lies.

Giuliani: Opposing Gay Rights Makes The GOP ‘Look Like It Isn’t A Modern Party’

Giuliani: Opposing Gay Rights Makes The GOP ‘Look Like It Isn’t A Modern Party’: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) criticized the Republican party for opposing equality for gays and lesbians during an interview on CNN, saying, “I think beyond all the religious and social part of it, it makes the party look like it isn’t a modern party. It doesn’t understand the modern world”: Giuliani, who...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bedtime For Blond Boys

They're talking about their dream of getting married in Maryland.

Naked Fruits

Jesus Saves

Ban Republican Marriage!

Helping Hands

I'll hold your hand.

Jesse Lee Peterson Claims Obama is Not a Christian, Aided by Satan

Jesse Lee Peterson Claims Obama is Not a Christian, Aided by Satan

Jeffress: 'Neutrality is really Hostility toward Religion'

Jeffress: 'Neutrality is really Hostility toward Religion'

Pastor Accuses Google, Starbucks and Amazon of 'Doing the Devil's Work' by Supporting Marriage Equality

Pastor Accuses Google, Starbucks and Amazon of 'Doing the Devil's Work' by Supporting Marriage Equality

Barton: Life Begins Before Conception

Barton: Life Begins Before Conception

Barton: 'We've Never Been a Colonialist Nation'

Barton: 'We've Never Been a Colonialist Nation'

Maryland Senate passes gay marriage bill

Maryland Senate passes gay marriage bill

O'Malley will sign, but voters likely will have the last say

Church Upholds Minister's Censure in Marriage Case

Church Upholds Minister's Censure in Marriage Case

Signatures Verified For Maine’s Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative

Signatures Verified For Maine’s Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative: The Maine Secretary of State has confirmed that enough signatures have been verified to allow a ballot initiative legalizing same-sex marriage to proceed this year. The necessary threshold was 57,277 signatures, but LGBT activists collected 85,216 verified signatures. This will officially be the first referendum that will ask voters to affirm marriage equality, rather than...

3rd Suspect in Atlanta Video Attack Arrested

3rd Suspect in Atlanta Video Attack Arrested 

Bully - A MUST SEE OFFICIAL LATEST 2012 HD MOVIE DOC Trailer

Log Cabin Republicans executive director R. Clarke Cooper and former Republican National Committee chair Ken Mehlman to attend fundraiser for John Boehner

Dick Cheney Headlining Fundraiser For John Boehner

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While Boehner and Cheney undoubtedly agree on many, if not most, policy issues, one major area of disagreement is on same-sex marriage. Cheney has been outspoken about his support for marriage equality and was reportedly involved in a lobby effort on the issue in Maryland. Several other individuals on the invitation list -- including former Republican National Committee chair Ken Mehlman, former deputy press secretary Tony Fratto and Log Cabin Republicans executive director R. Clarke Cooper -- also back marriage equality. None of them returned a request for comment.

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Barney Frank on Jimmy Kimmel Live PARTS 1+2



White House Rejects Hold On Deciding Gay Couples’ Green Card Petitions

White House Rejects Hold On Deciding Gay Couples’ Green Card Petitions: When the Obama administration announced in August that it would be conducting a case-by case review of active deportations, this seemed to ensure same-sex binational couples would have the opportunity to stay together, especially given that the working group included an LGBT liaison. Though the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) prevents the federal government from...

Romney Tries To Align Himself With Santorum On Gay Adoption Issues

Romney Tries To Align Himself With Santorum On Gay Adoption Issues: Mitt Romney channeled the social conservative positions of Rick Santorum during last night’s GOP presidential debate in Arizona, arguing that religious organizations should be allowed to discriminate against gay and lesbian couples in the adoption process and claiming that children deserve a home “with a mother and a father”: ROMNEY: And when we have programs...

West Virginia Republicans Hesitant To Vote For Anti-Discrimination Bill During Election Year

West Virginia Republicans Hesitant To Vote For Anti-Discrimination Bill During Election Year: A bill prohibiting “landlords and companies with more than a dozen employees from discriminating against people because of their sexual orientation” has enough support from House and Senate leaders in the West Virginia legislature, but probably won’t come to a vote in this election year because Republicans do not feel comfortable supporting the measure during...

Santorum Cites Racist Author To Defend His Views On ‘The Dangers Of Contraception’

Santorum Cites Racist Author To Defend His Views On ‘The Dangers Of Contraception’: At last night’s GOP presidential candidates debate, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) was asked why he’s promised to address “the dangers of contraception in this country” if elected president. In response, he cited a particularly unfortunate author: What I was talking about is, we have a society — Charles Murray just wrote a book about...

Cindy McCain Claims Republicans Are Not Anti-Gay, Says GOP Believes In ‘Equality For All’

Cindy McCain Claims Republicans Are Not Anti-Gay, Says GOP Believes In ‘Equality For All’: Cindy McCain — the wife of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and a supporter of marriage equality — does not believe that the Republican party is on the “wrong side of history” for opposing same-sex marriage. During an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett ahead of Wednesday’s GOP presidential debate in Arizona, McCain claimed that members of the...

TX GOP Senate Candidate Craig James Claims That Being Gay Is A Choice That Will Be Punished By God

TX GOP Senate Candidate Craig James Claims That Being Gay Is A Choice That Will Be Punished By God: Texas Republican senate candidates Craig James, a former NFL player, and Ted Cruz went after former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert (R) for marching in a gay pride parade during a debate yesterday in an effort to portray Leppert as “pro-gay” and out of touch with conservative values. Both men pledged to stay away from gay...

Anti-Gay Group Claims Navy Added Wrong To Advance Homosexual Agenda

Anti-Gay Group Claims Navy Added Wrong To Advance Homosexual Agenda: Elaine Donnelly of the self-run Center for Military Readiness apparently has nothing better to do than continue opposing the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell months after it took effect. Supported by the Catholic Thomas More Law Center, she has filed a federal Freedom of Information Act suit against the Navy, alleging that it distorted...

Prop 8 Rehearing: What it Means

court determined that laws which discriminate against LGBT Americans should be subjected to "heightened scrutiny".

From Think Progress:

The Court has ruled that considerations of discrimination against people based on sexual orientation should be held to heightened scrutiny for all four factors that determine such scrutiny:
HISTORY OF DISCRIMINATION: The first factor courts consider is whether the class has suffered a history of discrimination. There is no dispute in the record that lesbians and gay men have experienced a long history of discrimination.
ABILITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY: Similarly, there is no dispute in the record or the law that sexual orientation has no relevance to a person’s ability to contribute to society.
IMMUTABILITY: Regardless of the evidence that a tiny percentage of gay men or lesbians may experience some flexibility along the continuum of their sexuality or the scientific consensus that sexual orientation is unchangeable, the Court finds persuasive the holding in the Ninth Circuit that sexual orientation is recognized as a defining and immutable characteristic because it is so fundamental to one’s identity.
POLITICAL POWERLESSNESS: The Court finds that the unequivocal evidence demonstrates that, although not completely politically powerless, the gay and lesbian community lacks meaningful political power… Although this factor is not an absolute prerequisite for heightened scrutiny, the Court finds the evidence and the law support the conclusion that gay men and lesbians remain a politically vulnerable minority.
Read more here.

Chris Christie: Obama Is Showing ‘Cowardice’ For Trying To Have It ‘Both Ways’ On Marriage Equality

Chris Christie: Obama Is Showing ‘Cowardice’ For Trying To Have It ‘Both Ways’ On Marriage Equality: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) accused President Obama of “cowardice” and trying to have it “both ways” on marriage equality during a contentious appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday. Christie defended his recent veto of a bill allowing gays and lesbians to marry and reiterated his call to put the question to a...

Liberia's Senate to consider anti-gay bill

Liberia's Senate to consider anti-gay bill

Gay Dallas judge won’t conduct marriages because they ‘can’t be performed for me’

Gay Dallas judge won’t conduct marriages because they ‘can’t be performed for me’

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) calls Santorum 'homophobic'

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) calls Santorum 'homophobic'

Santorum opposes civil unions for same-sex couples

Santorum opposes civil unions for same-sex couples

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This man has nothing but contempt for LGBT Americans.