Friday, August 31, 2012


Will's frat buddies dared him to go streaking at midnight through the ruins of the old mansion on the hill. It was supposed to be haunted, but Will wasn't afraid.



I asked for a real live Ken doll, but I thought you'd have enough sense to realize I wanted him to be full-sized. What do you expect me to do with a 4 inch tall man?



Dylan O'Brien and Tyler Hoechlin play Stiles and Derek on Teen Wolf.




Bullied Gay Student Sues Indianapolis Schools | Advocate.com

Bullied Gay Student Sues Indianapolis Schools | Advocate.com

Victoria Jackson: If I Was Raped, I'd Have the Baby | Advocate.com

Victoria Jackson: If I Was Raped, I'd Have the Baby | Advocate.com

LGBT Activists To Protest Chick-fil-A-Sponsored Football Kickoff

LGBT Activists To Protest Chick-fil-A-Sponsored Football Kickoff: This weekend marks the start of the college football season, which is traditionally sponsored in Georgia by anti-gay fast-food chain Chick-fil-A. This year, LGBT activists won’t let that sponsorship go unnoticed as they protest outside the Georgia Dome, informing game attendees about the company’s donations to hate groups and condemnations of same-sex families. They’ll also...

Christianist William Keller: Republicans Pray to Satan at the GOP Convention as Romney and His Surrogates Lie to Make Mainstream the Mormon Cult

Read the anti-Mormon rant here.

Stevie Wonder: Is Frank Ocean Gay or Simply Confused? | Advocate.com

Stevie Wonder: Is Frank Ocean Gay or Simply Confused? | Advocate.com

Breitbart: Gay Filmmakers Target Children

Breitbart: Gay Filmmakers Target Children

Priest Blames Child Victims Of Sex Abuse For Seducing Their Abusers

Priest Blames Child Victims Of Sex Abuse For Seducing Their Abusers: A New York Priest publicly suggested on Monday that child victims of sexual abuse seduced their abusers, using the remarks as a launching pad to defend convicted child predator and Penn State football Coach Jerry Sandusky. Father Benedict Groeschel, the director of the Office for Spiritual Development for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, wrote...

Minnesota Archbishop Urges Vote Against Equality For Those With Same-Sex ‘Romantic Preferences’

Minnesota Archbishop Urges Vote Against Equality For Those With Same-Sex ‘Romantic Preferences’: Minnesota Archbishop John Nienstedt has penned a verbose letter calling on Catholics to support the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, which many priests read to their parishes last week. Nienstedt claims that he opposes discrimination against “brothers and sisters living with same-sex attraction,” yet admits that the entire reason to support the amendment is to...

Suspected Gay Honor Killing In Turkey

Suspected Gay Honor Killing In Turkey

Travelin Thru From Hollywood to Dollywood | Advocate.com

Travelin Thru From Hollywood to Dollywood | Advocate.com

Gay twins Gary and Larry Lane follow their dreams from Hollywood to Dollywood with their documentary about the journey to meet their idol Dolly Parton.

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Egypt: Leader of “gay sex network” arrested by police

Egypt: Leader of “gay sex network” arrested by police

Chick fil A CEO Meets With Campus Leaders to Discuss LGBT Issues | Advocate.com

Chick fil A CEO Meets With Campus Leaders to Discuss LGBT Issues | Advocate.com

Liberty Counsel claims all you have to do to get onto The Southern Poverty Law Center's hate groups list is to oppose marriage equality.

Today's Lie From The Liberty Counsel

Karl Rove: I Should Kill Todd Akin

Karl Rove: I Should Kill Todd Akin

Clint Eastwood Talking To A Chair (Song A Day #1340)


Harvey: 'Christians Should Keep Their Kids Away' From Comics' 'Gay Agenda'

Harvey: 'Christians Should Keep Their Kids Away' From Comics' 'Gay Agenda'

Perry: 'King' Obama Leading a 'Clear Attack on People of Faith'

Perry: 'King' Obama Leading a 'Clear Attack on People of Faith'

Scott Brown Loses Endorsement From ‘The Fighter’ Mickey Ward Over Anti-LGBT and Anti-Labor Views

Scott Brown Loses Endorsement From ‘The Fighter’ Mickey Ward Over Anti-LGBT and Anti-Labor Views: A day after taunting his opponent with the endorsement he was scheduled to receive from a Massachusetts boxing legend, Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) had to KO the event. Micky Ward, the subject of the 2010 biopic The Fighter, was all set to endorse Brown until he learned that that the freshman Republican opposes LGBT rights...

Ohio Catholic University Threatens LGBT Alumni For Exposing Anti-Gay Curriculum

Ohio Catholic University Threatens LGBT Alumni For Exposing Anti-Gay Curriculum: An unofficial group of LGBT alumni and their allies from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio was recently threatened by the school after exposing condemnations of homosexuality in its course curriculum. The group, now known as “Franciscan Gay Alumni & Allies,” sent a press release this week exposing the class: Franciscan University continues to class...

Most Biased Poll Ever: Ex-Gay Organization Surveys Its Therapists And Clients

Most Biased Poll Ever: Ex-Gay Organization Surveys Its Therapists And Clients: People Can Change is an ex-gay program that targets men with “unwanted same-sex attractions” and takes them on bizarre weekend retreats for a “Journey Into Manhood.” Its founder, Rich Wyler, was profiled by NPR last year for being ex-gay, but NPR failed to mention the fact that he profits off of this junk therapy to...

Better Know An Anti-LGBT Senate Candidate: Former Sen. George Allen (R-VA)

Better Know An Anti-LGBT Senate Candidate: Former Sen. George Allen (R-VA): Sixth in a series examining how anti-LGBT Senate candidates have worked to hurt the cause of equality. After losing his 2006 re-election after his infamous bullying of an Indian-American campaign tracker who he called “macaca,” former Sen. George Allen (R-VA) is seeking to return to the Senate. In June, he won the Republican nomination to...

Prison Bureau Adds LGBT Representatives To All Its Facilities

Prison Bureau Adds LGBT Representatives To All Its Facilities: The Federal Bureau of Prisons has added LGBT representatives to all 125 of its prisons and administrative offices nationwide. The representatives won’t do LGBT work full-time, but will be on hand to serve on workforce-diversity committees and coordinate with staffers to create an equitable work environment, just as representatives for different racial groups do. In...

Romney makes promises on abortion, gay marriage

Romney makes promises on abortion, gay marriage

David Koch breaks from GOP on gay marriage, taxes, defense cuts - Kenneth P. Vogel - POLITICO.com

David Koch breaks from GOP on gay marriage, taxes, defense cuts - Kenneth P. Vogel - POLITICO.com

Why was a college student in the car of drunken Archbishop-elect Cordileone at 12:26 AM, when Cordileone was arrested for a DUI?

Why was a college student in the car of drunken Archbishop-elect Cordileone at 12:26 AM, when Cordileone was arrested for a DUI?

RNC Delegate Offended By Presence of ‘Mexican’ At Disney’s Epcot Center

RNC Delegate Offended By Presence of ‘Mexican’ At Disney’s Epcot Center: During a trip to Epcot at Disneyworld, Pennsylvania delegate Mark Harris and his wife were shocked and offended to find a Mexican employee working at the amusement park’s American pavilion, which showcases the different cultures in the United States. According to the couple’s blog, Harris complained to staff that he was “highly offended” that a...

Legislature votes to ban sexual-orientation conversion therapy for minors

Legislature votes to ban sexual-orientation conversion therapy for minors

Cruising With Kirk Cameron

Cruising With Kirk Cameron

Where the Bears Are’s Videos

Where the Bears Are’s Videos

Anti-Gay Group Slams SF 49ers For Recording It Gets Better Video

Anti-Gay Group Slams SF 49ers For Recording It Gets Better Video

Marriage Anniversary for Vermont: Three Years of Equality


Clint Eastwood Speech: Movie Star Talks To An Empty Chair (VIDEO)

Clint Eastwood Speech: Movie Star Talks To An Empty Chair (VIDEO)

The Piano Movers...and my thoughts.




This is basically one long fag joke. I can remember seeing this back in the ‘70s. The flamboyant antiques collector had expensive but ostentatious taste, and everything from the way he dressed to his mannerisms suggested he was different. This is how gay men were often depicted back then. Of course I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being flamboyant or different, and I realize that there is some truth to this stereotype--many gay men are noticeably different--but we’re not all alike, and the collector was being held up to ridicule. He wasn’t to be taken seriously, and because he was “fruity” that meant it was okay to jam a piano in his front door and leave him stranded.

I really didn’t mind the collector, but I wondered how exactly I could make my way in the world if being gay meant you had to be an antiques collector, or a hairstylist, or a nurse. The options seemed limited, and I wasn’t sure if I was cut out for any of them. And I didn’t like the idea of living my life as the butt of jokes. I didn’t like the idea of people thinking it was okay to be cruel to me.

Seeing this show when I was eleven or twelve left me with a funny feeling. On the one hand, it was one of the few times I caught a glimpse of someone who might be like me. It was always a great relief to see any character who might be gay. I felt a little less alone when I saw a character who might be gay. But even in his luxury apartment, the collector was subject to overt and hostile bigotry. It gave me the impression that the world was unforgiving and unwelcoming of people like me, and I wasn’t sure I was up to facing it.

Queer as Folk // Justin - I'll still be your Queer Son


The Hardy Boys | The House On The Cliff



What a silly, hateful woman.



Thursday, August 30, 2012

My Bodyguard - The Trailer





Chris Makepeace plays Clifford in My Bodyguard (1980). He’s the new kid in school, and he’s nerdy and small for his age, so he is soon targeted by Moody, a bully played by Matt Dillon, and his gang. He’s repeatedly threatened, almost forced to drink toilet water and locked in a locker before Linderman, played by Adam Baldwin, steps in to protect him. Linderman is a giant compared to Clifford, over six feet tall with broad shoulders. But it turns out that Linderman isn’t as strong as he appears. Tragedy struck Linderman’s family the year before which caused Linderman to become depressed and withdrawn. He needs a friend, and Clifford, being the smart, well-adjusted and good-natured boy that he is, gladly volunteers for the position. They are an unlikely pair, but they form a deep and natural bond.

I first saw this movie when I was in high school, and it gave me a sense of hope and a desire to have friends like Clifford and Linderman. I was sometimes bullied, and I was often afraid, so a big, muscular friend like Linderman would have been nice to have. And Clifford was so sweet and kind. I needed more of that in my life, too.

Ruth Gordon plays Clifford’s grandmother, and she steals every scene she’s in of course. She’s very funny.

I love this movie.

Some die looking for a hand to hold.


Jacey Elthalion



Girl's Hair-Do Reveals Love Life



 
 
 




































Strawberry Season By Lui Liu, 2009 


Another Romney Abortion Flip-Flop: No Exceptions for Health of the Mother

Another Romney Abortion Flip-Flop: No Exceptions for Health of the Mother

DEBATE: Anti-Gay Marriage Activist Calls Gay "Activist" Dangerous






Brown plays the victim, as he does so well, so I'm not sure how helpful this was for those who are unfamiliar with the way Brown operates, how he goes on the attack, and when criticized, claims his comments and actions are being mischaracterized. To those who don't know about Brown's tactics, this may sound like he said/he said.

Can the GOP attract gay voters?


GLAAD’s Network Responsibility Index and the State of LGBT Television

GLAAD’s Network Responsibility Index and the State of LGBT Television: GLAAD’s Network Responsibility Index is one of the most fascinating and comprehensive looks at the on-screen diversity of American television, examining not just gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters, but racial and gender diversity as well. And the version of its report released today says a lot not just about which networks are doing well...

POLL: Marriage Equality Support Improves In Nevada

POLL: Marriage Equality Support Improves In Nevada: A new Public Policy Polling poll shows that support for marriage equality has improved in Nevada to 47 percent, with 42 percent opposed, up from 45-44 a year ago. More dramatically, 80 percent of voters support at least civil unions for same-sex couples — up from 77 percent — with only 17 percent opposed to any form...

US Lesbian Couple's Son Pens Book On What Makes A Family


GOP Officialy Rejects Gay Marriage


Liberty Counsel: We Will Sue Lesbian Mom For Defamation Over Kidnapping Suit

Liberty Counsel: We Will Sue Lesbian Mom For Defamation Over Kidnapping Suit

'Italy needs sons and daughters, not homosexuals’ - that's the new campaign slogan by the far right Italian movement Forza Nuova.

Far right 'echoes Mussolini' in gay marriage fight

If they mean my cute Hispanic neighbor, sadly, I'll have to say no, he's not.
















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Andy Borowitz tweets: Paul Ryan being sworn in as President would be a great last scene in a Planet of the Apes remake.














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Washington Post tweets: Clint Eastwood will be speaking at GOP2012





HOLY SH*T: Anti-gay activist says Dan Savage's 'days are numbered'; claims it as 'God's justice'

HOLY SH*T: Anti-gay activist says Dan Savage's 'days are numbered'; claims it as 'God's justice'

WASHINGTON: State Tells Catholic Church Anti-Gay Collection Is Illegal

WASHINGTON: State Tells Catholic Church Anti-Gay Collection Is Illegal

Totally Not Gay GOP Rep. Aaron Shock:

Totally Not Gay GOP Rep. Aaron Shock: Paul Ryan Needs To Show Off His Body 

Romney Campaign Chair: Same-Sex Marriage Too ‘Complicated’ To Discuss

Romney Campaign Chair: Same-Sex Marriage Too ‘Complicated’ To Discuss: Smarmy Romney campaign chair John Sununu sat down for a radio interview with Michelangelo Signorile yesterday, but was apparently unprepared to discuss the Republican Party’s platform. When he was informed that it called for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage — which Mitt Romney supports — Sununu was at a loss for words, explaining the issue is...

AFA's Buster Wilson Links LGBT Festival to Hurricane Isaac


John Derbyshire: Blacks are 'Radically Ill-Fitted for Life in Bourgeois Society'

John Derbyshire: Blacks are 'Radically Ill-Fitted for Life in Bourgeois Society'

Jeffrey Kuhner: Democrats Seek to 'Break the Back of Christian America'

Jeffrey Kuhner: Democrats Seek to 'Break the Back of Christian America'

Mefferd Outraged That People 'Who Don't Have The Slightest Similarity to Us' Allowed to Pray at RNC

Mefferd Outraged That People 'Who Don't Have The Slightest Similarity to Us' Allowed to Pray at RNC

Congressional Prayer Caucus Teams Up for Seven Mountain-Themed Pre-Election Prayer Rally

Congressional Prayer Caucus Teams Up for Seven Mountain-Themed Pre-Election Prayer Rally

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The "Seven Mountains" is a reference to the New Apostolic Reformation plan to gain control of American culture and government. It is a form of Christian Dominionism. Advocates want to establish an American Christian theocracy, which they believe, or at least claim to believe, was the Founding Fathers' intent. Their goals may sound wild and unlikely, but given that some who are connected to this movement helped write the Republican Party's platform and they're being treated like VIP guests in Washington by elected officials, they make this gay boy a little nervous.

Huckabee Blocked Abortion Funding for 15-Year-Old Girl Raped by Stepfather

Huckabee Blocked Abortion Funding for 15-Year-Old Girl Raped by Stepfather

Anti-Gay Republican Platform Was Retaliation For Log Cabin Republicans’ Presence

Anti-Gay Republican Platform Was Retaliation For Log Cabin Republicans’ Presence: Gay Republicans have had their own dim spotlight at the Republican National Convention as they peddle apologetics for their party while trying to advance LGBT equality from within. Log Cabin Republicans were proud to have been part of the platform drafting committee, but the GOP ended up approving one of the most anti-gay platforms ever...

Michigan Man Pleads Guilty To Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Michigan Man Pleads Guilty To Anti-Gay Hate Crime: A Michigan man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of a hate crime for assaulting a man because he believed he was gay. This marks the second time federal authorities have applied hate crime charges based on the victim’s sexual orientation; the first case is still pending in Kentucky. Everett Dwayne Avery will be sentenced...

REPORT: Majority Of LGBT Public Sector Workers Lack Employment Protections

REPORT: Majority Of LGBT Public Sector Workers Lack Employment Protections: Our guest blogger is Hilary Brandenburg, intern at the Center for American Progress. This weekend, Americans will take a day off from work to celebrate Labor Day, a day dedicated to the progress Americans have achieved in the workplace over the years. The U.S. Department of Labor website notes that Labor Day is a “yearly...

Room & Board Comes Out Against Minnesota Inequality Amendment

Room & Board Comes Out Against Minnesota Inequality Amendment: Furniture retailer Room & Board is the latest Minnesota-based company to come out against the state’s proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, joining Capella University, Thomson-Reuters, General Mills, and St. Jude Medical. The furniture store released the following statement: Room & Board is dedicated to helping customers create homes they love. We recognize that the...

Anti-Gay Groups Offer Model Policy To Protect Religious Bullying

Anti-Gay Groups Offer Model Policy To Protect Religious Bullying: Focus on the Family and the Alliance Defending Freedom have released a new resource they call the Anti-Bullying Policy Yardstick. Under the guise of “helping parents protect their children” the guide actually features an elaborate scheme to ensure religious bullying is protected in schools while students most likely to be targeted for harassment are made...

Ann Romney Wants Hispanic Voters To Get Past ‘Their Biases’

Ann Romney Wants Hispanic Voters To Get Past ‘Their Biases’: Fresh off her convention speech Tuesday night, Ann Romney spent Wednesday wooing two of the GOP’s toughest audiences: women and Hispanic voters. At a lunch event Wednesday, Romney explained why Hispanic voters should vote for her husband. Pitching herself as “the daughter of immigrants,” Romney (who is the granddaughter of a Welsh coal miner) urged...

U. of Texas Finds No Scientific Misconduct by Author of Gay-Parenting Study

U. of Texas Finds No Scientific Misconduct by Author of Gay-Parenting Study

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But, according to a report released on Wednesday by the university, that does not mean the study isn’t “seriously flawed,” only that there was no evidence of falsification or other unethical practices.

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At Republican Convention, Mike Huckabee Suggests Obama Is Lying About His Religion

At Republican Convention, Mike Huckabee Suggests Obama Is Lying About His Religion: In his speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tried to cast doubt about President Barack Obama’s faith, hinting that he might be lying or misleading Americans about his religion. Huckabee labeled President Obama a “self-professed evangelical” — an assertion that is, first and foremost, incorrect, but one...

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Others can play that game, Mike Huckabee.  You say Obama is lying about his religion?  Well, maybe you're the one that's lying.  You claim to be a Christian, but given your track record, I'm worndering if it's not more likely that you're an apostle of hell. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Perfect Part


Bitch Repellent


Lots of gay people on Tumblr



“I keep advertising on Craigslist for a young, cute cuddle bunny to join me here on my sofa, but so far, no young, cute cuddle bunny has shown any interest.”


"Legitimate Rape" Pharmaceutical Ad


Republican National Convention 2012 "Was It Oversexed?"


Tony Perkins: Only A ‘Very Small Minority’ Supports Marriage Equality

Tony Perkins: Only A ‘Very Small Minority’ Supports Marriage Equality: The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins has had a prominent role in shaping the Republican Party’s platform, including support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The Bridge Project noticed an interview Perkins did with CNSNews.com today in which he claimed that only a “very small minority” of Americans support marriage equality: PERKINS: I think this...

Former GOP Congressman Predicts 2012 Republican Platform Will Be Last To Include Anti-Gay Plank

Former GOP Congressman Predicts 2012 Republican Platform Will Be Last To Include Anti-Gay Plank: TAMPA, Florida — A longtime GOP congressman predicted that this year’s Republican Party platform will be the last to embrace marriage discrimination. Former Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ), who served in Congress from 1985 to 2007 and came out of the closet in 1996, told ThinkProgress in an interview Wednesday that he thinks his party will...

Mike Huckabee Pushed for Parole of Rapist Who Then Killed Two Women

Mike Huckabee Pushed for Parole of Rapist Who Then Killed Two Women

AFA's Buster Wilson Wonders if the Government will Imprison People in Concentration Camps

AFA's Buster Wilson Wonders if the Government will Imprison People in Concentration Camps

Se de Lisboa (Lisbon Cathedral)


Jacobs: Our Prayers Stop Terrorism


Todd Akin's Best Friend Mike Huckabee Takes RNC Stage Tonight

Todd Akin's Best Friend Mike Huckabee Takes RNC Stage Tonight

Jon Voight: Obama "is of the Marxist, Socialist Root"




Dad Wears Dress in Solidarity With Dress-Loving Son | Advocate.com

Dad Wears Dress in Solidarity With Dress-Loving Son | Advocate.com

Tony Perkins: We Will End Porn

Tony Perkins: We Will End Porn

Donohue On DUI Archbishop: Yes He Was Drunk, But OMG Gay People Are Horrible!

Donohue On DUI Archbishop: Yes He Was Drunk, But OMG Gay People Are Horrible!

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So naked people in San Francisco makes it okay for a conservative archbishop who holds himself up as a moral authority to recklessly put the lives of innocent people in danger?

One Million Moms Against Horror Shows

One Million Moms Against Horror Shows

From Maggie Gallagher's son.














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The New Yorker cover depict Romney and Ryan as very close buddies.


David Shuster tweets: GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American CNN camera woman + saying "This is how we feed animals."

















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If there is a god, I'm pretty sure it's the same one all over the world no matter the local customs and beliefs. I've prayed a number of times with fundamentalist Christians, and I think they're full of crap, but praying with them didn't hurt me.















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Even Orrin Hatch Opposes Mitt Romney’s Push For Anti-Gay Constitutional Amendment

Even Orrin Hatch Opposes Mitt Romney’s Push For Anti-Gay Constitutional Amendment: In an interview with SiriusXM’s Michelangelo Signorile, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said that while he opposes same-sex marriage, he believes the question should be left up to the states. When told that this put him at odd’s with Mitt Romney’s position, Hatch expressed disbelief. Romney, who as Governor actively sought to take away the right...

Anti-Gay, Anti-Obama Pastor Bill Owens Thinks he is 'Taking the Same Stance Martin Luther King, Jr. Would'

Anti-Gay, Anti-Obama Pastor Bill Owens Thinks he is 'Taking the Same Stance Martin Luther King, Jr. Would'

Sessions Suggests Gay Republican Welcome in House as Long as He Avoids ‘Personal Crusade’

Sessions Suggests Gay Republican Welcome in House as Long as He Avoids ‘Personal Crusade’

Another Conservative Defends Russia in 'Pussy Riot' Case

Another Conservative Defends Russia in 'Pussy Riot' Case

Mat Staver Says Attorney in Lisa Miller Kidnapping Case 'Ought to be Sanctioned'

Mat Staver Says Attorney in Lisa Miller Kidnapping Case 'Ought to be Sanctioned'

Barton: 70 Of My 71 Motions Were Included In The GOP Platform


Top U.S. Marine: Openly gay servicemembers not an issue

Top U.S. Marine: Openly gay servicemembers not an issue

RNC 2012: Santorum calls for end to ‘assault on marriage’

RNC 2012: Santorum calls for end to ‘assault on marriage’

Young Conservatives and Log Cabin Republicans call for Freedom to Marry in full-page ad in Tampa

Young Conservatives and Log Cabin Republicans call for Freedom to Marry in full-page ad in Tampa

You Can Play - D.C. United


California Assembly Advances Bill Limiting Ex-Gay Therapy To Minors

California Assembly Advances Bill Limiting Ex-Gay Therapy To Minors: The California Assembly voted 52-21 to approve SB1172, a bill restricting therapists from offering ex-gay therapy to minors. As Jim Burroway notes, the bill’s language has been watered down to eliminate fines, as well as informed consent requirements for adults seeking therapy. During the debate, some Assembly members spoke out against the bill, such as...

California Schools Failing To Comply With Anti-Bullying Law

California Schools Failing To Comply With Anti-Bullying Law: A new California anti-bullying law known as “Seth’s Law” took effect in January, but many schools are still not complying with it. Named for Seth Walsh, who committed suicide after enduring anti-gay bullying that his school was negligent to interrupt, the law requires school districts to implement anti-discrimination policies with protects for actual or perceived...

What if it was your grandmother?

What if it was your grandmother they were talking about? What if they were saying she couldn’t be trusted around children? What if they said she was sick? What if they said she was out to destroy the family and the country? What if they said civil rights for your grandmother would cause their god to punish us? What if they supported laws that diminished your grandmother’s freedom? What if powerful politicians agreed with them? What if they smugly wrapped themselves up in the Bible and claimed they were the righteous ones as they denounced your grandmother? What if those in the media labeled them as the Christian values people and they labeled you as the one opposed to Christian values even though you just want to defend your grandmother? What if everyone in your neighborhood signed a petition to tell you that even though they may not agree with them, they have every right to hate your grandmother and to work to see to it that she is treated like a second class citizen? What if your neighbors went on to say in their petition that you are being very intolerant of those who hate your grandmother? What if you snapped one day and called one of them an ass, and you got letters in the mail from strangers from across the country telling you that you are uncivil? What if your grandmother is beaten on the way home from the grocery store by thugs who tell her that she’s a sick old grandmother who is up to no good, and you become so enraged and frustrated you punch one of those who hate your grandmother, and you’re the one who is accused of being violent and unstable?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I think to myself: What's that mysterious expression on Taylor's face. OMG! I think he knows just how happy I am to see him. I thought my baggy shorts would make it less noticable. Well, don't freak out. He doesn't look mad or disgusted. I'll just play it cool. Maybe I can get out of this with at least a shred of dignity. 

Nice legs. Thanks for showing them off.



Oh, my!


Is this what a unicorn fart looks like?


Rorschach Fail

I took a Rorschach test once while in the hospital. I asked the tester a lot of questions about the test and how it's scored. He was very coy, and he kept trying to get me to focus on the inkblots, which I found to be rather silly. I remember this inkblot in particular, and I said that I saw two tribesmen beating on a drumb. According to what I found on the internet, the test is controversial. There isn't a standarized way of measuring the responses. But I also found out that the test is more complicated than I realized. What you identify in the inkblots is only part of what they look at. They're interested in just about everything you say and do during the process, and these days the test is often given to people who are reluctant to share their thought processes. In other words, they use it to try to get inside the heads of people who don't completely trust their doctors. And when I took the test I questioned the tester about what he was doing and what he expected to find. LOL If they had asked, I would have just told them that I don't trust very easily and I'm by nature a skeptic. :P

I didn’t see the psychiatrist and psychologist that I went to every week while in the hospital. The doctors in the hospital were strangers. And they didn’t exactly earn my trust. I was deeply depressed and had suicidal tendencies, but the underlying problem was post traumatic stress and social phobia. Those things were caused in part by the fact that my mother, my primary caregiver as a kid, suffered from schizophrenia which went untreated until after I became an adult. They knew this, and they addressed it. They were all interested in that. They put me in a special ward for adult survivors of childhood abuse. But the other thing that had caused me to mistrust people and to become socially isolated was extreme homophobia. They knew about this, too, because it was in my file, but they didn’t want to talk about that. Not that. I was a depressed, suicidal young man, and none of them asked me if I had a boyfriend, or if I wanted one, or if I had been bullied or abused because I am gay. They all carefully avoided that topic…except for one intern. One day he claimed that the reason I was gay was because I was a failed heterosexual. It was his opinion that I turned to boys because I was a flop with the girls.

Why should I have trusted these people? They were the experts, and just like most other people I had encountered in my life, they lived in their own fantasy world, and they couldn’t handle the truth. I felt like I had to treat them like I treated everyone else until they proved they were trustworthy, like they were stupid and crazy and possibly dangerous.



Fashion Police: Ryan Lochte Strips Down


Study Shows the Term Thats So Gay Causes Longterm Distress | Advocate.com

Study Shows the Term Thats So Gay Causes Longterm Distress | Advocate.com

Ron Paul Supporters Revolt At RNC


Minnesota Pediatricians Come Out Against Marriage Inequality Amendment

Minnesota Pediatricians Come Out Against Marriage Inequality Amendment: The Minnesota chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics announced today that it opposes the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. The group points out that there is no research to show a link between a child’s well-being and his or her parents’ sexual orientation. According to chapter president Dr. Robert M. Jacobson, “This...

Anti-Gay Group Condemns Homosexual Promiscuity As National Health Crisis Comparable To Smoking

Anti-Gay Group Condemns Homosexual Promiscuity As National Health Crisis Comparable To Smoking: The Concerned Women for America-affiliated Center for Marriage Policy has released a new “report” alleging that marriage equality is responsible for “the most serious avoidable health problems of our time.” Equating homosexuality with promiscuity, the report blames bisexuals for being a “broad gateway” to infecting unsuspecting heterosexual Americans with HIV and other diseases. It then...

GOP Gays have Hope but Perkins has Power

GOP Gays have Hope but Perkins has Power

Barton: 'Messing Around With Marriage will Affect Economic Prosperity in the Nation'


Barton: God Will Come Out Of Heaven To Oppose Our Unbiblical Economic System


Trump is a sexist, homophobic ass...and a whore. And this is the guy who has been invited to speak at Liberty U., the school founded by Jerry Falwell.

















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What A Gay Blogger Learned Undercover At A NOM Anti-Gay Student Conference

What A Gay Blogger Learned Undercover At A NOM Anti-Gay Student Conference: Equality Matters blogger Carlos Maza regularly tracks the anti-gay rhetoric of the National Organization for Marriage, but last month he had a special opportunity to go behind the scenes at the “It Takes A Family To Raise A Village” (ITAF) conference, organized by NOM’s Ruth Institute. Donning a cover story as a practicing Catholic engaged...

Pedophilia, Hookup Sites, and Menstruating Moms: NOM's Lessons for the Next Generation | Advocate.com

Pedophilia, Hookup Sites, and Menstruating Moms: NOM's Lessons for the Next Generation | Advocate.com

Manchester Pride


 











Anti-gay marriage advocate arraigned, accused of child molestation

Anti-gay marriage advocate arraigned, accused of child molestation

Bishop Faces Censure For Pro-Marriage Message | Advocate.com

Bishop Faces Censure For Pro-Marriage Message | Advocate.com

DUI Arrest Unlikely to Cost New SF Archbishop His Job | Advocate.com

DUI Arrest Unlikely to Cost New SF Archbishop His Job | Advocate.com

Novak Djokovic Marriage Proposal from Kid


GOP Platform Calls For Prosecutors To ‘Vigorously’ Prosecute Porn

GOP Platform Calls For Prosecutors To ‘Vigorously’ Prosecute Porn: Republicans are said to be the party of deregulation, but their platform this year aims to seriously regulate the pornography industry through strict enforcement of laws against porn or other materials deemed “obscene.” In a copy of the GOP platform expected to be approved this week, one line reads, “Current laws on all forms of...

Israeli soldiers salute you, Prince Harry :)

























Israeli soldiers salute you, Prince Harry :)


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Archbishop Timothy Dolan To Close DNC

Archbishop Timothy Dolan To Close DNC

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Why would they invite this man? It's not like they couldn't find a Catholic priest who supports civil rights for LGBT Americans.  Why do they have to put the spotlight on homophobic Christianists even at the DNC?

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Barton: Cops Should Have Refused to Arrest Arizona Pastor for Illegally Building a Church

Barton: Cops Should Have Refused to Arrest Arizona Pastor for Illegally Building a Church

Tony Perkins Takes a Victory Lap over Republican Party Platform Changes

Tony Perkins Takes a Victory Lap over Republican Party Platform Changes

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6 Right-Wing Zealots and the Crazy Ideas Behind the Most Outrageous Republican Platform Ever

EXCLUSIVE: Undercover At NOM's Anti-Gay Student Conference | Equality Matters

EXCLUSIVE: Undercover At NOM's Anti-Gay Student Conference

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ITAF's overt conflation of Christianity with intense homophobia left me dumbfounded. When I decided to attend the conference, I expected to be exposed to a good deal of pseudoscience about gay parents and same-sex relationships. For the most part, NOM has been open about its willingness to misinform people about LGBT families in order to slow the advance of marriage equality.
But what I saw at the conference - selling a book that labels gay people as pedophiles worthy of death, distributing Bible quotes to college students similarly calling for gays to be killed, hosting entire speeches devoted to condemning gays and lesbians as deviant sinners - represented a brand of anti-gay extremism that I assumed even NOM would have shied away from.

And unfortunately, it wasn't over.

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Straight couple gives their first dance at their wedding to their gay friends.





























John Green: "My friends Meg Liffick and Joe Ball got married yesterday.

When it came time for the couple’s traditional first dance, Joe read prepared remarks explaining that instead of dancing together, they wanted to open the dance floor to their gay and lesbian friends who are still legally denied the right to marry.

This was a large and very diverse wedding in a state that doesn’t even recognize same-sex civil unions, let alone marriage. And yet the ovation that these people received while dancing to The Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” was like nothing I’ve ever heard at any wedding. If there were dry eyes, I didn’t see any.

Change is coming."