Tuesday, April 30, 2013







After NBA Player Comes Out, Stephen Colbert Warns of 'Final Days of Straight America' | Advocate.com

After NBA Player Comes Out, Stephen Colbert Warns of 'Final Days of Straight America' | Advocate.com

NOM Draws Distinction Between Anti-Gay Persecution And Discrimination

NOM Draws Distinction Between Anti-Gay Persecution And Discrimination: The National Organization for Marriage is concerned that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is working to promote LGBT equality across the globe. Asking, “Is Obama spending your taxpayer dollars to promote gay marriage in the developing world?”, NOM tries to draw a distinction between human rights abuses, which it opposes, and discrimination, which...

Pat Robertson Praises ESPN Analyst For Attack On Jason Collins, First Openly Gay Active NBA Player

Pat Robertson Praises ESPN Analyst For Attack On Jason Collins, First Openly Gay Active NBA Player


Athlete Ally Says Thank You to Jason Collins

Athlete Ally Says Thank You to Jason Collins

Routine HIV Screenings Now Recommended For All Adolescents And Adults

Routine HIV Screenings Now Recommended For All Adolescents And Adults: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued new recommendations on who should be routinely screened for HIV infection. Previously, USPSTF released recommendations that only high-risk individuals should be screened for HIV. Specifically, it concluded that “the benefit of screening adolescents and adults without risk factors for HIV is too small relative to potential...

by Hans Thoma, 1919


Paul Ryan Regrets Voting Against Same-Sex Adoption

Paul Ryan Regrets Voting Against Same-Sex Adoption: WISCONSIN — Former GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told a Wisconsin town hall audience on Monday that he now supports the right of same-sex couples to adopt children, even though he still opposes marriage equality. Confronted by an audience member about his anti-LGBT voting record — Ryan earned a “zero percent” score on gay...

Buster Wilson's Big Gay Dream Turns into a Nightmare | Right Wing Watch

Buster Wilson's Big Gay Dream Turns into a Nightmare | Right Wing Watch

Collins: Country Is Ready To Support


Basketball’s Gay Paragon

Basketball’s Gay Paragon

Fischer: Jason Collins' Coming Out Is Not Brave or Courageous, But 'Just a Shrewd Marketing Move' | Right Wing Watch

Fischer: Jason Collins' Coming Out Is Not Brave or Courageous, But 'Just a Shrewd Marketing Move' | Right Wing Watch

Truth In Action Ministries Criticizes Ex-Gay Leader for Apologizing and Recanting | Right Wing Watch

Truth In Action Ministries Criticizes Ex-Gay Leader for Apologizing and Recanting | Right Wing Watch

Wiles: 'The Next Holocaust [Victims] Are American Christians | Right Wing Watch

Wiles: 'The Next Holocaust [Victims] Are American Christians | Right Wing Watch

Harvey: Gay-Inclusive Boy Scouts Will Foster 'Destructive Psychological Dynamics' | Right Wing Watch

Harvey: Gay-Inclusive Boy Scouts Will Foster 'Destructive Psychological Dynamics' | Right Wing Watch

Charisma: Jason Collins Must Launch 'War on Homosexual Tendencies' and 'Repent Before It's Too Late' | Right Wing Watch

Charisma: Jason Collins Must Launch 'War on Homosexual Tendencies' and 'Repent Before It's Too Late' | Right Wing Watch

Ellen Congratulates Jason Collins


Texas Attorney General: Domestic Partnerships Are Unconstitutional

Texas Attorney General: Domestic Partnerships Are Unconstitutional: Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) has issued new guidance stating that domestic partnerships are unconstitutional under the Texas state Constitution’s amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples. However, his decision does contain a certain nuance that would still allow for same-sex couples to receive their partners’ health benefits. Abbott points out that recognizing relationships “similar”...

Chris Broussard And ESPN Decline To Apologize For On-Air Condemnation Of Jason Collins

Chris Broussard And ESPN Decline To Apologize For On-Air Condemnation Of Jason Collins: When ESPN finally got around to reporting about the historic coming out of NBA player Jason Collins on Monday, the conversation on Outside The Lines devolved to contributor Chris Broussard claiming that Collins is “walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ” because he’s “openly living in unrepentant sin.” Since then, both ESPN...

Retired NBA Player: Homosexuality Doesn’t Belong In A Men’s Locker Room

Retired NBA Player: Homosexuality Doesn’t Belong In A Men’s Locker Room: Despite the incredible outpouring of support for NBA player Jason Collins after he came out on Monday, there were still some negative responses. A series of Tweets from former NBA All-Star Larry Johnson, who still works as a business operations representative for the New York Knicks, was particularly revealing about how some players may respond...

President Obama Applauds Jason Collins: LGBT People Are ‘Part Of The American Family’

President Obama Applauds Jason Collins: LGBT People Are ‘Part Of The American Family’: At the end of his press conference Tuesday morning, President Obama returned to the podium to respond to a question about NBA player Jason Collins coming out. Obama explained that “tolerance” falls short of including the LGBT community as part of the American family, and the country should be proud that young gay and lesbian...

Bryan Fischer: Jason Collins Proves Homosexuality Is Chosen

Bryan Fischer: Jason Collins Proves Homosexuality Is Chosen: Bryan Fischer, mouthpiece for the anti-gay American Family Association, is not thrilled about Jason Collins coming out. On his radio show Monday, Fischer urged NBA teams not to sign Collins because he will be “eyeballing” them in the shower. In a new post published today, Fischer tried to appropriate his coming out as evidence that...

Ah, you know I want the whole set. LOL


Monday, April 29, 2013

Creationists believe...


When I was about 4, I was swinging on our porch one summer afternoon, and I heard something. I jumped down from the swing, walked out into the yard, got down on my hands and knees by the porch and peered into the darkness. I heard the sound again, and when my eyes adjusted to the dim light, I saw a kitten, a frightened, lonely, lost little kitten. I reached in and called to this poor creature and he came to me. I picked him up, cuddled him, gently petted and comforted him. The kitten graciously accepted my love and rewarded me a number of times with sweet meows. The moment was magical. It turned out that the kitten belonged to a family up on the hill, and they came and collected him later that evening. I wasn’t allowed to keep the kitten, and that disappointed me, but the magical moment was mine, and I have never forgotten it.

Mary Thom, Prominent Feminist, LGBT Ally, Dies In Motorcycle Crash

SheWired - Mary Thom, Prominent Feminist, LGBT Ally, Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Victory in Delaware & Rhode Island: April 29 Marriage News Watch


The Worst Reactions To NBA Player Jason Collins Coming Out

The Worst Reactions To NBA Player Jason Collins Coming Out: There continue to be plenty of positive reactions on Monday to the news that NBA player Jason Collins had come out as gay, but not all of the responses were supportive. Some players, coaches, and sportscasters used the news as an opportunity to express disdain for gay people. Here are just some of the worst...

Religious Right Hurls False Accusations at SPLC

Religious Right Hurls False Accusations at SPLC

Fox News' bad reporting spins inaccurate story about middle school anti-bullying workshop

Fox News' bad reporting spins inaccurate story about middle school anti-bullying workshop

Justice O’Connor: Maybe Bush V. Gore Was A Mistake

Justice O’Connor: Maybe Bush V. Gore Was A Mistake

Homophobic Christianists upset because the Mormon church has given the green light to gay Boy Scouts so long as they're below the age of 18. So it's "we hate queers AND Mormons" in fundie-land.

Read more here.

Ed Vitagliano claims the BSA and homophobic Christianists such as himself are being persecuted by "tolerance gurus" of "secular morality."

Read more here.


by Paul Cadmus (December 17, 1904 – December 12, 1999)


by Gabriel Grün Yantorno


Why Collins Wore Number 98 | Advocate.com

Why Collins Wore Number 98 | Advocate.com

Hate for Jason Collins from homophoibc Christianist Matt Barber


FAFSA Form Will Now Recognize College Students’ Same-Sex Parents

FAFSA Form Will Now Recognize College Students’ Same-Sex Parents: Today the U.S. Department of Education announced a small but significant change to the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, that will make the application a more fair, effective, and efficient tool for students seeking financial aid to finance their college education. The FAFSA currently uses the terms “mother/stepmother” and “father/stepfather” when requesting...

Twitterverse Celebrates Basketball Player Jason Collins For Coming Out As Gay [Updated]

Twitterverse Celebrates Basketball Player Jason Collins For Coming Out As Gay [Updated]: Today, basketball player Jason Collins made history by coming out as the first openly gay player in any of the country’s four major professional sports organizations. Since the news broke earlier, Twitter has lit up with support from fellow athletes, coaches, celebrities, elected officials, and others. Here’s a sampling of some of the responses: Washington...

ESPN Sportscaster Immediately Trashes First Out NBA Player: Jason Collins Is Not ‘A Christian’

ESPN Sportscaster Immediately Trashes First Out NBA Player: Jason Collins Is Not ‘A Christian’: An ESPN sportscaster went on the air on Monday to publicly gay-bash Jason Collins, the NBA player who came out Monday morning in an emotional op-ed, the first active male player of a major American sport to come out. Speaking on ESPN’s Outside The Lines, Chris Broussard said that he would “not characterize [Collins] as...

Fischer: No NBA Team Should Sign Jason Collins Because He Will Be 'Eyeballing' Players in the Shower | Right Wing Watch

Fischer: No NBA Team Should Sign Jason Collins Because He Will Be 'Eyeballing' Players in the Shower | Right Wing Watch

Yul Brynner


NOM Rebuffs Fourth-Grader’s ‘Perfect Argument’ For Marriage Equality

NOM Rebuffs Fourth-Grader’s ‘Perfect Argument’ For Marriage Equality: The National Organization for Marriage has sunken to a new low: quibbling with fourth graders. An anonymous fourth grader’s two-paragraph essay defending marriage equality went viral on Reddit last week, prompting Salon contributor Katie McDonough to deem it the “world’s most perfect argument” for the cause. Here’s what the elementary school student wrote (spelling errors and all)...

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) Regrets His Vote Against The Repeal Of DADT

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) Regrets His Vote Against The Repeal Of DADT

Schlafly: Immigration Reform ‘Suicide’ for GOP Because Immigrants Want a ‘Handout’ | Right Wing Watch

Schlafly: Immigration Reform ‘Suicide’ for GOP Because Immigrants Want a ‘Handout’ | Right Wing Watch

Deace: Jason Collins Coming Out Shows 'How Indoctrinated an Aspect of our Culture Has Become' | Right Wing Watch

Deace: Jason Collins Coming Out Shows 'How Indoctrinated an Aspect of our Culture Has Become' | Right Wing Watch

McCollough: Choice Means Encouraging Women to be 'As Promiscuous as Possible' | Right Wing Watch

McCollough: Choice Means Encouraging Women to be 'As Promiscuous as Possible' | Right Wing Watch

Harvey: What Will Boy Scout Leaders 'Say To Jesus When They Meet Him?' | Right Wing Watch

Harvey: What Will Boy Scout Leaders 'Say To Jesus When They Meet Him?' | Right Wing Watch

NBA Star Becomes First Openly Gay Player in Major League Sports | Advocate.com

NBA Star Becomes First Openly Gay Player in Major League Sports | Advocate.com

Vermont Requires Insurers To Cover Transgender Healthcare Needs

Vermont Requires Insurers To Cover Transgender Healthcare Needs: Last week, the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, Division of Insurance issued a bulletin clarifying key protections for transgender Vermonters in health insurance. The bulletin clarifies that Vermont law prohibits gender identity discrimination in health coverage, including through the use of exclusions limiting benefits for medically necessary services provided to transgender people. The bulletin prohibits...

Sorry, FRC, But Peter, Paul, And Mary Are Not Anti-Gay Bigots

Sorry, FRC, But Peter, Paul, And Mary Are Not Anti-Gay Bigots: Family Research Council Senior Fellow Bob Morrison published a new blog post today posing the question, “Are Peter, Paul, and Mary Bigots, Too?,” referring to the folk trio. His entire argument is based on the song lyrics to “The Wedding Song,” which Paul Stookey wrote for Peter Yarrow’s wedding, which refer to a “man and...

Washington Lawmaker’s Office: If Gay People Face Discrimination, They ‘Can Just Grow Their Own Food’

Washington Lawmaker’s Office: If Gay People Face Discrimination, They ‘Can Just Grow Their Own Food’: A bill introduced in Washington state last week would allow people to use their “sincerely held religious beliefs” to justify discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation. One activist started calling the bill’s sponsors to find out more about why they supported such a negative bill. His primary question was, “What are rural gays...

Gay teens starved, tortured, killed at camp to turn them into ‘men’

Gay teens starved, tortured, killed at camp to turn them into ‘men’

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Poughkeepsie, New York, ca 1915




































University of Wisconsin crew 

Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson


Don Bachardy & Christopher Isherwood


Clark Bockelman





For the bear lovers.





JACK PIERSON, Self Portrait, 2005





































JACK PIERSON
Self Portrait, 2005
Digital pigment print on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper, 61 5/8” x 51 3/8” (framed)


The switching at birth of a demon for a human baby

Is this what Christianists think happened when their kids turn out to be LGBT?

Physical excercise prevents you becoming gay, claims UK councillor candidate

Physical excercise prevents you becoming gay, claims UK councillor candidate

Scientists on brink of HIV cure

Scientists on brink of HIV cure

Japan: Thousands march in Tokyo in support of LGBT rights

Japan: Thousands march in Tokyo in support of LGBT rights

Some still dress up when they travel.



Saturday, April 27, 2013



"Wanna go over there and explore that old, abandoned house with me?"


by Steven Kenny


Killer deer and big breasted damsels in distress.


Ciao, baby.


The trouble with opening up and showing your vulnerability is that some will take the opportunity to offer you cheap advice not born of any concern for you, but the idea that the advice givers are more evolved than you. They see your vulnerability, use it to stroke their own egos while pretending to be helpful, and you are supposed to thank them for this.

So a god made us and all of the universe, and this god demands and expects that we do certain things and not do certain things, and if we don’t follow this god’s rules, we’ll be punished mercilessly for eternity, and if we do follow this god’s rules, we’ll be rewarded for eternity. And this god communicated these make or break rules to us by using its ghost or something to inspire human beings to write a huge collection of books that was later collected into one really big anthology which has been interpreted and translated over and over again throughout the centuries. Now here we are in the 21st century, and we’re expected to find this book, somehow know for certain that this god wrote it via humans, read it, understand it, and follow the instructions exactly, instructions which are said to be simple and clear even though many disagree about what the instructions are, and if we don’t, we deserve to be punished.

I’m not buying it.

I was in the back of their SUV earlier...in my imagination.



Then they all went to the caddy shack for a private party.



Saugatuck Summer Art School (August 1948), Wallace Kirkland for Life magazine.