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Sunday, June 30, 2013
This is the report on the Stonewall uprising published in the New York Daily News just days after the incident. There is no attempt at balance or objectivity. The piece is overtly contemptuous and condescending.
Christianist TV "exposes" the supposed "gay agenda". Their "proof" is a book written in the '80s called After The Ball. Never mind that most of us have never even heard of this book much less read it and follow it like it was our bible.
Rachel Maddow And David Gregory Destroy The GOP’s Last Argument Against Marriage Equality: Social conservatives came out in full force on NBC’s Meet The Press on the Sunday after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) of the Heritage Foundation and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) both claimed the court’s decision to recognize same-sex marriages sacrificed children’s wellbeing — only to...
Top Conservative Loses It Over Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Decision: The Justices Have ‘Carjacked The Nation’
Top Conservative Loses It Over Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Decision: The Justices Have ‘Carjacked The Nation’: The Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 were “disappointing” decisions that “dragged ‘we the people’ from behind the wheel of this republic and carjacked the nation,” Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said on CBS’ Face The Nation Sunday. Perkins argued that the Prop 8 case represented a...
Justice Kennedy Denies Emergency Challenge To Marriage Equality In California: Opponents of marriage equality were outraged this weekend after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted its stay on the injunction against Proposition 8, allowing same-sex marriages to resume in California, but their attempts to block more nuptials has failed. Both Protect Marriage, the group that advanced and defended Prop 8, and the National Organization...
This story is tragic but fascinating. Although many of the details of Frances Farmer’s life presented in the film may not be factual, it still works, and in my opinion, worth viewing even if it’s complete fiction. Frances, as played by Jessica Lang, was a strongly independent and intelligent woman with a gift for acting. She wanted to be a serious actress, but she ended up in Hollywood making mostly fluff during a time when studios were meddlesome and controlling on and off the set. Frances was unlucky in love, too. So her mental health deteriorated, and she began to lash out and act erratically. She probably suffered from a simple case of depression, but she had a run in with a police officer and threw a tantrum in a court room. That cost her her freedom. Her mother became her guardian, and she committed Frances to a mental hospital were she became a prisoner, more or less, for a number of years.
Later in life, Frances did make something of a comeback. She became a talk show host, and she worked on stage in several serious plays. But then she died of cancer in her mid 50s.
Her life was a mess, and there was no clear or obvious villain who can easily be blamed for ruining Frances Farmer. No single event ruined her. It was just a series of hiccups that added up to a catastrophe.
I think many people lead messy lives like this. Most don’t become Hollywood legends, of course, but many are overwhelmed by circumstances. It may be a lot of little things. If you knew the basic facts of their lives, you might wonder how things could go so terribly wrong. But sometimes it’s the small, hidden things that do a person in.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Gay And Lesbian Couples Allowed To Begin Marrying Immediately In California: On Friday afternoon, the ninth circuit court lifted its stay on same-sex marriages in the state of California, acknowledging the Supreme Court’s opinion in Hollingsworth v Perry that supporters of anti-gay Proposition 8 did not have standing to appeal a lower court judge’s ruling that the ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The move, which...