Friday, July 29, 2005

Pastor Finally At Peace Being Gay, Christian

(Link) Did we mention she was raised as a Southern Baptist? Egad.

California Launches More Anti-Gay Petitions

(Link) "Couples can still register as same-sex partners. But everything that matters is taken away." Serial matrimony for heteros still okey-dokey.

Lesbian Councilwoman Named San Diego Mayor

(Link) In the future, everyone will be San Diego Mayor for 15 minutes, if they can hide the corruption charges that long.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Taking a Ride on Rosie's Love Boat

(Link) Arrrgh, matey! Thar be mullets ahead and a special guest appearance by Melissa Etheridge. "Be excited! Be excited!"

Utah Judge: Dyke Driver can keep her "GAYSROK" plates

(Link) State wants to appeal. "It kind of opens up the door for all types of people who want to make a license plate a public forum, for every initiative." Challenge: How radical a statement can you make with only 8 letters?

Jerry Falwell Endorses Forced Reparative Therapy

(Link) As featured speaker of Exodus International, the anti-Tinky Winky Reverend also says letting teens identify as gay is as dangerous as letting them play on the interstate.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Heteros Needed in Gay Rights Fight

(Link) "There are a lot of people who wouldn’t consider joining an all-white country club or drinking from an all-whites water fountain, but they are willing to marry when their gay and lesbian friends cannot marry, or to join a club that does not accept gay members, such as the Boy Scouts."

LWord Poster Raises 1,300 Eyebrows in UK

(Link) 650 Londoners, shocked and outraged by latest print ad, complain to authorities. Who promptly blow them off and return to having tea and ogling the rack on today's Page 3 Girl. Hah!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Opposing Same-Sex Marriage is Bullshit

By Jack Douglas Jr., Maria Recio and John Moritz
Star-Telegram Staff Writers

As if things in the Texas Legislature are not in enough of a stink, a Dallas gay-activist group said last week that it plans to begin mailing cow manure to senators who favor a ban on same-sex marriages.

The group, on its new Web site, said it has "begun shipping pink-painted cattle excrement" to 20 lawmakers. Republican Sens. Kim Brimer of Fort Worth, Jane Nelson of Lewisville and Chris Harris of Arlington are on the "send poo" mailing list.

If the group's not careful, it could step into a real mess, including fines and a stay in federal prison, said Amanda McMurrey, spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Fort Worth.

"Excrement, regardless of origin, is mailable only under certain conditions," McMurrey said. Those conditions, she noted, do not include a coat of pink paint.

Can Lawn Furniture Be Too Gay?

(Link) He just wants to add color to peoples lives! Is that so wrong?

Lesbian Leader Elected to Lead MCC

(Link) Metropolitan Community Church founder Troy Perry steps down, Nancy Wilson takes over. No, not the rocker chick from Heart.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Lesbian Filmmaker Branches Out

(Link) Jordanian Cherien Dabis started with lesbian fairytales, now moving to "Amreeka".

Republicans Pull Support from Gay Games

(Link) Pols read fine print, discover Games will bring $50-80 million to city...along with 100,000+ queer athletes.

Canadian Couples Get Travel Warning

(Link) Canucks considering Qatar for honeymoon hijinks should think again...

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Interview: Queer As Folk's Michelle Clunie

(Link) From her role as Dee Dee on "the Jeff Foxworthy Show" to Melanie on "QAF", Clunie talks about what she's learned and where she's going.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Spain's First Lesbian Wedding Takes Place

(Link) With pic of the happy couple enjoying their first wedded smooch. Awww...

Oregon House Guts Civil Unions Bill

(Link) New buzzword born in fight to deny civil rights: "reciprocal benefits".

Handholders Harassed in Heartland

(Link) Kansas City, Missouri: Come for the barbecue. Stay for the beatings?

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Okay Now It's Really, Really Legal

(Link) Committment-phobic Canadian grrls lose their last excuse. Wedding registry at Canadian Tire soon to follow.

She Seeks Safety By the Seashore

(Link) With joining the IRA no longer an option, youth groups seek new outlet for exuberant urge to harass and destroy.

We Want Our Queer TV

(Link) Intrepid Nielson researchers find enormous hidden WNBA fanbase and that not everybody loves Raymond.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Rights Groups Wary of Bush's Court Nominee

(Linky-pops to article) How far to the Right does he really swing? Let the scrutiny begin!

Martina Settles Rainbow Credit Card Lawsuit

(Linky-pops to article) A credit card company using sleazy tactics to market to us? Ms Navratilova was shocked, but not too shocked to call out the lawyers on 'em.

UCC Church Vandalized Over Gay-Affirming Stance

(Linky-pops to article) The backlash is already beginning...

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Eric Rudolph Sentenced to Life for Bombings

(Linky-pops to article) Convicted of setting off blasts at the Atlanta Olympics, a Birmingham womens clinic and a lesbian bar, Rudolph has a gay brother. Who knew?

Majority of Canadians Say Keep Same-Sex Marriage

(Linky-pops to article) Singalongs of "Oh Canada", hockey classes and poutain eating contests on the rise as potential refugees prepare for northern migration.

Woman Kidnapped by Teenage Lesbian Gang

(Linky-pops to article) Sometimes real life imitates tacky pulp fiction, and not in the good way.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Seattleites Fight to Keep Pride in the 'Hood

(Linky-pops to article) Presented with 8,000 names on a petition, mayor realizes it might be rude to move the annual party without first asking the guests.

Advocates Fear Rollback of Rights Under New Court

(Linky-pops to article) With Rehnquist ailing and O'Connor bailing, will our rights go sailing -- out the window?

Tony Blair Honors Lesbian Rights Activist

(Linky-pops to article) Jokes about British cuisine aside, the UK has a LGBT History Month. That's something to chew on.

Friday, July 15, 2005

First Non-Profit G&L Retirement Home Set for Calif.

(Linky-pops to article) Oh, give me a home...where the older grrls roam, and a seat by the buffet all day...

Kansas May Join States Banning Gay Adoptions

(Linky-pops to article) If your mother made you a lesbian, could she make some for the rest of us, too?

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Christian Coalition Leader Wants Us Labelled. Literally

(Linky-pops to article) Meanwhile, WeHo crowded baffled by choice of Paris Hilton and her mother as the Pride Parade Grand Marshalls.

Attorneys Say "Dykes on Bikes" Patently Offensive

(Linky-pops to article)
Reclaiming the power of a slur has not been an easy ride. Submitted by PinkPurlGrrl, who knits one. Purls, too!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

West's Largest Lesbian Social Club Celebrates 10 Years

(Linky-pops to article) With tickets at $75 for members, it's apparently the West's Richest Lesbians. Your chance to meet a Sugar Mama!

World's Largest Queer Film Archive Launched

(Linky-pops to article) A chance to rescue independent dyke films from obscurity and preserve them for posterity...

L-Word's Rachel Kelly Dishes on Sex Scenes

(Linky-pops to article) From her own diary, no less! Of course, pix are included.

Rosie's Cruise Brings Weddings to Halifax

(Linky-pops to article) "The Looove Boooaat promises something for everyone..." including the chance to meet half the Cagney and Lacey duo.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Mom Blames "Church Untruths" For Daughter's Suicide

(Linky-pops to article) Sad story alert, and another reminder of how Focus on the Family is focused on a non-family-friendly agenda.

Monday, July 11, 2005

TVs "Big Brother 6" Gets 1st Out Lesbian Player

(Linky-pops to article) Although they skipped the part about her live-in girlfriend, all the signs are there. How many clues can you spot?

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Church Burnings Not Hate Crimes

Me and Cletus was havin' a weenie roast behind the colored church and things just got outta hand, yer Honor. Same as at that queer church last week." (story in comments)

Vermonters Celebrate 5th Civil Union Anniversary

(Linky-pop) Civil unions cut insurance costs in half. Geico lizard thrashes tail in defeat.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Maddox Gets a Baby Sister

(Linky-pops to article) Angelina Jolie takes Sally Struthers commercials one farther. Let's hope she avoids the Ho Hos.

Opposition to gay marriage is not discrimination

(Linky-pops to article) Bishop Gonzalez says opposing gay marriage favors families. Gomer Pyle sez "Surprahz, surprahz, surprahz."

Military’s Gay Ban Heads to Court

The case of Major Denial vs General Reality continues. Will justice eventually be served or just have to do a lot of pushups? (read the story in the Comments section)

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

We Like Nike, Nike Likes Us

(Linky-pops to article) Company's new prototype footwear -- "Dikee" -- in development. Insiders say it has extra-long tongue, easy to get on/off.

Behold... Bridezilla!

(Linky-pops to article) NBC's "Today" Show opens wedding contest to same-sex couples. Leather Daddy hissy fits and dyke drama on the televised honeymoon soon to follow.

Shite Hits Fan in Shropshire

(Linky-pops to article) If your can of Whoop-Ass includes a flickknife and a knuckleduster, you might be a UK redneck. In other news, Lesbians are Chavs, too!