Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Calif. Legislature Passes Gay Civil Rights Act

(Link) All it needs is a signature from the Governator. “By adding sexual orientation, gender identity and marital status, California will continue to be at the forefront of ensuring equality for all.”

Japan: Where the Grrls Are

(Link) A handy guide to Japan's underground grrl bar scene and where to find the hangouts. Hello Kitty, indeed!

Scalia: Supreme Court Shouldn't Decide Gay Rights

(Link) Robed Right winger Antonin Scalia bemoans the focus on "judge moralists" -- and the shocking trend to "interpret" the Constitution.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Under the Wire, Into the Law Books

(Link) While the fundies are distracted by the marriage issue, less-publicized gay rights moves are quietly being passed into law.

Queer Count for this Year's Network TV Season is 16

(Link) Survey says, "If you're looking at network television to see a good cross-section of our community, you're not going to find it. What you will find is primarily gay white males."

Lesbian Film Sparks Free Speech Debate

(Link) It all started when a guy named Jihad failed to grasp the concept of deleting the spam email. Repression ensues!

Monday, August 29, 2005

Bring Out Yer Dead -- or Not?

(Link) Obituary writers face a dilemma of whether or not to reveal that the deceased's "business partner" was also a "life partner."

Rights Groups Not Backing Roberts Nomination

(Link) One pro bono case for our side does not an ally make. A paper trail leading back through the Reagan Era shows a Supreme Court nominee who could shift the court to the right " for decades to come, imperiling Americans’ constitutional rights and liberties.”

Minnesota Girl Happy With Her "Moms Times Two"

(Link) "A family really is about love, and if you have love and concern for each other, then you have a really good family that you can be proud of."

Friday, August 26, 2005

Marriage Movement Goes Forward in California

(Link) A re-write of June's failed bill passes the test in August. Will California be the second state okay marriage equality? And a raise in the minimum wage?

Mass. State Legislators Want to Switch to Civil Unions

(Link) Being the only state in the Union that allows same-sex marriage, Massachusetts hasn't suffered any Wrath o' God (tm). But all that equality apparently makes some legislators nervous enough to brew up a potential amendment to water it down.

Lucy Lawless & Crew Still Want "Xena: The Movie"

(Link) That beheading the last final episode? "It's only a flesh wound! C'mon, ya pansy!"

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Hot or Not: America's Next Top Model Contestant

(Link) Yes, grrls, Kim's an out lesbian, her fave food is Big Macs and she's adorably cute. "It's hard to be a poster child for lesbians, but someone has to do it."

Falwell Speaks Out in Favor of Some Gay Rights

(Link) Yes, the same fundie-vangelist who blamed 9/11 on "the pagans, the abortionists, and the feminists and the gays and lesbians" actually says we're entitled to civil rights like fair housing and employment. In other news, mercury plummets in Hell's thermometer.

Couple Uses Dutch Reality Show to Find Donor

(Link) "The Sperm Show" debuts in the Netherlands for lesbian mommy wannabees. How do you say "My Daddy's Name is Donor" in Dutch?

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

"The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping with Chicks"

(Link) Author of new book advises straight girls on how to get a little hot girl-grrl action. Includes funniest chapter titles ever!

UK Police Seek Witnesses in Bashing Incident

(Link) Police spokeswoman: “The three attackers obviously had a problem with the women’s sexuality and carried out a violent and unprovoked attack."

Lounge Bombing Survivors Confront Eric Rudolph

(Link) Otherside Lounge owners and patrons find bomber's lack of remorse appalling: "He sounded like a two-year-old child saying I’m sorry for sticking bubblegum in your hair."

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

More GLBT Groups Making Donations to Politicians

(Link) Protest marches may be a great emotional outlet (and a lovely way to meet chicks) but buying yourself a politician is what really gets laws made. Crack open that coin purse, Mavis.

Dare to Ask: "Which of you is the man?"

(Link) Why do they never ask "Which of you is the bitchy misanthrope? The golf widow?" And when do we get to start prodding straight couples over who's the top?

CA Court: Lesbian Parents Have Rights, Duties

(Link) Egg donors can claim custody and be liable for child support in a breakup. Of course, one group of fundies had to start quacking that helping these kids hurts the "traditional" family.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Lesbian Couple Caught in Aruba-Netherlands Rift

(Link) Aruba welcomes legally-married couple with rock-throwing, tire-slashing protests. "I felt like maybe they wanted to kill us."

Birch Takes on Buchanan in TV Shoutfest

(Link) Former HRC Head Elizabeth Birch's new talk show on Here! TV promises to be chockful of "shouting down the fundies" fun!

UK Air Force Reveals Systemized Hunt for Lesbians

(Link) "During the 1939-45 war, the official attitude was to turn a blind eye to lesbianism, because it was expedient to do so." Hmm, much like today's witch hunts in the military...

Friday, August 19, 2005

Rights Advocate Coretta Scott King Suffers Stroke

(Link) If you need someone to pray for today, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr's widow would be the one. She's been a staunch supporter of GLBT equal rights.

Mom Boycotts Starbucks For "Supporting Gay Agenda"

(Link) After reading a quote from Armisted Maupin on her cup, the prudish red-stater says, "All I could think was ‘Starbucks hates children.’" She also found Sandy Eggo's Pride Parade -- which she apparently attended -- "pretty disturbing".

Was the UK's Princess Margaret a Grrlie Kisser?

(Link) New biopic says "Yes! And she smoked weed, too!" Because nobody does scandal like the UK Royals.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

How to Put in Your Two Cents Worth

(Link) In an effort to rid our tidy lil space of spam posted by anonymous non-lesbian nutbags in the comments sections, registration is now required. To set up yourself up as an official commentor, please click on the link and register. You don't have to create your own blog, just establish your name and perhaps a wee bit of a profile about yourself. It's FREE, ya know!

And while you're at it, have you taken the "Lesbian Survey" that frequently shows up at the bottom of this page? We wanna know what questions are on it and how soon we can all earn our $300, 'cause Mama needs a new pair of shoes!

Is Maine Next the Next New Marriage Haven?

(Link) "Maine's Human Rights Act was passed in 1971 and the political struggle over whether it should cover gays is decades-old." Ain't that somethin'? We're still struggling to be considered "human" and worthy of rights.

Swedish Library Lending Out Lesbians, Minorities

(Link) Your chance to rent your very own Sapphic Swedish Bikini Team free for a week!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Shanghai University to Offer China's First Homosexuality Course

(Link) It will be preceeded by a light soup and arugula salad, followed by tiramisu with brandy and cigars in the drawing room afterward.

Ellen Gets the Emmy Gig Again

(Link) If we have to explain which Ellen, you're on the wrong website.

Miller-Jenkins Custody Case Turns Nasty, Moves North

(Link) It's (anti-gay)Virginia vs (pro-civil unions) Vermont now and could head for the Supreme Court.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Fake Lesbians to Release Another CD

(Link) T.A.T.U. are still around, and this time they've got Sting. Meanwhile, authentic lesbian artists are struggling to keep record labels going. It's the plaid skirts, right?

American Psychiatric Association Slams "Ex-Gay" Movement

(Link) 477,000 health and mental health professionals say "reparative therapy" is about as scientific as alchemy. Will Tom "Man-Pixie" Cruise find a way to rail about that or will he finally come out of the dang closet already?

Travel Mag Names Best & Worst Vacation Spots

(Link) Out & About Travel Announces the Best and Worst vacation destinations for gay and lesbian travelers. Is your hometown on the list?

Monday, August 15, 2005

Yet Another Reason Not to Trust the Government

(Link) We're already getting the short end of the stick on Social Security. How bad could it be for same-sex couples (and singles) if the program is privatize? Read on.

Japanese Grrls Have a New Role Model

(Link) Despite Japan's cool-weird pop culture, being out as a female politician is extremely rare. So is she single?

Lesbian Swans Charm Crowds in Boston

(Link) Yea verily, Romeo and Juliet are Juliet and Juliet. Quoth a resident: "Tis something in the water!"

Friday, August 12, 2005

Civil Unions: Breakin' Up is Hard to Do

(Link) As a marriage substitute, the lack of legal recognition causes loads of complications if the partners want to call it quits: "It's like asking New York to dissolve something it doesn't believe exists."

Drag Kings: When Grrls Will Be Boys

(Link) She's wearing a uniform shirt, too -- this one reads "Male Escort Service," with a name tag that reads "Dick." She says she gets a kick out of walking through clubs and asking if anybody's looking for Dick. From the living room, somebody yells, "Nobody here is looking for that!"

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Cherokee Couple's Marriage Faces New Legal Challenge

(Link) Whiny attorney who lost the first case finds more plaintiffs and files another suit against a lesbian couple whose marriage was proven not to affect his life.

US High Court Rejects Marriage Case

(Link) Unsure what to do? Press the hold button and leave same-sex couples in limbo for a year or three. More time to prepare the case for it, then!

Lutherans to Vote on Policy About Gays

(Link) "This issue should not be church-dividing. Remember that lesbians also have a strong potluck supper tradition."

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Queer Fear: New Lesbian Vampire Movie Opens Aug 26th

(Link) "Eternal" opens in limited release soon, which should mean it may well be Netflixable by Halloween. Link goes to trailer featuring plenty of sweet, delicious eye candy -- recommended by 5 out of 5 dentists!

New Book Blows the Lid Off Lesbian Stereotypes

(Link) Meet Africa's "Tommy Boys", who adopt their own wives. Will Hilfiger create a line of sensible shoes for them?

GLBT Tour Guide Calls It Quits After 16 Years

(Link) Since 1986, Trevor Haley has told the gay and lesbian history of San Francisco's Castro District to thousands of visitors -- including a redneck with five kids who told her he'd make sure his kids didn't grow up like he did.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Tampa's Pride Ban Hits City in Pocketbook

(Link) Florida 'Phobes move to block queer events is pushing other groups -- and their moneyed conventions -- out of the state. Even the librarians are working to shush the ban down.

Chicks in Prison Scene Goes Bad in Oz

(Link) Unlike poor Marilyn, a 17-year-old inmate finds the right grrl. And then the drama began: "(The prisoner) was not gay prior to coming to prison."

Here! TV Needs Your Music

(Link) Want to get your music on a soundtrack? The upcoming all-queer network needs theme songs, so git bizzy with that guitar, grrl!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Sharon Stone Loves Lesbian Sports

(Link) Says Sharon, " I'm a little heavy loafers - it's true, if you think about it." Golf dykes and sporty lesbians rejoice!

Military Personnel Outed Online Discharged

(Link) Bored with witch hunts at the softball games, the Inquisition goes online. Do we need new secret buzzwords to protect the grrls who are protecting our country?

Therapist's Tapes Reveal Marilyn Monroe's Lesbian Fling

(Link) Mommie Dearest lured the Blonde Bombshell into batting for the pink team? Hey, last call makes for strange matchups...

Friday, August 05, 2005

South Korean Grrls Battling Cultural Bias, Ignorance

(Link) As if homophobia wasn't bad enough, try adding socially-promoted sexism and general ignorance to the mixture.

Victory Fund Helps Gays, Lesbians Run for Office

(Link) Wanna get really involved in politics? Get the training, backing and fun-raising help you need from Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute.

Fred Phelps Spreading the Hate at Military Funerals

(Link) Whackjob reverend responsible for "God Hates Fags" and crashing Matthew Sheppard's funeral is now hatin' on the troops and lovin' on IEDs.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Supreme Court Nominee Worked on Pro-Gay Rights Case

(Link) Bush nominee John Roberts did the job for free, too! Add that to his previous role as Peppermint Patty in a college play and... Well, we're still not convinced he's totally on our side, but there's hope.

Melissa Etheridge Has Beaten Cancer

(Link) Yes! The sultry songbird will continue to rock out -- and may become a mom again! Without David Crosby this time.

Supermodel Ready to Dyke It for Dollars

(Link) Jordan wants a million for her charms, so start up that Nickels for Nooky fund today.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Update: Cherokee Couple's Marriage Certificate Ok'd

(Link) Adorably cute lesbian couple's marriage gets the legal blessing it needsNews lead submitted by Patti, Pennsylvania's Queen of Chicken Monkey Shoes. Give her some love at her blog

Love in Action Founder Slams Organization

(Link) Even Oprah wants a piece of this action against these fundie "re-education" programs.

Health Groups Join to Fight Religious Bias Case

(Link) Docs denied artificial insemination to California woman just because she's a lesbian. Let the legal smackdown begin!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Jersey Grrls Pushing for Marriage in NJ

(Link) "I now pronounce yous wife and wife. Now kiss each other and pass the cannoli."

Concerned Mom Worries About Kids of Queers

(Link) How will the kids turn out? "Thooper! Thanks for asth-king!" "Stop being gay, Sparky!"

Cali Judge Okays Fairness on the Fairway

(Link) "We aren't activists, we aren't politically charged. We just wanted to play golf together and we just really felt we had every human right to do that." Ooh, could the walls of Hetero Privilege finally be crumbling down?

Monday, August 01, 2005

Marriage Fight Brewing in Indian Country

(Link) Tribal sovereignty statutes mandate that Native American marriages be recognized by states -- even Oklahoma, where 75 percent of the population voted to ban same-sex marriage.

DC Pastor Backpedals Over "Lesbian Menace" Remark

(Link) Pastor claims that lesbianism among young black girls is "so grave a threat it should be declared a national emergency." Apparently, 10 year olds are getting all the action these days.

Femme Mafia Takes Over Turf in Decatur, GA

(Link) “And if I don’t have to do manual labor, I won’t. Yeah, I can change a tire. But I want to be girly.” And with that, she slammed her empty mint julep glass onto the table and began cleaning her Barbie-pink machine gun.