Friday, December 30, 2005
(Link) A writer heads for Antarctica to write a book on the eccentrics who live there and finds herself a girlfriend while she's at it. (If you don't have a Salon.com account, you can read the entire article in Comments here. That's what the JIC Posts are for.)
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
(Link) With so many other countries opening the way for same-sex marrige,Detroit News' Deb Price likes to think of this past year as "The Year of Global Warming". Still feels chilly in here, though. Toss another fundie on the fire, will ya?
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
(Link) Mark Warner, governor of the state with the harshest anti-queer laws in the US, has pushed through a pro-queer employment law. Virginians react: “If the state passes a law like this, a public school teacher all of a sudden puts a picture of her so-called partner on her desk!" Oh, the horror...
(Link) A recent poll gives the future Mrs Ellen Degeneres a hottie stamp of approval: “Did I mention her affiliation with the lesbian party? Every guy knows that just multiplies a woman's sexiness, imagination running amok with possibilities.” Keep dreamin', boys.
Friday, December 23, 2005
(Link) This is the final part of our three part series about Laurel Hester, the woman whose terminal cancer has embroiled her in a domestic partnership benefits controversy with the local government in Ocean County, New Jersey.
(Link) Republicans are pushing a bill that would criminalize the US half of binational couples -- particularly those who can't marry their partners and make 'em legal spouses. "If a U.S. citizen were living with [an undocumented] partner, he or she could be subject to criminal prosecution, imprisonment, mandatory foreclosure of homes or assets."
(Link) Although the two grrls weren't smooching publicly, a California high school booted them out because there is still a bond of intimacy ... characteristic of a lesbian [relationship]. ... Such a relationship is unchristian." Atheists and Jewish students are still welcome to attend, though.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
(Link) This is the second part of our three part series about Laurel Hester, the woman whose terminal cancer has embroiled her in a domestic partnership benefits controversy with the local government in Ocean County, New Jersey.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
(Link) When a New Jersey cop was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she hoped to pass on her pension benefits to her partner. The group that handles those benefits first ignored her claim, then they denied it. Finally, they simply ran away, leaving behind a dying woman in a wheelchair.
(Link) With the company's UK stores happily selling same-sex wedding goodies, Wal-Mart ponders how they might appeal for the US queer dollar. Cue the American Family Association with a heapin' helpin' of Righteous Indignation (tm)!
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Friday, December 16, 2005
Thursday, December 15, 2005
(Link) After five years of being the first couple in the United States joined in a legal civil union, Vermonters Carolyn Conrad and Kathleen Peterson are calling it quits. Even sadder, domestic violence seems to be the issue.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
(Link) Former Penn State players are coming forward with more tales of Rene Portland's homophobic coaching techniques -- which apparently include threats, humiliation and derogatory remarks aimed at those she perceived to be lesbians.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
(Link) With nanny states (and cities) banning indoor smoking, bars fear for the future: a sudden drop in patronage, hordes of drunken dyke smokers hovering on the sidewalk outside, the cost of replacing the cocktail peanuts with bowls of Nicorette and Skoal Bandits.
Monday, December 12, 2005
(Link) A study of the "pink pound" (LGBT spending power) and the financial implications of the UK's new Civil Partnership Act shows that about 6 percent of that country's population -- about 3.6 million people -- bat for their own team. Is it in the water?
(Link) Despite being outspent by her opponent, Sue Lovell won her post on Houston's City Council by a mere 579 votes. "If you think that your vote doesn't count, this is an example that it does," Lovell said.
(Link) Supermodel Jenny Shimizu says she and Angelina Jolie still "get together" since they hooked up during the filming of "Foxfire" in 1993. She also says Brad's nuts if he thinks Angelina's gonna become the wifey type.
Friday, December 09, 2005
(Link) Although the "fundie/family friendly" chain carries only bible stories and Ann Coulter rants in its book section in the US, the UK branch is selling up a storm of queer cards, commitment rings and gay gifties now that same-sex civil unions are legit there.
(Link) US Patent and Trademark Office backs down from last year's refusal to trademark the group's name, claiming it was "disparaging to lesbians" (and freeing it up for use by money-making enterprises). "Dykes on Bikes" is now trademarked and the property of the original non-profit group itself.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
(Link) Shocked to find that it does not reflect the typical smalltown Rhode Island lifestyle, Focus on the Family calls the film "an in-your-face glorification of homosexuality and lesbianism." Glorification of lesbianism? Woo hoo! Put us down for a big ol' pack of tickets to see that flick!
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
(Link) Said a friend of longtime couple: "These were two intelligent and articulate women who loved each other very much, so we all still can't understand why it ended like this."
Monday, December 05, 2005
(Link) A California apellate court has decided that two doctors who denied IVF treatment to a lesbian client were within their rights to do so -- because Guadalupe Benitez and her partner of 15 years are not legally married.
Friday, December 02, 2005
(Link) To punish 17-year-old Charlene Nguon for being openly affectionate with her girlfriend, her high school decided to out her to her parents and force her to change schools. Discipline or invasion of privacy? Survey says...
(Link) Dating meshugeneh shiksas got you all fahklempt? Stop wasting your time using Focus on the Family's dating site and find yourself a nice Jewish grrl instead!
Thursday, December 01, 2005
(Link) COMMENTSJust in time for the socially-conscious gift-giving season, the Human Rights Campaign gives us a list so we can shop at the places that "nice" instead of "naughty" to us all. And yes, we did snicker a bit that "Eating Out" is listed as a category...
(Link) No, Susan Kennedy is not just openly Democratic. She's been married to her partner Susan since 1999. How ticked off are the Republicans about it? Enough so that they've already dedicated a website to "stopping" her.