Wednesday, November 30, 2005
(Link) Knights of Columbus calendar: Monday's Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, Wednesday Night's Annual Spaghetti Supper followed by Thursday's Lawsuit Brunch. If you think discrimination -- and a reluctance to return a deposit on a same-sex wedding reception is involved -- say "Bingo!"
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
(Link) She's not only the city's first female fire chief -- she's the first openly gay fire chief of any major US city. "People want to know, is it lonely at the top?" Bleskachek said. "And I tell them, you know, I've been an outsider my whole life."
(Link) When enough advertisers refused the company's ads for honeymoon getaways to Antigua, Jamaica, St. Lucia and the Bahamas, Sandals finally backed down on its "straight couples only" stance. Sun and sand for everyone! Woo hoo!
Friday, November 25, 2005
(Link) Still wearing your "fat pants" while the swelling from yesterday's food fest subsides? Don't put away that party frock just yet. The season of feasting -- and giving -- is just getting started in Atlanta.
(Link) Although they were happy to provide her with costly treatments for 11 months, the invitro doctors refused to finish the process of making her a mom. Apparently all women treated at the North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group are not treated equally -- especially if they're lesbians.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
(Link) When a Victoria's Secret store display featured frolicking lesbian mannequins, Virginia's Traditional Values Coalition went into smut-busting action! Quoth Kate Kendall, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights: “If I spent as much time thinking about lesbian sex as they do, I wouldn’t have time to do my real job."
(Link) Last year, an animated cartoon bunny was slammed for exposing children to a hardworking lesbian couple who operated a maple syrup farm. The LGBT-friendly Small Change Foundation was deeply touched -- enough to grant Buster enough cash for 10 more episodes.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
(Link) A Cleveland, Ohio real estate developer's vision: a housing project for the GLBT crowd of all ages. With condos in the half-a-million range, your neighbors will more than likely be the "loaded lesbians" from yesterday's article. But did we mention it'll be in Cleveland?
Monday, November 21, 2005
(Link) Although she didn't specifically endorse same-sex marriage, Christine Gregoire did become the first acting governor to address the international Gay and Lesbian Leadership Conference in its 21-year history. "We have not lost," Gregoire said. "We have begun. We will win. It will take time. We are not going to allow discrimination in the state of Washington."
Friday, November 18, 2005
(Link) With the internet clogged up by men's versions of what constitutes hot grrl-grrl smooch scenes, it's refreshing to read a list by and for the lesbian audience. No sense in limiting it to 10, though. If they missed any, do add your suggestions to our comments here.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
(Link) "If a woman is really good at her sport, people will question her sexuality." On the plus side, if she comes out these days, she might end up gaining endorsements instead of losing them all like Martina did in the 80s.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
(Link) When "love the sinner, hate the sin" isn't enough, just demote any church who loves the sinner enough to allow them to take up a pew on Sunday. Eating shellfish and wearing cotton/polyester pantsuits are still A-okay, though.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
(Link) "I was forced to wait outside of a locker room and change by myself after I came out, because I wasn't allowed to change in the locker room anymore with the rest of the girls," Emily said. "I can't go anywhere without locking my car doors anymore, because I just don't feel safe."
(Link) New ruling may close the gap on your long distance internet romance with that Brit babe. Just sign here and here, and there, and check this box and file this in triplicate with your embassy. Classes in "British Slang" and "Proper Tea Making 101" will begin in 10 minutes.
(Link) A female convict who had a 3-year fling behind bars with Canada's bisexual torturer-killer claims she was a positive influence on her. If that's better than the drunks and druggies you were dating before, chances are you need to raise your standards. Seriously.
Monday, November 14, 2005
(Link) Hottie (and undefeated boxer) Laila Ali feels the need to release an official statement to the media to say that while she is getting a divorce, she is not gay and definitely not dating Queen Latifah. Hmmm...how much underlying truth does it take to require a press release to address a rumor?
(Link) Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, U.S. Reps. Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin will be among the speakers dishing on ways to bring human rights to the humans who need them. Another big topic: teaching closeted leaders how to step out of the closet.
Friday, November 11, 2005
(Link) It's just an excerpt so you'll only read about a few folks, but it does feature Melissa Etheridge and Sheriff Lupe Valdez. The latter broke four records in getting elected: first woman, first Latina, first lesbian, and first Democrat in three decades to be elected sheriff in Dallas County, Texas
(Link) Queer veterans join lawmakers and several city governments to get Congressional attention for the Military Readiness Enhancement Act. If passed, it'd sure put an end to those witch hunts at the softball games and in the Defense Language Institute.
(Link) Sure, we've got "our own" cable channels now in Here! tv and Logo, but making movies about ourselves is still a hard sell. Why? How Americans define "movie star" has a lot to do with it. Hint: that definition includes words like "white" and "heterosexual."
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
(Link) By popular demand, here's the pics and bios of the pair whose makeout session in a bathroom stall turned into a bar brawl! For some reason though, these chicks do not even remotely set off my gaydar. Is it the lighting or the fact that one's into NASCAR?
(Link) Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the NGLTF: "When you put a fundamental right of a minority up for popular vote, it's almost impossible to win. I'm not sure the right to desegregate schools, the freedom to marry another race or even access to contraception in many states would exist if those issues were put up for a vote."
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Monday, November 07, 2005
(Link) A bill to allow gays and lesbians to adopt children on a case by case basis has been introduced to the state's House and Senate. Orlando's Coalition for Fair Adoption plans to push for a complete repeal of the ban. Sure it would tick off the 40% who are happy with the ban, but it would give parents to 1,000 children.
(Link) Police report claims "the two cheerleaders were having sex with each other in a stall at the bar when other patrons got angry they were taking so long in the bathroom." Surprisingly enough, alcohol was involved.
Friday, November 04, 2005
(Link) Any book that encourages young women to give each other full body massages can't be all wrong: "Relax you, let yourself go... you'll surely feel as if you are on another planet."
Thursday, November 03, 2005
(Link) Samuel Alito, Dumbya's latest nominee to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the bench, recommended decriminalizing sodomy and said homosexuals should not be discriminated against in the workplace. Will his views of 34 years ago still stand?
(Link) On coming out: "I feel like a beautiful black bird that’s just soaring across the sky. Just very free. Very happy. And the fact of me not having to lie anymore is so refreshing and so relaxing." Article includes her mailing address, if you'd like to drop her a line!
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
(Link) When Amanda McWane asked her state representative to support gay and lesbian civil-rights legislation, she didn't expect to be told that she's part of a group more annoying than a bunch of pro-lifers. Aide sentenced to attending Email 101 class.
(Link)Despite the statewide ban on same-sex marriage, the state's high court finds that domestic partners of government employees are entitled to the same health, pension and other benefits a spouse enjoys -- and Governor Murkowski is madder than an evangelical wet hen about it.
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
(Link) (Q:) Several years ago, Eloise, a member of my family who had previously been heterosexual, began to live as a lesbian (A:) You recognize that Eloise is not powerless to change her "orientation"--she's already done it once. So pick up your Bible and harrass her back into the closet!
(Link) Compare two families, both with parents who've been together 20+ years, and a passel of kids to raise. Except one family is... well, "that way." Does that old complaint about people wanting to marry their pets come up? You bet. *Pfft*