Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
(Link) His vice president's gay daughter is unmarried and pregnant, and President George "Stay the Course" Bush says he's happy for her. Guess it's different when it's "family", eh George? Or else it's just that new femme-d up look she's got going on now.
(Link) It's bad enough when a high school teacher is caught fiddling with the teenagers. How about it it's twin teachers? Yes, this article from the Smoking Gun does feature mug shots of both perps -- and yes, they're wearing matching prison togs.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
(Link) It's all about the sour grapes as a pol who was passed over claims Margot James got special treatment because she's a lesbian. And a millionaire. And works in a candidate's office. And because he's a white male. Pass me a tissue? I'm all verklempt!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
(Link) WhenJanet Jenkins and Lisa Miller dissolved their civil union in Vermont, their 2-year-old daughter became the focus of a bitter custody battle when Miller took her to Virginia -- where same-sex relationships and gay adoption is illegal. In this article, Jenkins tells her side of the story.
(Link) The hawt new celebutante trend is to "accidentally" flash your bare business to a photographer, and we've seen much more than we care to see of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Now they're trying to squelch rumors they've been engaging in carnal canoodling with each other.
(Link) While their on-air blowhards bombast away with statements damming us, the execs at the evil media empire are viewing our wallets with greed. They're starting an on-demand channel just for the LGBT crowd, and yes, it features lots of queeristic celebrity gossip.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
The skank ("No, I'm not!") songbird just dropped close to $30K US for this artwork. And a saucy pic it is -- of a Queen who didn't believe women could be gay and passed a lot of anti-gay laws to prove it. Oh, that silly Queen.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
(Link) A recent poll of travel industry officials shows that the majority of us prefer to vacation in known gay-friendly areas. So if you're skipping the hell of family togetherness over the holidays, where to vacation? Article includes the list of the cities voted most gay-friendly for travellers.
(Link) We're not sure if David Crosby has a hand in it, but we do know the conservaties are railing about all the sinfulness. And now that Mary is with child, will her Vice Presidential dad change his mind about same-sex marriage so the kid will be born "legit"?
Sunday, December 03, 2006
(Link) Now that some time has passed since the Governator voted it down in 2000, support is growing in California to equalize marriage rights. Since that time, Schwartzenegger has given the okay to seven LGBT rights bills, including one he vetoed in 2005...
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Link All these years our gaydar has tinkled merrily over Jodie, who's been trying to deflect it all this time. She must be mellowing out these days because photos of Jodie Foster and her longtime girlfriend are starting to hit the press.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Link Proving that Hollywood can't leave well enough alone, Beyonce and Eva Longoria have been tapped to star in a US remake of "Tipping the Velvet". Sofia Coppola's set to direct, but we can't imagine it'll top the most-excellent BBC production of Sarah Waters' excellent novel.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Link When the Indiana National Guard turned her down, Julie Benson and her girlfriend decided to stand up -- er, sit down -- and be counted among all the other LGBTers denied service. The Army, however, says her weight was the deciding factor.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Link Alicia Heath-Toby and Saundra Toby-Heath are more than just a couple of plaintiffs in the recent New Jersey lawsuit over marriage. They've been a devoted couple for more than 18 years, embodying the spirit of marriage, even if they're not allowed to have it just yet.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Link A fourth Minneapolis firefighter is claiming discrimination over low ratings he received from his lesbian boss and her partner, the fire department captain. Something tells us there's more to this story that we're not privy to...yet.
Link Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's daughter is publicly condemning her father over his lack of support for Jerusalem's now-cancelled Pride parade. Makes you wonder: would Barb and Jenna speak out against their dad's follies in Iraq? Or would it take too long for them to sober up first?
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Link At least that's how the American Family Association sees it. They're trying to recruit 1,000,000 people to NOT enjoy a post-Thanksgiving Wal-Mart shopping spree because 5% of that company's online sales will benefit homosexuals in Washington, DC! Oh, the horror...of thinking it might be a good idea to shop Wal-Mart online for the cause....
Link The third time was the charm for residents of Ferndale, MI (population 22,105). The suburb of Detroit has finally convinced its citizens that it's time to ban discrimination against LGBT folk. Go, Michiganders! Go forth and be freely gay!
Monday, November 06, 2006
Link The VP for Governmental Affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals thinks so. In fact, he thinks the Ted Haggard scandal might help by convincing closeted Evangelicals to come out. Our question: And then what? Let the stoning begin?
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Link Days after New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled that LGBT couples should have the same rights as straight couples, new polls are showing support for same-sex marriage is suddenly waning. Back in June, the same poll showed more than half were okay with it.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Link With Iraq shrieking toward hell in a flaming handbasket, Republicans are searching for something -- anything! -- to pull in those conservative voters. "Let's do that scary 'gays are destroying the sanctity of marriage!' thing!" "Brilliant, Mr Rove!"
Link It's votin' time, grrls. If the right to be yourself is important, be sure to vote in the upcoming election for the LGBT-friendly candidate(s) of your choice. (Belated Tom Foley joke: "How do you separate the men from the boys?" "With a mid-term election!")
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Link Celia Kitzinger and Sue Wilkinson were legally married in Canada, but are still fighting to have their marriage recognized in York. The campaign's already cost them close to $50K, but they're not backing down - regardless of cost.
Link New Jersey's high court ruled today that the state must offer same-sex couples something legally akin to marriage -- whether it's called "marriage" or "civil union." Something about an "unequal dispensation of rights and benefits" seems to have been a major factor. Glad somebody noticed!
Monday, October 23, 2006
Link Polls too numerous to mention show voters are leaning toward going Democratic in the next election, which could mean that party taking control of Congress. Will the change in party really bring good things for the LGBT contingent?
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Link Charlene Genther's biography, "Badge 3483: A True Story," chronicles her years as one of the first female Detroit cops. It also mentions that she's a lesbian, so that was enough for one Catholic school to fire her -- despite a stellar record, popular support and her attendance at her daughter's PTA meetings.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Link October is LGBT History (and Herstory) Month and it's almost half over. So brush up on your lesbian reading by reviewing some of the best lesbian novels around. Just get yourself a free Google account (via email or your personalized Google home page) and you can read entire novels for free -- before you decide if you want to buy them or not.
Link Sydney, Australia is home of the Gay Mardi Gras -- and Oxford street is the main drag (pardon the pun) of the city's LGBT community. But with diversity on the rise and homophobia on the decline, the community's moving away. Does acceptance and prosperity mean the disappearance of the "gay community"?
Monday, October 16, 2006
Link A new exhibit by the Oslo Natural History Museum throws a new argument at those who claim homosexuality is "un-natural" -- with loads of evidence that it is, in fact, very natural after all. Meanwhile, millions of parents have to revamp that "birds and the bees" talk with their kids...
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Link It's true. You can't walk from one Starbucks to the next without your gaydar pinging like mad in Seattle. And if you prefer tattooed, pierced artsy chicks, Seattle also hundreds of to choose from in that genre, too!
Link Queer Womens Action in Scotland is seeking testimonials from lesbians who've dealt with that country's health care system. Main issue: "We're tired of going to see a GP for a routine appointment and having to explain to the doctor that 'yes I'm sexually active' doesn't necessarily mean 'having sex with men'.