Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Rioters Crash Moscow's First Pride Parade

(Link) You know you're not wanted when the mayor and the police are encouraging the skinheads to attack.

Friday, May 26, 2006

CNN Ignores Therapist/Interviewee's Ethical Violations

(Link) A recent CNN program outlined Parents & Friends of Ex-gays & Gays (PFOX) president Richard Cohen's efforts to promote dangerous conversion therapy. They failed, however, to mention the multiple ethics violations that got him kicked out of the American Counseling Association.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Presidential Potential McCain Rejects Marriage Ban

(Link) Despite a shift to the right, the top-ranked Republican contender for the next Prez race rejects using the GOP's winning strategy of anti-queer rhetoric.

Discharges Remain Low During Wartime

(Link) Although thousands of GIs have been booted out of uniform through the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, the 2005 numbers are historically low. Kinda like the recruiting levels. Go figure.

300 Turn Out for Funeral of Slain Lesbian

(Link) Police aren't saying much, but word on the street says she was gunned down by a jealous teen who thought she was getting too close with his ex-girlfriend.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Senate Approves Gay Marriage Ban

(Link) Yes, the United States Senate has approved a potential amendment to ban same-sex marriage. To the US Constitution. What's next? The amendment that declares us 3/5ths of a person?

UK Gets Ready for First Same-Sex Divorce

(Link) A lesbian couple breaks up three months after the wedding -- and the court says they're not allowed to dissolve the partnership until their first anniversary.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Penn State Coach Faces More Bias Claims

(Link) B-Ball Coach Rene Portland's hot seat gets hotter as 15 more players come forward with stories of her illegal and virulent anti-lesbian bias. Apparently, she's repressing a locker room fantasy and wants her players to do the same.

Laura Bush to Pols: Let's Stop Hatin' the Gays

(Link) After successfully using anti-queer rhetoric to win the vote at national and local levels, the First Lady calls on Republicans to take gay marriage out of the political arena. Oh yeah. That's gonna happen.

Supreme Court Lets Partner Remain Mama

(Link) After Mommy married the donor and took their daughter to Thailand, the Supreme Court ruled that Mama is still the parent -- even if she wasn't the biological mother.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Kerry Fires Back at Mary Cheney

(Link) Safe in the bubble of her Veep dad's protection, Mary Cheney calls former Prez contender John Kerry an SOB. Kerry exercises his right to call her a "flack for the most anti-gay administration in history." Yee haw! The catfight is on!

New Hotness: Angry Lesbian Cocktails

(Link) Looking for liquor but tired of toxic mixes? A New York organic wine and martini bar offers the chance to wind down with a healthy, Angry Lesbian. Cheers!

Bravo's LGBT Channel Launches June 1st

(Link) Sure, they'll be playing the same stuff all the other queer tv networks are showing, but Bravo's OutZoneTV.com's programming is video on demand via your broadband connection.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Mom Slams Sex Tract For Heterosexism

(Link) Imagine a lesbian mom's surprise when her 12-year-old brings a sex ed pamphlet home that dismisses homosexuality as "an illegitimate lifestyle." All part of a healthy Alabama fundamentalist abstinence-based school education program. But is our children learning?

California Schoolbooks to Recognize Queer History

(Link) Says the state's first out legislator: "Our community is invisible in all of the teaching material, so that our students are never, ever given any information about the fact that somebody who did something good was a gay person."

Study: Lesbian Brains Are Different

(Link) A team of Swedish researchers delves into the mysterious "gay or straight" mind and finds that lesbians do have something in common with straight men. We both think girls smell nice.

Friday, May 05, 2006

VP's Invisible Daughter Finally Speaks

(Link) The trouble is, Mary Cheney still doesn't have much to say to defend her selling out to save Dad's political campaign. She also found time for a fluffy People mag interview ,too.

Writer-Comedian Stands Up to Cancer -- Twice

(Link) Diagnosed with cancer at 21 and again at 30, Tania Katan documents it all and comes out with a book that's been nominated for three major awards.

Lesbian Activist Wins Discrimination Case

(Link) She asked for copies of two queer protest films from the 60s and 70s, but the video store owner refused, saying he "doesn't take part in any gay agenda, no matter what the content." She won the case, and the ire of the Conservate Christian Groups over the verdict.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Foster Mom Charged With Assaulting Daughter

(Link) In a case that's sure to be quoted by the anti-adoption crowd, a 15-year-old foster daughter claims sexual assault at the hands of her foster mom.

Illinois May Get Same-Sex Marriage Question

(Link) With the Gay Games coming up, voters in the Land o' Lincoln may get quizzed on whether banning same-sex marriage needs to be put up for a constitutional vote.

Moscow LGBT Party Raided by Protestors

(Link) Hate makes for strangebedfellows when a Pride pre-funk party gets crashed by orthodox religious loonies and skinheads.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Rumor: Rosie to Join "The View"

(Link) After years of having her own award-winning solo show, will "The Queen of Nice" go nuts sharing the spotlight with Star Jones and the gang?

Former Missouri Gov Calls Marriage Ban "Silly"

(Link) Former Sen. John Danforth, Republican and Episcopal priest, says the push to ban same-sex marriage is just another example of powerful fundies ruining the GOP, comparing it to the last great "morality" amendment that lasted a whopping 13 years.

Marlee Matlin to Join "L Word" Cast

(Link) The hottie from "The West Wing" is moving to LA, where she'll be a fiery artist who attracts Bette's attentions. Not that we haven't had our eye on her first.