Monday, July 31, 2006

KD Lang Slams Prime Minster for Gay Games Snub

Link "It's our job to see that as an unfortunate ignorance, rather than as a statement against us," Lang said. "It's just that he hasn't got there in his heart."

Police Indifferent to Lesbians Stabbing Death

Link Months after their bodies were found in a septic pit, police have yet to bother arresting or even questioning the prime suspect. If nothing else, it's a good reason to strike Jamaica off your "must-visit" list.

Lesbian Couple Denied UK Marriage

Link Just because you're married in Canada doesn't mean the government considers you married. A civil partnership, maybe. But not really "married."

Friday, July 28, 2006

Anne Heche's Mom Writes Tell-All Book

Link Apparently, "has-bien" Anne's mom is a major homophobe and dealing with lots of issues of her own. Indeed, the apple falls not far from the tree.

Theater: Lesbian Park Rangers

Link With neatly-pressed, breathable cotton uniforms and sensible boots, two lesbian park rangers protect the wilderness and meet interesting characters (both bipeds and quadrupeds) along the way. Plus, this great quote: "I wonder sometimes if we'll ever get out of the shadow of the vulva."

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Judge Shoots Down "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Claim

Link After 19 years of service, Major Margaret Witt was booted out of the Air Force Reserve based on an anonymous tip. A US District Court judge refused to reinstate her, saying that it's not illegal to have homosexual sex. The military begs to differ...

Landmark Lesbian Mom Ruling Overturned

Link A UK judgement that gave full custody of two kids to the biological mom's ex was overturned when the ex in question packed up and moved the kids out of town. "We have moved into a world where norms that seemed safe 20 or more years ago no longer run."

P'Town Heteros Claim "We're Oppressed!"

Link In overwhelmingly gay Provincetown, Massachusetts, the straight folks are claiming they're being harrassed by the majority -- who dare to call them "breeders". Of course, that's only until we can find meaner names so they'll really know what verbal abuse feels like.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Perv Boss of the Year Slapped With Lawsuit

Link A utility company boss repeatedly harrassed a lesbian employee by, among other things, trying to lure her into a threesome with his family's au pair. Lesbian employee strikes back with a sure-winner lawsuit.

Boy Abducted from Lesbian Moms

Link One man decided to show his disapproval of same-sex parenting by kidnapping the son of two women in Virginia. Thank to the Amber Alert system, the boy is safely back with his moms again.

Washington State Rules Out Gay Marriage

Link The state's Supreme Court has decided 5-4 to uphold the current ban on same-sex marriage, arguing that the ban isn't unconstitutional after all.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Teen Trash Lesbian Couple's Mobile Home

Link How much damage can a pair of teenage boys do? Among other insults, feces and urine sprayed into their home and car, and a box containing one woman's father's ashes was stolen -- and that's enough to bring down the wrath of 200 people, including the governor of Maine.

Rights Orgs Fight Back -- With Advertising

Link Faced with the recent court rulings that have shut down same-sex marriage in several states, three major gay rights groups are spending a quarter of a millions bucks on full page newspaper ads to re-state their case.

Oprah: Really, I'm Not Gay

Link Once again, Oprah Winfrey denies she and her extra-close gal pal have a thing going. Which begs the question: why do celebrities feel the need to announce this sort of thing?

Friday, July 21, 2006

Alicia Silverstone: Off the Team

Link As a public service so you can take down that poster you've been blowing kisses at, the delectable Ms. Silverstone has come out of the closet as straight. And married.

The Goodridges Split Up After 2 Years of Marriage

Link Julie and Hilary Goodridge led and helped win the fight for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Two years later, they're now calling it quits.

Alabama Gets First Out Lesbian Lawmaker

Link Founder of that state's Stonewall Democrats, Patricia Todd won the primaries on the same day 81% of Alabama voted to ban same-sex marriage. She's got her work cut out for her.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Lesbian Couple Sues for Malpractice

Link When one was misdiagnosed with the wrong type of cancer and underwent the wrong kind of therapy, the couple's love life suffered. And now they're suing for "loss of consortium", just like straight couples can when these things happen.

Judge's Kids Taken by Court

Link In a country growing under a new democracy, Chilean judge Karen Atala had faith in the power of law. Until that country's Supreme Court took her kids away solely because she came out as a lesbian.

All-Lesbian Soccer Team Makes it to Gay Games

Link After enduring a mountain of bureaucracy (and picking up much-needed donations), South Africa's "Chosen Few" will be appearing in this year's games in Chicago. Playing games should not require this much paperwork...

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

House Votes Down Marriage Amendment

Link Blown out by a Senate turndown last month, the US House of Representatives also rejected a proposal to create a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Still no word on a vote to bring the troops home from Iraq.

Monday, July 17, 2006

LGBT Adult "Camp Camp" Enters 10th Season

(Link) If you missed that summer camp experience as a kid, "Camp Camp" gives you the chance to relive it as an adult -- and yes, it's very gay in a good way!

GOP Seeks Replay With Gay Marriage Vote

(Link) Forget the economy, gas prices, Middle East quagmire, etc. Republicans know what sways the vote, and this time they're calling it "American Values" so they can pack more 50s-era anti-progression and hate into it.

Is Nelly Furtado Bi?

(Link) Her latest statements to a European gay mag sure make it seem like she wouldn't mind going to bat for the pink team every now and then...

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Vagrant Who Torched LGBT Books Indicted

(Link) A 21-year-old homeless woman set fire to the LGBT section at a Chicago-area library, mainly because she was ticked off at the librarian's rules. Things like "The library is not a hotel" just rankled her.

Mass Lawmakers Blow Off a Marriage Ban Vote

(Link) Rather than vote on the ban to restrict marriage to heteros, Massachusetts lawmakers voted to take a break until November 9th. That's four months we've got for hard-core politickin' for our side, grrls. Git to rallyin', gals!

Gay Games Expected to Generate $33.4 Million

(Link) You can almost hear the mooing now as Chicago gets ready to milk that hefty cash cow! Let's hope the athletes get as much respect as the financial windfall they're bringing to town.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Survey: The Top 10 Gayest Autos of 2006

(Link) With the obvious trucks and SUVs off the list, check out the queerest rides available according to Fess up. You secretly want a Saturn, don't ya?

Lesbian Bankers Most Closeted in UK

(Link) Wealthy, executive babes in power suits are hiding out in the closet. No wonder they're so damn hard to find!

Gay Marriage Fight Intensifies in US

(Link) And the American Family is just elated! Once they've banned same-sex marriage, they'll... um, they'll figure out something else to rail about that's just destroying "the family." Their family, of course. Not ours.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

New Book: Non-Biological Moms Tell All

(Link) We've all heard the horror stories about what happens when a lesbian couple with kids breaks up. But where are the stories about the happy couples who make it work? A new book has the answers.

Civil Unions, Marriage Promote Family Bonding

(Link) Despite what those darn activist judges say, allowing couples to marry or at least form a legal civil union, is good for their kids.

Same-Sex Marriage Shut Out in NY, GA

(Link) While nobody was too surprised that Georgia renewed the ban, most thought New York's more liberal viewpoint would allow same-sex marriages to take place. Not according to that state's constitution. Darn those activist judges.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Interview: Alison Bechdel

(Link) You've no doubt enjoyed her long-running comic series "Dykes to Watch Out For". Now learn about the person behind those panels.

Job Searching for Gay-Friendly Companies

(Link) A company that bills itself as "the world's largest job search engine" has added a new search category -- gay-friendly companies. With anti-discrimination laws a patchwork over the US, this could weed out the good from bad quickly on your next job hunt.

NY Court to Rule Today on Same-Sex Marriage

(Link) A favorable ruling would mean that New York becomes the second state in the Union to allow full marriage. After they re-write the marriage laws, that is.