Friday, March 31, 2006
(Link) Pam Kleiss and Salud Garcia left Seattle for what they thought was a more "lesbian-friendly" Wisconsin. With the rising tide of support for a marriage ban in that state, they're not so sure that move was a good idea.
(Link) The tennis legend says the new biz deal almost makes up for what happened in 1981: she came out and lost all her endorsements in 24 hours.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
(Link) That law created in 1913 to prevent mixed-race marriages? It now stops same-sex marriages for non-Massachusetts residents.
(Link) A federal judge gives the boot to a suit filed by the Log Cabin Republicans over "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Ironically, they couldn't find a plaintiff willing to be openly gay long enough to put a name on the paperwork.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
(Link) The church ads show a "proper" family using an eject button to launch "improper" people -- like single moms and gay people -- from the pews. Hilariously too close for comfort for tv! Of course the link includes the controversial ad for your viewing pleasure.
Monday, March 27, 2006
(Link) Says the film's producer "If a gay American falls in love with a foreigner, there's no legal way for the couple to stay together. But if a straight man orders a foreign bride over the internet, she'll have a green card within days." (Link includes clip for the movie's trailer)
Friday, March 24, 2006
Thursday, March 23, 2006
(Link) Sure the issue still gets the fundies and conservatives in an uproar, but the current polls say the Anti crowd is now at 51% -- a tad better than 2004's 63% of the population can't handle the thought of same-sex marriage.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
(Link) With anti-discrimation laws recently passed after a 30-year struggle, Washington state may approve same-sex marriage sooner than most states. "We as a culture in Washington state are moving ahead in our understanding of who lesbian and gay people are," says State Rep. Ed Murray. "Some of the myths have faded away."
Friday, March 17, 2006
(Link) She of the Inflatable Lips takes first place on the UK lesbian mag's list of women "We So Would" -- a collection of babes readers voted as those they'd least likely throw outta bed. How did your celebrity crush do?
(Link) For the 16th straight (pardon the pun) year, organizers of NYC's St Patrick's Day parade have banned LGBT groups, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is boycotting them back. "I can't deny who I am any given day."
Thursday, March 16, 2006
(Link) Minnesota's Senate Majority Leader says that state's Supreme Court judges told him on tape they'd retain the same-sex marriage ban if it came up for a vote. Oops! Talking about what they "might" do in a prospective case is illegal. Backpeddling and CYA-ing ensues!
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
(Link) While we were distracted by other things, Dubya & Co rewrote the rules for gay and lesbian applicants for national security clearances. Now, being queer can disqualify you from getting that clearance -- thus shutting you out of a huge number of federal jobs.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Monday, March 13, 2006
(Link) At the request of their families, the police also forced the pair to submit to a gynecological exam because one of the young women wore pants. With family values like that, who wouldn't be tempted to flee the nest?
Friday, March 10, 2006
(Link) A social experiment in which a lesbian passed as male for 18 months could have yielded some fascinating insights on gender and social differences. Instead, says one reviewer, it's more useful as a dress up guide for drag kings.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
(Link) The Military Readiness Enhancement Act finally gets support from both sides of the fence. Congress suddenly craves an end to discrimination or it is just those plummeting enlistment rates during an unpopular war?
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
(Link) Melissa Etheridge, Charlize Theron and a host of others who've done us proud will be honored in four parties in four cities. Quadruple the fun of your average media fest -- but will Ellen show up in a swan dress? We can only hope.
(Link) Hoping to give flashbacks of yesteryear's racial prejudice, stickers were slapped onto the city's public fountains and bus benches as straight folks turf only. Clueless legislators stratch their heads and go back to touting an anti-queer marriage amendment.
Monday, March 06, 2006
(Link) The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) is accusing Exodus and other religious groups of hiding behind the First Amendment to practice psychiatric medicine without a license -- and doing serious long-term harm to teens.
Friday, March 03, 2006
(Link) A protest that started almost 30 years ago has blossomed into one of the world's biggest pride bashes. "It's about fun, celebration and the chance for everyone to let their hair down, be who they really are and have a good time."
(Link) In hopes of keeping the queer kids in the closet, a Georgia high school attempted to ban all non-curricular clubs. "Not so fast," said the American Civil Liberties Union. "There's a little federal law called 'The Equal Access Act' we'd like to remind you about."
Thursday, March 02, 2006
(Link) A debut novel about a lesbian's affair with an Orthodox rabbi's wife makes a splash. Somewhere in Georgia, a Southern Baptist kicks herself for not putting her fling with Mrs. Falwell on paper sooner.