Thursday, April 27, 2006

Kraft & Ford Fight Against Anti-Gay Shareholders

(Link) Despite shareholder attempts to derail their support for the Gay Games, the two companies refusals to cave to anti-queer politics is paying off.

"Sweetness in the Belly" Wins Top Book Award

(Link) For the second year in a row, the lesbian writer Camilla Gibb has won one of the world's top book awards for her account of a white Muslim woman whose religious devotion helps her survive a life of exile.

Same-Sex Relationships Thrive on Differences

(Link) The same neuroscientist who claimed he found a "gay gene" of sorts in 1991 now posits the theory that in order for same-sex couples to last, they need to be different enough to remain interesting to each other.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Affinity 2006 - Houston Black Pride Fest

(Link) They do things big in Texas, and Houston Pride is no exception. One group, Flowercat Productions, is staging four big events for women between May 4th-6th. Among them: Whip Creme Saturday. Oh, the possibilities!

April 26th: 10th National Day of Silence

(Link) Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Survey Says: The Gayby Boom is Not Over

(Link) Other interesting trends the study notes: our fave airlines is American, we're torn between Ford and Toyota and we just can't get enough of that Bud Lite. (And you thought the survey was gonna say "Busch", didn't ya?)

Monday, April 24, 2006

Madonna's Lesbian Past Revealed

(Link) Before the Britney (and Christina) kiss, there was Sandra Bernhardt -- and a model who's currently trying to break up Brangelina. Three guesses?

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Supreme Court to Jerry Falwell: "Loser!"

(Link) Anti-queer Reverend Jerry Falwell's attempt to shut down a website with a similar name -- but very different views from his own -- is shut down by the US Supreme Court. The site,, is also an excellent resource for ammo against the Bible-thumping Far-Righteous.

Rosie's New Show Picked Up by Logo

(Link) Rosie O'Donnell's "Big Gay Show" is coming to Logo tv, and she's bringing talent from Kids in the Hall and Mad TV with her.

Twins on the Way for Melissa & Tammy

(Link) Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels are on the mommy trip, and no, David Crosby isn't involved this time.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Jenny Shimizu''s "Rest of the Story"

(Link) You've already heard the blather about her fling with Angelina Jolie. Now the rest of the sad tale is coming out, complete with heroin overdoses and rampant jerkdom.

Penn State Fines Anti-Lesbian BBall Coach

(Link) The school began the investigation after a former player, alleged that Coach Rene Portland had harassed her, told her she needed to look "more feminine," and had a policy of keeping women she thought were lesbians off the team.

McDonald's Manager Busted Over Lesbian Fling

(Link) You're 16, she's 33. And married. And she's your boss at McDonalds. Will this relationship last? Not if the county sheriff gets wind of it.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Mariels Kissing Grrlies Again in New Film

(Link) "In Her Line of Fire" stars dykon Mariel Hemingway and out actress Jill Bennett as a twosome who must save the vice president of the United States from being kidnapped by rebels. Word on the set: "Hot!"

Lesbian Sheriff Accused of Plundering Public Funds

(Link) One of only two openly lesbian sheriffs in the US, Vermont's Sheila Prue has apparently found a fresh, new source for financing those family vacations, pet supplies and banjo purchases: tax dollars!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Anonymous Tip Threatens to Destroy 19-Year Career

(Link) With only one year to go until retirement, a career Air Force nurse is about to lose it all over one anonymous tipster's revelation that she's a lesbian in a long term relationship.

Partnership of 16 Years Ends in Knifing Death

(Link) If your relationship looks like this, you need to spend your booze money on couples therapy. Violence, alcohol and codependence are never a winning combo.

Queer Families to Crash White House Party

(Link) Hundreds of LGBT families plan to attend this year's egg-rolling Easter shindig on the White House lawn just to make their existence known. Because nothing says "protest" like pushing a boiled egg over the turf.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Legal Advisor Fired Over Lesbian Photos

(Link) You've heard about various "straight" boys (Marines, for example) who pose in skin mags as "gay for pay." This time it's "dyking for dollars!"

Charlize Theron Wins Vanguard Award

(Link) The actress won top honors at the 17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards -- and appears in several lovely photographs in this article, many worth framing.

Monday, April 10, 2006

NAACP Joins Fight Against Marriage Bans

(Link) The Chief of the NAACP says it's time for black leaders, including leaders of the church, to join the fight against banning same-sex marriage. It's not about a "lifestyle." It's about fairness and equality.

Small Indiana Town Shoots for LGBT Tourism

(Link) Upside: Bloomington has the nation's fifth-largest per capita population of same-sex couples. Downside: Half an hour's drive north or south and you're in Klan Country.

First LGBT Film Fest Comes to Birmingham, AL

(Link) That's right. Birmingham, Alabama. If you can make it past the throngs of anti-queer protesters likely to be surrounding the place, the film lineup does promise something for everyone.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Rosie Offers Supermodel Smackdown

(Link) Naomi Campbell's idea of fun: beating her assistant with a cellphone. Rosie no like idea. Quoth the Queen of Nice: "I think she needs a big 200-pound lesbian to kick her ass!"

Tortured Troopie Gets $20,000-plus Settlement

(Link) Sometimes it's hard to be a woman... but a large lump of judge-awarded cash can help in those troublesome co-worker cases.

UK Court Gives Custody to Partner, Not Mom

(Link) The only thing worse than a bitter lesbian custody battle is when the judge sides with the partner instead of the birth mom. The latter's asinine breakup style may have had a lot to do with it.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Wisconsin Senator Out as Pro Same-Sex Marriage

(Link) Wisconsin Democratic Senator Russ Feingold is out and proud about his stance on same-sex marriage -- and he's a potential presidential contender for the 2008 race.

South Texas Now Has Here! TV

(Link) With Dubya safely gone, the capitol city of Texas has thrown off the shackles of conservative television and caters to both steers and queers!

Chicago Gets First LGBT City Guide

(Link) Just in time for the 7th International Gay Games, an enterprising guy/gal pair has written a field guide to queer Chicago that's based on human opinions of what's actually queer-friendly rather than ads by businesses who just want gay dollars in the till.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Lesbian Real Estate Agent Fired for Being Pregnant

(Link) What's more ridiculous: being fired for being preggers or being fired by your gay boss who didn't think lesbians could be pregnant?

Flying Spaghetti Monster Promises Hope for LGBTs

(Link) An amusing response to the Creationist crowd, the Flying Spaghetti Monster offers love and a special heaven for all -- a stripper-filled volcano that spews beer. Two new newly-published volumes of gospel feature anagrams of wisdom that praise homosexuality!

HBO to Show Rosie's Cruise Documentary

(Link) Rosie O'Donnell's R Family Cruises promise fun for everyone -- from Bahamanian protestors to little old ladies from Lawn Guy Land. Malcolm X's daughter guest stars!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Ireland Plans to Okay Civil Partnerships

(Link) Ireland's new prime minister promises civil partnerships for same-sex couples will be legalized in that country -- if the Roman Catholic church says it's okay. Sodom and Begorrah, anyone?

Coming Soon: Queer TV on Your Cellphone

(Link) So what if your cable company doesn't carry Logo, MTV's channel for the LGBT crowd? Soon you'll be able to watch it from the comfort of your phone.