Sunday, December 30, 2007
Link A Virginia high school student's T-shirt was too much for school officials to handle. We all know that causes the ghey to spread like wildfire! But a friendly letter from the ACLU on the cutie's behalf seems to have eased the burden a bit.
Link The mom and daughter team -- who endured some rough patches when daughter came out -- will be hosting a new reality show. The premise? They'll be helping LGBT guests come out to their own parents in a non-Jerry Springer atmosphere.
Link A few months ago, the joint was under investigation by the state's Attorney General for stomping on a transwoman's right to use the loo. Now the place has been reopened -- as a gay bar! Oh, I love the night life... I got to boogie...
Link Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is running for the Republican presidential nod by acting all down home and folksy. His latest comments won't be sitting well with the "Queer As Folk-sy" crowd. Linky includes a glorious video clip of The Huckster in action.
Link You know the typical lesbian couple's been together a long time when they dress alike, look alike and share their household expenses. How about when they share bacteria, too? It's more common than you think -- and we're not talking about the clap.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Link The Village Voice's Tristan Taormino claims that real dykes (not those "lipstick lebian" media creations) are making a comeback -- and here's her list of gift ideas for your smutty sweetie! Is porn truly the gift that keeps on giving? Why yes, yes it is!
Link Nope the US is still lagging far behind while the rest of the world is busy legalizing same-sex partnerships -- or full marriage. So for your next civil partnership ceremony, consider beautiful Budapest! Bonus: everybody talks like Zsa Zsa Gabor!
Link It's true. We are more whacked out and worn out by holiday stress than straight women. Besides, we have to count a year's worth of Uhauls to determine who's coupled off so we can just get them the one gift to share...And then the other Uhauls to determine who broke up and... who did she move in with again? Are they still together? Think just a card would be okay?
Link A righty "news" website claims that California toddlers are the latest target of "gay rights" groups who plan to turn the little tykes into "flaming homosexuals." Don't think you're getting off the hook either, you tranny menaces! We see your "agenda" too!
Link It's already impossible for LGBT folks to adopt. Now, the Sunshine State is considering joining the other 18 states that have made amendments to their constitutions to ban same-sex marriage outright.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Link Is the shock jock trying to spread tolerance? Or is his hiring of newly-out George Takei (Sulu from Star Trek) just another stunt? Enough questions. Read the article and let us know your take on it in the comments section.
Link Gossip on the street says Queen Latifah is about to come bustin' out of the closet -- and announce her engagement to a long-time girlfriend. Her majesty's camp, however, says there's not going to be any wedding. So what is the real story here?
Link Puns aside, scientists have discovered a gene that, if switched off, makes fruit flies interested in both males and females. Hey, if you only had a 24-hour lifespan, wouldn't you go for whatever you could get?
Link He's a straight, Christian, married, father of seven. He doesn't have a lawyer -- or the backing of any major gay rights groups. So what's motivating him to bust the ban and give same-sex couples the right to marry?
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Link The pioneering lesbian author wrote more than a dozen books, including "Desert of the Heart". She was also an environmentalist and believed that simply being out was an essential political statement.
Link For same-sex couples in Oregon, New Year's Day will be cause for breaking out the champagne and committment rings. The Beaver State will join eight others in having some sort of spousal rights for gay and lesbian couples.
Link As part of the 14th anniversary of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", fourteen retired high-ranking military brass have added their signatures to a call for repeal of the policy. And a surprising number of them are from the macho combat arms fields, too.
Link "Mass Effect" has already been banned in Singapore for a lascivious lesbian love scene between the main character and a shapely blue-skinned alien. Oh, yeah, that link goes right to the scene in question.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Link The two are joining forces to support the nation's only suicide prevention line operated by non-profit Trevor Project. Ellen's getting a lifetime award, and Jodie's just given the group it's biggest donation ever.
Link If only dating were that easy! Actually, that's all it took for the UK's Gemma Atkinson to ready herself for a grrly sex scene on an upcoming movie, "Boogie Woogie." Bonus: former X-Files hottie Gillian Anderson and Ab Fab star Joanna Lumley will be co-starring in the flick about the London art scene.
Link In the Big Barrel of Parenthood, these are two seriously rotten apples who need to have their Mom Cards harshly revoked. An assbeating wouldn't be out of the question either.
Link The virulently anti-gay GOP senator from Mississippi has declared he's not running for re-election. He's a key proponent of the attempt to add a ban on same-sex marriage to the US Constitution, and has given official speeches linking homosexuality to incest, bestiality, the sky falling, cats and dogs sleeping together, etc.
Link A small Nebraska company has released what it calls the first animated series featuring a family headed up by two moms. Although it's not currently airing on Nickelodeon, you can order it for your dual-mom family through the company's website.
Link November 30th marks the 14th year since the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy became law, and the Human Rights Campaign joins a host of other organizations in calling for a repeal. They'll be turning up the heat on presidential candidates, too.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Link When Erin Davies' VW bug was sprayed with anti-gay slurs, she could have just cleaned it off and tried to forget about it. Instead, she's turning the act of vandalism into a nationwide roadtrip for public enlightenment.
Link Since she was attacked on Labor Day weekend, "Top Chef" cute Josie Smith-Malave accused police of not taking the case seriously. Weeks later, they've finally charged a couple of cretins in the gay bashing and justice should be served shortly.
Link Not only is Jen Rude breaking ground as an out Evangelical religious leader, she's also challenging the church's stance on mandatory celebacy. And she's single.
Link When it comes to right-wing hatemongery, Michael Savage is right up there on top. His latest bon mot addresses lesbians: "She's a -- the type that stuffed ovens in [Adolf] Hitler's concentration camps." Link includes contact info for Mikey, so you can throw your opinions right back at him.
Link As Ellen historians know, she's not just a pretty face on the tube. A major part of her career involves writing for television, and her membership in the Writers Guild of America adds her to the lengthy list of those on strike.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Link Pop hottie Pink has made no secret of her appreciation of women, and the latest news is that she's been once again caught snoggling with a gal. Simply revenge on a cheating hubby? We think not.
Link LesbianGamers promises entertaining news for gamerbabes -- and a heads-up when a game promises lesbianic themes. Or else just really hot digital warrior chicks. Their motto: "Because sometimes we do other things with our hands."
Link An out Washington state woman has scored big in a nasty fight against the giant tire company. ENDA aside, in some states it's already illegal to discriminate against employees due to their orientation, and Goodyear got the smackdown.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Link The Employment Non-Discrimination Act has passed a big hurdle with passage by the House of Reps -- 235 to 184. It's the first federal-level ban on job discrimination against lesbians, gays and bisexuals. There are, however, omissions and exceptions...
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Link A new survey of 500 LGBT employees at bizzes around the US shows that forcing yourself to stay in the closet at work isn't good for you -- or your company. Things like physical symptoms of stress, fewer promotions and negative attitudes toward ones career come into play.
Thanks to Badphairy for the news tip!
Thanks to Badphairy for the news tip!
Link No, not that kind of recruitment, dear. It's a compendium of LGBT-friendly companies who are actively seeking new employees, aimed particularly at newly graduating students looking for that first job.
Link New Jersey's 8-month-old civil union law has been studied since its inception, and that state's civil rights director finds what most of us have known all along: civil unions ain't marriage.
Link Rotten Reverend Fred "God Hates Fags" Phelps has at last been successfully sued -- and slapped with a $10.9 fine -- over his hate-filled funeral protests. Seems some states have reacted by making laws that prevent protests from being within a certain distance of a funeral, and Fred's "church" violated that law in the Cornhusker state. Break out the bubbly and let's hope that trend continues until his sorry ass is shut down!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Link With the support of their pals, two Florida inmates were wed in a lovely makeshift ceremony complete with wedding cake, music and a reception. So what's the fuss? Apparently the pink bows were made with government forms -- thus making it seem partially sanctioned by the prison system. Scandal! The Smoking Gun is there...
Link With AIDS, cancer and a host of other medical issues ravaging the world, isn't it nice to know somebody's still funding studies into "what makes homos?" The Nature vs Nurture debate continues. Oy vey.
Link And frankly, there aren't many. In too many countries, our existence is either denied or threatened with imprisonment -- or a death sentence. This is an excerpt from Oprah's recent "Gay Around the World" show.
Link Taking top audience honors in the Seattle International Film Fest is a documentary on how religion has been used to justify anti-gay hate. The film and this article, feature some powerful statements by families who've discovered a gay or lesbian child in their midst.
Link As part of courting the African-American vote, US Prez contender Barak Obama's gospel tour is heading through the Southern States. But by adding a controversial self-hating gay singer to the mix, he's opened the void between LGBT voters and African-American Christians.
Link A Canadian woman whose hate-filled rants were spewed onto a US-based white supremacist website has been slapped with a hefty fine. Hmm, how to weigh freedom of speech against hate speech...
Monday, October 22, 2007
Link Ellen adopts the darlingest lil mutt, only to find out the pooch can't get along with her cats. Her hairdresser's home turns out to be a great fit for little Iggy, but the pet adoption agency doesn't agree and the fur begins to fly!
Link Marilyn Kirby and Ann Courtney have become the first same-sex couple to successfully co-adopt two kids who were rescued from unfit parents. After initially being shot down in court, the two decided to file a lawsuit -- and pulled in support from some big name groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Link The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a potential federal law which calls for banning job discrimination based on sexual orientation, was saved from oblivion in a House committee vote on Friday when four Republicans jumped the conservative fence and voted for it. The ENDA goes up for a full House of Reps vote this week, so keep the pressure on your reps to pass it!
Link Being against the Iraq war/civil war/fustercluck was enough for Skyler James to want to quit the US Army, but when outing herself wasn't enough to get kicked out, she decided to take the classic way out -- heading north to Canada.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Link A new study from the Netherlands shows what most of us already know: that children reared by lesbian parents do just fine. It's not the gender that's important, but that kids are raised by good, loving parents.
Link It's a sadly familiar story. You're a dedicated company employee, worked your way up the ladder over the course of years -- but you stand to lose it all if the boss finds out you're not straight.
Link As head of the 160,000-member United Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten is one of the Big Apple's most powerful labor leaders. Now that she's totally out, she plans to move forward an agenda for tolerance, equality and respect.
Link The Governator has dittoed his previous anti-gay stance by shooting down a second gay marriage bill that crossed his desk. His take: he already supports domestic partnerships, so what's the big deal?
Link If you're tired of GLBT travel guides that spend 99% of their ink on hotspots for boys, you'll like this new site. GirlPorts focuses on lesbian-friendly hotspots of the world instead and includes a handy audio translator so you can chat up the chickies in a couple of different languages!
Link Need a switch from the unlikely gloss of "The L Word?" Take a bite of "Apples," a new lesbian online telenovela about the lives and loves of seven 20-something hotties in Spain. Don't worry if your Espanol is a little rusty. Just click on the little Brit flag to watch the subtitled version.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Link Already known for her high titillation value, Angelina Jolie seems to be projecting a halo of lesbian pheromones. One of her female co-stars in 2004's "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" says, "Her eyes transfer a sexual energy to me that makes her irresistible!"
Link The left side of the US is known for being more accepting of LGBT folks and immigrants, but some among the latter group are ramping up the hate to deadly levels of gay bashing. Meet the new wave of dangerous Evangelicals.