Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lesbian Sues Bar Over Non-Service

Link A Montreal woman is suing a local bar for refusing her service -- simply because she's female. Did we mention the bar in question is a gay bar, and she wasn't intoxicated?

Wikia: Top 10 Lesbian Movie Scenes (Non-Pr0n)

Link What? "Bound" didn't make the list? What's up with that? At least you might get an idea of what to add to your Netflix list.

Study: 4 in 10 Have a Gay Friend or Relative

Link A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that 40% of Americans have a friend or family member who's gay. And yes, the more gay people they knew personally, the more likely they were to have gay-friendly attititudes.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

LGBT Youth Leader Receives Grim Death Threat

Link As if Kosovo wasn't a hotbed of unrest enough, the leader of a gay and lesbian teen support group there is now getting gruesome death threats from an Islamic anti-gay group. The police response: "Yeah, whatever."

"The View" Bids Adieu to Rosie

Link After bringing in the highest ratings ever for the show, Rosie O'Donnell is moving on -- and she'll be a tough act to follow. Possible contenders are Whoopi Goldberg and/or Oprah's gal pal Gayle King.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Lesbian California Senator Facing Cancer Again

Link The Golden State's Carole Migden has been diagnosed with leukemia -- after being told in 1997 that she was cancer-free. The San Francisco Democrat was one of the first openly gay legislators elected in that state.

Teacher Slammed for Disciplining Students

Link One student fired a gum wrapper at her head and two students used anti-gay slurs in her classroom, so the teacher sent them off to detention. Apparently, the school isn't big on discipline, so Lambda Legal is now involved.

Mary Cheney's Baby Arrives

Link It's a boy for Mary and a sixth grandchild for Vice President Dick Cheney. Virginia state's law, however, says Mary's longtime partner Heather Poe has no parental role at all.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

LGBT Youth Find Safe Haven in Ruth's House

Link The statistics on gay youth that flee their unsafe, abusive homes is too high, but so are the stats on kids that meet a rougher end on the streets. An organization in New York hopes to change all that.

Gay and Christian: Bridging the Divide

Link It's no secret the fundamentalist branch of Christianity holds us in low regard. But what to do if you're proud to be both Christian and gay?

California Okays LGBT Conjugal Visits

Link Being in the pokey no longer means going without the ol' hokey pokey in California. The state's Corrections Department now allows family visits, including overnight stays, for gay and lesbian inmates.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Vibrator Deemed Threat to National Security

Link If your company's love utensil has the potential to disrupt military radio communication frequencies, do you really need that much more marketing?

Bush, Ahmadinejad and the Pope Share Anti-Gay Values

Link US President George W. Bush, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Pope Benedict are sharing space on the Human Rights Watch "Hall of Shame." According to the group, all three are actively promoting prejudice against LGBT people, stimatizing gay and lesbian families and making them more vulnerable to discrimination.

New York Couples Celebrate Marriage Ruling

Link More than 170 New York couples who married in Massachusetts prior to July can keep the wedding rings on. The court ruled that those marriages are valid because the state hadn't specifically banned them.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Say Farewell to Falwell

Link The televangelist who declared 9/11 was caused by God's anger over the existence of gays, atheists, civil-rights activists and legalized abortion is no more. He was found unconscious in his office, but the official cause of death hasn't been released yet. To refresh your memory, here are a few Falwell quotes.

Alabama Woman Takes on Sex Toy Law

Link Although Alabamans can legally enjoy guns and porn, they'd better not reach for a love utensil. One woman has taken up the fight to get toys legalized, saying "A little vibrating piece of rubber can't possibly harm anyone."

Connecticut Tests Waters for Gay Marriage

Link Although the state is one of three in the US that allow civil unions, that's not enough for eight couples who are bringing the issue to Connecticut's Supreme Court. Says one attorney on the case, "Depriving same-sex couples of the word marriage is a way of depriving them of equality as couples and families."

Nurses Win Record Discrimination Payout

Link Two UK nurses have won a six-figure settlement against their employer. The hospital first charged with with allowing abuse, then fessed up that the problem wasn't abuse as much as it was the fact that the nurses were lesbians.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Getting Off is Good for You

Link (A Bit NSFW) As if you needed a reason, a new study shows that people in their 40s who had one or two orgasms a week looked on average ten years younger than those who had fewer.

Study: Lesbian Moms Raise Kids Just Fine

Link A new Canadian study shows that kids raised by two mommies are just as socially-adapted as kids raised by the traditional nuclear mom and pop family. In some cases, they actually do better, but you knew that already,

Oregon Governor Signs Gay Rights Bill

Link Congratulations Oregonians! Your progressive gov has opened the door for domestic partnerships and signed a bill that outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation. Take two steps forward!

Monday, May 07, 2007

1 in 10 UK Gals Ready to Bat for Pink Team

Link Your odds of getting lucky on the trip to London are better than you think! A recent study shows 10% of British women have had a sexual experience with another woman - and that includes full-on nooky.

Airport PA System Plays Anti-Gay Bible Verse

Link There you are, waiting for your flight, when all of a sudden, you're bombarded with a not-so-subtle message of hate -- from the airport's PA System. And airport officials aren't taking reponsibility for it.

Civil Unions Still Lack Benefits of Marriage

Link Sure, civil unions are better than nothing, but it's important to remember they still lack a lot of the legal rights marriage offers. One couple in Vermont deals with the struggle every day.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Email Filter Blocks Womans Name - "Gay"

Link A New Zealand telecom firm's aggressive email filter is preventing web designer Gay Hamilton from receiving email. Because "gay" is such an offensive word. P.S. Are you reading this one, Miss April Gay?

Gay Issues Now A Campaign Focus

Link Gay rights victories in New Hampshire and Iowa are putting a new spin on candidates previous anti-gay platforms. In short, survey says: hatin' on the gays is no longer a surefire election winner.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

McCain Defends "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Link In a recent letter to Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), McCain says that "open homosexuality within the military services presents an intolerable risk to morale, cohesion and discipline."

US House Passes Hate Crimes Bill

Link The vote was 237-180, a fairly comfortable margin for those of us most likely to be victims of a hate crime. New York's Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) stated the obvious: "No American should be threatened with violence because of who they are." President Bush, as you may have already guessed, feels otherwise. Link

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Flashback: Jodie Foster, circa 1977

No, it's not news, but it's a new find on YouTube for the Jodie fans - and lovers of the French language. She's so smooth, ain't she?

Negative Recruiting Rife in Womens' Sports

Link Rampant homophobia regarding lesbian coaches and/or players usually stays quiet, but the results are blatant and harmful to womens' sports across the board -- from college-level to the Olympics.