Friday, June 22, 2007

Kicked-off Kissers Get Apology From Transit

Link Two Oregon teens who were kicked off a bus when a passenger complained about their kissing have received an apology from Portland's transit system. The bus driver's also up for some penalties for calling them "sickos" and forcing them off the vehicle.

SF Museum Exhibit Outlines Gay Veterans History

Link "Outranks" tells the story of GLBT veterans who've struggled to maintain their service -- and their dignity -- while serving in the military from WWII to the present. The exhibit also makes a strong case against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Wal-Mart Drops Support For Gay Groups

Link The world's largest retailer has buckled to pressure from the fundies and decided to stop making charitable contributions to LGBT groups at the corporate level. Shockingly enough, the article mentions that Wal-Mart does have a GLBT employees group, oxymoronically named "Wal-Mart Pride."

Monday, June 18, 2007

Lee Lynch's New Column is Up!

Link The author of "Sweet Creek" and a dozen other brilliant dyke-centric novels has a fresh new column up on LNews. Ever wanted a behind the scenes into the real world of lesbian novel creation? Click the link and learn!

Columbia Gives Same-Sex Couples Equal Rights

Link The fifth time's the charm for a new law that gives Columbian couples the same social security and inheritance rights as straight, married couples. Said an activist involved in the case, "It marks the first time that legislation like this has passed at a national level in Latin America."

Lesbian Who Posed as Boy Jailed

Link An Everett, WA woman who posed as a teen boy escaped the media crush but didn't get to skip a trip to jail. The gender-bending imposter was charged with sexual molestation of a teen girl with whom she struck up a rather violent romance.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Same-Sex Marriage Still Safe in Massachusetts

Link A proposed constitutional amendment that would have put gay marriage up for a vote has been blocked by lawmakers. Says Gov. Deval Patrick, "In Massachusetts today, the freedom to marry is secure."

Could Rosie Host "Price is Right"?

Link After 35 years of hosting the show, Bob Barker finally stepped down and CBS is testing replacement. But Barker's choice: his good friend Rosie O'Donnell.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Pentagon Confirms "Gay Bomb" Effort

Link Back in 1994, rumors were floating around that the US military was trying to create a weapon that would "turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting." The rumors are true, and the Air Force asked for a whopping $7.5 million to complete the farcical project.

Massachusetts Same-Sex Marriage Under Fire

Link Marriage has been legal in that state for three years now, but the law is still far from secure. A prospective constitutional amendment banning it is still floating around, and lawmakers will decide to bring it up for a vote, postpone the vote or just kill the bill outright.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Teen Girls Kicked Off Bus For Showing Affection

Link Ah, the sweetness of young love! Unfortunately, Portland bus riders only permit the hetero expressions of it in public, leaving two young grrls hoofing it if they want to hug each other.

UK Lesbian Commits "Suicide by Cop"

Link A woman who apparently wasn't getting proper treatment for depression has become the first woman in Britain to be killed by a police bullet. The story gets even sadder when you read how highly her friends and neighbors thought of her, and it's a good reminder that anytime is a good time to spread some love to the people you care about.

Democratic Candidates Respond to HRC Quiz

Link Hillary, Obama and the crew get high marks from the Human Rights Campaign on their answers to the HRC's presidential candidate questionaire. All surveyed want to extend federal benefits for same-sex couples and their families, and have a low opinion of the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Rosie & the View: The Art of Polite Discourse

Link If you've seen the show and read the comments on Rosie's blog, you know her departure from the show was not without a lot of drama. One viewer thinks we ought to be learning something about politeness and playing well with others -- even if we don't like them.

Bush's Surgeon General Pick? Yep, Anti-Gay.

Link Clueless Leader's choice for America's Surgeon General looks to be a real charmer. If you're a fundie-vangelist, that is.

Isaiah Washington Booted Over Anti-Gay Slur

Link After the "Grey's Anatomy" actor was caught a second time dropping anti-gay slurs, the show's decided he needs some time off to ponder his slanderous ways. Losing his job on the show seems like a good place to start.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Gossip's Beth Ditto Bares It All For NME

Link Named "The Coolest Person in Rock" by NME Magazine, the Gossip's out and proud lead singer shows off her BBW self in all her glory -- and gives Paris Hilton and others hell for encouraging an anti-big grrl culture. Extra! Video of the photo shoot is available here.

Lesbian Sues For Discrimination

Link Perhaps seduced by the television ads promising attractive and successful life partners to all who enter, lovelorn Californian Linda Carlson tried her luck -- only to slapped in the face by their "Heteros Only" sign.

John Edwards Says "No" to Gay Marriage

Link While you're still browsing the contenders for the next American President contest, Democrat John Edwards says he's not down with the same-sex marriage -- but he won't side with a constitutional ban on it. Article includes opinions on the issue by Hillary and Obama.