Tuesday, November 04, 2008

It's Official: Barack Obama Wins!

Yes we can, and yes we DID! Obama scored almost twice as many votes as the McFailin' campaign, and the United States has its first biracial (or African-American, if you prefer) president.

He's also (to the best of my knowledge) the only candidate to ever mention gay people in his acceptance speech.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Baby Daddy Donor Drama in Oz

Lesbian couples who've opted to visit the sperm donor clinic in Adelaide, Australia have a lot more in common than they bargained for. Lack of regulatory oversight means that 30 of those darling babies have the same donor daddy. Seeing the inherent humor in the situation, the gals got together for a big picnic, and now the government's afraid some of those same-donor babies might grow up to fall in love with each other - raising the scary specter of inbreeding! It's happened in the US, too. Pass the potato salad and cue the banjos...

Suffragists: The Women Who Got Your Vote

You may have seen the flick, "Iron-Jawed Angels", about those brave women who endured jail, torture and worse in order to get women the legal right to vote in the United States. Now check out the histories and photos of the REAL iron-jawed angels, members of the National Woman's Party who were arrested and imprisoned for their role in suffrage protests.

They were all ages, rich, middle-class and poor and came from some pretty diverse backgrounds. But they all had the same goal. If reading their stories and looking into their eyes doesn't convince you to make them proud by voting this year, there's just no hope for ya. (Link goes to a PDF document, so you can forward it around via email. Also the pic is the real Alice Paul, portrayed in the movie by Hilary Swank.)

Think You're a Tough Chick?

Consider becoming a bodyguard! Rappers and royals both are showing a trend of choosing females instead of males when it comes to guarding their personal safety. The gig requires brains more than brawn, plus you get to pack heat and hang with celebs. Plus, it's a gay-friendly gig.

Gina Gershon Takes on Sarah Palin

Ah, that Gina. She's a talented, hawt and funny lady! Here's her mockumentary ad on McCain's un-brilliant choice for Vice Prez, starring Gina as Sarah. In a bikini, even!

Connecticut Gay Weddings Start In November

The wedding applications are already printed and waiting in Connecticut, with the new option of "spouse" instead of just "bride" or "groom", and legal clerks are gearing up for long lines of applicants starting on November 10th. But if you're not up for an actual wedding, civil unions are still an option.

Californians Oppose Gay Marriage Ban

Samuel L. Jackson unleashes some righteous anger regarding the Prop 8 issue -- without dropping the MF bomb even once. The latest polls are showing that the "Say No to Prop 8" movement is gaining strength in prep for Tuesday's vote. Proposition 8, if passed, would eliminate same-sex marriage in California. It's been legal there since June 16th, 2008.