Thursday, September 10, 2009

And the New American Idol Judge is.....

GAY!!
But don't really know what kind of music/vocal experience she has to judge singers... but oh well... she's really funny and can totally replace Paula (no offense Paula you still have a special place in.... rehab) but we will miss you.

They Do Exist

dailymail.co.uk reports on a story about faires!

Fairies who frolic at the bottom of gardens in New Addington, near Croydon in South London. Mrs Bacon, 55, said she was not even looking through the camera at the time she took the picture. Instead she simply clicked the button while holding it at arm's length out of the back door while chatting with relatives in her kitchen after dinner. Astonished by what she saw when she glimpsed at the picture, she has spent months seeking a rational explanation. But after scouring the internet for pictures of butterflies, moths and beetles that might match it, she has drawn a blank. 'I think it must be a fairy,' she said yesterday as she made the picture public for the first time.

'I used to like fairy stories as a child, but I can't claim to have ever seen one before or since,' she said.



Let Your Voices Be Heard

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has the chance to veto the Harvey Milk Day Bill as he did last year because of the pressure and outrage of the oppositing religious extremists. Harvey Milk Day would be May 22 dedicated to honor the slain gay rights hero. It would not make schools close for the holiday or celebrate the day in any way.

Voice you opinion to the governor! He needs to hear input from people who understand the significance of teaching about the legacy of Harvey Milk.

Register your opinion easily, with the automated voice machine below.

Governors Office: 916-445-2841
Press 1 for English, press 2 to voice your opinion, press 1 for the Harvey Milk bill, press 1 to show support for the bill.

Illegal... a Racist Word

Listen closely the the wording used...



Now listen to this which is ever worst...



Now for the reasoning behind this post...



Is it too much to ask that people not labels humans as "illegal" and especially not "aliens!" Let's stop the spread of racism and hate for other people.

Oh geez Kathleen...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hubby Hubby

Ben & Jerry’s Celebrates Marriage Equality in VT

In celebration of the freedom to marry in Vermont officially beginning on September 1, 2009, Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s is symbolically renaming their iconic flavor ‘Chubby Hubby’ to: Hubby Hubby

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Celebration by Madonna

She is never gonna lose it...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj_Cadk2TwA&feature=player_embedded

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sinead's Hand

Just saw this marriage AD playing in Ireland... it's cute... and an interesting looking at fighting for marriage.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ULdaSrYGLQ

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Athens Boys Choir

So my roommate sent this to me at work today... let me know what you think.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Deadline approaching for Candidate Training

GLLI Candidate & Campaign Training

Think of it as a boot camp for potential LGBT candidates. The deadline is nearing for LGBT hopefuls to sign up for the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute’s Candidate and Campaign Training in Denver, CO. This coming Tuesday, August 25, is the last day to apply for the training program running September 24-27.

The GLLI’s training program assists LGBT hopefuls in learning the ins and outs of running a campaign as an out candidate. Attendees will learn about raising enough money to compete, how to formulate a political message that allows candidates to run as more than just an LGBT candidate, and how to produce a winning campaign. Candidates will even participate in an intense campaign simulation over the four days in Denver.

By taking the training program to Colorado, the GLLI will be paying a visit to the state that gave us one of our most significant victories in 2008: the first gay man elected as a non-incumbent to the US House of Representatives, Jared Polis. Back in 2006, Polis prepared for his historic run by participating in the GLLI’s Candidate & Campaign Training. Three years later, Polis is crafting legislation in the House and the program that helped put him there is coming to Denver.

Additional training alumni include the first Latina lesbian sheriff elected in the United States, Dallas’s Lupe Valdez, and the first lesbian elected to the North Carolina state Senate, Senator Julia Boseman. These remarkable candidates, and many more, started their campaign journey by participating in this renowned training.

The deadline to start your path to public service is Tuesday, so apply now!


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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friday/Saturday Musical

Girls, pull that wig down from the shelf...

Friday, May 29, 2009

From the mouth of Ms. Angelou

“I would ask every man and every woman who’s had the blessing of having children, ‘Would you deny your son or your daughter the ecstasy of finding someone to love?' To love someone takes a lot of courage. So how much more is one challenged when the love is of the same sex and the laws say, ‘I forbid you from loving this person’?” - Maya Angelou, phoning New York state Sen. Shirley L. Huntley (D-Queens) and asking that she support marriage equality.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Latina named to Supreme Court, Honorable Sonia Sotomayor

President Obama will nominate appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court on today, officials said, making her the first Hispanic in history to be elevated to the high court.

Sotomayor, 54, who has been a federal judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit since 1998, has a formidable resume. From 1992 to 1998, Sotomayor was a federal judge for the U. S. District Court Southern District of New York. She served as an assistant district attorney for New York County from 1979 to 1984. Sotomayor also worked in private practice for the New York-based law firm Pavia & Harcourt from 1984 to 1992.

Sotomayor's Bio

Well if it was not going to be an LGBT person I am as extremely pleased that is it an overly quailfied Latina Woman. Go Sonia! Show those white men how Latinas do it :)

Latina named to Supreme Court, Honorable Sonia Sotomayor

President Obama will nominate appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court on today, officials said, making her the first Hispanic in history to be elevated to the high court.

Sotomayor, 54, who has been a federal judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit since 1998, has a formidable resume. From 1992 to 1998, Sotomayor was a federal judge for the U. S. District Court Southern District of New York. She served as an assistant district attorney for New York County from 1979 to 1984. Sotomayor also worked in private practice for the New York-based law firm Pavia & Harcourt from 1984 to 1992.


Well if it was not going to be an LGBT person I am as extremely pleased that is it an overly quailfied Latina Woman. Go Sonia! Show those white men how Latinas do it :)

Prop 8 Ruling

If you are following the Prop 8 Novella the final ruling will be announced today at this website http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/ around 10 am Pacific Time ( 1pm Eastern Time).

Here is hoping!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Adam Lambert Back is the Day



SEE HE CAN ACTUALLY SING.

A Friday Musical DOUBLE FEATURE



Gay Rights Activist in the Making

Ethan McNamee is not your average third grader as you will see in this clip from a Gay Rights Rally he organized and gave this very eloquent speech at. These are the leaders of the generations to come and it is a great site to see.

Homos Are A Hoot!

So one of my coworkers ran across this website homosareahoot.com who are selling an extremely cute shirt and part of the proceeds go to an LGBT non-profit. Check it out. I just bought one this morning. They are not take expensive and would be great for the up coming PRIDE festivities.

Prop 8 Ruling Soon

The California Supreme Court will soon announce it’s ruling on the validity of Prop 8. To be informed via email directly from the court visit: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/supreme/highprofile/prop8.htm

If a Bullet Were to Enter my Brain Let it Destroy Every Closet

Shortly before he died in 1978, openly gay San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk made some extraordinarily prescient audio recordings. On one recording, he famously said, “If a bullet should enter my brain, let it destroy every closet door.”

Today would have been Harvey’s 79th birthday but for Dan White’s bullet.

May 22nd, Harvey Milk Day, is a good time to reflect on whether we have heeded his call to live openly and fight hard for true equality. Would Harvey be proud of where we are in 2009? The truth is I think he’d be celebrating on Castro Street some days and marching up the National Mall on others.

Read more at Gaypolitics.com

6th Grader prohited to me presenation about Harvey Milk

First students can't perform RENT at a high school in orange county because (GASP) it deals with real lives of the LGBT community and now this poor girl, is San Diego, cannot deliver her presentation of Harvey Milk's life because it violated the school's sex education policy. WHAT?? WHY?? Because he was GAY ... just tell the truth. This is complete bullshit.

Anyways here is the whole story by the San Diego Union Tribune.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I HATE AMERICAN IDOL!!

this is absolute fucking bullshit
straight from Chris Allen's mouth
"Adam deserves this..."
YES HE DID!!

well at least now Adam can get picked up by a better record label than Simon Cowell's.

Adam we still love you and think you should have won!

Commen Cement

Victory Fund on new Supreme Court Justice

The Washington press corps was briefly fascinated last week by the idea of an openly gay or lesbian Supreme Court nominee. The spark that lit the media forest fire was an innocent-enough post on the Victory Fund's blog, GayPolitics.com, pointing out that at least one possible nominee on media shorlist was an open lesbian.

The resulting mainstream media coverage made it seem like we had launched a campaign to pressure President Obama to pick an openly gay person for the job. We did not.

What we did do was respond to multiple media inquiries to emphasize that qualified individuals who happen to be openly gay deserve consideration, and that their sexual orientation should not bar them from public service. We believe this not just about judicial appointments, but also about the thousands of Executive Branch appointments President Obama will make throughout his presidency.

-Bilerico

This is the man that I work with and greatly respect.

Coke in the Air

This is absolutely hysterical...

A Spanish study shows that there's cocaine in the air in Madrid and Barcelona. For those of you that didn't bust into a kayak and start paddling your ass across the Atlantic ocean upon hearing this news, I will go on.

According to MSNBC, scientists found traces of amphetamines, opiates, cannabinoids and lysergic acid (street name: The Wino Breakfast) at two air quality control stations in each city. It's no shock that the amount of cokey in the air grows thicker on the weekends.

-dlisted

Harvey Milk Day -- Coming Soon

The California Senate has approved a day of special recognition for slain San Francisco sopervisor and gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk by a vote of 24-14. The day would fall on May 22, Milk's birthday.
The measure now moves to the Assembly. Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed the measure in October 2008.
-Towleroad

It's OVER

So Sad...

Gays giving Obama an "F" for LGBT Rights

Stonewall Resolution

Reps. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Barney Frank (D-MA), and Jared Polis (D-CO), yesterday introduced a resolution recognizing the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots late next month.

Wrote Baldwin in a press release: "Stonewall is an essential piece of American history that catalyzed the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement for equal rights. On June 28, 1969, during a climate of fear and terror against the LGBT community in New York and nationally, the New York Police Department conducted a raid of the Stonewall Inn, a bar in New York’s Greenwich Village frequented by the LGBT community. Bruised, shocked, angry and fed up, patrons of the bar organized spontaneous demonstrations outside the bar and onto the streets of New York City. Protests continued during the next few days. This watershed moment is the symbolic genesis of the gay rights movement in the U.S."
- Towleroad

Go Gay Elected Officials!!

Lawrence Kings Updates

News comes out of California that a Ventura County Judge ruled that the parents of Lawrence King,the young boy who was shot twice in the head by his homophobic classmate early last year, can sue his foster home, Casa Pacifica, for negligence. His parents and the judge believe that there is just cause that the foster home counseling and allowing King to express his sexuality and gender identity via make-up and high heel shoes endangered the child and led to his death.
-Bilerico

This is BULL SHIT! So because the foster home allowed Lawrence to be who he was they are getting punished. What is worse is that his parents are profiting off of their son's tragic death. I would be really interested in finding out what they plan on doing with it.

Go Uruguay!!

Though it still requires President Tabare Vazquez's signature, Uruguay is set to lift a ban on gays serving openly in the military, which has been in place for more than two decades.
Read more

Come on US... where you ya?

Thanks Lilly

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The World's Worst People

Love Keith Olbermann!
Wait for that last one. It's so good.

Obama's Facebook page of his first 100 Days

So funny!
You have to check this out.
Slate.com

Victory in Maine!!

Kennebec Journal reports:

The Maine Senate this morning passed a bill that would allow same-sex marriage in Maine. The Senate voted 20-15 in favor of the measure. Supporters say it would end discrimination against gays and lesbians and opponents say the proposal is an attack against the institution of marriage.
This morning’s vote means the bill has cleared its first hurdle in the Legislature. However, it still needs to pass through the House of the Representatives

Go Barney!

This is why I do what I do. Getting people from our community elected to public office puts a face to these laws that affect us. Having him in that room and able to give this speak to his colleagues really show the power behind having an LGBT person at the table making the decision.

Listen to Howard

House Passes Matthew Shepard Act

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives approved the addition of sexual orientation to the Federal Hate Crimes Bill. Also known as the Matthew Shepard Act, the addition was passed 249-175 over a series of Republican objections, including some that denied that Matthew Shepard's killing was actually a hate crime.

Go here to see how your representative voted. Did they vote the way you would have?

Adam almost got booted!

Scary!
I am gonna have to start voting again to make sure he doesn't end up there again.

Miis California Press Conf with NOM

She is not very smart... good thing she is pretty and has FAKE BOOBS!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

For those who didnt know...

Actress and performer Bea Arthur passed away. She was my favorite Golden Girl, Dorothy.

The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed for one minute on Tuesday at 8:00pm in honor of Bea Arthur, who died on Saturday. She was 86.

She will be missed.

Matthew Shepard Bill to be Voted on Tomorrow!!

I received this email written by NGLTF (National Gay & Lesbian Task Force)

I don't know if you've heard yet, but a comprehensive hate crimes bill (H.R. 1913) has passed the House Judiciary Committee and is about to come up to a vote in the full House of Representatives. I've joined with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund to ask my representatives to pass this legislation without delay.

We've been trying for years to get hate crimes legislation passed -- and right now is our best opportunity to finally win. Will you please take just a few minutes to contact your representatives today and urge them to pass comprehensive federal hate crimes legislation?
http://www.kintera.org/site/lookup.asp?c=grLKK1PHLqF&b=5117035

Every hour, every day, at least one hate crime offense is committed somewhere in the United States. Of those attacked, it's estimated that at least 15% of hate crimes are related to a person's perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity. But the biggest crime here is that this very same legislation that would help protect the most vulnerable communities affected by hate crimes has been before Congress many times, yet we've never seen it become law.

Please, take action right now to help us make sure that this time, our legislators hear us loud and clear and pass federal hate crimes legislation.
http://www.kintera.org/site/lookup.asp?c=grLKK1PHLqF&b=5117035

My Apologies

I have been real sick these last couple of days and have not had a chance to do any postings. I will be catching up later on today. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Federal Hate Crimes Bill Scheduled for Markup

HRC Backstory reports:

This afternoon, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee issued an official notice that the federal hate crimes bill, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (H.R. 1913), is scheduled for a full committee markup this week. The markup on the hate crimes bill will begin on Wednesday, April 22 at 10:15 a.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building.

Check out www.FightHateNow.org for background information and to send a message to your congressional representatives in support of the bill.

Gay Word of the Day

The Gay bomb is an informal name for a theoretical non-lethal chemical weapon, which a US Air Force research laboratory speculated about producing. The possibility was canvassed that a strong aphrodisiac could be dropped on enemy troops, ideally one which would also cause "homosexual behavior". The documents described the aphrodisiac weapon as "distasteful but completely non-lethal." Wright Laboratory won the 2007 Ig Nobel Peace Prize for "instigating research & development on a chemical weapon—the so-called 'gay bomb' / 'poof bomb' —that will make enemy soldiers become sexually irresistible to each other."

Oddly Funny Musical Parodies

Sims recreation of Little Shop of Horrors opening number
Quite Amusing...


Now this is one is pure genius.
He totally deserved an A for this one.
Go about 2 mins into the video

When will it End?!

On Thursday afternoon, after returning home from school, fifth-grader Jaheem quietly went into his room and hanged himself. His 10-year-old sister, Yerralis, also a fifth-grader, discovered Jaheem’s dead body.
Jaheem was bullied relentlessly, his family said. Keene said the family knew the boy was a target, but until his death they didn’t understand the scope.
read full story

WHEN IS THIS GOING TO STOP!
When will schools and communities and people realize that children are committing SUICIDE because teachers and youth workers are "keeping to their faith" and not stopping punk ass little fuckers from teasing other students. I mean I am absolutely positive if a student was bullying another student using offensive racial or gender based slurs that student would be suspended/reprimanded for their actions. However, when these comments are homophobic and considered to be used too often to catch every student using them then it is OK for teachers not to take action. So because it would be TOO HARD to make students stop using the words gay and fag we are just going to let the LGBT youth affected by this bare the burden and have to deal with it. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!
HOW MANY MORE LGBT YOUTH HAVE TO TAKE THEIR OWN LIVES BEFORE SOMEONE IN POWER GETS OFF THEIR ASSES AND DOES SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

Another ridiculous ad by the opposition

Monday, April 20, 2009

Gay Word of the Day

Twink: is a term used among gay & bisexual males to describe young men in their late teens or early twenties who are slim and have little to no body hair. The term originates from the snack food twinkie, which is tanned on the outside and has cream filling. The connotation was that "twinks" are delicious, but have little substance and are not considered for long-term relationships. The term can be used pejoratively in the gay community but is mostly a neutral term used for identification purposes.

If you don't know her... you should

Christine Quinn, openly lesbian New York City Council Speaker, gave a tremendously touching and powerful speech at a press conference last week. I had the privilege of seeing how truly amazing she is this past Sunday. She was one of the speakers for the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund's 9th Annual Champagne Brunch and did an incredible job resulting in an overwhelming number of generous donations by the over 600 attendees.

I know that this applies to some of you out there today...

Colbert spoof on NOM commercial

I hope she Loses!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

To Friends and Allies:

In Case you didn't know what TeaBagging is...

2M4M and TeaBaggers... really who came up with these names?!

Oh Lindsey...

The sad thing is that most of that stuff is true...


Life Partners: are people who have committed to one another in a relationship that is usually romantic but can also signify a close friendship.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Why is NY so cool...

This is way!! HAHA
You laugh harder the longer you watch it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Stop being a JERK!

So I stumbled across a blog the other day that happen to have a posting that I really needed to read that day. The name of the blog is ZenHabits and the blog posting was The Biggest Waste of Time. It explains all the time that is wasted but people when they say Yes when they mean No and commit themselves to something that they don't really want to do.

The author of this blog does one posting a day and I haven't been paying attention the past couple days, but the one today happen to catch my eye. 5 Tiny Steps to Quit Being Such a Jerk.

It’s so sad because I see so many inconsiderate people around me every day — people who only care about what they want and don’t think of others, don’t see things from the perspective of other people. People who cut you off in traffic, who cut in front of you in line, who say rude things, who take your parking spot, who hurt your feelings. I try to brush these things off, but it’s unfortunate that so many people are so inconsiderate.

Thing is, they aren’t trying to be mean or rude … they just aren’t thinking of others. And I don’t think they’re aware of this. I think they think they’re being perfectly fine, and don’t think of themselves as inconsiderate

Get the 5 simply tips here and keep your eye on this blog to live a more simple and satisfying life.

Gay Word of the Day


Four Letter Man- is a male homosexual. It is based on the fact that the word HOMO has four letters.

Anti-Gay Religious Lies about Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, April 13, 2009

2M4M.org ...

So this is a great story.

National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is the organization that put out that ridiculous children-of-the-corn-esque commercial "A Storm is Coming." Which has been ridiculed on national television because of the actors used in the commercial. The head of NOM Maggie Gallagher had announced the launch of the anti-LGBT campaign "2 Million 4 Marraige" (2M4M) to counter the recent LGBT Victories for marrige equality. Now first off, any homo in thier right mind would have changed that campaign name faster than dorothy could click her heels. Second, and here comes the funny part, is make sure that before you launch a national campaign you have all your chickens in a row. Apparently, a man watched the press release of this new campaign 2M4M and did a quick google search for the website 2M4M.org and realized that it was not taken yet... and so he took it. Not only did he steal their website he changed 2 Million for Marriage into 2 Men 4 Marriage. The site is still very new and he is getting in up a running but you should check it out. I have to say the NOM is having the best week ever!! HAHA

In Theaters October 2009

The Trailer... it looks real good :)

D: It was Written


So I finally got around to watching Slumdog Millionaire last night at like 10:30pm when I should have been doing work. It was absolutely amazing. I loved every bit of it. It completely desired all of the awards it won (even though it beat out MILK). I know I am way behind on this one, but if you still haven't seen in you need to go to blockbuster, put on your netflix queue, or do what I did and watch in at http://www.free-tv-video-online.info/ beleive me you will not regret it.

Gay Word of the Day

Curious: Someone who is "curious" may be questioning or looking to explore their sexual and/or gender identity.

"Yes Pecan!" - Obama Ice-Cream

Not sure if this is actually true, but it's really funny. I ran across it on americablog.com.

Ben & Jerry created "Yes Pecan!" ice cream flavor for Obama. They then asked people to fill in the blank for the following:

For George W. they created "_________".

Here are some of their favorite responses:

Grape Depression
Abu Grape
Cluster Fudge
Nut'n Accomplished
Iraqi Road
Chock 'n Awe
WireTapioca
Impeach Cobbler
Guantanmallow
imPeachmint
Good Riddance You Lousy Motherfucker... Swirl
Heck of a Job, Brownie!
Neocon Politan
RockyRoad to Fascism
The Reese's-cession
Cookie D'oh!
The Housing Crunch
Nougalar Proliferation
Death by Chocolate... and Torture
Chocolate Chip On My Shoulder
You're Shitting In My Mouth And Calling It A Sundae
Credit Crunch
Mission Pecanplished
Country Pumpkin
Chunky Monkey in Chief
George Bush Doesn't Care About Dark Chocolate
WMDelicious
Chocolate Chimp
Bloody Sundae
Caramel Preemptive? Stripe

My personal favorite is the "Good Riddance You Lousy Motherfucker... Swirl" because it gets straight to the point and I really like ice creams with swirls :)

What would you have said?

Presidential Pup

Amazon's "Glitch" on LGBT Literature...

Amazon.com decided that it was going to de-rank all LGBT literature and then categorize it (no matter how "adult" the material) as "adult content" or "for Mature audiences." This not only is completely ridiculous but also fucked up. It makes it harder for these items to be found, because they do not appear in a regular search, and cuts profits from the LGBT authors who produced the books. They have claimed it is merely a "glitch" and that it is in the process of being fixed. Here is a full list of the items that have been deem inappropriate for the public's eyes.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Part time Job: Part II

If you remember my first post on the part time job I picked up as a stand in statue, but it is working out really well. I have to act like those British soldiers that are not allowed to speak or react to people... it's a lot harder than you would think... but I manage. I had one lady put a dollar in my pants... (don't judge a girls gotta eat, although I don't eat much in order to stay the same size as the other statues)...Just another day on the Job...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Acting Like An Anti-Gay Straight Person is Hard...

Friday's Musical Number

In the interest of the upcoming religious holiday and because a birdie told me that the Birthday Lady likes this musical... here you go
Enjoy!

Gay Word of the Day

Genderfluid is the dynamic mix of male and female attributes that make up ones gender identity. Some "genderfluid" people constantly display characteristics of both genders, while others feel and express themselves differently from time to time.

TO: QUEEN BEE!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Take that! Anti-Gay Marriage ad!

Gay Word of the Day

Homosexism- is the belief that gay or lesbian identities are superior to bisexual and/or straight orientations. The "homosexist" viewpoint sometimes leads to discrimination against those who are not homosexual.

Ding! Round 1

The president of the National Organization for Marriage, Maggie Gallagher, and Joe Solomonese, Head of HRC, battle it out on Hard Ball. Take a look... who do you think came in on top??

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Really??

This has to be a joke...
... right?

The First Lady in Wax

Gay Word of the Day

Futch- is neither feminine nor butch, but somewhere in between.

No more Cars!!

Segway and GM have combined forces to create this contraption...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Gay Idol??

It still amazes me that conversation like this are still happening between "educated" people in the media on a national new channel. So what if he is gay?!? (and he IS gay...FYI)

Gay Word of the Day

No Homo - is a term used when something can be mistaken as gay in nature, and the person wants to reassure the audience that it was not meant in a homosexual context. The term is most often used in an offensive manner because it embraces the idea that an association with gays is negative.

Vermont gets Same-Sex Marriage!!

The Vermont House has voted 100-49 to override Governor Douglas’ veto. This makes Vermont the fourth U.S. state to offer full marriage rights to same-sex couples, but the first to do so legislatively. Iowa, Massachussets, and Connecticut enacted marriage equality only after court decisions required it. California’s legislature twice passed legislation to legalize marriage for same-sex couples, but the efforts were blocked by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto.


gaypolitics.com

Monday, April 6, 2009

Gay Word of the Day

Queen Mary- is a slang term used within the queer community to describe heavier set gay men.

Status of Marriage Equality in US

In case you were wondering or needed a little refresher NPR release this interactive map showing where each state is in regards to having marriage equality. Take a look at it on their website www.NPR.com

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday's Musical Number

This is dedicated to all those very special people in my life... Thanks! I <3 you

Overheard

So there is this series that the DCist does which is called "overheard" and it's really entertaining. People send in funny or odd conversation that they overhear in DC and some of them are sooo funny. Check them out.

here is one from the latest entry.

At the Tidal Basin last Sunday:

Nine-year-old girl: "I see the cherry blossoms, but where's the festival?

The DCist

Gay Word of the Day

Flamespeak: is a term used to describe exactly what word of the gay is all about, lingo used by queer people and expressed throughout queer culture.

VT House Pass marriage equality legislation!!

The Vermont House of Representatives voted to pass marriage equality legislation last night by a preliminary vote of 95-52. The affirmative vote was cast after particularly stirring testimony from openly LGBT members of the body.

read more at Gaypolitics.com

X-Men Origins- Trailer!!!



I am really excited!! And Gambit is HOT!!

GAY MARRIAGE IN IOWA!!

The Iowa Supreme Court announced its ruling in a landmark same-sex marriage case Friday morning.

The court's written ruling was to be issued on the Iowa Supreme Court's Web site, but traffic to the site crashed the server and took down the Web site.

The court ruled in favor of six same-sex couples who sought to get marriage licenses, but were denied. The ruling means same-sex couples in Iowa can now get married under state law.

The court was reviewing a lower court's ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

http://www.kcci.com/news/19077125/detail.html


AND IT WAS UNANIMOUS!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Gay Word of the Day

Wisbian- is a term that was coined by Hannah and Suzanne last night that refers to an older lesbian (50+). Who often wears her hair in a bun.

The Answer to Stopping All War FOREVER

Spontaneous Musical Theater.... duh!

This might be the funniest and coolest thing I have ever seen!!
Don't you think that if this happened every now and then the world would be a happier place??
I sure think so!
Go Belgium! And Julie Andrews!

Thanks Bill from Pedro...

So as some of you know (you reality TV addicted couch potatoes) the latest season of the real world created a biopic of Pedro Zamora, the pioneering HIV activist and 1994 Real World. Here is Bill Clinton giving the introduction to the movie for its premiere. Good job Bill!

Count Our Marriages!!

Tell the Census Bureau that our marriages deserve to be counted!

TAKE ACTION NOW!
Dear Friend,

This is beyond outrageous.

Census Bureau officials announced that they would waste time and money
to remove any same-sex couple from being listed as married in the 2010
census survey. This expensive and insulting policy — a holdover from
the Bush administration — simply cannot stand.

Yep, you heard me right. The census is supposed to count every head in
the nation and punish those who lie on their surveys. But, in our
community, the Census Bureau actually plans to spend money to go line
by line un-counting our relationships — even our legally recognized
marriages in California, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

You can help make sure our relationships stay visible. Stand up and be
counted — sign our petition to the Census Bureau now demanding that
our marriages be counted.

So, why go through all this trouble to pretend we don’t exist? A
Census Bureau official actually said that, “This is all about the
numbers. This is not about lifestyle or anything else.”

Lifestyle? Numbers? Is that what the Census Bureau thinks of our
loving relationships?

This decision is a slap in the face to our community. The census may
seem trivial, but the count will be used by Congress and federal
agencies to distribute money, government resources and even
representation in Congress for a decade to come.

More importantly, it’s just the latest example of our own government
refusing to recognize the basic equality of our relationships to those
of any straight couple. And this time, we won’t stay silent. Tell the
Census Bureau that the time for these kinds of divisive policies is
over.

Fortunately, it’s not too late for this decision to be overturned and
for the bureau to start on the long road to a wholly inclusive census.
With one stroke of the pen, President Obama can make sure our
marriages are counted. But it can only happen if we make sure our
voices are heard loud and clear today.

Everybody and every relationship should count in America; it's time
the census counts our marriages too.

Sincerely,

Rea Carey,
Executive Director,
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund