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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Things drying up at Splash Bar NY?

I just read this article at gaycitynews about a possible vendetta against Splash in NY. After reading the article it is quite laughable the minor charges or infractions that this particular Inspector Michael McEnroy is going after them for and it seems that other officials and officers are on the side Splash owner Brian Landeche. This sounds like some left over residue from the Giuliani era, when that asshole was doing everything in his power in NY to make it very difficult to operate bars or clubs, essentially trying to put all the gay bars out of business. What a pillar of morality he was, but i digress. 

I started going to Splash when it first opened. It was my favorite bar. They had the best two for one happy hour. I loved the little round chips they would give in order for you to get your next free drink. I had stacks! I have seen it go through more face lifts then a Beverly Hills wife and i hope that this all gets worked out. Gays of the city stand together and protest if you have to! Don't let this discrimination happen. Remember Stonewall, just a few streets away...

Against the backdrop of a nightlife scene that most gay New Yorkers who enjoy an evening out would agree has been in decline for many years, Splash Bar has been a welcome exception. Opened in 1991, the West 17th Street club plays host, its owner Brian Landeche estimates, to somewhere between 3,500 and 10,000 patrons every week.

Those clubgoers might soon need to find alternate venues — that is, unless Landeche is able to halt what he claims is “a systematic campaign of unjustified harassment” based on a “personal vendetta” by a senior NYPD officer. The trouble began, he said, in 2005, after he had operated the business without any major problem for 14 years. It was at that time that Inspector Michael McEnroy, then commander of the 13th Precinct, allegedly began to “deliberately target” Splash, an effort that in short order yielded three drug dealing charges on the premises. According to Landeche, those busts, later dismissed, were the only drug-related police actions in the club’s 19-year history.

Love this!

I had my ex just snap this pic. It is a sign in the window of a store in West Hollywood. Love it. So funny.

Happy Harvey Milk Day!

Today marks the first ever Harvey Milk day in California! It is the first day of "special significance" in the West Coast state to honor a (actually in this state or any other) gay rights leader. There are celebrations all through out the state. I attended the one in West Hollywood. I could only imagine what San Francisco is like right now. Harvey would have been 80 years old today. I am sure he would have been proud by the achievements and progress made by the gay community since his death, but there is still a lot more to be made.

To learn more about Harvey go here (Harvey Milk)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Franken Pushes for Federal Bullying Law

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) believes it should be illegal to bully a school student based on sexuality and he’s trying to do something about it.
In a recent statement Franken states:
“Our nation’s civil rights laws protect our children from bullying due to race, sex, religion, disability, and national origin. My proposal corrects a glaring injustice and extends these protections to our gay and lesbian students who need them just as badly.”

The bill would be an ad on to the Student Nondiscrimination Act of 2010 in the House, H.R. 4530, introduced in January by Democratic Rep. Jared Polis, of Colorado.
Franken stated in an interview on Minnesota Public Radio this morning that he’s still working on the definition of discrimination.
“I think that harassment and bullying is one of these things where you know when you see it. I don’t believe we have language in it to define bullying, but maybe I do. I’m not sure about that aspect of the bill.”

izz: This should be a no brainer... there should not even have to be a vote on this. EVERY child should be protected...
(deets via gayagenda)

Sad, Sad, Sad that this is still happening

An eleven year old boy from Massachusetts was found dead earlier this year (April 6th) after he committed suicide by hanging himself with an electrical cord at his home.
Speaking out about her son’s death his mother, Sirdeaner L. Walker, said Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover had been subjected to anti-gay taunts day after day at his school, the New Leadership Charter School in Springfield, Massachusetts, and that she had been in touch weekly with school administrators over the last six months in an attempt to get them to do something about this homophobic bullying.
Saying that amongst other taunts, Carl had been told “you’re gay, you must be gay, you act like a girl” , his mother also reports that on the day of his death her son told her he had been given a five-day suspension for bumping into a girl who verbally abused him and threatened him with harm, something the school has denied occurred.
The president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Neil G. Giuliano, in speaking about Carl’s death, said it showed just how important it was that anti-LGBT defamation be eradicated and that “Words matter and can turn what should be a safe place for learning into a dangerous and isolating [place] for many students – gay and straight – who regularly face verbal and physical attacks.”
WTF. How many more times does this have to happen before these schools wake up and get off their ass's. The school and these administrators should and need to be held accountable for this. 6 months the mother had been contacting them, 6 months! and they did nothing. It shouldn't have even taken one day...

(deets via queeried)

Madonna speaks...

Madonna's statement:

"I am shocked and saddened by the decision made today by the Malawian court, which sentenced two innocent men to prison.

As a matter of principle, I believe in equal rights for all people, no matter what their gender, race, color, religion, or sexual orientation.

Today, Malawi took a giant step backward. The world is filled with pain and suffering; therefore, we must support our basic human right to love and be loved.

I call upon the progressive men and women of Malawi—and around the world—to challenge this decision in the name of human dignity and equal rights for all."  

Does she honestly think this fluff shit is enough? who doe's she think she is fooling? First off she is dealing with the gays, we know bullshit when we see it. Secondly this has been going on since January, where the hell was her voice all this time? She is too tightly connected with Malawi and in touch with the gay community and world to not know this was happening. No, not enough. Not buying it and neither should any other gay people...
I love the last line "I call upon the progressive men and women of Malawi—and around the world—to challenge this decision in the name of human dignity and equal rights for all."  Let me let you in on something, the "progressive" men and women of Malawi would be put in danger in their communities. So call upon yourself to challenge this decision...DO SOMETHING!!!

What Obama has done for LGBT since taking office...

Former DNC Treasurer Andy Tobias has compiled this list of what President Obama has done for the LGBT community since his presidency began. Considering he came into two wars, an economy in the shitter, a deficit out of control and not to mention a plethora of other issues, i thinks he's doing good by us in the year and half or so he's been in the hot seat. Far better then idiot Mccain and dumb ass Palin would have done. Oh wait, they wouldn't have done anything except try to push us back in the closet...

see the list after the jump...
(list via buckmire)

Hope you come through Obama...

California Judge Challenging Obama on Gay Rights

Obama Administration lawyers are likely still scratching their heads over how to respond to an extraordinary ruling in San Francisco. Last week, the chief judge of one of America’s most prominent federal courts ordered an Executive Branch agency to stop interfering with a court employee’s efforts to secure health insurance coverage for her wife.
“The Office of Personnel Management shall cease at once its interference with the jurisdiction of this tribunal,” wrote Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. He gave the Administration 30 days to permit Karen Golinski, a lawyer employed by the Ninth Circuit, to include the woman she married under California law last year on her family health-insurance plan. “Some branch must have the final say on a law’s meaning. At least as to laws governing judicial employees, that is entirely our duty and our province. We would not be a co-equal branch of government otherwise.” (See a photographic history of the struggle for gay rights in the U.S.)
By issuing such a stern challenge to the power of the Executive Branch, Kozinski managed to do what even the most sweeping state-court constitutional decisions on gay marriage have not: put the issue of equal treatment for gays to President Barack Obama in a way he will find hard to ignore. The unusual order is only incidentally about gay rights — the judge sidestepped the constitutional question about gays entirely — and is instead a fiery defense of the rights of the judiciary to manage its own employees. But if the Administration chooses to fight the order, it will have to tread carefully to avoid looking to gay-rights advocates like it is waging war in defense of a statute — the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — that candidate Obama had said should be overturned.
(via gayagenda)

Coalition Launches “Uganda Declaration” for LGBT Human Rights

On the annual International Day Against Homophobia, a coalition of national faith leaders announced that they are launching a campaign based on the “Uganda Declaration” to begin mobilizing faith leaders to work for decriminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people based on their tradition’s human rights policies and official statements against violence. Motivated by Uganda’s proposed “anti-homosexuality” bill, with its death penalty and extradition clauses, the coalition began its work by challenging the export of homophobia to Uganda by evangelicals from the United States. It is expanding its concerns to asking faith leaders from all traditions to use their faith networks and official policies on human rights to challenge the more than 80 countries with laws against homosexuality—seven with the death penalty. 

(read the deets via rabbieger)

Happy Friday!!!

You know what that means...:)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Yeah Maryland!

Md. state employees in same-sex marriages get same rights as heterosexuals

State employees in Maryland can now sign up same-sex spouses as dependents, making them eligible to receive the same health care and other benefits afforded to husbands and wives of heterosexual state employees, according to Gov. Martin O'Malley's (D) office.
The change, made public Wednesday, means that O'Malley's administration has followed through in codifying a legal opinion issued in February by Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler.
In that opinion, Gansler overturned a previous attorney general, writing that there was nothing barring the state from recognizing valid same-sex unions performed elsewhere. In his role as Maryland's top legal adviser to state agencies, Gansler at the time also went one step further, saying that state agencies should begin granting married same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual ones.

You know what is going to come next,it's only a matter of time...

The Advocate is looking for some gays!

Since my days of being a super model are behind me ( not that far behind bitch'ez ) I'm not sure i will partake but the Advocate is looking for photo submissions for their photos essay “A Day in Gay America”. Sounds like fun though

p.s  keep your privates in your pants , cuz they ain't looking for snaps of your bitz...behave ;)

The magazine’s first “A Day in Gay America” showcases a single day in the lives of gay Americans from coast to coast!
The Advocate, the world’s leading gay news source, is seeking photos of LGBT Americans for its first “A Day in Gay America.” Photographs must be taken this Friday, May 21, and feature gay Americans living their everyday lives. Everything will be accepted, including images from work, play, or enjoying a quiet moment. The best photos, as selected by The Advocate’s staff, will be featured in the “A Day in Gay America” photo essay to be included in The Advocate’s August 2010 issue as well as on (
“One of our most important mandates at The Advocate is to convey the wide diversity of LGBT people. When we do it well, we not only empower our readers, we also have the opportunity to educate people who might not ordinarily pick up our magazine,” said The Advocate’s Editor in Chief, Jon Barrett. “This project, ‘A Day in Gay America,’ has the potential to reflect that diversity like never before—through reader-submitted snapshots from around the country, capturing the everyday and not-so-everyday activities from gay people everywhere.”
On May 21, between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m., snap self-portraits or take pictures of friends and family doing anything that says something about life as an LGBT American. From the glamorous to the gritty, from the insane to the mundane, all photographs are welcome and will be considered for the “A Day in Gay America” photo essay.
All photos should be e-mailed to The Advocate at by Friday, May 28. In the subject line of the e-mail, please include an e-mail address, first and last name, phone number, age, time and location of the photo, and a brief description of the photo. Please send images as a 4-by-6-inch 300dpi JPEG file no larger than 10MB. TIFF and EPS files can not be accepted. By submitting photos, users agree to the terms and conditions located at

(for deets go here advocate) 

Kentucky Gays, Vote for Matthew Vanderpool

As Kentucky sits as one of the boarder states for the Bible Belt, one may not believe it would be too likely for an openly gay candidate, especially one with very limited campaign funds, to win a primary race in the Derby state, but a young man by the name of Matthew Vanderpool is bucking those odds.
With only $150.00 in campaign donations, Vanderpool, the 24 year-old college drop-out who is hoping to represent District 45 (Lexington) in the Kentucky House of Representatives has won the Democratic primary, a sure sign that even in the Bible belt, times and attitudes are changing.
Besides the fact that hes a cutie too, reach into your pockets (if you can) and donate to his campaign. go to his website here  (

(via gay agenda)

Sex shop to give away "Pope condoms"

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A Dutch sex shop will be giving away 2,000 "Pope condoms" this weekend in a dig at the Roman Catholic Church.
De Condoomfabriek (The Condom Factory) said it wanted to make a point about sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies and the Vatican's opposition to contraceptives.
The condom wrapper carries the image of a papal figure with an unmistakable general likeness to Pope Benedict, though the figure's face is removed. It bears the words "I SAID NO! We say YES!" framing the papal image.
The suggestion of a "pope condom" caused a diplomatic row last month when Britain's Foreign Office was forced to apologize for a memorandum by a civil servant that suggested Benedict launch a papal-brand condom on his pending visit to the UK.

LOLS...As funny as this is, the thought of the pope on your dick is gross (cuz we know it wouldn't be the other way around, OhhhKaaay)....ewww, skeeve....picture it with her ruby slippers on and that tacky house coat in a twist....LOLS

Madonna and Oprah WTF!!!

2 Gay Men have been sent to prison for 14 years hard labor in Malawi for loving each other.  Oprah where is your voice and power? The two of you are have schools in Africa. Madonna yours is in Malawi and you have adopted children from there and have donated money so for you not using your power and not doing anything is even more unbelievable. Your silence is deafening but awfully telling...

Gay Malawi Couple Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

BLANTYRE, Malawi (May 20) -- A judge sentenced a couple to the maximum 14 years in prison with hard labor under Malawi's anti-gay legislation, and crowds jeered the two men as they were driven from the court house to jail Thursday.

The harsh sentence for unnatural acts and gross indecency had been expected after the same judge convicted Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza earlier this week under laws dating from the colonial era. The case has drawn international condemnation and sparked a debate on human rights in this conservative southern African country.
Alex Ntonya, AP
Tiwonge Chimbalanga, right, and Steven Monjeza are led from court after their sentencing Thursday in Blantyre, Malawi.

Chimbalanga, a 20-year-old hotel janitor, and his unemployed partner were arrested Dec. 27, the day after they celebrated their engagement with a party at the hotel where Chimbalanga worked -- an apparent first in Malawi.

"Maximum sentences are intended for use for worst cases," Magistrate Nyakwawa Usiwa Usiwa said as he delivered his sentence. "We are sitting here to represent the Malawi society which I do not believe is ready at this point in time to see its sons getting married to other sons or conducting engagement ceremonies."

The lawyer for the two, Mauya Msuku, said they would appeal.

Chimbalanga remained composed as armed police officers handcuffed him to Monjeza.

"I am not worried," he told reporters as they were taken to a police vehicle.

Monjeza broke down upon hearing the ruling and was still sobbing as he was helped into the van.

Hundreds of onlookers inside and outside the court house showed little sympathy. There were shouts of "You got what you deserve!" and "Fourteen years is not enough, they should get 50!"

Michelle Kagari, deputy Africa director of Amnesty International called the sentence "an outrage."

Her rights watchdog has adopted Chimbalanga and Monjeza as prisoners of conscience, and would "continue to campaign on this matter and to work tirelessly to see that they are released unconditionally as soon as possible," Kagari told The Associated Press by telephone from her office in Kampala, Uganda.

Mark Heywood, director of the South Africa-based AIDS Law Project called the sentence "outrageous and a violation of human rights." He said activists should hold protests around the world against Malawi.

In a joint statement issued in London Thursday, lawmakers Henry Bellingham, Stephen O'Brien and Lynne Featherstone urged Malawi government to review its laws to ensure human rights were protected.

They said their country "believes that human rights apply to everyone regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity," and would, with its international partners, "continue to press the Government of Malawi on this issue."

In Washington, Philip Crowley, an assistant secretary of state, expressed his country's deep disappointment with the conviction of Chimbalanga and Monjeza.

"We view the criminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity as a step backward in the protection of human rights in Malawi," Crowley said.

Malawi's government has been defiant in the face of international criticism over the couple's prosecution.

Betsy Chirambo, an adviser to President Bingu wa Mutharika, expressed concern over calls by some activists for the West to withdraw aid to Malawi because of the case. Up to 40 percent of Malawi's development budget comes from foreign donors.

"It is not our culture for a man to marry a man," Chirambo said this week. "That is not even in our constitution. Some of these rights are not good for our culture."

The government has been backed by religious leaders in the country who have equated homosexuality with Satanism.

But the debate also has emboldened some rights activists in the southern African country. The independent Centre for the Development of People was recently formed by Malawians to fight for the rights of homosexuals and other minorities.

Gift Trapence, executive director of the Centre for the Development of People, was at the court house Thursday and told reporters: "How can they get 14 years simply for loving one another? Even if they are jailed for 20 years you can't change their sexuality."

Gay people forced underground in Africa are unlikely to seek counseling and treatment for AIDS, activists say. In Malawi, nearly 1 million people - an estimated 12 percent of the population - are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Homosexuality is illegal in at least 37 countries in Africa including Malawi. In Uganda, lawmakers are considering a bill under which homosexuals could be sentenced to life in prison and "repeat offenders" could be executed. Even in South Africa, the only African country that recognizes gay rights, gangs have raped lesbians.

Gays face off with protesters, in France

Lyon - Gay rights activists staging a mass "kiss-in" to protest homophobia faced off with Roman Catholic protesters late on Tuesday outside Lyon cathedral in south eastern France.

About 200 gay campaigners gathered outside the cathedral were heckled by dozens of counter protesters, including a group of skinheads wearing dark blue uniforms and gloves who gave a Nazi salute.

Police and paramilitary gendarmes kept the two groups apart, as they shouted slogans at each other in a face off that lasted more than two hours.

An hour into the demonstration, around 10 gay couples staged their "kiss-in" to applause from their supporters and heckling from the counter-protesters.

"It is a victory against obscurantism and intolerance," David Souvestre, president of Gay Pride Lyon, told reporters.

"But the presence of fundamentalists here, that was predictable," he added.

Gay rights activists carried placards and banners including one declaring "Homophobia Kills. Free to love everywhere".

Banners held by the Catholic counter-protesters including one that read: "We are the children of heteros, first, second, third generation". Other Catholics dropped to their knees and said Hail Marys.

The demonstration had originally been scheduled for Saturday, International Day against Homophobia, but local officials postponed it despite the protests of the gay rights groups involved.

(deets via news24)

(photo digitaljournal)

U.S. allies say integrating gays in military was nonissue

Washington (CNN) -- The U.S. and its military allies agree on many things, from the size of bullets for their rifles to the design of future fighter jets. But on the issue of gays in the military, the United States stands alone among its Western allies.
Representatives from Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Israel and the Netherlands gathered Wednesday at the Brookings Institution, a think tank in Washington, to describe how the militaries in those countries handled allowing homosexuals to serve openly. The consensus was that, in spite of concerns before the change, it became a nonissue once gays and lesbians were allowed to serve.
"I did not see one case at any level when homosexuals did not get along with other soldiers. The problems are among men and women," said Maj. Gen. Walter Semianiw, an infantry officer in the Canadian military. "This is not an issue for our country."
"We know the U.S. as a country that favors the individual rights, freedom, giving the people the opportunity to flourish in their life," said Col. Kees Matthijssen of the Royal Dutch Army. "From that perspective it's still very strange the U.S. is still having a kind of ban on openly having gays and lesbians in the military."

Thank you Col. Matthijssen, it is not only strange, it is quite embarrassing to this country which was built on and calls itself the "land of the free"...

(deets via cnn)

Gay Men Recharging at Midlife

If your song is still trapped in your heart, there's hope. For the better part of a decade, two Southern California co-conspirators have helped gay men approaching, at or past midlife explore their life's trajectory with the objective of creating a much more meaningful and productive second half of life. Gay rights pioneer and Jungian analyst Dr. Donald Kilhefner and Roberto Blain, Director of Talent Services at the University of Southern California, teamed up a number of years ago to develop a retreat experience for Gay Men that would allow them to step back from their daily routine to engage in the kind of exploration that can and has shifted the life orbit of many gay men across the country.

If you are at the midlife point and not feeling satisfied this might be for you...

(deets via huffingtonpost)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Times Square Bombers FUG shot

Here is the first photo of accused terrorist Faisal Shahzad taken after he was busted for allegedly attempting to detonate a car bomb in Times Square.
The photo -- a mug shot taken by the feds after his May 3 arrest -- shows a sullen-looking Faisal Shahzad staring into the camera.
He is wearing a gray sweatshirt and sporting a beard and mustache.
Shahzad, 31, has been charged with trying to detonate an explosive-laden SUV at the crossroads of the world on the night of May 1. The fireball from the propane tanks and gasoline cans could have killed hundreds had it exploded properly.

I grew up in Westport, Ct. 3 towns over from where this animal lived. Here is all i have to say, if you don't like this country get the hell out. Why the hell did you come here and become a citizen for? These people are completely nuts!

(deets via nypost)

Another one bites the dust....

Anti-Gay Republican Resigns from Office

U.S. Representative Mark Souder (R-Indiana) who is known for his anti-gay, anti-choice advocacy and his support for “traditional family values” announced yesterday that he will be resigning from office after being confronted with allegations that he was involved in an extramarital affair with one of his part-time aides, Tracy Jackson.

According to the Washington Post:
He said he was “ashamed” that he had “sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff.” But he blamed the “poisonous environment of Washington” for his decision to resign, effective Friday.
Will Souder be missed? Not by those of us in the LGBT community. His voting record includes, YES on banning gay adoptions in DC in 1999, YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage in 2004, YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as between one man and one woman in 2006, NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation in 2007 and Yes on amending the U.S. Constitution to define traditional marriage as between one man and one woman in 2008.
Another holy roller preaching his perfection only to be sticking it where he's telling everyone else the should not be....he he...Love these assholes!!! You won't be missed Mark...and my continued thanks to the "conservative" right for taking your own ass's down. It's great how we don't have to do any of the work we just get to sit back, kick our heels up and watch the train wrecks you freaks cause...
(deets via gayagenda)
Below is a video of the Congressman and his mistress talking about his stance on abstinence only sex education.

Set them FREE!!!

The International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has written to Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika to express their concern at the conviction of Tiwonge (“Tionge”) Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza following their arrest at the end of December 2009 after they staged a same sex marriage ceremony.
Writing to not only ask the President to reconsider the conviction, the IGLHRC also act to highlight the appalling treatment of the couple, ranging from humiliating involuntary medical examinations, including anal examinations, to confirm charges of sodomy to having to clear up vomit in court when one of them became ill.
LET THESE GUYS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Read letter after the jump.
(via queeried)

Stay in the closet, Jason Akermanis tells homosexuals


Two former AFL players are rumoured to have been offered $150,000 to be the first to publicly come out as gay.
And rumours in the past two weeks suggested a Victorian-based player was ready to out himself - rumours that have been baseless.
If a player wants to out himself, then I say good luck.
But I believe the world of AFL footy is not ready for it. To come out is unnecessary for a lot of reasons.
Imagine the publicity associated with a current player admitting he's gay. It would be international news and could break the fabric of a club.
Football clubs are very different environments. Locker room nudity is an everyday part of our lives and unlike any other work place.

I have played with a gay player in the twos for Mayne in Queensland in the mid-1990s who was happy to admit his sexual persuasion. He was a great guy who played his heart out and was respected by everyone in the team.I believe it would cause discomfort in that environment should someone declare himself gay.
The only time I noticed a difference was when I was showering with 10 other players after a good win and I turned around to see all 10 heading out in a second with their towels. Sure enough, our gay teammate had wandered in.
For some reason I felt uncomfortable, so I left. I am sure most players these days would do the same.
I know he wasn't about to try and convert me to his way of thinking, but I was uncomfortable all the same.
What I should have done was to sit down and talk with him in an attempt to understand his life.
Away from football, I'm all for any initiative that helps lessen public bias against homosexuality, such as IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia), which was run on Monday.
If you thought suicide was bad among young men, it is four to six times higher for people who are attracted to the same sex. It clearly can be a difficult and lonely road, one that hopefully can be made easier.
Now try being the first AFL player to come out. That is too big a burden for any player.
I know there are many who think a public AFL outing would break down homophobia, but they don't live in football clubs. It's not the job of the minority to make the environment safer. Not now, anyway.
We have made massive steps in other areas of society and in time I hope the environment changes to a degree where coming out isn't a big deal.
If Akermanis has been around naked men he believes to be straight in locker rooms for years and it does not bother him, but being around a known gay man in a locker room doe's then yes it is a form of homophobia mixed with his own insecurities whatever they are. Men can be so silly sometimes...just say'in.
(deets via towleroad)

NOM is up to their nasty little tricks in Minn.

TV ad zeroes in on same-sex marriage

Keying off of a Minnesota lawsuit filed by three gay couples to protest the state prohibition against same-sex marriage, the National Organization for Marriage says it is running $200,000 worth of television ads to protest those who would "redefine marriage in Minnesota."

The ad, from the National Organization for Marriage, says "leading DFL and Independence candidates for governor support homosexual marriage" and displays photos of Democrats Mark Dayton, Matt Entenza, Margaret Anderson Kelliher and the IP's Tom Horner.

"Most DFL lawmakers don't want you to have a say. When they ask for your support, ask them if they'll guarantee your right to vote on marriage," the ad backers advise.

The ad does not make clear that, in Minnesota, governors do not have the ability to "guarantee" the right to a popular vote, which would have to come in the form of a constitutional amendment. To get on the ballot, amendments require support from the majority of the Legislature but no sign-off from governors.

Tom Prichard of the Minnesota Family Council, which is coordinating with NOM, said that governors do appoint judges and can sign or veto legislation that would allow same-sex marriage. Prichard could not recall a previous Minnesota television ad that addressed the same-sex marriage issue.

People of Minnesota beware that this is the same scare tactics NOM use's all the time. They manipulate their wording and when ever they want to cause hysteria and get people to vote against gay marriage because it's "redefines" marriage and threatens "family values" they use children, it's their only ammo. It's funny how they are so heroically "protecting" children when all they are really doing is USING and SACRIFICING them for their own selfish dirty religious deeds.

 Don't be fooled Minnesota....

(deets via startribune)

God the gym can be a bitch in the morning....uggg

Sia to quit music due to depression

Sia has announced that she will quit music after she releases her next album.

The singer plans to retire from the industry in search of a "normal job" after constant reports of her bisexuality in the press and being the victim of a stalker left her depressed and suffering from panic attacks.

She told The Times: "When I was outed by Perez Hilton as bisexual, I suddenly started being asked a lot of personal questions, which was really difficult. I'd had a relationship with a woman when I was 20, but nobody cared then.

"As it came at the same time as my fame, it made me withdraw, and I started to have panic attacks. It was then that I was prescribed antidepressants - fame made me develop a panic disorder."

The 'Buttons' singer, who most recently worked with Christina Aguilera, said that fame has its good points but the downsides are far worse.

She explained: "There are advantages [to fame]: I can tweet someone famous and they'll usually tweet back; I get given free stuff, but I can afford to buy it myself.

"It's no wonder Britney Spears was diagnosed as bipolar. Amy Winehouse wasn't doing crack and heroin until she became successful. And then there's Heath Ledger... People aren't honest about the horrors of fame. The downsides are so overwhelming that, for me, there is no payoff."

She added: "Now my dream is to write songs for others, to have a baby, to have a routine... I want a normal job. I want to be who I was before all this."

Sia's new album We Are Born is released on July 12.

(via digitalspy)

Mraz to Celebrate Harvey Milk Day in San Diego

Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz will join San Diego locals in celebrating the life of Harvey Milk.

Friday's Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast, which is being billed as California’s largest Harvey Milk celebration, is at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in downtown San Diego, according to the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News.

Mraz has two Grammy awards under his belt from his latest album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. The event will be emceed by San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders and his lesbian daughter, Lisa Sanders, and benefits the San Diego LGBT Center.

Love this guy. He is such a hottie, Even more so now!

(via Advocate)

(photo by Getty Images)

Daniel Radcliffe Speaks For Suicide Prevention Charity

Daniel Radcliffe has lent his famous name to a public service announcement (PSA) for a US organisation devoted to preventing suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teens, according to reports.
The British actor, who is backing the Trevor Project, says in the PSA: “I grew up knowing a lot of gay men and it was never something that I even thought twice about – that some men were gay and some weren’t…

“I think it’s important for somebody from a big, commercial movie series like Harry Potter and particularly because I am not gay or bisexual or transgendered… The fact that I am straight makes not a difference, but it shows that straight people are incredibly interested and care a lot about this as well.”

The Trevor Project is a great organization helping to prevent crisis and suicide in gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. go here for more information. thetrevorporject

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bulgaria Ranks High in Homophobia

Bulgaria is one of the most homophobic countries in the EU, according to the Bulgarian gay and lesbian community.
As a member of the EU, the Bulgarian state should assist those of its citizens who have a different sexual orientation, however it does nothing to alleviate their situation, said Monday Aksiniya Gencheva, a Bulgarian gay activist.
Gencheva cited data by Eurobarometer which shows that 30% of the Bulgarian employers have declared that they would not hire a gay or lesbian person although the country's Labor Code defends the rights of gays and lesbians.

Bigoted employers may not hire the gay's but at least the law's protect them...Good luck getting a good hairdo in that country, straightiees! 

(deets via novinite)

Hey Rekers, I'd liked to show you a "program" for guys like you....

                        Man Up
By Penn Bullock and Brandon K. Thorp
What do you do with a little boy who likes cross-dressing and playing with dolls? If you're George Alan Rekers, you "extinguish" the boy's feminine behavior with a sometimes violent Pavlovian regimen while your scientific team observes through a one-way mirror.
That's what the Baptist minister — who made international headlines when he was exposed by Miami New Times this month for hiring a gay escort — did in the early 1970s at a clinic he opened at UCLA called the Feminine Boy Project.

In 1974, Rekers, a leading thinker in the so-called ex-gay movement, was presented with a 4-year-old "effeminate boy" named Kraig, whose parents had enrolled him in the program. Rekers put Kraig in a "play-observation room" with his mother, who was equipped with a listening device. When the boy played with girly toys, the doctors instructed her to avert her eyes from the child.

According to a 2001 account in Brain, Child Magazine, "On one such occasion, his distress was such that he began to scream, but his mother just looked away. His anxiety increased, and he did whatever he could to get her to respond to him... Kraig became so hysterical, and his mother so uncomfortable, that one of the clinicians had to enter and take Kraig, screaming, from the room."
Rekers's research team continued the experiment in the family's home. Kraig received red chips for feminine behavior and blue chips for masculine behavior. The blue chips could be cashed in for candy or television time. The red chips earned him a "swat" or spanking from his father. Researchers periodically entered the family's home to ensure proper implementation of the reward-punishment system.

After two years, the boy supposedly manned up. Over the decades, Rekers, who ran countless similar experiments, held Kraig up as "the poster boy for behavioral treatment of boyhood effeminacy."
At age 18, shamed by his childhood diagnosis and treatment, Rekers's poster boy attempted suicide, according to Gender Shock, a book by journalist Phyllis Burke. Rekers, whose early experiments were the first to ostensibly demonstrate a "gay cure," resigned from the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) last week, after it was revealed the gay escort had given him nude sexual massages. NARTH, however, stands by his science.

(deets via miaminewtimes)


I know that we are supose to be the "peaceful farmers" and that more violence is not the ansewer but i want to hang these punks up by their necks and beat the shit out of them, and let them know what fear feels like. Well i guess they will know soon enough when they get to prison and meet buba...bend over boys, now you're really gonna know what faggot means... :)

Two gay men were attacked early Saturday morning after leaving a gay bar in Dallas - with baseball bats. According to the victims, who are simply being referred to as Kyle and Alex in some reports, the assailants used anti-gay slurs during the attack.
1WFAA-TV in Dallas reports:
"I was sending a text and got hit in the head with something really hard," said Kyle, 28. "Even if I had something to protect myself, I wouldn't be able to use it... I didn't even know they were there."
The men pushed both Kyle and Alex to the ground and began kicking and hitting them with the bats.
Kyle was knocked out, but Alex said the men used homophobic slurs, and didn't ask for money before lashing out.
"They pushed us to the ground and they had baseball bats and I heard them say, 'F*****s, give us your f*****g wallets,'" Alex recalled. "I thought I was going to die; I thought they were going to try and kill us."
The four suspects — described only as Latin males wearing white tank tops — fled with the wallets and cell phones of Kyle and Alex.
Dallas police say they consider this attack only a robbery and not a hate crime. Alex disagrees. "I still feel like that was why we were targeted in the first place, because we are gay," he said. "It was like it was funny to them." 

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