For those who don’t know, May 22nd of each year is the day celebrated in loving memory of Harvey Milk, the gay rights activist who was murdered in 1978. Organised by the Harvey Milk Foundation, the day is meant to honour the accomplishments of Mr. Milk, a New York-born California politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in that state when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.… [Read more]
Much progress towards full LGBT rights was achieved last year; marriage equality was won in several states, bringing the total to nine (Maryland, Iowa, Maine, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington — as well as the District of Columbia). Additionally, a hate crimes law was enacted, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” ended and, for the first time ever, a sitting President stated his full support for marriage equality and instructed the Department of Justice to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which was enacted in 1996.… [Read more]
More history has been reported during tonight’s election results. In addition to Elizabeth Warren’s Senate win in Massachusetts which makes her the first female senator from Massachusetts, Tammy Baldwin won the Wisconsin Senate race which makes her the first openly gay senator.
Ms. Baldwin is considered to be one of the most liberal candidates to run for office this season.… [Read more]
We all grew-up tossing coins into the ubiquitous Salvation Army kettles around Christmas time and shoving our old clothes into their boxes. They rang their bells and cheered us with their brass ensembles, but what does The Salvation Army do with the money we give them and the profits they make from their various enterprises, such as their surplus used clothing business?… [Read more]
See how things get started?…
A former GOP operative turned activist for the release of former Democratic Alabama Governor Don Siegelman alleges that “The Architect” — Karl Rove — is picking out pretty little soaps for the guest bath with his latest boy toy, a skeezy little ex-convict named Ali A. Akbar.
In a letter published in a blog called “The Legal Schnauzer” (which is not exactly Time Magazine — but they have a copy of her letter) Dana Jill Simpson, a Rainsville, Alabama lawyer and former GOP operative who has appeared on “60 Minutes”, writes about how Rove … [Read more]
Fantasyland is where suspension of reality is reality. Whether you engage it – pop its g-string and tip it, or you dream it – seeing Idris Elba’s face giving you the business, instead of that bamma, Clyde, that you married, Fantasyland is your mind’s playground. Where wonderment can freely roam.
I was at a drag show recently and there may be no greater suspension of reality anywhere than that which exists at drag shows.… [Read more]
Welcome to the light of fairness and equality, David Blankenhorn! As the founder and president of the Institute for American Values, and the author of ”Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem“ and “The Future of Marriage,” Mr. Blankenhorn has long been an active opponent of marriage equality…and he’s had a change of mind; he’s taking a leap into the future.… [Read more]
A funny thing happens every June. It’s akin to a seasonal awakening, a biological imperative. Just as the birds fly south for the winter and the flowers spring to life in May, the gays begin to sprinkle out of their slumber. At first, it starts with a smattering; a gay guy here, a gay girl there.… [Read more]
The epic battle between reality and delusion rages on in Utah these days. Most recently, parents and school administrators in Davis County (largely considered a suburb of Salt Lake City) voted to put another storybook for children depicting families with gay parents as “normal” in the objectionable category. In a 6-1 vote, a district-level committee comprised of parents, educators and administrators decided to move In Our Mothers’ House … [Read more]
North Carolina‘s “Reverend” Charles Worley is the horse’s arse who wants to confine homesexual human beings in concentration camps — behind electric fences, with food air-dropped so that, over time gays will “die out because they can’t reproduce.” Ah…you men of the cloth!
We suppose he thinks that is what Jesus would want us to do…
North Carolina’s bigots were most likely quite proud of themselves as they engaged in their own form of gay bashing this week. Amendment 1 passed; those who are fearful that the sanctity of marriage would have been destroyed may rest easy now that the ban on gay marriage has passed.
So, North Carolina, is it true that the last time you amended your constitution was to ban interracial marriage? … [Read more]
The internet has been on fire since Wednesday’s announcement that President Obama supports marriage equality. I’ve received several IMs, texts and email messages cheering the news, with several friends and family members pointing out that I must be so elated over this development. Actually, I don’t really give a shit.… [Read more]
Dear Republican Friends:
We disagree on much. We have different philosophies on just about everything. However, for those who share my curiosity of people and desire to understand and know more, we enjoy these differences. We argue, debate and learn from each other. I enjoy these discussions and truly value opinions that differ from my own.… [Read more]
President Obama: I have only five words from my inner gay man to respond to your comments on the gay marriage issue yesterday.
“Hey girl. Hey girl. Hey!”
As a proud ally and supporter of the LGBTQ community and its fight for equality, the impact of the discussion between ABC News and the President hit close to home.… [Read more]
President Obama, I applaud you, sir, for the big ballsy, brave step you took by “coming out” in support of marriage equality for gay couples. Your Republican opponent Mitt Romney has, of course, come out in opposition to it. Romney has stated that he believes marriage should be between “one man and one woman.” Romney, who is of the Mormon faith, of all people should know that church beliefs can, and should, evolve over time.… [Read more]
The apple and the tree. Father and son. No…not that ”(Holy) Father and His son” but, rather, the self-appointed holy roller and his son. This time, the
batshit crazy statements of the son, Franklin Graham, aren’t in the news — it’s his father. It is the father who is now reminding us that the apple and the tree are one and the same.… [Read more]
We’re in an election year and people across the nation are stepping up to make their voices heard. Some are fighting for progressive change while others are simply hoping that the nation will not move backwards. Of course, unfortunately for those of us who are free-thinking liberals, there are too many among us who are fighting the war against time…and progress.… [Read more]