Posts tagged ‘Chaz Bono’

August 30, 2011

News: Recriminalize Homosexuality, Choi’s Trial, Romney Too Gay Friendly, Bigamist and Pedophiles are ‘Waiting in the Wings’

by Accidental Bear

AFA’S BRYAN FISCHER: RECRIMINALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY

Bryan Fischer, spokesman for the American Family Association (which hosted Rick Perry’s prayer rally), called today for the recriminalization of homosexuality. Though laws against “sodomy” were found unconstitutional in 2003 in Lawrence v. Texas, Fischer said there is “no reason why it cannot be a criminal offense once again.”

NORTH CAROLINIANS RALLY AGAINST MARRIAGE EQUALITY: BIGAMISTS AND PEDOPHILES ARE ‘WAITING IN THE WINGS’

The debate over inserting a constitutional amendment into North Carolina’s constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage isn’t until next month, but proponents of the measure are already organizing in support of the effort. Gregory Phillips of the Fay Observer has this report from yesterday’s small protest: “Ana Maria Blevins, who organized the protest and brought two of her children… said the amendment is necessary because without it, bigamists and pedophiles are ‘waiting in the wings,’ ready to take advantage of any court rulings that challenge the existing law, she said. The demonstrators, several of whom attend church together, objected to same-sex marriage on religious grounds. ‘You do what you want in your own bedroom, but you don’t have a right – a small percentage of the population – to redefine marriage for the rest of us,’ said Heather Harrison. ‘It’s all designed to shove down our throats a lifestyle that is totally against God’s word.’”

Rick Perry Doesn’t Like Romney Because He’s Too Gay Friendly

Perry, who proudly wears an Eagle Scout pin on his lapel, has harshly criticized Romney for a decision made while he ran the Olympics not to allow Boy Scouts to be official volunteers during the games. “Several years have gone by, and neither Mitt Romney nor anyone else who served as an official of the 2002 Winter Olympics has given a clear and logical explanation of why the door to volunteerism was shut on a willing ‘army’ of Boy Scout volunteers,’’ Perry wrote in his 2008 book, “On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts are Worth Fighting For.’’

Choi’s Trial Ends Day One, With More to Come Tuesday

While former Lt. Dan Choi has already spent a day in federal court for the charge of failing to obey a lawful order by a police officer, things are moving at a pace that left Choi’schoi.jpg defense guessing that the bench trial may take three days.  Choi, who has gained a national reputation as a prominent figure in the fight against the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, was arrested with 12 other activists on Nov. 15, 2010, after the group chained themselves to the White House fence to protest the Obama administration’s lack of action on repealing the military policy. Under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which was repealed in late December 2010, members of the military could be investigated and discharged on the suspicion that they were homosexuals.

 ARMY AND AIR FORCE BASES WILL DISTRIBUTE GAY RIGHTS MAGAZINE

With the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell only three weeks away, OutServe Magazine is expanding its outreach to LGBT servicemembers. In addition to a new interactive website, the magazine now has distribution rights on Air Force and Army bases, which means it will be on the shelves of military exchanges for the first time. The Sept. 20 issue will commemorate the repeal with profiles of nearly 100 gay, lesbian, and bisexual servicemembers.

GLAAD on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ casting Chaz Bono: ‘Tremendous step forward’

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation doesn’t typically weigh in on the latest round of celebrities on Dancing with the Stars, but then it’s not every season that a transgender and an openly gay man decide to tango under the mirror ball. As a result, GLAAD lauded ABC for including Chaz Bono and Carson Kressley in the 13th season“With both gay and transgender contestants represented on this upcoming season, ABC will send viewers a strong message about the diversity within the LGBT community,” said Herndon Graddick, senior of director of programs for GLAAD, in a statement. “At a time when transgender representation in the media is sorely lacking, Chaz Bono joining the cast is a tremendous step forward for the public to recognize that transgender people are another wonderful part of the fabric of American culture. Appearing on such a high-profile show will allow millions of Americans to get to know him in a whole new light.”

August 13, 2011

Beard News: Chaz Bono Grows A Beard, Bee Beard, Shia Labeouf Works on His Beard

by Accidental Bear

Chaz Bono Grows A Beard -First Photos

Chaz Bono stepped out with his first beard on Friday, and RadarOnline.com has the photos. Bono is the transgender son of Cher – he began life as Chastity Bono – who has completely made the transformation from female to male. PHOTOS: Chaz Bono Shows His New Beard Now an advocate for gay, lesbian and transgender rights, Chaz documented his change in a film titled Becoming Chaz.  It has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards. Chaz was out running errands in Los Angeles Friday when he was spotted sporting facial hair for the first time.

 

 

Colorado State University Entomology Instructor Creates a Buzz with Bee Beard 

Feature Story ImageFORT COLLINS - When Colorado State University entomology instructor Mathew Camper wanted to illustrate a point for students, he called for help – from 10,000 bees. Camper had thousands of the stinging insects buzzing around, crawling on and clinging to his torso, head, neck and face while he offered his mug as the milieu for a bee beard. The entomologist will use photos and videos from the stunt to demonstrate honey bee behavior and disposition for students. “Honey bees are really gentle, the gentle teddy bears of the insect world,” said Camper, a faculty member in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management. “The bee beard is a great teaching aid to make this point.”

SHIA LABEOUF WORKS ON HIS BEARD AND HIS FITNESS

Transformers front-man Shia LeBeouf walks to the gym to keep up his leading-man figure with headphones in. The promising young actor will star in the big-screen adaptation of The Company You Keep, which will be directed by Robert Redford who will also star in the film. 

July 14, 2011

Handpicked News 7/14: Harsh New Abortion Bill, Gay Actors, Gay History Bill Into Law, Stopping Discrimination Is Bad for Business

by Accidental Bear

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 Govt. Files Emergency Reversal of DADT Order

CBS Issues Disclaimer Over Homophobic Big Brother CommentsBig Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 — and seeing every moment of their lives,” according to the CBS statement. “At times, the houseguests make comments, reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone. Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a houseguest appearing on Big Brother, either on any live feed from the house or the broadcast, are those of the individual(s) speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program.”

Gay Actors, Characters Score Big With Emmy Voters Actors Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Lynch, Nathan Lane, and Evan Rachel Wood, director Todd Haynes, and activist Chaz Bono are among the openly LGBT people celebrating today with news that they received 2011 Emmy nominations this morning. Colfer and Lynch were nominated for best supporting actor and actress in a comedy respectively for their performances on Fox’s megahit Glee. Ferguson was also nominated as supporting actor in a comedy for his role as a gay dad in the ABC sitcom Modern Family, along with Eric Stonestreet, the straight actor who plays his husband.                          

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Stopping Discrimination Is Bad for Business, Governor Says Stopping businesses from discriminating against gay people would be bad for the economy, or so says the governor of Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill in May that voided antidiscrimination ordinances created by cities and counties, which had barred employers and others from discriminating against gay people. But Haslam told the Nashville City Paper that he’s not only against local ordinances. If someone proposed adding gay people to the state’s antidiscrimination law, he’d oppose that too.    

Jon Stewart Tries Not Saying What Everyone Is Thinking Despite a “comedy repression” session with Jerry Seinfeld, comedian Jon StewartJON STEWART AND MARCUS BACHMANN 390x (SCREEN) ADVOCATE.COM skewered Marcus Bachmann’s antigay stances on The Daily Show Wednesday. A hidden camera investigation by Truth Wins Out found that Rep. Michele Bachmann’s husband offers so-called reparative therapy at his string of Christian counseling clinics. When Stewart asked to see video of who would do such a thing, up came footage of the Bachmanns dancing during a campaign rally.

Harsh New Abortion Bill To Become Law In Missouri JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri doctors and Missouri Abortion Lawhospitals will face new restrictions and penalties for performing late-term abortions after Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that he would let legislation backed by anti-abortion groups take effect without his signature. The law is part of a trend among states to limit abortions past the point when a fetus may be able to live outside the womb. Missouri’s proposal leaves it to doctors to determine viability on a case-by-case basis, unlike new laws in several other states that bar most abortions after 20 weeks.

California Governor Signs Landmark Gay History Bill Into Law SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill ThursdayCalifornia Gay History Law
making California the first state in the nation to add lessons about gays and lesbians to social studies classes in public schools.
Brown, a Democrat, signed the landmark bill requiring public schools to include the contributions of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender in social studies curriculum. The Democratic-majority Legislature had passed the bill last week on a largely party-line vote. “History should be honest,” the governor said in a statement. “

Discovered: Mexico’s Record-Breaking Marijuana Plantation

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 SAN QUINTIN, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican soldiers discovered the biggest marijuana plantation ever found in the country in a remote desert surrounded by cactuses, a top army officer said on Thursday. Soldiers patrolling the area found 300 acres of marijuana plants being tended by dozens of men this week, said General Alfonso Duarte. He said the crop, which was found in the state of Baja California, about 200 miles/320 km south of San Diego, California, would have yielded about 120 tonnes and was worth about $160 million. “This is the biggest marijuana plantation we have found in the country,” Duarte said. The plants will be destroyed, he said.

                                                                                                                                                                                   


June 12, 2011

Chaz Bono to be Grand Marshal of Gay Pride Parade

by Accidental Bear

As always, the roar of the Dykes on Bikes will usher in the San Francisco Pride Parade on the last Sunday in June.

This year’s celebration, the city’s 41st, will feature more than 200 parade contingents, 19 stages and celebrity grand marshal Chaz Bono, the author-activist child of Sonny and Cher who wrote of his recent transformation from a woman to a man in his forthcoming book, “Transition.” 

May 12, 2011

Chaz Had Letterman Squirming (watch interview)

by Accidental Bear

In general gender reassignment surgery can be a graphic and brutally honest conversation some may not be ready to hear. That’s why it was fantastic for Chaz lay it all out for David Letterman without trying to sugar coat his words or terminology to make it “easier” for the audience to hear. I think Chaz should go with a large dong when he’s at the point of choosing. One small step for mankind one enormous leap for transgendered!

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Chaz Schools Letterman On Transition

By Advocate.com Editors

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Chaz Bono appeared spoke with David Letterman and the host expressed discomfort when the discussion turned to gender reassignment surgery.

Becoming Chaz, a documentary about Bono’s transition, premiered Wednesday on OWN. TV Squad reports that Letterman asked him, “Are we done, surgically?”

“He must have been hoping for a ‘yes’ answer. Instead, Bono started talking about the current medical limitations of the ‘bottom surgery,’” reports TV Squad. “As he talked about penis size options and sensitivity, Letterman was visibly squirming and uncomfortable.”

May 4, 2011

Cher: I Admire Chaz’s Courage

by Accidental Bear

It is small stories of acceptance like this, that show’s the rest of the world, primarily the mid-west, that Fuck, look at me I’m Cher and I have a trans son, whatcha’ gonna do about it (pumps up chest, hands risen gangster style)! I cannot imagine the mixed emotions one might go through having your child switch sex, but hey I think as hay-homosexuals we should just say to ourselves, “What would Cher do? “- AB

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Via People by KC Baker

Cher is more supportive than ever to her son, Chaz, who legally changed his gender and name last year.

The iconic singer held a small screening of the upcoming documentary Becoming Chaz at her Malibu home over the weekend. “Cher and 10 of her and Chaz’s friends stood up and cheered when it was over,” a friend of Cher’s tells PEOPLE.

The friend says Cher told her during the screening, “I admire my son Chaz’s courage for sharing his personal journey. Most important to me is that he is very happy. That’s what I care about the most. He has my love and support.”

Chaz, who was born Chastity Bono to the famed singing duo, Sonny and Cher, started his female-to-male sex change March 2009, shortly after his 40th birthday. The documentary tells the story of his transformation from a woman to a man. It is scheduled to air on Oprah‘s OWN Network next week. READ MORE

January 14, 2011

OPRAH AND CHAZ SITTING IN A TREE……

by Accidental Bear

I want to start a rumor that OPRAH is a FTM chaser and the Gayle  was actually born a biological male. Pass it along.

Oprah Buys Chaz Bono Doc

By Advocate.com Editors

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Before the movie debuts at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, Oprah Winfrey’s cable upstart OWNhas snapped up the rights to Becoming Chaz, a documentary that follows Chaz Bono’s gender reassignment journey.

Deadline reports that OWN is planning a major party at the festival and will announce the acquisition there.

The film is directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, the duo behind The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Inside Deep Throat, and Party Monster.

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