Posts tagged ‘Larry King’

September 2, 2011

News: Alaska Earthquake 2011, ‘GAY PANIC’ WINS, GLAAD Announces ‘Amplifier’ Advertising Award Winners

by Accidental Bear

GLAAD ANNOUNCES ‘AMPLIFIER’ ADVERTISING AWARD WINNERS

GLAAD has announced the winners for its Amplifier Awards, celebrating LGBT-inclusiveness in television, print, outdoor, and social media advertising. See the full list at GLAAD’s website, but here are the television campaign winners (Google Chrome/”It Gets Better,” Absolut Vodka/RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Expedia/TripOut):

 

 

MISTRIAL IN LAWRENCE KING CASE — ‘GAY PANIC’ WINS

A judge has declared a mistrial in the case against Brandon McInerney, who at age 14 shot his openly gay classmate Lawrence King in the back of the head twice. The jury voted seven to five of finding McInerney guilty of the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter, essentially a win for the “gay panic” defense McInerney’s lawyers put forth. GLSEN responded to the mistrial, saying, “The central facts remain the same: homophobia killed Larry King and destroyed Brandon McInerney’s life, and adults failed both young men because of their own inability to deal forthrightly and compassionately with the multiple challenges they each faced.” Watch a local news report from KTLA about the trial’s conclusion:

Chaz Bono: “The Negative Comments Are Motivating”

CHAZ BONO DWTS TROPHY LEAD X390 (GETTY FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMWith the simultaneous publication of Transition,his memoir, and release ofBecoming Chaz, his documentary, transgender activist Chaz Bono was seemingly everywhere last May, including on the cover of  The Advocate. On Tuesday, when the announcement was made that Bono will appear on the next season of ABC’sDancing With the Stars, it seemed like a win-win for everyone. The network will likely see a new audience for the 13th season of its hit dance competition series. More important, Bono will able to represent trans people on a bigger platform than ever and on a weekly basis. He has potential to shatter expectations and transcend labels.

Married Pinoy gay in San Francisco escapes deportation

A Filipino gay man in San Francisco in the United States was spared from being deported to the Philippines and being separated from his life partner, thanks to a new policy that recognizes same-sex marriage as a family tie. According to a report of the Contra Costa Times, the case against Raul Sinense was temporarily closed and the deportation proceedings against him were stopped on August 16.

NOM’s Idea Of “Excellent” Analysis: Calling Homosexuality An “Addictive,” “Learned” Behavior

In an August 31 blog entry, the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Ruth Institute posted aninterview between Nick Gillespie, editor of Reason.tv, and George Gilder, a conservative author and commentator. While the interview covered a wide range of topics, the Ruth Institute was particularly impressed with Gilder’s “analysis of marriage abolition via redefinition,” calling it “excellent”:

Alaska Earthquake 2011: Quake Strikes Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands Region

Alaska Earthquake 2011ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean prompted a brief tsunami warning early Friday morning for Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The warning was canceled after only a small wave was recorded in the community of Atka, Alaska. “In Atka, they had a little bump of a wave, but nothing of any kind of a destructive power. Just a wave,” said Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Homeland Security. The earthquake struck at about 2:55 a.m. AKDT, and there were no initial reports of injuries or damage, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The World’s Worst City To Live In Is …

HARARE, Zimbabwe — A top research group on Thursday rated Zimbabwe’s capital as the worst of 140 world cities in which to live. The British-based Economist Intelligence Unit said its researchers excluded cities in Libya, Iraq and other war zones. Harare, where power and water outages occur daily, scored a 38 percent “livability rating,” the group said. The group said the threat of civil unrest and the availability of public health care and public transport in Harare were intolerable. Energy and water supplies were undesirable, it said, calling phones and Internet services uncomfortable. Zimbabwe formed a shaky coalition government in 2009 after years of political violence and economic meltdown. Melbourne and Vienna were rated the two easiest cities to live in.

August 5, 2011

Does the Law Allow Jurors to be Dismissed for Being Gay?

by Accidental Bear

Wow, this would be great, then I could stop playing crazy, unstable and a tear producing fool to get out of my duty. AB

JURY JURORS COURT LAW X390 (PHOTOS) | ADVOCATE.COMA lesbian was allegedly kicked off a jury because of her orientation, and now lawyers are arguing to a federal appeals court that it should never happen again, the Los Angeles Timesreports.

The woman was bumped from the trial of a gay Nigerian who was later convicted of assaulting a guard at a jail in Los Angeles. In his defense, Daniel Osazuwa had claimed he was merely giving the guard a hug, which he says is a sign of respect where he’s from, when the homophobic guard overreacted and caused a scuffle.  via Advocate

July 20, 2011

Handpicked News: Gay Comic Character, Studio Lot to Get Rainbow, Larry King Wants to Marry Anderson Cooper…

by Accidental Bear

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Gay Comic Character
to Get More Play Kevin Keller, the gay pal of Archie, Betty, and Veronica, is going to get more ink: Next year he’ll star in a monthly comic in which he becomes president of his Riverdale High School class, and the ongoing Life With Archieseries will delve into Kevin’s future — including his marriage. Kevin, who was introduced last year and has his own four-issue miniseries this summer, “has proven to be incredibly popular,” Jon Goldwater, co–chief executive of Archie Comics, told The New York Times. “We’re just so proud of the success of Kevin and the fact that he adds a new dynamic to Riverdale.”

Wizard of Oz Studio Lot to Get Rainbow As tribute to a far-off land heard of once in a lullaby, Sony Pictures plans to erect aTONY TASSET RAINBOW SONY X390 (CULVER CITY TIMES) | ADVOCATE.COM
permanent 94-foot-tall rainbow sculpture by artist Tony Tasset on the Culver City, Calif., studio lot where The Wizard of Ozwas filmed over 70 years ago. 
The corporation received approval from the city in May to install the structure, which theCulver City Times reports “will be about nine stories high and span 188 feet,” near the studio’s Madison Avenue gate.                                                                                                                                                                    Larry King Wants to Marry Anderson Cooper Just weeks after Larry King recorded a public ANDERSON COOPER LARRY KING X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM
service announcement in support of marriage equality in New York and posing for the famed No H8 campaign, the former TV host has become even more gay-friendly. According toGay.com, the 77-year-old King recently told GQmagazine that he would “marry Anderson Cooper” during a game of Fuck Marry Kill in an interview for the August issue.

Texas To Revisit Evolution Education Debate Under New Conservative Chairwoman AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas State Board of Education meets this week for the first time under its conservative new chairwoman appointed by Gov. Rick Perry and is expected to rekindle the debate over teaching evolution and the origin of life in public schools. Perry, who is considering a run for president and has embraced social conservatives in Texas, named Barbara Cargill chairwoman earlier this month. Cargill, a biology teacher considered to be one of the more conservative board members, disputes the theory of evolution and voted to require that the theory’s weaknesses be taught in classrooms.

Religious Freedom Key To Debate On Gay Marriages WASHINGTON (RNS) Senators wrestled with issues of faith and religious freedom on Wednesday (July 20) as they debated a new bill that would allow the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages. The Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on the Respect for Marriage Act, which was sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and endorsed by the Obama administration.


July 6, 2011

Handpicked Daily News: End to DADT, ‘Shank’ King, Rude Racist Truths, President Obama In 140 Characters

by Accidental Bear

DADT UPDATE X390 (THINKSTOCK) | ADVOCATE.COMCourt Orders End to DADT A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the U.S. military can no longer enforce the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.Though President Barack Obama asserted in a news conference last week that certification of DADT repeal passed by Congress will be completed in “weeks, not months,” the ninth circuit panel ruled that its stay on a federal judge’s 2010 ruling against the policy should be immediately lifted.

Guilty Verdict in Seattle Rape and Murder Case

Brandon McInerney LARRY KING X390 (SCHOOL PHOTOS) | ADVOCATE.COM

Slideshow Flag 10 Reasons to Lay Off Lady Gaga

Witness: McInerney Threatened to ‘Shank’ King A 17-year-old former classmate of Lawrence King and Brandon McInerney testified on Wednesday that McInerney threatened to “shank” King the day before he shot him twice on February 12, 2008. Identified only as Cristian G., the witness was described as a casual acquaintance of the murdered gay 15-year-old. Cristian said an emotionless McInerney told a group of boys that “he was going to get some guys together and rush [King] and shank him,” theLos Angeles Times reported.

Which Actor Would You Fire from Your Favorite TV Show?

Casey Anthony Juror: ‘We Were Sick to Our Stomach to Get That Verdict’ After Casey Anthony’s surprise acquittal yesterday for the 2008 murder of daughter Caylee, the warrior wailers of CNN-HLN asked, How could a jury let this “lying, no-good slut” off the hook?In an interview with ABC’s Nightline, juror No. 3 Jennifer Ford says they had no choice. Unlike Nancy Grace, she had to judge the caseon its merits:

Rude Racist Truths From a Call Center Oh, the things they say about us in Indian call centers. About Americans, about Australians — it’s terribly insulting stuff. It’s also kinda true! “Australia is known as the dumbest continent,” says the “culture” instructor who trained aMother Jones contributor cum customer service operator.

The Town Hall Reimagined: President Obama In 140 Characters Or Less So, humanity’s first “Twitter town hall” is now in the books. Was it everything you hoped it would be? My wish is that if we all agree to behave ourselves, there won’t be any more of these things. As someone who grew up thrilling to history lessons on subjects like the Lincoln-Douglas debates, I just sort of feel bad for the future America in which school children will be taught about that time President Barack Obama responded to a tweet from @schnaps.

Lost Dog Found 2,800 Miles From Home

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