Posts tagged ‘National Organization for Marriage’

August 23, 2011

Handpicked News: “Kill the Gays” Bill Isn’t Dead, National Go Topless Day, Sandra Lee Has A Potty Mouth,

by Accidental Bear

Amy Winehouse: No Illegal Drugs in System at Death

No illegal drugs were in the system of Amy Winehouse when thetroubled singer died July 23, says her family. Spokesman Chris Goodman said in a statement Tuesday:Amy Winehouse: No Illegal Drugs in System at Death | Amy Winehouse “Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy’s system at the time of her death.” 

“Kill the Gays” Bill Isn’t Dead, No Matter What Uganda’s Cabinet Says

BAHATI X390 (FAIR USE) | ADVOCATE.COMThe Ugandan cabinet made its clearest attempt yet to rid the legislative agenda of the “kill the gays” bill. But parliament’s David Bahati isn’t listening, potentially keeping the bill on a fast track toward passage. The Daily Monitor reportstoday that the ruling party’s lawyer, Adolf Mwesige, convinced cabinet ministers during a meeting Wednesday that the bill is unnecessary. Mwesige reportedly advised them to search the archives because other laws already criminalized homosexual acts.

George Michael: “It’s Time to Be Honest” George Michael reveals that he split from longtime partner Kenny Goss more than two years ago, due at least partly to Goss’s struggle with alcohol addiction, according to Access Hollywood

A New Sort of Lesbian Panic Defense  James Kraig Kahler, the Meriden, Kan., man accused of murdering his wife, their two teenage daughters, and her grandmother in 2009, told a Kansas Bureau of Investigation special agent that he was upset because his wife began a lesbian relationship that broke up their marriage, the agent testified in court last week.

Anti-Gay ‘Intellectual Leader’ Will Co-Host DeMint’s Labor Day Presidential Forum

Princeton University politics professor Robert George — the founding chairman of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM) — has announced that he will co-moderate Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) The Palmetto Freedom Presidential Forum on September 5. The event is also being co-sponsored by George’s American Principles Project, a conservative group that kicked off this year’s boycott of CPAC to protest the participation of the Republican pro-gay rights group GOProud.

HHS ENCOURAGES PARENTS TO BE HONEST WITH KIDS ABOUT THEIR BODIES | The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers resources for parents about talking to their kids openly and honestly about their bodies and sex. HHS links readers to KidsHealth.org, which affirms masturbation, sexual exploration, and same-sex attractions in pubescent teens. The religious right, of course, refutes any such suggestions that young people have sexuality at all and condemns any form of sexual experimentation as “wrong.”

GAY BASHING LEADS TO DEATH IN MICHELE BACHMANN’S HOMETOWN |After a brutal fight in which he was called “faggot,” 19-year-old Marcellus Richard Andrews of Waterloo, Iowa died from his injuries. Waterloo is the hometown of Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, who voted against federal hate crimes protections and has regularly opposed anti-bullying policies.

National Go Topless Day (VIDEO)

First Charlie Sheen Roast Promo Echos ‘Dr. Strangelove’ (Video)

Charlie Sheen PromoFresh off the news that the upcoming Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen will be an“intervention” that could aid the troubled actor in his recovery from the massive public fallout from “Two and a Half Men,” Comedy Central has released the first promo for the special. And by the looks of it, the intervention could be a metaphorical explosion.

Sandra Lee Outtakes: ‘Semi-Homemade’ Host Has A Potty Mouth, Grabs Her Breasts

August 10, 2011

Farm Fresh News: ROMNEY AS PRO-GAY? Polygamist Sex Freak, New Pictures From Mars, ‘Red Dress Run’ Charity

by Accidental Bear

Red Dress Run Aug. 14, 2010New Orleans ‘Red Dress Run’ a beer-fueled charity event The Harriers, who style themselves as a “drinking club with a running problem, ” have recruited thousands of guest runners, walkers and layabouts to wiggle into crimson gowns and make their way from bar to bar in the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny on Saturday. Now in its 17th year, the New Orleans Red Dress Run has soared in popularity since its debut, growing from an initial field of about a dozen to a sprawling romp that draws participants from as far away as Chicago. About 7,500 men and women registered for the 2010 event, raising close to $200,000 for charity. Proceeds were divided among 50 local nonprofit organizations. 

HATE GROUP’S NEW BOOK SMEARS ROMNEY AS PRO-GAY Hate groupMassResistance is peddling a new book by one of its members called “Mitt Romney’s Deception,” which details how the former Massachusetts governor supposedly promoted gay rights and “sexual-radical programs” in schools. The author, Amy Contrada, regularly attacks LGBT individuals, groups, and allies, through her work with MassResistance, including Kevin Jennings/GLSENElena Kagan, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and more. Contrary to Contrada’s claims that he is pro-gay, Romney, a Republican presidential hopeful, recently signed the National Organization for Marriage’s anti-gay pledge and said Don’t Ask Don’t Tell shouldn’t have been repealedMassResistance has posted a “trailer” for the book, most of which is just pictures of people at pride parades intended to look radical and offensive. Here’s 12 minutes of anti-gay hate attempting to smear Romney:

LOOK: Amazing New Pictures From Mars After a nearly three-year journey, the Mars rover Opportunity on Tuesday reached the rim of the Endeavour crater, according to a statement from NASA and the Associated Press. The rover traveled roughly 13 miles to reach Spirit Point, a location on the rim of the crater named after the Opportunity’s sister rover, the Spirit, which NASA lost contact with in March of 2010According a statement release Wednesday by NASA, the Opportunity will study rocks at the 14-mile diameter crater that until now have have never been seen.

Airline Passengers Get Some Mile-High Sex Ed  Qantas passengers might now have a reason to stay awake on long-haul flights.  AQantas Inflight Movie documentary about the female orgasm is now available for viewing on all of the carrier’s international flights, reports news.com.au. The French film, “The Female Orgasm Explained,” seeks to show the intricacies of the female orgasm and features old pornos, graphics and sound effects. According to a Qantas spokesperson, the documentary is the most popular selection on in-flight channel The Edge (obviously). A synopsis of the film in the entertainment guide has an MA rating, and flight staff can block the program from unaccompanied minors. Other, less racy, options include Disney movies, music concerts, snippets from TV series and the latest film releases, but those are no fun in comparison.

Polygamist Sex Freak Masturbates 15 Times a Day in Jail According to one of his former jailers, the convicted child rapist masturbated more or less continuously while in custody. Rick Bradley, a guard at the county jail where Jeffs was kept in the weeks prior to his trial, told The Daily that the 55-year-old seemed to be suffering from sexual withdrawal and pleasured himself “a lot.” What does that mean, exactly—five times a day? More, Bradley said. Fifteen times? “Sometimes more than that,” he told The DailyThe guard said that the prisoner—who was not permitted conjugal visits—often played solo in full view of his guards. “We could see him,” Bradley said.                                           

August 3, 2011

Hump Day Headlines: It Gets Better — Even for Adventists, BRAZIL’S ‘STRAIGHT PRIDE,’ ‘VALUES’ IOWA BUS TOUR…

by Accidental Bear

NPR’s Featured ‘Ex-Gay’ Guest Commits Over $200,000 To Dangerous, Unscientific Ex-Gay ‘Coachings National Public Radio has yet to apologize for the platform it provided Rich Wyler on Monday to spout as many lies about sexual orientation as he could fit into the segment. NPR featured Wyler for being ex-gay and allowed him to testify about all the promise he believes reparative therapy offers to people not happy with their same-sex attractions, despite the fact that there is scientific consensus that ex-gay therapy is harmful and ineffective. But NPR made another big journalistic mistake besides its inappropriate framing of ex-gay therapy — the story neglected to mention that Wyler makes his entire living off of providing ex-gay therapy to vulnerable and insecure men he convinces to try to change.

It Gets Better — Even for Adventists While activists within the denomination are trying to change its policies, the official Adventist position is not accepting of LGBT people. That position, as spelled out on the denomination’swebsite, is that sexual activity is reserved for marriage between a man and a woman and that “God’s Word does not countenance a homosexual lifestyle.” The church characterizes homosexuality as “a manifestation of the disorder and brokenness in human inclinations and relations caused by sin coming into the world.”

HIV Rates Up Significantly for Young Black Gay, Bi Men On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released newBLACK AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN X390 (PHOTOS) | ADVOCATE.COMstatistics on HIV infections from 2006 to 2009, and while the rate remained relatively stable, alarming trends emerged among men who have sex with men, especially African-American MSM.                                                                                                                                        

BRAZIL’S LARGEST CITY MAY HOST ‘STRAIGHT PRIDE’ DAY  Lawmakers in São Paulo, Brazil have “advanced a measure that would establish a “Straight Pride’ Day” in the country’s largest city. The bill, which seeks to address some of the “privileges” afforded to the gay community, is currently “awaiting the approval from Gilberto Kassab, the city’s mayor.” Brazil offers same-sex couples many of the same benefits as opposite-sex couples, but does not recognize marriage equality. Last month, however, a judge allowed a same sex-couple to wed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           PAWLENTY AND SANTORUM JOIN HATE GROUP’S ‘VALUES’ IOWA BUS TOUR The Family Research Council, National Organization for Marriage, and Susan B. Anthony List, along with Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX), are chartering an anti-gay, anti-choice “Values Voter” bus tour across Iowa next week. GOP presidential candidates Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum have already committed to participating in the tour and Michele Bachmann and others are expected to join as well. The hate-driven tour will hit 22 cities over four days, passing through 47 of Iowa’s 99 counties.

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July 9, 2011

Handpicked news Briefs: ‘News Of The World’ Signs Off, Dirty Dancing, Quake Hits Off Japan’s Coast, Pot No Medical Use

by Accidental Bear

Hidden Camera Finds Reparative Therapy at Bachmann’s Clinics New evidence has surfaced that Marcus Bachmann’s Christian counseling clinics are actually in the business of reparative therapy for gay people – a claim that he had denied.  

ABE SYLVIA X390 (MATT CARR) | ADVOCATE.COMDirty Dancing Abe Sylvia remembers very clearly the first time he saw Dirty Debbie. The handsome 36-year-old Broadway dancer turned screenwriter-director was then a self-described “friendless, fat gay kid” standing by himself in the parking lot of the middle school he attended in Norman, Okla. “Out of nowhere came this girl running across the quad with her top open, and her huge breasts were bouncing up and down,” Sylvia recalls, laughing in between bites of an egg white and asparagus omelet at an al fresco French bistro in West Hollywood. “She looked so free and happy that that image stayed with me for a long time.”

NOM Not Invited to NY Weddings, But They’ll Be There Protesting When gay couples in New York start legally getting hitched on July 24, the National Organization for Marriage plans to crash their weddings with a series of protests. The group, which lobbied against passage of the marriage equality bill signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, announced the rallies Friday on its website. Protests are so far being planned in Albany, Rochester, Buffalo and New York City.

Feds Rule Pot Has No Accepted Medical Use The federal government ruled on Friday that marijuana has no accepted medical use and should remain in the same class of drugs as heroin. The decision comes nearly nine years after marijuana supporters asked the government to reclassify the drug to take into account the growing body of research conducted across the globe that proves it’s effective in treating certain diseases,reports The Los Angeles Times.

BREAKING 7.1 Quake Hits Off Japan’s Coast A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck offJapan’s northeastern coast on Sunday. Tsunami advisories were issued following the Japan earthquake, Tokyo Breaking News reported. According to Reuters, Fukushima nuclear plant workers evacuated to higher ground following theearthquake, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Tokyo Electric Power said that there did not appear to be any further damage at the nuclear plant.

News Of The World’ Signs Off: THANK YOU & GOODBYE LONDON — Britain’s best-selling Sunday tabloid the News of the World signed

News Of The World off with a simple front page message – “THANK YOU & GOODBYE” – leaving the media establishment here reeling from the expanding phone-hacking scandal that brought down the muckraking newspaper after 168 years. Journalists crafted the newspaper’s own obituary before sending the tabloid’s final edition to the printing presses Saturday night, apologizing for letting its readers down but stopping short of acknowledging recent allegations that staff paid police for information.

July 5, 2011

Picture of NOM’s Brian Brown Crying over NY: Eat that Bully

by Accidental Bear

 When marriage equality passed in the New York Senate, National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown openly cried with defeat in the galley. The truth will eat at a person up. Thanks to Rich Murray, an activist with Queer Rising, we now have proof of this:

June 21, 2011

News: Transgender Murder, David Tyree, Amy Winehouse

by Accidental Bear


Guy Robs Bank So He Can Get Health Care in Prison James Verone, a 59-year-old former truck driver, was having serious medical problems that he couldn’t afford to get checked out or treated. If only North Carolina had a free, state-run health-care system!, he thought. Then he realized it does: in prison. And so one morning Verone hailed a cab, headed to (the randomly-chosen) RBC bank, and handed the teller a note “demanding one dollar, and medical attention.” As it happens, one dollar is not enough money to count as a “bank robbery” (and garner the jail time that goes with it), and Verone will be charged with “larceny from a person.” Nonetheless, the Gaston Gazette writes, Verone has already “seen several nurses and has an appointment with a doctor Friday.”

Support is a Major Component in Coming-Out Process new study by the University of Rochester has highlighted the personal rewards for LGBT people in coming out as well as the link between their happiness and community support. The research found that support is one of the most important elements in the coming-out process. People who came out in hostile or judgmental environments did not enjoy the same benefits as those in supportive ones.

 N.J. Man Indicted in Transgender Murder A Newark, N.J., man was indicted Monday on charges of murder and bias intimidation in the September death of a transgender woman. On the night of September 12, 2010, Victoria Carmen White, 28, was out dancing with her cousin when she met Alrashim Chambers, 24, and Marquise Foster, 26. Friends and family of White say the four returned to the cousin’s apartment, where an altercation led to White being shot multiple times.

Obama’s gay marriage conundrum Obama’s claim eight months ago that his position is evolving on gay marriage seems to have created a political conundrum: It has led gay advocates to demand, understandably, to know when his position will reach full evolution. As I noted here yesterday, the problem is that Obama has left everyone believing that he believes in full equality but that he’s not quite prepared to take the final step of saying so.

WHO urges equal access to HIV services for gay men GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization urged governments Tuesday to eliminate laws criminalizing sexual activity between consenting men, as part of an effort to ensure they get equal access to HIV prevention and treatment. The U.N. health agency said that men who have sex with men face legal or practical discrimination obtaining medical services in many countries — particularly the estimated 76 countries where gay sex is illegal — and are among the hardest-hit by the HIV epidemic.

David Tyree, hero of Giants’ Super Bowl upset of Patriots, said he’d trade win to block gay marriage ALBANY - Giants 2007 Super Bowl hero David Tyree said he’d trade “The Catch” and the team’s unlikely championship to keep marriage between one man and one woman. Tyree is best remembered in his career for his miraculous late-game catch in Super Bowl XLII against the Patriots, trapping the ball against his helmet while being pulled down by New England safety Rodney Harrison.

Joe Jonas Covers ‘Paper’ Magazine’s Summer Music Issue  Joe Jonas looks dapper in a Neil Barretttuxedo, shirt, and bow tie on the cover ofPaper magazine’s Summer Music Issue. Here’s what the 21-year-old entertainer had to share: On branching out from the Jonas Brothers: “My brothers [Kevin and Nick] and I, we’re like each other’s best friends, and I think it’s that foundation that makes me feel like I can really do this on my own for a second.” On the inspiration for his upcoming album, Fastlife: “I don’t mean to name-drop but about a year-and-a-half ago I metBono, and he told me to write music that was really honest, to not be afraid to go there.”

Amy Winehouse Gives Up Amy Winehouse pulls the plug on her entire concert tour. Chris Brown accidentally tweets a private message for Rihanna. Kanye West hides the fact that he has girly alcohol preferences. Tuesday gossip says no, no, no. After her trainwreck performance in Serbia, Amy Winehouse canceled a couple stops on her European tour. Now, she’s canceled the entire tour. No word whether she’s going back to rehab, or just returning to her sad, messy life in England, smoking crack in a house full of half-eaten junk food, dirty laundry, and the feces of mice. [AP,images via WENN]

 

February 19, 2011

News Headlines that Grabbed me by the Boo boo

by Accidental Bear

I like running through the internet grabbing things that grab me by the balls, spark my interest or tingle me in one way or another. You’re Welcome!

CLICK AND LEARN

Learning To Embrace Mess And Chaos Through Yoga

Man’s First Best Friend Might Have Been A Fox

China’s ‘Go-To’ Typical American Guy

Weekend Preview: SF Weekend Preview: SF Bay Area’s Rainy Days

Court Allows Budapest Gay Pride March

Rufus Has a Baby

Navy Wrongly Accused Hazing Sailor

Mexico Markets First Gay Beer?

Ditto Honors Madonna in Video

Why Is Mean Obama Taking Away Doctors’ Right To Use Jesus In Avoiding Treatment Of Fags?

Cows For Equality: The Moo Moos Revolt Against Chick-fil-A

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