Posts tagged ‘Annise Parker’

August 9, 2011

Handpicked News: MARRIAGE IS LIKE WATER, NOT BEER, Progressives Are Funnier Than Conservatives, NEW DOCUMENTARY

by Accidental Bear

‘Daily Show’ Creator Lizz Winstead On Supporting Planned Parenthood, And Why Progressives Are Funnier Than Conservatives

On July 9, Daily Show creator, former Air America host, and comedian Lizz Winstead hit the road for a stand-up tour benefitting Planned Parenthood. She took a break from the show and finishing work on her forthcoming memoir to talk to me about what she’s learned about support for reproductive rights from her audiences; why conservative comedians aren’t very funny; how we can back up Planned Parenthood workers; and her dream television show in the post-Bridesmaids boom for women in comedy. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

SANTORUM: MARRIAGE IS LIKE WATER, NOT BEER | Rick Santorum turned more than a few eyebrows on Monday when he explained his opposition to same-sex marriage by holding up a napkin and observing that it was not a paper towel. On Friday, during a meeting with the Des Moines Register, Santorum relied on a similar metaphor to prove why society can’t “redefine” marriage: water is not beer. “It’s like saying this glass of water is a glass of beer. Well, you can call it a glass of beer, but it’s not a glass of beer. It’s a glass of water. And water is what water is. Marriage is what marriage is,” he said. Watch it:

NEW DOCUMENTARY FEATURES STORIES OF LGBTS ‘BREAKING THROUGH’ INTO POLITICS | A new feature length documentary called Breaking Throughlooks at the experiences of openly LGBT elected officials, including Houston mayor Annise Parker, Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan, Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and others. Watch the trailer:

 

Hate Groups Target GLSEN For Pamphlet GLSEN Didn’t Publish The Family Research Council and MassResistance — both anti-gay hate groups — target GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network) in a new scare-video. GLSEN is an organization that advocates for LGBT youth in schools, defending the formation of gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and advocating for anti-bullying policies. But FRC and MR are attacking GLSEN for a publication called the “Little Black Book,” describing it as “the most vile assault on teenagers ever concocted by homosexual activists”:

March 24, 2011

Dufty for SF Mayor!

by Accidental Bear

Bevan Dufty has what it takes to run our beloved city, and run it well. Of course he has my gay vote but that alone doesn’t get my final vote. He is very accessible , a good guy in front of and out of the eye of the media. Best of all he makes decisions based on everyone in SF, gay or straight. And on a side not, he’s one heck of a cute dad. Big brownie points and extremely telling to me. Dufty for Mayor!

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Victory Fund: Dufty for SF Mayor

By Advocate.com Editors

CASTRO DISTRICT SAN FRANCISCO BEVAN DUFTY X390 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COM

Bevan Dufty‘s mayoral aspirations were recently in trouble, but an endorsement from the Victory Fund may help the former city supervisor became San Francisco’s first openly gay mayor.

The Victory Fund, which works to elect LGBT candidates to higher office like Houston Mayor Annise Parker, recently announced their endorsement of Dufty for mayor of San Francisco. Edwin Lee, the current mayor, is serving out the rest of Gavin Newsom‘s term, as he was elected last year as California’s lieutenant governor. A mayoral election will take place in November and Lee will not be one of the people running.

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