Posts tagged ‘Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’

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 1, 2011

Queers that have Your Back: Journalists Honored for Work in Media, Activism

by Accidental Bear

William Dorr Lambert Legg, DON MICHAELS, MICHELANGELO SIGNORILE X390 (SOURCED) | ADVOCATE.COMThe National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association announced Monday that it will induct Don Michaels, William Dorr Lambert Legg, and Michelangelo Signorile into its Hall of Fame.

Michaels, Legg, and Signorile will be honored at an awards ceremony at the 2011 National Convention and 8th annual LGBT Media Summit in Philadelphia on Aug. 27.

The NLGJA, which was founded in 1990, is the leading professional network for LGBT journalists in the United States, and is recognized around the world. More information on the organization can be found here.

June 22, 2011

Handpicked News: Why I Hate Being Gay, Anderson Cooper, Pilot’s Antigay Rant …

by Accidental Bear

The Silliness of Weinergate Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says sex scandals like Anthony Weiner’s are ridiculous, but it’s the politicians’ own reactions that are even more problematic. READ MORE

By Michael Lucas

Why I Hate Being Gay! 62 Reasons! By Michael Musto Wednesday, Jun 22 2011 You assume the Super Bowl is a large household item at Pottery Barn. … Your fake tans are even more life-threatening than your real ones. … Your entire wardrobe consists of male designers having a midlife crisis. You spend your whole life fighting for rights you don’t even want for yourself. (Marriage and the military? No thanks!)…Gym was the bane of your entire childhood, but now you spend $1,350 a year on it. … You gym all day and unsafe all night. … It’s not even called “barebacking” anymore. It’s just “sex.”… You think “modern dance” means Britney. … You strangely turned off to Gaga the day she released a song about how great gays are. … You haven’t followed a female singer with two names since Alanis.

 Six Members of GLAAD’s Board Resign Six board members of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation have resigned amid the fallout over the organization’s letter insupport of AT&T’s proposed bid for wireless rival T-Mobile, a person familiar with the matter told POLITICO. Some board members were said to have resigned because of concerns that GLAAD failed to adhere to its conflict of interest standards and to protest GLAAD’s failure to protect its president, Jarrett Barrios, who submitted his letter of resignation to the group Saturday amid a growing backlash in the gay blogosphere over the group’s AT&T stance.

Video Content Flag Miss USA on Gay Marriage

Pilot’s Antigay Rant Stalled Air Traffic Control A pilot in Houston was suspended after his obscenity-laden rant was recorded, in which he complained that he found none of the flight attendants being hired suitable for dating. The Southwest Airlines pilot, whose name has not been disclosed, was speaking to his copilot during a flight in March, and the conversation was accidentally picked up by an air traffic control frequency that is heard among most controllers and pilots across Texas. The incident tied up the frequency for several minutes, blocking communication from controllers to dozens of pilots in the sky, according to KPRC News.

A Call to Evolve (in Tweet Format) Mounting pressure on President Obama to come out in support of marriage equality now has an apt Twitter hashtag: #evolvealready.  

Anderson Cooper on Obama’s Same-Sex Marriage Flip-Flop: VIDEO

 

 

April 11, 2011

GLAAD Awards; Dolly Remains, Publicly, Heterosexual

by Accidental Bear

No last name needed, Dolly steals the show. Big hair, enormous ta-tas and even big gay fan base. Does anyone really care about her lesbian rumors? Not me, her music make me cry, gives me goose bumps and makes me soar with joy (self-confessional).

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Dolly Parton‘s Pseudo Coming Out At The GLAAD Awards

At last night’s GLAAD Awards in Los Angeles, the second of three award-y fundraisers the organization hosts each year, you had both Modern Family and Glee winning for Best Comedy, because homosexuals cannot make up their minds about which type of homosexual humor they like more. (Though I can’t remember any of the gay storylines on Glee ever being really … funny.) But the best part of the program was when surprise guest Dolly Parton came to the podium to give NBC Entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt, who came over from Showtime, a trophy. “I guess you could say that I’m coming out tonight!,” Dolly screamed at the audience. Which was cute, but not true: Dolly remains, publicly, heterosexual. – Queerty