New Restroom Policy for Denny’s in Maine LEWISTON — The corporate owner of Denny’s restaurants in Maine has reversed its restroom policy in an agreement with a transgender customer, and now permits all customers to use restrooms consistent with their gender identities. The change, according to Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders attorney Janson Wu, “is common sense.” The agreement, reached in March and announced on Monday, is the result of a lawsuit brought by Brianna Freeman against the chain’s Auburn restaurant after Freeman was denied access to the women’s restroom there.
Study: Sexuality in Lesbians is Based on Genes Gay men are more likely to show nonconforming traits than lesbians during childhood, according to a new study by Queen Mary University in London. Research following children to adulthood shows that that 50%-80% of gender non-conforming boys become gay. Meanwhile, only about one-third of non-conforming girls become lesbians.
Polygamous Family Looks to Gay Rights for Lawsuit The polygamous family featured on the showSister Wives on TLC is using a groundbreaking gay rights case to challenge Utah’s antibigamy law. Kody Brown is legally married to one wife, but three others are his “spiritual wives.” However, state law establishes that married people cannot purport to marry or cohabit with another person, NPR reports. While the state of Utah is now considering whether to bring charges against them, the family has moved to Nevada, and is bringing their case to a federal court.
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Woman Accused Of Cutting Off Estranged Husband’s Penis Catherine Kieu Becker of Garden Grove reportedly prepared dinner for her
husband and put a poisonous substance or drug in his food to make him drowsy, reports KTLA. While the man was sleeping, Becker allegedly tied him to the bed. When he awakened, Becker cut his penis off with a knife and threw it into the garbage disposal, turning it on as she did so.
The Mankini & Other Beach Trends We’d Like To See Banned (PHOTOS) We’d like to take a moment to commend the Newquay Safe Partnership, a non-profit group cracking down on indecency in the British town of Cornwall. The group’s latest victory, according to the Telegraph? The confiscation of a mankini, one of the most visually offensive items of beachwear ever invented (we blame you, Borat).
Arizona Lawmaker Explains Pointing Gun At ReporterPHOENIX (AP) — A gun-toting Arizona state senator is on the defensive, drawing criticism after reports emerged that she pointed her raspberry-pink semi-automatic pistol at a reporter while demonstrating its laser sight during a recent interview. It’s not the first time that Republican Sen. Lori Klein of Anthem has made headlines in connection with a personal weapon.
Apple Stops Distributing Pedophile Mascot The iPhone app Dancing Cuddle Bear is no more. Apple had approved the free game, consisting of a very
(very!) kid friendly plush bear dancing to 11 hip hop tracks. But now it’s gone. Why daddy? Why? It turns out the creature in question is the infamous Pedobear, an internet meme so ancient it dates past 4chan all the way back to its Japanese predecessor 2channel, before it evolved into an icon used as a symbol and tongue in cheek warning about internet pedophiles, especially on 4chan’s /b/. After some coverage of the “creepy” app on The Smoking Gun, Apple has apparently pulled Dancing Cuddle Bear from the app store, making it once again safe for concerned parents and people who don’t like to see women’s filthy hot bare ankles.