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  • War, Culture, & the Minds of Nations Did Germany’s cultural avant-garde cause WWI? Vice versa?

    09/09/2014 9:19:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 8, 2014 | John O’Sullivan
    German infantry at the Vistula River, 1916We are accustomed to thinking that such real-world physical experiences as war, defeat, and economic ruin produce such psychological, cultural, artistic, and social responses as disillusionment, frenzy (including frenzied enjoyments), and despair in the collective mind. The First World War — which, exactly 100 years later, we are now remembering, and whose lessons we are still pondering — seems to confirm and illustrate this belief. It was an event whose magnitude and impact we find hard to grasp even today. Though it began in the Balkans, it spread across the world to all continents...
  • "I'm with Putin" anti-gay posters put up by the National Front (Italian right, translation)

    09/08/2013 5:24:19 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 7 replies
    "I'm with Putin." This is the manifesto signed by the National Front, with which the movement led by Adriano Tilgher underlines its full support to the Russian leader on three important topics: the "no" to military intervention in Syria, the homosexual propaganda and adoptions by of gay and "no" to the European Union, which does not consider a priority pipeline 'South Stream'. "Putin - supports Tilgher - has taken courageous positions against the gay lobby, which, by capillary action, tip almost to blame those who are not homosexual, and against the world's financial centers, they want the war in Syria....
  • University Could be Defunded Over Sex Week (Tennessee-Knoxville)

    03/20/2013 6:29:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A group of Tennessee lawmakers is preparing to issue an ultimatum to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville – either defund the first-ever “Sex Week” or they will defund the university. Lawmakers, alumni, and taxpayers are furious that the university allocated nearly $20,000 to fund a week-long salute to sex that included a poetry-reading lesbian bondage expert, a campus-wide condom scavenger hunt and seminars on—among other things – oral sex and lesbian erotica. “We should be teaching these children what is important to learn so they can get jobs,” state Sen. Stacey Campfield told Fox News. “I don’t know what jobs they...
  • New Data on Same-sex Parenting Challenges Gay Orthodoxy (The kids are NOT all right)

    06/12/2012 6:26:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2012 | J. Robert Smith
    The Washington Times reported on Sunday that two new studies indicate that children raised by gay parents might not benefit from the experience like kids raised by married mother-father parents. "The empirical claim that no notable differences exist must go," University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus said in his study in Social Science Research. Regnerus's study involved 3,000 randomly selected young adults in the U.S. These young adults' lives were measured for "social, emotional, and relationship outcomes." The other new study challenges the widely accepted contention by the American Psychological Association that "[n]ot a single study has found children...
  • Roland Martin’s Tweet About David Beckham Ad Angers GLAAD

    02/06/2012 10:07:03 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 34 replies
    The Raw Story ^ | February 6,2012 | Lyneka Little
    Roland Martin’s call to attack men that liked a David Beckham ad has prompted the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to demand that CNN fire the commentator. It all started with a tweet Martin sent after Beckham’s commercial aired during the Super Bowl : “If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!”
  • Left-Liberal Panel to Review Prop 8 Decision.

    11/30/2010 8:52:54 AM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 8 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 11-30-2010 | Powerline
    The Ninth Circuit has selected the panel that will hear the appeal of the ruling striking down California's Proposition 8, which provides that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." The panel consists of Judges Stephen Reinhardt, Michael Hawkins, and N. Randy Smith. Judge Reinhardt is perhaps the most notoriously activist left-wing federal appeals court judge in the land. And, according to Ed Whelan, Judge Hawkins isn't too far behind. Judge Smith was appointed by President George W. Bush and has been on the Court since 2007.
  • Ann Coulter At Homocon: 'Marriage Is Not A Civil Right. You're Not Black.'

    09/26/2010 9:01:10 PM PDT · by tlb · 114 replies
    tpmdc ^ | September 26, 2010 | Megan Carpentier
    Ann Coulter doesn't mince words. And even when speaking to a gay conservative organization, GOProud, at their inaugural Homocon party on Saturday night, she apparently wasn't willing to start. After a series of jokes about conservative that sounded -- and were received -- more like a stand-up act then a political speech, Coulter told the assembled (and predominantly wealthy) conservative gay crowd why they should oppose same sex marriage, adding, "I should warn you: I've never failed to talk gays out of gay marriage." And then she did. First, she ran down the stereotypical stand-up comedian's list of reasons, including...
  • Disco-Ball Dresses and Spandex. A dispatch from transgender camp for kids.

    08/12/2010 5:29:48 PM PDT · by Salman · 25 replies
    Slate ^ | Aug. 2, 2010 | Bedford Hope
    he face of a young man in a baseball cap fills the screen at the center of a circle of 30 or so children. "It's Johnny!" they yell, meaning Johnny Weir, the "flamboyant," figure-skating Olympian.* The kids are part of an annual gathering of gender-variant and transgender kids—kids born boys who look and act like girls. Outside of this camp weekend, it's rare for them to hear "how great I think you all are … being true to yourselves," as Weir tells them. He says he loves the electric-blue spandex suit with the lime-green lightning bolt designed by one boy....
  • Syphilis spikes in San Franscisco

    12/06/2009 4:56:36 PM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 80 replies · 2,746+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec 5, 2009 | Victoria Coliver
    San Francisco health officials reported an alarming increase in new syphilis cases last year after years of declines. New syphilis cases rose 55.8 percent in 2008 over the previous year, San Francisco public health officials reported. The increase was significantly lower than the dramatic spikes reported early in the decade, when new infections increased 167 percent from 2001 to 2002. But last year's rise would seem to indicate an increase in unsafe sexual practices, which could lead to a rise in HIV infection rates.
  • Gay rights activists call for nationwide kissing demonstration

    07/25/2009 4:23:11 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 23 replies · 789+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 07/25/2009 | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY — Gay rights activists are organizing a nationwide string of kissing demonstrations in response to the treatment of gay couples in Utah and Texas who tangled with security guards or police after kissing in public. The Great Nationwide Kiss-In is scheduled for Aug. 15. Events are planned for at least seven cities, including Boston, New York, Houston, Portland, Ore., and three California cities — Irvine, San Diego and San Francisco. A Web page and Facebook page promoting the demonstrations says more events are in the works. A pair of bloggers, David Badash, of New York, and David...
  • Changes in San Diego reflected in today's Pride Parade, Festival

    07/18/2009 6:40:58 PM PDT · by TheDon · 17 replies · 1,511+ views
    Union-Tribune ^ | July 18, 2009 | Matthew T. Hall
    DETAILS San Diego Pride ParadeWhen: 11 a.m. todayWhere: University Avenue at Normal Street to Sixth Avenue at Upas StreetSan Diego Pride FestivalWhen: From noon to 10 p.m. today, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrowWhere: Balboa Park, Sixth Avenue at Juniper StreetFestival admission: $20 each dayHillcrest Community CleanupWhen: 7 a.m. MondayWhere: Park Boulevard at University AvenueMore information:www.sandiegopride.orgThe hundreds of San Diegans who marched for gay rights in the mid-1970s walked through a city largely indifferent, even antagonistic, to the cause.What strides they have made.Today, up to 9,000 people will take part in the San Diego Pride Parade, including the...
  • Gays, Mormons Clash at Second 'Kiss-In' at Mormon Plaza

    07/19/2009 4:49:01 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 20 replies · 1,787+ views
    AP ^ | July 19, 2009
    A mass-kissing protest near the Mormon church temple Sunday drew a shouting match between gay activists and a group of faithful Mormons. For the second consecutive weekend, about 100 people gathered to stage a "kiss-in" to protest the treatment of two gay men cited for trespassing July 9 after they shared a kiss on the plaza owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Both gay and straight couples exchanged kisses during the protest. Demonstrators were greeted at the south entrance by a group of faithful Mormons carrying large signs that denounced homosexuality, prompting a heated verbal exchange....
  • Kung Fu Star David Carradine’s ‘Deviant’ Sex Games, By His Ex-Wife

    06/07/2009 4:46:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 57 replies · 3,211+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 07, 2009
    Kung Fu star David Carradine’s ‘deviant’ sex games, by his ex-wife By MAIL ON SUNDAY REPORTER 07th June 2009 The ex-wife of Kung Fu actor David Carradine has claimed that she was asked repeatedly by him to take part in ‘deviant’ sex games. Actress Marina Anderson, 56, said Carradine, who was found dead in his Bangkok hotel room after engaging in what is thought to be a botched sex game, routinely displayed ‘deviant sexual behaviour which was potentially deadly’. In papers from their 2003 divorce posted on an American website, Ms Anderson, says her refusal to engage in the games...
  • Why Gay Marriage Advocates Must Support Triad Marriages

    05/12/2009 5:18:05 PM PDT · by history_48 · 51 replies · 2,340+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | May 12, 2009 | Gina L. Diorio
    by Gina L. DiorioThis really should come as no surprise. Just as gay marriage advocates argue that any two people who love each other should be allowed to marry, now a group in Maui, Hawaii is saying, hey, why stop at two? The World Polyamory Association, headed by the husband-wife team of Janet Kira Lessin and Sasha Lessin, is pushing for legal recognition of “triad” marriages. Of course, Janet and Sasha lead by example, having, uh, joined, with another “husband” – Shivaya, (see Threesome Marriages). Some might say this is crazy and argue it will never be accepted, but I’d...
  • Gay marriage opponents cheer provision

    04/23/2009 12:32:50 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 531+ views
    Politico ^ | 04/23/09 | Andy Barr
    Opponents of gay marriage are celebrating an amendment to Connecticut’s gay marriage legislation that allows religious organizations to opt out of same-sex ceremonies. The provision is not unique, but goes further than those in Vermont and a handful of other states that recognize institutions that object to gay marriage. “It’s a gesture of respect,” National Organization for Marriage president Maggie Gallagher told POLITICO. “Even people who want same-sex marriage see that groups that want marriage to remain between husband and wife have a point.” On Wednesday, the Connecticut General Assembly became the fourth state legislature to legalize gay marriage. Gov....
  • Fountain Co. [Indiana] couple accused of taping sex with children

    03/16/2009 3:30:23 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 6 replies · 652+ views
    WTHR-13 ^ | 3/16/09 | Richard Essex
    Veedersburg - Police in Fountain County arrested a couple for molestation involving a two-month-old girl and accuse them of molesting at least three other children they babysat...
  • Florida Gay Adoption Ban is Ruled Unconstitutional

    11/26/2008 1:00:28 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 35 replies · 1,288+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 11/25/08
    A Florida law that has banned adoptions by gay men and lesbians for over three decades is unconstitutional, a judge here ruled on Tuesday. “The best interests of children are not preserved by prohibiting homosexual adoption,” the judge, Cindy S. Lederman of Miami-Dade Circuit Court, said in a 53-page decision. She said the law violated equal protection rights for children and their prospective parents.
  • HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE: A SOCIAL SCIENCE VIEW

    11/18/2008 3:53:02 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 1,236+ views
    http://www.narth.com ^ | October 5, 2008 | By Dr. Laura A. Haynes, Psychologist
    Many people have heard that homosexuality is largely genetically determined, homosexual relationships are essentially the same as heterosexual relationships except for the gender of the partners, homosexual parenting and heterosexual parenting are no different in their affects on children, and homosexual marriage will decrease stigma and thereby increase mental health in our society. A social science perspective and research review give a dramatically different picture. Some say it does not matter who is loving children as long as they are loved. I saw a resume written by a male homosexual couple seeking a birthmother to give her baby to them...
  • Pregnant man' Thomas Beatie and wife Nancy expecting second child

    11/13/2008 3:16:36 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 58 replies · 1,419+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 12/13/08 | Daniel Nasaw
    The world's first male mother is pregnant again, hoping to enlarge the family he started after giving birth in June to a daughter. Thomas Beatie, a former Hawaiian beauty queen, caused a worldwide clamour last spring after announcing his first pregnancy.
  • Judge Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages

    11/12/2008 7:05:27 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 55 replies · 3,777+ views
    Judge Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages BY DANIELA ALTIMARI | The Hartford Courant 9:54 AM EST, November 12, 2008 NEW HAVEN - A 4-year legal battle for same-sex marriage came to an end this morning in a New Haven courtroom when Superior Copurt Judge Jonathan E. Silbert signed an order. The state Supreme Court last month, in a 4-3 decision, ruled that preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying violates the state constitution. Today's brief hearing was a formality that was needed before gay couples could start receiving marriage licenses. Immediately after the court proceeding, one of the plaintiff couples,...
  • Video Shows Prop 8 Protesters Terrorizing Cross-Carrying Elderly Woman and Reporter

    11/10/2008 5:07:48 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 76 replies · 745+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | November 10, 2008 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Video footage from KPSP CBS 2 Palm Spring News shows Proposition 8 protesters surrounding an elderly woman and the reporter trying to interview her, shouting and blocking the camera's view of the woman, ultimately forcing the two to flee from the encircling crowd. Phyllis Burgess, a supporter of true marriage, had been assaulted earlier as she displayed a large cross in front of the protesters. Video footage shows the anti-marriage crowd pushing Burgess, slapping the cross out of her hand and stomping on it as they surround her. When reporter Kimberly Chang attempted to interview Burgess shortly thereafter, she grew...
  • Kindergartners given homosexual 'pledge cards'

    11/07/2008 1:11:14 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 18 replies · 1,455+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | November 6, 2008 | Pete Chagnon
    Kindergartners given homosexual 'pledge cards' Pete Chagnon - OneNewsNow - 11/6/2008 6:00:00 AM A pro-family advocate is outraged that a California public school teacher would pass out homosexual pledge cards to her kindergarten students. The pledge cards were produced by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, and featured oaths that students would not use "anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender language or slurs," that students would intervene on behalf of homosexual students when possible, and that they would actively support safer schools efforts. Tara Miller is a kindergarten teacher at Faith Ringgold School of Arts and Science in...
  • School holds surprise 'Gay' Day for kindergartners

    10/22/2008 10:58:39 PM PDT · by MountainLoop · 59 replies · 2,981+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 22, 2008 | Chelsea Schilling
    Some parents are shocked to find their children are learning to be homosexual allies and will participate in "Coming Out Day" at a public elementary school tomorrow – and they claim the school failed to notify parents. One mother of a kindergartner who attends Faith Ringgold School of Art and Science, a K-8 charter school in Hayward, Calif., said she asked her 5-year-old daughter what she was learning at school. The little girl replied, "We're learning to be allies." The mother also said a Gay Straight Alliance club regularly meets in the kindergarten classroom during lunch
  • Senator Barack Obama Reaches Out To LGBT Community in an Exclusive Interview

    09/10/2008 2:07:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 8 replies · 140+ views
    Market watch ^ | 9/10/08 | staff
    WASHINGTON, Sep 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Window Media LLC, the nation's largest gay publishing group announced today that the Washington Blade has landed an exclusive interview with Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama--offering the LGBT community an insider's look at the senator's positions on important issues, such as "Don't Ask Don't Tell," DOMA, ENDA, hate crimes legislation and comprehensive sex education in schools. The interview will appear in Friday's print edition and is already posted online at www.washblade.com, along with an exclusive interview with Obama's openly gay college mentor. "It's gratifying that a major party's presidential candidate is engaging...
  • Billionaire Tim Gill tells DNC delegates his strategy to advance the homosexual cause

    08/26/2008 2:48:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies · 633+ views
    CNA ^ | 8/25/2008
    Gill: “The only way bigots are going to learn is if we take their power away from them" Tim Gill Denver, Aug 25, 2008 / 11:51 pm (CNA).- Tim Gill, a billionaire from Colorado who has funded homosexual activism throughout the United States, spoke at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) Delegates Caucus at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, outlining how he has worked to advance homosexual causes in U.S. politics. Gill endorsed undermining rising politicians critical of homosexual advocacy by targeting donations to benefit their opponents on the state level.Gill, who was introduced at the caucus...
  • Calif. court: Homosexual rights trump religious freedom

    08/19/2008 6:38:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies · 430+ views
    One News Now ^ | August 19, 2008 | Jeff Johnson
    The same California Supreme Court that created a "right" to homosexual "marriage" earlier this year has now ruled that the state may force healthcare professionals to provide services that support an immoral and physically dangerous lifestyle. California's highest court was unanimous in its decision on Monday that Christian doctors may not refuse to perform artificial insemination for homosexual patients. (See "California court says no religious exemption for doctors") Attorney Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), reacts to the ruling. "This is a clear violation of the fundamental rights of individuals to live and practice their faith," he...
  • "Gay Genes" May Be Good for Women

    06/22/2008 11:19:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 64 replies · 305+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 18 June 2008 | Michael Balter
    As gay couples race to the altar in California this week, scientists may have found an answer to the so-called gay paradox. Studies suggest that homosexuality is at least partly genetic. And although homosexuals have far fewer children than heterosexuals, so-called gay genes apparently survive in the population. A new study bolsters support for an intriguing idea: These same genes may increase fertility in women. Despite some tantalizing leads over the past 2 decades, researchers have yet to isolate any genes directly linked to homosexuality. Nevertheless, a number of studies have shown that male homosexuals have more gay male relatives...
  • Court: Gay marriage in Canada should be recognized in New York

    02/01/2008 5:19:34 PM PST · by jmyrlefuller · 25 replies · 567+ views
    An appeals court has ruled that a gay couple's marriage in Canada should be recognized in New York. The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court on Friday reversed a judge's ruling in 2006 that Monroe Community College did not have to extend health benefits to an employee's lesbian partner. Patricia Martinez, a word processing supervisor, sued the school in 2005, arguing that it granted benefits to heterosexual married couples but denied them to Martinez and her partner, Lisa Ann Golden. The couple formalized their relationship in a civil union ceremony in Vermont in 2001 and were married in Canada in...
  • Gay rights advocates expect House to pass federal ban on job discrimination

    09/17/2007 7:29:09 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 34 replies · 456+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 17, 2007
    Gay rights advocates expect Congress will soon move closer to approving a federal ban on job discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender workers. Rep. Barney Frank, a leading proponent, predicts the ban will win House approval in coming weeks. But he and other gay rights supporters are less optimistic about the fight ahead in the narrowly divided Senate, where they would need 60 votes — rather than a simple majority — to overcome anticipated GOP stall tactics, such as a filibuster. "You don't know if anything can pass the Senate," said Frank, D-Mass., one of two openly gay members of...
  • Obscuring yearbook photo of a male kissing boyfriend is illegal, gay advocate says

    06/24/2007 5:52:34 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 63 replies · 2,099+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | June 24, 2007 | JONATHAN CASIANO
    A gay-rights group is demanding an apology from Newark School Superintendent Marion Bolden for ordering her staff to black out a picture of a gay couple kissing be fore distributing copies of the yearbook to students at East Side High School. Calling the directive homophobic and unlawful, Steven Goldstein, chairman of Garden State Equality, said yesterday the school also should redistribute a new batch of uncensored yearbooks at the district's expense. "This action by the school district will have an unspeakably vile chilling effect on other gay and lesbian students coming out," Goldstein said. "Her (Bolden) trying to erase a...
  • 'Vegas of gay marriage'

    06/18/2007 1:22:44 AM PDT · by tuesday afternoon · 20 replies · 907+ views
    Chicago Sun-TImes ^ | 6/17/07 | Ken Maguire
    MASS. | Repeal of 1913 law would let out-of-state couples wed, too BOSTON -- Fresh off the success of defending gay marriage from its latest attack, advocates say they have one more fight in Massachusetts: repealing a 1913 law that bars same-sex couples in most other states from coming here to get married. Some say the law -- which says couples cannot be married here unless their unions would be legal in their home states -- has its roots in the effort to block interracial marriage, and plan to try to get it repealed. » Click to enlarge image Supporters...
  • Philly City Council Ends 79-Year Boy Scout Lease Over Refusal to Accept Homosexual Leaders

    06/01/2007 5:08:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies · 1,551+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/1/07 | Gudrun Schultz
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Philadelphia City Council voted yesterday to end a nearly 80-year-old lease held by the Boy Scouts local branch over the group's adherence to a national policy banning actively homosexual leaders. The ongoing dispute pitted the Scouts' Cradle of Liberty Council against homosexual activists over the organization's refusal to adopt an official policy welcoming homosexuals into leadership. The City, under pressure by activist groups, wants the Scouts to either alter the organization's policy or start paying market rent for the use of the historical Beaux Arts building, where the Scout headquarters has been...
  • Incestuous German pair fight case

    02/20/2007 7:57:39 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 66 replies · 3,412+ views
    BBC News ^ | February 20 2007
    A German brother and sister who live as a couple and have four children are going to Germany's highest court to try to legalise their relationship. The pair are currently drawing up an appeal to take before Germany's constitutional court. They argue they are being denied the right to sexual freedom.
  • Will Poland face its homophobic demons?

    01/17/2007 10:53:50 AM PST · by lizol · 40 replies · 1,132+ views
    gay.com ^ | 17 January, 2007
    Will Poland face its homophobic demons? Stewart Who?, GAY.COM Wednesday 17 January, 2007 13:39 | More from this date | There are hopes for a monument in the centre of Poland’s capital city to commemorate the ‘Pink Triangle’ gays who were slaughtered in Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War. More gays were excecuted in Nazi concentration camps in Poland than in any other country invaded by Hitler during the Second World War. Between 20,000 and 40,000 died in the horrific Auschwitz camp in south west Poland. “We have to build this monument so that the people will not...
  • The Secret Gay Network

    11/30/2006 6:40:37 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 44 replies · 1,826+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Nov 29, 2006 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a major new development confirming our theory that radical gay activists were behind the Mark Foley scandal, the mysterious source responsible for exposing Foley's behavior has been identified as an employee of the Human Rights Campaign. This is the radical homosexual organization that functions as an adjunct of the national Democratic Party...
  • N.Y. Plans to Make Gender Personal Choice

    11/06/2006 9:24:11 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 134 replies · 2,252+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/07/06 | DAMIEN CAVE
    Separating anatomy from what it means to be a man or a woman, New York City is moving forward with a plan to let people alter the sex on their birth certificate even if they have not had sex-change surgery. Under the rule being considered by the city’s Board of Health, which is likely to be adopted soon, people born in the city would be able to change the documented sex on their birth certificates by providing affidavits from a doctor and a mental health professional laying out why their patients should be considered members of the opposite sex, and...
  • Congressional pension denied to [Congressman] Studd's [homosexual] spouse

    10/18/2006 9:24:23 AM PDT · by XR7 · 60 replies · 1,830+ views
    TheTranscript ^ | 10/18/06 | Evan Lehmann
    WASHINGTON — Gerry Studds, the nation's first openly gay congressman, pushed the country to another landmark development when he died Saturday — the federal government, for perhaps the first time, will deny death benefits to a congressman's gay spouse. The federal government does not recognize the 2004 marriage between Studds and Dean Hara, providing a high-profile demonstration of the limitations of Massachusetts' gay marriage law — while highlighting maneuvering in Washington that has neutralized it and similar state laws. "A gay spouse will not receive any sort of pension or annuity or anything like that," said Chad Cowan, a spokesman...
  • R.I. Lesbians Win Right to Wed in Mass.

    10/08/2006 7:41:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 778+ views
    AP ^ | 10/8/6 | BRANDIE M. JEFFERSON
    Attleboro, Mass -- A lesbian couple from Rhode Island who won the right to marry in Massachusetts held their ceremony Sunday. After being denied a marriage license in Massachusetts, Wendy Becker and Mary Norton challenged a 1913 state law that prohibits out-of-state residents from marrying if the union would not be permitted in their home state. They argued that same-sex marriage was not specifically banned in Rhode Island. Superior Court Judge Thomas Connolly agreed last month, saying he saw no evidence of a "constitutional amendment, statute, or controlling appellate decision" making same-sex marriage illegal in Rhode Island. Rhode Island Gov....
  • Page Scandal Makes America Look Silly

    10/08/2006 9:37:44 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 24 replies · 1,394+ views
    The Sun ^ | 10/08/06 | Mark Steyn
    In London, sex scandals come along every other week. You name it, British parliamentarians do it: three-in-a-bed, auto-erotic asphyxiation, gay teen flagellation, getting your toes sucked while wearing the soccer kit of Chelsea Football Club. But at least at Westminster, sex scandals require actual sex. That the governing party of the world's only superpower could be felled by one creepy pervert's masturbatory e-mails and IMs is an event historians will marvel at. Granted that the Roman Empire in its death throes got hung up on gay sex, the American hyperpower seems set to be the first to collapse over gay...
  • Gay Community Analyzes Foley Resignation (Libs Blame 'Closeted Lifestyle')

    10/02/2006 7:40:50 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 20 replies · 1,041+ views
    Bradenton Herald ^ | Oct 1, 2006
    Gay community analyzes Foley resignation Originally posted on October 01, 2006 MIAMI — "He was a homophobe who needed to be exposed," said journalist Michael Rogers, whose Web site, www.blogactive.com/, reported on Florida Rep. Mark Foley for three years. "I first started to report on Foley in March 2003," said Rogers, who is gay. "The reason why — he's anti-gay. He voted for the Defense of Marriage Act and has not renounced that vote. He refused to acknowledge that he supported the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.' He would not sign on as a co-sponsor. He should be held...
  • Multiple partnerships fueling AIDS epidemic (Captain Obvious Alert!)

    08/15/2006 7:23:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 584+ views
    In Swaziland they are called "lishendes" -- multiple concurrent sexual partners -- and they are the driving factor behind the HIV epidemic in southern Africa, said researchers on Monday at the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto. Instead of casual sexual encounters with multiple partners, established partnerships outside of marriage are fueling a generalized epidemic in southern African countries. These partnerships often involve inconsistent condom use and occur in the context of low rates of male circumcision. At the conference in a presentation titled "Prevention Works: What's The Evidence," researchers put forward evidence for various HIV prevention programs aimed at...
  • Street's Ousting Of The Boy Scouts An Act Of Political Coward

    08/02/2006 2:55:00 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 7 replies · 343+ views
    The Evening Bulletin ^ | 08/02/2006 | GREGORY J. SULLIVAN
    Street's Ousting Of The Boy Scouts An Act Of Political Cowardicehttp://www.theeveningbulletin.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16997240 http://tinyurl.com/qhhrm 08/02/2006 By: GREGORY J. SULLIVAN, Special To The Evening Bulletin The decision by Mayor John Street and supported by the Fairmount Park Commission to punish the Cradle of Liberty Council of the Boy Scouts of America for its adherence to the organization's long-standing prohibition on openly homosexual members and leaders is the triumph of political correctness over sound policy. What is more, it is a betrayal of an organization and, most especially, the young boys who desperately need the moral instruction of the Scouts more than ever. Since...
  • Games brought freedom, joy to two rural men in love

    07/25/2006 7:51:01 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 63 replies · 1,900+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7/25/2006 | Mark Konkol
    Athletically speaking, Gay Games VII was a joke. Everybody knows true competition shouldn't include hefty figure skaters, any kind of line dancing or games best played with a beer in your hand. More than winning medals and breaking records, Gay Games participants talked of the importance of participating, having fun, being "out and proud," making strides toward a more accepting America and all that jazz. All around Chicagoland, guys kissed guys in the on-deck circle. Girls kissed girls between billiard matches. They didn't feel afraid or scared or judged. And in those eight days of reprieve -- something special happened...
  • India Government AIDS Body Urges Legalization of Sodomy (Barf Alert!)

    07/21/2006 1:50:32 PM PDT · by DBeers · 23 replies · 661+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 21, 2006 | Gudrun Schultz
    India Government AIDS Body Urges Legalization of Sodomy NEW DELHI, India, July 21, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – India’s National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) has joined the efforts of activist organizations to decriminalize homosexual behaviour, saying the ban on homosexual activity is driving HIV/AIDS infections underground. NACO, the regulatory government body responsible for efforts to control the spread of the infection, filed a statement in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday in support of a petition put forth by a local AIDS group that asks that the law against homosexual activity be lifted. UNAID and other non-governmental organizations are also backing the...
  • Dakota, 12, to star in 'disturbing paedophile film'

    07/21/2006 8:47:28 AM PDT · by Akeirook · 174 replies · 5,013+ views
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=396762&in_page_id=1773 War of the Worlds star Dakota, 12, has signed up to appear in Hounddog. The screenplay calls for Fanning's character to be raped in one explicit scene and to appear naked or clad only in "underpants" in several other horrifying moments. A source close to the film said: "The two taboos in Hollywood are child abuse and the killing of animals. "In this movie, both things happen." Fanning's mother, Joy, and her Hollywood agent, Cindy Osbrink, see the movie, written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier, as a possible Oscar vehicle for the pint-size star.
  • Public Display Of Affection Was Inappropriate

    07/13/2006 2:43:21 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 68 replies · 3,111+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 13 Jult 2006 | Marie LeDuc
    Public display of affection was inappropriate Thursday, July 13, 2006 My family enjoyed our first visit to your clean and beautiful city on June 24 and 25, as we arrived to deliver our daughter to a summer camp. After a much longer than anticipated drive, we arrived at our destination at 10:30 p.m., unloading our bags at the only possible spot at the hotel: curbside at the Courtyard Marriott on Spring Street. My three children were treated to an eyeful of amorous behavior by the lesbians seated on a public bench, not 10 feet away from us and directly in...
  • NEA Delegates Endorse Same-Sex "Marriage"

    07/10/2006 12:08:17 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies · 375+ views
    azconservative ^ | 8 July 2006 | John Semmens
    The National Education Association (NEA) has voted overwhelmingly to endorse same-sex "marriages." The action goes beyond "tolerance" to "acceptance" of the homosexual lifestyle as "normal" and "beautiful." Critics of the measure have suggested that the union is venturing far afield from the objectives of educating the young and obtaining better pay and working conditions for teachers. "This whole issue is controversial and tangential to our goals," said Norman Person, an NEA member from California. "I don't see how it helps kids or teachers." Franklin Butz, a gay member from New Jersey had the opposite view. "Educating the young about alternative...
  • Gay Pride Month: Communists stand in solidarity

    06/23/2006 7:40:19 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 45 replies · 834+ views
    The following statement was issued June 21 by the Communist Party USA and Young Communist League in honor of Pride Month. The month of June has been designated as Pride Month in celebration of the struggles and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the United States. This coming weekend marks the anniversary of the uprising that occurred at the Stonewall Inn on June 27, 1969, in New York City. The uprising, in response to bar raids and attacks by the police, was led by working-class gay and transgender people, many of whom were Black or Latino, and...
  • MCG'S LOVE NEST (GAY GOV, PAL BUYING $1.5M PAD IN JERSEY)

    06/22/2006 6:20:37 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 136 replies · 1,884+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 22, 2006 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI
    Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey and his partner are about to become homeowners. The couple is scheduled to close next week on a $1.5 million Colonial in the Union County city of Plainfield, several people close to the couple told The Associated Press yesterday. Those who spoke to the AP did so on the condition of anonymity because the transaction has yet to close. The home, built in 1914, has eight bedrooms, four bathrooms, five fireplaces, and gardens by famed landscape architect Frederick Olmsted, who designed Central Park. The nation's first openly gay governor and his investment-adviser partner, Mark...
  • Presbyterian church opens door to gay clergy

    06/20/2006 4:14:32 PM PDT · by RDTF · 72 replies · 1,929+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2006 | Verna Gates
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - The largest U.S. Presbyterian Church body approved a measure on Tuesday that would open the way for the ordination of gays and lesbians under certain circumstances. The new policy was approved on a vote of 57-43 percent among 500 church representatives at the biennial meeting of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. It gives local church organizations more leeway in deciding if gays can be ordained as lay deacons and elders as well as clergy, provided they are faithful to the church's core values. "It permits local governing bodies to examine candidates on a wider criterion than sexual...