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  • Blanket ban on Gay Leaders must be Abandoned, Robert Gates tells Boys Scouts in Atlanta

    05/21/2015 4:02:14 PM PDT · by Cecily · 76 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    An unexpected thunderclap, from the Associated Press: NEW YORK— The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles. In a speech in Atlanta to the Scouts’ national annual meeting, Gates referred to recent moves by Scout councils in New York City and elsewhere to defy the ban. “The status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained,” he said. Gates said no change in the policy would be...
  • The flight, the sex toy and the lawsuit

    05/19/2015 3:52:24 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    News.Com.Au ^ | May 18, 2015
    EVEN though their lawsuit against United Airlines has been dismissed, a gay couple from maintains that they were deliberately victimized by the airline. Christopher Bridgeman and husband Martin Borger sued the airline for invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress following their trip to Costa Rica... However, when they proceeded to the luggage carousel, the couple claim their bag had been rifled through and a previously packed sex toy was taped to the outside. In testimony heard this week, Bridgeman said both he and his husband suffer from anxiety and other physiological issues as a result of the...
  • Gallup: Less Than 1% of Adult Population Part of a Same-Sex Couple

    04/29/2015 7:58:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 29, 2015 | Michael Morris
    According to a recent Gallup survey, of the total U.S. adult population (approximately 243 million U.S. adults), less than 1 percent, only .8 percent (approximately 2 million U.S. adults), are part of a same-sex couple.The same survey finds that approximately .3 percent (.3%) of U.S. adults are married to a same-sex spouse, a mere .5 percent (.5%) identify as being in a same-sex domestic partnership and, of the estimated .8 percent (.8%) of the total U.S. adult population that are a part of a same-sex couple, 780,000 are married. In other words, of the estimated 2 million adults that are...
  • CDC Official: We’re Seeing ‘Epidemic of Syphilis’ Among Gay Men

    04/25/2015 11:38:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 141 replies
    CNS ^ | April 23, 2015 | Penny Starr
    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official cited an “epidemic” of syphilis among homosexual men during an event Thursday by a lobbying group pushing for an increase in federal funding for sexually transmitted disease prevention from $157 million to $212 million. “We’re also seeing what we are calling pretty much an epidemic of syphilis among men who have sex with men – that really started in the early – 2000, 2002, but we’ve seen a dramatic increase since 2008,” Dr. Gail Bolan, director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, said at a briefing by the National Coalition of STD...
  • Auto Shop Owner Brian Klawiter Remains Defiant

    04/22/2015 7:17:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 4/22/15 | Dave Blount
    Do we own our own businesses, or do we work at them on a sharecropper basis, keeping only those revenues allowed to us by the actual owners, who are the moonbat social engineers running the government? Maybe Brian Klawiter was attempting to answer this question when he defied authorities by declaring that open demonstrations of homosexual behavior are not welcome in his Grandville, Michigan auto shop.So far Big Government has not felt the need to grind Klawiter under its heel. As survivors of 1930s Germany can attest, freelance thugs will eagerly do the government’s dirty work in the early stages...
  • George Washington and most of Jamestown had gay sex... and John Wilkes Booth was one of Abraham [tr]

    04/15/2015 1:43:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 216 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2015 | Alexandra Klaunser
    Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were gay, says a new book by a gay activist and award winning writer. Larry Kramer, 79, says he believes what's written in his history book is true though he is selling it as fiction to avoid legal troubles. In Volume One of his two part book 'The American People,' Kramer says that Abraham Lincoln was gay and his killer John Wilkes Booth was actually Lincoln's spurned gay lover. 'We know that Abraham Lincoln was gay,' Kramer told CBS in an interview about the book which came out this month.
  • CBS4 Investigation: TSA Screeners At DIA Manipulated System To Grope Men’s Genitals

    04/14/2015 2:50:54 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | April 13, 2015 | Brian Maass
    A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers.
  • The Case Against Gay Marriage: Top Law Firms Won’t Touch It

    04/12/2015 3:53:21 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 55 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/11/15 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — The stacks of Supreme Court briefs filed on both sides of the same-sex marriage cases to be heard this month are roughly the same height. But they are nonetheless lopsided: There are no major law firms urging the justices to rule against gay marriage. Leading law firms are willing to represent tobacco companies accused of lying about their deadly products, factories that spew pollution, and corporations said to be complicit in torture and murder abroad. But standing up for traditional marriage has turned out to be too much for the elite bar. The arguments have been left to...
  • Gays in America and Overcoming the “Ick” Factor

    04/11/2015 6:56:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2015 | Liz Harrison
    Normally, I would not even think about the concept of digging into my past studies in sociology when writing anything for the political arena, but when it comes to social issues, focusing purely on politics can definitely do everyone a disservice. When it comes to the latest round of gay rights activists trying to push their agenda on the masses, I decided it was time to drag out the sociology at least a little. Erick Erickson observations here on the gay rights movement pushing their agenda too hard when it comes to religion were spot on. However, examining just the legal and...
  • Obama: Ban Parents from Having Children Counseled Not to be ‘LGBTQ+’

    04/09/2015 6:57:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 318 replies
    CNS ^ | April 8, 2015
    President Barack Obama, through a statement posted Wednesday night on the White House website by adviser Valerie Jarrett, backed legislation that would ban parents from having their children counseled not to be what Jarrett called "LGBTQ+". “As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors,” Jarrett said in the White House statement. “Conversion therapy generally refers to any practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity,” said the statement. “Often, this practice is used on minors, who lack the...
  • THE GAY RIGHTS AGENDA STOPS AT THE DOOR TO MY CHURCH–AND MY BUSINESS

    04/04/2015 7:44:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2015 | by ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY
    I have a dream. I have a dream that I will wake up one day in a country where we don’t have to go to court or pass a law to protect our fundamental natural rights—from the government. I have a dream of a place where elected officials have so much regard for the Constitution that they memorize it like Scripture, in order to not sin against it. I have a dream about a country where it doesn’t matter if you are on the right or the left, because you have so much respect for the freedoms you were given...
  • Carter Selects Fanning as First Openly Gay Pentagon Chief of Staff

    02/21/2015 6:48:17 PM PST · by PROCON · 74 replies
    military.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | Richard Sisk
    New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has chosen former acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning to become his chief of staff and the first openly gay man to hold the post. Fanning, currently the Air Force undersecretary, was a key member of the transition team along with Army Maj. Gen. Ron Davis that guided Carter through his Senate confirmation hearings to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. As chief of staff, Fanning will have major sway over Carter's schedule and access to his office. Davis was expected to become military adviser to Carter.
  • The Most Surprising Gay Marriage Poll We've Seen In A While [retread zot]

    02/18/2015 3:41:54 PM PST · by Dalek · 87 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/17/15 | Aaron Blake
    Everyone wants to know whether Jeb Bush can survive his support for Common Core and comprehensive immigration reform in today's Republican Party. One deal-breaker that might surprise people, though: His opposition to gay marriage. NBC News and Marist College are out with a batch of new 2016 primary polls. And as you might expect, Common Core, immigration reform, belief in man-made climate change and support for raising taxes on the wealthy are among those with the potential to alienate lots of conservatives. But according to the polls, so does opposition to gay marriage--an issue on which Bush agrees with basically...
  • Wounded warrior outraged as ‘rainbow’ flag flies at military installation

    02/15/2015 9:52:54 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 2/5/14 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Wounded warrior retired Senior Airman Brian Kolfage was startled by a strange sight as he wound his way through Davis Mountain Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. — Old Glory, with rainbow stripes replacing the alternating red and white. It was a sight one might see at University of California, Berkeley, perhaps — but a military base? “For those of you with military ties, you’ll understand the stark contrast between military and civilian life, and ultimately know duty comes before self,” he wrote for The Blaze. “More specifically, it’s one of the Air Force’s three core values that is drilled...
  • Kerry to Appoint LGBT Special Envoy, Must Be Gay to Apply

    02/11/2015 4:13:26 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 34 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/11/15 | Steve Berman
    This is so expected.  First, the “gay pride” flag was flown over the U.S. Embassy in Madrid.  Then it was Israel’s turn to hoist the rainbow ensign over the embassy in Tel Aviv.  Now, Secretary of State John Kerry will appoint an LGBT special envoy. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said US Secretary of State John Kerry would “soon” make the appointment. “It will be an openly gay foreign service officer. We don’t have a finalized name yet. But we will announce soon,” Harf said. Resume qualifications for this position:  be openly gay.  It’s not like there’s any discrimination going...
  • Michael Sam engaged; proposed to boyfriend in Vatican City

    01/17/2015 9:10:10 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 85 replies
    Fox2now.com ^ | 1/16/15 | Kevin S. Held
    VATICAN CITY – Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, got engaged to boyfriend Vito Cammisano last week while on vacation in Italy. Popular entertainment and gossip site TMZ mentioned the news on January 8, but Michael Sam kept silent on social media until January 16, when he tweeted out the following photo: Sam popped the question atop St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
  • Embattled Atlanta Fire Chief Cochran Fired [Gay v. Christian]

    01/06/2015 5:22:21 PM PST · by madprof98 · 34 replies
    City of Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been fired, Mayor Kasim Reed announced in an afternoon press conference on Tuesday. The announcemet comes after Cochran was suspended for one month without pay after reportedly publishing a paperback book with, what Reed called, "disturbing sentiments about the LGBT community." Mayor Reed listed among the reasons motivating his decision the fact that Cochran wrote a book with inflammatory language without asking permission from him and that he spoke out during the investigation. Reed stressed that this was not about Cochran's religious beliefs but about the judgment to publish a book that...
  • Beyond marriage, challenges ahead for gay rights groups (no agenda, eh?)

    01/01/2015 6:10:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 1, 2015 4:23 PM EST | David Crary
    Even as same-sex marriage edges closer to becoming legal nationwide, gay rights advocates face other challenges in 2015 that may not bring quick victories. In Congress, for example, liberal Democrats plan to introduce civil rights bills in the House and Senate that would outlaw a broad range of discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. However, Republicans will control both chambers in the new Congress, and there is no sign that GOP leaders will help the bills advance. Absent such a federal law, activists will seek to pass more nondiscrimination laws at the state and local levels, but some...
  • 200 Fort Carson soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving with safe return from Afghanistan (gay photo)

    12/20/2014 9:32:25 AM PST · by dennisw · 21 replies
    stripes.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | By Debbie Kelley
    ) — The old saying, "Home for the holidays" carried special meaning Thursday, when another 195 Fort Carson soldiers made it back to Colorado Springs from Afghanistan just in time for a turkey dinner with their loved ones. Tears, hugs and gratitude were as abundant as the pumpkin pie to come. "It gives a new meaning to the word 'Thanksgiving,'" said Lt. Brian Solomonson, kissing his daughter, Sophia, who was born on Thanksgiving Day last year. The homecoming marked the return of nearly all of the 2,500 deployed soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Another 250 soldiers with...
  • Top ‘Gays in the Military’ Activist Charged With Forcible Sodomy

    12/13/2014 9:10:10 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 179 replies
    Barbwire ^ | Dec 12, 2014 | By Jonah Bennett – BarbWire guest contributor
    A prominent activist for homosexual rights in the military is awaiting trial for forcible sodomy and abusive sexual contact, the Washington Blade reports. Air Force Lt. Joshua Seefried was initially charged in April, a development that went largely unreported by the media. The charges came about after complaints from U.S. Marine Lt. Edgar Luna, who is also homosexual. On a weekend in May of 2012, Seefried had gathered with a group of homosexual military officers in New York City. Luna was also present, and the group was celebrating the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which Seefried’s...
  • U.S. pastor faces ‘crimes against humanity’ charges for opposing gay agenda

    12/12/2014 7:09:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 75 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/11/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    U.S. pastor and pro-family activist Scott Lively The First Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed a lawsuit to proceed against U.S. pastor Scott Lively accusing him of “crimes against humanity” for his overseas activism opposing the homosexual agenda.The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages "to be determined at trial" and a declaration that he violated "the laws of nations" by speaking against homosexual “rights.”Pastor Scott Lively, who recently completed an unsuccessful bid for governor of Massachusetts, was sued in 2012 by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of "Sexual Minorities Uganda." The Ugandan homosexual activist group claims Lively’s speeches...
  • 'Gay men are more misogynistic than straight men': Charmed actress Rose McGowan blasts gay community

    11/06/2014 6:00:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 6, 2014 | Pete D'Amato
    Rose McGowan apologized Wednesday on Twitter for making generalizations about the gay community but reaffirmed comments she made about misogyny among gay men last month. While a guest on author Bret Easton Ellis's podcast, McGowan spoke about her frustration with gay men not supporting feminists causes, with some comments drawing criticism from the gay community. 'Gay men are as misogynistic as straight men, if not more so,' the actor claimed. 'I have an indictment of the gay community right now, I’m actually really upset with them.'
  • ‘Gay’ DNC Bundler, Founder of HRC Charged with Raping Boy

    11/23/2014 2:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Matt Barber
    “It seems to me that in the gay community the people who should be running interference for NAM/BLA are the parents and friends of gays. Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world.” – Harry Hay, founder of the modern “gay rights” movement None of it matters: Neither common sense, nor an abundance of victim testimony, peer-reviewed studies, nor their own loathsome admissions and actions....
  • Gay rights activist, 66, who raised for Obama, indicted for 'sexually abusing 15-year-old boy'

    11/22/2014 6:46:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/14 | Mia De Graaf
    A high profile gay rights activist and Democrat fundraiser has been charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy with his boyfriend. Terry Bean, 66, co-founded two of the biggest national campaign groups and raised more than $500,000 for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid. He was arrested at his home in southwest Portland on Wednesday and indicted with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sex abuse.
  • Thousands petition against "19 Kids and Counting" for LGBTQ "fear mongering"

    11/19/2014 2:53:52 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 25 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | DARIAN LUSK
    The one thing cropping up faster than children for the Duggar family is controversy. A petition on Change.org urging TLC to cancel the family's reality show, "19 Kids and Counting," is gaining momentum. "End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars," a letter posted on petition page reads. "The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people. You need to take a stand on the side of justice and cancel their show." The petition currently has over 12,500 signatures. Last week, the couple posted a Facebook photo of them kissing and encouraged...
  • Gay Blood Donation Ban Could Be Lifted: Gay men may donate blood if abstinent for a year.

    11/14/2014 7:17:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 11/14/2013 | By Nikki Schwab
    Gay men just got a step closer to being able to donate blood. Since 1983, men who have had sex with men anytime since 1977 were barred from donating blood, a policy put in place because of the HIV/AIDs epidemic, which especially ravaged the gay community in its early years. But on Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety voted 16-2 to tweak the ban, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, suggesting instead that men who have had sex with men could give blood, but with a caveat. They’d have to be abstinent for...
  • Four More North Carolina Judges Resign Over Refusal To Conduct Same-Sex Weddings

    11/02/2014 9:49:18 AM PST · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 10/30/14 | Samuel Smith
    Six Magistrates Have Now Stepped Down Because of Gay Marriage LegalizationSince gay marriage was legalized in North Carolina on Oct. 10, at least six North Carolina judges have resigned from their benches because they do not want to go against their Christian faith and conduct wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. While it was reported last week that Rockingham County magistrate John Kallam Jr. and Swain County magistrate Gilbert Breedlove resigned from their positions because of the legalization of gay marriage, media reports have surfaced indicating that at least four other magistrates have done the same. All six magistrates, Kallam, Breedlove,...
  • The Special Treatment Homosexuals Demand

    10/27/2014 7:35:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 10-26-14 | Selwyn Duke
    There is one particular thing that illustrates better than anything else the unreasonableness — and some would say gall — of homosexuality activists. It’s not demanding that bakers, shirt printers, and wedding planners be party to events and expression deeply contrary to their principles, as offensive as that is. What I speak of is something even more fundamental, something again brought to light by the recent Vatican synod on the family. As many know, the synod made news with an unwisely released and widely misrepresented mid-term report containing language that the secular media interpreted as signaling church capitulation on the...
  • NYT: AIDS Activists Oppose Cuomo on Ebola Quarantines

    10/27/2014 9:16:38 AM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 27, 2014 | Josh Barro
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Ebola quarantine policy is drawing strong opposition from people who work closely with him on another infectious disease: AIDS. New York State’s imposition of a 21-day quarantine on health workers who have had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa “is not supported by scientific evidence” and “may have consequences that are the antithesis of effective public health policy,” according to a letter released Monday with signatures from over 100 H.I.V. activists, researchers and clinicians. They consider the state’s quarantine policy unacceptable even though, as Governor Cuomo announced Sunday night, affected people will be able to serve...
  • Transgender Soldiers Meet in DC, Want Ban on Military Service Struck Down

    10/23/2014 2:09:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    Transgender military personnel from a number of American allied countries met in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss what they say are the benefits of allowing open transgenders in active military service. Organized by the American Civil Liberties Union, the conference met in the nation’s Capitol to continue pressure on the Pentagon to allow open transgenders to serve in the U.S. military. Advocates and many in the medical and scientific field believe that people are not born with a specific gender but are assigned one at birth, but that assignment may not match up to the person’s “gender identity” such...
  • This Lesbian’s Daughter Has Had Enough

    10/20/2014 3:54:40 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    My name is Rivka Edelman, and I am the product of same-sex parenting. Recently I published an essay on Public Discourse about the ruthless misogyny that pervades LBGT culture. I pointed out it that it can and will victimize women and children with impunity and then, in America’s narcissistic fugue, get hailed as brave and heroic. Scott Rose has made threats of violence against Ryan T. Anderson, the editor who published my piece on October 2, 2014: Since my essay was published, there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of posts calling me a liar or trying to shame, discredit, intimidate,...
  • Positive correlation between homosexual sex abuse and acceptance of homosexuality: study

    10/16/2014 8:26:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Steve Weatherbe
    In a new study based on Google News reports, controversial family values crusader Paul Cameron says he has found evidence that wherever social and political attitudes towards homosexuality are more positive, sex crimes against minors with a homosexual element are more numerous. Cameron, who is head of the Family Research Institute based in Colorado Springs, released his findings in Rome last week, hoping to influence the Extraordinary Synod on the Family that has Catholic leaders from around the world in the Eternal City. “The Catholic Church is doing something very important,” Cameron told LifeSiteNews. “We hope they will look at...
  • CDC: Gay men represent 2% of the population, 52% of people with HIV

    10/01/2014 3:11:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    CBS ^ | 10-1-14
    Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) make up 2 percent of the U.S. population but are the group most definitively affected by HIV, with 63 percent of those newly infected by HIV representing this group. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly “Morbidity and Mortality” report shows that among persons newly infected with HIV in 2010, 63 percent were men who have sex with other men. Among Americans living with HIV, 52 percent were MSM – and a significant number of men with HIV are not receiving treatment. “Gay, bisexual, and other men who...
  • Homosexual group demands that US State Dept hire special "gay" czar to push LGBT agenda harder!

    09/27/2014 7:23:30 PM PDT · by massmike · 33 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 09/27/2014 | n/a
    On Sept. 4, the homosexual-transgender group "Human Rights Campaign" sent out a blast email demanding that US Secretary of State John Kerry appoint a special “gay czar” in the State Department to coordinate the pressure against countries that have refused to buckle under to the LGBT agenda. The email rants about the “infamous anti-LGBT extremist Scott Lively” who is helping other countries fight back!
  • Ithaca College says male victim was sexually assaulted on campus

    09/21/2014 7:23:23 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    © 2014 THE ITHACA VOICE ^ | 09.21.14 | Jeff Stein
    <p>A male victim was sexually assaulted at Ithaca College shortly after midnight on Sunday, according to the IC Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management.</p> <p>The attack occurred around 12:10 a.m. Sunday on the walking trail behind Wood Field between Circle Apartments and the Terraces, a statement from IC said.</p>
  • “What was once a request to live and let live has now become a demand for approval.”

    09/06/2014 11:35:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | September 6, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I warmly recommend to the readership a column by Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago. His Eminence knocks this one over the fence.We enter in medias res. You can find the whole thing HERE: [...]In recent years, society has brought social and legislative approval to all types of sexual relationships that used to be considered “sinful.” Since the biblical vision of what it means to be human tells us that not every friendship or love can be expressed in sexual relations, the church’s teaching on these issues is now evidence of intolerance for what the civil law upholds and even...
  • No other team wants to pick up openly gay NFL draft pick Michael Sam after ....

    08/31/2014 7:00:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 98 replies
    mail online ^ | Josh Gardner AP
    FULL TITLE: No other team wants to pick up openly gay NFL draft pick Michael Sam after he's cut from the St. Louis Rams Michael Sam was not picked up by any other team Sunday after the NFL's first openly gay draft pick was cut by the St. Louis Rams. Sam's dreams of becoming the first gay NFL player have now been placed on hold. Sam is now free to sign with any NFL practice team. Scroll down for video
  • Michael Sam unclaimed after being cut by Rams (now a "free agent")

    08/31/2014 11:46:57 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 71 replies
    Washingoton Post ^ | August 31 at 2:03 PM | Cindy Boren
    A day after Michael Sam was released by the St. Louis Rams, he remained unclaimed by any other NFL team. Under the league’s waiver process, any team could have claimed him for its 53-player final roster, but none has done so. That means that Sam, the 249th pick in the seventh round of the NFL draft, is now free to sign on as a practice-squad player with any team, although the Rams would seem to be the most likely to add him to the 10-player practice squad. Even if he does sign with the Rams, it’ll be tough for him...
  • Michael Sam cut by Rams

    08/30/2014 1:08:15 PM PDT · by GreenAccord · 205 replies
    espn.com ^ | 8/30/2014 | Nick Wagoner and Adam Schefter
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday, according to multiple league sources. Sam's efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history came up just short in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks. Westbrooks is one of nine defensive linemen to land a roster spot. Sam officially hit waivers Saturday at 4 p.m. ET when all NFL teams had to trim their rosters down to the league-mandated 53 players. From there, the other 31 teams will have 24 hours to put in a claim for Sam.
  • Gay Bathhouses Across US Face An Uncertain Future

    08/23/2014 6:32:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 23, 2014
    Gay Bathhouses Across US Face An Uncertain Future As the number of bathhouses declines, some are adding new amenities and advertising online to keep their doors open Saturday 23 August 2014 11.09 EDT In their heyday in the late 1970s, there were nearly 200 bathhouses in the US. Today, there are fewer than 70 nationwide. Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has...
  • Fringe Factor: 'Gaystapo' Claims Its Latest 'Victim' (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/28/2014 5:22:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 26, 2014 | Olivia Nuzzi
    A newspaper editor was fired after comparing gays to Nazis. Now he claims his First Amendment rights to write stupid things were violated.In April, the goateed editor of the Jasper County, Iowa Newton Daily News, Bob Eschliman, took to his personal blog to talk about Jesus and compare homosexuals to the Gestapo, as one does. When he was then fired, he felt as though he was under attack for his personal choice to live as he pleases — according to his interpretation of the Bible — and presumably saw no irony in that whatsoever. His incendiary post was promptly deleted...
  • 'True Blood' Actor Nelsan Ellis: Former Star Quit Because he Didn't 'Want to Play a Gay Part'

    07/24/2014 4:04:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    <p>When Luke Grimes started on HBO’s “True Blood” last season his character James Kent was wooing a female vampire. But Grimes reportedly quit in December when he found out Kent was bisexual and starting a romantic relationship with a gay character in the seventh and final season.</p>
  • Why Does Political Correctness Mean the Transgender Person Is Always Right?

    07/19/2014 1:44:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    mynorthwest ^ | 7/17/14 | Dori Monson
    I saw a story on KIRO TV about a person on Capitol Hill named Dylan Paul. Dylan Paul is 24 years old and transgender. Dylan was a man and now has breasts. But she still looks very much like a man if you watch the piece. The story reports on what happened when Dylan was working at Pagliacci up on Capitol Hill. She says that a customer mis-gendered her. According to Dylan, she was working at the salad station there and the customer said, 'Thanks man.' And she said, 'Well I'm not a man, I'm a ma'am.' "When he heard...
  • Health survey gives government its first large-scale data on gay, bisexual population

    07/15/2014 3:07:44 PM PDT · by equalator · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-15-2014 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    The National Health Interview Survey, which is the government’s premier tool for annually assessing Americans’ health and behaviors, found that 1.6 percent of adults self-identify as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent consider themselves bisexual.
  • Gay Couples May Soon Have to Choose Between Getting Married and Not Getting Fired

    07/06/2014 5:10:26 AM PDT · by Salman · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | July 3 2014 | Mark Joseph Stern
    The U.S. Constitution protects gay people’s right to marry the person they love. It does not, however, protect them from getting fired for doing so. Throughout the first decade of marriage equality, most states that legalized gay marriage also proscribed anti-gay employment discrimination, rendering this legal dissonance moot. But as more and more states find marriage equality foisted upon them by a judicial mandate, this discordance in rights presents something of a ticking time bomb for the LGBT movement. ...
  • Pride around the world: Riot of color as millions turn out in across the globe for annual LGBT

    07/03/2014 4:49:32 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 26 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 29, 2014 | MIA DE GRAAF and STEPHANIE LINNING
    More than 300,000 people crammed into London's Trafalgar Square today to celebrate Gay Pride - and catch bearded lady Conchita Wurst's first major UK concert. The Austrian drag queen, crowned the winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest, was introduced by Sir Ian McKellen at 5pm to conclude a day of celebrations for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The day started with a huge parade featuring more than 20,000 people - up 25 per cent on last year's 15,000. More than 200 floats and trucks set off from Baker Street this morning, winding through London's streets before...
  • Second Employee Alleges Chase Bank Surveyed Staff's LGBT Loyalty

    07/01/2014 4:59:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7/1/2014 | Austin Ruse
    A second source has confirmed that JP Morgan Chase has asked each of its employees whether they are “an ally of the LGBT community,” which employees have taken as a veiled threat.Each year JP Morgan Chase sends its employees a survey asking questions related to management and other non-controversial issues. A longtime Chase employee told Professor Robert George of Princeton that the survey this year included the following questions for the first time: Are you: 1) A person with disabilities; 2) A person with children with disabilities; 3) A person with a spouse/domestic partner with disabilities; 4) A member of...
  • Gay Pride parades step off across United States

    06/29/2014 11:07:45 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 50 replies
    Gay Pride parades are stepping off around the world, in cities large and small. In the U.S., rainbow flags line the streets of New York City's Fifth Avenue. Politicians including Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) and Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) are among those walking along a lavender line painted on the avenue from midtown Manhattan to the West Village. Marchers are commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots, which are credited with launching the modern gay rights movement. In Chicago, about 1 million people are expected at this year's Gay Pride Parade. It's the first since Illinois'...
  • Weed-Eating Goats Clear Twin Peaks to Prepare for Pride Weekend

    06/21/2014 3:50:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Jun 21, 2014
    Four-legged gardeners will assist with weed mitigation this weekend on San Francisco's Twin Peaks hillside in preparation for Pride Weekend, according to public works officials. A herd of weed-eating goats will chomp their way through the unwieldy vegetation that overtakes the site of the annual Pink Triangle installation. The goats arrived on Thursday and are expected to work throughout the weekend. The 50-or-so goats take the place of machinery and herbicides, and will be supervised day and night by human goat herders, public works officials said. San Francisco city grazing manager Genevieve Church explained that the goats provide benefits beyond...
  • 5 Truths You’re Not Allowed To Say About Gays In America

    06/12/2014 6:52:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | June 10, 2014 | John Hawkins
    It’s hard to have an honest conversation about gay issues because liberals treat anything other than outright celebration of all things gay as “hate.” That doesn’t leave people much room to discuss a complicated issue that involves real human beings who often have to deal with a lot of challenges because of their sexual orientation. If you’re a compassionate person, you have to feel some sympathy when you talk to people who are closeted because they’re afraid that their relatives won’t accept them or someone who feels isolated and alone because his sexual orientation makes it impossible for him to...