Results tagged “Lesbian” from Last Word

"This is a unique precedent for our country. It is the first time that a gay marriage has been recognized in Italy." -- Sergio Lo Giudice, Italian Senator and former president of Arcigay, Italy's largest national gay organization, speaking with Reuters. Sen. Guidice's statement refers to Stefano Bucci and Stefano Chigiotti, an Italian couple who married in New York in ... [Read]

“By controlling for variables that might otherwise impact child outcomes, this study provides further evidence that raising children in families headed by same-sex couples is not a significant predictor of adolescent-parent relationships or of a child’s psychological adjustment.” -- Henny Bos, Ph.D., principal investigator of a study that compared 51 Dutch children born to lesbian couples with 51 demographically similar ... [Read]

“By controlling for variables that might otherwise impact child outcomes, this study provides further evidence that raising children in families headed by same-sex couples is not a significant predictor of adolescent-parent relationships or of a child’s psychological adjustment.” -- Henny Bos, Ph.D., principal investigator of a study that compared 51 Dutch children born to lesbian couples with 51 demographically similar ... [Read]

"Funny how just being decent is starting to seem radical these days." -- A post on the Facebook page of Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria in Tucson, Az. The post accompanied a shot of a sign front and center of the pizzeria's window, which reads "We reserve the right to refuse service to Arizona legislators," in response to a bill passed ... [Read]

"You beat a woman and drag her down a flight of stairs, pulling her hair out by the roots? You're the fourth guy taken in the NFL draft. You kill people while driving drunk? That guy's welcome. Players caught in hotel rooms with illegal drugs and prostitutes? We know they're welcome. Players accused of rape and pay the woman to ... [Read]

"Despite the fact that it’s the 21st century and America is so proud of being a free country, sometimes incomprehensible things happen in our society. There is racism and discrimination. I fight against that. I demand more tolerance, especially for homosexuals, who of course should be allowed to marry." Despite the fact that it’s the 21st century and America is ... [Read]

"I am an openly proud gay man." -- Michael Sam, defensive lineman for the Missouri Tigers, in an interview with ESPN. Named the Associated Press' "SEC Defensive Player of the Year," Sam is eligible for the NFL draft in May, and, if selected, could become the sport's first openly gay player. Watch the ESPN interview below. Follow @metroweekly Join our ... [Read]

"Their actions today are undeniable proof that their ‘anti-propaganda’ law is being applied widely to restrict the basic rights of LGBT people and our allies." -- Ty Cobb, director of HRC's Global Engagement program, responding to news that four LGBT-activists were arrested in St. Petersburg, Russia after displaying a banner reading "Discrimination is incompatible with the Olympic Movement. Principle 6. ... [Read]

“They're living together, they have their own nest. We even saw them trying to mate a few weeks ago. They're also acting as if they were nesting. Obviously they don't have their own egg, but they’re doing everything like a couple of male and female.” – Mor Porat, a zookeeper at Israel’s Ramat Gan Zoological Center, speaking about two ... [Read]

"Whenever freedom and equality are affirmed, our country becomes stronger. By giving loving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry if they choose, Hawaii exemplifies the values we hold dear as a nation. I've always been proud to have been born in Hawaii, and today's vote makes me even prouder. And Michelle and I extend our best wishes to ... [Read]

Did actress Raven-Symone just come out?

Posted by JD Uy
August 3, 2013 12:44 PM |
Raven-Symonè, a former "Cosby Show" actress and psychic teen star of Disney's "That's So Raven," posted a message on Twitter yesterday that excited many of her half-million followers: I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you — Raven-Symonè (@MissRavenSymone) August 2, 2013 Symonè has been the subject of public speculation about her sexual orientation for some time. More ... [Read]

Civil unions begin in Colorado

Posted by Will O'Bryan
May 1, 2013 11:01 AM |
"Our commitment doesn't change, but we will have a burden lifted off our shoulders. Loving and committed couples need legal protections." Anna Simon, who with her partner, Fran Simon, was the first to receive a Colorado civil union certificate, at 12:02 a.m. today, Denver time, one minute after the law took effect. (Associated Press)   ... [Read]

"The truth is we don't have enough openly gay and lesbian MPs being selected for parliament; just as we don't have enough black and minority ethnic MPs and we don't have enough women MPs. Parliament ought to represent the country -- it ought to look like the country that we stand for and represent." -- Shadow Home Secretary and ... [Read]

"When visitors or residents are subjected to discrimination, they suffer the sting of indignity, humiliation and outrage, but we are all demeaned and our society diminished by unlawful discrimination." William Hoshijo, executive director of the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, commenting on the case of a California couple who sued a Hawaiian bed and breakfast for denying them a room ... [Read]

"Parliament is due to pass legislation shortly to allow for the first child of Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge to rule as monarch regardless of whether they are a boy or a girl. Now Labour MP Paul Flynn is gathering support for an amendment that will extend the protection to include the ... [Read]

ABC reports that Charlie Rogers, a lesbian and former basketball player, is being accused by police in Lincoln, Nebraska of falsely reporting a hate crime. According to the report, Rogers has been arrested and charged. Jim Peschong, the Lincoln Police Chief, is quoted as saying about gloves found at the scene and homphobic words allegedly cut into Rogers' skin by ... [Read]

Three important state legislators helped to rally support for Maryland's same-sex marriage bill on Sunday, Jan. 29, at a church in the city of Frederick. Delegate Galen Clagett, Senator Ron Young, and Senator Rob Garagiola (all Democrats) were joined by Attorney General Doug Gansler. Together they addressed a capacity crowd of 200, most of whom were there to represent a ... [Read]

''I think I might throw up. I might even turn this into a fart joke -- there might be some gastrointestinal distress.... There reaches a time in everybody's life -- you know, I've always been a very private person... I've always been an outspoken supporter of gay rights. I've reached my tipping to point to say, 'I'm a gay ... [Read]

Portia de Rossi changing surname to DeGeneres

Posted by JD Uy
August 11, 2010 10:24 AM |
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petition: PORTIA DE ROSSI filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Portia de Rossi Proposed name: Portia Lee James DeGeneres From a Los Angeles, CA Superior Court document that shows that actress Portia de Rossi is going to take on the surname of her wife, Ellen ... [Read]

''The complainant hit the defendant with a handheld laundry iron about the head several times. The defendant pulled out her service revolver, which was loaded, and she shot twice.'' David Smith, District Attorney for NY, telling the New York Post about a violent altercation between Ekeythia Dunston and Erica Legall, a lesbian couple that allegedly got in an argument ... [Read]