April 2011 Archives

Why, when there are so many kids that need homes, is it illegal in Virginia for gay couples to adopt? ''Well, that's a policy decision that's been made a while back. I tell you what the policy is -- is that people who can adopt are either single people, or -- and then there are factors that are in ... [Read]

"I just can't believe somebody would do something like this. And do this to poor animals.... I couldn't get the door open. I could still hear horses kicking. And I tried as hard as I could to get them out, and just couldn't get them out in time...." Brent Whitehouse, a gay man living in McConnelsville, located in Morgan ... [Read]

"Can't blame men for wanting him, and wouldn't be surprised if Dad even mildly flirted back.... When the question arises, it generally speaks more about the person asking.... Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong." Jennifer Grant, 45, daughter of Hollywood movie star Cary Grant. People magazine reports that ... [Read]

Brian Gallivan, better known as Sassy Gay Friend, left the fictional storylines behind on Second City Network's YouTube channel last month to begin man-on-the street interviews. Recently he spoke with some real-life "stupid bitches" about the pending marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. (YouTube.com/TheSecondCityNetwork) ... [Read]

"Maddow is one of the very few gay news anchors in America -- well, one of the very few openly gay news anchors. Does she feel frustration towards an equally well-known news presenter who is widely assumed to be gay but has never come out? For the first time, Maddow pauses: 'I'm sure other people in the business have ... [Read]

"Well, sure. There's all sorts of contractual benefits that [gays] can -- anybody can contract for. But the question is whether we should institutionalize that in public policy. My feeling is that people can live their lives however they want to live it. The question is what are you going to do to try to impact public policy to ... [Read]

''From the moment it was founded, this store became a cultural center for the emerging queer community in the late 1980s.... Events, exhibitions, panel discussions, basically any important gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender author you can think of who published in English gave a reading at A Different Light at some point.'' Gerard Koskovich, of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, ... [Read]

''There are these issues now. It's just that you don't think of them as galvanizing, mainly because they're not so life and death. I cite marriage.... I'm 76, and my partner is 64. I'll obviously die before he does, and the way the laws are written... [it] all goes to taxes because we're not legally federally married and that's ... [Read]

''Tha Title Of That Video Is A Lie.... That Was Not A Female That Was Getting Beat Up.... That Was A Man....He Was Dressed Lik A Woman...And He Was In Tha Females Bathroom Knowing He Was A Man....And When Told To Get Out Tha ladies Bathroom He Got Smart With Everybody So Tha Two Girls Beat Him Up.....It Was ... [Read]

"Suddenly, it goes from the 50 people here in this room to potentially the entire world [who get] to hear your wedding. And the more interesting the people are, the better it is. And if you're getting married here, you're really interesting.... If you're getting married in hockey jerseys, and making me wear a referee jersey, and you're gay, ... [Read]

Pop icon and 68-year-old gay father Elton John tells ABC's Barbara Walters that Lady Gaga is his son Zachary's godmother. Watch the full video online at ABC 20/20 (via Daily Mail). "Yes, yes she is [godmother].... When you get to the real person under there, there's a real simple person under there who loves her parents." John and husband David ... [Read]

"And a hundred years later, people gonna thank me because, you know, people gonna be free. And that's the main thing. Even if it's one percent of people that listen to this, that listen to me and are going to be free, that's better than none. That's better than not speaking up at all, I'll tell you that. And ... [Read]

''Do you think marriages between gay and lesbian couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?'' Should be recognized as valid: 51% Should not be recognized as valid: 47% No opion: 2% Results of a survey conducted for CNN. The poll was done by phone of 824 adults from April ... [Read]

''Some five and a half years ago I launched my second blog, Queerty, after seeing an opening for a new type of LGBT site. It joined Jossip, and would [soon] be followed by two sister sites. That journey has come to an end: Queerty is closing.... Sadly, last week, in a scenario that began with some technical headaches, has ... [Read]

''Content that you shared on Facebook has been removed because it violated Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Shares that contain nudity, or any kind of graphic or sexually suggestive content, are not permitted on Facebook.'' A message received by a blogger at DangerousMinds.net who says that a photo he posted of two fully-clothed men kissing was removed by Facebook. ... [Read]

''We can't force the boys to change, but we want them to know what their choices are in life. Some effeminate boys end up as a transvestite or a homosexual, but we want to do our best to limit this.'' (AP / Daily Journal) Razali Daud, education director of Terengganu state in Malaysia. Associated Press reports that ''66 Muslim ... [Read]

''I was actually going on to the iTunes store to buy some music just the other day.... I went on to look at -- to view the history to see what other songs that David had been downloading, because he's hip.... ''There was some songs and then it said 'Grindr, to find your same sex in your neighborhood.' ''And I ... [Read]

''You can be whatver you want. Don't give a fuck -- fuck what anybody else think. I'm a tell you like this: I'm a do the most controversial thing in hip-hop. Y'all heard it here first. And I'm a just show you that words don't mean shit. I'm a make an album called 'I'm Gay,' right.... Now I'm a tell ... [Read]

''What I said last night should not be taken literally. My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period. The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone.'' Statement from Kobe Bryant, the famed player of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team. Bryant ... [Read]

UPDATE: News reports are emerging late Tuesday that indicate that Quinn Matney's police report was false. (WFMY) The Department of Public Safety has determined that the alleged aggravated assault reported to campus last night did not occur. That report, filed with campus police on April 5, was false. The University will not report it as a hate crime.  [Metro Weekly's ... [Read]

''Then you've got homosexuality -- you've got 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' We have homophobes in our party. That's disgusting to me. We're all human beings. We're all God's children. Now if they're gonna get off on that stuff, Santorum has said some cruel things -- cruel, cruel things about homosexuals. Ask him about it, see if he attributes the ... [Read]

“A complete ban is unfair and discriminatory but we need to protect public health, so the 10-year rule is what is being considered.'' An unnamed ''government source'' quoted by the Telegraph UK regarding the proposed change to restrictions against blood donations from gay men. The United Kingdom's new regulations would allow blood donations by gay men who have not ... [Read]

''Stop using the word 'gay.' Because, if we give them this term that is grounded in an identity we're giving - we're conceding that to the premise that it is an identity and the rest of the debate we're on their ground -- we're on their terms. He who defines the terms controls the debate, and by extension, public ... [Read]

''As you may already know, I was the one behind the 2010 Summer for Marriage Tour which the National Organization for Marriage sponsored and operated throughout July and August last year. It was my doing when, in March that year, I approached Brian Brown, then Executive Director of the National Organization for Marriage about sponsoring and participating in a ... [Read]

''It's hard to say and you don't want to jump to conclusions, but it must have been something to do with the way he looked... I can't think of any other reason. Philip is not a bruiser.... In the early 80s there was this sense that things were changing, and becoming more open-minded. But we don't have that sort ... [Read]

''I think, is that it's easy to condemn homosexuality if you are not gay. It is much harder than condemning pride, or lust or greed, things that most practicing Christians have struggled with. It is all too easy to make homosexuality about 'those people,' and not me. If I were to judge someone for their inflated sense of pride, ... [Read]

''The verdict in the Target v Canvass for a Cause case is in!!! Within an hour we will know ... if the judge upholds fundamental American values by ruling in support of free speech rights. We are heading to the court house to pick it up, we will keep you posted as the developments unfold.'' ''Target was denied a ... [Read]

''To avoid any controversy, with all respect to the author ... it was a decision which was jointly taken in the interest of everything being in a peaceful status.... We just took this innocent decision to make it smooth. Nothing more.'' Puran Dang of the Indian Americans of Lexington, MA explaining his organization's decision to cancel an appearance by author Joseph ... [Read]

''On Monday, April 4, Holy Covenant hosted a champagne (sparkling juice) toast for the 7 couples who traveled to Washington to be married. Rabbi Judy Schindler and Rev. Robin Tanner who also participated in the 7 weddings joined Rev. Nancy Allison as the media snapped pictures and interviewed some of the participants.'' Announcement made on the "progressive" Holy Covenant ... [Read]

''What I'm trying to understand is, there's 3,000 standing in my line, and nobody standing in your line. Who's going to hell? ... If it was so easy get out of hell, why don't we just print up a bunch of these [cards]? Just makes me sad that my fans have to see that, but I know that it's ... [Read]

''Sort of out of nowhere, one of them hit me in the head and I went down.'' An unnamed gay student at Swarthmore College, who was with a friend from the University of Pennsylvania, claiming that at least five teens -- five or more males and one female -- approached the older pair and asked for alcohol. After some ... [Read]

''15-31-1. Purpose of chapter – Rights and related responsibilities. -- (a) The purpose of this chapter is to permit any two (2) unmarried persons who are excluded from entering into a valid marriage under the marriage laws of this state, as specified in the provisions of chapters 15-1, 15-2, and 15-3 of this title, or who are or were ... [Read]