Gay Kiss-In At John Snow Pub of London

The John Snow Pub

A London “kiss-in” drew hundreds yesterday as people rallied to support two gay men who were ejected from the pub for kissing each other in front of patrons.

The John Snow Pub, in Soho, closed its doors early leaving its patrons out on the street after learning of the impending “kiss-in” event that drew around 300 kissers. The bar has alleged the men were kissing excessively and in a more sexual way, I don’t believe it though. What I haven’t figured out is why this was such a problem in Soho. When I lived in London that was where the pride parade took place and where all the gay bars are. Oh well, eat gay ‘snogging’ John Snow!

Source: The Guardian(there is a video report on the site)

Delaware Approves Same-Sex Civil Unions

The House of Representatives in Delaware has voted 26 to 15 to adopt a civil union bill bringing the state’s lesbian and gay couples one step closer to marriage equality.

“Who are we to judge that same-sex couples are any less deserving of the same recognition and benefits as opposite-sex couples?” said Rep. George, D-Bear. “Our government stands for liberty and justice for all. We haven’t always gotten it right, but we have worked to correct those missteps. Today, we corrected an inequity and injustice by passing this legislation.” I like him.

The bill, S.B. 30, allows for same-sex civil unions and will be signed into law by Governer Jack Marrell, who has championed civil rights for homosexuals throughout his career. The bill also provides for “hospital visitation rights, property and last will and testament transfers, the ability to live together in nursing homes and joint adoption”. Congratulations Delaware!

Sources: CNN ; PrideSource ;

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden Undertake Military Tour Excluding Gays

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden

A tour being undertaken by First Lady, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden began yesterday to address the unique challenges experienced by military families in the United States. Unfortunately, the two women will be excluding lesbian and gay military families.

Kristina Schake, communications director for Michelle Obama, said: “The President has been crystal clear that the Administration is moving forward with the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell quickly and efficiently. However, it still remains the law. The White House, including the First Lady and Dr. Biden, look forward to working with the families of gay and lesbian service members after certification occurs and repeal goes into effect.”
A family is a family, these two educated women could have met with lesbian and gay servicemembers’ families. This is a bit overcautious, what would they be losing by meeting with these people? Your husbands have been backing the repeal and the administration is no longer willing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, and you don’t think it is time to meet with lesbian and gay families yet? Do they not exist until legislation changes?

Gay Military Facebook?

Cute site, but they need to work on this graphic.

A new site has been created to facilitate connections between active duty LGBT servicemembers and veterans around the world.

The OutMilitary.com site, created by John McKinnon, allows military members to friend one another and bond over sharing their stories and experiences.  Members can add photos, video, and text to personalize their profiles and engage in chat inside the one-on-one chat rooms. The site seems loosely based on a facebook template.

OutMilitary.com is also open to military supporters, so check it out!

This project seems well-intentioned, but I would be concerned about the site becoming utilized for ‘hook-ups’. I hope it plays out as the creator had planned, there is always strength in numbers.

Source: The Huffington Post

Indian Minister Fears Impending Gaydom

Abdullah says there will be only one woman left! And all else will be gay

An Indian minister says he is afraid that all men will become gay in the midst of falling female birth rates.

Farooq Abdullah, India’s Minister of New and Renewable Energy, responded to statistics showing that in 2001 there were 927 female children for every 1,000 male, but in 2011 the number of females has dropped to 914 for every 1,000. Abdullah claims that if the male sex keeps growing this way “[t]he days are not far when there will be no girls to marry and we’ll all become gays.”

If only it were that easy Mr. Abdullah, what will really happen is the gay men will come out of the closet and stop living a lie. Hooray for gay!

Source: Rational Skepticism

LA Men Denied Names Upon Son’s Birth Certificate

Two men have lost a federal appeal to put their names upon their adopted son’s birth certificate in Lousiana.

Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith, the two fathers, wanted both of their names to appear on the birth certificate of their Louisiana-born son adopted in New York. The two claimed that Louisiana’s failure to recognize same-sex marriages is the reason they are being withheld the right to proper parental documentation, and recognition of their joint adoption under the Full Faith and Credit Clause .

Under the clause, states recognize the actions of other states. Accordingly, Louisiana would recognize the joint adoption from New York despite Louisiana’s own failure to approve of such adoptions.

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the Louisiana registrar’s practice of only permitting a single man to be listed as the father of a child on a birth certificate does not injure the child’s right to equal protection under the law, and that the joint adoption will still be recognized in NY courts

Remember, in Louisiana it is still illegal to engage in oral or anal sex on the law books.I don’t know how they deal with Mardi Gras, but I wouldn’t expect much from them.

Source: NOLA.com

This Mistake Only Cost Kobe $100k

The NBA has fined Kobe Bryant for $100,000 after calling a referee “fag” during last Tuesday’s Lakers’ game against San Antonio.

“Kobe Bryant’s comment during last night’s game was offensive and inexcusable,” said, NBA Commissioner, David Stern. “While I’m fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated. Accordingly, I have fined Kobe $100,000. Kobe and everyone associated with the NBA know that insensitive or derogatory comments are not acceptable and have no place in our game or society.”

I agree with the commissioner, and honestly $100,000 isn’t going to put a dent in Kobe’s bank account. Kobe allegedly makes $300,000 a game. Not to mention, Kobe’s last mistake cost him  $4 million for his wife’s new ring after his extra-marital sex-capades were revealed. I am glad to see that the NBA is taking action to reduce homophobia and showing viewers degrading descriptors of homosexuals are not ok.

Bryant later apologized and said his statements should not be taken literally, I am sure he didn’t mean them literally but this word should not have been used. Find some other slur based on someone’s minority status to berate people that infuriate you with.

But I still love you Kobe, despite your many flaws.

 

Source: KB24.com ; Laker’s Blog

Gay Penguins Always Cause Trouble

A children’s book depicting the true story of two male penguins raising a chick together has gained the title of the most contentious children’s book in the country according to the American Library Association(Hereafter, “ALA”).

The book, And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, has made the ALA’s list of the 10 most frequently challenged books. Well I would hope it made the list! After all, the book calls into question the heteronormative expectations that homophobes have been shoving down the lgbt community’s throat for years. Apparently the natural world has homosexuals, too. Gay renegade penguins!

Sadly, one of the penguins left the other in 2009 for a lady. Some say he was bi, I just think he was sick of the other penguins berating him with Glenn Beck’s gay conspiracy theories.

Sources: Seattle PI ; CNN

 


J.Crew Ad Causes Uproar Over Boy With Nail Polish

Boys can't wear pink!

A new J.Crew ad depicting a young boy donning pink nail polish has caused quite an uproar.

The ad, featuring a top designer painting her son’s toenails neon pink was displayed in “Saturday With Jenna” to advertise  one of J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons’  favorite products.

The ad’s caption reads, “Lucky for me I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.”

Fox News’ psychiatrist( it needs one) wrote:  ” This is a dramatic example of the way that our culture is being encouraged to abandon all trappings of gender identity.”

Media Research Center’s Erin Brown agreed, calling the ad “blatant propaganda celebrating transgendered children.” Brown later said that the boy’s future may be more difficult if his mother keeps being so nonchalant about his gender-bending.

This sounds like a reaction to women wearing pants for the first time. Styles change. Wasn’t blue originally for girls and pink for boys?  In Europe the men wear capris! Oh my heavens, those heathens! They must all be homos!

I’m sorry, but I was one of those boys playing with girls’ things when I was little and it comes with the territory of being a child. I have an older sister  and kids explore. Remember taboos are oh so intriguing, and the more you prohibit the more your children will hide from you.

Source: Fox News

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