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Last night, during her keynote address at the Democratic Convention, First Lady Michelle Obama, in so many words, endorsed marriage equality: If farmers and blacksmiths could win independence from an empire…if immigrants could leaveShow More Summary
I was less excited about this when it became inevitable a few weeks ago - I don't know why, it just felt anti-climactic at the time - but now, I'm starting to believe that this matters. From USA Today: On the night the Democrats became the first major U.S. Show More Summary
Well that didn't take long. The man who claimed to be more pro-gay than even Ted Kennedy, now has gay-bashing ads running that warn America that "gay marriage" will be forced upon them over their morning coffee. The ads were produced...Show More Summary
I wrote last week about how Mike Signorile cornered the orientationally-embattled GOP Congressman Aaron Schock on the GOP convention floor, and asked him whether he's gay or not. Schock was not amused, called the question ridiculous,...Show More Summary
I'll be attending the Democratic Convention Charlotte this week, through Friday. So posting will be sporadic this week (and Gaius is on travel with his wife) - I'm traveling today. We were at the convention in Denver, and it was quite...Show More Summary
His quote was odd. Though it sounded to me, somewhat, like the ambivalence of his quote was due to his own personal experience with love, life and orientations. I have no idea what that experience was, but I think his clarification "clarified" things nicely.
From Current TV: Socarides stresses Obama’s positive legacy on gay rights. “It’s interesting that other progressive communities — the environmental community, the immigration rights community — really are looking to what the gay rights community has been able to achieve in the first term,” he says. Show More Summary
I watched 2/3 of the video, it's nice.
Mitt Romney took a veiled swipe at gay marriage last night. Whatever. The guy is so all over the map on everything that nothing he says anymore means anything. He will say quite literally anything to get elected - he'll lie about Obama, he'll lie about himself. Nothing he says means anything. I he can pivot 180 degrees on every firm conviction he's ever had - with no other...
Huh. Though a good friend thinks gay marriage is the popular beard that Republicans are using to try to seem less hateful. It gives them cover with their liberal friends in NYC, so they can still keep going to all the society parties. Still, this one merits a good "huh."
Cong. Aaron Schock (R-IL), closeted heterosexual. Some would like us to believe that anti-gay GOP Congressman Aaron Schock is simply a closeted heterosexual. You know the type. Men who are so uncomfortable with the fact that they really like girls, that they avoid the question all together of whether they're straight. Show More Summary
We actually have two different email lists at AMERICAblog that might interest you. List 1: An email a day with links to the posts of the past 24 hours. We've been using a system for a while that we haven't promoted much, whereby you can get a listing of the day's posts by email once a day. Use the box above to join that list. Considering it's sometimes hard to visit a site...
To paraphrase a popular joke going around Facebook: If we can control the weather, then you'd better f'g listen to us. From nutty anti-gay right wing preacher: The hurricane is scheduled to hit the New Orleans area on Wednesday, August...Show More Summary
Bauer is yet another creepy religious right leader who sets off all sorts of gaydar. First time I saw him on PBS during the gays in the military debate in 1993, I turned to someone in the room and ask "who's that fag?" Bauer used toShow More Summary
GOP Rep. from IL Aaron Schock said last night on local PBS in Chicago that he's opposed to gay marriage. I think it's finally time we had an honest and open discussion about what this guy's sexual orientation really is. Because if he wants to play the anti-gay card, then he makes his own sexual orientation an issue. Show More Summary
Wow, this is just wild. From AP: New Zealand lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly cast a first vote in favor of a gay marriage bill that was given impetus by President Barack Obama's public support of the issue.The proposed changes can be directly traced to Obama's declaration in May in support of gay marriage. Show More Summary
Chris thinks this story is adorable. I'm actually a bit conflicted. Read the snippet first, then let's discuss. Gawker: "My five year old son likes to wear dresses," says German dad Nils Pickert. Back when he lived in West Berlin, it was certainly a conversation-starter, but not much more than that. Show More Summary
Not that there's anything wrong with it. I'm used to politicians in Washington caring about their hair. John Kerry and Mitt Romney are only two politicians who exemplify men who care a bit too much about their hair (for straight guys, at least). But Paul Ryan. Now there's a man who brings the notion of caring about your hair to a whole new level. This guy does things with...
Hallelujah. It's the modern equivalent of the lobotomy, and even the leader of the "ex-gays" has now admitted that it doesn't work. It does, however, give parents false "hope," and worse than that - it helps to fuel discrimination by convincing parents that their kids are gay because something went wrong. Show More Summary
So bad, it's good.