In this exclusive clip from the forthcoming documentary The Lavender Scare, one man tells of his interrogation by police, who made a surprise visit to a private home where a Christmas party was underway. The story seems almost unbelievable today, but the fear experienced by gay men and lesbians during this period was all too [...]
BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TADEU MAGALHÃES The OXD Mirror is a weekly music column brought to you by the boys of OCCUPY THE DISCO (OXD), a New York City based movement created by three music lovers, Ru Bhatt, Josh...
Red State's Erick Erickson goes full-on anti-gay; gay Boy Scouts must 'repent' [GLAAD]
Illinois Unites writes: We only have until Friday, May 31st to pass the freedom to marry. It's time, Illinois. Passing SB10 in the House is the only hurdle that stands between Illinois becoming the 13th state where same-sex couples can...Show More Summary
National Org. for [Animus Against Gay Boys][NOM Exposed]
The American Humanists Association has launched a fundraising page to help rebuild the Oklahoma home of tornado victim Rebecca Vitsmun, who made international news after graciously rebuffing CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer's questions about "thanking the Lord" for sparing the lives of her family. (Tipped by JMG reader Bentley)
By Scottie Thomaston - David Boies, Edie Windsor were honored at the NYU 2013 commencement. - The Boy Scouts of America ended the ban on gay scouts yesterday; they didn’t end the ban on adult Scout leaders, and their statement notes that the policy on adult leaders wasn’t under consideration. - Huffington Post‘s Lila Shapiro [...]
Pro-LGBT forces say it doesn't go far enough, while right-wingers say churches may leave scouting. read more
The new play explores the idea of the 'faggot minstrel show,' turning 30, and other crises of the queer millennial conscience read more
NOM President Brian Brown reacted to the Boy Scouts decision in a statement today: "Today is a sad day for the Boy Scouts of America. They have succumbed to political pressure and abandoned their historic roots in what will prove...
Singer debuts as film femme fatale, gay couples are happier than straight couples, Nevada advances gay marriage, Virginia as first Southern gay battleground, lesbian teen considers plea, more.
Shrill gay-slurring Atlanta radio host Erick Erickson inflamed the Twittersphere Thursday when he sounded supportive of Boy Scouts allowing gay troops. But he was really just being a dick.
Details. (Tipped by JMG reader David)
Carlos Maza writes at Equality Matters: According to an Equality Matters analysis, while all three major cable news networks extensively covered Arias’ trial and her plea to jurors to avoid the death penalty, CNN spent less than one minute discussing Carson’s murder, and Fox News ignored the story completely. Show More Summary
The future of hip-hop is...golden? Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
"Let me tell you how journalists are being treated these days: They’re being stalked, they’re being spied on. This is what is happening to our press. This is Obama’s America! It’s like the Soviet Union. He said he would change the country. Show More Summary
Yesterday a member of the Ukraine-based group FEMEN went topless at the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral and posed with a toy gun pointed at her mouth. The demonstration mocked the Tuesday suicide of anti-gay activist Dominque Venner at the same location. The message on the woman's chest reads: "May fascist rest in hell."
He [Liberace] had no trouble getting all the dates he wanted and he gloried in escorting well-known entertainers to parties, getting his picture taken with Susan Hayward, Gale Storm, Rosemary Clooney, Mae West, and Judy Garland. Mae was the only one of his so-called lady friends I actually met. As they say in Texas, Mae [...]