BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN In a decision that willfully ignored the prevailing wisdom of most of the federal judiciary, a judge in Puerto Rico recently tossed a lawsuit challenging the island's ban on gays marrying. The judge did not expressly...
Is there anything more comforting than chatting with a trusted friend over a frosty mug of your favorite brew? Well, OK, maybe we can think of one or two things, but let’s not digress. We’re huge fans of HBO’s Looking, yet we’re aware the dramedy has evoked polarizing opinions from viewers. (We’ve read your comments, folks.) Whether you […]
"It's curious that virtually everything that comes out of Senator Cruz's mouth is either an insult or a put-down. Today, it was Tim Cook, LGBT Americans and three of the GOP's most revered leaders. Positivity training should be on his to-do list. Show More Summary
The Philadelphia City Council has unanimously approved a measure that would provide additional penalties for crimes motivated by hatred regarding sexual orientation, gender identity or disabilities, The Inquirer reports: The measure approved Thursday, expected to be signed into law by...
Matt Comer writes at Q Notes: The North Carolina Republican Party has put their official stamp of approval on an anti-LGBT mailer sent to voters in and around Fayetteville, N.C., just days before the general election. The mailers decry...Show More Summary
"It’s a gargantuan lie to get votes. It’s as big a lie as the 'culture of rape' on your campuses. What nonsense. There is a culture of rape on campuses run by the feminist left? What do you cite to sell me this nonsense? One in five women are sexually assaulted on campuses. Show More Summary
Two new films subtly celebrate love’s universal vernacular. read more
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR Equal parts cerebral and sexy, Tom Stoppard’s 1982 play about love, deception and the limits of fiction gets a chic, starry revival from Roundabout Theatre Company at the American Airlines theatre, where it opened on Broadway last...
Hafsteinn Júlíusson's designs are rooted in a love of nature read more
Photo Credits: Sarah Crumb (Snaps, Reykjavík Roasters). Courtesy of Kopar. Courtesy of Mar.Friðrik V Employing farm-to-table techniques to the point you’d swear you’re in a far-flung Portlandia episode, this mom-and-pop shop specializes in elevated interpretations of traditional Icelandic recipes. Show More Summary
If you have a sweet tooth, it turns out Iceland is a dream come true (there are no fewer than five candy factories for a population of 300,000!). Especially intriguing is the ubiquitous chocolate–licorice combo that fills aisles in all permutations. read more
Via Pink News: A picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visiting an orphanage has gone viral – and you will never guess why. The supreme leader of the secretive state was seen in photos released today, visiting a state-funded children’s home. Show More Summary
Via the Philadelphia Inquirer: City Council unanimously approved a measure on Thursday that would make it a crime to harm someone because of sexual orientation, gender identity, or disabilities. The proposal was triggered by the Sept. Show More Summary
Marriage equality is already the law of the land in Idaho, thanks to the Ninth Circuit's mandate striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. But you wouldn't know that listening to Governor Butch Otter, who continues to treat the...
I was just reading a local news report from Houston's KHOU about the non-troversy involving Mayor Annise Parker, subpoenas she never saw before their preparation, and the outrage machine that followed. The first line reads like this: The reporter surely...
Via the Huffington Post: Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) vowed Thursday to keep fighting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in his state, even as that effort costs Idaho tens of thousands of dollars. "I'm not ready to surrender to a few folks in black robes," Otter said during a gubernatorial debate. Show More Summary
A good font can make all the difference, a lesson makers of Iceland’s spirits have taken to heart. read more
LOS ANGELES: Pearl Fernandez has pleaded guilty to the murder and torture of her “gay acting” eight-year-old son Gabriel