Thursday, January 14, 2016

Majority of primates call for temporary Episcopal Church sanctions

Majority of primates call for temporary Episcopal Church sanctions: A majority of Anglican primates Jan. 14 asked that the Episcopal Church, for a period of three years, “no longer represent us on ecumenical and interfaith bodies, should not be appointed or elected to an internal standing committee and that while participating in the internal bodies of the Anglican Communion, they will not take part in decision making on any issues pertaining to doctrine or polity.”
Expressing their unanimous desire to walk together, the primates said that their call comes in response to the decision by the Episcopal Church’s General Convention last June to change canonical language that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman (Resolution A036) and authorize two new marriage rites with language allowing them to be used by same-sex or opposite-sex couples (Resolution A054).

Congressman Who Gave SOTU Ticket Says He Didn't Know It Was for Kim Davis - ABC News

Congressman Who Gave SOTU Ticket Says He Didn't Know It Was for Kim Davis - ABC News: When news broke Monday night that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis would be attending the State of the Union, one question remained.

Who invited her?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Virginia Republicans Want To Verify Kids’ Genitals Before They Use School Bathrooms �

Virginia Republicans Want To Verify Kids’ Genitals Before They Use School Bathrooms  : Conservative Christian lawmakers in Virginia have gotten extremely pervy and filed a transphobic bill this week that would force schools to verify a child’s genitals to ensure that they’re using the restroom that agrees with their “correct anatomical sex.”

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Federal Court Denies FedEx’s Attempt to Throw Out Suit by Widow of FedEx Employee Denied Pension Benefits Based on Her Spouse’s 26 years of Service to the Company - National Center for Lesbian Rights

Federal Court Denies FedEx’s Attempt to Throw Out Suit by Widow of FedEx Employee Denied Pension Benefits Based on Her Spouse’s 26 years of Service to the Company - National Center for Lesbian Rights: U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton denied FedEx’s attempt to throw out a lawsuit filed by Stacey Schuett, a widow of a longtime FedEx employee who has been denied the survivor pension benefits her same-sex spouse earned during her long career with the company.

FedEx refuses to provide the benefits because its pension plan incorporates the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), even though that law was struck down as unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor on June 26, 2013. As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision, federally-regulated retirement plans must recognize the legal marriages of same-sex couples for purposes of survivor benefits.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Ted Cruz’s biggest donors claim ‘predatory’ gays ‘want your children’

Ted Cruz’s biggest donors claim ‘predatory’ gays ‘want your children’   PinkNews: Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz accepted a $15 million donation to his Super PAC from an anti-LGBT billionaire who thinks gays are “predatory”
Infamous Texas pastors Farris and Dan Wilks – who made their billions in the Texas fracking boom – have donated $15 million to the candidate’s Keep the Truth Super PAC, according to the Daily Beast. The amount is substantial, given the total donations amount to just $38 million.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

‘Family values’ Republican: Men should be allowed to grab breastfeeding women’s nipples in public

‘Family values’ Republican: Men should be allowed to grab breastfeeding women’s nipples in public: A self-described “pro-family” conservative said on Facebook he should be allowed to grab the nipples of breastfeeding mothers if a law banning women exposing breasts in public didn’t pass. New Hampshire state Rep. Josh Moore (R) deleted the comment, but it was archived and posted by Slate.


Monday, December 21, 2015

For Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson, a Complicated Match Made on the Hardwood - NYTimes.com

For Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson, a Complicated Match Made on the Hardwood - NYTimes.com: “I promise to accept that we’re different, that we will see the world differently and over the course of our marriage we will want different things,” she said. “I don’t expect this to be easy.”

For Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson, a Complicated Match Made on the Hardwood - NYTimes.com

For Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson, a Complicated Match Made on the Hardwood - NYTimes.com: These days, even in conservative Arizona, same-sex weddings are a dime a dozen. But this one was different.

This was a marriage between a gay woman and a straight woman.

This was a wedding that two weeks earlier many weren’t sure was going to happen.

The courtship and wedding plans of Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson, marquee players in the Women’s National Basketball Association, have been complicated.



Do we need labels? Love is love. We can marry whomever we wish now as long as they're a consenting adult.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Ted Cruz Has Somehow Scored Another Frightening Antigay Endorsement / Queerty

Ted Cruz Has Somehow Scored Another Frightening Antigay Endorsement / Queerty: Personality-challenged Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz has scored another important victory for in his ongoing effort to gain support from the Religious Right.
On Thursday, he was officially endorsed by Bob Vander Plaats, who leads the Iowa-based conservative group, The Family Leader.
Plaats is a two-time gubernatorial candidate who has previously backed the likes of Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum.
He wields such influence, Donald Trump reportedly joked that he’d turn around his plane to join The Family Leader’s presidential forum if Plaats would assure him his support.

Philly Gay Bashing Victims Break Silence: “A Simple ‘Sorry’ Would’ve Went A Long Way” / Queerty

Philly Gay Bashing Victims Break Silence: “A Simple ‘Sorry’ Would’ve Went A Long Way” / Queerty: “Everyone keeps saying that they are sorry this happened to us. But the truth is, we’re sorry. We feel sorry for our attackers — people who believed it was OK, cool, maybe even funny, to use two innocent individuals as their punching bags and not even have the decency to apologize. Words are powerful. A simple, I’m sorry, would’ve went a long way with us …
You butchered my boyfriend’s beautiful face. You violated our rights. You jeopardized our health and safety in a city that we love and during a time where so much progress around human rights has been made. … We are also determined to do everything in our power to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else again.”

Brutal Gay Bashing Suspect Kathryn Knott Has Been Terminated From Her Job / Queerty

Brutal Gay Bashing Suspect Kathryn Knott Has Been Terminated From Her Job / Queerty: Kathryn Knott, the 24-year-old former Catholic schoolgirl charged with violently beating a gay man unconscious in an unprovoked attack in Philadelphia on September 11th, has been fired from her job as an ER technician at Lansdale Hospital in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
The spoiled police chief’s daughter may have received special legal treatment from her daddy in the past, but her superiors at Abington Health are much less willing to stick their necks out for her.



ER technician. ER technician. Let that sink in.

Alleged Gay Basher Kathryn Knott’s First Day In Court Is As Dramatic And Damning As Expected / Queerty

Alleged Gay Basher Kathryn Knott’s First Day In Court Is As Dramatic And Damning As Expected / Queerty: Alleged gay basher and Jack Daniels aficionado Kathryn Knott‘s trail started off with a bang, to say the least.
“You dirty fucking faggot. Is that your fucking boyfriend? Fucking faggot, fucking faggot, fucking faggot,” Assistant D.A. Allison Ruth said during her opening statements against Knott yesterday at a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court court. Ruth was, of course, quoting Knott, who is accused of participating in a violent attack against a gay couple in September 2014. The 25-year-old is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and conspiracy.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Ben Carson on Military: 'Deal with the Transgender Thing Somewhere Else'

Dr. Ben Carson, who has avoided talk of military service since it was revealed he lied about being offered a scholarship to West Point, on Saturday spoke to veterans at an Iowa town hall about women in combat, gays in the military and transgender military service.  “I do not appreciate using our military as a laboratory for social experimentation,” Carson told the Concerned Veterans for America at a “Veterans and Military Town Hall” in Waterloo, Iowa, according to MSNBC:

“We have too many important things to do when our men and women are out there fighting the enemy, the last thing we need to be doing is saying, ‘What would it be like if we introduced several transgender people into this platoon?’ Give me a break. Deal with the transgender thing somewhere else.”

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Russian magazine releases list of celebrities ‘forgiven’ for being gay - PinkNews

Russian magazine releases list of celebrities ‘forgiven’ for being gay - PinkNews: The list features ten male celebrities it says are “forgiven” for being gay – because they have managed to earn “respect”.
“We, men, do not consider men who love men to be men. This is the rule,” the article explains.
“But there are exceptions. There are gays who have earned our respect and the right to remain real men in our eyes.”



Uh, gee ... thanks.

Johnny Depp ‘very proud’ of daughter Lily-Rose for coming out

Johnny Depp ‘very proud’ of daughter Lily-Rose for coming out - PinkNews: “She’s got thousands of followers on social media, and they were all taken completely by surprise,” he told the Daily Mail.
“But not me. I already knew because she tells me everything – she’s not afraid to say anything to me.”
“We’re super-tight and I’m very proud of our relationship.”
The actor went to express his pride for Lily-Rose – claiming she is much smarter than most of the adults he knows.
“Lily’s really together – she’s a sharp kid and one of the smartest human beings I have ever met.”
“She’s far surpassed myself there – and my friends, too!”

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thousands file resignation letters from the LDS Church - Story

Thousands file resignation letters from the LDS Church - Story: SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - over 2,500 people crowded into City Creek Park to take part in a mass resignation following the policy by the Mormon Church targeting same-sex couples and their children. Over 1,500 resignations were filed today, with another 2,000 requests processed by attorneys from individuals who weren't able to attend. Lawyers were on hand to help the hundreds of people waiting in line to get their resignation forms filled out.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Dallas Honduran Fake Dentist

Dallas Honduran Fake Dentist (Not Fake Seal Like ND Greg Bruce) Butchers Fellow Muds At Home!: Mario Sabillon-Mejia said he was a dentist. Police say the Honduran immigrant was nothing of the kind. "We think he was just getting his experience by practicing on people," said Lt. Tony Crawford, who is supervising the investigation. Police say they caught on to what Sabillion-Mejia and his accomplice, Tiffany Gonzalez, were doing when a woman came forward and told authorities she became very sick with an infection after he pulled five of her teeth. Police believe there could be dozens of other potential victims out there.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Houston Voters Reject Broad Anti-Discrimination Ordinance - The New York Times

Houston Voters Reject Broad Anti-Discrimination Ordinance - The New York Times: A yearlong battle over gay and transgender rights that turned into a costly, ugly war of words between this city’s lesbian mayor and social conservatives ended Tuesday as voters easily repealed an anti-discrimination ordinance that had attracted attention from the White House, sports figures and Hollywood celebrities.