Monday, July 30, 2012

Draft Democratic Platform Includes Support For Gay Marriage


As Joe Biden would say, "This is a big fucking deal"!  Slowly, but surely, we are working our way towards equality.  Slowly, but SURELY!!

Via The Washington Blade:
The Democratic Party platform drafting committee approved on Sunday language endorsing same-sex marriage in addition to other pro-LGBT positions as part of the Democratic Party platform, according to two sources familiar with the drafting process.
Retiring gay Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who sits on the committee, told the Washington Blade on Monday that the 15-member panel unanimously backed the inclusion of a marriage equality plank after a national hearing over the weekend in Minneapolis, in which several witnesses testified in favor of such language.
“I was part of a unanimous decision to include it,” Frank said. “There was a unanimous decision in the drafting committee to include it in the platform, which I supported, but everybody was for it.”
Frank emphasized that support for marriage equality is a position that has been established for the Democratic Party, from the president, who endorsed marriage equality in May, to House Democratic lawmakers who voted to reject an amendment reaffirming the Defense of Marriage Actearlier this month.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Anti Gay Pope Benedict Gives San Fran Anti Gay Archbishop


You've got to give it to old Ratzinger.  If you hate the gays that much, you put one of your gay hating-est minions in their "back yard".  Sorry, it was there. I took it.

Via Think Progress:


Pope Benedict XVI has appointed a new Archbishop of San Francisco: Salvatore Cordileone. Though his name is not yet widespread, Cordileone, currently the Bishop of Oakland, has already had massive success pushing an anti-equality agenda: he was the heart of the Catholic Church’s strategy to pass Proposition 8 in California, which eliminated marriage equality for millions of Americans.
In 2008, Cordileone and a select cadre of Catholic leaders decided that their best chance to end marriage equality was to pass an amendment to the state constitution. Cordileone found the first major donor and built a lasting fundraising network for the group. He brought in an organization to lead the petition. He activated a network of California’s Catholic churches, and helped craft the Prop 8 messaging campaign, even using focus groups. The campaign was successful in passing Prop 8, making Cordileone a primary reason Californians are currently denied marriage equality. After the amendment passed, Cordileone bragged to a Catholic radio show that gay Americans never saw him coming, and called gay marriage a Satanic plot by “the Evil One” to annihilate morality.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos Pledges 2.5 Million To Fight For Marriage Equality


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
This is what a 21st Century CEO should be doing!  Jeff Bezos is smart enough to realize that gay marriage benefits EVERYONE!  Are you listening Dan Cathy?
SEATTLE — Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced a gift Friday of $2.5 million to the campaign to defend Washington's same-sex marriage law.
Washington United for Marriage says it has raised more than $5 million for Referendum 74 on the November ballot. Last month Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and co-founder Bill Gates each donated $100,000 to the campaign supporting the law.
Referendum 74 was certified for the ballot in May after gay marriage opponents in the group Preserve Marriage Washington turned in more than 240,000 signatures.
The referendum seeks to overturn the law signed in February by Gov. Chris Gregoire. The law was supposed to take effect June 7 but has been put on hold.
A yes vote upholds the law and a no vote overturns it.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New York City Rakes In The Gay Marriage Cash!


The sky isn't falling, the state hasn't sunk into the Atlantic, and straight marriage is still in tact...no thanks to straight people.  However, NYC has made several hundred million dollars due to gay marriage.  Gay marriage has created more jobs than Mitt Romney!!
Via Huffington Post:
One year after New York passed the historic Marriage Equality Act, granting same-sex couples the right to marry, passage of same-sex marriage, a new report reveals law has generated $259 million in economic impact in New York City alone.
Mayor Bloomberg said in a statement released on Tuesday:
Marriage equality has made our City more open, inclusive and free – and it has also helped to create jobs and support our economy. New York has always been a great place to get married and since the passage of the Marriage Equality Act, we’re welcoming more and more couples, their families and friends from around the country and the world.
Included in the $259 million figure is revenue stemming from marriage license applications, money spent by out-of-city guests on hotel rooms, and the wedding industry in general.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Anti Gay Astroturf Group "One Million Moms" Hates New Pro Gay Show "The New Normal"


Is it just me or does is seem like the homophobes are having to boycott more and more companies while  pro gay groups are boycotting less and less.  Hey homophobes, things aren't trending well for you.  I guess that really is "The New Normal".
One Million Moms has announced its latest protest: NBC’s The New Normal, a sitcom about a committed gay couple who hire a surrogate so they can have a child. The show doesn’t even premiere until September, but the hate group thinks it’s “harmful” enough that the show will have gay content at all [emphasis is original]:
NBC is using public airwaves to continue to subject families to the decay of morals and values, and the sanctity of marriage in attempting to redefine marriage. These things are harmful to our society, and this program is damaging to our culture. [...]
Millions of Americans strongly believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman. NBC’s “The New Normal” is attempting to desensitize America and our children. It is the opposite of how families are designed and created. You cannot recreate the biological wheel.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Chick-Fil-A Dumped By Gay Marriage Loving Muppets


I'm loving this!  I've been telling my friends for a long time that Chick-Fil-A was anti-gay.  Spreading the word was slow going...until their CEO opened his homophobic mouth.  Thanks for getting the word out, bud.
The Jim Henson Company creator and owner of The Muppets which in the past has had promotional deals set up with Chick-fil-A’s for its childrens’ meals which included promotional toys,  a series of Bear in the Big Blue house books,  five Pajanimals books in 2011, and a Jim Henson’s Creature Shop toy series in 2012 has severed all business ties with the company.
The Jim Henson Company will also donate all payments from the company to them to an LGBT organization and has joined the National Boycott due to Chick-fil-A’s  anti-gay stance.
Via The Henson Company’s Facebook page:
The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors.  Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD.

Active Duty Troops March In Uniform At San Diego Pride

This is wonderful!!

Via Huffington Post:

SAN DIEGO -- Some of the loudest cheers Saturday at San Diego's gay pride parade were for active-duty troops marching in military dress, the first time that U.S. service members participated in such an event while in full uniform.
Dozens of soldiers, sailors, and Marines marched alongside an old Army truck decorated with a "Freedom to Serve" banner and a rainbow flag. They were joined by dozens more military personnel in civilian clothes, but the uniforms stood out among the flower-bedecked floats and scantily clad revelers.
Spectators waved signs reading, "Thank you for your service." A woman held a placard that said: "My gay son is a Naval officer."
"Today is so important," said Navy Lt. Brian McKinney, who marched with his civilian partner, Hunter Hammonds. "It's about putting on my uniform and taking pride in my service, my fellow service-members, my family and myself. It's something I'm incredibly thankful for."
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Wait!..How'd this get here?!!!  :-D







Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tripp Palin Calls Aunt Willow Palin A "Faggot", Bristol Palin Giggles, Producers Air It...How Cute!!!

"I learned it by watching you!!" Parents who say faggot have children who say faggot.


Bristol Palin...Best Mom EVAR!!

Are Lady Gaga And Office Depot Making Kids Gay?


If we're lucky!!  Just kidding. Lady Gaga and Office Depot are just trying to protect the kids who are gay from bullying...or anyone who is being bullied for whatever reason.  Of course, the Florida Family Association thinks this will cause teens to "embrace homosexuality".  They still think people choose to be either gay or straight.  Maybe like many homophobes, they are actually closet cases who made the choice to pretent to be straight and they think everyone is like them.  
Office Depot officials say they hope to create a "braver, kinder school year" for students by partnering with Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, but one right-wing organization is less than thrilled by the new collaboration.
As Right Wing Watch reports, the Florida Family Association (FFA) slammed Office Depot's decision to back the pop star's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth-supporting cause, demanding that the retail outlet rescind its reported $1 million donation because Lady Gaga sends an "irresponsible message to many teens who would have eventually chosen to be straight."
"The one million dollar pledge from Office Depot to the Lady Gaga Born this Way Foundation will influence many teens to embrace homosexuality for their lifetime who may have otherwise worked through their crisis with straight results," FFA officials write on their website before urging readers to send an email to Office Depot authorities expressing their distaste for the project.
They continue: "Thousands of kids who might have otherwise worked through their pubescent sexual identity issues will be inspired to accept the wrong choice based upon this unscientific, emotionally charged propaganda. What’s brave or kind about telling thousands of sexually frustrated teens that they were Born This Way when a high percentage of them would have ended up taking the straight heterosexual path for life?"

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Terrorists Love Chick Fil A!!

Oh, stereotypes...You're so funny!!!



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Ex-Gay "Poster Couple" Anne & John Paulk Not So Ex-Gay And Not So Blissfully Wedded?


the not-so-happy couple John & Anne Paulk
Homophobia has ruined so many lives.  Men like John Paulk try to deny their true selves, pretending that Jesus can cure their God Given Gayness. They, in turn, create more hatred towards gays and lesbians.  He is to blame for his own pain as much as the homophobia he supported is.  Gloating about a failed relationship doesn't help either.  It may feel justified, but this is a sad situation all around. The silver lining is he may finally be learning to love who he is.


A few months ago John Paulk, the former chairman of "ex-gay" group Exodus International and a poster boy for the movement, changed his Facebook page to say he's "interested in men and women."
Now the LGBT group Truth Wins Out reports that John and wife Anna, another activist in the "ex-gay" scene and John's co-author on Love Won Out, are splitting up and that Mr. Paulk has been dating men.
Sources tell Truth Wins Out today that John has moved out of the couple’s Portland, Oregon home. Other sources in Portland have informed Truth Wins Out that Paulk was dating a man, although the current status of that relationship remains murky, and that Paulk has frequented homosexual establishments in the city.
Paulk also recently penned a Facebook message about his wedding date, writing, "Although a lot has occurred since that day long ago and I am on a hard journey right now, I want this woman to know how much she has always meant to me and that no matter where things pan out."

Pete Townshend On Mick Jagger's Penis: 'Huge And Extremely Tasty'


Jagger (left) & Townshend (right) making a Bowie Sandwich
We have come a long way from rock stars openly spouting homophobia to rock stars talking about fellating each other.  Silly story but, as stated below, it's a great way to get people to talk about you.  I posted the story, after all.


The Who's guitarist Pete Townshend found a great way to make sure people are talking about the band (and their new tour):reminisce about Mick Jagger's penis.
"What I remember of the size of Mick Jagger's penis," Townshend began in the middle of a press conference. "I remember it as being huge and extremely tasty."

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Snuggie Lovin' Guy Does Beyonce's "Countdown" With Her In Video Smashup

I was in Berlin, Germany at a sex toy convention.  My coworker knew all the moves to "Single Ladies (put a ring on it)" and that song was big, it played over and over at the convention...so I got a front row seat to each of his performances!...Even while female "dancers" were squatting over unsuspecting German youth about to be defiled on stage,  my coworker could outdance the girls with his gyrations and dead on Beyonce choreography. He rocked it!!  Just like this kid!  
We don't know much about YouTube user kkpalmer1000, but we know we love him.
And how could we not? His cover of BeyoncĂ©'s "Countdown" video, uploaded to the clip-sharing site on July 9, is not only a spot-on recreation of the (admittedly nearly flawless) original, but also prominently features a Snuggie. You can see a side-by-side comparison of BeyoncĂ©'s version and kkpalmer1000's version above.
There isn't much else to say other than we can't stop hitting "replay."

Miss. Gay Couple Harassed, Fear For Their Lives

Matt James (left) and Dustin Tasso facing anti gay harassment
My husband always says "I don't live in Texas...I live in Austin".  We feel relatively safe in a very liberal city, surrounded by a very "red" state.  I feel for anyone that deals with hatred and intimidation in what should be their refuge.  This is domestic terrorism with people's lives at stake.  Let's hope the Lauderdale County Sheriff's department finds the terrorists and brings peace back into Matt and Dustin's lives.

 Via TowleRoad:

Mike Halterman, the editor of Out on the Town magazine, tips us off to this story about Dustin Tasso and Matt James, a Toomsuba, Mississippi couple who have been targeted in a series of attacks culminating in windows of their car being broken and the word "fags" being spray-painted on the street in front of their house.
WTOK reports:
Someone came to our home, busted our window out of the back of my car," says Tasso, "our home was broken into, profanity was spray painted on the front of our driveway, and you know it's just a scary feeling for us."

"We just felt like there needed to be something done," says James "because it's not just us this stuff happens everyday, and I mean it's not noticed or recognized and there's got to be some kind of justice."



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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Does Anti Gay Chick Fil A COO Dan Cathy Support Polygamy And Slavery?


He kind of looks like a polygamy lover...in my opinion
If homophobe Dan Cathy supports the "biblical definition of the family unit", and the bible has numerous examples of polygamy...well...I personally don't see another explanation.  Dan Cathy, in my opinion, probably wants men to have multiple wives.  If fact, you can also argue that he condones slavery since slaves were owned by many families in the bible.  Dan Cathy could be a polygamy loving slavery condoning man of God.  But only he can answer these questions that I pose.  
Dan Cathy, the chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, said there is no denying that his company opposes marriage equality.
Cathy said that he does not feel right billing Chick-fil-A as a Christian business because, as Christian business mentor Fred Roach once said, "There is no such thing as a Christian business ... Christ never died for a corporation."
However, Cathy told the Baptist Press he aims to operate the restaurant chain "on biblical principles." When asked whether his company had an established position against marriage equality, Cathy said, "guilty as charged."
He added, "We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit (bolding is mine).  We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. ... We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."

Monday, July 16, 2012

Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll Denies Lesbian Sex Scandal By Being Homophobic


Jennifer Carroll: She's too "fem" to be a dikey lesbo!!
Jennifer Carroll is the Republican Lieutenant Governor of Florida has been accused of having a lesbian relationship with one of her aides.  She decides to defend herself by saying women who look like her couldn't possibly be lesbians...WTF?!  Stereotype much?!!  
She can defend herself against the accusations but she doesn't have to be a homophobic dick about it!...oh, wait...she already is a homophobic dick!  (My apologies for linking to NewsMax)!
Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll (R) — a former Florida state representative and a Romney surrogate — has been accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her female aides. Carroll denies that the affair ever happened, but her response to the controversy relies on a line of reasoning that simply wouldn’t hold if she were accused of having a relationship with a male aide:
CARROLL: The problem is that when you have these accusations that come out, it’s not just one person you’re attacking. It’s an entire family. My husband doesn’t want to hear that. He knows the type of woman I am. I mean, my kids know the type of woman I am. For twenty-nine years – I’m the one that’s married for twenty-nine years. The accuser is the one that’s been single for a long time. So usually black women that look like me don’t engage in relationships like that.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Two Lesbians In Texas Shot In The Head, One Survives

Mary Kristene Chapa (left) Mollie Olgin
This is a terrible tragedy!  Two girlfriends were gunned down, one dies!  I hope they find this murderer!



An 18-year-old girl is helping police hunt for the man who shot her in the head and murdered her girlfriend at a Texas park last month.
Mary Kristene Chapa is still recovering in a hospital bed from brain injuries sustained in the shooting, but she's managed to help police refine their sketch of the suspect who killed her girlfriend, 19-year-old Mollie Judith Olgin, ABC News reports.
"She wants very badly to help us identify Mollie's murderer," Portland, Texas, Police Department Chief Randy Wright told ABC News. "Our eyewitness sustained a brain injury that initially affected her ability to communicate effectively. The good news is she has made exceptional progress. Her sight and speech have improved and she can now interact with the artist much better."
Artist sketch of shooting suspect
Chapa already provided the sketch artist with an initial physical description, but she requested a second meeting to clarify the rendering, Wright said. Her description did not change from the first version.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5 foot 8 inches tall, thin build, 140 pounds, with brown hair and a scruffy beard.
Chapa and Olgin were both found shot in the head at around 9 a.m. on a Saturday last month at Violet Andrews Park in Portland, Texas, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Indian Catholics Threaten Arrest Of Man Who Debunked "Miracle Cross"

Sanal Edamaruku

Not a gay story, but it shows how, when confronted with facts, religious fundamentalists irrationally cling to disproven miracles and attack anyone who points out the lie.  Religion should be a search for the truth.  Sanal Edamaruku states in the interview that for many, religion becomes an escape from the harsh reality of their lives.  Like an addiction, they become trapped in the comfort of the myths they're fed and lash out at anyone who challenges that comfort.


Via Slate:


Sanal Edamaruku faces a Catholic backlash after insisting that the "holy" water dripping from a statue of Christ in Mumbai, India, came from a leaky drain. Edamaruku is the founder and president of Rationalist International, president of the Indian Rationalist Association, and honorary associate of the U.K. Rationalist Association.

What was the so-called miracle you recently investigated in Mumbai?
The priest and the very active Catholic laity organizations associated with the Our Lady of Velankanni Church in Mumbai were promoting the idea that water dripping from the feet of a statue of Jesus was a sign from God. Hundreds of believers flocked to the dripping cross, collecting and consuming "holy" drainage water that they believed would cure all ailments.

What did you find?
I had a close look at a nearby washroom and the connected drainage system that passed underneath the concrete base of the cross. I removed some stones from the drain and found it was blocked. I touched the walls, the base, and the cross and took some photographs for documentation. It was very simple: Water from the washroom, which had been blocked in the clogged drainage system, had been transmitted via capillary action into the adjacent walls and the base of the cross as well as into the wooden cross itself. The water came out through a nail hole and ran down over the statue's feet.
You now face possible arrest. Why?
Leaders of two Catholic laity organizations have launched charges against me under Section 295A of the Indian penal code. This charges a person with "deliberately hurting religious feelings and attempting malicious acts intended to outrage the religious sentiments of any class or community.” It is absurd to claim that I did anything of the sort.

Do you have any regrets about intervening?
Why would one not intervene when somebody gives gullible people sewage to drink? But my reason is broader. The promotion of superstition and belief in paranormal phenomena dulls people's minds and establishes dangerous misconceptions about reality in our society. Such efforts have to be countered.
Why do people so readily believe in miracles?
For many, the regressive belief in superstitions and miracles is an escape from the hardships of life. Once trapped into irrationalism, they become more incapable of mastering reality. It is a vicious circle, like an addiction. They become vulnerable to exploitation by astrologers, godmen, dubious pseudo-psychologists, corrupt politicians, and the whole mega-industry of irrationalism.


New USA Show "Political Animals" Features Former First Family Gay Storyline

Hot actor Sebastian Stan plays the son of the former president.  He (the character) is Gay...and hot.
You may have seen the promo’s for Political Animals starring Sigourney Weaver as a Clinton-esque former First Lady-turned-Secretary of State with a cheating husband which premieres this Sunday on the USA Network.
But also part of the show is a gay storyline about Weaver’s characters openly gay son played by the sizzling Sebastian Stan who it seems is up to making his own share of trouble for the former first lady.
Watch the clip below

Friday, July 13, 2012

GOP Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Supports Marriage Equality

It's always nice to see people coming around to support equality, especially when they are on the other side of the aisle.


Via The Advocate:


Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has verified her support for marriage equality to theWashington Blade, making her the first Republican member of the House to do so.

Ros-Lehtinen also became the first Republican to sign on as a cosponsor for a bill repealing the Defense of Marriage Act — called the Respect for Marriage Act — back in September.

The Blade reports that Ros-Lehtinen at first seemed suspicious of the reporter's question about whether she supports marriage equality. "I thought you were trying to get some tricky thing here," she told the Blade, then verified she's a supporter of same-sex marriage: "I am.”

Ros-Lehtinen's support for marriage equality had been presumed by some but never explicitly outlined. The Florida congresswoman's district includes South Beach, most of Miami, and the Florida Keys.

She is further breaking from the leaders of her party in the House, who not only oppose marriage equality but also are funding a legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act in court.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Was Gandhi Gay? Letters And Documents Suggests He May Have Been


Gandhi (left) and his alleged lover Joseph Lelyveld









Could this be True? Could one of the most influential men of the 20th century and the Father of India been gay, or at least bisexual?  Apparently, the Indian Government doesn't want us to know.  They just made it interesting.  
Last year, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld released his book, "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India," causing controversy with parts some say included implications that Gandhi had a homosexual relationship with architect Hermann Kallenbach.
Gandhi's home state of Gujarat banned the book in March, and now the Indian government has dished out $1.28 million to purchase an archive more than 1,000 letters and documents exchanged between the men, thus removing it from a potential public auction in London, the Wall Street Journal's "India Real Time" blog reports.
According to the Journal, India's Ministry of Culture said experts reviewed the letters and recommended the government obtain them as a matter of "highest priority."
While Lelyveld denies he suggested Gandhi might have been gay, a review of the book by the Wall Street Journal highlights passages imply a homosexual relationship:
Yet as Mr. Lelyveld makes abundantly clear, Gandhi's organ probably only rarely became aroused with his naked young ladies, because the love of his life was a German-Jewish architect and bodybuilder, Hermann Kallenbach, for whom Gandhi left his wife in 1908. "Your portrait (the only one) stands on my mantelpiece in my bedroom," he wrote to Kallenbach. "The mantelpiece is opposite to the bed." For some reason, cotton wool and Vaseline were "a constant reminder" of Kallenbach, which Mr. Lelyveld believes might ­relate to the enemas Gandhi gave ­himself, although there could be other, less generous, explanations.
Gandhi wrote to Kallenbach about "how completely you have taken ­possession of my body. This is slavery with a vengeance." Gandhi nicknamed himself "Upper House" and Kallenbach "Lower House," and he made Lower House promise not to "look lustfully upon any woman." The two then pledged "more love, and yet more love ... such love as they hope the world has not yet seen."

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gay Rights Pioneer Honored With His Own Asteroid


(Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu, The Washington Post)
This is wonderful!  Gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, an astronomer, was fired for being gay.  Now he is a part of the heavens!
Kameny, who earned a doctorate in astronomy at Harvard University, was an astronomer with the U.S. Army Map Service in the 1950s but was fired from his job for being gay. He contested the firing all the way to the Supreme Court and later organized the first gay rights protests outside the White House, the Pentagon and in Philadelphia in the 1960s.
obituary, he consulted with others in the astronomy world. They decided to submit a citation to the Paris-based International Astronomical Union and the Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Mass., seeking to designate Minor Planet 40463 as Frankkameny.
It’s located in the asteroid belt, orbiting between Mars and Jupiter. The Kameny asteroid is visible through a telescope and was first discovered in 1999 using long-exposure photography.
“Frank would show up as a little dot that moves between two points,” Richard “Doc” Kinne, an astronomical technologist at the American Association of Variable Star Observers in Cambridge, Mass., said in an interview. He helped write the citation that would lead to the naming.
While comets are often named for their discoverers, those who discover asteroids have 10 years to suggest a name once the discovery is verified. The submission is subject to review by a 15-member international panel, said astronomy historian David DeVorkin at the National Air and Space Museum. Astronomers often use the names as an acknowledgement of someone’s contributions to science or culture.
A published citation officially naming the asteroid on July 3 notes Kameny’s history as a gay rights pioneer.
“Frank E. Kameny (1925-2011) trained as a variable star astronomer in the 1950s, but joined the Civil Rights struggle. His contributions included removing homosexuality from being termed a mental disorder in 1973 and shepherding passage of the District of Columbia marriage equality law in 2009,” the citation reads in the Minor Planet Circular.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rob Gronkowski Poses Nude For ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue"

How can I ever thank Back2Stonewall and ESPN for bringing my attention to this?!!  I don't know if I ever can.  Rob Gronkowski is 1 of 27 athletes to pose nude in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine. I don't think I've ever been so grateful to a magazine I've never read!! Enjoy!



We here at Back2Stonewall.com are HUGE DROOLING fans of New England Patriots tight end Rob “The Gronk” Gronkowski (Who once said that he wanted to take Tim Tebow’s virginity. HA!)
Well hot hunky and naked Rob with Hulk hands and a grimace, made the cover of ESPN – The Magazine’s “body issue” that will hit newsstands on Friday.
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Monday, July 9, 2012

Pat Robertson Admits The Bible Was Wrong...About Slavery...What about "The Gays"?

But, Pat...I thought the Bible was infallible!!  Maybe, in 150 years, Pat Robertson will admit the Bible is wrong about "the gays" too.  
Intentionally unflattering photo of Pat Robertson


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Rep. Barney Franks Marries Partner James Ready


Rep. Frank (left) with Husband James Ready
So great to see this!  Congratulations to Rep. Frank and his partner, James Ready.  My husband and I got officially married in California, just before Prop 8 passed in 2008.  We are still legally married there.  
Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) married his partner Saturday in his hometown of Newton, Massachusetts, making him the first sitting congressman to be in a same-sex marriage.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony between the 72 year-old Frank and his partner, James Ready, according to a statement from the congressman’s office. Frank met Ready in 2005, and the two have been seeing each other since 2007.
Many of Frank’s congressional colleagues turned out for the wedding, including former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, according to local media reports. In planning the event, Frank said he wanted to invite President Obama—who in May came out in support of same-sex marriage—but was worried the security detail would infringe on the ceremony.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dixie Chicks Sing The National Anthem


This is my all time favorite performance of The National Anthem.  The soaring harmonies make me tear up every time I watch this.  Such a beautiful version from 3 true blue Americans.


America Owes Its Independence To A Gay Prussian Soldier

Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben AKA "The Baron"
On the day we celebrate our independence, we can look to a Gay Prussian Soldier, who transformed the American militia into a well trained army, capable of defeating the greatest army at the time.  



Historian Nicholas Ferroni reflects, "I think it is quite comical and downright ironic that Americans, politicians and military personnel are so adamantly against allowing gays and lesbians to openly serve in the military, considering the powerful, well-trained and feared military that America has developed would not have existed if it was not for the brilliance of a homosexual soldier from Prussia. In fact, not only would we not have a worldwide military dominance as we do, but we might not even have an America if not for the gay soldier who aided Washington during the country's most crucial time." 

Ferroni is referring to Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, better known as "the Baron" (he actually wasn't even a real Baron) by George Washington and America, who had "affections to members of his own sex" and was even identified as a "sodomite." Despite his well-known same-sex attractions, Steuben was recommended to Washington by Ben Franklin, and, upon arriving in America, single-handedly turned a militia, consisting mostly of farmers, into a well-trained, disciplined and professional army that was able to stand musket-to-musket combat with the British. 

Ferroni asserts, "There is not a historian alive who would disagree that without the commitment and service of a brilliant gay soldier from Prussia, the war, America and our military may have turned out very differently."



You can see a slide show of the more Gay American History at Huffington Post.