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Draft Democratic Platform Includes Support For Gay Marriage

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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

Anti Gay Pope Benedict Gives San Fran Anti Gay Archbishop

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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

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

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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? Via Huffington Post: 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.

New York City Rakes In The Gay Marriage Cash!

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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 stem

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

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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". Via ThinkProgress: 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

Chick-Fil-A Dumped By Gay Marriage Loving Muppets

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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. Via Back2Stonewall: 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

Active Duty Troops March In Uniform At San Diego Pride

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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'

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

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"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?

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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.   Via Huffington Post: 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 ou

Terrorists Love Chick Fil A!!

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Oh, stereotypes...You're so funny!!! Sheik-Fil-A - watch more funny videos

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

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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. Via TowleRoad: 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 tel

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

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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. Via Huffington Post: 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."

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

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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!   Via Huffington Post: We don't know much about YouTube user  kkpalmer1000 , but we know we love him. And how could we not? His cover of Beyoncé'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 Beyoncé's version and kkpalmer1000's version above. There isn't much else to say other

Miss. Gay Couple Harassed, Fear For Their Lives

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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,

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

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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.   Via The Advocate: 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

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

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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)! Via ThinkProgress: 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 whe

Two Lesbians In Texas Shot In The Head, One Survives

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

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

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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 a

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

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Hot actor Sebastian Stan plays the son of the former president.  He (the character) is Gay...and hot. Via Back2Stonewall: 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

GOP Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Supports Marriage Equality

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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 the Washington 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 Flo

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

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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.   Via Huffington Post: 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

Gay Rights Pioneer Honored With His Own Asteroid

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(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! Via The Wall Street Journal: 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 pho

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

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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! Via Back2Stonewall: 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. But, wait....There's video! You're welcome!! Not enough?...Check out the other Nude Athletes!!

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

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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

Rep. Barney Franks Marries Partner James Ready

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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.   Via RawStory: 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

Peterson Farm Brothers: I'm Farming And I Grow It

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They Workout...side!

Dixie Chicks Sing The National Anthem

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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

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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.   Via Huffington Post: 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&quo

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