Showing posts from January, 2013

Owner Wants Dog To Be Euthanized...Because The Dog Is "Gay"

Elton has been saved by  Stephanie Fryns So, this guy is is both a homophobe and an idiot.  Dogs "hump" or "mount" to show dominance over other dogs.   Via Huffington Post: A Tennessee dog owner sent his pet to be euthanized because he suspected the dog was "gay." Fortunately, the pup was later adopted. A Jackson, Tenn., resident  surrendered his "gay" dog for euthanization  to the Jackson Rabies Control Animal Shelter on Jan. 29 because he saw his male pitbull/American bulldog mix "humping" another male dog, the Examiner reports. The Huffington Post confirmed with Jackson Rabies Control, a high-kill shelter, that the dog had been surrendered because his owner believed he was "gay." Don't be gay, Sparky!!

Chick-Fil-A's Dan Cathy Is Either A Reformed Homophobe...Or Not

Campus Pride executive director  Shane L. Win dmeyer (left) and Chick-Fil-A's  Dan Cathy Huffington Post is all gaga (not her) about Dan Cathy and the supposed softening of his anti-gay beliefs and acti ons.  Activist and  Campus Pride executive director  Shane L. Win dmeyer blogged that he was invited to meet with Dan for a conversation and better understanding of each other's viewpoint. Yes, after months of personal phone calls, text messages and in-person meetings, I am coming out in a new way, as a friend of Chick-fil-A's president and COO, Dan Cathy, and I am nervous about it... ...Never once did Dan or anyone from Chick-fil-A ask for Campus Pride to stop protesting Chick-fil-A. On the contrary, Dan listened intently to our concerns and the real-life accounts from youth about the negative impact that Chick-fil-A was having on campus climate and safety at colleges across the country. He was concerned about an incident last fall where a fraternity was tabling n

125,000 March For Marriage Equality In France

Sign reads "Jesus had two fathers and a surrogate mother". Love it!! The pro-gay marriage demonstration was far smaller than anti-gay marriage demonstration, but the latest polls favor gay marriage by a wide margin.   Via ABC News: Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris Sunday in support of a government-sponsored bill that would legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples. Demonstrators waved banners emblazoned with phrases such as "Equality of rights is not a threat" as they began marching Sunday from Denfert-Rochereau square in the southern part of the city. The march drew 125,000 demonstrators into the streets, according to police. That was well above the number counted by police at a similar march in December, but far less than the estimated 340,000 that turned out for a demonstration by those opposed to the proposal two weeks ago. About 63 percent of French people favor legalizing gay marriage, according to a survey released Saturday,

Fort Bragg Military Spouses Club Reverses Denial Of Membership To Lesbian Wife

 Ashley Broadway (left) with her wife, Lt.Col Heather Mack (right) and their son Carson It looks like the homophobic military spouses club at Fort Bragg was shamed into offering Ashly a full, permanent membership, after she was named "Military Spouse of the Year" by Military Spouse magazine.  Congratulations to Ashley for standing up for her rights! Via Newsday: FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A woman married to a female Army officer at  Fort Bragg  and who was recently denied membership in its officers' spouses club said that she has been invited to become a full member. Ashley Broadway said late Friday that she received the invitation from the club's board in an email. The invitation came on the same day that Broadway also learned she'd been named Fort Bragg's 2013 "Military Spouse of the Year" by Military Spouse magazine. She is married to Lt. Col. Heather Mack, who gave birth this week to a baby girl, the couple's second child. "I

The Right Wing Lie About Obama Spending

One more right wing lie exposed Obviously, not a gay story.  But, it's just another example of how the right wing lies in the face of reality.  They always do it to the gay community and, in this case, Obama's spending.  They so desperately need to hold on to their "big-spending liberal" lie because, if they don't, their reality crumbles. Via Market Watch: WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Of all the falsehoods told about President Barack Obama, the biggest whopper is the one about his reckless spending spree. As would-be president Mitt Romney tells it: “I will lead us out of this debt and spending inferno.” Almost everyone believes that Obama has presided over a massive increase in federal spending, an “inferno” of spending that threatens our jobs, our businesses and our children’s future. Even Democrats seem to think it’s true. But it didn’t happen. Although there was a big stimulus bill under Obama, federal spending is rising at the slowest pace since

Openly Gay And Welcomed Into The U.S. Congress

Speaker  Boehner (left) posing with  Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (right) and his family The New York Times covers the new openly gay, lesbian and bi members of congress: WASHINGTON — When Mark Takano ran unsuccessfully for Congress twice in the early 1990s, his opponents tried to smear him as a “homosexual liberal” and a “nutzoid.” One of them even had  pink fliers  printed that asked, “A Congressman for Riverside ... Or San Francisco?” When he ran again last year, he won by almost 20 points. “Flash forward 18 years,” Mr. Takano said recently, “and the very macho building tradesmen are behind me. I’m getting pictures with them in their hard hats.” For decades, the words “gay” and “Congress” were usually seen together only in stories of scandal and shame:  an arrest  after an illicit proposition in an airport bathroom,  accusations  of trawling for sex on a phone service. When  Gerry E. Studds  came out 30 years ago, the first congressman to do so, it was only after an

Rhode Island House Passes Gay Marriage Bill

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee It still needs to pass the Senate.  Gov. Lincoln Chafee will sign it into law if it does. Via Gay Star News: The Rhode Island House of Representatives passed a marriage equality bill on Thursday (24 January) bringing the tiny New England state one step closer to legalizing gay marriage. The House easily passed the legislation by a vote of 51-19 but it now faces what is expected to be a much tougher battle in the State Senate. It will next face a Senate committee which must vote in favor of the bill being sent before the full Senate for a vote.

The Amazing Randi Comes Out...At Age 81

The Amazing Randi I love this!!  He has been out to his friends and family for years!  Here is a video of him talking about this. Via Magician and scientific skeptic James Randi  has been performing magic tricks since he was a kid —though he prefers to call what he does "conjuring," he explains, "because 'magic' would be controlling nature by way of spells and incantations ... They don’t work." In  his Big Think interview , Randi chronicles his decades-long career as a "conjurer," and his beginnings as an escape artist. He has broken out of 22 jails, and by his early 20s, he had broken Houdini’s record for the longest submersion underwater in a coffin. Perhaps not surprisingly, he says he has had some close calls, nearly losing his life  at least twice ... ... Randi also speaks about  why he finally came out publicly as gay at the age of 81 , saying that the public reaction has been "wonderful," and noting that he

Gay Man Alleges Anti Gay Attack And Cover Up By NYPD

NYPD officers moving  security camera before alleged gaybashing Why would the police officers move the security camera?  Why would they not want what happened recorded? Via Crooks And Liars: A Brooklyn man has filed papers to sue the city over an alleged hate crime committed by the NYPD. The Daily News  reports  that on Sunday night around 2:50 a.m., two officers came to Jabbar Campbell's Crown Heights apartment following a noise complaint. Campbell was hosting a gay pride party for about 80 people and some of the party-goers were dressed in drag. Those officers left after telling guests outside the apartment to keep it down, but about ten minutes later another group of officers arrived and rang the buzzer. Campbell saw an officer turn a security camera in his vestibule, and when he went downstairs, they were banging on his door with flashlights. "There was a sergeant, he yelled ‘get him!’ and that’s when I got attacked," Campbell  told  the Post. “They kept

Words Of Peace From The Bible - Three

As we continue the new year, let's reflect on the book our right wing Christian opponents use to justify denying us our rights.  Some of the verses are directly related to homosexuality and some are not.  All show that taking the bible literally is kind of silly because, hopefully, we have evolved beyond these words. This verse involves mediums and fortune tellers: A man or a woman who acts as a medium or fortuneteller shall be put to death by stoning; they have no one but themselves to blame for their death.   (Leviticus 20:27 NAB)

Russia Moving Backwards On Gay Rights

AP PHOTO/MISHA JAPARIDZE Its seems that Russia is moving in the wrong direction with gay rights.  Despite Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's claim that he is against this law , it looks like the proposed law is moving forward in the Russian Parliament. Via AP: MOSCOW — Kissing his boyfriend during a protest in front of Russia’s parliament earned Pavel Samburov 30 hours of detention and the equivalent of a $16 fine on a charge of “hooliganism.” But if a bill that comes up for a first vote later this month becomes law, such a public kiss could be defined as illegal “homosexual propaganda” and bring a fine of up to $16,000. The legislation being pushed by the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church would make it illegal nationwide to provide minors with information that is defined as “propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism.” It includes a ban on holding public events that promote gay rights. St. Petersburg and a number of other Russian cities

Obama The First President To Mention Gay Rights In Inauguration Speech

Barack and Michelle Obama Another milestone for our country.  2013 is starting off as a great year for gay rights...after a great 2012! Via President Obama’s speech for his second inauguration broke new ground in inclusiveness, with the first use of the word “gay” in reference to sexual orientation and a call for LGBT equality. “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well,” Obama said. He also invoked the Stonewall riots of 1969, which marked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement, as a milestone in civil rights history. “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal — is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall,” the president said. Gay CNN reporter Anderson Cooper

From DODT Discharge To Inaguration Committee: David Hall Honored

Michelle Obama with David Hall This is wonderful! Another gesture from the White House in support of the gay community! Via David Hall, an Airman and ROTC cadet who was discharged when his commanding officers confirmed his sexual orientation, is one of eight "citizen co-chairs" for President Barack Obama's Inauguration committee. 

Randy Rainbow Sings Evolution of Gay In Two Minutes

If you haven't already seen his Chick fil A video , it is a must!  Here he is singing the evolution of the word gay, sung to the melody of "Be our guest" from Disney's "Beauty And The Beast".

American's Attitude About Gays Being Sinners Is Changing Quickly

The Evangelicals are right.  There is a culture war...and we are winning. Via USA Today: NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Americans who believe being gay is a sin are now a minority — a shift that a Southern Baptist-affiliated research group links to President Barack Obama's changed opinion of gay marriage. A November survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found 37 percent of Americans polled said "yes" when asked if homosexual behavior is a sin. Forty-five percent said it was not. Seventeen percent didn't know. That's a major change from LifeWay's September 2011 survey, when 44 percent said homosexuality was a sin, 43 percent said it wasn't and 13 percent didn't know. The survey results, released late Thursday, didn't surprise the Rev. Cindy Andrews-Looper of Holy Trinity Community Church in Nashville, a congregation with a large number of gay members. When her church opened in the mid-1990s, most gay and lesbian members were in the closet, sh

Words Of Peace From The Bible - Two

As we continue the new year, let's reflect on the book our right wing Christian opponents use to justify denying us our rights.  Some of the verses are directly related to homosexuality and some are not.  All show that taking the bible literally is kind of silly because, hopefully, we have evolved beyond these words. This verse involves adultery:    If a man commits adultery with another man's wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death.   (Leviticus 20:10 NLT)

Dept. Of Defense Blocking LGBT And Progressive Websites

Image being blocked by the defense department The DOD is not blocking anti-gay and right wing websites.  The policy of banning gays may have changed but the culture still needs to catch up.  The DOD just needs to own up to their bias and remove the anti-gay censoring of the internet. Via AmericaBlog: Possibly the most incredible thing in the entire Pentagon statement is the following: Personal pages and blogs are blocked in accordance with DoD policy allowing military commanders the option to restrict access to personal pages for operational security reasons. Really?   That’s the excuse – you banned us for national security reasons.  But Red State is fine, it doesn’t jeopardize US national security. How exactly does it compromise operational security to let US service members read AMERICAblog and Pam’s House Blend and Towleroad, but it doesn’t jeopardize operational security for them to read Red State?  You can only add content to my blog by commenting.  And yo

Kelly Clarkson Shows The Correct Way To Respond To Gay Rumors

Kelly Clarkson shows how a straight person can respond to rumors about being gay.  Don't act insulted.  Say something nice about the gay community.  End with "I'm just not into that" type of quote.  It's really not that hard. Via Huffington Post: Kelly Clarkson is unfazed by the gay rumors that have followed her for years. In fact, the rumors have lead to her getting hit on by some of "the hottest girls ever," she said. While speaking with  Cosmopolitan  magazine for the February 2012 "Love Issue," Clarkson addressed the gay rumors , saying she thinks speculation grew because she hadn't been dating anyone for a while. "People think, 'Oh, she's been single for too long,'" she said. "That's kind of an insult to the gay community. Being single doesn't mean you're gay. But I'm never insulted by it, obviously. I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh, my god, if I were a lesbian,

Billy Graham's Son Franklin Graham Demonizes Gays To Raise Money

Doesn't it always come down to money with these guys? Via The Advocate: Forget the fiscal cliff; televangelist Billy Graham's son Franklin Graham says marriage equality sends us teetering on the edge of the "spiritual cliff." In a blog post last Thursday, Graham wrote that our country’s financial problems "are nothing compared to the spiritual and moral cliff that is far more destructive to our nation than any economic concerns. Since the recent election, we’ve seen same-sex couples lining up at courthouses in several states to receive their marriage licenses, and hundreds of people gathering in public places to light up marijuana cigarettes in the states where it has just been decriminalized." He says that these marriages are only the "tip of the iceberg," as "media-friendly gay and lesbian behavior" on TV is just a reflection of "the moral corruption that has infected our entire nation." What does the prodigal son

My Heartfelt Gratitude To The Westboro Baptist Church...Really

Why would I be grateful for the Westboro Baptist Church, you ask? 1- They are known to most Americans as the anti-American, anti-soldier church for picketing soldiers' funerals , making them hated by most of the country...and the world. 2- They are known to hate gays and are now picketing Maryland for making gay marriage legal in the state. They have now successfully linked being anti-american with being anti-gay!  The gay community could not have done a better job linking the two ideas. Let's help them spread the word...being anti-gay is very un-American!! The Westboro Baptist Church is anti-american The Westboro Baptist Church is anti-gay

Anderson Cooper And Kathy Griffin Video Highlights From Last Night

Happy New Year to you from GayMenToThat!  I hope you enjoy this highlight video of Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin from their New Years Eve coverage.  Kathy is at her best and Anderson does what he can to contain her.

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