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Gay and lesbian activism with a sense of humor
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2004-12-28 00:00:00 
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2015-05-25 21:15:06
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Video: Mike Huckabee, Republican candidate for increased book sells, vows to defy pro-equality SCOTUS ruling  »  Good As You
Mike Huckabee, a candidate who only knows how to traffic in the language of a "supreme being" even though he is running for president (yeah right) of a nation that is not a theocracy, insists that he will disobey the US Supreme Court, if (/when) it issues a fifty-state marriage equality decision: Good for those conservatives who are willing to highlight this joke of Huckabee's own making. ...
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Posted:  5/26 5:13am
Reliably tacky NOM turns Memorial Day into day of anti-gay politicking  »  Good As You
National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown posted a Memorial Day message, complete with pictures of fallen soldiers' tombstones. Too bad it's all about defeating marriage equality, nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people, and Hillary Clinton: We live in a challenging time, one where our national leaders increasingly seem to deny the importance of some of our founding national principles, not the least of which is religious liberty. Indeed far from being willing to fight to defend this core foundational principle so that is passed to the next generation, some national leaders seem intent on undercutting it. Indeed, we've seen baseless charges ...
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Posted:  5/26 5:07am
Ireland: Not only a practical win, but also another tremendous psychological shift  »  Good As You
I am overjoyed by the resounding vote for marriage equality in Ireland. As a longtime activist who wants marriage equality across the globe. As someone with Irish ancestry. As a history buff who feels privileged to live in such a monumental time. As a former gay kid who knows what marriage equality would've meant for my wellbeing. As a gay adult who is lucky enough to have found and committed to my own marital love at a young age, and who is honored to be among the first humans to raise a kid with two parents of the ...
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Posted:  5/23 8:07pm
Hillary Clinton campaign honors Harvey Milk, LGBTQ rights  »  Good As You
In full-on activist mode, this one: [@HillaryClinton] ...
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Posted:  5/23 3:32am
You don't have to pounce on every less-than-pro-gay retailer, anti-gay conservatives!  »  Good As You
A lesbian couple in Canada went to a jeweler to purchase a pair of wedding rings. After a pleasant transaction, the couple put down a deposit and the jeweler began work on the rings. A short time later, a friend went to the same jeweler and discovered a posted sign that read, "The sanctity of marriage is under attack. Let's keep marriage between a man and a woman." Both the couple and the retailer agree that both parties were polite throughout their dealings: The lesbian couple say: "They were great to work with. They seemed to have no issues. They knew the ...
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Posted:  5/23 3:26am
Video: Tony Perkins tells pastors they 'may have five years' before being 'dragged kicking and screaming from your church'  »  Good As You
Tony Perkins gets paid, and handily, to scare people into believing that LGBT people are terrible and that our rights are some sort of homegrown nuclear bomb. He drums up fear and people give FRC money. Fiscal goals are met, and Tony gets raises. With so many losses on his watch, Tony is ramping it all up. Because he "loves people," y'all: [RWW] Tepid applause. Maybe the tide is changing even within that very room? I mean, surely some of them have to be realizing, after all of these years of Tony's dramatic predictions failing to come to fruition, that ...
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Posted:  5/23 2:07am
What to even say about Josh Duggar?  »  Good As You
As someone who has written about Family Research Council Action Executive Director Josh Duggar and the way he has used his TV fame to subjugate the rights of LGBT people (among others), I feel like I have to say something about this sad and disturbing news: Josh Duggar Admits Molestation; Resigns from Family Research Council [TMZ] But what to say, really? I could focus on the jaw-dropping fact that someone who has these skeletons in his closet would take a job where he puts himself in a place of judgement against the rights and welfare of others. I could focus on my ...
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Posted:  5/22 5:04am
GOP prez candidates lining up for NOM-sponsored event in Iowa  »  Good As You
At this point, the so-called Family Leadership Summit has one national sponsor: the National Organization For Marriage. And of course since the Gran Old Party can't break its (self-defeating) obsession with stopping gay people from getting married, no fewer than five of the party's announced and presumptive primary candidates have already signed up for the July 18 event, with more sure to come: [The Family Leader] Interestingly, this will happen after the Supreme Court's decision, which is sure to change the conversation in seismic ways. With the American public already showing record-breaking support with every new poll, it's the height ...
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Posted:  5/21 10:35pm
Video: Ted Cruz tells viciously anti-gay Family Research Council he's got their back on anti-gay discrimination  »  Good As You
Yesterday I told you about some of the extreme speakers who Sen. Ted Cruz is joining/courting at this week's "Watchmen on the Wall conference. Here now, a pertinent part of his speech to the Family Research Council crowd: [RWW] I love this "mandatory gay marriage" schtick he keeps doing. Not sure where we're all going to find the time to attend so many ceremonies. Normally I would suggest that Cruz, a GOP presidential candidate, is pandering to the extreme far-right gathered at this FRC event. But when it comes to Cruz, I think he might actually be ...
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Posted:  5/21 10:11pm
Scouts prez seeks long overdue end to offensive stigma  »  Good As You
The news of the day: The president of the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday called for an end to the group’s blanket ban on gay adult leaders, warning Scout executives that “we must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be,” and that “any other alternative will be the end of us as a national movement.” KEEP READING: Boy Scouts’ President Calls for End to Ban on Gay Leaders [NYT] Gates did say he'd like religious organizations to remain free to set their own policies for leaders within the local troops that they ...
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Posted:  5/21 10:10pm
FRC prays against Dan Savage 'spewing upon our nation'; I'll let Dan make that joke himself  »  Good As You
From the Family Research Council's latest round of prayer targets: [FRC] Whoever at FRC wrote "spewing upon our nation" in a post about Savage was clearly trolling his or her employer. ...
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Posted:  5/21 4:03am
Sen. (and prez candidate) Cruz to join extreme anti-LGBT activists at Family Research Council event (#WOTW15)  »  Good As You
Flip Benham refers to gay rights as "the Devil's agenda": Kenyn Cureton believes that gay people are "poor, deluded souls" who are "simply pawns in the hands of their malevolent master" (i.e. the Devil): "Who do you think is ultimately behind the efforts to advance the radical homosexual agenda, indoctrinate our children, and ruin our military, now? Who's behind the efforts to get God out of government, Christ out of culture, and faith out of public life? Who's behind it? Well, I think we've got a pretty clear answer. [laughter] The Devil is behind it! So, the real enemy…it's not the poor, ...
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Posted:  5/20 10:00pm
'Out' magazine's editor-in-chief makes case against gay 'bullies'; it's shortsighted and here's why  »  Good As You
Out magazine has long been known as a magazine more focused on the pop culture side of the LGBT world than the political one. Yet in a post on Out.com (which might be running in the print edition too; I'm not sure), editor-in-chief Aaron Hicklin has chosen to weigh in on some high profile recent events—and has done so in a way that I find devoid of nuance and overloaded with misrepresentation. Hicklin begins: For five long minutes I gave serious thought to donating to Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind. — just enough to cover a slice or two, and maybe a ...
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Posted:  5/20 3:07am
Voodoo, snake oil, 'changing' gays: CA congressman to introduce national ban on dangerous anti-science  »  Good As You
The bill has only a dozen or so Democratic co-sponsors, and he's introducing it into a GOP-controlled Congress. But good on the congressman for trying to drain the dangerous snake oil, even if gravity's working against him: WASHINGTON — On Tuesday morning, Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California will introduce a federal bill to ban commercial efforts to change people’s sexual orientation or gender identity — often called conversion therapy. FULL: Democratic House Freshman Aims To Ban LGBT Conversion Therapy As “Fraud” [BuzzFeed] Unlike state-level bans, like the ones in New Jersey and California and Oregon and D.C., Rep. Lieu's effort ...
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Posted:  5/19 3:08pm