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Venus Wins 47th Career Title In Wuhan (When Muguruza Retires Down 3-6 0-3)  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
Wow! Venus Williams has had a really great week. She began it with winning her 700th career WTA match by defeating Julia Goerges and followed that up with by winning one of the best matches of the year on the women's tour in the quarterfinals against Johanna Konta of Great Britain 6-4 3-6 7-5. But that was just the warm-up! Venus then had to face Roberta Vinci in the semifinals, the same Italian player who ended her sister Serena's chance to win the calendar grand slam in the semifinals of the U.S. Open a few ...
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Posted:  10/4 7:41am
CELEBRITY FRIDAY: Yayo Grassi, the gay guy who met the Pope  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
Oh the irony is just so delicious. For several days there was much discussion about a private meeting between Pope Francis and religious fanatic Kim Davis where it was implied that the Pontiff was endorsing her message that religious-based views about marriage can serve as reason not to folloq  federal or state laws on marriage equality.Today came word that not only did the Vatican firmly clarify that the meeting with Davis was NOT an endorsement of Davis' crazed crusade against marriage equality in Kentucky, but that the only person the Pope did have an official ...
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Posted:  10/3 7:10am
GODLESS WEDNESDAY: Today is International Blasphemy Day!  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
Today is September 30, which has been declared by the Center for Inquiry as International Blasphemy Day to call attention to the numerous countries around the world which have laws which punish people for the alleged crime of blasphemy. It is the anniversary of the publication of cartoons depicting Muhammad in a Dutch magazine that angered religious people and resulted in a huge controversy in 2005.This excerpt from CFI says it best:While many perceive “blasphemy” as offensive, this event is not intended to ridicule and insult others. Rather, it was created as a reaction ...
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Posted:  10/1 5:57am
IGLHRC Changes Its Name To OutRight Action International  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
The international LGBT human rights organization known as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has changed its name to OutRight Action International. I spent two terms (6 years total) on the board of directors of IGLHRC so I have a soft spot in my heart for the organization, which was founded more than 25 years ago by my friend Julie Dorf.Here's an excerpt from the press release announcing the change:“We chose a new name that speaks to the heart of our mission. We have been ‘out’ for rights for 25 years, and at ...
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Posted:  9/30 6:31am
TENNIS TUESDAY: Davis Cup Final of GBR vs BEL Set For Clay; Jo Wins 3rd Metz; Aga Wins 2nd Pan-Pacific  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
DAVIS CUP FINAL BETWEEN BELGIUM AND GREAT BRITAIN SET FOR INDOOR CLAY NOVEMBER 27-29 IN GHENTAs expected when it became clear that the final two teams this year would be Great Britain led by 2-time major champion Andy Murray and Belgium led by Top 20 stalwart David Goffin, it was announced on September 23rd that the tie would be held on indoor clay, Murray's worst surface (and Goffin's best). Murray had initially said that he might skip the most lucrative and prestigious event of the year, the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals held at the O2 Arena ...
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Posted:  9/29 4:20pm
EY CANDY: Joshua Trusty (3rd time!)  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
Joshua Trusty is one of the few openly gay male models. He has been featured as Eye Candy here twice before (December 23, 2013 and August 11, 2014). He is 5-foot-10, 160-pounds and was born in December 1986.As you can see, he has  avery interesting tattoo on his chest. These last two shots were taken by talented photographer Don Harris. Check him out for more hot pictures of Joshua and others! ...
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Posted:  9/28 8:20am
QUEER QUOTE: Excerpt From President Obama's Remarks At DNC LGBT Event in New York City  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
Today's Queer Quote is an excerpt from President Obama's remarks to a DNC LGBT fundraiser at Gotham Hall on Sunday evening where he was introduced by lead plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court marriage equality case Jim Obergefell.The President ended his remarks with these rousing sentiments:Harvey Milk once said, “If a gay person makes it, the doors are open to everyone.”  But to those of us who’ve made it through those doors, we've got a unique obligation to reach back and make sure other people can make it through those doors, too.  (Applause.)  We have a responsibility to stand up ...
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Posted:  9/28 7:34am
Brian Staveley Signs Deal To Write More Great Fantasy Novels!  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
Brian Staveley is the author of two well-regarded epic fantasy novels published in the last two years, The Emperor's Blades (see my review) and its sequel, The Providence of Fire.  These books are the first two in a trilogy he calls the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne. And they are really, really good!Last month I had reported that Staveley won the prestigious Gemmel Morningstar Award for The Emperor's Blades.The latest big news is that apparently Staveley has signed a new deal to write four more books in this universe! Apparently ...
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Posted:  9/28 4:57am