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Gay comic/actor Jason Stuart discusses and signs Shut Up, I’m Talking! at Book Soup (tags)
Openly gay stand-up comedian and prolific character actor Jason Stuart (with host Alexandra Paul) will discuss and sign his new book Shut Up, I’m Talking!: Coming Out in Hollywood and Making It to the Middle at Book Soup on Los Angeles on Friday, August 2nd at 7pm.
Gay Comic Jason Stuart Performs at Martini's Above Fourth in San Diego Thursday, June 13th (tags)
“IT’S POSSIBLE TO BE A ZIONIST MUSLIM!” (tags)
For obvious reasons, it’s been more difficult for Muslim LGBTQ activist Nadiya Al-Noor to come out as a Zionist than it was coming out as queer
Video: Super Amigos (2007), 1 hr 15 min (tags)
Reality begins when we all begin to believe. Enjoy this free movie that could inspire us to bring hope and possibility in our late-capitalist cul-de-sac. Housing, health care and education should be human rights, not private privileges.
Philippine Labor Party demands turnover of US Marine suspect in transgender killing (tags)
Partido Manggagawa (PM) [Labor Party - Philippines] condemns the killing of transgender woman, Jeffrey Serdoncillo Laude a.k.a. Jennifer Laude, allegedly by a US Marine participating in the Balikatan exercise in Olongapo City 11p.m. of October 11.
Marching for Manning at SF Pride (tags)
Supporters of Chelsea Manning marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade
Are Gay Men Being CREATED? (tags)
Are these gay men in Palm Springs an indication that homosexuality can be created?
The SF LGBT Pride Committee Has Nothing to Be Proud of Over Bradley Manning (tags)
Glenn Greenwald’s article in The Guardian titled “Bradley Manning is off limits at SF Gay Pride parade, but corporate sleaze is embraced” (4/27/13) has internationally publicized the cowardly decision of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee to rescind its election of political prisoner U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal of the annual Gay Pride Parade. Manning is the gay service member charged with giving WikiLeaks thousands of classified documents exposing U.S. atrocities in Iraq, along with other materials.
Chris Hassett: Queer Activist, Teacher Tells Stories in Music (tags)
San Diego Queer folksinger Chris Hassett released his most recent CD, "This I Promise You," last May. It's a collection of 11 songs, mostly quiet and understated but with country, rock, pop and jazz influences reflecting Hassett's broad musical tastes. Zenger's Newsmagazine interviewed Hassett in late June and discussed the album, as well as gossiping about musicians ranging from Willard Robison to Lady Gaga.
Kissing Under The Stars at Chic-Fil-A in Hollywood, California Part 2 (tags)
Anti-Gay Chicken Franchise gets dressed down at Sunset and Highland. Photo Set 2 0f 2
Kissing Under The Stars at Chic-Fil-A in Hollywood, California (tags)
Anti-Gay Chicken Franchise gets dressed down at Sunset and Highland. Photo Set 1 of Two
Yes, Virginia, There ARE Gay Men in Kansas! (tags)
Most Queer people, unless they actually came from Kansas, think of it as the place Dorothy Gale was lucky enough to be flown out of by a cyclone in "The Wizard of Oz." But San Diego's Diversionary Theatre is producing an original musical, "Harmony, Kansas," a touching comedy/drama about Gay men in Kansas who come together and form a singing group just to have one place where they can be who they are.
San Diego Queer Groups Fight Proposition B (tags)
Queer organizations in San Diego, including Canvass for a Cause (CFAC) and the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.), are uniting against Proposition B, a "reform" initiative sponsored by openly Gay Right-wing Republican City Councilmember and Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio that would destroy any hope of retirement security for city workers.
Was Dahrun "Spycam Man" Ravi a Secret Closet Queen? (tags)
Just wondering of Dahrun Ravi was obsessed with his own secret homosexuality and this is what led him to spy on his roommate having sexual relations with another man? There is a fine line between homophobia and repressed homosexuality.
Reasons to Oppose the Institution of Marriage (tags)
The recent announcement by President Obama in support of gay marriage leaves many questions unanswered. Why do we need to get permission from a religious authority figure to be with the one(s) we love and care about? Isn't monogamy really for the birds?
Singer Justin Utley: Gay Ex-Mormon Tells His Story in Music (tags)
Justin Utley grew up Mormon in a suburb of Salt Lake City. He was raised to believe he was one of the "Chosen People" — until he started realizing that his emotional, romantic and sexual interests lay with men and not women. On the advice of the church, he spent four years in so-called "reparative therapy" trying to "cure" himself of being Gay. Then he decided to be who he was created to be and not what his repressive church wanted him to be, and in two full-length CD's and his inspirational single "Stand for Something" he's set his struggle to powerful, intense music.
Un-Millionaire Presidential Campaign House Party (tags)
Durham, a Harlem based workers’ rights advocate, internationalist, and gay liberation pioneer, is on tour in advance of California’s June 5 primary where he is on the Peace and Freedom party ballot.
San Diego Mayoral Candidates Address Queer Community (tags)
When this year's major candidates for Mayor of San Diego — City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher and Congressmember Bob Filner — addressed the Queer community March 28, the irony that gripped the room was that the two openly Queer candidates, DeMaio and Dumanis, were running to the right of the non-Queer Fletcher and Filner. DeMaio, who in other contexts has said he wants to be "the Scott Walker of San Diego," dominated the event with his anti-labor pension "reform" proposal and his refusal to acknowledge the leadership of San Diego's Queer community even though he is Queer himself.
Cynthia Nixon: Bi Heroine Tells It Like It Is (tags)
Actress Cynthia Nixon caused a brief furor last January and ruffled the feathers of the Queer Thought Police by daring to say publicly that as a Bisexual she believes she did have a choice in her sexual orientation, and she doesn't see why people should assume she's a Lesbian just because her current relationship partner is a woman.
Gay Refugees in the U.S.: Becley Aigbuza risk deportation (tags)
Becley Aigbuza, a young Nigerian homosexual who lives in San Diego, risks being deported back to his homeland where he was raped and tortured. EveryOne Group is appealing to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and the Governor of California, Edmund Brown Jr.
Queer Liberation Started in San Francisco, Not Stonewall (tags)
The legend says America's — and the world's — Queer liberation movement began with the riot at the Stonewall Inn bar in New York City in June 1969. But three months before, militant Queer activists in San Francisco had launched the Committee for Homosexual Freedom (CHF) and mounted the first-ever picket against a private employer for discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. Leo Laurence and Pat Brown, two veterans of that movement, brought their story to Activist San Diego June 16.
It Didn't All Start at Stonewall! Meet Two Pioneers of Queer Liberation Jan. 15 (tags)
Three months before the Stonewall Inn riots in New York city in June 1969 which are commonly — but wrongly — thought to be the start of the Gay liberation movement, a group of Gay activists in San Francisco started the nation’s first Gay Liberation Front. Two of those activists, Leo E. Laurence and Pat Brown, now live in San Diego and will be speaking Monday, January 15, 7 p.m. at the Joyce Beers Community Center in Hillcrest in an event sponsored by Activist San Diego.
Nine Days with Mother (tags)
In this pioneering article from the December 1968 issue of Vector, an early Queer publication, Zenger's Newsmagazine associate editor Leo E. Laurence, J.D. tells his coming-out story and advises other Queer people on how to come out. Four months after this article was published, Leo co-founded the Gay Liberation Front in San Francisco and led the first demonstration against a private employer for anti-Queer discrimination in U.S. history in March 1969, three months BEFORE Stonewall.
Sean Wherley: Activist Comedian Laughs Out Proud (tags)
Veteran activist and political staffer Sean Wherley found another outlet a year ago when he took up stand-up comedy and started the Laugh Out Proud shows the second Thursday of every month at Martinis Above Fourth in Hillcrest, San Diego. His monthly shows present Queer and Queer-friendly comedians from San Diego and L.A. — and they're funny!
Israel: Profile of a Rogue State (tags)
Nico D'Amico-Barbour: Canvass for a Cause Organizer on Marriage Equality, Occupation-print (tags)
Nico D'Amico Barbour, regional director of Canvass for a Cause -- an organization founded in San Diego two years ago to advocate for marriage equality which has since expanded to Los Angeles -- shows an entrepreneurial spirit and an almost born-again commitment to activism that's more commonly associated with the Right than the Left these days.
The Cycle of fear (tags)
The Cycle of fear is my second article on hate and fear
PATRICK McMAHON: Gay Adoptee Recalls His Search for His Birth Parents (tags)
Who am I? Who are my parents? Where did I come from? When, where and how was I born? Most of us take the answers to these questions for granted. But it?s not so easy if you were adopted. Then, as Patrick McMahon n? Shields found out in 1990, the authentic record of his birth was treated as if it were a state secret whose revelation would jeopardize national security. He details the story of his two-year search for his true origins in his new self-published book "Becoming Patrick," an extraordinarily well-written combination of self-discovery memoir, suspense thriller, soap opera and wrenching reunion story.
Photos of San Diego's Queer Pride Parade July 16 (tags)
Photos of San Diego's Queer (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Pride Parade July 16 in Hillcrest and Balboa Park.
Rally Kicks Off San Diego Pride Events (tags)
San Diego's Queer (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Pride events kicked off Friday, July 15 at a rally on the pride festival site in Balboa Park. The featured speakers were New Age author and credentialed minister Marianne Williamson, who talked about marriage equality as a straight supporter who has performed same-sex weddings, and Daniel Hernandez, the young, openly Gay aide to Congressmember Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) who saved her life when she was shot at an outdoor rally in January. But the most powerful speaker was former San Diego Democratic Club president Larry Baza, who powerfully expressed the history of the Queer rights movement and the challenges it faces in the future.
Dennis Wymbs: Retired Teacher Becomes Leather Artist (tags)
San Diego North County teacher turned leather artist Dennis Wymbs is showing his art through July 31 at Pleasures & Treasures, 2525 University Avenue in North Park. Wymbs creates stunning work in a wide variety of media, including leather sculptures, metal engraving, masks and painting. His work is sensual and reflects his background as a Gay man and a Leatherman, but without hurling his or its sexuality in our faces. The store where he's exhibiting can be reached at (619) 822-4280 or online at http://pleasuresandtreasures.biz
MOXIE?s Poster Boys at Diversionary: Funny ? and More (tags)
Poster Boys, now playing in a MOXIE/Diversionary Theatre co-production at 4545 Park Boulevard in University Heights, is typical MOXIE fare: a great script (having its U.S. premiere) that makes sly, insinuating comments on sexual orientation, religion, advertising and the (lack of) integrity associated with it, and the ways major corporations try to whitewash (or greenwash) their images and seem more progressive than they are to attract our business. It runs through July 31; see it.
MADONNA I WANT DESTROYS LADY GAGA ! MADONNA ARRIVES SOON PREPARE YOU GAY COMMUNITY :) LADY (tags)
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Yet Another Gay/Queer ?History? Book Perpetuates Old Myths (tags)
Yet another so-called ?Gay history? book, Michael Bronski?s ?A Queer History of the United States,? recycles the tired New York-centric myth that the Queer Liberation movement sprung full-blown from the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City. Leo E. Laurence, who was present at the REAL creation of Queer liberation in San Francisco in March 1969, three months BEFORE Stonewall, comments on Bronski?s book and offers Lambda Literary Award finalist Gale Whittington?s ?Beyond Normal? as an accurate source for the real birth of Gay Lib.
Bisexual Forum Targets Invisibility and Bigotry (tags)
Bisexuals, the "B" in "LGBT," are actually the largest of the four groups represented by that unlovely acronym, but they're also among the most misunderstood people in the Queer community. They face bitter and often ferocious prejudice and bigotry not only from homophobic straight people but from Gays and Lesbians whose anti-Bi beliefs lead them to be threatened by the existence of Bi people. The Bisexual Forum of San Diego held a workshop at the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center May 12 to dispel some of the misunderstandings other Queers have towards Bisexuals and tell their stories, which often involve a dual coming-out process: first as Lesbian or Gay, then as Bi when they realize they can no longer deny either their same-sex or opposite-sex attractions.
S.A.M.E. Rallies Against Hate Crimes, Bullying (tags)
Drawn by several recent hate assaults on Queer people in the Hillcrest and North Park areas, members and supporters of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) rallied at the North Park Community Park Saturday afternoon, March 26. The rally featured speeches by openly Queer elected officials like Assemblymember Toni Atkins and School Board member Kevin Beiser, as well as ministers and others in support of Queer equality, but the most moving statements came from people who’d been on the receiving end of anti-Queer violence or bullying themselves: S.A.M.E. member René Torres, high school student Maya Conti and North Park resident Jacob Harshbarger, who wasn’t at the rally but sent a statement describing not only the attack against him but the lax response of local police and prosecutors. “I felt that the system that was supposed to be there to protect me was treating me as though it was my fault,” Harshbarger said.
Connor Maddocks Teaches "Trans 101" to Queer Marriage Group (tags)
The Queer community is increasingly referred to by the awkward acronym "LGBT" ? which stands for "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender" ? but few Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals really understand the needs, struggles and the rights of Transgender people. To bridge that gap, the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) invited Connor Maddocks, facilities manager at the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center and a female-to-male Transgender person, to make a presentation at their March 8 meeting. Maddocks' talk spanned a number of issues, from the physical aspects of a gender transition to the ways Transgender people are discriminated against and the hostility they sometimes face not only from heterosexuals but other Queers.
Rally Against Hate and Nazi Rally March 19, 2011 - Claremont, Ca (tags)
We gathered in Claremont March 19, 2011 on awkward circumstances.
Gioffre & Rader: Real-Life Gay Couple Do Video Together (tags)
Though the passage of Proposition 8 in November 2008 put a damper on their original business plan to market themselves as specialist in wedding videos for Gay and Lesbian couples, videographers and real-life husband and husband Gary Rader and Anthony Gioffre are going ahead with their company, Golden Lodestar Productions, and even marketing themselves as specialists in commitment ceremonies. They also do other kinds of video production and are frequently seen with their gear at local pro-Queer demonstrations and other political events they’re documenting for historical purposes.
Russia's Foremost LGBT Leader in LA! (tags)
In a bid to promote the prominence of this May's Moscow Pride and thus hopefully forestall threatened repression by the authorities, Russia's foremost gay leader, Nikolai Alekseev, will tour seven U.S. cities February 26 thru March 6.
Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual teens singled out for punishment (tags)
Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) adolescents are about 40 percent more likely than other teens to receive punishment at the hands of school authorities, police and the courts, according to research published in the January, 2011 issue of Pediatrics and released online December 6, 2010 at http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/papbyrecent.dtl.
Military gay ban (tags)
Military gay ban
Darnelle Williams: San Diego Urban Pride Reaches Beyond African-American Queers (tags)
A Zenger’s Newsmagazine interview with Darnelle Williams, activities chair for San Diego Urban Pride. Originally called Ebony Pride and aimed particularly at African-American Queer men and women, the group recently relaunched with a new name and a broader mission including social events and raising money for health and other community issues.
Over 100 San Diegans Demonstrate for Marriage Equality on Eve of Court Hearing (tags)
Over 100 San Diego supporters of marriage equality took to the streets in Hillcrest Saturday, December 4 as part of a statewide mobilization, "Unite to Make It Right," two days before the scheduled Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on the legal challenge to Proposition 8, which banned legal recognition of same-sex marriage in California. The event consisted of two rallies and a march in between, and speakers called for more militant activism and more aggressive challenges aimed at President Obama and other elected officials who have talked the talk of Queer equality but have done little or nothing to bring it about.
“Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis”: Big Pharma's Latest AIDS Drug Marketing Strategy (tags)
The latest marketing strategy of the AIDS establishment and Big Pharma to sell toxic "anti-HIV" drugs at exorbitant prices is a sinister development called "pre-exposure prophylaxis." This is the idea of selling the drugs to HIV NEGATIVE Gay and Bisexual men engaged in so-called "high-risk" sexual lifestyles, supposedly to keep them from becoming infected. But it actually appears to be the industry looking for another market in the face of the recession, which is likely to reduce government and philanthropic funding for HIV meds in the developing world and thereby derail the pharmaceutical gravy train of AIDS. Fortunately, today's Gay men have got out of the intense fear of AIDS that ruled the Queer community in the 1980's and 1990's and are therefore unlikely to fall for the siren call of "pre-exposure prophylaxis."
OUR WORD IS OUR WEAPON: A Creative and Critical Response to Bullying & Suicide (tags)
One Imagination's OUR WORD IS OUR WEAPON is a multidisciplinary production centering the struggles of David, a gay high school student and writer, taking place Sunday, December 5th, 2010 at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.
Censored from HuffPo / Chicago: "Who cares who wins the elections" (tags)
As a regular blogger on the Huffington Post / Chicago's website, I recently encountered a situation which I believe is censorship for failing to have a proper "line" on next Tuesday's elections. As allies of the Democratic Party in various sectors scramble to motivate the party's "base" for the elections, apparently a voice pouring cold water on such efforts was not welcome. That the piece showed that human rights progress is not beholden to Democratic Party advancement made it that much more toxic. Here it is so that you can judge for yourself.
Over 200 Turn Out for Matthew Shepard Memorial in San Diego (tags)
Over 200 San Diegans marched in Hillcrest October 12, 2010 to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, target of an especially brutal Queer-bashing attack in Wyoming, and to honor the lives lost to Queer-bashing, bullying and teen suicide. The event featured two marches, a preliminary rally outside Obelisk Bookstore (site of a memorial plaque to John Robert Wear, 17-year-old killed in a Queer-related assault in 1991) and a program at San Diego’s LGBT Center that featured speakers including Terry Summers, a personal acquaintance of Matthew Shepard.
Gay Buddhist Workshops in Eagle Rock and Hollywood (tags)
The Shambhala Center of LA presents three workshops on “Queer Dharma and the Way of the Warrior” at its Eagle Rock facility (963 Colorado Blvd., L.A., CA 90041) and the Village at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center 1625 Schrader Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028(323) 993-7400
Openly Gay Democrat Runs for San Diego County Supervisor, Bucks GOP Trend (tags)
Openly Gay Democrat Stephen Whitburn is challenging 16-year incumbent Republican Ron Roberts for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In what's expected to be a “Republican year,” Whitburn is hoping voter disgust with ALL incumbents will boost his campaign. He's already won the endorsement of the San Diego Firefighters' Union — who backed Roberts in all his previous campaigns — largely because the all-Republican Board, out of partisan distaste for the Obama administration, turned down federal stimulus money that could have upgraded the county's ability to deal with San Diego's endemic wildfires.
AND SOME GAY AMERICANS THOUGHT KARL ROVE & FORMER BUSH JR HAD A THING 4 EACH ~ OTHER ~ (tags)
THEIR COMING TO TAKE AWAY GAY MARRIAGE RIGHTS & FUTURE ABORTION RIGHTS little voting Americans....
BRAZILIAN SUICIDAL LEFT (tags)
Political Party that confronts the prejudices of most is buried in the urns.
WILL AMERICAN GAYS BE ABLE 2 ABORT KARL ROVES BILLIONAIRES $$ PLANS ??? (tags)
GAY RIGHTS & ABORTION RIGHTS ARE GETTING A REAL WAKE UP CALL FROM KARL ROVES BILLIONAIRES NEW $$ AGENDA 4 THEIR FUTURE ELITE AMERICA.
Marriage Victory Celebration Draws 3,000 to Hillcrest Streets (tags)
Account of the marriage equality celebration that occurred on the streets of Hillcrest, the San Diego neighborhood famous for its large Queer population, on August 4, 2010 — the day Judge Vaughn R. Walker announced his decision in the federal lawsuit challenging Proposition 8. Though Queer activists and allies have since been frustrated by the court-ordered delays in enforcing Walker's decision, they can be proud that a judge ruled that there is absolutely no rational basis for a ban on marriage between two partners of the same gender.
Court ruling online: Gay & Interracial Marriage Issues the Same (tags)
The Court ruling at https://ecf.cand.uscourts.gov/cand/09cv2292/files/09cv2292-ORDER.pdf is a history lesson that makes it clear that the fight over gay marriage is the same as the fight over interracial marriage and that religion has no place in our secular Constitution. In 1948, California legalized interracial marriage; in 1967 the US Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage. The hysteria over children and preserving marriage was the same for interracial marriage as it is for gay marriage. The backers of Proposition 8 are clearly religious idiots trying to turn back the clock of history. Judge Walker's stay of his own ruling pending appeal should be lifted immediately so gay marriages can proceed in California immediately.
Pride Rally Reveals Queer Community’s Divisions Over Obama (tags)
The July 16 San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender pride rally, which opened the city's weekend of Pride events, revealed the deep-seated divisions within the Queer community over President Obama and the proper way of organizing. Stuart Milk, nephew of Queer martyr Harvey Milk, said he'd attended a meeting at the White House at which Obama endorsed virtually the entire agenda of the Queer rights movement — but Fresno-based activist Robin McGehee said that doesn't matter. McGehee and San Diego Transgender activist Autumn Sandeen, who joined together for a direct-action campaign against the White House over Obama's failure to seek repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that keeps openly Queer people from serving in the U.S. military, said that the Queer community should use nonviolent civil disobedience to confront Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate majority leader Harry Reid and other Democratic politicians who aren't delivering on their promises to the Queer community.
LA's Transgender Film Festival (tags)
The second annual TG Film Fest will be held at the Renberg Theater on August 28th 2010 with four ninety minute screenings. The TG Film Fest continues to showcase entertaining, poignant, and intriguing visions from the queerest part of the LGBT spectrum.
best dating and propecia (tags)
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Bishop Christopher on gay suicide, gay genocide, and Article 13 (tags)
On Monday, May 26, Ugandan Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, fondly known as Bishop Christopher, spoke to a circle gathered round him at San Francisco’s African American Art and Culture Complex. He explained his counseling work with LGBT youth, his advocacy for LGBT rights and his opposition to Uganda’s infamous proposed Anti Homosexuality Act, a.k.a., “Hang-the-Gays” bill, which has caused alarm at the Western Christian Right’s globalization of the culture wars. And, he explained Article 13, the one section of the act still likely to be written into law, which would make way for wholesale human rights abuse.
Is the Next Archbishop a Fascist Sympathizer (tags)
Archbishon Jose Gomez is from Mexico, but his roots are also in Opus Dei, an organization that flourished under Franco's Spain.
EMERGENCY COUNTER-PROTEST RALLY IN SUPPORT OF OUR LGBT VIETNAMESE COMMUNITY (tags)
EMERGENCY COUNTER-PROTEST RALLY TOMORROW MORNING Sat., Feb 13 @ 9AM in Little Saigon (Westminster) , to support the LGBT Vietnamese Community
Fernando Lopez: Marriage Equality Activist Looks to the Future (tags)
San Diego marriage equality activist Fernando Lopez discusses his own relationship history, his involvement with Marriage Equality USA, the heartbreak of the Proposition 8 defeat and his own critique of the No on 8 strategy, the current Perry v. Schwarzenegger case and his outlook for the future of same-sex marriage in the U.S. A longer version of the interview published in the February-March 2010 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine.
AMERICAN BILLIONAIRES CABAL GIVEN FULL CONTROL OF U.S.ELECTIONS BY U.S. SUPREME COURT ... (tags)
THE DEMONIC AGENDA DEMANDED BY OUR CABAL OF ELITE AMERICAN BILLIONAIRES AND THEIR FAMILIES (WITH THEIR CONTROL OF OUR U.S.CONGRESS WITH THEIR $$$ LOBBYISTS)FOR OUR CURRENT AND FUTURE MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS,IS OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THIRD~WORLD LIFE~STYLE.
WILL USC & UCLA LAW SCHOOLS CHALLENGE U.S. SUPREME COURT WITH GIDEON 4 U.S. FAMILIES (tags)
OUR U.S. WEALTHY ELITE BILLIONAIRES AND THEIR FRONT CORPORATIONS WHO CONTROL THE SPENDING OF THE PEOPLES U.S.CONGRESS WITH THEIR HIGH PRICED LOBBYING $$$ ~ HAVE MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS RIGHT WHERE THEY WANT THEM IN OUR AMERICAN FAMILY COURTS ALL ACROSS THE USA....
Sherry Wolf: Lesbian Socialist Activist Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Lesbian socialist Sherry Wolf came to San Diego December 3 to promote her new book, “Sexuality and Socialism.” Wolf offered a provocative critique of much of the Queer community’s orthodoxy, most notably the Queer mainstream’s embrace of the notion that people’s sexual orientation is inbred and genetically determined. She also mused on how and why the Queer movement morphed from a liberation struggle demanding sexual freedom to an elaborate commercial mechanism to promote Queer-owned businesses. Her final conclusion: there can be no true sexual liberation as long as capitalism survives and forces most people to spend their time working at jobs they hate and taking care of families on their own.
Walter G. Meyer: Queer Youth Novel “Rounding Third” Is About More than Baseball (tags)
Queer author Walter G.Meyer has written a remarkable first novel, “Rounding Third.” At base it's a story of two middle American Gay teens who meet each other on the high-school baseball team in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. But it’s also an intensely moving, often heart-rending tale of the terror under which Queer youth still grow up as well as the often surprising sources of support they find as they struggle with their identities. And, lest readers think this is a problem that we’ve grown beyond as a society, Meyer inserts modern communications technology — the Internet, cell phones, texting and iPods — to make sure readers know these are live issues in 2010 and not dimly remembered horrors of the 1950’s or 1970’s.
~ BIGDADDYJAZZANDMAYA.COM ~ THE ATTEMPT TO DESTROY ONE LOCAL POORER AMERICAN FAMILY~! (tags)
IT HAS BECOME SO OBVIOUS TO MILLIONS OF POORER AMERICANS THAT OUR WEALTHY ELITE BILLIONAIRES WHO CONTROL OUR U.S. CONGRESS THROUGH THEIR CORPORATE LOBBYING MONIES ARE CONTINUING TO ONLY TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES FIRST.....
Fred Phelps Brings Road Show of Hate to San Diego; 500 Protest Against Him (tags)
Fred Phelps, founder and pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas and a man so far on the fringes of the radical religious Right even the late Rev. Jerry Falwell called him “a certified nut,” brought his nationwide road show of hate to San Diego the weekend of October 16-18. Along with a number of synagogues and Jewish community groups, one of his picketing targets was San Diego High School for its alleged tolerance and acceptance of Queer students. A counter-protest drew 500 people as opposed to the 10 or so Westboro Baptist Church members on the opposite side of Park Boulevard from the school.
Béla Dornon: Queer Photographer Seeks to Document California’s Same-Sex Marriages (tags)
Photographer Béla Dornon calls them the “142 Days” — from June 15, 2008, when the California Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriages to be legally recognized took effect, to November 4, 2008, when the passage of Proposition 8 took that right away again. He’s responded to his anger by starting a project to document every same-sex marriage that took place in California during that time, exhibit as many images of happy same-sex couples as he legally can, and thereby counter the Right-wing hate propaganda used to pass measures like Proposition 8.
“Voices of Honor” Tour Challenges “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (tags)
O.K., so maybe you're a hard-core peacenik who wouldn't dream of joining the military or of supporting anyone who would. You should still care about the continued exclusion of open Queer people from the U.S. military under the so-called “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Not only is the policy unjust and discriminatory on its face, it's also disproportionately enforced against women and people of color — so in practice it's racist and sexist as well as homophobic. “Voices of Honor” was a national tour which wrapped up in San Diego September 30 that featured five military veterans talking about the personal strains of living under “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
October 10th – Call for a Pro-LGBT Picket of the White House (tags)
-- Please circulate widely --
6 PM, Saturday, Oct. 10th
Lafayette Park (on H Street just north of the White House)
Many of us watched in disgust this past January as the homophobic Reverend Rick Warren was given an honored place at the inaugural festivities. It was as if a leader of the White Citizens Council had been invited to the White House.
BLU COLOR (tags)
DICHIARAZIONE DEL COMPLOTTO CONTRO GLI ETEROSSESSUALI EFFETTUATO DA YA BASTA ITALIA CON LE SEDI GAY U.S.A E CON SAN FRANCISCO E LOS ANGELES, EZLNL COMANDO GENERALE E GLI INDIO ZAPATISTI E GLI ZAPATISTI NEL MONDO CON LE PSEUDO SINISTRE ITALIANE!
Former Obama Adviser Attacks Him at Freedom Awards (tags)
Steve Hildebrand has been described as Barack Obama's closest Gay friend and the person he listens to on Gay issues, but at the August 22 Freedom Awards, the main fundraiser for the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, he bluntly said, “The problem is Obama isn’t listening enough.” At the event, Hildebrand delivered a slashing attack on Obama and the Democrats in Congress -- both the so-called “Blue Dogs” in the House and the “moderates” in the Senate, as well as leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid who are letting them get away with hijacking Obama’s agenda and pushing him to the Right. Hildebrand predicted that the Democrats will lose their Congressional majority if they continue to tack Rightward and fail to do the things they were elected to do.
Behind the Scenes at San Diego’s Gay Fraternity (tags)
KEVIN KAO, EZRA EVANGELISTA and ARTHUR HUANG probably wouldn’t have joined any other fraternity, but Delta Lambda Phi was different. Not only was it founded 22 years ago specifically for Gay, Bisexual and “Progressive” (Queer-friendly) men, but its members get along and have fun with each other without drinking or hazing.
An Open Letter to Live Nation, Inc. Regarding Anti-gay "Murder Music" (tags)
Live Nation is sponsoring a nationwide tour -- including LA -- of Buju Banton, who calls for killing Lesbians and Gays in the lyrics of his songs. Several years ago he was accused and acquitted of murdering a gay man in Jamaica.
Gay Liberation DIDN’T Begin at Stonewall!!! (tags)
The commercial interests who have taken over the Queer rights movement have a vested interest in promoting the myth that it all started with the riots at the Stonewall Inn bar in New York City in June 1969. But a group of activists who were present at the REAL foundation of Gay Liberation in San Francisco in early 1969 are coming together in an organization called "Project History" to set the record straight. Leo Laurence, Gale Whittington and Pat Brown are active in a project that will, among other things, reclaim the Queer movement's radical history and its alignments with the Black Panther Party and other militant Left groups of the time.
David Crowe: Canadian Activist Organizes Alternative AIDS Conference (tags)
David Crowe, head of Rethinking AIDS and the Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society in Canada, has been active for over a decade in the alternative AIDS movement, which challenges conventional wisdom and its claim that the cause of AIDS is a single virus and highly toxic antiviral medications are the only legitimate way to treat it. In the first part of a two-part interview, he discusses why HIV antibody test results are ambiguous, HIV has never been proven to exist as a virus and the dangers of the meds. He's organizing an international conference in Oakland in early November where scientists and activists will discuss these ideas and their implications.
Death of an AIDS Dissident (tags)
A meditation on the recent death of H.E.A.L. [Health, Education, AIDS Liaison]-San Diego board member Jerry Colinard and the insistence that, as David Crowe of Rethinking AIDS and the Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society put it in a recent interview for Zenger's Newsmagazine, “If you’re an HIV-positive dissident, you’re not allowed to die of anything else other than AIDS.” Originally published as an editorial in the August 2009 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine.
SAME Meeting Challenges Queer Establishment, Democratic Party (tags)
The San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) hosted a meeting at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center June 23 that was billed as a response to Proposition 8 and a discussion of the future of marriage equality in California — but it also turned into a radical response to the Queer establishment in general and the Courage Campaign in particular. Lesbian activist Robin Tyler, who was one of the lead plaintiffs in the suit that briefly won marriage rights for same-sex couples in California, criticized the strategies and tactics of the Courage Campaign and denounced the Democratic party as having screwed over Queer people for 35 to 40 years, She called for the Queer community to cut ties with the Democrats once and for all.
Over 70 Activists Stage Marriage Equality Sit-in at S.D. County Clerk’s Office (tags)
Over 70 marriage equality activists occupied the office of the San Diego County Clerk Wednesday, May 27 as a protest against the California Supreme Court’s ruling that Proposition 8, which restricts marriage in California to one man and one woman, is constitutional. Michael Anderson and Brian Baumgardner led the action by demanding a marriage license, and other Queer couples followed suit. The event ended peacefully, with no arrests, when the crowd dispersed an hour after the official closing time of the building.
East Los Angeles Prop 8 Court Decision Protests (tags)
A photo Essay of the press conference,rally and sit-in at the Los Angeles County Marriage License Office
“Outrage”: Exposing Hypocrisy or Perpetrating It? (tags)
“Outrage,” Kirby Dick’s new documentary on the practice of “outing” closeted Queer politicians who take positions in opposition to the mainstream Queer community’s political agenda, is an old-fashioned morality play in which the heroes are the activists and journalists who “out” such people and the villains are the politicians themselves and the mainstream corporate media which refuse to cover the issue. But the “outers” can also be seen as political enforcers of a liberal-Left orthodoxy that ignores both the political and the sexual diversity of the Queer community.
EveryOne Group offers a gift symbolizing human rights to the Ambassador of Iraq in Italy (tags)
“We will soon be meeting His Excellency”, say the activists, “to discuss the situation of homosexuals in Iraq, the need to work towards peace in his tormented country, and the anti-Islamic sentiments rife in the West”.
Darrel Wood, Jr.: Queer Little Rock ’n’ Roller (tags)
Darrel Wood, Jr. is a 17-year-old high school senior in the conservative San Diego suburb of Santee, but the openly Queer rock musician has already been on two CD's with a former band and is about to release a new one by his current group, The Elephant Project. He's also headlining at the North Park Arts Festival in San Diego Sunday, May 17. In this interview, to which his mother accompanied him and also participated, he discusses his musical influences and the role of his sexuality in his life.
GLBT REFUGEES. SAVE JOHN BOSCO NYOMBI (tags)
REFUGEES/UNITED KINGDOM: EUROPE MUST SAVE JOHN BOSCO NYOMBI, A UGANDAN GAY MAN PERSECUTED. A BRITISH COURT JUDGE HAS FORBIDDEN THE CIRCULATION OF HIS NAME, TO AVOID FURTHER PUBLICITY ON THE CASE. “EVERYONE GROUP’ PROTESTS: “ONLY TOTALITARIAN REGIMES CANCEL OUT THE IDENTITIES OF PERSECUTED PEOPLE. TO ACT AGAINST ABUSE, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT INTERNATIONAL OPINION KNOWS THE REFUGEES’ NAMES”.
Over 500 Turn Out for Marriage Equality Demonstration (tags)
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and his Lesbian daughter Lisa (pictured) led off the San Diego installment of "March Forth on March Fourth," a series of rallies and demonstrations held statewide on the eve of the California Supreme Court's oral hearings on the legal challenges to Proposition 8. Mayor Sanders endorsed same-sex marriage equality last year after deciding he couldn't tell his daughter that her relationship was less important than his.
How the Gay Community Got Chicago'd at the Inaugural (tags)
Back in the days of the first Mayor Richard Daley, when an alderman got out of line during a City Council debate, the power on his microphone was unceremoniously cut, whether he had the floor legitimately or not.
Pope comes out (tags)
and marches in gay parade
San Diego’s Transgender Day of Remembrance (tags)
San Diego hosted its seventh Transgender Day of Remembrance November 20. The event, begun in San Francisco in 1998, honors the people murdered throughout the year because of their actual or perceived Transgender status. A wide range of Queer community activists participated in the march and program. (Program duration: 27 min.)
Proposition 8 Rallies Energize Queer Community (tags)
Rejecting the "safe" namby-pamby campaign against Proposition 8 that kept Queer people in the closet and lost anyway, young Gay activists are mobilizing on the Internet and holding mass rallies and marches to offer militant resistance to the anti-marriage initiative. Leo E. Laurence, who started the first Gay-liberation group in San Francisco in January 1969 (five months before Stonewall), finds these new activists reminiscent of himself and his colleagues in the late 1960's and early 1970's.
Michael Shelton: Gay Therapist's Provocative Book on Relationships (tags)
Michael Shelton, Gay therapist and author from Philadelphia, recently published the book "Boy Crazy: Why Monogamy Is So Hard for Gay Men and What You Can Do About It." But what makes him different from almost everyone else who's written about this is he doesn't claim to have all the answers; instead, he says each couple has to work out their own way of making their relationship work, which may or may not include sexual exclusivity.
Massive Movement Erupts in Opposition to Proposition 8 (tags)
Ex-slave and Abolitionist Fredrick Douglas famously observed that power cedes nothing without struggle. The history of civil rights movements in this country also demonstrate that even the most fundamental democratic gains are temporary at best without vigilant struggle that can potentially challenge the power of the rulers against the ruled. Nothing has ever been gained and secured by simply relying on the institutions of the state and its politicians. Any implementation of progressive measures on their part has only been the product of independent mass mobilizations that have kept their forces in the streets until the sought after gains were won. We have again been reminded of this by the recent passage of Proposition 8 in California, a bigoted mean-spirited ballot measure aimed at denying gays and lesbians the fundamental democratic right to marry whom they wish. Last June, after decades of constant organizing, educating, and protesting on the part of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people and their supporters, the California Supreme Court was compelled to legalize same sex marriages. The purpose of Proposition 8 was to overturn this gain, leaving 18,000 same sex marriages performed in California since June in question. However, social movements aren't like films that can be run backwards and then replayed in the exact same way. The narrow victory of Proposition 8 (52% against, 48% opposed) has resulted in the opposite of its intended effect. It has re-energized the struggle for LGBT rights to a major degree, so that many are calling this movement “Stonewall II” after that inaugural rebellious act of the modern U.S. gay rights movement fighting for their rights in 1969.
Massive Movement Erupts to Overturn Proposition 8 (tags)
March on Sacramento! Demand that Marriage Licenses Continue to Be Issued in All Counties in California! Demand the Immediate Overturn of Prop. 8!
Prop. 8 and the Triumph of Theocracy (tags)
The passage of Proposition 8 proves that many American voters are committed to a basically theocratic view of government in which THEIR moral values and commitments should rule over others. It also means the Queer community needs to do some soul-searching over why people of color and others we considered natural allies voted for 8 in greater percentages than whites did, and whether "marriage" as a term carries too much religious baggage ever to win majority support for its legal extension to same-sex couples.
No On Prop 8 Rally in Silverlake - Photos Attached (tags)
I attended the rally on Saturday Nov, 8th to protest and try and overturn the ban against same sex marriage.
ANSWER rally saved by Gay and Lesbian community leaders (tags)
The supposed ANSWER LA Silverlake rally was a mess thanks to ANSWER fortunately for the marchers and all of us there our own Gay and Lesbian community leaders stepped up and saved the day
No on 8 Photos.Silverlake, November8, 2008 (tags)
Gay rights activists and supporters take to the streets near the intersection of Sunset and Santa Monica in the Silver Lake section of Los Angeles, Saturday, November 8, 2008, in protest of the passage of Proposition 8 which bans gay marriage in California.
Hollywood Celebrities make YouTube videos for equal marriage rights (tags)
Hollywood Celebrities make YouTube videos for equal marriage rights
Are California Gay Leaders Mis-Managing The NO ON PROP 8 Campaign? (tags)
Some Los Angeles Gay Leaders are telling they general GLNTQA community NOT to take their lawsuits to court, stating that they can serve them better from behind the doors of closed session board rooms, not open to public view.
Thoughts on Pride (tags)
Thoughts on the recent Queer [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender] Pride events in San Diego.
Doctors' Group Gives Awards to AIDS "Dissidents" (tags)
San Diego alternative AIDS activist Michael Geiger reported on his visit to Washington, D.C. in May to watch researcher Peter Duesberg and journalist Celia Farber win Semmelweis Awards for their courage in challenging the conventional wisdom about AIDS. The awards arenamed for 19th century doctor Ignaz Semmelweis, who was driven out of medicine and put in an asylum for demanding that doctors wash their hands between patients.
Bush Signs President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Legislation (tags)
President Bush signed the President’s Emergency Program (PEPFAR) into law yesterday at the White House.
The landmark bill, which passed in both the House and Senate by wide margins earlier this month, provides $48 billion over the next five years for the global fight of AIDS. Within the legislation is a directive to lift the HIV travel/immigration ban, which bars foreign travelers with HIV/AIDS from entering the United States unless they obtain a spouse or family waiver. That ban is blatantly discriminatory, particularly against gay men and lesbians with the illness, because under current US immigration law, their partners do not qualify as spouses or family.
Tony and Ashley Weeks: Transgender Couple Relate Their Experiences (tags)
Male-to-female Transgender person ASHLEY WEEKS and her female-to-male husband TONY talk about their struggles with gender identity and the love they’ve found in being themselves.
San Diego Bisexuals Host Sexuality Conference (tags)
The Bisexual Forum of San Diego hosted a conference on sexuality May 27 centered around whether, as society has grown more accepting of alternative sexualities, young Queer people today are less obsessed with coming out and being "visible" as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender than their predecessors. The conference opened with a brief videotape filmed especially for it by author/activist Gore Vidal.
Gay Marriage Legalized in Cal; A Bright Light in Fascist Times (tags)
The California Supreme Court's affirmation of the right to same sex marriage on May 15, 2008 is a bright light in these very dark, fascist times and is a milestone event.
"Father of Gay Leather" Makes Rare Public Appearance (tags)
Larry Townsend, author of "The Leatherman's Handbook" and many other pioneering works about Gay Leather sexuality, made a rare public appearance March 13 in San Diego to honor outgoing Mr. San Diego Leather, Lee Butler. He talked about the ways the Leather community has evolved in his nearly five decades in it, and particularly the responsibility of older Leathermen to steer young people away from drugs and STD's.
Queer Marriage Advocates Launch "Decline to Sign" Drive (tags)
Faced with a well-funded campaign to permanently ban same-sex marriage in the California constitution, Queer and Queer-friendly Californians are joining forces to mount a volunteer campaign to keep marraige equality opponents from getting the signatures they need to get their initiative on the ballot at all.
"Gay Marine Porn Star" Returns to L.A. Area (tags)
Rich Merritt, whose book "Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star" caused a stir whe it was published in 2005, will be returning to the Los Angeles area Tuesday, February 12. 7:30 p.m., when he appears at A Different Light Bookstore, 8853 Santa Monica Blv’d., to promote his new novel, "Code of Conduct." Set in the early 1990's, the book is about what happened to Gays in the U.S. military when President Bill Clinton promised to end the ban on Queers in the U.S. military — and then reneged in the face of massive political pressure and agreed to the so-called "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Daniel Watman: Activist Bridges Cultural, Sexual Borders (tags)
Bisexual activist DANIEL WATMAN doesn’t believe in walls — whether they’re the artificial “borders” between countries or the psychological borders between straight and Gay people. His involvements in the Border Meetup Group and the Bisexual Forum are bringing people together in new and unusual ways.
First Openly Gay Young Democrats President Interviewed (tags)
David Hardt, recently elected president of the national Young Democrats and the first openly Gay man to hold that position, came to San Diego December 6 for a Young Stonewall Democrats' fundraiser and did this interview with Zenger's Newsmagazine. He discussed the future of the Democratic party and the Queer presence within it.
Gov't message: Bush ok to have boyfriend, but it's not ok for Clinton to have girlfriend (tags)
The Bush White House gay sex scandal heats up, as new revelations show that fake reporter and male prostitute Jeff Gannon "slept over" on numerous occasions at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Gannon had previously advertised his services on the internet as a male prostitute "top" at $1200 per weekend. Since "Jeff Gannon" has given the term "media whore" a whole new definition, the question arises -- could "Jeff Gannon" be President George Bush's Lewinsky albeit in gay apparel?
Gay Hip Hop Tour Winds Down in L.A. (tags)
the first ever tour of Gay and Lesbian rappers concludes it's historical 2007 run in L.A.
SDSU Queer Leaders Castro, Tjarks Speak (tags)
An interview with the leaders of the San Diego State University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Student Union (LGBTSU), president Isaac Castro and secretary and acting vice-president Nikki Tjarks, discussing recent hate incidents and the university administration's lack of support for the Queer community on campus.
Queer Administrator at SDSU Attacked (tags)
When a student newspaper at San Diego State University published a letter attacking an openly Gay administrator, fraternity/sorority coordinator Doug Case, the Queer communities on campus and throughout San Diego responded and confronted the paper's staff members at a November 14 town-hall meeting on campus. They've scheduled a "Rally Against Hate" at SDSU December 3 to protest this and other hate incidents against Queer SDSU students.
Iran granted a pardon to the yung homosexual Makvan (tags)
The petition for the life of Makvan and the “Flowers for Life in Iran Campaign” – promoted by Gruppo EveryOne and backed by Irqo, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and Amnesty International – have obtained a memorable result. “A sensational victory for human rights”, say Malini Pegoraro, Picciau (Gruppo EveryOne) and Paula Ettelbrick of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. The Iranian judge who annulled the death sentence defined the previous sentence “a violation of Islamic precepts and human ethics”.
Former Christian Music Star Performs at Palm Springs Queer Pride (tags)
Blayne Bell lost his lucrative career in Christian music and broadcasting when his former partner "outed" him to the dean at Abilene Christian University in 2001. He's gone from making up to $200,000 per year to working at a Starbucks in Palm Springs, but as an openly Gay man he's happier than he's ever been. He's performing at the Palm Springs LGBT Pride event Saturday, November 3.
SEVEN THOUSAND Lashes and Twenty Blows to the Head (tags)
Let me remind everyone of a very vital detail that has gone unprinted and unsaid in all the emails and newsprint over the last week---the appointed President Bu$h WILL NOT SIGN ANY BILL NAMED "ENDA" THAT HAS ANY GLBT FRIENDLESSNESS IN IT, EITHER WITH A T OR WITHOUT A T! And any bill that should be passed will NOT have the votes to override the veto roadblock.
Ms Coco Peru's One Woman Show "Ugly Coco" (tags)
The world premiere of "Ugly Coco" on October 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20st, and 21st.
HoMosaic 2007: LA's Only Queer Music Festival, Celebrates its 2nd Year (tags)
HoMosaic, LA's only queer music festival, is celebrating is 2nd year with an evening concert at the Dragonfly in Hollywood.
Gnomes, Smiley Faces and the LA Gay Debate (tags)
I attended the televised Democratic debate in Los Angeles, which focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues. The evening’s theme was about moving towards a necessary equality
Transgenders Criticize LGB Choice of Film for Festival (tags)
This Saturday, July 21, Outfest is showing the controversial new film, GENDERCATOR at the Village, 1125 N. McCaden Pl, Hollywood, @ 6 pm. It has been labeled alarmingly transphobic (towards trans men) by many, and was even pulled from San Francisco's film festival, Frameline.
CALL 4 TRANS ACTIVIST 2 PROTEST TRANSPHOBIC FILM (tags)
CALL TO ACTION TO ALL TRANS PEOPLE AND ALLIES: Attend THE GENDERCATOR screening and hold the gay and lesbian community accountable! On Saturday, July 21st, Outfest at 6:00pm, at the Village at Ed Gould Plaza. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Riku Matsuda. The address for the Village is: 1125 N. McCadden Place Los Angeles, CA 90038
Memorial Service for Ferd Eggan (tags)
Ferd Eggan, writer, activist, revolutionary, died 07/07/07 of liver cancer related to AIDS.
Stonewall: Reclaiming The Legacy (tags)
An article about pride and the legacy of stonewall
Irish Students in IDAHO Warning over 'State Sanctioned Prejudice' (tags)
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is marking International Day against Homophobia today (Thursday 17th May) by calling on the Irish Government to oppose the stigmatising of gay people by laws and judicial decisions in Ireland and abroad.
Gay Arab activists in Israel forge ahead with plans for a rare public conference (tags)
A rare gathering of openly gay Arab activists is slated to be held in Israel this month, drawing the ire of religious conservatives. Headlined "Home and Exile," the March 28 meeting is meant to spark discussion of homosexuality among Israel's 1 million Arab citizens, said Roula Deeb, a prominent Arab feminist and one of the scheduled speakers.
GO GAY: END THE WAR IN IRAQ (tags)
Now Is the Time for Gays & Lesbians to End the War
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND THE 'G-Y' WORD (tags)
RUMBLINGS FROM IPOD NATION
Gays demonstrate at Vatican for civil unions - Sat Jan 13 (tags)
Members of gay and lesbian associations hold flowers as they demonstrate on St. Peter's square at the Vatican January 13, 2007 in Rome. The groups, which converged on the square in memory of an activist who killed himself there nine years ago, demonstrated against Pope Benedict XVI's latest speech on PACS, Italy's proposed social agreement for unmarried couples.
Mexican state of Coahuila to allow gay marriages (tags)
Mexican state of Coahuila to allow gay marriages (Coahuila is along the Texas border between the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Nuevo Leon)
N.J. lawmakers approve bill to legalize civil unions (tags)
The Legislature voted Thursday to make New Jersey the third state to allow civil unions. Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine said he would sign the measure.
Elton John Backed by The World Peace Religion (tags)
Only we can because the other religions command the killing of all non group members in their Holy Bibles.
Leader of evangelical group quits amid gay-sex allegations (tags)
This Christian hypocrite who has been pushing the hate gays christian line turns out to be gay.
BREAKING: ISRAELI SPY SCANDAL WIDENS (tags)
It can now be reported that major political and media types are now being linked to an expanding spy scandal tied to the MOSSAD riddled Pentagon and the procurement and theft of U.S. Treasury Funds designed for the expenditures of the War In Iraq. Grand Jury sources have now fingered former Republican Senator James Thompson (R. Tenn. Gay-in-the-closet) along with current Republican Senator Conrad Burns of Montana (gay-in-the-closet) as major targets of the FBI Justice Dept. inquiry....
Hastert to marry Palmer. (tags)
In a Christian ceremony
Cheney knew. (tags)
....knew and covered it up for years.
HIV is a Gay Disease (!?!) (tags)
A controversial new campaign by the LA Gay & Lesbian Center merits discussion.
During a public protest, politicians and ex-employee closed Coca Cola's offices in Mexico (tags)
Coca Cola FEMSA is accused of discriminating a manager for being homosexual • Openly Gay Federal Congressman supports the plaintiff in symbolic act. • ALTERNATIVA liberal political party, Mexico City’s Leader, was there as well. • The Gay Pride Organization Committee backs Roberto Mendoza.
LA's First Queer Music Festival (tags)
The LA Gay and Lesbian Center is presenting LA's first-ever Queer Music Festival.
Terrence McNally's Controversial Play Corpus Christi (tags)
Originally opened in 1998 to bomb threats and protests, Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi is the re-telling of the Jesus story with Jesus as a gay man living in 1950's Corpus Christi, Texas. To further queer the story, 6 of the male disciples will be played by women.
No gay rights in Moscow!!! (tags)
Russian cops beat up homosexual activists who held a "gay pride" parade
The Plight of Gays and Lesbians in the Middle East (tags)
Oppression, physical violence, and even murder of gay people is very common in Middle Eastern countries with violently homophobic cultures.
Can Oscar Marry Oscar? (tags)
Same-Sex Couples Suing for California Equal Marriage Rights Ask Academy Awards Recipients to Come Out in Support When They Receive Their Oscars
Free Mehmet Tarhan! Fri, Dec 9: International Day of Action (tags)
Mehmet Tarhan, 27, is a gay Kurdish man who is a “total” conscientious objector – against all wars and any alternative to forced military service. He was sentenced to four years by a Turkish military court for “refusing orders” and faces re-trial on Dec 15. People are taking action in his support in 22 cities and 13 countries on Fri, Dec 9. In LA, join a picket called by the Global Women's Strike/LA outside the Turkish consulate, 6300 Wilshire Blvd. (at Crescent Heights), from 11am to noon.
Free Mehmet Tarhan! Gay conscientious objector jailed in Turkey (tags)
December 9, 2005, is an International Day of Action to support Mehmet Tarhan, gay conscientious objector jailed in Turkey. Turkey does not recognise conscientious objection and provides no alternative to military service.
29 day of hunger strike for Turkish conscientious objector in military jail (tags)
Turkish gay conscientious objector Mehmet Tarhan, now on 29th day of hunger strike in military prison, after being sentenced to four years for refusing to serve
Iran hangings: Chronicle of a manipulation (tags)
A mislead gay and lesbian movement mobilizes against Iran at the height of conflict between the West and the Teheran regime.
In God We Lust (tags)
The cable networks have decided to torture Americans by broadcasting the spotlight whore, Gloria Allred, ad nauseum, dousing viewers with her overly-priced two-cents worth.
Pope John Paul II: The Passing Of A Monster (tags)
From women’s rights to abortion to contraception to gay rights to pedophilia, this Pope has been a champion of the most conservative, the most reactionary forces in society
Gay LA 2004 (tags)
Ever been to a Gay Trade Show? Come along for a ride...
N.Y. Judge Orders Gay Marriage (tags)
"It is clear that moral disapproval of same-sex couples or of individual homosexuals is not a legitimate state purpose or a rational reason for depriving plaintiffs of their right to choose their spouse."
City Officials respond to my charges - NY Times (tags)
"Seems they will stop at nothing to keep the big bucks rolling in and the public in fear of sex. Shame on them. City officials reject the claim that they are trying to scare people into abstinence"
"CREATORS" SYNDICATE PROMOTES THOMAS SOWELL'S ANTI-GAY BIGOTRY (tags)
NPR story on Religion (tags)
Episcopal Bishops Won't Halt Gay Ordination
GAY ELECTION LOSSES STUNNING (tags)
Breakdown of Some Significant Losses to Gay Community in Last Election
DID GAVIN & GAY MARRAGE KILL KERRY'S BID FOR THE PRESIDENCY? (tags)
As Diane Finstine appeared to night on kgo 7 news she blames Democratic defeats on the gay marrage Issue
GAY NATION (tags)
The Gay Nation must NUKE THE CLOSET: Come out and use our real names! We must unify the Gay Nation, the Youth Nation, and Anarchy into a single concept and campaign, to overthrow the dark age and launch the Age of Light!
Popsicle Pathology (tags)
This is not even Pop culture, its Popsicle culture. Regurgitated to meet the demands of a reality-based celebrity-obsessed cultural cesspool that defies the notion of depth. Andy Warhol's theory of fifteen-minute fame was conceived in a pre-ADD mind-set. Who can even tolerate fifteen minutes without being bored to death or achingly distracted? Unless, like with Arnie and Maria, our force-fed celebrity fix is constructed from disposable, non-biodegradable plastic.
Gay McCarthyism - ''Feel the (Heterophobic) Hate'' (tags)
[To Paul Krugman]: While Googling around the web recently, I stumbled across your Sept. 3 Op-Ed piece on the Republican convention, “Feel the Hate.” I’m not interested in getting into a discussion of what was said about Senator Kerry. But I would like to talk about why Sheri Dew should not have been included in the list of speakers you accused of hate speech. More importantly, I’d like to use this as a case study of the McCarthyesque tactics employed by the gay press.
National LGBT Business Convention Presents The LGBT Marketing Seminar (tags)
Echelon Magazine hosts the National LGBT Business Convention in Los Angeles on November 8, 2004. The Convention features The LGBT Marketing Seminar presented by the leaders in Gay and Lesbian advertising
The Essential Guide To Reggae Murder-Music (tags)
Capleton, booked at House of Blues LA for October 4, is one of 8 Jamaican "kill gays" Reggae singers touring the US and other nations. Take action to make "murder music" unprofitable.
Boycott Threatened at Belushi & Aykroyd-Owned Clubs (tags)
Raggae "kill gays" singer Capleton scheduled for House of Blues performance in West Hollywood on October 4. HOB Chicago has plowed ahead with Capleton act, citing "artistic expression" to back murder incitement.
Today's OTHER Gay Rights Defeat (tags)
The Murrieta school board voted, 3-2, to reject a proposed policy banning bullying and harassment of students "respect to ethnic group, religion, gender, sexual orientation, color, race, national origin and physical or mental disability or the perception of one or more of such characteristics." Ironically, the real danger here will not actually be borne primarily by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teenagers who are so despised by these Christian [sic] zealots. There are far, far more black, Latino, Asian, Native, Jewish, Muslim, atheist, Buddhist, Mormon, immigrant, and disabled kids in the Murrieta school district than there are LGBT children, and ALL of those kids are at risk from a school board which is willing to condone harassment as long as some of that harassment is directed at gays.
Dispelling myths about gay activism (tags)
Anything But Straight (tags)
The way leading right wing operatives often conduct their personal lives is also emblematic of the emptiness of the conservative agenda. And this week, their tiresome values charade once again has been shattered.
The Liberal Case Against Gay Marriage (tags)
It is commonly thought that the issue of gay marriage pits secular liberals against religious conservatives. While this understanding is accurate up to a point, it is also seriously misleading. The most stubborn and intransigent opponents in the conflict are both in their way sectarian.
The Politics of Silence (tags)
Transgender women of color are disproportionately target for the most violent of hate crimes. 35 years ago, their outrage at New York City policemen sparked the gay liberation movement. Now, as the Gwen Araujo case stalls in a mistrial, most mainstream LGB group seem to have forgotten.
Gwen Araujo Mistrial: Town Hall & Demonstration (tags)
the jury that heard the case against the murderers of Gwen Araujo, the young transgender women who was killed last year in Newark, California, were unable to agree on a verdict and the judge was forced to declare a mistrial.
Peace Works! Sponsors "Roots of Violence" Series (tags)
Peace Works! in Temecula Valley presents the first guest speaker in our "Roots of Violence" series on Friday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m. The "Roots of Violence" series examines the way in which hatred of "the other" leads directly to threatened and actual violence.
Gay Republicans to fight the Religious Right on TV (tags)
"The radical right wanted a cultural war, and now they have it ... Shame on Republicans who promote intolerance."
PFLAG Chapter Forming in Temecula (tags)
How can you help take a stand against discrimination and intolerance? Jim Woodward of Temecula is organizing a local chapter of PFLAG -- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons.If you want to be part of the PFLAG chapter, there is an organizing meeting in Temecula on Sunday, May 16 at 3:00 p.m. For directions and more information, please call Jim Woodward at (909) 693-4852.
On College Campuses, Bush Losing Stronghold (tags)
Highly independent and centrist, the college student is concerned about Iraq, Gay Marriage, and Job Opportunities -- and Bush has lost significant support.
LINDA TRIPP KILLS TROOPS (tags)
Linda Tripp, queen of the Washington prostitutes, is directly responsible, along with her co-conspirators, for every military person killed since she extorted the president of the United States with MY VIDEO TAPES. All this was confirmed by the many analyses related to the 911 commission.
Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment: Tightening Tradition's Chain (tags)
CHERYL SEAL EXCLUSIVE: Deep Throat II Reveals Secret Bush Agenda!! (tags)
Our mouse in the White House has done it again!! Another investigative triumph!
Our War Too - Gay Heroes, and Gay Necessities (tags)
A gay praise of the War Against Terrorism
On Gay Marriage. (tags)
Gary Nolan says "Get the government out of marriage".
Kucinich on importance of gay marriage (tags)
Kucinich talks about the importance of marriage in America.
Does this man really deserve your vote? (tags)
At best, Dean represents the Democratic Party’s recognition that it has lost the support of many liberals--and an attempt to pull them back into the fold in 2004. But Dean is certain to move rightward once he has won the support of progressives and knows that he can count on their votes--in the hopes of appearing more "electable" to the political establishment.
President Voices Support for Marriage Amidst Vocal Opposition (tags)
President George W. Bush threw his ideological weight into the looming battle over the civil rights of gay, lesbian, intersex, and transgender Americans. The National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC) decries these efforts to destabilize gay and gender-variant families in the hopes of garnering reelection support through religiopolitical bigotry.
Living in the Shadow of Death: Gay People Between Fundamentalism and Occupation (tags)
The police officer shoved the Palestinian into the patrol car. “This time,” he said, “we are going to take care of you; I will personally make sure that you are sent back to where you came from.” For Fuad Moussa, a 27-year-old gay man who grew up in Ramallah, these words amounted to a death sentence.
Ruling on gay marriage a reminder of the discrimination toward all. (tags)
A response to the Massachusetts SJC ruling on gay marriage.
Activists Join Academics in Opposing Enola Gay Exhibit (tags)
DC activists are teaming up with prominent academics to oppose the Smithsonian's plans to exhibit the B-29 Enola Gay without referencing the human suffering caused by the atomic bomb this plane dropped on Hiroshima.
Bush's "Marriage Protection Week " = Attack on Gay Rights (tags)
Bush has declared the week of october 15th as "Marriage Protection Week".
LA Transgenders Remember Gwen, Other Tragedies & Triumps of 2002-2003 (tags)
As the October 3 one year anniversay of the brutal slaying of Bay Area Transgender teen Gwen Araujo is remembered, Los Angeles' large community can recall other tragedies, and triumphs of the past year.
Will Muslim Bombers Put Bombs Up Womens Vaginas to Evade Airport Security? (tags)
Body Cavities Can Be Used to Smuggle Weapons and Explosives, They Must Be Inspected
Furor Over Gay Marriages: The Insane Ravings of the Marriage Police (tags)
Schwarzenegger supports Gun control, abortion, and gay adoption, so why not..........
Bush Press Conference: "I Am A Lying Homophobic War Criminal" (tags)
pResident Bush took responsibility for his lies in the state of the union speech in January where he made his case for a war on Iraq. He also expressed his disdain for gay marriage, and lied about the outlook for the economy. Abusing his power to make the case for war makes Bush a terrorist under the Patriot Act.
Bravo's new show, pros and cons (tags)
Hail the Prada-Worshipping Queer or God Bless The Gay?
Bravo's new show, pros and cons (tags)
Hail the Prada-Worshipping Queer or God Bless The Gay?
LGBTs Picket LA Times (tags)
SCHA-LA pickets the LA Times for their coverage of the Supreme Court sodomy ruling, and their biased coverage of queers and transgendered people overall.
L.A. Gay Activist Expands Gay Marriage Battle (tags)
LA Gay Activist Rev. Troy Perry, the first Southern Californian to be legally married in Canada, to fight for us recognition.
LA Gay Leader Legally Married In Canada (tags)
LA Gay Rights Leader Legally Marries Same-Sex Partner in Canada; Announces Plans To fight for US Legal Recognition
Why the U.S. must invade Canada -- now (tags)
It didn't support the war, it's soft on pot and gays, its economy is rolling and U.S. troops are bored. Anyway, reasons to invade countries are no longer needed!
Queers Jailed for Joining in Pride Parade (tags)
Queers Arrested for Joining the Gay Pride Parade
Lawrence v. Texas Milestone for Humanity (tags)
Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court decision of June 26, 2003, legalizing homosexuality in the United States, is as much a milestone for the gay and lesbian community as Roe v. Wade of 1973, legalizing the right to abortion, was for women, and both are for humanity.
From Fairbanks to Miami, 29 Cities to Protest or Celebrate Court Decision (tags)
THE U.S.A. WAITS WHILE CANADA CELEBRATES: From Fairbanks to Miami, 29 U.S. Cities to Protest or Celebrate Supreme Court Decision on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Rights
Transgenders Critque Media June11 @ WeHo Auditiorium (tags)
As part of "Transgender Awareness and Appreciation Week" the City of West Hollywood's Transgender Task Force and GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) will co-host a town hall forum on "Media Coverage of the Transgender Community" June 11
Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender community awaits Supreme Court ruling (tags)
In the land of the free, what business does the government have in your bedroom? Can gay celibacy be imposed by law? Supreme court to decide Texas Sodomy case. GLBT community prepares to celebrate or protest.
Gay Republican crosses over to other side (tags)
"We are hated, we are marginalized, and are basically unwanted by a party that has forsaken the principles of Abraham Lincoln and become dominated by a right-wing that falls far short of representing main-stream America."
Trannys to Protest Critic's Speech at UCLA on June 2 (tags)
Transgender activists plan to protest a June 2 UCLA speech by J. Michael Bailey, a psychologist from Northwestern University, who claims to base his work"The Men Who Would Be Queen" on scientific evidence, but which activists say is not supported by science and wrongly stereotypes Transgenders.
1,112 and Counting (tags)
The full text of the article that helped start the fight against AIDS.
What the Libertarians really think (tags)
"Folks, it is sheer lunacy out there. The American Left took the word "liberal" from the classical liberals a long time ago and perverted it, and now libertarianism is being impaled in the same fashion."
Day of Silence 2003 (tags)
The Day of Silence is put on by GLESN (gay, lesbian and straight educational network) and UUUA (united states student association) .
Lavender Green Caucus Releases a Statement Opposing War on Iraq (tags)
The caucus, representing lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and intersex Greens, issues a sharp critique of U.S. military policies
JABBA APOLOGIZES (tags)
THE FALWELL RECORD...
Dump Dan Savage (tags)
Eva Georgia v. Gay & Lesbian Center "Dismissed" (tags)
KPFK General Manager, Eva Georgia's suit against a former employer was thrown out of court today.
More Injustice vs. Trans/Gays in Second Hate Crime. (tags)
While the gay & trans community expressed outrage this week over DA Cooley, the courts release a tranny basher on low bail.
Will Jury Decide KPFK GM v. Community Center? (tags)
Tomorrow morning at 8:30 in a court room in downtown LA, a proceeding begins in which a decision may be made about whether or not a jury trial will be scheduled in a case involving the new General Manager for KPFK FM, Eva Georgia and the non-profit Community Gay and Lesbian Center of Long Beach.
KPFK GM v. Community Gay & Lesbian Center (tags)
A DAY IN COURT: KPFK's newest General Manager, Eva Georgia is suing the Non-Profit, Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Community Center where she worked prior to taking the top position at Southern California 112,000 watt, Pacifica Radio, station KPFK.
Press Release (tags)
Media Advisory: Stopping Anti-Gay Violence in West Hollywood - a panel discussion and public forum
PROTEST THE PROMISE KEEPERS! (tags)
LAPD Capt. claims Hollywood is no Inglewood for Transgenders, Gays (tags)
An LA Police Capt. claims in an interview in a Gay/Trans paper that Hollywood cops are cool with queer folk, but some Transgender women recently told your author that the same precint refused to take their complaint of a street robbery, and others complained of vice harassment at their apartment. Read and comment.
TRANSGENDERS JOIN MARCH AGAINST HATE BEFORE ANNUAL UNITY FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND (tags)
Los Angeles Transgenders will kick off LA's Annual Pride Week with a barbecue and March Against Hate this Friday in West Hollywood, before hosting their 3rd annual Trans Unity Festival at Hollywood's Gay & Lesbian Center Village all day Saturday.
Open Letter re: the Orange County LGBT Center's ENDA support & Transgender Discr (tags)
An open letter regarding the Orange County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center's support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which discriminates against the Transgender community. PLEASE REDISTRIBUTE!
Greed and the Gay Press (tags)
Greed has taken over the reins of the gay press - interlocking friendships and mutual assistance pacts keep the real news of the community from seeing the light of day.
Barebacking in California By Gay Men (tags)
Barebacking by Gay Men is increasing - or is it?
Conservative lawmakers seek to divorce themselves from gay-marriage legislation (tags)
Legislation that would create a parallel system of marriage for gay couples in California is raising a political fury between Democratic lawmakers and conservative voices who say marriage should only exist between a man and a woman.
UCSF Calls in FBI to Stop ACT UP (tags)
Even if you hate ACT UP San Francisco, this should scare the hell out of you. The FBI and the all too powerful and profitable AID$ industry are going after activists. If you don't think this creates precedent to silence all direct-action civil liberties activists, we are all doomed.
Pacifica National Program Director Resigns (tags)
Late Saturday night Pacifica's National Progam Director Steve Yasko announced his resignation on an electronic message board that has been widely used by free speech advocates.
Openly Gay San Diego Eagle Scout Joshua Rapp and Friend (tags)
Openly Gay Eagle Scout Joshua Rapp (right) poses with a friend at the San Diego Scouting for All rally August 19, 2001 in Balboa Park.
Nun Apologizes for Catholic Church's Homophobia (tags)
Nun apologizes for Catholic oppression of gays. From Advocate.com News.
I dont blame them (tags)
GOP Shoots Self in Foot, Again (tags)
A look at the failed GOP attempt to do a "moderate makeover" at the Convention.