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09/19/2014

Teen Comes Out to Mother, Mother Reveals Secret of Her Own: VIDEO

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We've seen videos of parents taking their kid's coming out horribly, and we've seen parents react rather indifferently, but this is something else entirely. 

YouTube user Hayden Smith decided to record his mom's reaction to his coming out, but ended up recording a reaction of his own - when his mom chose to open up about a past secret. 

"Can I tell you something too?" Mom says. "Since you've opened up to me, I'll tell you a little secret too - I had a girlfriend."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP... (note: mild language)

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Posted Sep. 19,2014 at 9:50 AM EST by in I'm Gay | Permalink | Comments (0)


John Travolta's Alleged Former Gay Lover Responds to Comments That His Lawsuit Is Motivated by 'Money'

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John Travolta's alleged ex-lover is responding to the actor's recent comments that the former employee's lawsuit against Travolta is "just about people wanting money."

In July, a California appeals court judge ruled Travolta can no longer stop Douglas Gotterba from telling his side of the story. Gotterba claims that his working relationship with the actor turned into a six-year affair when he was employed by Travolta’s aircraft company Alto in the 1980s. 

The Daily Mail reports:

Responding to Travolta's comments, Gotterba said: 'What John Travolta said about me in a recent interview is an inaccurate description of what our court case is about. 

'Our dispute is purely about declaratory relief and will be a non-monetary judgement. This is about the truth and my right for a court to decide who is telling the truth, not for Mr Travolta to make a judgement.'

The paper adds that, according to Travolta's attorneys, Gotterba had asked for $10 million to settle the case out of court. 

Posted Sep. 19,2014 at 9:25 AM EST by in John Travolta | Permalink | Comments (1)


South Dakota Man Attacked for Speaking Out Against Woman Using Anti-gay Slur: VIDEO

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A 27-year-old man from Sioux Falls, South Dakota  is nursing a head injury after being retaliated against for calling out a woman on her use of an anti-gay slur. Drew Bartscher was waiting with his two friends outside a downtown bar Saturday night when he heard a girl calling Bartscher and his friends "faggots," KELO-TV reports:

Bartscher2"I hear a woman regard -- make a comment to her boyfriend.  Uh, along the lines of, 'These F-ing F-words.'  Referring to homosexuals," Bartscher said.

Bartscher, who was in crowd with two of his friends outside of Wiley's Tavern, could have said nothing and walked away.  Instead, he said he politely told her she should not say that word

"It's rude," Bartscher said.

What happened next blindsided him.

"Then I hear this guy yell at me, 'What the F did you say to my girlfriend?!?!'  I turned just a little bit and then the next thing I know, my friends are picking me up off the sidewalk, (because) I had gotten punched pretty good," Bartscher said.

Batscher, who is straight, said that while he's a bit embarrassed about his shiner, he's not ashamed for standing up for what he believes in. He credits his parents with giving him the values to find the courage to stand up for the gay community and hopes to pass these traits on to his two girls. 

What a great dad and ally. 

Watch a KELO-TV report on the story, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Sep. 19,2014 at 9:00 AM EST by in News, South Dakota | Permalink | Comments (2)


Grindr Poll Accurately Predicts Scottish Independence Vote

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With neither the BBC nor any other UK media outlet paying for exit polling for the referendum on Scottish independence, there was a marked degree of uncertainty about which direction Scotland would vote during last night's vote.

News outlets and concerned citizens, however, needed only look at Tumblr user machotrout's Grindr poll to figure out that the UK would be staying intact. 

Over the past couple of days, machotraout polled several hundred Grindr users in Edinburgh whether they believed Scotland should be an independent country. 

The polls breakdown in responses:

NO: 114

YES: 101

Undecided: 24

Other opinion: 20

Indifference: 15

Evasion: 38

Bemusement: 13

Amusement: 2

Too horny to answer: 6

General rejection: 4

Did not respond: 318

machhotrout added that when only decisive opinions were taken into account, Grindr voted NO on independence 54%-46%, which is remarkably close to how the final vote went down (55.3% no -44.7% yes)

You can visit the poll HERE and check out more screen-grab images from the polling (some of the responses are quite funny) 

Posted Sep. 19,2014 at 8:40 AM EST by in Grindr, Polls, Scotland, United Kingdom | Permalink | Comments (1)


Virginia Students Show Homophobic Preacher The True Meaning Of Christianity - VIDEO

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Reminding the world that not all Christians are focused solely on hatred for their fellow man, a homophobic preacher who appeared on the campus of James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia earlier this week had his hateful speech drowned out by students with a Christian message of peace and love, reports Huffington Post.

According to witnesses, Ross Jackson, who is the founder of Revival Mission Ministries, launched into sermons condemning a variety of "sinful acts," including homosexuality, drinking alcohol and listening to country music.

He is also reported to have yelled “all homos are going to hell” at a crowd gathered at one of the talks.

However, students at the university were not willing to allow Jackson to get away with his hate-speech. Student-journalist Lauren Hunt live-tweeted the preacher’s appearances, noting his arrogant approach to student opinions.  Other attendees brought rainbow-colored flags and protest signs, while one group of students stood in full view of Jackson to sing Christian hymns about love, drowning out his words.

According to Hunt, Jackson called the singers and guitar player a "pervert leader and his band of followers." However, Hunt tweeted “the students' singing has overpowered the voice of the preacher.”

According to the university’s newspaper, Jackson was forced to leave the college campus Wednesday after he was issued a police summons for assault and battery, as well as a no trespass notice.

Watch James Madison University show their understanding of the true meaning of Christianity, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Sep. 19,2014 at 8:20 AM EST by in Education, Evangelical Christians, Religion, Twitter, Video, Virginia, YouTube | Permalink | Comments (2)


Julia Volkova From T.A.T.U 'Would Condemn' Gay Son, Is OK With Lesbians - VIDEO

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Julia Volkova, one half of fake lesbian music duo t.A.T.u, said in a recent interview on Russian television that she “would condemn” her son if he came out, reports Pink News.

Volkova, who has previously spoken out against Russia’s anti-gay laws, added that although she could not accept a gay son, women should have the “freedom” to be gay:

“I would condemn him, because I believe that a real man must be a real man. God created man for procreation, it is the nature. The man for me is the support, the strength of… I won’t accept a gay son.”

Confirming that she only thinks the “freedom” of being gay should apply to women, Volkova explains that real freedom for a man is to have sex with as many women as he can:

“In our time, there is a very large number of frivolous girls...a man can be with a large number of these girls. This is freedom for men. And a man has no right to be a fag.”

Volkova goes to on tell the audience that she in fact has “many gay friends" - and that their sexuality is clearly a choice, just like being a thief, a drug addict or a murderer:

“If you choose out of [being a murderer, a thief, a drug addict or a homosexual], being gay [is] a better than the rest.”

Volkova would know all about choice as her bandmate Lena Katina previously confirmed she is straight, and that the band’s lesbian image is an “act”.

Watch the confused interview, AFTER THE JUMP... (Note: Russian-language)

Katina, meanwhile, took to Facebook yesterday to weigh in on the controversy:

Hey, all! I am seeing some comments lately regarding my position about LGBT and my religion. I can say one thing: God is teaching us to live in love, to be tolerant and not to judge other people! And I do so! Love is love and it is a wonderful feeling! I think everybody should be free to love who they love and be with who they want to spend their life with! Xoxo

Katina

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Posted Sep. 19,2014 at 8:00 AM EST by in Interview, Music, Russia, Television, YouTube | Permalink | Comments (13)


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