News: Guy Ritchie, Lambda Lit Awards, Michael Savage, Condoms

road.jpg New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to skip New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade again and march in a parade in Dublin because the New York organizers still refuse to allow gays and lesbians to march. Quinn: “My participation in Dublin’s parade is also an opportunity to march openly as a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community, something we have not been able to do in New York City,” Quinn said in a statement Saturday. “I hope my participation in the Dublin march will send a message about the importance of inclusion.”

Guy_ritchieroad.jpg Guy Ritchie: arrest me officer.

road.jpg Radio host Michael Savage responds to the recent outcry following his hate-filled rant against Melissa Etheridge and her partner: “Those of you who think I’m your enemy — if you think I’m a bigger enemy to you…then you’re proving to me that liberalism is a mental disorder…You’re mentally ill, and you need help. You need more help than you can imagine. But you’ll be the last person to understand how sick you are.”

road.jpg Gay newspaper Capital Xtra in Ottawa, Canada claims city is illegally removing it from certain public facilities.

road.jpg Iowa State University student groups to protest federal ban on gay blood-giving: “Up to 500 blood donations are expected to be lost as a result of the decision by Greek Week officials, said organizers of the Ames blood drive, the largest student-run blood drive in Iowa. The loss of that much blood comes at a time when Iowa blood banks are already seeing supplies run short because of recent storm-related cancellations of blood drives.”

road.jpg The Lambda Literary Award finalists have been announced. Congrats to all the nominees.

road.jpg Not the happiest place on Earth: Disney bars same-sex union ceremonies from its parks. “On the Feb. 20th episode of The View, well-known wedding planner David Tutera appeared on the talk show to promote his David Tutera Couture Wedding Collection at Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando, Fla. The collection allows the happy couple to choose between four elaborate wedding styles: classic elegance, simply chic, cocktail soiree and whimsical garden. But are those weddings available if there are two brides or two grooms? Short answer: no.”

road.jpg Mario Lopez takes his glistening pecs for a jog.

road.jpg Bush approval rating: 29%.

Condom_applicatorroad.jpg Condom applicator named most beautiful object in South Africa: “The applicator, invented by Willem van Rensburg and designed by industrial designer Roelf Mulder of South Africa’s XYZ Design, allows a condom to be put on easily and rapidly. The user holds the device with the thumb and forefinger of both hands, pulling the condom down over the penis in a single rapid movement. It is hoped the design will encourage the use of condoms, thereby helping reduce the spread of AIDS.”

road.jpg George Michael to christen new Wembley stadium with June 9 concert.

road.jpg Gay Dallas police officer under investigation over sexual harassment claims. Some say the claims are an effort to run him out of office.

Comments

  1. Dean says

    Funny, I always thought condoms were already pretty easy to apply – sans applicator.

  2. Gabriel says

    Good for Christine Quinn. What a better way to make her statement than to slap the parade organizers with Ireland itself.

  3. says

    St. Patrick’s Day parades in Ireland do not discriminate against Irish GLBT participants. In Ireland, they’re art festivals now, not the militaristic and overwhelmingly male displays you see in the United States.

    New York’s parade isn’t really an Irish parade now, it’s a Catholic parade, and its run by a very small cabal of bus drivers appointed King for a Day; they simply omit everyone they don’t like: gays, progressives, the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, non-white groups with clear Irish affiliations.

    It’s a shame, but they’re old, and soon enough they’ll lose their grasp on the parade committee.

  4. jeremy says

    OK, who are the people that make up the 29 percent of Americans who still approve Bush and how do we get them to see the light?

  5. whatever says

    Guy Ritchie looks like one of the Village People. Are we sure he doesn’t have some homosexual tendencies?

  6. Will says

    First, Disney can bite my big gay white ass.

    Second, Mario Lopez always makes me all hot and bothered.

  7. basis4insanity says

    to paraphrase Will:

    Mario Lopez can bit my big gay white ass…a n y t i m e.

  8. Jack! says

    I’m glad to hear Christi is sticking to her guns. One day LGBT people will march in NYC’s St. Patrick’s parade.

    I’m not surprised about Xtra mag being censored. In my area stores don’t buy LGBT mags or hide them if they do.

    Congrats to the book nominees. Read some of these books people.

    The allegations against Dupree are disgusting and baseless. It’s clear that they were made to run him out of office because he’s gay. Stay and fight.

  9. andybitesit says

    Andy Towle is a dick and you all are a bunch of self-righteous cocks. Get off your high pedestals and bite my big one muthafukas!

  10. hoya86 says

    re: ANDYBITESIT

    Ann, Is this your new pen name? As for your “big one”, I thought those hormone shots were finally kicking in.

  11. Wolf says

    re: ANDYBITESIT

    Oh I thought it was Prez Hilton?

    PS

    Guy Ritchie lookes like he should be in Falcon VideoPak Number 3

    (Actually in an 80’s retro way he looks linda hot. Better than usual.)

  12. oy says

    Disney, get a life. This was a chance to begin a process away from the pervasive pattern of discrimination and intolerance in your movies. Aladdin, Mulan, down to Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast all have racist undertones(‘good guys’ have more caucasian facial features). And I’m still waiting for an LGBT representation in ANY Disney film, no matter the intended audience. You’re the Magic Kingdom, but that doesn’t mean the real world doesn’t exist. Straight, white people aren’t the only ones around, even if they’re the only ones you choose to see.

  13. says

    Why give Michael Savage the attention? He says what he says to get the reaction he gets, so he can cross the next line.

    Not worth the time, if you ask me.

  14. Ryan Delp says

    You are inflating the Iowa State University story as a protest, when its really not.

    I am a student of Iowa State University, have been very active in the ISU LGBTA Alliance, as well as other social justice groups. While there are groups on the campus that do not support the student run blood drive because of the out dated rules, the Greek Week council did not remove its endoresment because they were protesting. They removed it so they could make a level playing field for all Greek houses on campus during their week of competitions and events. Participants from the Greek community in the blood drive are given substantial points, while Delta Lamda Phi, a gay, bi, progressive men fraternity, can not recieve these points because they are not allowed to participate in the drive.

    So it came down to competition points. THATS ALL. If there are 500 lost donations because of this change, then it will show the truer sides of many Greek students.

    Please change your post to reflect these facts.