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Re-hearing petition filed in Prop 8 challenge? UPDATE: See, AFTER THE JUMP...

Kameny

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AP: Pioneering activist Frank Kameny talks gays and government.

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Simon Cowell to remake Saturday Night Fever with Zac Efron as Tony Manero?

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Point Foundation announces 2009 scholars.

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Jon Voight slams Obama: False prophet.

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Hell's Kitchen host Gordon Ramsey calls Australian TV host Tracy Grimshaw a lesbian pig: "Later he said he was only joking.Grimshaw, though, failed to see the humor and retaliated on her program Monday night, calling Ramsay an 'arrogant narcissist' and a 'bully.'"

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Malawian court has Mercy on Madonna: she'll be allowed to adopt.

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Tom Brady rescued from overturned kayak in the Charles River in Boston: “He had to be rescued. The launch guy went out and got him and got him back in the kayak. He’s been bragging about it ever since. He’s telling everyone he rescued Tom Brady.”

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Joan Garry: Obama lacking 'empathy' on gay rights.

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Inside a NYC fundraiser for Gavin Newsom.

Frog

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Multi-colored frog worshiped as a god in India?

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KXRQ-FM Radio hosts who mocked transgender children to do special segment featuring transgender advocates: "Rashad Robinson of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said Monday that the general manager of station KXRQ-FM told him that talk show hosts Rob Williams and Arnie States also plan to apologize during Thursday's show. During their May 28 program, one of the men said he would hit his son with his shoe if he wanted to wear high heels. The other quipped that a boy who asked to wear a dress was 'a little idiot.'  Several companies threatened to pull advertising from the station after GLAAD launched a letter-writing campaign against the comments."

Park

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Welsh gay men targeted by rangers with cameras in park raids?

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No biting: Adam Lambert licks Twilight director.

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Mika debuts new songs in London.

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Graffiti art's new respect: "Like a slow-burning fuse, graffiti has smoldered in the contemporary art world for decades: omnipresent in the streets yet not quite hot enough to catch fire in the market. But this year it exploded, with graffiti and “street art” shows in major museums and gallery spaces both sides of the Atlantic — and people have been lining up round the block to get in."

Days

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One Life to Live to out two existing male characters played by openly gay  Scott Evans (Chris Evans' brother) and Brett Claywell, and put them in a love affair.

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Is Dominic Monaghan joining Grey's Anatomy?

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Brooklyn Assemblyman wants all non-Jews out of Holocaust memorial: "Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind doesn't want gays, political prisoners, gypsies, the handicapped — or any other group of people persecuted and killed by the hundreds of thousands during the Holocaust — to be recognized at the city-owned Holocaust Memorial Park in Sheepshead Bay. Even though 5 million non-Jews were killed by the Nazis alongside the 6 million Jews, Hikind says that 'to include these other groups diminishes their memory.'"

UPDATE to first item, AFTER THE JUMP...

A Statement from NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter Clarifying the Recent Court Filing in the Prop 8 Challenge

(San Francisco, CA, June 9, 2009)—NCLR and our co counsel (Lambda Legal, the ACLU, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, and David Codell) filed a petition for rehearing for the limited purpose of asking the court to correct a factual error in the opinion. The document must be titled petition for rehearing because that is the only procedural vehicle for requesting any modification, but we are simply asking the Court to correct a factual error, not to rehear the entire case. The current decision states that the racially discriminatory initiative amendment that was challenged on federal grounds in Mulkey v. Reitman was never challenged on the alternative ground that it was an unlawful amendment (i.e., the same ground upon which we challenged Prop 8). In fact, however, that initiative amendment was challenged on that basis in a companion lawsuit, so we have asked the Court to correct that error. That is important because the distinction between an amendment and a revision will continue to be an important issue under California law, and we do not want future courts to be misled by that factual error.

(via day of decision)

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  1. Uhm, Andy, the soap opera you mentiion is actually One Life To Live on ABC, not Days of Our Lives.

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | Jun 9, 2009 2:20:55 PM


  2. One minor correction on the following bullet item:

    Days of Our Lives to out two existing male characters played by openly gay Scott Evans (Chris Evans' brother) and Brett Claywell, and put them in a love affair.

    It's One Life to Live that will be moving to this storyline soon, not Days of Our Lives.

    Posted by: Barry F | Jun 9, 2009 2:22:13 PM


  3. Wow, I knew Scott Evans when he lived in NYC. Sweet guy, I had no idea his acting career is taking off, he deserves it.

    Posted by: Cj | Jun 9, 2009 2:32:54 PM


  4. I can sum up the Prop 8 re-hearing petition in one word: DENIED

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 9, 2009 2:34:25 PM


  5. The soap that will soon be featuring two gay characters is One LIfe to Live on ABC, not Days of Our Lives on NBC.

    Posted by: Mark | Jun 9, 2009 2:34:40 PM


  6. Dov Hikind = dbag (and I say that as a Jew).

    The Charles river = GROSS. I hope Tom Brady showered for a week (mmm, I hope Tom Brady showered for a week).

    Posted by: Alex | Jun 9, 2009 2:46:41 PM


  7. A Statement from NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter Clarifying the Recent Court Filing in the Prop 8 Challenge
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    06.09.09—NCLR and our co counsel (Lambda Legal, the ACLU, Munger, and David Codell) filed a petition for rehearing for the limited purpose of asking the court to correct a factual error in the opinion. The document must be titled petition for rehearing because that is the only procedural vehicle for requesting any modification, but we are simply asking the Court to correct a factual error, not to rehear the entire case. The current decision states that the racially discriminatory initiative amendment that was challenged on federal grounds in Mulkey v. Reitman was never challenged on the alternative ground that it was an unlawful amendment (i.e., the same ground upon which we challenged Prop 8). In fact, however, that initiative amendment was challenged on that basis in a companion lawsuit, so we have asked the Court to correct that error. That is important because the distinction between an amendment and a revision will continue to be an important issue under California law, and we do not want future courts to be misled by that factual error.

    Posted by: EchoMark | Jun 9, 2009 2:56:56 PM


  8. Dov Hikind can suck my dick. We're not going to be relegated to the ether of history as Nazis would have the Jews- disappear from the face of the earth and all memory. Fuck you.

    Grr, I hate it when the last item is infuriating. I totally forgot what other comments I had to ad.

    Posted by: Marco | Jun 9, 2009 2:57:20 PM


  9. Hikind. Cocksucking swine. Would that qualify as alliteration?

    Posted by: MikeMick | Jun 9, 2009 3:30:03 PM


  10. They gay soap storyline is for ONE LIFE TO LIVE not DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

    Posted by: Aaron | Jun 9, 2009 3:38:29 PM


  11. "Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind , Have you no shame?

    Posted by: richard s | Jun 9, 2009 3:59:21 PM


  12. ~~~~~
    Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind doesn't want gays, political prisoners, gypsies, the handicapped — or any other group of people persecuted and killed by the hundreds of thousands during the Holocaust — to be recognized at the city-owned Holocaust Memorial Park in Sheepshead Bay.
    ~~~~~

    Cuz if non-jews were recognized as enduring the same horrors as some jews (which they did), Hikind might have to relinquish his "Pity Me, My History is Worse Than Yours" card and get on with his life.

    Posted by: MikeinSanJose | Jun 9, 2009 4:32:09 PM


  13. Dov Hikind has joined the ranks of the Holocaust deniers.

    And how wonderful that Frank Kameny is still here to enjoy the fruits of his labor and get at least some of the recognition he deserves. And, gasp!, he was an activist before Stonewall.

    Posted by: David R. | Jun 9, 2009 5:44:00 PM


  14. Frank Kameny is a real live hero

    Dov Hikind is such a douche bag that he smells like vinegar and water. Although I'm amazed he has anytime at all to focus on the Holocaust memorial while he's helping to sell Brooklyn out from under working people of all faiths to the highest bidder.

    Posted by: Hoss | Jun 9, 2009 7:50:40 PM


  15. Brett Claywell's character on One Life To Live had the hots for Stacy...and Evans character actually slept with Stacy.

    What's up with Stacy?

    Posted by: NYSmike | Jun 9, 2009 8:45:19 PM


  16. Dov Hikind reminds me of that bit from the Chris Rock movie where he was the president: "God bless the USA--and nowhere else." It's the same sort of attitude: ONLY Jews suffered during the Holocaust, so we shouldn't even acknowledge other victims exist. What rot! You'd think people who've experienced oppression and exclusion would know better than to practice it.

    Posted by: Dback | Jun 10, 2009 12:37:04 AM


  17. I wish that Randy Shilts were still with us so that he could write a definitive biography of Franklin Kameny. There have been a number of news stories on him for many years, but I have not found a bio. Attention writers: get on this project before Frank Kameny is no longer with us. he lives in Washington, D.C. I was just starting high school when I remember reading about him and many others being fired from their government jobs just for being gay. This went on officially for many more years, and unofficially still goes on with bad performance reviews, etc. in some cases. However, the situation is a million times better, thanks largely to Kameny and his incredible circle of brave souls whom he rallied. I remember seeing some of them in a gay bar once, the old Georgetown Bar and Grill, and recall thinking that they were giants, fighting for me, and so brave to be "out" in the nasty anti-gay world of the mid '60s. The US was just coming out of McCarthyism, Roy Cohn, and bars were being busted all over the US still. SOmeone please write Franks bio!

    Posted by: Drake | Jun 10, 2009 8:19:51 AM


  18. Brett's on One Life to Live!? Go Spoda!

    Posted by: Matt | Jun 10, 2009 8:47:15 PM


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