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D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics hears four hours of testimony on anti-gay referendum: "Both sides presented legal and political arguments about whether the same-sex marriage issue should be in the hands of voters or the politicians who represent them."

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Bret Michaels says the Tony Awards people would have cared more about his self-inflicted on-set accident if it had happened to Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton, or Elton John.

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Transgender woman beaten at bus stop in Seattle: "The victim, who told police that she sometimes wears a skirt, said the attack was a result of that, the report stated. During the confrontation, several of the victim's assailants uttered a slur for a gay man as they struck and kicked the victim, then knocked her to the ground, the report says. The attacking youths also tried to pull off her backpack. The group then fled."

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Researcher: Cougars love Adam Lambert. What about Cougays?

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Oceanside, California resident pleads "not guilty" in assault on gay rights activist during recent torch relay protesting Proposition 8.

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Living Sasquatch!

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Britney Spears announces second round of tour dates.

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Dan Choi joins No H8 Campaign.Danchoinoh8

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City of Seattle fights to keep identities of its LGBT employees private after request from City Light employee affiliated with conservative Christian organization opposed to gay rights.

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Cristiano Ronaldo bought by Real Madrid for world record transfer fee of £80million, spends night with Paris Hilton.

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Paul Schindler at Gay City News does an excellent job of summing up the chaotic events that have occurred this week with regard to marriage equality in New York.

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Man arrested for 'revenge' pissing at Motor City Pride in Detroit.

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Something is happening in Iran.

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North Carolina resolution in honor of Jesse Helms inspires mass walkout, vote of "no" from gay lawmaker.

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Kellan Lutz gives good tank.

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Virginia prison segregated women who "looked gay": "For more than a year, Virginia's largest women's prison rounded up inmates who had loose-fitting clothes, short hair or otherwise masculine looks, sending them to a unit officers derisively dubbed the "butch wing," prisoners and guards say."

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Greenwich, Connecticut a magnet for NYC same-sex weddings.

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British ambassador to Poland in hot water for promoting gay pride march in Warsaw: "Ric Todd has been told by the country's civil rights ombudsman that he has 'exceeded his authority' and Roman Catholic groups have accused the ambassador of representing the 'homosexual lobby'. The problem arose after Mr Todd, who has been our man in Warsaw for almost two years, gave gay rights leaders a UK Guide To Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender People And Their Rights, translated into Polish, earlier this week."

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  1. Brett, dahling, it's because Liza, Dolly and Elton are not total misogynistic tools craving the spotlight, any spotlight.

    Posted by: Rad | Jun 11, 2009 2:57:20 PM


  2. I don't understand Bret Michaels' point.

    Posted by: KJ | Jun 11, 2009 3:03:02 PM


  3. I do. There was no "Oh my god are you ok?", we all laughed at him, and it looks like he was indeed hurt.

    RE: Cougars and Cou-gays

    It is my understanding that the correct term for a cou-gay is a Faguar.

    ;)

    Posted by: Strepsi | Jun 11, 2009 3:15:21 PM


  4. That Paul Schindler link doesn't work. Actually, the entire Gay City News site seems to be malfunctioning.

    Posted by: K | Jun 11, 2009 3:15:46 PM


  5. Ronaldo + Paris Hilton = gross. They do have a lot in common though; they both spend a lot of time rolling around on the ground.

    Posted by: crispy | Jun 11, 2009 3:26:10 PM


  6. If I can just be shallow for a minute - for all the good he's doing (and I do genuinely feel he's an American hero), it must never be forgotten that Dan Choi is also drop-dead gorgeous to look at. That picture of him is great!

    Posted by: Chris | Jun 11, 2009 3:36:01 PM


  7. Younger readers might not remember what a Racist, Sexist, Homohating, Transhating, Fascistic, Genocidal Demagogue Helms was. He fought against anything that might help end, functionally or symbolically, the second class citizenship of blacks, from the Voting Rights Act to MLK's birthday holiday.

    In addition to leading the opposition to Clinton's appointment of "damn lesbian" Roberta Achtenberg to HUD [the one forgotten in Obama's "Pride" proclamation] with "I’m not going to put a lesbian in a position like that. If you want to call me a bigot, fine," fought against any kind of funding related to AIDS. Next to Reagan, there is probably no American more responsible for the deaths of countless gays and others. "There is not one single case of AIDS in this country that cannot be traced in origin to sodomy." He even refused to speak to Ryan White's mother when she visited the Capitol to lobby for the funding bill named after her late son. Helms was also author of the law that still bars HIV+ visitors/emigres to the US. And I don't give a flying fuck that Bono finally convinced him to support AIDS funding IN AFRICA.

    On a lighter note, this occasion is a good one to remind/inform of the time a group of AIDS/gay activists literally put a giant condom on the heinous Helms' house, paid for in part by money given to them by David Geffen. One of them was "POZ" founder Sean Strub who's first claim to fame was seducing Tennessee Williams into signing the first fundraising letter for HRCF.

    Extra historical footnotes: In his younger, closeted, right wing Republican days, "Tales of the City" troubadour Armistead Maupin was a TV reporter for Helms' North Carolina TV station. He learned that Helms' homohating trumped even his hatred of blacks and "liberal" Democrats. Helms particularly hated President Johnson's Secty of State Dean Rusk, even more after Rusk's daughter announced she was marrying a black man.

    When Maupin interviewed the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan about it, the Wiz asked, "What else could you expect from [the daughter of] a man who is a practicing homosexual?"

    Racing [no pun intended] back to the station to tell his boss, Helms wouldn't let him use the quote ripe at once with race and gay baiting because, Helms declared, "That's the worst thing you can say about anybody." Whatever Rusk actually was in that regard, there's film of him mocking a protest by gays outside a meeting he's in led by Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings.

    CONDOM VIDEO:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bngtgTwvKcE

    "POZ" account:

    http://blogs.poz.com/peter/archives/2008/07/in_memory_of_je.html

    Posted by: Michael @ LeonardMatlovich.com | Jun 11, 2009 3:40:49 PM


  8. I'm totally starting to crush on Dan Choi. What an awesome (and attractive) guy.

    Posted by: Ryan | Jun 11, 2009 3:53:59 PM


  9. "Bret Michaels says the Tony Awards people would have cared more about his self-inflicted on-set accident if it had happened to Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton, or Elton John."

    Well yeah. And?

    Posted by: Digger | Jun 11, 2009 3:54:52 PM


  10. Too bad Bret didn't lapse into a coma.

    Posted by: hadassah weinreb | Jun 11, 2009 4:15:01 PM


  11. Glad my city, DC, is at least taking steps toward equality. The DC gay community has been all over this from day one. Take notes California.

    Posted by: LeoInDc | Jun 11, 2009 6:12:52 PM


  12. Nearly had a heart attack when I saw that photo of Kellan Lutz.

    Posted by: Doug | Jun 11, 2009 6:35:57 PM


  13. Dear Brett:

    It isn't just the Tony Awards people who would have cared more if it had been Liza, Dolly, or Elton who got hit. I'm just saying.

    Sincerely,
    Everyone.

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Jun 11, 2009 11:09:53 PM


  14. I have a proposed alternative to the North Carolina resolution honoring the life of Jess Helms. It goes like this:

    "So resolved: That Jesse Helms was a rancid scumbag who should have been flogged with dung-smeared concertina wire every waking moment of his miserable life. He's on his knees in front of Satan's throne right now, polishing the imperial knob for eternity."

    Now all I need is a sponsor. How about Elizabeth Dole?

    Posted by: MikeMick | Jun 12, 2009 9:00:00 AM


  15. Enjoy the Britney concert and make an equal contribution to HRC, Lambda Legal, the ACLU, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, or another worthy organization which works to make equality a reality.

    Posted by: Rick | Jun 12, 2009 9:56:28 AM


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