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Anti-gay right now targeting Chai Feldblum, President Obama's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) nominee.

Fiorito

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Anti-gay Chicago police officer Richard Fiorito (accused in 21 federal suits of trumping up bogus charges against gay and lesbian motorists) busted by dash cam: "In dash cam video from Fiorito's squad car, he is shown conducting field sobriety tests against a driver, Michael Vaughn. In each of the tests, Vaughn performed 'perfectly...yet Fiorito noted in the official report that Vaughn had failed them."

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WATCH: Tom DeLay performs the Samba with stress fractures on both feet (he says).

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The Advocate talks to Rep. Patrick Murphy about gays in the military.

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The fashion police are watching Jake Gyllenhaal's every move.

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Jude Law takes New York stage in Hamlet. Review.

Disney

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Disney gone beefcake.

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Boston DJ Barry Scott wants new trial in unnecessary force case against Provincetown police.

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Poll: R-71 has narrow lead in Washington state: "Among men, the measure is rejected by a 4-point margin; among women, it is approved by 12 points — a 16-point gender gap. 72% of Republicans say they will vote to reject; 72% of Democrats say they will vote to approve; independents reject by a 13-point margin. In Metro Seattle, the measure is approved by 18 points; in Eastern Washington, it is rejected by 18 points. Western Washington voters outside of Metro Seattle are more divided, with an 8-point margin voting against the referendum."

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Welsh-based Muslim actor takes on gay role in new film, Colonial Gods: "I am a Muslim but I approached the project in a professional manner, as I hope most actors would."

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Mad Men's Bryan Batt denies he's getting married.

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More sickening speech from Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), this time on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".

Ettwitter

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Elizabeth Taylor to undergo heart surgery.

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UK conservative Tory party throws gay club night: "Protesters gathered outside with placards reading 'Queers against Tories', outraged that the party had crashed Manchester’s gay scene. Inside, hundreds packed two dancefloors and a roof terrace."

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Turkey shuts down gay and lesbian internet communities: "The Web sites have more than 200,000 members combined. According to its administrators and members, the sites do not contain any pornographic or criminal content. The directorate blocked the sites without providing any information to the owners or issuing a demand to take down certain content, site mangers said, calling the action unlawful and arbitrary."

Saturn

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Massive ring discovered around Saturn.

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LGBT people at greater risk in Honduras following coup: "Groups that were vulnerable to human rights abuses before the coup face even more risk now. Since the coup, for example, there have been six murders of gay men or transvestites, according to gay rights groups. Until 2008, the average number of such killings each year was three to six."

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T.R. Knight receives standing O at Parade opening.

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Volunteers hit Maine to campaign for marriage equality: "A No on 1 coordinator Darlene Huntress says the campaign initially was asking Mainers to take time off from their jobs to volunteer. 'Then we started getting you know hundreds of calls and e-mails from folks around the country who  also feel invested in this and we sort of folded our Maine volunteer vacation program and kind of extended it out to other folks in the country that wanted to come and help.' Huntress says that out-of-staters make up just a tiny fraction of the 1,000-plus volunteers on the ground, but that the campaign can use all the help it can."

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  1. Regarding Washington R-71:
    "72% of Republicans say they will vote to reject."

    This proves that conservatives lie when they say that gays should have all the rights as straights, but they don't want them to use the word 'marriage'. They know that R-71 is for domestic partnerships, which no one considers marriage.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Oct 7, 2009 3:01:41 PM


  2. Of course they lie.

    This is why I call bullshit whenever some Log Cabin Republican - or self proclaimed "Libertarian" - apologist claims that a majority of conservatives support repealing DADT and enacting ENDA.

    They only support gay rights when they're put on the spot by a pollster and feel embarassed. When they're in a voting booth, it is a totally different story. They'll vote against us every time.

    Posted by: John | Oct 7, 2009 3:17:46 PM


  3. "Groups that were vulnerable to human rights abuses before the coup face even more risk now. Since the coup, for example, there have been six murders of gay men or transvestites, according to gay rights groups. Until 2008, the average number of such killings each year was three to six."

    Isn't this a simplification? Isn't EVERYONE more vulnerable to human rights abuses and being killed in Honduras right now than they were before the coup? I looked into the NYT article to see if it was explained more in context, but the above paragraph is the only reference to vulnerable groups.

    Posted by: RR | Oct 7, 2009 5:22:42 PM


  4. They better lay off Chai Feldblum! I had her in law school and she was AWESOME and very popular.

    Of course, that could just be a sign of the kind Commie fag socialists that go to Georgetown law school. /sarc

    Posted by: ryan | Oct 7, 2009 6:39:34 PM


  5. The situation in Honduras while bad is not really any worse than before Zelaya was replaced. Check the number of killings beating etc. prior to the change of government. Really hasn't changed much..

    Posted by: Expatyank | Oct 7, 2009 9:39:37 PM


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