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News: Stonewall Defenses, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Loss And Stereotypical Injustice

Pinkcloset Towlesmall The families of the men accused in the Stonewall assault insist their sons are not bigots and that homosexuality had nothing to do with the altercation. "It was a bar fight, but I swear on my life it's not about Gays or race or any of that. We don't care about any of that stuff in this family," said Don Orlando, father of one of the suspects.

Towlesmall Activists at University of Cape Town suspect a hate crime after someone torched a gay group's "Pink Closet," placed in the center of campus to remind people of the closet's insidious power.

Towlesmall Margaret Cho's shout out to gay pride did nothing to save her on Dancing With The Stars.

Towlesmall North Carolina State Rep. Larry Brown under heavy fire for his "queer" email.

Towlesmall Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan's "L.O.V.E." sculpture, which is a giant middle finger, will remain on extended visit in Milan's Piazza d'Affari, right outside the stock exchange.

Towlesmall Gay friendly Congressional candidate Krystal Ball is gaining some media traction.

Joseph_gordon-levitt_2627102-1-1 Towlesmall Clara Meadmore, a 107-year old virgin, says she was just "too busy" to do "it."

Towlesmall Dan Gordon-Levitt, the photographer brother of actor Joseph, has died unexpectedly.

Towlesmall Gay writer Brandt Miller reflects on how his grandmother, suffering from dementia, confuses him with his uncle, a sex offender who's in prison with Bernie Madoff: "Gay men are victims of homophobia and, often, we are victims of each other. Holding each other back, fulfilling stereotypes we are forced into, abusing ourselves and those close to us—some learn, but some continue to perpetuate violence. I was not one of the latter. And yet I was being mistaken for a degenerate. Was it our sexual deviancy?"

Towlesmall Larry Flynt discusses the Westboro Baptist Supreme Court case.

Towlesmall How Evangelicals should stop bullying: stop preaching against gay people.

Towlesmall Hillary Clinton insists she has "no interest" in taking Joe Biden's spot as Vice President. Her remarks will of course do nothing for the endless rumors suggesting a switch...

Towlesmall Esther Murugi, Kenya's Special Programs Minister, refuses to apologize for saying HIV/AIDS initiatives and Kenyan society as a whole need to include gay people. She made clear, however, that she still believes gay people are misguided: "[I] would like to say that my upbringing does not approve of gay marriage or even homosexuality so I do not approve of it. Everybody must understand," she said. "But these people are here with us and I do not know whether you want us to kill them, or what these people who are causing so much hullabaloo want us to do with (homosexuals)."

MadMenHendricks-2 Towlesmall Two adorable bunnies playing in cups. 'Nuff said.

Towlesmall An Atlanta area junior high has apologized after distributing a survey asking students about their sexual orientation.

Towlesmall An 11 Circuit Court of Appeals blasted an immigration judge's decision to discount a gay Serbian man's asylum testimony over the fact that he didn't appear gay. The decision was "influenced by stereotypes about homosexuals." A new hearing will now be held.

Towlesmall Does homophobia hurt straight men by curtailing intimate relationships with other men?

Towlesmall Basically the entire world loves Christina Hendricks; the Mad Men actress tells Harper's Bazaar that women and gay men are constantly confessing their inexplicable lust.

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  1. Best part of this post: that the headline
    "Two adorable bunnies playing in cups"
    was right beside a photo of Christina Hendricks!

    ANDY you little devil!

    Posted by: Strepsi | Oct 6, 2010 3:42:03 PM


  2. 1) I'm sure the family of the Stonewall attacker is distressed, but it's not a simple "bar fight" if you start a ROBBERY by telling your victim you don't piss next to fags. So with all due disrespect, go fuck yourselves for raising a sick, violent, twisted asshat.

    2) I'm not surprised gay men hit on Christina Hendricks all the time. As a gay guy who's been known to sleep with women from time-to-time, I'd be the one hitting on her with intent to follow up with action. She's awesome and hotness personified.

    Posted by: Zlick | Oct 6, 2010 3:47:52 PM


  3. I actually think there is more to this bullying epidemic than just homophobia. Don't get me wrong, homophobia is a real problem in this nation, but I tend to think the root of the problem is the strict gender norms we are forced to adhere to, both as children and adults. It was actually one of the parts of Judge Walker's ruling on Prop 8 that I thought was most significant.

    He wrote, "The exclusion [of same-sex couples] exists as an artifact of a time when the genders were seen as having distinct roles in society and in marriage. That time has passed."

    Yet I don't recall there being any coverage on this aspect of his ruling, except perhaps from Rachel Maddow. It reminded me of a poster that an anarchist friend of mine gave me a while ago about gender. On the front it says things in alternating bold pink and black things like,

    "For every girl who is tired of acting weak when she is strong, there is a boy tired of appearing strong when he feels vulnerable...For every girl who is tried of being called over-sensitive, there is a boy who fears to be gentle, to weep...For every girl who throws out her E-Z-Bake over, there is a boy who wishes to find one."

    It's the kind of poster that should be in every classroom, yet considering the teacher who was fired for just telling a student he was gay I can't imagine how conservatives would react if their male children were told they could cry, hug boys, and have an E-Z-Bake oven if they wanted to.

    Posted by: SKOC211 | Oct 6, 2010 3:48:50 PM


  4. zlick is bi, not gay.

    Posted by: TANK | Oct 6, 2010 3:49:31 PM


  5. Thanks for clarifying that for me, Tank.

    As regards that Pink Closet torching, I rather think the arsonist did the exhibit a favor. It can be an evolving piece of art depicting the many faces of gay troubles. I think they should leave it that way for a while. Speaks volumes.

    Posted by: Zlick | Oct 6, 2010 4:34:56 PM


  6. No prob, breeder.

    Posted by: TANK | Oct 6, 2010 4:38:34 PM


  7. Christina Hendricks who?

    Posted by: John | Oct 6, 2010 6:00:10 PM


  8. @John, Hendricks is an actress on the TV show Mad Men with impossibly large breasts (thanks to 60s-style bras) and a commanding presence. She's quite engaging.

    Posted by: Paul R | Oct 6, 2010 10:00:03 PM


  9. The junior high school is in Edgemont, near Tacoma not Atlanta.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 6, 2010 10:30:04 PM


  10. Ahh. Thanks for the info. She doesn't seem that attractive to be tooting her own horn about how everyone thinks she's sexy. But whatever gets her there.

    Posted by: John | Oct 6, 2010 11:45:41 PM


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