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04/19/2007


NOM Actively Sought Out 'Glamorous Non-Intelligent Celebrities' to Sell Its Anti-Gay Message

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GLAAD's Aaron McQuade pulls a gem out of yesterday's National Organization for Marriage document dump. NOM actively sought dumb but beautiful celebrities to advance its national message. "All the beautiful people are supposed to be for gay marriage," whines their document.

Maggie_gallagherFrom p. 19/20 of one document:

"Hollywood with its cultural biases is far bigger than we can hope to be. We recognize this. But we also recognize the opportunity - the disproportionate potential impact of proactively seeking to gather and connect a community of artists, athletes, writers, beauty queens and other glamorous non-cognitive elites across national boundaries. (This is applying the Witherspoon and IAV model to non-intellectual elites.)"

PrejeanNOM's basis for thinking this way seems to be based on the splash made by former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, which they note in the subsequent paragraph:

When Carrie Prejan first burst on the national scene, the Miss California USA organization responded by cutting an ad featuring beauty pageant queens who were for gay marriage. This effort fell completely flat: nobody noticed because no one was surprised. All the beautiful people are supposed to be for gay marriage. One Carrie Prejean had an enormous, disproportionate effect on the national debate (at least temporarily) because she interrupted Hollywood's nomopoly, its false cultural assertion that youth + beauty = support for redefining marriage.

What NOM fails to realize is that it's the people who are beautiful on the inside that are for marriage equality.

Said Herndon Graddick, GLAAD’s Vice President of Programs and Communications: "Celebrity or not and 'cognitive' or not, given how cynically NOM views its supporters, who would want to stand with them and support their agenda?"


GOProud Leads 'Trump In 2012' Movement At CPAC

Trumppointing Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and other Republican politicians will get plenty of headlines out of this weekend's CPAC gathering in DC, but few speakers are as buzzed about as Donald Trump, who surprised attendees by announcing that he'll deliver a speech this afternoon.

Trump's appearance comes months after the real estate tycoon began hinting at a potential presidential run, and was apparently organized by none other than gay conservative group GOProud.

“Mr. Trump is somebody whose voice is heard all around the world,” explained Christopher Barron, chairman of the controversial organization's board.

“He’s not only a well respected businessman, and somebody who obviously has a giant megaphone, and having him involved in this event and talking about those issues – issues that are not only important to GOProud but important to conservatives all across this country — is critical."

Not only are GOProud's leaders claiming responsibility for Trump's presence at the conference, they're also trying to spark a write-in campaign for CPAC's presidential straw poll. Barron says he "would love to see Mr. Trump run for president.”

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Watch: Randy Rainbow Gets Sex Tape Advice

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YouTube phone queen Randy Rainbow solicits sex tape advice from a number of people, including adult film twink Brent Corrigan and former Miss California Carrie Prejean.

Watch (warning: language), AFTER THE JUMP....

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Prejean Pregnant

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Hopefully her spawn will learn better values than its mother.


News: Alexander Skarsgard, Costa Rica, Paris Hilton, Octopus

 road Melissa Etheridge files to end her domestic partnership with Tammy Lynn Michaels.

Aa  road True Blood vamp Alexander Skarsgard doesn't have time for Twilght's blood-suckers.

 road Oil along Gulf Coast beaches found buried at least 2 feet in the sand.

 road Horrible: 15 men and women chased and attacked a gay couple in the UK.

 road Wanting to look like Lady Gaga, contact lenses from Asia are the latest fad: "Known as circle lenses, these are colored contacts — sometimes in weird shades like violet and pink — that make the eyes appear larger because they cover not just the iris, as normal lenses do, but also part of the whites."

 road Janet Jackson performs a steamy show in New Orleans.

 road Carrie Prejean is now Carrie Boller.

 road Costa Rican gay marriage update: "The Sala Constitucional (Constitutional Court) has ordered the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones to suspend the process of the referendum on same sex marriages that was to have been included in the December 2010 municipal elections."

 road Zack Rosen has won a scholarship to the NetRoots Nation. Now he has to pony up. 

 road Eastern Bank has purchased Wainwright Bank & Trust, an institution that has always been a strong supporter of LGBT rights.

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 road If you don't believe in psychics, you may have a hard time buying into a psychic octopus.

 road If Britney Spears says that if her kids told her they wanted to be in the entertainment business, she would lock them in their rooms until they're 30.

 road Paris Hilton was briefly detained and then unfortunately released by police in South Africa.

 road Madonna keeps helping her daughter promote her fashion line.

 road More kids: "A gay couple that made legal history when they were jointly registered as fathers are this weekend celebrating the arrival of their fourth and fifth children."


News: Ljubljana, Rainbow Flag, Cheyenne Jackson, St. Petersburg

Road Carrie Prejean to get opposite married.

RoadSenator Byrd to lie in repose in Senate chamber.

Cristiano RoadCristiano Ronaldo launches website.

RoadGordon Ramsey checks out some male ham hocks in St. Tropez.

RoadTwo injured in shooting during vigil for man shot to death at SF Gay Pride.

RoadFlorida State University expands non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

RoadJennifer Love Hewitt has a thing for Brent Corrigan.

RoadThree men charged with conspiracy in killing of Robert Wone found not guilty: "No one has yet been charged with the murder of Wone, the former general counsel of Radio Free Asia who was stabbed three times in the chest on the evening of Aug. 2, 2006 in a Dupont Circle townhouse. And on Tuesday, a Washington, D.C., judge found the three men charged with conspiracy not guilty on all counts. Click here for the WaPo article; here for coverage from the Who Murdered Robert Wone? blog; here for previous LB coverage of the Wone situation. Prosecutors had accused Joseph R. Price, 39, Victor J. Zaborsky, 44, and Dylan M. Ward, 39, of covering up the slaying of Wone in the trio’s Dupont Circle home...Attorneys for Price, Ward and Zaborsky, who were arrested in 2008 and later released on their own recognizance, say they were unfairly targeted because they are gay."

RoadWatch: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer.

RoadCheyenne Jackson will have an episode arc on the eighth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

ActivistRoadFour gay activists detained at St. Petersburg, Russia rally: "St. Petersburg police detained at least four gay activists on Saturday during a rally at the Hermitage Museum, a police spokesman said. About two dozen gay and lesbian activists gathered in the tourist-packed courtyard of one of the world's most famous museums carrying banners and chanting 'Homophobia is the country's shame.' Although the rally was not publicly announced, a small group of ultraright activists came to the square attempting to attack the protesters, local media reported, adding that four or five of them were detained."

RoadReligious right launches fax campaign against Elena Kagan.

RoadMeet Grandpa Gaga.

RoadMiley Cyrus: Like vs. You Know.

RoadGay gift shop in Portland, Maine has Pride flag torn down: "We wanted to hang a pride flag out above our sign, and we put it out on Saturday and Monday night it was ripped down. They ripped the flagpole, everything, down. They took the whole thing. It's kind of disappointing going into Pride (Week), and we'd like to think we can put things out in support and not have them destroyed."

RoadCaroline Manzo and Kim Zolciak trash Danielle Staub's lesbian leanings.

Shark RoadTuna fisherman catch Great White off the coast of Massachusetts.

RoadDelhi Gay Pride parade postponed for cooler weather.

RoadSlovenian gay bar bombed: "Unknown perpetrators attacked last week a Ljubljana bar popular with the gay community with Molotov cocktails. The bar as well as the house of a judge who sentenced in March three men to prison for a 2009 assault on a gay activist were also sprayed with homophobic graffiti."

RoadSteve Carell punching out at The Office.

RoadBP slick reached Mississippi while Haley Barbour was fundraising in Washington: "Continuing his record of dismissing the magnitude of the BP disaster, Barbour said on Friday after he returned to Mississippi that major slicks miles long within the Mississippi Sound 'shouldn’t be a cause for alarm.' By Saturday, there were 'long, wide ribbons of orange-colored oil for as far as the eye could see and acres of both heavy and light sheen moving into the Sound between the barrier islands.'"


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