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NYC Restaurant Selling Passive Aggressive "Big Straight Ice Cream" in Response to Big Gay Ice Cream

Ice creamGallo Nero, an Italian restaurant in New York City’s West Village, has begun selling a passive-aggressively flavored, “straight” ice cream seemingly in response to the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop just down the street. What makes Gallo Nero’s ice cream straighter than other ice creams is unclear, but the patrons of the restaurant are certain of Gallo Nero’s homophobia.

“They have their own way, we have our own way," a manager who asked to remain anonymous told the Gothamist when asked whether Gallo Nero’s straight ice cream was a social statement. "What's the issue? We can call our ice cream whatever we want."

Partners Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff founded the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, a forerunner to the shop, in 2009. The shop, which is open to gay and straight customers alike, made a name for itself with its queer-inspired confections like the Bea Arthur, Salty Pimp, and Mermaid. When asked for comment about Gallo Nero’s advertising campaign, the shop’s official Twitter account responded: “No statement. We are letting New York City speak on our behalf.”


Ben & Jerry's Joins Supreme Court Amicus Brief In Support of Marriage Equality

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Declaring that "love comes in all flavors," Ben and Jerry's posted a letter on its website Friday explaining why it had signed onto an amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting marriage equality.

Ben&jerrys2“Often, it’s not enough to change the way you do business, or change the practice within your business,” says Chris Miller, Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission Activism Manager. “Unless you’re willing to stand up and advocate for the rights of others, not just here in our backyard but around the world, it’s often just not good enough.” [...]

“This is not just a concern of the gay rights community,” says Miller. “There is a broad base of support for a single standard across all 50 states that recognize same sex marriage.”

We’re proud to have signed onto an “Employers’ Amicus Brief.” That’s fancy lawyer speak for a formal legal petition asking the Supreme Court to review these latest circuit court rulings, and make a ruling that state governments may not act to hinder a business from treating all of its legally married employees in the same way. We’ve signed on with 30 other global and local companies who are fed up with a state-level ban on allowing a legally binding marriage, and all the benefits that go with it.

The ice cream maker has long been a supporter of LGBT equality, periodically releasing marriage equality-themed flavors such as "Apple-y Ever After" and "Chubby Hubbies"

You can visit Ben and Jerry's website HERE to read the full letter. And head over to The New Civil Rights Movement HERE to check out the full list of Employer's Amicus Brief signatories. 


Christian Group Fasts Against Same-Sex Marriage (But Continues Eating) - VIDEO

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Virginia-based anti-gay group Family Foundation has announced a fast in opposition to same-sex marriage - but participants will be be allowed to eat, reports Pink News.

The group’s 40 Days of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance For Marriage started on August 27th and runs until October 5th, the day before the Supreme Court begins its next session and hears the first in a series of same-sex marriage appeals cases.

However, not wanting to expend too much energy on hatred, the group announced “we are asking the entire Body of Christ to join us for this feast – giving up physical food isn’t necessary – but feeding on the spiritual food provided is vital.”

Watch the group’s apocalyptic fast introductory video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Feast of Fun Hosts Launching New Web Series 'Cooking With Drag Queens'

Fausto Fernos and Marc Felion, the hosts of Feast of Fun, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring their on again/off again web series Cooking with Drag Queens back with a vengeance. Long before RuPaul’s Drag Race, the two podcast hosts made a career out of interviewing and introducing drag queens to their audience.

Photo-mainWhile Drag Race’s has undoubtedly popularized queen culture for a modern audience, the duo wants to give the public a chance to see the queens they’ve come to love in a less competitive setting. Like any cooking show worth its salt, Cooking With Drag Queens promises to be about personality as much as it is about food. Alaska Thunderf--k, Sharon Needles, and Pandora Boxx are among the drag queens to have appeared on on the web series so far, but Fernos and Felion want to expand their reach to give up and coming queens a chance to make a name for themselves.

Their Kickstarting goal of $12,000 will go towards hiring a full production crew, bringing the queens in town, and giving them all the food to work with. The team is still actively looking for drag testimonials from any and all queens interested in becoming a part of the project.

Check out the Cooking With Drag Queens trailer AFTER THE JUMP...

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AFA Issues Action Alert About Burger King's 'Homosexual Conduct-Promoting' Proud Whopper

BURGER_KING-PROUD_WHOPPERThe American Family Association has issued an action alert warning concerned citizens of the potential dangers posed by Burger King’s recent “Proud Whopper” promotion. The burger, which comes wrapped in rainbow packaging, was sold at a select number of Burger King locations to commemorate gay pride month. Unless there is  substantial pushback from the public, the AFA warns, the fast food chain might expand the marketing in the future.

“Unless Burger Kings sees a backlash for promoting cross-dressing and homosexual conduct as normal behavior, it will expand the promotion to other cities and additional stores next year.” The organization intoned grimly on its website.

Ever the helpful bunch, the AFA has set up a campaigning portal that will generate perturbed e-mails designed to let Burger King know just how terrifying you think rainbow wrappers are.

“I am offended by Burger King's stunt in offering a so-called "Proud Whopper" in San Francisco. What were you thinking?” The e-mail template reads. “I hope you will learn from this publicity blunder and realize that while most stores did not participate in the corporate-approved program, the damage has been done and affects the image of all Burger King outlets.”

Burger King boasted 32.7% profit increase earlier this after after a round of cost saving cuts and menu restructuring.

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Competitive Eater L.A. Beast Attempts To Drink Gallon Of Honey...While Covered In Bees: VIDEO

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The L.A. Beast, a competitive eater known to drink Tabasco by the liter, took on a new challenge recently: downing a gallon of honey (which he hates) while covered in bees (which he is terrified of). Needless to say, it was going to be a difficult one to complete.

The NY Daily News reports:

“I feel I’m gonna need the spirit of the Ultimate Warrior today, because I hate honey and I’m deathly afraid of bees,” he says as he prepares for what he says is the challenge of his life.

The nearly 12-minute video sees the Beast downing most of the gloop.

But, sadly, he has to eventually quit after vomiting one too many times.

The Beast's aim was not solely to see if he could guzzle the bee nectar, though. In the YouTube video description he gives a shout-out to Michelle Donaldson, a friend and cancer patient who helped find the beekeeper and make this challenge happen:

Any love and support to help her ease some of the financial strain of medical bills would go a long way. Please check out her page below. Thank you!

You can find Michelle's GoFundMe page here.

And check out the L.A. Beast's valiant attempt, AFTER THE JUMP...

(Warning: Not for those with a sensitive stomach.)

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