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Prominent Chefs to Host Big Gay Mississippi Welcome Table in NYC to Protest Anti-gay Law

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Next month, a group of prominent chefs will put together a dinner called the Big Gay Mississippi Welcome Table in New York City to protest Mississippi’s new law allowing businesses in the state to turn away LGBT people as an “exercise of religion.”

Eater reports:

Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 11.56.02 AMThe dinner will take place on June 13, on the eve of the 35th Annual Mississippi Picnic in Central Park. Chef Art Smith (above) tells the NYT, "It's polite Southern activism with food, which is a magic way to bring people together." The chefs have paired up with Manhattan's City Grit, and according to its website, the dinner will feature a "unique menu of traditional – yet progressive, modern and open-minded – southern fare."

Proceeds of the dinner will go to gay and lesbian groups on college campuses in Mississippi.

Mississippi governor Phil Bryant, who signed the anti-gay law last month, has been invited to the dinner but has not agreed to attend. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE

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Gay NY Chef Awarded $1.6M After Restaurant Owner Forced Staff to Attend Anti-gay Prayer Meetings

The owner of a chain of Mexican restaurants in New York has been ordered to pay a lesbian chef $1.6 million in damages after repeatedly saying “gay people” were “going to go to hell” during mandatory staff prayer meetings.  The Raw Story reports:

PaxiaMexicanResturantFoodAccording to [Mirella] Salemi, who sued under the New York City Human Rights Law, [Edward ] Globokar compelled his staff to attend weekly prayer meetings that were essentially mandatory because with the restaurant staff believing  they would lose their jobs if they failed to attend.

At the meetings, Globokar would repeatedly call homosexuality a sin, and tell his staff that “gay people” were “going to go to hell.”

According to Salemi’s lawyer Derek Smith, Globokar also instructed Salemi to dress more “effeminately,” and that she should marry a man and have children.

In affirming the earlier verdict, A three-judge panel of the Appellate Division’s Manhattan-based First Department wrote: “Additional evidence demonstrated that as a result of Globokar’s improper conduct, plaintiff was retaliated against for objecting to his offensive comments, choosing not to attend workplace prayer meetings and refusing to fire another employee because of his sexual orientation.”

The appeals court rejected Globokar’s argument that he was merely exercising his First Amendment right to freedom of religion. 

“The trial court properly protected Globokar’s First Amendment rights by instructing the jury that he had ‘a right to express his religious beliefs and practice religion, providing that he does not discriminate against his employees based on religion or sexual orientation,” the justices wrote.


Behold The Future Of Jell-O Shots: VIDEO

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A clever person named Jeroen Domburg used a 3D printer to create uniquely beautiful Jell-O shots for his friend's 25th birthday. The printer inserted a needle into each shot and released a combination of corn starch, food coloring and banana liquor to make awesome 3D shapes like spirals and cubes.

Suddenly, the mango-flavored Jell-O shots served at your local gay bar seem kinda tame, don't they?

Watch a video of the printed Jell-O shots AFTER THE JUMP...

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Hungry Bear Steals Entire Dumpster, Picks Up German Food To-Go: VIDEO

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Bears are powerful animals that catch and hunt all sorts of food in the wild. But sometimes, after a long week, all you want is takeout. That was seemingly one hungry bear's attitude early Wednesday morning in Colorado Springs. She didn't stop at a styrofoam box of goodies, though; she took the whole dumpster.

The Denver Post reports:

A hungry bear with a hankering for German food has made repeat visits to a Colorado Springs restaurant, where security cameras have caught the bruin Dumpster-diving.

During a Wednesday morning visit to the back door of the Edelweiss Restaurant, 34. E. Ramona Ave., the bear pushed the garbage bin about 50 feet into the parking lot, flipped the container over and opened the lid to eat food tossed the night before.

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"There's some fresh, really good food" attracting the bear, Edelweiss manager Dieter Schnakenberg. "She passes up the recycling bin and goes right for the good stuff."

The restaurant is beginning to think of measures to secure the dumpster, including chaining it down or installing a locking lid mechanism. If the bear returns repeatedly, the Coloardo Parks and Wildlife division will likely get involved. 

Watch this industrious bear put her brain and claws to good use, AFTER THE JUMP...

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NEWS: Rick Perry Is Drunk, Steven Tyler Is Sober, Financial Service Workers Are Mean, Let's Occupy A Yacht

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Road Rick Perry: Tonight, the bottle let him down.

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Road Chatter swirls around "reformed" predator and Christian candidate Linda Wall.

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Road Costume party! Lawyers mock the dirty middle-class scumbags they helped foreclose on:

... two Baum employees are dressed like homeless people. One is holding a bottle of liquor. The other has a sign around her neck that reads: "3rd party squatter. I lost my home and I was never served." My source said that "I was never served" is meant to mock the "typical excuse" of the homeowner trying to evade a foreclosure proceeding.

Road He used to call homosexuality a sin. Maybe he still does. Regardless, now he stands with the bullied, against the bullies.

Road Good news! Steven Tyler is not on drugs.

Road The United States can't handle bioterror.

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Road Sister's eulogy for Jobs.

Road Occupy that yacht!

Road Jamaican sodomy law to face its first legal challenge.

Road Straight people sell gay marriage to Mainiacs. Watch a vid AFTER THE JUMP ...

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News: Britney Spears, Savannah, Spice Girls, Titanic

 road I've lost count how many times the police have busted Paris Hilton. It's happened again, this time in Vegas.

Brit  road Britney Spears dons a cheap wedding dress to tell Pop Magazine about a possible collaboration in the future with Lady Gaga? Could be very interesting.

 road Savannah gay bashing downgraded from a hate crime: "The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and the DA’s office reviewed Daly's medical records and conducted further investigation, they determined this case had 'no merit' to be considered a hate crime. Police spokesperson: 'I can’t speak on the specifics because this is pending litigation, but for a crime to be considered a felony [which a hate crime is considered to be] there has to be proof of a sustained injury. It’s my understanding Daly suffered only a punch. Based on his medical records we could not upgrade the charge from a misdemeanor to a felony.'

 road UNICEF spokesperson Clay Aiken wants you to help with the flooding in Pakistan.

 road Brian Williams tried on a pair of flat-front khakis while hanging out with Brad Pitt.

 road Jennifer Saunders penning a musical around the songs of the Spice Girls sounds like gold.

 road Glee season 2 promo pics.

 road $14,740 for a toilet, even John Lennon's, seems like a bit much.

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 road This might make you never want to eat at McDonald's ever again.

 road African Bishop attending Church of Uganda and the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa conference denounces gays: "Homosexuality is not a new phenomenon in the society but the only trouble is that the issues dividing us (church) now are very difficult to handle. They are threatening the unity of the church because they disobey the authority of the scriptures."

 road Katy's Perry's music video for her "Teenage Dream," the director's cut.

 road Hearing this announcement play over the speakers mid-flight would give anyone a heart attack.


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