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Watch: Rudolf Brazda, Last Known 'Pink Triangle' Survivor of Buchenwald Concentration Camps, Gives Interview


Rudolf Brazda, the last known survivor of the Pink Triangles, tells the sobering story of his experience for French website Yagg:

"The son of Tcheckoslovaquian immigrants in Germany, Rudolf Brazda was 20 when Hitler rose to power. He had lived his homosexuality freely and openly until the law penalizing homosexuality, the notorious “Paragraph 175″, was toughened by the Nazi regime. On August 8, 1942, after having gone to prison twice, he was sent to the concentration camp of Buchenwald, where he was given the number 7952, and a pink triangle. Even though Buchenwald wasn’t an extermination camp, an estimated 56.000 prisoners (out of the 238.000 who were incarcerated) died in the camp, either because they were executed or from exhaustion or illness."


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Watch: Daily Show Beats Down Scott Lively's Gay Nazi Theory


On last night's Daily Show, Jason Jones made a complete mockery out of anti-gay wingnut Scott Lively and his theory that Adolf Hitler and the Nazis were gay.

After Lively explains that the Nazis murdered homosexuals to cover up the fact that they, too, were secretly gay, Jones asks: "So that which you hate the most, you secretly are?"

With a special appearance by our own Corey Johnson, and friends David Mixner, Dan Choi, Michael Crawford, and Jamie McGonnigal.



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Evangelical Wingnut Scott Lively Warns of 'Gay Nazi' Takeover of U.S. Military After 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

American evangelical and Holocaust revisionist Scott Lively, who has been under the spotlight for his work fomenting anti-gay hate in Uganda, is now warning that the U.S. military will be taken over by gays as he alleges it was in Nazi Germany. 

Scott_lively Lively is soliciting donations so that he can personally distribute copies of his book, The Pink Swastika, to each member of Congress, Box Turtle Bulletin reports:

"In the Pink Swastika, Lively posits that the German Nazi movement was, at it’s very core, a homosexual movement, and that militant and violent fascism is the core feature and goal of the LGBT equality movement. He uses that same twisted view of history to argue against DADT’s repeal."

We've seen some similar nonsense recently from the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer.

Writes Lively on his website:

Dear Pro-Family Patriots,

The worst idea in a long string of bad ideas by the Obama administration is the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. I am personally going all-out to try to stop the repeal. I am looking for sponsors to fund a book distribution of copies of The Pink Swastika to every member of the U.S. Senate. To help, make a donation at http://www.defendthefamily.com/help/donate.php. We’re asking for donations of $25 or more to help cover the cost of books and travel.

I will personally hand-deliver copies of the book, and the essay below to each Senate office sometime within the next 10 days so please act quickly. If you are within driving distance of D.C. and would like to join me for a day of lobbying, please e-mail me at sdllaw@gmail.com. Please also distribute this message to your pro-family lists.

May God Save America,
Scott Lively, J.D., Th.D.

Explains BTB: "Lively certainly can’t be faulted for having an overly-active imagination. Consider his prediction of what will happen if DADT is repealed. First, if gays are allowed in the military, then straight people will refuse to serve. Those straights who remain will turn to violence in response to the unrelenting sexual harassment. That violence will lead to “politically correct” sensitivity training, which will prompt a further exodus. This then leads to a draft, which would be supported by the “anti-war Lefties.” But that sensitivity training? It won’t work, so they will have to segregate the services into gay and straight units. And that’s when the homosexuals take over all the branches of the military — just like, he says, what happened in Nazi Germany."

What do military officers from Britain, The Netherlands, Canada, Israel, and Australia have to say about that? It's nonsense, of course.

Not to mention the fact that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal is a done deal.

Lively was recently featured in Current TV's 'Misisonaries of Hate' documentary and appeared on a Nightline segment about Uganda's "kill the gays" bill.

Vatican Compares Catholic Priest Pedophiles to Holocaust Victims

The latest "we're the victims" statement from the Catholic Church is astonishing.

Popeb  The AP reports: "Pope Benedict XVI's personal preacher is likening accusations against the pope and the church in the sex abuse scandal to 'collective violence' suffered by the Jews. The Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa said in a Good Friday sermon, with the pope listening to him in St. Peter's Basilica, that a Jewish friend has said the accusations remind him of the 'more shameful aspects of anti-Semitism.' The remarks came in a prayer service at the Vatican a few hours before Benedict XVI was scheduled to take part in a Colosseum Way of the Cross procession commemorating Christ's suffering before his crucifixtion."

News: Berlin, Christina Aguilera, Fire Island Pines, The Salahis


Bullet that hit Rep. Eric Cantor's office in Richmond was fired randomly, police say.



Listen: Snippet of Christina Aguilera's new single "Not Myself Tonight".


Swimming with sharks: Anderson Cooper goes back for more.


CBS 5 bids an emotional farewell to retiring openly gay reporter Hank Plante.


Washington Secretary of State files brief to Supreme Court arguing for release of petition signer's names in Referendum 71 case: "In a brief written by Deputy Solicitor William Collins, the state defends the Public Records Act and the state’s release policy. The act of signing a petition is described as a public legislative action by citizens, essentially like seconding a motion on a bill. No constitutional rights are abridged, and indeed, voters’ need for pertinent election information is enhanced, the brief says."


James Franco's fiction debut.


Pennsylvania judge denies lesbian couple a divorce.


Two gay Republicans join D.C. Council race: "Marc Morgan, who’s challenging Graham, and Timothy Day, who’s challenging Council member Harry Thomas (D-Ward 5), describe themselves as moderates with progressive views on social issues and moderate-to-conservative stands on economic matters."



New owners of Fire Island Pines resort talk about what they'll do to it: "Their immediate plans for improvement are focused on improving the Blue Whale Restaurant, redesigning the Pavilion nightclub, adding a pool deck next to the hotel, and completely revamping the Hotel Ciel (known popularly as the Botel), a cinderblock monstrosity famous for its musty rooms, broken fixtures, shared bathrooms, and insanely inflated rates."


White House party crashers win: Salahis to appear on Real Housewives of D.C..


Indonesia bans gay conference: "The decision was made after considering public objections by Muslim groups and the Indonesian Ulema Council, an influential board of Muslim clerics, he said. 'There are indications that the event could trigger a social crisis and cause public unrest,' Brig. Gen. Ishak said. 'This ban was issued for the sake of public order.'"


Jesus Luz models in 3-D.



The frequently vandalized memorial to gay victims of the Holocaust in Berlin is causing controversy for plans to feature two lesbians in the "kiss" video viewable through the memorial's small window: "Alexander Zinn, a board member of the foundation that maintains the former Nazi concentration camps near Berlin, said such a move would distort history as there were no known Holocaust victims targeted for being lesbian."


Preble Street Homeless voices for Justice receives almost $10,000 from 150 new donors: "The group lost $17,400 for this fiscal year when the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland and the Washington-based Catholic Campaign for Human Development canceled grants because of Preble Street's support for same-sex marriage in last fall's statewide gay marriage referendum."


Lithuanian Prime Minister in radio interview: "In my personal opinion, Lithuania is tolerant enough a country, in comparison to such countries like Norway or Denmark, and you can neither call it Nazi, nor homophobic."

SF's Pink Triangle Holocaust Memorial Charred in Apparent Arson


Over the weekend I wrote about the annual installation of the massive Pink Triangle atop San Francisco's Twin Peaks, meant to commemorate gay victims of the Holocaust.

Early Sunday morning, hours before the city's Gay Pride parade was set to begin, arsonists burned a portion of the triangle: "The blaze was reported at about 5 a.m. near Christmas Tree Point Road and was extinguished about 30 minutes later. A 25-by-30 foot area was damaged, she said."

Authorities now have more information about what started the blaze: "San Francisco police say road flares were used to char a section of the triangle."

Add this to the incidents in Fort Worth and New York City, and it's clear that hatred against LGBT people is still very present.

Earlier, I featured a speech by Lt. Dan Choi at the opening ceremony. Speeches by actress Cloris Leachman and Assemblyman Mark Leno, AFTER THE JUMP...

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