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04/19/2007


True Blood Actor Denis O'Hare Marries Partner Hugo Redwood

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Former Vampire King of Mississippi Russell Edgington portrayer Denis O'Hare married his partner, interior designer Hugo Redwood yesterday in New York. The True Blood actor announced it on Twitter, tweeting "Okay. It happened. Hugo and I just got married."

O'Hare also tweeted the adorable photo you see above.


Poll: Americans Split, But Lean Favorably Toward NY Marriage Equality Law

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A new Washington-Post/ABC poll on how Americans view New York's marriage equality law finds a split public, though leaning more toward the favorable.

The demographic breakdown of the poll reveals fairly predictable outcomes for each of the demos polled.

Republicans broadly reject the law by a 2 to 1 margin, but alignment with the tea party movement complicates political calculations concerning the issue. More than seven in 10 Republicans who support the tea party movement view the New York law as a negative development. But that slides to just 45 percent of non-tea party Republicans who reject the law, while half react positively.

The WaPo has a more detailed discussion of the breakdown.


Angry at Inequality, Not Marriages: Open Letter from Larry Kramer

Yesterday, playwright (The Normal Heart) and activist Larry Kramer sent out an open letter via journalist Rex Wockner in response to a quote that was published in The New York Times insinuating that he hates the fact that gays are marrying.

Here he corrects the paper:

Kramer LARRY KRAMER RESPONDS TO SOME MISINFORMED CRITICS

It is very difficult to take a strong position in the gay world without being, at the least, misunderstood, and at the most extreme, vilified mercilessly. I suppose it’s like this in the straight world as well. Perhaps I shouldn’t bitch so when I’m taken to such extremes as a recent quote from me in The New York Times has provoked. I have always maintained fervently that in our world, in any world, you have to speak loudly and boldly to be heard at all. And my loud voice, which I cherish and try to use as much as I can to aid causes and beliefs I support, is one I wish everyone else also possessed and used. God, whoever made us, gave us voices to use, to speak up with. So I shouldn’t complain when my anger comes back to hit me in the face. Usually I don’t. Usually I’m pleased when my words provoke a usually passive population into getting off their asses and, well, using their own voice.

I am upset this time, though, because I’m being tarred for something I did not say. And this misstatement in my behalf is now escalating beyond sane margins and I feel the need to step in and respond, to hopefully turn this into what I believe is known as “a teachable moment.”

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Ann Coulter Wants the World to Shut Up About the Gays: VIDEO

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Joy Behar had conservative pundit Ann Coulter as a guest last night. After a conversation about the debt ceiling negotiations, Behar asked Coulter about a few gay topics.

On Marcus Bachmann:

"Liberals are preying on the same kind of gay stereotypes they normally reject."

On praying away the gay. She thinks it's possible:

"There are some people who maybe weren't really gay to begin with...were maybe molested..."

On is she happy about marriage equality in New York?

"The only reason I might be happy is that maybe they will shut up about it. Okay, the media capital of the world has gay marriage. Can we move on now?

On Don't Ask, Don't Tell:

"I not only want 'don't ask, don't tell' for the military, I want 'don't ask, don't tell' for society. Just give me a week where we're not talking about the gays."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Justin Timberlake 'Stoked' That Gay People Can Marry in New York

In an interview about his new film Friends with Benefits, Justin Timberlake talks to The Advocate about the recent marriage equality decision in New York:

Timberlake_kunis "I was stoked. I mean, I was stoked that that happened. I think it's just ... we're people and we're different, all of us. And we should be using our differences to bring ourselves closer together. You know? Not be afraid of something that we don't know. Like Mila said, and you know, I have a lot of guy friends who are gay. Two of my best friends are a couple, and my conversation with them is, like, it's unfortunate that things take a while to progress like this, but it was a great, great victory for equality. I’m proud that New York has balls to stand up for what’s right."

Mila Kunis has something to add:

"Listen, my roommate's gay. You're talking to somebody who grew up in Hollywood, so I don't know otherwise. So my stance on it is I think people are scared of what they don't know. A lot of times people don't understand something because they're not around it. The second that you show them, they become a little more accepting, and they're more open to evolving and moving forward. And I think it's great that there are people in this world who are willing to do something that should have been done, 40, 50, 60 years ago. I also think it's great that 'don't ask, don't tell' is over with. I think that a lot of things are moving in the right direction. And truly believe that in my lifetime gay marriage will be legalized [everywhere in this country]. I do. Like, federally legal. I do believe in that. I don't think it's going to be tomorrow. It's unfortunate that it's not, but if things keep moving in the direction that they are now, in 10, 20 years, yeah, I do believe it will be federally legal."


A Gay NY Couple Talks About How Marriage Equality Will Affect Their Child: VIDEO

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The Family Equality Council talks to Gabriel Blau and Dylan Stein about how their marriage will affect their three-year-old son.

Gabriel says:  “A key moment in our cultural history – when the state recognizes something that changes the culture on the ground and we were not going to allow ourselves or our son to grow up without that recognition and protection.”

Dylan says: “It makes us the same as all the straight families he goes to school with – the government sees us exactly the same. And that’s important.”

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via karen ocamb at lgbt pov)

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