07/25/2014

Christopher Meloni's Dog Has A Mouthwatering View: PHOTO

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Christopher Meloni (True Blood, Law & Order: SVU, Oz) has posted a photo to his Facebook that will have many fans saying, "woof!"

The actor shared the below image with the caption, "I will stare at your genitalia until u feed me.... #dogpsychology." No doubt, some humans would make a similar declaration were they fortunate to be in the same position as this canine. #humanpsychology

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Posted Jul. 25,2014 at 2:15 PM EST by in Chris Meloni, News | Permalink | Comments (31)


60 Percent Say Irish Baker Who Refused To Make Cake Supporting Gay Marriage Should Not Face Legal Action

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A ComRes poll commissioned by the Christian Institute shows that 60% of respondents think no legal action should be taken against a bakery in Northern Ireland that refused to make a cake for an LGBTI activist group, reports Pink News.

Earlier this month we reported that Ashers Baking Company refused an order for a cake which was to be decorated with the slogan “Support Gay Marriage,” a logo for QueerSpace, and an image of Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street.

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland said that refusing to make the cake amounted to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and wrote to Ashers asking that it remedy the situation within seven days or be taken to court.

However, the Christian Institute poll shows that 60% do not approve of legal action against the bakery.  Additionally, 80% of those polled over the aged of 65 disagree with legal action.

In a similar ongoing case in Colorado, Denver baker Jack Phillips has appealed an order from the Colorado Civil Rights Commission requiring him to prepare wedding cakes for same-sex couples. Phillips said that although he has no problem with LGBTI people, he disagrees with same-sex marriage.  He has also stated that he would rather close down his business than make cakes for same-sex weddings.

Posted Jul. 25,2014 at 1:45 PM EST by in European Union, Gay Marriage, Law - Gay, LGBT, Law Enforcement, LGBT Stories, Northern Ireland | Permalink | Comments (18)


Colombian Transgender Women Form Soccer Club To Combat Transphobia: VIDEO

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A group of trans women in Colombia have decided to combat transphobia by forming an all-trans football club.

Mariana, who was crowned Ms. Trans last year, says “with the World Cup, we are honouring and are proud of Colombia. We are trans, but we are still Colombians, and we want to be involved in Colombian society.”

Another team member adds, “We hope there will be acceptance from the community with our game. There is a tendency to fear what you don’t understand. This is a way for people to get to know us.”

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Posted Jul. 25,2014 at 1:15 PM EST by in Colombia, Football, Sports, Transgender, Video, YouTube | Permalink | Comments (6)


Nathan Lane Says Straight Actors Should Be Able To Play Gay Roles

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As gay actors and actresses, as well as gay roles, are becoming more prominent some productions are coming under fire for casting straight men and women to play gay. Will & Grace was once the target of such ire for casting straight actor Eric McCormick as the titular gay man, and The Normal Heart caught some flak for straight actor Mark Ruffalo playing a gay role. Award-winning actor Nathan Lane disagrees with such rigid ruling. Speaking at Live from the Lincoln Center panel on Tuesday, he said:

That way only madness lies[...]I think who's right for the part and most talented [should be hired].

There is wisdom to that. Should actors only stick with roles that align with their orientation we never would have had the wonder that is Eric Stonestreet as Cam Tucker.

Posted Jul. 25,2014 at 12:45 PM EST by in Nathan Lane | Permalink | Comments (37)


Fired Editor Sues for Religious Freedom to Write About 'Gaystapo'

Robert Eschliman, former editor-in-chief of the Newton Daily News, is suing his one-time employer on the grounds that he was terminated because of his religious beliefs. Eschliman was ousted last May after taking to his personal blog to express his thoughts on what he understood to be the “LGBTQXYZ crowd and the Gaystapo effort to reword the Bible to make their sinful nature ‘right with God.”

ImagesWhile Eschliman wasn’t using the Newton Daily News to voice his opinions, the paper nonetheless felt the need to distance itself from him after its readers expressed their outrage.

“The First Amendment does not eliminate responsibility and accountability for one’s words and actions,” wrote John Rung, president of Shaw Media which owns the paper. “As previously stated, he has a right to voice his opinion. And we have a right to select an editor who we believe best represents our company and best serves the interests of our readers.”

In his lawsuit Eschliman describes the entire situation as pure religious persecution.

“That blog post described my sincerely held religious beliefs regarding Holy Scripture and the definition of marriage,” Explaind. “My comments on my blog were personal in nature and reflective of my sincerely held religious beliefs.”

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Posted Jul. 25,2014 at 12:15 PM EST by in Discrimination, Iowa | Permalink | Comments (25)


Madonna Dubs New Lyrics For DJ Diplo: VIDEO

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LA-based DJ Diplo had a new dubplate from Madonna of her 1987 single "La Isla Bonita" that he brought on to the British documentary by Annie Mac Superstar DJs to play for the documentarian. It turns out that the pop legend snuck in some new lyrics as a surprise for the DJ, giving an explicit shoutout to his work-in-progress project "Major Lazer."

Mac's reaction to the surprise is priceless, and you can watch it AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Jul. 25,2014 at 11:45 AM EST by in Diplo, Madonna, Video | Permalink | Comments (7)


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