Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL), who has compared homosexuality to choosing an ice cream flavor, has said anti-gay workplace discrimination doesn't exist, opposed DADT repeal, and fired an intern for retweeting a pro-gay tweet, has joined FOX News as a contributor:
In making the announcement, Shine said, “Representative West’s congressional and military experience along with his fearless approach to voicing key issues will provide a valuable point of view to the FOX News lineup.”
Currently, West is the Director of Next Generation TV Programming with PJ Media. Prior to that, West served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida, representing the state’s 22nd congressional district, from January 2011 to January 2013. While a member of Congress, he served on the Armed Services and Small Business Committees. Additionally, West was a member of the Tea Party Caucus.
Posted May. 17,2013 at 10:46 AM EST by Andy Towle in Allen West, News |
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Finland's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, "Marry Me" by Krista Siegfrids, has become a gay marriage anthem and advanced to the finals last night with a performance that featured a big wet woman-on-woman kiss.
Check it out as well as a Euronews report on the finalists, AFTER THE JUMP...
Radio Free Europe reports:
Greece's "Alcohol Is Free" by Koza Mostra also made it through, filled with metaphors about the plight of the crisis-stricken country.
The 26 countries competing in the final are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Ukraine, and Britain.
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Posted May. 17,2013 at 10:27 AM EST by Andy Towle in Eurovision, Finland, Music, News |
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Singer George Michael was involved in a car accident on the M1 motorway near St Albans, in Hertfordshire, UK yesterday, and airlifted to a hospital, the BBC reports:
A spokesman for Michael confirmed the 49-year-old had been involved in an accident, but said the singer only had "superficial cuts" and was "fine".
Michael was a passenger in a Range Rover and no other vehicles were involved, the spokesman added.
Connie Filippello said: "George Michael was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident yesterday evening. No third party was involved.
"We have no further comment at this time."
Ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson said: "The man who we believe to be in his 40s sustained a head injury and following treatment, stabilisation and immobilisation by land and air ambulance crews, he was flown to hospital for further care."
Police would not comment further on the details of the accident.
Posted May. 17,2013 at 10:16 AM EST by Andy Towle in George Michael, News |
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Missing Husband, a heartbreaking new video from The DOMA Project tells the story of David and Jason, a married binational couple separated by 6,000 miles because of the Defense of Marriage Act and an unjust immigration system.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
And read more about them here.
DOMA means that legal gay marriages are not recognized federally and are not enough to bring foreign spouses of gay Americans to the US. Jason isn’t welcome to the US as a Husband and has only ever been able to visit for a maximum 90 days as a tourist.
Jason has been warned for 2 years that he has visited the US too often using tourist visa waivers. It’s currently recommended that he wait 6 months before returning, or he may be denied entry as a visitor.
What most people don’t realize is that when Jason has landed, whether or not he is allowed out of LAX airport is at the discretion of the Customs and Border Protection officer. The past 2 years he has been taken aside to a small interview room, interrogated and had his luggage searched by officers suspecting he is lying about his reasons for visiting. They scoff at any explanation of the years of difficulties he’s had obtaining a visa, replying “it’s not that hard”.
Continue reading "David and Jason, Another Tragic Story of Gay Binational DOMA Heartbreak: VIDEO"
Posted May. 17,2013 at 9:56 AM EST by Andy Towle in DOMA, Immigration, News |
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An Albuquerque, New Mexico Catholic school is demanding that Damian Garcia, a trans student, wear a girl's gown to graduation. Damian was born Brandi Garcia but identifies as a male, had a name change last year, and is known as Damian to students, teachers, and his parents, but the Superintendent of Saint Pius insists he is a girl and must wear a white robe.
Damian's father is angry about the humiliating treatment, KRQE reports:
“I look at him and I call him my son. That's how he wishes to be acknowledged is as a male,” said father Luis Garcia.
Saint Pius Superintendent tells KRQE News 13, Saint Pius goes by what
the student's birth certificate says if there's any question on what
gender-color they wear at graduation.
Says Damian: “I just want to walk in my black robe, nice and proud and have that
memory to look back on with my family and friends. I would rather not walk than to embarrass myself by wearing a female
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Continue reading "Catholic School Forcing Male Transgender Student to Wear Female Robe at Graduation: VIDEO"
Posted May. 17,2013 at 9:37 AM EST by Andy Towle in Albuquerque, Catholic Church, New Mexico, News, Transgender |
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