Brazil loves small dogs.
A pair of male King penguins at a Danish zoo are currently over the moon (well, they would be if they could fly) about the recent birth of their first little chick. According to zoo keepers, the same-sex partners are "natural parents."
Right Wing Watch has a great compilation of conservatives griping about Tuesday night's election results. "We wrestle with these political issues but at the core our problems as a nation are not political, they are spiritual. These are symptoms of a deeper moral and spiritual problem that we are facing in our nation," said Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council.
A big congratulations to Stacie Laughton, the first transgender public figure elected to the New Hampshire state legislature. "I believe that at this point, the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community will hopefully be inspired," Laughton told The Telegraph. "My hope is that now maybe we’ll see more people in the community running, maybe for alderman. Maybe in the next election, we’ll have a senator."
Laughton and about 110 other LGBT candidates who won Tuesday have helped establish LGBT presence in 40 out of 50 state legislatures.
There is no such thing as too much David Gandy - period.The same could be said about Kate Moss, but for different reasons.
Just in time for the holidays, a new David Beckham H&M ad campaign.
Ellen DeGeneres generously gave guest Miley Cyrus two lap-dancing men to celebrate the singer's upcoming marriage to Liam Hemsworth.
Have a listen to Rihanna and former boyfriend Chris Brown's aural collaboration.
President Obama will soon fly off to Southeast Asia for a historic trip to Cambodia.
Charles Blow says the GOP needs to look at the numbers and face the facts, their political vision no longer fits in contemporary America. "If your idea of America’s power structure is rooted in a 1950s or even a 1920s sensibility, here’s an update: that America is no more," he writes in an article called "Picket Fence Apocalypse". "Republicans are trying to hold back a storm surge of demographic change with a white picket fence. Good luck with that."
Gruesome news from UK's Guardian: "A teenager has admitted killing a gay barman and then setting his body alight after he flew into a rage when they discussed his confused sexuality. Ryan Esquierdo, 19, attacked Stuart Walker, 28, and choked him to death after the pair had met one night while they were separately walking home in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, in October last year."
Presenting: Kenny Loggins' "Playing with the Boys."
It's about time: "Conservatives turn on Karl Rove."
This cat will not tolerate reflection.
TIME looks at how marriage equality organizers finally changed the game: "Evan Wolfson, 55, the Harvard-educated founder of the group Freedom to Marry, helped convince others in the gay-rights movement to use ads that featured loving couples and the importance of commitment. 'We made a real connection on emotion,' he says."
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo offers a grim meteorological outlook for the Empire State.
The top 5 candidates backed by NOM leader Brian Brown's right wing fundraising machine all lost.
The National Organization for Marriage funneled $1.6 million into the Minnesota marriage equality ballot fight. "All told, Minnesota for Marriage raised more than $3.7 million so far this year, much of it from the Catholic Church, affiliated groups and the National Organization for Marriage. That's still far less than the group's opponents."
The Rock dressed up as "The People's Hulk" for Halloween, so the 1% better not make him angry.
Face it, gullibility is charming.
Hurricane Sandy may have permanently altered Fire Island's geography: Predicting "dramatic changes" to the island’s geography, [Fire Island National Seashore superintendent Chris Soller] mentioned several breaches on the far eastern end of the island, with one so deep that it could effectively divide Fire Island into two separate islands."
Always classy, Chris Brown attended a Halloween party thrown by Rihanna, a former girlfriend he abused, while dressed as a member of the Taliban, a group that wants to keep women barefoot, pregnant and uneducated.
Amtrak will hopefully have limited service between NYC and parts of New Jersey tomorrow.
Eric Bodenweiser, a 53-year old member of the Delaware Family Policy Council and GOP candidate for that state's senate, was indicted this week on multiple charges stemming from allegations that he sexually abused a boy from 1987 until 1990, when the boy was 10-13.
This is potentially good news: "Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in California successfully tested the methamphetamine vaccine on rats. When given meth, the vaccinated critters showed few signs of intoxication."
On gay fathers on television: "Thinking about the latest crop of gay dads on television I can’t help but recall a popular chant from the Act Up demonstrations whenever someone was arrested or harassed: 'The whole world is watching! The whole world is watching!' The irony is that, too often, the world wasn’t watching then. But now, thanks to these primetime characters, people are definitely watching. They just aren’t seeing much of the truth."
Sandra Bullock and son Louis are potentially the cutest Halloween in Hollywood couple.
Uh-oh. Sorry, Sandy and Louie, but Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka and their twins may actually be the cutest costume winners!
Let sleeping bunny rabbits lie.
The Kardashian clan dressed up as the Bat family for Halloween.
Is Helena Bomham Carter in costume?
The Seattle Times definitely does not approve of anti-gay marriage commercials that claim passing Resolution 74 and legalizing marriage equality will force homosexuality onto school curricula. "R-74 is about a legal covenant of marriage for loving couples and their families. Ignore the shameless scare tactics. Approve R-74," the editorial board wrote in an op-ed called "Anti-Referendum 74 school ad is shameless".
Dan Evans, the GOP governor of Washington State from 1965 to 1977 and a U.S. Senator from 1983 until 1989, came out for Referendum 74. "[The Referendum allowing marriage equality] just seems right and reflects the fundamental value of fairness that we treasure here in Washington," he said.
Washington Post's The Fix on Ohio: "After reviewing all of the available public polling data as well as talking to operatives in both parties about the private polls they are privy to, we are convinced that Ohio is a 1-3 point race in President Obama’s favor at the moment."
If you're interested, you can travel to Ohio to stump for Mr. Obama.
President Obama today said campaign rival Mitt Romney's "bet is on cynicism".
In addition to endorsing President Obama and Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts gay paper Bay Windows has endorsed openly gay GOP congressional hopeful Richard Tisei. Perhaps tellingl, though, Obama and Warren both got specific blurbs, Tisei's name is just part of a general list of candidates the paper prefers.
Concise and clear headline of the day: "Black, gay and Christian, Marylanders struggle with conflicts".
An Ohio man showed his racist pride by wearing a shirt that read "Put the white back in the White House" at a Mitt Romney campaign rally.
Check out a new Django Unchained trailer.
BusinessWeek highlights 15 advertisements illustrating how far we as a culture have come in terms of gay and lesbian inclusion. There's till further to go, though.
Elon University's Student Government Association voted 35-11 to ask the campus' Chick-fil-A outpost to relocate elsewhere. The resolution has now been sent to the group's executive president for either approval or a veto.
Paul Ryan uttered an estimated 24 un-truths during his debate against Joe Biden.
The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly building an anti-trust case against Google. "Commission staff [is] preparing a recommendation that the government sue the search giant...The agency’s central focus is whether Google manipulates search results to favor its own products, and makes it harder for competitors and their products to appear prominently on a results page."
A round-up of some celebrities with great mug shots.
The space shuttle Endeavor is inching closer to its permanent home at the California Space Center.
A refresher for anyone unsure of which gay votes are going down where next month: "Washington is one of four states where voters are being asked about gay marriage. Maryland legalized gay marriage this year as well, but that state will also have a public vote next month. In Maine, voters will decide on an initiative to approve same-sex marriage three years after a referendum overturned a gay marriage law passed by the Maine Legislature. And in Minnesota, voters will decide whether to pass a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage there."
Fred Karger on NOM: "We need to fight back against equality’s single most formidable opponent as it continues its attempt to take away the rights from millions of Americans at every level of government."
A 1991 book called Daddy's Roommate tried to explain homosexuality to children.
The 12-person city council in Bangor, Maine, unanimously voted to endorse a measure that would legalize gay marriage in the state. The city "consistently opposed discrimination and acknowledged the importance of the diversity of its citizens," they said in their non-binding resolution.
Openly gay Washington State Sen. Ed Murray discusses his tight relationship to the anti-gay Catholic Church. "My faith has helped me see people who strongly disagree with me as important and wonderful people, even when I can’t stand them and they can’t stand me," he said.
Actor Gary Collins has died at the age of 74.
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