Wayne Besen Hub

Watch: Rachel Maddow on Christine O'Donnell's and the 'Ex-Gays'


Rachel Maddow discusses Christine O'Donnell and her former aide ex-'ex-gay Wade Richards with Truth Wins Out's Wayne Besen.


Continue reading "Watch: Rachel Maddow on Christine O'Donnell's and the 'Ex-Gays'" »

Bill O'Reilly Excited About the Prospect of Gays Protesting Gays


O'Reilly brings on Truth Wins Out founder Wayne Besen to discuss Obama's promises, the HRC dinner, and the National Equality March.

O'Reilly has some theories about why Obama is moving slowly on a lot of issues.


Continue reading "Bill O'Reilly Excited About the Prospect of Gays Protesting Gays" »

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #542

WAYNE BESEN: Activist, writer, and Truth Wins Out founder says he's a better lunch date than Sarah Palin.

HEALTH CARE: Senators are "losing it" on health care.

CLEVE JONES: The activist behind the National Equality March spoke at New York's LGBT Center last night.

DEBTOR'S REVOLT: YouTube activist has received more than 300,000 views with this call to arms against greedy banks and creditors.

For previous Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #332

BIAS?: Campbell Brown and Erica Hill mock impeachment hearings as Kabuki Theatre.

FOPPISH: Bill O'Reilly and Wayne Besen discuss the Snickers ad that was recently pulled. (via shakesville)

JUDE LAW: His first TV ad for Dior Homme Sport.

ACROPHOBIC: Trailer for Man on Wire, the documentary about French acrobat Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope stunt between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. It opened over the weekend.

Check out our previous guides to the Tube here.

News: Tim Kaine, AIDS Bill, Cape Town, Planet Out, 'Ex-Gays'

road.jpg House passes Lantos-Hyde AIDS bill which would also lift the HIV immigration and travel ban by a vote of 303-115. Pelosi statement.

Kaineroad.jpg Clinton campaign-runner Terry McAuliffe recommends Virginia Governor Tim Kaine for Obama VP spot: "McAuliffe was adamant in his recommendation of Kaine as the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee Tuesday, although he stressed to the News-Press after his speech, which included an informal half-hour question and answer period, that the ultimate choice will be Obama's very personal one. However, the fact that he proposed Kaine over his own candidate and long-time friend, Hillary Clinton, suggested that he knows the Clinton option is off the table."

road.jpg A resourceful and somewhat hot (if you're into that bearish farmer type) sugar beet grower has found a first-rate way to scare off the crows.

road.jpg 27%: Bush approval rating hits new low.

road.jpg David Beckham having a leg-off with his All-Star teammates?

road.jpg Cape Town, South Africa outraged over homophobic newspaper column. Columnist: "There could be a few things [about which] I could take issue with Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, but his unflinching and unapologetic stance over homosexuals is definitely not among those."

road.jpg Belfast Gay Pride gets approval to go ahead next weekend. Homophobic Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson invited...

road.jpg Clay Aiken blogs for the children of Somalia and Kenya.

Stevenroad.jpg EW talks to Big Brother gay cowboy Steven Daigle. Ed: I do want to amend an earlier post. While I noted his racist comment early on in the show, I do want to say that after several episodes he proved to be a warm-hearted player, and did change at least one housemate's mind about gay people, and I wish he would have stayed.

road.jpg LGBT community to be out in force at Democratic National Convention: "National Stonewall Democrats, the national gay Democratic group, expects more than 300 openly LGBT delegates, alternates, and other participants in 'the gay caucus' next month at the Democratic National Convention. The group has been scrambling for weeks to assemble the names and numbers and still hasn’t identified them all. But from what data it has collected, it appears the caucus will include 305 delegates, at least 84 of whom supported Hillary Clinton during the primary, 74 of whom supported the presumptive nominee Barack Obama, and 147 of whom no one yet knows who they supported."

road.jpg Kathy Griffin's longtime assistant Jessica has left the building.

road.jpg Wayne Besen on Exodus International's annual confab of "ex-gays" in Asheville, North Carolina: "Exodus may smile sweetly and tell the mainstream media they love homosexuals. But, judging by the recent hate crimes in the Carolinas combined with the reactionary rhetoric of Exodus, it seems that they are literally 'loving' us to death."

Gaycardroad.jpg Republicans play the gay card. Via The Gist.

road.jpg PlanetOut Inc. reports accumulated deficit of nearly $100 million: " The San Francisco web portal (NASDAQ: LGBT), which is aimed at the lesbian, gay and transgendered market, reported an accumulated deficit of $99.8 million as of March 31. For that quarter, PlanetOut lost $10.4 million on sales of $4.8 million. PlanetOut was incorporated in Delaware in December 2000. It runs web sites gay.com and planetout.com."

road.jpg Penn Badgley takes his brooding looks to GQ.

road.jpg Report warns of AIDS crisis in the South.

road.jpg National Stonewall Democrats announce endorsement of Barack Obama: "[Spokesman John] Marble said the group offered its endorsement 'with accountability as well' and said the organization will continue to press Obama on gay issues during the campaign. While gay Democrats rally behind their party’s presidential candidate, the National Log Cabin Republicans have yet to make a decision on whether or not to endorse Republican presidential candidate John McCain in his bid for the White House."

road.jpg Maryland judge: Gender identity law can be rolled back by voters...

Heinz Gayonnaise-Gate Update


As of this posting, 6,346 people had signed the petition to reinstate the Heinz Deli Mayo ad.

Yesterday, the UK gay rights group Stonewall launched a boycott of Heinz products.

Truth Wins Out's Wayne Besen and the American Family Association's Randy Sharp debated the ad on CNN's Headline News. Dan Hill, a business marketing analyst, chimed in as well.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

Continue reading "Heinz Gayonnaise-Gate Update" »


Towleroad - Blogged