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The Sochi Olympic Games have not been kind to the social media teams of Olympic Sponsors, at least in the west. Social media campaigns for both McDonald's ...
|Under LGBT activist fire, is Coca-Cola seeking to pinkwash the Super Bowl?
Not the ad that Coke is rumored to be running. In an effort to spin their way past protests over their sponsorship of the Sochi Olympics in Russia, Coca-Cola has contracted to place an ad in the ...
|StudentsFirst endorses anti-bullying legislation, rescinds honor! We won!
From the Neergaard family's We Stand With Marcel Against School Bullying Facebook page. You can share this graphic from ...
|11-year-old asks Michelle Rhee and StudentsFirst to rescind educator award
Currently being featured in a big front-page splash at Huffington Post's Gay Voices veritical is the story of 11-year old Marcell Neergaard, who has endured so much bullying for identifying as gay ...
|Knoxville News: 'Don't Say Gay' lawmaker irked at renewed attention, defends bill
News coverage of a student protest Tennessee Equality Project organized as Tennessee's "Don't Say ...
|Walmart Foundation gives Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst $8M
Well, surprise! Surprise! Who is Michelle Rhee's new BFF and benefactor? Walmart! The Walton Family Foundation announced today that it is significantly increasing its support for StudentsFirst ...
|Not good enough, StudentsFirst
Right, Michelle Rhee, CEO and founder of StudentsFirst, inset, educational "reformer of the year" Rep. John Ragan. Via Facebook. After four days of radio silence,
|LA County Dems “Out” StudentsFirst For Honoring and Supporting Anti-Gay Legislator
Right, Michelle Rhee, CEO and Founder of StudentsFirst, inset, educational "reformer of the year" Rep. John Ragan. Via Facebook.
|StudentsFirst Selects Author of Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill as 'Reformer of the Year'
Right, Michelle Rhee, CEO and Founder of StudentsFirst, inset, educational "reformer of the year" Rep. John Ragan. Thanks to Laura Clawson for the head's up on this ...
|Gun Owners Foundation of America hates the freedom to marry
Facebook A list of the Supreme Court amicus briefs supporting the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 includes a very ...
|We can change the Boy Scouts, today
18-year-old Boy Scout Ryan Andresen and his mom Karen are interviewed by Anderson Cooper about the BSA's denial of Eagle Scout rank to him because he's gay, despite the fact that he had completed ...
|Lesbian wife denied membership to Fort Bragg's spouse club is voted the base's 'Spouse of the Year'
Ashley Broadway, left, is pictured with her wife, Lt. Col. Heather Mack and their 2-year-old son. Awesome news breaking from NBC: An ...
|Stingray Cafe proprietor serves lesbian couple poison pen letter for dessert in North Carolina
Ariel and Shawnee McPhail and their son in their home. ABC affiliate in North Carolina, WTCI reports of yet another dumb decision made by a ...
|Marines tell corps: Admit same-sex spouses to clubs, or face eviction
Ashley Broadway and child. Apparently, they don't want a Fort Bragg incident on their watch. Short hit of continuing improvement in the military. Via the AP: The Marine ...
|ACLU scores big win for gay and lesbian veterans
Richard Collins American Civil Liberties Union has announced the settlement of its case,
|Center for Constitutional Rights takes American Christian evangelical Scott Lively to court
American community in Springfield, MA turns out in support of Ugandan activists' lawsuit against American Christian Evangelical Scott Lively.
|A tale of two NY titans: AG Eric Schneiderman and Gov Andrew Cuomo
New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman New York magazine has posted a lengthy profile of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and it's well worth a read.
|Marriage equality's biggest foe sees she can't fight the new family values
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY-18) was sworn into the House this week. His partner Randy Florke to his right, surrounded by their kids and Speaker Boehner. The nationally syndicated column of ...
|Midday open thread
Media Matters Your lamestream media at work: Korean international sensation "Gangham Style" outpaces American news media mentions of the Ugandan "Kill the gays" bill. ...
|LGBT Servicemembers group responds to Hagel, wants reassurance
OutServe/SLDN, an activist group representing the interests of gay and lesbian servicemembers has released a statement ahead of the upcoming nomination of Chuck Hagel to Secretary of Defense. ...
|Daily Kos is blocked on military sites, but not Rush or Ann Coulter
Via AmericaBlog: Our site, AMERICAblog, was previously banned for being “LGBT,” but now we’re only banned at least by the Air Force, for being “political” and “activist.” The ...
|It's 'game on!' for marriage equality in Illinois, vote likely within a week
Jesse Tyler Ferguson of ABC sitcom, Modern Family, lends star power to Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon's press conference as part of “Bow Tie Lobby Day,” ...
|NY City Council Speaker Quinn on Sandy relief: "Speaker Boehner told them to just drop dead"||Scott Wooledge||01/02/2013||33||31||-||-|
|Poor bigots are right, they're going to be shunned, perhaps soon
Mikey's Late Night Slice in Columbus, OH. ( Facebook ) A recurrent fear heard by the Christian right is if gay people are widely accepted, those who disapprove of homosexuality will be shunned and ...
|Fox News' Sean Hannity loses half of audience post-election
Remember this shocking, game-changing revelation? Neither did voters on Nov. 6. The election left a little tarnish on the crown of the Clown Prince of Conservative Entertainment ...
|The problem with Chuck Hagel
Former Nebraska Senator, Republican Chuck Hagel The potential nomination of former Senator of Nebraska Chuck Hagel has pretty much gotten out of control. In quintessential strange bedfellows mode,
|President Obama urges Illinois to pass marriage equality legislation
Here's some cheery news to take your mind off the fiscal cliff curb. The Chicago Sun-Times reported on Saturday: WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama is urging ...
|Midday open thread
And what did you do with your holiday time off? @Cmdr_Hadfield tweets from space. Mission commander, Canadian Chris Hadfield is ...
|Detroit Free Press: "Scaring away the grads Michigan needs to woo"
Gov. Snyder was met with protests and boos at Michigan State's commencement address Saturday. ( James Fassinger/StillScenes used with permission.) Wise counsel from Brian Dickerson, Deputy ...
|Is "Heterosexual Awareness Month" page hate speech? Facebook says no.
First of all, I'm posting this more as a discussion than a call to action, though I admit, anyone's move to action that wouldn't break my heart. I caught wind of some groups complaining about a ...
|Now, Charlie Crist likes gay people ... for their votes
Boo F-ing Hoo. Look who crawled out of the swamp of Florida Republican politics and tried to wipe the Christian evangelical mud of off him with some conveniently timed alligator tears! It's new ...
|Michigan Republicans declare gays, women strangers to health care
From Pride Source: LANSING - The Republicans in the Michigan legislature have passed a bill today that would allow hospitals, nursing homes or any other health care center to deny services that run ...
|National Organization For Marriage's Maggie Gallagher predicts DOMA will fall at Supreme Court
Comment from Family Scholar website.
|GOP Sunday Villagers jump ship on marriage equality opposition
Marriage equality appropriately came up in all the Sunday AM gab fests this week. The Supreme Court announced Friday they'd be hearing constitutional challenges to both the federal so-called ...
|How to get gay-married in Seattle
The City of Seattle pulled out all the stops to make the LGBT community's special day special. Sunday was the first day the marriage lisences issued on Thursday could deliver a real-life marriage ...
|Midday open thread
Once mighty lions' prides are thinning very substantially. This week’s journal Biodiversity and Conservation published a study showing African ...
|Same-sex marriages commence in Washington state
"The First Couples" wait in King County, Washington (Lots more on Facebook ). The relentless anti-gay propaganda machine was dealt another crushing blow today as same-sex couples flooded the city ...
|Can adoption of the 'Kill the Gays' bill in Uganda be avoided?
From the documentary Call Me Kuchu, evidence of the witch hunts of 2010. The newspaper's other headline ...
A great menace threatened the nation. Citizens were scared and concerned. Fortunately the Republican caucus in the House and Senate sprang to action, and quickly drafted legislation to save the ...
|Remember that time Rick Warren said killing gays is a bad thing?
Dear Rick Warren, It seems for some odd reason you're back in the spotlight. I can only assume your agent has sent you out to troll for another invitation to the presidential inauguration, ...
|Congressional Hispanic Caucus is standing up for same-sex couple's immigration rights
Special dispensation from AG Holder allowed Henry Velandia (right), a Venezuelan citizen legally married to Josh Vandiver, an American citizen, to avoid a deportation order last year , at least ...
|Rick Warren: Same-sex attraction is like violent impulses and 'arsenic'
Rick Warren is still as big a jerk as ever. Piers Morgan brought the eternally smug Rick Warren and his phony "I ♥ Everyone" Church Lady act on last night. Was it to discuss the American ...
|Southern Poverty Law Center files landmark consumer fraud suit against 'gay cure therapists'
Plaintiff Chaim Levin at podium describes his experiences seeking a "cure" for his homosexuality. To his left are Christine Sun, deputy legal director for SPLC, Sam Wolfe, staff attorney for the ...
|Carnival Cruise Line bans drag on their "Drag Stars At Sea" cruise
So Carnival Cruise arranged with a specialty travel agency, a booking of 30-some of the stars of the popular reality TV show, RuPaul's Drag Race to be feature attractions on a cruise to depart ...
|American Christian Evangelicals celebrating advancement of Uganda's 'kill the gays' bill
Twitter See what genocidal tendencies lurk in the hearts and souls of the American Christian right. Christian leaders of America are excited about the prospect that Uganda is close to passing its "...
|In Sandy's wake, Thanksgiving comes to Red Hook, Brooklyn
Soaked but not sunk: Red Hook's flooding was massive and recovery will continue for months. I did not spend Thanksgiving in the loving bosom of my family. I spent mine with strangers, schlepping ...
|Midday Open Thread
Remember all those dire warnings that the hyper-macho military culture could never adjust to "Don't ask, Don't tell" repeal and relentless hate crimes against gays would jam everything up? Yeah. ...
|Is Boeing poised to deny Washington married couples equal benefits?
In the wake of Washington passing marriage equality comes this news that in the eyes of Boeing Company, of aircraft and aerospace fame, some marriages in the Evergreen State may be more equal than ...
|Uganda may pass the 'Kill the gays' bill on Thanksgiving
On Nov. 12 the Associated Press reported: Speaker [of the Ugandan parliament] Rebecca Kadaga told The Associated Press that the bill, which originally mandated death for some gay acts, will become ...
|Another 'Christian family values' hypocrite arrested by FBI for sex offenses
Lisa Biron, counsel for Alliance Defense Fund An attorney for ...
|Eyes turn to Federal LGBT employment non-discrimination protection
From left: Brian Moulton, Jeff Krehely, Tico Almeida, Stacey Long, Harper Jean Tobin discussed a non-discrimination executive order for federal contractors. (Not pictured, Brad Sears of Williams ...
|African American Pastor says National Organization for Marriage behaved racistly
Ken Hutchenson How's that rainbow coalition working out for National Organization for Marriage? Not well, it turns out. As the dust settles on their defeat in Washington state, a ...
|National Organization for Marriage tax filing reveals shrinking budget, two anonymous super-donors
We aren't allowed to know who's funding conservative ballot campaigns. Don't ask, Jesus hates transparency in politics. In their wake of the stunning failure to "defend marriage" in four states, ...
|Catholic Church denies confirmation to teen over heretical Facebook photo
Lennon Cihak seals his eternal fate. Pope Ratzinger’s plan for a smaller, purer Church continues swimmingly. A Minnesota teen has been denied confirmation into the Catholic Church because he ...
|Millions in MD, ME, MN and WA vote to "crucify Christ," it's end times, btw
Former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt joined the David Pakman show to give his thoughts on the recent popular vote successes for gay marriage in Maryland, Maine, and Washington, and to ...
|UPS no longer delivers support to Boy Scouts of America
A group of Eagle Scouts and their families marched with supporters in the Gainesville (FL) Pride Parade and Festival as Scouts for Equality in the Inclusive Scouting ...
|The colossal failure of National Organization for Marriage
National Organization for Marriage's Facebook cover photo , modified to reflect the reality-based community's experience. Tuesday was great. After the bittersweet ...
|People of color can't be fiscal conservatives, apparently...
Blame Atrios. He tweeted that he'd checked out the crazy at Red State, so it piqued my interest and I did the same. I occaisionally enjoy checking in with the trainwrecks at those sites. Right ...
|Sen. Johnson will mansplain the budget math to Sen. Baldwin
"Math is hard!" but Sen. Johnson is here to help! Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is looking forward to mansplaining the budget to Tammy Baldwin.
|National Organization for Marriage finally responds
National Organization for Marriage suffered a historic and definitive defeat in their effort to stop marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington states. Last night, there was a ...
|Christian left takes to the street for marriage equality in Washington
The march kicked crosses Broadway at Pike in Seattle's Capital Hill neighborhood. Nearly 400 people of faith representing more than a dozen congregations took to the streets of Seattle today. The ...
|The truth behind Frank Schubert's deceptive multi-state anti-equality ad
Now playing in four states, virtually identical ads designed at heading off marriage equality at the ballot box. These ads are merely a retread of the template created to defeat marriage equality ...
|In Washington state, the waiting promises to be the hardest part
There is something of a happy competition looming in Tuesday night's the 2012 election results. After gay marriage ballot initiatives have suffered 32 defeats, polling in Maine, Maryland, ...
|Washington marriage campaign launches groundbreaking Facebook GOTV tool
Washington United For Marriage The folks working to get the Washington electorate to approve Referendum 74, affirming the right of LGBT couples to marry, have found a unique and groundbreaking way ...
|Seattle Times: Anti-marriage commercial is 'shameless' and 'blatantly false' 'scare tactics'
One of the strongest-worded editorials to come down the pike against the movement to attack marriage equality comes ...
|The man behind Frank Schubert's deceptive multi-state anti-equality ad
In part one , we saw the truth behind Frank Schubert's deceptive multi-state anti-equality ad. This chapter examines the man making the claims in the ad, David Parker, a radical anti-gay activist.
|The truth behind Frank Schubert's deceptive multi-state anti-equality ad
Now playing in four states: virtually identical ads designed at heading off marriage equality at the ballot box. These ads are merely a retread of the template created to defeat marriage equality ...
|Romney spews anti-gay bigotry on video
Last Thursday, the Boston Globe printed a report of how Mitt Romney blocked routine birth certificates for children of gay parents. Included was a quote from his speech to a conservative crowd ...
|The usual suspects show up to block equal protection under the law
From left: Tony Perkins, Harry Jackson, Brian Brown, Julius Henson, Derek McCoy. Much has been said about the unprecedented nastiness and audacious lies coming out of the Romney campaign this cycle.
|Mitt Romney's homophobic Massachusetts Bureau of deigning parenthood
I'm a dick. The ...
|Did Mitt Romney make promises to Log Cabin Repulicans for endorsement?
Log Cabin Republican Executive Direotor Clarke Cooper with Mitt Romney Today the Log Cabin Republicans endorsed Mitt Romney. This recieved more than it's share ...
|Ronna Romney posts pics of Ambassador Stevens' corpse to Facebook
This is beyond disgusting. From Talking Points Memo: Ronna Romney is the ex-sister-in-law of Mitt Romney. She’s apparently remained close to the Romney family. She has a minor role in the Romney ...
|NY Times: Senator Gillibrand "a steady voice of reason in Washington"
Gillibrand's team is understandably pushing the review out ...
|Mitt's #Romnesia extends to gay marriage
If you once promised to amend the Constitution banning marriage equality, now say it's a state issue, you might have #Romnesia. Way back when, oh, all the way back to last August, one ...
|Some thoughts on Gillibrand/Long New York Senate debate
Sen. Gillibrand greets the crowd in Saratoga Springs, New York, ready to debate Wendy Long. New York's Senate race had its first and only debate tonight at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, ...
|House maxes out latest spending cap on DOMA legal defense
Yes, I cry at gay weddings too, Speaker Boehner. A report on your tax dollars at work, courtesy of Chris Johnson at Washington Blade:
|Some very specific debate questions for Mitt Romney on LGBT issues
Yeah, we know you dislike the gays, but let's get specific about how much. No questions about gay rights were included in the domestic policy debate Wednesday. On one level, this is understandable.
|Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue donates $100K to Maryland marriage equality fight
Wow. This from Chris Johnson at the Washington Blade: Former National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue on Tuesday announced that he and his wife ...
|Sen. Gillibrand, the one-woman DSCC, DCCC
Sen. Gillibrand plots an XX Senate takeover with House Reps. Tammy Baldwin, Shelley Berkley and Mazie Hirono. Pity the campaign staffer working for a safe candidate. Oh sure, we all occasionally ...
|Great news! Ann is asserting herself!
Ann: "Don't worry. Be happy." Reporting coming out of ...
|My Bruce Springsteen marriage equality message goes viral
Please take a moment to share this on Facebook by clicking here. Something you may or may not know is I am a professional graphic designer. And ...
|Practicing 'pray the gay away' therapy now punishable in California
This ends Bachmann Associates' hope of westward expansion: There will be no more "...
|Homophobic GOP Virginia county supervisor in mess of legal trouble||Scott Wooledge||09/29/2012||79||290||2||1827|
|Great news: DHS clarifies 'executive Dream Act' applies to same-sex couples
Henry Velandia's imminent deportation case made national news last year. Attorney General Holder intervened, granting Henry an eleventh hour reprieve. He is seen with his husband Josh Vandiver (left).
|Mitt Romney is a hero to his yachting friends
Yet, somehow, job creator Thurston could never rescue the castaways. Via Politico's Playbook column , Mike Allen relays reporting WashTimes ’ Seth McLaughlin, from last night’s Romney funder at ...
|Catholic Church reving up its "beat-down the Democratic vote" operations
The Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield, Illinois warns his followers voting Democrat may send your soul to Hell. Speaking of the Democratic party's platfrom of support for reproductive rights and ...
|Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha keep spending Moneybags!
Total raised and spent includes funds from presidential campaigns, the two national parties, joint fundraising committees and super PACs. A full list is here. The Washington Post has ...
|Ann: "Leave Mitt Romney alone! Leave him alone!"
After Mrs. Romney demanded that her husband's critics "stop it!" on Iowa radio, this was inevitable. And now it's arrived, the obligatory Chris Cocker take off, appropriately and wonderfully ...
|Paul Ryan redefines 'universal'
For all the concern conservatives have about "redefining marriage," their new leader Paul Ryan shows no concern about doing a little redefining of his own. Speaking Tuesday at a campaign stop in ...
|The real Mitt Romney finally stands up
*Magic Mic:* Mother Jones set the famous Romney Wayback machine to May 2012 and set off a retroactive time bomb in the candidate's ever-shifting facade. The most vexing and compelling question of ...
|DC Zoo loses week-old Panda cub
A video of the new mother and cub, posted by the zoo last week Awful news coming out of our nation's capital this morning. The giant panda cub that was born to Mei Xiang almost exactly a week ago,
|What the secret tapes show us about Romney's real feelings on China
Jamess posted about what the leaked tapes reveal about Romney's ...
|Black pastors attacking President Obama are on National Organization for Marriage's payroll||Scott Wooledge||09/21/2012||74||119||3||914|
|Intel Corporation ends donations to Boy Scouts over LGBT policy
Eagle Scout Zach Wahls founded Scouts for Equality organization to pressure the Boy Scouts of America to change their policy. This is how you make social change! In response to pressure from LGBT ...
|Even Mitt Romney thinks Mitt Romney is unqualified to be president
Oops. Relevant to Mitt Romney engineering his 2011 tax returns to show an ostensibly more presidential tax rate, Salon reminds us of this lovely gem:
|Reuters Poll: Two in five view Romney less favorably post '47 percent'
One of the first polls is out, in the form of a Reuters/Ipsos poll. In the words of Ipsos pollster Julia Clark, "This isn't great for Romney" : A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday showed ...
|Senate Republicans vote against veterans and jobs
From Facebook As David Waldman alerted us this ...
|Romney will save us, 'without actually doing anything'
The smirk that saved America. I'm sure we'll be poring over these for a long time. Andrew Sullivan draws our attention to ...
|Is Detroit a cautionary tale of the future of the United States?
The trailer warns, "What happened in Detroit, is now spreading throughout." The press materials alarmingly asks: The woes of Detroit are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
|Lesbian family wins $10M Florida lotto
Visibility is always good for LGBT progress, and these women look like a very nice pair of people, not at all sick or scary degenerates the right wing is always going on about.. But what is find ...
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