Big news from OkCupid: Gay people are not trying to convert straights over to their side. A new round of data from the online dating site found that gay users are pretty much the same as straight users when it comes to looking for love online.
OkCupid combed through information from its more than four million users to compile its data. Among the more revelatory statistics: Keep reading »
Yes, pop stars can be political. In this video from Lady Gaga
, she calls on John McCain
and the rest of the Senate to repeal the 1993 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which prohibits openly gay people from serving in the military. The law gets put to a vote tomorrow, and Gaga is urging her fans to call their senators and encourage them to repeal the law. Said Gaga, quoting Senator Harry Reid, “Anyone who is willing to fight for this country should have the same civil opportunities to do so as anyone else.” [YouTube
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Last week, the House voted 229 to 186 to repeal the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy, which essentially bans gays and lesbians from coming out while in the armed services. I appreciate this gesture from the House but, to be honest, I’m not really impressed. While this vote gives the illusion of doing something, the actual repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is still a long ways down the road and isn’t, by any means, a sure thing. Keep reading »