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Marine Corps Requires Military Spouse Clubs To Include Same-Sex Partners

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When Ashley Broadway, a military wife of 15 years, wanted to make new friends and connect with other military spouses, she applied for membership to the Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses. Broadway lives at the Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina with her family; her wife is an Army lieutenant colonel, and the couple have one son and another child on the way. Broadway was excited about the prospect of meeting other spouses, volunteering for family events, and being part of a support group. Instead, she was denied membership because, as a same-sex spouse, she doesn’t have a military ID card (due to the Defense of Marriage Act, the military doesn’t recognize same-sex unions). But wait! This story of discrimination actually has a happy ending… Keep reading »

Do You Live In One Of The Gayest Cities In America?

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The Advocate just released its annual list of the “Gayest Cities in America,” and if you’re thinking, “Duh, New York, San Francisco, and LA,” here’s a bombshell for you: those gay metropolises didn’t even make the cut (well, San Fran does get a shoutout in the honorable mentions). Editors narrowed the list down to 15 cities using entertaining-if-not-exactly-scientific criteria like number of LGBT elected officials, gay rugby and roller derby teams, presence of Pottery Barn stores, frequency of Scissor Sisters concerts, and of course, whether or not gay marriage has been legalized, and many of the results might surprise you. Which city earned the #1 spot? Well, that’s the biggest surprise of all. Find out after the jump! Keep reading »

Renounce Your Homosexuality For A Free Chicken Sandwich!

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The president comes out in support of same-sex unions! Read More »
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As we all learned last year, Chick-fil-A’s secret seasoning blend includes a heaping spoonful of homophobia and a generous slathering of bigotry. In response, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, a comedy group that parodies conservative “family values” organizations, created this fake coupon offering a free chicken sandwich to anyone who renounced their homosexuality. It’s a hilarious piece of satire on its own, with fine print stipulations like, “Offer only applies to persons currently choosing to be gay,” but when the guys from the Chick-fil-A Foundation decided to put their bogus coupon to the test, something really crazy happened: Chick-fil-A redeemed it. After the jump, check out a video of the encounter… Keep reading »

Topless Nuns Spray Jesus’s Sperm In Paris Protest

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Topless nuns were seen hosing down anti-gay marriage demonstrators with “holy sperm” last Sunday in Paris.

Go ahead. Read that sentence again.

Of course, these weren’t real nuns! FEMEN, the breast-baring Ukrainian women’s movement, is famous for spreading awareness about a cause through nudity. When FEMEN found out that more than 100,000 Catholics would be protesting against France’s legislation to allow gay marriage and adoption, they got their weapons ready. With various slogans written across their chests, including “In Gay We Trust” and “Fuck God,” Femen members got creative with baby powder, spraying the mist on protesters, calling it “Jesus Sperm.” Keep reading »

Children Of Lesbian Mothers Have Higher Grades And Happier Lives

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Bad news for those who believe homosexual parents can negatively affect their children: a study of 17-year-olds who were raised by lesbian mothers found that they did well in school, with grades ranging from A- to B+, and were overall happier with their lives.

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Watch This: Maine Firefighters Stand Up For Marriage Equality

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"This is not the straight firemen's brotherhood."

On November 6th, the citizens of Maine will vote on a ballot measure that aims to legalize gay marriage. Polls are hinting that it’s going to be a close contest, but this new campaign ad, featuring four volunteer firefighters–three straight, one gay–presents a powerful message in favor of marriage equality. “When we clear a call, I get to go home to my wife,” says firefighter Eric Humphrey. “The guys I work with should be able to marry the person they love.” Major props to these guys for speaking out to support the civil rights of their friends and coworkers. Hopefully their words will strike a chord with voters. [The Advocate]

“Modern Family” Star Launches Bow Tie Campaign For Marriage Equality

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"Tie the knot... so one day we can too!"

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who stars as the lovable, tightly wound Mitchell in “Modern Family,” has a lot of big news to share. Not only is he newly engaged to his partner Justin Mikita, the couple is launching a foundation called “Tie The Knot,” which will advocate for a “more stylish and equal America” through the sale of limited edition bow ties. “We’ve teamed up with The Tie Bar to create a series of bow ties that are inspired by art and fashion, things that we love,” Ferguson explains. “All the proceeds will go to various organizations who are in the trenches fighting for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans every day.” The accessories will be available in November, but even if you’re not in the market for a new bow tie, I’d encourage you to watch this video, which is a touching and funny appeal for marriage equality, featuring two people who are very obviously in love and want nothing more than to make it official. [Tie The Knot]

Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Speaks Out On Gay Marriage, Is My New Crush

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I hate football, mostly because I don’t understand it, and I think it’s at once smarter and dumber than me. But all that’s about to change, because the new love of my life is Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, and I’m intent to prove my love to him. You see, last week Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke out in favor of gay marriage. That raised the ire of Maryland politician Emmet C. Burns, who wrote a strongly-worded letter to the owner of the Baltimore Ravens, insisting that Ayanbadejo be prohibited from speaking his views. That didn’t sit well with Kluwe, so he posted an open letter to Burns, in which he warns that “you may want to hire an intern to help you with the longer words.” After the jump, Kluwe’s full, amazing and hilarious letter.
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Gay Couple Forced To Leave US Will Appear On “House Hunters International”

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For all my issues with “House Hunters International” (namely that most of the people featured on it are entitled assholes), I am still an avid fan of the show and watch it every chance I get. The vast majority of episodes feature rich, white, heterosexual retired couples looking for a luxury condo in a beachfront gated community, but apparently this coming Monday, the House Hunters will have a much more interesting–and tragic–backstory. Keep reading »

Antoine Dodson Will Not Boycott Chick-fil-A, Would Travel To Get Married

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Antoine Dodson loves Chick-fil-A's fries!

“Bed Intruder” video star, turned auto-tuned, viral video star, Antoine Dodson, is back. If I’m still not ringing a bell, the phrase “hide ya kids, hide ya wife” may jog your memory. Anyhow, I’ve been following Antoine closely since he became a star in the summer of 2010. I’ve been rooting for him and his new weave and his relocation out of the projects. But I must say, I’m very disappointed in his choice to continue to dine at Chick-fil-A, even though the chain’s owner, Dan Cathy, recently went public with the company’s anti-gay marriage stance. Understandably, this angered the gay community, proud allies, and the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco (sadly Mayor Bloomberg whimped out). Gay activists have called for a ban of the restaurant, which I am personally subscribing to. Keep reading »

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