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Today’s Lady News: Tennessee Wants To Ban Teachers From Saying “Gay” Until 9th Grade

  • Tennessee’s state legislature is noodling a “Don’t Say Gay” bill that would prohibit teachers from using the word “gay” in the classroom until the 9th grade. (Yeah, seriously.) The Tennessee Senate is expected to vote on the bill this Thursday. [Queerty]
  • Stephanie Coontz’s Mother’s Day piece for the New York Times op-ed page is a must-read for anyone who has ever thought critically about stay-at-home moms, working moms, and how best to be happy after having children. [New York Times]
  • Also in honor of Mother’s Day, Save The Children released its annual report, “State Of The World’s Mothers.” The best places in the world to be a mom? Norway, Australia, Iceland, Sweden and Denmark. The worst place? Afghanistan. The United States only comes in at #31 among the 43 developed countries ranked. Um … “USA, USA”? [Save The Children]

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Are Bristol And Sarah Palin Feuding Over Gay Marriage?

The National Enqurier, purveyor of all news factual, has a juicy little tidbit about the Palin family: Bristol Palin has allegedly “banned’ her mother Sarah Palin from Bristol’s new Arizona home because they disagree about … wait for it … gay marriage. The Enquirer claims Bristol spent so much time with gay dudes on “Dancing With The Stars” that she’s is now questioning the bigoted views held by her mother and has exiled Sarah from her Maricopa, AZ, digs. “Bristol is completely rebelling against her mother — now that she’s experiencing life outside of Alaska and away from Sarah. She has opened her eyes and realized how sheltered and programmed she was,” a source told the Enquirer. Keep reading »

Is This Military-Themed Budweiser Ad Gay? Or Just, You Know, Friendly?

Is this military-themed Budweiser commercial, um, gay? I’m guessing you don’t ask and you don’t tell, either. With so many beer commercials opting for the “real men aren’t gay! GRR! Eat some raw meat!” tactic, I can help but wonder whether it means something when two men are portrayed lovingly. As the gay blog After Elton notes, “If you substituted a woman for [the potential boyfriend portrayed throughout the commercial], it would read pretty much exactly like a heterosexual relationship.” That’s a good point. Whether the commercial is meant to be read as “gay” or “gay-friendly,” though, it’s a sad comment on society when we’ve become accustomed to ads marketed towards men being bro-tastic. [After Elton] Keep reading »

Rachel Maddow Says Gay News Anchors Have A Responsibility To Come Out

Rachel Maddow is awesome. One of the many reasons I think this is because she is openly gay and often gives shout-outs to her partner, Susan Mikula. In an interview with The Guardian that ran yesterday, Rachel talked a little bit about being one of the few out gay news anchors. She said, “I’m sure other people in the business have considered reasons why they’re doing what they’re doing, but I do think that if you’re gay you have a responsibility to come out.” Which has many folks thinking that she was pointing fingers at the anchor whose sexuality is often the subject of speculation—Anderson Cooper.

Last night, Rachel took to her blog to clear things up. Keep reading »

Lil B Titles Album “I’m Gay,” Receives Major Backlash

The hip hop world isn’t exactly known for being gay-friendly, what with the frequent homophobic rhymes and someone like 50 Cent going as far as to joke, “I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding” on Twitter. So it was a pretty bold move when rapper Lil B announced last week that his new album will be called I’m Gay. He explained to MTV News that the title is meant to be supportive of the LGBT community. “I’m very gay, but I love women. I’m not attracted to men in any way. I’ve never been attracted to a man in my life. But yes I am gay, I’m so happy. I’m a gay, heterosexual male,” he said. “I got major love for the gay and lesbian community, and I just want to push less separation and that’s why I’m doing it.”

His fans, however, aren’t so thrilled. Keep reading »

Kobe Bryant Says, “Don’t Use Gay Slurs Like I Did!”

Just a week after the NBA fined Kobe Bryant a cool $100,000 for calling a ref a “f**king fa**ot” during a game, the Lakers filmed a PSA reminding fans “Words Can Be Hurtful.” The low-budget vid stars Kobe, Lamar Odom and other b-ballers telling us the world is a “special” place because peeps have all kinds of races, ethnicities, political beliefs, and sexual orientations. It ends with Kobe imploring you to have some compassion and understanding for others.

What a great video — I only wish it hadn’t taken a $100,000 mistake for it to be made.

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Roommate Of Tyler Clementi, Rutgers Suicide Kid, Faces Hate Crime Charges

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In September, the country was shocked when Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old Rutgers freshman, committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge in NYC after he learned his roommate had live-streamed his gay hookup using a web cam. Yesterday, the rooommate, Dharun Ravi, was indicted by a grand jury on 15 charges, including bias intimidation (i.e., a hate crime) and invasion of privacy, for what prosecutors say was intimidating and bullying behavior towards his gay roommate.

Prosecutors are expected to argue that Tyler Clementi committed suicide because he was cyber-bullied by his roommate, who placed the web cam facing Tyler’s bed and even had announced on Twitter that Clementi was gay. One of Dharun’s friends in the dormitory, Molly Wei, who also watched the gay hookup on the web cam, was not indicted but has been charged with invasion of privacy. Keep reading »

Manwich Reminds Dudes Not To Act Gay (Or Else Get A Sandwich To The Face)


As if naming their sloppy Joe sandwich a “Manwich” wasn’t macho enough, a company is now explaining why commercials advertising their product show dudes talking about “feminine” or “gay” topics like hair and musical theater and then getting smacked in the face while a male voice growls, “It’s called a Manwich!”

This guy uses hair products? Given to him by a guy named Alejandro? Smack him!

Uh oh, it’s the Be A Real Man police … Keep reading »

In “Imma Homo” Song, Gay Rappers Seize A Place Hip Hop

Do you love hip hop? And you think gays, lesbians and transgender folks are, you know, actual people? Then you have to check out the music video for “Imma Homo,” a rap song by a group of MCs under the record label Rainbow Noise. (The audio is NSFW; use headphones.) The rappers run the gamut from ultra-femmey lesbians to ultra-butch dykes and everything in between; their lyrics proudly declare “Imma homo” with lines about “my lezzie peeps,” and watching Logo (the gay channel).

When would you hear that coming out of Diddy Dirty Money’s mouth? Keep reading »

Quickies: Watch Matthew Morrison Sing In A Gay Boy Band & LeBron James’ Mom Arrested

  • I promise, watching this clip of Matthew Morrison singing in a “gay boy band” called Boys R Us is well worth your time. He calls it “the gayest thing” he’s ever done. [NYmag.com, Celebuzz]
  • Alec Baldwin says “30 Rock” will end next season — not just because the actor’s contracts expire in 2012 but because “Tina is gonna have a big career directing films and writing.” I don’t disagree with that. [NYmag.com]

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