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Boy Scouts Keeping Ban On Gay Scouts And Leaders

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  • The Boy Scouts of America announced today that they are keeping their policy banning gay scouts and gay leaders after a two-year policy review. I know this item has nothing to do with women, exactly. But homophobia does have to do with women, so I’m including it.  [New York Daily News]
  • The FDA has approved Truvada, the first-ever pill to prevent risk of infection by HIV. [The Daily Beast]
  • The Navy is introducing gender-neutral bathrooms on their ships. [Feministing]
  • Chik-Fil-A’s CEO and president addresses his company’s record of bigotry against gays and says he prays God forgives us “prideful, arrogant” marriage equality activists. [Blackbook, Think Progress] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: How Kirk Cameron Tried To Ruin My View Of Sex

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When I tell people that once, when I was in 7th grade Sunday school class, I was shown a video starring Kirk Cameron and his wife Chelsea Noble that illustrated the dangers of sex with laughing carnival workers and evil clowns, they don’t believe me. Well, here it is (presented in three parts, after the jump). 

Every time I see Kirk Cameron — especially now, speaking out about how homosexuality is “unnatural” and “detrimental” — I think of my 13-year-old self sitting in a dark classroom, terrified, watching the 1993 Focus on the Family abstinence-only “educational presentation” called “Sex, Lies & … The Truth.” The beginning of the film isn’t subtle: Shots of Kirk and Chelsea talking about delaying sex until marriage are interwoven with warped shots of haggard carnival workers laughing maniacally; close-ups of antiquated games, a cackling clown, and menacing rides; and a frightening-looking roller coaster in motion, camera placed firmly at the front car’s helm. “I think it’s real easy sometimes to look at life like it’s just this great ride or it’s just this awesome game, and you’re out to have as much fun as you can,” Kirk begins. Keep reading »

Kirk Cameron Is Even More Self-Righteous And Bigoted Than We Thought

Color me disgusted. I thought I lost all respect for Kirk Cameron back when the newly born-again sitcom star had a big moral hissy fit about his co-star Julie McCullough’s past as a Playboy centerfold and got her fired from “Growing Pains.” But after the incredibly offensive, self-righteous comments Cameron made to Piers Morgan, I somehow lost even more respect for him. His respect account is overdrawn, let’s put it that way.

Look, it’s not like I was surprised to hear the former Mike Seaver say he doesn’t support gay marriage. Not after the whole Playboy thing. But what he said about homosexuality in general was shockingly intolerant, even for him. Cameron told Morgan, ”I think that it’s … unnatural. I think that it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

Yeah. He really said that. Out loud and everything. Read more…

Kris Humphries, Your Homophobia Is Showing

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It’s all starting to come together now. Why Kim Kardashian needed to get rid of Kris Humphries after only 72 days of marriage. On the latest episode of “Kourtney & Kim Take New York,” he seemed awfully concerned with Jonathan Cheban’s (Kim’s PR guy) sexual orientation. Like, suspiciously so. Could someone be questioning? Does someone have a secret candle stash? Equally charming is the part where we are forced to watch him chew with his mouth open while spewing his ignorance. Lovely.  [Buzzfeed]

Evening Quickies: Patti Stanger Pisses Off The Gays With Homophobic Comments

  • “Millionaire Matchmaker”‘s Patti Stanger pissed off the gays last night when she started yapping on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” about gay men and promiscuity. Apparently in Patti’s world, they’re allllll slutty queens. “There is no curbing the gay,” she told a male caller who asked a question about gay, open LDRs. “I’ve tried to curb you people and you just don’t … [trails off] I’ve decided to throw in the towel and say ‘do what you want.’” Later in the episode, she told a gay male caller that he looked straight and then said it was a compliment because he “wasn’t queen-y.” Even Andy Cohen was giving Patti major side-eye and that dude deals with the “Real Housewives.” [YouTube]
  • In more “ugh, Bravo, you didn’t!” news, a tipster tells Radar Online that “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” has decided to air footage from Russell and Taylor Armstrong’s therapy sessions. Russell Armstrong committed suicide last month after a separation from his wife. [RadarOnline]
  • Kyle Massey says the guy who screamed “your mother’s a whore!” at Bristol Palin — after she dismounted a mechanical bull — was possibly planted by TV producers for their reality show. Both the screamer, a Hollywood talent agent/douchebag named Stephen Hanks, and the TV producers claim the confrontation was “real.” Kyle is not so sure because there were lotsa TV cameras present. [Dlisted]

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Bullied Teen, Who Once Made An “It Gets Better” Video, Commits Suicide


Heartbreaking news: a teen who once made a video for the “It Gets Better” Project committed suicide yesterday after dealing with ongoing harassment because of his sexual orientation. Jamey Rodemeyer, 14, of Buffalo, NY, had been questioning his sexuality for some time and recently blogged: “I always say how bullied I am, but no one listens. What do I have to do so people will listen to me?” Apparently, Jamey’s family was aware of the harassment he faced from classmates and were working with Williamsville North High School officials as best they could to help him; his mom said he had “issues” for years and that he was seeing a social worker and therapist. Keep reading »

Tina Fey On Tracy Morgan’s Homophobic Jokes

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“Because of my real-life pregnancy, we don’t go back on the air until January. I’m hoping that Tracy will have, and the world will have, forgotten about that by then. He from the first has gone around very sincerely and done his best to try to make up for the foolishness. … It’s the kind of story that even if it happened to someone else, we would probably turn it into a Tracy story. So we may use it.”

Tina Fey talks to Deadline Hollywood about Tracy Morgan‘s homophobic jokes during his standup performance in Nashville in June. Tracy apologized almost immediately for the dreadful things he said — like how if his son came out to him as gay, Tracy would stab him — and Tina publicly chastised the comic as well for his “disturbing” jokes. Now she says the incident may be written into an episode of “30 Rock,” which certainly sounds like it would be believable. I’m not sure anything about it is especially funny, though. Do you think “30 Rock” doing an episode about homophobic jokes would be a good idea? [Deadline.com] Keep reading »

NJ Bridal Salon Refuses To Sell Lesbian Bride A Gown

Every bride dreams about picking out her perfect wedding gown and then being told she is a sinner who will burn in the fire-y pits of hell. Oh, wait, she doesn’t? Then you fail, Here Comes the Bride of Somers Point, New Jersey. You fail big. Keep reading »

Tide Thinks Your Little Girl Is A Big Ol’ Lesbian Because She Likes To Play With Blocks

Tide’s new “Hoodies & Cargo Shorts” commercial is all about a prissy mom’s squeamishness with her daughter’s tomboyish tendencies. But in case you missed the subtext: Pssst! The mom is worried her daughter is a L-E-S-B-I-A-N! The gay blog Queerty thinks Tide might be “lampooning” the Stepford mom’s behavior — and that’s probably a little of it — but this doesn’t read as satire to me. Advertising, as you know, is meant to connect with people by tapping into their deep-seated beliefs and/or fears. Nothing just “happens” in a commercial, including fanning the flames of homophobia. Keep reading »

Girl On Girl: 5 Things I’m Not Allowed To Do Because I’m A Lesbian

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This week I’ve had a few reminders of the rules that exist for gay girls like me in American society. But because I’m an optimist, I’d like to look the bright side of things I can’t do in public. Keep reading »

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