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President Obama Believes Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

NC Gay Ban
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North Carolina voted to add gay marriage ban to state constitution. Read More »
"Gay Conversion" BS
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Psychiatrist retracts BS "gay conversion" therapy study. Read More »
Bigots "Lost" Gay Marriage
Bigots admit they've lost the gay marriage battle in our generation. Read More »
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[O]ver the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married. …

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North Carolina Votes To Add Gay Marriage Ban To State Constitution

Bigots "Lost" Gay Marriage
Bigots admit they've lost the gay marriage battle in our generation. Read More »
Marriage Equality In WA
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The state of Washington passed a marriage equality bill. Read More »
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This marriage equality ad will give you chills. Watch »
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Last night North Carolina became the 3oth state in the country to approve a constitutional amendment defining “marriage” as a union between a man and a woman. NC law has already had a law banning gay marriage for the past 16 years, but Amendment One will include the specific definition of marriage to the state constitution. According to reports from 95 percent of counties, 61 percent of the votes supported Amendment One. Meanwhile, only six states — Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Iowa — plus the District of Columbia allow gay marriage. In response to the NC ban, President Obama’s campaign released a statement saying the president was “disappointed” in the outcome and found the amendment to be “divisive and discriminatory.” 

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Today’s Lady News: Half Of Americans Support Marriage Equality

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  • Half of all Americans believe gay couples have the right to marry, according to a new poll from Gallup. While the amount of support is slightly down from last year, it is still the second year that a majority of Americans have supported marriage equality. [Reuters]
  • Teen birth rates may be down, but America still has the highest pregnancy rate of any industrialized nation. [TIME]
  • At least two more anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” are planned to open in Queens and Harlem, two New York City neighborhoods with high rates of abortion. Two other “crisis pregnancy centers” are slated to open in NYC this summer. [New York Daily News] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: JCPenney Features Ad With Lesbian Moms, Bigots Freak Out

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Lesbian couple gets engaged during hockey halftime. Read More »
Lesbian Den Mother
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The Boy Scouts refuse to let a lesbian mother lead her son's troop. Read More »
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  • Cranky group of bigots One Million Moms is hopping mad at a new JCPenney ad for Mother’s Day which depicts models who seem to be gay moms. Gay women with children, gah! Doesn’t JCPenney know that the proper way to teach children about homosexuality is — as this North Carolina pastor advocated — to punch your son if he has a limp wrist?! Get with the program, JCP: less happy families, more child abuse! [ABC News]
  • Legislators in New York City have allocated funds towards the development of smartphone apps that will help report street harassment to appropriate city agencies — such as a man masturbating outside a school or workers at construction companies hired by the city who yell obscenities at women on the street. [NY Daily News
  • This is what feminist porn looks like! [Em & Lo] Keep reading »

DJ Dominic Dieter Tells Father To Have Daughter Raped To Make Her Straight

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Whoa, that's hella inappropriate, Belvedere vodka. Read More »
Should I Be Scarred?
This woman wonders if she should be more scarred by her date rape. Read More »
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On air Friday, Cleveland radio personality DJ Dominic Dieter advised the father of a teen girl who was caught kissing another girl that he should have one of his friends rape the young woman so she was “screw[ed] straight.” On the syndicated morning talk/comedy show “Rover’s Morning Glory,” Dominic Dieter read an apparent email from a man who asked what to do after his teen daughter kissed another girl. “You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight,” Dieter said.  Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Celebs Support Lesbian Den Mother Ousted From Boy Scouts

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  • Celebs including Josh Hutcherson from “The Hunger Games” and Jesse Tyler Ferguson from “Modern Family,” have come together in support of a lesbian den mother who was ousted from the Boy Scouts. Jennifer Tyrrell of Ohio, who has four children with her partner, has collected over 125K signatures on Change.org to ask the Boy Scouts of American to end their policy banning LGBTQ den leaders. [New York Daily News]
  • Florida’s governor has vetoed funding for rape crisis centers. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Good move. [Feministing]
  • Taxpayer-funded “crisis pregnancy centers” are still using religion to oppose abortion. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Japanese Girl Group In Trouble for “Suggestive” Candy Commercial

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"I Almost Lost My Heart In Monaco" is painfully bad. Read More »
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The Japanese girl group AKB48 is under fire for filming a series of suggestive candy ads that some claim promote homosexuality. The group’s ads for a sugary gummy candy feature the members of the group clad in school girl uniforms passing a piece of the candy between one another using only their mouths. Watchdog groups claim this ad promotes the gay lifestyle and is overly suggestive, despite the fact that none of the girls actually touch lips in the thirty-second spot.

The candy makers are standing behind the ad, and say that it’s one of the most popular commercials they’ve ever run (surprise, surprise). AKB48 is hugely successful in Japan and across Asia; last year they made more than $200 million in sales. The band features more than 60 (!) members and has its own dedicated performance space in Tokyo. [Yahoo]

Psychiatrist Retracts BS “Gay Conversion Therapy” Study

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Being Gay Is A Choice
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So says Cynthia Nixon, who has been both gay and straight. Read More »

In my favorite scene from the movie “Bruno,” Bruno (a gay fashion reporter and wannabe superstar from Austria) sat down with a Christian “gay converter” to learn how he could turn himself heterosexual. He was advised to go hunting with three straight Southern dudes, who ended up chasing him down with a gun after he showed up naked, pack of condoms in hand, to one of their tents because a “bear had eaten everything.” He then attended a swingers party to familiarize himself with hetero sex. While there, he happily demonstrated several sex positions with another man but dived out of a window trying to escape a kinky woman. When he realized that his treatment wasn’t working, he sought another “ex-gay” counselor who basically told him he may never actually like women because they are “too weak and nag too much,” but he should at least “give women a chance.” Bruno tried desperately, but after many failed attempts, he just accepted that he liked dudes and there was nothing he could do about it.

Bruno, don’t take your failure personally. Keep reading »

Butthurt Theater Prof Sues School Over Gay-Themed Performances

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You know you want to know the hows and whys. Read More »
Arrested For Buggery
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Gay guys on a Caribbean cruise were busted for buggery. Read More »
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Dan Savage discusses his new show, "Savage U." Read More »
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Today in Call Me A Waaaah-mbulance News: Texas theater professor Linda Ozmun is suing her employer for citing her in an annual review for refusing to attend a gay-themed show performed by students back in 2010. Ozmun claims she refused to attend for religious reasons, but Lamar University wrote on her annual review in 2011 that not going to the students’ performance was “unacceptable.” Lamar also brought a performer to campus to perform a show and workshop dealing with subjects around homosexuality and Ozmun asked to be recused from attending; the school threatened her with disciplinary action if she did not go.   Keep reading »

Girl Talk: He Was The Prom Queen

My Prom Date
This writer ended up going to prom with her former bully. Read More »
I Slept With My Gay BF
You know you want to know the hows and whys. Read More »
9 Signs He's Gay
Are you always making the first move? Maybe he's gay. Read More »

When I received a Facebook request from a statuesque woman named “Carol Lee,” I knew the face but not the name. Mentally, I scanned my Midwest childhood, former life as a musical theater dancer, and transition into grad school. I have always loved colorful people, and she did look familiar.

“Do you remember me?” Carol Lee wrote in the message that followed.

I didn’t, until I read the next line. “I took you to prom in 1993.”

My curser blinked along with my cognitive dissonance. Carol Lee was a dead ringer for my high school friend Matt because she was Matt! Keep reading »

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