Who's Coming Out?
Back in February of 2009, DC Comics introduced Batwoman as its first openly gay headlining superhero. Today we learn that DC is planning to reintroduce an already established superhero as gay. We don’t know for sure which hero it will be but from a company with characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern and more, the mind boggles as to which “established character” will come out as gay. Details are light right now about this coming out but you can click below to read all the reported deets currently available. More »
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Following President Obama's Lead
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has made an historic decision this weekend to formally endorse same-sex marriage here in the US. Following President Barack Obama‘s lead, who just a couple of weeks ago announced his formal support for marriage equality, the NAACP overwhelmingly voted this weekend to pledge their support for and the advancement of marriage equality in this country. Click below to learn more. More »
"I hope [my fans] come on this journey with me."
Singer Tom Gabel of the band Against Me! reveals in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that he is transgendered and plans to begin living as a woman. Not only is a revelation like this difficult on a personal level, I’m sure, but to do so on a public level in a major magazine is not only difficult but incredibly brave as well. Gabel‘s Rolling Stone feature will hit newsstands tomorrow but you can preview his story below. More »
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"Right on for doing this"
90s chanteuse Fiona Apple is BACK with a new album, due out in June, and a new tour, happening right now. All of this is amazing, well and good. But let’s not forget how cool Fiona was back in the day. A letter that Fiona Apple penned to a fan hers back in 2000 has surfaced and shows us how much she cared for the fans who wrote to her. Click below to read the full text of a letter that Fiona wrote in support of a high school student’s attempt to start a Gay-Straight Alliance in his school. More »
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If drag queens endorse Christian-right owned Chick-fil-A, is it still an endorsement?
Back in the day, I used to be a big fan of Chick-Fil-A food. But because they have gotten more bold with their public endorsement of anti-gay organizations, I have decided not to give the company any more of my money for them to turn around and use against the GLBT community in this country. RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Willam Belli and friends Detox & Vicky Vox have taken things one step further and have released a music video titled Chow Down (At Chick-Fil-A) — which is a parody of the Wilson Phillips song Hold On — to voice their displeasure with the fundamentalist fast food eatery … as only they can do. Check out the video below and see what you think. More »
The Aussie Queen Reigns Supreme
Kylie Minogue is celebrating her 25th anniversary in the music biz this year with a year long K25 celebration and part of that celebration took place this weekend in Sydney, Australia where Kylie headlined the Sydney Mardi Gras celebration. Festooned in sequins and feathers, like the Showgirl that she is, Kylie took to the stage to entertain her beloved fans in Oz this weekend … and she looked utterly fantastic doing so! Click below to check out some photos from Kylie‘s Mardi Gras performance this weekend and be WOW WOW WOWed. More »
Maryland Becomes the 8th US State to Legalize Gay Marriage
Last month the State of Washington became the 7th State in the US to legalize same-sex marriage after Governor Christine Gregoire signed that State’s bill into law. Just moments ago, Maryland became the 8th State in the US to legalize same-sex marriage in the US. Governor Martin O’Malley made good on his promise to sign Maryland’s just-passed bill into law this afternoon. This is another glorious day for the advancement of equal rights in our country … a great day, indeed, for the United States of America. More »
Remember back in December when we got to see that amazing photo of Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta and Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell sharing the first same-sex traditional Navy coming home first kiss? Today we get to check out the Marines version of that traditional first kiss, this time between Sergeant Brandon Morgan and his boyfriend Dalan Wells. For decades, the image of the Navy sailor kissing his sweetheart girlfriend upon coming home from a tour of military duty has resonated in our popular culture. Today, we have new images of same-sex military service-people engaging in that same, loving behavior … and it is beautiful! Check out the touching (and kinda hot) photo below. More »
DOMA Violates the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause
The federal court in the US yesterday moved the advancement of marriage equality civil liberties forward another notch with a ruling in the District Court for the Northern District of California that declared that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Federal judge Jeffery White, who was appointed to the bench back in 2002 by then President George W. Bush, ruled yesterday that DOMA violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause in a case brought by Karen Golinski (a woman who was denied spousal health benefits by the federal government because she is married to another woman). This is the second time DOMA has been declared unconstitutional by a US court … the first instance took place in Massachusetts and that cause is currently awaiting appeal in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Essentially what this means is that this latest ruling is yet another huge step forward toward the legalization of same-sex marriage in the US. More »
Republican Gov. Christie Immediately Vetos the Bill ;(
I’ve got some good news AND bad news to pass along today. Earlier in the week, the New Jersey Assembly legislature passed a same-sex marriage bill that would make gay marriages legal in the State of New Jersey with the signature of the governor. Unfortunately, Governor Chris Christie is a Republican who believes that the rights of minorities should be voted on by popular vote (a practice that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals just struck down as Unconstitutional a couple of weeks ago) and he has vetoed the bill. The good news is that a majority of the NJ legislature believes that marriage is a right that should be enjoyed by all of its citizens, the bad news is that the governor of NJ does not believe the same. More »