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CD Review: “The Gay Agenda” – Justin Sayre

Gayest comedy album ever! Justin Sayre’s The Gay Agenda is made up of stand up excerpts from The Meeting*, a live variety show Sayre hosts. In his role as Chairman of the Board of the International Order of Sodomites, Sayre addresses a variety of subjects related to the gay community with take-no-prisoners verve and venom. In a persona that is femme yet tough, brassy and bellowing, this gay’s got issues with gays that got issues, be it lusting after straight men, worshiping idols that aren’t worthy of us, thinking the struggle is over because of gay marriage, or being awful to younger gays. In the album’s lightest moment, he alternates with Michael Musto in describing delightfully absurd pitches for Sex and...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 27th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! COMMENTARY: However, while we’ve discussed the great strides in how gay, lesbian and trans people are represented in the media, it’s very apparent there’s one section of the community who are still pretty much invisible in showbiz – bisexual men. full story NATURE: A rainforest bird known as the sapayoa often lives in commune-like extended family groups where members engage in both opposite-sex and same-sex mating, finds new research on the colorful birds. full story NATURE: A pair of male vultures are caring for an egg at the Tierpark Nordhorn Zoo in Lower Saxony, Germany, ...

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Anti-Gay Wedding Chapel Can Continue Lawsuit Against Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Judge Says

A federal judge has allowed a discrimination lawsuit brought by an anti-gay Idaho wedding chapel to proceed–but only with a severely limited scope. In 2014, Don and Lynn Knapp, the owners of Coeur d’Alene venue the Hitching Post, closed down for a number of days out of fear that the city would prosecute them for refusing to perform same-sex marriages. The couple – both ordained ministers  – allege they were warned about possible consequences by city staff. They say the closure caused them to suffer an economic loss. Represented by anti-gay litigation group Alliance Defending Freedom, the Knapps filed a complaint against the city shortly after reopening. RELATED: Idaho Governor Says He’ll File for Full 9th Circuit to Re-Hear Case Challenging Gay...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – February 3rd

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! GENERAL: A new video presented by BBC Raw sheds light on what it’s like to be asexual. full story PEOPLE: Jussie Smollett: “I am a gay man with an extremely open heart. God, I’ve never had to talk about this, so I’m trying to find the words. If I had to label myself, I would label myself as a gay man.” full story PEOPLE: Theodore Shoebat’s latest video features the unhinged antigay activist declaring that Jesus Christ would personally kill gay people with his bare hands, so gentle and merciful in his grace. “Jesus Christ took up a ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – January 21st

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! INTERNATIONAL: US Vice President Joe Biden has told business people at the World Economic Forum in Davos to bring do more to combat homophobia and transphobia in countries where LGBTI people face discrimination and persecution. full story POP CULTURE: Nintendo has confirmed that it is removing a plot line from a new game that allows the player to drug a lesbian woman’s drink with a magic potion. full story RELIGION: Retired Bishop V. Gene Robinson wrote a report that examines the way that Jewish and Christian traditions have become more inclusive of trans people. full story RELIGION: In ththe current ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – January 7th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! HISTORY: “The Wedding Heard ‘Round the World” by Michael McConnell with Jack Baker, as told to Gail Langer Karwoski, chronicles the love story behind first same sex marriage in U.S. full story PEOPLE: 29-year-old Jossy Yendall, a finalist in the Miss Galaxy beauty pageant contest, has spoken out – to claim she was disqualified for being trans. full story PEOPLE: Rose Uscianowski, a 26-year-old from Graniteville, New York who approached Ben Carson as he was taking photos with supporters and told him he was full of shit, is speaking out. full story POP CULTURE: Netflix made a huge ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – December 17th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! POP CULTURE: An Australian ad for a Lynx hair product is one of the most-complained about this year. full story POP CULTURE: In 2015, with a landmark Supreme Court same-sex marriage case on the horizon, the number of videos depicting same-sex couples marrying multiplied. By a lot. full story AUSTRALIA: Australian Marriage Equality has released a practical video letting the public know the plan of action to get marriage equality over the line. full story AUSTRALIA: Tasmania state government will introduce legislation next year to expunge historic convictions for gay sex. full story CAMBODIA: Cambodia’s information ministry has told ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – October 22nd

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! PEOPLE: A former US marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has shared her transition online to inspire other transgender women. full story AUSTRALIA: Port Hedland, a Pilbara town known for its harsh landscape and male dominated fly-in, fly-out workforce, is an unlikely addition to a group of local councils across Australia who are using their limited legislative power to advocate for marriage equality. full story POLAND: A Polish priest who was fired by the Vatican ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – October 8th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! POP CULTURE: Chris Burns, the assistant men’s basketball coach at Bryant University, has come out as gay, and is the nation’s first Division 1 coach to do so. full story POP CULTURE: America’s Next Top Model contestant Nyle DiMarco revealed on Twitter that he is sexually fluid. full story OPINION: When I was 14, I found the word bisexual through a Google search. I did not know you could have crushes on both girls and boys. full story CANADA: Harbaljit ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – September 10th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! HISTORY: In 1995, one year after the Clinton administration enacted Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to address and reenforce the ban on openly gay military servicemen and women, then-representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont delivered a smack-down to then-representative Randall “Duke” Cunningham of California. full story INTERNATIONAL: A new map from Care2 shows which countries now have marriage equality. full story POP CULTURE: In a new clip from Roland Emmerich’s upcoming gay rights bio-pic Stonewall, we meet ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – July 16th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! GENERAL: What does the word “faggot” mean to you? And what about the people who use it? full story GENERAL: Homophobic attitudes are more likely to found in individuals who harbour unacknowledged attraction towards the same sex, a series of psychology studies have found. full story POP CULTURE: Filmmaker Coley Sohn has launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to start filming the gay marriage comedy “Dodie and Cheryl Get Hitched.” full story POP CULTURE: Jimmy Barnes, the ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – June 25th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! POP CULTURE: As the US Supreme Court prepares to make a decision about equal marriage, Australian author Amy Chung is doing her bit to educate the younger generation about different family relationships. full story POP CULTURE: Matt Hatzke, a former US soccer pro, is sharing his story now ‘to help the next guy find acceptance and happiness.’ full story POP CULTURE: Professional wrestler Matt ‘Money’ Cage has come out as gay, writing on Facebook that ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – June 4th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! POP CULTURE: A petition has been started asking the Olympic Committee to remove Caitlyn Jenner’s medals. full story POP CULTURE: Jennifer Hudson has released a new song and video celebrating marriage equality. full story POP CULTURE: E! released a preview of Jenner’s upcoming reality show—I Am Cait. full story POP CULTURE: AT&T wants everyone living openly to share their stories by creating their own 15-second “This is Me” video to tell the world how they live ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – May 14th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! Commentary: Brynn Tannehill has a few tips for LGBT organizations and activists on how to be better transgender allies. full story Pop Culture: The Young and the Restless star Greg Rikaart marries boyfriend in a ceremony on the beach in Hawaii. full story International: A new survey estimates that 4 million gay men are beaten worldwide each year. full story International: United Nations’ Ban Ki-Moon stars in a powerful video for LGBTI rights posted today. full story China: ...

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Guam gay marriage debate

The U.S. territory of Guam finds itself in limbo when it comes to whether or not gay marriages will be performed or not.  The attorney general directed officials on Wednesday to begin immediately processing marriage application submitted by same-sex couples, but the director of the Department of Public Health and Social Services says it won’t happen “until further notice.” On Monday a lesbian couple was denied a marriage application, so they sued over the territory’s marriage law.  The U.S. District Court of Guam falls under the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has ruled in favor of gay marriage.   Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson issued a directive based on the 9th Circuit’s decision in October that lifted state...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 14th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! International: President Obama was among those who raised LGBT rights during the 2015 Summit of the Americas that took place in Panama this past weekend. full story Chile: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on April 13, 2015, signed her country’s civil unions bill into law. full story Ireland: The former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, spoke out in favor of same-sex marriage. full story Jamaica: Jamaican Activist Jason Latty asked President Obama to keep Visa Ban of gay hate Reggae Artists ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 15th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! Pop Culture: There’s a new book out about the fight for LGBT rights – “It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, & Winning True Equality” by Michelangelo Signorile. full story Pop Culture: Trans model Aydian Dowling is a frontrunner for Men’s Health’s Ultimate Guy Search that could put the man who receives the most votes on the cover of an upcoming issue. full story Pop Culture: ABC News released a promo for its upcoming ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 17th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! France: A French court has authorized four lesbian women to adopt children born to their wives abroad through artificial insemination. full story Ireland: If same-sex marriage is passed in the Republic of Ireland, the Catholic Church has threatened to stop performing legal marriages. full story Ireland: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out any potential “conscience clause” being inserted in the referendum on marriage equality. full story Ireland: In a demonstration of the support for same-sex marriage, ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 16th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! Bahamas: A survey shows 74.5% of respondents strongly disapprove of same-sex marriage, with just under 10% approving of it to any degree. full story Egypt: A judgement issued from Egypt’s Administrative Court has set a precedent allowing the Interior Ministry to forcibly deport people suspected of being LGBT. full story France: The French Government says it will not back down on its choice of senior diplomat and openly gay man Laurent Stefanini as its next ambassador to ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 18th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! Pop Culture: Four intersex people discuss their identities in a new documentary – and what doctors told them they should be. full story El Salvador: A package of constitutional reforms approved Thursday night would ban same-sex marriage in El Salvador and also bar same-sex couples from adopting children. full story Malawi: The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) today raised serious concerns about discriminatory provisions in a law signed by Malawi’s President Mutharika that ...

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Breaking: Hawaii Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill Into Law (Video, Photos)

var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; Before 200 invited guests in an invitation-only ceremony, Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie just signed historic legislation extending marriage to same-sex couples in the state of Hawaii. “Done!,” the Governor said upon placing his signature on the bill. The ceremony began with a traditional native Hawaiian chant by Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, and was followed by an introduction from Attorney...

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Republican Kelly Clarkson Will Vote for Obama Because of Policies on Gays, Women

Kelly, 30, closes her tour at London’s Wembley Arena on Saturday ahead of releasing her Greatest Hits – Chapter 1 album next month. But she can’t wait to get back to the States to move into her new home and catch up on the looming US presidental election. Kelly added: “I’ve been reading online about the debates and I’m probably going to vote for Obama again, even though...

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Prop 8 Play Shines in Sacramento

We spent a memorable evening last night in downtown Sacramento. Dustin Lance Black’s powerful, lifted-from-the-transcripts play “8″, detailing the trial that overturned Prop 8 in California, finally made it to town. We’ve seen the play before, but this staging was our favorite to-date. Kate Sullivan Gibbens, who was the researcher for the play, sifting ...

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Ireland: Gilmore Clarifies that Marriage Equality Endorsement is Party’s Stand, Not Government’s

TANAISTE Eamon Gilmore’s backing for gay marriage is Labour’s way, not the Government’s way, he has claimed. Mr Gilmore has confirmed he is speaking for the Labour Party, and not the Coalition, when he says the gay marriage is an issue “whose time is come”. ...

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