127 posts categorized "BUSINESS"

Jul 08 2014
The ENDA Is Near For Employment Non-Discrimination Comments (0)

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is withdrawing its support of ENDA, the long-suffering Carey2Employment Non-Discrimination Act (meant to protect gay people from summarily being fired for who they are) in light of the Hobby Lobby decision. 

Executive Director Rea Carey states:

“If a private company can take its own religious beliefs and say you can’t have access to certain health-care, it’s a hop, skip and a jump to an interpretation that a private company could have religious beliefs that LGBT people are not equal or somehow go against their beliefs and therefore fire them. We disagree with that trend. The implications of Hobby Lobby are becoming clear...We do not take this decision lightly. We've been pushing for this bill for 20 years.”

This is one result of too many religious conservatives on the Supreme Court. Let's start firing people for being Christian and see how quickly they understand the effects of unjust discrimination.

 
Jul 05 2014
Need To Know: Young Glory + Rivers vs. First Couple + Policing Brutality + Founding Fathers Needed A Copyeditor + MORE! Comments (0)

Zac-Efron2-gun salute

*widget boy cultureAt this point, Zac Efron seems to be acknowledging he's hot.

*widget boy cultureRepublican Joan Rivers: “Obama is gay, Michelle is a tranny.” What's the joke?

*widget boy cultureCop beats the hell out of a woman, gets caught on camera.

*widget boy cultureOpie & Anthony co-host punched by black woman, spews racism, gets fired.

*widget boy cultureHeathers: The Musical declared so fun. I agree!

*widget boy culturePeople react to the gay Whopper.

*widget boy cultureWould you pull Bradley Cooper's finger?

*widget boy cultureUgandan president says foreign aid is a sin.

*widget boy cultureError found in Declaration of Independence.

*widget boy cultureElizabeth Warren/Alison Grimes rally a smash hit.

*widget boy cultureKaty Perry thinks costume debris is a message from the angels.

*widget boy cultureGuys in (and out of) jeans. (Work Unfriendly)

JockstrapStrapping young man

 
Jul 03 2014
Take A Whopper...Then Go Have Lunch At Burger King Comments (0)

Whopper

This is happening in San Francisco—where special orders don't upset us—right now.

 
Jul 02 2014
Need To Know: Bomer's Full Monty + Executive Law & Order + Palmer House + Frack Off! + Archbishop's Hand In The Nookie Jar + MORE! Comments (0)

Montgomery-Clift-Matt-BomerThe Clifts of Bomer

*widget boy cultureMatt Bomer still wants to be in a (good) Monty Clift biopic.

*widget boy cultureBomer and Tom Brady are hotter than hot in the city.

*widget boy cultureTobi Jasicki's A in a J-strap. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureObama announces exec order vs. gender-ID discrimination.

*widget boy cultureCutting off your penis as an audition for doing porn?

*widget boy cultureHang with Ricky Martin at The Voice: Australia finale.

*widget boy cultureDonald-Rizzo's dreamy art, much of it gay-vibing.

ArtYeah, you blend.

*widget boy culture“Laura Palmer”'s house for sale!

*widget boy cultureNY communities get a big win over fracking interests.

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei vs. Hobby Lobby.

*widget boy cultureIs Ginsburg's birth-control dissent her resignation?

*widget boy cultureTAKE EAT, THIS IS MY HOT BODY: MN archbishop accused of homosexual acts.

*widget boy cultureConservative women beginning to catch the drift?

Michelle-Bernard

 
Jul 01 2014
NYC Gay Pride March: An LGBT-Party With Hot Boys, Fierce Drag & Breasts In Show! Comments (0)
  IMG_6940 SHIRTLESS HOT BOYS IMG_6820 copy
IMG_6957 HOTTEST BOY IMG_6958 BULGING MAN IMG_6813 SEXY BOYS IMG_6817 CUTE BOY IMG_6936 SHIRTLESS STUD IMG_6967 HOT RUNNERS IMG_6965 CUTE GAY PHOTOGRAPHER IMG_6974 SPEEDOSIMG_6980 SPEEDOSIMG_6989 THREE HOT STUDSIMG_7407 SEXY BOYIMG_7528 SHIRTLESS BOYIMG_7607 ROCKY HORROR BOYIMG_7734 HOT FANIMG_8059 HOT BOYSIMG_8383 MUSCLE STUDIMG_8393 SEXY MAN AssBlack-man-muscle-hot

20 sexy Gay Pride March men in the gallery above!

Finally got a moment to upload my Gay Pride March shots. I spent the parade with or on a float sponsored by The Adonis Lounge and AidForAIDS.org (see my interview with some of the boys here), so my images outside of that float were few and far between.

* GAY PRIDE PARADE NYCIMG_8479

IMG_8421 HOT DRAG QUEEN SQUATAbove, two of my favorite shots

Still, I have 20+ cute participants in the gallery above, and lots of local color after the jump...

 Read More

 
Jun 30 2014
NGLCC On Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: Connecting The Dots Comments (0)

Justin Nelson, co-founder and president of The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, reacts to Burwell v. Hobby Lobby:

Justin“This is truly a disappointing day because a majority of the Supreme Court justices has made a decision that will hurt our country, hurt businesses and hurt equality. The ruling for Hobby Lobby sets a dangerous precedent for future laws, such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, because it could give legal argument to for-profit companies to claim religious exemption on non-discrimination policies.”

“Recognizing a corporate free-exercise right would force companies to divert time and resources away from their core business activities in order to manage inevitable conflicts about the company’s purported religious beliefs that will arise among corporate stakeholders.

“NGLCC is also greatly bothered that this ruling appears to now create a substantial threat to major gains in coverage the Affordable Care Act has brought to individuals.”

 
I (Religiously) Object! Comments (0)

Labor-Unions

The Supreme Court was widely expected to hand down two conservative decisions today, and it has:

In Harris v. Quinn, the Court ruled that partial public employees can not be reqired to contribute to unions. In so doing, they're guaranteeing that so-called partial public employees will enjoy all the benefits of the unions' negotiations, but pay for none of it, which some have said is a first step in dismantling unions.

I have no patience for people who are anti-union. There is a lot to criticize about unions, but the bottom line is that without them, we'd be slave labor right about now. And that is what Republicans want.

Hobby-Lobby

In a second major decision, in a case brought by Hobby Lobby, the Court has decided that closely-held businesses with religious objections can opt out of providing birth control for employees. This decision  is the first time the Court has held that a business can have its own religion. You know, kinda like how with Citizens United, the Court found that businesses are people? Well, now those people can have religions.

Opening the door to religious objections is a major step back for America. When businesses can start having religious objections to laws...where does it end? Why can't small businesses refuse to cover any costs of employees they decide are sinful? Justice Ginsburg says, in her dissent, that the Court is heading into “a minefield,” while deciding vote Justice Kennedy claims the decision is not that “broad.”

 
Jun 29 2014
Need To Know: Ian McKellen Gets VICIOUS + Amy Adams Is A Trooper + Bush's LGBT Traitors + CEOuting + A Tale Of Two French Bulldogs + MORE! Comments (0)

Tumblr_mmg8ywJjEz1qak3qto1_500Indeed.

*widget boy cultureVicious, with Ian McKellen & Derek Jacobi as 70something lovers, premieres tonight.

*widget boy cultureAnti-LGBT discrimination in long-term care facilities.

*widget boy cultureAmy Adams is a goddamned saint.

*widget boy cultureApproximately 70 douchey gays & lesbians worked directly for George W. Bush.

*widget boy cultureFor some odd reason, Paris Hilton is still alive.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama's pro-LGBT policies go global, come what may.

*widget boy cultureCNBC host accidentally outs glass-closeted Tim Cook, Apple CEO.

*widget boy cultureAuthor & ex-CEO says leaders should come out—being gay is good for business.

*widget boy cultureAbfab Herb Ritts outtake of Madonna a la Carmen Miranda leaks.

*widget boy cultureNew front in the Gaga & Madonna Wars: French bulldog copying.

SiaChoreographer Ryan Heffington, Sia's stand-in

*widget boy cultureSia performs “Chandelier” with NYC Gay Men's Chorus.

*widget boy culturePat Sajak needs to buy a consonant (LGBT?) when it comes to en-gay-gements.

*widget boy culturePrison record for crimes related to bizarre fetish? Perfect GOP candidate.

*widget boy cultureSam Smith wants your (homo)sexuality to be “a normality.”

*widget boy culture140 things you never knew about Twitter. The pager thing is crazy!

*widget boy cultureSen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) leads her rivals in (conservative) poll.

*widget boy cultureFloyd, Virginia, expects dozens or more at 2nd annual Pride march.

*widget boy cultureSteve Grand thumbs his nose at his critics.

Steve-GrandHe ain't all that!