719 posts categorized "MARRIAGE EQUALITY"

Apr 27 2015
Rally For Marriage, Demonstration Against Reisner & Weiderpass Comments (0)
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Tonight at 6 p.m. was the rally for marriage equality in Times Square, ahead of this week's final arguments at the Supreme Court on the matter. A couple of hundred people gathered while several speakers amped up the crowd, including married gay couples, married gay couples with kids and a clergywoman who boldly said that we need to move on from anything in the Bible that doesn't lead to God. (She's talking about all that anti-female, pro-slavery, anti-gay, anti-shrimp-eating crap.)

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IMG_3553This (male) Lady Liberty spoke no English, but asked one of the Spanish-speaking gay dads to translate the Biblical references. He commandeered this sign from the (very few) anti-gay protesters.

Then, there was a smaller but spirited protest outside The Out NY on W. 42nd St., urging people to boycott the hotel because of the actions of owners Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass. This group swelled once the Times Square rally wrapped (late). It was a little disorganized, with some calling for Reisner and Weiderpass to make generous donations to gay groups, and at least one man demanding they keep their money.

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IMG_3654The message was clear.

Cries of shame had passers-by curious, and everyone I told about what the event was all about reacted favorably—and were shocked to hear the owners of the gay hotel had no idea Ted Cruz was virulently anti-gay.

IMG_3670Sean Verdi is not forgotten.

The event also had a visible contingent in support of the late Sean Verdi, who was earlier found dead in the bathroom at Reisner and Weiderpass's apartment after one of their very well known all-night parties.

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IMG_3684Cries of, “We'll be back and we'll be stronger!”

It will be interesting to see if LGBT businesses avoid The Out and the Pines over this issue, or if Reiser and Weiderpass's dual apologies will blunt the protest.

Click here to find out about the group—10,000 strong—on Facebook that's encouraging a boycott.

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Apr 16 2015
Need To Know: Not Stoked + Hill, Yeah! + Grope Rate + Sizzler Reel + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureChris Christie is against marijuana? Trying running on that!

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton believes marriage is a constitutional right.

*widget boy cultureHillary racks up Dem endorsements.

*widget boy cultureHookup app etiquette.

*widget boy cultureTSA manhandlers nabbed.

*widget boy cultureMadonna hopes Drake never faces ageism.

*widget boy cultureRacist Michigan auto shop owner: No gays allowed.

*widget boy cultureGleeful animal-killer gets Facebook-shamed.

*widget boy culture'90s Sizzler commercial is delish.

*widget boy cultureGold digger smackdown!

V_-stivianoPayback is a bitch, and so is Ms. Stiviano.

 

 
Apr 11 2015
Need To Know: Jenner Warrior + Gay Barry Gay Married + Unreasonable Expectation Of Privacy? + Clinton/Obama + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureThe Bruce Jenner/Diane Sawyer teaser plays like a suspense film.

*widget boy cultureHot question of gay.

*widget boy cultureBarry Manilow's 1st wife glad he fell in love at the Copa, Copacabana...!

*widget boy cultureNYC artist wins—it's OK in NYC to photograph people through their windows.

*widget boy culture***HOT COWBOY ALERT!!! HOT COWBOY ALERT!!!***

*widget boy cultureChelsea Clinton sounds ready for Hillary.

*widget boy cultureFace it—President Obama really has been a fierce advocate.

*widget boy cultureObama & (Raul) Castro have a sit-down meeting. Right-wing heads 'splode.

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*widget boy cultureNick the Gardener, a.k.a. Billy Reilich, flashes for 2(x)ist.

*widget boy cultureQueen Bey & the Biebs @ Coachella.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay pizzeria rolling in dough.

*widget boy cultureMary Kay Letourneau & Vili Fualaau reveal their kids.

*widget boy cultureHUNG UP: Size queen or mental case?

*widget boy cultureJustin Timberlake & Jessica Biel welcome a (future) boy (band member)!

*widget boy cultureI hope he (see below) is up for grabs.

GrabGrab bag? Don't mind if I do!

 
Apr 08 2015
(Congratulations.) Comments (0)

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Barry Manilow secretly married his longtime partner and manager last year, National Enquirer and People have confirmed. Manilow—who, as a reminder, is NOT openly gay professionally—has not commented on the story.

So my question is, as always: I wonder why certain figures are outed by the media while others are not? Speculation is withheld on figures who the media determines still have relatively new or current careers, it would seem.

But if you're against outing, aren't you doing just that if you post a congrats note on social media?

I find it so odd for him to never have just confirmed he's gay and moved on.

 
Apr 02 2015
Living For LOVE RULES Comments (0)

Let-love-ruleLambda Legal is launching a #loverules campaign in advance of the June U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage. Check it out here for how you can support it on social media.

 

 
Mar 22 2015
Need To Know: Takes One Direction Well + SPACE Out + Blame Canada + Brown No's + Best REAR Ever + Kerry 2016 + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureLouis Tomlinson is single.

*widget boy cultureGregory Walcott, star of Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) dies @ 87.

*widget boy cultureCanada-born right-wing nut Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) running for president.

*widget boy cultureCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown declares climate-change denier Cruz “unfit.”

*widget boy cultureFormer MD governor Martin O'Malley is more like it.

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*widget boy cultureRear Window (1954) is back in the theaters.

*widget boy cultureKylie Minogue breaks up with Jay-Z.

*widget boy cultureBarney Frank lays into Aaron Schock.

*widget boy cultureSuddenly, D&G's biggest supporters are anti-gay Christians.

*widget boy cultureZoe Saldana is a D&G apologist. (Nothing was lost in translation, duh.)

*widget boy cultureDon't miss Kerry Washington's impassioned GLAAD speech...

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Mar 17 2015
Gay You, Gay Me + Right Makes Might + Try Me A River + So Funny They Forgot To Laugh + Prodigal Son + Fresh Kills + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureJames Franco is not exactly gay. Let's say he's post-straight.

*widget boy cultureIsrael seems to be voting against peace, ever.

*widget boy cultureNetanyahu plays the race card, straight outta the Republican playbook.

*widget boy cultureRiver Viiperi gets pumped.

*widget boy cultureJokin' about a guy's dad dying in 9/11 and about Paul Walker's death.

*widget boy cultureWill Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy is queer for prison-rape jokes.

*widget boy cultureD&G exec quits over their gross comments. Piers Morgan plays bullying card!

*widget boy cultureThe Breakfast Club mini-reunion.

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*widget boy culture(Almost) More Michael Hoffman than you can handle.

*widget boy cultureLET'S MAKE A DEAL WITH IT: Getting en-gay-ged on daytime TV.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay Chief Justice Moore's son is a career criminal already.

*widget boy cultureMiley's Bangerz tour DVD trailer is up.

*widget boy cultureI'm remembering Jane Krakowski's Madonna jokes on 30 Rock.

*widget boy cultureNatalia Kills is NOT sorry for her vicious words to wannabe.

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 7.36.43 PM copyNatalia Kills, 2015, meet Madonna, 1988.

 
Mar 13 2015
Unfashionably Homophobic Comments (0)

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Billionaire ex-couple and current business partners Dolce & Gabbana have continued to spew their truly backwards opinions on gay issues. I've said before: Gay people are so demanding that straight female divas work on behalf of our cause, yet look at these buffoons, raking in money and having the temerity to dismiss gay parents and marriage equality. Of course the right to marry does not affect the rich. So disappointing. Reminiscent of when Elton John used to be against gay marriage (in favor of civil unions). The parenting stuff is just medieval church talk.

They're simply wrong.