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March, 2009 |

Month: March 2009

eHarmony, Ellen and Portia – Smoke and Mirrors or True Apology?

After a lawsuit which eHarmony reluctantly settled with the New Jersey attorney general, the matchmaking site is launching its “gay” service under “compatiblepartners” dot com.

March 31, 2009 4

Notes on the Human Condition

In spite of the fact that I sometimes wish I could transform myself into another species, like a rabbit or a snake, I am stuck in this body that is human. I’m often reminded, by way of a cold, the flu, injury, mistake or mind change, that I am falliable and mortal. Sometimes, because I’m not perfect, I have to ask for forgiveness from people and often, they accept the apology and we continue down our paths.

March 30, 2009 2

Obama Puts Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in the Closet

In a sad and twisted moment, the Obama Administration has decided to delay the repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy until 2010. The policy, implemented during the Clinton Administration, prevents gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. Should it become known that they are homosexual, they loose their jobs.

March 29, 2009 2

Kansas City Men’s Chorus Denied Honorific because it Mentions Gay

As the Kansas City-based chorus prepares for their Saturday performance of “And Justice For All” to honor the fight and fighters for civil equality (i.e. women’s suffrage, the stonewall riots and Martin Luther King, Jr.), the “top leaders” of the state’s senate denies a resolution honoring the group.

March 27, 2009 2

Gay Bashing at a Sports Bar: What Would You Do?

ABC News recently aired filmed “What Would You Do?” In it, ABC hired two openly gay male actors, one heterosexual couple and one “gay basher” to go to a local sports bar. The heterosexual couple and homosexual couple agreed to show affection toward one another and gauge the crowds reaction.

March 24, 2009 1

Stupid Things People Say About Gays: Gay Behavior is Abnormal

First, it’s obvious that Norton immediately associates gay relationships with anal sex, something that most homophobic people do. Many homosexuals do not engage in anal sex at all and many heterosexual couples admit to engaging in anal sex, thus his argument fails before it is fully laid out.

March 23, 2009 0

School Demands Student Turn Rainbow Bracelet Around

Chris Quintanilla, a 14 year old Peoria, Arizona student, was recently forced to turn his rainbow wristband inside out by the principal. Chris reports that he has experienced numerous anti-gay moments at the school.

March 19, 2009 1

Tennessee Bill Debated Today to Ban Gay in Schools

Radical extremist and Religious Reich member, Stacey Campfield, of Tennessee has introduced more controversial legislation. With his latest push to outlaw the word “gay” from Tennessee schools, Campfield has stooped to a new low.

March 18, 2009 6

Increase in Crimes Against Gays since Passage of Prop 8

San Jose Mercury news is now reporting that 56% (14 out of 25 ) of all hate crimes reported in Santa Clara County California were based upon sexual orientation. This is a significant jump from 2007 with only three of the twenty reported hate crimes being “gay” related.

March 16, 2009 0

Are you Unaware of your Bias or Prejudice – Take an IAT

Implicit Association Tests (“IAT”) are experimental and intended to measure the automatic association between mental concepts. In it’s experiment Harvard has designed several IAT’s which measure one’s automatic response to things such as Homosexuality, Race, Gender, Weapons, Weight, Disability and other such categories.

March 14, 2009 1