This week, Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law a bill that will extend marriage equality to same-sex couples. Maryland will become the 8th state to offer this equality (plus Washing D.C.). The law will not go into effect until 2013.
Washington State previously passed a marriage equality law that will go into effect in June, 2012. That means that over 15% of United States will have marriage equality beginning in 2013. This has been a very good year for us.
Image from the Washington Post
This sickens me. Pure and simple. Beyond the hate, the rhetoric, the politics and the degrading of gay men, the Boy Scouts have just stepped so far out of bounds. There is nothing that repulses me more than a group of people that turn a blind eye to the abuse of children, especially sexual abuse.
The Catholic church has become a joke over the last few years because of the scandals with the priests. Unfortunately they are still around. I hope the Boy Scouts aren’t so lucky. I stopped being a fan of the Boy Scouts when they became Christianized to the point of kicking out perfectly good Scout leaders who happened to be gay. Apparently, the powers that be in the Boy Scouts think that men should sleep with women or little boys. Gods forbid that a grown man sleep with another grown man.
Okay, ranting aside, read the following article from Yahoo News. It seems the Boy Scouts are hiding over 5000 people suspected of child abuse. If the “kicking the gays out” issue wasn’t enough to keep your money in your wallet, I hope this is enough. And to think I just gave the United Way $20 in the last few weeks.
via Queer Landia.
Under Federal laws, LGBT citizens do not enjoy full equality. I received the following email from Representative Jared Polis asking me for help in writing a new bill. Instead of having numerous bills with limited focus, Jared would like to create an all-inclusive bill.
This is your chance to give your Congress your opinion. What do you think is the number one priority for equality? What areas of the law are we treated unequally? There is even a place where you can share your own personal story.
I know that the fight for equality is extremely hard, time consuming and very expensive. We don’t get many opportunities to make a difference by spending 5 to 10 minutes on our computer. Please don’t let this opportunity pass by without giving your voice, even if this doesn’t directly effect you. If we don’t speak up, how will anyone hear us?
Think Showgirls with men. Think Hollywood does Dallas. Think gay men finding heaven. Yeah. Magic Mike seems to be all that and more. Magic Mike is a movie that is slated to come out next year. The movie is apparently based on Channing Tatum’s stripper days. The exciting part is the cast. I can’t imagine how Channing was able to land all of these actors, but I am glad he did. There are also new rumors of full frontal scenes. Are you excited yet? If not, look at the pictures below.
Gay men the world over are going to be bursting at the seams. If you mention Lady Gaga or Cher, we go crazy (well, some of us do). What would you do if I mentioned both of those girls in the same song? What’s that? Did you just drop your drink and spit vodka out of your nose? I thought so.
It appears that Cher’s Farewell tour was misnamed. As was her second farewell tour. And, well, the third one and the fourth one. It is starting to remind me of horror movies that have the “final chapter”. But if you love something, you cling to it dearly and never let it go. Right? Continue reading
Do you have an urge to be on television? Are you between the ages of 16 and 24? Are you out and proud or wanting to be? Well, MTV is looking for a few good queers for their upcoming special for National Coming Out Day. Check out the details below
Bunim-Murray Productions and MTV are seeking extraordinary people who appear to be between the ages of 16-24, who want to share their coming out stories. Whether you have already come out, or you want to come out, you can be part of a revolutionary TV special airing on National Coming Out Day (October 11).
-Do you have a particularly unique coming out story that you are willing to share?
-Do you hope to inspire others to gain confidence to come out as well?
-Are you tired of not being able to be completely honest about yourself with a relative or friend?
-Do you have someone in your life whom you have still not come out to and wish to involve in this special event?
-Who are you most scared to come out to? Why?
-Has there been a recent life incident that has inspired you to come out?
If you are interested in applying please go HERE: www.bmpcasting.com/comingout
Jen DeMartinoCasting DirectorComing Out SpecialBunim-Murray Productions
Now we have another reason to sing “New York, New York”
New York legislators cleared the last major hurdle to legalize same-sex marriage Friday when the state Senate followed the Assembly’s lead in approving legislation to do so.
Earlier in the day, the Assembly passed a version of the bill that included an amendment about religious institutions. The Friday night vote in the Senate means the legislation’s fate is now in the hands of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who proposed it.
Below is a question from Ask the Expert on 365gay.com. The question is a really good question. The answer, for the most part, is really good as well. I disagree with his assertion when it comes to fantasizing about someone of the same gender, but then again, I tend to believe pretty firmly in Kinsey’s 7 degrees of sexuality. In other versions of this scale, levels 1-5 are listed as degrees of bisexuality, but all of the scales that I found are this new one.
What do you believe? Click the link to read the question and then follow the source to read the answer. I would love to hear your views on this. Continue reading