Sunday, March 31, 2013

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Jamaica Observer
Wolfe, the station's Sunday Today anchor, whose father grew up in Puerto Rico, said the couple plan to wed and go on "Operation Baby" in December. "My girlfriend, Stephanie Gosk, and I are expecting a baby girl the end of August," she told reporters ...

via > LGBT by on 3/31/13
For years we've heard about the mythical coming out of the "gay Jackie Robinson": The first publicly out male athlete in one of the big pro leagues. In one fell swoop he's going to change the face of professional sports and open the floodgates for other gay athletes, just like Robinson did for black players.
The problem is, the first out athlete won't be the gay Jackie Robinson. He can't be.
Robinson was a very particular man at a very particular time in history. When we talk about the "gay Jackie Robinson," I'm afraid we diminish both of those pieces. In the process, we set a measuring stick so high we inadvertently push gay pro athletes deeper in the closet.
Robinson first swung a bat in Major League Baseball in 1947. That was eight years before Rosa Parks sat in the "wrong" seat. It was 15 years before the University of Mississippi was forcibly desegregated. The Civil Rights Act wasn't signed until 1964 ... eight years after Robinson retired.
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via About Gay Life on 3/31/13
Stubborn boyfriends are one thing, but an outright refusal to switch positions in the bedroom? We all have preferences, but how far would you go to get your boyfriend to explore? Read more...
ADVICE: Why Your Boyfriend Refuses To Bottom originally appeared Gay Life on Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 09:06:58.
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More Dishonest Coverage From Pro-Homosexual Media
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Bleacher Report

Who Should Mikey Garcia Fight Next: Orlando Cruz or Juan Manuel Lopez?
Bleacher Report
Orlando Cruz is the WBO's No. 1 contender and official mandatory challenger to Garcia's belt. Cruz has a quality amateur pedigree and represented Puerto Rico at the 2000 Olympics. As a pro, he has compiled a ... During his current run he captured the ...

via Queerty by Dan Avery on 3/31/13

There’s not a lot gay about Easter, except for maybe the whole thing with the 33-year-old bachelor in a loincloth. So artist Michael Angelo (yes, that’s his real name) made this Passion play with Madonna’s Baby Daddy, Carlos Leon, cast as as Jesus.
In the spirit of springtime and new beginnings, Michael Angelo’s filmCarlos Christo looks at the period of Jesus’ life between his baptism and his resurrection through a secular and lyrical lens.
Despite being tempted by great fear about a painful destiny, Jesus makes the ultimate sacrifice because of his love for the future of humanity. Angelo’s film is meant to remind us that regardless of our religion or our choice to not practice one, it is through courage and empathy that we will see our world reborn.
See, we’re not perving on Leon—it’s a spiritual thing.
Happy Easter, everyone!

via > LGBT by on 3/30/13
“Honey, we’re praying for you.”
This is how my mother ends every email she sends me. Typed in italics and peppered with smiling emoticons, Mom’s electronic missives are as precious as she is — as earnest as the Empty Tomb Cake she bakes each spring on Good Friday. An edible replica of the cave where Jesus was buried after dying on the cross for our sins, the Empty Tomb Cake is the standard passion week centerpiece in my childhood home. It is frosted in gray, surrounded by a field of green coconut grass, and finished off with a Hostess Ding-Dong as the stone that was rolled away. On Saturday night, after everyone goes to bed, Mom steals into the kitchen under cover of night and rolls the Hostess Ding-Dong away from the door of the Empty Tomb Cake, then retouches the frosting. On Easter morning Jesus has risen — right there in the middle of the kitchen table.
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SAN JUANPuerto Rico (AP) — The advance of gay rights across the United States is spreading into Puerto Rico, making the island a relatively gay...

via Queerty by Jeremy Kinser on 3/30/13
Not that you were planning to visit Gambia anytime soon, but go ahead and erase a vacation to the notoriously antigay West African country off your bucket list.
During an address to Gambia’s parliament March 28, president Yahta Jammeh, who previously announced he’d cut off the heads of gay people and that he can cure HIV/AIDS with herbs, , continued his antigay diatribe. Jammeh took the opportunity to send out yet another warning that gays are not welcome in his nation.
“Homosexuality is anti-humanity. I have never seen homosexual chicken, or turkey..,” Jammeh said during the speech. (We guess he hasn’t seen this video.) “If you are convicted of homosexuality in this country, there will be no mercy for offenders. We will put you in the female wing of the prison,” Jammeh continues.
“We want the population to grow. There will be children in this country. Homosexuality is anti-god, anti-human, and anti-civilization. Homosexuals are not welcome in the Gambia. If we catch you, you will regret why you are born [sic]. I have buffalos from South Africa and Brazil and they never date each other. We are ready to eat grass but we will not compromise on this. Allowing homosexuality means allowing satanic rights. We will not allow gays here.”
Yet for someone so virulently opposed to hot man-on-man action, Jammeh apparently loves a Half-Nelson. He curiously issued a mandate that makes wrestling part of Gambia’s educational curriculum.

via gay men puerto rico - Google Blog Search by unknown on 3/2/13
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The advance of gay rights across the United States is spreading into Puerto Rico, making the island a relatively gay... ... Man who confessed to molesting two children is sentenced. Released ...

via Gay Voices by Curtis M. Wong on 3/30/13
Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly in for a surprise when he visits Amsterdam next month.
As Pink News and are both reporting, the capital city of the Netherlands will fly the rainbow flag when Putin arrives on April 8 in protest of Russia's proposed "gay propaganda" legislation.
“The [Amsterdam] College wishes to express its concern with the rainbow flag and the seven districts will ask to do the same,” a spokesperson for the city’s council is quoted by Carbonated as saying. ”Amsterdam is committed to an open and tolerant city where everyone can be who he is. The flag stands for diversity and gay acceptance.”
Putin's visit, which marks a year of cultural exchange between Russia and the Netherlands, will include visits to the Maritime Museum and the Hermitage Museum,according to Pink News.
The Dutch reports coincide with news that Putin is now calling for a ban on foreign gay couples adopting Russian children, according to Gay Star News. Russian legislation which took effect in January already bans U.S. citizens from adopting children from Russia.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights have been a hot issue in Russia as of late. Shocking footage of a local LGBT rights activist being beaten by an alleged neo-Nazi made the blogosphere rounds earlier this week.
The activist, identified by Gay Star News as Artem Kalinin, was speaking out against the ban of a planned Pride parade, which had been scheduled for March 31 in Syktyvkar, at the time of the attack.
So-called "homosexual propaganda" legislation, which has already been enacted in St. Petersburg as well as a number of other Russian municipalities, is currently being pushed by the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church to be enforced nationwide.
Such laws would would make it illegal nationwide to provide minors with information that is defined as "propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism," according to the Associated Press, and bring a fine of up to $16,000.

via Gay Voices by VICE on 3/30/13
The first week of November 1989, filmmakers and executives from the Walt Disney Company gathered in a crowded room in Disney World in Orlando, Florida, to promote their latest cartoon to a group of pessimistic reporters. The press had reason to be skeptical: after two decades of critical and commercial flops following the death of its founder, Disney was bordering on bankruptcy, and the company's new CEO, Michael Eisner, had threatened to shut down the animation unit unless The Little Mermaid, its fall 1989 release, turned a profit.
As you probably know, they didn’t need to worry. The film was a huge hit, at least partly on the strength of its soundtrack. The New York Times praised the film’s music, and the movie won Oscars and Golden Globes for Best Song (“Under the Sea”) and Best Score. Two decades after the its release, Disney World remodeled Fantasyland to create an entire section devoted to Mermaid. But back then, in the crowded conference room, nobody knew this. The room was grim, and for good reason—if the filmed flopped, their careers might follow.

via Gay Voices by Curtis M. Wong on 3/30/13
Marie Osmond subtly re-affirmed her support of marriage equality in a poignant new interview.
The singer-actress, who is currently promoting her new memoir The Key Is Love: My Mother's Wisdom, A Daughter's Gratitude, spoke frankly about her daughter Jessica, who is openly gay.
"The God that I believe in is a god of love, not fear," Osmond, who is a practicing Mormon, told Diane Sawyer.
As for same-sex marriage, Osmond noted, "I believe in [my daughter's] civil rights, as a mother. I think that my daughter deserves everything that she desires in life. She's a good girl. She's a wonderful child." She then added, "I don't think God made one color flower. I think he made many."
Osmond, 53, has spoken out in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in previous years, usually citing Jessica's role in that mindset. "I think everybody should have the right to share homes and finances with somebody that they care about," she told KOST 103.5 Los Angeles in 2009. "You know on those types of things I'm very supportive. When it comes to marriage...I think that civil rights need to be for all."
Meanwhile, Osmond's brother Alan reportedly hosted a "pro-family" rally at the Utah State Capitol earlier this week, aimed at "benefitting the protection of marriage" from gay and lesbian Americans, according to Towleroad.

via Gay Voices by Curtis M. Wong on 3/30/13
Quite honestly, there isn't anything about gay dating that hasn't already been said ... until now! Before I proceed, however, I need a commitment. I know, I know ... the dreaded "C" word. Well, boyfriend, if you can't commit, then you can't date — it's that simple! Like it or not, chiseled cheeks, abs and pumped up biceps don't mean the men are just going to drop in your lap like flies. You gotta work at it and go the distance to get beyond sloppy, messy, "Who are you?" mornings!

via > LGBT by on 3/30/13
Many conservatives would have you believe that same-sex unions turn the institution of marriage upside-down -- but it's actually rather fitting with tradition. That is, if you consider the historical trajectory of marriage: It's changed tremendously over the decades, from a financial transaction to the romantic one that we know today. It would be naive to think that major changes won't continue in the decades to come.
Given this, and the Supreme Court hearings this week on the Defense of Marriage Act, I started thinking about what the future of marriage might look like. I wondered -- out of liberal glee, rather than conservative terror, mind you -- whether same-sex unions could open up the institution to even bigger changes. Might we someday extend marriage's 1,000-plus legal benefits and protections to people regardless of relationship status? Would we ever institutionally separate monogamy from marriage? What about allowing for polygamy or group parenthood?
I called up Barbara Risman, a senior scholar at the Council on Contemporary Families and sociology professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, to get her predictions. We talked about everything from monogamy to polygamy, utilitarian marriages to romance. One thing became clear: Marriage isn't going anywhere.
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via Queerty by Jeremy Kinser on 3/30/13

Dustin Lance Black, Chad Griffin, Rob Reiner, and others are featured in a new video released by the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER). The footage offers interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at the heroic team who earlier this week descended upon Washington D.C. where the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for and against Proposition 8, a California law that bans same-sex marriages, and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a federal law defining marriage as between a man and woman.
“The is exactly what our judicial system is for and this is where we should be on this day,” says Human Rights Campaign president Griffin, who was a founding member of AFER.
“Everything we’re doing is about the next generation so the young people out there who are falling in love for the first time do so without judgment,” adds Black.
Actor Rory O’Malley, who appeared in both the Broadway and Los Angeles productions of 8, Black’s play about the California court case, confesses he can’t wait until June, when a decision is expected to be made. Summer has never seemed so far away.

via Queerty by Jeremy Kinser on 3/30/13
SAL-BELLHOP-MAD-MENWith Mad Men returning April 7, the world eagerly awaits to see what’s it store for Don Draper, not to mention how the show’s wardrobe department will handle Jon Hamm’s battle of the bulge as the series moves into the tight-trousered late ’60s. Yet many queer fans are still smarting over the departure of closeted gay Sal Romano during season 3 and, rest assured, series creator Matthew Weiner empathizes with our anguish.
The Sterling Cooper art director, memorably played with just the right amount of swish by Bryan Batt, was a victim of the time. Although married to a female, he still yearned for fulfillment with a man, when he wasn’t busy swooning to Ann-Margret movies. Romano was unceremoniously fired from the ad agency after he rebuffed the advances of a drunken client.
It was a move that surprised and angered many hardcore fans, but Weiner says that while it was a tough decision, it was necessary in the interest of historical accuracy.
“More than with any other character, I’ve had lots of conversations about that,” Weiner tells Wall Street Journal. “I wanted to tell the story of how incredibly unfair it was for Sal, and that’s the sacrifice I made. It’s a gigantic moment in the series.”
As the series heads into its penultimate season, here’s hoping Sal makes a return in time to raise hell at the Stonewall riots.

via Gay Puerto Rico Links's Facebook Wall by Gay Puerto Rico Links on 3/30/13

via Queerty by Jeremy Kinser on 3/30/13
Who was the most beautiful couple in cinema history you ask? Sure, there’s support for Brad and Angie, as well as Heath and Jake. Yet, as good gays, we think none can compare to the fabled pairing of movie legends Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.
The epically hetero Taylor, who would become a tirelessly devoted friend to the gay community during the early years of the AIDS epidemic, and the tragically closeted Clift torridly tangled in three films (A Place in the SunRaintree County, andSuddenly, Last Summer), but was their passion consummated off-screen, as well? Screen legend Debbie Reynolds claims it was.
In her upcoming memoir, Unsinkable (out Tuesday), Carrie Fisher’s unbridled mommy, who would infamously lose hubby Eddie Fisher to Taylor in 1958, remembers an incident at a party at Taylor’s Hollywood Hills mansion that indicates the easy-on-the-eyes duo didn’t save the smolder for the camera.
LizandMontyReynolds recalls her surprise watching as Clift and Taylor, then married to stuff British actor Michael Wilding, “laughed and giggled while making out in the water in front of us all… Even though Monty had boyfriends as well as girlfriends, it was obvious that he and Elizabeth had been intimate. Elizabeth could seduce any man, gay or straight,” Reynolds writes.
Unfortunately, this was the same night that the otherwise gay Clift, who’s many demons included an affair with the bottle, had consumed too much alcohol and crashed his car after leaving the bash, disfiguring  his impossibly beautiful face. It’s become Hollywood lore that upon hearing the news of the accident, Taylor rushed to assist her beloved friend.
“Elizabeth stuck her hand in his mouth, felt the back of his throat where some of his teeth had become lodged after being knocked out, and pulled them to prevent him from choking,” Reynolds says of her fellow icon. “He might have died if she hadn’t come to his aid.” Clift would eventually die at age 45 in 1966 , while Taylor would survive until 2011.
We’ve long admired Taylor’s passion, particularly her slavish devotion to her LGBT friends and tireless commitment to raising awareness for HIV/AIDS, but Reynolds’ anecdote begs a question: Would you have switched teams for Elizabeth Taylor?

via Gay Voices by The Huffington Post on 3/30/13
Michigan Republican Dave Agema says he is refusing to resign after promoting an article that said “part of the homosexual agenda is to get the public to affirm their filthy lifestyle."
"They say 'Dave's got to withdraw' or 'he's got to resign,' which I'm not going to do," Agema told WWMT Newschannel 3.
Agema, a former lawmaker who now serves as a Michigan Republican National Committeeman, said he posted the article to promote discussion on gay issues within the GOP.
"Now's the time to discuss it, that's why I brought it up," Agema said. "Say, 'oh, you're dividing the party,' no, I don't think so; we're standing on the principle of the party. If the party doesn't stand on its principle, we'll lose our base."
Agema defended much of what was said in the controversial article, which Agema posted to his personal Facebook page in late March. Newschannel 3 reports:
Agema did distance himself from a comment in the article that claimed the homosexual lifestyle was "filthy.""They quoted as what somebody else said and attributed it to me; I didn't say that," Agema said. "So, do I agree with everything that that guy [said] and the way he said it in the article, no. But he gives a lot of statistics on the results of the health and mental and physical health of the lifestyle and what it causes."
Agema is referring to numbers referenced by the purported author, a writer identifying themselves as Dr. Frank Joseph, which allege that if a person is homosexual, it cuts years off their life.
On Thursday, Agema called calls for his resignation a "joke."
Controversy over Agema's anti-gay beliefs comes just days after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on two cases involving gay couples' rights.
Watch a video of Agema's interview with Newschannel 3 above.

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