Dossier – November 14, 2008

Posted on 13 Oct 2008 at 6:39pm

Elton bails on gay ‘marriage’

Billionaire British rocker roots for separate-but-equal civil partnerships


On Tuesday, Elton John and his partner David Furnish were in New York for an annual benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which was hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The UK rocker told USA Today that gays should forget the fight for marriage equality — they should be happy with civil partnerships

"We’re not married. Let’s get that right. We have a civil partnership," Elton said. In December 2005, John and Furnish tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony in Windsor, England.

"What is wrong with Proposition 8 is that they went for marriage. Marriage is going to put a lot of people off, the word marriage," he continued. "I don’t want to be married. I’m very happy with a civil partnership. If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership. You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships."

Pregnant man preggers again.
On Tuesday Nov. 18 at 9 p.m., the Discovery Health channel will air "Pregnant Man," a documentary about Thomas Beatie during the final weeks of his first pregnancy.

The doc follows Beatie, a former beauty queen and now a transgender man, and, his wife Nancy through the final weeks of Beatie’s first pregnancy. He gave birth to a baby girl in June.

Now though artificial insemination, Beatie just announced that he’s pregnant again.

Don’t call her a Lez-lo
Lindsay Lohan graces the new cover of Harper’s Bazaar. And in the accompanying article, she insists she’s not a lesbian.

"I think it’s pretty obvious who I’m seeing," Lindsay admits after much, much prodding. "I think it’s no shock to anyone that it’s been going on for quite some time. … She’s a wonderful person and I love her very much."

Has she previously been with a girl? Lohan says, "I don’t know. Maybe."

Has she ever been embarrassed about being attracted to a woman? "No."

Would she classify herself as bisexual? "Maybe. Yeah." Lesbian? "No."

She goes on, "I don’t want to classify myself. First of all, you never know what’s going to happen — tomorrow, in a month, a year from now, five years from now. I appreciate people, and it doesn’t matter who they are, and I feel blessed to be able to feel comfortable enough with myself that I can say that."

Lohan sees herself getting married "eventually," but whether to a man or a woman, "I don’t know."

Trick-Trick doesn’t want ‘faggot’ money
A rapper who is best known for his work with Eminem has warned gays that his new album contains extreme homophobic lyrics. In an interview with All Hip Hop, performer Trick-Trick (a.k.a. Christian Mathis) said, "I’ma go on the record right now with this. Homosexuals are probably not gonna like this album. I don’t want your faggot money any goddamn way. I don’t like it. Carry that shit somewhere else."

Eminem produced his latest album, "The Villain." In it he name checks Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell, calling them "dyke bitches."

"Every time that you turn on the TV, that sissy shit is on," Trick-Trick says.

"And they act like its fucking okay. The world is changing for the worst when shit like that happens. And I address that issue. I address it hard as hell."

The album also features vocal appearances by Ice Cube and 50 Cent.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 14, 2008.

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