ANNIVERSARIES: Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong, George Amerson and Mike Grossman

ARMSTRONG-YOUNG  | Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong celebrated their 40th anniversary Monday, April 18. The couple met on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1971 through the Gay Liberation Front organization there. They had a civil union in Vermont in 2000 and were legally married in California in August 2008.

 

GROSSMAN-AMERSON  | George Amerson and Mike Grossman marked their 40th anniversary Wednesday, April 20, after celebrating the event with a gathering of family and friends the previous weekend. Grossman is a Minneapolis native who had lived in Dallas a year when he met Amerson, a native of west Texas who had already lived in Dallas several years when they met. The couple say they are most proud of their children, Laura and Devon Cloud and Barney and Stephanie Grossman, and their grandchildren, Miles and Rachel. The two work in residential real estate, Grossman for 50 years and Amerson for more than 35 years.

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Death: Burleigh John ‘B.J.’ Smith

Burleigh John “B.J.”  Smith, 62, of Dallas died March 29 from complications due to liver cancer.

Born in Shreveport to the late Bernard Cyril and Gwendolyn Smith, B.J.Smith worked 20 years for Cinemark Theaters as a film buyer before retiring in early 2010. He had a very outgoing and uplifting personality and he never met a stranger. His hobbies and interests included singing with the Turtle Creek Chorale for 11 years, movies, traveling, cooking and enjoying food and wine with friends.

He is survived by his partner of 31 years, Dennis Bellotto,; his sister Lynn Norton and family of Flower Mound; his brother Barney Smith and family of San Antonio; and his cherished cat Lance.

In lieu of flowers, Smith requested that memorial donations be made to AMFAR www.amfar.org or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society www.lls.org. No formal memorial service is planned at this time.

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Flashback: Barney with us, even when ‘us’ was still ‘they’

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Barney Frank on the radical homosexual agenda




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Barney takes on ‘showers’

And he does a good job. As an aside, I love how the far-right news service starts the video with what I guess is their tag line:

“Most Americans believe the media has some bias. And the Media Research Center proves it.”

LOL I’m sure the “throw me down the stairs my shoes” aspect of the lede eludes them.

(H/t LGBT/POV)




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Barney Frank Reveals Gay Agenda

BARNEY FRANK DON'T ASK DON'T TELL X390 (CNN GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COMIn the wake of President Barack Obama signing the repeal of “don’t ask,
don’t tell” into law, Barney Frank reflected on fears that the so-called
radical homosexual agenda would be enacted if Rep. Nancy Pelosi became
House speaker.
Advocate.com: Daily News

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Barney Frank Reveals Gay Agenda

BARNEY FRANK DON'T ASK DON'T TELL X390 (CNN GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COMIn the wake of President Barack Obama signing the repeal of “don’t ask,
don’t tell” into law, Barney Frank reflected on fears that the so-called
radical homosexual agenda would be enacted if Rep. Nancy Pelosi became
House speaker.
Advocate.com: Daily News

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Barney Frank: ‘I Will Confess That I Left My Purse at Home’

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Rep. Barney Frank discussed Obama's accomplishments with Chris Matthews highlighting the recent repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and what it will do to diminish prejudice. Matthews nearly loses it as Barney injects a bit of sarcasm into the conversation.

Said Frank:

"I was reading the comments — a young Marine 18 years old – who said 'well I'm against this because we're macho. We're Marines. And gay men are girly. Now, I will confess that I left my purse at home….uh, and I'm sorry that I didn't live up to his prediction. Giving gay and lesbian people a chance to show, in the most important and challenging thing you can do in America, that we really are like everybody else except for our choices about what we do in intimate moments – that's a very important breakthrough."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP



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News: San Francisco, Mark Wahlberg, Barney Frank, FOX News

 road Bones found in the South Pacific might be those of lost aviator Amelia Earhart.

Swallow  road Ever wonder about some of the strange things people have swallowed? There's now an entire book devoted to the subject.

 road Prince Harry gets honored in Germany.

 road Malaysian politician, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom reacts to a popular Youtube video where a writer from his country talks openly about his own sexuality: For Muslims, we must remember that being gay is against our religious teaching."

 road The Situation has been using an image of a painting of himself on his Facebook page but the artist hasn't asked him to remove it because she feels as if he won't understand copyright laws.

 road Levi Johnston has a girlfriend and Bristol is just fine with it.

Mark  road Mark Wahlberg and his pecs grace the cover of Sports Illustrated.

 road It's not very difficult to spoof the Kardashian sisters.

 road Some San Franciscans want the rainbow flag street banners that have been up in the castro for years removed.

 road In non-news of the day, a study has found that Fox News viewers are the most misinformed consumers of news.

 road Barney Frank tells Maureen Dowd about the possibility of a gay US president: “It’s one thing to have a gay person in the abstract. It’s another to see that person as part of a living, breathing couple. How would a gay presidential candidate have a celebratory kiss with his partner after winning the New Hampshire primary? The sight of two women kissing has not been as distressful to people as the sight of two men kissing.”


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Rep. Barney Frank On House Democrats’ Rejection Of Obama’s Tax Compromise

Joe. My. God.

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