WATCH: CW33′s ‘Gay Agenda’ on ENDA, Ernst & Young’s ‘sexy boys’

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CW33′s Doug Magditch came by to interview me about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for the Gay Agenda this week. I’m not sure why he didn’t ask me about Ernst & Young’s “sexy boys” problem instead. Watch this week’s episode below.

—  John Wright

WATCH: CW33′s ‘Gay Agenda’

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In this week’s installment, Doug Magditch — recently referred to as “a sexy Barbara Walters with bigger biceps” — discusses a Texas Senate committee’s historic vote to advance a pro-LGBT bill, the AIDS treatment that will soon be available for $10 a month in South Africa, and — while he’s on the subject of South Africa — the first traditional same-sex wedding in the country, shown above. We’re not sure whether it was the cold weather or he’s embarrassed, but Doug covered up his biceps this week. Watch it below.

—  John Wright

WATCH: CW33′s ‘Gay Agenda’

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In this week’s Gay Agenda, CW33′s Doug Magditch (who’s sporting a new look) reports on the Boy Scouts’ decision to poll parents on its gay ban, an online test that shows how homophobic people are, and news that the Vatican owns a gay sauna. Watch it below.

—  John Wright

WATCH: CW33’s ‘Gay Agenda’

Picture 42In this week’s installment, CW33’s Doug Magditch highlights Texas’ “homosexual conduct” law that’s still on the books a decade after the U.S. Supreme Court found it unconstitutional. The segment also mentions a drag queen who was asked to read at a daycare and then uninvited because his appearance was “inappropriate,” as well as the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity at Boston’s Emerson College that’s raising money for a trans brother’s surgery.

Watch it below.

—  Dallasvoice

WATCH: CW33′s ‘Gay Agenda’

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This week’s “Gay Agenda” focuses on the high rate of new HIV infections in the black community. The CW33’s Doug Magditch also points out the hundreds of out politicians across the nation, including the possibility of Dallas getting an out City Council member this year. And finally, as the image above shows, a new lingerie line is coming this spring for transgender women.

Watch it below.

—  Dallasvoice

WATCH: Brendon Ayanbadejo’s abs, and Doug Magditch on Grindr

Watch this week’s episode of CW33′s “The Gay Agenda” below.

—  John Wright

WATCH: Lesbian shares story behind ‘Keep Denton Queer’ group

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Kat Ralph and her friends started a Facebook group a few weeks ago to combat an anti-gay experience at a local bar.

They launched “Keep Denton Queer” to share positive and negative experiences at local businesses. Ralph said she eventually wants to create ally stickers for LGBT-friendly businesses. In the meantime, she’s already created a starter website and is working with a local printer to make T-shirts.

Ralph recently spoke about her experience that led to the group’s creation on the CW33.

Watch the video below.

—  Dallasvoice

Local rapper DPhil Spanglishman in touch with his femme side

Hip-Hop Wired pointed us to this CW33 tidbit from last week about one local rapper who’s pushing, what he calls, the XY Movement in which straight guys can wear clothes made for women. Daryll Duane Philips II, or DPhil Spanglishman, is opting for lipstick as part of his daily image and says it’s all about expression. Giselle Phelps reported the story.

In the piece, he said, “A lot of people feel like a lot of colors or tight clothes is homosexual. I feel like it’s more of an expression of me.”

For his girlfriend, it’s kind of a win-win. She comments on the benefit of sharing lipstick as well as enduring gay comments from friends and family.

This isn’t all that new. And actually, Phelps has done a piece on this before back in September which also pointed to another local rapper feeling his femme side.

Trend or not, I have to say “bravo” to the guys for taking a risk within their music, which is historically homophobic, and blurring the gender lines. If it’s nothing more than for grabbing attention, well, the 19-year-old has succeeded. He’s all over the interwebs just like a Kardashian.

—  Rich Lopez