FOX News rejects pro-Gay ad regarding DADT

Big surprise that Fox News adds another example of how unfair and unbalanced they are. Media Matters reports:

Once again proving that Fox News has a love/hate (perhaps more hate/hate) relationship with the LGBT community, the right-wing network has rejected an advertisement from the Palm Center featuring openly gay troops discussing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), according to a press release obtained by Media Matters.

Palm Center’s communications consultant Cathy Renna told Media Matters that Fox News’ ad department wrote in an email explaining their rejection of the ad, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is still on hold, so claiming the military is planning repeal is incorrect.”

Renna countered, saying “the ad is a demonstration by Palm that the experience of allied militaries has been that having openly gay service members by their side does not undermine combat effectiveness. The important thing is that these are our allies talking about their experience.”

The Palm Center was trying to get a diverse audience to view the ad, hence their approaching Fox News. Fox News isn’t having any of that kind of thing.




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Rep. John Conyers Is So Pro-Gay He Reads About Lesbians In Playboy On Plane Rides

Michigan's Democratic Rep. John Conyers, who has consistently voted in favor of the homos for years, was videotaped on a Detroit-to-D.C. flight flipping through an issue of Playboy in his aisle seat, pausing to stop on an article about lesbian sex. This proves two things: 1) The 81-year-old Conyers still prefers the printed page to a Kindle; and 2) He prefers classy porn.


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Catholic School Deletes Pro-Gay Student Op-Eds

SEAN SIMONSON X390A Catholic school in Minnesota decided to delete two student op-eds that generated controversy for criticizing the Catholic Church and supporting the struggle of gay teens.
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Are Pop Songs Pushing Pro-Gay Messages About Acceptance, Or Marketing Vapid Artists?

Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, Pink, Ke$ha, and Lady Gaga are all making "songs of survival," declares the New York Times, epicenter of trend spotting. This is actually not a new trend! "I Will Survive," anyone? What is new, however, is that with The Gays having gone mainstream, it's completely kosher for pop stars to include messages for homos — and even feature them in the music videos — as part of their branding strategy. You think Katy Perry gives a bigger shit about fostering an environment of acceptance for gays, or about selling the hell out of that "Firework" single? And while there's some evidence the pro-gay lyrics are coming from more than the pop genre (see: Mista Majah P's anti-gay bashing tune), call me when Korn records a gay anthem.

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RHODE ISLAND: Pro-Gay Independent Lincoln Chafee Wins Governor’s Race

Lincoln Chafee, who was the only GOP Senator to ever express support for marriage equality, has won the gubernatorial race in Rhode Island as an Independent. Democrat Frank Caprio had been leading up until two weeks ago, but lost ground after telling President Obama to “shove it” when he didn’t get Obama’s endorsement. Both Chafee and Caprio had promised to sign a marriage equality bill should one get to their desks.

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Pro-Gay DC Mayor Adrian Fenty Loses

Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, who enthusiastically signed the city’s marriage equality bill into law, has lost his reelection primary bid against City Council Chairman Vince Gray.

Gray’s victory is tantamount to election: Democrats hold a 10-1 registration edge in the capital city, and Republicans aren’t even fielding a mayoral candidate. Fenty already has ruled out taking the GOP line on the ballot. The mayor’s defeat comes despite the fact that a recent Washington Post poll showed 56% of Washingtonians happy about the direction of the city. But other community leaders, including Gray and his city council colleagues, complained that the mayor didn’t include them in decision-making. Fenty blamed his image problems on unpopular decisions he had to make to improve the city.

Gray was endorsed by the (gay) Gertrude Stein Democratic Club and a number of labor unions, including the police and fire departments.

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Remember When Charlie Crist Was Attacking Other Candidates For Pro-Gay Positions?

With Florida Gov. Charlie Crist ready to embrace the gays as he tries suckering his way into a U.S. Senate seat against Republican candidate Marco Rubio, his past was surely going to come back to haunt him. And no, I don't mean his sexual relationships with other men. I mean that time he used his opponents' support for LGBT equality to attack them.

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Vote For John Bolton In 2012 If You Want a More Pro-Gay President Than Obama?

I don’t have any trouble with that [repealing ‘Don’t Ask, ‘Don’t Tell] assuming it is done in a way that is respectful of the people in the military who have great difficulty with it. I don’t think there is any good answer to the question why shouldn’t gays and lesbians who want to serve their country be allowed to do it. [... Gay marriage is] going to happen [so why fight it?]

—John Bolton, former U.N. ambassador for George W. Bush's administration and preliminary 2012 presidential candidate, on his gay rights support (although some of these positions aren't exactly new: he never supported Bush's attempt to ban gay marriage in the Constitution)

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Australia’s Pro-Gay “Kingmakers”

Bandt x390 (Getty) I Advocate.comAustralia’s two party leaders turn to a pro-gay representative to try to form a government.
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Socarides on how gay marriage has become a pro-gay litmus test, and on why Obama has to endorse marriage equality now

From Richard Socarides, a former top aide to President Clinton, who has guest blogged on AMERICAblog Gay before.

[W]here you stand on the issue of marriage has become a kind of political litmus test for gay voters on whether you support full or partial equality. It is now seen as a proxy for whether you believe gays and lesbians are entitled to full dignity, respect and inclusion in every aspect of American society. And whether, in essence, our struggle for equality is worthy as a civil rights movement. Just saying you are for equal rights will no longer cut it.

Chad Griffin, president of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which brought the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case in California, said immediately after the ruling: “Today we begin the process of saying to the millions of people who are made to feel ostracized, besieged, bullied and ashamed of how God made them — be who you are, love who you love and marry who you wish to marry.”

That is not someone talking about just a marriage license…




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