Sarah Palin Slams Obama On DOMA

“I have always believed that marriage is between one man and one woman. Like the majority of Americans, I support the Defense of Marriage Act and find it appalling that the Obama administration decided not to defend this federal law which was enacted with broad bipartisan support and signed into law by a Democrat president. It’s appalling, but not surprising that the President has flip-flopped on yet another issue from his stated position as a candidate to a seemingly opposite position once he was elected.” – Sarah Palin, as triumphantly quoted today by Maggie Gallagher.

Joe. My. God.

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Seymour’s Gay Son Slams Paparazzi

PETER BRANT JR. X390Last week, blogs went wild running paparazzi pics of supermodel
Stephanie Seymour and her son frolicking on the beach, insinuating that
the too are close — maybe too close.
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Glenn Close Slams Antigay Navy Vid

GLENN CLOSE X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMGlenn Close is deeply offended by her appearance in a raunchy antigay
video made by a high-ranking Naval officer and shown to troops on the
aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.
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Ali Forney Center Director Slams Bloomberg for ‘It Gets Better’ Video, Hypocrisy on LGBT and Homeless Youth

Carl Siciliano, Executive Director of the Ali Forney Center, which provides shelter and services for homeless LGBT youth, is furious at NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg for an "It Gets Better" video the mayor released earlier today, in which he urged bullied gay youth to come to New York City where they would be accepted.

Siciliano explains, in a statement: Siciliano

"Two days after slashing support to homeless youth programs in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg has the gall to release a video telling LGBT youth that 'It Gets Better.' Mayor Bloomberg, your cruel and reckless cuts to the meager support system for homeless LGBT youth in New York City just made things for them much worse! On January 1st,  Bloomberg cut support for outreach to homeless youth in half, cut most drop-in centers for homeless youth by a third, and cut support for the two LGBT homeless youth drop-in programs in half. In New York City there are over 1,000 LGBT youth suffering on the streets every night without access to safe shelter. The drop-in centers and outreach are their only support. Homeless LGBT youth are at incredible risk of suicide with 62% reporting that they have considered or attempted suicide.

The LGBT community needs to recognize these cuts as an attack against our most vulnerable youth, and against us as a whole. We pay just as much taxes as anyone, and there are far too few City-funded programs that support our most vulnerable youth.  If we can be treated like this in a city with as strong an community as NYC, how will our youth ever get their fair share of the resources they need and deserve? I cannot speak strongly enough about what a horror it is to have LGBT youth who have been discarded by homophobic parents flock to us for help, and to have to counsel them to sleep in the subways because there are not nearly enough beds for them."

Said Bloomberg in the video: "Right now there may be some of you out there who feel that there's no hope, or that you're not wanted. Well I have a message for you. New York City wants you. New York has always been the place where anyone can go, and be who they're supposed to be, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual identity. We need you."


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Dan Savage Slams GOProud

“GOProud describes marriage equality as a ‘states rights issue’ which is what interracial marriage once was. GOProud isn’t a pro-gay rights organization, they are an organization of gay Quislings and useful idiots that help to window-dress the Republican Party, which is really still rabidly anti-gay to its core.” – Dan Savage, speaking on Countdown tonight. Savage goes on to slam Peter LaBarbera, who was instantly on Twitter to respond.

Joe. My. God.

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The View Slams Bill Donohue

Joe. My. God.

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Dr. Laura Slams DADT

DR LAURA SCHLESSINGER X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMDr. Laura does a 180 and slams the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, saying, “this business of being concerned about whether or not a person is gay is utterly ridiculous.”
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Lambda Legal slams Obama administration for appealing Witt’s DADT ruling

Via press release, here’s the very strong statement from the Legal Director of Lambda Legal, Jon Davidson (with my emphasis added):

“We congratulate Major Witt on her return to service and our colleagues at the ACLU of Washington who represented her. However, the decision to appeal by the Department of Justice leaves us wondering just what part of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue’ does the Obama Administration not get? Notwithstanding President Obama’s concession that the military’s current anti-gay policies are hurting national security, his administration is continuing to pursue the discharge of a decorated officer who did not ‘tell,’ who would not have even been investigated under the military’s current guidelines, and whose discharge has been found not to promote unit cohesion or morale. While it is good that the administration decided not to seek a stay of Major Witt’s reinstatement, there was no necessity for an appeal to be filed, contrary to suggestions of Obama Administration representatives. After a trial, Major Witt was found to be ‘an exemplary officer,’ ‘an effective leader,’ ‘a caring mentor’ and ‘an integral member of an effective team,’ whose ‘loss within [her] squadron resulted in a diminution of the unit’s ability to carry out its mission.’ Filing this appeal and refusing to suspend discharges pending the repeal of the military’s current anti-gay policy is a significant failure on the part of our nation’s Commander in Chief.

We agree with Lambda Legal. Robert Gibbs was wrong. There was no necessity for this appeal to be filed. It’s is a significant failure.

Sign our letter to the President, urging him to become actively involved in the effort to pass the Defense bill with the DADT language. We’re running out of time — and we don’t need another significant failure. The letter is here.




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Power Rangers Producer Slams Yost

DAVID YOST POWER RANGER X390 (GRAB FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMOne of the top producers for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
claims Blue Ranger David Yost didn’t quit over homophobia on the set. He
says Yost quit because he wanted more money and that the Blue Ranger
was always a “pain in the ass.”
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