Watch: Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns and Husband J.D. Angle on ‘The Last Word’

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Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns and his husband J.D. Angle appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell to talk about Burns' viral speech about bullying. Angle says he didn't know that Joel had even written the speech till just before he delivered it. Angle also says that he hadn't heard Joel's bullying story in 17 years of marriage.

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Fame no immunization from other ‘f word’

BieberPop star Justin Bieber was reportedly involved in a minor weekend altercation, wherein a kid taunted the “Baby” singer with a terms that’s far less sweet:

Sources say that Bieber became frustrated when the kid cornered him and wouldn’t stop shooting and when Bieber told him, “That’s enough” … the kid responded, “What are you gonna do about it, faggot?”

We’re told a shocked Bieber replied, “Excuse me?” Sources say the other kid responded, “You’re a faggot” and then put his hand out toward Bieber and Bieber pushed it away as he left.

Justin Bieber — Homophobic Bullying Victim [TMZ]

Bieber is said to have used the popular “I know you are but what am I? Oh yea, that’s right: Rich. Filthy, stinking, Miley Cyrus level rich. Bwa ha ha ha!!!!!!” line of defense.




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Watch: ‘At 13′, A Spoken Word Anti-Bullying Performance by Kenneth Morrison

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Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, the filmmakers behind the documentary Out in the Silence (I posted about them previously here), produced this powerful spoken word piece from Kenneth Morrison.

At13 They write, in the HuffPost:

"This heart wrenching spoken word piece by Kevin Morrison, filmed in our home base in Washington D.C., lays bare what it feels like for a 13-year-old to be rejected by his family, ridiculed by his church, and called the f*ggot by his peers. To feel like he was dead on the inside. To believe that there was no other way out than to take a knife to his veins."

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Video: ‘The Real F Word’

Wow, “The Real Housewives of NJ” actually agree on something: That “F words” and other gay slurs are bad. This from next week’s reunion (pt 2):

True to the form of the show, “the F word” responded by tossing a table, then was awarded a book deal for that kind of behavior.




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Kookaburra Song Loses the Word “Gay”

KOOKABURRA X390 (ISTOCKPHOTO) | ADVOCATE.COMAn Australian primary school has removed the word “gay” from the children’s folk song, “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree,” saying kids might be confused by the word’s double meaning. 
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Dan Savage on Mitch McConnell taking Obama’s word that he’s a Christian

Yesterday, on Meet the Press, Mitch McConnell talked about Obama’s religion:

“The president says he’s a Christian. I take him at his word. I don’t think that’s in dispute,”

Dan Savage provides the only appropriate response.




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Rosie O’Donnell Has Never Met Lesbians Like The Lesbians of The Real L Word

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I've never met gay women like this. And they scare me a little bit. They do, [I'm] a little frightened.

—Rosie O'Donnell waits until after The Real L Word's strap-on episode to weigh in on the Showtime reality show. Perhaps these gals will appear on Rosie's new OWN show.

[audio via Autostraddle]


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