181 posts categorized "HUFFINGTONPOST"
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A truly annoying piece on HuffPo takes it upon itself to apologize for Madonna and GLAAD's "flamboyant" statement against the Boy Scouts. As I wrote on the site and to the author on Twitter, I don't believe activists get anywhere by coddling, wringing our hands and expressing disappointment. I'm offended by the concept of approaching a sworn enemy (as the Scouts' decision-makers are) with an apology and I think the entire GLAAD appearance, while pointed, was really very funny. Madonna's ridiculous get-up tweaked the Scouts and was a great way to mock just how silly their policy really is.
Worse than silly, it's discriminatory, and it's a policy they've had ample opportunity to reconsider in recent decades. Their clear-eyed decision to keep going with it (for now) makes the Boy Scouts absolutely equal to a restricted country club, so they should be mocked and shamed, not the activist-minded Madonna and GLAAD, who are, after all, on the right side of history.
ANYway, I'm sure the author was well-intentioned, but I really think his piece gives aid and succor to an enemy. And until they change their policy, they are an enemy.
As an antidote, check out the cute backstage video above, in which the face of the battle vs. the Scouts—lesbian mom Jennifer Tyrrell—humbly thanks Madonna for "doing that," to which Madonna says, "My pleasure."
Here is Jennifer from the carpet that evening, before her emotional speech from the stage:
Via HuffingtonPost: The literary birth of a chorus boy.
Where in the world is Matt Lauer's fan club?
1/4 of men sit to pee in order to keep texting.
The ultimate Kyliedonna megamix.
Which Madonna era are you?
LIKE A PROGRESSIVE: Ask yourself what Madonna would do.
Over 60% of Americans think marriage equality is inevitable.
Smash moves to Saturdays.
A "fierce Latina superhero Web series."
Little League raffle's top prize is an AR-15 assault rifle.
"Gus Mattox" (aka Tom Judson) defends the honor of gay porn.
Jesse McCartney's all grown up and releasing a new album.
TN Senate opts to "pray away the gay."
World's largest gay nightclub, Krave Massive, opens in Vegas June 15.
World's oldest cat turns 27.
Stephen Fry &. anti-gay Russian politician go at it "hammer & tongs."
HAPPILY NEVER AFTER: Best Disney parody of all time.
Help tell Uganda its "Kill the Gays" bill is abhorrent.
Horrendous 100-car pile-up.
Cameron pushing for marriage-equality vote in the UK.
Can Dems retake the House in '14?
Abortion fanboy Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) won't quit.
You buyin' what Garrett Neff's sellin'?
United States out of Mexico?
Caddy/boy: Cadillac Ranch millionaire accused of bribing boys for sex.
Boeing is anti-marriage equality.
Quinn Jaxon, underwear godling, spills his guts.
Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez: Liz & Prick.
You Better Re-Work: RuPaul releases a slew of remixes.
Don't Like It, Like It: Rihanna's outfit resembles Webster S/M chic.
Damiana does Thanksgiving.
Is Truvada effective in preventing HIV?
Anti-Planned Parenthood Komen ex-exec eyes Senate bid.
U.N. pushing for gender-ID protection.
Pulling Some Strings: Neil Patrick Harris's new Nerdist puppet series.
Hollywood Reporter's mea culpa re the '40s/'50s blacklist era.
Stone Fox: Emma Stone has a sex tape, and "that's a fact."
FOX News shits on Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Good As You does far better.
Dean Geyer continues to be cute.
Chick Flick: Emily's List video thanks supporters.
Scarborough semi-apologizes to Nate Silver.
Teen students routinely sodomized during hazing.
Jared Leto is a poor man's Lucy Punch as a girl.
Kylie does "The Loco-Motion" on Strictly Come Dancing.
The Naked Truth: SF bans nudity.
Normalizing sex talk.
Christine Quinn well-positioned to be NYC's first out mayor.
Shirtless Versace TV ad.
Madonna's MDNA DVD to be filmed in Miami.
Anderson Cooper awkwardly discusses his MDNA experience.
Uganda's "kill the gays" bill to the House floor Tuesday.
Gabby Giffords's successor, Ron Barber (D-Arizona) won after all.
Shoot!: AZ gun store bans O voters.
Jennifer Esposito, diagnosed with celiac disease, canned by CBS.
Turns out Republicans want "gifts," too.
Allen West, won't you please go now?
Suck It, Shatner: George Takei sings.
Trump's steakhouse plays even dirtier than its namesake.
Hot Dudes in White Underwear = why Facebook was invented.
Political expression vs. sedition = splitting hairs?
Online petition urges Macys: Dump Trump.
Obama's Latino support = 75%.
If Latinos turn Texas blue, Republicans can forget the presidency. Ever.
FAB: Live singing wasn't invented by Les Miz.
Chad White, Adam Senn & Kevin Sampaio strip.
New Web Series: How to find YOUR Obama.
Out's Out100 continues to roll out.
First openly bi member of Congress elected.
Fordham College Republicans disinvite Ann Coulter.
The Wise Kids hits DVD.
DC gay flag football: Gangnam Style.
Painfully annoying Brant Brother Peter Jr. jokes about killing the prez on Twitter, the friend he was tweeting with defends their actions ("People seriously need to take a joke") and then Peter finally apologizes under duress.
His daddy is publishing mogul Peter Brant (maybe one of those bazillionaires who wasted an obscene amount of money in trying to unseat the president in favor of people who think rape is all in the semantics?) and his mommy is supermodel Stephanie Seymour.
For good measure, Peter also joked about women's rights, which is odd since he's such a girl himself. Recall that he is also the one who was spotted all but making out with his mom.
President Barack Obama's instant-classic 2 a.m. victory speech.
Why his win is, in fact, a mandate.
Mitt Romney's brief but conciliatory concession.
Tammy Baldwin's powerful victory speech.
Tommy Thompson's deflated concession speech.
Elizabeth Warren's exhilarated victory speech.
Scott Brown's defensive concession speech.
Claire McCaskill's against-all-odds victory speech.
Todd Akin's must-see revolting cunt-cession speech.
Jon Tester (D) looks set to beat Denny Rehberg (R) in MT.
Gabby Giffords' aide slightly behind in race to succeed her in AZ.
Openly gay Richard Tisei (R) loses to John Tierney (D) in MA.
Michele Bachmann (RX100) beats Jim Graves (D) in MN...barely.
Allen West (RX1,000) probably loses to Patrick Murphy (D) in FL...barely.
Jeff Flake (R) defeats Richard Carmona (D) in AZ.
Senate will have highest % of females ever...at 18%.
GA won by Romney, but by less than 8%. Swing state '16.
All four marriage-equality votes favored the good guys.
OH newswoman has zero integrity, sick of talking about it.
GOProud not only stupid, but also bitter.
Brian Williams on Trump: "Driven well past the last exit to relevance."
Projection: Diane Sawyer is sleeping it off right now.
CO, WA & MA chillax on the pot issue.
L.A.: Porn performers must wear condoms.
Other stars react to President Obama's big win.
Karl Rove refuses to accept reality. Worked in '00. Not this time.