107 posts categorized "PROPOSITION 8"

Jul 02 2013
Full Windsor: NYC Gay Pride 2013 Comments (2)
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José and I were supposed to have a big gay brunch with 10 people, but when we arrived to the eatery on Greenwich at 1PM, Grand Marshal of the Gay Pride Parade, Edie Windsor, was being driven past. Not wanting to miss the whole thing, we canceled and instead watched over an hour of the parade from a fantastic vantage point on Christopher.

DSC02339Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn embraces supporters at a pre-Pride availability.

I know some people think they're too cool for Gay Pride. I wish they didn't. Gay Pride is a unique time of the year when one sees a true diversity of people coming together to celebrate what connects us. It is a mixture of frivolity and deadly seriousness, of politics and pecs, of drag and advocacy.

Mike-BloombergWe ran into Mayor Mike Bloomberg—Quinn's Svengali—on W. 34th, ducking into...Bebe???

I personally have fun with it each year after having skipped something like 10 years in a row a few years back.

Lesbian cop mommyLesbian mommy cop with her li'l one. Adorable!

Chest bumpA gay-lesbian chest bump.

Gimme five gay pride babyHe almost got squashed by a truck, which was not cute. But this was cute!

Gay pride hot assNothing Freudian about this at all.

Above, check out a gallery of images.

Below, some more images with caps...

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Jun 29 2013
Need To Know: Married To The Gay Mob, Dirty Sanchez, Soaking Up Your Son, Franco's Fave Diva + MORE Comments (10)

Jeff-Paul-AFER-gayThe marrying kind.

*widget boy cultureTHEY DID: Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo, Prop 8 plaintiffs, are man and husband. Zimmerman-ice-cream

*widget boy cultureChick-Fil-A's Cathy still a dumb cluck on gay issues.

*widget boy cultureICE COLD: Just like Zimmerman, his lawyer #killed it.

*widget boy cultureBaldwin denies homophobia behind his latest rant.

*widget boy cultureNYPD doubles Pride protection.

*widget boy cultureSCOTUS: "I've been married just as long as you have."

*widget boy cultureJames Franco's fave diva? "Madonna. She rules."

*widget boy cultureHow to get Madonna's MDNA makeup

*widget boy culturePhil Fusco devastates on Sensitif. Young-shirtless-Naomi-Watts-sexy-adore-hot

*widget boy cultureMadonna's Rocco "ready to die" for #secretproject?

*widget boy cultureDrake Jensen's "Scars" video takes on bullying.

*widget boy cultureGay Pride remix of Martha Wash's "It's My Time."

*widget boy cultureTricking Bieber fans = shooting fish in a barrel.

*widget boy cultureGorgeous "Heart of Glass" remix.

*widget boy cultureSupersexy, taboo-ish Adore trailer.

*widget boy cultureNew LGBT-targeted I LOVE NEW YORK site.

*widget boy cultureBernhard, Thompson, DeLaria = So Over the Rainbow.

*widget boy cultureSKINNYFATTIES: Gay-owned tailoring biz modernizes ties.

*widget boy cultureCan someone modernize Evangelicals?

*widget boy cultureMale models frolic in the tropics.

*widget boy cultureMARK SANCHEZ'S BUTT. That is all.

*widget boy cultureThe hysterical Jackie Hoffman is at 54 Below Sundays in July.


Jun 27 2013
On The Outs: A Review Of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders's THE OUT LIST Comments (1)

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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders's The Out List follows his The Black List and The Latin List as an HBO documentary that serves as sort of a moving portraits of a number of LGBT luminaries, and by its diversity of subject, of the LGBT community at large.

WANDAAiring June 27 on HBO, The Out List is in some respects a simple, to-camera Q&A with famous LGBTs. Stylistically, nothing new. But the sum is greater than its parts. Greenfield-Sanders engenders (in some cases, the editing is a bit too aggressive) plain-spoken, highly personal responses from the people in front of his lens. In the same way that he showed a new side of porn stars via photography, many of these familiar faces are presented in slightly different ways in this film.

Most interestingly, the edge behind Lady Bunny's humor is revealed, not purposely, to be her anger over being marginalized by not only the world at large but by her own community, especially the young'uns.

What follows are memorable quotes from each of the film's subjects. Check them out, and don't miss this queer filmic time capsule when it airs later this month on the 44th anniversary of Stonewall...

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Edie For Mayor Comments (0)

I showed up late to the NYC rally in front of the Stonewall to celebrate the "double rainbow" ruling by the Supreme Court today, which struck down DOMA on the merits and voided Prop 8 based on standing. As I left the subway, I could hear Christine Quinn braying, but she was done when I stepped up to the front. (Or as close the front as I was gonna get—nice crowd!)


I did catch Edith Windsor thanking us for every ounce of our support and theorizing that the AIDS crisis crystallized LGBT strength and that her battle for equality on our behalf has cemented things even further. Lovely woman, and an honor simply to be on the same street as her on such a historic day.

Less inspiring was seeing desperate "WEINER FOR MAYOR" and "LIU FOR MAYOR" signs, although they learned their lesson when Windsor endorsed Quinn right in front of them!

Photos in the gallery above and some sketchy video below...

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Madonna & The Supremes Comments (2)

Madonna has issued a statement regarding the DOMA and Prop 8 rulings:

"What a way to start my day!! I'm wearing a smile from ear to ear. There is a G-D! Justice is served. Hallelujah!!"

Yes, she really wrote "G-D" for God. But then, a G-DDESS can say and do anything.

Jun 26 2013
It Just Got Better, Y'All Comments (5)

DOMA Windsor-Spyer-DOMA-580Heroic Edie Windsor, right, is the woman who killed DOMA.

Today, the Supreme Court has struck down DOMA in a sweeping decision that is historic in its implications. Additionally, the Court tossed out the Prop 8 case on standing, which means California has marriage equality (again) but which also does not make marriage legal nationwide.

That is next.

A big win today.

Apparently, one-third of the U.S. population now resides in areas with marriage equality. That is huge. It may take years, but every last state WILL have marriage equality. That is a certainty. Haters will grumble, resist, die off, and be replaced by those who can't fathom it ever having been any other way.

Jun 20 2013
Need To Know: Marry Ya Later, Alligator; Deen's Goose Cooked?; Hammer Time + MORE Comments (0)

Florida-gay-marriage-banMarried to it.

*widget boy cultureCan Florida's marriage-equality ban be reversed?

*widget boy cultureMadonna uses new makeup artist. How to get her Dietrich look. Madonna-Dietrich

*widget boy culturePaula Deen is racist, anti-Semitic along with phony.

*widget boy cultureArmie Hammer wants to be rough in bed, but won't.

*widget boy cultureAmazing furry stockings for girls.

*widget boy cultureGay couples discriminated against when renting.

*widget boy cultureS. Australian parliament get behind marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureD&G convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to jail.

*widget boy cultureParis Jackson's nanny was even creepier than her dad!

*widget boy cultureSerena Williams non-apologizes for Steubenville rape comments.

*widget boy cultureRoberto Cavalli inelegantly hosed down by young piece.

*widget boy cultureCher addresses her iconic tweet (are they iconic now?):

Jun 15 2013
Need To Know: SILENCE!'s New Lamb, MADONNA At 30, Europe Chastises Russia, Is The Pope Married To Opposite-Sex Marriage? + MORE Comments (0)


*widget boy cultureScorching-hot Charlie Williams joins final month of SILENCE!: The Musical. Brooke-Cerda

*widget boy cultureBrooke Cerda among Legacy of Pride award honorees: Tix.

*widget boy cultureGay Americans: "It got better."

*widget boy cultureAmanda Bynes crazily claims her crazy behavior is an act.

*widget boy cultureCheyenne Jackson croons "Don't Look at Me."

*widget boy cultureMadonna's first album, 30 years later.

*widget boy cultureChampion, the opera based on gay boxer Emile Griffiths.

*widget boy cultureEuropean Parliament condemns Russia's anti-gay law.

*widget boy cultureCall Me Kuchu, about gay Ugandan activist, opens in NYC. Kuchu

*widget boy cultureWill the Supremes give the gays a "bronze-medal win"?

*widget boy culturePope Francis "wades diplomatically into gay marriage debate."

*widget boy cultureGrigor Dimitrov gets balled.

*widget boy cultureNOW QUEER THIS: The New Sound of Gay Pride by rdio.

*widget boy cultureJohn Oliver of The Daily Show roasts anti-gay laws:

Jun 12 2013
Need To Know: Russian Reverts To Evil Empire, Snow-job, Movie Gays Reel Mortal + MORE Comments (7)


*widget boy cultureRita Ora is officially the new face of Material Girl.

*widget boy cultureRussia sinks back into the primordial swamp with sweeping anti-gay law. LUKE-CAMPBELL

*widget boy cultureTHEY CALL HIM THE STREAK: Cristiano Ronaldo's new 'do.

*widget boy cultureBoxer Luke Campbell puts 'em up for Bello.

*widget boy cultureDaphne Guinness's "Fatal Flaw."

*widget boy cultureEdward Snowden seems to have lied about his salary. 

*widget boy cultureMarriage equality polls only go in one direction: Ours.

*widget boy cultureGay people opposed to marriage equality are just evil.

*widget boy cultureA book on muscular men from around the world.

*widget boy cultureGay characters in films have the longevity of black friends in horror flicks.

*widget boy cultureYouth center killings in Tel Aviv may have been revenge

*widget boy cultureSen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) attempts to gay up the immigration bill.

*widget boy cultureNew Yorkers slurred and violently arrested by the NYPD hold press conference.

*widget boy cultureWin tickets to the premiere of Madonna's MDNA Tour video.

*widget boy cultureUgandan gay activist Frank Mugisha updates us on the "kill the gays" bill:

Jun 07 2013
Need To Know: Silvestre As Untidy Bowl Man, PRISMers In Our Own Phones, Christie Acts Like A Republican, Man Of TOMORROW + MORE Comments (5)

Miguel-Angel-Silvestre--644x362He must be an Angel.

*widget boy cultureMiguel Angel Silvestre receives offer to become human toilet bowl.

*widget boy cultureEveryone's acting like this NSA mess hasn't been around for years.

*widget boy cultureSenators circle the wagons around the NSA program.

*widget boy cultureSpecial legislative session called in Illinois...for gay marriage? Dj+pierre+fitch+PierreFitch

*widget boy cultureBareback pornstar hanging with Bryan Singer.

*widget boy cultureChris Christie taps crony as Senate placeholder.

*widget boy cultureBlogger Kenneth Walsh sells his first book, a memoir.

*widget boy cultureAfrican elephants on track to be extinct by 2020.

*widget boy cultureBogdanovich unleashes definitive At Long Last Love.

*widget boy cultureLiam Hemsworth forgets his shirt in Paranoia trailer.

*widget boy cultureJoan Rivers loses her beloved sister.

*widget boy cultureLa Pfeiffer is back!

*widget boy cultureOver 70% of Americans: "Gay marriage is inevitable."

*widget boy cultureGerman court grants tax equality to gay couples.

*widget boy cultureDid Kyle Richards's hubby Mauricio bone a transsexual hooker in cop drag?

Mauricio-UmasnkyAn arresting presence.