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Jul 02 2016
Misty's Campaign Snowballing Toward Senate Seat Comments (0)

The Advocate covers Misty Snow, the lady who could become the first trans person elected to the U.S. Senate.

Via The Advocate:

Snow will face incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Lee in November's general election. Lee, a close friend of failed presidential 1463241102400candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, has coauthored several anti-LGBT bills, including one seeking to invalidate nationwide marriage equality, and another attempting to enshrine a so-called right to discriminate against LGBT people into federal law.

Despite her opponent's long history of anti-LGBT rhetoric, Snow says she's not worried about attacks from the Tea Party or other right-wing groups targeting her gender identity. But if those forces decide to make her trans status a campaign issue, Snow says she and her team are ready for it. 

While Lee is widely expected to hold his seat in the conservative state, Snow appears undeterred by the odds. She believes her connection with the progressive Democratic movement, energized by Bernie Sanders's bid for president, could help her garner support and donations locally and from around the country. Snow describes herself as a Sanders-style Democrat and plans to focus sharply on income inequality in the general campaign and, if she's successful in defeating Lee, in Washington. 

We'd get a trans senator and get rid of Mike Lee? That's a twofer.

Jun 28 2016
Final Word On Benghazi: No New Evidence Of Wrongdoing By Hillary Clinton Comments (0)

The committee allegedly charged with seeking answers in the Benghazi attack has come up empty, failing to do what it was really trying to do all along—provide evidence that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asleep at the wheel and therefore somehow to blame. (Trump mouthpiece tweeted that Hillary quote unquote murdered an ambassador. Good to know.)

While they do use the report to claim Hillary should've realized the situation was dangerous (you mean as in ignoring a memo entitled BIN LADIN DETERMINED TO STRIKE IN U.S.?), there's nothing to see here, folks, except more evidence that this entire inquiry was a witch hunt.

And the “witch” escaped, so move on.

*widget boy cultureIn other news, Hillary's PUSH bio included a reference to Monica Lewinsky! It's being written off as a staffer's “brain freeze.” Don't cut-and-paste from Wikipedia.

*widget boy cultureSanders' backers are, by and large, rallying to Hillary. Maybe. Except in Texas.

Jun 23 2016
Scores Of Music-Industry A-Listers Sign Letter Demanding Gun Control Comments (0)

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Billboard has assembled an impressive list of music-industry names for a cover and open letter demanding that Congress act on gun control.

In the preamble, the publication links music, gay rights (the rainbow imagery) and the all-too-easy access to guns in the U.S. in making the point that change is necessary to protect the “life-affirming ritual” of dancing.

(Disappointed Madonna didn't sign on, and am hoping she isn't still of the mind that “guns don't kill people, people kill people.”)

Jun 22 2016
6-PACK — House Dems Stage Sit-In + Canadian Police Sorry For Bathhouse Raids + Trump's Speech Is Lie After Lie + Trump's MAD MEN Debacle + Little Marco On The Run + Tebow Visits Roommate Wounded At Pulse! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureWE SHALL OVERCOME THE NRA: House Dems stage sit-in over lack of gun-control progress.

*widget boy cultureToronto Police Service formally apologizes for 1981 gay-bathhouse raids.

*widget boy cultureTrump gives big, big speech attacking “world-class liar” Clinton—and it's filled with lies.

*widget boy cultureTrump's cash-poor campaign paid some shill company $$$. Try to act surprised.

*widget boy cultureRubio launches Senate re-election bid, uses the occasion to bash his party's presumptive nominee for prez.

*widget boy cultureNoted religious zealot Tim Tebow puts aside stance on gay issues, meets up with former teammate injured at Pulse.



My high school quarterback left the Bahamas to come and see me. Tebow has always been an awesome person.

A photo posted by Rodney Sumter (@ihollyrod) on

Jun 21 2016
6-PACK — Gun Control Hall Of Shame + Tom Hiddleston's Better Half + Does Trump Really Wanna Win? + Sanders Battles Superdelegates & Congressional Black Caucus + Hillary Looking For Popstars + NEW YORKER's Kiss-In! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureThis handy list shows what the NRA paid the Republican senators who refused any measure of new gun control in the wake of the Orlando massacre.

*widget boy cultureA whole lotta information about Tom Hiddleston's butt.

*widget boy culture5 reasons why Donald Trump either doesn't wanna win or isn't remotely equipped to do so.

*widget boy cultureSanders battling superdelegates in the Senate, but Congressional Black Caucus is staunchly opposed to doing away with them.

*widget boy cultureHillary is reaching out to a slew of youthful, popular artists to jazz up the Democratic National Convention. For Trump, Scott Baio could do a dramatic reading?

*widget boy cultureYASSSS, New Yorker: #TwoMenKissing cover is one for the ages:

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Senate Slammed For Voting Down ANY New Gun-Control Measures Comments (0)

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The New York Daily News continues to provide arresting covers for our times, today whacking the Senate for its mostly party-line rejection of any new gun-control laws. The senators couldn't even stomach denying people on the no-fly list their right to buy assault weapons.

Hillary Clinton had this to say:

Jun 20 2016
6-PACK — Gun Control Shot Down + Nobody Sad For Madonna + LOOKING Good + More To Bare + Knott Going Anywhere + What The World Needs Now Is A Roomful Of Broadway Singers! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureIn spite of widespread support, gun-control proposals die in the Senate, thanks to handiwork of Republicans.

*widget boy cultureA person named Donna Lewis is sad that Madonna is obsessed with staying young, and with the sexualization of an industry of which she is apparently a part.

*widget boy cultureHBO's Looking movie gets a trailer, even if the show was denied a third season.

Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 7.33.04 PMThe man in the mirror: Jonathan Groff (Video still via HBO)

*widget boy cultureStill more Broadway Bares pics, this time via The Men Event. Grrr.

*widget boy cultureGay basher Kathryn Knott will Knott be getting an early release from prison. Rot, entitled monster.

*widget boy cultureBroadway stars get together to cover 1965 Hal David/Burt Bacharach gem “What the World Needs Now Is Love” in support of Orlando victims:

Jun 17 2016
6-PACK — Melissa Etheridge's PULSE + Sen. Baldwin: THIS WAS A HATE CRIME + Republicans For Hillary + NEMESIS RISING Star To Wed + Beehive Creator, YA Author Die + Remembering Mother Jefferson! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Melissa Etheridge debuts “Pulse,” her contribution to the LGBT cause in the wake of the mass shooting.

*widget boy cultureSen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin)—1st out person elected to the Senate—says of Orlando: “I want to stress that this was a hate crime.”

*widget boy cultureHighest-ranking Republican yet grudgingly declares he will back Hillary over Trump.

*widget boy cultureJoshua Miller, one of the twins from Logo's 2006 Jacob & Joshua: Nemesis Rising series, to get married on Saturday:

*widget boy cultureThe creator of the beehive hairdo has died at 98. Also RIP: Lois Duncan, YA suspense author of I Know What You Did Last Summer, has died at 82.

*widget boy cultureThis has to be a more loving, thorough tribute to Zara “Mother Jefferson” Cully than she received when she died 38 years ago!

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