Posts Tagged ‘gay’

NOM Mandatory Heterosexuality Tour Hits Maryland

Tomorrow at noon, the NOM mandatory heterosexuality bus tour will hit Annapolis. The big anti-gay bus will pull up in front of the Maryland State House, where it will be joined star local anti-gay talent: The Bishop Harry Jackson, described by NOM as a "leader in the effort to take back marriage in Washington DC." [...]

Trans Activists to D.C.: “Understand That We’re Real People”

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Last Wednesday, the D.C. Council held a public oversight hearing to discuss D.C.'s recent LGB Health Report—and its exclusion of transgender health data from the findings. In this video summary of the meeting from the DC Center, trans activist Ruby Corado sums up the problem: "There's a lot of agencies—and I will say local agencies—that [...]

What Makes Robyn Deane A Woman “In Process”?

On Friday, the Washington Post profiled Robyn Deane—transgender woman, LGBT activist, and former in-law of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. It's an interesting piece—with a couple of strange hang-ups.
First, the headline: "Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's former in-law speaks out for gay rights." Deane certainly does speak out for gay rights, but it seems odd to [...]

The Morning After: Porn Signature Edition

* In her final dispatch on the Buttman trial, porn director and performer Aurora Snow claims that LAPD Det. Michael Ozaki, a witness for the prosecution, is a fan:

Straight Lab: The Washington Post’s Date Lab Struggles to Make Gay Dates

On Aug. 1, The Washington Post Magazine’s weekly blind date feature, Date Lab, will print what has become a once-yearly ritual: The gay date.
Every Sunday, the magazine writes up the adventures of two single Washingtonians set up by the Post; after the date, both spill the night’s details to a reporter, [...]

The Morning After: Snow Job Edition

* Porn performer Aurora Snow is also filing updates from the Stagliano obscenity trial. Her take: The prosecution hates fun:

Whitman-Walker Clinic Ads Recruit LGBT, HIV-Positive Patients

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GLAA Forum points to the Whitman-Walker Clinic's new TV spots. The twin ads target the health clinic's two main demographics separately—LGBT patients (in the above ad) and HIV-positive patients (in the ad after the jump). I wonder if reaching out to D.C.'s HIV-positive residents requires distancing Whitman-Walker's AIDS care piece from its LGBT health piece. [...]

Local (Circumcised) Gay Men Sought for HIV Vaccine Trial

In light of the CDC's latest report on the HIV epidemic in D.C., a reader suggests that local gay men participate in Hope Takes Action, an effort to recruit men for clinical trials of a possible HIV vaccine. The study is looking for HIV-negative, circumcised men who have sex with men and who live close [...]

U.S. Government Could Fire You For Fucking Wrong

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) has just fired 33 employees "after background checks were run on more than 16,500 agency employees," the Washington Post's Joe Davidson reports. Whatever were those background checks looking for? According to the Pentagon, "employees' financial histories was one of 13 factors considered when officials decided who would [...]

NOM to Bring Mandatory Heterosexuality Bus Tour to D.C.

This summer, the National Organization for Marriage is launching its "Summer For Marriage" bus tour, a 22-stop jaunt around the Eastern united states in the interest of drumming up support for straight marriage. The tour's motto: "ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN." Does anyone else get the jeebies looking at that graphic? I'm always amazed at how [...]

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