>Julian Bond, on marriage equality, the Black community, and Maryland:
“Standing for the freedom to marry is about supporting all families, but I would be remiss without highlighting the impact that this inequality has on black same-sex couples, who statistically are already economically disadvantaged compared to their straight sisters and brothers. In comparison to black opposite-sex couples and white same-sex couples, black same-sex couples are more likely to parent children and earn a lower annual income. The lack of marriage rights negatively affects black same-sex couples because they are also more likely to work in the public sector, relying on health insurance that is often only afforded to married couples. Furthermore, I firmly believe that marriage strengthens communities. Allowing more couples the opportunity to marry will strengthen the communities — and families — that most need it.
I served for 20 years in the Georgia State House and Senate; I recall difficult decisions my colleagues and I had to make, often torn between conscience and public opinion. I hope the General Assembly will stand for what’s right and bring the freedom to marry to Maryland.”
Pay attention people.
This is what common sense sounds like.
This is what progress sounds like.
This is what equality sounds like.
Lady Gaga, on target about Target:
“That discussion was one of the most intense conversations I’ve ever had in a business meeting. Part of my deal with Target is that they have to start affiliating themselves with LGBT charity groups and begin to reform and make amends for the mistakes they’ve made in the past … our relationship is hinged upon their reform in the company to support the gay community and to redeem the mistakes they’ve made supporting those [antigay] groups.”
I’m glad Gaga is working with Target, but I am not so optimistic that Target will change it’s ways.
Target is about profit and the bottom line.
And they’ve pledged to work with the LGBT community before, and then opted to stop that altogtehr.
If I buy Gaga’s music, it won’t be at Target.
Dan Savage, on Rick Santorum and his outrage over Dan’s Santorum website:
“You have to love how Santorum is out there mewling about being the victim here and about civility—this from the man who compared people in stable, loving same-sex relationships to dog fuckers and kiddie rapists, this from a man who would make gay and straight sodomy illegal, ban gay marriage and any other protections for same-sex couples, and prevent loving same-sex couples from adopting children who need homes. This from a man who would literally destroy my family if it were within in his power to do so….There has been no effort to strip Rick Santorum of his civil rights, no moves to nullify his marriage, no one has suggested that his children be taken out of his home, no one is trying to prevent him from having more children. No one has compared Rick Santorum to a dog fucker or a pedophile. Compared to Rick Santorum, my readers and I have been models of decorum and restraint. And don’t think you’re fooling us, Rick. Now that you’re running for president—eight years after we redefined ‘santorum’ — you’re whining to attract a little attention to your campaign and because your advisors think that maybe you’ll get a little traction playing the pansy-assed victim card, à la Sarah Palin, and rake in a few bucks. Oh, look at all that mean gay dude—one of the guys I want to oppress—he’s picking on meeeeeeeeeee!”
I could add my two cents, but Dan don’t need no help.
Democratic Representaive Jackie Speier’s emotional and personal rebuttal during a debate, and GOP asshat Chris Smith, who read aloud graphic descriptions of abortion only moments before:
“I really planned to speak about something else. But the gentleman from New Jersey just put my stomach in knots. Because I’m one of those women he spoke about just now. I had a procedure at 17 weeks pregnant with a child who moved from the vagina into the cervix. And that procedure that you just described is a procedure that I endured. I lost a baby. And for you to stand on this floor and suggest that somehow this is a procedure that is either welcomed or done cavalierly or done without any thought, is preposterous.”
I’ve said it before, and will say it again: If you don’t beleieve in abortion, don’t have one.
And, to that, I will add, If men were the ones who got pregnant and gave birth, abortion would have been legalized in teh Constitutuion.
This is just another way for men to exert control over women.
Wyoming Republican–Yes, Republican–state senator Cale Case, who proposed a $200,000 appropriation for road signs that would alert visitors from out-of-state: “Warning: your marriage or civil union may be void or voidable in Wyoming. Proceed with extreme caution” on Wyoming’s string of anti-LGBT measures:
“We should kill this bill. We should kill it right now. We should kill it because it’s not very well thought out. It has enormous practical implications….What about the millions of people that visit Wyoming? That just come for vacation. We’re so proud of our visitors, now we’re going to say all of you visitors who happen to be from another state, when you come across the border, you’re magically not together any more. ‘Poof.’ It’s gone. Don’t get into a car wreck. If you’re in a hospital and you’re dying, and your partner is with you, we’re going to have to call your mother because that’s the nearest relative that we’re going to recognize under Wyoming (law) to make decisions about your life….Gays and lesbians live and work among us. They’re also soldiers in the military. They’ve been here and talked about their service in Iraq and…now you’re going to deny them the benefits (of marriage of civil unions).”
A Republican standing up for the LGBT community?
And in Wyoming, no less?
Stand tall Congressman Case. You’re on the right side.
Maggie Gallagher, on Marriage Equality in Maryland, and thie idea that NOM is “going to win there, one way or another”:
“To me, it’s amazing, given the array of forces pushing for gay marriage and the weak response of most conservative politicians, that the American people have stubbornly dug in their heels on this question: Are two men in a union a marriage? The answer is ‘no,’ and people really do know it. Marriage is the union of husband and wife — for a reason. Creating a world where people are treated like haters or bigots for standing for marriage is irrational, and people know that, too. An America in which Genesis is akin to racism is an America that will be unrecognizable. Ideas have consequences, and this idea cuts us off from our roots and makes the future much harder.”
Oh Maggie, you douchebag.
Look at a poll, and i don’t mean the rusty pole you keep in your bedroom for, um, your amusement.
The tide is changing.
More and more people are accepting of marriage equality, until you spin your pedophile/bestialty line of bull shiz.
Your days of being anything more than a sad clown are just about up, and then what, ot who, will you go after?
Playgirl’s Daniel Nardicio, on Nick Gruber, the 21-year-old lover of Calvin Klein:
“I had contacted him a long time ago about posing in Playgirl, before he was outed as a porn star. I kept trying to meet up with him and he kept blowing me off, with monosyllabic texts, yet he said he’d do Playgirl as long as he got the cover. Finally, in frustration I texted him to forget it, and he came back with ‘You only want me because of my fame, so you can go fuck yourself.’ To that I told him that in three years when Klein tired of blowing him, he’d be just another bottle blond looking for work, so he should be more respectful of people trying to give him work.”
We all know your models are mostly gay porn stars, so quite trying to market yourself as entertainment for women,
The men in your magazine only want women to do their hair.
Porn actor and Calvin’s lov-ah, Nick Gruber, on Playgirl editor Daniel Nardicio:
“You only want me because of my fame, so you can go fuck yourself. Calvin [Klein] is my partner — you don’t understand because you don’t have that. I am famous now, and people want me for my fame, and you should be careful ’cause of the people I know and what they could do to you.”
Hmm, porn star threats?
Is he gonna have someone ‘blow’ Nardicio away?
Fluff him to death?
Seriously, this little man’s fifteen minutes as Calvin’s plaything are almost up, because, I’m pretty sure Calvin is now dreaming of some luscious 18-year-old that he simply must have.
Lady Gaga, on how she spent 72 hours in the egg before the Grammys:
“I was in there for about 72 hours. It was a very creative experience…It was time for me to really prepare and think about the meaning of the song and get prepared for the performance. I really wanted to be born on stage. The creative vessel was helpful for me to stay focused. We had it backstage so that I was able to really stay in this sort of creative, embryonic incubation.”
I’m slowly getting over Gaga.
She tries to make it sound like she lived in the egg for three days before, um, hatching at the Grammy’s, but take a close look at the red carpet egg, and the stage egg.
They are two very different eggs.
Plus, um, is it like an egg condo, because Gaga changed from a black outfit to her incubus dress in there!
Seriously, Gaga, spend more time writing songs and less time promoting yourself.