Everyone still has many feelings about Elena Kagan & Elena Kagan’s potential sexuality and we’re here to tell you about them. Also Conservatives have A LOT of feelings about radical ‘Amerophobes’ taking over SCOTUS. Also, DADT stories get shared, bigots get invited to dinner, we’re not sure how to feel about the GOP in Massachusetts, and elderly couples are cruelly separated by the courts.
Obama is ordering the department of Health and Human Services to allow same-sex couples hospital visitation rights! Plus, the White House squashes Elena Kagan gay rumors, Constance McMillen will lead the NYC Pride parade, and today is the National Day of Silence.
Obama is eyeing Elena Kagan among others to replace Stevens on the Supreme Court and the lesbian rumors are a’flyin’. Oh look everyone is still mad at the Pope! Cyndi Lauper is helping gay youth in Harlem, Dan Choi brings gay Arabic linguist wisdom to Texas A&M, protests in LA. Also, the search for justice for the Aligarh Muslim University professor, and should gay employers be out to their employees?
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement Friday, and we have more info than you can handle, probs. Plus, the Southern Voice is coming back, Constance McMillen gets another shot at prom, and there will be a trial on DOMA.
Rufus Wainwright is a surprise supporter of gay marriage, Houston, Salt Lake City and Desmond Tutu are working to end discrimination against LGBT people. An out gay wrestler has committed suicide, and a black conservative talks about his feelings on the Tea Party.
People from all over the internet weigh in on how we should feel about Obama, Scott Roeder gets a life sentence but the Pope apparently can’t be tried, the GOP is crazy, and we still love Caster Semenya.
A new poll from CBS News/Vanity Fair says a majority of Americans would support a gay president. Also, a gay Super Bowl quarterback? What does it mean if anything? Meanwhile, The Catholic League obviously blames gays for church sex abuse. Also, new tips on Mitrice Richardson, U-Mich’s gay student body prez, Jon Stewart on health care, Hasselback says Palin crossed the line, protecting ex-gays and more!
More Catholic abuse scandals than you can shake a stick at. Maddow’s full page ad in the Boston Globe. Poll results show that some people are, in fact, f*cking crazy (and just happen to be Republicans). Ana Marie Cox on DADT, Ann Coulter STILL makes us want to punch walls, racism at Harvard and MOAR!
A ruling is made in the case of Constance McMillen and the heteronormative prom and Newsweek interviews Dan Choi about his new radical stance on political action. Prop 8 opponents have to give show the other side internal emails and memos, which could push back the verdict on the Prop 8 trial. Also: two Malawi men arrested for getting engaged go on trial soon, and Lambda Legal is challenging for same-sex marriage in NJ.
Dan Choi was arrested at the White House today after he chained himself to the White House gates to protest Don’t Ask Don’t Tell during an HRC Rally. Oh, and Kathy Griffin gave a speech and made some jokes.
Get a sticker and queer the census, or go without education and health care. Just saying, it’s up to you. Patraeus says the time has come to repeal DADT. Also; just like kids in middle school, more and more seniors are daring to come out as queer or trans. Even more legal analysis of the Prop 8 trial and what it all means! Plus, a lesbian couple was granted a marriage license in CA because of regressive gender laws, and you can get married at Mt. Everest!
Gay people, especially lesbians of color like Jene Newsome, continue not asking or telling and being discharged anyways — and sidenote, Rapid City has a significant history of racial discrimination. J. Crew has discriminatory hiring practices, Elton got a death threat, gay men may or may not be able to give blood eventually, New Hampshire is standing for marriage equality, and the Paycheck Fairness may be able to make a difference for working women and their families. Also, Jon Stewart explains it all for you.
We picked the winner of our gay prom photo contest! Plus, the GLAAD Awards, behind the scenes of “Telephone,” it’s still tough to come out in Hollywood, and some women in film talk about what they’d do with James Cameron’s Avatar budget. Happy Sunday Funday!
The lawsuit for those injured in the Atlanta Eagle bar raid needs your help, Roy Ashburn is a lying hypocrite, General Petraeus has worked with queers in the past and hasn’t been raped by a man yet, the VA Attorney General wants to take away college protections, Minnesotans are giving it their all for Uganda, and Roseanne wants to save the gay Mormon kids.
You can get gay married in Washington DC tomorrow! The 40-year-old archives of the Washington Blade won’t be lost forever. A San Antonio police officer was arrested for raping a trans woman. Plus, Atlanta police officers have to testify about a gay bar raid and Olivia Wilde talks health care.
Exodus International counters GLSEN’s message of tolerance with the “day of truth.” Health care is changing in NY and marriage recognition is changing in MD; Miss Beverly Hills is just as bitchy but not as pretty as Carrie Prejean, and the NAACP’s feelings about gay marriage could be maybe on the way to changing. Stuff might be happening again with the Prop 8 trial, people in the Netherlands are protesting the Catholic Church’s exclusion of gays, because obvs Jesus would love to go to your gay wedding.
Not all conservatives think anti-gay policies are necessary in their platform. There’s mixed news on the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell front. A Vermont judge has ordered the arrest of Lisa Miller. Plus, a Canadian group filed a complaint about anti-gay remarks made about Johnny Weir; out lesbian Ireen Wust won a gold medal; and you should maybe go to Sydney for vacation soon.
General Petraeus doesn’t care if you’re gay, hater gets hated on at CPAC 2010, Martha Coakley is done with DOMA, and marriage rights are getting people angry in Lisbon. Also, gays are gaining ground in Texas, and should gay news media stay objective on Prop 8? Also, see how Stephen Colbert prepares the Olympic Gay Pride House for their guest appearance!
According to the pro-DADT “logic,” there’s really no reason for lesbians to get kicked out. A straight male tells Autostraddle his opposition to DADT. Also; anti-homophobia ad hits production snag and The Lunar New Year’s gay inclusion.
It’s DADT News, and we’ve got good news and bad news. Dan Choi has been called back to active duty! Yes, really! Autostraddle catches up with DADT discharge Lissa Young for her reaction to last week’s hearing (“exhilarating and infuriating.”) Study shows black women disproportionately discharged under DADT (and the affects of all anti-gay laws hit the black community harder). Also; Iowans and New Jersey on gay marriage actions/reactions, Rhode Island’s gay marriage bill and more on Judge Walker.