Today on Autostraddle: Carlytron is your Tuesday Televisionary. Coincidentally she is also your Tuesday birthday girl! Both of those things have been announced somewhat late in the game (Wednesday), but they are still very NewNowNext. [Sidenote; Anyone else out there who honestly tries to be the first Birthday well-wisher on facebook and then you get there at 12:03 ready to dominate and some b*tch studying abroad in Europe went in early with her HAPPPY BIRHTDAYYY! before the day even STARTED?] Also, today is Earth Day! Green, our in-house do-gooder, will have a special Earth Day post later for you today.
Now for something slightly different … Empire Pride has put together an excellent video. It’s not a NOM parody. It’s just a solid, straightforward rebuttal to all the lies in the NOM ad featuring religious and spiritual leaders in Massachusetts:
The Times Hosts Jennifer Beals Love-in: The assembled audience of several hundred women (and about five men) seemed to hang on the exquisite Jennifer Beals’s every word; indeed, she was in fine fettle. (@TimeOut NY) [I have no idea what “fine fettle” means, but I’ll look that up when I’m in the dictionary searching for the “fetid fruit” Dorothy suggested we throw at IFC. I’m guessing “fine fettle” is to Time Out NY as “magical halo” is to Autostraddle.]
I am in a very serious way refusing to truly wrap my head around the idea that Obama also believes marriage is between a man and a woman. He said it, I just can’t stomach it … and I don’t know how much longer I can suspend my disbelief: Miss California Will Enjoy Career In ‘Standing Up For What You Believe In,’ Bigotry (@queerty)
NOM is trying to raise money to stop Obama from supporting DOMA. On a related note, I hate everyone and also need $1 million dollars for my campaign against stuff that sucks. I will be composing a letter tomorrow. (@advocate)
This is definitely a case of “you don’t need to watch the show to LOL” – the latest america’s next top model recap. (@fourfour)
Yay! Outing is fun! Let’s out out out the governor out out out you go (@on top magazine)
Hey Marty! Hey Alice! What’s the story, morning glory? What’s the word mockingbird? While I heard Perez was tweeting to Miley and she said / she loved the gays! (@the advocate)
Um, can we get an “and girls-who-like-girls” up in this headline. (@nerve)
Best G-Chat Ever: green: “are you there, Editor? it’s me, Margaret”
Today in Epic Douchebagitocracy: When the fuck will this country wake the hell up? Things like this happen all the time. As long as we live in a country where gays are denied equal rights — honestly, the fact that it’s “marriage” isn’t really of any personal importance to me. It’s just that we’re supposed to be created equal period, at least in the law’s eyes, no one should be mandated “less than” — there will always be the possibility of bullying like this slipping under the radar until it gets to be too much for the boy himself, and then, another boy kills himself.
On the Top Ten list of our least favorite questions ever: Can Psychiatrists Really “Cure” Homosexuality? (@scientific american)
from Crystal: My mind is being blown by the Web Trend Map. It’s a fascinating diagram that maps web trends and represents them visually as the Tokyo Metro map. It took a while for me to comprehend how it worked, but it was worth it.
from Stef: So Earth Day is upon us, and it is my duty as a weirdo vegan to present this article from the Huffington Post: Vegetarianism is the new Prius by Kathy Freston. Basically, the worst thing you can do for the environment is eat meat; this article deftly explains all the ways the meat industry (which is directly linked to the egg & dairy industries) contribute to global warming, pollution and other things we need to start paying actual attention to. I hate preachy vegans probably more than any of you, and I’m not saying you have to change anything about the way you live, but please read the article and be aware of the facts. For more information about the ethics of vegetarianism and veganism, please read Don’t Have a Cow!, an interview with Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of The Face On Your Plate: The Truth About Food.