Sunday Funday Won A Court Case Then Hugged It Out With The Obamas

Hello, chick’n nuggets! I hope you’re ready for a big ol’ batch of good gay news, because I come bearing just that!

Oklahoma Marriage Equality Survives A Court

A federal appeals court has ruled that Oklahoma must allow same-sex marriages. Gay marriages, for the moment, are on hold.


Salem, MA Mayor to Gordon College: Fuck You

Anti-gay Gordon College is getting no love from their neighbors. Kim Driscoll, Mayor of Salem, MA, has engaged personally in “poo poo on you” messages with the leadership ever since they signed a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to allow them to discriminate openly against LGBT people. She also terminated a contract with them — and vowed to donate $5 to pro-LGBT groups for every angry phone call her office received thereafter.


Obama To Violate Religious Freedom of Homophobes

President Obama will sign an executive order barring discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors Monday. It will contain zippedy-doo-da in the form of religious exemptions for the homophobes who don’t wanna listen to it.


Michelle Obama and Janella Monae Are BFFLs

Michelle Obama and Janelle Monae hugged it out this week in Los Angeles.


Holy Shit A Piglet and A Puppy

My favorite thing on Earth is interspecies friendship.

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  1. The ridiculousness of people demanding “religious freedom” to fire people because of sexual orientation and gender identity makes me want to pull my hair out.


  2. Damn. If the library I used to work at gave 5$ to a random LGBT organisation every time an angry customer called us or screamed at us at the counter, the LGBT community would be so rich, we could buy an island, move everybody there, build a Six Flags park with a Ben & Jerries, and give a kitten to everyone.

  3. Somehow I combined two words in the last headline so I wound up reading “Holy shiglet!”
    Actually kind of a cute word.

  4. Does that mean bisexual women are allowed to marry each other? Or a bi woman and a gay woman?

    • I suck at comment HTML.

      Gay marriages, for the moment, are on hold.

      Does that mean bisexual women are allowed to marry each other? Or a bi woman and a gay woman?

  5. How does Michelle Obama not pick up Janelle Monae and spin her around? Wasted opportunity. smh

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