Guess what, another decade is over! Here’s a retrospective on the best of times and worst of times in the 00’s for the queers.
Rather than turn over custody, an ex-gay Mom has just vanished into thin air. Two gay men got married yesterday in Latin America’s first gay marriage. The LAPD is not down with discrimination. The Senate confirmed the first gay U.S. marshal. Gay rumors are flying in an Illinois Senate race. And The Tyra Banks Show is calling it quits!
While we keep losing on the gay marriage front, it’s getting easier for gay people to get elected. Dead magazines, dead feminism (again, this time it’s Hilary’s fault), Living NYE Parties, Judge Judy, sex tapes, trending topics, the end of time, trans inclusion in feminism, queer lounge, 2009 WERE YOU LISTENING?
Why can a wifebeater get married and we can’t? Let’s go to his X-mas Party and find out! Also; pot psychology, health care, cover lies, vegetarian’s guide to surviving Christmas dinner, protesters at Ralph Lauren, facebook makes divorce happen, and LGBT summer camp!
Same-sex marriage is about to be legal in both Mexico City and Washington DC! New York Senator Diane Savino has had to fight off lesbian rumors in the past. There’s a new book about the link between America and the anti-gay bill in Uganda. And the closing of the South Florida Blade has led to not one but TWO new gay papers in the area.
Tila Tequila is still engaged (take that Court-ten-ay!) is furthermore making plans to REPRODUCE via surrogacy. Gay marriage will pump the DC Economy, which’s bad news for the already upset NYC. Also; Nik Pace is suing the NFL player who fathered her child, how Mormons spend Christmas, 10 hot European TV lesbian couples, Karen from the Office is writing a comic book! Sort of!
Here’s our roundup of the biggest, best, and worst events for gay people in 2009.
The Washington D.C. City Council said yes to marriage equality in its final vote on the bill. Howevs, Marion Barry voted no, which is frustrating. Los Angeles police have some new info on Mitrice Richardson, who went missing three months ago. There’s some good news for gay businesses. And were same-sex marriage supporters too vocal in New Jersey?
Uganda decides not to execute gays. New Jersey Senate backs out on same-sex marriage vote amid fears of failure. Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” is accused by right-wing fanatics of telling children to fist each other. WHAT A DAY!
The New Jersey Senate will vote on same-sex marriage on Thursday after an nine hour debate yesterday. The Williams Institute has found all the gays, has a map for you. The first gay female bishop was elected in LA over the weekend, and Anglicans the world over are unhappy. New York gays are already plotting to kick out some anti-equality Democratic Senators.
The New Jersey Judicial Committee is gonna vote on same-sex marriage today! Maybe this time, for the first time, equality won’t hurry away!
New Jersey is so close to New York, it’s practically the same place (or at least we’ll pretend it is if they vote to legalize gay marriage). Meanwhile, Denver would rather vote to roll out the red carpet for alien invaders. ALSO; Tolerance is relative when teaching middle school students, Prop. 8 still blows, and Rick Warren is loathsome as ever.
The New York State Senate voted NO on your right to marry the person you love. How does that make you feel? OPEN THREAD!
The American Family Association is being such a stage mom to Jesus and was boycotting the Gap for not using the word “Christmas” — we’ll tell you why that boycott is now on hold. Also, it’s boom time for unpaid interns, is Glee anti-Christian?, Sarah Palin gets PUNK’D, JCrew is weird and Australian senator compares homosexuality to incest. Again. Sigh.
The fight for gay marriage in New Jersey is faltering. GLAAD issues their statement on the Glambert stuff: “It is disappointing that ‘Good Morning America’ did not give Adam Lambert the opportunity to tailor his performance to their audience.” And straight people wanna commitment ceremony each other too!
In October we interviewed Skyler James, a lesbian soldier denied the DADT discharge she expected when outed — she wanted you to know the true story of her appeal to Canada for asylum. Today, we’re happy to report her success! Also; San Fran tells feds to back off and let it grant benefits to same sex couples, gay panic will be cited in Mercado case and NY looks ahead for same-sex marriage.
Mitrice Richardson went missing in September, but never got the attention granted to white, blonde, heterosexual children. But new clues bring new hope and the gay & lesbian community can help you guys! Plus lots of other headlines.
Research shows that lesbians make better parents, and “pro-family” groups get upset when research shows that lesbians make better parents. Also, trouble for the Houston mayoral candidate, gay gene testing forbidden and new strategies for Prop 8.
Kristanna Loken’s broken up with her boy and has a new girl — guess that’s why we kept seeing her out at lesbian WeHo hotspots! The New York Times ponders Ellen’s influence on the marriage equality struggle, John Mayer loves gay clubs, LiLo wants Gaga and “Cracks” looks good!
The Catholic Archdiocese in Washington, D.C., threw a Hail Mary and threatened to stop their charitable programs if the city council passes a same-sex marriage bill. DADT might get repealed in 2010. And Eastwick was canceled, but there might be some hope for its return!