You can find Flipboard here. Not sure where you are going to find the “Treasure Chest.” ;P
My Twitter bud Harvey Walker shared his IML experience on the nets today and it looks like my internet nerd crush had an amazing time. Check out his coverage of the Grabby’s held in the Windy City this past weekend. I really need to go one of these years…
And, or course, my favorite photo of all…
Is that Donny getting his cock sucked? Haaawwwwt!
I am really enjoying meeting incredible (and gorgeous) new guys on Twitter. @pornobobbie has become one of my BFFs And, speaking of Bobbie, I love the photo below of our favorite porn socialite and Mr. Harvey Walker himself…
You can also find more of Harvey at Real Guys Exposed….
Of course we knew that already…but no mention of gay marriage as he has in previous proclamations. From WhiteHouse.gov:
The story of America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story of our fathers and sons, our mothers and daughters, and our friends and neighbors who continue the task of making our country a more perfect Union. It is a story about the struggle to realize the great American promise that all people can live with dignity and fairness under the law. Each June, we commemorate the courageous individuals who have fought to achieve this promise for LGBT Americans, and we rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Since taking office, my Administration has made significant progress towards achieving equality for LGBT Americans. Last December, I was proud to sign the repeal of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. With this repeal, gay and lesbian Americans will be able to serve openly in our Armed Forces for the first time in our Nation’s history. Our national security will be strengthened and the heroic contributions these Americans make to our military, and have made throughout our history, will be fully recognized.
My Administration has also taken steps to eliminate discrimination against LGBT Americans in Federal housing programs and to give LGBT Americans the right to visit their loved ones in the hospital. We have made clear through executive branch nondiscrimination policies that discrimination on the basis of gender identity in the Federal workplace will not be tolerated. I have continued to nominate and appoint highly qualified, openly LGBT individuals to executive branch and judicial positions. Because we recognize that LGBT rights are human rights, my Administration stands with advocates of equality around the world in leading the fight against pernicious laws targeting LGBT persons and malicious attempts to exclude LGBT organizations from full participation in the international system. We led a global campaign to ensure “sexual orientation” was included in the United Nations resolution on extrajudicial execution — the only United Nations resolution that specifically mentions LGBT people — to send the unequivocal message that no matter where it occurs, state-sanctioned killing of gays and lesbians is indefensible. No one should be harmed because of who they are or who they love, and my Administration has mobilized unprecedented public commitments from countries around the world to join in the fight against hate and homophobia.
At home, we are working to address and eliminate violence against LGBT individuals through our enforcement and implementation of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. We are also working to reduce the threat of bullying against young people, including LGBT youth. My Administration is actively engaged with educators and community leaders across America to reduce violence and discrimination in schools. To help dispel the myth that bullying is a harmless or inevitable part of growing up, the First Lady and I hosted the first White House Conference on Bullying Prevention in March. Many senior Administration officials have also joined me in reaching out to LGBT youth who have been bullied by recording “It Gets Better” video messages to assure them they are not alone.
This month also marks the 30th anniversary of the emergence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which has had a profound impact on the LGBT community. Though we have made strides in combating this devastating disease, more work remains to be done, and I am committed to expanding access to HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Last year, I announced the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States. This strategy focuses on combinations of evidence-based approaches to decrease new HIV infections in high risk communities, improve care for people living with HIV/AIDS, and reduce health disparities. My Administration also increased domestic HIV/AIDS funding to support the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and HIV prevention, and to invest in HIV/AIDS-related research. However, government cannot take on this disease alone. This landmark anniversary is an opportunity for the LGBT community and allies to recommit to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and continuing the fight against this deadly pandemic.
Every generation of Americans has brought our Nation closer to fulfilling its promise of equality. While progress has taken time, our achievements in advancing the rights of LGBT Americans remind us that history is on our side, and that the American people will never stop striving toward liberty and justice for all.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2011 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
While I had a huge crush on the younger Colin, I still wouldn’t kick him out of bed. Happy 35th, Colin!! (BTW, his sex tape screen grabs are quite impressive).
I don’t know quite how I would characterize Snooki’s new look in Italy – sporting a neck brace after her fender bender with an Italian police car yesterday as the cast of Jersey Shore film its next season in Florence.
Her boots and her brace take up more area than anything else in her outfit.
Bryan Fischer would like to eliminate many of our current freedoms in the “name of God.” Today’s tweet is a case in point. He has also advocated that gays be arrested and prosecuted. In case you don’t know much about Fischer, enter his name in my search field above or check out his other wing nut beliefs below. These people are getting elected to office locally (and nationally).
I can’t wait for him to get busted with a boy and a stash of porn. Hypocrites…
From Right Wing Watch:
Last week Bryan Fischer announced his support for laws banning profanity and blasphemy and followed that up over the weekend with a Tweet calling for laws banning fornication and adultery (see tweet above).
And this got me thinking about what life in America would look like if Bryan Fischer got his way:
- Muslims would be banned from serving in the armed forces.
- Muslims would be banned from immigrating to the United States.
- Muslims citizens would be charged with treason and deported.
- Muslims would be banned from building mosques.
- Muslims would be denied all First Amendment protections.
- Muslims would be prohibited from forming student associations.
- Muslims would be required to convert to Christianity.
- Welfare would be denied to African Americans who “rut like rabbits.”
- Medicare and Social Security would be eliminated as “ungodly.”
- Religious tests for serving in public office would be allowed, especially for Mormons.
- Homosexuality would be illegal.
- Gays would be treated as criminals.
- Gays would be banned from serving in public office.
- Gays and unmarried women would be banned from serving as teachers.
- Children would be ready for work and marriage at age 16.
- Married couples would be expected to have a minimum of three children.
- Bears would be shot on sight.
Read more here.
A Christian group in Australia has forced an advertising company to remove ads promoting HIV awareness and prevention, supposedly in order to protect “young children” from “sexuality…through forced exposure in public.” The ad, above, shows a black and white photo of two men, fully clothed, with a portion of a red package, purportedly a condom, and the words, “Rip & Roll” in the left corner.
“The Australian Christian Lobby has used homophobia dressed up as protecting children to have an important public education campaign removed,” said Paul Martin, Executive Director of Healthy Communities, according to a report in Australia’s Central Telegraph.
“ACL’s State Director for Queensland, Wendy Francis, is calling their campaign to have the ad removed ‘A massive groundswell of people power’ despite only 47 complaints being made,” the Telegraph writes.
“Wendy Francis has previously been criticised and forced to apologise for sending out a homophobic tweet likening gay marriage to ‘legalising child abuse.’ They are now trying have gay people erased from the public sphere,” Martin stated.
Read more here.
Several weeks ago, I told you about a custom lace jockstrap that you would receive if you ordered Chicago IRL – a new ‘zine that hopes to be the “Queer Chicago Collaboration of Culture & Class(lessness).” The first issue is on sale now – unfortunately, it looks like you missed your opportunity for the jock strap. Sounds like a great site to check into if you are in Chicago:
What if we made a zine trying to capture some of the queer cultural happenings currently happening in Chicago? No? What if we made a zine that had some shameless self-promotion of our individual works? Maybe something in-between.