Tag: Gay

When Darkness Falls

Director David DeCoteau offers horror B-movies with extremely homoerotic undertones, mostly by putting a lot of cute guys in situations together that involve wrestling, underwear, or bondage. Some of those movies are fun as guilty pleasures, but the ones I’ve seen never quite make the leap from gay overtones to gay.











Statement from Human Rights Campaign on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” U.S. Senate Hearing

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released the following statement today from HRC President Joe Solmonese:

“Today is a historic step forward in repealing a shameful law that has harmed the military, discharged thousands of talented and patriotic Americans and prevented thousands more from serving their country.











State House Fails To Guarantee Equal Rights To All Hawaii Families

Equality Hawaii, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, and the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, denounced the Hawaii State House for failing to take up and pass HB 444 SD1, the state Civil Unions bill.  The bill would have provided that the equal rights and responsibilities of married couples in Hawaii are afforded to thousands of non-married couples in the state.  The House voted by voice vote to postpone the bill indefinitely, effectively killing the bill for the session.











Promoting Murder is not a “Cultural Perspective” Says Coalition Calling for Action During Grammy Telecast

In a full page ad in today’s special Grammy-edition ofVariety, more than 20 progressive organizations, lead by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, have called on the head of The Recording Academy to use Sunday night’s Grammy telecast to denounce music that promotes or celebrates violence against any group of people and the artists who perform such music.











Courage Campaign’s Rick Jacobs files FPPC complaint against Andy Pugno, Assembly candidate and counsel for Protect Marriage

Rick Jacobs, Chair of the Courage Campaign, filed complaints today with the California Fair Political Practices Commission and the Attorney General’s office against Andy Pugno, General Counsel to the organization Protect Marriage and Republican candidate for State Assembly. The complaint alleges Mr. Pugno misused public funds in violation of the state Political Reform Act while a staffer for State Senator Pete Knight in support of a ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage, which was eventually approved at the November 2000 election as Proposition 22.











Call on CBS to Explain Super Bowl Advertising Decision

GLAAD joined the United Church of Christ in expressing concern about CBS’s decision to accept a Focus on the Family advertisement for broadcast during the nationally televised Super Bowl on Sunday, February 7, after having refused ads in 2004 from the United Church of Christ focusing on the church’s commitment to inclusion.











National Progressive LGBT & Straight Ally Sorority Welcomes 9th Colony at Northern Arizona University

A new colony ofGamma Rho Lambda (GRL) has been recognized at Northern Arizona University(NAU). GRL is the first national sorority with a focus on a social support system for college students in the LGBTA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight-ally) community. Colonies and chapters of GRL are rapidly spreading, now located in California, Arizona, Kansas, Indiana, and New York and will soon be recognized in Texas and Wisconsin.











PROP 8 PROCEEDINGS NEAR END; COURAGE CAMPAIGN INSTITUTE’S “PROP 8 TRIAL TRACKER” WEB SITE ATTRACTS 1.4 MILLION VIEWS

With the Proposition 8 trial going on hiatus until Judge Walker determines date for closing arguments, Rick Jacobs, Chair of the Courage Campaign Institute, released the following statement:

“This trial is a historic marker in the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. The Courage Campaign was proud to stand witness to the proceedings providing real-time blogging that attracted more than 1.4 million views and we will continue to track the trial through closing arguments and Judge Walker’s final ruling.