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Second Prague Pride announced

PRAGUE – The Czech Republic’s capital, Prague, will hold its second Pride event 13 to 19 Aug. organizers have announced. Prague Pride took place for the first time last year. Czech president, Václav Klaus openly criticized the event and far-right groups attended to protest the march, but it still drew more than 25,000 visitors. This […]

Ayatollah: LGBTs, allies lower than pigs

QOM, Iran – Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli, an Islamic scholar based in Iran’s holy city of Qom, has said in a speech among his followers that homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs, according to The Guardian. The Iranian cleric, who is entitled to issue juristic rulings according to the Sharia law, was condemning western lawmakers […]

The farmer in the dell

Being from the big city (Portland, Maine: 75,000), my one memorable experience of rural life was a Boy Scouts overnight trip to a farm. First, tents were put up in a pasture, carefully avoiding the cow pies and then off to the fields for “tasseling the corn.” Having no idea what that meant, I gamely […]

By the Numbers: Political Sense

Pariah

dvd of the week That Focus Features, the distribution company that puts out such highbrow star-vehicles like Brokeback Mountain and Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy, would get behind a gritty first feature with virtually unknown actors and a lengthy scene about a strap-on dildo is testament to how affecting Pariah is. Alike (Adepero Oduye), the teenage […]

UHF

dvr this While ‘Weird Al’ has recorded parody songs that make an 8-year-old squeal with laughter, the idea that he could write and star in a movie that keep an adult laughing for an hour and a half is somewhat preposterous. But UHF is so balls-out absurd, so relentless in its physical comedy and so […]

Gen-X meets middle-age madness

After watching Melissa James Gibson’s This at the North Coast Rep. I wanted to seclude myself with comfort food and cuddle with the APA’s Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders. But, before I go any further let me tell you that, including today you’ve still got five more chances to see This at the Rep., including […]

Mraz album features gay-inspired song

(CNN) The break-up theme is front-and-center on “I Won’t Give Up,” the lead single off of Jason Mraz’s fourth studio album, Love is a Four Letter Word. “It’s not a break-up album. It was certainly written at a time when I wasn’t certain what was going to happen inside of a relationship,” he told CNN. […]

Rosie O’Donnell called ‘lesbian pig’

Video footage has emerged of Rosie O’Donnell involved in a strongly-worded exchange with a street preacher who calls her a ‘lesbian pig’. Pinknews.co.uk reported that the footage, posted to YouTube in March, surfaced this week and shows O’Donnell becoming embroiled in the spat as her family watches on. The preacher tells her, “You are an […]

Make way for the USS Harvey Milk

Congressman Bob Filner has joined with several prominent LGBT civil rights leaders from San Diego and across the country, calling on the U.S. Navy to name “ … the next appropriate ship after Harvey Milk.” The late civil rights icon, Harvey Milk, was a Navy veteran who began his service during the Korean War. In […]

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