Videos – LGBT Weekly Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:30:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Anderson Cooper calls out Star Jones – Watch the video! Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:47:04 +0000

Check out the video.

Thursday’s Anderson Live was co-hosted by Andy Cohen and featured “Steel Magnolias” stars Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, and Jill Scott.

During The First 15, Cohen, who has been friends with Cooper for 20 years, asked him how he felt about publicly coming out. Cooper responded that he was happy about the support he received from fans and viewers.

However, he called out Star Jones after hearing she said he came out as a ratings ploy.





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Dan Savage: ‘Every Dead Gay Kid is Victory for Family Research Council’ Tue, 02 Oct 2012 18:52:18 +0000

Tony Perkins sits on a pile of dead gay kids every day when he goes to work,” so said Dan Savage speaking to a gathering of students at Winona State University in Minnesota Monday. Savage is founder of the It Gets Better campaign, which, as has been pointed out by several offended right-wing bloggers in the wake of his most recent bombastic comments, was given recognition by the White House.

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Bonnie Raitt ‘Right Down the Line’ music video features gay couple Wed, 11 Apr 2012 01:06:16 +0000

Blues legend Bonnie Raitt has something to talk about in her new ‘Right Down the Line’ music video: love is equal.

Raitt’s first music video in fourteen years is fashioned in her signature style – a laid-back, soulful blues tempo featuring shots of loving couples including a decidedly handsome gay couple who share a kiss on-screen.


“Right Down the Line” is a cover of Gerry Rafferty’s original song which debuted in 1978. The hit reached the No. 12 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart when it was originally released, and was listed as the number one single on the easy-listening chart during four separate weeks.

Raitt’s cover of “Right Down the Line” is the first single from her new album Slipstream released Tuesday.

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LGBT supporters gain United Nations victory Wed, 02 Feb 2011 09:59:28 +0000

The 192 nation United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly has voted to restore a reference to sexual orientation that had been deleted from a resolution condemning unjustified slayings. The shift came after the United States submitted an amendment to restore the reference, which the General Assem-bly’s Human Rights Committee removed last month.

The U.S. amendment that restored the reference to sexual orientation was adopted with 93 votes in favor, 55 against and 27 abstentions. The amend-ed resolution was then approved with 122 yes votes, one against and 62 abstentions. Saudi Arabia cast the sole vote against the resolution, and the United States was among those who abstained.

Towards the end of last year the committee had deleted the reference at the proposal of African and Arab nations. This had outraged Western countries and human rights activ-ists. Similar resolutions adopted in previous years had explicitly mentioned unjustified killings due to sexual orientation.

Executive Director of the Inter-national Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), Cary Alan Johnson said, “The outpouring of support from the international community sent the strong message to our representatives at the U.N. that it is unacceptable to make invisible the deadly violence lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people face because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation.”

Zimbabwe’s U.N. Ambassador, Chitsaka Chipaziwa, was far from pleased. He said, “We will not have it foisted on us. We cannot accept this, especially if it entails accepting such practices as bestiality, pedophilia and those other practices many societies would find abhorrent in their value systems.” It was later reported by a news agency that a European diplomat considered Chipaziwa’s statement “disgraceful.”

The main opposition to the U.S. amendment came from African and Muslim states, backed by powerful support from China and Russia, both of which voted against including a reference to slayings of people because of their sexual orientation. Several states that had voted against the inclusion in November reversed their positions and voted for the U.S. amendment, among them the African nations of South Africa and Rwanda.

President Barack Obama welcomed the adoption of the U.S. amendment. However, Washington sent an ambiguous signal of support by abstaining from the vote on the amended resolution condemning extrajudicial, arbitrary and summary executions.

Spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations, Mark Kornblau, explained the U.S. abstention as follows, “We have made clear throughout that we would abstain on the overall resolution, as we have in the past, due to reasons unrelated to the language on sexual orientation. The resolution obscures the relationship between international humanitarian law and human rights law and contributes to legal uncertainty in this area.”

Editor of the website Gay Middle East, Dan Littauer, warned LGBT supporters that there was still a lot of work to do at the U.N. He said, “It seems that the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Arab, and some of the African nations are not going to give up easily on this issue and are planning further action to battle against this nascent international legal recognition.”

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