Friday, August 1, 2014
The hateful Anti-Gay law in Uganda was banished! It ruled that this hate bill was passed by MPs in December without the requisite quorum and was therefore illegal.
Say again... Illegal.
Congrats to the activists who fought to make this happen. These fools may try again, but at least they know a fight will be waiting for them.
Yesterday House majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor said he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives on August 18th.
“I want to make sure that the constituents in the 7th District will have a voice in what will be a very consequential lame-duck session,” Cantor said in an exclusive interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Thursday afternoon.I bet you he's still in shock about this. However, he should glad he's out of this sinking ship known as the GOP.
Cantor said he has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election for his district that coincides with the general election on Nov. 4.
By having a special election in November, the winner would take office immediately, rather than in January with the next Congress.
I have never told anyone this not even my family or close friends. Before this comes out I want to state that I am a gay proud man. #fear— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 31, 2014
However, it wasn't Kevin Smith. But the real Kevin Smith responded
Not me. Been hacked. Proud to be bi-curious, not brave enough to commit.— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 31, 2014
Cool, that he's bi-curious.
Infographic: There have been no women of color protagonists in top grossing sci-fi and fantasy films
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Vocal producer and engineer Ian Cross has confirmed that Janet Jackson has a new album in the works!
“Janet [Jackson] and I had a little bit more of a special relationship because we became friends naturally,” Cross told Barefoot of their ongoing working relationship. “You meet a lot of people and you become friends with a couple of them, but sometimes there is one person you become really good friends with…She asked me to work on an album with her called Discipline in 2007 and, again, just do the same thing, produce the vocals. That led to her hiring me full-time to work with her. That’s where I’m at now.”I hope this is a great CD. Janet needs this... We need this!
The producer, who also helped to engineer Janet’s past three studio albums (Damita Jo, 20 Y.O. and Discipline), also confirmed that the upcoming record has been a particularly global experience this time around: “The Janet Jackson’s of the world can’t just spend their time in one studio in one city anymore…we’ve been working in Qatar. We’ve been working in Paris, the Middle East, and now we feel like we can work anywhere.”
And as for what to expect? “The new album is going to be great. It’s a process. There’s a lot in store, yet to come. I can’t go into too many details but I think Janet Jackson’s fans are going to be very excited about the new album, and I think people who don’t know her as fans are going to be excited about it, too.” So excited, indeed.
Interesting morning news.
Nine former ex-gay leaders have signed a letter with the National Center for Lesbian Rights on ending gay conversion therapy. These leaders come from Exodus International and Love in Action.
“At one time, we were not only deeply involved in these ‘ex-gay’ programs, we were the founders, the leaders, and the promoters,” they said in the letter. “Together we represent more than half a century of experience, so few people are more knowledgeable about the ineffectiveness and harm of conversion therapy. We know first-hand the terrible emotional and spiritual damage it can cause, especially for LGBT youth.”See, interesting to say the least. Read the letter after the jump
The former ex-gay leaders, many of whom worked at organizations involved in the practice for several years, say they “know better now.” And many of the organizations they were involved in have shuttered or rebranded, like Exodus International, which very publicly announced it would shut down last summer. But gay conversion therapy is still practiced in many parts of the country, according to the NCLR.