February 16, 2012

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New Jersey Legislature Passes Marriage Equality, LGBT Orgs React

Filed by Daniel Villarreal | February 16, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

Today, the New Jersey Assembly passed the state marriage equality bill. Governor Chris Christie has vowed to veto the bill, but nationwide LGBT organizations think they can find the additional votes the need to pass the bill by 2014.Read More


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LOGO Treats Accented English Speakers Like Bad Jokes

Filed by Daniel Villarreal | February 16, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

The supposed "language barrier" of Drag Race's Kenya Michaels and the subtitled English of The A-List's Rodiney Santiago raise the question, "Why does LOGO treat its accented characters like idiots?"Read More


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A More Positive Side of Vegan

Filed by James Holmes | February 16, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Earlier today I published a post condemning PETA's newest pro-vegan ad that promotes violence rather than compassion. After seeing the comments coming in, I thought I'd post a few videos that put veganism in the positive light it deserves. Read More


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Why People Fantasize About Chris Brown Beating Them

Filed by Daniel Villarreal | February 16, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

While Chris Brown performed at the Grammys, 25 women tweeted that they'd gladly let the abusive R&B singer beat them any time. Did these tweets glorify domestic abuse, indulge in rape fantasies or reveal something far darker?Read More


Mitt's Bailout Wreck in Michigan

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 16, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

In this morning's Progressive Breakfast, I referred to Mitt Romney's Michigan TV spot as "Romney's Auto Bailout Spin-Out." Well, as it happens, things are worse than I thought. Read More


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Comedy Central Suspends the Colbert Report

Filed by Bil Browning | February 16, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

Comedy Central has suspended the Colbert Report through the rest of the week and will be running repeats instead.Read More


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PETA Supports the Non - Ethical Treatment of Women?

Filed by James Holmes | February 16, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

PETA is no stranger to controversy. For many people the first thing that comes to mind when we think of these animal rights' activists is images of paint throwing and nude ads starring celebrities. However, I have never seen something like this.Read More


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GetEqual Hosts New York Event

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 16, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

Featuring an extended trailer of an acclaimed new film recounting the rise of LGBT direct action, and a discussion by two of the film's well-known subjects, this NYC event is one not to miss. Read More


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Today in Marriage Equality: 3 State Roundup

Filed by Bil Browning | February 16, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

There's lots of news about marriage equality legislation this morning. Here's what you need to know.Read More


There's Just Too Much to Mock for One Video

Filed by Bil Browning | February 16, 2012 | 9:28 AM | comments

I was originally going to point out that - like any bad series - the Purity Bear has returned, but apparently changed gender and race. He's not voiced by a white guy this time; now he sounds like a...Read More


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Melissa Harris-Perry on Obama's Evolution

Filed by Bil Browning | February 16, 2012 | 9:17 AM | comments

"Am I gonna vote for him? Yeah, I'm gonna vote for the president. But am I irritated by him talking about an 'evolving' position on marriage when he's the child of an interracial couple? That's nuts. You know, like, stop....Read More