These dashing protestors were on London's Saville Row on Monday to protest the opening of an Abercrombie store on the famous fashion strip. Nothing says "hardcore activists" like a three piece suit, eh? Still, judging from that photo, it was great street theater!
So what else should you know as you head into the weekend? Here it is:
- Chris Geidner of MetroWeekly fame, has a column over at the Daily Beast this week examining Paul Clement's shifting views on federalism. The conservative lawyer is defending DOMA in court as perfectly acceptable when the feds trump state laws, but castigating the same theory when he's leading the attack on Obamacare.
- The beginners guide to anonymous Craigslist hookups.
- The Williams Institute points out that more than 50% of federal contractors have sexual orientation and gender identity protections [pdf] already in place. If you only count sexual orientation, the number jumps up to 86%. Why is Obama delaying issuing the ENDA executive order again?
- "Pregnant man" Thomas Beatie continues his Jerry Springer-esque shit show by alleging that his relationship with his wife has always been abusive. He claims she's a violent drunk who's punched him "in the crotch." A judge has issued a restraining order.
- We reported last week that Dr. Robert Spitzer, the author of an infamous "ex-gay" study retracted his claims. Now he has officially apologized to the LGBT community in general and "any gay person who wasted time and energy undergoing some form of reparative therapy because they believed that I had proven that reparative therapy works with some 'highly motivated' individuals."
- Siberia has become the fourth Russian province to ban "gay propaganda."
- Ray Ban has launched a new ad campaign featuring two dapper gentleman holding hands as they walk down the street. The two lovebirds look like they just walked out of that Abercrombie protest...
- Why do gay men pay more for car insurance?
- The Minnesota GOP has taken fiscal conservatism to its logical conclusion. They're being evicted for not paying their rent.