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Happy Labor Day ... ISBL Will Return Tomorrow!

09/01/2014 06:00:00 AM

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Sunday Funnies

08/31/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

08/30/2014 07:30:00 AM

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PR 13 Ep 6: It Ought To Be A Shotgun Weddding

08/29/2014 15:00:00 PM

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Would You Hit It?

08/29/2014 12:00:00 PM

Simon Baker's been around for a while. He had, er, maybe has, a TV show on CBS and he played Anne Hathaway's love interest in > read more

I Didn't Say It

08/29/2014 09:00:00 AM

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Random Musings

08/28/2014 15:00:00 PM

Not a funny Carlos story this week, but a kinda cool one.In his job, Carlos works a great deal with the Hispanic community in our town, county and state. Last year, he also worked with the Mexican Consulate trying to help a lot of the undocumented wo > read more

Only In South Carolina ...

08/28/2014 12:00:00 PM

Last week I told y’all about the woman arrested in a South Carolina grocery store for dropping an F-bomb in the bread aisle, but this story makes that one seem almost sane.On the first day of school in Summerville, South Carolina, Tuesday, Alex Sto > read more

School Musical Canceled Becaue It's Gay

08/28/2014 09:00:00 AM

Back in May of this year, Principal Jesse Smith of the South Williamsport Jr/Sr High School in Pennsylvania dashed off a $1935.00 check to order the licensing rights for the musical > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Des Grand Jardins

08/27/2014 15:00:00 PM

After a couple of weeks in the desert, I decided I needed to cool off a bit, and what better place than the Grands-Jardins home, located in Petite-Rivière-St- François, Quebec, close to the Massif ski station, on a mountainside overlooking the St. > read more

It's Time For Fundraising!

08/27/2014 12:00:00 PM

As many of you already know, having followed > read more

Peter Tinsley Blames His Racism On being A Republican

08/27/2014 09:00:00 AM

With all that’s been happening in Ferguson, Missouri these last few weeks, you wonder what people are thinking about, in terms of race, and police authority and politics.Will people learn from this … grow from this … move on from this?Hard to s > read more

An Emmy Stream of Consciousness

08/26/2014 13:00:00 PM

Ah, the 66th Annual Emmy Awards … more pats on the back from the 1% to the 1% … I kid … kind of because I am an Awards Show Whore™ … > read more

Emmy Fashion: The Best, The Ooohs, The Ahs, The Ohs, The Uh Ohs, The OMGs, and The Worst

08/26/2014 09:00:00 AM

THE BESTJulia Roberts. It's short, it's fun, it's flirty, it's glittery, it looks like a party, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. And she has great pins. I'm not a fan of the hooker heels, but I'll forgive her.OOOOH > read more

Mike Weston: Another Police Officer Not Helping In Ferguson

08/25/2014 15:00:00 PM

Mike Weston is a sergeant on the Velda City police force, and like Dan Page — see post from earlier today — he, too, was sent to Ferguson, Missouri to keep the peace and maintain order after Darren Wilson murdered Michael Brown.He, too, is blight > read more

WTF: Some VMA's Fug

08/25/2014 12:00:00 PM

Beyoncé. Why does she always have to dress like a stripper? I mean, it’s enough with the hair — those extensions are looking ragged — and the lace and the see-though and the pose that says, > read more

Dan Page? That's Who Was Sent In To Help In Ferguson?

08/25/2014 09:00:00 AM

After Darren Wilson murdered Michael Brown in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, and after the public began to march and to protest and to, yes, push back against a police force seemingly out of control, Dan Page of the St. Louis Police Department wa > read more

Sunday Not Funny ... And Funnies

08/24/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ....

08/23/2014 08:00:00 AM

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PR 13 Ep 5: The Season of Fringe .. But This Time It's Good Fringe

08/22/2014 15:00:00 PM

Ah, the challenge that every designtestant dreads: make a dress for Heidi … make work-out wear for Heidi … make lunch for Heidi. But this time the pressure is on because Heidi doesn’t just want a dress, she wants a dress that she’ll wear to t > read more

Would You Hit It?

08/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

Harry.What's there left to say? He's a Prince; he's a ginger; he loves a good time; and he could, > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

08/22/2014 09:00:00 AM

Neil Patrick Harris, on what it takes to make a relationship work:"If you want relationships to last, live by ‘for better or worse.’ > read more

Random Musings

08/21/2014 15:00:00 PM

So, the other night we were sitting in the living room and, as usual, MaxGoldberg likes to sit by Carlos. So he jumped in Carlos’ chair and sat for about a second and then jumped over to me, where he stayed for about a second, until jumping back ov > read more

Photo of the Week

08/21/2014 12:00:00 PM

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I Love Dick

08/21/2014 09:00:00 AM

Y’all can have Rhianna and Katy and Madge and Brit and Gaga — wait, is she still relevant or has it been fifteen minutes — but my gay icon is … wait for it … it’s unexpected … it’s not who you think … District Court Judge Richard Yo > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Tresarca

08/20/2014 15:00:00 PM

Tresarca by assemblageSTUDIO:“Nevada is a state of two worlds, one of glitz and glamour on the Las Vegas Strip which seeks to transplant imagery from around the globe to mesmerize the minds of 40 million tourists. While the latter develops its arch > read more

Take A Moment and Sign Your Name For AJ Betts ... and Others

08/20/2014 12:00:00 PM

Yesterday I reposted about AJ Betts, the young man who endured torment and bullying at school until he finally took his own life — see that post > read more

Black People Are Registering To Vote In Ferguson and The GOP Calls It 'Disgusting'

08/20/2014 09:00:00 AM

Is it any wonder why Michael Brown was murdered in Ferguson?I mean, the population is mostly black, but the mayor is white, as are five of the six city council members; and apparently only three of the 53 Ferguson police officers are black.It’s qui > read more

Lorraine Fleming of Cake Pros Says Jesus Told Her Not To Bake For The Gays

08/19/2014 15:00:00 PM

It’s happened again: WeddingCakeGate.This time it’s Lorraine Fleming, the owner of Cake Pros in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania who has refused to bake a cake … > read more

Whaddya You !@#*% Mean You Can't Swear In Mother@#!&*% South $#*@ Carolina?

08/19/2014 12:00:00 PM

Last week Danielle Wolf was at her local North Augusta, South Carolina Kroger store when she was overheard telling her own children to, ahem, “Stop squishing the f**king bread.”And she was arrested for it. Hands cuffed behind her back, and taken > read more

Even After Death AJ Betts Is Being Bullied For Being Gay

08/19/2014 09:00:00 AM

A little more than a year ago I first wrote about AJ Betts; he had become ‘Another One’ on this blog; another young LGBTQ youth who took his own life after constantly bullying and torment at school made him think going on for even one minute more > read more

Facebook Financially Supports Anti-Marriage-Equality Candidate

08/18/2014 15:00:00 PM

After Utah's attorney general resigned—and was later arrested bribery charges—Utah Governor Gary Herbert appointed Sean Reyes, a Republican Party official, to serve out the AG's term. Reye’s time in office began just ten days after a federal co > read more

WTF? Selena Gomez

08/18/2014 12:00:00 PM

Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber's on-again-off-again babysitter, out and about in two different one, she seems to be wearing the > read more

Ferguson: My Two Cents

08/18/2014 09:00:00 AM

I normally have a great deal of respect for the police; those men and women who risk their lives each and every day to “protect and serve.” But I also know that, like in almost every area of society, there are the good cops and the bad cops. Ther > read more

Sunday Funnies ... The Rest

08/17/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Sunday Not Funny ... Ferguson

08/17/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But .... Girls Gone Wild

08/16/2014 08:00:00 AM

There have always been lots of rumors about why Gwyneth Paltrow and her luggage carrier, Chris Martin — I hear he sings, too — “consciously uncoupled.” Some say he cheated; some say she cheated; some say — okay everybody says — she’s a > read more

PR 13 Ep 4: Fringe Suits You

08/15/2014 15:00:00 PM

This week’s challenge is a WTF-Hot-Mess-of-a-Challenge. The designtestants are caravanned out to a nearby — New Jersey? — Red Robin where they meet Tim alongside Jason Rusk, VP of Brand Transformation for Red Robin.Oh, it must be the Create A N > read more

Would You Hit It?

08/15/2014 12:00:00 PM

Dylan Bruce, from the new must watch show ... that I've yet to see ... > read more

I Didn't Say It

08/15/2014 09:00:00 AM

President Obama, speaking at the opening of the Gay Games 9:"Ever since 2006, when the Games were last held in the United States, in my hometown of Chicago, we've come a long way in our commitment to the equal rights of LGBT people here and around th > read more

Random Musings

08/14/2014 15:00:00 PM

Last weekend we had a houseguest, and you know what they say about houseguests …He’s a friend of ours that I met when I met Carlos at the beginning of the century. He’s funny, smart, and a bit of a perv. I love when he wants to talk politics an > read more

Photo of the Week

08/14/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Nate Alfson Comes Out ... Chip Sarafin, Too

08/14/2014 09:00:00 AM

You all know I am not a fan of the Catholic Church, and that, normally, when I write about them I tend to go all F-bombing, rant-spewing snark-nado > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Yucca Valley House

08/13/2014 15:00:00 PM

Last week we visited the High Sierras for a warm and cozy, and elegant, mountain cabin, but this week I wanted something new, something different: the High Desert; a > read more

RIP Lauren Bacall

08/13/2014 12:00:00 PM

Lauren Bacall; classy dame, quite a broad; never one to mince words, she always told it like she meant it. > read more

ISBL Asshat[s] of the Week: The NRCC

08/13/2014 09:00:00 AM

This makes no sense to me. I mean, when you have Fox News and its minions of ALLEGED “reporters” and talking heads at your beck-and-call, why create a fake news site?But, apparently, the National Republican Congressional Committee [NRCC] which ju > read more

The Reading List Is Eliminated Because, Well, Lesbians

08/12/2014 15:00:00 PM

Earlier this week, I gleefully posted that homophobic Tennessee legislator, Stacey Campfield, best-known for his Don’t Say Gay bill, lots his primary bid at reelection. Now, though, there’s another threat of the same kinds, only it’s up there r > read more

RIP Robin Williams

08/12/2014 12:00:00 PM

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W.W. Bridal Boutique Is A "Straights Only" Business

08/12/2014 09:00:00 AM

First it was the bakers, who refused to bake cakes for same-sex couples to celebrate their weddings. And then it was the florists, who said ‘Hell no’ when it came to supplying flowers for a gay couple’s ceremony. So, is it really any surprise t > read more

Today In Christian Love: Pastor Cancels Funeral Of A Gay Man Because, Well, Gay

08/11/2014 15:00:00 PM

Julie Atwood was standing beside her son's casket when the call from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church came in. The pastor, T.W. Jenkins, was calling to say the service for Julie’s son, Julion Evans, scheduled for the very next day, was cancelled > read more

WTF? Madonna

08/11/2014 12:00:00 PM

You know, sometimes she dresses like a teenage hooker, and sometimes she dresses like it's still the 1990s--when she was dressing like a teenage hooker.But, please to explain, why Madonna has chosen to look like she's wearing something she's fished o > read more

It's Now Official: Stacey Campfield Is A Loser

08/11/2014 09:00:00 AM

I’ve written about Tennessee Senator Stacey Campfield is quite the regular here at SBL; I’ve written about him so many times that it’s almost as if I know him personally … though I’d never want to do that.The first time he appeared here was > read more

Sunday Funnies

08/10/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ....

08/09/2014 08:00:00 AM

So, Michael Strahan, ex-football player and co-host of > read more

PR 13 Ep 3: Past. Present. Future ... Tense.

08/08/2014 15:00:00 PM

This is a futuristic challenge, but was somehow convoluted into a birthday celebration for the 20th > read more

Would You Hit It?

08/08/2014 12:00:00 PM

Sebastian Stan, actor, best known to me, as the gay son on > read more

I Didn't Say It

08/08/2014 09:00:00 AM

Mostly asshats and wingnuts this week ... but let's start with the non-asshat:John Barrowman, on being photographed with > read more

Random Musings

08/07/2014 15:00:00 PM

A few weeks back I saw a commercial for a mattress company saying you should replace your mattress every eight years or so. Carlos asked how long we’d had our mattress and I said, shocked, “I brought it with me from California …”“How > read more

63 Texas Asshats ... Or Is That Redundant?

08/07/2014 12:00:00 PM

This week sixty-three Texas legislators signed the Texas Conservative Coalition brief calling on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the state’s bans on same-sex marriage.And > read more

Adam Joseph Comes Out ... As Gay And As A New Dad

08/07/2014 09:00:00 AM

I almost missed this one, but luckily I got schooled by The Mistress ....There are all kinds of ways to Come Out it seems, You can do it like Ellen, splashing across the cover of > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Martis Camp

08/06/2014 15:00:00 PM

I remember when I was a kid, my parents renting a cabin at Lake Tahoe where we would spend part of each summer. Such great times, with the clear sky, the cold, very > read more

Why Marriage Equality Matters ... Everywhere

08/06/2014 09:00:00 AM

In 2009, in Iowa, Sue Kirchofer married Mary Stroesser where equality lives, and where they lived until returning to Nebraska where Sue grew up.Upon returning home, Sue Kirchofer changed her name to Sue Stroesser; she changed her name on her Social S > read more

Feud: Mama Grizzly Bore™ vs. The Washington Post

08/05/2014 15:00:00 PM

It used to be good being the Mama Grizzly Bore™. Sure, she blew John McCain’s’ lest, best, shot at ever living in the White House and yes, she quit her job as Governor of Alaska because all those questions about her lack of ethics were making t > read more

The Nomen Global Language Center Is "Homophonic"

08/05/2014 12:00:00 PM

During the school year, as part of his job, Carlos teaches English to a group of Hispanic adults and children and one of the areas that can provide a bit of trouble is homophones; you know, words that sound the same but have different meanings and so > read more

The GOP Hates Children, Too

08/05/2014 09:00:00 AM

It’s fairly clear that the GOP doesn’t like The Gays because, many of them, most of the party, is working against marriage equality everywhere; hell, they’re against any and all legislation that might be deemed gay-friendly.And we know the GOP > read more

WTF? Elle Fanning

08/04/2014 12:00:00 PM

Up-and-coming actress, and sister of Dakota, Elle Fanning out and about in what looks like the table runner from my Thanksgiving Day table.Last time I invite > read more

In Greenville Same-Sex Couples Were Denied Equality

08/04/2014 09:00:00 AM

Lindsey Crumbly and Halley Page applied for a marriage license up in Greenville, South Carolina last week, hoping to have a mountain wedding, and so did another couple, Ronald and Jenny. Ronald and Jenny sailed through the paperwork and were told the > read more

Sunday Funnies

08/03/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

08/02/2014 09:00:00 AM

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PR 13 Ep 2: This Episode Rated WTF

08/01/2014 15:00:00 PM

So the designtestants wake up in their fabulous NYC city cramped apartments to find a jumbo popcorn and some 3D glasses waiting for them! > read more

Would You Hit It?

08/01/2014 12:00:00 PM

Chris Pratt is an > read more

I Didn't Say It

08/01/2014 09:00:00 AM

Eric Stonestreet, from > read more

The Will Of The People ... For South Carolina

07/31/2014 19:00:00 PM

This is from the group Carlos and I joined last night, to help another same-sex couple, and ourselves and many others, fight for equality in South Carolina .....The Will of the People … And MothersBy Sheryl McAlister, a freelance writer based in So > read more

Random Musings

07/31/2014 15:00:00 PM

Last night Carlos and I, along with Further-Round-The-Way-Gays David and Neal, traveled to Columbia to have dinner with a group of gay men and women to discuss ways in which we can spread the word, educate, and fundraise for the lawsuit brought by > read more

This Is Hobby Lobby

07/31/2014 09:00:00 AM

In July 2010, Felicia Allen was hired as a part-time cashier at a Hobby Lobby in Flowood, Mississippi. Soon after she began working, she discovered she was four months’ pregnant with her third child and, because she had only been employed a short t > read more

Architecture Wednesday: The Shipping Container House

07/30/2014 15:00:00 PM

This is the Shipping Container House, comprised of 31 21-foot shipping containers stacked three stories high to create a 6,000 square foot, four bedroom, four bathroom home.Stretched over three levels it features an open plan first floor with kitchen > read more

Who Do I Hafta F**k To Get This Job? Oh ... The American People

07/30/2014 09:00:00 AM

I have been thinking about looking for a new job — a difficult feat in our tiny town — that might be more conducive to my Lazy Man Aesthetic. I don’t mind working, but like most folks, I like my time off a bit more. But where to look … what t > read more

Wisconsin AG Van Hollen Outdoes Arizona In Marriage Argument

07/29/2014 15:00:00 PM

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Arizona's Ludicrous Argument Against Marriage Equality: "Because"

07/29/2014 09:00:00 AM

I’ve been thinking a lot about marriage equality these days … go figure … what with Carlos and I planning to tie the knot — and not around our necks — sooner rather than later, and with each week seeing yet another state diving into the equ > read more

Marriage Equality Inches South ....

07/28/2014 14:00:00 PM

Earlier today a federal appeals court panel in Virginia became the second one this summer to strike down a state ban against same-sex marriage, making it more likely that the Supreme Court will settle the issue as early as next year.The three-judge p > read more

WTF? A Keira Knightley Two-Fer

07/28/2014 12:00:00 PM

Lotsa folks think Keira Knightley is one of the most beautiful women in the world, and while I might not agree 100%, she does have a certain something ....That I call horrendous taste in fashion.Look #1: Is her slip falling down? Do women still wear > read more

ISBL Asshat of the Week: Congressman Curt Clawson

07/28/2014 09:00:00 AM

We all know this has been a Do-Nothing Congress for the last, well, since Obama took office, but is it too much of a stretch to say that, while some members ‘do nothing’ other members ‘know nothing’?Case in point, our nominee for this week’ > read more

Sunday Funnies

07/27/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ....

07/26/2014 08:00:00 AM

Lotsa talk swirling around the web-o-sphere that, after their current On The Run [from Marriage] tour, Beyoncé > read more

PR 13 Ep 1: Let The Games Begin ...

07/25/2014 15:00:00 PM

The new season starts with eighteen [?] designtestants arriving in La Grande Apple for one final audition where Nina Garcia, The Adorable Zac Posen™ and Heidi Klum will cut it down to fifteen, plus the Comeback Kid. The eighteen show a mini-collect > read more

Would You Hit It?

07/25/2014 12:00:00 PM

Actor Benjamin McKenzie, on the set of his new fall Fox TV show, Gotham, about the days before > read more

I Didn't Say It

07/25/2014 09:00:00 AM

Chris Kluwe, former Minnesota Vikings punter, on the punishment given to special teams coach Mike Priefer > read more

Random Musings

07/24/2014 15:00:00 PM

I’ve got several things to rant about so I decided it break it up with a triple dose of eye candy because, well, it’s my blog, dammit!I am so tired of those so-called religious leaders, the so-called “Christians” saying that any kind of law o > read more

PR13 Starts Tonight! Meet the Designtestants!

07/24/2014 12:00:00 PM

It’s on, bitches!Season 13 of the Emmy-nominated > read more

Ted Nugent Is A Pig

07/24/2014 09:00:00 AM

Google it, you’ll see.He’s a man who has said hateful, racist and threatening things about the President; he’s a man who sh*t so he wouldn’t have to go to Vietnam; he’s a man who married a teenage girl — of whom he was the legal guardian > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Jackson Hole Retreat

07/23/2014 15:00:00 PM

There are some houses that are striking from the outside, so that when you drive up to them you are immediately intrigued.And there are some houses that are striking on the inside, so that when you enter them you are immediately intrigued.This house, > read more

Separated At Birth ... Or the Plastic Surgeon's Office

07/23/2014 12:00:00 PM

One of these women is > read more

In Italy, A Teacher Is Fired For Refusing To Deny She Is Gay

07/23/2014 09:00:00 AM

Yesterday I posted about Jim Gaylord, the Tacoma, Washington school teacher who was fired from his job because he was gay. Now, to be fair, that was in 1972, and times have changed, you know … or have they?A teacher, who only gave her name as ‘Si > read more

Jim Gaylord Finally Gets An Apology

07/22/2014 15:00:00 PM

In 1972, Jim Gaylord was teaching social studies at Tacoma’s Wilson High School. He was 35 years old, popular with the students and his co-workers, and a confirmed bachelor, which was what most people called gay men in those early post-Stonewall da > read more

ISBL Asshat of the Week: Renee Ellmers

07/22/2014 09:00:00 AM

I don’t know why anyone would choose to be a Republican; sure, I get conservative; I get financial conservative. But what I don’t get is the rigid, rightwingnut religious rantings of people who say they want smaller government then try to get Big > read more

Facebooking ....

07/21/2014 15:00:00 PM

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WTF? Olivia Wilde

07/21/2014 12:00:00 PM

Olivia Wilde is a very, > read more

It's Just Six Minutes ....

07/21/2014 09:00:00 AM

I was strolling around the interwebz this morning as I do, and stumbled across this video at Reluctant Rebel, with the post title > read more

Sunday Funnies ... The Rest

07/20/2014 11:00:00 AM

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Sunday Not Funny

07/20/2014 07:00:00 AM

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