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Random Musings

12/18/2014 15:00:00 PM

Up in Vermont, Bo Muller-Moore picked a fight with anti-gay fast-food chain Chick-fil-A over the use of the phrase "eat more kale" … similar to their trademarked "eat mor chikin" … and this week he won his legal battle after the U.S. Patent and T > read more

My Two Cents: Come Out, Speak Out, And Minds Can Be Changed

12/18/2014 09:00:00 AM

I am all about coming out. I want every LGBT person out, and out now, because I seriously believe, and seriously > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Red Pepper House

12/17/2014 16:00:00 PM

From above it looks like a small mountain on a remote island in the middle of the sea.From the ground it's a luxurious vacation rental in Lamu, Kenya, on an > read more

Children ... There Is Hope In Children

12/17/2014 12:30:00 PM

A teacher in England, who just happens to be gay, was speaking to his class as a part of the school’s anti-bullying week, and asked his students if any of them had ever heard the word ‘gay’ used as an insult.Nearly every student raised their ha > read more

Out Of Grief, Comes Hope

12/17/2014 09:00:00 AM

Matthew Ogston and Nazim [Naz] Mahmood were a couple, and, in fact were engaged to be married. But Naz needed to do one thing before the wedding: come out to his Muslim mother.So he met with her, and told her he was happy, that he was in love, that h > read more

The "Don't Jerk And Drive" Ad Has Been Yanked

12/16/2014 16:00:00 PM

Okay, so we all know you should never drink and drive; and we’ve all seen the ads out now that say you shouldn’t text and drive. But, out there in South Dakota, they apparently had a > read more

The Kids On A Sunny Day

12/16/2014 12:30:00 PM

We had some sun yesterday so all the kids gathered in the sunroom to stay warm, and to sleep.Clockwise from the top left: The Amazing Tuxedo, the Diva Miss Consuelo Roca Jones, the Pocket Dog, Ozzo, and MaxGoldberg, of the Boca Raton Goldbergs. > read more

SC Taxpayers Billed For Both Sides Of The Same-Sex Marriage Fight

12/16/2014 09:00:00 AM

I’ve often claimed that, down here in South Carolina, it’s not the heat, but the stupidity that’ll get you, and, well, my point has been proven yet again.As has been happening around the good old US of A lately, when a state's same-sex marriage > read more

PFOX: Liars and Asshats

12/15/2014 16:00:00 PM

Gay? Are we born that way, or do we choose it?Well, PFOX [Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays] an anti-gay organization that wants y’all to believe that The Gays chose The Gay is trying real hard again to make their point. This time they’ve erected a > read more

WTF? Hilary Swank ... Again

12/15/2014 12:30:00 PM

Hilary Swank has a new movie out, and wants another Oscar, so she's been hitting the red carpet and hitting it hard. And making it to WTF twice this season.Unfortunately, less notice is given to her film role and more attention is given to her choice > read more

Today In Christian Love: Beaten For Being Gay

12/15/2014 09:00:00 AM

Matthew Fenner joined the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Spindale, North Carolina when he was just sixteen; by age twenty-one, he’d left the church, after claiming he was beaten, strangled, held captive by five church members, mentally, physica > read more

Sunday [Still] Not Funny

12/14/2014 07:00:00 AM

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

12/13/2014 08:00:00 AM

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PR All-St?rs 4 Ep 6: Shooting Craps

12/12/2014 16:00:00 PM

The PR is always a crap-shoot; you never know what the challenge is, or the budget or the time frame, or the twists, so this week the producers really gambled with the designtestants’ minds by having Alyssa Milano trot out a pair of ginormous dice, > read more

Would You Hit It?

12/12/2014 12:30:00 PM

Gaspard Ulliel is a French actor and model.He’s appeared in all sorts of French language films, but I first caught sight of him in his English film debut, > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

12/12/2014 09:00:00 AM

Gregory Angelo, head of the Log Cabin Republicans, on the GOP > read more

Random Musings

12/11/2014 15:00:00 PM

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ISBL Asshat of the Week: Senator James Inhofe

12/11/2014 09:00:00 AM

First off, though, we cannot forget to also name as asshats those in Congress who will, most likely, name Republican, and climate change and basic science denier, Oklahoman Senator James Inhofe as the next > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Bel Air Stunner

12/10/2014 15:00:00 PM

If you want to own "a place worth visiting," then this newly-built compound, which sits at the end of a very long, gated drive overlooking the 350-acre untouched Hoag Canyon, is just the place for you.Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and it sits just u > read more

An Open Letter To Mark Wahlberg

12/10/2014 12:30:00 PM

Dear Mark,I kinda like you as an actor; loved > read more

Michigan GOP Seeks To Legalize Discrimination Because ... God

12/10/2014 09:00:00 AM

Out there in Michigan, the GOP controlled > read more

A Tale of Two South Carolina's

12/09/2014 16:00:00 PM

Boy, there are days when South Carolina surprises me, and days when South Carolina acts like, well, I think it has always acted, and so now I’ll present to you A Tale of Two South Carolina’s.In the first one, we have Republican — you read that > read more

The GOP: Insane. Lazy. Lying. Anti-LGBT.

12/09/2014 09:00:00 AM

Okay, so we know the GOP hates … > read more

RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 7: Meet the Ru-testants

12/08/2014 16:00:00 PM

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WTF? Frankie Grande

12/08/2014 12:30:00 PM

Frankie Grande. He's the half-brother of half-wit diva, Ariana Grande Latte and was also a participant on that "reality" show > read more

Another One: Ronin Shimizu

12/08/2014 09:00:00 AM

I posted the story on my blog once before about the time I was a mascot for one of my high school basketball games. My sister was Claudia the Cougar — this was back in the days when Cougar meant cougar, not predatory older female — and I was Clyd > read more

Sunday Not Funny

12/07/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

12/06/2014 08:00:00 AM

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PR All-St?rs 4 Ep 5: A Bear of a Challenge Design for a Duchess London Calling

12/05/2014 15:00:00 PM

So, we kickoff this week with a movie preview starring a bear … Paddington Bear … and I think, > read more

Would You Hit It?

12/05/2014 12:00:00 PM

Sam Claflin.He’s English; he was Philip Swift in > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

12/05/2014 09:00:00 AM

Elton John, on his friendship with Drug Rush Limbaugh:"I’ve been sober for 24 years now, and one of the best lessons it taught me is to listen. When it comes to people like Rush Limbaugh, or people who might enrage you sometimes, dialogue is the on > read more

Random Musings

12/04/2014 15:00:00 PM

Since becoming husband-and-husband, I’ve found renewed joy in my life with Carlos because, well, I get to gaslight him all the time now!Like the day I was home and he called to say he was running late, and I acted as though I couldn’t hear him.Th > read more

Photo of the Week: Madonna

12/04/2014 12:00:00 PM

Just in time for the release of some new music, Madonna has also come out with a new face. > read more

After Their Son's Death, Rob and Linda Robertson Hope To Change Church Views On Homosexuality

12/02/2014 15:00:00 PM

Rob and Linda Robertson thought of themselves as Good Christians, and found themselves tested when, at age 12, their son Ryan told them he was gay. Oh, they told him they loved him, but they also told him that he had to change, and entered him into r > read more

A Different Kind Of Birth Announcement

12/02/2014 12:00:00 PM

Quite possibly the best birth announcement ever, and definitely the most beautiful.Kai was born in 1995 as Elizabeth, but at age 19 his parents printed a retraction of that nearly two decades old announcement and replaced it with a new one."A retract > read more

ISBL Asshat of the Week: GOP Communications Director Elizabeth Lauten

12/02/2014 09:00:00 AM

I’ve always been one to leave the children of politicians alone because they never asked for the limelight; they may not even agree with their parent’s policies and politics. And because they’re just kids.But I did laugh a little whenever the M > read more

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like ....

12/01/2014 15:00:00 PM

... A Boatload Of Decorations.But, hey, it's Christmas-time, we're here, we're queer, and we're putting up the lights and the trees and the ornaments and the bulbs, stars glitter and glitz.Plus, we like shiny stuff .... > read more

WTF? Kim Kardastrophe ... AGAIN!!

12/01/2014 12:00:00 PM

Look, I know some folks like her, I mean she's got millions of followers on all kinds of social media sites, but, seriously, can someone teach Kim > read more

Ferguson Decision: Benjamin Watson's Two Cents

12/01/2014 09:00:00 AM

Benjamin Watson plays professional football for the New Orleans Saints and, just before game-time last week, the decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown came down. Like many of us, Watson was confused, angry, hurt, sad, pi > read more

Sunday Funnies

11/30/2014 07:00:00 AM

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

11/29/2014 08:00:00 AM

The Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s ain't got nuthin' on Stewart and Paltrow.Yup, the Rich White Lady feud goes on. As y'all remember, back in October, Martha Stewart published > read more

Random Musings ... A Day Late

11/28/2014 17:00:00 PM

A day late because yesterday was a day for just Carlos and me … and the kids.Nice holiday, gorgeous, but cold, weather, and a delicious meal, our first Thanksgiving as Husband-and-Husband.Carlos made his Martha Stewart Turkey and Homemade Cranberry > read more

Would You Hit It?

11/28/2014 13:00:00 PM

Adam Lambert, a runner-up on > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

11/28/2014 09:00:00 AM

Michael Sam, in > read more

Give. Thanks.

11/27/2014 06:00:00 AM

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Architecture Wednesday: Butte Residence

11/26/2014 15:00:00 PM

I don’t know much about this house, but I know there’s a lot of land attached to it: 38-acres to be exact.Thirty-eight acres on a butte in Jackson, Wyoming overlooking the confluence of the Snake and Gros Ventre Rivers, with panoramic views of th > read more

Today In Christian Love: Women Who Have Sex Before Marriage Are 'Filthy Dishrags'

11/26/2014 09:00:00 AM

At Lancaster Baptist Church in California, one of those mega-churches — because a sign that you truly love God is to attend services with 5,000 devotees — Pastor Paul Chappell decided to tackle the issue of premarital sex, asking:"One wonders, wh > read more

Transgender Lives Matter

11/25/2014 15:00:00 PM

One of my favorite quotes is from Maya Angelou:The ache for home lives in all of us, that safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.As gay people, sometimes we cannot go home, because we are questioned, we are disowned, we are denied > read more

Black Lives Matter

11/25/2014 08:30:00 AM

I am not a black man in America.I am just a man in America who's tired of seeing black men gunned down in the streets because they were "in the wrong place at the wrong time" or they were 'walking while black."I am tired of seeing people, and dare I > read more

Ty Herndon Comes Out ... Then Billy Gilman Does, Too

11/24/2014 17:00:00 PM

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WTF? Heidi Klum ... Thank Goddess Miss Ross Saved Me

11/24/2014 13:00:00 PM

Heid Klum at the American Music Awards last night and all I could think is, > read more

Well, Isn't That Convenient?

11/24/2014 09:00:00 AM

For over two years we’ve listened to the GOP squawk about Benghazi like a gaggle of parrots demanding a cracker, and now this? For two years the GOP has used Benghazi as a wedge to divide this country, to run their campaigns on, to denigrate the Pr > read more

Sunday Funnies

11/23/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

11/22/2014 08:00:00 AM

So, Katherine Heigl’s new political > read more

PR All-St?rs 4 Ep 3: The Heart Will Go On … But Not One Of The Designers

11/21/2014 15:00:00 PM

Once again we find the designtestants wandering the streets of La Grande Apple in search of their next challenge. The meandering leads them to the Hearst Building, home of > read more

Would You Hit It?

11/21/2014 12:00:00 PM

Chadwick Boseman is a jack-of-all-trades: actor, playwright, and screenwriter.He's proably best known for taking on iconic roles like Jackie Robinson in 2013s > read more

I Didn't Say It ....

11/21/2014 09:00:00 AM

Marc Solomon, national campaign director of Freedom To Marry, on preparing for the group to go “out of business":"We’ve always been set up as a campaign, and we are a campaign, and when we’ve won nationwide, we’re finished. I want to see some > read more

Random Musings

11/20/2014 15:00:00 PM

Carlos is letting his hair grow; or not.But while deciding > read more

Photo of the Week

11/20/2014 13:00:00 PM

I am not much of a fan of Robert > read more

Transgender Day of Remembrance

11/20/2014 09:00:00 AM

Nearly every two weeks, a person is killed somewhere in the world for expressing gender nonconformity. This sobering statistic does not include the numerous other deaths that never receive media attention or are not reported to police, making the ful > read more

Architecture Wednesday: 7 Ashley Park Road

11/19/2014 17:00:00 PM

This home is cool. I mean, c’mon a > read more

The Weddings Have Begun ... With More To Come

11/19/2014 13:00:00 PM

It’s game, er, wedding on!A Charleston County judge has issued South Carolina's first same-sex marriage license to Charleston County councilwoman Colleen Condon and her fiancé, Nichols Bleckley; it’s only fitting since they were the first couple > read more

UPDATE: It's Marriage Equality, Y'all!

11/19/2014 06:00:00 AM

It’s a great day in South Carolina.Barring a stay, or emergency order, from the Supreme Court of the United States, marriage equality has come to the state; twice! A pair of rulings released yesterday by two > read more

Rick Snyder: Asshat or Ally?

11/18/2014 15:00:00 PM

The last time I spoke about Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was … wait a minute, let me recall, I think it was, it could have been, oh yeah … yesterday.See, it was just yesterday that Snyder asked that the 300 same-sex marriages performed during th > read more

UPDATE: South Carolina Marriage ... Where We Stand Today

11/18/2014 09:00:00 AM

Where do we stand … let’s see:Last week, in an historic advance for marriage equality, and LGBT Rights, in South Carolina, U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel ruled that the state's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Still, he also held up > read more

Hot.Smart.Compassionate.LGBT-Ally. Did I Mention Hot?

11/17/2014 17:00:00 PM

But first, a disclaimer.I find Colin Farrell hot; extremely hot. I always have. He’s been easy on the eyes and, because I love a man with an accent, the ears, ever since I first saw him. I even found him hot during those years when he was kind of a > read more

WTF? Anne Hathaway

11/17/2014 13:00:00 PM

I saw this picture of Anne Hathaway at the > read more

How Would You Like Your Marriage Voided?

11/17/2014 09:00:00 AM

I know firsthand what a feeling it was to go from being “partnered’ to being married; it’s really a subtle difference, maybe a change in speech — > read more

Sunday Funnies

11/16/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

11/15/2014 08:00:00 AM

Andy Dick has done it again!It seems that last week Andy was riding his bike around Hollywood when he saw a guy wearing a chain he liked. So Andy rides over, pops the kickstand down, and asked if he could see it.The guy recognized Andy — though he > read more

PR All-St?rs 4 Ep 2: A Wicked ... Bad ... Outcome

11/14/2014 15:00:00 PM

The show starts and we find the designtestants walking the streets of New York, headed to the Gershwin Theatre. Now, as a show queen — end even though I live in South Carolina — I > read more

Which One Would You Hit?

11/14/2014 12:00:00 PM

Okay, so today we have Jon Kortajarena [on the left], a Spanish model and actor, and [on the right], > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

11/14/2014 09:00:00 AM

Laverne Cox, on her rather historic year:“So much of the year I’ve had is historic, but this is a moment that is bigger than me. I meet people who say that my role has given them the courage to say, ‘This is who I am’ and ‘I can transition > read more

Random Musings

11/13/2014 15:00:00 PM

You know, last week when the Sixth Circuit Court ruled that discrimination against The Gays re: marriage was just fine, I loved the wingnuts coming out of the woodwork — the Bryan Browns, and the Brian Fishers and the Tony Perkins, and all those re > read more

Photo Screenshot of the Week

11/13/2014 12:00:00 PM

We all know the GOP is a bunch of War Hawks, many of whom never served in the military. They have no problem sending our men and women off to war, even the ones based on lies, but they have real issues with taking care of our veterans when they retur > read more

South Carolina Marriage Equality: Where We Stand

11/13/2014 09:00:00 AM

So, we had kind of a big day here in South Carolina yesterday after Judge Richard Gergel, a US District Court judge, struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban saying it violates the U.S. Constitution. Gergel did, however, issue a stay on his or > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Majorca Villa

11/12/2014 15:00:00 PM

I know it’s winter — or at the very least, fall — for many of you, but this past week in Smallville has been a little bit Indian Summer-ish, with daily highs in the 80s.So, I figured what better time than to jet off to Spain for a stay at a mod > read more

NEWSFLASH!! Love Wins in South Carolina!

11/12/2014 10:08:00 AM

I'm a little shocked, a lot happy, and somewhat weepy, so I'll just copy and paste the story ...via LGBTQNation:"A federal judge struck down > read more

Lincoln University President Robert Jennings Blames Women For Rape

11/12/2014 09:00:00 AM

Stories of sexual assault on college campuses have been all over the news lately, especially with regards to college athletes who sexually assault women being given a kind of pass because, you know, football … or basketball … money. But, Robert J > read more

Papal Props ... Slight Papal Props

11/11/2014 15:00:00 PM

It’s no secret that I am not a fan of the Catholic Church, and it’s Pope. I have this thing where I don’t like people or organizations who harbor child rapists, who give child rapists pensions for life if they just go away, who pay off victims > read more

ISBL Asshat of the Week: South Carolina AG Alan Wilson

11/11/2014 09:00:00 AM

But first … I received an email last night from Carrie Warner, one of the attorneys for The Will of the People Fund case, Bradacs v Haley, with some encouraging news via > read more

People Say The Darndest Things

11/10/2014 15:00:00 PM

As I scour this internet thingy, I usually come across the occasional quote that I copy and paste into a future blog posting, like, say, ‘I Didn’t Say It …’ — appearing in this space every Friday morning at 10AM EST ... how's > read more

WTF? Miley Cyrus

11/10/2014 12:00:00 PM

I guess the Go-To Outfit for an amfAR benefit is a suspendered-duct-taped-bondage-looking thing that will take the focus off the cause and place it squarely on your media whoring shoulders.Eh, Miley? > read more

Is Gay A Choice? Did 'God' Make A Mistake?

11/10/2014 09:00:00 AM

When Michael Sam, hoping to join the NFL, came out as gay, a lot of professional football players went into overtly homophobic mode, talking about sharing showers with an openly gay player and how uncomfortable that might be, because, you know, gay m > read more

Sunday Funnies

11/09/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

11/08/2014 08:00:00 AM

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PRAll-St?rs 4 Ep 2: Construction Junction

11/07/2014 15:00:00 PM

The designtestants wake up to find a note directing them to the Skylight at Moynihan Station; it looks like a warehouse, in shambles, but we’re told it’s a very popular, cutting edge Fashion Week venue. I’ll take their word for it.But there are > read more

Would You Hit It?

11/07/2014 12:00:00 PM

I first caught sight of Eddie Redmayne in Les Miserables as Marius and found him totally adorable. He was also in The Other Boleyn Girl and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and will next star as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.All well and good > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

11/07/2014 09:00:00 AM

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, formally coming out as gay:"While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has give > read more

Random Musings

11/06/2014 15:00:00 PM

The house next to Casa Bob y Carlos finally sold this week, and I think the new owners will be moving in soon, so I will be asking Carlos, and myself, to tone down our yelling; well, it’s really mock yelling, but to the neighbor’s it might seem, > read more

What's Up With Marriage Equality In South Carolina?

11/06/2014 09:00:00 AM

It was almost a month ago that the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban; and it’s been just a few weeks since other states in that court’s jurisdiction have complied with the ruling, with both West V > read more

Architecture Wednesday: A Bungalow in Teak and Stone

11/05/2014 15:00:00 PM

I don't have a lot to say about this five bedroom, four bathroom house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, except that I love it. I love the Balinese-style of the house; the tropic nature; the wood and stone; that pool.What I don't get, however, is that the a > read more

My Mid-Term Thoughts

11/05/2014 09:00:00 AM

First off, thank god that's over ... > read more

A Plea Deal Will State That Adrian Peterson Never Beat His Son

11/04/2014 15:00:00 PM

If you were sickened by yesterday’s post about the death of eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez at the hands of his “mother” and her boyfriend — that post is > read more

North Carolina: Six Judges Resign Over Marriage Equality and the Law

11/04/2014 09:00:00 AM

It was just a few years ago that the people — at least some of the people, a bigoted majority — of North Carolina voted to add a ban on same-sex marriage to the state Constitution, and a lot has changed since then; except for the bigoted people p > read more

Daniel Pierce Joins Board of Homeless LGBT Youth Organization

11/03/2014 15:00:00 PM

Daniel Pierce was 19-years old when he came out as gay to his parents; he decided to videotape the process; it didn’t turn out well. See my post about that HERE.At the start of the video — which you can search out because I don’t need that kind > read more

WTF? Hilary Swank

11/03/2014 12:00:00 PM

Okay, Hilary Swank, we get it; you have a rockin’ body.But this mess, Oy, this mess. It looks like the dress is so bottom heavy that it pulled the top down exposing your bra and, yes, your abs. And the shoes? Oh goddess, those Miss America pumps! H > read more

Give Them Life In The Name Of Gabriel Fernandez

11/03/2014 09:00:00 AM

Gabriel Fernandez was an abused child; one day, his mother, Pearl Fernandez, and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, discovered him playing with dolls and sent him to school the next day wearing a dress. That was the least of it; Gabriel; was regularly be > read more

Sunday Funnies

11/02/2014 07:00:00 AM

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Don't Forget! Tonight You Have To ...

11/01/2014 16:00:00 PM

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