KC gay rights debate–20 years ago

 Posted by on February 1, 2010 at 5:55 am
Feb 012010
 
KC gay rights debate--20 years ago

I found some old video recordings of the televised public hearings for Kansas City’s gay rights ordinance 20 years ago. Between the poor quality of the original VCR tapes and the transition to digital, they look even older than that. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dTZTuoWoQE&hl=en_US&fs=1&] You gotta’ love those glasses! City council committee hearings here are televised on […more]

Ford profits from traditional values boycott – UPDATED

 Posted by on January 27, 2010 at 10:42 am
Jan 272010
 
Ford profits from traditional values boycott - UPDATED

In 2007 and 2008 the boycott-happy Christian rightist organization American Family Association was touting its alleged success at beating down Ford Motor Company with a boycott because of that company’s gay-friendly marketing at Pride events. Never mind that American car manufacturers across the board were suffering from weak sales and bloated inventories of gas hogs […more]

Lady Gaga spoofed by the freaks at Westboro Baptist Church

 Posted by on December 31, 2009 at 3:36 pm
Dec 312009
 
Lady Gaga spoofed by the freaks at Westboro Baptist Church

Megan Phelps-Roper, a member of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, sings this parody of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”. I’m not a fan nor follower of the lady, but have heard this song of course, and Phelps-Roper’s parody is a riot! Click here to follow along with the lyrics.  Link no longer works.  Anyone know where […more]

Topeka Kansas: the next Jonestown?

 Posted by on April 24, 2009 at 9:58 am
Apr 242009
 
Topeka Kansas: the next Jonestown?

~ Amazing stories keep coming from Gossip Boy, an online gay publication based in Oklahoma City. His latest post reveals hints that the infamous Westboro Baptist Church Phelps clan, known for picketing funerals and carrying signs proclaiming “God Hates Fags”, may be ready to commit a Jim Jones-like farewell party. If you’re like me, you […more]

Apr 062009
 
Iowa gay marriage edict decried by all male group in dresses

Iowa’s Catholic bishops vigorously disagreed with the Iowa Supreme Court’s unanimous decision April 3 that strikes down state law defining marriage as a union of one man and one woman,” according to this press release from Catholic News Services. The report failed to define “vigorous”, but I did manage find a few evocative photos:   […more]

Those poor affluent gays

 Posted by on March 21, 2009 at 8:51 pm
Mar 212009
 
Those poor affluent gays

Gays and lesbians are far more affluent as a group than their hetero counterparts. That’s been an accepted marketing mantra for decades. I know. When I worked for a gay newspaper in the 1990s we used various “research” reports that gave the numbers. Even then I puzzled about how these research marketing firms got their […more]

Anita Bryant to resume anti-gay crusade

 Posted by on March 20, 2009 at 6:06 am
Mar 202009
 
Anita Bryant to resume anti-gay crusade

James Miko is a ballsy reporter with Gossip Boy an Oklahoma City gay e-magazine. Miko recently went undercover to investigate the infamous 1970s orange juice queen and anti-gay crusader Anita Bryant and in the process uncovered much more than he bargained for. Using his newfound friendship with Bryant, Miko updates his readers on her career […more]