It Gets Better pulls 49ers Gay Rights Ad for Super Bowl 2013

According to the Examiner, a San Francisco 49ers gay rights ad was pulled by “It Gets Better Campaign.” Read the full article below or click here to read it from its original source.

According to Feb. 1, 2013 reports, a San Francisco 49ers gay rights ad has been pulled by “It Gets Better Campaign”.

The San Francisco 49ers became the first NFL team to tape a gay rights ad and was also the first such team to get their ad being pulled off soon by the campaign.

Reports state that the San Francisco 49ers have not been talking good about gay community. Recently, 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver commented that they wouldn’t like a gay football player in a NFL locker room. However, he later apologized for his comment.

In another incident, which made things worse, Ahmad Brooks and Isaac Sopoaga denied having made any gay rights ad for “It Gets Better Campaign”.

They apparently forgot about the gay rights video made by their team and also denied having any knowledge about the ad being made for gay rights promotion. Rather they thought it was an anti-bullying ad.

It seems the players were not interested in getting associated with the gay rights campaign and now the organization is not looking interested in having anything to do with the San Francisco 49ers.

Is GOP Shifting Perspective on Same-Sex Marriage?

A recent article by Mark Oppenheimer in the New York Times discusses the shifting perspective on same-sex marriage by David Blankenhorn, a traditional marriage advocate. The unprecedented move may illustrate an overall shift in the GOP’s acceptance of same-sex marriage.

David Blankenhorn, a traditional-marriage advocate and star witness in the Proposition 8 trial in California in 2010, shocked his allies with an Op-Ed article in The New York Times last June announcing that he was quitting the fight against same-sex marriage. “Instead of fighting gay marriage,” Mr. Blankenhorn wrote, “I’d like to help build new coalitions bringing together gays who want to strengthen marriage with straight people who want to do the same.”

He is about to find out how much support such a coalition can get.

On Thursday, Mr. Blankenhorn’s research group, the Institute for American Values in New York, plans to issue “A Call for a New Conversation on Marriage,” a tract renouncing the culture war that he was once part of, in favor of a different pro-marriage agenda. The proposed conversation will try to bring together gay men and lesbians who want to strengthen marriage with heterosexuals who want to do the same.

Read the full article in its entirety here. 

Gomer Gets Hitched

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Jim Nabors, who played the goofy gas station attendant on “The Andy Griffith Show”, and star of the spin-off series, “Gomer Pyle, USMC”, has married his long time partner in Seattle, Washington.  Nabors and his husband, long time partner Stan Cadwallader, tied the knot on January 15,   According to the Hawaii News Now.

Nabors has never officially come out as gay until he granted an interview after his wedding, said.

“I’m 82 and he’s in his 60s and so we’ve been together for 38 years and I’m not ashamed of people knowing, it’s just that it was such a personal thing, I didn’t tell anybody,” Nabors said. “I’m very happy that I’ve had a partner of 38 years and I feel very blessed.  And, what can I tell you, I’m just very happy.”

Marriage between same sex couples became legal in Washington State in December, 2012.  Nabors and Cadawallader traveled from their home in Hawaii for the wedding.

I loved watching “Gomer” Pyle as a kid… he was so delightfully goofy and had the funniest, high pitched speaking voice.    I remember the first time I heard him sing, I was blown away.  Here he is below singing “The Impossible Dream” from “Man of LaMancha”

Marriage Equality at Inauguration

President Obama’s Inauguration address is the first ever in the history of the United States to discuss marriage equality at an Inauguration. The American Equal Rights group released a video update on the recent movement that has been made in the realm of equal rights and gay marriage.

“We’re making major progress in multiple states, with bills advancing in Rhode Island and Colorado. Plus historic words from President Obama, strong polling numbers, and the anniversary of the Prop 8 trial.”

Check out the video below.

Dave Franco on His Gay Fans

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Ok.. when pretty got passed out, the Franco Boys got an extra helping.

Dave Franco, younger brother of James Franco is an actor in his own right.  He has been in television and movies, and has starred in the homoerotic series “Funny or Die”.

His new film, “Warm Bodies” will be released Feb 1.

 

“I know a huge audience is going to think that I am gay,” Franco says. “I’m just trying to blur the lines, I guess. I’m not consciously trying to do that, but it’s not something I think about. Like with my friends who are gay, it’s not like that’s the first thing I associate with them. They’re just another friend, and they just happen to like guys.”

Read the article here.

Watch: LGBT Inclusion at the Inauguration

From the Human Rights Campaign.

Yup, I cried.

Daniel Radcliffe Surprised at Media’s Gay Sex Obsession

Photo Courtesy of People Magazine

Photo Courtesy of People Magazine

 

Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the Harry Potter films, has had a varied career.  In addition to the 8 HP movies, he has starred on the stage in Equus and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (which I got see – He was great), TV and, most recently in the independent film Kill Your Darlings, in which he plays beat poet Allen Ginsberg.  The movie recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and the media was full of questions… not about the murder in the movie, or the significance of the beat generation on art and culture, but sex.   Specifically gay sex.  In the movie, Radcliffe has several sex scenes with other men.  Ginsberg, after all, was gay.  According to Nick Carter of the Inependent, Daniel is “weirded out” over the focus on the sex.

“I don’t know why a gay sex scene should be any more shocking than a straight sex scene. Both of them are equally un-shocking.”

Radcliffe went on to wonder why he was getting attention about playing a gay poet, when in Equus he plays a young man sexually attracted to horses.

Read the entire article here.

Radcliffe has been an outspoken supported of gay rights and a spokesman for the teen suicide prevention organization The Trevor Project.

I can’t wait to see the film!

Video: Chris Kluwe with Ellen

Great interview with Chris Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings’ punter and LGBT ally.  He is a very articulate and funny guy – its worth watching!

The letter they refer to is here.  It is worth a read.  It is funny, articulate and uses profanity brilliantly.

 

 

Evangelical Minister Preaches Acceptance of Gays

Yesterday I posted about a Colorado minister wanting to rid the world of gays – and today I find an article about a true Christian minister!

The Reverend Steven Chalke is an English Baptist minister – and unlike so many in his church, he supports the rights of gays and lesbians.  Not only that, he is calling on all Christians to do the same.  In an editorial for the magazine “Christianity”, he explains the need for a “new Christian understanding of homosexual relationships.”

Read the entire article from the Huffington Post, here.  My favorite line:

Christ-like love calls us to go beyond tolerance to want for the other the same respect, freedom and equality one wants for oneself.

That’s a lot more compelling than “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and STEVE!!” -

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

It may feel like the holiday season was only yesterday, but truth be told we are well into the New Year and the romantic Valentine’s Day is just a mere month away. Luckily, this year you can kick back and relax. Every Friday until Valentine’s Day, you have us, bringing you the perfect gift ideas for your perfect Valentine.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Homoquotables

Luxurious Cotton Bed Sheets

Okay, so your hubby or Valentine may not need luxurious cotton bed sheets, but does anyone actually need a gift? A Soft Egyptian cotton sheet set is the perfect pampering gift for your loved one. The sheets are so decadent that he might just want to stay in bed all day! Shop for Egyptian cotton with a thread count over 400. Take a peek at a few of our favorites here.

Celina Hotel Collection, 800 thread count, Egyptian Cotton Sheets.
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