Friday, March 19, 2010

Page 1 Consider (03/19)

  • Just the Tips: Everything you ever needed to know about buying underwear. (Details)

  • Mad as Hell: LGBT activists want Speaker Nancy Pelosi to get off her ass about ENDA. (Towleroad)

  • Blame It on the Gays: A retired Marine general told senators on Thursday that the Dutch army failed to protect the city of Srebrenica during the Bosnian war partly because of the presence of gay soldiers in its armed forces, the latest lame attempt at keeping the military's discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell" policy intact. Dutch officials quickly rejected John Sheenan's claim, calling it "complete nonsense" that its forces failed at Srebrenica because of poor morale over openly gay soldiers. (BBC News)

  • Speaking of Which: Lots of drama in the nation's capital yesterday, where Lt. Dan Choi speaking alongside Kathy Griffin at an HRC rally and then got arrested along with and Capt. James Pietrangelo after they handcuffed themselves to the White House gates in protest of the president's "ambivalence" over repealing "don't ask, don't tell." While I have mixed feelings about their decision to do this now (some are saying Choi "jumped the shark"), in the midst of supposed progress on the matter, part of me remembers the ACT Up days and how nothing really ever changed until people started doing stuff exactly like this. (Oh. And way to disappear when push came to shove, Kathy Griffin!) I guess only the test of time will tell us if it was the right thing to do. God knows they have been enormously patient given the way they have both been treated. AMERICAblog was all over the day's events HERE.

  • Chambray Wishes: GQ says this is the shirt of the summer. But something tells me it's what's in it that makes it so memorable. (GQ)

  • Killer Threads: Click HERE for the 10 best-dressed murderers of all time, and I didn't even write this.

  • Good Cop, Bad Cop: Mike Verdugo, a Hollywood, Fla., police officer who claims he lost his job over a gay porn video he forgot to include on his resume, filed suit Wednesday in Broward Circuit Court against the city of Hollywood to get his job back. (SFGN)

  • The Perils of Speed-Dating: A Long Island woman claims she was hoodwinked into marrying a Pakistani immigrant -- who tricked her into thinking he was a wealthy computer whiz who shared her devout Muslim faith, when he was actually using her to get a green card while canoodling with another man, court documents allege. (NYP)

  • Pretty Not in Pink: A lesbian student who wanted to take her girlfriend to her senior prom is asking a federal judge to force her Mississippi school district to reinstate the dance it canceled. And if they could rule that she doesn't have to wear a dress, so much the better. (AP)

  • The Sean Hayes Syndrome: Gay films are currently all the rage in Tinseltown -- as long as they're not too gay. Brian Finnegan looks at how homosexuals are faring in Hollywood and asks if an openly gay actor will ever get to be the leading man. (IrishTimes)

  • The Empire Strikes Back: OK, New Yorkers. Hiram Monserrate got his ass kicked in the special runoff election. Now are we ready to start the fight for marriage equality again? (Reuters)

  • Return of the Pink Ladies: What's being billed as a "gay version" of "Grease" is currently being performed at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium, but it's hard to imagine anything gayer than John Travolta and the dyke Rizzo ruling Rydell High. (WaPo)
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