Posts tagged gay rights

When they go on about “family values,” it’s clearly only their families they value. That arrogance, self-righteousness, and desire for their opponents to suffer: that’s the least Christ-like attitude of all.
An anonymous LGBT Chick-Fil-A employee tells us she hopes her customers don’t choke on their nuggets—but says one day, they will swallow their words. Read her full piece. (via newsweek)
I have never felt so alien in my own country as I did today while covering the restaurant’s supporters. The level of hatred, unfounded fear and misinformed people was astoundingly sad. I can’t even print some of the things people said.
Reporter Matt Krzos of The News-Press in South Florida on covering today’s Chik-fil-A appreciation day.

Barack Obama’s Bullshit Gay Marriage Announcement

On this afternoon’s special broadcast, Jake Tapper echoed that point: “The president said he thought this was a state-by-state issue.”

Well, before Roe v. Wade, abortion was a state-by-state issue, too. So was slavery. There are 44 states in which gay men and women are currently barred from marrying one another. Obama’s position is that, while he would have voted the other way, those 42 states are perfectly within their rights to arbitrarily restrict the access of certain individuals to marriage rights based solely on their sexual orientation.

That is a half-assed, cowardly cop-out.

[via Gawker]

Beautiful marriage equality ad from Australia.

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Revel and Riot Tshirts

I’ve been meaning to buy a couple of these, but I’m too scared they are designed to fit twinks.

fckyeahqueer:

Revel and Riot Tshirts

I’ve been meaning to buy a couple of these, but I’m too scared they are designed to fit twinks.

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Is Officially, Definitely, For Real Over Tomorrow

Well, here it is, gays. Put down your military-themed pornography and rush down to the recruiting office. That’s what it’s going to be like. It’s going to be like (NSFW) Grunts except with real Army guys, and you can just sit in your bunk and talk about how gay you are and no one is going to care. Then you teach all the other recruits about how fun poppers are and you all sit up huffing Rush and giggling into the middle of the night and it’s just going to be great and amazing and you’ll be surrounded by buff young men in their underwear and it will all be great

Pentagon: Ready For Gay Ban Repeal Tuesday

The military has begun accepting applications from openly gay recruits but will not act on them until the legal ban on openly gay service is lifted Tuesday, says a Pentagon official.

The DOMA repeal hearings today were all kinds of satisfying.

The Daily Show goes to New York’s gay pride parade. Yup, they’re all like this.

John Stewart on the passing of the New York marriage equality bill and Obama’s ridiculously half-assed “evolving” view on gay marriage

Aaron Blanco, owner of the San Antonio-based Brown Coffee, Co. who tweeted a homophobic bigoted remark after NY’s gay marriage bill passing, only to claim that he was merely commenting on classical philosophy, you know, as a coffee shop owner. While he is most certainly entitled to his opinion, I’m certainly entitled to make sure I do not purchase his coffee.
Here’s a profile on the bigoted business owner.

Aaron Blanco, owner of the San Antonio-based Brown Coffee, Co. who tweeted a homophobic bigoted remark after NY’s gay marriage bill passing, only to claim that he was merely commenting on classical philosophy, you know, as a coffee shop owner. While he is most certainly entitled to his opinion, I’m certainly entitled to make sure I do not purchase his coffee.

Here’s a profile on the bigoted business owner.

And Brown Coffee Co.'s Insane Backtracking Reponse

Recently, a Twitter post that was made via our company’s Twitter account has exploded into something it was never meant to be and we want to correct the record.  In the post, it mentioned the differences between Natural Law and Human Law and mentioned that they were different and unequal.  This was a post about CLASSICAL PHILOSOPHY and LAWS (a la Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, etc.), not PEOPLE; but somehow people began to twist what was written and added their own lies to the post to mean that somehow we at The Brown Coffee Company are hateful, homophobic, intolerant people.  Those are not the facts and we regret that this has descended into something very ugly based on other people’s incorrect reading of the Twitter post.  People have begun to attack our friends and business associates based on these incorrect lies and not based on the facts themselves.  Other Twitter posts from others began to crop up ascribing words, thoughts and intentions to us and what we said that were NEVER said.

Again, we have been viciously maligned for something we never said.

We at the Brown Coffee Co have never (ever) advocated for intolerance, hatred, bigotry or exclusion of any person, anywhere and positively believe there is no place for such thinking in our society.  WE ABSOLUTELY REJECT THE LIES PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT US AND THIS TWITTER POST.

We have always and will always be absolutely welcoming to every person, regardless of their beliefs, be they political, social or otherwise.

OH! Philosophy! OK, then.


San Antonio-based Brown Coffee Company sent out a homophobic tweet hours after the New York marriage equality victory, causing at least one NYC cafe to dump the brand.

So disgusted at this ignorant display of bigotry and homophobia in my hometown. [Via Towleroad]

San Antonio-based Brown Coffee Company sent out a homophobic tweet hours after the New York marriage equality victory, causing at least one NYC cafe to dump the brand.

So disgusted at this ignorant display of bigotry and homophobia in my hometown. [Via Towleroad]