BY Jennifer Welsing in General on Feb 26, 2013 |
There is some good and surprising news for gay marriage! A legal brief arguing that gays have a constitutional right to marry, signed by dozens of Republicans, is being submitted to the Supreme Court this week.
Yes, you read that right. As of Monday, over 75 Republicans, many well-known and influential, have signed their name to a document that opposes Proposition 8 and, supports same-sex marriage. This is in preparation for next month's Supreme court cases ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in Artsy on Feb 22, 2013 |
There are a lot of comic books out there. A lot. Between new, old, professional, and DIY, it can be dangerous finding a good comic. If you're like me and like the self-published, stories-about-real-life kind of books then I have one for you. What's New, Pussycat? by Mari Naomi is a perfect graphic novel that might make you a little sad and maybe a little enlightened.What's New, Pussycat? tells a tale of a young Mari and an acquaintance that she views as a bit of ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in General on Feb 19, 2013 |
The GOP really does say the darndest things. Yet another attack on abortion rights is playing out in Alabama, courtesy of lawmaker Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin.McClurkin, who believes that a fetus is actually an organ (the largest one, no less), is using a new tactic to strike out against abortion in her new bill. She is sponsoring The Women's Health and Safety Act, which would curb women's ability to receive abortions in a couple of different ways. First, it ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in Boob Tube on Feb 11, 2013 |
In her usual funny but pointed way, Ellen has called out the Boy Scouts on their rather un-scout-ly policy of banning gay men from their organization. In a clip from a recent episode, Ellen puts in her two cents about the Boy Scouts' decision to postpone their vote on whether to allow the participation of openly gay members and leaders in the future. In her support of allowing gay members, Ellen mentions that they will be following the footsteps of "the Army, ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in General on Feb 08, 2013 |
Traditionally a conservative and Catholic country, Poland is making small but noticeable steps in becoming more open-minded. At the forefront of this transition is Anna Grodzka, the first transgender lawmaker to be elected into the Polish parliament. She is now up for deputy speaker, a role that will give her a stronger voice in proposing laws and an elevated position in the Polish embassy.After her surgery in 2010, Grodzka was elected into parliament in ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in General on Feb 06, 2013 |
When was the last time you found yourself inspired by a public restroom? Well, one girl was. A university student came across this handwritten note taped to the door of the stall she was using at her school. A good samaritan had responded to some of the graffiti left by other girls who wrote about "some of their most horrifying life experiences".
At a time where we hear so many stories about girls teasing and bullying and just being all around mean to each ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in General on Feb 05, 2013 |
There some excellent reading to look forward to in 2014! Arrested Development's Judy Greer is writing a book. Now, you might be thinking "I know that name, and I know that face..." You may also know her from Two and a Half Men or 27 Dresses. Yeah, her, the funny one. The book, aptly titled I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star, will be a collections of essays telling stories from her childhood to her life as an actress. With essays such ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in General on Feb 05, 2013 |
Talk about double standards. A New Jersey school is implementing a "no cursing" rule for their students, but only for the female students.
Girls at Queen of Peace High School, a catholic school in Arlington NJ, have been asked to take a pledge to clean up their language. The boys were asked not to curse around the ladies, but not asked to stop their cursing all together. The real head shaker in this is that Lori Flynn, the teacher who started this pledge, ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in General on Feb 04, 2013 |
It's been an uphill battle for gays and lesbians to get marriage equality laws passed. Even once they get the license, elements of a traditional wedding, like getting a cake, might not be easy either. Recently, Sweet Cakes Bakery, based in Oregon, is facing legal action for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. In the filing, the couple had no problem buying other cakes from Sweet Cakes but when it came to their wedding cake owner Aaron Klein said ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in Boob Tube on Feb 04, 2013 |
It's that time of year again. No, not when your new shows are coming back for the second half of their season—it's pilot season! Where networks start working on new shows to replace the ones that have left us, the ones that were torn from us, the ones we didn't even know existed, and the ones that were finally put to rest.Of the five major networks, there are about 88 new shows in the running to become America's next top show. It's pretty much split down the ... Read More