AFER's Matt Baume reports on marriage equality updates in Florida, SCOTUS considering to take up the Louisiana case next month, anti-gay politicians in Hawaii still fighting gay marriage, and NOM's continued woes.r
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...r
Emboldened by November election results, a Republican Party committee in San Antonio has submitted a resolution to the county GOP calling for "the repeal of our local governments’ pro-homosexual policies."r
The resolution, first reported by Out In SA, calls for the repeal of San Antonio's nondiscriination ordinance passed last year, as well as policies extending benefits to the same-sex partners of city and county employees.r
The resolution begins by referencing several anti-gay planks from the Texas GOP platform, including one which states that "homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit."r
The resolution then erroneously states that "homosexual, bisexual, and transgendered persons already have constitutionally protected civil rights," before grossly mischaracterizing provisions of the San Antonio nondiscrimination ordinance.r
Finally, the resolution threatens that if Republicans in San Antonio, the nation's seventh-largest city, don't repeal the measures, the party will urge voters to "'throw the rascals out' and elect officials who will carry out the resoution."r
From Out In SA:r
Finger was one of 14 applicants who sought to fill the unfinished term of former City Councilman Diego Bernal. During his interview before the City Council, Finger said he “had friends in the homosexual community.”r
The resolution, signed by 10 members of Finger's group, will be submitted to the county Republican Party's executive committee on Jan. 8.r
Read the resolution and watch a 2011 video of Finger speaking out against domestic partner benefits and the, AFTER THE JUMP ...r r
Bexar GOP Resolution via Out in SAr
Tylenol posted a short series of videos to their YouTube page for their "For What Matters Most," campaign featuring three modern families coming together for the holidays resembling Norman Rockwell's classic holiday painting Freedom From Want. One of the ads featuring a lesbian couple and their family-the Beser Carr Schneider Musich's, with the other ads featuring the Garza family and the Yee Hoshida family and their holiday experiences.r
Watch the Beser Carr Schneider Musich family share their story on how their family comes together for the holidays, in the vein of Norman Rockwell's famous painting, AFTER THE JUMP...r
[h/t Bilerico Project]rr
Fan artists usually limit the Beast Boy -Cyborg bond to depictions of friendship. For sex and romance, they prefer pairing him with Robin and Aqualad.
(Original pictures from the artists on deviantart.com.)
See also: Batman and the Boy Wonder; Gay Fan Art #2: Invader Zim
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Actor Daniel Franzese must have sensed that there weren’t enough holiday songs devoted to marijuana and those who love it. After recently scoring viral gold with his Adrian Anchondo collaboration titled “Please Go Home” and tackling Thanksgiving with the Taylor Swift-inspired “Shake and Bake,” Franzese has returned with a homage to what is really important at Christmas — spending time with loved ones who give the gift of weed.
“Just Bring You (Maybe Some Weed)” is about a guy who just wants your presence, not your presents. If you happen to have some herb, well that’s just an added bonus. With lyrics that range from “Keep your crap, homey” to “I want that cush cush from the bush,” it’s a HIGH-larious send-up that will make Mary Jane lovers everywhere hopeful that their friends will get them something from a medical marijuana dispensary come December 25…or at least bake some pot brownies.
It’s been quite a year for Daniel Franzese. After coming out in a letter he wrote to Damian, the unapologetically gay character he portrayed ten years ago in the film Mean Girls, he landed a recurring role in the upcoming season of HBO’s Looking. The show’s second season will premiere on January 11, 2015.
Watch the video below.
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw has died at 82. Her name is synonymous with Samuel Beckett's plays thanks to a lengthy collaboration. I'll personally never forget her from The Omen (1976). Her final film was the hysterically funny 2007 flick Hot Fuzz.
The master at work in 1994...
Via The Gaily Grind: The University of Nottingham hockey team got naked this year to combat homophobia in sports.
Sad news: My friend Roy Windham, a longtime expert on Hollywood memorabilia and photography, will be closing his popular Baby Jane Collectibles location in the French Market at the end of January. The landlords are going to re-do the location so need him out. While he was invited to come back after the closure and renovations, the expense of moving out and back in (and the uncertainty of the actual outcome once he's vamoosed) has led him to decide to move on.
Roy's been an entertainment dealer for 35 years, and had been in that location for 22!