Google pays gays extra, Ireland passes civil partnerships bill, AIDS crisis looms again because of recession

2 07 2010

What a great idea!! Internet giant Google will pay their gay employees extra to compensate for a  tax required when receiving domestic partnership health insurance. Something straight couples do not have to do. After a gay guy complained about the fact they had to pay over 1000 dollars extra ,Google Human Resources looked into it and thought it was only fair to give gays some extras.

The Dail(lower legislative chamber) in Ireland yesterday passed a civil partnerships bill. It passed all stages without a vote and now goes to the Irish version of the Senate. Next step might be marriage but this is already great news. There were only a few protesters with the same old complaints saying gay sex is sodomy.

A new AIDS crisis might be looming again in the U.S. Reason is that the people who depend on the government assistance to get their meds, do not get that anymore because of the budget cuts. Without the assistance people have to pay the 12.000 a year themselves and many can’t. Results will be HIV that becomes full-blown AIDS ,more infections and extensive hospital stays for patients. Not good.

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Gay news, drug against lesbianism, Johnny Weir’s closet, homophobic chants in rugby punished

30 06 2010

It is hard to believe this is true , but pediatric oncologist Maria New of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Florida International University is trying to prevent lesbianism in unborn babies by given to pregnant moms an experimental hormone dexamethasone. She also uses it to prevent girls that do not like playing with girl toys and girls that have manly interests in jobs. Crazy right?? The drug is risky and experimental so what woman would take this?? The kind of woman who does, deserves some health problems, she sure already has mental problems!!

Johnny Weir’s closet is about the gayest thing ever.

The British Rugby Football league has issued a 40K pound penalty to the Castleford team because their fans hurled homophobic chants at openly gay rugby star Gareth Thomas. Great news!!

Arch homophobe Ruben Diaz is at it again. The senate member from the Bronx held anti-gay rallies in New York, was against the Gay Games back in the 90’s in NY and has voted down every pro-gay law ever in New York. While he says he has 2 gay brothers that he loves very much, this time he voted against a law that would allow gay couples to file their state income tax returns jointly. Because the democrats needed all their votes, it has been blown off now. Asshole.





Gay news, Lady Elton/Rush, Cali IRS to recognize gay couples, straight men more accepting of gays, fake gay weddings in NY

6 06 2010

Anti-gay conservative Rush Limbaugh is marrying for the 4th time(Viva Viagra) and none-other-then Elton John is performing at his wedding in Palm Beach. Elton gets a million bucks for it, but still. I thought he had better morals, he does not need that money.

The IRS in California will start to recognize gay couples as a pair for tax purposes. This means that income earned by registered domestic partners will be treated as community property income for federal income taxes. Suppose that 1 partner makes 100K and the other 60K, they used to each file their own. Now they can each report 80K and this new law could reduce federal taxes for some domestic partners. Back in 2006 the IRS was against this law. A small step in the right direction.

Fo the first time in history the percentage of straight people morally accepting gay relationships has gone over 50%. The biggest change is in straight men 18-40 where is has gone up almost 20% in 2 years. Quite stunning. The NY times has 3 theories for this. 1 they know more and more out gay men so it is harder to discriminate. 2 men got more and more at ease with things that are “different” and see it is not a disaster like previously thought.3 Virulent homophobes are being exposed as gay a lot lately and men do not wanna be associated with this. Anti-gay is the old gay. Not cool. I think 1 is the most important.There is still a long way to go though because accepting of gays as an idea is a lot easier than accepting the act of being gay. So it is fine as long as they do not have to think about gay sex.

NY is hoping to get extra money by offering fake gay wedding ceremonies for partners that want to “dignify their partners status with a ceremony similar to real weddings.” Only 2 people showed up friday on the first day. Not a surprise, how can it be with dignity if it does not mean anything. It is almost an insult and copy-catting Las Vegas.





Gay news, Hawaii civil unions, 22% U.S do not want gay supreme court member, Lance Bass dates Queer Eye, same-sex citizen sponsorship

1 05 2010

By a vote with 31-20, the Hawaii House approved of a civil unions bill after a motion by House Majority Leader Blake Oshiro. It already passed the Senate in January with 18-7. Gov, Linda Lingle has 45 days to decide if she wants to veto. Religious groups were shocked and unprepared to do any lobbying and are pissed, haha!!

22% of U.S citizens would see it as a strong negative if the next Supreme Court member would be gay. With senior citizens it is even 34(damn oldies!) With Republican it is 44 and White Evangelicals 51.

N’Syncer Lance Bass has dated many hot guys since coming out of the closet, most not famous but others like Reichen Lehmkuhl were a bit. Now he has another celebrity in his hands though, Kyan Douglas, aka the Grooming Guy from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” Lancy picks them well.

The new immigration plan from Capitol Hill includes a provision that would allow U.S citizens and legal residents to sponsor their same-sex partners for residency. It will eliminate discrimination and is a great step forwards and it was about time.It is ridiculous that straight people who make 10 times less than my bf and pay 10 times less taxes are able to sponsor their spouse and we are not.