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McCain, That Hack!
Hee hee hee. The kids behind John McCain's MySpace page got spanked when a site to which they linked punk'd 'em by inserting a spoof image with text boasting McCain's purported pro-gay-marriage stance:

"Today I announce that I have reversed my position and come out in full support of gay marriage -- particularly marriage between passionate females."

[Towleroad]
[PinkDome]

9:24AM Wed. Mar. 28, 2007, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

The Carmen Electra Continuum
Dennis Rodman. Dave Navarro. Joan Jett.
Butch. Butcher. Butchest?

Some are banking on rumors of the Carmen Electra/Joan Jett hook up, while others are sayin' it ain't so.

Only Dinah will know for Shore...

9:53PM Mon. Mar. 26, 2007, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

Keeping Apace With Peter
Enjoyed this hot steamin' cup of Pam, today as we read about the wack-job military recruiter who went off on a job candidate:

"Corey Andrew had his profile and resume posted at CareerBuilder.com, and it caught the eye of Army recruiter Marcia Ramode, who contacted him. He wasn't interested in a position in the military, particularly because of the ban on gays and lesbians in the military.

When Andrew informed Ramode that he is gay and believed that the DADT policy was wrong, the two engaged in a three-day e-mail exchange that included statements by Ramode, in her official capacity as a recruiter, that boggle the mind."

2:49PM Mon. Mar. 26, 2007, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

Bus Money
The Equality Ride page has a sponsor link that lists bio info and pics for all the feisty riders on this year's quest to engage in reasonable discourse with conservative college campuses across the country.

And dang, are they sweet. Click on a cutie-pie and make with the skrilla, dilla. These kids are not just talkin' the talk, but they are walkin' the walk … or in their cases, bussin' the bus.

11:49PM Sun. Mar. 25, 2007, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

More SoulForce/Equality Rider Update
We saw SoulForce media director Paige Schilt briefly at the UT/ET Student Action Summit today and she mentioned that the Equality Riders are in Clinton, Miss., and that more arrests have occurred. We'll wait for an update from them before passing along more that we heard, but in the meanwhile, South Florida's Express Gay News (SoFlo Represent!) has this article.

11:40PM Sun. Mar. 25, 2007, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

MILM (Moms I'd Like to … Ummmm … Marry)
The lead item this week in Queerty is about Michigan's Triangle Foundation, a nonprofit which is lobbying to pass Matt's Safe Schools Law, similar to Texas' Dignity for All Students Act and Corinne's Law.

We'd planned on blogging about all this even before we learned (ahem, rather late in the game) about UT and ET's Student Action Summit which occurred today (Sunday) and will culminate in some good old fashioned lobbying down at the Capitol tomorrow (Monday).

We love when we are in sync with Queerty, as they are personal heroes of ours. We'll pre-emptively save you the trouble of calling us Queerty wannabes, as we acknowledge that, while we defer to them re: blogging all things queerly, we will never be as dishy nor edgy (although we know of at least one local PSO that already wants to kick our ass, that's gotta count for something) nor fabulous. Can't a girl have a dream?

Anyway, today's sessions at UT were pretty informative. COLAGE (Children of Lesbians & Gays Everywhere) screened a student-produced film called In My Shoes: Stories of Youth with LGBT Parents, which includes vignettes told from the perspective of the kids in these very courageous families, especially this one with this very cool 16-year-old girl who goes down to the county office with her two (very hot) moms and goes totally off (in a very decorous and thoughtful manner) on the county supervisor -- or whomever that pasty white dude was -- who wouldn't marry her two (very, very hot) moms. And it was Valentine's Day, no less.

9:33PM Sun. Mar. 25, 2007, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

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I had a battle of the Gs (giggle vs. gag) when up popped in my inbox this headline: Gov. Perry Honored as Texan of the Year

(Tee Hee … Hrrrrrrrk!)

OK. We can now proclaim "gag" the winner. I read far enough to catch this:

"…The most important thing we can do for the people of Texas is lead with conviction,…" Perry said. "Leadership is not about making everyone happy; it is about standing strong for something you believe in even when the wind currents start to blow hard in your face."

This from a man soooooo well-versed in the art of … well, that last phrase.

4:06PM Fri. Mar. 23, 2007, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

Speaking of da 'L Word' …
How about the shameless self-promotion they've been doing this year with OurChart? (Just a touch more eye-rolly than the Dos XX phase they went through.) I thought, no way this is real! No way!

Come to find out, the shit's bonafide; it's up, and it looks just like the chart Alice has on the show. Creepy. Kinda like MySpace for queer faces, except, don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be psyched about having an interconnected web diagram of all my entanglements interfaced and exhibited for all to scroll on the triple-dub. Sheesh. Bad idea.

What d'ya think? Is it too much?

2:45PM Fri. Mar. 23, 2007, Kate Getty Read More | Comment »

Season Finales, Lesbians, and Drag Kings
Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Not Monster Trucks, but instead, grrr, it's Lesbo-tronic Television brought to you by Kings N Things. For years, a staple in Austin for goooood entertainment, impressive facial hair, and some of the best "killing-time- while-the-other-dudes-change" emcee-ing we've ever seen -- KNT present a quick drag show, followed by, drumroll please, an audience vote to choose which television season finale you may want to watch. [Too bad they're too late for The OC
-- ed.]


Fill the Alamo with queer ladies; it just might be L Word. No shit.

Buy your tickets here, dogg.

1:57PM Fri. Mar. 23, 2007, Kate Getty Read More | Comment »

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