A Gif Celebration of Gay Marriage Being Legal in Oregon


Throw your Home Depot gift cards in the air like you just don’t care, because gay marriage was just legalized in Oregon, officially making the entire West Coast a haven for men in leather and women in plaid boning in the middle of church and children’s bouncy castles.

And I’m speaking solely from the perspective of Oregonian FB commenters with too much time on their hands. Here’s what one Geoff Davey, voice of all homophobes, wrote:

A GAY RULING BY A SINGLE GAY JUDGE, Real surprise here. Why can’t men be men and women be women anymore, seriously? Is this some kind of evolutionary thing? if it wasn’t for the “wonders” of modern medicine, the human race would be doomed as procreation is not naturally possible through the anus or by one female licking the vagina of another.

Because with 7 billion people on the planet and the environment crumbling as a direct result, we really need to worry about the 15% who might not reproduce. 

Speaking of percentages, Portland seemed pretty happy about the news, and at least 70 couples rushed to the courthouse for licenses since the ban on same-sex marriage was lifted.

As amazing as this is, let’s take a moment to remember Eric Marcoux and Eugene Woodworth, the adorable old man-couple profiled by NPR last year, who were together since 1953 and just barely missed the ruling in their home state.

Not just them, but all the gay rights pioneers, past and present, who paved the way for future generations to not live in fear.  Continue reading “A Gif Celebration of Gay Marriage Being Legal in Oregon”

That’s So Raven’s Raven-Symoné is SO GAY

Disney star Raven-Symone let the Twitterverse know earlier this weekend that she is proud of America for overturning DOMA, the totally anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act enacted in 1996.

“I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you,” Symone wrote.

This confirms last year’s rumor that she is queerer than a two-dollar bill or high school student with a knack for predicting the future. She’s so gay and that is SO OKAY unless her girlfriend really is AzMarie from America’s Next Top ModelKind of a bitch. (You can do better.)

Go Raven, it’s not your birthday but you are exactly the same age as me and that makes you my black test tube Orphan Black twinsie clone for life.

Bert and Ernie Come out for Prop 8/DOMA Ruling

new yorker bert and ernie coverDOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) is gone and Prop 8 was re-passed in California.

I’m going to wait to celebrate until gay marriage is legal for over a year in Cali and for my gay friends to have equal rights in more than just a handful of states.

Personal pessimism aside, people are rightly excited.

San Francisco’s City Hall was lit up to look like a rainbow xylophone, Pajiba and other websites showed us millions of gifs and pictures of iconic gay couples kissing, and The New Yorker, well, they made Bert and Ernie more than just friends…

The cover, featuring the two puppets snuggling like the lifelong lovers we always thought they were, is in no way associated with or approved by the folks over at Sesame Street, who have always maintained that B & E are platonic buddies like Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly or Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

The image, “Moment of Joy” by Jack Hunter, is said to have originated on Tumblr years ago. Thoughts?

Tegan and Sara Pose for the NOH8 Campaign

Tegan Quin noh8Indie/folk/pop group Tegan & Sara posed for the NOH8 campaign, created after the gay marriage ban in 2008 by celebrity photog Adam Bouska, who has been joined by Liza Minnelli, JWoww, Rex Lee, Pete Wentz and Emmy Rossum for previous shoots.

“Although we are Canadian, we have both vowed to remain unmarried in solidarity with the millions who don’t have the same rights as us around the world,” Tegan Quin, one-half of the identical, openly gay duo explained. “We hope that our voices (and in this case our photos) help raise awareness and assist in bringing equality to the masses.”

Aw. So amazing. I wish I could say that that’s why I’m not married, and that I don’t drive because the emissions are bad for the environment, and I eat tons of candy to save others from diabetes…
Tegan and sara noh8Sara Quin no h8

Sadly, I’m just another selfish witch who uses her minor powers for evil (h8ing Justin Bieber) and not good.

Jay-Z Jumps On Barack’s Pro-Gay Marriage Bandwagon

Jay-Z isn’t exactly the first person you’d expect to come out in support of gay marriage, but he’s not the last either. The underlying (or obvious) homophobia in rap has been apparent for years.

Artists like Rick Ross, Eminem, The Game, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Ja Rule, DMX and Tyler, The Creator are all guilty of it in some form. Jay-Z, who recently came out in in support of Obama’s comments, has never done more than name-drop notorious gay-basher Buju Banton.

People still seem shocked by his words. “I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love.”

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Obama [Finally] Supports Gay Marriage

Maybe I shouldn’t have so quickly condemned Obama‘s lack of initiative at a family dinner last month (word of advice: never say “balls” in front of your mom or brother).

Barack told ABC News that he officially is moving in support of gay marriage, something he was closed to during his first go at elections in 2008, opting instead for civil unions.

“At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” he told Robin Roberts in a Good Morning America interview that will air later today.  Continue reading “Obama [Finally] Supports Gay Marriage”

Clint Eastwood “Doesn’t Give A Fuck” About Opposing Gay Marriage

To be clear, Clint Eastwood supports the gays!

Leonardo DiCaprio and Eastwood are featured in the October issue of GQ, that hits newsstands September 20th.

Clint is the director of the Hoover biopic J. Edgar, which stars DiCaprio and Naomi Watts.

He describes his feelings about gay marriages in the interview proclaiming,

“I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not!? We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a big deal about of. Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want…”

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