Author Archives: Christopher di Spirito

Cher Says “Nyet” to Open 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia

September 16, 2013 The Patron Saint of the LGBT community, Cher, turned down an offer to open the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In an interview with Canadian magazine Maclean’s, Cher revealed that she recently turned down an offer … Continue reading

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International Olympic Committee Forbids Athletes to Speak Against Russian Antigay Laws

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 If you thought the International Olympic Committee is on our side, think again. From the Advocate: The International Olympic Committee says it plans to stop any athlete from showing support of LGBT Russians at the Sochi … Continue reading

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday Clears the Way for Same-Sex Marriage to Resume

Friday, June 28, 2013 BREAKING The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday lifted its stay on an injunction and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California. State officials ordered California’s 58 counties to stop enforcing … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, a vile and cowardly relic from the Clinton years, was today struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. By a 5-4 vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy writing in the majority … Continue reading

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Who Voted ‘YES’ and ‘NO’ on Manchin-Toomey Background Check Bill

Thursday, April 18, 2013 The fact that 90% of Americans support sensible background checks to own a gun was lost on the U.S. Senate yesterday. The senate by a vote of 54-46, including five Democrats, voted to kill the Manchin-Toomey … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Greed, Democratic Scoundrels, Guns, International News, News, U.S. Senate | Tagged , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Two More Southern California Gay Men Die from Bacterial Meningitis

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Map of Southern California showing counties with bacterial meningitis outbreak Two more Southern California gay men have died from bacterial meningitis. The deaths follow the death a West Hollywood man who died last week. Brett Shaad, … Continue reading

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Uruguay Becomes the 12th Nation in the World to Legalize Gay Marriage

Thursday, April 11, 2013 National flag of the South American nation of Uruguay With 71 of the 92 members of the Chamber of Deputies, Uruguay, voted to legalize gay marriage, making the South American country, the third in the Americas … Continue reading

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