The Other Side Of Life: Working out Libertarianism

By : Jason LeClerc
Comments: 0

If you ever want to understand why Libertarianism, the political belief that weak government and strong markets best allocate resources and protect rights, doesn’t work in practice, spend an hour at a semi-public gym with Tim Tebow.

Here you’ll witness a cross section of citizens—most, far more ordinary than Tim Tebow—who expect equality. Here you’ll see members who, regardless of ideology or religion or income, represent diverse gym-communities: meatheads, moms, wandering first-timers, lean-queens, college kids and earnest elderlies.

Continue Reading >>

Germany’s first openly gay high court judge speaks at University of Michigan

By : Staff Report
Comments: 0

ANN ARBOR, Mich.- At the University of Michigan’s bicentennial colloquium Jan. 30, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Susanne Baer from Germany’s highest court had a conversation about what universities will look like in the upcoming years, referencing the issue of classism, which Baer said she believes affects the future of universities the most by hindering diversification.

“The moral of class manifests itself differently and is located within different segments of the population,” Baer said. “Money matters but shouldn’t matter as much when it comes to education.”

Continue Reading >>

Federal judge who pushed rights of prisoners, gays retiring

By : Wire Report
Comments: 0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal judge who lost his job as a Justice Department attorney after loaning his car to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and then pushed for gay rights, police reform and health care for prisoners during his time on the bench is retiring.

More than five decades ago, Thelton Henderson became the first African-American attorney in the U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division, a position that brought him close to King and other civil rights leaders.

Continue Reading >>

“I Am Harvey Milk”: An Elijah for LGBTQ People

By : Michael Kilgore
Comments: 0

Tampa Bay – Una Voce’s evening of choral music Friday, June 12 at St. Petersburg’s Palladium, then reprised at Tampa’s new USF Concert Hall June 13, was brilliantly conceived and executed. The main event was the Florida premiere of famed Broadway composer Andrew Lippa’s I Am Harvey Milk. Milk, the first elected openly gay official in the country, is an iconic transformative figure for the LGBTQ community. As important as his efforts were, the chorale’s program acknowledged other leaders for social justice upon whose shoulders we stand.

“The music we’re singing tonight,” ventured Tom Barker, Managing Director of Una Voce, “is important for all people in the Tampa Bay area. The evening honors heroes who have led the way for social justice.”

Continue Reading >>

Overheard in Orlando: Bacon goes to the Big Apple

By : Anonymous
Comments: 0

When Justice wins
Recently OutLoud Orlando’s Justice has sported a new sleek look. Instead of his usual, dark curly head of hair, the DJ decided to shave his head. On a recent broadcast he shared that the decision came after he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins High Grade B Cell Lymphoma. That diagnosis came in November and in mid-December he began an aggressive chemo treatment. Justice tells us he’s happy that it’s a treatable form of lymphoma and he’s keeping a very positive outlook. The shock-jock will continue his work on 91.5 and webcast.

Love handles
When XL 106.7’s Johnny’s House challenges different businesses to get fit, the staff at the Parliament House accepts! The staff of the P-House—including Anthony Gray, Drew Sizemore, Darcel Stevens, Bryan Granatstein and Randy Justice—are finalists in the ehgiht-week fitness challenge presented by Planet Fitness. They jokingly say they have joined together to fight the battle of bulge as Team Love Handle! This is the type of challenge where you hope to be the biggest loser. And really it’s not a matter of winning or losing this time around, but by how good you look by Gay Days.

Continue Reading >>

Rhode Island court throws out firefighters’ gay pride lawsuits

By : Wire Report
Comments: 0

Providence, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has thrown out lawsuits brought by two Providence firefighters who said their constitutional rights were violated when they were ordered to drive a truck in a gay pride parade despite their religious objections.

The firefighters, Theodore Fabrizio and Stephen Deninno, argued that they are Roman Catholics and therefore do not support or condone being gay.

Continue Reading >>

Justice hints at court split on same-sex marriage review

By : Wire Report
Comments: 0

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas suggested Nov. 13 that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

Thomas offered a peek at what happened behind the scenes when the court turned away appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin on Oct. 6.

Continue Reading >>

Justice Kennedy blocks gay marriage ruling in Idaho, Nevada

By : Wire Report
Comments: 0

WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Oct. 8 temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada.

Kennedy’s order came a little more than an hour after Idaho filed an emergency request for an immediate stay and about 10 minutes before the state said that state and county officials would otherwise have been required to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Continue Reading >>