Tagged under "gay marriage" (6)
How to avoid matrimonial mayhem: four couples share their success stories
Tagged on February 25, 2010
|Hip Homo Honeymoons|
We all know that a lot happens between “girl-meets-girl” and “I now pronounce you wife and wife” The dating, the fighting, the break-up sex, the make-up sex, the proposing, the planning, and finally the I-do-ing. By the time the curtain falls on your big day, you and your new lifemate are going to be in dire need of a restful, romantic honeymoon. But where to go? Well, GO got the low-down on a trio of traditional honeymoon locations that offer plenty of great, gay-friendly or gay-owned businesses and accommodations. So pack your post-ceremony bags for Maui, Fort Lauderdale, or Las Vegas, baby!
Tagged on November 24, 2008
|Gay Marriage, My Mother, and Gossip's Beth Ditto|
Ya'll don't know my mom. Mother's day is as important to her as Christmas is to a seven year old. She loves to Mom. Let's turn 'Mom' into a verb for second. When it comes to gay civil rights issues, she adores Moming me and all my friends. She becomes Mom to the Max. Margaritas with Mom is the name of her therapy session that she holds for all my friends who’s Moms don't talk about gay issues. So the morning same sex marriage was ruled a fundamental right on May 15, 2008, she was on the phone with me planning my wedding (I’m not engaged) and asking me if any of my friends were getting married (she wants to make sure she's invited of course). Her compassion and excitement left me teary-eyed eyed but celebratory, and I spent the next 6 minutes dancing around my kitchen to the Gossip's civil-rights anthem Standing in the way of Control (I played it twice).
I have several friends from college who have since gotten “gay-married” - these are same ones that introduced me to Gossip in college while taking women's study classes and steadfastly listening to Riot Girl bands together. It was also the year we were of age to vote in our first presidential election - Bush won. It was a major bummer. Beth has said that the lyrics to Standing in the way of Control were written as a response to the United States government’s decision to deny gay people the right to marriage. She says, of the song, “Nobody in the States was that surprised or shocked by what Bush did, but it made everyone I know feel helpless and cheated.” Beth Ditto was one of our inspirations and idols before she was all that 'famous.' And I think Mom and Beth would have a riot together at a Margaritas with mom session.
Please enjoy our new episode of Rock-Star Guide to the Galaxy with Brace Paine of Gossip. It was produced in a celebratory spirit on the weekend after Mother's Day and after another civil rights battle was won. Thanks for the inspiration Gossip! For more on the making of this episode visit the Rhapsody blog.
Click here to watch the video!
(Check out our new Rock-Star Guide to the Galaxy video exclusive with Brace Paine of Gossip at my blog www.shaevoyeur.com )
Tagged on July 17, 2008
|State of Marriage Equality 2007|
By all accounts, 2006 was a mixed bag in the struggle for gay marriage. But despite setbacks nationwide, the movement gained ground in New York, where a judge ruled that state law prohibiting same-sex marriage violated the New York State Constitution. But 2006 came crashing in with a series of New York court rulings that halted the movement in its tracks. And around the country, with civil rights on state ballots, marriage equality lost big in the 2006 election. That’s not to say there weren’t a few good wins along the way, but looking back, 2006 was not our year.
Tagged on July 10, 2008
|Engaged To Equality|
Where we stand in the fight for same-sex marriage rights.
Tagged on July 9, 2008