Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Just Because... (I think he is so sexy!)

Tennessee Hardware Store Posts ‘No Gays Allowed’ Sign In Response To SCOTUS Marriage Ruling

Backlash against the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage continues. A Tennessee hardware store owner has posted a sign in the window of his store that reads, “NO GAYS ALLOWED” in response to the Court’s ruling.

Jeff Amyx, the owner of Amyx Hardware and Roofing Supplies in the eastern county of Grainger, said that he posted the sign because “gay and lesbian couples are against his religion”, as WBIR puts it. Amyx added that the Supreme Court’s decision and the public outpouring of support for LGBT rights inspired him to put his bigotry on display. Full story here via Towleroad!

WGB: Disgusting. Truly disgusting.

Oz, popular French Quarter dance club, declares bankruptcy, to be sold at auction

Oz, which bills itself as "New Orleans #1 gay dance club," will be sold to the highest bidder during a July 22 auction in bankruptcy court.

The action comes after the owners -- Johnny Chisholm, Doyle Yeager and Bobby Warner -- were unable to pay off millions of dollars in loans that came due last summer. To avoid foreclosure, they declared bankruptcy in October but couldn't come up with a workable refinancing plan, forcing them to sell the business and property located at 800 Bourbon St.

Attorney Caleb Didriksen, who represents Warner, said an interested party has already entered a bid of $4.75 million. If that particular bidder wins, it's his intention to continue to operate the bar as the Oz, Didriksen said.

"I understand from the current high bidder that it's his goal to purchase it by mid-August, specifically to be able to control it before Southern Decadence (Sept. 2-7) because that will be a big money maker," Didriksen said. "Financially, I think it is most likely any new owner would want to build on the existing business. They wouldn't want to just trash can the whole thing." Full story here!

WGB: I am pleased to hear that it will remain a gay bar. It would be a shame to break up the gayborhood. I always stop into Oz when I visit New Orleans but I don't stay too long as I head across the street to the Bourbon Pub and listen to my friend VJ Brendan spin the gay cult classics!

This Final "Profiles In Pride" Post is READERS CHOICE!

As our month long celebration of Profiles in Pride draws to a close, we have barely begun to scratch the surface.  There are countless more people in our history and community who have influenced and changed the world in which we live today.  As such, WGB is turning over the last profile to you, its readers. 
You are invited to share your personal LGBT heroes whose example and voice helped you come out; whose contributions to the arts and sciences has enriched your life, or who continues to inspire you to live a full and proud life every day.
Community begins when we gather together to tell our stories of struggle and triumph. 
What’s yours?

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Wicked Gay News and More :: Alabama, PRIDE, Brian Sims, Dancing Cop, OH SNAP, Photos!

OH SNAP! :: Matthew Rettenmund calls out Mati Weiderpass's Delusions Of Grandeur

ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN :: Alabama Supreme Court Halts All Same-Sex Marriages

LIBERTARIAN? :: Rand Paul Says the Word 'Marriage' Applied to Gays Offends Him

BLESS THEIR HEARTS :: Kentucky Clerks Object to Equal Marriage Ruling, Stop ALL Marriage Licenses

PHOTOS :: Wedding Bells (Finally) Ring in the South

EXTRA EXTRA :: Check out the nationwide newspaper response to the Supreme Court ruling

LOVE IT :: Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘Terminates’ Fan Who Criticized His LGBT Pride Profile Photo

PHOTOS: A Triumphant Pride in New York City

SEATTLE HATE CRIME :: Gay Couple Recovering from Broken Bones After Attack at Seattle Pride

CALL TO GOP :: Conservative pundit pleads with her fellow Republicans: "I would challenge members of my party to look at the faces on the right hand of your screen, and ask yourself if they deserve the same kind of dignity that the rest of us get to enjoy," Cupp said. (EMOTIONAL VIDEO BELOW!)

RAINBOW NEWS FEED :: Were you one of the 26 million to rainbow-fy your Facebook profile picture?


TEXAS :: Attorney General tells clerks they can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

IDIOT ALERT :: Arkansas Man Freaks Out At NBC Rainbow Logo, But The Joke Is On Him

WICKED FUN VIDEO :: NYPD Officer Lets His Hair Down, Dirty Dances With Pride Parade Twerker

Rand Paul Says the Word 'Marriage' Applied to Gays Offends Him

In a move that will more or less cost him the gay vote, 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Rand Paul, a self-proclaimed libertarian conservative said that same-sex marriage offends him, The Independent reports.

In an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier Friday, following the Supreme Court's landmark ruling that legalized nationwide marriage equality, Paul said that while he supports civil unions, the word "marriage" used for same-sex couples "offends" him.

"I'm for traditional marriage. I think marriage is between a man and a woman," the Kentucky senator told Baier. "Ultimately, we could have fixed this a long time ago if we just allowed contracts between adults. We didn't have to call it marriage, which offends myself and a lot of people." Full story here!

WGB: This disappoints me coming from a proclaimed libertarian. 

Wicked Flashback :: "Male Stripper" by MAN 2 MAN - The year was 1986

WGB: I dug deep into the vault for this one! Does anyone at all remember this song?