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Entries by Curtis M. Wong from 11/2013

Jason Pickel And Darren Black Bear, Gay Oklahoma Couple, Marry Under Native American Tribal Law

Posted 11.01.2013 | Gay Voices

By Heide Brandes EL RENO, Okla., Nov 1 (Reuters) - In a small chapel at historic Fort Reno, a same-sex couple has exchanged wedding vo...

'Philadelphia' 20th Anniversary: HIV/AIDS Pioneer Michael Gottlieb To Commemorate Film's Release In New York

Posted 11.01.2013 | Gay Voices

The Columbia University Medical Center will honor World AIDS Day with a special commemorative event marking the 20th anniversary of Jonathan Demme's "...

Hallmark Responds To 'Gay' Ornament Controversy With Regret

Posted 11.01.2013 | Gay Voices

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov 1 (Reuters) - Hallmark Cards has apologized for changing a word in a well-known Christmas carol ...

Nepal's Gay Beauty Pageant Contestants Vie for 'Mr. Handsome' Title

Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Hundreds of gays, lesbians and transgenders on Saturday cheered on shirtless contestants competing for the title of "Mr. Handsome" in Nepal's first ga...

Chile's Transgender Circus Is A Refuge From Discrimination

Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — They call it a circus, although it's more like a vaudeville show. To these Chilean transgenders it's not o...

Barilla Pasta Plans 'Inclusive' New Ads In Wake Of Anti-Gay Controversy

Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

* Pasta giant creates advisory board to promote diversity * Says new advertising campaign to be more inclusive * Chairma...

Peter LaBarbera Approves Of Hallmark's Omission Of 'Gay' From Christmas Ornament

Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Hallmark has received a barrage of criticism over a eyebrow-raising tweak to the lyrics of the popular carol "Deck the Halls" on one of its 2013 Keeps...

Orthodox Calendar 2014: 'Romanian Priests' Get Sexy (And Gay) For Steamy Spread (NSFW)

Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices

The "Romanian Orthodox priests" and boy toys behind last year's steamy (and controversial) calendar spread are back in time for the holidays. As i...

Russia's Gay Rights Violations May Warrant Asylum In The Netherlands, Dutch Lawmaker Claims

Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM, Nov 5 (Reuters) - The Dutch foreign minister on Tuesday denounced Russia's law banning homosexual "propaganda" among minors and said the ...

Three Gay Oregon Men Attacked On Halloween While Dressed In Drag In Alleged Hate Crime

Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Three Oregon men say they were brutally attacked on Halloween night because they are gay -- and were dressed in drag. As KATU is reporting, Dustin...

ENDA Won't Protect Heterosexuals, Should Be Called 'Jerry Sandusky Pedophile Protection' Act: Bryan Fischer

Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Bryan Fischer isn't holding back when it comes to his disapproval of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA. As Right Wing Watch is report...

Kathy Griffin Praises Gay Fans: 'We Found Each Other Organically'

Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices

The incomparable Kathy Griffin spoke at length about her relationship with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community during her appe...

Ireland's Gay Marriage Referendum To Be Held In 2015

Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Ireland will stage a referendum on same-sex marriage in 2015, officials said Tuesday, in a move already proving divisive in the historically Catholic ...

LGBT Youth Challenges To Be Documented In New Photo, Interview Project From Macklemore Artist

Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices

An outspoken visual artist who was instrumental in the production of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' award-winning "Same Love" video is planning to hit the...

Bisexuality Not Deemed A 'Legitimate Sexual Orientation' By Heterosexual Men, Women: University Of Pittsburgh Study

Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Both heterosexual men and women have serious doubts about bisexuality as a "legitimate sexual orientation," a new study has found. The analysis, l...

Cookie Johnson, Magic's Wife, On Supporting Her Gay Son E.J.

Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Magic Johnson's wife Cookie spoke at length about her son E.J.'s public coming out in an appearance on HuffPost Live this week. "We had already de...

Sasha Fleischman, Agender California Teen, Allegedly Has Skirt Set On Fire While On Moving Bus

Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices

EDITOR'S NOTE: The subject of this story identifies as agender, so we are using "they, their, them," although Sasha's mother uses male pronouns in her...

Russia's Gay Rights Storm Prompts U.N. To Urge For 'Social Inclusion' During 2014 Olympics

Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices

* Russia adopted ban in June on gay "propaganda" for minors * Putin said there will be no discrimination at Sochi games ...

Reza Farahan, Gay 'Shahs Of Sunset' Castmate, On Tackling Homophobia In The Middle Eastern Community

Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Gay "Shahs of Sunset" castmate Reza Farahan spoke at length about how Middle Eastern attitudes toward homosexuality prompted him to pursue reality TV ...

Greek Civil Unions Must Be Open To Gay Couples, European Court Of Human Rights Rules

Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Civil unions should not be reserved for heterosexual couples, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Thursday, condemning Greece for creating...

'The 3 Bits' Queer Series Creators Interrogated By Police After Scene In Which Mother Snorts Coke Off A Baby

Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

The producers of the popular queer web series "The 3 Bits" were interrogated by New York police officials after featuring a controversial scene in whi...

Jonathan Pacheco, Oklahoma Man, Claims He Was Asked To Leave Walmart Store Because He Is Gay

Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Oklahoma man is crying foul after he and his boyfriend were allegedly asked to leave a Walmart store because of their sexuality. As The Exp...

Croatia Plans Anti-Gay Marriage Referendum For December 1

Posted 11.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Croatian lawmakers voted on Friday to hold a referendum on December 1 that would rule out same-sex marriage in the Roman Catholic country, despite str...

Homosexuality, Like Trans Fats, Is 'A Hazard To Human Health,' Bryan Fischer Claims

Posted 11.08.2013 | Gay Voices

You can count the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer among the conservative pundits angered by the Senate's approval of the Employment Non-Di...

Suzanne Brockmann On Raising Her Gay Son Jason

Posted 11.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Author Suzanne Brockmann joined HuffPost Live for a candid conversation on how she dealt with raising a gay son. Brockmann, whose books include th...