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Zions, and Mormons, and Polygs, Oh My!

photo by Stephanie Sinclair for the New York Times Magazine There seems to be Mormonism and polygamy in the air lately (at least for us), so we wanted to spread the love to you and you and you and…: Escape — Just finished this crazy page-turner of a memoir from Carolyn Jessop, one of the […]

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“Mohammed Was a Child Molester”?

click image for video “Mohammed was a child molester, Mohammed was a pervert…” Those are just some of the chants protesters hurled at attendees (many children) of a charity dinner held in Yorba Linda, CA by ICNA Relief (an American Muslim relief organization) to help raise money for projects that include women’s housing, hunger prevention, […]

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2nd Annual Unmarriage Until Gay Marriage Ceremony

For the second year in a row, the Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping will be celebrating this Valentine’s Day weekend with an un-marriage ceremony for straight married couples who support gay marriage at The Bethesda Fountain in NYC’s Central Park on Sunday from 1 – 2pm. The idea is “no marriage […]

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Best 3-Minute Argument for Gay Marriage Ever

Passionate, eloquent, convincing, short and to the point — this is a defense of gay marriage made for the Internet. Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa engineering student, spoke out before the Iowa House of Representatives last week against a resolution which would end civil unions in that state by describing his life with […]

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Naked News: Gagging Over Lady Gaga’s New Perfume

Ted Haggard reveals to GQ that he would identify as bisexual if it weren’t for, you know, God. But wait, didn’t God make him bisexual to begin with? Religion is confusing. Ubiquitous James Franco to play porn star Linda Lovelace’s former husband. New research suggests are no differences between heterosexuals and homosexuals or between women […]

Vids
Genesis Finally Makes Sense

Writer/performer/artist Merrill Markoe visited the Creation Museum in Kentucky last year and absorbed all the “proof” there that the world was created just 6,000 years ago and that dinosaurs walked among humans. As if through divine intervention, it suddenly, recently dawned on Markoe how to help the museum make their case. So she created this […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: I Left My Gentile Boyf for a Jewish Guy

image via The Jewish Museum Shop Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri: I’m in a long term relationship and I’m very happy. I’ve had other relationships, but this is […]

Confessions
Comments of the Week: A Debate Over Dan Savage's "It Gets Better"

Last week we praised Dan Savage’s YouTube campaign “It Gets Better” to encourage and support gay teens, which sparked a indirect debate between this site and Femmephane: Angelika Says: October 10th, 2010 at 8:05 pm e as much as I agree on the importance of non-bullying and a truly sex-positive life-perspective, I have been feeling […]

Pop Culture
The Documentary "The Nature of Existence"

There’s a new documentary out this summer from the director of TREKKIES  called THE NATURE OF EXISTENCE (it opens this tomorrow in NY at The Quad Cinemas), in which various philosophers, history scholars, religious leaders and fanatics from all over the world are asked tough questions about the purpose of human beings on Earth. The […]

Personal Essays
Confession: Buddhism, the New Tactic of Players

photo by Chi King Our contributor Abby Spector, who is majoring in Feminine/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, has a confession to make: Twenty-first century men are stuck between the macho and the metrosexual. They are told to be tough yet sensitive, strong yet vulnerable, careless yet compassionate. The manifestations of this straight man’s limbo differ […]

News
Frontline's "The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan"

click to watch the Frontline episode We just got around to watching Frontline’s late April report called “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan” — it’s a horrific and mind-blowing look into the world of “bacha bazi,” or “boy play”: …Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi (Behind Taliban Lines) returns to his native land to expose an ancient practice […]

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What Religions Really Have to Say About Sex

photo by Burstein! (check out the uncropped version to be truly horrified) Usually when you find “religion” and “sex” in the same sentence (or on the same website), it’s bad news. Either someone’s going to hell or someone’s really pissed off that they’re being shut out or judged or sent to hell. Which is why […]

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A Catholic Church Sex Scandal Round-Up

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Pope Opera www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party During the Pope’s visit to Malta this past weekend, he visited with abuse victims, paying a lot of lip service to “healing” and “investigations.” Yeah right! He also commended Malta for keeping […]

Personal Essays
Confession: Synagogue Sex Ed

photo by Lawrie Cate A college-student contributor friend of ours, who wishes to remain anonymous, has a confession to make: Before my freshman year of high school, I didn’t know much more about sex than the basic mechanics. Insert tab A into slot B and, voila, you have a baby and/or an STD. This was […]

Pop Culture
Pro-Choice Responses to the Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad

To kick off your Superbowl weekend, check out these 3 bits that you won’t (but should!) see during the game this Sunday — all are in response to the anti-choice, anti-equality, anti-gay Christian group Focus on the Family’s 2.5-million-dollar spot (that we mentioned the other day) featuring football star Tim Tebow and his mom talking […]

Pop Culture
Crush of the Week: Syracuse Student Chris Pesto

photo from SUNfiltered Oh, man, this picture made our December! Bradford Shellhammer, one of our fellow bloggers over at SUNfiltered (the Sundance Channel blog we write for), posted this awesome image of adorable Syracuse student Chris Pesto protesting the unfashionable, pea-brained protesters of homosexuality. Someday soon there will be no need for this kind of […]