Stonewall Anniversary: One Gay Couple Remembers What It Was Like 40 Years Ago

Eric Marcoux and Eugene Woodworth just celebrated their 56th anniversary as a couple. When they met in Chicago in 1953 when Marcoux was 23 and Woodworth was 25, they always answered “Yes” when people asked them if they were brothers. Now in 2009 when people ask, Marcoux says,”No, but thank you for asking, because I am able to tell you that I love this man.” This ...   More
Thursday, June 25, 2009 Allison Ferre

Queer the Smear: Brüno Reviewed

The new Sacha Baron Cohen outrage wasn't screened by WW deadlines, which gave us a little extra time to ponder it. Brüno For weeks leading up to the release of Brüno, much concern has been voiced: Is Sacha Baron Cohen's follow-up to Borat a spoof of homophobia, or itself homophobic? It's the kind of Russian-nesting-doll question that makes for good copy—it provides plenty ...   More
Thursday, July 9, 2009 AARON MESH

That Duck Ring Tone Came From Oregon

[youtube][/youtube] As you may have read by now, President Obama's speech yesterday about gay rights got interrupted by a duck ring tone. Kinda weird, huh? But former WW staffer Byron Beck learned that it came from Oregon and yes, it's a Ducks fan. Beck reported (in a post that he's since taken down from his blog) that the caller/prankster was gay rights ...   More
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 HANK STERN

Mayor Sam Adams' Title Threatened? By a Texan?!

It's not what you're thinking. As Mayor Sam Adams prepares for this evening's reception with the Oregon Mayors Association, he faces a new threat from almost 2,000 miles away. Down in Houston, Texas, City Controller Annise Parker is a strong contender in the race to replace term-limited Mayor Bill White. Parker is a lesbian. And if Texans elect her in November, Houston will become the ...   More
Thursday, July 30, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Basic Rights Oregon Wants Your Help In Washington

Basic Rights Oregon is reaching across the Columbia River to help its counterparts in Washington. On Nov. 3, Washington voters will decide whether to retain domestic partnership when they consider Referendum 71. And BRO wants people to come to its downtown Portland office next week for some phone-banking of Washington voters on that question. Oregon's domestic partnership law took effect last ...   More
Friday, October 23, 2009 Anvi Bui

Southridge High School, Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill and A March

Something big is brewing at Southridge High School in Beaverton and it has to do with Uganda. On Friday afternoon, Southridge students met to discuss a march and rally they're organizing for Jan. 23 to demonstrate in Beaverton against impending anti-gay legislation in Uganda. While the practice of homosexuality has long been illegal in Uganda, some lawmakers in that African nation (with the ...   More
Saturday, December 19, 2009 Brittany Rogers

The Latest on Southridge High School And Uganda's Anti-Gay Legislation

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that students at Southridge High School were trying to organize a large demonstration in Beaverton to call attention to horrific anti-gay legislation in Uganda. Students at the Beaverton school continued to work on the issue through their holiday break, and say they've gained support for the march from the Beaverton School District and other gay-straight alliances ...   More
Friday, January 8, 2010 Brittany Rogers

Wyden Asks for Review of Ugandan Trade Status in Light of Anti-Gay Bill

Students at Southridge High School in Beaverton aren't the only ones taking action against Uganda's barbarous Anti-Homosexuality Bill. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stating, “I strongly urge you to communicate immediately to the Ugandan government, and President Yoweri Museveni directly, that Uganda's beneficiary status under ...   More
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Ari Phillips


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