RuthOUTspoken

Reporting and ranting by Ruth Schneider

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Melissa Etheridge’s new song is amazing. And the music video holds a powerful message.

Dale Hansen Unplugged: Celebrating our differences

Post Tour Reflections on LGBTQ Rights Worldwide

teganandsara:

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Friends,

This year we have spent time in many countries we have never toured before. Many do not have legislation that protects or even acknowledges the rights or existence of gay and transgendered people. Our fans in those cities and countries are so very much like those everywhere we go in…

Florida woman marries giant Ferris wheel called Bruce

Same-sex marriage is a big no-no in Florida, but marrying a Ferris wheel? Well, that’s fine. 

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nationalpost:

Rob Ford: I’ve got more than enough to eat at home

The language in this video is very NSFW, but this is too unbelievable not to reblog. That’s class with a capital K right here.

Unbelievable.

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breakingnews:

Court: Same-sex marriages to begin Monday in New Jersey
NJ.com: Same-sex weddings will begin on Monday in New Jersey despite a pending appeal, the state’s Supreme Court ruled.
Photo:  Cindy Meneghin (center) asks her longtime partner Maureen Kilian (right) to marry her during a news conference outside the headquarters of Garden State Equality in Montclair, New Jersey, hours after a state judge ruled to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. (Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger via NJ.com)

breakingnews:

Court: Same-sex marriages to begin Monday in New Jersey

NJ.com: Same-sex weddings will begin on Monday in New Jersey despite a pending appeal, the state’s Supreme Court ruled.

Photo:  Cindy Meneghin (center) asks her longtime partner Maureen Kilian (right) to marry her during a news conference outside the headquarters of Garden State Equality in Montclair, New Jersey, hours after a state judge ruled to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. (Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger via NJ.com)

Retired LGBT Couples Can Now Apply for Social Security Spousal Benefits - CostHelper.com

Republicans don’t care about zombie preparedness

Be ready to freak out. The CDC’s zombie preparedness site is not being maintained during the government shutdown. 

Damn you, Boehner. Now we are not prepared as a nation for zombies.

motherjones:

BREAKING: A New Jersey judge just ruled that the state has to allow gay couple to marry by October 2

WNBA players receive double technicals for kissing

Un-freaking-believeable!