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• Um, so married-with-kids Democratic Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a bisexual lady supposedly, was the target of a lesbian sexual affair blackmail plot by Turkish operatives? Scandal! But also, this means there’s a bi lady in Congress?

• A Guilford College student in North Carolina received two anti-gay death threats in one week. Now, what to do about it.

• It took Steven Pomie three years, but he’s finally admitted to brutally attacking Dwan Prince twice (and almost a third time) in a 2005 assault that left Prince partially paralyzed. In 2006, Pomie was convicted for first-degree assault and first-degree assault as a hate crime, but maintained his innocence. His conviction was overturned, though on re-trial it was Prince who wrote Pomie thanking him for the assault and wishing for leniency. Pomie is expected to receive just under eight years of mandatory jail time.

PetSmart is a better shop to cruise guys … than Starbucks?

• It’s surprising how often Taylor Lautner is shirtless when you visit the Twilight set in Vancouver.


• We’re thoroughly enjoying this photo gallery from the Value Voters Summit.

• Fair Wisconsin wants a court to toss a lawsuit hoping to invalidate the state’s new domestic partnership law, which Wisconsin Family Action says violates a constitutional ban barring same-sex marriage.

• Christian Civic League of Maine chief Mike Heath, who’s been helping spearhead the fight against marriage there, resigns. Was he pushed out?

• A map-based guide to the National Equality March.

• Please stop nailing bags of condoms to trees in parks where guys are cruising. It’s, like, bad for the environment.

• Bishop Harry Jackson, the religious man leading the fight against D.C.’s gay marriage, kindly asks white conservatives to stop getting all racist-y towards the president.

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  • The Swimmer

    Until the accusations against Jan Schakowsky are proven true, I think it is very wrong to even be publishing this stuff.

    Schakowsky has been a STAUCH ally for us in a blue state that tends to give us wishy-washies like Lisa Madigan, Dick Durbin and crooks like Roland Burris. Oh did I also mention the President?

    I personally don’t care if this story is true or not. Schakowsky has gone to bat for us on numerous occasions and quite frankly we shouldn’t be denigrating those who help us.

  • me

    MY congresswoman is bi??? lolwut
    how cool would that be

  • dsdrane

    Re: Schakowsky, LAME.

  • Aidan

    You should be ashamed, printing this stuff about Rep. Schakowsky. Did you check a single fact? No. Did you check with the Congresswoman’s office? I think not. Did you apply any journalistic skill whatsoever? No. Do you risk alienating one of the most loyal votes for GLTB issues? Yes. What is wrong with you?

  • Chitown Kev

    Queerty and their bigotry against anything from Illinois (good Lord, when was the last time you published any good news from my state?).

    Jan Schakowsky is my Congressperson and, yes, she is one of our strongest allies. I disagree with her on some things (her changing her vote on additional war funding, for one) but why would you even publish unsubstantiated garbage like this?

  • Arsen

    Referring to The American Conservative, the Turkey-based Bugun website reported that a Turkish female spy struck up lesbian relations with Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, which enabled the gent to obtain classified information and prevent the adoption of a bill on the Armenian Genocide by the U.S. Congress.

    Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator and the founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition told the magazine that Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky was targeted by the Turks who compromised her with a Turkish female spy who seduced the bi-sexual and married Schakowsky. Schakowsky’s townhouse had been bugged with cameras and microphones to capture the sex acts to later blackmail her.

    Bugun reports that the blackmail enabled Turkish special services to obtain secret documents on nuclear weapons and prevent the adoption of a bill on the Armenian Genocide by the U.S. Congress.

    They already had Hastert, the mayor, and several other Illinois state senators involved. He agreed to cooperate with Turkish special services. At present he works for Turkey at the Dickstein Shapiro organization.

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