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Singer Keeana Kee has released her debut single “Coconut Rum and Coke” featuring Latin Grammy-winning producer Maffio. Backed by Maffio’s signature reggae beat, Keeana’s sultry voice takes the tropical song from day to night, beach to club, just in time for summer. The video celebrates same sex love and fantasy realized.
“Keeana Kee unveils her very sexy music video for ‘You’re Real’. If you’ve ever fallen in love, or daydreamed about the girl of your dreams, or had an intense crush, this is for you. More than a music video, this is a short, very passionate lesbian love (and lust) story.
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Students at Rutgers University will now be able to live with students of the opposite sex. Not just down the hall from them - but in the same room - sharing a shower.
It’s one response from the university after Rutgers student Tyler Clementi committed suicide last September. Clementi jumped off the George Washington bridge after his roommate allegedly used a web cam to secretly videotape him in an encounter with another male. Because of this, the school has decided dorms need to be more accommodating for the LGBTQ students. (video: WNYW)
Three dorms on the Rutgers campus will now have co-ed rooms. Students who want to live there will be chosen through a lottery process. The Stir doesn’t think the new policy will be a cure all -- reports Rutgers students have reacted positively overall. One transgender student thinks it’s about time.
“I’m really glad they did it ... We live in a world where in order to be considered a human being you have to be male or female, and not everyone fits into that kind of binary. It’s important to have spaces where people don’t necessarily have to worry.”
The school won’t be asking the students’ sexual orientation on the housing application, so some heterosexual students could end up living together. And if a student is chosen to live in the co-ed room, their parents cannot veto their decision. Fox News’s Gretchen Carlson says - that could spell trouble.
“I just see a whole lot of problems coming out of that. I’m trying to think through how young kids would try to figure out how they could then shack up with their boyfriend or girlfriend, too.”
And a blogger for NJ Voices thinks Rutgers takes things a little too far -- saying the decision essentially supports college students having sex.
“Tolerance, rightly practiced, is when the university de facto ‘looks away’ as it ignores the fact that college students will have sex. But this new arrangement goes beyond tolerance to formal institutional approval.”
But a Babble blogger says -- cut the cord already! College students are adults.
“...many parents are homophobic and don’t want to expose their kids to the lifestyle and have it institutionally deemed acceptable. … [O]ther parents … are worried about what message it sends to their kids about having sex in college. But I think when people reach 18, they are adults no matter what their parents think.”
A guest on CNN thinks Rutgers is missing the point entirely. Instead of allowing co-ed dorm rooms, they just need to make sure all students are happy with their roommates.
“I think overall the more important thing is don’t have people living together who don’t like each other - that don’t respect each other. That might be the bigger issue here in helping these kids get through college.”
Could this just be a way for Rutgers to clean up its reputation after Clementi's death? One student who talked to ABC thinks so.
“I think it’s good PR for the university. Whether or not they were thinking about this before the whole Tyler Clementi thing is another issue.”
Rutgers isn’t the first university to allow co-ed roommates - 50 schools, including Emory, Stanford and Cornell, already offer it.
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A picture is worth a thousand words. But what does it say about your sexuality?
Written by a community of hundreds...
Read by millions...
A blog Lady Gaga would surely approve of is attracting media attention for its powerful statement and nature over nurture argument.
BornThisWayBlog**** is a space for gay adults of all genders to submit childhood photos that reveal the beginnings of their LGBTQ selves. The creator who goes by Paul V. tells CNN his mission is to connect with gay youth having trouble coping with their sexuality.
“Being gay is something innate and it’s not a choice and these things come out in us as children...If there’s any message that kids can take away from my blog is, to see themselves in these stories of the past and say well this person is happy and they made it through and they’ve got a loving family.”
A blogger from The Stir says this platform outshines other support sites.
“To me it seems a lot more powerful and interesting than the "princess boy" or "my son is gay" stories because here we have people revisiting their own childhood to share their stories—stories that benefit from the wisdom and experience they've gained from adulthood."
A writer for Parentdish**** agrees, calling attention to one contributor’s story that suggests the importance of staying true to yourself.
"Me back then? Boys behind me staring, with my head tilted, hands on hips, left foot in front of the right foot, goofy smile in place -- while wearing neon pants. And me now? Christ, I can learn a lot from that little boy."
But Miami’s WTVJ suggests not everyone is buying the biological thesis on sexuality.
“The essays are touching and often funny. However some controversy has been rising in the comments section about nature versus nurture and that some of the pictures feature stereotypes. The people who run the blog say all in good fun.”
In an article cross-posted on Jezebel and The Society Pages, doctor of sociology Lisa Wade counters the blog’s philosophy and says research has failed to show being gay is biological.
“...many gay men, lesbians, and their allies desperately want to prove that being gay is biological on the assumption that showing so will mean that intolerant people will be forced to accept them. But this simply isn’t true. People who are against homosexuality..***uld simply argue that it is a disease, like cancer, or a deformity, like a cleft palate.”
But Paul V. disagrees with Wade’s convictions and tells ABC News the blog’s message goes beyond childhood photos. He says, it’s about self-acceptance.
"I've never said 'I like your photo, but it's not gay enough'...The photos were just the touchstone for what you're going to read. The story part of it has become way, way more important than the photo."
Despite the nature vs. nurture debate, the blog - which started in January - has reached more than 1.6 million viewers...and counting.
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In world news — NATO air strikes in Libya continue to fail in shifting the balance of fighting on the ground. France 24 reports, some want NATO to do more.
“In Libya itself, the rebels have called for more attacks on Gaddafi’s ground forces. France and the U.K. will be pushing for this Thursday’s NATO conference in Berlin. There’s been calls from politicians on both sides of the Atlantic for the U.S. to make more use of its aircraft, such as the 81 Warthog, which is ideally suited against ground-based targets.”
Still in world news — Syrian violence continue to grow, as the country enters its fourth week of civil unrest. Amnesty International says 171 people have died as a result. But Reuters reports, a deal has been struck to restore calm. Authorities have agreed to withdraw the feared secret police, replacing them with army patrols, and to free imprisoned pro-democracy protesters. (Video: Al Jazeera)
In U.S. news — Congress is set to vote today on last Friday’s budget compromise. Tucson’s KMSB sums up the stakes.
“The president says the budget deal before Congress today is a compromise - to help the government live within its means. But some members of his own party say they'll vote "no" - saying the cuts go too far. And some Republicans say they'll vote "no" too - because the cuts don't go far enough. If - together - all those "no" votes block the deal, congress would be back to square one - facing a shutdown again.”
In sports -- Baseball’s all-time home run king is now convicted felon. A jury found Barry Bonds guilty of obstructing a federal investigation. Here’s KCNC.
“A federal jury found the former slugger guilty of obstruction of justice but dead locked on three charges that he lied to a grand jury about steroid use. The defense and the prosecution are due back in court in May. Bonds’ lawyers will try and have the conviction tossed. It carries a sentence up to 10 years in prison.”
New York Daily News believes Americans lost interest in the trial, saying this case ended as “muddled” as the discussion of steroids in baseball today.
Still in sports -- LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant will have to pay up for shouting a homophobic slur at a referee during a game this week. The LGBTQ community had demanded an apology. KCPQ explains Byrant’s consequences.
“The NBA commissioner David Stern fined Bryant 100 thousand dollars for using a homophobic slur. Bryant was reacting to a foul called against him. The ref then called a technical foul on Bryant, who later apologized. Bryant says the remark was out of frustration in the heat of the game, and that it shouldn't be taken literally. Civil rights groups are pushing Bryant to issue a more expansive apology.”
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A political storm is brewing in Oklahoma and House Representative Sally Kern is the lightening causing the thunder. Kern said in debate on Wednesday abolishing affirmative action in the state would increase the performance of groups she called lazy.
“In prison there’s more black people, and yes there are, and that’s tragic that our prisons here in Oklahoma, what are they 99 percent occupancy? But the other side of the story perhaps we need to consider is, is this just because they’re black that they’re in prison? Or could it be because they didn’t want to work hard in school? And white people often don’t want to work hard in school or Asians often times but a lot of times that’s what happens. I taught school for 20 years and I saw a lot of, a lot of people of color who didn’t want to work as hard they wanted it given to them. Matter of fact I had one student who said, ‘I don’t need to study, you know why? The government’s going to take care of me.’”
Kern’s comments left all kinds of organizations upset and even after an apology, the Oklahoma NAACP is still demanding her resignation. President of the Oklahoma Chapter, Anthony Douglas, tells The Oklahoman...
“‘You cannot commit racism and then offer an apology for the racist statement that you make,” … ‘The citizens of Oklahoma, the constituents can no longer stand by and allow this type of action to happen.’”
And the NAACP isn’t the only group upset with Kern. Her comments have LGBTQ, Islamic organizations and women’s rights groups upset as well. Celeb blogger Perez Hilton says it’s Oklahoma he feels sorry for...
“You remember Sally, don't you? No? Do the phrases ‘gay basher’ and ‘hate monger’ ring any bells? … You disgust us. You're a narrow-minded, homophobic, sexist bigot and we feel sorry that the people of Oklahoma have you as a representative.”
This isn’t Kern’s first publicity circus either. She’s been raising eyebrows in Oklahoma for years by making religiously charged statements and carrying a gun into the capitol building.
“Turns out she’s also packing heat, to work. She was stopped from entering the state capitol yesterday when she was found to have a loaded handgun in her purse. This is actually the second incident of the sort for Kern.”
Finally, State Senate Democratic Leader, Andrew Rice, tells the Tulsa World Kern’s statements call for more action than an apology.
“‘I hope this low point, … will cause my Republican colleagues to come forward and finally reprimand these hateful statements.’"
Kern made a public apology on Thursday but has yet to be reprimanded for her comments.
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After a string of suicides by LGBT youth hit the national media last year, author and journalist Dan Savage started the “It Gets Better Project.” The campaign solicits confessional-style videos offering statements of hope to LGBT teens -- but its latest video has sparked some unexpected controversy.
“What I’d love you to take away from it is, however bad is it now, it gets better -- and it can get great. And it’s important for adults to reach out to kids and share our stories so that they can picture futures for themselves that are worth sticking around for.” (Google)
This isn’t a video for the campaign -- it’s actually an advertisement for Google Chrome. At the end of the commercial, the text reads quote- “Dan Savage, messenger,” followed by the URL for the browser.
But the partnership has kicked up some criticism -- A writer for The Stir says, it could have been worse, but something about the ad just doesn’t seem right.
“I just feel a little played, ya know? Like Dan Savage and Google are conspiring to pull at our heartstrings in an effort to get us to ... download new software? ... But, yeah, Google and iPad are changing our lives ... Some people, like Savage, are using everyday to change the world. I guess why shouldn't we get a little emotional about 'em?”
But a blogger for The Bilerico Project, an LGBTQ group blog, uses much stronger language, calling the ad quote- “blood money.”
“When Google closes the commercial with a tagline about Dan Savage instead of the IGB Project, you can easily see what's more important - and it's not our children. … That's making blood money off of teenagers bullied so often that they can't think of any way to make things better than suicide.”
That accusation caught the attention of a writer for pro-LGBT rights website The New Civil Rights Movement, who counters by saying -- look on the bright side, at least Google took up the partnership.
“...maybe, just maybe, the fact that one of the world’s largest and most-respected companies is saying to LGBT kids ... they are valuable and important, and offering hope, is a value-added benefit. ... sometimes, it’s not only the message, but the messenger, who is able to get the point across.”
Finally, a writer for lesbian-oriented website AfterEllen notes, the commercial packed a lot of punch by airing during Fox’s highly popular show ‘Glee’.
“Now, that was extraordinary not only because it was well done, which it was, but because it was a gay-themed commercial that ran during primetime in the middle of a hit TV show on a major American broadcast network. And that, well, that doesn't happen too often.”
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The San Francisco Giants released a video for the 'It Gets Better' project, speaking out agains bullying in the LGBTQ community.