Sunday, November 09, 2014

Stonewall Review Gay News
» There's never been a gay feature film made in the Welsh language...until now (Wales Online)
» Uganda Ethics Minister criticizes David Cameron over homosexuality in the U.K. (Independent)
» Hawai'i governor Neil Abercrombie to win award for work on gay marriage (Associated Press)
» Idaho Representative John McCrostie discusses being a gay politician (Huffington Post)
» British jihadist convicted of gay hate crimes in U.K. kills 8 in Iraq suicide bombing (Mirror)
» Anti-gay rights stand at evangelical college causes uproar (The Gazette)
» Some Las Vegas wedding chapels refusing to wed gay couples (Inquisitr)

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» Virginia local school board approves policy protecting gay employees (Washington Post)
» Retired Mennonite pastor hopes church will accept same-sex marriage (Associated Press)
» Same-sex couples look forward to possibility of marriage in Missouri and Kansas (KSHB)
» Surrogacy and same-sex parenting in Ireland (The Journal)

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Saturday, November 08, 2014

Stonewall Review Gay News
» LGBT group to march in Boston's Veterans Day Parade for first time (Boston Globe)
» Haiti's fight for gay rights (Al Jazeera)
» Letter: Missouri is denying equal legal protections to same-sex couples (Springfield News-Leader)
» Uganda drafts new anti-gay laws (Guardian)
» Video: Son of former Mennonite pastor who performed same-sex wedding speaks out (WGAL)

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» Fairness West Virginia to celebrate marriage equality while making plans (Sunday Gazette-Mail)
» Two brides officially tie the knot in Russia (RT)
» Rally on Chattanooga's Walnut Street Bridge supports gay marriage (Times Free Press)
» Pope Francis demotes anti-gay U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke (Associated Press)
» Thousands march for gay pride in Hong Kong (Agence France Presse)
» Hearing set on challenge to Mississippi gay marriage ban (Associated Press)
» Pope to host interfaith "traditional marriage" conference (Pink News)

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Friday, November 07, 2014

Stonewall Review Gay News
» Elton John AIDS Foundation announces nearly $1.5 million in new grants (LGBT Weekly)
» How did LGBT voters and marriage equality supporters help shape the 2014 midterm elections? (HRC)
» Gay couples begin to marry in Kansas City, Missouri (Associated Press)
» South Carolina same-sex couples wait for judge's ruling (Greenville News)
» Supporters hopeful judge will strike down Montana same-sex marriage ban (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
» North Carolina same-sex couples react to state appeal of same-sex marriage ruling (WBTV)
» Hearing set on challenge to Mississippi same-sex marriage ban (Associated Press)
» Kentucky same-sex marriage advocates protest court ruling (WDRB)
» Gay hookup Blued app dwarfs Grindr in China (EntAsia)
» Top North Carolina GOP lawmakers appeal ruling approving gay marriage (WWAY)

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Friday, October 31, 2014

University of Massachusetts Amherst's Shylock concealed porn activities

Stephen Driscoll, who is appearing as Shylock in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Rand Theater production of The Merchant of Venice, is a producer, director, and occasional star of adult films, and he has concealed his adult film activities from the university's Department of Theater and from the production's cast and staff, the Stonewall Review has learned.

Driscoll is the owner of BG East Studios, which produces wrestling-themed gay adult films. Driscoll casts, produces, and directs BG East films, and he has occasionally starred in them as well under the nom-de-porn of Kid Leopard. Such activities can be legal, constitutionally protected expression as long as they otherwise do not violate laws such as those regarding age of consent.

The Merchant of Venice is directed by Tony Simotes, the artistic director of Shakespeare & Co., with Paul Adolphsen as assistant director. The university's Department of Theater is chaired by Penny Remsen.

For years, Driscoll has concealed the existence of his adult film activities from theater and political colleagues, presenting himself instead as a "sports promoter" or as a "pro-wrestling promoter". As recently as this month, he described himself as a "wrestler" in an interview with Mark Burridge of the Pembroke Mariner & Express's Wicked Local Pembroke.

In 2009, Driscoll was forced to step down in disgrace as chairman of the National Stonewall Democrats after his porn activities were revealed to members of the organization's board of directors. Stonewall Democrats board members said at the time that they had had no knowledge of Driscoll's adult film business. "He told us he was a wrestling promoter -- that's all I ever knew," one long-serving board member told the Stonewall Review.

BG East films are not merely "erotic"; they are XXX porn, displaying ample amounts of body fluids. Visitors to BG East's web site must certify that they are 21 or older to gain entrance to the site's contents. Driscoll/Kid Leopard appeared in wrestling-themed BG East films such as X Fights 3, X Fights 4, and X Fights 6, which have a "first to spew loses" rule. Driscoll/Kid Leopard ejaculates multiple times, solo or on his "wrestling" partners. Driscoll referred to himself in promotional material on BG East's web site as the films' "stud-star", and, being the producer/director, he made sure his Kid Leopard character was never the first to "spew".

Much of the content on the BG East site relating to Driscoll/Kid Leopard was removed following his ignominious exit from the National Stonewall Democrats, but clips of his films can still be viewed on various bit torrent sites.

The Tuesday, October 28 presentation of The Merchant of Venice was billed by the university as a "school matinee". It is likely that the parents of students who attended did not know that Shylock was portrayed by a "stud-star".


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Stonewall Review Gay News
» Michaud gets major boost from Obama and a surprise move by an opponent (Keen News Service)
» Two Idaho state offices fought gay marriage, costing taxpayers more than $91K (KBOI)

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» Texas teen says he was beaten because he's gay (KHOU)
» Judge to hold hearing in Kansas Gay marriage suit (Associated Press)
» Health plan eligibility not automatic after Arizona same-sex marriage ruling (KJZZ)
» Cartoon Network censored its first gay kiss (A.V. Club)
» Tom Menino, gay Boston's tough big brother (WGBH)
» Mary Landrieu gets pass from LGBT rights activists on her stance on gay marriage (Times-Picayune)
» LGBT rights donors shift tactics in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Inquirer)
» Early Charlotte gay rights "warrior" Don King dies of cancer (Charlotte Observer)
» Ikea's pioneering gay couple ad at 20 (Ad Week)
» Russian politician calls for Apple's Tim Cook to be banned (International Business Times)

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stonewall Review Gay News
» India film-maker hopes to take gay issues out of the closet (Reuters)
» North Carolina Republicans to challenge same-sex marriage decision (Duke Chronicle)
» Poll: Support for same-sex marriage growing in Texas (KFox)
» David Mixner acknowledges assisting suicide of 8 men with AIDS in the 1980s (Independent)
» Letter: Same-sex marriage not OK to God (Fayetteville Observer)
» Tammy Baldwin rips Scott Brown's record on marriage equality (JeanneShaheen.org)
» One job, two lives: LGBT in the American workplace (CNN)
» Barney Frank says Ted Cruz represents evolution in same-sex marriage (NBC)
» Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out (Bloomberg Businessweek)
» Column: Mississippi families can't wait any longer for marriage equality (Clarion Ledger)

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stonewall Review Gay News
» Missouri pension system will no longer exclude same-sex couples (Kansas City Star)
» Principal criticized for handling of middle school gay-straight alliance resigns (Chapel Hill News)
» Grand County, Colorado issues first same-sex marriage license (Sky-Hi News)

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» Apple's Tim Cook says his home state of Alabama is "too slow" on LGBT rights (Apple Insider)
» Column: The church must lead the fight against anti-gay violence (National Catholic Reporter)
» Sheridan County, Wyoming couple is the first to apply for a same-sex marriage license (KOTA)
» Anti-gay marriage group attacks Kay Hagan for supporting same-sex marriage judge (Huffington Post)
» Texas county job candidates asked about gay marriage, abortion (KXAN)
» As Taiwan considers marriage equality, tens of thousands attend Pride parade (Global Voices)
» Aeropostale hires Nash Grier, Vine star with history of anti-gay tweets (BuzzFeed)

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» Fiancé of slain trans woman breaks into Marine base, tries to confront suspect (NewNowNext)
» How a pro-gun, anti-gay "political terrorist" could help keep Colorado Democrats in power (Mother Jones)
» Pope: I believe in evolution and the Big Bang theory (but not gay marriage) (Pink News)
» Connecticut school board backs lesbian teacher in fight against school transfer (NBC Connecticut)
» "Oh Hell No!" brings David Mixner's riveting political and personal tales to the NYC stage (Towle Road)
» Why does Hollywood make so few good gay movies? (New Statesman)

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Stonewall Review Gay News
» One Alaska same-sex couple closer to adoption after gay marriage ban ends (KTUU)
» America's first post-gay governor? (Daily Beast)
» Action alert: Tell Carl DeMaio to apologize for his misogynistic email (Courage Campaign)
» 35 activists, doctors, and organizations speak out in support of PrEP (Advocate)
» North Carolina local governments try to sort out same-sex marriage effects (Gaston Gazette)
» Marriage equality supporters target Georgia attorney general (WXIA)
» United Court of Lone Star Empire celebrates 40th coronation (Dallas Voice)
» Yet another Carl DeMaio scandal (joe.my.god)
» LGBT voters could very well sway the 2014 Florida gubernatorial election (Watermark Online)
» Navy's LGB survey ripped by right-wingers as "misuse" of U.S. military (One News Now)

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» Oklahoma Marriage Initiative expects to serve more gay couples; will still discriminate (Norman Transcript)
» Elton John and David Furnish put LGBT community on notice in fight against HIV/AIDS (Washington Post)
» Arizona county employee transferred after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples (KJZZ)
» Kirk Cameron compares Obama to the devil, ghosts, goblins and witches (Huffington Post)
» Column: Start with the person: A Christian affirmation of same-sex marriage (Huffington Post)
» Kansas couple believes same-sex marriage will devalue their property rights (Inquisitr)
» Our very own Jared Polis flubs the word "election" (YouTube)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stonewall Review Gay News
» Arizona GOP legislators say fight over same-sex marriage is unlikely (Havasu News)
» Only out transgender Capitol Hill staffer pushes for LGBT rights (Fusion)
» Column: Refusing to marry same-sex couples isn’t religious freedom, it's just discrimination (Daily Beast)
» Gay community under attack in Liberia over Ebola outbreak (Reuters)
» Gay asylum seekers to U.K. face "intrusive" sexual questions (Guardian)

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» Kansas governor candidates touch on same-sex marriage battle (KCUR)
» GOP House candidate Marilinda Garcia plagiarized parts of anti-same-sex marriage speech (Huffington Post)
» Same-sex marriage arrives in Park County, Wyoming (Powell Tribune)

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» Lawyer for Carl DeMaio accuser plans to file lawsuit (CBS8)
» Arkansas Supreme Court to hear arguments in same-sex marriage case (Nextar Broadcasting)
» Berlusconi pushes for civil unions in attempt to head off same-sex marriage in Italy ()
» Republican Senate candidate flip-flops on same-sex marriage (WUIS)
» Column: Trans people need more than beloved celebrity spokespeople; we need equality (Guardian)

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