March 22, 2012 at 9:44 am EDT | by Phil Reese
Fast Five Fix: March 22
Ricky Martin, gay news, gay politics dc

Towleroad tips us off to this preview of Vanity Fair's profile of Ricky Martin, his baby twins and his baby daddy, Carlos. Adorbs. (Vanity Fair)

UPDATE: According to sources at national Log Cabin Republicans, the vote split by party in New Hampshire was 119 Republicans voting not to repeal, while 92 Democrats voted against repeal, meaning 13 Democrats were naughty.

Karen Ocamb over at Frontiers L.A. has an eyeopening piece about the Obama Department of Justice continued defense of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in Federal Court, a year and a half after the law was repealed in a historic act of Congress. Read it. Now here’s the rest of the news:

Madonna has found herself again. After what seemed like an eternity of appearing to forget who her fan base is, Madonna is getting radical, saying she intends to defy the new St. Petersburg, Russia, law barring public discourse about homosexuality when her tour takes her there this year, says Bloomberg Business Week. Reminds me of this.

Make it a ‘venti.’ JoeMyGod says Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz smacked down a NOM activist at the company’s stockholder meeting yesterday, prompting NOM to whip up a boycott of the coffee-house, and prompting LGBT allies everywhere to upgrade to the taller size this morning to thank the company for standing by their LGBT customers and employees in supporting same-sex marriage in Washington state.

Two men were arrested for having sex on a gay cruise in the Caribbean, on the island nation of Dominica — which outlaws sodomy — according to the Associated Press. The Atlantis cruise left them behind and went on to its next destination. Sort of like what you do when your friend gets kicked out of the bar, but you’re not ready to leave yet.

Reuters says of those that opposed ending marriage equality in New Hampshire yesterday, over 100 were Republicans. In fact, if my math is correct, a majority would have had to have been Republicans for the measure to have failed in a legislature with only 105 Democrats, where the vote went down with 211 voting to oppose the bill, as we reported yesterday.

In a landmark ruling, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that Chile must pay $62,000 to a judge who was denied custody of her three daughters by the Supreme Court in 2004 because she is a lesbian, according to the New York Times.

Finally, if you’re a homophobe… you’re probably gay. The music video.

(h/t Towleroad)


  • My question is why are these gay cruises going to ports of call where their passengers clearly aren’t welcome? If I spend more than $2,000 for a gay cruise, I expect not to be in a place where gay sex is illegal. And if I am arrested, I don’t expect the owner of the cruise ship company to blow it off. At least I know that the island of Dominica doesn’t want my money, and I’ll remember that the Virgin Islands does.

  • Ricky, kids and boyfriend – simply beautiful!

  • This is a very bad piece of reporting. These guys were having sex in their balcony, in full view of everyone on the shore! They would have been arrested in USA too.

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