24-year-olds Crystal Jackson and Britney Crosby were brutally murdered over the weekend in Port Bolivar, Texas. The couple disappeared on Wednesday of last week before taking a trip to Galveston for Mardi Gras, and were not heard from again. It wasn’t until Friday their bodies were discovered next to a convenience store, their recently purchased 2006 Kia Sorrento missing.
Note: Jenn Fitzpatrick is the little sister of AfterEllen senior editor Heather Hogan.
When Liz Cheney announced on Fox News in November that she supports the traditional definition of marriage (despite the fact that her sister Mary Cheney is very publicly gay and married), I don’t think any of us were surprised. After all, Liz is getting properly trounced in her Senate run by incumbent Mike Enzi in the conservative bastion of Wyoming, and we all know that when it comes to Republican primaries, the only direction to run is farther right. Ms. Cheney has been pressed on this issue before; after all, having a lesbian sister is something of a quandary if you want to be in office and also keep being a Republican. Also unsurprising is the fact that former vice-president Dick Cheney came out in support of his straight daughter’s position (against his gay daughter’s civil rights) yesterday afternoon.
I, too, am a straight, married woman with gay sister living in a hyper-conservative state. So Liz, forgive my familiarity, but I’d like to address you personally, since we do share some common ground.
Kat Graham on why she dedicated her performance to ousted-Cub Scout den mother Jennifer Tyrell on The Ellen Show today.
I respect each and every human being, regardless of which race or creed, regardless of which religious belief you believe in, and regardless of which sexual preference you are, including gays and lesbian people.
Hell hath frozen over. Homophobic artist Beenie Man apologizes for his violent anti-gay lyrics.