Dan Savage

He’ll be legal in September

Model, philanthropist and son of both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver is jailbait, until September. After bio-daddy’s extra-marital family creation became public, Patrick has changed his last name to Shriver. I am sure there are plenty of other daddies willing to adopt him. (via Dan Savage).

Don’t Ask, Don’t Give Online Pledge

This only applies to US readers, but you are all invited to read a provocative “Don’t Ask, Don’t Give” pledge to hold the Democratic Party to its promise to treat all Amercians equally. Thanks to Dan Savage for spreading the word.

To quote from the online petition:

In the last two weeks alone, we were angered that the Obama administration continued to defend DOMA in the courts — last June, the administration’s lawyers even compared loving gay relationships to incest and pedophilia — and we were saddened that the White House and the Democratic party refused to help us defeat anti-gay ballot initiatives in Maine and Washington state.  LGBT Americans, our families, and our friends kept our promise at the ballot box, we now expect President Obama to keep his in the White House.

Levi Johnston in Playgirl

X-Alaska governor and x-VP candidate Sarah Palin’s former future son-in-law cashes in and irritates his baby’s grandmother.

My favorite reaction is Dan Savage’s excellent unsolicited advice:

And, psst, Levi? If you did that Playgirl shoot only to drive your former future mother-in-law crazy—and if that was your plan, kiddo, it worked—imagine how much crazier she’ll get if you do a little gay-for-pay porn. Just sayin’.

Moe in America: Saddlebacking

Who says there’s no moe in Amerika? In honor of Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church,  popular homophobe, and inaugural preacher, Dan Savage has created a new word, saddlebacking.

Saddlebacking: sad•dle•back•ing \ˈsa-dəl-ˈba-kiŋ\ vb [fr. Saddleback Church] (2009): the phenomenon of Christian teens engaging in unprotected anal sex in order to preserve their virginities
After attending the Purity Ball, Heather and Bill saddlebacked all night because she’s saving herself for marriage.

For more information on Rich Warren, author of Purpose Driven Life, and his Saddleback Church: