John Aravosis
Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown (1989); and worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, and as a stringer for the Economist. Frequent TV pundit: O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline & Reliable Sources. Bio, .


Gay marriage comes to Kansas; S. Carolina marriage ban struck down

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The US Supreme Court has lifted a stay on gays being able to marry in the state of Kansas, on the same day that a federal judge struck down South Carolina’s ban on gay marriages. ...

“I’m not gay no more, I don’t like mens no more” (hysterical video)

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A young gay man is “cured” by a televangelist. Hilarity ensues. (Real video.)
The Philae lander on its way to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. (Photo by ESA)

Europeans land spacecraft on comet, in historic first

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The mission is intended to explore the origins of our solar system, and specifically earth.
PHYANG, LADAKH, INDIA - JULY 2014: Ladakhi Tibetan Buddhist monks at a festival in Phyang monastery, Ladakh. (geoffrey wiggins /

Chinese hack Tibetan monks, systematically targeting human rights groups

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New study says Chinese hackers are systematically targeting human rights groups, with China’s consent.

Saudi Arabia jails gay man for 1 year, $26k fine, for cruising gay social networks on cell phone

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We’d reported previously on the potential risk posed by apps such as Grindr and Jack’d, among others.

Store defends toddler toy containing photo of girl slitting her wrist

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The toy is for three-year-olds, and the store owner thinks it’s fine for any kid age 5 and up. Unbelievable.

Ellen auditions a new (hot) gardener (video)

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“You know if there’s one thing that I love more than men in tuxedo thongs, it’s… everything.”
The Berlin Wall, December 3rd (or so), 1989. ©John Aravosis

The 25-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin War

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A photo essay of my visit to the Berlin Wall only a few weeks after it officially fell.

AP calls it: Creepy Carl DeMaio loses race for US House in San Diego

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The GOP House candidate from San Diego, facing 4 accusations of exposing self to coworkers, has lost.

GOP Rep. Issa tweets photos of Lee Harvey Oswald, Himmler, for Veterans Day

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The victim of an online prank, Cong. Issa also tweeted a photo of Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh.
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