Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gay Men Who Are Making The World A Better Place

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Rep. Brian Sims
As the only openly gay member of the state legislature of Pennsylvania, the out politician has been fighting for the LGBT community for years, starting when he came out as a college football player at Bloomsburg University. Since then, he’s been a vocal activist and advocate for LGBT rights and was a big part of the movement for marriage equality in Pennsylvania. And, yes, he’s been doing so while basically looking like someone that just stepped out of some laboratory to create the perfect bear. Sims is somehow still single, but we’re sure there are plenty of PA residents that are more than willing to make that walk down the aisle with him.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Seven-Year-Old Boy Launches Anti-Bully Club

A seven-year-old boy in Beaumont, CA is employing a bit of “positive peer pressure” to help his classmates understand the damaging effects of adolescent bullying.
Cameron Thompson, a second-grader at Tournament Hills Elementary school, recently found himself in hot water after making fun of another boy for bringing a Barbie doll to school for show-and-tell. “I didn’t really mean to tease him so much that I made him cry,” Cameron.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bill Maher Challenges Ralph Reed on Slavery and Stoning

Real Time host Maher asks the conservative Christian leader how he can justify a literal reading of the Bible, given these 'wack' passages.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Champion



Champion - check out the anti-bullying song from the Scottish group, Hooked Up

Monday, June 16, 2014

Everyone Should Be Able To Be ‘Out Holding Hands"

Allstate Insurance has rolled out a new Pride Month ad campaign that features the new original song “Safe In My Hands“ by singer Eli Lieb. Eli, who is gay, is best known for his 2013 breakout single “Young Love.”

The Allstate ad campaign, Out Holding Hands, brings a spotlight to the message that no one should be afraid to be who they are.
“We believe everyone should be treated with respect and without judgment no matter who they love.” says the Allstate promotional statement accompanying the video.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tea Party Republican OK With Stoning The Gays: ‘We Would Totally Be In The Right’

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A conservative Christian Tea Party Republican candidate running for the Oklahoma House of Representatives says he is OK with stoning gays to death. Scott Esk reportedly said in a Facebook conversation, “I think we would be totally in the right” to stone gay people to death. He also quoted the bible — including Leviticus 20:13 — and added, “ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss.”

The Facebook conversation was ignited by a posting of Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge?” comments last year. Esk apparently believes he is capable.
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Laverne Cox Explains It All to Wendy Williams

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Judge Rules Conversion Therapists Can Be Sued For Consumer Fraud

New Jersey Superior Court Judge Peter F. Bariso Jr. has refused to dismiss a first of its kind lawsuit seeking damages against the conversion therapists of Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, (JONAH).

R. Kelly's Youngest Child Comes Out as Transgender


R. Kelly's youngest child, 13 and named Jaya at birth but now goes by Jay, has come out as transgender, InTouch reports:

As of three months ago, Jay said his father was unaware of his new identity, but added his mother—Drea, who stars on the reality series Hollywood Exes—has been extremely supportive.
“[My mom] was like, ‘Baby, you know I love you if you were bi, gay, [lesbian], you name it and I would still love you so much,’” he wrote on his Ask.fm page, which is a social platform that allows users to answer anonymously submitted questions.
“She was very proud of me, I was like, ‘Thank you mum for accepting the fact that I’m a transgender.’
“And same with my sister, she told me that she was proud of me, and respects me by calling me handsome and calling me her little brother now, and I love her for that, so you know it was great for me.”
Jay says he is looking forward to being truly comfortable at some point in the future after gender reassignment surgery and testosterone treatments.

RUBEN DIAZ IS BUSSING PEOPLE TO NOM'S ANTI-GAY MARRIAGE MARCH BUT NOT TELLING THEM

The National Organization for Marriage has organized the "2014 March for Marriage," to take place on June 19th, and they toot that New York Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., a speaker at the march and a longtime anti-gay activist, is set to bring thousands of African-American and Latino constituents to Washington, DC to take part. Too bad he Diaz not mention the organization or the march in the video advertisement he's released.

Discrimination Against Blacks, Jews ‘Fundamentally Different’ From Gays

Liberty Counsel head Mat Staver testified before a House sub-committee hearing on religion this afternoon, telling Congress that discrimination against Black people and Jewish people is wrong, but against gay people is acceptable. Today’ hearing, The State Of Religious Liberty In The United States, was chaired by Tea Party extremist and birtherRep. Trent Franks (R-AZ).
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) grilled Staver, whose law firm is closely affiliated with Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University. Staver is also the Dean of Liberty University School of Law .
Staver told Nadler he thinks that a photographer, based on her religious beliefs, refusing to take photos at a wedding of Black people is “fundamentally different” from a photographer refusing to take photos at a wedding of gay people.

This Week in Marriage News



Wisconsin's marriage ban is unconstitutional. There've been more big defeats for the National Organization for Marriage. Utah officials resist a ruling that they must recognize the marriage licenses that the state issued to gay and lesbian couples last winter. And Pennsylvania voters show their support for the freedom to marry.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Tony Perkins calls on parents to remove kids from public schools after principal comes out


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Family Research Council President Tony Perkins is urging parents across the country to pull their children out of public schools in response to a Washington, D.C., principal’s decision to come out to his students and school staff.

The principal of Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington D.C.publicly announced that he is gay at a Pride Day event on Wednesday, thanking students and community members for their support.
Perkins was of course appalled, urging his Washington Watch listeners yesterday to pull their kids from public schools:
“If you have your children in the public schools, unless you’re in a district where you know exactly what’s going on in some rural part of the country where values are still embraced, you really need to think about whether or not you want to expose your kids to what’s happening in our public school system. I would encourage you to look for other alternatives.”
“Eighty-three percent of the students coming out of the District of Columbia are not proficient in reading skills, but they know how to celebrate gay pride,” Perkins said. “As we drop further and further in the global ranking of math and science scores, at least our kids will understand sex-ed. Amazing.”

This Newlywed Gay Couple In Wisconsin Got An Amazing Surprise At Dinner



Late last week, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb overturned Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, saying that "[gay couples] are entitled to the same treatment as any heterosexual couple." After the news broke, dozens of gay couples made their way to courthouses across Wisconsin to tie the knot and finally become legally recognized by the state.
This was exactly what Christopher Graham and his partner Andrew Cappelle had in mind when they drove down to the courthouse to get their license. 
Graham explains:
"After we stayed at the courthouse, we went out for dinner to Transfer Pizzeria & Cafe. We talked with our server about what had just happened down at the courthouse -- we got married and witnessed to several other marriages -- and to help us celebrate, the staff at Transfer bought our dinner!"

Saturday, June 7, 2014

What Are You #LuckyToBe ?

Wilson HS Principal Pete Cahall Coming Out as Gay to His School



Principal Pete Cahall  at Wilson High School in D.C. shocked his students when he came out of the closet at a school Pride event.

Here's some great video of Cahall making the announcement, his hands shaking, then doubling over with relief as his students cheer and then rush the stage to give him hugs.

Cahall is 50 years old. He told ABC7 that he felt it would have been hypocritical for him to host a school Pride event while holding on to his secret.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Stephen Colbert's Priceless Response To The Latest Hillary Madness

Appeals court keeps recognition of same-sex marriages in Utah on hold

Utah state capitol in Salt Lake City.



More than 1,000 couples who rushed to wed after a judge overturned Utah’s gay marriage ban will have to keep waiting for many of the legal benefits of being married following an appeals court decision Thursday.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted Utah’s request to delay the implementation of a ruling that ordered state officials to start recognizing the marriages next week.
The Denver-based judges gave the four same-sex couples who sued Utah until next Thursday to file papers laying out why the order should be implemented. The court must next choose whether to lift or extend the temporary stay.