Recently, as I was surfin the net the other day, I stumbled across a short but sweet little posting that reminded me, not only of my coming out, but the countless number of other gay peoples stories, good or bad, of what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now. Now, this 13 year old’s story is just starting, but with the support he has, I bet his coming out is going to be a wee bit easier. Continue reading
While not every coming out story has a happy ending, its good to dwell on those that do. Many of us who must come out to religiously heavy families may find it harder than others.
Comedian, Sabrina Jalees, grew up in a Swiss Pakistani household and found herself faced with this very problem. She mentions that when she was growing up, she found the idea of two woman being together to be strange. Continue reading
Yesterday, in Montana, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris struck down the state’s constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a man and a women violates the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, making it the 34th state in our favor for marriage equality.
Jason Collins—the NBA veteran who announced publicly in Sports Illustrated in 2013 that he is gay—will retire from basketball, he writes today in the same publication. He played in 22 games last season for the Brooklyn Nets, and became the first openly gay male athlete to appear in a game in one of the United States’ major sports leagues during a contest against the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 23 of this year. Continue reading
Or is it something we would expect, and I’m surprised it has not happened before now. Some prominent pastors are refusing to sign even opposite sex couples’ marriage licenses, because the gays have trashed the institution of (civil) marriage. They simply cannot be associated with any such thing in any way, shape, or form. So there!
I ran across this today, and I have to say, it has to be impressive to be in Time Square, in New York City and see what is now the largest and most expensive digital billboard. The new screen stands eight stories tall and is nearly as long as a football field, spanning the entire block from 45th Street to 46th Street on Broadway, with nearly 24 million pixels, it gets lit up tonight. See it after the fold..