Being one of the top schools in the country, I had just assumed Notre Dame would have a Gay Straight Alliance. However that’s not the case, this top tier school also doesn’t have a LGBT non-discrimination policy. Students have taken note of this and have since created the 4 to 5 Movement. The 4-5 Movement highlights being an LGBTQ ally on the Notre Dame campus makes you apart of the majority, not the minority. 4-5 released a video earlier today titled, “It Needs to Get Better — A Message from the 4 to 5 Movement.”, calling for Notre Dame to officially recognize its gay-straight alliance student club and to add ‘sexual orientation’ into its non-discrimination policy.
I’ve been meaning to show some love to the Greater Than campaign for a while…I’m going to add their link to Poz page today too!
The Greater Than AIDS movement responds to the AIDS crisis in the United States, in particular the severe and disproportionate epidemic among Black Americans. Through a national media campaign and community outreach, Greater Than AIDS aims to elevate the public’s knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS and confront the stigma surrounding the disease. Although national in scope, the effort is targeting communities most heavily affected, based on HIV/AIDS incidence and prevalence data.
Not according to Mr. Gary Lynn! Gary says being gay is neither a choice or a sin and that straights and gays live under the same God-given rules. What is the basis for these beliefs? You can read all about those and about his life story at his website. Click on the Gary’s high school picture below to make the jump to his site!
NEW FIELD POLL SHOWS 59% OF CALIFORNIANS SUPPORT FREEDOM TO MARRY Poll Shows Californians Now Favor Marriage Equality by 25% Margin
San Francisco • 29 February 2012 ― Marriage Equality USA is thrilled that Californians now support the freedom to marry for lesbian and gay couples by a 59% – 34% margin, according to a new California Field Poll released today. “Today’s poll results mark a turning point in public opinion in favor of the freedom to marry for all loving, committed same-sex couples in California,” said John Lewis, Marriage Equality USA’s Legal Director. “Coupled with the Ninth Circuit’s opinion striking down Proposition 8 earlier this month and legislative victories in the states of Washington, New Jersey, and Maryland, the momentum in favor of marriage equality has never been stronger,” said Lewis.
Sometimes even a business has to push back against hate and bigotry. Go Archie! This is just a quick follow-up post to Nate’s original blog yesterday.
Archie Comics has fired back at the American Family Association after its affiliate “One Million Moms” called out retailer Toys R Us for selling an Archie comic book that features a “just married” same-sex marriage.
With how Republican politics are looking in the United States, moving to Europe is looking more appealing every week. Now the British government is making it look more appealing by doing awesome things like agreeing to give free HIV treatment to non-citizens. How come? They figured out it would save them money in the long run (take note America).
One Million Moms hopped on the crazy train again, but this time they’re not yelling about Ellen DeGeneres corrupting the American Lifestyle. Now they’re all up in arms because Toys ‘R” Us is selling the new Archie comic featuring two gay characters getting married at the checkout counter.