With the passing of the former President of South Africa, I started thinking about what I knew about him, and the first thought that I related to was “Apartheid”. Aside from that, all I remember is how he was mostly revered by other leaders of countries around the world. Then yesterday I discovered this….
If you’re like me, it’s most likely (unless you live under a rock), that you’ve heard some form of homophobic banter coming from either relatives, classmates, fellow workers, and especially far-right anti-gay religions, often affiliated with anti-gay so-called christian organizations, regarding gays getting or wanting to get married. It seems like it will never end. So, in a form of a strike back, Joe Rogan had a few words to say…
New York’s Cardinal Dolan gives his spin again on Meet the Press this Sunday, and I couldn’t help myself, but I just felt a need to point it out, since, as I’ve posted before, he’s not my favorite LBGT advocate. The interesting eye-rolling part of the upcoming interview is near the end.
CHVRCHES, one of the biggest breakout acts of 2013, have released a video PSA in support of #MusicFightsAIDS, a major new campaign from Lifebeat; Music Fights HIV/AIDS that runs from November 29th through World AIDS Day (December 1st).
New York, NY (November 27, 2013) – In honor of World AIDS Day, December 1st, the biggest names in the music and media industry are joining Lifebeat; Music Fights HIV/AIDS to draw urgent attention to the dramatic rise in HIV among young people. Continue reading
There are very few words that can describe the emotions being felt in Illinois today.
Victory in the marriage-equality movement has lately seemed inevitable. On Election Day 2012, the number of marriage-equality states doubled from three to six because of first-ever wins at the ballot box. This year has been almost dizzying: marriage equality came to Rhode Island, Delaware, and Minnesota within a three-week span in the spring. Victory in the Prop 8 case yielded the biggest prize by far: California. And within the last few weeks, both New Jersey and Illinois have climbed on board. New Mexico and Hawaii seem sure to follow, bringing the number to 17 states (and the District of Columbia). Is the fight over? It’s starting to seem that way even to anti-marriage-equality activist Maggie Gallagher, who recently conceded that the cause of preserving “traditional marriage” was probably lost.
We have come a long way in the last several years, here in the USA. Twenty years ago, it would have been hard to imagine the number of states, that have the freedom to marry the person they love, or the ability for gay couples to adopt children, or for that matter, at the time of the Stonewall riots, that we, as the LGBT community would have gained as much of the acceptance that we have today. Of course, there is still a lot that has to be done, but consider an alternative, that seems like a time machine trip to the past, and for some of us, there will be a sense of gratitude for what we have, even thou many of our community will tell you that, where they live, it might still feel like the 60′s and 70′s, similar to the city of Sochi…