A last minute dinner plan with one of my favorite people: Rachel. We decided not to go out but have dinner at my house.
The NBA is working hard to make sure there is an inclusive atmosphere in the sport. The latest goodwill gesture comes from last Friday, when the NBA said they will donate proceeds from sales of Jason Collins‘ Nets #98 jerseys to the Matthew Shepard Foundation and to Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
There has been huge demand for Collin’s #98 jerseys since he made his debut on the Brooklyn Nets team last week. Collins chose #98 in honor of Matthew Shepard, a college student who was viciously murdered in a hate crime in 1998. Collins also met Shepard’s parents when he played against the Denver Nuggets last Thursday.
Here is Ellen’s selfie from the audience of the Oscars while she was hosting tonight! Can you name some of the participants!?
From our friends at GLAAD:
Disney to pull Boy Scouts funding by 2015 over policy banning gay leaders
According to Disney’s charitable giving guidelines, groups become ineligible to receive Disney funding if they “discriminate in the provision of services unlawfully or in a manner inconsistent with Disney’s policies on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical ability, or sexual orientation.”
Herald Weekend Post
Okay, you may be thinking that newspapers have been publishing images of gay weddings for quite some time now. You can see it in the New York Times, the Denver post, and the Washington Inquire…but this newspaper is based out of Africa. As many of us know Uganda passed the Anti-Homosexuality bill not that long ago and there is a rising tide of anti-gay sentiment in Africa. But the Herald Weekend Post in Port Elizabeth, South Africa has recently featured a gay couple Case van der Touw, and Shaun Luyt, on the cover. The publication received a large amount of backlash and hate, below are just a few messages they received.