So I decided to retool and revamp my personal blog. I wanted to take the downloadable version of WP out for another spin. Check it out if you’d like, and tell me what you think…
A red state which just had some drama surrounding their “right to discriminate” bill is showing support for gay marriage. According to a poll conducted this recent Tuesday, 66 percent of Arizona residents disapproved of the anti gay law. Only 22 percent (which is too many in my opinion) showed support for the bill.
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.
This week marks the ten-year anniversary of the beginning of San Francisco’s “Winter of Love,” in which 4,037 same-sex couples married at San Francisco City Hall from February 12 to March 11, 2004. Those extraordinary days took the movement for marriage equality in California to a whole new level and inspired thousands of people to get involved. We now have the freedom to marry in our state. What the “Winter of Love” sparked remains highly significant as we continue the struggle for full LGBTIQ equality.
I was in San Jose today and I snapped this quote by Dr. King outside a Specialty’s. How cool is that? Kudos to Specialty’s for what was probably a left over shout out to MLK from Monday. I don’t know if this was a corporate thing but at least a *big high five* to the manager of this location for giving Dr. King some props so publicly!
For those of you who haven’t noticed, I’ve been playing around a lot with some different themes and layouts for Queer Landia lately. Apologies if I’ve confused some of you. I’m on a mission as of late to make the site more visual and more apt to “pop” at first sight. First impressions are lasting impressions and I want us to be different from the norm in every way we can. Thanks for your patience, thanks for logging on, and thanks for helping us make 2014 our best year yet!
Lily Tomlin and her girlfriend of 42 years Jane Wagner, got married on NYE in Los Angeles, California. I’m so happy for them! I know I speak for everyone here at Queer Landia when I wish the happy couple all the best and many more years of love and companionship.