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…
As we commemorate the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, our recent trip to Japan to speak about marriage equality made clear how Harvey’s call to come out is just as important as ever.
Significantly fewer LGBT Japanese have come out than their American counterparts, and LGBT Japanese are a much less visible part of society and the media than in the U.S. The Japanese people we met gave us insight into how coming out in Japan is similar to, and different from, America.
There are very few words that can describe the emotions being felt in Illinois today.
If you haven’t heard of the video series “Kids React to …” then you’re really missing out. A couple of days ago they posted some kids reactions to a couple of cute marriage proposals, and their reactions are worth watching. I know when I finished watching, I couldn’t help but think how much more intelligent these kids are at 10 and 11 years-old than I was at that age.
It’s a longer video, but you’ll be happy you watched it!
Saturday, October 26, 2013, was another milestone in Visalia’s LGBTQ history. On one level, it was simply a wedding, mostly of interest to the happy couple, their family and friends. On another, it served as a significant signpost on the journey towards equality for a rapidly changing nation. Jennifer McGuire and Joan Davis were wed at the Visalia Veteran’s Memorial Hall, in a ceremony attended by family from across the country, friends, and notable locals such as Visalia’s Mayor Amy Shuklian and her partner Mary Randol, as well as many prominent members of the LGBTQ community.
You may remember some of the recent incidents reported here at QueerLandia regarding gay rights issues in this reddest-of-red portion of California. Visalia itself has been good, but only 35 miles away in the same county, Porterville has been another issue. The differences in response to marriage equality have been stark. You’d be amazed the two cities are in the same state, let alone only miles apart in the same county!
This blog is not about that controversy, however. It’s about a big gay wedding!