It never ceases to amaze me, at all the constant and never ending homophobic rhetoric, with blatant lies included, from the extreme religious right pointed toward the LBGT community. I’ve read, and I believe many of you have read, many a post (not just from here and me) shrieking at the end, that we need to get involved and do something about it. And as I was rolling around that thought, I ran across this today…
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.
Want to know how much of the famous selfie that broke Twitter was pre-planned? Well go behind the scenes with Ellen!
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.
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.
A lot of straight people have a blurred vision of what gay people are all about, and coming from a small midwest city, as I do, where it’s very apparent, even at the university, where the language of diversity is often spoke, so many people are just unaware. Moving along, I ran across an article, which can answer some of the questions, when a straight person wants to impress his gay friends of how much he knows of the LBGT community.