Tag Archives: HRC

Symantec Drops Sexual Orientation Filter

Symantec no longer thinks non-explicit LGBTQ content needs to be filtered.
Symantec no longer thinks non-explicit LGBTQ content needs to be filtered.

I can remember, not too long ago in high school during the surge of computer availability, one of the near impossible things to do was get past the school imposed internet security filters.  So anytime you wanted to get an answer or research LBGT life, you were blocked because the filter wasn’t set to separate porn from safe sites such as the HRC, Gladd, or Glsen.  According to an AP article, Symantec isn’t the first internet security company to do this, but jumping on board is still a welcomed move.  Here’s a statement from Symantec after the jump.

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Ellen Page comes out with lovely speech


Ellen Page is best known for her roles in Juno and Inception. Friday, Page attended HRC’s Las Vegas conference for teens. In a crowded room Page proceeded to say “I’m here today because I am gay. And because maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.”

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Why you should get a pair of Vibram FiveFingers.


Okay, so if there was a chance if I could marry my Vibram FiveFingers (AKA toe shoes), I just might. I love them so much, I have to share that love with all of you. The model I have (pictured above) are the KSO Trek, they’re made out of Kangaroo leather and are more comfortable than they have a right to be.

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Weird Al Yankovic donates proceeds from Gaga parody to HRC


At a signing for his new book, My Teacher and Me!, activist Jeff 4 Justice asked “Weird Al” what inspired him to donate the proceeds from his parody of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way to the Human Rights Organization, and when he got back was a pretty great answer.

Said Weird Al:

Born This Way’ is such a positive song I felt *this* bad about doing a parody of it and I wanted to show that my heart was in the right place. I wasn’t making fun of the cause, or concept, or anything like that. It was all in good fun and I thought that by donating to the HRC that would show that it was all in good fun.”

You can watch Jeff’s interview with Weird Al, and Weird Al’s parody Perform This Way after the jump!

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Catholic School teacher fired after marrying partner.


While Pope Francis is urging Catholics everywhere to ease-up on their hatred and anti-gay ways, at least one Catholic school in Arkansas didn’t get the memo. Tippi McCullough has been teaching English at Mount St. Mary Academy for 15 years, that was until she received a phone call after tying the knot in New Mexico with her partner Barb Mariani.

Over the phone, the school secretary told McCull
ough “she risked losing her job if she married.” Adding, “the school had  learned of the coming marriage through ‘the diocese.'” McCullough then spoke with Mt. Saint Mary principal Diane Wolf, who told her she was out of a job.

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Suit Up for Equality: A Benefit for Human Rights Campaign


Thursday, August 15, 2013 
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Runway Starts at 8:00 p.m.

Join us for some of the finest made to measure fashions by Artful Gentleman. and Cari Borja set to music by DJCarolC. Together we will celebrate the strides HRC continues to make towards achieving equality and gearing up for the October Gala and one very big night!

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HRC turns the Internet red for equality

HRC made a pretty big splash earlier this year with their profile picture campaign. As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over Prop 8 and DOMA, they led an allied movement across social networks, encouraging users to change their photos to a red equal sign. The impact was visually dramatic, as Facebook pages and twitter feeds turned red with support.

Now that the Court is almost ready to rule, HRC has raised the bar and made it even easier to demonstrate your beilef in our community’s equality.  Continue reading

Allstate insurance company – “Being visible should never leave you feeling vulnerable.”


I come to you with this fantastic ad from Allstate via Gay Marriage USA‘s Facebook. The caption below reads “Allstate Insurance recently did a small ad campaign featuring gay couples that was presented in Chicago, San Francisco, and L.A. Kudos to them! This is me (Brad) and TJ (right). We should share and give them kudos!”

It’s great to see a company taking a stand for equality. In case you were wondering, Allstate also has an 85 rating on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index. So hey, if you’re looking for some insurance, you might want to check out Allstate!