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!
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.
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!
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
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!
If you’ve been on Facebook at all in the last week, you’ve undoubtedly seen an increase of red on your timeline, and less of your friend’s faces. Well Facebook has created a map showing what counties contain a higher concentration of people who switched their profile pictures to support marriage equality. Continue reading
I was overwhelmed, when I watched this earlier today. I think I’m not alone, that I always wondered, when she would come out with a strong message in support of Marriage Equality, and so she did, and I couldn’t be more happier.