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Matthew Shepard’s Folks Take Tolerance Message to Russia

Art produced by Outtake Voices
Art produced by Outtake Voices

Something I just recently discovered, is that the parents of Matthew Shepard,  who at 21, died from being savagely beaten and tied to a fence, went to Russia to present their documentary of tolerance titled “Matt Shepard is a friend of mine”.

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Who Told You That You Are Naked?

Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran
Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran

Catchy title right?  So it seems Kelvin Cochran, Atlanta GA’s Fire Chief thinks so too.  But not so for Mayor Kasim Reed, who has suspended the chief for 30 days without pay, after city officials say he violated policy by self-publishing a book that describes homosexuality as a “perversion.”

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THE HOPES OF CHILDREN-404 | A RUSSIAN LGBT SUPPORT GROUP

Yelena Klimova, the journalist who runs the Children-404 online support group for LGBT teenagers. (file photo)
Yelena Klimova, the journalist who runs the Children-404 online support group for LGBT teenagers. (file photo)

As I was about to start this post, I was alerted, that Czar Putin had just made a statement, that he wouldn’t be Czar for life.  In fact the constitution prohibits him from serving beyond 2024.  Well, that won’t be quite soon enough for Yelena Klimova, the journalist who runs Children-404, an online support group for LGBT teenagers in Russia.     Continue reading

Coming Out Muslim

While not every coming out story has a happy ending, its good to dwell on those that do.  Many of us who must come out to religiously heavy families may find it harder than others.

Comedian, Sabrina Jalees, grew up in a Swiss Pakistani household and found herself faced with this very problem.  She mentions that when she was growing up, she found the idea of two woman being together to be strange.     Continue reading

THE EVER CHANGING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE MAP

same-sex-marriageFor months now, we’ve read and heard, and for some, have been  a part of the ever changing and realization of same-sex marriage.  And at times, it’s hard to remember, at least by name, all the states that now have those marriages, or for that matter, don’t (yet).  So, I thought I would call your attention, because I like visuals, to the most recent map I could locate, (something that Nate has done in the past ), which shows  improvements, more than just getting us past the tipping point, after the jump….

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“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Gandhi (apocryphal)

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Elliot Trueblood (l), Division leader, GayPorterville.com / Greg Shelton (r), former Porterville City Councilman

For the second year in a row, gay veterans and their supporters marched in the annual Veterans Day Parade, in the rural California community of Porterville.  As you might expect, some folks weren’t happy with the rainbow group.  If you’ve been following the Porterville saga, you won’t be surprised by who.

It’s not a good moment for an “All-America City” when you have to call the police to stop a former City Council member’s harassment  of an entire parade contingent.

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