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National Bullying Prevention Month

Child abuseOctober is National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign that was started by Pacer,  as a 1st week in October event, now runs thru the entire month.  Many, if not all of us, have had some experience with bullying, whether you were a witness, a participant, or a victim yourself.

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The Judge Stephen Reinhardt Legacy

stephenreinhardt_300Most of us remember when Judge Reinhardt voted to strike down California’s Proposition 8.  Now on Tuesday, the 9th Circuit struck down gay marriage bans in both Idaho and Nevada where the decision was written by the judge.  In a lone concurring opinion, he added to the majority opinion, likely to be part of his legacy, the following:

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Breaking News! SCOTUS Just Allowed Gay Marriage In 11 More States By Doing Nothing

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How exciting is this, a total surprise.  The country has been moving in a positive direction for some time, and albeit may not be moving fast enough for many, but this surely adds a little more icing to the cake.  I’m also excited for the couples who are parties to these cases, that their wishes are coming thru.   So….today, from Slate, Mark J. Stern, who covers LGBT issues, reports that the Supreme Court has refused to review seven gay marriage cases from five different states.  That decision effectively legalized gay marriage in those five states—Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin—almost immediately. But within the next few weeks, the court’s move will likely bring gay marriage to six more states—meaning that, without actually ruling on the topic, the justices will have brought marriage equality to 11 states in one fell swoop.

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70-Year Old Divorced Dad Comes Out As A Woman In ‘Transparent’

Jeffrey Tambor playing Maura in 'Transparent' Courtesy Amazon Studios
Jeffrey Tambor playing Maura in ‘Transparent’
Courtesy Amazon Studios

It’s true, now days there are a lot more choices to view movies and tv shows other than broadcast or cable television. In addition to Netflix,  now Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to watch a new entire first season series called ‘Transparent’ starring Jeffrey Tambor.

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Gay Men Explain Tampons

Hey everyone, a bit of a less serious post this week. I stumbled on this video a few days ago and found it be to so accurate. As a gay man I don’t have a clue when it comes to women’s products.  This fun video features some gay men trying to explain tampons. Watch and laugh!