Hey everyone, this week I have a very touching repost. Many of us in the LGBT community may have grown up in a very religious household making it difficult for us to be yourself. This is a letter from a religious parent on the possibility of having gay children. Its a bit of a read but is totally worth it.
Sometimes I wonder if I’ll have gay children.
I’m not sure if other parents think about this, but I do — quite often.
So, what else is new? Just like many other divisions of the U.S. Government, it just can’t fully get the job done. About a week ago, the Bureau released new statistics, as to the number of same-sex married couples in the U.S., which was estimated at 182,000 in 2012, and now has increased by 38% in 2013 to 252,000. Really?
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.
I ran across an article just recently, that discusses the likely impact that, thru J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, had on those of us who are millennials, which is someone who was born 1980 thru around 2000, and this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as this generation pretty much grew up with the Harry Potter series. Continue reading →
Hey everyone, a bit of a different post today! There is a place in Thailand I recently came across in my studies for art class. I found Thailand’s White Buddhist Temple, which was built in 1997 by Chalermchai Kositpipat. The artist is a very devout Buddhist but wants to re-see art for the modern world. Even before you enter the temple you’ll come across red skulls on traffic cones that emphasis a mystic feel. The temples website reads: Continue reading →
Beginning in a classroom at Fresno State 25 years ago, Reel Pride is now the 6th oldest, and one of the largest, LGBT film festivals in the United States. The 25th festival begins on Wednesday, September 17, and runs through Sunday the 21st. 30 films will be screened at venues in Fresno’s historic Tower District. For information on films and times, visit the Reel Pride website.
Ben &Jerry’s has long been outspoken in their support for same-sex marriage, making donations to LGBT organizations and releasing ice creams flavors like the “Hubby Hubby” (US), “I Dough, I Dough” (Australia), and “EngageMint Party” (Ireland). Now they have given us another reason to buy a pint and shout “Lactose intolerance be damned!” by signing an Amicus Brief for the Supreme Court in favor of marriage equality.