As the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving is fully upon us now it’s important to stop and reflect on the whole point of this particular holiday. It’s so easy to lose sight of what’s really important about Turkey Day with family, and travel, and friends, and food, and football. What’s the point of we don’t really stop and actually give thanks?
The amazing thing about family, is they can surprise you in positive ways, as well as the negative. Here we have a grandfather who wrote a letter to his daughter, explaining his disappointment in her reaction to her son’s coming out. The photo comes from FCKH8, who says the letter was “sent it by a supporter.”
If you’d like to read a transcript, click through after the jump!
It’s the 10 year anniversary of Boulder Pridefest! “Out &Proud, Ten Years Strong!” with a full lineup of entertainment of God-Des & She, The Retrosonics, The Tah Tah’s, not to mention the Beer & Wine Garder, Dyke March, and the tons of other activities!
For more information about vendor applications, volunteering, or what else they have planned click here!
Football season is so close. So while us sports enthusiasts wait for football’s regular season to start, we have the Quote Of The Day from Washington’s Quarter Back Robert Griffin III. RG III was asked about his thoughts on gay players in the NFL in a recent interview with GQ, this was his response:
“Yeah, man. I think there are [gay players] right now, and if they’re looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window. My view on it is, yes, I am a Christian, but to each his own. You do what you want to do. If some Christians want to look at being gay as a sin, then thinking about other women, committing adultery—or any of those other sins that are in the Bible—those are sins, too. And God looks at all of us the same way.” - Robert Griffin III, GQ interview outtakes.
Yes it would’ve been great for him to outright say being gay isn’t a sin, but with his last comment, “And God looks at all of us the same way” at least he doesn’t pick and choose what is or isn’t a sin.
When I think about the importance of being out and proud and the need to show your local community that we are not ashamed of who we are I think of Salt Lake City, Utah. Deep in the heart of Mormonville, there are some folks who Gotta Be Real! This Pride celebration kicked off on May 30 this year, runs through Sunday, June 2. That mean it’s going on RIGHT NOW. If you live in the area and you’re sitting at your kitchen table having coffee, you need to go support this event…NOW!
In honor of our V.P. and fellow Trek-lover….Jim Reeves.
We have some great videos for you today. President Obama finished his press conference this morning by answering a question about Jason Collins’ recent coming out, Ellen gave her support in usual hilarious fashion, and finally Collins’ interview about coming out with ABC. Watch all three after the jump!