Truth: Language matters.
I didn’t see this ad until just today, but apparently the ad (which aptly compares John Boehner to a baby throwing a temper tantrum) aired on Sunday during the Cincinnati Bengals and the New England Patriots NFL game.
After the baby cries, the narrator says “Speaker John Boehner didn’t get his way on shutting down health care reform. So, he’s shut down the government and hurt the economy.”
The brilliant ad aired in Speaker Beohner’s district in Cincinnati. Love it!
Bowling balls that is! This is just a reminder that the East Bay Stonewall Democrats is having their first ever brunch and bowl event this weekend. You can click on the flyer to make it bigger. Feel free to repost and share with your friends and allies. Thanks! You can see other flyers on our Events page.
The LGBT rights group Stonewall has sent rainbow laces to the 92 Premier League and Football League clubs, as well as the 42 professional teams in Scotland. The laces were sent so players might wear them on September 21st and 22nd, as apart of the Right Behind Gay Footballers campaign, which aims to make football a more open, gay-friendly sport.
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton (pictured) has already given his support to the campaign, tweeting “Join the rainbow laces movement. Sexuality in sport should not be an issue in the 21st century.”
In no great surprise, new research from sociologists at the universities of Kent and Winchester have found that young, soon-to-be professional football players (16-18 years-old, and ‘soccer’ players to Americans) are much more likely to openly accept gay players. Out of the 22 individuals interviewed, all said they supported one of their colleagues coming out.
Dr Roberts said: ‘The interview results were broadly consistent with other recent research on young British men of their age in that these men showed no overt animosity towards gay men.