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An Hour After A Federal Judge Struck Down Utah’s Same Sex Marriage Ban, This Couple Got Married And Documented It On Twitter
BREAKING: Federal Court In Utah Says Marriage Equality Is Required By The Constitution
Uganda Passes New Version Of ‘Kill The Gays’ Bill
Hundreds Of Students Protest Catholic High School’s Forced Resignation Of Gay Vice Principal
The Morning Pride: December 20, 2013
A wonderful new program just started at a Chicago high school:
LGBT Mentor Program Launches at Lincoln Park High School
The dean of the high school is heading a mentor program, which pairs recent university graduates with LGBT teens at the high school to help them deal with issues such as bullying and how and whether to come out to their families while still in their teens.
There are no similar programs in the city, lest the country, Lang said, and he hopes the model could expand city-wide and serve as an example across the country.
The first meeting was held at the school in mid-April and drew an even greater attendance than the organizers anticipated, leaving them in search of more mentors.
Breaking a sports barrier, NBA's Jason Collins comes out as gay
Never mind. I don't think I want your support any more.
Fourth Grader's Pro-Gay Marriage Essay Goes Viral
Nevada Senator Comes Out During Gay Marriage Vote
A big step forward for gay marriage in Nevada last night—and a dramatic one at that. No, the state Senate didn't bust out into joyful song after the 12-9 vote in favor of repealing the state's ban on same-sex marriage (that reaction belongs to New Zealand's parliament), but something perhaps more noteworthy did occur: State Sen. Kelvin Atkinson publicly came out, reports the Las Vegas Sun. "I'm black. I'm gay," said the Democrat in what the Sun describes as a "trembling" voice. "I know this is the first time many of you have heard me say that I am a black, gay male." [continue]
And now in Delaware. I think Rhode Island is expected to be next.
Who after that? I expect, not, Mississippi. Also depends on US Supreme Court.
As for countries.... UK maybe?
France passed marriage equality.
from christian science monitor: In France, there has been blood. Recently there were attacks in gay bars in Lille and Bordeaux. One man who was beaten up in Paris while walking with his partner posted a photo of himself on Facebook afterwards, battered and bruised, declaring it the “Face of Homophobia.”
I was surprised about the size and intensity of the homophobe backlash - egged on by priests? I don't know. hard to imagine it has been spontaneous.
I guess, we can view imams as sources of terrorism, but not feel the same way about priests?
Regardless, I'm happy that the largest country so far has passed marriage equality.
Brittney Griner coming out is no big deal, and that's a big deal
On Wednesday, Brittney Griner, the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft and one of the best female basketball players on the planet, came out of the closet, to the world at large anyway.
The world didn't end. The sun rose again. And Griner's career prospects are as bright as ever.
Now, imagine if the No. 1 pick in next week's NFL draft announced he was gay. Imagine if a Super Bowl champion announced he'd be taking his male partner to Disney World. Apocalypse, right?
Twenty years ago, absolutely. Today? Plenty of media coverage, with most of it likely favorable. Twenty years from now? It might receive a passing mention, or nothing at all. And if that comes to pass, if tolerance spreads across sports, it'll be people like Griner, who states her case for her identity with confidence and pride, who deserve credit."Don't worry about what other people are going to say, because they're always going to say something, but, if you're just true to yourself, let that shine through," Griner told Sports Illustrated. "Don't hide who you really are."
Now, universal tolerance in sports is wonderful in theory. In practice, certain sports – the WNBA, figure skating, women's golf – are far more open and accepting of gay relationships than, say, the NFL or the NBA. Even as Griner came out, talk continues to swirl about whether certain NFL players may be gay, or whether gay players will need to come out en masse as a means of protection against what's possibly to be vicious backlash, from a segment of fans if not from within the NFL itself. Two sports, same year, different eras. [continue]
That is a great speech.
What a GREAT speech!! I laughed at the "gay rainbow" across his electorate. "BE NOT AFRAID"!!
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