That Seal Was Real

August 16, 2013 3:51 am
French Anti-Gay Hashtag Sparks Lawsuit Against Twitter In France

jonnyjabberwockey:

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING

"This is a completely blatant call for the death and murder of gay people. It is totally unacceptable," Alexandre Marcel of IDAHO told France’s The Local, adding, “Could you imagine being a 17 or 18-year-old gay person logging on to Twitter … and seeing messages that call for you to be killed?”

June 26, 2013 4:30 pm
plannedparenthood:

Something to celebrate this morning: the Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act!

plannedparenthood:

Something to celebrate this morning: the Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act!

June 24, 2012 9:40 pm
teachthemhowtothink:

Her sign cracks me up.  Fire!  Cave!  Rock!  Lizard!  LOL.  ~JJ

teachthemhowtothink:

Her sign cracks me up.  Fire!  Cave!  Rock!  Lizard!  LOL.  ~JJ

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June 22, 2012 3:37 pm

Feel Good Post Of The Day: Geeks Marry At NYC’s Midtown Comics

nonplussedbyreligion:

Comic book fans Scott and Jason got married today at NYC’s Midtown Comics.

Behind them were issues of “The wedding of Jean-Paul Beaubier and Kyle Jinadu in Astonishing X-Men#51” - (Northstar Gets Married)

As someone who fully intends to walk down the aisle to The Imperial March, this brings joy to my geeky heart. ~ Kim

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June 17, 2012 2:50 am

abaldwin360:

5th grader’s winning pro-marriage equality speech banned by NY school

A elementary school principal at PS 195 in Queens, New York City has barred a fifth-grade student from delivering a speech about marriage equality to the rest of the school even though he won a class competition.

Same sex marriage is legal in New York, but principal Beryl Bailey told Kameron Slade’s mother that the topic was not appropriate for a school speech. The boy was given the choice of writing another speech or sitting out of the contest.

“For him to be denied the right to voice his opinion really upsets me,” the mother told NY1.

Kameron Slade explained why he was disappointed when he got the news.

“I was really looking forward to it,” Kameron remarked. “I thought that this was a real good winning speech for tomorrow.”

“She said that people have different opinions on it and that some parents may not want their children to learn about this type of topic.”

In his speech, the student says he supports marriage equality and calls for tolerance from others.

“Like President Obama, I believe that all people should have the right to marry whoever they want,” Kameron insists, speaking of his mother’s gay friends. “They seem happy and best of all, they seem to love each other.”

The school’s website indicated that “Democracy Speeches” were being delivered by grades 1-5 on Friday.

For his part, the Kameron said he was preparing a new speech about animal cruelty.

“Public schools, like all institutions of learning, are supposed to teach facts and relevant topics,” The New Civil Rights Movement’s David Badash observed. “Schools need to recognize that for students to learn about equality, they have to start teaching it.”

Watch Kameron Slade’s entire marriage equality speech via NY1, broadcast June 15, 2012.

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June 10, 2012 9:18 pm
nonplussedbyreligion:

What makes this sad is that even presented like this, there are some whose intolerance won’t allow them to realize how absolutely ridiculous this idea really is.  
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nonplussedbyreligion:

What makes this sad is that even presented like this, there are some whose intolerance won’t allow them to realize how absolutely ridiculous this idea really is.  

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April 15, 2012 4:46 am

Study: More Latinos than ever accept homosexuality, gay marriage

stfuconservatives:

leftist-linguaphile:

nbclatino:

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The numbers of Latinos who support pro-gay policies and homosexuality has grown steadily and now is on par with the rest of the American population, says a new study released by the National Council of La Raza and research group Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS).

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Latinos prove more and more they’re turning into the progressive, open-minded individuals who will help lead this country.

Here’s a link to the study itself: http://www.nclr.org/images/uploads/publications/LGBTAS_HispanicPerspective.pdf

Highly recommend giving the study a read there’s a lot of fascinating information beyond the two-paragraph summary in the article. Not a lot of it is surprising, older generations and frequent church goers are still opposed while younger more secular Latin@s are supportive and representing a broader part of the community. Regardless it’s still always interesting to go deep into the polling.

Here are a couple of my favorite charts from the study.

It’s really easy to be against the rights of people you don’t know.

The less you go to church the less likely you are to think homosexuality is a choice.

But yeah, interesting statistics and it dispels a lot of the media dialogue that casts Hispanic voters as this monolithic hard-right catholic demographic.

-Joe

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