Because it's, like, totally the same. I mean, racial terror on one hand, and equal rights for a minority on the other. They were separated at birth! Or not.
Comic Book Fans Adamant That Human Torch Be Played By Actor Whose Body Actually Engulfed In Flames http://t.co/fZ9mkNP8a9— The Onion (@TheOnion) June 23, 2015
Michael B. Jordan came to many people's attention with his Oscar-worthy performance in "Fruitvale Station." The fan complaints about his casting as the Human Torch are silly and racist.
Matt Baume of AFER explains it all for you.
Anti-gay conservatives threaten secession, civil war and civil disobedience over marriage equality http://t.co/cF20SdPNTL— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) June 24, 2015
The Devil made me do it.
Matt Barber declares that LGBT rights advocates are "pawns" of the Devil http://t.co/Wejj3uLcds— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) June 25, 2015
Supreme Court rules Affordable Care Act may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help people buy health insurance http://t.co/eaJF9Y56Jr— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 25, 2015
What? The Obama administration is working to advance transgender equality? Outrageous! Interrupt the president at the Pride Month reception!
Dear GetEqual: If you can't get some manners, get a frigging clue.
Here is the video from yesterday's Pride Month reception at the White House, GetEqual heckler and all. The Blade reports. The heckler explains herself. Our friend Ernest Hopkins wrote on FB about the heckler:
Over the line. Protest is an honorable way to make a point and be heard. However, this was no way to treat the LGBT community members at the White House to mark LGBT Pride Month and the advances that we have achieved together with this Administration. The question can be reasonably asked: What do I get by being your friend if you treat me as badly as people who don't give you the time of day?
Holding principled positions because they are right is one thing, but inviting individuals to the White House for cocktails and lovely food and dessert is not a prerequisite. Respectful engagement is preferred when talking with friends, even when we disagree. Too bad this planned protest was timed for this celebratory event at the White House. The cause is just, the tactic was lousy.
Our friend Dana Beyer writes on Facebook:
Good story by Geidner on the continuing progress towards trans equality in the administration. We're now at the stage where muscle needs to enforce the words as they're being clarified.
That these two are among the most distinguished actors working in our language makes this almost surreal, in the happiest possible way. Kiss kiss.
On Tuesday I joined hundreds of other LGBT activists and federal employees at the U.S. Department of Labor for the induction of our late colleague and gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny into the Labor Hall of Honor. It was very gratifying to witness this well-earned recognition. Frank's fellow Mattachine Society of Washington veteran Paul Kuntzler, a co-founder of GLAA, was in attendance and received a standing ovation from the capacity crowd. Thanks to the staff at DOL for the gracious ceremony, including Labor Secretary Tom Perez, as well as Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.
Right Wing Watch shares this video featuring Mike Huckabee. Put down those matches!
DeRay Mckesson is, in my opinion, one of the most gifted young activists in our country. I began to follow him last summer when his voice emerged during the street protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Here he puts his trolls (whose attacks on him are a backhanded tribute to him) in their place.
Hey, folks, why not ask the Kennedy Center to remove all treasonous banners from its Hall of States?
I'm just trying to start some trouble.
The president's remarks were entirely appropriate, as far as I am concerned. I do wonder if @POTUS and @Pontifex (AKA Pope Francis) are in a competition over who can stir up more controversy just by speaking truth.
Activist DeRay Mckesson found himself sitting next to former senator Rick Santorum on Sunday in Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston at the first service since the massacre of nine people at last Wednesday's Bible Study. Speaking of which, here's a tweet from DeRay:
It's fascinating to watch political leaders under whose watch racism festered magically become all about black folk when a crisis emerges.— deray mckesson (@deray) June 21, 2015
I entered Emanuel AME through the basement & was where bible study is held. To say it was unexpectedly emotional is an understatement.— deray mckesson (@deray) June 21, 2015
I have heard Mrs. Clinton speak this well once before, when she went to Geneva as our Secretary of State to announce an LGBT global initiative. Here she is in San Francisco talking to the 2015 U.S. Conference of Mayors.
The Senator from Jasper spoke recently about the murder of Walter Scott, of Doubting Thomases, and of the need for body cameras on police. The pleasure of listening to this gifted speaker is now mixed with sorrow, compounded on this Father's Day by the thought of his widow Jennifer and his daughters Malana and Eliana. His chair at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church was draped in black today. Yet still he speaks. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
Another commercial for Pride Month.
My, how times have changed.