3039 posts categorized "Media"

June 25, 2015

Hillary Clinton: All love is equal

Equal

All love is equal. It's time for marriage equality. Stand with Hillary Clinton in the fight for all LGBT Americans to be able to live, learn, work, and marry free from discrimination: http://hrc.io/1SHZPDR

Posted by Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Right-wingers call for rainbow flag to be taken down after Charleston shooting

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.

Next up at OED: Cisracial?

The Gayest 36 Hours You Can Possibly Have in New York

Impatient Nation Demands Supreme Court Just Get To The Gay Stuff

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The Onion reports.

Comic Book Fans Adamant That Human Torch Be Played By Actor Whose Body Actually Engulfed In Flames

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.

'Etched into American law for a genereration'

Will Kwame Brown challenge Yvette Alexander?

CAP: ACA decision saves lives and affirms the rule of law

Kyrgyzstan's anti-gay bill, even worse than Russia's, will become law

The definition of 'traditional marriage'

Matt Baume of AFER explains it all for you.

Anti-gay conservatives threaten secession, civil war and civil disobedience over marriage equality

The Devil made me do it.

Right wing cries Apocalypse over ACA ruling

Good for some laughs.

#SCOTUS upholds ACA subsidies 6-3

OPM to ban trans-exclusion in federal health plans

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.

Black gay group receives death threat

Very disturbing.

Boorishness-as-activism interrupts LGBT Pride Month reception

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.

Amen.

June 24, 2015

Grief

Feds Order Federal Employee Health Plans To Cover Transgender Health Services

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.

June 28 - Sir Derek and Sirina are NYC Pride grand marshals

That these two are among the most distinguished actors working in our language makes this almost surreal, in the happiest possible way. Kiss kiss.

June 23, 2015

Obama: Gay rights is one of the 'big hits' of my presidency

Kameny inducted into Labor Hall of Honor

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.

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(Photo of Rick Rosendall by Michael Beer)

#EqualDreams

From Esurance.

Gays set America on fire!

Right Wing Watch shares this video featuring Mike Huckabee. Put down those matches!

A look at calls to remove confederate symbols across the South

McAuliffe orders Confederate flag off Virginia license plates

June 22, 2015

@deray responds to his critics

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.

Justice Kagan's Spider-Man opinion

A Donald Trump Piñata

I couldn't resist that headline.

Meanwhile, near Red Square

Feel free to send us your Wilde-style quips.

Dear Kennedy Center, take down those treasonous banners!

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.

Get the smelling salts! President Obama said the n-word!

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.

"Meet the Press" under fire for racist video

I have avoided watching MTP since Chuck Todd was given the spot. I haven't felt the absence.

A humane way to end life

WaPo makes the case for D.C. Council member Mary Cheh's Death with Dignity Act of 2015, Bill 21-38, which GLAA endorses.

Strange pew mates

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:

And this:

White supremacist cited in Dylann Roof manifesto gave to GOP candidates

June 21, 2015

Hillary Clinton at her best

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.

Clementa C. Pinckney, 1973 - 2015

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.

June 19, 2015

Android: And Proud

Another commercial for Pride Month.

Tylenol commercial celebrates gay families

My, how times have changed.