ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A gay couple from Charlotte, N.C. said they were attacked and beaten on the street during a recent visit to Asheville, and claim they were attacked because they’re gay. Watch a video report.
“If you don’t believe in same-sex marriage, great, then don’t have one. If you don’t want to go to a same-sex wedding, fine, then stay home. But, you will be missing out on a whole bunch of love and fabulousness!”
This November, four states (Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington) have marriage definition questions on their ballots.
Within the LGBT community and society at large, we often think of the effects of these elections in terms of whether or not marriage equality will expand to another state, or whether yet another state will ingrain discrimination into its constitution.
What we don’t consider — but we ought to — is the toll that these referendums can take on LGB people during the election season itself.
He recently completed the final requirements to earn his Eagle Award, including his final project of building a “tolerance wall” for victims of bullying, much like himself.
Late Thursday, the Boy Scouts of America issued a statement saying that because of Ryan’s sexual orientation and that he did not agree to Scouting’s principle of “Duty to God,” “he is no longer eligible for membership in Scouting.”
If there is one thing that we learned by the Pacific Justice Institute’s lawsuit against California Gov. Jerry Brown, and anyone in his orbit remotely connected to a new law banning “ex-gay” therapy for minors, is that these lawyers are as logic challenged and convoluted as the industry they are poorly defending.
A new column by Wayne Besen, Executive Director of Truth Wins Out.
“The Amazing Race 21,” the 21st race-around-the-world for a million bucks, kicks off on CBS on Sunday, September 30. In a welcome change from last season’s gay-free Race, this installment sees mixed in among the usual dating couples, twins and… monster truck drivers? three known members of Team Gay.
Bringing the gay (with a side of beef) is Jaymes Vaughan who, with Race partner James Davis performs with the Chippendales dance revue in Las Vegas.
And fans of The Fabulous Beekman Boys that aired for two seasons on Planet Green and is now headed to The Cooking Channel, will recognize Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcel.
It takes courage to stand and say: “I’m gay,” knowing that your life from that moment on will never be the same. It doesn’t take courage to mock and discriminate and judge and hate – that’s foolish and stupid, and as we in the gay community know full well; you just can’t fight stupid.