A photo posted on the Israeli military's international Facebook page is causing a cyber-stir. The photo, which depicts 2 soldier holding hands, carries the caption: "It's Pride Month. Did you know that the IDF treats all of its soldiers equally?"
12 Jun 2012
10 Jun 2012
Until now, that is. In a development that will doubtless outrage her many fans on the religious right, the nation's most popular country singer, Carrie Underwood, has come out vehemently in favour of gay marriage.
"As a married person myself, I don't know what it's like to be told I can't marry somebody I love, and want to marry," she said. "I can't imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love."
The endorsement, in an interview with The Independent, puts Underwood in the line of fire of one of America's most divisive social debates. Barack Obama recently endorsed same-sex unions, indicating that he wishes to make the subject a key talking point in the forthcoming presidential election.
6 Jun 2012
Gay Me Design, a multi-media design studio in Thailand has created a cute infographic based animation arguing the case for same-sex marriage. The studio is made up of a group of designers who believe in using their professional abilities to help create a better society and creating media for social good.
The video compares a lifetime of legal rights of Ton (straight) and Eak (gay) who graduate from university at the same time.
Check out the video. Click CC for English subtitles.
5 Jun 2012
HRC is unveiling its latest collaboration with fashion designer and longtime activist Kenneth Cole as part of the designer’s AWEARNESS campaign. This collaboration aims to encourage Americans to support LGBT equality at the polls this election cycle.
2 Jun 2012
JC Penney launched a Fathers' Day advertisement a couple of days ago featuring a gay couple with their children, noting that the ad portrays "real-life dads Todd Koch and Cooper Smith with their children, Claire and Mason". The ad builds on the department store's recent decision to stand with the LGBT community. In February, JC Penney came under fire from the anti-gay group One Million Moms for bringing on the openly-gay comedian Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson. The store stood behind its partnership with Ellen. Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola discusses this issue on The Young Turks. Check it out.
30 May 2012
Directed by acclaimed Singaporean director Boo Junfeng, this year’s campaign video, dubbed ‘Someday’, invites Singaporeans to envision a future in which Singapore’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community will be able to openly celebrate their diversity, free of discrimination and prejudice.
Check out their campaign video below.
Labels: Gay Rights
Just stumble across this old video of Anne Hathaway giving a very moving speech onstage as she accepted her award from the Human Rights Campaign in 2008. If you have not watch it before, check it out. Her award was given to her for being openly supportive of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community. This is a topic very close to Anne, who grew up with a gay brother. Her speech was very powerful, and she spoke of not being "brave" for openly supportive of gay rights, but being just a decent human being.
25 May 2012
21 May 2012
"If you're a good citizen, if you pay your taxes, if you work, you should have all the rights and responsibilities of everybody else,"
So well said Judge. Even an old school gal like her gets it. When will the others? I always believe that this is a basic human right. If you take religion, the Bible, and the definition of marriage out of it, it is human right to love and be loved and to pursue happiness even if it is with the same sex. Check out her appearance on The View below.
15 May 2012
It doesn't matter if you're for it or against it. Foamy, the foul-mouthed squirrel puts the issue to rest with blinding logic. A brilliant commentary on gay marriage by an animated squirrel whose IQ apparently far exceeds that of 80% of the US.......
13 May 2012
Political protests are always a little more fun when the protesters are a little more fabulous. Check out these signs.
12 May 2012
11 May 2012
The Golden Girls, now probably close to 25 years old, has featured plot lines about topics like gay marriage, AIDS, women's sexuality, death and immigration. These topics were controversial when the show debuted in 1985. In the below clip, Blanche is fretting because her brother, George, is going to marry another man. Blanche says she accepts her brother being gay but wonders why he and his partner want to make a big public statement about it.
Sophia, her roommate, puts the need and desire for marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in a very astute yet simple way, "Everyone has the right to grow old with the one they love without fearing retribution." Ahh and this happen 25 years ago before Obama did the exact same thing. That Sophia was a very wise woman. Check it out.
8 May 2012
Gay Man Marks Anniversary of Longtime Boyfriend's Death with Devastating Account of What's Happened Since
Shane Bitney Crone has marked the one-year anniversary of his boyfriend of six years, Tom Bridegroom, with a devastating video, It could happen to you, chronicling what happened to him after Tom's sudden death. If there's anyone in your life who doesn't understand the familial rejection, the institutional discrimination, and the bias that gay couples face every day, here's one man's account. Text and Title from Towleroad
"It has been said that sharing personal stories is one of the most effective ways to change people's hearts and minds. This is my story and I hope you are inspired to share it with others." Text from Shane Bitney Crone
|"If dad says no, ask dad."|
7 May 2012
A very sombering video on what the gay community has to face in Iraq after the US army left the country. Gays and emos are being hunted down by the death squad. And you think you can hide out at home, think twice. Honour killing of gays by their own family are being condone. The below video is produced by freelance photojournalist Andoni Lubaki. Please note that there is a disturbing image being shown around the 1 minute mark. It's a picture of a handsome youth that was found bludgeoned to death. It's not for the weak hearted.
China is not a country where you expect to find a thriving gay scene. Only a decade ago homosexuality was officially classified as a 'mental illiness', but today the gay community in certain parts of China is thriving. Below video is CRI's (China Radio International) investigation into gay culture in China. It's a very interesting 4 minute plus video that unveils something we seldom hear about, that is being gay in China.
5 May 2012
The latest profanity laced video from FCKH8. Not much to say about the video. FCKH8 formula in producing their campaign videos has not change much. But awesome mini T needs to get himself a youtube channel!!! I will be his first subscriber. He is so cute.....
30 Apr 2012
It's time - No more marriage discrimination
A commercial in Australia against marriage discrimination
The most beautiful commercial I have come across. It captures love and living with a person you love better in 2 minutes than any hollywood movie. Awesome job to the team at GetUp! and Motion Picture Company.