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( The Queens NYC Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) invites everyone to come share the love with us at our Annual Awards Luncheon and Fund Raiser at 1 PM on the afternoon of Sunday February 5th 2012 at Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant in Rego Park Queens. Collapse )
Remember! Even after You no longer need PFLAG - PFLAG Needs You!
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Vote for Ms. Claire Buffie a contestant for Miss America is the first ever pageant queen to campaign on an LGBT rights platform. Having won the nomination for Miss New York the beauty queen/photographer and activist now vies for the top crown.post a comment
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( As we commemorate International Human Rights Day, the American Institute of Bisexuality is launching a message of hope for bisexual teens who suffer bullying and harassment along with their gay, lesbian and transgender peersCollapse )
This may shock you, but I was thinking about marriage equality today.
Could it be that septuagenarian Utah Senator Orrin Hatch is so ill-informed & so detached from reality that genuinely believes this tripe he's spewing, or is he just out-and-out lying in an attempt to scare people into filling the GOP's dwindling coffers?
Family Guy an animated television series on Fox aired an extremely transphobic episode on Mother's Day. The episode called "Quagmire's Dad" was about a big life change for his father, a recognized Navy war hero veteran. The episode is filled with homophobic and transphobic language and judgment.
( everyone is invited to join BiNet USA VP Faith Cheltenham on Friday the 9th at Yale for her workshop 'The Intersection Electric: An Interactive Tour of Bisexual People of Color Histories and Culture!'Collapse )
In a CNN segment called 'Finding a "cure" for homosexuality?' by anchor Kyra Phillips the network has given the pseudo-scientific topic of "ex-gay" therapy and its proponents a national platform to advocate for their harmful and unsound work.
Hate-monger extraordinaire, Fred Phelps, and his Kansas "church", Westboro Baptist (or WBC as it is sometimes called in this video below), decided to--as the clip below states--picket at [San Francisco] Bay area schools and Jewish institutions. One of the targets of their "Godly" protests was Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California.
Although the Bible verse quoted above mentions that a "little child will lead them," it's obvious that these high school students are certainly not little children, but they are from the next generation that will become this country & this world's future leaders, and they give me hope that love & respect & acceptance will be their creed & their guiding light as they help to usher in a hopeful, beautiful new day.
This counter-protest which, as usual, far out-numbered the WBC protesters, was established with the help of a group called Not In Our Town, whose website describes themselves as a national movement that encourages and connects people who are responding to hate and working to build more inclusive communities, and which encourages students to Make change in your town and your school.
From what I saw in this video, these kids have made a HUGE impact on not just Palo Alto, but on folks from all over who are fortunate enough to get to see love in action.
I personally thank them for their open hearts & open minds, but mostly for knowing that--in the face of hate & ignorance, silence is not an option, and that, to fight such ugliness--as one of their homemade signs stated--all you need is love.
Rock on, Gunn High! :-)
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( Hear noted researcher Dr. Lisa Diamond speak about the topic of sexual fluidity and her Lambda-nominated book 'Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire' at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center this SaturdayCollapse )
( on February 4th 2010 LGBT Activists particiapted in a day-long 'Bisexual, Fluid, Pansexual, Queer-identified and Allies Organizing Institute' as part of the Task Force's 22nd Annual Creating Change ConferenceCollapse )
( Please join us at a first-of-its-kind town hall meeting with officials from the US Department of Housing & Urban Development to discuss HUD's ground-breaking national study of housing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and families in the rental and sales marketsCollapse )