My so-called (gay) life
queerestqueerspawn:

gay freedom day parade, san francisco 1978
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queerestqueerspawn:

gay freedom day parade, san francisco 1978

(photo by rose skytta)

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Michael Sam Receives Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs

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practiceinpublic:

Michael Sam was given the Arthur Ashe Award for courage at the ESPYS.

bookriot:

Get ready for your TBR to explode. Here’s a nice, thick list of LGBTQ reading for any occasion.
texas-teen-pride:

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texas-teen-pride:

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lgbtqblogs:

Salem mayor Kim Driscoll donates money to LGBTQ youth charity in wake of bigoted phone calls

When Mayor Kim Driscoll ended a contract with Gordon College to manage a historic building in Salem because of the school’s violation of the city’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance, she started to get pummeled by national media personalities like Glenn Beck, which, in turn, led to more than 50 angry phone calls to her office from people out-of-state. And she expects even more.

But rather than merely fielding the inflammatory comments, which Driscoll described as “patently offensive views regarding [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transexual] individuals,” Salem’s mayor decided to flip the negativity on its head.

“We are keeping a tally of these telephone calls,” Driscoll said in a recent letter that she shared with constituents on both her Facebook page and Twitter account. “For each one we receive, I will be making a donation of $5 to nAGLY [the North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth].”

The “people’s pledge,” phones calls, and attacks from “right-leaning” blogs like Beck’s came after Gordon College’s president filed for an exemption from federal regulations that bar employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Driscoll said. The Christian school’s president was one of 14 religious leaders who signed and sent a letter to request the exemption to the White House, according to the Boston Globe.

The school’s stance on the LGBT community, which included policies for students to abide by that were anti-gay, violated a city ordinance. Because of that, she abruptly terminated the contract on July 9—the city already had plans to sever ties in August as part of a public art initiative—that put Gordon College in charge of managing the Old Town Hall facility, a historic site built in the 1800s.

“It saddens me to curb our contractual relationship in this manner, despite a long and positive relationship with Gordon College over the years,” Driscoll said when she announced she was ending the deal with the school. “However, not doing so would be a violation of our Non-Discrimination Ordinance and even more troubling, allow a contractual relationship between the city of Salem and an institution that enables, and now advocates for discrimination against the LGBT community. As Mayor, I most certainly cannot let that stand.”

When posting her follow-up letter prompted by the angry phone calls, Driscoll encouraged others to make similar donations matching her contributions as the city continues to keep track of the vitriol from what she jokingly called “‘friends’ in Texas, Georgia, and similar locals looking to connect.”

President Barack Obama on Monday will sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers of federal contractors and the federal government. The executive order has two components: It prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity — a move that affects 24,000 companies employing roughly 28 million workers, or about one-fifth of the nation’s workforce — and it explicitly bans discrimination against federal employees based on their gender identity.

This Mayor Is Giving $5 To LGBT Rights For Every Anti-Gay Call She Gets. And She’s Getting A LOT.

outrising:

Kim Driscoll, mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, began receiving homophobic abuse over the telephone after cancelling a contract with a local college over their anti-gay position. Their president had supported a small group of homophobes requesting that a ‘religious exemption’ clause be included in an order designed to protect LGBT employees from discrimination. 

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Once the story had broken online, Driscoll’s phone became red hot with irate bigots.

And that’s when she decided to do something awesome.

For every call the Mayor received refuting her actions, she pledged to donate $5 to a local support group for LGBT young people. Of her own money… Read more.

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almost-gay-mormon:

I was wondering how that happened!

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majortvjunkie:

majortvjunkie:

Date night with my two favorite guys

BEN AND JERRY

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I’m so fucking alone

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