thanks for submission Jim
A bill now pending in Tennessee would prohibit teachers in that state from discussing homosexuality in the classroom. The so-called “don’t say gay” law is premised on the misguided belief that, by not talking about gay people, they can simply make us disappear.
George is here to tell Tennessee, and all the LGBT youth and teachers who would be affected by this law, that he is here for you. In fact, he is lending his name to the cause. Any time you need to say the word “gay,” you can simply say “Takei.”
You can buy T-shirts and other items that say “It’s OK to be Takei”, to wear and display with pride and to show Tennessee and the world that you’re against censorship and bigotry….
All the proceeds from the sales of these items will be donated to charity. Have a TAKEI old time!
Support George! Fight back at http://bit.ly/dontsaygay
The wording is quite confusing, what they are saying is very muddy. For prepared materials you are banned to use the word gay and teach about homosexuality K – 8th grade. They fail to see that nowadays children will be exposed to “the gays” far before high school (if they are lucky and not living under a rock). Talking with children during early developmental years can only increase the acceptance of gays later on in life and make them more well-rounded for the modern world. Heaven forbid we raise well-adjusted kids. ~AB
Senators voted 20-10 Friday morning to pass Senate Bill 49, known by opponents as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, after accepting a new amendment that says the measure would only ban discussion in prepared materials and instruction. Democrats opposed to the measure argued it would muddy state laws that already restrict sex education in middle and elementary school.
“We have said we should not have age inappropriate material in K through 8,” said Sen. Andy Berke, D-Chattanooga. “What we’re doing here is passing something just to pass it.” READ MORE
Harvey Milk was a pioneer for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights. He was the first non-incombant openly gay man elected to office in the United States.
Milk was relentless with his passionate call for equality. While he was a Supervisor for San Francisco, he helped pass the first city wide civil rights ordinance for gay people in San Francisco.
He was always concerned about LGBT youth. His now famous saying, “You’ve got to give them hope,” is still as relevant today as when he said it nearly 30 years ago. Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” campaign is a living example of Harvey Milk’s philosophy. Closeted and and oppressed LGBT people need to know that life can be better.
Sadly, Harvey Milk was assassinated by Dan White before he could complete his important work. Nevertheless he remains an inspiration to all of us who care about social justice.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force started a petition on Change.org to encourage the United States Postmaster to create a Harvey Milk stamp. More than 7,000 people have signed the petition so far.
You too can celebrate the life and legacy of Harvey Milk by signing the petition and sharing it with your friends. If successful, this will be the first United States postage stamp featuring an LGBT civil rights hero. Harvey Milk would sure be proud.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Get them while they’re hot! Wait, what!?!?
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I don’t know if you would label this as must have, but at least must discuss.
BURNING CAR CANDLE
CHANGE THE WORLD$57.00
Start a revolution in your home and protest by setting a car alight with this candle shaped like an upturned car. Car lovers will be impressed by the beautiful details. Made in France.
Size: 7.1″ x 2.8″ x 2 (18 x 7 x 5 cm)
Macho Man Randy Savage Dies In Car Accident
by TMZ Staff
Macho Man Randy Savage — one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time — died today in a car accident in Tampa, Florida … TMZ has learned.
TMZ spoke with Randy’s brother, Lanny Poffo, who tells us the wrestling legend suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel around 9:25 AM … and lost control of his vehicle. Earlier this month, Savage celebrated his 1-year anniversary with his new wife Lynn.
Savage was 58.
Macho Man began wrestling in the WWF in 1985 and became a superstar with his trademark catchphrase “Ooooooh Yeaahhhhh.” Savage was so popular, he became the spokesperson for Slim Jim in the mid ’90s … and became virtually synonymous with the brand.
Artist, designer and man on the town, Andrea Cammarosano, has a lot of tricks up his sleeves. He has changed the way I see inanimate object. I see a large piece of plastic in the closet and my mind is triggered into, “How can I sculpt that into an outfit?” Andrea doesn’t just think outside of the box, but lives out side of the box. This is what gives his work its unique flare that will leave you in a puddle of amazement. I worked with Andrea and Walter Van Beirendonck last year and it is clear that he is Walter’s wing man and they will be teaming up in Paris next menswear season. I think some ones should make a cartoon strip of these two where the sky is the limit. Andrea will be residing in San Francisco over the summer. Be warned, if you bump into this talented fur ball this summer, let’s say at The Lone Star bar in south of Market, you will get a contact buzz of pure joy and a refreshing youthful love of life called Andrea Cammarosano. Cue, Cyndi Lauper’s ” Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”