Archive for April 28th, 2011

April 28, 2011

Modern Family Star to Headline SF Benefit

by Accidental Bear

Bring on the Ginger!

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, one of the stars on the ABC hit Modern Family, will be honored for his work in support of marriage equality at Our Family Coalition‘s annual Night Out gala in San Francisco on Thursday, May 5.

pictured Out actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson

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April 28, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day; Ewan McGregor

by Accidental Bear

Movie star Ewan McGregor at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Photo: Steven Underhill

April 28, 2011

Equality Forum 2011

by Accidental Bear

The Organization

The MISSION:

Equality Forum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to advance national and international gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) civil rights through education.

Equality Forum coordinates GLBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high-impact initiatives and presents the largest annual national and international GLBT civil rights forum.

Equality Forum produces these innovative events in collaboration with learning institutions, professional associations, research centers, for profit companies and nonprofit organizations.

Equality Forum Programs and Initiatives Annual Equality Forum

The weeklong Annual Equality Forum has an international focus, top-tier panel discussions, parties, an annual art exhibit, International Equality Dinner, Sunday OUT! and more.

There is no registration fee and all substantive programs are free.

April 28, 2011

Italian Official Thinks Ad for Ikea Featuring a Gay Couple Holding Hands is “in bad taste”

by Accidental Bear

I have bloodied my knuckles putting together bed frames, dressers and lamps from IKEA, breaking all stereotypes and whooping out my jaw dropping macho hammer and putting it to work. No one needs to know there are always a few extra screws when I’m finished. If it weren’t for my “gay gene” my finished products wouldn’t have all come together for one glorious vision of luxury (gay enough for you). Done with my confession. What does this “top” Italian know about taste anyhow? Does he know that it is tacky and VERY bad taste to discriminate? I say send him back to finishing school, take away his cell phone privilege for a week and put him in a room full of IKEA furniture and let him think about what he’s said and make him write a 1,000 word paper about respect (3 snaps up in a circle).

Via Advocate.com

A top Italian official thinks an ad for Swedish furniture maker Ikea featuring a gay couple holding hands is “in bad taste” and in direct opposition to Italy’s constitution.

Secretary of State for family policy Carlo Giovanardi says he thinks it is “in bad taste that a Swedish multinational comes to Italy to tell Italians what they should think.”

The ad, which features two men holding hands, reads, “We are open to all families.”

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