Posts tagged ‘Dan Savage’

July 19, 2011

Handpicked News: Rupert Murdoch Attacked at Hearing, Dan Savage Wishes Death, He Looks Gay= Bad Blood…

by Accidental Bear

DAN SAVAGE X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COMDan Savage Wishes Death on Republicans, Apologizes Activist Dan Savage quickly apologized for an on-camera gaffe in which he said he wishes all Congressional Republicans “were fucking dead” while appearing on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher. Savage, a popular advice columnist, appeared on the popular panel discussion program and when Maher compared congressional Republicans to late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Savage quipped, “Unfortunately not exactly like him. I wish they were all fucking dead.”

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Majority in GOP Poll Say Drop Marriage Issue

A poll from the National Journal queried influential Republicans and found that a majority feel the issue of same-sex marriage should be avoided.

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SF Giants Headed To White House After World Series Championship

Sf Giants White HouseWASHINGTON — Next stop for the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants? The White House. President Barack Obama will open the White House to the team next Monday in honor of its 2010 defeat of the Texas Rangers in the World Series last fall. It’s the first World Series title for the Giants in more than 50 years. The White House says Obama will also recognize the team’s efforts to give back to the San Francisco area community.

Rupert Murdoch Attacked at Hearing Someone just accosted Rupert Murdoch during his testimony before Parliament, apparently in an attempt to throw a pie in his face. He doesn’t appear to have been injured. His wife Wendi played bodyguard, catapulting herself toward the attacker with arms and nails flailing. His son James just sat there. More »

 

 

 

 

June 20, 2011

The Cubs have joined the “It Gets Better Project” and “The Trevor Project” to inspire hope for young people who may be struggling| Video

by Accidental Bear

“The Chicago Cubs organization celebrates you for exactly who you are, gay or straight,” says Quade. Ricketts, who is a lesbian, says, “We know it can get really tough. I’ve been there.”

The video ends by encouraging struggling youths to go to the It Gets Better website or call the Trevor Project’s suicide prevention hotline.

The San Francisco Giants were the first MLB team to make an It Gets Better video. TheBoston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners have videos in the works for the campaign, started last year by journalist-activist Dan Savage and his partner, Terry Miller. (via Advocate.com)

 

 

May 4, 2011

Google Chrome: It Gets Better

by Accidental Bear

Google Chrome has created a series of videos to show how real people like you are using the web to accomplish amazing things — big, small, fun and serious. This one is going to help spread the It Gets Better message–your message–to millions of people.  Take a moment, enjoy, and spread the word about this video and our Project — your Project

Beginning with one inspiring video, Dan Savage used the web to create the It Gets Better project–a movement that has generated thousands of uplifting videos that give hope to teens.

Is Dan Savage eligible for the Nobel Peace prize?

March 24, 2011

” It Gets Better” Book Launch NYC; And the Fans Go Wild

by Accidental Bear

This is one of the many books I will be pushing in the near future. I fee old-school buying books. This digital world in which we live leaves me somewhat empty. I want to be able to hold the weight of a book in my hands, smell the fresh pressed paper. I want to be able to use it as a dinner tray at times. So, I say it can’t get any better than buying the real physical copy of whatever treasure you about about to unleash in those pages.

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Towleroad reader AJ Staube sent us the above photo of Dan Savage and his husband Terry Miller at the It Gets Better book launch last night at Barnes & Noble in NYC, six months after the project’s launch online. Congrats to Dan and Terry for making it such a success.

You can pick up the book online here. All proceeds from the book will be donated to LGBT youth charities.
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