Posts tagged ‘gay couples’

June 27, 2011

Palm Springs No. 1 in California in Gay couple Cohabitation

by Accidental Bear

Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs rank the highest for gay couples in search of the perfect utopia to spend their golden years. Perhaps it’s because cold weather makes their joints achey but statistics show the gay couple are heading to the desert. -AB

Palm Springs has the highest concentration of same-sex couples living together in California, new findings from the 2010 Census show.

With about 115 same-sex couples for every 1,000 households, Palm Springs ranks ahead of other notably gay-friendly cities like San Francisco and West Hollywood, according to an analysis of census data by the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law, based at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Several other Coachella Valley cities ranked at the top of the list, including Rancho Mirage at No. 4, Cathedral City at No. 5 and Desert Hot Springs at No. 10.

Cathedral City Mayor Kathy DeRosa said gay residents have become an important part of her city. READ MORE

April 27, 2011

Fed. Government, Shame on You. Dignity is All He had Left

by Accidental Bear

This story breaks my heart. What ever happened to, “Pick on Someone Your Own size!” As I watch this video of Tom and Ron’s heart felt video, tears drop into my coffee. We are not talking ahbout fancy, luxury items here, we are talking about dignity. Shame on you Federal Government! You are a big bully. I want to give you an Indian burn and a wedgie, for starters.

The golden rule
By Cameron Tolle

I was brought up to believe in the Golden Rule: you should treat others as you want to be treated.

So you can imagine my shock when I heard that my Uncle Ron may have to give up the home he shared with my Uncle Tom, who died in March. Ron and Tom were together for 58 years and they married in California in 2008.

But because the Defense of Marriage Act denies gay spouses the Social Security survivor benefits that would be paid to heterosexual widows and widowers, Ron is not getting the Social Security survivor benefits his husband, Tom, earned.

Freedom to Marry has put together a video to highlight this heartbreaking story. Please take a moment to watch:


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