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Post by Deej on Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:00 pm

Yay the Queen. :dance: :dance: :dance:

The Queen to publicly address anti-gay discrimination for the first time




Queen Elizabeth has never in her 61-year reign addressed gay rights Queen Elizabeth has never in her 61-year reign addressed gay rights

In the first time the Queen has voiced support for gay rights in her 61-year reign, she is set to sign a new charter which aims to tackle homophobic discrimination.

At what will be her first public appearance since leaving the hospital where she was treated for gastroenteritis, the Queen will sign a new Commonwealth Charter, and will make an address explaining her commitment to it.

During the live television broadcast, Queen Elizabeth II, will, in what is being described as a “watershed” moment, signal her support for gay rights, a well as gender equality, and the charter which aims to boost human rights across the Commonwealth.

The charter reads: “We are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds.”

Full Story Here - http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/03/10/the-queen-to-publicly-address-anti-gay-discrimination-for-the-first-time/

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Post by Athena on Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:29 pm

That is cool. Go Elizabeth! :cheers:
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Post by PaulaO on Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:28 pm

Slowly, we will assimilate them to the hive.
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Post by Lilien on Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:04 pm

Madonna celebrates Anderson Cooper at Glaad Awards





Madonna presented talk show host Anderson Cooper with a trophy at the Glaad Media awards in New York.
The annual event celebrates the gay, lesbian and transgender community.
Other winners on the night included director Brett Ratner and TV shows Smash and The Amazing Race.



Madonna gave an impassioned speech to the audience about discrimination and tolerance, while dressed as a boy scout.

"When I think about young kids in America who are being bullied and tortured, who are taking their own lives because they feel alone and judged, outcast and misunderstood, I want to sit down and cry rivers of tears," she said.

"I have teenagers of my own now, and the idea of them, or any young person experiencing that kind of pain is unfathomable to me, It's an atrocity to me. I don't accept it."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21821319
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Post by Lilien on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:29 am

Ban on Gay Marriage Led Lawyers to Shift Role

SAN FRANCISCO — Nine years ago, city officials here sued to strike down a state ban on same-sex marriage. It was the first government challenge to such a law, and it set in motion a legal chain reaction that gave rise to a momentous Supreme Court case to be argued next Tuesday.

The move was also the beginning of a kind of civil disobedience movement by government officials. Around the nation, executive branch officials started to abandon their traditional role, which is to enforce the laws and defend them when they are challenged in court.

“We’re defense lawyers,” Dennis J. Herrera, the city attorney, said in his office in San Francisco’s palatial City Hall. “We defend laws that are on the books. And we got a lot of heat at the time for stepping out of that traditional defense role.” .....

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/us/san-franciscos-role-in-opposing-gay-marriage-ban-led-way-to-supreme-court.html?hp&_r=0
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Post by ElaineB on Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:23 pm

Here's an interview with the woman who's case is before the Supreme Court in Windsor v The United States.

Meet The 83-Year-Old Taking On The U.S. Over Same-Sex Marriage

She's a hoot!
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Post by Athena on Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:37 pm

I loved the story of these two. But also I am mad about the injustice they had to deal with. I am glad Edie is fighting.
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Post by Deej on Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:10 pm

The eyes of America will be on this case next week, let's hope it goes our way.

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Post by Lilien on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:48 pm

Gay Ex-NFL Player Kwame Harris Is Right, Being Out and in NFL Are Not Yet Compatible

Kwame Harris is officially out of the closet in a very public way — but not by his own choice. After the former San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle got into an altercation with an ex-boyfriend in January, he was forced to confront his sexuality to the public. Harris remained private about the issue until Friday, when he confirmed he is gay in an interview with CNN. Harris said he always knew he was gay, but chose to keep it secret throughout his football career because he “didn’t see those two things as being compatible.” Harris retired from the NFL in 2008. The fact that there is another openly gay ex-NFL player is a great thing, but does the media’s witch-hunt coverage of Harris’ private life truly justify the end result? There are no active, openly gay athletes in the NFL, but over the past few weeks, conversations have swirled about a current NFL player potentially coming out of the closet in the near future. The report created a firestorm of news and opinions, both positive and negative. It seems, according to the report, that many locker rooms actually feel prepared to embrace a gay teammate.

Read more at: http://nesn.com/2013/03/gay-ex-nfl-player-kwame-harris-is-right-being-out-and-in-nfl-are-not-compatible/



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Post by Deej on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:51 pm

In my humble opinion, even if the teams embrace the player, the fans might not. That's where the money is, and that's where the real problem will be.

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