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Watch: The University Of Nottingham Field Hockey Team Got Naked To Fight Homophobia

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This is the ONLY way to fight homophobia in sports

Back in July we got an eyeful of the Warwick Rowing Team that decided to get naked in order to fight homophobia with their nakedness. Earlier this month, we were reminded of the great work they continue to do in this area of nakedness. Today we learn that the University of Nottingham Field Hockey Team has also decided to get naked in order to fight homophobia in sports and are sharing the video above of their equally hard and very important work. The video really speaks for itself. It’s probably wise to warn that the video is NSFW but in the fight for homophobia, we do what we must. Thanks for your efforts, guys. Please keep up the good work.

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Sean Hayes Got Married Two Weeks Ago And Is Only Telling Us About It Now

#TBT

Will & Grace actor Sean Hayes posted a very cute #ThrowbackThursday photo on his official Twitter account today of a photo he snapped with his new husband Scott Icenogle when they got married two weeks ago! Yes, that’s right, Sean and Scott got married after 8 years together earlier this month and decided to finally let the rest of us in on their happy news in this very cute way. Click below to see the newlyweds as they looked on their wedding day two weeks and and let’s send the happy couple all our love and congrats. More »

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Watch: This Disturbing Video Shows How Gay Men Are Treated Just By Walking Around New York City

Completely unprovoked harassment, slurs and physical assault
Yes, this happens all the time

Late last month, a video went viral that showed a woman being harassed by men as she walked for 10 hours in silence through the streets of NYC and while the video inspired thoughtful discussion when it was released, the video was then parodied and turned into a joke. Today we get to see a new video (created by DennisCeeTV), shot in a similar way, that shows the mistreatment that a man “dressed as a homosexual” endured after walking the streets of NYC in just 3 hours. As you can see above, the man in the video is verbally harassed, made fun of, has homophobic slurs yelled at him and is physically assaulted by at least one other person. The harassment came from both men and women. Now, of course, this 2 1/2 minute video had to be edited because it’s not 3 hours long but it does give an understanding of what gays endure far too often. I can tell you that I have been on the receiving end of this treatment … sometimes because I was holding hands with my partner or showing affection in public, sometimes just because I, too, was walking silently by myself. If anything videos like this one and the original one might enlighten others as to the way people mistreat others … and hopefully it will inspire you to be a better person. This video is hard to watch (and do yourselves a favor and do not read the comments on the vid’s You Tube page) but it is important to watch.

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A Federal Judge Rules That Missouri’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

But another judge upholds same-sex marriage BANS in 4 other states

Welp, we’ve got some good news and some very bad news in the fight for marriage equality in this country today. A federal judge has ruled that Missouri’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, paving the way for the Show Me state to enjoy marriage equality. Today’s ruling comes one day after another federal judge became the first in the US to rule against marriage equality and uphold state bans on same-sex marriage in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and my beloved home state of Michigan. As upsetting as this set-back is, it just may be the tipping point that will force the US Supreme Court to step in and rule, once and for all, that same-sex marriage is a right that should be afforded to ALL Americans on a national level. More »

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Tells The World, ‘I’m Proud To Be Gay’

"I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."

Apple CEO Tim Cook has never made his sexuality a secret among his family, friends and co-workers but it’s not something that the man has spoken about or acknowledged publicly … before now. Back in June, Cook was accidentally outed on TV when a host on CNBC spoke openly about Tim‘s homosexuality on live television. Even after he was outed, he never denied his homosexuality … but he never actually commented on it either, again, until now. In an essay that he wrote for Bloomburg Businessweek, Tim Cook formally comes out as gay in the most public way possible telling the world, “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” More »

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A Federal Judge Rules That Wyoming’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

The Equality State gets marriage equality

Earlier today we learned that a federal judge struck down Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional and just a short time ago, another federal judge struck down Wyoming’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. I mean, at this point, the states losing their bans on same-sex marriage are piling up quite quickly, wouldn’t you say? At this rate, it may only be a matter of months before the entire US gets to enjoy marriage equality :D More »

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A Federal Judge Rules That Arizona’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Yep, another state ban bites the dust

It’s only been about a week since same-sex marriages started taking place in Nevada and less than a week since a federal judge struck down Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional but today, we have some more happy news to celebrate. A federal judge has just struck down Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, making it the newest state in the US to enjoy marriage equality. As you may recall, the US Supreme Court took action that allowed 5 states to enjoy same-sex marriage earlier this month (action which should also allow another 6 states to enjoy the same equal treatment as well) so, along with today’s ruling in AZ, the number of US states that now have same-sex marriage is into the 30s. I’d say that is cause for much celebration today. More »

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A Federal Judge Rules That Alaska’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

More Marriage Equality

Last week the US Supreme Court cleared the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage in 5 more states which, in turned, cleared the way for another 6 states to enjoy marriage equality as well. Late yesterday, a federal judge struck down Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, making it only the latest US state to enjoy marriage equality. Alaska was one of the first states to ban same-sex marriage by amending their state constitution to outlaw the practice. Today, the state begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples who want to get married there. More »

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Watch: Same-Sex Marriage Comes To Nevada, The First Same-Sex Marriage License Is Issued In Las Vegas

Let the quickie gay weddings commence!!
Marriage Equality comes to Las Vegas

Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court decided NOT to take up a number of cases on appeal and essentially legalized same-sex marriage in at least 5 states and, eventually, 6 more states with similar cases that have been ruled on appeal. Since that action by the Supreme Court this week, some of those states have moved forward with issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, including Nevada which today issued its first marriage licenses to gay couples. The video above features Antioco Carillo and Theo Small as the first same-sex couple in Las Vegas (the self-proclaimed Wedding Capital of the World) to be issued a marriage license. Starting today, gay couples can flock to Las Vegas and enjoy quickie weddings just like heterosexual couples have enjoyed for decades. True marriage equality has finally come to Las Vegas and all of Nevada. And the tide of freedom continues to sweep across the nation.

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Watch: This Beautiful Cheerios Commercial Will Likely Make You Cry, Doesn’t Really Attempt To Sell You Cheerios

Family Values
We all love to connect.

Cheerios has released a new commercial (in Canada, I believe) that showcases a family of three talking about how they came to be a family. André and Jonathan explain how they met and fell in love and then share how the addition of their daughter Raphaëlle completely changed their lives for the better. The commercial shows a few Cheerios here and there but the actual selling of breakfast cereal does not appear to be the main goal of this commercial. You may recall that earlier this year, Cheerios released a more conventional commercial for Super Bowl Sunday that did a better job of advertising their product. This commercial, in contrast, is a terrible advertisement for Cheerios … and a beautiful showcase for loving family values.

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