So I got lost in a Zooey Deschanel vortex and ended up on the website she shares with her two friends. It’s called hellogiggles and it’s as adorkable as it sounds. But it also has some really informative pieces that make for great discussion. Recently they shared a piece written by a 6th grade girl who had recently discovered a tumblr/campaign started by Duke University students called, “Who Needs Feminism?” I for one, can think of a lot of people in the entertainment industry who could use a healthy dose of Feminism 101. I won’t mention their names ((LilWayneTerryRichardsonRihannaAdamLevineetc.)). Anyway, according to the site, we all need it. Agree or disagree? Check out what the campaign’s participants have to say inside.
Posted under: Duke University, Feminism
Haters Gonna Hate
June is National Gay Pride Month and to celebrate, Oreo released a very fun, very colorful promo photo of a fictional rainbow-colored Oreo cookie on Twitter and Facebook. The overwhelming response to the image has been very positive (I love it) but, of course, homophobic fanatics have responded with their usual hatred and malice. Click below to see how cool the rainbow creme filled Oreo looks and learn more about the controversy that has sprung up. More »
Posted under: Oreo
June Is The New Pride
LightBox is a blog where TIME magazine’s photo editors share new projects and works in progress. Recently, they published these brilliant black and white photographs by Samantha Box, whose project is called Invisible Youth. Samantha‘s a documentary photographer based in Brooklyn and her images of homeless transgender youth in NYC are as poignant and beautiful as they are gritty and unflinching. See the pictures and read more of the story inside.
Posted under: 'LightBox', Time Magazine
The Land Of The Free?
Last time I checked, this is not what Jesus would do. Or any decent human being for that matter. But Pastor Terry Jones is the kind of guy who burns Qu’rans for fun, so we probably shouldn’t be surprised that he made a life-sized Barack Obama effigy and hung it outside of his church, The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida. Pastor Jones, you might wanna revisit that good ol’ New Testament sometime soon. You seem to have missed the heavy emphasis on “love,” along with a few other points.
Posted under: Barack Obama
The TV Guide
Yay! I did it!! I ran my first 10K race and I did so pretty well, actually. It’s been a bizzy couple of days for me but it all paid off earlier today upon completion of my longest official race yet. It’s LA Gay Pride weekend here and the festivities have been going off for the past couple of days. Last night, David and I met up with a couple of his friends for some Saturday night revelry but today was my big day. Click below to see some photos from today’s (and last night’s) fun. More »
Righting A Wrong
A couple of years ago information came to light that revealed that the Minnesota-based retailer Target donated $150,000. to an anti-gay politician. As a result, many people — me included — vowed never again to shop in Target stores until they stopped funding anti-gay initiatives. It turns out that Target has finally seen the light. The retailer is currently selling a line of Gay Pride t-shirts to raise money for the Family Equality Council, an organization working toward marriage equality in the State of Minnesota. Among the shirts offered for sale is one that was designed by Gwen Stefani (who, you may recall, launched her own line of children’s clothing for Target). Click below to see the Gay Pride shirts that are being sold at Target stores around the country. More »
Posted under: Same-Sex Marriage, Target
Guess The Pin-Wearer!
Here’s a hint: It’s not Billy Ray Cyrus.
Read on to have your social justice puzzle of the day solved…
Green Lantern Reborn
A couple of weeks ago we first learned that DC Comics is planning to reintroduce a major superhero character as gay. Today we find out which superhero DC Comics has selected. As soon as the news was first reported, fans speculated that the new gay character might be someone as big as Superman or as second tier as Robin. Today we learn that the newly reintroduced gay character is none other than Green Lantern himself. Now, those of you familiar with the character know that there are a few different Green Lanterns in the DC Comics universe (Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner and John Stewart). Click below to find out with Green Lantern has been reintroduced as gay and get your first look at his reintroduction in the comic book world. More »
Business As Usual
Earlier this month we learned that Against Me! singer Tom Gabel has come out as transgender and today we learn that she, now Laura Jane Grace, performed with her band for the first time since coming out. Against Me! performed a show in San Diego, CA a few days ago and Laura lead the group as usual. Click below to see a photo and read more about Laura Jane Grace‘s first show as the frontwoman of Against Me! More »