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
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
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
Following President Obama's Lead
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has made an historic decision this weekend to formally endorse same-sex marriage here in the US. Following President Barack Obama‘s lead, who just a couple of weeks ago announced his formal support for marriage equality, the NAACP overwhelmingly voted this weekend to pledge their support for and the advancement of marriage equality in this country. Click below to learn more. More »
In the past week, we’ve heard from President Barack Obama about his support of same-sex marriage and we’ve heard from rapper Jay-Z about his support of Obama‘s support of same-sex marriage. Today we learn that Madonna‘s eldest child, Lourdes Maria, is lending her support to marriage equality as well. Unlike Obama and Jay who went on the air to voice their support, Lola is letting her Legalize Gay t-shirt do all the talking for her. More »
"It’s discrimination plain and simple.”
Last week President Barack Obama became the first US president ever to publicly endorse marriage equality in this country. Today, we learn that his support of same-sex marriage is already inspiring others to come out, as it were, in support of marriage equality as well. Rapper/entrepreneur Jay-Z (née Sean Corey Carter) sat down to chat with CNN this week and not only voiced his support of President Obama but also voiced his support for marriage equality. This is important, I think, because prior to Obama‘s endorsement, Jay-Z was not known to be a supporter of same-sex marriage. Click below to watch video of his interview in full. More »
"I think same sex couples should be able to get married"
Over the weekend, Vice President Joe Biden publicly voiced his support of same-sex marriage. One day later, Education Secretary Arne Duncan (a member of President Barack Obama‘s Cabinet) also publicly endorsed same-sex marriage. Today, President Obama himself publicly voices his support of same-sex marriage. In an interview that will air in full on ABC News (both tonight and tomorrow on Good Morning America), President Obama tells the world that he is fully in support of marriage equality. Click below to read some excerpts and watch video from his upcoming interview. More »
Republican Gov. Christie Immediately Vetos the Bill ;(
I’ve got some good news AND bad news to pass along today. Earlier in the week, the New Jersey Assembly legislature passed a same-sex marriage bill that would make gay marriages legal in the State of New Jersey with the signature of the governor. Unfortunately, Governor Chris Christie is a Republican who believes that the rights of minorities should be voted on by popular vote (a practice that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals just struck down as Unconstitutional a couple of weeks ago) and he has vetoed the bill. The good news is that a majority of the NJ legislature believes that marriage is a right that should be enjoyed by all of its citizens, the bad news is that the governor of NJ does not believe the same. More »
Washington Becomes the 7th US State to Legalize Gay Marriage
Last week the Washington State legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the State of Washington and earlier today, Governor Christine Gregoire signed that bill into law. Washington today becomes the 7th state in the US where same-sex marriage is legal. The law will not go into effect until June and opponents of marriage equality are already planning their attempts to overturn the law but … no matter … today is another day of jubilation and celebration of the advancement of equal rights for all in this country. More »