As in EVE ENSLER, Author Of 'Vagina Monologues'! But Everyone's Still Obsessing Over Anne's Weight.
Okay, I rarely buy magazines… but I may need to pick up this issue. Remember when we had our amazing “slut” conversation a while back, after an actress called herself a slut and publicly advocated for… more slut-dom? We were debating about whether or not you can reclaim the word slut and other words like it, and I brought up Eve Ensler‘s Vagina Monologues (the book of my youth). Well, you can imagine my shock, awe, and delight when I went to grab these photos of Anne Hathaway in the January 2013 issue of Glamour magazine, and saw that she’d been interviewed by the one and only Eve Ensler for the cover story. Ummmm… whhhaaaat?! Click inside for more! The interview– y’all– is amazing. I’m loving every bit of what they’re talking about and I am honestly saddened by the fact that all the headlines about this article are focusing on the ONE thing she said about her weight! Seriously– a great read, very little of which has to do with Anne‘s weight !
“The fight for gay marriage is, in reality, a fight for all of our rights."
Playboy founder/editor/mogul Hugh Hefner takes up the issue of marriage equality in an editorial in the September issue of Playboy magazine. Altho the issue has yet to hit newsstands, the text of his editorial has made its way to the Internets. As you can read below, Hefner makes an impassioned case that the matter of marriage equality is not only a fight for gay rights but it is also a fight for the rights of every US citizen, which is something that I completely agree with. Click below to read Hugh Hefner‘s Playboy editorial and see what you think about what he has to say. More »
Progress In Mexico
Back in December of 2009, the capital city of Mexico City legalized same-sex marriage in Mexico. Today we learn that the Mexican Supreme Court has ruled on that legalization by ordering that all 31 Mexican states recognize the same-sex weddings that have been and will be performed in Mexico City. For example, the US state of New York has legalized same-sex marriage but the other 49 US states are not required to recognize those marriages. Because of this ruling, same-sex couples who get married in Mexico City and then move to another state will be afforded the same rights as married heterosexual couples anywhere in the country of Mexico. This is amazing! More »
Posted under: Same-Sex Marriage
"We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples"
The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee responsible for drafting the official party platform for the Democratic Party has decided to add language that expressly outlines their support for marriage equality in the United States of America. What this means is that if this new language is approved, the philosophy of the Democratic Party will officially include support for same-sex marriage. This is important because when people go into the voting booth this November this will clarify what Democrats like President Barack Obama stand for. Click below to read the added language to the Democratic Party Platform. More »
PDA For Change!
On Friday protesters, demonstrators, activists, and regular ol’ people participated in one of the most loving, peaceful protests you could ever have. Shouting at these Chick-Fil-A locations was most likely minimal– as many lips were locked– and although some people held signs, they were more interested in holding each other. It’s all about love people! And politics, and civil rights, and marriage, and capitalism, and religion, and chicken… But mainly? It’s about love. Check out the love-fest in the gallery and try to make out with somebody today, lol. It’s good for the soul.
Posted under: Chick-Fil-A
Food for Thought
As you are prolly well aware, yesterday was a so-called Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day where thousands of people rallied around the fast food chain in a show of, IMHO, misguided support. True, many people did line up to support the company’s hateful practices but many others did so for the wrong reasons … but I’ll get to that in a minute. In opposition to CFA Appreciation Day, businesses here in LA offered an alternative. The Abbey Food & Bar in West Hollywood, CA has introduced a Chick-Fil-Gay sandwich that will benefit the fight for marriage equality. Hamburger Mary’s, also in WeHo, is offering a chicken sandwich of their own. While others gave their money to CFA that will, in turn, be donated to anti-gay hate groups, David and I dined at The Abbey last night happy in the knowledge that our money was being put to good use. May people claim that this CFA boycott is meant to stifle the company owner’s First Amendment right to free speech … but, on the contrary, I welcome his use of this right … because now more people know what the company stands for and why it’s imperative to stop giving them money. More »
Jeff & MacKenzie Bezos Stand UP for Same-Sex Marriage
While the heads of some corporations have decided to channel funds in support of anti-gay hate groups here in the US, other business leaders have decided to channel funds in support of marriage equality in a show of support for the GLBT community. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, and his wife MacKenzie have donated $2.5 million dollars in support of same-sex marriage in the state of Washington. With this donation, the Bezos are now among the largest financial backers of marriage equality in the US … which is simply, amazing! More »
"Be Yourself, Together"
Feel like taking a break from the depressing anti-gay stuff coming from Chick-Fil-A these days? How about we turn our attention to Target and their amazing new promo ad campaign for their wedding registry service. As you may know, Target offers a very popular service were couples can register for wedding gifts at their stores. As part of their new promo campaign for the service, Target is featuring a same-sex couple in one of their ads. Click below to see this really cute new promo ad and learn more about this brilliant celebration of marriage equality. More »
Posted under: Same-Sex Marriage, Target
He Can't Stop, Won't Stop.
For some reason, it’s not surprising to hear that the writer/director/producer who’s currently on top of the world is getting ready to venture off into something new. Joss Whedon is at Comic-Con 2012 having a grand ol’ time and recently announced that he’ll make his acting debut (technically) on Jane Espenson‘s popular web series Husbands. Whedon‘s had a few small parts here and there, but he’s excited to have his first lead role this time around. Espenson was his co-executive producer on Buffy and the two friends have worked together on other projects as well. I take that to mean magic will most likely be made again when they collaborate on this online sitcom about the first openly gay professional baseball player. Deets inside!