Saturday, October 5, 2013

Latino LGBT Population in U.S. hits 1.4 Million

According to a report from UCLA Williams Institute, there are 1.4 million Latinos in the U.S. who identify as LGBT.

The survey points out that 30% of gay couples who live together, live in populations with high volumes of Latinos. Also, LGBT Latinos have a higher rate of unemployment, however they have college degrees and earn a higher median income than their straight counterparts.

It's an interesting read. Please check it out here

Brendon Ayanbadejo pens an Open Letter to Ole Miss

Last week, I posted a sad story about some of the Ole Miss football team disrupting a local production of 'The Laramie Project'. Well, that didn't sit well with Brendon at all. He wrote an open letter to express his concerns.

Here is some of it:
“The Laramie Project” is a true story about Shepard a young gay college student who was abducted, tortured, beaten, chained to a fence and left to die in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming, on this weekend in 1998.

Shepard made the ultimate sacrifice. The taking of his life brought national attention to hate crime awareness and legislation.

The alleged behavior of Ole Miss football players along with freshmen from other sports and students attending the play to fulfill some underclassmen requirements is abhorrent and unacceptable.

I blame the administration as much as I blame the athletes. This is a graphic play and a graphic production. People need to have an idea of what they are getting themselves into.

In no way do I condone this behavior but you need to have a conversation with these athletes when they set foot on any campus as to what is expected from them as representatives of the university.
Read the whole letter here

Boston University has Gender Neutral Housing - VIDEO

Question of the Day

What in the hell is going on in Washington D.C.?

Interesting Quote: Brian Brown

"We are talking about violations of rights, we are talking about the rights and problems of children in their education. We should not shy away from this and should not forget about it and create an illusion for ourselves. A reconsideration of the definition and understanding of marriage is in fact a real threat to rights. Very soon after a law was passed that legalized same-sex marriage in the state of Massachusetts, we saw that religious organizations were closing down, religious organizations that dealt with adoptions and that did not support adoption by same-sex families. They were closing one after another.

We have actually seen that in some schools, they are talking to children about homosexuality, but in fact they don't have the right to learn about a lot of things until a certain age....

I think that this visit, the invitation to visit Russia, will enable the development of this movement around the world. We will band together, we will defend our children and their normal civil rights. Every child should have the right to have normal parents: a father and a mother."

Brian went to Russia to cause trouble.

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Man set himself on Fire at Washington's National Mall!

This just in!

On the Washington's National Mall, a man reportedly set himself on fire.When the cops arrived at the scene, the man was conscious and breathing. At this point, we don't know why he did this to himself

More to come

PA Rep. Brian Sims slams Gov. Tom Corbett over his Anti-Gay Remark

Brian wasn't happy about PA's Gov. Tom Corbett's statement about gays being linked to incest. He took to Facebook to voice his response:
All day long I've been hearing about the Governor's comments earlier this morning comparing marriage equality to incest. In truth, I'm not giving him or his comments all that much thought and I encourage you to do the same.

No one, not even his own party, would argue that he’s an intellectual heavyweight or even a particularly thoughtful person. The larger issue is that despite the fact that the majority of Pennsylvanians disagree with him, he continues to be the heaviest hitter in Pennsylvania’s anti-equality crusade.

Our job isn’t just to be frustrated with the homophobia coming from the Governor’s Mansion, it’s to do everything we can to ensure that his chapter in Pennsylvania’s political history is as sad and short as his record on schools, economic development and civil rights.

Tom Corbett has been a disaster for Pennsylvania for so many reasons and I hope this fuels your resolve to vote him out of office.
Get him, Brian.