More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Gay Christian Singer Performs at Official Olympic Venue
The 2010 Olympics begin today in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. The Olympics are surrounded by artists and events and one of the kick-off events on an official Olympic stage is a performance by an up-and-coming gay singer-songwriter who is also a person of faith. The son of a minister, Matthew David was born in a small Saskatchewan, Canada, town. David attended a private Christian high school where he was taught being gay was wrong. He knew he was gay at 13 but told no one until years later.
He came out to his friends and family at 24 and decided to make music with a message: it’s OK to be who you are. A video of his up-beat song “Today” was played on the jumbo tron screen for Olympic audiences and David will play it live on an official Olympic stage this weekend to inspire both competitors and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith.