As a growing number of US States legalize marriage for same sex couples with the support of the majority of US citizens, it's important to remember the trailblazers that helped change both the law and public opinion. Aiming to preserve exactly this chapter is the new film 'The State of Marriage' from co-producers Jeff Kaufman (also the film's director) and Marcia Ross.
Dan Haseltine is the lead singer of the popular Christian folk rock band, Jars of Clay. He's a songwriter, author, founder and board member of the non-profit Blood:Water Mission and, now, an ally to the LGBT community. Since Tuesday, he's been tweeting about marriage equality, loving LGBT people, and his Christian beliefs as support for being an ally.
Peruvian writer and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa recently drew international headlines when he criticized his country's Catholic Church for its stance on civil unions. Vargas Llosa described the church as "crassly ignorant" for saying that homosexuality was against the natural order and said passing civil unions would make Peru a more "decent" country. A libertarian and internationally read author, Vargas Llosa has spoken before in support of marriage equality.
LoopDeLoop, the bi-monthly animation mini festival, is calling for submissions of looping animations based on a "rainbow" theme in support of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17.