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Outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a billboard advertising the shooting range Pro Shots reads, "Converting Pansies Daily," referencing the stereotype of effeminate gay men in need of a 'masculine' activity in their lives. The ad, which contained an image of a pansy flower and a gun, has been removed following complaints from North Carolina advocates.
Contrary to the will of the majority of Virginians, state-licensed adoption agencies will soon be able to legally discriminate against prospective adoptive and foster parents on the basis of sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, religion, political belief and family status. Meanwhile, nearly 6,000 Virginia children live in foster care.
In this edition of LGBT en Español: Spanish-Language media responds to the controversial advertisement campaign by Benetton that features the Pope in a same-sex kiss, Perez Hilton is interviewed by Univision’s Aquí y Ahora, and LGBT media representations in Latin America.
En esta edición de LGBT en Español: abordamos las reacciones de los medios en español ante la polémica campaña publicitaria donde se vio al Papa Benedicto en un beso del mismo sexo, la entrevista de Perez Hilton en Aquí y Ahora de Univision, y representaciones LGBT en los medios en América Latina.
Last week, Mayor Daniels of Troy, Michigan, was admonished in the public comment portion of a City Council meeting for her use of an anti-gay slur on Facebook. Comments from Troy resident, Amy, were particularly moving as she spoke about the love she has for her wife, Tina, and their two children.
The Orlando City Council voted unanimously yesterday to enact a domestic partnership registry, making it the first city in central Florida to legally recognize lesbian and gay couples.
Homeless for the Holidays is a campaign through the Ali Forney Center giving young people a platform to share their experience being LGBT and homeless.