Country singer Chely Wright is set to open a LGBT community center tomorrow in Kansas City, MO. The Kansas City LIKEME® Lighthouse, which will provide a safe space, counseling and resources for the LGBT community in the area, is the largest project undertaken by Wright’s Like Me Organization since its inception in 2010.
Josh Hutcherson may be busy on a whirlwind Hunger Games promotional tour, but he is still making time to give back!
Recently the 19-year-old actor made a surprise visit to a high school in south central Los Angeles, and spoke with the Gay Straight Alliance on behalf of Straight But Not Narrow, an anti-bullying campaign he is very closely involved with. Celebuzz has this exclusive photo as he graciously signed SBNN gear during the meeting, where he discussed the importance of straight allies for gay youth.
Katy Butler came all the way from Ann Arbor, MI to deliver a message to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) this morning and with her she brought the support of over 200,000 people from around the world. Katy started a petition on change.org after hearing the movie Bully received an R rating from the MPAA and the film’s distributor lost its appeal to lower the rating to PG-13.
“I should be able to express moral views on social issues,” he said, “especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years — without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach ‘tolerance’ that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I’m in the public square.”
Several celebrities, including Tracey Gold, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Roseanne Barr, this week criticized actor Kirk Cameron for anti-gay comments he made during an interview with Piers Morgan. Cameron’s comments angered many Hollywood stars, including his Growing Pains costar Tracey Gold, 42. “I am a strong supporter of the LGBT community and I believe in equal rights for all,” the actress tweeted Sunday.
In an interview with AOL Latino, Dr. Nancy Alvarez, a self-described sexologist who uses the term “Dr.” and former host of a popular daytime program on Univision, expressed the idea that people are made gay by “mistakes made by their parents.” GLAAD responded with a column today on AOLLatino.com
George Clooney is about to lend his talents to a hot topic in equal rights history -- the overturn of Proposition 8 -- and right behind him is Brad Pitt! Set to star together on March 3rd's production of "Milk" screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's play, "8," the real-life BFFs will join a star-studded cast including Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Glee's Jane Lynch in depicting the legal process behind the overturn of Prop 8.