Former state Democratic Party chair and prospective Santa Fe mayoral candidate Javier Gonzales posted in a blog today that he is gay.
Gonzales came out on the website Familia es Familia, which works to “build support among Latino communities for acceptance of gay and lesbian family members,” according to the site. The headline over the post is, “My Renewed Faith in Santa Fe.”
A seemingly exhausted and exasperated public school teacher who had been going back and forth with Illinois activist Laurie Higgins did what more people should do. He instructed Ms. Higgins to examine her GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project profile.
Going for gay conversion therapy through a licensed therapist is now no longer an option for minors in New Jersey, where it was banned thanks to Governor Chris Christie, who signed a bill outlawing the controversial practice on Monday.
The social marketing company Groupon has added its voice to the millions of people calling for marriage equality in Illinois. Groupon has long been a strong supporter of marriage equality in Illinois. Last week, they released a video, produced by Groupon employees, to showcase that support.
My rainbow issues outside work have been mostly limited to finding the seven different colors of folders that are on my two sons' back-to-school supply lists. The other night, though, I finally had a chance to watch the two different segments that have generated so much buzz. I reacted to them as a parent.
My parents are gay. They had what was called a “commitment ceremony” before I was born. Marriage before baby is not only accepted in our society but what is expected. However as a homosexual couple my parents “commitment” to each other was not recognized as a legally binding “marriage” in the state in which they were born or the country that they call home. Because of that they are denied the same rights and privileges that heterosexual couples enjoy freely everyday, including the rights of a parent.
New Jersey becomes the second state in the country to outlaw so called "conversion therapy" for minors. Today, New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, will sign the bill that passed the New Jersey state legislature. New Jersey joins California as the only two states that bans the harmful practices for minors.