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.
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.
During the public comment portion of last week's Troy, Michigan City Council meeting, at which Mayor Janice Daniels was criticized for her anti-gay Facebook remarks, a married lesbian couple spoke about their family.
It just "clicked" for Frank Selvaggi and Bill Shea when they decided to make a gift of $100,000 to the Ali Forney Center, a New York-based organization that provides shelter and social services to homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
At Cherry Knoll Elementary school in Traverse City, Michigan, a music teacher decided to remove the word 'gay' from a verse sung in the traditional Christmas carol "Deck the Halls" to stop students from giggling. The principal expressed disappointment with the teacher's decision, saying this was a teachable moment for respect and equal treatment.