Houston, Texas could soon pass HERO, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which would cover employment, city contracting, housing, public accommodations and private employment at businesses with at least 50 employees on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity.
The American Family Association's senior issue analyst, Bryan Fischer, thinks NFL draftee Michael Sam, by simple virtue of being a gay man, is "the sexual equivalent of a brain concussion." And according to the AFA's top staffer, the NFL should be forcing Sam into scientifically-shunned "reparative therapy."
Cecilia Aldarondo, the filmmaker behind Memories of a Penitent Heart, will be giving work-in-progress talks about the film at several congregations around New York City. The film tackles themes of family acceptance, HIV/AIDS, Latino family culture, and Roman Catholic teaching on being gay.