While the University of Notre Dame turned down the latest request from some students and employees to add sexual orientation to the university’s non-discrimination clause, it will delay until fall a decision about whether to recognize a gay-straight alliance.
Both measures have been sought for years by those who want stronger campus support and legal protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals at the university.
A North Carolina pastor’s horrific anti-gay tirade is making the blogosphere rounds.
Sean Harris, senior pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayettesville, spoke at length in support of North Carolina’s proposed Amendment 1, which would outlaw marriage for same-sex couples, during an hour-long sermon on Sunday. In this clip, provided by Jeremy Hooper of the blog Good as You, a man identified as Harris is heard urging his congregation to attack their children if they appear to be exhibiting behavior outside of gender norms.
“What Would You Do?” tested people’s acceptance of transgender with a scenario set at Colonial Diner in Lyndhurst, N.J. Carmen Carrera, a 26-year-old transgender woman who has appeared on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” played herself as if she were a waitress at the diner. Kevin, an actor, played a longtime customer back from a yearlong trip who deplores that the waiter he knew and liked as “Christopher” is a woman.
“What the hell is the matter with you? Look at yourself! You’re a freak!” Kevin said.
Queen Latifah is headlining a gay pride event. The rapper, actress, cover girl and budding movie mogul will be the main attraction at the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival on May 19, organizers confirm. The festival and parade will draw around 75,000 attendees over two days.