Gahanna-Jefferson school officials thought they were blocking porn from the district’s computers when they banned a category of websites that their filtering software classifies as ‘gay and lesbian issues.’
A gay couple from New Mexico is using the White House’s famed Easter Egg roll to resurrect a hot-button political issue.
Jarrod Scarbrough and Les Sewell will travel from Albuquerque to Washington D.C. with their 8-year-old daughter to ask President Obama to sign an executive order that would prohibit workplace discrimination by any federal contractor on the basis of sexual orientation.
Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) has published a peculiar appeal to gay and lesbian voters in Bay Windows, New England’s alternative newspaper serving the LGBT community. The one-term senator who is in a close race for re-election against Elizabeth Warren, highlights his support for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, but does not commit to advancing other equality priorities like federal employment nondiscrimination protections or marriage. “I don’t come before you with a checklist of items promising that I will be an advocate for you on each and every one of them,” Brown writes.
Steve Lippman (aka FLIP) directed Bonnie Raitt’s new video “Right Down the Line” on location at the abandoned New Mission Theater in San Francisco and shot portraits of gay and straight couples in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood for this beautiful track about love, commitment, and equality. It was shot on Super 8mm and 16 mm film.
We all got a laugh when Van Jones, asked if President Obama would lose some support in the black community if he came out for marriage equality, quipped that the president wouldn’t lose such support even if he “came out as gay” himself.
“I don’t understand this strategy,” Jones said. “It’s not a hard-core issue for many African-Americans.”
Though such factors are not the only cause of homophobia, the findings suggest those "who have a discrepancy within themselves about their expressed vs. unconscious sexual attraction find gay and lesbian people more threatening and are more likely to express prejudice and discrimination toward them," says University of Rochester psychology professor Richard Ryan, co-author of the study, which is published in the April Journalof Personality and Social Psychology. Also an author is Netta Weinstein of the University of Essex, England.
EA has been inundated in recent weeks with what GamesIndustry International understands to be "several thousand" letters and emails protesting the inclusion of LGBT content in its video games, but EA confirmed it has no plans to censor any of its games.