Everyone in this world has two families: the family we are born with and the family we make. Our biological family is only the beginning of the journey. Along the way, we form deep friendships, fall in love, and perhaps have children and grandchildren. This "new" family is the family of our choosing
Last week, the Family Research Council honored the man responsible for one of the only profiles in the entire Commentator Accountability Project (#GLAADCAP) more extreme than its own members ... and is getting blasted for it from within the anti-gay movement.
Earlier this week, a video featuring Providence Road Baptist Church Pastor Charles Worley went viral much to the chagrin of LGBT and affirming faith leaders. Rev. Worley has no visible support from those outside of his congregation. His sermon elicited strong words of condemnation from neighboring pastors. Others have been moved to action.
The Root's Nsenga Burton, editor-at-large, interviewed Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend in a gripping article and continuing effort to elevate awareness about the detriment of Amendment One in North Carolina, which is up for a vote today.
Recently, multiple celebrities in the music and acting industry as well as the political sphere have spoken out against Amendment One - the proposed North Carolina constitutional amendment that bans marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, and civil unions and domestic partnership benefits for all couples
Despite efforts to drive a wedge between the African American community and the LGBT community, the North Carolina NAACP chapter has continued to educate the community about the harms of proposed Amendment One.
Yesterday, advocates in North Carolina launched the Coalition to Protect All NC Families, a campaign working to defeat a proposed constitutional ban on marriage equality in the state. The ban, known as Amendment One, would not only deny same-sex couples marriage, but would strip all unmarried couples of many legal protections, such as those afforded by domestic partnerships and civil unions.
Outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a billboard advertising the shooting range Pro Shots reads, "Converting Pansies Daily," referencing the stereotype of effeminate gay men in need of a 'masculine' activity in their lives. The ad, which contained an image of a pansy flower and a gun, has been removed following complaints from North Carolina advocates.