Posts Tagged as ‘lesbian’

because we found it: TODAY! The ‘It Gets Better Project’ book for LGBT youth launches

Today, the ‘It Gets Better Project’ is officially launching their book It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living.   The org, started by Dan Savage and partner Terry Miller, was in response to the spate of suicides in 2010 by gay teens who were facing continued harassment.  According to the [...]

March 22, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Dan Savage is the man behind the campaign that tells gay youth #It Gets Better

“If there are 14, 15, 16 year olds…12, 13 year olds watching this video, what I would love you to take away from it really is that IT GETS BETTER. However bad it is now, it gets better. And it can get great, it can get awesome. Your life can be amazing but you have [...]

October 1, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: What kind of couple makes the best parents? The kind that isn’t allowed to adopt

Studies point to an unconventional American family structure for the benefit of children. This structure includes two mommies. Unfortunately, however, while about 129,000 waiting children are in need of adoptive families, parts of the nation reject lesbian couples from being a part of the solution. Recent data, reporting that children of gay and lesbian parents [...]

June 14, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Matthew Shepard’s mother reacts to the newly signed Hate Crimes Act

If you didn’t hear, President Obama JUST signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law. What does that mean exactly? From the CAUSA website: It is now a federal crime to assault an individual based on a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or disability. The [...]

October 28, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @NCLRights-Reality Makes Gay Marriage Debate Obsolete

Here’s a brave response to the unending debate around gay marriage. Read the tweet & the associated article that our friends @NCLRights (National Center for Lesbian Rights) posted: Reality Makes Gay Marriage Debate Obsolete In this article, Washington Post columnist, Petula Dvorak, laughs at the opposition to gay marriage so prevalent in the Washington, [...]

September 4, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Fire! play festival shows blacks, queers and politics in Brooklyn

Fire! play fest features the work of Freedom Train Productions in Brooklyn.  They are dedicated to creating a new face of political theater; one that features the work of black playwrights who focus on queer black characters. Andre Lancaster founded the company with the funds he received from the NYU Wagner School of Social Justice Fellowship.  On [...]

August 6, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: No way! Film shows that lesbians aren’t allowed to play

A few years ago, there were three rules for the girls varsity basketball team at Penn State under coach Rene Portland: No drinking, No drugs, and No lesbians. Training Rules, a documentary by filmmakers Dee Mosbacher and Fawn Yacker, examines how homophobic practices are pervasive throughout collegiate sports, through the personal story of Jen Harris [...]

June 25, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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