Ash discusses the current state of homophobia in our culture challenging even the word “homophobia” itself. There is no fear, just loathing. Hating things we don’t understand, people we don’t know or anything that is different than our day to day. “Homophobic” people are not scared of anything. We all have a responsibility to live our lives as active activists not passive ones when it comes to protecting our fellow humans from hate of any kind.
Crown Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil is the first Indian royal who has ever come out as gay. It took him 30 years of internal struggle before he dedicated his life to gay rights activism. His Lakshya Trust is acknowledged as one of the best NGOs in Gujarat with projects organized from community grassroots, to advocacy at the highest bureaucratic levels. He was the only Indian to appear twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and has Grand Marshaled pride parades in Stockholm and Sao Paolo. Prince Manvendra is the most visible LGBT figure to one-sixth of the world, and is now expanding his work into a platform for global gay advocacy through his U.S. 501c3, Ekta Transglobal Foundation. Please join the prince’s official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Manvendra.Singh.Gohil
and for more information visit: www.Lakshya-Trust.org
On July 30th I was pulled out of a meeting because of a “disturbance” on the street. When I got to my office window, I saw my girlfriend standing on a bus across the street. What came next was the most genuine, funny, heartfelt marriage proposal.
Just the night before, we were talking about romance and I pretty much told her she wasn’t romantic. I am eating crow…and will be for a long time.
When Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami, two of the plaintiffs in the Defense Of Marriage Act ruling, heard the good news that it was ruled unconstitutional they did what they had been waiting to do for years.
In a highly anticipated ruling today, the Supreme Court ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
“DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment,” SCOTUSblog reports.
Bill and John have been together for 54 years. There story shows clearly why the freedom to marry matters to gay and lesbian couples.
Before a final vote that approved marriage equality in New Zealand, Maurice Williamson an MP from Pakuranga delivered this hilarious, heartfelt, and altogether brilliant speech defending his vote for the bill.