Death to the philosophy of hatred and fear. Give birth to a new age of love and respect of all people

Kids react to Gay Marriage proposals.

"So they’re gay? OK…cool"

"Gay and lesbian people shouldn’t be hiding!"

2013 isn’t terrible after all. I wonder how my kids will react to me being trans when they find out? That’s a tough one.

Chaos erupts as Gays arrested when Porterville votes to rescind pride proclamation →

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This is a little town near where I grew up. These rednecks are so embarrassing. The Mayor gave a proclamation calling June “LGBT Pride Month.” Well these bigots weren’t comfortable with that, what with all them swishy light in the loafer boys from San Francisco lookin’ to stir up trouble in blessed little Porterville.

To me they just look like this idiot:

"Segregation Now! Segregation Forever!"

Of course at least George Wallace took back his hate in his older years. Good for him. But these hate-mongers. Yeah, they’re a startin’ a fresh!

Queen gives royal assent to same-sex marriage legislation; gay marriage now legal in England and Wales - @TelegraphNews →

In my head I was thinking that the band Queen gave royal assent (whatever that means) to same-sex marriage. Freddie Mercury in his white one piece suit thing with a huge sceptre blessing two guys kissing. That would be awesome. This is pretty awesome too. Just saying though.

Don’t You Just Love Pleasant News :)

I got this email in my inbox today. My cousin Tim Miller and his husband are greatly affected by this in that his partner of 19 years is a foreign national and could have been deported at any time. Now he can apply for citizenship! Hooray!

From GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders)

Dear Abbie,

When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of DOMA last week, we knew it would have an immediate positive impact on  thousands of same-sex couples and their families.

In a swift and welcome announcement, the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has created a special 60-day open enrollment period for federal employees who are legally married to a spouse of the same-sex to begin receiving access to benefits they rightly deserve, including health insurance; life insurance; flexible savings accounts; and the ability of retirees to elect a survivor annuity if they have married following retirement.

In another development that is already affecting many lives, the Department of Homeland Security has clarified that U.S. citizens in same-sex bi-national marriages are now eligible to apply for green cards for their spouse in the same manner as those filed on behalf of an opposite-sex spouse.

These are policy changes with the capacity to make a significant difference in people’s lives. I am so happy to see the administration moving quickly to ensure same-sex couples and their families are finally treated fairly.

If you have questions or encounter problems, contact GLAD’s InfoLine at (800) 455-GLAD, or gladlaw@glad.org.  

Thank you,

Lee's Signature  

Lee Swislow

Executive Director

 

npr:

A neat Gif that explains the progression of same sex marriage law, 1970 - this morning.

This is basically a theater of war map, or a proxy version thereof. Think of the countless thousands of suicides and ruined lives constituting the apt blackness. And then think about the proud expression of joy and self in the pink and red! Death and Life! Life must win with love its only weapon!

npr:

A neat Gif that explains the progression of same sex marriage law, 1970 - this morning.

This is basically a theater of war map, or a proxy version thereof. Think of the countless thousands of suicides and ruined lives constituting the apt blackness. And then think about the proud expression of joy and self in the pink and red! Death and Life! Life must win with love its only weapon!

(via chel-angel)