Human Rights Campaign Foundation to host third annual Chefs for Equality

Chefs for Equality

WASHINGTON – For the third consecutive year, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and prominent food writer David Hagedorn are once again bringing together more than 100 of Washington, D.C.’s top chefs, pastry chefs and mixologists for Chefs for Equality, an evening of food, cocktails, fashion and music to benefit the fight for marriage and [...]

Tony Hawk joins Americans for Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

Tony Hawk

WASHINGTON – Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC),released a video ad featuring professional skateboarder and CEO Tony Hawk.  In the video, Hawk states, “We all deserve to follow our hearts, and we need to continue working until every state recognizes marriage as an equal right.”  Past videos include Kristen Bell, Bryan Cranston, Stanley Tucci, Busy Philipps, Cybill [...]

Watch: Indian gay activist stars in PETA video

Harish Iyer

INDIA: A well-known Indian LGBT and social-rights activist has starred in a cheeky public service announcement video to promote People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, reports GayAsiaNews.com Harish Iyer talks  about his love for cocks and urges viewers to love them, too. He remarks that cocks love to be stroked, have a [...]

Female rowing club’s nude calendar censored by Facebook while men’s calendar remains on site

Photo: Warwick University Mens Rowing Team

England’s Warwick University men’s rowing team have been stripping off since 2009 to raise money for an anti-homophobia charity. The result is the annual calendar the team produce benefits Sport Allies, an organization that aims to combat homophobia and transphobia through the power of sports. The calendar is actively promoted on social media without a problem. [...]

‘Where the Bears Are’ season 3 premieres Aug. 11 (VIDEO)

Where the Bears Are

LOS ANGELES – it’s The Golden Girls meets Murder, She Wrote with big, gay, hairy men! (aka “Bears”) The award-winning web series is back and better than ever having launched an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign! From the creative team of Rick Copp (The Brady Bunch Movie) Joe Dietl (The Thin Pink Line) and Ben Zook [...]

President Obama awards 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal

President Obama

Today, President Barack Obama presented the 2013 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to 22 recipients. The presentation took place in the White House East Room. First lady, Michelle Obama was also present. Quoting the late Maya Angelou the president began by saying,  “’A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because [...]

Scottish lesbian teen hits back at Westboro Baptist Church homophobic parody (VIDEO)

Rebecca Anderson

Recently, members of the Westboro Baptist Church recorded a homophobic “parody” of Panic! at the Disco’s 2006 single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies. Now, Scottish lesbian teen, Rebecca Anderson has staged her own response to Westboro by parodying their version of the song calling it ‘Your Beliefs Are A Lie What A Tragedy.’ Announcing her video on [...]

HRC Arkansas unveils results of largest LGBT survey in state’s history

Arkansas

WASHINGTON—Today, the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Project One America released key findings from a recent survey chronicling the daunting challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Arkansans. The results show LGBT people are contributing members at home, the workplace, in school and within their faith communities. However, LGBT Arkansans enjoy no legal protections [...]

Fourth Circuit Court rules Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled today that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The Huffington Post reported the 2-1 ruling upheld a previous decision issued earlier this year by a Virginia district court, which struck down the state’s ban on gay marriages. In the ruling, Judge Henry Floyd argued that [...]

Diversionary Theatre begins rehearsals for the Broadway political satire ‘Regrets Only’

Rachel Van Wormer, Kerry McCue, and Andrew Oswald

SAN DIEGO — Diversionary Theatre has begun rehearsals for an all-star convivial new production: Paul Rudnick’s Regrets Only featuring Diversionary Theatre’s directorial debut of savvy local favorite Jessica John.  The piece is a marvelous political satire based right smack in the middle of the tumultuous George W. Bush era.  It’s an outlandish farce and a comedy [...]

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