Gay Rights Roundup

Oh yes, this is a looonnng over due post.... You ready for some gay information overload?

Some People Are Gay Get Over It- Seeing Red

Stonewall have been running their slogan 'Some People Are Gay Get Over It' on London buses the passed few weeks, which have caused a bit of media attention, and perhaps a bit of a frenzy. (I saw one whilst picking up Whitney at the airport and shouted out to my dad 'some people are gay bus!!' haha).  This has been a very successful campaign for Stonewall, however, there are of course always haters out there. 

No surprise it is from a religious group Anglicans Mainstream and the Core Issues Trust. In response to the campaign they tried to run the slogan on buses '‘Not gay! Ex-gay, post-gay and proud! Get over it!’ This very nearly happened until Mayor of London Boris Johnson stepped in to prevent it.  He claims the backlash against Christians as a result of this campaign would have been catastrophic.

Seeing Stonewall everywhere makes me miss the good old days when I worked for them for 3 years whilst living in Cardiff. I am so glad that I got to contribute even a little bit to such an amazing charity that will ultimately succeed one day in changing the minds and heart of those ignorant. 

Speaking of Stonewall and the Mayor they recently had the Mayorl hustings where they got to advocate how they would work for gay rights. You can read more about it here. Personally I'm glad that Brian Paddick is running again, and like him from my days of Criminology (he used to be a top police officer and came out- you should read his book).

If you want to find out more about Stonewall, hop on over to Sprezzatura who blogged about how much they love them!

Straight Men Talking to Straight Men about Men who like Men...

Star of the Hunger Games, Josh Hutcherson, is the youngest person to be receiving an award from GLAAD.  He's stated that his mother has always advocated for LGB rights and so he has followed in her foot steps. He is also one of the founders of Straight But Not Narrow, which aims to reach out to the young straight males- where majority of the homophobic bullying derives from. Thumbs up from Wegan!!

Watch these short videos, they're great!

Jessie J.. Who You Are?

Jessie J is in the middle of lesbian rumours despite coming out as bisexual, an unofficial biography is stating that she is in fact a lesbian and was told to be bisexual to be more appealing. Jessie J however had this to say...

"Its funny how many people I've datedslept with that I've never even met according to the tabloids. BUT what's that?! *whispers because its a secret* I'm really a lesbian?! Ha! Thanks for writing yet another boring untrue story. I thought I was still dating Tinie, NO Ellie G, NO Mark Wright....bla bla bla! #cantkeepup #noneofitstrue"

Whilst I would love it if she is in fact a lesbian... I would be more disappointed she lied about being bisexual. It's a kick in the face for both bisexuals and lesbians. 

Don't Say Gay

I blogged about the 'Don't Say Gay' bill in Tennessee a while back and yes it's still happening, it has now gone through the House. If in place it will mean that teachers in middle school cannot discuss homosexuality and gender identity.. if it's not talked about does that make it not exist?... I think not. 

OneMillionMoms on another Homophobic Crusade

Not content with trying to get rid of Ellen Degeneres as the spokesperson for JC Penney, they are now furious over a lesbian kiss in the Urban Outfitters catalogue. They are urging readers to trash copies of it and a boycott. Because OH MY GOSH if they see two women kissing their children might turn into citizens of the world without blind folds.. Shocking.

May 8th

Not only is May 8th a big day for the gay world... it's my 25th birthday!!! Holla!!! ;) It's also the day that North Carolina people will vote on Amendment one- whether or not to ban same sex marriage.. Please don't, and not just because it's my birthday!

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