Tag Archives: Gay American Heroes

Tweet Of The Day – Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

This is the first tweet from Giffords’ account since the shooting and was surely made by a staffer, but it’s very nice nonetheless.

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Gay Hero Daniel Hernandez To Attend State Of The Union With Michelle Obama

Openly gay Arizona shooting hero Daniel Hernandez and his father will be seated with the First Lady at Tuesday’s State Of The Union address. “I’m both honored and excited to have the opportunity to travel to our nation’s Capitol for a once in a lifetime event. Also the chance to bring my father along for his first trip to Washington, ...

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Daniel Hernandez Speaks At Memorial For Victims Of Tucson Shooting

Openly gay student intern Daniel Hernandez delivered a terrific and humble speech tonight at the memorial for the victims of the Tucson shooting. He may disavow all the accolades, but the president later said it for all of us: “Daniel, we’ve decided. You ARE a hero.” (Via – AmericaBlog)

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FRC Hails Daniel Hernandez

From yesterday’s dispatch from the Family Research Council. Congresswoman Giffords, who appears to be the shooter’s main target, is “holding her own,” doctors say. Her survival is thanks, in large part, to the brave response of Giffords’s new intern Daniel Hernandez. After just five days on the job, Hernandez–who was trained as a nurse’s assistant–rushed to the Congresswoman’s side and ...

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Los Angeles Times on Gay Heroes

Today an editorial in the Los Angeles Times compares Arizona shooting hero Daniel Hernandez with Oliver Sipple, the semi-closeted gay man who in 1975 wrestled a gun away from Manson family member Sara Jane Moore, saving the life of President Gerald Ford. Sipple’s outing as a gay hero, to his mind, ruined his life. Thankfully, it’s a different world for ...

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Vermonters Really Earned Their Freedom To Marry Today

Today’s victory in Vermont didn’t materialize out of thin air – it took years and years of tireless work by local and national activists who had to sit down over and over again with legislators, business leaders, and clergy to educate them about our issues. At the top of the “Thank You” list should be Vermont Freedom To Marry. How ...

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LGBT Hate Crimes Memorial Launches

Towleroad has the exclusive story about the launch of a traveling memorial to the LGBT victims of hate crimes. Scott Hall, longtime activist Frank Kameny, US. Representative Barney Frank and Amazing Race winner and activist Chip Arndt are spearheading the launch of Gay American Heroes, a national memorial to honor LGBT people murdered because of their sexual orientation or gender ...

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