Tag Archives: activism

Kickstarter For AIDS Quilt Documentary

From the website for The Last One: Now more than 50 miles long were it to be laid out end-to-end, The AIDS Memorial Quilt is too large to display in any one location. Yet, even at this size, it does not begin to reflect the number of people who have succumbed to the pandemic. As the film traces The Quilt’s …

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Coke Pulls Web Promo

Towleroad reports that Coca-Cola has apologized for the social media campaign created by its South African division. When users attempted to add the word “gay” to their image of a Coke can, the response was “Oops, let’s pretend you didn’t just type that.” Here is Coke’s statement: “We are aware that the Share a Coke promotion we are running in …

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Pete Seeger Dies At 94

Legendary folk singer and civil rights activist Pete Seeger has died at the age of 94. For more than 50 years, Mr. Seeger roamed America, singing on street corners and in saloons, migrant labor camps, hobo jungles, union halls, schools, churches and concert auditoriums. He helped write, arrange or revive such perennial favorites as “If I Had a Hammer,” “Where …

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From Queer Nation

Activists are continuing to hijack the social media campaigns of major Sochi Olympics marketing partners. #CheersToSochi is the hashtag.

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Share A Coke With…

In the growing campaign to shame Olympic advertisers, activists are using the website of Coca-Cola South Africa, where you can personalize a Coke can and click to share it on social media. I used the above message and added the McDonald’s hashtag #CheersToSochi.  (Tipped by JMG reader Mark) NOTE: If you try to type the word “gay” you get this …

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Queer Nation Tweaks Coca-Cola Ad

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Nancy Goldstein Vs McDonald’s

Activists are now in their fourth day of hijacking the #CheersToSochi hashtag on Twitter. (Tipped by JMG reader Str8 Grandmother)

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HRC Head Chad Griffin On Nigeria

Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin joined HuffPost Live today to talk about the situation in Nigeria and Goldie Hawn, who yesterday issued a mortified apology after posting a photo of Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan with the caption, “Met the wonderful president of Nigeria.” In the clip below, Griffin blasts NOM’s Brian Brown and other American Christians for exporting their …

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Stoli Donates $300K To LA LGBT Center

“The responses to the attacks on LGBT rights in Russia show that our lives are global and interconnected. Some responded to the attacks on LGBT rights in Russia by boycotting Stoli. It’s worth clarifying that SPI Group, which is in no way affiliated with the Russian government, has been the owner of the Stolichnaya brand outside of Russia since 1997. …

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Sochi Hashtag Hijack

For the last two days LGBT activists have been hijacking the McDonald’s Twitter hashtag for the Sochi Olympics.

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HomoQuotable – Johnny Weir

“I’ve come under so much hate and scrutiny from within my own LGBT community for my views on the Olympics. But as somebody who watched my parents sacrifice everything so that I had at least one chance of making the Olympics, I could never boycott the Olympics whether they be in Pyongyang (in North Korea), in Uganda, in Iran or …

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NEW YORK CITY: Queer Nation Heckles NBC’s Matt Lauer And Brian Boitano

Via their Facebook page: “Queer Nation NY paid a visit to NBC News Today Show studio in Rockefeller plaza this morning to say hi to Matt Lauer. Our message: Human Rights Are Not A Game! Putin’s Lies Kill!” More photos are at the link. And from last night, via press release: Two members of Queer Nation confronted three-time Olympian Brian …

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BOOK TRAILER: Sean Strub’s Body Count

The book went on sale yesterday at Amazon.

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UTAH: Hundreds Rally At State Capitol For Reinstatement Of Same-Sex Marriage

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IDAHO: Rally Tomorrow At Statehouse

Via Boise State Public Radio: For the eighth year in a row, Idaho gay rights advocates will attempt to get the attention of the Legislature with a rally at the Capitol this Saturday. “Add the Words Idaho” organizer Mistie Tolman says more than 600 people have said on Facebook that they’ll attend. She says people from all across the state …

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Vikings Hire Former State Supreme Court Justice To Investigate Kluwe’s Charges

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: The Vikings have called in former Chief Justice of Minnesota Supreme Court Eric Magnuson and former U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorney Chris Madel to lead the investigation into former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations released on Thursday. “It is extremely important for the Vikings organization to react immediately and comprehensively with an independent review of …

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Vikings Kicker: I Stand With The Coaches

“I have been a member of the Minnesota Vikings for 2 years. I want to start off by saying I have the utmost respect for Rick Spielman, Leslie Frazier and Mike Priefer. All three, are good men. I have had countless conversations and interactions with Coach Priefer, and I personally can attest to his integrity and character. His professionalism in …

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Breitbart Attacks Chris Kluwe

An excerpt:  What Kluwe fails to grasp, as many in today’s society often do, is that NFL teams are private organizations: as such, they can release an employee for any reason that is not contrary to the law (e.g., race) and is not contractually forbidden. Moreover, the contracts players often sign with the teams include all manner of behavioral clauses, …

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Chris Kluwe: I Got Fired From The Vikings Because Of My Gay Marriage Activism

“Hello. My name is Chris Kluwe, and for eight years I was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings. In May 2013, the Vikings released me from the team. At the time, quite a few people asked me if I thought it was because of my recent activism for same-sex marriage rights, and I was very careful in how I answered …

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Headline Of The Day

The protest spread via Twitter to another Catholic high school nearby, where students also staged a sit-in. More encouraging photos are at Buzzfeed.

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