Tag Archives: straight allies

Quote Of The Day – Dorothy Height

“Civil rights are civil rights. There are no persons who are not entitled to their civil rights. We have to recognize that we have a long way to go, but we have to go that way together.” – Civil rights pioneer Dorothy Height, speaking to the Human Rights Campaign in 1997. Height died today at the age of 98. I …

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Friendly Voices – Miley Cyrus

“There has been so much controversy sometimes about what I’ve said or done because I believe there are no mistakes because God is the only one who can judge us. That’s the reason I deleted my Twitter account because I said on there that I believed in gay marriage because everyone should have the right to love each other, and …

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Joy Behar At The GLAAD Awards

GLAAD is trickling out the video clips from Saturday’s Media Awards in NYC. This one is pretty good for Joy Behar’s digs at Barbara Walters, Eric Massa, Sarah Palin, and John McCain. Joy also gives credit for her success to the gay clubs in the West Village. NSFW for Joy’s potty mouth.

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Friendly Voices – Daniel Radcliffe

“I grew up knowing a lot of gay men and it was never something that I even thought twice about — that some men were gay and some weren’t. And then I went to school and (for) the first time … I came across homophobia. I had never encountered it before. It shocked me. I have always hated anybody who …

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Friendly Voices – Hudson Taylor

Nationally ranked college wrestler Hudson Taylor is a passionate advocate for LGBT rights, to the point where he even competed with the HRC logo on his headgear. Via Outsports: When Hudson Taylor proposed to Lia Alexandra Mandaglio, it was fitting that it was the same night they saw the movie “Milk.” The story about a pioneering gay rights advocate meant …

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Meet Brian Feldman’s Spousal Options

We already know who he picked, but here’s a clip of the women who showed up at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando on Monday to apply to randomly marry performance artist Brian Feldman.

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Photo Of The Day – Gay Rights Supporter Scott Fujita Celebrates His Super Bowl Win

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A Reason To Care About The Super Bowl

If you’ve got no other reason to care about who wins this weekend’s Super Bowl, here’s a pretty good one. On Sunday, Scott Fujita will reach the pinnacle of his football career, playing linebacker for the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl. Fujita describes it as “this small moment in time where you have a platform to do some …

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Perry Mastermind Rob Reiner Attends Prop 8 Trial In San Francisco

Director Rob Reiner, the mastermind behind Perry v. Schwarzenegger and the man who recruited Ted Olson to the case, appeared at the federal courthouse in San Francisco today to view a portion of the trial. Reiner is paying a significant portion of the pro-gay side’s costs. The below clip is by openly gay SF-based CBS reporter Hank Plante. Meathead will …

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Friendly Voices – Jason Mraz

“As a straight man I really have nothing to gain by standing up for equal rights for Gays, Lesbians, Bisexual, and/or my Transgender friends. Except for the fact that I have many friends who are still subjected to hurtful comments by a society that hasn’t yet embraced fully the nature of… nature. Supporting a limiting system of rules for specific …

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NY Gov. Paterson Bans Anti-Trans Discrimination In State Agencies

This morning NY Gov. David Paterson appeared at the NYC LGBT Community Center to sign an executive order banning discrimination against transgender citizens in all state agencies. This order affects public employees only as New York is not one of the 12 states with full transgender protections. The NGLTF thanks our always supportive governor: “New York and the rest of …

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LGBT Ally Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D) To Resign For Hawaii Governor Bid

Congress will lose one of its most ardent progressives this month when ten-term Rep. Neil Abercrombie resigns to run for governor of Hawaii. His unexpected announcement has raised the ire of fellow Democrats. Leaving his office of nearly 20 years gives him more time to campaign but immediately opens the door for criticism. U.S. Sen. Dan Inouye was first to …

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Bruce Springsteen Endorses Marriage Equality For New Jersey

The man who many believe to be the greatest rock star in American history has endorsed marriage equality for his home state of New Jersey. From Bruce Springsteen’s website: A BRIEF STATEMENT FROM BRUCELike many of you who live in New Jersey, I’ve been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered in Trenton. I’ve long believed in …

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NY Gov. Paterson On Marriage Vote

I just came across this clip of Gov. Paterson’s great speech at the Union Square post-vote rally/protest on Thursday, in which he vowed to bring the NY Senate back for another vote “if I think the votes are there.” Paterson is probably the single greatest LGBT ally of any state governor – we owe him our vigorous support in his …

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Straight New York Woman Auctions Her Right To Marry On eBay

JMG reader Scott tips us to this eBay auction: I’m an unmarried heterosexual woman, and since I probably won’t be using my right to get married, I would like to give it away. I would like to sell it to the highest bidder and donate the proceeds to an organization that supports LGBT rights since the government designed to protect …

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Required Reading

It’s too perfect to excerpt here, but please check out this Daily Kos diary entry titled, I’m Heterosexual And It’s Just Freakin’ Fantastic!

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GLAAD Asks For Straight Allies

Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Bacon, Sally Field and other stars encourage our straight allies to stand up for their LGBT friends. (Via – Bilerico)

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Daily Show On Visible Vote

I’m kinda heavy on the videos today, but I cannot resist sharing last night’s Daily Show take on last week’s Visible Vote ’08 forum. Remember last year when I asked who was gay America’s best straight ally? Yup, still Jon Stewart.

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