Tag Archives: straight allies

IRELAND: Straight Family Canvasses Door To Door For Yes Equality Campaign

“There’s a whole world out there who aren’t tuned into social media. They’re the people we need to reach.”

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VIDEO: At The Gay/Str8 Prom Date

Those gay/straight high school boys had their prom this weekend and Teen Vogue went along to document the evening. (Tipped by JMG reader Mike)

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Ellen Meets Gay/Straight Prom Couple

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Buzzfeed Profiles Lawyer To Argue Before SCOTUS On Marriage Recognition Issue

Buzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner has profiled Doug Hallward-Driemeier, who will argue the issue of marriage recognition before the Supreme Court. An excerpt: As to his plan for April 28, he said he hopes to “be able to go to where the justices’ concerns or questions or comments suggest” — a chance he will have since he will take to the …

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On Chick-Fil-A & Straight Allies

From Steven Petrow’s advice column Civilities in the Washington Post: Dear Civilities: I was wondering whether you could help my husband and me resolve a marital dispute. We are a liberal Virginia couple in our 30s with a wonderful circle of friends, both gay and straight. The issue is that my husband loves a certain purveyor of chicken sandwiches and …

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CALIFORNIA: AG Kamala Harris To Make 2016 Bid For Barbara Boxer’s Senate Seat

Via USA Today: California Attorney General Kamala Harris formally launched her campaign for the U.S. Senate and immediately pushed the nascent 2016 race to a new level. “I want to be a voice for Californians,” Harris said in an message to supporters posted on her website. “I will be a fighter for the next generation on the critical issues facing …

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Cyndi Lauper Advocates For Homeless LGBT Youth At National Press Club Event

From an unusually even-handed report by the Christian site CNS News: Pop singer and LGBT activist Cyndi Lauper said on Wednesday that homosexual children are “being thrown away because of who they are.” Lauper was speaking at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to mark the 40th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and …

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Betty Salwak Memorial Fund Launches

After a whirlwind week of joy for our movement, on Friday night I closed that day’s postings with the heartbreaking news of the passing of devoted LGBT ally and JMG community member Betty “Birdie” Salwak.  A memorial fund to further Birdie’s work on your behalf has been established. Betty’s life was cut short by cancer. When she got the diagnosis …

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Sad News: Beloved JMG Community Member Betty “Birdie” Salwak Has Died

It’s my heartbroken duty to let you know that beloved JMG community member Betty Salwak, known to many of you here as Birdie, passed away today of the breast cancer she battled for the last several years. As some of you know, Betty served as JMG’s volunteer behind-the-scenes copy editor, cheerfully correcting my typos, misspellings, and inelegant syntax, for which …

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POLAND: Pro Boxer Backs LGBT Rights

Poland’s struggling LGBT rights movement got a boost this week when a “wildly popular” boxer publicly expressed his support. Via New York Times: Dariusz Michalczewski, a world-famous pugilist who goes by the nickname Tiger, recently made headlines by announcing his support for one of the country’s most prominent gay rights groups, Shoulder to Shoulder on Equality — L.G.B.T. and Friends, …

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Kluwe Settles With Minnesota Vikings

We’ve reached a settlement with the Vikings. Terms I can disclose as follows. — Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) August 19, 2014 1. They will donate a substantial amount to five charities, several MN local, over the next five years. — Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) August 19, 2014 2. They are implementing enhanced training within the entire organization, and are committed to a …

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Straight UFC Fighter Drops Trou At Weigh-In To Reveal…. Support For Gays

(See more gifs at Towleroad)

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Tallahassee’s Mayor For Marriage Equality

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Maya Angelou Dies At Age 86

Legendary poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died in her North Carolina home at the age of 86. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines confirmed Angelou was found by her caretaker on Wednesday morning. Angelou had been reportedly battling health problems. She recently canceled a scheduled appearance of a special event to be held in her honor. Angelou was …

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Olympia Dukakis For Cyprus Pride

From the Greek Reporter: Oscar-winning Greek American actress Olympia Dukakis has expressed her support for Cyprus’ first gay pride parade. The actress urged Cyprus’ LGBT community to “keep going forward, stay the course.” The first gay pride parade of Cyprus, will be held on May 31 in Nicosia. Local authorities and foreign diplomatic missions have already stated that they will …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Suit Against Pro-Gay County Clerk Bruce Hanes To Be Dropped

Late last summer Montgomery County Clerk Bruce Hanes began issuing same-sex marriage licenses to Pennsylvania couples. A court soon ordered Hanes to cease and Gov. Tom Corbett waded into the fray by comparing Hanes’ action to allowing 12 year-old children to marry. Corbett apologized, but by then he had joined a lawsuit against Hanes brought by the Pennsylvania Department of …

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Betty White Responds To Fan Questions

Betty White fielded questions from fans on social media last night at the close of an interview with Larry King. Near the end of the clip below, Betty reaffirms her defense of the gay community.

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Pro Soccer 2013 MVP Player Mike Magee Responds To Hateful Tweet, Gets Apology

Magee plays for the Chicago Fire and was the 2013 MVP for Major League Soccer. SB Nation has the story. (Tipped by JMG reader Brian)

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Wonder Woman Sends Love To Tomboy

Last night LGBT ally Lynda Carter posted the above message on her Facebook page. Her fans are applauding and one responded, “Lynda Carter just became more of a hero to me for this post. This was me in the late 70’s early 80’s.” (Via the Randy Report) RELATED:  In 2011 Lynda Carter was the grand marshal of the NYC Pride …

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AZ State Rep. Chad Campbell Celebrates

Campbell, you should ALL remember, was a fiery and passionate defender of our people when the bill was being debated on the Arizona House floor. He is being term-limited out of office this year and many thought him to be a top Democratic prospect for governor, but several months ago he said would not run.

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