Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Peter LaBarbera fails to ruin the party for Illinois marriage equality bill signing

There are times when you must admit that you have lost and fade away with a smidgen of dignity.

Apparently no one told this to "Porno" Pete LaBarbera.

Even as we speak, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has just signed the state's marriage equality bill, thus making Illinois the 16th marriage equality state.

Meanwhile, poor LaBarbera is outside of the party looking like the world's most pathetic wallflower:

Photo courtesy of Waymon Hudson

'Bayard Rustin, Sally Ride receive Medal of Freedom' and other Wednesday midday news briefs

Bayard Rustin (left), Sally Ride (right)

From Chris Geidner of Buzzfeed - Walter Naegle, Bayard Rustin's partner, & Tam O'Shaughnessy, Sally Ride's partner, sat together at today's ceremony

Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to 16 Americans - Including the late Sally Ride and my personal hero, Bayard Rustin. Two lgbts who made history with their achievements.

Illinois governor expected to sign gay marriage into law - Number 16 with a thunderbolt! 

Oklahoma Drops National Guard Benefits For All Couples To Avoid Serving Same-Sex Couples - This here is some repugnant #@$%!

 Despite Klingenschmitt's Efforts, Our YouTube Account Has Been Restored - Nice try, "Pastor Chaps," but Right-Wing Watch will still be able to show your homophobic rants.  

Truth Wins Out Calls On Air Force Academy To Terminate ‘Ex-Gay’ Charlatan Hired As Cadet Counseling Chief - Now watch how Fox News's Todd Starnes and the rest of that bunch whine about "religious liberty." Sorry but they have no case here.

Top picture courtesy of The New Civil Rights Movement.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013


The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
"The Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people -- sometimes in the most brutal ways possible -- it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice."
- Transgender Day of Remembrance founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith

Let us all, lgbt and heterosexual alike, strive for the time where we are able to celebrate the lives and contributions of our transgender brothers and sisters instead of their deaths through ignorance and hate.