Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Live blog: "The Life and Legacy of Bayard Rustin" panel discussion

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Join the Human Rights Campaign, Center for Black Equity, Hilton Worldwide and Verizon for a panel discussion and reception honoring the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin.

The event features:

The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, U.S. House of Representatives, District of Columbia, friend and colleague to Rustin during the 1963 March on Washington

Mandy Carter, National Coordinator, Bayard Rustin Commemoration, National Black Justice Coalition

Damien Conners, National Executive Director/COO for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Inc(SCLC)

 MacArthur Flournoy, theologian, author, and preacher, is the Director for Faith Partnership and Mobilization for the Human Rights Campaign

And moderator Earl D. Fowlkes, Jr., President & CEO, The Center for Black Equity

'Pat Robertson, CBN attempting to suppress 'AIDS rings' video' and other Wednesday midday news briefs

The Gay AIDS Ring Video Pat Robertson Doesn't Want You To See - YEP! It's official. Pat Robertson REALLY stepped into it this time.

 MOW ‘Master Strategist’ Bayard Rustin Finally Recognized - I KNOW that I am not alone when I say IT'S ABOUT TIME!

Latest 'ex-gay' claim: Wayne Besen 'may be responsible for countless HIV infections' - So now the "ex-gay" industry is attacking one of my mentors, Wayne Besen. I feel sorry for them because Wayne don't play.  

New York Times: Prisons Should ‘Do The Right Thing’ For Transgender Inmates - Yes they should. Period.  

Despite DOMA Ruling, Gay Veterans May Still Be Denied Marriage Benefits - This here is disgusting. They fight for our freedom and they are being denied. 

Editor's note - Tune in tonight for a special post on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters. And no, it's NOT about my book. LOL!

Nebraska's ban on gay adoption, foster care challenged in courts

Unbelievable. I didn't even know that Nebraska had a ban on gay adoption and foster care. From Reuters:

Gay and lesbian couples in Nebraska should be allowed to serve as foster or adoptive parents to children who are in state custody, according to a state court lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

A lesbian couple and two gay couples filed the lawsuit in a Lincoln district court arguing the state policy created in 1995 banning them from becoming foster or adoptive parents to children under care of Nebraska is unconstitutional.

The lawsuit comes two months after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act, which barred same-sex couples from federal marriage benefits.

 . . . Nebraska's policy prohibits the state's department of health and human services from issuing foster-home licenses to or placing children with people who identify themselves as homosexuals or to people who are unrelated, unmarried adults living together.