Supporting The LGBT Community Through The Color Purple Today, Thursday, October 15, is a day where we come together, stand up and say no more bullying our LGBT youth. And we do more than say it. We do something about it. We can turn it purple and add our voices that way, thanks to GLADD and then? We can go even further. We can go into the schools and the workplaces. We can educate educators. We can educate students. We can educate employers and employees and work colleagues. Read an excerpt from the GLAAD press release earlier this month and learn how you can turn things purple today:
June’s Supreme Court decision in Obergefell was a huge victory for our community and brought marriage rights to same-sex couples in all 50 states.
Attorney Victoria Ferrara wrote a piece that she immediately shared on her own website concerning the Supreme Court Decision regarding marriage equality. With her permission, (Attorney Ferrara is a Legal Notable Contributor for GayParentstoBe), we are sharing her blog here. The actual words of the decision that she quoted here may actually bring tears to your eyes. They certainly did for so many of us across the nation. Attorney Ferrara ties the issues together in a concise and direct way, answering many questions that are rumbling around out there about why and if it was proper that the U.S. Supreme Court took this question on at all. Attorney Ferrara puts this landmark decision into proper perspective and helps us see that yes, it’s time to celebrate.
Today is a good day for children and families. The Supreme Court ruling will have huge implications for children of same sex parents who want to marry. For the children, this ruling legitimizes their family. No longer is there a shadow of unease knowing that a state can declare that their family is different from others. This ruling speaks across state lines and directly to the children of same sex parents that what matters in the law is that two people choose to marry. No caveats, no limitations. Someone else's opinion has no sway or recourse with your family.
What does it take to wake society up to the fact that there are many different aspects of ourselves in all of us? Does it need to be as big and bright as an Olympic gold medalist such as Bruce Jenner “coming out” as a person who is exploring gender?
Photograph courtesy of The Golden Globes Stars gathered last night for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes and it was a big night for the LGBT community in film and in television. LGBT actors and allies, as well as films and TV shows centered around LGBT individuals, were nominated and many won awards for their work. Both Matt Bomer, star of The Normal Heart, and Jeffrey Tambor, star of Transparent won big, pushing the image of LGBT parents even further into mainstream film and television.
It’s astonishing, and frustrating. Though 97% of peer-reviewed papers agree that climate change is man-made, those 3% of deniers squawk loudly enough to get their voices heard, often in mainstream media.