Category: LGBT

Chevy hits homerun with Motor City Pride, LGBT-targeted ad

Chevy hits homerun with Motor City Pride, LGBT-targeted ad

Go, Chevy!

A Chevy ad released last month to celebrate the Detroit Pride festival has gone viral beyond anyone’s prediction. The ad, originally a tiny $750 buy in the Motor City Pride edition of Between the Lines, has been viewed by well over 10 million people.

See the ad after the jump.

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Democratic Party set to place marriage equality for LGBT couples in the party platform

Democratic Party set to place marriage equality for LGBT couples in the party platform

Welcome to the real world

It’s a big day for LGBT rights in America today. First, a new Pew poll shows that a plurality of Americans support the rights of same-sex couples to marry. Then, on the same day, we learn that the Democratic Party are set to place support for same-sex marriage in the party’s 2012 platform.

Lots to cheer about after the jump.

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Astronaut and physicist Sally Ride passed away this week, her partner to receive NO federal benefits (UPDATED)

Astronaut and physicist Sally Ride passed away this week, her partner to receive NO federal benefits (UPDATED)

THIS is how we treat our heroes?

Astronaut and Stanford physicist Sally Ride passed away this week from pancreatic cancer. She was the first woman American* and the youngest American of either gender to travel into space. My family has a small but important (to us) connection with Dr. Ride. When my daughter was in grade school, she had a project where they dressed as their heroes and, during an open house, played the role of their hero, answering questions and chatting with the parents that visited. My daughter was there, dressed in a blue jumpsuit and sporting my motorcycle helmet, a third grade astronaut. Her picture even ended up in the local newspaper.

When Dr. Ride, a lesbian, passed away this week, she left behind her partner of 27 years, Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy. Because of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), O’Shaughnessy will receive no federal benefits, benefits she would receive if she were a man. Despite their life-long partnership, she is treated as if she were just an acquaintance.

The two met when they were 12 years old.

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Federal Appeals Court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

Federal Appeals Court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

FORWARD!

In a major step forward in giving same-sex couples the ability to marry and have the same rights and protections as heterosexual couples, a federal appeals court in Boston today ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.

[More after the jump.]

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