Edith “Edie” Windsor (née Schlain; June 20, 1929 – September 12, 2017) was an American LGBT rights activist and a technology manager at IBM. She was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court of the United States case United States v. Windsor, which successfully overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Actand was considered a landmark legal victory for the same-sex marriage movement in the United States.
There’s lots of chatter around town questioning Philadelphia’s Pride — and I’ll admit some opinions are founded — but there’s something irksome about being called out nationally for being one of the worst cities for gay Pride.
Gay app Jack’d polled users (aged approximately 18-30) in anticipation of Pride month to determine the best and worst cities in the nation to attend a Pride festival. No surprise, San Francisco topped the list, with Detroit (really?) and Oakland (wha?!) not far behind. San Antonio got the No. 1 slot in the “least fun” category, and Philadelphia comes in at No. 8. (See the full lists below.)
Here’s a list of winners:
Advocate for Change Award: Bill Clinton;
Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Steve Warren;
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Comes Out With Their 2013 Film/TV Nominations:
OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel(Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Cloud Atlas(Warner Bros. Pictures)
ParaNorman (Focus Features)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment)
Your Sister’s Sister(IFC Films)
OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
Any Day Now (Music Box Films)
Keep the Lights On(Music Box Films)
Mosquita y Mari(Wolfe Releasing)
Musical Chairs (Paladin)
Thinking about praying the gay away in 2013? An unintentionally hilarious new video from Exodus International might just change your mind.
Check out the Christian ex-gay organization’s “Exodus Week-End Review” blooper reel for 2012, which features Exodus president Alan Chambers and fellow ex-gay Randy Thomas cutting up, getting flustered, and being sassy between takes.
Be A Part Of The Movie-Making Process
‘Scrooge & Marley’ Debuts Trailer,
Launches ‘Christmas in July’ Fundraising Drive
CHICAGO —SAM I Am Films, producers of “Scrooge & Marley,” a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story, “A Christmas Carol,” has posted the first trailer of the film, which will be released in December. Acclaimed out actor David Pevsner portrays Ben Scrooge while former SNL star Tim Kazurinsky appears as the Ghost of Jacob Marley.
The trailer kicks off a series of “Christmas in July” fundraising events that will include house parties, a cabaret benefit and an Indiegogo.com online pledge campaign – all designed to raise awareness and excitement about the film’s holiday release and to aid producers of the independent feature in securing additional post production funds.
Gospels give Baptists a moral basis for gay-rights support
Jun 25, 2012
A recent resolution of the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in New Orleans as reported by The Tennessean states that gays and lesbians lack the “distinguishing features of classes entitled to special protections.” The resolution goes on to regret that “homosexual rights activists … have misappropriated the rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement.”
Mister D: Hell, nursing homes treat elderly straight people bad enough…imagine if they know you’re gay!
Happy Pride! Every June, many LGBT organizations and aging providers take time to celebrate the history and accomplishments of LGBT older people. Yet, we are keenly aware that many providers are also looking for guidance on how to best work with our diverse populations.
That’s why the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging has developed a Top 10 list for aging service providers to begin creating culturally competent and inclusive services! Suggestions from the list include:
Mister D: Recently Carrie Underwood announced/professes her support of gay marriage and of course the anti-gay backlash has begun! The Advocate magazine has compiled a list of country gay supporters in return. The list of these allies are as follows:
Country Entertainers Who Support LGBT Equality
Find out which country performers have publicly expressed their support for LGBT issues.
The musician won a GLAAD Media Award in 1993 for his song “We Shall Be Free,” with lyrics such as “‘Cause we shall be free / When we’re free to love anyone we choose” that helped turn it into an LGBT anthem.