happy national coming out day!
here are some statements to help you reveal the big news to all the people in your life!
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has spoken out in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. Yahoo has published a letter that Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote last week to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, urging him to “inhibit such expressions from your employee.” This is Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s response to Burns.
This wins the day.
A new film about David Kato and other LGBTQ activists in Uganda is premiering tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival. It will be at the Frameline Festival in San Francisco on June 19th and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City on June 28th. Check out their website for other screenings and events and if it’s coming to a city near you I urge you to try and make it out. Also, here's a New York Times article and accompanying video from the two directors, Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, from earlier this year.
"That’s the punch line: the case that affirmed the right of gay couples to have consensual sex in private spaces seems to have involved two men who were neither a couple nor having sex. In order to appeal to the conservative Justices on the high court, the story of a booze-soaked quarrel was repackaged as a love story. Nobody had to know that the gay-rights case of the century was actually about three or four men getting drunk in front of a television in a Harris County apartment decorated with bad James Dean erotica."
NO BIG DEAL BUT WE ARE NOW OFFICIALLY RADIO STARS.
For the next ten weeks, every Friday, Kristin and Dannielle will be co-hosting a weekly, live radio show with KDVS’s own Tali Link!!!
WHEN: 9AM PST/12PM EST on Fridays beginning 4/6! The show will run 30 minutes!
WHERE: If you live in the California area you can tune in to 90.3FM at 9AM PST/12PM EST, and if you live anywhere else you can go to the KDVS website and stream us!!
WHAT: Kristin and Dannielle will cover a different issue each week through dialogue moderated by Tali Link, and take one to two calls from listeners to answer questions!! We will also highlight a song each week that is relevant to that week’s issue. WE WILL ALSO MAKE YOU LAUGH.
Awesome, THIS. Way to keep it classy Davis!
Dustin Lance Black’s play 8, which is a reading of the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trail, is available in full on youtube! It stars Brad Pitt as Judge Walker, George Clooney as David Boies, Martin Sheen as Theodore B. Olson. Kevin Bacon, Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, John C. Reilly, Vanessa Garcia, Yeardley Smith, Jamie Lee Curtis and George Takei also star. It’s really good. [Via]