Wednesday, November 27, 2013

EVENT: Fall In Glam: Merced LGBT Club Event

Happy Thanksgiving


May you all have an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday...Just a reminder that the Fresno LGBT Community Center will closed Thursday through Saturday this week to allow our volunteers to have more time with family and friends...One of our big "Thanks" this Thanksgiving is that we now have 16 states in America that have legalized marriage equality!

EVENT: World AIDS Day Presentation at CSUF

On Monday, December 2, 2013, in observance of World AIDS Day, CSUF Public Health and Social Work students will conduct a presentation titled “The History and Future of Public Health and Social Work’s Role in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic”. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 12 pm, in the North Gym, Rm. 118. The room is located on the west end of campus not far from the track and tennis courts. The event is free and the community is invited to attend!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Gay Bachelor Spoof... Funny or Offensive?

There is a new video from Funny or Die.

In it we are gifted with a spoof of reality show The Bachelor... this time staring (gasp) gay men.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (one member of a married gay couple on ABC's hit sitcom Modern Family) stars as Bryden, the newest bachelor. Alongside George Takei as the host and a gaggle of hot gay cuties  (including Lance Bass in a tiny cameo!) Jesse simpers and flaps about giving full technicolor vitality to enough gay stereotypes to fill a double wide walk in closet.

Which of course, is the problem.

While it is all well and good to poke fun at ourselves... some say that this video takes that tounge in cheeck thing a tad too far.

What do you think of the portrayal of gay men in the video? Funny? Offensive? True?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Illinois Becomes 16th State for Marriage Equality

Courtesy ABC NEWS
In the latest of nationally sweeping pro-LGBTQ legislation, Illinois governor Pat Quinn signed marriage equality into law today at University of Illinois-Chicago, making his state the 16th to legalize same-sex marriage.

“Marriage equality is coming to Illinois,” Quinn said in a Nov. 7 press release. “I look forward to signing this landmark legislation on November 20 and celebrating a big step forward with the people of Illinois.”

Illinois was nearly the 15th state to pass the law, but Hawaii’s own bill passed its Senate on Nov. 12, and Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed it into law later that day.

“The legalization of marriage for same-sex couples is part of the long history of civil rights movements in the United States,” Abercrombie said in a Nov. 13 press release. “Many people have worked tireless [sic] to make this day possible. This significant piece of legislation is a clear example of people exercising courage, determination and patient perseverance.”

President Obama also expressed support of his home state, Illinois, anticipating their passing the legislation, in a press release earlier this month. “As I said in my Inaugural Address last January, our journey as a nation is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well,” Obama said.

Illinois and Hawaii join a growing wave of legislation and litigation in favor of same-sex couples following the Supreme Court’s decision in July to strike down a key provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

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