“When my daughter came home from school one day saying that a classmate had two mommies, my response was, ‘Two mommies? How lucky is she?!’ What does it actually say in the bible that will cause some people to be upset by my line of thinking?”
That’s the question actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who practices Kabbalah, asked in her latest GOOP newsletter (an online publication that aims to “nourish the inner aspect”).
Her question was originally motivated by the story that broke last year about an Arkansas school board member, Clint McCance, who posted remarks urging gay youth to commit suicide in response to Spirit Day – a campaign to encourage support for gay youth. McCance later said he was sorry for his “ignorant comments” and he resigned from the school board. more >>
Gay Pride t-shirts for men, women, and babies with messages like “Love Proudly” or “Pride 2011” have arrived at select Old Navy stores across the United States.
Now through the end of June – or until supplies sell out – consumers can buy a variety of tees for anywhere from $7.50 to $14.50.
Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the celebrity-endorsed “It Gets Better Project,” a movement started by Dan Savage dedicated to preventing suicide among LGBT youth through a number of user-created videos offering love and support. Donations are also being encouraged. more >>
Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyonce and every music artist with raunchy and explicit content in their videos could soon lose their spotlight before 9 p.m. in the U.K.
The Bailey Review, “Letting Children be Children,” took on the task to draw attention to the sexualization and commercialization of childhood due to the overexposure from popular media.
Reg Bailey, chief executive of Mothers’ Union, led the independent review, listening to parents’ concerns and suggestions as to what can be done to stop the inappropriate content reaching their children. more >>
In his book, The Right Questions, former Berkeley law professor Phillip Johnson tells of a liberal professor at a very politically correct university. The professor and his wife considered themselves “feminists against homophobia,” and were quite willing to apply their views to their own family.
Had their son told them he was gay, they would have eagerly affirmed him. But they were shocked at what their son actually did tell them: That he was transgendered.
What did this mean? As Johnson recalls in his book, the son answered: “It means I’m a girl. I want to wear dresses and makeup and challenge the whole patriarchal, bourgeois idea of gender.” more >>
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who was on farewell tour in Afghanistan, told Marines Sunday that they cannot discontinue their military enlistment over their opposition to the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
President Obama signed into law in December the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which barred gays from openly serving in the military.
The DADT policy, however, remains in effect until 60 days after the president, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff certify to Congress that the Armed Forces are prepared to implement the repeal. more >>
For those living near Disney World in Florida, there is a good chance you saw an aircraft pulling the following banner, “Warning Gay Pride Day@Disney 2Day.”
The message is from the Christian group Florida Family Association, which paid for the banner to run across the sky on Friday and Saturday.
“30,000 children along with their unsuspecting parents will be confronted with the reality of witnessing over 15,000 Gay Pride Day revelers when they enter the Magic Kingdom on June 4, 2011,” wrote FFA on its website. more >>