Great comic about bisexuality. Educate yourselves!
Queer Events In NYC This Week
Pick a thing. Enjoy that thing.
Recently we’ve been inundated with images of gay couples holding hands, demonstrating their commitment to one another and protesting the marriage ban. But while the push toward marriage equality sits in the spotlight, there’s another movement underway, one that’s gaining…
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica’s has signed the country’s marriage equality bill into law, making the South American country the 12th nation in the world and third in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage.
Uruguay becomes the third country in the Americas after Canada and Argentina to eliminate laws making marriage, adoption and other family rights exclusive to heterosexuals.
If we ignore it, it will be like an iceberg,” Illiza said. “Even if one case of homosexuality found, it’s already a problem… we are really concerned about the behavior and activities of the gay community, because their behavior is deviating from the Islamic Shariah.
This is a video for a Kickstarter project my friend is working on called the OUT Youth Theatre Project, which is creating a documentary about an theatre group helping to give LGBTQ youth a chance to share their original stories and scripts with an audience. They’re just shy of their $55,000 production goal (they’re at $47,673 as I’m typing this), and they need help from you to make it there by April 10th! It looks like it’ll be a great documentary if it can make its goal, so help back it if you can, and reblog/spread the word if you can’t!
Hey. I know these people. They are great. Give them the money to do this good thing. Ok?
Back on Mondays
It’s your friendly, neighborhood ally! Normally we here at BCPC post a personal once a week check up on the tumblr site and occasionally I post about a topic that I think is important.
Suffice to say, I would love to see more feedback on a lot of these things. Especially from our NYC supporters. So tell me what kind of content you want to see(on the tumblr page, fb page, twitter, what have you) and I will personally make it happen.
Comment or hit up the inbox with your suggestions/questions and I’ll answer them/fulfill them as best as I can.
Thanks in advance,
Rohan, Program Coordinator, Ally
All week we’ve been talking about Jason Collins, the pro basketball player who made history when he came out as gay. He’s heralded as the first man in a major pro sport to come out, but The Atlantic points out that this isn’t true.
That title belongs to Glenn Burke, a baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland A’s from 1976 to 1979. Burke was very open with his teammates and even with reporters about his sexuality, but the media just wasn’t ready to talk about it.
Burke made no secret of his sexual orientation to the Dodgers front office, his teammates, or friends in either league. He also talked freely with sportswriters, though all of them ended up shaking their heads and telling him they couldn’t write that in their papers. Burke was so open about his sexuality that the Dodgers tried to talk him into participating in a sham marriage. (He wrote in his autobiography that the team offered him $75,000 to go along with the ruse.) He refused. In a bit of irony that would seem farcical if it wasn’t so tragic, one of the Dodgers who tried to talk Burke into getting “married,” was his manager, Tommy Lasorda, whose son Tom Jr. died from AIDS complications in 1991. To this day, Lasorda Sr. refuses to acknowledge his son’s homosexuality.
Burke, who also died of AIDS-related causes in 1995, came out to the world outside baseball in a 1982 article for Inside Sports and even followed it up shortly after with an appearance on The Today Show with Bryant Gumbel. But his story was greeted by the rest of the news media and the baseball establishment, including Burke’s former teammates and baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn, with silence. Even his superb autobiography, Out at Home, which published the year he died, failed to stir open conversation about homosexuality in sports. Practically no one in the sports-writing community would acknowledge that Burke was gay or report stories that followed up on his admission.
This is why history is important.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Senate, after an hour-long, soul-searching debate about equality, love and marriage passed a resolution late Monday repealing the state’s heterosexual definition of marriage, the first step in a long process to recognize gay marriage.
Thank you Sen. Kelvin Atkinson (D-North Las Vegas). Great role model to a generation. You can’t stop equality!