Saturday, March 12, 2016
Carlos Salas and Nick Soper star in this short film about two guys who act on the fact that they are incredibly attracted to one another. In the aftermath, one of them seems to have second thoughts.
“Gravity Don’t Pull Me” is about a boy who broke his heart but “I want people to hear the song as ultimately having a positive message,” Batmanglij told NPR in an interview.
When Mark White and Kerwin Villabolos [from Colombia] decided to get married , Kerwin was set on a “white, modern, sleek and classy” look.
But it was Mark who won in the end, with his own treasured vision of a 1916-themed wedding.
“white, modern, sleek and classy” look. […]
Hairdresser Mark planned the whole wedding himself, keeping it a secret from dancer Kerwin, and explained he opted for a 1916 theme to show how far Ireland has come in history after same-sex marriage was legalised last year in a public referendum.
On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, a group of Irish nationalists proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic and, along with some 1,600 followers, staged a rebellion against the British government in Ireland. The rebels seized prominent buildings in Dublin and clashed with British troops. Within a week, the insurrection had been suppressed and more than 2,000 people were dead or injured. The leaders of the rebellion soon were executed. Initially, there was little support from the Irish people for the Easter Rising; however, public opinion later shifted and the executed leaders were hailed as martyrs. In 1921, a treaty was signed that in 1922 established the Irish Free State, which eventually became the modern-day Republic of Ireland.
“What better way to celebrate being Irish than having an Easter Rising themed wedding?
“I probably would’ve been burnt at the stake 100 years ago for being gay so it’s amazing now that two men can stand up and tell the world they love each other and legally get married here.”
Friday, March 11, 2016
Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes the heroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
LGBT people are increasingly moving to traditionally red states where they lack protections against discrimination and are under attack from anti-gay lawmakers, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Gallup.
Of the 20 US cities that saw increases in their rankings for percentage of LGBT residents from 1993 to 2014, 11 were in traditionally red states including Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Texas, according to ConsumerAffairs.com.
Salt Lake City saw the biggest increase in the size of its LGBT community, moving from 39th place in 1993 to 7th in 2014 (the most recent available data), ConsumerAffairs reports.
Meanwhile, traditionally LGBT-friendly cities like Minneapolis, San Diego and New York saw a drop in their national rankings.
This trend can largely be attributed to increased LGBT acceptance nationwide, which means that people no longer feel compelled to move to queer meccas on the East and West coasts. However, the trend also means that more LGBT people are living in states where they can legally be fired, evicted or denied services based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Human Rights Campaign reported last month that 111 million people live in states where LGBT people lack clear state-level protections against discrimination in the workplace. And this week, HRC noted that the number of anti-LGBT bills in state legislatures across the US had surpassed 180 — by far the most in history. Needless to say, the vast majority of those bills are in the same traditionally red states where LGBT people are moving.
Mark Hamill : “I just read online that JJ is very much open to that. In the old days, you would get fan mail, but now fans are writing and asking all these questions: ‘I’m bullied in school … I’m afraid to come out.’ They say to me: ‘Could Luke be gay?’ I’d say it is meant to be interpreted by the viewer. If you think Luke is gay, of course he is. You should not be ashamed of it. Judge Luke by his character, not by who he loves.”