I posted a video a couple of weeks ago of proud fathers picking up their LGBT kids to take them to Pride on the Dublin Pride Bus. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5Ca5QG42dg Now they are back with this heartwarming video of the Dublin Bus taking senior members of the LGBT community to their very first Pride! Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF49Lci7irM Homosexuality was illegal in the Republic of Ireland until 1993. Marriage equality finally followed in 2015.
The FBI and Massachusetts state police have launched an investigation after three members of a group that plans to hold a "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston next month reported receiving suspicious packages in the mail Monday. When opened, the packages were found to contain bible passages and glitter. CBS Boston reports: https://youtu.be/9gFAfnR1jzk “Glitter bombing” is seen as an act of protest against those who oppose LGBTQ rights. It was often used by activists against Republican presidential candidates who campaigned against marriage equality. Newt Gingrich 2011 Rick Santorum 2012. Mitt Romney 2012 The Straight Pride Parade is expected to take place on [...]
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York marked Pride this year with a display of rainbow lights illuminating the interior of the cathedral. Cathedral of St. John the Divine The Manhattan Episcopal Church also sent out messages of support to the LGBT community as the city commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall movement. From Facebook: Happy Pride Month from the Cathedral! We're proud to be an official partner of NYC Pride and will be sharing details of upcoming events throughout the month! You can discover more information about this church and its services here: https://www.stjohndivine.org/?fbclid=IwAR2_yby-BejynnoVz__pFAO14m8e8iTo0vwXqEfLrp_Mnp12DA4SLtaORwU
Years and Years frontman Olly Alexander took time out of their Glastonbury set to speak about LGBT history and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Watch: https://www.facebook.com/bbctwo/videos/490103251560353/ Watch: Years and Years perform 'If you're over me' at the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drqFTPhsGs8
LEGOLAND Discovery Center in New York has honored the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots by building the first Lego Pride Parade. “Our model builder worked hard to complete the smallest Pride parade after 25 hours of conceptualization, sketching, virtually building and constructing,” Nicholas Hurst, sales and marketing executive at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, told GMA. “We wanted to share this enthusiastic spirit of togetherness in our MINILAND, made out of over 1.5 million LEGO bricks." Well done, Lego!
A lost Whitney Houston track recorded in 1990 has been remixed by the music producer Kygo and given an official release. The song 'Higher Love is a cover of Steve Winwood's 1986 song. And who doesn't love Whitney Houston singing with rocking Gospel choir? Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTYOkcRH220
British Labour MP Angela Eagle is being praised for a passionate speech she delivered at the House of Commons defending the right of children to learn about LGBT+ rights. Eagles became tearful as she explained why it's important to allow young people to learn, and accused the protesters of such lessons of being “extremist and reactionary.” Pictured parents protesting outside the gates near Anderton Park School, Moseley, Birmingham, against the alleged teaching of sexual gender at the school, but the school is not teaching no outsiders subject around equality act in primary schools. Angela Eagle: “We know that the motivations of some of [...]
Elizabeth Warren on Thursday reintroduced the Refund Equality Act, a bill that would allow same-sex couples to amend past tax returns and receive refunds from the IRS. “The federal government forced legally married same-sex couples in Massachusetts to file as individuals and pay more in taxes for almost a decade,” Warren said in a statement. “We need to call out that discrimination and to make it right — Congress should pass the Refund Equality Act immediately.” NBC Reports: A report by the Joint Committee on Taxation released Tuesday estimated that taxpayers who were in same-sex marriages prior to the repeal of [...]
A Jesuit high school in Indiana can no longer call itself "Catholic" because it refused to terminate the employment of a gay teacher. CNN reports: Archbishop Charles Thompson's decree, dated June 21, means that Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis will no longer be recognized or identified as a Catholic institution within the archdiocese."To effectively bear witness to Christ, whether they teach religion or not, all ministers in their professional and private lives must convey and be supportive of Catholic Church teaching," the Archdiocese of Indiana said in a statement on Thursday.The Archdiocese said they tried but failed to reach [...]
Installation artist Gabriel Dawe created an incredible indoor rainbow with 60 miles of colored thread at the The Renwick in DC in 2015. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=110&v=5VRu894Lgn0 Dawe named the piece 'Plexus A1.'