Romney's gay spokesperson resigns
Only about a month after he joined the campaign and amid tons of backlash, Richard Grenell, the openly gay man recently hired to serve as Mitt Romney’s campaign spokesperson on foreign policy, resigned from the position.
Conservatives completely destroyed Romney for the decision, claiming that Grenell would jump ship if President Obama ever announced his support for marriage equality, accusing Romney of giving in to the “homosexual lobby,” and making other outrageous claims. What’s funny is that Grenell was certainly not the first gay person ever to work for Romney, but in this particular election season it became a hot topic.
“My ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign,” Grenell said in a statement issued today to The Washington Post. “I want to thank Governor Romney for his belief in me and my abilities and his clear message to me that being openly gay was a non-issue for him and his team.”
That was certainly short-lived. It’s really troubling that our country is still so sharply divided that things like this have to happen.
This man felt that his ability to do his job was affected by the prejudice and actions of haters. And that’s a huge issue.
8:32 pm • 2 May 2012 • 44 notes
Two color-coded graphic designs displaying queer/LGBTQ TV characters as well as celebrities. These are just a few of the many strong characters and people offered by today’s pro-queer efforts in the media.
For the images’ sources, check here.
7:48 pm • 1 May 2012 • 29 notes
[A Vicar holds a large poster that reads, ‘Some Christians are gay. Get over it!’]
(Source: fyeahlgbtrights, via lgbtgivesmehope)
7:16 pm • 1 May 2012 • 652 notes
“I think what you’re seeing is a profound recognition on the part of the American people that gays and lesbians and transgender persons are our brothers, our sisters, our children, our cousins, our friends, our co-workers, and that they’ve got to be treated like every other American. And I think that principle will win out.”
Barack Obama. Baby steps. More. (via gaywrites)
Even our president has our back, America. I’d say there’s hope.
7:12 pm • 1 May 2012 • 251 notes
Gay alum can't speak at Catholic graduation
A gay alumnus of a Catholic high school in Michigan learned this week that he’s no longer invited to speak at his alma mater’s graduation because school administrators found out he’s gay.
Dominic Sheahan-Stahl graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1998 and, now an actor, was invited and then un-invited to speak for this year’s graduating class, of which his younger brother is a member. He made a video about the incident, which you can see at the link above.
Principal Denny Starnes announced Friday that he supports the actor, but must abide by the Catholic diocese’s decision to bar Sheahan-Stahl from speaking at the commencement ceremony. William said that the student body expressed support toward his brother, as well. Sheahan-Stahl said he plans to still attend the graduation to support his brother, and he told the Saginaw News that he will give his address at Central Michigan University on May 20 after the graduation ceremony.
7:08 pm • 1 May 2012 • 50 notes
LBGTQ* Charts and Stats
Lesbian/Gay British Statistical Life/Lifestyle Breakdown
6:47 pm • 1 May 2012 • 61 notes
everyone is gay: "How I do ask the girl I'm seeing to be my official Facebook Status girlfriend?"
-Question submitted by Anonymous
“Ey girl, I’m about to change my relaysh status on Facebook, you want summa this?”
“we dating or what? facebook wants to know”
“Look I asked a question on everyoneisgay.com and they answered it!” show her your computer and open…
SECOND OPTION PLEASE
1:38 am • 28 April 2012 • 155 notes