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Posted by Dan Leveille at 12:42pm
Support Your Favourite LGBT Organizations When You Make a Purchase on Amazon
Donating to your favourite LGBT organizations just got easier! Amazon recently launched Amazon Smile, a feature where the company will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to an organization of your choice. 
Amazon’s database includes almost a million charities, schools, and other nonprofits, including many LGBT organizations.
"Tens of millions of products" on Amazon are eligible for AmazonSmile donations, and those are marked as "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation." All you need to do is select an organization and shop!
Can’t think of an organization to donate to? Here are just a few LGBT organizations available on AmazonSmile:
Iola Foundation (The It Get’s Better Project)
Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Trevor Project
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Inc. (GLAAD)
GLSEN, Inc.
Which organization will you be donating to?
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Support Your Favourite LGBT Organizations When You Make a Purchase on Amazon

Donating to your favourite LGBT organizations just got easier! Amazon recently launched Amazon Smile, a feature where the company will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to an organization of your choice. 

Amazon’s database includes almost a million charities, schools, and other nonprofits, including many LGBT organizations.

"Tens of millions of products" on Amazon are eligible for AmazonSmile donations, and those are marked as "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation." All you need to do is select an organization and shop!

Can’t think of an organization to donate to? Here are just a few LGBT organizations available on AmazonSmile:

  • Iola Foundation (The It Get’s Better Project)
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • Trevor Project
  • Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Inc. (GLAAD)
  • GLSEN, Inc.

Which organization will you be donating to?

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Posted by Dan Leveille at 11:44pm

WATCH: Child Yells at People Outside Church That Vowed to Support Gay Marriage

A church in North Carolina vowed to stop performing marriages until its pastors are allowed to officiate weddings for gay couples. A young boy stood outside the church yelling remarks to the churchgoers and their support of same-sex marriage.

The Church posted the following statement:

"On the matter of same-sex marriage, Green Street UMC sees injustice in the legal position of state government and the theological position of our denomination.  North Carolina prohibits same-sex marriage and all the rights and privileges marriage brings.  The Leadership Council has asked that their ministers join others who refuse to sign any State marriage licenses until this right is granted to same- sex couples."

(via Reddit)

Posted by Dan Leveille at 3:36am
Gay Couples Kiss in Front of Westboro Baptist Church Protesters

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: Two same sex couples kiss in front of Westboro Baptist Church protesters, at the U.S. Supreme Court, on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Today the high court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether Congress can withhold federal benefits from legally wed gay couples by defining marriage as only between a man and a woman.

(Mark Wilson / Getty via Huffington Post)

Gay Couples Kiss in Front of Westboro Baptist Church Protesters

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: Two same sex couples kiss in front of Westboro Baptist Church protesters, at the U.S. Supreme Court, on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Today the high court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether Congress can withhold federal benefits from legally wed gay couples by defining marriage as only between a man and a woman.

(Mark Wilson / Getty via Huffington Post)

Posted by Dan Leveille at 6:40pm

"New Morning": A new anti-gay-marriage commercial

The Campaign for American Values PAC just launched this anti-gay-marriage commercial endorsing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. The ad attacks Obama’s support for gay marriage.

(via Queerty)

Posted by Dan Leveille at 4:49pm

North Carolina Pastor: Put Gays And Lesbians In Electrified Pen To Kill Them Off

Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church — located at 3283 Providence Mill Rd, Maiden, NC 28650 — is seen here from a service posted to the church’s website dated May 13, 2012 calling for the starvation and ultimate death of “queers and homosexuals.”

(via Huffington Post)

Posted by Dan Leveille at 1:27pm

NBA, GLSEN and Ad Council’s Official Think B4 You Speak PSA

NBA players Grant Hill and Jared Dudley shot a PSA for GLSEN and the Ad Council’s Think Before You Speak campaign on April 12, 2011. The PSA is the first phase of a partnership between GLSEN, the NBA and the Ad Council to address anti-LGBT language among teens. Learn more about the campaign at thinkb4youspeak.com
Posted by Dan Leveille at 11:05pm

Homophobic #ToMyUnbornChild tweets turned into PSA

Charlotte Moore from Raleigh, North Carolina has created a PSA against homophobia after the Twitter hashtag #ToMyUnbornChild attracted homophobes to publicly announce that they would murder their child if he or she was gay.

#ToMyUnbornChild became a trending topic on Twitter a few weeks ago, and while most people used it to write loving tweets to their future children, some homophobes decided to do just the opposite.

@Homophobes, a Twitter account that retweets homophobes to expose their ignorance, published an article of 100 extremely homophobic tweets, which gained quite a bit of attention around the web.

Charlotte Moore was inspired, and decided to write and direct a PSA using the tweets. The video was produced by Brian Lee and Nick Heim. 

From the video’s description:

I got the idea on a Thursday. By Sunday, we — me, my boyfriend, and whatever friends we could find to help us — had it filmed.

It’s easy to dehumanize hate speech online because we’ve gotten so used to seeing it. We tell ourselves that it’s the product of trolls, of random, anonymous strangers. 

Except they’re not. They’re real people. Many of them will be parents. And some of their children will be gay.

The homophobic tweets, which were compiled using Storify, gaining nearly 300,000 views, 4,000 tweets, and thousands of reblogs and likes from our Tumblr post and another Tumblr user. The post was covered by the Huffington Post, The New Civil Rights MovementQueerty, TowleroadBuzzfeed, AmericaBLOG, and several other blogs.

Last weekend, @homophobes also published a satirical guide on how to “rid the gay” from your child.

More info:

Posted by Dan Leveille at 4:36pm
A Homophobe’s Guide for Dealing with a Gay Child(Warning: Post contains shocking and offensive language.) 
@Homophobes, a Twitter account that retweets homophobes to expose their ignorance, published a satirical guide on how to “rid the gay” from your child. This guide contains 53 shocking real tweets from real homophobes who publicly tweeted about what they would do if their child was gay.
From the Storify post:

Think your child might be gay? Here are 16 tips from real homophobes on how to rid the gay.

Several weeks ago, @homophobes published a similar post titled “100 Real Tweets from Homophobes Who Would Murder Their Gay Child.”
View the Homophobe’s Guide for Dealing with a Gay Child

A Homophobe’s Guide for Dealing with a Gay Child
(Warning: Post contains shocking and offensive language.) 

@Homophobes, a Twitter account that retweets homophobes to expose their ignorance, published a satirical guide on how to “rid the gay” from your child. This guide contains 53 shocking real tweets from real homophobes who publicly tweeted about what they would do if their child was gay.

From the Storify post:

Think your child might be gay? Here are 16 tips from real homophobes on how to rid the gay.

Several weeks ago, @homophobes published a similar post titled “100 Real Tweets from Homophobes Who Would Murder Their Gay Child.”

View the Homophobe’s Guide for Dealing with a Gay Child

Posted by Dan Leveille at 2:30am
Brazil breaks world record for largest straight pride parade, all twelve participants honored
Members of an anti-gay group in Sao Paulo, Brazil came together on Saturday afternoon to hold a straight pride parade. The twelve participants broke the Guinness World Record for the largest straight pride parade and were honored by city representatives.
The parade, which took place on Paulista Avenue, reached a final tally of twelve attendees. The participants walked down the avenue holding signs with phrases like “NO STR8 H8!” “STRAIGHT IS GREAT!”.
A Guinness representative who was at the event later presented the twelve with a certificate honoring their achievement. City representatives congratulated the attendees. 
"We made history today," said Maiara Goncalves, the event organizer, "I’m so glad that the straight community could come together today and show the gays that we are proud of who we are. It’s time that we stand up against discrimination."
Equalitopia reached out to Guinness, but they declined to comment.
(Photo credit: Petur M)

Brazil breaks world record for largest straight pride parade, all twelve participants honored

Members of an anti-gay group in Sao Paulo, Brazil came together on Saturday afternoon to hold a straight pride parade. The twelve participants broke the Guinness World Record for the largest straight pride parade and were honored by city representatives.

The parade, which took place on Paulista Avenue, reached a final tally of twelve attendees. The participants walked down the avenue holding signs with phrases like “NO STR8 H8!” “STRAIGHT IS GREAT!”.

A Guinness representative who was at the event later presented the twelve with a certificate honoring their achievement. City representatives congratulated the attendees. 

"We made history today," said Maiara Goncalves, the event organizer, "I’m so glad that the straight community could come together today and show the gays that we are proud of who we are. It’s time that we stand up against discrimination."

Equalitopia reached out to Guinness, but they declined to comment.

(Photo credit: Petur M)

Posted by Dan Leveille at 6:07pm