Houston Mayor Annise Parker will proclaim February 12, 2010 as Children’s AIDS Day in the City of Houston, announced Rod Castle, CEO and Co-founder of The Osito Foundation.
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, sent the following letter today to David Letterman and CBS Corp. in response to a Late Show sketch mocking the appointment of Amanda Simpson to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, the Matthew Shepard Foundation and The Trevor Project – three organizations that work to improve the lives of LGBT youth – are among 100 finalists in Chase Community Giving, a campaign by Chase and Facebook to award $5 million to charities voted on by Facebook users.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, has staff on the ground today as gay and lesbian couples begin to marry in New Hampshire after Governor John Lynch signed marriage equality legislation in June 2009.
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today praised the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for marking up S. 1102, the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act (DPBO). Held by Committee Chairman Joseph Lieberman (ID-CT), the 8-1 vote moves the bill out of committee and readies it for future consideration by the Senate. Similar legislation cleared the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on November 18.
After a remarkably successful first year of the “Think Before You Speak” campaign that accompanied significant shifts in teenage attitude toward the phrase ‘that’s so gay,’ the Ad Council and GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, today launched a much harder-hitting second phase that will focus more directly on the consequences of anti-gay language, as covered in The New York Times‘ Media Decoder blog on Wednesday.
Austin‘s The Invincible Czars, known for composing a “…frenzied, turn-of-the-century riot inducing classical music…” The Dallas Observer, continues to spread a unique variety of holiday cheer by performing their zealous take on Tchaikovsky’s classic “Nutcracker Suite” at Discovery Green on Saturday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. to open the park’s ice skating season. Their re-imagined “Nutcracker Suite” appeals to everyone from children to the young at heart seeking to experience the classic holiday tradition in a radical new format that is certain to delight.