Outside the Stonewall Inn, as a crowd was celebrating the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling, I met Don Russell, 84, and his 100-year-old partner, Charles Schaeffer.
These two men have been together for 62 YEARS.
When they started dating, Harry Truman was president. It was an entirely different world for gay men, to put it mildly.
"You couldn’t walk around like this," said Don, looking down. Their hands were clasped tightly together.
This makes me feel better.
this wins over other pro-gay commercials because you had no idea he was gay and then you can’t tell which one is his husband
they are showing them as people
not as gays and straights
fuckin love this commercial
can we just talk about the fact that the husbands arent even bringing the drinks over theyre just standing there next to the drinks and chatting
fuckin useless husbands
I wasn’t going to reblog, but then the last comment.
God Bless Alice
A conservative Christian college in Omaha expelled a student one semester before her graduation when they found out she was a lesbian — and then demanded she repay them for scholarship funds she had earned.
Grace University has refused to transfer Danielle Powell’s credits to another school unless she pays $6,300, the tuition from her spring semester in 2011, when administrators found out she was gay. Powell would have been the first in her family to earn a college degree.
Michael James, executive vice president at Grace University, justified the college’s actions to The Huffington Post, affirming that its student handbook forebade “sexually immoral behavior.” Quoting from the handbook, James stated:
“Any student involved in sexually immoral behavior, including premarital sex, adultery, and homosexual acts, is at minimum placed on University probation and may be subject to a Judiciary Hearing.”
Powell and her wife started a petition to get Grace University to drop its demands. (By the way, they’re the couple who got engaged onstage at a Macklemore concert — watch the video!) She deserves better than this. Help her out?
The Out List
How many times do you think I’ll cry during this movie. 10 times? 20 times? just a never ending flow of tears?
Will watch. Will cry.
She took a deep breath, exhaled, and hit the enter key. Then she leaned toward the screen with her hands over her mouth, and waited.
It didn’t take long. Within seconds, the admiration poured in from around the world: Seattle, Scotland, New York, Tokyo, even into the deepest pockets of the Bible Belt. Throughout the day, friends and relatives weighed in — sixty responses, eighty responses, ninety responses: a baptismal deluge of love and support. And if things seemed almost too good to be true, that’s because they were.
The posts were nearing the one-hundred mark when a woman who began her response by announcing that she was the girl’s grandmother wrote, “I am so disappointed in you. You used to love the Lord.” And then she said it: that hoary chestnut usually reserved for overall-wearing porch-swingers in movies, the kind who find time to weigh moral judgment in between their tobaccah spittin: “What you’re doing is an abomination. You know, God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” And the balloons popped and the confetti got swept away and everyone went home.
Some great writing, the whole article is worth reading.
The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you’ve just told them- Rachel Maddow
Favorite Out Lesbian Women
“Cut the ending. Revise the script. The man of her dreams is a girl.”
inspired by Bridget’s Sara booty lust