STARBUCKS CELEBRATES LGBT PRIDE WITH HUGE RAINBOW FLAG ATOP SEATTLE HQ

SEATTLE — Starbucks celebrated the opening of LGBT Pride week in Seattle on Monday by hoisting an 800 square foot rainbow pride flag over its Seattle headquarters. “A gesture as simple as flying a flag might not seem like much on face, but it represents another step forward for the LGBT community as companies all…

HOW ONE GAY STUDENT STOOD UP TO HIS HOMOPHOBIC COUNSELOR

If you were looking for an example of how to be a horrible college mental health counselor, look no further. Nephi Niven was physically ill and depressed from keeping his sexuality a secret and did what many young gay people do: He sought help. Nephi recalls: I told [the therapist] I was gay and I…

FIRST TRANSGENDER PRIEST TO PREACH @ NATIONAL CATHEDRAL

WASHINGTON — An openly transgender Episcopal priest is set to preach at Washington National Cathedral. The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, will be a guest preacher on Sunday. He’ll be the first openly transgender priest to preach from Canterbury Pulpit at the cathedral. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal…

THE MOST LIBERAL & CONSERVATIVE CITIES IN EVERY STATE

Ever wonder what the most conservative or liberal city is in your state? Wonder no more… Clarity Campaign Labs has created an interesting map that shows which towns are at either end of the political spectrum in each US state. According to Business Insider: Clarity Campaign Labs used its national models and the Co-Op voter file from SmartVAN to…

RICK FOX: WE MUST DEMAND ACCEPTANCE FOR GAY ATHLETES

Former Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox says the public must demand acceptance for gay athletes. Fox, who last played for the Lakers in 2004, made his comments during an appearance on Larry King Now. When host Larry King asked whether gay athletes would be accepted, Fox answered: “I think it’s been here. The acceptance of it…

‘SAFE IN MY HANDS’ – ALLSTATE RELEASES STUNNING NEW VIDEO CELEBRATING PRIDE

Allstate Insurance celebrates LGBT Pride this month with a stunning new animated film set to “Safe in My Hands,” a new single from openly gay singer-songwriter Eli Lieb. “We believe everyone should be treated with respect and without judgment no matter who they love,” says Allstate, on their LGBT pride page, which features a photo sharing campaign…

WHITE HOUSE TO ISSUE GAY WORKPLACE PROTECTIONS ORDER

The White House is preparing to announce an executive order barring contractors doing business with the federal government from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. BuzzFeed.com quoted an unnamed White House official as saying: “Following on his pledge for this to be a year of action to expand opportunity for all Americans,…