MARTIN LUTHER KING JRs EXPANSIVE DREAM

It is not enough to talk about institutions and workplaces that fracture and separate people based on race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. We must also look at the ways that we ourselves manifest these bigotries — how we are the very ones who uphold and are part of these institutions and workplaces. Often, we…

D. C. BANS DANGEROUS, DISCREDITED ‘EX-GAY’ THERAPY

Yesterday, the Washington, D.C. city council unanimously voted to ban so-called “conversion therapy” — a dangerous and discredited form of psychological abuse that falsely claims to change people from gay to straight — from being performed on minors. The Washington Post reports: The bill, authored by council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3), bans efforts by licensed…

UFC FIGHTER STRIPS DOWN FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Mixed martial artist and UFC light-heavyweight fighter Kyle Kingsbury made a bold statement of support for marriage equality during a pre-match weigh-in last weekend in San Jose. The bearded stud, a certified fireman who recently became engaged to his girlfriend, took to the stage wearing a black T-shirt, blue shorts, a white baseball cap, and an awkward-looking…

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…

CATHOLIC TEACHER WITH GAY SON REFUSES TO SIGN ANTI-GAY CONTRACT

In March, we reported here at Bilerico on a new anti-LGBT provision that the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio inserted into its teacher contracts for next year. The provision forbids educators not just from coming out as gay or marrying a same-sex spouse, but even from publicly expressing support for LGBT equality, both at school and in their personal lives. For at least…

FL COUPLE’S FINAL JOURNAL SHOWS WHY MARRIAGE MATTERS

Some of the most beautiful, tragic, and heartbreakingly poignant stories in the fight for marriage equality are the stories of couples who encounter illness and death. Some of them — like Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer of New York and John Arthur and Jim Obergefell of Ohio — were able to hold  on just long enough to tie the knot….

HEARTWARMING NEW HONEY MAID AD FEATURES GAY FAMILY

) Honey Maid graham crackers launched a heartwarming new ad campaign yesterday called “This is Wholesome” that highlights several different kinds of families, including an interracial couple, a gay couple, and a single dad. Ad Week reports: Honey Maid, which is owned by Mondelez International, debuted the campaign today on TV shows including ABC’s “The View.”…