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Ellen Page is “tired of lying by omission”, and has come out! Bravo boo! We support you 100%!!

We had unintentionally taught Ryan to hate his sexuality. And since sexuality cannot be separated from the self, we had taught Ryan to hate himself. So as he began to use drugs, he did so with a recklessness and a lack of caution for his own safety that was alarming to everyone who knew him.

"Just because he breathes" - This will bring you to tears. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/linda-robertson/just-because-he-breathes-learning-to-truly-love-our-gay-son_b_3478971.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

WHOA! HUGE for Trans people!!

VICTORY: Transgender People Can Now Change Their Social Security Record’s Gender Identity


Today marks an important victory for the transgender community, even though it may appear to be a small paperwork technicality. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that it is now much easier for trans people to change their gender identity on their Social Security records. All that will now be required, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality, is for individuals to submit government-issued documentation reflecting a gender change, or a certification from a physician confirming they have undergone appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition.

Read more HERE

We hold these truths to be Self Evident that all men are created equal…

The Declaration of Independence of the United States. Happy Independence day everyone! This is our day, like never before! 

Gay marriage ruling: Supreme Court finds DOMA unconstitutional!!

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Acton Wednesday and declared that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go to all other married couples.

The decision is a landmark win for the gay rights movement. It voids a section of the law known as DOMA, which was adopted with bipartisan support in Congress in 1996 to deny all benefits and recognition to same-sex couples.

Read the full story here:

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-doma-supreme-court-ruling-20130626,0,6846934.story

It is designed to be a tear jerker, and it works..

WASHINGTON, DC — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is touted as a top GOP presidential prospect in 2016, thinks it should be legal to fire someone for their sexual orientation.

ThinkProgress spoke with the Florida Senator at the opening luncheon of the annual Faith and Freedom Forum on Thursday and asked him about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill to make discrimination against LGBT individuals illegal across the country.

Read the full story here: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/06/13/2153451/rubio-enda/?mobile=nc

"I believe that the MWMF should be open to all self-identified Womyn, and over the years, I have maintained the hope that we can find a way through all of the fighting and come to an amicable solution together.

I am still confident that the MWMF will one day become a place of safety, solidarity, and unconditional love for ALL Womyn, and it is with that hope, that I am announcing that this will be my last year attending the festival until that day comes.”

JD Samson, addressing critics of her not withdrawing from the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival for banning trans women. 

Global Divide on Homosexuality: Pew Research Poll Reveals Greater Acceptance In More Secular Nations

The fight for marriage equality continues to dominate global headlines, but a new survey reveals a surprising divide on the acceptance of homosexuality around the world.

Part of the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project, the “Global Divide on Homosexuality" poll found generally broad acceptance of homosexuality in North America, Europe and much of Latin America, while Russia, much of Asia and predominately Muslim nations were more inclined to reject it.

Read the full story HERE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/06/global-homosexuality-divide-poll-_n_3395927.html

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