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Matt Baume Brilliantly Debunks NOM's Bigoted Claims

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This is the first time I have watched any of Matt Baum's marriage equality videos.  My thinking was that I didn't need convincing so, why watch them?  O.K., sometimes I'm stupid...this is one of those times.  I should have been watching and recommending his videos all along! Via Unicorn Booty: Matt Baume has busied himself with debunking bigoted attacks and legal challenges to same-sex marriage for years now, but man-oh-man has he created a masterpiece this time around.  In all honesty, Matt’s levelheaded takedown of a NOM commercial that’s been polluting the interwebs in the final days leading up to Election Day could be used in history classes someday in the future to illustrate how those of us standing on the right side of the florescent pink fence met those who defamed us, locked us up, and did their damndest to strip us of all human dignity with the cool confidence that only comes with knowing you are right (and that your opponents are morons).

"Class Act" Ann Coulter Mocks Gay Homelessness On Twitter

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Ann Coulter Attention whore and conservative darling Ann Coulter loves to be provocative...in a soulless way.  One of her recent tweets proves this point.   That is so funny, Ann!!  You're so clever!!  According to GLADD: 50% of LGBT youth  experience some degree of family rejection. There are as many as  100 thousand homeless LGBT youth  on our nation's streets, and it's estimated that LGBT youth make up as much as 40% of our nation's homeless youth population. LGBT youth who are completely rejected by their parents are  more than 8 times as likely to have attempted suicide . Pretty funny, right?

Paul Ryan's Soup Kitchen "Photo OP" As Fake As His Concern For The Poor

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Paul Ryan and wife Janna pretending to volunteer at Ohio soup kitchen (AP photo) Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan decided to show up, uninvited, to a soup kitchen to show his "concern" for the nations poor.  The trouble is, the meal was served and the kitchen was cleaned before Ryan arrived.  So, he decided to fake an image so the visit didn't go to waste.  All the pot that he was cleaning were already clean.  See? Paul Ryan really cares for poor people...even though the Romney economic plan gives tax breaks to the super rich at the expense of services aimed at helping the poorest of Americans.  What a good Catholic boy!! Maybe the Romney campaign can earn some money at a stock photo website. Via Daily Kos: So  this  is pretty crazy: on Saturday, Paul Ryan planned to have a photo op washing dishes and serving food at a Youngstown, Ohio soup kitchen ... but by the time he arrived, the food had already been served and the dishes had apparently already

Straight Christian Lives One Year As Gay Man

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Timothy Kurek...Is my gaydar going off? Would ANY straight man decide to pretend to "come out" to his homophobic family and then pretend to be gay for a full year?  I can't say one way or another whether he is gay or straight.  Is he just a gay man who decided to "try out" being gay and came up with a "way out"?  Or, is he the real deal?  Thoughts? Via Huffington Post: Thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people weren't the only ones celebrating  National Coming Out Day  on Thursday. A Christian man from Tennessee appeared on ABC News to talk about his own coming out experience but -- he's straight. Timothy Kurek "came out" to his family and friends and lived as a gay man for a year in order to experience what life is like as an LGB person. The Liberty College graduate  told ABC News , "You learned to be very afraid of God [in church]... [And you learned] the loving thing to do is to tell my friend who

Professional Boxer Orlando Cruz Makes History By Coming Out!

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Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz (left) He is not retired. He is in the middle of his career as a man who takes and gives punches!  He is an amazingly courageous athlete.  He needs to be celebrated for this! Via ESPN: Cruz, 31, the first openly gay fighter, released a statement on Wednesday calling himself a "proud gay man." "I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself," Cruz said. "I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man." Yes, Orlando.  You should be very proud!! I know I am very proud of you!!  The LGBT community owes you a huge debt of gratitude!  

Beautiful Expedia Ad Shows Dad Traveling To Daughters Gay Wedding

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Video still from Expedia commercial Expedia is to be commended for releasing such a touching and supportive video.  It portrays a dad coming to terms with and then embracing his lesbian daughter's life as he travels to her wedding.  Please share with your friends. Via Queerty: “Artie’s story is the idea that travel is deeply personal,” explains Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi of the segment, part of the company’s larger ongoing “ Find Yours ” campaign. “We’ve built our entire brand behind that idea. The trip to his daughter’s wedding changed his perspective on fatherhood, his daughter’s happiness and her same-sex marriage.”

"The Boss" Bruce Springsteen Supports Marriage Equality

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When the question of marriage equality is on the ballot in 4 states this year, It's wonderful to see this legend voice his support.  I love the graphic and wanted to share it with you.  Feel free to share it with others. While I think that marriage equality should never be put up to a popular vote, we still need to fight for our rights at the ballot box. The religious bigots are bringing the fight and we need to as well!

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