Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bill Clinton Supports Gay Marriage (Video)


It's so predictable when a statesman like Bill Clinton comes out for gay marriage after signing into law the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) September 21, 1996. Thirteen years of hardship has been inflicted on our LGBT community & their families by the unconstitutionality of this legislation. Now he tells CNN's Anderson Cooper in this video that he thinks gay marriage & gay adoption is ok. However he still thinks that it should be a state to state issue. The question I wish Cooper asked was now that gay marriage has passed in 6 states, what about our federal rights & protections for our legally married LGBT families?
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Trans-Inclusive ENDA in the US House...:)



Update: Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin's ENDA Testimony. The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Action Fund submitted testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Education & Labor that spotlights the crucial need for passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity. Task Force testimony includes preliminary data from a new groundbreaking survey on discrimination against transgender people in the United States. Data from this large-scale, first- of-its-kind survey show that discrimination in employment against transgender people is a nearly universal experience: 97 percent of the respondents reported being mistreated or harassed at work & nearly half (47 percent) said they had lost their jobs, were denied a promotion, or denied a job as a direct result of being transgender. The Task Force is partnering with the National Center for Transgender Equality on the survey.
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Openly Gay Cherry Jones Wins Emmy...:)

Listen to this audio byte of Cherry Jones on the Red Carpet addressing Gay Marriage & LGBT Equality....

Openly Gay & two-time Tony Award winner & Cherry Jones, added an Emmy to her collection Sunday night taking home the award for her supporting role playing President Allison Taylor for last season's 24. "Wowza," Jones said when she reached the podium. Jones, who originated the role of the tough & suspicious nun in "Doubt" on Broadway, became the first woman to kiss a female partner on a nationally televised awards show-- Sarah Paulson -- when she won the Tony for that role in 2005. She had previously won a Tony for the 1995 production of The Heiress.
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Friday, September 18, 2009

New OUTTAKE™ EQUALITY STORE...:)

Check OUT our new online OUTTAKE™ EQUALITY STORE
Order your cool Washington 2009 Equality Apparel Now...:) Two designs are available on a variety of garments with our exclusive new LGBT Emblem.....Global LGBT Equality & Civil Rights & one in support of the National Equality March in Washington D.C. Oct. 11 & 12...
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin's (D-WI) statement on the Respect for Marriage Act to Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act: “In support of families throughout the nation, the legislation we’re introducing will extend to legally married same-sex couples the same federal rights and recognition now offered to heterosexual married couples – nothing more, nothing less. Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act is a long overdue and important step on the road to full equality for LGBT Americans." Read More in Comments...:)
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Monday, September 14, 2009

GLAAD Media Awards Advertising Nods...

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced today the nominees & honorees for its 1st GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising. Alan Cumming will host the Inaugural GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising on October 27th. We know how powerful the media is in our world. GLAAD is honoring the advertisers that promote fair, accurate & inclusive images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community. This should be a Fabulous Event….:) Updates to Come....
GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising Nominees....
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

LGBT in the New Fall TV Season??

The new Fall TV Season officially kicks off this week with a sprinkling of LGBT characters. Let's see how realistic the portrayals of our LGBT community are & if they attempt to address our issues. Absent this year are shows based on LGBT storylines from mainstream media like "The L Word." You'll have to turn to gay networks like here! TV or LOGO for that.
Updates & Reviews to Come...:)
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Friday, September 11, 2009

"SOLUTIONS?" The 9/11 Music Video....

New Audio Interview w/ LGBT Activist Cleve Jones about the National Equality March in Washington D.C. OUTTAKE VOICES™
Eight Years Later, We Take a Moment to Reflect...
In 2002 I produced & directed this music video tribute dedicated to those who perished on September 11th 2001. Michael Feinstein performs Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim's "Somewhere"from "West Side Story" with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. We feel it's important to share this moving work w/our community.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ellen DeGeneres & 'American Idol'...:)

Fox announced the move late Wednesday after DeGeneres revealed the deal on her syndicated show. DeGeneres will join fellow judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson & Kara DioGuardi in January. DeGeneres told her audience that she had been talking to Fox & "Idol" producers 19 Entertainment & Fremantle Media for several weeks about joining the show but the news managed to stay quiet until now. "I've been dealing with this for the last couple of weeks & I've been dying to tell everyone," she said on her show. "It's been so hard to keep it a secret." DeGeneres said she'll continue to host her daytime show. Hmmm....Updates to Come....:)
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Obama Addresses the Nation.....

Obama spoke to Congress addressing the Healthcare Reform Bill. He talked about the best ways to move forward on a plan that covers the uninsured & provides everybody with better healthcare coverage but does not increase the budget deficit. The Dems applauded the GOP remained silent for the most part. Check OUT comments for Obama's communication...:) For a clear explanation on the Healthcare Reform Bill: Listen to Audio interview w/ Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin on the healthcare bill issue which includes info on the new LGBT inclusive language she has added @OUTTAKE VOICES™More Audio Interviews w/ LGBT Leaders @ OUTTAKE VOICES™
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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Maine to Vote on Gay Marriage....

Update: 11/4/09 Gay Marriage defeated on Maine's ballot
referendum. Audio w/ GLAD's Lee Swislow:
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When will Americans learn that it's wrong to vote on basic civil rights?? Governor John Baldacci of Maine has signed a measure putting the state's gay marriage law up for a vote in November. Gay marriage opponents needed at least 55,087 signatures of registered voters for the so-called People's Veto & they turned in nearly 100,000 signatures. In May, Maine became the 5th state to allow gay marriage. The gay marriage law was supposed to go into effect this month, but it was put on hold while the secretary of state's office validated the number of signatures. "I fully support this legislation...but I also have a constitutional obligation to set the date for the election once the secretary of state has certified that enough signatures have been submitted," Baldacci said...... Jesse Connolly, campaign manager for NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality said, "Theirs is a cynical, pay-for-every-signature approach that doesn't reflect the homegrown values of our state." Updates to Come.....
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Gay Ally Martha Coakley for Senator....

1/20/10 UPDATE: Wake Up America, The Dems Need a Plan
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, a fierce LGBT ally has picked up nomination papers to run for the Senate seat vacated by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. This places one of our state's biggest advocates for LGBT rights & herself somewhat of a national LGBT hero for filing a federal lawsuit challenging the Defense of Marriage Act, (DOMA) to become the 100th member of the Senate. The primary election for Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat will be held on Dec. 8, with a general election scheduled for Jan, 19, 2010. Updates to Come....:)
Listen to audio interview about Coakley's DOMA lawsuit w/ Arline Isaacson, Co Chair of the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus: @ OUTTAKE VOICES™
In July 2009, Coakley filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). In the lawsuit, Coakley said that DOMA undermined states' efforts to recognize marriages between gay couples. "Our families, our communities & even our economy have seen the many important benefits that have come from recognizing equal marriage rights & frankly, no downside," Coakley said. "However, we have also seen how many of our married residents & their families are being hurt by a discriminatory, unprecedented & unconstitutional law." Coakley has to gather 10,000 signatures in the next five weeks to qualify for the ballot. When it comes to LGBT rights & working
on behalf of LGBT constituents, she's certainly on par with the legacy of Senator Edward M. Kennedy.....:)
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Gay Marriage Begins in Vermont...:)

Audio Interview w/ Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin on LGBT Civil Rights & the Obama administration @OUTTAKE VOICES™
Vermont's gay marriage law goes into effect Today. This is a great milestone. Vermont was actually the first state in America to abolish slavery in 1777. LGBT Civil Rights are very important to the citizens of Vermont & America...:) Updates to Come....
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