Thursday, September 30, 2010

GLAAD Media Awards Advertising Kudos

Host Bryan Batt was joined by celebrities Bethenny Frankel,
Andy Cohen & Chely Wright to honor American Airlines,
legendary Advertising Age critic Bob Garfield & outstanding
images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT)
community in advertising at the 2nd Annual GLAAD Media
Awards in Advertising in New York City. The event recognizes
& honors individuals & projects in the advertising & marketing
industries for their fair, accurate & inclusive representations of
the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) community.
For More Info & List of Winner: www.glaad.org
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

LGBT Visibility on 2010-11 TV Season

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
released the 15th annual "Where We Are On TV" study a
comprehensive review of scripted LGBT primetime characters
in the 2010-2011 television season. After more than doubling
last year, the overall number of lesbian, gay, bisexual &
transgender (LGBT) characters on broadcast networks
continues a steady rise, though broadcast networks still report
no transgender or black LGBT characters. The report shows
that 23 LGBT characters will account for 3.9% of scripted series
regulars in the 2010-2011 broadcast television schedule, up
from 1.1% in 2007, 2.6% in 2008, and 3% in 2009. The number
of scripted LGBT series regulars found on mainstream cable
networks has rebounded after a two year decline from 40 in
2007, 32 in 2008, 25 in 2009, to 35 in the upcoming season.
Read Full GLAAD Report…. Updates to Come...:)
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Boston GLBT History Project Awards

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For 30 years, “The History Project” has been preserving Boston’s
GLBT history & sharing this community’s stories with the world.
On Thursday, September 30, “The History Project” will host its
annual community recognition program, “The HistoryMaker
Awards” with an early-evening reception at the Boston Athenaeum.
Two awards will be presented recognizing the history-making work
of community members & organizations. This year’s recipients is
“Gay Community News Collective”. Founded in Boston in 1973,
“Gay Community News” provided GLBT communities with a voice
when few felt they had one. “The Lavender Rhino Award” will be
presented to Adaora Asala an activist whose impact on the local
GLBT community deserves recognition. Adaora Asala is the founder
of “Queer Women of Color & Friends” the first multicultural social
networking group for LGBTQ women of color and allies in New
England. Jared Bowen, Emmy-winning reporter with WGBH-TV's
nightly news magazine program "Greater Boston", will emcee.
More More Info: www.historyproject.org
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Friday, September 24, 2010

DADT Ceasefire Until Repeal?

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There should be a ceasefire on LGBT servicemembers under
“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” until this unconstitutional legislation
is repealed. Senator John McCain led a successful filibuster
of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) & the repeal
of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) refused
to compromise with Senate Republicans by holding a full & open
debate on the National Defense Authorization Act. Rather than
reaching a compromise allowing for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' to be
repealed, the Senate has postponed action until after the election.
Updates to Come…:)
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lady Gaga DADT Maine Rally

Senate Republicans Block "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Vote
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UPDATE: Watch Rally Video & Read More....
Lady Gaga took four U.S. service members discharged from the
military because of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” as her escorts to the
MTV Music Video Awards last week. Monday the Pop Star
headlined a rally in Portland, Maine calling on the state's two
Republican senators to vote yes on taking up a defense bill that
includes authorization to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't
Tell" policy toward gay & lesbian servicemembers.
A crucial Senate vote is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon &
supporters of the repeal say that as of now, they do not have the
60 votes needed to overcome a GOP filibuster blocking the bill.
Maine Republicans Senators Susan Collins & Olympia Snowe are
publicly undecided & could each potentially provide Democrats the
votes they need to bring the issue before the Senate. On Sept. 8th,
U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips in California ruled DADT
unconstitutional but we still haven’t heard a peep from the Obama
administration whether they will repeal this historic ruling.
Updates to Come…:)
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Congresswoman Reboots LGBT Health Care

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Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced legislation aimed
at improving the health care system for lesbian, gay, bisexual, &
transgender Americans. The Health Data Collection Improvement
Act (H.R. 6109) will allow the Department of Health & Human
Services (HHS) to collect voluntary data on sexual orientation &
gender identity in programs & surveys supported by the Department.
Baldwin’s legislation requires the Secretary of HHS to develop
standards for the development of questions & the appropriate &
confidential collection of information on sexual orientation & gender
identity. It also directs that this information be analyzed to assess
disparities in health status & access to healthcare. Ultimately, H.R.
6109 will allow health researchers, LGBT community organizations
& government agencies to better assess the health & wellness issues
affecting the LGBT community & individuals. In addition, it will
allow both private & public funds to better target evidence-driven
LGBT health programs. Updates to Come…:)
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Fed Court Rules "DADT" Unconstitutional

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Obama still silent on Fed Judge Ruling....
“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” the US military's ban on openly gay
servicemembers has been found unconstitutional in US District
Court. Judge Virginia A. Phillips handed down her decision saying
that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" violates gay, lesbian & bisexual
servicemembers First Amendment rights. Judge Phillips also
stated the policy banning openly gay & bisexual servicemembers
did not preserve military readiness. She cited evidence that the
policy has instead had a "direct & deleterious effect" on the military.
The lawsuit against "Don't Ask Don't Tell" was brought by the Log
Cabin Republicans back in 2004. This decision comes a month after
the verdict in San Francisco that rejected the ban on same-gender
marriages as a violation of the US Constitution. This is a major
victory for our LGBT community. Read Decision Updates to Come….:)
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

"SOLUTIONS?" The 9/11 Music Video: 2010

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Nine 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.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

How To Pass Gay Marriage

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R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of the Log
Cabin Republicans about the aftermath of Ken
Mehlman coming out & more
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First, understand that words are important. The term “same-sex
marriage” is totally wrong. This term was created by the religious
right to raise red flags to the moral majority and it is working
effectively against the LGBT community. Listen to the media talk
about “same-sex marriage” and all you hear is sex, sex, sex. Stop
using this term today. Instead use “same-gender marriage”,
“gay marriage”, or “marriage equality.”
Secondly, learn from states that have passed gay marriage.
Go to the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)
website and ask questions. Also go to Massachusetts Gay and
Lesbian Political Caucus (MGLPC) and learn how to keep gay
marriage off the ballot in your state. These are the architects of
gay marriage in this country and they have answers.
Thirdly, we must be patient but that does not mean we cannot
voice our disappointment and concerns. Every federal court has
ruled in our favor. This is because discrimination is wrong and
it is wrong to vote away the rights of a minority. It took 15 years
for Massachusetts to pass gay marriage. To learn more how
Massachusetts succeeded listen to Arline Isaacson, Co-Chair of
MGLPC, talk about it in this exclusive audio interview:
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Saturday, September 4, 2010

2010 Labor Day Weekend

Hurricane Earl passed through the
northeast leaving little damage.
So let's be thankful & enjoy
the long holiday weekend....:)
We Wish Everyone a Fabulous & Safe
Labor Day Weekend!!
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Gay 2010 Emmy Winners

Update: Margaret Cho has joined "Dancing with the
Stars."
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Glee star Jane Lynch won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress
in a Comedy Series for her role as Sue Sylvester in Glee. She
thanked her wife Laura & their daughter as well as her ”lord &
creator, Ryan Murphy.” Murphy, who is also openly gay, is one
of the show’s creators & executive producers. He won the Emmy
for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for Glee.
Neil Patrick Harris won an Emmy for his guest spot on Glee &
also won an Emmy for hosting the 63rd Annual Tony Awards.
Modern Family won for Best Comedy Series. Eric Stonestreet, who
plays gay dad Cameron Tucker on the Modern Family, won for Best
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Congrats to all the winners &
it's refreshing to watch the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
& community applaud LGBT inclusion. See Full List...
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