Video I Love: What Same-Sex Parents Want You To Know

“We love our kids the same.” That right there is what it’s all about. Family. Love. Devotion. Happiness.

If you can’t view the embedded video above, you can check it out on Facebook.

Quotes I Love: Yes. This. A thousand times this.

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Today’s quotes came from this article: Positive LGBTQ representation in media really can change lives. This touching story proves it.

“…when a person has no one around her accepting who she is, it’s even more important that she can turn on the television and see that, at the very least, someone out there in the world will accept and love her no matter what.” -German Lopez

“I wouldn’t come out for a few years. But when I did, I can genuinely thank a show like Will and Grace for making it easier. It became less about waiting until my parents were ready and more about waiting until I was ready.” -German Lopez

Yes! This!

Books and TV have always been a big part of my life. I was a latchkey kid from the time I was pretty young. TV was my after-school and Friday night companion, and the shows that I chose to watch helped shape my values and worldview.

So it’s kind of neat to realize that, as I grew older, shows like Ellen, Will and Grace, Queer as Folk, and The L Word–as well as so many queer books that I couldn’t even begin to name them all–significantly changed my life. They allowed me to feel more comfortable with showing the people around me who I really was, and I will forever be grateful for that.

Quote I Love: Never Remain Silent

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“…each and every one of us is responsible for contributing to the character of our nation. And, unfortunately, racism, homophobia, misogyny, religious intolerance, and so many other forms of bigotry continue to disfigure its character. If this is ever going to change, it will only happen because we refuse to put up with it any longer.

…we who place human dignity at the pinnacle of morality must never remain silent when confronted by prejudice, intolerance, and hatred. Let our refusal to do so stand as our tribute to the lives that were taken today.”

-Jeffrey L. Falick

Don’t-Miss Article: The Woman Who Cared for Hundreds of Abandoned Gay Men

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We must never forget what those early days of AIDS were like. How the world lost so many beautiful, wonderful people, and how so many of them died alone, afraid, and unloved because of fear and ignorance and hatred.

People like Ruth Coker Burks did what was heartbreakingly all too often needed.

Meet the Woman Who Cared for Hundreds of Abandoned Gay Men Dying of AIDS.

 

Video I Love: We Will

This beautiful video is a short film that was created in support of Australian Marriage Equality. It brought tears to my eyes when I first saw it. My hon and I were married this past summer, and this video says it all. My hope is that one day very soon everyone in the world who has found this kind of love will be free to marry, will be free to love peacefully and openly without fear of hatred or violence or discrimination.

If you can’t see the embedded video above, you can view it on YouTube.