A Must See Video: My Person

Another excellent video from The Devotion Project, a six part series of short documentaries celebrating LGBTQ couples and families.

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

Video I Love: Calling Nanna

What a sweet grandma…

 

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

Quote I Love: Hope

(c) mensatic, morgueFile

(c) mensatic, morgueFile

“For every story of a person writing faggot on the door of a gay couple, there is one of a father smiling while watching his gay-teen-son openly embrace a boy he cares for. For every horrible coming out story, there is the story of a family that meets their loved-ones with support and acceptance.

We certainly shouldn’t undermine the struggles that our community faces. We shouldn’t only show the good and ignore the bad. We shouldn’t stop fighting for equity just because we’ve received it for some. But I have to say, those bad days when it seems like the odds are stacked against us, I now can think back on the scene I witnessed at Starbucks-a scene of love and acceptance from an unexpected source-and have a reason to smile.”

–Benjamin O’Keefe in his article “A Dad Dropped His Son Off on a Date and It Restored My Faith in Humanity” (Be sure to read the full story. It’s charming.)

 

Quote I Love: Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

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An author’s response to a reader who said they didn’t like his story line about two female lovers.

“If he thinks the fear of alienating a few closed-minded readers is going to stop me from writing stories that feature and promote characters of diverse backgrounds—including LGBTQ characters, persons of color, and people who belong to ideological or philosophical minorities—he must be out of his mind. I’m a fucking Star Trek writer. Hasn’t he ever heard of IDIC—’Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations’?”

David Mack, a Star Trek writer in Defense of Diversity

Quote I Love: It was meant for you

From a gay dad’s blog post response to Kathryn Skaggs, a grandmother and California pro-proposition 8 activist who thought the movie Frozen was targeting children with a “gay agenda.”

“Yes, Ms. Skaggs. The movie had a hidden message. It had a message of love, and hope. It had the desire to melt the closed heart and inspire it to let go, and love other people. It wants the target of its message to warm from within and to accept others as they are, and give them the freedom to live their best and fullest lives. What you got wrong is this: that message was not targeted at your grand kids. It was meant for you.” –robw77