Weekly Round Up for Friday July 15th 2011

Happy Friday!

Can you believe that July is half over? I already see “Back To School” signs…

And what a great way to transition into one of more exciting pieces of news from the week. Yesterday Governor Brown signed the FAIR Educationl Act which mandates that the contributions of the LGBT community be included in social studies and history curriculum. This is very exciting as CA is the first state with such a mandate and many feel that steps like this will help curb the bullying epidemic in our schools. Read the whole story here.

A two year reprieve for a same sex couple facing deportation proceedings.

Former Cowboys star and Hall of Famer Michael Irvin appears shirtless on the cover of Out – the most widely read gay magazine in the world – to lend his support to gay rights. “I don’t see how any African-American, with any inkling of history, can say that you don’t have the right to live your life how you want to live your life,” he said, according to the magazine. “No one should be telling you who you should love, no one should be telling you who you should be spending the rest of your life with. When we start talking about equality, and everybody being treated equally, I don’t want to know an African-American who will say everybody doesn’t deserve equality.”

Larry King and Kristin Bauer have joined the NOH8 cmapagin.

Argentina Celebrates Nearly 2,700 Weddings In First Year Of Gay Marriage

Some GOP leaders aren’t signing the “Marriage Vow” that is causing so much controversy.

From GLAAD: “A new report released on Tuesday by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs shows that the number of hate crimes against people in the LGBT community rose 13% in 2010, and that minorities and transgender women were most likely to be targets of violence.”

And lastly a bit of silly…. Davey Wavey (self proclaimed fitness guru and internet sensation) brings us “How to be gay on a budget!”

That’s all for me. Have a fun, and safe, weekend!


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