After Russia passed its anti-gay law, activists worldwide have sprung into action against the law. Many have asked the Olympic committee to call for the law to be repealed before the Winter Olympics are held there in February of 2014. Celebrities like Ricky Martin, Fergie and Jonathan Del Arco are now joining in to take a stand for human rights. These stars will be sporting Love Conquers Hate t-shirts, to raise awareness about the situation. The Love Conquers Hate initiative is a part of The Human Rights Campaign, and the money raised from the shirts will go to a fund supporting gay rights in Russia.
President Obama Addresses Gay Obama discrimination President to Gay Americans- fight for equal Human Rights Clinton Defense of Act Marriage National Lesbian Task Force Rea Carey equality Same-sex couples
The former Irish President, Ms. Mary Robinson- also a major human rights campaigner- speaks about the strengthening role of women in modern society- and, particularly, in global politics.
A protest led by the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign leads to police tear gas and concussion grenades at the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, MN. Marta Costello is caught in the melee as she brings you the gnooze (the g is silent).
Walk United. Love United. LIVE UNITED.
Willa Young, Associate Director, Student Life Learner Initiatives at The Ohio State University has worked for Ohio State since 1991 in several positions within the Office of Student Affairs and holds a graduate degree in political science from Ohio State.
She is on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Pride Leadership Selection Committee at United Way of Central Ohio; the Board of Trustees of BRAVO (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization - Statewide GLBT Anti-Violence Agency); Leadership Columbus, 2009 Cohort, Columbus Chamber of Commerce; The Leading Edge, The Ohio State University; LGBT Professional Network and a member of the Human Rights Campaign (to name a few).
Her personality, pride, dedication and passion continues to inspire people to create change in their lives and communities and she steals the show at the 2009 Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade.
Walk United. Love United. LIVE UNITED.
Willa Young embodies these words.
DAVID MISCAVIGE DRIVES HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE TEACHING OF TOLERANCE AND PEACE
Well knowing Mr. Hubbard's strong admonition to national governments to uphold the fundamental human rights and abide by and implement the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Mr. David Miscavige inspired the initiation of the Church of Scientology human rights campaign.
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BY CHRISTINE KARSTEN
ANCHOR LAUREN GORES
What started as an anniversary celebration turned into a social media controversy after an incident the couple will probably never forget.
“Kenyata White and her partner Aeimee Diaz devastated after getting kicked out of a restaurant in the downtown Phoenix Sheraton while celebrating their second anniversary.”
The confrontation happened after White and her partner shared what they say was a quick kiss on the lips. White told KPHO what she says happened next.
“Management came up to us and told us that we need to get a room and that our behavior was inappropriate for their establishment and that we needed to leave.”
But the confrontation didn’t come out of nowhere. Queerty reports customers were the ones complaining...
“Apparently other customers in the restaurant were the motivation for the manager coming up to the couple, but his apology and offer of ‘free drinks next time!’ were inappropriate.”
Earlier this year The Sheraton was rated on its policies and practices when it comes to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. Human Rights Campaign reports...
“This incident is all the more disappointing due to the fact that Sheraton has a 100 percent rating on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index.”
But not everyone would agree that what The Sheraton did was wrong. KNXV took to their Facebook to see what others are saying about this issue...
“There is a right place and right time. Because they’re comfortable with themselves doesn’t mean everyone is.”
“Our culture is changing. Get used to it. Worry about the serious stuff.”
The company did meet with the couple late Tuesday to understand what happened and how the couple felt about the incident. The Phoenix New Times Blog quotes what The Sheraton said in a statement after...
“We want you to know that at District American Kitchen & Wine Bar, we embrace diversity and are proud supporters of the LGBT community. We are taking this incident very seriously...”
The Arizona Republic quoted White saying bashing the restaurant, hotel or its employees was never her intention. The goal was to educate and bring awareness to the situation.
The cast of Masters of Sex and Michael Cole-Schwartz from Human rights Campaign discuss what life for LGBT people was like during the time of Masters of Johnson.
First part of an interview with human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, speaking about his work. Originally broadcast on Leeds Student Radio on 14th Feb 2008.
Peter Tatchell talk poster (3:55-4:24) designed and drawn by Jacob Mirzian (itspenguinboygmail****).
Lea Michele performs "On My Own" at the Human Rights Campaign 13th Annual National Dinner in Washington, DC
Jane Lynch appears at the Human Rights Campaign 13th Annual National Dinner in Washington, DC
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UIC student Jason Connell used the appearance of the hate group to raise money for queer rights groups such as Human Rights Campaign, International AIDS Foundation and Chicago based Jerusalem Open House. Donations were named in honor of the Westboro Baptist Church and community thank you cards will be sent from the non-profits to WBC leader Fred Phelps. Connell called it a, "Lemons to Lemonade" situation.
Matthew Snyder, of Finksburg, Maryland, died from a non combat-related vehicle accident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Group-1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on March 3, 2006. Matthew was 20 years old.
The family of Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, US Marine Corps, has begun this civil lawsuit* against Mr. Phelps and certain members of the so-called Westboro Baptist Church to bring an end to the reign of terror and abuse that they inflicted upon the grieving families of US service members killed in defense of our nation. Using innocent children to deliver their twisted message of hatred and fear, the defendants in this suit have sought to attack the memory of our departed heroes, to strip their loved ones of their dignity, and to use abuse and intimidation as a tool for preventing surviving family members from reaching closure over their loss.
It is the sincere hope of Mr. Al Snyder, Matthews father, that this suit will spark similar legal actions against Mr. Phelps wherever he seeks to inflict harm upon the memory of our heroes and their families. If you feel strongly that such actions should be stopped, please consider a donation to help offset the legal expenses of bringing this suit.
Night and Day
Stark Differences Between Southern Baptists and Fred Phelps (Westboro Baptist Church)
Source: Southern Baptist Conference Web Page
"Phelps derives much of his beliefs from verses like Psalm 5:5, which reads, The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes; You hate all who do iniquity.
"You tell [people] that God loves everybody?" Phelps asked. "You're lying on God."
But two Midwestern Seminary Old Testament professors said that Psalm 5:5 — and other similar verses — must be viewed in context with the rest of Scripture. Christians serve a God of both justice and wrath and of love, grace, and mercy, they said."
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points: Hating America - 03/30/10
April 3, 2010:
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DogStar7 here with the update:
Jason raised a little over $200 that day. That's not bad considering that absolutely NO preparation was done other than to empty a pretzel jar (yummm) and put a sticky label on it. Somebody just happened to have a card table in their van (who'da thunk, right?) and it all came together.
The BIG STORY is that this video has inspired DOZENS of collections wherever WBC protests!
Thanks for duplicating the effort, everyone!
This is Weird Al Yankovic new parody of Lady GaGa's Born This Way called "Perform This Way". He gave this song away at first, and ALL proceeds of this song is going to charity.
All Rights to this song belong to Weird Al. No Copyright infringement intended. Used under :Fair Use Law".
Buy his NEW CD called "Alpocalypse" Due out June 21,2011
Single Available on iTunes April 25, 2011.
He says in his blog and video that ALL proceeds from this song and Video to be donated to Human Rights Campaign.
To support and make a donation visit HRC****
Weird Al is the MASTER of the Parody. He has done Michael Jackson songs,Madonna,Nirvana,Queen just to name a few.
West Wing Week Episode: 47 This week, the President continued to call on Congress to pass the American Jobs Act, welcomed a new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke at the Human Rights Campaign annual dinner, and more.
On Tuesday's "Washington Unplugged," CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer discussed the future of the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy in Congress' lame duck session, joined by the New York Times' Jeff Zeleny and the Human Rights Campaign's Brian Moulton. Plus interviews with freshmen members Reps.-elect Allen West (R-Fla.) and Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.).
Continuing a week-long series on the issues facing Congress in this lame duck session, CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer spoke Tuesday with the Human Rights Campaign's Brian Moulton about the future of the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.