Tag: marriage equality

Marriage Equality Hits New York; $400 Million in Economic Impact Likely

ShareTweet In the throes of a sweltering heatwave, at 12:01 AM on Sunday, July 24, marriage equality becomes law in New York. As the Empire State becomes the 6th and largest to allow same-sex marriage, thousands of couples will say “I do,” with dozens of cities and towns opening their offices specifically to issue marriage […]

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In Case You Missed It: President Obama at LGBT Fundraiser in New York

ShareTweet With the advancement of marriage equality in New York last week, you may have missed President Barack Obama’s speech at a LGBT DNC fundraiser in New York City.  He is the first president to address a LGBT group. He spoke on current issues that we face as a nation.  And was briefly interrupted by protesters. […]

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Two Straight Black NFL Linebackers Support Gay Rights

ShareTweet Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo is continuing to speak out in support marriage equality. This time on ESPN, no less. If you remember, back in March, he did a video in support of marriage equality in Maryland.  In his recent ESPN interview on “Outside the Lines,” Ayanbadejo said one of the reasons he speaks […]

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Rev. Al Sharpton Presents Russell Simmons with GLAAD Award

ShareTweet The Rev. Al Sharpton presented the GLAAD Excellence in Media Award to pioneering hip-hop producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Russell Simmons, who has repeatedly spoken out on issues of concern to the LGBT community, urging Americans to support full equality.  The Excellence in Media Award is presented to individuals who, through their work, have increased […]

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NFL Linebacker Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality

ShareTweet Today, Maryland failed to pass a same-sex marriage bill that would have made Maryland the sixth state to enact such legislation.  Or as our exec producer Earnest said, “The State senate was supposed to pass a bill but they punked out at the last minute til 2012.” But on the bright side, late last week, we had […]

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Straight Black America Supporting Gay Marriage

ShareTweet Can Russell Simmons, Whoopi Goldberg and Arthur Ashe’s widow, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, start a bigger shift in the marriage equality debate with straight Black America?  Today’s Washington Post takes a look at the recent marriage equality campaign in New York and wonders if it’ll have an even broader impact in other states and with African Americans, in […]

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