#tbt: A fantastic day in Portland, OR! These are some of our volunteers as well as representatives from #GLSEN. Did you catch #mostnights in PDX?
A Better Tomorrow →
#The Ally Coalition
The last thing I think a person should encounter as a homeless youth is discrimination in his or her place of refuge. Shelters, safe havens for the homeless, can be dangerous and sometimes deadly for those in the LGBTQ community. I’ve read heart-wrenching stories of the abuse that takes place in…
An important take on the LGBT Homeless Youth Reform Amendment Act, from DC. Rock on, @saltwaterpop.
Yet, over half of LGBTQ students who are harassed or assaulted in schools do not report it. (Thanks for the facts #GLSEN)
Jason Collins jersey for the @brooklynnets, keeping #98 as he did for the @celtics. He wrote for @sportsillustrated in May, saying he had the number in solidarity with Matthew Shepard. Shepard died as a result of an anti-gay hate crime in 1998.
#Happy Valentines day
The very end of yesterday’s ruling that struck down the same sex marriage ban in Virginia.
Marriage equality has not yet started in the state as there is a stay on the rulings as it faces an appeal (a la Oklahoma, Utah). But this is still a step in the right direction for a state that had traditionally been socially conservative.
(Note from TAC’s HW- Having grown up in VA and seen people I care deeply about treated in ways you wouldn’t imagine, it’s monumental for the state I love start to finally acknowledge them as equal citizens. “Virginia is for Lovers” has been a state slogan for almost 50 years, looks as if that will soon finally be true. A very happy Valentine’s day.)
Snow’s a bummer. Stay home, stay warm, stay safe today. Download the 10 albums chosen by FUN. for @soundsupply and check out some new music (including The Weakerthans, heard here)
1 more day to get it all for $15 on Groupon: gr.pn/1eEHGV2 (proceeds go to The Ally Coalition)
Do you get the whole albums or just the some songs off of each?
You get all of the albums!
For those of you that are wondering what this is about, FUN. and Sound Supply have teamed up with Groupon to bring 10 great albums for $15. Check it out here: http://gr.pn/1eEHGV2