Tag: gay rights

Madonna, Katy Perry Launch #GayPropaganda on Eve of Olympics

As a controversial Olympics begins in Sochi, Russia, Katy Perry and Madonna are promoting gay rights with the (We Are) GayPropaganda campaign — and shining a light on recent Russian human rights abuses.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Human Rights, Music and Activism

2012 Election: A Turning Point For Same-Sex Marriage?

After 32-straight electoral losses, same-sex marriage went four-for-four this year. Opinion polls also show support from the majority of Americans. Has the tide turned permanently?

Posted in Uncategorized, Human Rights, Issue Updates

Soldier Documents His Coming Out – Live on YouTube

An anonymous gay soldier started posting videos on YouTube five months ago and became a viral sensation. Yesterday, he showed his face… as he came out to his father.

Posted in Human Rights

The Subtle Art of Name-Calling

Dan Savage wants America’s gay youth to know that things “get better” after high school… unless you’re Rick Santorum.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Personal Liberty, Human Rights

I can get married?

A HeadCount blogger shares how – despite his sexual preferences – he never felt a strong connection with the LGBT community or its cause. But now that same-sex marriage could become legal in New York State, he has appreciation and gratitude for everyone who fought on his behalf.

Posted in Uncategorized, Personal Liberty, Human Rights

50-Cent on Why Homophobia is Bad for Business

As gay rights gain momentum amongst the young, cash-smart artists like 50 Cent are pulling back from anti-gay language.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Trends in Music and Society

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Over For Real?

Thought Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was gone? Well, sort of.

Posted in Uncategorized, Personal Liberty, Human Rights

Musicians Lead Campaign For Gay Marriage

Earlier this week the organization Freedom to Marry launched a campaign entitled “Say I do, Mr President” that has garnered endorsements from celebs including recording executive David Geffen, singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, Napster founder Sean Parker, popera singer Rufus Wainwright, and R&B performer Mya..

Posted in Personal Liberty, Human Rights, Music and Activism

Personal Liberties Issue Update: Love, Hate & Killing the Internet

Gay rights, the Patriot Act and Net Neutrality: this year, the battle for personal liberties continues to rage harder than a late night set at Bonnaroo.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Issue Updates

Personal Liberty Issue Update: Top 10 Personal Liberty Stories of 2010

From landmark Supreme Court cases to the Wikileaks controversy to the Tea Party, Americans expressed their passion for liberty in many different ways.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Issue Updates