Postedon May 25, 2010 at 07:00 am
They may not have walked away with the grand prize, but Gregory Jones and Jonathan Howard are thrilled with their second-place finish in the Crate & Barrel Ultimate Wedding Contest.
Postedon May 24, 2010 at 03:48 pm
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa writes about LGBT advocate Harvey Milk and Saturday's Harvey Milk Day.
Postedon May 24, 2010 at 01:37 pm
Events were taking place in California and across the country Saturday in observance of Harvey Milk, marking the first day of "special significance" in the West Coast state to honor the slain gay rights leader.
Along with concerts, political fundraisers and rallies in California, commemorative Harvey Milk Day events were planned in 20 other states on what would have been his 80th birthday.
Postedon May 21, 2010 at 10:15 am
On Saturday, she'll celebrate with California as the state marks the first official Harvey Milk Day on what would have been his 80th birthday. Galbraith will host a viewing of the movie, then a forum on On On Saturday, California will mark the first official Harvey Milk Day on what would have been his 80th birthday.
California is the only state with an official Harvey Milk Day, but 26 cities in 20 states scattered nationwide will hold rallies and events to honor the first openly gay man to be elected to public office and icon of the gay-rights movement.
Postedon May 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm
The last Story Leads to Action screening of spring will be "The Campaign," a feature documentary-in-progress that rides the daily emotional rollercoaster of the community of people-turned-activists who worked to defeat Proposition 8 in California.
Filmmaker Christie Herring was granted exclusive access to the "No on 8" campaign headquarters in San Francisco. Christie will be flying in from San Francisco to screen her work-in-progress for advocates, educators and activists who care about these issues in NYC and the Tri-State area. A discussion panel will include Freedom to Marry's Director of New Media, Michael Crawford.
Postedon May 14, 2010 at 11:30 am
At Freedom to Marry, we believe in the importance of supporting new and diverse voices in the fight to win marriage nationwide. That’s why we’re offering scholarships to three up and coming bloggers/online activists to attend Netroots Nation 2010 in Las Vegas. If you’ve got something to say about marriage and want to develop the skills to help you say it better, enter the Blog 4 Equality contest.
Postedon May 14, 2010 at 08:34 am
Adding a classical music voice to the politically-charged issue of marriage and civil partnerships, the Empire City Men’s Chorus has commissioned a new men’s choral work, “Prothalamia”, comprising songs and odes exploring marriage equality.
The world premiere of the piece will be presented at the chorus’s upcoming spring concerts in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Postedon May 12, 2010 at 07:05 am
Freedom to Marry, the leading campaign to win marriage nationwide, today announced a partnership with renowned artist Louise Bourgeois. The 98 year-old artist has created an exclusive art edition for Freedom to Marry entitled "I do, 2010," an abstract depiction of two flowers joined on a single stem created with archival dyes on cloth with embroidery.
An edition of 300 prints of this exceptional piece will be sold for $1,000 each to support the work of Freedom to Marry.
Postedon Apr 18, 2010 at 02:44 pm
Freedom to Marry salutes Camryn Manheim as a Voice for Equality!
Ms. Manheim is an American actress known primarily for her roles as attorney Ellenor Frutt on ABC's The Practice and Delia Banks on CBS's Ghost Whisperer and as Elvis Presley's mother in the 2005 mini-series Elvis. In 1983 she made a brief appearance as a girl in an elevator in Sudden Impact alongside Clint Eastwood in the post-courtroom scene at the beginning. In 1998, Manheim collected an Emmy for her work on The Practice and exclaimed that "This is for all the fat girls!" She followed up on this statement with a one-woman show entitled Wake Up, I'm Fat! followed by her autobiography with the same name.
Postedon Apr 14, 2010 at 12:40 pm
Spring has arrived in the Big Apple over the last couple of weeks, and what better way to get ready for the warm weather ahead than to check out a newly-renovated health club and spa while also supporting the freedom to marry!
Complete Body and Spa will be holding a Grand Opening and Fundraiser on Monday, April 19th, with all proceeds from a raffle and a percentage of sales made during the event going to Marriage Equality New York (MENY) and their Political Action Committee (MENY PAC).