Ellen Interviews Portia de Rossi: “She Also Happens To Be My Wife”

March 16, 2009

How many millions in marriage equality ads is this interview worth? [Link]

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Milk’s Screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black’s Moving Acceptance Speech

February 22, 2009

GLAAD blogs about Dustin Lance Black's acceptance speech at the Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay of Milk. Black talks about how Harvey Milk's life gave him hope: "It gave me the hope to live my life, it gave me the hope to one day live my life openly as who I am and that maybe even I could fall in love and one day get married." (Link)

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Wanda Sykes helps launch new “I Do” campaign

California Ripple Effect
February 23, 2009
Equality California Institute board member Wanda Sykes recorded a video message asking folks to join the Let California Ring coalition on a new campaign to spark conversations and open hearts and minds. [Link]

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Out of ‘Milk,’ Perhaps a Little Human Kindness Toward Gay Rights

Washington Post
February 21, 2009
The Washington Post took a closer look at the Harvey Milk biopic Milk's Oscar chances, as well as the film's significance to the LGBT community and American culture after the passage of Prop. 8. [Link]

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Suze Orman’s Valentine’s Wish: Marriage Equality

The Suze Orman Show

February 14, 2009

Suze Orman calls it a “travesty” that Prop 8 in CA and Prop 2 in FL passed, says everyone deserves the same economic benefits and the right to be loved, and closes with her valentine’s wish for marriage equality.

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Soap Features Daytime TV’s First Lesbian Wedding

February 16, 2009
ABC's All My Children featured daytime TV's first wedding of a lesbian couple when the characters Bianca and Reese exchanged vows. GLAAD's Neil Giuliano: "It's reality. So when we see a lesbian couple getting married on daytime drama, it simply reflects what's happening in the real world." [Link]

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“Created Equal” by MC Flow

San Diego Reader
December 28, 2008
San Diego rapper MC Flow's new video for "Created Equal" continues the project born on November 5, after Californians opposing legalized marriage between gay couples voted Proposition 8 into law. Local hip-hop artist MC Flow responded in verse, and the video for the song was filmed on the streets of San Diego, with cameos by a number of sign-carrying (if not flag-waving or Bible-thumping) locals. [Link]

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Eartha Kitt A Friend To The Gay Community

On Top Magazine
December 27, 2008
“I support it [marriage equality] because we're asking for the same thing. If I have a partner and something happens to me, I want that partner to enjoy the benefits of what we have reaped together. It's a civil-rights thing, isn't it?” she added. [Link]

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“Please don’t divorce…” Courage Campaign community photo project

Courage Campaign
December 23, 2008
Julia Rosen writes, "It's time to put a face to Ken Starr's shameful legal proceedings. To put a face to the 18,000 couples facing forcible divorce. To put a face to marriage equality. Because, gay or straight, YOU are the face of the Marriage Equality Movement." [Link]

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Wicked’ Composer Won’t Withhold Work from LDS Groups over Prop 8

The Salt Lake Tribune
December 16, 2008
Though he says he found Mormons' extensive support of the Prop. 8 campaign "reprehensible," Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz says he has no plans to withhold the use of his songs from Utah- or Mormon-related singing groups. [Link]

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