A Great Day for the LGBT Community

Today the Supreme Court made history, in a 5-4 decision in both cases, by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and upholding the Appeals Courts decision that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional. 

It’ll be a matter of months before California will be the 13th state in the union to allow same sex marriage.


Here is the full scrip for the ruling on DOMA, click here!

Here is the full script for their ruling on Prop 8

The end of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell"

As of 12:01am on Tuesday, the discriminatory law, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed and now openly gay men and women can now serve our country without hiding! Many thanks to President Obama and the congressmen and congresswomen who made it possible to repeal this law.

OUTSERVE, has a great issue out now that celebrates this historic change in military policy. Covering the issue is Two Time Iraq war veteran Anthony Woods who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in the 10th District in California. The current OUTSERVE magazine highlights over a 100 once faceless military personnel who were either discharged or currently serving the military.

In Memoriam – Dame Elizabeth Taylor

Oscar winning actress, Model and Humanitarian, Elizabeth Taylor has passed away of congestive heart failure. She was 79. She was the founder of AmFar and worked tirelessly for HIV/AIDS research and other charities! She is also known for her many marriages and special friendship with Michael Jackson.

Thank you Elizabeth for your love and support of the HIV/AIDS cause!

In Memoriam – Rev. Peter Gomes

Rev. Peter Gomes, a Harvard Professor and Minister, who came out back in 1991 to combat gay bashing on Harvard’s campus and was a strong proponent of same sex marriage, passed away from a heart attack. He was 68. He wrote many books including his best seller – “The Good Book – Reading the Bible with Heart and Mind”.
You can read more about him here and here!
Check out his video on what Jesus would think of Same Sex Marriage!

Black History Month Spotlight – Coretta Scott King

Today I spotlight Coretta Scott King. She is the widow of the great Dr. Martin Luther King. She in her own right became a civil rights icon not only for African Americans but also for Women, Gays and more. Most of us truly lived the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King thru her live and her activism.
You can read more about her here!

Black History Month Spotlight – Bishop Desmond Tutu

Today I spotlight, Bishop Desmund Tutu. He has been a champion for many causes including HIV/AIDS awareness, Homophobia, Poverty, Racism and so much more. He was instrumental in shedding light to the world about apartheid in South Africa in the 1980’s.

You can read more about him here!

Black History Month Spotlight -Rep. John Lewis

Today I spotlight a true civil rights activist, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. One of the many men who worked along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and countless others, he has dedicated his life for equal rights not only for African Americans but also Latinos, Asians, Women and Gays. He is a true ally to the LGBT community. And on yesterday he was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Obama. Job well done Rep. Lewis.

You can read more about him here and here!