LGBTQ* Political Cartoons
Sunny with a chance of Fabulous.
Illinois will become the 15th state that recognizes LGBTQ* marriages in 2014. (…we are assuming no one will spend the time or money required to deny people rights and lock this law up in court)
LGBTQ* Political Cartoons
by Nate Beeler
LGBTQ* Political Cartoons in the Press
Adam Zyglis is the staff cartoonist for The Buffalo News. His cartoons are internationally syndicated by Cagle Cartoons.
LGBTQ*-Friendly Wedding Cards
Found in Georgetown’s Paper Source.
LGBTQ* Profile/Status Tags Blowing Up the Internet
USA Marriage Equality /Supreme Court Debate Pro-Marriage Icons
LGBTQ* Speeches You May Have Missed:
The following is the text from a speech in favor of marriage equality given by Republican David Frum on the steps of the Supreme Court building this morning. Today is an exciting day for the LGBTQ* community, and we at KNOWhomo are looking forward to the possibilities and hope it brings.
"I speak here today as one of the more than 130 Republicans and conservatives who signed Ken Mehlman’s brief in favor of equal marriage rights.
Republicans and Democrats have enough to disagree about - no shortage. Yet there are some issues that are the property of no one party. The freedom of every American to pursue happiness under the law - that promise signed in the Declaration of Independence so many years ago is the promise that is coming true in our time.
For a conservative, the remarkable thing about the movement for same-sex marriage is that it is a civil rights movement that is less about claiming rights than it is about accepting responsibilities.
Marriage is a source of great joy. But - and I speak as one who’ll celebrate a 25th anniversary this summer - it’s also a solemn undertaking: an undertaking to care for another person, to nurse that person when ill, to sustain her or him in time of trouble, to raise children together, to provide for those children, to mourn when it comes time to mourn.
No agency of government can ever begin to do for anyone what loving spouses do for each other. The stronger our families are, of every kind of family, the less government we’ll need.
Today your families gather before this house of the law to claim the right to live as others do, without shame and without fear.
The mind of a nation is changing. It’s an awesome thing to see - and to be part of. Your words - your actions -and your example have power. And will overcome.”
LGBTQ* Internet Flash Mobs Going On At The Moment
Red Support - HRC & the Stand for Marriage
From the Human Rights Campaign:
Who’s wearing red tomorrow (Tuesday)? Show your support for marriage equality — make your profile image red for tomorrow and check out www.hrc.org/StandForMarriage for more ways to get involved!
LGBTQ* Infographics + Breakfast = Marriage Equality?
Blake Ink United takes on marriage equality with their newest info graphic.
LGBTQ* Photos You May Want to See Again
In light of the recent excitement in the UK regarding same sex marriage, we can’t help remembering all of the adorable photos popping up in the US over the past few years as it has started to become a reality for us.
One of my favorite couples has to be Phillis Siegel and Connie Kopelov (then 77 and 85), who were married in New York in 2011. Look at the pure joy!
Photo Source: (Buzzfeed)
LGBTQ* Breaking News You May Have Missed
Following from CNN.com
LGBTQ* Allies and Support Super Bowl Style!
Brendon Ayanbadejo, linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, plans to bring Gay Marriage to the forefront during the Super Bowl.
“Organically, it was going to happen anyway,” said Ayanbadejo a linebacker and key special-teams player in his 10th season, of the inevitable questions to come after his vocal support for upholding a marriage equality law in Maryland in November.
“There (are) still 47 or so states that don’t have it passed. It needs to be passed federally. Why not be the person to carry that message not only to the United States but to the rest of the world? I have this huge platform. The whole world is watching.
“It’s a message of positivity. It’s a message of equality. And it’s a chance to get it out. It’s not going to affect the way I play football but its going to affect a lot of people’s lives off the field.” (source)
LGBTQ* Phrases To Reevaluate
It’s marriage. Not a “gay” marriage.
Personal Note from Rebecca of KNOWhomo:
Please note that the moderators at KNOWhomo understand the difference of struggles between PoC and the queer community. We are not looping them into the same oppression, nor do we feel they should be used in comparison in argumentative dialogue. This graphic is being shared in order to showcase how we currently use language within the United States and how it can be oppressive (even when used to describe changing laws and equality).
LGBTQ* News You May Have Missed
Uruguay Set to Legalize Gay Marriage
(following from the Huffington Post)
Lawmakers in taboo-breaking Uruguay voted to legalize gay marriage late Tuesday night, approving a single law governing marriage for heterosexuals and homosexuals.
The proposal now goes to the Senate, where the ruling coalition has enough votes for passage. President Jose Mujica plans to sign it into law early next year.
The bill also would clarify rules for adoption and in-vitro fertilization, and eliminate the words “marido y mujer” (husband and woman) in marriage contracts, refering instead to the gender neutral “contrayentes” (contracting parties).
"Gay marriage legalized on the same day as marijuana makes perfect biblical sense. Leviticus 20:13: ‘A man who lays with another man should be stoned.’
Our interpretation has just been wrong for all these years”
Via Facebook. Credited to:
— George Takei / — Katie Stephens
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