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Aug 5

Gay Marriage / Same-Sex Marriage Political Cartoons

You May Have Missed

All cartoons pulled from Cagle.com

LGBTQ* Political Cartoons

Sunny with a chance of Fabulous.

(source for comics)

Nov 6
CONGRATULATIONS ILLINOIS!!!

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)

CONGRATULATIONS ILLINOIS!!!

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


by Nate Beeler 

LGBTQ* Political Cartoons in the Press
Adam ZyglisAdam Zyglis is the staff cartoonist for The Buffalo News. His cartoons are internationally syndicated by Cagle Cartoons.

LGBTQ* Political Cartoons in the Press

Adam Zyglis
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* 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* 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* Infographics + Breakfast = Marriage Equality?

Blake Ink United takes on marriage equality with their newest info graphic. 

Feb 6

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!

<3 Ruth Elizabeth

Photo Source: (Buzzfeed)

Feb 5
LGBTQ* Breaking News You May Have Missed

Following from CNN.com

UK lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in first vote

By Laura Smith-Spark and Atika Shubert, CNN
updated 3:47 PM EST, Tue February 5, 2013

London (CNN) &#8212; UK lawmakers approved Tuesday the second reading of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, an issue that has prompted widespread rebellion within Prime Minister David Cameron&#8217;s Conservative Party.
The 400-175 vote indicated a significant majority of members support the measure. However, the legislation has to clear more parliamentary hurdles to become law.
It faces another vote in the House of Commons and a vote in the House of Lords.
Before Tuesday&#8217;s vote, three top party members appealed to Conservative MPs to get behind the controversial legislation in a letter published in the Telegraph newspaper.
The letter, signed by Chancellor George Osborne, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Home Secretary Theresa May, said that passing the bill is &#8220;the right thing to do at the right time.&#8221;
The institution of marriage has evolved over time, the letter said, while &#8220;attitudes towards gay people have changed.&#8221;
 
Read more HERE



(picture source) 

LGBTQ* Breaking News You May Have Missed


Following from CNN.com

UK lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in first vote

By Laura Smith-Spark and Atika Shubert, CNN
updated 3:47 PM EST, Tue February 5, 2013
London (CNN) — UK lawmakers approved Tuesday the second reading of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, an issue that has prompted widespread rebellion within Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party.
The 400-175 vote indicated a significant majority of members support the measure. However, the legislation has to clear more parliamentary hurdles to become law.
It faces another vote in the House of Commons and a vote in the House of Lords.
Before Tuesday’s vote, three top party members appealed to Conservative MPs to get behind the controversial legislation in a letter published in the Telegraph newspaper.
The letter, signed by Chancellor George Osborne, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Home Secretary Theresa May, said that passing the bill is “the right thing to do at the right time.”
The institution of marriage has evolved over time, the letter said, while “attitudes towards gay people have changed.”
 
Read more HERE

(picture source

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* 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)

Jan 7
LGBTQ* Phrases To Reevaluate 
It&#8217;s marriage. Not a &#8220;gay&#8221; marriage.
Co-Created By: BewareOfImages.com and BeingLiberal.org


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* Phrases To Reevaluate 

It’s marriage. Not a “gay” marriage.

Co-Created By: BewareOfImages.com and BeingLiberal.org

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 new proposal would make Uruguay the second nation in Latin America and the 12th in the world to legalize gay marriage, after The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina and Denmark.

The bill also would clarify rules for adoption and in-vitro fertilization, and eliminate the words &#8220;marido y mujer&#8221; (husband and woman) in marriage contracts, refering instead to the gender neutral &#8220;contrayentes&#8221; (contracting parties).
(photo source)

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 new proposal would make Uruguay the second nation in Latin America and the 12th in the world to legalize gay marriage, after The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina and Denmark.

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).