Monday, August 30, 2010

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Textbooks for Change

Courage Campaign

After Prop 8 passed, a small group of amazing students decided to help build the movement for marriage equality one textbook at a time. So they created  "Textbooks4Change" to support the Courage Campaign's Equality Program, giving students the opportunity to directly donate 6% of every textbook purchase to marriage equality. At no extra cost.

Andy Kelley
New Media Organizer, Courage Campaign

Dear Daniel --
As a student, I was part of the 64% of Californians under the age of 24 who voted against Proposition 8. But it wasn't enough.

To defend Judge Vaughn Walker's decision that Prop 8 is unconstitutional and bring marriage equality to America, we need students to get involved. Students like me have always been good volunteers, but, because of a lack of cash, we haven't been able to contribute much money to marriage equality.

Until now.

Using Textbooks4Change is easy. Here is how it works: 

2) Press the big red "Purchase Textbooks" button
3) Buy textbooks from Barnes & Noble, or
4) 6% of each purchase is donated directly to the Courage Campaign's Equality Program!

That's it.  

If you are a student, parent or professor -- or know someone who is a student, parent or professor -- please spread the word about today. By simply forwarding this message along, you will build the movement for marriage equality one textbook purchase at a time.

Thank you for supporting our effort to give students the power to make marriage equality a reality across California and the country.

Barak Wouk
Founder and Executive Director, Textbooks4Change
Junior at Columbia University 

The Courage Campaign is a multi-issue online organizing network that empowers more than 700,000 grassroots and netroots supporters to push for progressive change and full equality in California and across the country.
To support our work, please chip in what you can today:

Via JMG: Glee Jane Lynch Emmy Award winner Speech

VIA JMG: HomoQuotable - R. Clark Cooper

"Mr. Mehlman’s recent revelation that he is gay is actually good news for the party. He joins a growing chorus of elected Republican officials and well-known Republicans who support full civil rights, including former Vice President Cheney, former Solicitor General Ted Olson, former First Lady Laura Bush, as well as my former State Department colleagues Ambassador John Bolton and Ambassador Mark Wallace.

"Inclusion isn’t just the right thing to do – it is also smart politics. Today’s voters believe that people should be judged by the content of their character, not by their sexual orientation. This is entirely consistent with the traditional Republican respect for the individual. Promoting that value will help us win in at the ballot box. Also, openly gay Republicans running for office like L.C.R. member, Richard Tisei, candidate for Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor, and former L.C.R. Board Member, Steve May, candidate for the Arizona Legislature, help personify diversity in the party.

"Fortunately, the Republican National Committee and the campaign entities, the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee are making strong efforts to focus on common conservative themes. These entities have reached out to Log Cabin Republicans to help revitalize the party. Inclusion will help Republicans rebuild the party base and regain a majority in Congress that can benefit all Americans." - Log Cabin Republicans executive director R. Clark Cooper, writing for the New York Times.
reposted from Joe

Gay Marriage and Drinking Fountains

Via 365gay: The Blue Power Ranger Reveals All.

For most of us who grew up in the 1990s, ‘The Mighty Morphing Power Rangers’ ruled our existence. The Japanese import was a huge franchise in the 90s, and actor David Yost played Billy the Blue Ranger—a favorite among the multi-colored crime fighters—from 1993 to 1996.

In a tell-all interview with “No Pink Spandex,” Yost revealed that he is gay. Even more shocking and disturbing than a gay man in blue spandex is Yost’s departure from the show: it was caused by homophobia on set.

Yost said, “I was called ‘f*ggot’ one too many times [by the show's] creators, producers, writers, directors.”
After spending several years out of the limelight, Yost is again perusing an acting career.