Stonybrook University Hospital is home to Rainbow’s!
Keywords: stonybrook university, hospital, rainbow, pediatrics, dad, children
Hi everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts today – I am supposed to be updating you guys three times per day – and most days I do that and more! However, I must apologize today as I was not able to post. My father is ill, and I needed to be by his side at Stonybrook Hospital today.
Everyone there was really nice, and very respectful when I introduced Jacqueline as my partner. I was glad about this, because I needed her support and to hold her hand today. We are very open in public – we don’t make out because we respect PDA boundaries, but 99.9% of the time, if you see us in public, we will be holding hands or arms. We also freely share the occasional small kiss.
Anyhow, I digress on the awesomeness that is my lesbian superstar relationship….
SO….today at Stonybrook there were two “gay friendly” things that caught my attention! The first was the Starbucks in the lobby which was awesome and huge. The second was the window(s) of the Pediatric Emergency Room, which was a rainbow patterned display of butterflies (as seen in the pic above). Anyhow – ill be back to posting it up tomorrow, and I ask that if you read this, please keep my family in your thoughts. See ya tomorrow my lovely little “gabies”!
Rest in Peace, sista.
Keywords: amy winehouse anniversary, amy winehouse foundation, my daughter amy book
Today marks the one year anniversary of the passing of one of the world’s greatest singers. Amy Winehouse would have been 29 in September, but left behind too short a legacy and too harsh a reminder of the downfall of drugs and alcohol. Amy will always be one of my favorite singers, although listening to her music is sometimes dark-feeling, and I get sad as I sing along.
Amy’s father has since started a charity, The Amy Winehouse Foundation which helps underprivileged children all over the world. Her father Mitch travels and speaks about his daughter, her demons and the need for substance abuse enlightenment among today’s youth. He has also just published a book, My Daughter Amy, in which he gives us insight into her early years, struggles and Amy the person.
God bless you Amy. And may others in this world realize the damage that comes from substance abuse and enabaling those around us. Another amazing life lost. Today Amy, we celebrate your life.
Cheers to you girl. I’m sure you’re singing wherever you are.
Some funny and funky photos to get you through the rest of the work week!
Keywords: hump day, wednesday, over the hump, funny gay pics
It’s that time of the week again – Monday funday is over and you are almost through the “hump” of the week, hehe! So to keep you smiling I have assembled a collection of rather hysterical and/or cool photos I have seen scroll across our awesome Facebook page in the past 24 hours or so…
So enjoy, smile and try to get your hump on! (And “like” our Facebook if you may!)
Don’t you boys wish!
This is GREAT! I’m now searching for the Single Lesbian Female version! Maybe i’ll make my own!
And how great is this – I’m going to make this point the next time i’m confronted by some crazy fundamentalist at JC Penny!
Now, no words…just patience.
What were YOU looking at? Pervert!
And since we are all so awesome for being gay, straight, bi, lesbian, transgender or human – i’ll leave you with this heart warming picture.
Exactly! Let that be a reminder of how special you are!
Another one of those “when you put it that way” moments
Keywords: pic of the day, gay marriage, 6 states
This speaks for itself huh? Pretty sure I’d feel a little more safe in a room with a gay guy/girl than a guy/girl that has sex with an animal.
America is silly sometimes.
C’mon Mr. Trump – GET IT TOGETHER!!
Keywords: miss universe, canada, jenna talackova, transgender, surgery, donald trump, kicked out
In more Trump news – Mr. Trump, who is the owner of the Ms. USA, Ms. Teen USA, Miss Universe pageants is under fire for firing Jenna Talackova, a Canadian woman who was recently ousted from the Miss Universe Canada competition. Why? Becuase Ms. Talackova was born with male parts. I say this instead of “born a man” because she wasn’t born a man, just because she was born with male genitals. Jenna knew she was a woman since she was 4 years old.
Jenna has been competing in pageants for years. She began hormone therapy at the age of 14 and in 2010 she completed her gender reassignment surgery. (That means she got rid of her male parts.) She is beautiful, kind, talented and open about her body.
Last week, Jenna began to tweet that she had been told her place in the competiton was in jeapordy. Then, at the end of last week she was nixed. Jenna tweeted about it and said that she is working with her lawyer on how to handle this human rights and discrimination issue.
The company collaborative removed Jenna’s picture and profile from the contestants page and released this blanket, issue dodging statement:
“Jenna Talackova from Vancouver, British Columbia will not compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada competition because she did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form. We do, however, respect her goals, determination and wish her the best.”
What a bunch of crap. Jenna is upset, but not about to give up. And we here at wePRIDEny stand in solidarity with Jenna. Good luck girl, and thank you for all the work you are doing on behalf of the community. I hope many young individuals who identify as transgender hear your story and know they are not alone.
Yay for 2012 being the year that the country stands up and takes notice of transgender individuals. They are not freaks, they are not invisible, they are not wrong and they are not to be ignored or treated differently.
Mr. Trump, YOU’RE FIRED!
Al and Jesse follow suit with Obama…
Keywords: al sharpton, jesse jackson, presiden obama, marriage equality
Following President Obamas support last week of same-sex marriage and equal rights, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Al Shaprton have also pledged their support. Jacson and Sharpton are tow major players with regards to African-American and Black politics, as well as politics in general. They are now urging their communities to stand in line with The President…
Jackson even went so far as to compare the gay marriage issue to the fight against slavery and laws that kept blacks from marrying whites.
“This is a bold step in the right direction for equal protection under the law for all citizens,” Jackson told the Los Angeles Times.”
According to The LA Times, Jackson then called for black preachers to address the issue with their congregations on Sunday. He mentioned that gays and lesbians are fighting for the country and teaching America’s children. He even said that they are leading congregations within many black churches. He urged Americans to remember that gay marriage isn’t taking rights from anyone else, but rather, opening the door for everyone to have the same opportunities.
“You may choose your mate, but you cannot deny someone else the right to choose their mate,” Jackson said. “The law protects you from being abused. It doesn’t threaten your lifestyle for someone else to have the right to exhibit their lifestyle,” he later added.
“I salute President Obama’s statement today supporting same-sex marriage,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said in a statementthat went on to add: “This is not about mine or anyone’s personal or religious views. It is about equal rights for all. We cannot be selective with civil rights. We must support civil rights for everybody or we don’t support them for anyone.”
Bieber, please don’t go back to that haircut ever again
Keywords: pic of the day, katy perry, justin bieber
I never realized how awful that haircut really looked on Justin Bieber, until he cut it and actually looked like a boy- it was at that point in time that it all clicked for me: Justin Bieber is a boy, well I’ll be damned.