Posts Tagged ‘gay marriage’

So I’m sure you’ve all seen the fckh8 video that’s gone viral via Facebook.

Between this new campaign, the tragic teenage suicides, Paladino’s remarks, the order for the military to stop discharging gays under don’t ask don’t tell, and the attacks on college senior Chris Armstrong by the assistant attorney general of the state of Michigan, there’s been a lot of gay press recently.

And let’s be honest: Gays and Glitz go together like Aida and Radames. (If you didn’t get that reference, I’m just saying that they’re in love.) I’d therefore like to introduce an organization that I am quite fond of called Broadway Impact.

Their website states:

“We are a community of actors, directors, stage managers, fans, producers — pretty much anyone who has ever seen, been in or worked on a Broadway show — united by the simple belief that anyone who wants to should be able to get married.”

They have held various events to raise awareness and fundraise for the cause of marriage equality. They’ve rented busses to take New Yorkers to DC to march for the cause and had fundraising concerts. Thanks to Broadway Impact I got to see my fiancé, Jason Mraz, performing live with my other idol Gavin Creel who starred in Hair and co-found this organization. Yeah, it was awesome.

The next big event coming up from Broadway Impact is the 2010 ING NYC Marathon on November 7. If you have the means and want to support the cause, you can sponsor the Broadway Impact team on this 26.2 mile run by donating.

Check out this article to learn a little bit more about the mind behind the marriage equality organization. Join the cause, and maybe they’ll come to Syracuse!

~Amelia Bienstock

God doesn’t only hate gays. He also hates shellfish, mussels, shaved beards, and wearing fabrics of blended fibers (Leviticus). God Hates Shrimp was started by gay rights activists to remind God-fearing Christians they can’t ignore the parts of the Bible they find inconvenient. If it truly is the word of God, it’s time to crusade against Red Lobster, not just gay marriage.

god hates shrimp protestGod spells it out pretty clearly:

Leviticus 11:9-12:
9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination. (more…)

In a week where much of the focus will be (once again) on the economy’s ups and downs, I wanted to take things in a different direction. In search of some alternative topics, I came upon an editorial discussing the subject of same-sex marriage. Over the last month or so, there have been many articles debating whether homosexuals should be granted equal rights, all of which came to a head one month ago during the Oscars. Sean Penn brought up the issue during his acceptance speech after receiving the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician in the US. As the debate continues to heat up, I would like to push for the support of same-sex marriage. (more…)