Friday, April 24, 2015

Straight High-Schooler Invites Gay Best Friend To The Prom

It’s prom season, so we expected to read a lot of stories about lonely teenagers asking celebrities to be their dates. What we didn’t expect is the totally awesome Jacob Lescenski of Las Vegas to ask his best friend Anthony Martinez to prom. Jacob is straight, and Anthony is gay, but Jacob figured who better to go to the dance with than someone he considers a brother? Jacob popped the question by unfurling a giant banner that read “You’re hella gay, I’m hella str8, but you’re like my brother so be my d8!” Anthony is on the student council, and is often responsible for planning school dances, but lamented that he never gets asked to go.
“He’s a real man,” Anthony said of Jacob in a post, “given that he has the guts to fulfill my gay student council dream of always helping out planning dances, and never getting asked. I couldn’t ask for a better person in my life.”

Thursday, April 23, 2015

"The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), which as from 2015 will become The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia, will provide an opportunity to collectively amplify the message that what young people really need to be protected from is homo/trans/bi-phobia.
The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is celebrated annually on May 17. In 2014, mobilization has been reported in 124 countries worldwide, generating over 1,600 actionsand involving over 1,200 associations. Over the years, IDAHO has received attention from a very large range of institutions, including most UN agencies, and has received official recognition from the European Parliament, numerous States and countless local authorities across the world.
The IDAHOT 2015 global focus on YOUTH will create an unprecedented opportunity for activists and their allies at all levels to highlight existing initiatives and amplify their visibility. In 2014, the Day generated unprecedented visibility in the media and on social networks[8] . This global focus is also bound to create momentum for new initiatives from LGBTI groups and their allies. Last year, the call for action on freedom of expression lead to specific mobilizations in 66 countries, sending a powerful message to leaders and decision makers around the world. The 2015 focus will also act as an incentive to get new stakeholders engaged into the defense of the rights of young LGBT people, especially the educational communities and the families. Beyond their respective individual impacts, the actions will collectively contribute to amplifying the global trend towards full acceptance of sexual and gender diversities.

Young people are the most powerful drivers of change. This is a unique opportunity for young LGBTI people and their allies around the world to raise their voices, as well as combine their efforts and resources to combat homo/trans/bi-phobia at all levels."

Monday, April 20, 2015

GENOUT - TriCities

 See you all tonight - Group is on!


GenOut Meeting time: Monday 6PM-8PM Please feel free to call me (604-708-2632) to leave a Voice-mail and I would be more than happy to contact you and give you more information (details and location)!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Stunning Ads Show Love Is Love No Matter Who You Are Or How You Look

Love patient. Love is kind. Love is colorful.
A new ad campaign for Brazilian company Zim showcases three couples covered in the vibrant hues of Zim's non-toxic and non-staining colored powder, BoredPanda reports. Two of the images feature same-sex couples.
The ads, by the Salvador-based agency Tuppi Propaganda, have spread love for the LGBT community around the globe.
"Our initial intention was very simple: the fact that love is universal," Zim staff wrote in a blog post, per a Huffington Post translation. "It mixes our colors, our hears and minds and all of its forms are valid and bring happiness. We represented a little of this in the campaign's photos, but it's important to also say that many other combinations, that weren't entered here, exist and are as beautiful as these."