The hysterically filterless Chelsea Handler hosts the 27th annual production recognizing excellence in the past year’s music video production—and not just Lady Gaga’s videos….
Archive for August, 2010
Be Sociable, Share! TweetTarget Ain’t People In January … the Supreme Court ruled that corporations can spend unlimited $$ in our elections. In July … Target gave $150,000 to the anti-gay, anti-worker candidate for Gov. of MN. Last week … a quarter million people pledged to boycott Target In August … this happened … Be [...]
National Latino Aids Awareness Day (NLAAD) has officially launched the unveiling of its new website, www.nlaad.org. The fully bilingual website, both in English and Spanish, holds a wealth of resources ranging from information on Latinos/Hispanics and HIV/AIDS to tools on how to engage Hispanic/Latino communities on a range of events, including HIV testing.
After two weeks of good-faith discussions – and two tentative agreements – with Target Corporation, the company has informed the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, that it will take no corrective actions to repair the harm that it caused by contributing $150,000 to an organization supporting a vehemently anti-gay candidate closely associated with a Christian rock band that advocates death and violence to gay people.
The landmark ruling on August 16, 2010, by Mexico’s Supreme Court recognizing the right of same-sex couples to adopt children in Mexico City upholds the core principle of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in all aspects of their lives, including family life, Human Rights Watch said today.
The Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, who last week rendered a sweeping decision striking down California’s Proposition 8 as an unconstitutional violation of the rights of gay and lesbian citizens to due process and equal protection of the law under the Fourteenth Amendment, today denied the proponents’ motion to stay that decision pending a full resolution of the merits on appeal, instead granting only a short stay until August 18, 2010 “solely in order to permit the court of appeals to consider the issue in an orderly manner.” This means that unless the Court’s decision is stayed by a higher court, Californians who were denied equality by Proposition 8 will soon, and once again, enjoy their fundamental right to marry.
“With this action, the American Bar Association has affirmed the principles upon which this nation was founded—that every American is vested with certain inalienable rights and that all Americans are created equal,” said Chad Griffin, Board President of the American Foundation for Equal Rights. “The ABA’s action is significant in that it represents a broad consensus among scholars and practitioners of the law. The ABA is the nation’s leading legal organization and is the one charged with recommending judges and setting national standards for attorneys. This case is not about ideology or politics, and the ABA’s resolution underscores that. Rather, Perry v. Schwarzenegger is a case grounded in fundamental constitutional law and precedent, including equal protection under the law and due process.”
The Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston elected its 2010-2011 board members and officers: president Charles A. Spain, Jr. (Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas;); vice president Christopher V. Bacon (Vinson & Elkins LLP); secretary John S. Adcock (Beck, Redden & Secrest, L.L.P.); treasurer Katherine Hubbard (Hubbard Financial Services, Inc.); and board member Debra E. Hunt (Moore & Hunt). Stonewall Law is a local bar association for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered) lawyers.
Local retailers and corporations are joining together to celebrate The Women’s Home campaign “Have You Heard About Bloom? It’s All About Change.” Beginning August 1, philanthropic Houstonians can look for watering cans at various retail locations including: Michael Kemper Salon, The Cottage Thrift Shop, Muse and Blakely Bering Fine Art among many others. Customers will be encouraged to support The Women’s Home by donating their spare change in the watering cans.
Equality Texas celebrates today’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker which found California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Today’s ruling affirms that the law cannot treat people differently based upon their sexual orientation and that a majority cannot strip a minority group of its fundamental rights. Today’s ruling is a victory for same-sex couples and their families who simply want the dignity and security of having the same freedom to marry as others, as well as for all Americans who believe in our nation’s bedrock principle of justice for all. Despite the ruling, the case is expected to be appealed to a higher court.