“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Quote That - To Love You

Doritos 2011 Gay Superbowl Ad - Take 2

Another Super Bowl ad, sure to make you giggle.  And even if they don't have the time to air this commercial, it's simply hilarious.

Gay Ads That Matter - Issue No. 001

I would like to start another series on my blog with a focus on advertisements addressing gay issues, titled Gay Ads That Matter.  Over the years, I've seen MTV, Magazines like OUT, Instinct or The Advocate, post ads about issues involving our gay youth, couples, parents, etc..  And some of these ads are truly, truly amazing.

Starting with the first Issue, I bring you an ad from the pro-gay nation of Israel.  As you may already know, Israel is a full democracy and have accepted gays whole-heartedly through the years. They also have one of the highest percentages of support for same-sex marriages in the world, while they have not officially been sanctioned in the country, they do recognize marriages performed elsewhere.

Click on the image to enlarge and read this gay ad that matters.

OMG Hilarious!

Kayla Comes Out To Entire High School

What an amazing video to watch.  While watching the video, I only wished that I could have been as strong while in High School. But those were different times, a different mindset for most folks.  You can't imagine how hard it was for all of us.  I sometimes look back wondering which friends, or who all could have been gay in school; those who never came out for fear of retribution.

Kayla came out to her entire high school while most of us spent the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday working or at home relaxing.  She tells them that she is just like them, but just happens to be attracted to other girls.  "I want to break the silence," Kayla tells the school. "And I want to make one thing very clear: I didn't choose to be gay. Facing this reality was the most challenging thing I've had to do in my entire life. … I want to fall in love with someone one day, and I want to walk down the street and hold her hand. … And eventually, I want to marry her. I want to buy a house with her."

I truly commend her for having the courage to go up during a school assembly and coming out. She is doing this for those who need help during a time of hate and violence in our country; where young students are killing themselves for fear of being outed or simply being labeled as a homosexuals.  She just helped hundreds of people in the world, and I'm going to help her by sharing this video on my blog and on Facebook.  If one person can make a difference, imagine what we can do as a family.

America and Europe's Thoughts...

I have organized my blogs with 3 days worth of postings, so if you wish to continue reading the days before that, and so forth and so forth, you can click the "Older Posts" button /\ /\ /\ right /\ up there.

There are 3 other ways you can find interesting topics to read as well.

*Clicking on any of the links under my "Favorite Categories" section on the left hand side of your screen

*Using the Google Search bar under the scrolling text.

*By choosing a date from the drop down list on the right hand side of your screen.

Hope you enjoy my daily posts, and hope to hear from you soon.

- Blade 7184 aka Peter