On September 18th, the news reported that Ruth Bader Ginsberg, everyone’s favorite justice of the Supreme Court, had passed away...
Get your flags ready!
"Truth be told, I did more than [kiss a girl.]"
He's running for a senate seat in the Philippines.
"There really is nothing bolder than being true to yourself and living life to the fullest."
Happy tears everywhere.
Most mainstream mental health associations oppose "gay-curing" therapy, including the World Health Organization, which says the practice "lacks medical justification and represent a serious threat to the health and well-being" of patients.
I think that most college women want to be informed on current events and the news but they feel like they can't. Log onto CNN.com or The New York Times website and there is so much information- what is the most important? The most current? What actually matters? What is relevant to me? Well wonder no more, CollegeCandies, because every Monday I'll be bringing you up to date on the biggest news stories in a quick, concise manner (just the way your over-stuffed college brain likes it). Now you'll finally know what's going on in the world without having to spend hours a day sifting through the breaking news.
The Village was ablaze with celebration and excitement Sunday as the 42nd Annual Gay Pride Parade took to the streets of mid and lower Manhattan. The parade comes only two days after the New York Senate voted to legalize same-sex marriages in the State of New York. NYC Gov. Andrew Cuomo was the obvious hero of the day, leaving the McCords from Real Housewives NYC as the obvious zeros. Alex and hubby hugged the outer edge of the route in extreme effort to assure camera's like ours caught it.
When just a couple of decades ago many people couldn't RISK coming out in college, now schools are trying to recruit applicants from the LGBT community and while I have no qualms about that, I gotta wonder if it's fair.
As far as people go, I am rather intolerant. I am intolerant of people who do not clean the coffee maker after they use it. I am intolerant of couples that walk too slowly together on the sidewalk and therefore block all of the people behind them. Mismatched outfits and too much eye makeup make my blood boil. However, I’ve always felt that I exemplify a very accepting society when it comes to the bigger issues.
Last week, the Senate voted not to repeal the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy - a policy that's essentially a band-aid for the absence of gay rights in the military. The policy, which was introduced in 1993, has essentially stood all of this time as a way of saying 'you can be gay in the military, as long as nobody knows about it'.
I admit, I’ve put off talking about gay marriage here for a while, in part because, well, I went to a liberal arts school in NYC – I have way too many gay friends to really be impartial here. Then last week, the assistant managing editor of the Notre Dame student newspaper resigned during the controversy over an anti-gay joke that appeared in the paper’s comic strip and I realized that this is an issue that still affects us all.