Although, yes, troops will now be able to bring on non-heteronormative counselors, the Boy Scouts are not planning to stop any of their members from purposefully not choosing a gay-identified leader.Read More
Mr. DNA would be so proud.
There have been studies indicating that a few genes may play a role in sexual orientation. However, a new study of the genes of gay brothers and twins used a much broader sample in order to draw stronger conclusions about whether DNA influences orientation, and surprise! They found more evidence that sexuality is no more a choice than eye color, hair color, or you know, whether you have bones or a brain or anything.Read More
How I Am Santa Claus Producer & WWE Legend Mick Foley Feels About The Backlash To The Film’s Gay Santa
The spirit of the season is about love and acceptance.
“I am a guy who used to go out of my way to make people dislike me for a career. But this is what puts people over the edge?” WWE Hardcore Legend Mick Foley (aka “Mankind,” “Dude Love,” and/or “Cactus Jack”) knows a thing or two about creating a character. But when the trailer for I am Santa Claus, in which Mick stars and produces, was released, Mick discovered that having a gay man in a film which celebrates professional Santas was enough to turn the internet on its ear.Read More
I've never been so proud of Google, and I'm usually pretty proud of Google.
Google seems to have taken a stand on the right side of history when it comes to their Google Doodle celebrating the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Along with the stylized images of some of the games, they've also included a quote from the Olympic Charter that talks about discrimination. Well played, Google.Read More
Pardoning Alan Turing is a nice thought, but it runs the risk of sending the wrong message -- that thousands of other men who suffered his same fate in Britain deserved it.
There's a new movement gaining steam in England to officially pardon British cryptographer and godfather of modern computer science Alan Turing, and it appears likely that this one will finally end in a formal pardon. Now, ordinarily, we'd be all for that, but for one fact. If Turing is issued an official pardon, it will be for the wrong reasons, and runs the risk of ignoring why he actually deserves an apology from his government -- and why many other Britons who were similarly affected by a bad law deserve the same.Read More