Posts tagged lgbt

Obama: 'I Think The Equal Protection Clause Does Guarantee Same-Sex Marriage' In All States

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Utah! Colorado! Wyoming! We love #marriageequality in the mountains!
Today’s major court decision brought marriage equality to some of the best skiing and snowboarding spots on the planet >

This is beautiful, thanks to freedomtomarry.

CDC Study Reveals Half of Gay, Bi Men with HIV Are Not Receiving Necessary Treatment


"A disturbing new study issued by the Center for Disease Control finds half of gay and bisexual men with HIV go untreated, with nearly one in five men who have sex with men (MSMs) being unaware that they’re infected.

NBC News reports:

Nearly 600,000 U.S. gay and bisexual men have HIV, the CDC says, and they make up more than half the Americans with the virus even though they account for just 2 percent of the population. CDC’s Sonia Singh and colleagues looked at a large national HIV survey and found that while 77 percent of gay men diagnosed with HIV have some sort of care available to them, only half were actually getting that care and just under half had been prescribed the drug cocktails recommended for just about everyone with HIV. Younger men and blacks were less likely than older, white men to be getting good treatment.

Added Jonathan Mermin, M.D., director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention:

“It’s unacceptable that treatment, one of our most powerful tools for protecting people’s health and preventing new HIV infections, is reaching only a fraction of gay men who need it. A top prevention priority at CDC is making sure every gay man with HIV knows his status and receives ongoing medical care – otherwise, we will never tackle the HIV epidemic in the country.”

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'Pride' -- An Unlikely Alliance at the Barricades

Pride’ Recalls Alliance Between Gay Activists and Miners

From the NY Times:

While the yearlong strike by the National Union of Mineworkers is still widely remembered in Britain, as both a high point of Thatcherism and the beginning of the end of the country’s trade union movement, neither the creators of “Pride” nor its leading actors were aware of the helping hand from the gay coalition back then, they said in recent interviews. In salvaging this nearly forgotten footnote of history, the filmmakers could have easily allowed “Pride” to slide into sentimentality and liberal righteousness: “a story of goodies and baddies that just manipulated the audience,” as the film’s director, Matthew Warchus, put it.

Yet he and the film’s screenwriter, Stephen Beresford, were ruthless in stripping away mush. The script had some preachy lines that are not in the final cut, and Mr. Warchus — best known as a theater director for the hits “Matilda the Musical” and “God of Carnage” — also sought to avoid easy laughs from the strange-bedfellows plot, for instance, by asking the actors to drop their endearingly nervous grins in the scene where the gay activists arrive at the miners’ hall.

The result is a film that takes a light touch to its deeply political and heart-tugging content, instead offering a closely observed character study that comes by its tears honestly.”

Read more at the New York Times >

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Michael Sam making progress on Dallas Cowboys practice squad

From Outsports:

Michael Sam is hoping to play in an NFL game this season, which would make him the first openly gay player to do so. According to his position coach, Sam is making progress on the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys.

"He’s done some good things," defensive line coach Rod Marinelli told the Dallas Morning News. "The only thing he really gets is some of our individual periods and then he gets some one-on-one rushes on Wednesday, and I think he’s gotten a little bit better.

"But it’s tougher for a practice squad guy because these other guys here, they’re pounding with all week long in terms of fundamentals and game-planning and those things. So it’s a little tougher, but he’s got movement. I like his quickness and his instincts. He’s got really good work habits, so just keep working to develop him."

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Drinking Baileys In This Country Could Mean You're Gay -- And Going To Jail

This is laughable… as Huffington Post reports:

A Cameroonian attorney says that one of his clients was convicted of “feminine mannerisms” for drinking Bailey’s Irish Cream under his country’s strict anti-gay laws.

Attorney Michel Togue, who has defended many Cameroon residents who have been accused of homosexuality, tells ThinkProgress that very few of his clients were ever caught engaging in an actual same-sex act, as local police have made arrests based solely on how the individual is presented if an accusation has been made.

If a man is employed as a hairdresser, he said, or found to be cross-dressing, those attributes could be used as evidence that the suspect is gay in a court of law.

To catch people having sex, to catch them in the act, you have to break the law. You have to violate their privacy, which is an offense,” he told the publication.”

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Believe it or not, buff shirtless skier ads didn’t begin with Gay Ski Weeks…
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Believe it or not, buff shirtless skier ads didn’t begin with Gay Ski Weeks…

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Study Suggests Hollywood Is Not So Gay-Friendly

Fascinating study. Read more >

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#SNOW at the top of @jacksonhole!!! Who’s comin with us? Our trip is almost sold out! Http:/ #gay #lgbt #ski #snowboard #jacksonhole #wyominh

Rams Cut Michael Sam, First Openly Gay Player Drafted in N.F.L.

“There’s no challenge with respect to Mike Sam,” Coach Fisher said, referring to a team that might want to pick up Sam. “He’s not about drawing attention to himself. He kept his head down and worked and you can’t ask anything more out of any player for that matter.”

According to ESPN, Sam had 11 tackles and three sacks during the preseason and had a team-high six tackles in the last preseason game.

In a series of tweets, Sam thanked the Rams for drafting him, for “allowing me to show I can play at this level,” and that he looked forward to building on the progress he felt he made “toward a long and successful career.”

“The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I’ve always known,” Sam said. “The journey continues.”

The New Teton Lift at Jackson Hole

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Our first #hyperlapse — from #ValleNevado, #Chile! #ski #snowboard #skiing #snowboarding #skibums #gay #lgbt #esqui

So… we heard that it’s pretty hot back home in the USA…