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Infographic: How to win a Best Actress Oscar (spoiler alert: play a wife)

Hey ladies! If you want to win an Academy Award for Best Actress, get cast as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, or girlfriend STAT! Fellas! If you want to win an Academy Award for best Actor, get cast as a husband, father, brother, son, or boyfriend STAT an important historical figure. That’s the lesson from these two fascinating infographics at The Huffington Post.

Hey ladies! If you want to win an Academy Award for Best Actress, get cast as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, or girlfriend STAT! Fellas! If you want to win an Academy Award for best Actor, ...

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Infographic: marriage equality is officially mainstream

Center for American Progress has issued a report which looks at polls and demonstrates that the majority of the country supports marriage equality. Crosby Burns and Ben Harris write,

In short, marriage equality is now a mainstream American value. Just a decade ago, however, a majority of Americans opposed laws and policies that extended marital rights to same-sex couples. In the ensuing 10 years, the United States has come a long way with states passing marriage equality legislation, national leaders coming out in support of equal relationship recognition rights, and same-sex couples sharing their stories of love and commitment with their friends and family.

And here is an infographic of the support for marriage equality:

An interesting but not surprising finding ...

Center for American Progress has issued a report which looks at polls and demonstrates that the majority of the country supports marriage equality. Crosby Burns and Ben Harris write,

In short, marriage equality is now a ...

Happy Harvey Milk (teen predator) Day!

Happy Birthday Harvey Milk! Today you would have turned 82. But your life was cut short when you were shot to death at the young age of 48, a year after being elected (as the first openly gay person) to California’s Board of Supervisors.

Harvey Milk is often considered an LBTQ rights activist, which he was. But he was an activist who saw the connections among the struggles of all disenfranchised people. In 2009, President Obama awarded Milk a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom, which his openly gay nephew, Stuart Milk, accepted. That same year, Stuart and Harvey Milk campaign manager Anne Kronenberg co-founded the Harvey Milk Foundation, with the support of Desmond Tutu.  The Foundation established Harvey Milk Day, ...

Happy Birthday Harvey Milk! Today you would have turned 82. But your life was cut short when you were shot to death at the young age of 48, a year after being elected (as the first ...

Watch proposition “8,” the play online: Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jane Lynch and more

In his play “8,” Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance (Milk) uses actual court testimonies and media interviews to tell the story of Proposition Eight‘s trial, which sought to block marriage equality. The play premiered and live streamed Saturday in LA, and is directed by Rob Reiner and stars Brad Pitt, Jane Lynch, George Clooney, George Takei, John C. Reilly, Martin Sheen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jamie Lee Curtis and more. You can watch the video of the play here:

(Apologies for the lack of transcript – we haven’t been able to find the full script online.)

 

 

In his play “8,” Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance (Milk) uses actual court testimonies and media interviews to tell the story of Proposition Eight‘s trial, which sought to block marriage equality. The play premiered and live ...

Happy Birthday, Harvey.

If Harvey Milk were alive, he would have celebrated his 81st birthday yesterday.

As one of the first openly gay elected officials in the country, his work was not only one of a politician but of an activist, encouraging his supporters not only to fight for a more just world, but telling them that electing people from marginalized communities to public office was a critical way in achieving that.

He was assassinated on November 27, 1978, at age of 48. More at Pam’s House Blend.

If Harvey Milk were alive, he would have celebrated his 81st birthday yesterday.

As one of the first openly gay elected officials in the country, his work was not only one of a politician but ...