Happy Gay News for April 17, 2009

Happy day all!  Let’s get to the happy gay news for today, Friday, April 17, 2009.

Day of Silence

The Day of Silence got lots of great publicity today.  And I saw the following tweet

#dayofsilence has made it to the top 4 hash tags: http://hashtags.org/trends/… @dayofsilence is top three on #followfriday

Lots and lots of info on their Twitter page and their Facebook page.

Want to read more? Check out coverage from my neck of the woods:

Ga. students keep quiet for gay rights: National Day of Silence brings awareness to harassment young people face in school

Amherst Discussing Transgender Protections

A few years ago my partner and I vacationed in Western Massachusetts.   We stayed in Northampton, ate delicious popovers in Amherst, and we found both towns as charming as they could be.  So I felt some kind of strange pride when I read this story since I loved these towns so much.

Amherst could join Northampton as the only communities in western Massachusetts to offer protection to transgendered individuals through bylaws and ordinances.

Read the full story in the Amherst Bulletin

Source: http://twitter.com/TGworldNews


OK, nothing about the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) can be construed as happy in my book, but a GLBTQ ally swooping in and registering the domain name for their anti-gay marriage campaign is simply hysterical. NOM started a 2 million for marriage” (2m4m) campaign, but a fabulous non-gay man noticed that they hadn’t bothered to grab the 2m4m.org domain name.  So this wonderful ally to the GLBTQ community registered it and created the “Two Men 4 Marriage) web site.  Love him! I posted a story about this site a few days ago because I love his sarcastic piece: Ten Reasons Gay Marriage Is Wrong. Read more from OutQ News www.2m4m.org

Gay History, Birthdays & Quote of the Day


That’s it for today.  Happiness to all!

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