Happy Gay News for April 30, 2009

Hello all!  Let’s get right to the happy gay news for Thursday, April 30, 2009.

An Unexpected Conversation With The Governor of  Maine

Governor Baldacci called one of Pam’s House Blend’s bloggers at home.  Seriously.  You just gotta read the whole thing.  Just wow.  So go read it and then read the story below…

Seriously, you should read this…

Maine Senate Approves Gay Marriage

Just imagine the beautiful weddings in Ogunquit, Maine…can you see it?   We’re getting so close.

The Maine Senate on Thursday approved a bill to provide equal marriage rights to gay couples. The state of Maine is now poised to become the sixth major victory for same-sex marriage in six months…

Smith says now the bill must go to the House, where it is expected to find relatively easy approval. It will then have to go back to the Senate and the House for final votes before it can be sent to Democratic Governor John Baldacci.

Read more…

Most Americans Want End to Military ‘Openly Gay’ Ban

Fifty-six percent of Americans told Quinnipiac University pollsters that gays should be allowed to serve without having to hide their sexual orientation, while 37 percent were against dropping the policy, the survey conducted from April 21-27 showed.

Read more…

Levi’s Provides Grants for LGBT’s

On May 1, “501 Day,” Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&CO.) employees across the United States will take the day off from their usual work to volunteer with nonprofit organizations in their communities, and the Levi Strauss Foundation will make cash grants to those organizations to support the critical community services they provide. This year, those grants include donations to organizations that serve the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and support issues that are important to the LGBT community, including HIV/AIDS.

Read more…

Howard Stern: A Great GLBT Ally…Seriously!

Howard Stern is known for his outlandish antics.  However, I have heard that away from the microphone, he is a kind, lovely person.  Well, he clearly has our back.  Here’s just a little snippet from his show (please pardon his French):

So I think we have a responsibility to make [gays] acceptable.  We have to get past all this bullsh*t, so that some gay kid going to high school doesn’t get the sh*t beat out of him just because he’s gay.  And like, what is this hang up with gay marriage, you know? Who cares?!

Read more love from Howard…

That’s all for tonight.  Happiness to all!

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  1. Regarding the phone call from the governor of Maine over at Pam’s House Blend…well, I tend to be cynical about politicians, but thank you for insisting that it should be read. It was amazing. The fact that the governor was willing to respond personally to someone who he might have disagreed with is what blew me away.

    And regarding that ban on gays in the military, the only two founding NATO countries that still won’t allow anyone who is openly homosexual to serve are the U.S. and Portugal. So a lot of other countries–France, Britain, Norway–allow openly gay people to serve. And it hasn’t hurt them militarily. It’s probably even helped because it sends the message that anyone who wants to serve can.

  2. Great info as always, Christopher! THANK YOU! I’m so appreciative of your comments because they are always positive and informing. You’re awesome! 🙂

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