Posts tagged ‘HRC’

October 8, 2012

Sally Field Receives HRC’s Ally For Equality Award

Her son Sam pays moving tribute to his mom Sally Field . Best Sally Field quote at 12:58  “And so the fuck what?”

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September 17, 2012

The State of the LGBT Movement: A Panel Discussion

Very interesting discussion sponsored by HRC and Google.

February 14, 2012

HRC – Love is Real

December 25, 2011

Over a year old but still so inspiring – Pink receiving the HRC Ally for Equality Award 2010

Watching this again made my Xmas – which was otherwise fairly sucky.

 

December 16, 2011

On the Road with the Human Rights Campaign

Nicely done video by the folks at the HRC.

 

November 30, 2011

“All Children, All Families”

October 22, 2011

Greyson Chance at HRC National Dinner 2011

I loved this kid on Ellen. Greyson is crazy talented and such an inspiration. This song made me think of my murdered friend Eric Cooper so I am a bit weepy now. Thanks to HRCmedia .

Greyson Chance — a 13 year old phenom who rose to fame through a YouTube cover of Lady Gaga and recent signed by Ellen — performs at the Human Rights Campaign’s 2011 National Dinner in Washington, DC.

 

Purple skies and violet rainbows
And all the angels passing by
With their words they try to break you
But they can’t shake you with all their lies

Another day we will survive
Another day is worth the fight
Today we will rise
We will walk the rainbows and take over the sky
Don’t let them change you
No
’cause you are beautiful just like the purple sky

Black mirrors with no reflection
Broken hearts and rejection
Record times make the sound that call the angels homeward bound

Another day we will survive
Another day is worth the fight
Today we will rise
We will walk the rainbows and take over the sky
Don’t let them change you
No
’cause you are beautiful just like the purple sky

These are the words and these are the choices
We are the children, we are the voices
This is the life and these are the questions
This is the time we’re being tested

These are the words and these are the choices
We are the children, we are the voices
This is the life and these are the questions
This is the time we’re being tested

Don’t let them change you
’cause you are beautiful just like the purple sky
You are beautiful
(people’s names) (we remember)
We remember ’cause you’re beautiful
Just like the purple sky

October 22, 2011

HRC Media uploads a wonderful Welcoming Schools trailer.

Given the prevailing climate this looks like a brilliant initiative from the always great Human Rights Campaign.

Trailer for the new Welcoming Schools professional development film for educators and parents, produced by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Children talk about when they first heard about gay and lesbian people; language they hear from family, teachers and friends; and how teachers can create a safe school climate.

Via  Gay Rights Media

October 18, 2010

Human Rights Campaign is now on board

Just posted by HRC – now putting its significant weight behind the campaign to wear purple on October 20, 2010.

Too many young people have taken their lives because of anti-gay bullying. While there has been an outpouring of shock and support from public officials in the form of “It Gets Better” messages, we still must address the deeper societal issues driving a culture of relentless bullying – and we must send a strong message that such a culture is unacceptable.

To help send that message, we’ll be participating in a day of remembrance this Wednesday, October 20, by wearing purple. The idea for the event originated online, and nearly one million people are already participating on Facebook.

Not only will the solidarity of all who participate serve as remembrance of those we’ve lost over the years, but it also will clearly demonstrate our support for a society where diversity is embraced and nourished, not ridiculed. Struggling LGBT youth need to know that there is a large community eager to support them – participating on Wednesday is a small way you can help send an important message.

Beyond showing our solidarity on the Wednesday, there are resources for those who need immediate help –The Trevor Project offers tips for struggling youth, resources for concerned loved ones and a 24/7 Lifeline that can be reached at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386). The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). HRC’s Welcoming Schools initiative offers tools and resources to stop harmful bullying and make elementary schools a more welcoming and accepting environment for all. The Suicide Prevention Center is a comprehensive resource that works to train organizations and individuals in developing suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies.

HRC is going purple on Wednesday – we hope you will too.

October 10, 2010

Obama – how you have failed us.

It has been said the road to hell is paved with good intentions and I now agree. I am not American but as one of your neighbours ( neighbors to my American cousins)  to the North albeit working to your South I will  say you have not done well when it comes to LGBT rights. As a  Hillary Clinton supporter   I was still heartened when you won. I heard your acceptance speech and my heart rose.

It is a while now and , while  I am happy GWB is gone and his Republicans with him, you have done very little to help discrimination against the last group in the the US that is still given second class status.  Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is still there because you made no real effort to rally support. DOMA still stands. What did you do? Your stand on civil unions as opposed to marriage is an affront to ever gay person. As a Canadian who can marry anyone of  any gender I am shocked by your narrow minded view. I marched in my youth and the message got through to our leaders. Are you afraid of  alienating someone? I would have hoped that as a person of color you would have got past that. There is no difference between discriminating against someone based on race or based on their orientation. Maybe you missed that point and decided on politics instead.

If you haven’t noticed – Canada is stronger than it ever has been. By not condemning orientation discrimination you are a weaker leader than  Lyndon Johnson who forced through far more rights legislation than you have.  Try harder President Obama. The world expects more from you.

P.S. I should note that I wrote the above after watching 8. the mormon proposition for the third time with friends.  I was seething with anger, yet again,  ( despite the  wonderful company) so this entry was written from that perspective. I am leaving it up because it is a snapshot of how I was feeling at that point. I am adding this postscript so that if I ever look back at the entry  I will not have one of those “WTF was I thinking” moments.