Sunday, November 23, 2014

University Field Hockey Team Strips Naked to Fight Homophobia in Sport

The University of Nottingham male hockey team has stripped naked in a new video to stand against homophobia in sport.
The group describes itself as advocates for human rights, declaring: "We believe that we all should be able to live in an society in which every person is respected and treated as equals".

This initiative is to be welcomed!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Colin Farrell suports gay marriage in Ireland

Actor Colin Farrell speaks about his gay brother in emotional plea for marriage equality in Ireland.

In the letter, he reflects on his brother Eamon's journey as a gay man.

Check it below:

I think I found out my brother wasn’t grovelling in heterosexual mud like most boys our age when I was around 12. I remember feeling surprised. Intrigued. Curious. Not bi-curious before you start getting ideas.

I was curious because it was different from anything I’d known or heard of and yet it didn’t seem unnatural to me. I had no reference for the existence of homosexuality. I had seen, by that age, no gay couples together. I just knew my brother liked men and, I repeat, it didn’t seem unnatural to me.

My brother Eamon didn’t choose to be gay. Yes, he chose to wear eyeliner to school and that probably wasn’t the most pragmatic response to the daily torture he experienced at the hands of school bullies.

But he was always proud of who he was. Proud and defiant and, of course, provocative. Even when others were casting him out with fists and ridicule and the laughter of pure loathsome derision, he maintained an integrity and dignity that flew in the face of the cruelty that befell him.

I don’t know where those bullies are now, the ones who beat him regularly. Maybe some of them have found peace and would rather forget their own part of a painful past. Maybe they’re sitting on bar stools and talking about “birds and faggots” and why one’s the cure and the other the disease.

But I do know where my brother is. He’s at home in Dublin living in peace and love with his husband of some years, Steven. They are about the healthiest and happiest couple I know. They had to travel a little farther than down the aisle to make their vows, though, to Canada, where their marriage was celebrated.

That’s why this is personal to me. The fact that my brother had to leave Ireland to have his dream of being married become real is insane. It’s time to right the scales of justice here. To sign up and register to vote next year so that each individual’s voice can be heard

How often do we get to make history in our lives? Not just personal history. Familial. Social. Communal. Global. The world will be watching. We will lead by example. Let’s lead toward light.

Colin Farrell and his brother Eamon

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) Comes Out

At the end of a typically odd Family Guy episode, the sassy baby with the posh accent seemed to admit what most had assumed over the course of the show's 13 seasons.
It all went down as he was filling in as host of the Griffin's Thanksgiving dinner due to Peter's absence. Stewie lifted a glass to give a toast saying: "I wasn’t planning on doing this today, but when I look around at all these open, loving faces of friends and family, I’m comfortable enough to finally say I am a proud, unashamed, active".
Stewie's sexuality has always been suspect, so much so that in 2009 his creator Seth McFarlane said in an interview that the character was gay, though he had never directly stated it on the show.
Watch some funny gay Stewie moments...