I’m going to make this post short and sweet. We here at Homorazzi.com urge our readers to encourage voters in Maine, Washington, Maryland and Minnesota to show their support for marriage equality. The four states have the chance to give gay marriage supporters their first definitive victory at the ballot box. In Maryland, Washington and Maine, the question is to legalize gay marriage or not. Meanwhile in Minnesota, voters will decide on whether or not to implement a ban on same-sex marriage. As expected, just like the Presidential race, it’s close in all four battlegrounds.
Of the four, Maine and Washington look the strongest to legalize gay marriage with early polls giving the edge to the pros. Maryland seems pretty deadlocked according to the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post polling, while Minnesota is a bit of a wild card with mixed poll results. Some either have it as a tight race or with the ban being passed easily.
We are the furthest thing from a political blog, but we hope all our readers head to the polls and make their voice heard. If you know anyone voting in these states, spread the word on social media and encourage them to support LGBT rights. I can’t wait for tonight’s results from all the races. Fingers crossed.
With the election happening tomorrow in the U.S. there have been a lot more people speaking up and video campaigns released in favor of marriage and equality for same sex families. This fight for equality is certainly not specific to the U.S. and a campaign in Europe has just been launched called #InvisibleParents and it’s definitely worth watching.
The video shows footage of a family of three, with two dads and their happy daughter. As one YouTube commenter says, “One of the? best clips I’ve seen advocating for family rights. This video beautifully captures the daughter’s perspective as a child and when she is grown. Wonderful message!” I have to agree. It really made me reflect on the sacrifices my parents made and really makes you take some time to appreciate everything they did. You parents are just kids… that grew up.
Watch the touching video below – a heartwarming way to kick off the week.
Not too long ago, several Andrew Christian models (including Colby Melvin) took part in a One Direction parody video done by Full Frontal Freedom to shed some light of some important political issues (namely Mitt Romney).
Now Full Frontal Freedom has released a new video titled “I Am Your Reason To Support Marriage Equality” that pulls on your heart strings as opposed to making you laugh as in the last video. The video is effective at pointing out so many inconsistencies with what people say and do with respect to equality and also the repercussions to not voting to support marriage equality. In addition to the scenario from the video depicted in the header photo, another powerful example from the video is as follows: “I am your cousin. You accepted me when you came out. But, you support candidates who seek to deny my rights.”
Watch the video below. You may need a kleenex. Be sure to support marriage equality when you vote on November 6.
Just in case you forgot, Election Day for our American readers is just around the corner. With gay marriage on the ballot in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington, it’s important the LGBT community head to the polls in droves to cast their vote for this issue and to choose between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for President. Not surprisingly, a majority of ‘out’ celebrities in Hollywood are endorsing Obama. Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Billie Jean King, George Takei, Wanda Sykes, Zachary Quinto, and Chaz Bono share why they’re supporting President Obama and why Mitt Romney isn’t the choice for them in a new PSA.
Not only does each celebrity reveal why they’re voting for Barack, but they also share personal stories growing up closeted. The family photos are adorable and stories extremely touching. The five-minute clip also does an excellent job of highlighting Obama’s LGBT achievements ranging from the 2011 repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy to his recent interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, supporting gay marriage.
My only negative criticism of the video is the small part where they do a little Romney bashing. I understand that’s all part of the political game, but I just wish they focused on the positives of Obama and the personal stories of each celebrity, and not resort to that tactic. Oh well, that’s just my two cents. Check out the PSA below.
Grab a kleenex and hear seven couples talk about each of their relationships to their partners and beautiful their stories are. They talk about the first time they met and situations that happened that really proved their love and commitment for each other. In the first video, there is Susan & Brandy who have been together 13 years, Bob & John who have been together for 18 years, Susan & Judith who have been together 31 years, and Eliseo & Scott who have been together 4.5 years. They ask the question, “What if you couldn’t marry the person you loved?”
In the second video we meet three more couples and hear their stories of love. There’s Cesar & Miguel who have been together for 2.5 years, Kristi & Tino together for 15 years, and Kevin & Dennis who have been together for over 30 years.
The interviews were produced by Miracle Mile Productions for Marriage Equality USA. The things they say to each other about each other when discussing their relationship just melts my heart. See for yourself below.
Blake Lively, Anne Hathaway and Drew Barrymore all recently walked down the aisle looking absolutely gorgeous in their custom designer wedding dresses. Typically, wedding photographs have publications foaming at the mouth to snag exclusive rights to publish them. Often times, they shell out major dollars to do so.
With these three lovely ladies, the demand is even higher due to their high-profile celebrity status. One of them is donating the revenue received from their photographs to the fight for gay marriage equality. Have any guesses? Here’s a hint, this actress has a gay brother.
“In my household, being gay was, and is, no big deal,” she said. “When my brother came out, we hugged him, said we loved him, and that was that.”
A couple months ago, I started adding some of the workouts from Insanity into my workout routine. In case you aren’t familiar with it, it’s basically the new P90X but better in my opinion. The trainer leading the workouts in the videos is Shaun T, a very handsome and ripped 34-year-old fitness trainer and choreographer.
Shaun T started out as a dancer for Mariah Carey back in the day and was also a trainer at Equinox. He was approached by reps of Beachbody, LLC. that asked him to submit a video for a workout video, and then came Insanity. The trainer recently came out and announced that he and his longtime partner, Scott Blokker (who’s also gorgeous and ripped) got married. They make such a cute couple – wait till you see some of their photos below.
The wedding celebration was done by sa company called Sounds To Go Entertainment and they have detailed what took place in what sounds like a beautiful and very unforgettable evening.
If you’re looking for something to brighten up your Monday, watch the following commercial by Expedia. In their new “Find Yours” campaign (in reference to finding “understanding”), the travel company really pulls on your heart strings and emphasizes how every trip is unique. “We know that every trip is unique, personal and has the potential to be transformational,” says Expedia. “With more travel options than anyone else, we exist to help each individual find exactly what it is they are looking for.”
The description of the video below reads: “On this trip, Artie Goldstein travels across the country to attend his daughter’s same-sex wedding, a journey that will test him, challenge him, and ultimately change him in unexpected ways.” It’s absolutely beautiful and I commend Expedia for putting this video together. It is such a touching story that I’m sure many families can relate to. I was holding back tears in this one for sure.
Watch the video below and share with your friends and family. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I did.