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EDUCATION – Ellen DeGeneres Meets With High School Guidance Counselor Shelly Fitzgerald

When administrators learned that High School Guidance Counselor Shelly Fitzgerald was married to a woman – her partner of 22 years. She was given the option to dissolve her marriage or resign. In this video, Ellen DeGeneres meets with Shelly to talk about the experience. Further Reading Here are some links for further reading about Shelly… Continue reading EDUCATION – Ellen DeGeneres Meets With High School Guidance Counselor Shelly Fitzgerald

Rachel Dolezal: Embellished Improvisational Storytelling

In June 2015, Rachel Dolezal became the focus of a media firestorm and ferocious public criticism as the truth about her biological-birth-race was disclosed. The public response was similar to that when a person posing as a woman is discovered to be someone who was born a man. While public reactions to transgender identity has changed… Continue reading Rachel Dolezal: Embellished Improvisational Storytelling

Second Advertising Campaign in History to Feature Gay Couple

UPDATE: All three of the commercials commented on below are no longer available. Apparently the companies took them down.   The advertisement above from Nikon, launched on 14 January 2015, is the second video ad in history to feature an openly gay couple. In March of 2013, Amazon released the first advertisement to feature an openly gay couple,… Continue reading Second Advertising Campaign in History to Feature Gay Couple

Amazon TV Commercial “Kindle Paperwhite: Perfect at the Beach” is first LGBTQA Ad Featuring Two Married Gay Men

Amazon has joined JC Penney, CoverGirl, and Chevrolet to be among the first companies to feature LG people in advertising. This will no doubt invoke praises and support from some while at the same time it will result in boycotts and protests from others. In advertising, companies usually stick with “safe” themes for their ads… Continue reading Amazon TV Commercial “Kindle Paperwhite: Perfect at the Beach” is first LGBTQA Ad Featuring Two Married Gay Men

Same Sex Relationship Emoji Images Now Included in Apple iPhone iOS 6 and Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 for Gay (LGBTQ) Aware Icons

Summary. In Apple iPhone iOS 5, the Emoji image icons were available for the first time – native in the OS. However, only heterosexual icons were available. History. Prior to iOS 5, it was necessary to install a third-party keyboard/font to create colorful cartoon-like icons inline with text. A recipient would also need the Emoji installed… Continue reading Same Sex Relationship Emoji Images Now Included in Apple iPhone iOS 6 and Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 for Gay (LGBTQ) Aware Icons