Archive for October, 2012

Statement on Appointment of Allyson Robinson as ED of OutServe-SLDN

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

GetEQUAL’s Statement on the Appointment of Allyson Robinson as the Executive Director of OutServe-SLDN GetEQUAL congratulates Allyson Robinson, on her appointment today as executive director of OutServe-SLDN, a leading advocacy organization serving active-duty LGBT members of the military and veterans. Allyson is uniquely qualified to assume the leadership reins of OutServe-SLDN as its chief advocate.  Read More »

March Against Hate Held In Response To Warehouse District Attack

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Austinites held a march and rally in downtown Saturday to raise awareness for hate crimes as a response to an attack in the Warehouse District last month. On Sat. Sept. 22 at 12:30 a.m., two men were on West 4th and Colorado Street near the Roppolo’s Pizza trailer.  A man assaulted them then ran northbound  Read More »

March against hate

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

A large crowd of people marched through the streets of Austin, Saturday, spreading a message to stop hate crimes and violence. This comes following the attack of two men at 4th Street and Colorado two weeks ago during Austin’s Gay Pride celebration. Nick Soret and his friend Andrew Oppleman were at a food truck ago  Read More »

LGBT community marches in rally against hate crimes

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

AUSTIN — Saturday morning dozens marched from City Hall to the State Capitol to give a voice to the victims of hate crimes who are afraid to come forward. “Someone has to be strong for those who can’t be strong,” Andrew Oppleman said. Oppleman was the victim of a potential hate crime that happened in  Read More »

Anniversary Challenge!

Friday, October 5th, 2012

This week, my partner Les and I celebrated our 19th anniversary.  We chose to use our anniversary to make a statement and engage others about marriage equality.  You see, because we are both gay men and happen to be in love with one another and not someone of the opposite sex, our relationship is reduced  Read More »

Protesters March Outside Installation Of New San Francisco Archbishop

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) - Former Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone was installed as the ninth Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco at a ceremony at St. Mary’s Cathedral in the city Thursday. Cordileone, 56, wearing gold robes and a mitre, officially became the archbishop around 2:30 p.m. when he took his seat in the cathedra, or  Read More »

S.F.’s new archbishop takes over

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

More than 2,000 worshipers filled St. Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday to see Salvatore Cordileone assume his role as Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, as several dozen protesters angered by his leading role in the fight against same-sex marriage demonstrated outside. “I know in my own life God has always had a way of putting me  Read More »

SF Archdiocese installs new archbishop

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – Some people gathered to protest the installation of a new archbishop for San Francisco — a man who has staked his reputation in the church by opposing same-sex marriage. His controversial stance on that issue has made him a hero to some and a villain to others. Salvatore Cordileone, 56, was installed  Read More »

Together 19 years, Hillsborough gay couple tries for marriage license

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Les Sewell, left, and his partner of 19 years, Jarrod Scarbrough, were in the Hillsborough Courthouse in Tampa on Tuesday to fill out a marriage license application as their daughter Alegra Scarbrough, 9, watches. [EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN | Times] TAMPA — They knew they would be denied, but tried anyway. In celebration of 19 years  Read More »

Same-sex couple of 19 years celebrates anniversary with impossible gift

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. – Inside the Hillsborough County Records Department, Valentine’s Day never ends. Hearts hang from the ceiling over women wearing wedding gowns.  A trellis stands ever-ready for the next couple, just like the couple applying for their marriage license on the day after their 19th anniversary together. “We thought it would be a fitting  Read More »