American Apparel, which has a King Street store, is offering a T-shirt online with "Legalize Gay: Repeal Prop 8 Now." In this era of being disappointed in one anti-gay business after another, it's nice to have a business you can support because theyr'e supporting you.
Meanwhile, Kenny Chesney has had about enough of the rumors that he's gay. There are apparently more than 100 women who will confirm that he is not gay — they would likely also tell you he's an apparent manwhore that has been spared from VD by the grace of god.
Glenn McCall, South Carolina's first black representative on the National Republican Committee, told a group of young Republicans over the weekend that the party has to focus on its base while also reaching out to minority groups.
He said the party can reach out to Hispanic and black voters without diluting its message. In one example, McCall pointed to black voters' opposition to gay marriage.
"I don't think we have to compromise what we believe," McCall said.
Gee, I wonder if there is some way to compromise without compromising your principle.
A Myrtle Beach principal has pulled a student newspaper (independently financed by advertising) because of an editorial supporting gay marriage.
The principal of the academy near Carolina Forest, Ronnie Burgess, said that he was concerned that the editorial, which was printed on the front page with a picture of two male students holding hands, would be disruptive to the school.
"I had some concerns about the content of the article and how it might impact students here and what the community concerns might be when the article was distributed," Burgess said. "At the academy we encourage diversity, we don't look to silence student voices, we hope to facilitate their expression."
AFFA has collected the contact information for those looking to let their voices heard on the issue.
Principal: Mr. Ronnie Burgess 843-903-8460 firstname.lastname@example.org
Horry County Schools Cindy Elsberry, Superintendent 843-488-6717 email@example.com
The event Nov. 15 was a huge success. It was terrific to see all of the people come out and support equality. The war isn't over, but there is power in numbers. Fight on.
The Portland Mercury asks a good question this week, "Prop. 8 is Behind Us. What's Ahead?"
Locally, I would say that we're at a disadvantage in South Carolina because, in a lot of ways, we're still forced to play defense and the practicality of getting pro-gay legislation through the Statehouse is sort of laughable.
What we can do is stay organized and stay pissed off. Folks can also donate time, energy, and money to causes like the Alliance for Full Acceptance, which has been advocating for and education on gay issues for more than 10 years now.