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Are you tired of not being able to help others by donating blood just because you're gay? Well someone is doing something about it so YOU can do something about it!
Ryan James Yezak, director of the upcoming Second Class Citizens, is organizing the first EVER nation-wide blood drive! He hopes it will raise awareness about the ban on MSM blood donors! It would be incredible if the FDA took notice of the pressure and lifted it — we need all the blood we can get!
Since 1977, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied gay and bisexual men from donating blood. On Friday, July 12th, the peaceful demonstration will be recorded and observed by Ryan for use in SCC — and the data will also be sent to the FDA!
Here's what Ryan has to say:
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What's the deal with being sued?!?
That's what comedian Jerry Seinfeld would like to know! He and his wife, Jessica Seinfeld, are currently being named in a lawsuit that claims they violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964!
Now hold on! We do NOT have another Paula Deen doozy on our hands!
The Seinfelds are being accused of age discrimination during their search
Remember the lawsuit that started all of this? The one launched by Lisa Jackson, who is suing Paula Deen and her brother for sexual harassment and racial discrimination? Well, it sounds like Paula never used the N-word or racial slurs in her presence!
The whole reason we know that Paula's used the word is due to
As if this was just going to fade into the background!
You know it only gets worse before it gets better, and Paula Deen's sitch is getting way worse!
Not only has she admitted to using the N word, lost her food network gig and faces losing more jobs, but now she is accused of more discrimination against other African American employees at her restaurant.
An attorney with the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Robert Patillo, has spoken out on behalf of some of the employees who are accusing Paula and her brother, Bubba Hiers, of paying caucasian employees more along with
Hopefully this happens!
Because seriously it's about time!
The word on the street is that the Boy Scouts of America should be going through with allowing gay members any day now.
But they won't be letting in gay leaders, which is NOT cool!
Fortunately, it sounds like some members of the organization are starting to see the light. In fact, one of the major councils in Southern California are proposing allowing gay scouts AND leaders!
Here's what the president of the LA council said:
It looks like all the disenfranchised scouts out there will finally get some resolution- specifically, one that finally makes the Boy Scouts of America open to gay members!
After three months of rigorous research and debate, the Scouts announced today that they are pushing forward a resolution banning discrimination for sexuality!
According to spokesman Deron Smith, the new rule states:
"No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone."
But what took them so long?? Author and Boy Scouts historian Patrick Boyle said:
"This is a historic change for the Boy Scouts.
You have a more than hundred-year-old organization changing what it considered a fundamental belief just a decade ago. That says a lot about the Scouts and a lot about how far the gay rights movement has come in the United States."
The scouts aren't out of the woods yet, so to speak. They still have to vote to ratify the resolution in May.
Then they'll finally get their merit badge in tolerance!
It seems the Boy Scouts have had to clarify their position since this morning's announcement.
We were so happy with their big step into the new millennium, we failed to notice that the new policy is only for YOUTH members- meaning the BSA still won't be allowing gay scout leaders or other openly homosexual adults, including parents, into their organization.
Rich Ferraro, Vice President of Communications at GLAAD, says:
"By refusing to consider an end to its ban on gay and lesbian parents, the Boy Scouts have missed an opportunity to exercise leadership and usher the organization back to relevancy."
Though this is a very big change in the Scouts' policy, we have to agree. It seems the Boy Scouts of America just aren't prepared to step completely into the future.