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New Petition Seeks To Out Sesame Street's Bert And Ernie As Gay

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What a GREAT way to help promote tolerance and understanding!

A new online petition has been started, which is calling for PBS and Sesame street "to allow [Bert and Ernie] to live as a gay couple and maybe eventually, marry."

Here's the reasoning behind this move, as stated in the petition:

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Boo! Homophobe Michele Bachmann Uses Katy Perry's Firework For Campaign

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We do NOT approve, Michele.

To recap, last week we heard all about a new profile of Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, which revealed that she once thought an ex-nun and lesbian were attempting to kidnap her.

Later on in the profile, we heard the following quote from Michele about being gay:

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SyFy Renews Ghost Hunters

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Fans of SyFy's longest-running original reality television series Ghost Hunters should be happy to hear that it has been renewed for an 8th season.

The new season will premiere in 2012 and we might ACTUALLY see a ghost in this season.

Just kidding. It will just be more people running away from scary noises in scary buildings. LOLz!

Just sayin' though…if these guys hunt ghosts for a living, you'd think they would have built up a little bit of a tolerance against supernatural occurrences!

Will U be joining the hunt for season 8?

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Nickelodeon Star For Straight But Not Narrow!

So unbelievably cool!

Check out this very important message from Nickelodeon star Avan Jogia and the Straight But Not Narrow campaign (above), which focuses on straight men learning to accept and support their homosexual male friends!

Like he says:

"It doesn't make you any less of a man or make it look like you're into men if you're friends with a man who is into men!"

Such a simple, powerful message that we think many could learn a thing or two from!

Thanks for taking a stand, Avan! We appreciate the support!

Such an inspiration!

Thoughts??

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Elton John Promotes Tolerance In Light Of Gay Suicides!

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He always seems to be right on the mark when he speaks about these matters!

Elton John has come forward to express his dismay and disappointment not only with the recent string of gay bullying in this country that have led to devastating suicides, but also with the hateful, homophobic and callous comments that are being written on internet message boards by anonymous posters regarding the tragedies!

He explains:

"People were saying gays should be beaten up, we're not part of God's universe. What kind of mentality is this? When I first came here, it was such a loving country. It's never been in a more horrible place. This is not the America I love. We've come so far, with a black president, it's mystifying that this can still be going on. Jesus Christ taught tolerance. That's the example we should follow. We should forgive, understand, be compassionate. We're not all the same. Thank God! It would be so boring."

He also uses that viewpoint as an explanation for agreeing to sing at conservative Rush Limbaugh's wedding this past summer:

"We talked a lot before I did it, and I was surprised how much I liked (him). If I had done it just for the money, I could have seen 40 years of my reputation go down the tube. As a gay man, I felt it my duty to find out what this guy thought. I did that before I played there. I felt there was a real reason for me going. I said, 'I suppose you're wondering what the fuck I'm doing here,' and they collapsed in laughter. It took the heat off. I said, 'I'm probably the most famous gay man in the world. I'm coming in peace. Please, let's not say people are horrible because they're different. That's not acceptable in this day and age.' It was a good audience. There's much more of a person in there than the public knows. I believe dialogue is a way forward. Come on, what era are we living in?"

Wonderful insight! And such a way with words!

You can't deny that the man makes a strong case for himself!

We think John has the right attitude with this! At the end of the day, we all don't have to agree with one another, but there is no reason and no excuse for anyone to make anyone else feel as if they are any less of a human being, or treat them as such!

It's time to not only promote tolerance, but also respect!

[Image via WENN.]

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Korean Mothers Form Union To Protest Gay Storyline On TV Drama!

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This is just so twisted and sad.

A group of mothers in Korea have become so upset about the portrayal of a gay couple on a popular drama, called Life Is Beautiful, that they have formed a union and released an open letter in protest of the series in yesterday's issue of the Chosun Journal!

It reads:

“If my son becomes gay and dies from AIDs after watching ‘Life Is Beautiful’, SBS must take responsibility! ‘Life Is Beautiful’ has glamorized the culture of gays against what is realistically, healthy and proper for the citizens of Korea.”

Deplorable! And SO ignorant!

It's truly crushing to us that so many people in the world still believe this kind of foolish nonsense.

Luckily, openly gay Korean actor Hong Seok Cheon was just as upset, and wrote the following statement:

"Take responsibility for my son becoming gay because of the drama? What a funny ad, but also quite disappointing. Soon they will be putting out an ad saying don’t hang out with Hong Seok Cheon if you don’t want to be gay. This was the exact reason I was fired from BboBboBbo 10 years ago when I first came out. All of those calls made to the broadcast company asking to take me off the show. If such logic was true, all of those children that were on a part of the show with me should be gay by now, but they aren’t.

The gay couple that is shown on ‘Life Is Beautiful’ is so beautifully and realistically drawn. If there really is a son out there that becomes gay after watching the drama, it is not because he became gay but because he actually was gay and finally earned enough confidence to come out. It could be the drama that gave him that strength to come out to his parents and ask for understanding. How unfortunate for the children that live under the parents that put out such a trashy advertisement. AIDS is not a disease specific to gays. How is it that I found out that I was gay 25 years before I saw the drama ‘Life Is Beautiful?’ What kind of dramas did the gays in the 50s, 60s, and 70s watch in order to become gay? Being gay is not a contagious disease, you fools.

The people that put out this ad not only demolished the human rights of gays but of AIDS patients as well. This is such an amazing country, allowing such ads to be put out. This ad being released is a more severe problem than the fact that gays are shown on a public broadcast drama. Anything can be released as long as money is involved, I suppose.

I thank everyone that has sent me support mail. Compared to the hate mail I received 10 years ago, there is so much support that has made me cry and feel endlessly thankful. I feel as if my loneliness and sorrow during the past 10 years has finally been delivered. I’ve now earned the confidence to live on even harder for the next 10 years. I’ll become a Hong Seok Cheon that satisfies everyone not only as a businessman but as an actor as well. Thank you."

Wonderfully stated, and 100% true!

We're thrilled he took the time to take a stand and shoot down such a ridiculous message!

We sincerely hope that he, and the gay couple on that drama, continue to educate and open the public's eyes to tolerance and acceptance of others with a different sexual preference!

There has been far too much loss and tragedy because of ignorance and hate! It needs to end NOW!

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