Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein supports marriage equality.
One of Wall Street’s most high-profile executives has joined the ranks of those speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein asks viewers to join a “majority of Americans who support marriage equality” in a new video for the Human Rights Campaign.
Some other companies that publicly support Marriage Eguality: Starbucks, Microsoft, Nike, Apple, Google, Amazon.com, Levi’s, American Apparel, Home Depot, Gap and Macy’s. If you know of other companies that support gay marriage please share them in the comments.
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Worldwide Internet – February 2, 2012 – Introducing www.SoberGayDating.com, a website devoted to the sober, gay, lesbian, bi and transgender community living in and practicing the principles of 12-step programs of recovery.
Even in the largest of cities, it is difficult for gay adults living clean and sober lifestyles to find and connect with other gay friends in 12-step meetings of recovery. Friends who understand not only what it’s like to be in recovery but what it’s like to be gay and in recovery. Worldwide, 12-step meetings for the GLBT community are rare and hard to come by.
SoberGayDating.com is a safe, discreet place for gay adults living clean and sober lifestyles to find others of same for friendship, love and support.
Whether it is AA, NA, Al-Anon, GA, OA…whatever the program of recovery might be SoberGayDating.com is where gay adults in recovery connect locally and worldwide. Besides the ability to search for others by country, state, city and postal code, a unique feature of SoberGayDating.com is that members can also search for other members by their own personal program of recovery.
SoberGayDating.com offers many features including a monthly newsletter informing our members of upcoming recovery events. Our site is free to join and post profiles and photos.
*It is suggested by AA and most 12-step groups of recovery for a new member to wait one year before entering into a romantic relationship. In the course of that year, SoberGayDating.com offers essential friendship and support.
The month of February in Miami usually consists of parties and food festivals, but don’t forget the popular Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival’s HBO Latin America “GLOW” (Gays & Lesbians On Wednesdays) movie series. The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is excited to be presenting the screening of “Going Down in La La Land.” This will be the final screening of the inaugural GLOW Miami movie screening series, as the Festival prepares for their 14th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, which is held on April 27-May 6, 2012. Movie fanatics are invited to attend the pre-GLOW reception where guests will enjoy cocktails provided by Chambord Vodka and Herradura Tequila, while nibbling on a variety of hors d’ oeuvres provided by The Palace.
Going Down in La La Land
Based on the novel by Andy Zeffer, this film is a candid, sexy and outrageously funny outlook on what an actor can and will do in order to survive in Hollywood. After a rocky start at a dead-end job, young, handsome and ambitious Adam accepts a position as a production assistant for a gay porn company. Will Adam get trapped in this seedy underworld, or does he find a Hollywood movie with a happy ending?
Filmmaker Casper Andreas will be hosting a Q&A session via Skype directly after the film.
The GLOW Miami movie screenings will return in September 2012 and run through February 2013, and continue in 2014. HBO Latin America has committed to be the Sole Presenting Sponsor for an additional two years.
The MGLFF is a critically acclaimed event scheduled to occur from April 27-May 6, 2012, now in its 14th year, held throughout South Florida in the world-renowned historic South Beach district and throughout Miami-Dade county. The MGLFF is celebrated for its program of feature films, documentaries and short films by, about and of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) communities. In 2010-2011 screenings and special events drew more than 13,500 attendees from greater Miami–Dade and Broward counties, as well as national and international visitors. The MGLFF remains active outside of the film festival to produce the Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival every October and provide year-round advance, archival and educational screenings along with other social events.
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A change.org petition created by Freedom to Work is asking DynCorp International to stop discrimination against their LGBT employees. After more than 50,000 people signed the petition urging DynCorp International to expand their anti-harassment policies to include sexual orientation and gender identity, the company announced on Feb 02, 2012 that internal policies, as well as their Code of Ethics, would be changed. The new policies now include protections for LGBT employees.
DynCorp was exposed in the press for running a hostile work environment. Employee John Friso who worked for DynCorp, was bullied at work and called “faggot,” “queer” and “dick-sucker” on a daily basis. DynCorp managers witnessed this harassment, but did nothing to stop it. DynCorp has recently agreed to pay a six-figure settlement to close this one lawsuit, but the company had not accepted real responsibility. After the settlement they had not amended the DynCorp non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation and gender identity along with other protected categories like race, religion, age, disability, and veteran status.
Freedom to Work started this petetion to tell DynCorp they needed to change their discriminatory ways. They take 2 Billion dollars per year from U.S. taxpayers, and we have to subsidize their discriminatory policies. Freedom to Work believes that if a corporation is going to take money from American taxpayers, then they should have to abide by American values like judging people based on their talent and hard work, not their sexual orientation or gender identity. That’s why Freedom to Work is asking President Obama to sign an ENDA Executive Order that would apply to federal contractors like DynCorp. Other big military contractors – like Raytheon and Lockheed Martin – already have policies guaranteeing LGBT fairness because they realize that discrimination is bad for business.
This year’s Grammy week also saw the launch of award winning trumpeter, singer and songwriter Matt Von Roderick’s wildly fun and catchy single and video, LET THE TRUMPET TALK, which became one of the most shared videos on YouTube this past weekend. Released February 7th, the lead single is fueled by Von Roderick’sinfectious hooks and virtuosic trumpet playing, and produced by Swiss American Federation (Far East Movement, Nelly Furtado, Madonna)/DJ Prozak Morris. The eye-popping music video was directed by Tony nominee Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages), and features starlet Autumn Reeser (Entourage, The OC) and a cameo by comedic legend Jerry Zucker (Airplane, Naked Gun). Costuming by Marco Marco (Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Kesha), choreography by Kelleia Sheerin. LET THE TRUMPET TALK is gaining serious traction as Matt ramps up for his forthcoming JAZZYSEXYROCK EP release this May.
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