Saturday, May 29, 2010
In the otherwise trite Gaga episode of Glee last week, Kurt's dad (the aptly named Burt) explains to Finn the destructive power of hate-speech. In addition to Burt's moving speech about unconditional love, I also really appreciated Kurt's argument here. Yes, he does spend most of the scene looking devastated, but he also gets angry and tells Finn to grow up.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
After coming out of the closet this, his senior year at Flanagan High, Omar Bonilla decided to take it a step further: run for prom queen.
He almost won -- Bonilla was among the top three vote-getters -- but in the past few days, it all unraveled.
Fearful that other students would try to beat up a prom-goer in drag, the school administration asked him to wear a tuxedo to Friday night's dance. And after two meetings with the school principal to plead for the right to wear a dress, Bonilla was slapped with a two-day suspension, the timing of which meant he couldn't go to the prom at all.
As students were racing off to prom, Bonilla was putting on his blue sequin dress -- but only to pose for a Miami Herald photographer.
Read the full article in the Palm Beach Post
Friday, May 21, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Read more about Sharkey's photography on Out.com and on his professional website
Burke, whose son Brendan was killed in a car crash last February just three months after making headlines when he came out of the closet, asked media representatives to turn off their cameras just before he broke down. Brian Burke was addressing gay rights and bullying in front of a crowd of parents, educators, and students.
“We have to get to a point where you can go to school free of fear,” Burke said at the launch at Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto. “Fear is a horrible emotion to feel and smaller kids get picked on and gay kids get picked on. It has got to stop.”