Here’s the video from the dinner table debate between LGBTQ columnist and activist Dan Savage and the president of the National Organization for Marriage, Brian Brown.
Found this through the Post-Gazette’s Cutting Edge:
From Alternet …
On last night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Dan Savage (of Santorum Google bomb fame) discussed how the candidate’s problematic views extend beyond homophobia. “One of the things I’m constantly reminding people about Rick Santorum is that he doesn’t have merely an anti-gay agenda — he has an anti-straight agenda too,” Savage told Olbermann. ”He’s against birth control, he’s against abortion, he’s against pornography, he’s against all sorts of things that straight people use and enjoy frequently….You need to know, heterosexual Americans, that gay-bashing isn’t his only hobby.”
Excellent point. Don’t be offended on my behalf, dear heterosexual allies and friends, be very afraid on your own behalf. I guess when I think about it … Robert Traynham and the other nameless- LGBT employees/supporters of Santorum have betrayed us all. But all the straight folks traipsing around on his behalf are basically setting you up, too. You should be MORE outraged. Hmmm.
Sorry about the video issue. Click through to the Alternet site to watch the video. My web “team” (aka guy) is working on it.
I was poking around tonight and found this series of posts on The Slog website.
I love that people can win dinner with Dan Savage for donating to a hunger relief organization. I would donate and I work for a hunger relief organization.
I love that they picked up on the article in Slate about the QUADRUPLE impact of donating money versus food items. I think there are pros to both approaches, but it is a discussion worth having. And a discussion I rarely hear in the LGBTQ community, frankly.
The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force has a food pantry, supported by Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. It is for PATF clients so not exclusive to LGBTQ folks, of course. But it should be a red flag that food insecurity hits our community. That’s why its great that the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh has opened up their doors to accept tote bag donations from Downtown and surrounding areas. It is great that the GSA at CCAC organized a tote drive, collecting over 200 bags (from students!) It is also great the local openly gay podcast host and grad student Jason Lucarelli is on a quest to collect 500 tote bags as part of his graduate work at Carlow University.
Poverty has a tremendous impact in our community, disproportionately so in the transgender community. You know why — we have tenuous security and protections in our workplaces, lack of domestic partner benefits, economic challenges of finding appropriate health care even with insurance, lack of housing security, lack of a family safety net, safety, etc, etc, etc. There are a lot of reasons why being LGBTQ makes you more vulnerable to hunger than the average American, but there are certainly plenty of reasons why the average American is right here in this boat with us all.
I know some people don’t like Dan Savage and that’s fine. This project was not about the queer community, but it certainly was another good example of sending out the word that there is no stigma to getting involved with a hunger relief project. If you need help, please go to the Food Bank website and use their tools to find your local food pantry. If you can’t find what you need, call the Food Bank. Call Just Harvest. Call ME! Don’t be hungry in Pittsburgh because you are unsure if LGBTQ folks are welcome or treated fairly.
If you aren’t made to feel welcome and valued, definitely call me. We’ll make it right.
If your LGBTQ and/or allied organization would like to be part of this effort to help feed our neighbors, please consider organizing a tote bag drive (with food!)
I have to give credit to Leslie Fleisher for busting out this bucket of Santorum when the latest news on Chick-Fil-A hit social media. Go Facebook … I think the fan page will be up soon.
It could be a thing. She specifically references to tribadism. Yes, if you don’t know what that is … you might still be fantasizing about those chicken pickle sandwiches and wondering why Truett Cathey isn’t free to run his Christian business without being hassled? I mean he follows Biblical principles like “Thou Shalt Not Lie,” right?
So, get your Chick-Fil-A wordage going …