Sunday, January 25, 2015

Gay Dads Gain Ad Campaign

One year ago, the photo you see below was posted on Instagram and it went viral you remember?

Photo that went viral. Photo by Instagram

Kordale Lewis (l) and Kaleb Anthony's (r) viral picture which shows them doing their daughter's hair for school in the morning, most certainly "caused an effect" that triggered both positive and negative feelings amongst many Americans; some remarks were endearing while others reeked of homophobia and hate. 

Although this openly gay couple visually shared with Instagram followers their family's daily routine, the hoopla over this picture took on a life of it's own which lead the couple to becoming Nikon's newest campaign for the modern family, and lead Kaleb Lewis, an engineer at AT&T, to writing his personal memoir titled "Picture Perfect?"

As gay marriage continues to take America by storm, same-sex couples raising children isn't a "new" thing -- just new to widespread media that for a long time chose to shun these particular families -- following a societal trend that has been ever changing over the last few years.

Great job Nikon, in choosing this very happy and beautiful family to endorse your products! 

2015 LA

Friday, January 23, 2015

First Openly Gay Draft Pick Michael Sam Proposes to Boyfriend

Michael Sam (pictured kneeling left); Vito Cammisano

Michael Sam proposed on his 25th birthday to the love of his life Vito Cammisano, outside the Vatican as they vacationed in Europe. 

Sam wrote on his Facebook wall, "Thank you for making my 25th birthday a very special one." The athlete also said on Twitter on Friday, "Thank you for saying yes."

Same-sex marriage has taken America by storm and is now legal in 36 states with Florida becoming the most recent add-on -- making only 14 states yet to conform as the U.S. Supreme Court is currently deciding whether states can ban gay marriage. 

Congrats to the obviously happy couple!

2015 LA

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Gives Up Single Status

Photos courtesy of Brittney Griner via Instagram

Two-time WNBA All-Star for the Phoenix Mercury Brittney Griner, proposed to her WNBA girlfriend Glory Johnson who plays for the Tulsa Shock.

Reportedly, Griner, 23, was super nervous to pop the big question as she commented "Last Night was a Night to Remember. I became the happiest person on this earth!" Griner, 23, wrote. "(Almost pass[ed] out but when that one word came out I came back to life) Me and my baby @missvol25 are in it for Life!"

The engagement took place on August 15th, to which the couple shared their happy moment through Instagram photos. But just three days prior to Griner giving up her single status, she gushed about her now bride-to-be. 

"Ugh!!!!!!! Missing my baby! @missvol25 she came in my life and I was taken over from first sight!" she wrote on Aug. 13. "You are everything baby!" 
Awww...don't you just LOVE the love?! Congrats guys!

2014 LA

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Queen Latifah Makes It Official

All Hail to the Queen -- as she enjoys her Italian getaway in Porto Cervo, Sardinia at the Hotel Cala di Volpe with longtime dancer girlfriend since 2009, Eboni Nichols.

Queen Latifah whose real moniker is Dana Owens, looked extremely relaxed and at peace with herself as she and her girl shared sweet kisses and hugs -- while laying out on the beach for a little R&R. 
Although this isn't the first photos to ever surface of Queen La' with other women, this is however the first time that she seems completely comfortable with having her pictures taken as she shows obvious displays of affection towards her partner; that in itself is progress.

I'm so proud of the woman that she is, and of all the hard work she put in to get to where she has arrived. She deserves to be at peace and most importantly -- happy. 

Thank you Queen for providing us with all of your great works of art to enjoy for decades to come, and your "true" fans look forward to riding it out with you for eternity.
Will we see marriage and babies in the future for, Ms. Dana Owens? 

Only time will tell.

2014 LA

Saturday, August 2, 2014

First Woman NBA Ref Ties the Knot with Longtime Love

Tanya Stine;Violet Palmer

Violet Palmer married celebrity hair stylist Tanya Stine yesterday in Los Angeles.  

The ceremony was officiated by “Basketball Wives LA” star Tanya Young Williams, the ex-wife of former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams.

“This is actually the big formal coming out,” Palmer said. “We are saying to the world, to everyone, here’s my wife of 20 years. This is the big coming out.”

Good for you ladies, and a rainbow toast to the next 20 years!

2014 LA

Friday, May 30, 2014

Laverne Cox: First Transgender to Grace the Front Cover of Time Magazine

Transgender star of the Netflix series Orange is the new Black, Laverne Cox, is the first transgender to ever grace the front cover of TIME magazine.

Its been a long time coming but Ms. Cox, continues to make positive strides that will only seek to help transgender people and the issues that they battle with on a daily basis.

Congrats Ms. Cox on your success, and for using your ever-widening platform to do great things.

2014 LA

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Michael Sam Publicly Delivers NFL's First Gay Kiss

After learning that he had been drafted by the St. Louis Rams, openly gay football player Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend...

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