James R Halloran is a 27 year old male model, writer, and fitness enthusiast from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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by Steve Anderson
Last weekend, over 1,800 students in Vancouver, British Columbia, all dressed in in pink “acceptance” shirts, engaged in a flash mob at the Pacific Coliseum, home to the Vancouver Giants. The flash mob happened during the second period in the game against the Everett Silvertips on Sunday, January 20th. Choreographed to One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful, the flash mob was to promote Pink Shirt Day, also known as Anti-Bullying Day, which is the last Wednesday in February.
In the video below, 17 elementary and secondary schools and the Vancouver Giants come together in a community partnership to spread the word of acceptance in honor of anti-bullying. This is the 3rd Acceptance Project using social media to spread a positive message. February 27, 2013 is Anti-bullying day, but Acceptance happens everyday.
Their flash mob and message makes me smile. Check out the video below:
by Leah Waldron
For an LGBT American to be truly gay (in the happy sense), we need certain unalienable rights—just like the rest of the population. But since gay marriage, adoption rights and anti-discrimination legislation are taking a while, I thought I would throw out a few ideas to tide us over until the real civil rights (fingers crossed for this November!) kick in.
10. Stop Making Gay TV Couples Always Have the One Flamboyant Guy
Television directors have a lot of fun with couples like Mitch and Cam on “Modern Family,” Tom and John on “Smash,” and Ryan and Bryan on “The New Normal.” Maybe having one flamboyant one provides more comedy gold, but it’s insulting at worst, and super annoying at best. Maybe the directors are worried about over-stereotyping, so they throw in one of each to even things out. If so, please stop, Hollywood. We don’t come in tightly-packaged little pairs, so please don’t portray us that way on TV (keep the rhyming names, though…that is awesome).