Writer and consultant Jason Stanford interviews Anne Wynne on the Huffington Post recently. An excerpt from the interview:
"I think I just came into this world noticing how people treated each other," she said. "We knew what bussing was long before anyone else did, because the grandson of our maid walked to the corner every morning and got on a bus to go to school in South Dallas, while I walked two blocks to our neighborhood school."
According to USA Today, high school student Katy Butler was so incensed by the MPAA's decision that she began a petition to get the movie a PG-13 rating. Her petition immediately took off and has received over 400,000 signatures. Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and recent Oscar-winner Meryl Streep are just a couple of the celebrities who have opposed the rating, and talk show host Ellen Degeneres advocated a lower rating during a discussion on her show. The host told viewers, "Last month I got to see a new documentary that's coming out called Bully.
A group of United Methodists in Oklahoma “are signing a statement in support of marriage equality ahead of an April global policy conference of the church, which prohibits gay marriage.” So far, 62 clergy and 203 members have endorsed the call for “full equality and inclusion to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the life of the Church.” The statement reads: “We joyfully affirm that we will offer the grace of God, and our blessings, to any prepared couple in our ministry context desiring Christian marriage.
Kathy Potts, former Iowa campaign chair for Rick Perry's presidential bid, has published an article in the Cedar Rapids Gazette giving full endorsement of marriage equality. . .
I love how candidates crisscross the state and make a point to engage with voters. I love that voters can sit down with candidates and ask them the questions that we the voters — not the media — want to present.
Thanks to all of you who joined us yesterday at the Four Seasons for the second Annual Atticus Circle Awards Luncheon. It was a perfect “Leap Year” day to recognize some exceptional people who have shown extraordinary courage in their support of LGBT equality.