Why Should California Schools Teach Gay History ? See Video here.

July 15, 2011

This YouTube video shows a discussion between Mitchell Gold,who is a longtime LGBT advocate and Faith in America Founder, and Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council.   The discussion is in response to the news that California will begin including segments on gay history where it is appropriate in the curriculum.

go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khlMOEHqW0g

AARP Has a WebPage for LGBTs

July 12, 2011

Who knew that the American Association for Retired Persons has a webpage for LGBT persons. Go to http://www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/aarp-pride.html?cmp=RDRCT-PRID_MAY10_011#.TfDL0w0wDc8;email.

Here is how AARP introduces this site: ” This page is designed to spotlight articles on news, personal finance, relationships, travel and other topics of concern to older gay Americans, and their family and friends. It also provides information about AARP’s positions and advocacy efforts in this arena.”

Because older gay and lesbian persons are often the forgotten group among us, Pflag Alamance brings this site to your attention.

27,250 ? What Does This Number Mean?

July 2, 2011

27,250 is  the number of North Carolina’s unmarried, same-gender domestic partners counted during 2010 census.  The figure represents a meteoric rise from the last national count of 11,052 in 2000, making same-sex couples one of the fastest-growing demographic groups in our state.   Obviously, there are other same sex couples who did not care to come out in the census data.   But still, the increase is significant.

 For more information, go to http://equalitync.org/news1/census-data-reveals-same-sex-couples-among-fastest-growing-demographics-in-nc.

 The NC  legislature is projected to vote in the fall to bring to popular vote a constitutional amendment on same-sex marriage.  North Carolina is the only southern state which does not constitutionally forbid it.  EqualityNC has led the movement to “keep discrimination out of the constitution.” 

 Since it has been shown that when people know gays and lesbians, they are less likely to oppose same-sex marriage, we are hoping the census data bodes well for keeping this proposed amendment off the ballot.   For information about the proposed amendment, go to http://equalitync.org/actioncenter/news1/amendment.