I'm Rachel and I'm a sophomore at SDSU.

I'm interested in LGBT equality issues, as well as things regarding endangered animals.

This is a blog for my MCOM 225 class, but just because it's for a class doesn't mean it has to be boring, eh?

 

This isn’t one of my videos, but it is pretty amazing and definitely worth sharing.

In my second monologue I reveal my plans of starting a Gay & Lesbian South Dakota Youth Network, or GLSDYN!

Transgenders will be allowed to participate in Miss Universe

I’m sure people have been hearing in the news about Jenna Talackova, the transgender woman from Canada who was told she couldn’t compete in the Miss Universe pageant because she was born a man.
Well, she didn’t just take being defeated like that. She fought back, and now, they’re getting ready to change the rules to allow others like Talackova to compete.

More information can be found here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/10/jenna-talackova-miss-universe-pageant-transgender-women_n_1415102.html

We hear a bit from Josh about different LGBT organizations he is a part of, and what he does around campus to spread LGBT equality awareness.

Pro-gay Bishop!

I just read this really cool article about a bishop in Europe who joined a pro-gay summit. He’ll be one of the people speaking at it about same-sex marriage, and an equality legislation.

Read more about the Bishop and the summit he’s speaking at here:

http://gaystarnews.com/article/bishop-joins-pro-gay-marriage-summit170412

Just a basic description of what my blog is about!
I’m a little late actually putting this on my tumblr…

Starbucks takes a pro-gay rights stance!

Many people are unhappy that Starbucks has taken a pro-gay rights stance.

Starbucks has started a “public campaign to rewrite our marriage laws to recognize same-sex marriage”.

It’s nice to see another large company, like Starbucks, on board for gay rights!

You can read more about this here:
http://redandblack.com/2012/04/04/some-unhappy-over-starbucks%E2%80%99-stance-on-same-sex-marriage/

Is Chick-Fil-A really anti gay?

Recently, news of Chick-Fil-A coming to campus at SDSU has been thrown around.

At first glance, this looked great! Chick-fil-a has some great food! But on a closer look, what type of things does Chick-fil-a value?

Every year, Chick-fil-a donates a lot of money to different organizations. Organizations that show Chick-fil-a’s priorities and values. Organizations that lead to showing that the lovely chicken restaurant might be anti-gay, or at least supporting anti-gay values.

According to an article on Huffington Post, in 2009, Chick-fil-a donated $2 million to organizations like Marriage & Family Legacy Fund, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Christian Foundation, Focus on the Family, Eagle Forum, Exodus International, and Family Research Council. All of which are known to be against either homosexuality in general, or equal rights for gay people.

The anti-gay values of this establishment has lead to the removal of Chick-fil-a from many campuses nationwide. They believe that having an establishment like Chick-fil-a on their campus doesn’t promote inclusiveness and diversity.

So, while the main intent of Chick-fil-a is just to serve tasty chicken, do we really want to be giving our money to a place that will give that money to places that are working against gay rights?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/01/chick-fil-a-donated-anti-gay-groups-2009_n_1069429.html