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?

 

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

The producer of The Hunger Games is a lesbian. No wonder the movie was so good. (;

The producer, Nina Jacobson, who has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 100 Most powerful women, just watched the release of the most highly anticipated movie of the spring.

The Hunger Games opened on March 23rd and is already extremely successful.

Nina Jacobson has also been the producer of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

http://editorial.shewired.com/box-office/2012/03/23/out-producer-nina-jacobson-brings-hunger-games-screens-nationwide

Famous gay, lesbian, or bisexual people

  • Aristotle (Greek Philosopher)
  • Hans Christian Anderson (Dutch Writer)
  • Edith Head (U.S. Clothing Designer)
  • Sappho (Greek Poet)
  • Michelangelo (Italian Painter)
  • Martina Navritilova (U.S. Tennis Player)
  • Walt Whitman (U.S. Poet)
  • Bessie Smith (U.S. Singer)
  • Emily Dickinson (Poet)
  • Bill Tiden (U.S. Tennis Player)
  • Alice B. Toklas (U.S. Writer)
  • Gore Vidal (U.S. Writer)
  • Andy Warhol (U.S. Painter)
  • Margaret Mead (U.S. Anthropologist)
  • Willa Cather (U.S. Novelist)
  • Richard I (Lion Hearted) (British King)
  • Desiderius Erasmus (Dutch Theologian)
  • Alberta Hunter (U.S. Singer)
  • Oscar Wilde (British Writer)
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay (U.S. Poet)
  • Sojourner Truth (U.S. Abolitionist)
  • Virgina Woolf (British Writer)
  • Edward Albee (U.S. Playwright)
  • Gertrude Stein (U.S. Writer)
  • Ernst Rohm (German Military Leader)
  • Rita Mae Brown (U.S. Writer)
  • Henry David Thoreau (U.S. Writer)
  • Moliere (French Playwright)
  • Billie Holiday (U.S. Singer)
  • David Kopay (U.S. Football Player)
  • Peter Tchaikovsky (Russian Composer)
  • George Santayana (Writer)
  • James Dean (U.S. Actor)
  • Yuko Mishima (Japanese Writer)
  • T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia) (British Soldier)
  • Leonardo da Vinci (Italian Inventor/Painter)
  • Brian Epstein (British Mgr. of the Beatles)
  • Frederico Garcia Lorca (Writer)
  • Plato (Greek Philosopher)
  • Henry IV of Castile (Spanish King)
  • Alexander Hamilton (U.S. Politician)
  • Rudolph Valentino (U.S. - Italian Actor)
  • Montezuma II (Native American Warrior/Leader)
  • George Washington Carver (U.S. Inventor)
  • Leonard Bernstein (U.S. Composer)
  • Billie Jean King (U.S. Tennis Player)
  • Tom Waddell (U.S. Olympic Decathlon Champion)
  • Langston Hughes (U.S. Poet and Playwright)
  • John Maynard Keynes (British Economist)
  • Alexander the Great (Macedonian Warrior/Ruler)
  • Dag Hammarskjold (Swedish Secretary General-UN)
  • Sir Francis Bacon (British Explorer/Scientist)
  • Ma Rainey (U.S. Singer)
  • Noel Coward (British Playwright/Composer)
  • John Gielgud (British Actor)
  • Dack Rambo (U.S. Actor)

List compiled bu the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum.

I bolded a few that I felt were interesting. As a whole, I feel like most of the people on this list are the less known famous gay people.
For example, everyone knows about people like Ellen DeGeneres. But I don’t think many people knew about Emily Dickinson.