Please enjoy thoughtfully, get fired up by, and/or giggle while reading this week’s pieces from Pride Foundation staff’s recommended reading.

 

The Dangers of Equating Paying Taxes with Charitable Giving

What conclusions can we draw and potential consequences identify in recent statements by some wealthy individuals that equate paying taxes and giving to charity. Via the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

 

From the Democratic National Convention

Gay Democrats are much more visible than in years past with the party’s platform – for the first time ever – including marriage equality.

 

When Personal Convictions Come at a Cost

How State Sen. Debbie Regala’s vote in support of marriage equality impacted her political career.

 

NFL Players for Marriage Equality and Free Speech

Baltimore Ravens Linebacker, Brendon Ayanbadejo supports gay marriage, and Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe (also an advocate for LGBTQ rights) defends his right to do so when Maryland state delegate, Emmett C. Burns Jr. calls for Mr. Ayanbadejo to be censored. Read about it here and also here.

 

Going Straight (Or Otherwise) for the Center

Alessandra Stanley discusses the upcoming sitcom, “The New Normal,” and the gradual shift towards gay characters having lead roles in network television shows in the New York Times.

 

Some Notable Rulings On Transgender People

The Associated Press shares several notable rulings from recent years regarding transgender people’s access to gender-related medical care.

 

Frenchie Davis Drops her Debut Single

Check out the former American Idol and The Voice contestant here!

 

Christina is Pride Foundation’s Community Giving Manager. Email Christina.

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