Video: Demi Lovato becomes face of equal marriage campaign

Email 10th July 2014, 12:43 PM Joseph Patrick McCormick, Share on WhatsApp 0 reader comments

Singer Demi Lovato has released a video supporting same-sex marriage in the US.

The video, posted by the Human Rights Campaign, shows the Skyscraper star as the new face of the Americans for Marriage Equality Initiative.

She says: “I believe that love comes in all different shapes, sizes and colours. So whether you’re LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) or straight, your love is valid, beautiful and an incredible gift…

“Please join me in supporting the majority of Americans who support marriage equality.”

Lovato earlier this month provoked anger from Russians, after two of her male back-up dancers, one naked apart from a picture of President Putin’s face covering his genitals, shared a kiss onstage at her concert.

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US: The What Is Butch? Campaign brings all-butch fashion to a Pennsylvania runway

The What Is Butch? Campaign brings their all-butch fashion show to Pittsburgh Share on WhatsApp 0 reader comments

The What Is Butch? Campaign, an all-butch lesbian fashion show, will be displaying in Pittsburgh this Friday.

The show is entitled I-Dentify: The Truth Lies Within and will feature about 25 models, 10 designers, and live entertainment.

The What Is Butch? Campaign’s focus is to educate, liberate and redirect misconceptions about the butch community. The campaign works towards this goal through producing the nation’s first traveling fashion show celebrating queer masculinity.

The fashion show has been displayed in various cities across the country since their first show in October 2012. The show celebrates dominant lesbians, masculine of center persons, queer, androgynous and transmen-bodied models on the runway.

Executive producer Fallon Davis said of the Pittsburgh show:

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US: Human Rights Campaign continues to support ENDA despite religious ‘license to discriminate’

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The Human Rights Campaign continues to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, despite LGBT groups claiming it could lead to a religious ‘license to discriminate’ against gays.

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act – which would ban homophobic discrimination in the workplace – has been stalled by Republicans in the US House of Representatives since last year.

However, following a series of compromises which strengthen religious freedom exemptions, yesterday the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the American Civil Liberties Union both announced their withdrawal of support for the measure.

A statement from the Task Force stated: “We are deeply concerned that ENDA’s broad exemption will be used as a similar license to discriminate across the country.”

Despite the shift, the Human Rights Campaign – which tackled anti-gay discrimination – has maintained support for the bill.

Human Rights Campaign Vice President Fred Sainz said yesterday: “HRC supports ENDA because it will provide essential workplace protections to millions of LGBT people.”

Obama confirmed plans to sign an executive order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination among federal contractors last month, following the stalling of ENDA.

Also last month, The National Center for Lesbian Rights, the Transgender Law Center, FreedomOhio, Equality New Mexico, Wyoming Equality and the Transgender Education Network of Texas all dropped support of the bill, saying it would give religious people a

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