Raising a rainbow flag is a much different act in Fort Wayne, Indiana than it is in San Francisco.
The General Motors plant there is hoisting the Pride flag for one week in honor of its LGBT employees and is getting noticed by a lot of people.
Watch WANE's report with supportive interviews, AFTER THE JUMP...
You can see the Facebook responses to WANE's report about the flag below.
GM's statement about the flag:
GM had this to say about putting up the Gay Pride flag "Recently, Fort Wayne Assembly plant leadership decided to permanently move a POW flag from a pole in front of its administration building to the facility's primary flag and truck display along Interstate 69. This gave the plant an opportunity to fly other flags, which include the Indiana state flag, the UAW flag, and any of the flags representing GM's official Employee Resource Groups. Currently the GM PLUS rainbow flag is flying for one week in support of Pride month. It's our hope that ongoing support of our employees will foster constructive dialogue on the importance of diversity at GM."
The Prisoners of War and Missing in Action flag is flying in a more prominent location in front of GM by I-69.
Talking Points Memo looks at a new Public Policy Polling poll on marriage equality in Washington state, and finds good news:
The results of the latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows 51 percent of Washington voters believe same-sex marriage should be legal, compared with 42 percent who believe it should be illegal. A state law legalizing same-sex marriage was passed earlier this year but is facing a November referendum.
PPP pressed deeper on the issue, asking voters whether gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to legally marry, form civil unions or be given no legal recognition at all. The overwhelming majority said that same-sex couples should be given at least some legal recognition, with 47 percent saying they should be allowed to marry and 30 percent saying they should be legally permitted to form civil unions but not marry. Twenty-one percent said same-sex couples should receive no legal recognition.
"Moon River", Episode 3 of our favorite new NYC-based web series The Outs has arrived, and does not disappoint!
Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...
Some of you may recall that last year Georgia State Rep. Rashad Taylor was forced out of the closet in response to an email circulating around offices of the state capitol written by the former partner of Taylor's boyfriend.
Taylor's sexuality is again making headlines, this time as the target of an ugly homophobic flier. Taylor is running against fellow Democrat Pat Gardner in the upcoming District 57 election, though it's unclear where the flier came from.
Taylor held a press conference at the capitol today calling on Gardner to denounce the flier.
Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...
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Nate Phelps, the son of Fred Phelps who left the clan when he turned 18, does an AMA on Reddit: "I despise the harm they are doing. I get emails and messages constantly from young people who have read and seen their message. Many of them are terrified. On top of that this whole hate thing adds immensely to the social idea that gays are lesser citizens or humans. This idea is what some people use to do harm to these people. I hold my father and siblings responsible for this harm."
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