Grant Gustin, ‘Glee’ Star, Shames Chick-Fil-A For Anti-Gay Donations While …
“Glee” star Grant Gustin competence be a latest luminary to contrition Chick-fil-A for a reliable anti-gay stance, yet other high-profile voices are stability to oath support for a quick food chain.
Gustin, who plays a plainly happy tyro Sebastian on a strike TV array and also seemed during this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, sounded off opposite Chick-fil-A on Twitter:
Gustin’s admitted displeasure with Chick-fil-A comes during a same time a distinguished worried pundit has cursed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates for “trying to go Ahmadinejad” on a Atlanta-based chain, according to Right Wing Watch.
Referring to a LGBT village both as “Big Gay” and fanatic “bullies,” American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer called on intensity business to “to buy out any duck sandwich that Chick-Fil-A creates on Aug. 1. Let’s have them run out of chickens, let’s send them out behind a grill with an ax to cut a heads off of some-more chickens to feed people since they are offering so many duck sandwiches.”
Fischer also penned a blog in that he indicted a LGBT village of “drafting” a Muppets and “enlisting” Boston Mayor Tom Menino to assist in a “war” opposite Chick-fil-A. “The bullies during Big Gay have targeted a ‘Eat Mor Chikin’ sequence since a president, Dan Cathy, has taken an unapologetic open mount on interest of healthy marriage, and rebuked this era for a “arrogance” in meditative that it knows improved than God when it comes to a clarification of marriage,” Fischer wrote. “And so a heterophobic bigots during Big Gay have come unhinged and unleashed a dogs of war.”
Late final week, Fischer went even further, touching on reports that Chick-fil-A offering giveaway dishes to military officers responding to a scene of a comfortless Aurora, Colo. museum shooting:
In a arise of President Dan Cathy’s reliable anti-gay stance, a Jim Henson Company announced this week it would no longer partner with Chick-Fil-A, while Menino has similarly affianced to retard a association from opening a franchise in his city.
Agree with Gustin? Take a demeanour during other true masculine celebrities who support LGBT rights below:
Though it was suggested recently that Pitt and longtime partner Angelina Jolie a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/13/brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-engaged-jeweler_n_1424139.html” target=”_hplink”are now engaged/a (they formerly pronounced they would not get married until matrimony was an choice for all people), a actor has been a fixed believer of a LGBT community.
In 2009 he donated $100,000 to fighting Proposition 8, a California law that finished same-sex matrimony bootleg in a state.
blockquote”Because no one has a right to repudiate another their life, even yet they remonstrate with it, since everybody has a right to live a life they so enterprise if it doesn’t mistreat another and since taste has no place in America, a href=”http://www.eonline.com/news/spielberg_makes_like_pitt_supports/30446″ target=”_hplink”my opinion will be for equivalence and opposite Proposition 8./a”/blockquote
Pitt also recently starred in a prolongation of Dustin Lance Black’s play “8,” formed on a Prop 8 trial.
Lauper launched her Give a Damn Campaign to lift recognition for a struggles of happy and transgender youth. “For distant too long, convictions and fear have ripped detached too many families,a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cyndi-lauper/give-a-damn_b_1000046.html” target=”_hplink”" she wrote in The Huffington Post in 2011/a. “It is a time when a heart contingency lead a approach when your child shares this personal and life-changing impulse with you.”
In a 2011 talk with emGQ/em Eastwood said:
“These people who are creation a large understanding out of happy marriage? we don’t give a f*** about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re creation a large understanding out of things we shouldn’t be creation a understanding out of. They go on and on with all this bulls*** about “sanctity” — don’t give me that sanctification crap! a href=”http://www.gq.com/entertainment/movies-and-tv/201110/leonardo-dicaprio-clint-eastwood-gq-september-2011-cover-story-article#ixzz1dEBChGb4″ target=”_hplink”Just give everybody a possibility to have a life they want.”/a
Barrymore a href=”http://www.justjared.com/2009/05/27/drew-barrymore-gay-marriage-rally/” target=”_hplink”stepped out to support happy marriage/a after a California Supreme Court’s statute to defend Proposition 8 in 2009, observant “I am who we am since of a people who shabby me flourishing up, and many of them were gay. No one has any right to tell anyone what creates a family.”
During an talk on SiriusXM radio, Barkley was asked how he felt about happy players in a locker room.
Barkley responded a href=”http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2011/05/media-watch-charles-barkley-on-gay-athletes—-we-dont-care/1#.T4wuIZrLx1M” target=”_hplink”that a happy actor would usually be judged based/a on
“whether he can play or not. If somebody is gay, that’s their possess business. But it bothers me how people try to contend that jocks are not going to like a gay. … we consider happy people should be authorised to get married and God magnify them, that’s their possess business. Listen, if a man can’t play that’s a usually time we don’t wish to play with him. We don’t caring about all that extracurricular stuff.”
“I like a farrago that my children are unprotected to any day,” Kate Winslet a href=”http://www.vmagazine.com/2011/09/kate-winslet/?page=2″ target=”_hplink”told emV/em repository in 2011/a. “I adore a approach their smarts work. Joe [her son] turns to me a other day and says, ‘One day, we will have a girlfriend. But we competence have a boyfriend. If I’m gay.’ He’s 7! And we said, ‘You competence have a partner or a boyfriend, darling.’ And he said, ‘Which would we prefer?’ And we said, ‘My love, that would be wholly adult to you, and it doesn’t make any disproportion to me.’”
Not usually has a New York Rangers hockey star come out in support of happy matrimony (see a video above), when asked about a href=”http://www.torontosun.com/sports/hockey/2011/02/03/17146546.html” target=”_hplink”what he’d do if there were a happy actor in a locker room/a he said:
blockquote”I’ll mount beside him in a sauce room while he tells his teammates he is gay. Maybe if Sean Avery is there, they would have reduction of a problem with it.”/blockquote
Anne Hathaway, who’s been outspoken about her support for her happy brother, a href=”http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/anne-hathaway-1″ target=”_hplink”told Chelsea Handler in emInterview/em/a, “The other thing we wish to contend about Jersey is they need to get on a New York bandwagon and legalize happy marriage.” She continued, “But we consider everybody should do that. It’s not a privately Jersey thing.”
The “Harry Potter” star has prolonged been an disciple for LGBT causes including a href=”http://www.thetrevorproject.org/” target=”_hplink”The Trevor Project/a, that helps LGBT girl who are traffic with suicidal thoughts.
Radcliffe, who was a href=”http://www.out.com/entertainment/2010/08/08/daniel-radcliffe-and-our-lady-j-odd-couple” target=”_hplink”featured on a cover of happy men’s repository emOut/em/a with transgender musician and crony Our Lady J, will play happy producer Allen Ginsberg in an arriving biopic.
“I consider it’s a really simple tellurian rights issue,” Moore, who played one half of a lesbian integrate in 2010′s “The Kids Are Alright,”a href=”http://www.wwd.com/eye/parties/calvin-klein-fetes-americans-for-marriage-equality-5400017″ target=”_hplink” told emWomen’s Wear Daily./em/a “Everybody has a right to marry a chairman they adore and be represented as a integrate and family….It’s something that people will demeanour behind on in years to come and say, ‘I can’t trust it took so prolonged for us to commend this.’ It’ll be like separation and giving women a right to vote.”
Brad Pitt wasn’t a usually one to present to a quarrel opposite Prop 8. In 2008 Steven Spielberg also plunked down $100,000 in hopes of defeating a anti-marriage equivalence bill.
Spielberg, who finished a concession with his mother Kate Capshaw, said:
“By essay taste into a state constitution, Proposition 8 seeks to discharge a right of any and any citizen in a state to marry regardless of passionate orientation. a href=”http://www.eonline.com/news/spielberg_makes_like_pitt_supports/30446#ixzz1sDFjEXxY” target=”_hplink”Such taste has NO place in California’s constitution, or any other./a”
In Aug 2011, a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/03/miley-cyrus-why-i-got-my-gay-marriage-tattoo_n_1253130.html” target=”_hplink”Cyrus tattooed/a a tiny “equals” pointer on her center finger, in support of same-sex marriage. She after told emGlamour/em that a suspicion of not being means to marry a chairman we adore some-more than anything in a universe creates her “feel ill to her stomach.”
Penn played a purpose of slain happy rights romantic Harvey Milk and was awarded an Oscar for his implausible portrayal.
During his acceptance debate Penn said:
blockquote”I consider that it is a good time for those who voted for a anathema opposite happy matrimony to lay and simulate and expect their good contrition and a contrition in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that approach of support. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone.”/blockquote
Pink chose to set a video for her 2010 strike “Raise Your Glass” during a happy wedding. “I threw my best friend’s matrimony in my backyard — [she] is happy and she married her wife, and it was definitely beautiful,” a href=”http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1649597/pinks-raise-your-glass-video-celebrates-gay-marriage.jhtml” target=”_hplink”she told MTV News/a. “At a finish of it, her mom said, ‘Why can’t this be legal?’ and started crying. It was only a many distressing thing I’ve ever seen, so that’s because I’m doing it in my video. “
The party noble has prolonged been an fan to a LGBT community. In a 2009 Huffington Post blog created as an open minute to afterwards NY Governor David Paterson, Simmons said:
blockquote”You have recently finished this in display support for a legalization of happy marriage. a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russell-simmons/dear-governor-paterson-an_b_188307.html” target=”_hplink”History will uncover we are right/a and will we support we on this issue.”/blockquote
Portman and father Benjamin Millepied a href=”http://www.eonline.com/news/natalie_portman_benjamin_millepied_say/245874″ target=”_hplink”were among a stars/a who sealed Freedom to Marry’s “I Do” open letter, that called on President Obama to announce his support for matrimony equality.
The son of dual lesbians, Wahls gave an a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/01/zach-wahls-iowa-student-marriage-equality_n_1123020.html” target=”_hplink”incredible pro-gay marriage, pro-gay parenting speech/a in front of a Iowa House of Representatives in Feb of 2011.
The debate was so moving that it went viral on a Internet not only in Feb of 2011 yet afterwards again scarcely 11 months after in Dec of 2011.
Up next, Wahls will offer as co-chair for “The Outspoken Generation,” a Family Equality Council’s inhabitant girl advocacy beginning a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/zach-wahls-outspoken-generation-ella-robinson-gay-parents_n_1408703.html” target=”_hplink”involving a immature adult children of LGBT parents./a
Following New York’s ancestral thoroughfare of a same-sex matrimony check in Jun 2011, Jennifer Aniston a href=”http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1666491/jennifer-aniston-gay-marriage-vote.jhtml” target=”_hplink”told MTV News:/a “It’s great! we suspicion it was unbelievable. So sparkling in this time and that it happens to be Gay Pride weekend. What a good weekend.”
In a new talk with “the Advocate,” a longtime LGBT ally, addressed rumors about his possess sexuality and a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/george-clooney-advocate-gay-rumors-marriage-brad-pitt_n_1310901.html” target=”_hplink”affirmed his loyalty to ancillary his happy friends/a:
blockquote”I consider it’s funny, yet a final thing you’ll ever see me do is burst adult and down, saying, ‘These are lies!’ That would be astray and unpleasant to my good friends in a happy community,” Clooney said. “I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being happy is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m really happy in it. Who does it harm if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be prolonged passed and there will still be people who contend we was gay. we don’t give a sh*t.”/blockquote
The wrestling star and Division we wrestling manager recently launched Athlete Ally, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit classification that aims to a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hudson-taylor/gay-college-sports-coaches_b_1210651.html” target=”_hplink”educate and commission true allies in sports/a to pronounce out opposite homophobia and transphobia.
Hutcherson is a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/josh-hutcherson-glaad-vanguard-award_n_1428460.html” target=”_hplink”the youngest chairman to ever be respected by GLAAD with a Vanguard Award for his work with a LGBT community/a, that includes a first of Straight But Not Narrow, a debate that “is essentially destined to a young, true masculine by regulating comedy and their peers to definitely change their views on LGBT teens.”
The teen, who filmed a video for SBNN (see above) told SamaritanMag.com, “…[the campaign] hits tighten to home for me. we have a lot of happy friends in Los Angeles. My roommate’s happy and we mislaid dual uncles when we was immature to AIDS, so it’s an critical means in my family.”
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