January 6th, 2010 by Admin
A landmark moment for LGBT politicians was the election of Annise Parker, an openly lesbian woman as Houston’s new mayor. At Parker’s inauguration last week Joel Osteen, pastor of one of the largest houses of worship in the country congratulated the new mayor and blessed her leadership of the city. Quite a surprise when you consider that just months before the socially conservative Osteen said on television that homosexuality wasn’t one of God’s best creations. Giving the invocation at Parker’s inauguration, a more accepting and tolerant Osteen prayed, “God, we just thank you for raising her up. We honor her today and other elected officials,” Osteen prayed. “We count it a joy and an honor to be here.”
Parker recognized that her election made history not just in Houston, not just in Texas, and not just in the U.S., but around the globe. She has become one of the most influential LGBT politicians in the country, guiding a city that is the largest in Texas, and the fourth largest in the country. “Houstonians weren’t very surprised that a gay woman was elected. We have a tradition of electing mayors not for who they are but for what they believe we can do as a city,” Parker said. “We rise or we fall together, we succeed or we fail together.”
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July 4th, 2008 by Admin
The American Family Association, which condemns gay and lesbian family causes like marriage equality, has called for a boycott of fast-food chain restaurant McDonald’s.
McDonald’s, however, has given the AFA notice that it’s not about to allow its policies to be dictated by anti-gay groups.
In a letter to the AFA Pat Harris, Global Chief Diversity Officer for McDonald’s, wrote, “We treat our employees and our customers with respect and dignity, regardless of their ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other factors. We support out employees’ personal involvement in organizations of their choice.”
”McDonald’s is a trusted and well-respected neighbor, employer and corporate citizen in communities across the U.S. We will continue to support our people and their right to live and work in an inclusive society.”
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June 17th, 2008 by Admin
WorldPride is scheduled to come to Jerusalem this August. Organized for the fourth consecutive year the city’s annual gay pride festival promises to be transformed into an event truly befitting what Jerusalem should be: a world city.
Five months from now, thousands of people from all over the world are expected to gather in Jerusalem, united by a vision of community instead of conflict, a celebration of diversity instead of the blind repetition of dogma.
Jerusalem’s gay and lesbian community is a unique example of people coming together beyond ethnic, religious, or national boundaries. Together, both gay Arabs and Jews, plan to make a global statement for love, tolerance, and pride.
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