Thursday, November 19, 2009

Equality California to Air Ad Featuring Same-Sex Couple during MISS CALIFORNIA USA Pageant

Via YubaNet.

San Francisco November 19, 2009 – Equality California (EQCA) will air an ad about the freedom to marry, featuring Pasadena couple Frances and Cynthia with their daughter Mary Kate during the broadcast of the MISS CALIFORNIA USA pageant on November 22.

EQCA previously invited former MISS CALIFORNIA USA Carrie Prejean to meet with leaders from the organization as well as with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and a family headed by a same-sex couple to start a dialogue about who LGBT people are and the harm that is caused by denying LGBT community members equality. Prejean, however, did not respond.

"The MISS CALIFORNIA USA Organization does not endorse either side of the issue but believes in fair play, so we have donated a 30-second spot to Equality California and offered Carrie Prejean an opportunity to pre-tape a brief message," said Keith Lewis, Executive Director of MISS CALIFORNIA USA and MISS CALIFORNIA TEEN USA.

Prejean declined the offer.

Good. Who the fuck cares what that ignorant wingnut has to say?

Thanks to EQCAvideos.

This is probably not politically correct, but it may be culturally so. The ad makers were smart to use lesbians instead of male homosexuals. I think lesbians are less-offputting, even threatening, characters than gay men, particularly to straight men. Affection demonstrated by the gals is kinda sweet, but the same thing between men makes some straight men cringe. Even I do it sometimes if the gays are demonstrative enough, but real flamers are fun to watch!

The love's the same. So should be the civil rights.

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