Tag: Bea Arthur

LGBT Notable News Happenings – (August 13, 2009 – August 19, 2009)

Utah Newspaper Rejects Gay Wedding Announcement – Tyler Barrick and Spencer Jones live in San Francisco and were married June 17, 2008. Mr. Jones is originally from Utah and wanted the announcement printed in his hometown paper – prior to a family party there. The clerk at The Spectrum initially accepted the announcement information along with the payment – then later the announcement was decined. The Spectrum had been on GLAAD’s list of inclusive newspapers – and GLAAD did try to help but without success. The announcement has since been published in The Salt Lake Tribune – another local paper.
Tennessee Schools Agree to Remove Anti-LGBT Filter – In April 2009 the ACLU sent a letter to the Nashville school district. The district had set up filters on school computers – blocking access to LGBT friendly websites. Students were having to out themselves to their teachers to try to gain access.


August 21, 2009 0

Thank You For Being A Friend, Ms. B.

Bea Arthur’s passing shouldn’t come as a surprise. The brilliant actress and comedienne was 86 years old after all, but her death has rocked me to my core. Perhaps I’m already sensitive after losing one hero this month, my dear friend and companion, Crystal Quiroz, or perhaps its because Bea Arthur was more to me than just a star on TV or stage.


April 25, 2009 1