President Obama’s Inclusive Inaugural Address Angers Some

130121062821-n-obama-inauguration-speech-99-secs-2013-00011222-video-15“… from Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall ..” and with that one word, Stonewall, President Obama brought to the forefront and to the American people the struggle for Equality which continues on today for LGBTs.

And with these words, “The journey to equality is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.’’ cements Obama’s evolving inclusion of LGBTs which started with the repeal of DADT.

But of course there are those who are none too happy with POTUS.

The expected being among others, NOM as reported by blogger NGBlog in which he writes of their reaction which in part reads, “Gay and lesbian people are already treated equally under the law. They have the same civil rights as anyone else; they have the right to live as they wish and love whom they choose. What they don’t have is the right to redefine marriage for all of society. In fact, six federal courts have rejected the idea that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court in a summary decision in 1972. Furthermore, that vast majority of states have codified the commonsense view held for thousands of years that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. The President is profoundly wrong to imply that those who have acted to protect marriage have denied anyone’s rights by doing so.”

But there are those too within the LGBT community who are not satisfied with Obama’s remarks. Such as the man who would be woman, Autumn Sandeen who takes any and every opportunity to show why the T holds back the rest of LG & B and why we need to shake the T off of our backs. Read more of this post


American Masters On PBS Profiles Philanthropist Mogul David Geffen

Last evening (Tuesday 11/20) I watched an excellent American Masters documentary about media mogul David Geffen.

Geffen as many know is one of the recording industry legends who brought us many recording artists and their music from Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills and Nash, and Jackson Browne when he was their manager and then continued on with his own recording label Asylum Records which had among its stable of artists The Eagles, Bob Dylan and Linda Ronstadt.

In 1972 Geffen sold Asylum Records to Warner Communications which merge it with Warner’s Electra Records which he ran until he left in 1975 to be vice-chairman of Warner Brothers Studios. That move as told in the documentary proved to be a lackluster debut in the film industry in that Geffen didn’t know (or refused to play) the Hollywood game of studio politics.

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