SFGN reports: The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), in partnership with Servicemembers United, Unity CoalitionCoalición Unida and SAVE Dade will visit Miami, FL, on April 29, 2010 for a Spanish language event as part of “Voices of Honor: A Generation Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’” The national tour highlights the discriminatory law that hurts military readiness and national security while putting American soldiers fighting overseas at risk. The event will include a public forum with lesbian, gay and straight veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, alongside average Americans fighting for repeal of DADT.
HRC dispatched field staff to six states – Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Virginia and West Virginia, where congressional support for repeal is critical. The organization is building off the grassroots efforts of Servicemembers United to continue growing a network of supporters to repeal DADT. To learn more visit: www.hrc.org/RepealDADT.
In honor of today being President's Day, this interesting and timely news item:
After months of speculation, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently confirmed that he is worth roughly $200 million -- give or take a million or more. In addition to being worth more than 99.9 percent of Americans, if elected president, Romney would also be wealthier than any president except one.
While the other Republican candidates are also millionaires, their wealth does not come close to that of Romney’s. Still, judging from the net worth of all presidential nominees, politicians need to be wealthy to run for high office.
The others made their money more directly from their politics before becoming a presidential candidate. Libertarian candidate Ron Paul, worth between $2.5 and $5 million, has published a number of best-selling books over the past few years, each of which explores his political ideology. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich became a consultant and political analyst after he re…
In many ways, it’s
been a fun and transformative year for me. I think 2014 will go down in the Jerry Book of Life as the year that I grew up. Here’s how...
Firstly, I took a
big bite out of the bucket list of shows this year. After many years of
waiting, I finally saw Billy Joel and Tony Bennett (not together). They were
both exactly as excellent as I hoped they’d be. As is the case with so many of
the acts I watch, the years have only made them better performers. Tony also
released an album with Lady Gaga that, in many ways, I feel I contributed to.
(See my Tweets about Gaga’s jazzy voice last Christmas). “Cheek to Cheek” is
the album Gaga was born to make. Hands down, without question, this was the
best album of the year. They’re coming to Chicago in the summer and I am ANXIOUSLY
awaiting the day that tickets go on sale.
As second comings
go, I saw Cher and Liza Minnelli again! Also not together. Cher’s D2K Tour was
absolutely, jaw-droppingly amazing. The material on the new album le…