This is National Coming Out Week. And though we'll focus on celebrating the queer community, it's not a holiday. And despite the fact that its whole existence is due to prejudice and hate, it's not a memorial. Image: dbking via FlickrPictured is the late gay rights activist, Frank Kameny, who passed away yesterday at age 86....more
Music is Medicine founder Leora Friedman, 19, writes to heart of Gold Girls: "I was five years old when I started singing, and I was ten when I started taking guitar lessons. Music was my hobby. It didn’t define me or inspire me – it was a creative outlet, a form of self-expression. It wasn’t until I was fifteen that music truly changed me....more
GLEE is Lending its Voice a National Association to Support Music in SchoolsHere’s something that will make you want to sing: Your school can become one of 73 high schools to win a id="mce_marker"0,000, $25,000 – or even $50,000 – prize from “GLEE Give a Note,” a campaign to donate id="mce_marker" million to support music programs across the country....more
“People like you don’t have dogs like this.”
Those were the first words I heard from our new dog trainer when I arrived with my 10 week old bundle of doughy cuteness named Dolly; our new American Bulldog.
I was offended.
After all I was a dog person....more
By Nikki Dryden, Canadian Olympic Swimmer and Attorney. Sport, unlike anything else, brings the world together, has the power to change lives for the better, and is truly universal. “It has an almost unmatched role to play in promoting understanding, healing wounds, mobilizing support for social causes, and breaking down barriers”, says former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who believes that sport has the power to breakdown “myths and prejudices.” He also notes that athletes as well as sports organizations are critical in “unifying societies torn apart by conflict, tackling prejudices...and in breaking down gender inequality.”...more